* Posts by Richard Bedford

10 posts • joined 2 Jul 2008

Outlook.com launch a gold rush for jokers, spammers

Richard Bedford
FAIL

Re: Lost my name

Have to say, not reserving the existing '@hotmail.whatever' addresses is a HUGE fail!!

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Xbox 360 outsells PS3 2:1

Richard Bedford

It must be panto time....

My console is better than your console!!!

Oh no it isn't!!!

Oh yes it is!!!

He's behind you!!!

Boo hiss - here comes the evil Uncle PC with his opticore quad sli 8GB ram uber machine that costs 10 time more for twice the performance....

Boo hiss!

I'll get it meself...

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F*ck you, thunders disgruntled fanboi Apple user

Richard Bedford
Joke

Here's my effort - probably won't be the first

Because..... if I stay on board and power up my Mac, it never crashes so we'll be ok. For gawds sake dump the Windoze bloke or we're doomed!

Ok - predictable and not so funny....

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Times websites want £1 a day from June

Richard Bedford
Coat

Where's your buccaneers?

Under your buckin' 'at! Boom boom!

Sorry - I'll get me coat...

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Universal to bond Blu-ray Discs to DVDs

Richard Bedford
Thumb Up

Great idea

Make it happen. It future proofs those who haven't yet bought a BD player, but don't want to shell out twice for the same movie.

@Bassey - A Bugs Life was one of those DVDs.

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TomTom UK and Ireland

Richard Bedford

Alternatives

Get the CoPilot offering instead - does the same job and only costs £26 form the App Store!

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Ofcom fails to sweep away power-line networking

Richard Bedford
Stop

@AC M0WYM

Sir, I object to your remark that my late father was operating illegally. He most certainly was not. I was merely commenting that the fact that hams are now complaining about interference made me smile. Our neighbours all had 'low pass' filters (in the way of a ferrite ring) attached to their TV aerial leads to fix their issues - all supplied and fitted by my father.

Whilst I never became a ham myself, I do remember that on several occasions we had representatives from the (then) DTI come round to inspect my father's gear and logs - each time they found nothing wrong and certainly nothing illegal!

My father studied hard for his exam and was one of the first 'G4' operators in the UK and I remember his excitement at being able to work Australia on less than 1W, and muttering things about the sun-spot cycle.

There was one particularly vindictive neighbour who, after 20 years, was still trying to get the council to remove my father’s 75' mast (several sections of ex-MoD mast) and the 4 element yagi strapped to the side of the house - all to no avail as he had written permission from the council in 1974 and statute laws prevented them from taking any action - still didn't stop the buggers from making his life a misery though! It was those neighbours that complained about my father blowing up their microwave - to the local press as well!

I kindly ask that you retract that remark and apologise.

Jnr Op of G4ABS (silent key)

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Richard Bedford
Go

Hams being upset at interference??

Having grown up as the 'Jnr Op' (son) of a (now deceased) Radio Ham, and having neighbour after neighbour come knocking on our door for interfering with their telly/radio/microwave, I find it ironic that they are now complaining of interefence!

Whilst I do feel soom sympathy for them, I can't help but smile.

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'D'oh!' tops fave kids' TV catchphrase poll

Richard Bedford
Stop

No. 19 is a misquote - another fine mess...

No. 19 is a misquote:

The catchphrase most associated with Laurel and Hardy is "Well, there's another fine mess you've gotten me into." The phrase has passed into common language usage and means to blame a partner for causing both people an avoidable problem. This phrase is a misquote and Ollie actually says "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." The phrase was first used in their 1930 film, The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case and Another Fine Mess was the title of one of their short films released later that year.

From: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Laurel_and_Hardy

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Xbox 360 pricing downed Down Under

Richard Bedford
Flame

@Mark

It's obvious you've never actually used an Xbox 360. If you have, then you would know about its superior media capabilities (watching streamed media on the PS3 sucks when compared to the 360, and that's from the same source server over the same network).

The control pads are the most un-ergonomic pads ever created - the 360s controllers are supremely comfortable. And where's the PS3 rumble? Driving just isn't the same unless you can feel the rumble strips at the edge of the circuit. And sixaxis is gimmicky - not found a game where it can be used successfully.

The loading of the same game takes longer on the PS3 than the 360.

The PS3 is just as noisy after you've been playing for a while - and that's with the unit 'on end'.

And what's all this with updates? First download the update, and then apply the updates... And so many of them so frequently! Again, the 360 is superior in this respect.

And as for the laughable, laggy online system that is the PSN. Xbox Live is superior. For instance, on the PS3 you have to quit a game to see which of your friends is online and to then send them a message... On the 360 just press the big Xbox button in the middle any time you feel like it.

However, I do admit that from a pure hardware features view, the PS3 is a compelling purchase. Built in wifi, Blu-Ray (for the 1 BD movie that I have), larger hard disk that you can update yourself.

How do I know all this? I have both. Which gets used the most? The 360.

The PS3 is catching up and I enjoy using it, but the 360 is still the better console at the moment.

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