* Posts by John Roberts

8 posts • joined 12 May 2008

Western Digital WD TV HDD-to-HDTV adaptor

John Roberts
Dead Vulture

Did you test DIvx?

Any actually tested divx? (or did you review the spec sheet? Divx and xvid are variants of MPEG4, therefore likely supported...

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Seagate slashes bare drive warranties

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Eh?

I won't be buying any more Seagate drives then.

If 95% fail within 3 years then why cut the warranty back? Seagate give the customer additional peace of mind with little risk to themselves. Talk of shooting yourself in the foot...

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Apple takes wraps off rumour-matching MacBook Pros

John Roberts
Jobs Halo

Dear Santa, can I have ....

The good

Stunning styling. Hope the build quality is good as they say.

Glass trackpad

Proper graphics

User replaceable HDD on the MBP

The bad

No Firewire on the MacBook = EPIC fail

1680x1050 option on the MacBook Pro 15" please

Who cares? (ie Shut Up)

HDMI - pfft get over it. Tis just DVI with audio - wait for the adaptor.

FW800 only on the MacBook Pro - it's backwards compatible so buy a convertor cable.

Glossy only - Eh? It's a glass protected screen. Duh!

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Asus Eee Box Atom-based desktop mini PC

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Pardon? How much!

Same price as an Atom EEE PC, but without the costly battery and TFT screen.

£180 = fine.

£255 = Rip off.

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Asus goes official on extended Eee PC line-up

John Roberts
Paris Hilton

Eh?

My head hurts. It's going to cost me more in lost earnings trying to work out which model to buy that it's worth.

It's a cheap ultraportable laptop - how about a simple range?

Paris - cause all that thinking would give her an aneurysm.

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Manchester's congestion charge: pay-to-leave

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No no no no no no no no no. Never.

Stupid stupid stupid idea. Authorities likelike Stockport and Trafford straddle the M60. If I pop out the 1 mile to my local Tesco at the wrong time it's going to cost me £3 !!! Would they rather I drive 7 miles the other way instead skirting around the M60?

EPIC FAIL.

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Heaviest Virgin Media downloaders face new daytime go-slow

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Homeworking

They're taking the mick - we've got a large number of homeworkers VPN'ing in via the ex-C&W Virgin network. 900Mb and they're effectively done for the day.

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PC World, Currys staff to be dumped in DSGi rescue plan?

John Roberts
Paris Hilton

I'm surprised they managed this long!

I used to work for PCW back in the late 90's The one store in our area became 7 within 2 years and store turnover dropped by over 50%, yet the bigwigs couldn't work out why! Muppets.

Sorry to shatter your illusions - I was the PC World employee who knew something. I worked there part time while doing a BSc in computer science.

Paris - cause she'd make a good till tart!

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