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6 posts • joined 18 Jan 2008

Trekkie wants to build USS Enterprise … in twenty years

Peter Hamilton

Honestly...

I love the Enterprise's design as much as the next Trekkie, and while it looks functional, there have got to be better, more practical designs for a real spaceship.

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Time to axe Microsoft's Zune

Peter Hamilton

Dollars

I've never seen Microsoft pit the Zune against the iPod in price. They're not going to out-cool the iPod. They're not going to out-feature the iPod. What have you got left? Price. Microsoft should have taken the hit, way undercut the iPod on price, and out iTunes-stored the iTunes store.

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Mythbusters busted over RFID gagging

Peter Hamilton
Flame

Yup...I call bull $#17!

Those who claim RFID is too complicated or boring for a MB audience aren't taking in to account that it comes down to how you explain it, and how you package and sell it. I'm sure MB would do fine on both counts.

From observation of previous backtracking and CYA'ing in the US corporate world, I wonder how anyone can't be cynical and see right through tissue paper of lies that are now being spun to save face.

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Net addiction a 'clinical disorder', says US shrink

Peter Hamilton

I'm not an addict!!!

I can stop whenever I want!!!! I just have to get through all my feeds! Then I can go to bed! Aaaarrgggghhh! They just refreshed. 1000+ unread!

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Windows Vista has been battered, says Wall Street fan

Peter Hamilton

Possibly a reformed nay-sayer

I have given Vista a number of goes now, first after release, later after a number of updates and patches were available, and then when SP1 was released. All tests were done across multiple machines with single core procs, 1-2 GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce 6xxx GPUs. And Vista just sucked a rock each time I looked at it.

However, I have recently purchased a new machine (Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM, GeForce 8800GTX), and Vista actually runs...Well...Well! I'm rather surprised. So the conclusion I've come to is, unless you're buying a grunty new machine, there is no conceivable way Vista is worth it. And I think the key word there is "grunty", ala see the whole 'Vista Capable' class action lawsuit. I think the sticker should have said "Will run Vista so slowly, you'd wish you bought a Mac".

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Time Warner moots billing based on bandwidth usage

Peter Hamilton
Unhappy

Re: NZ based Internet access

Not only as Foo Bar has outlined, but the real selection of available ISPs in NZ is rather anemic (Relatively speaking) since most ISPs are simply reselling DSL services from the primary national supplier, who up until recently has had an anti-competitive relationship with its own ISP service. So at the end of the day, you'll be hard pressed to find much to differentiate most NZ based ISPs. Cable is available through TelstraClear, but its data prices don't really get competitive unless you go for the triple-play option and put all your eggs in the TelstraClear basket.

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