* Posts by Darryl Ashton

10 posts • joined 4 May 2007

Facebook 'friend request' lands UK man in jail

Darryl Ashton

Re: Um, you don't know how facebook works, do you?

Never happened to me.

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Hint of next PS3 spied on web

Darryl Ashton

Blu-Ray?

Surely they can't remove the Blu-Ray drive. Don't most of the existing PS3 games come on a Blu-Ray disc? At least, all of the ones I've seen have the Blu-Ray logo on the disc.

It's like the USB-removal rumour (which is needed to charge existing controllers). I can't think of any hardware they could take out or change to reduce costs without impairing existing functionality, other than reducing the size of the hard drive. Or maybe networking or WiFi or something. But I think Blu-Ray movies require networking of some sort for updates and things.

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Halo 3 UK launch fails to fire

Darryl Ashton

Early release

The Gamestation near me (in Greater London) appeared to be selling copies at 5pm yesterday (day before release), despite advertising a midnight launch at the same store. The shelves were full, and I can't imagine that being any different today...

I went to the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade release in Oxford Street and that was absolutely heaving. Strange world, where a hotly-anticipated and heavily-promoted Xbox 360 shooter gets much less interest than a PC MMORPG...

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Toshiba to tempt Matrix buffs with freebie HD DVD player

Darryl Ashton

How many people...

How many people will just leave the queue when they realise they're too late for a free player?

Or: how many people will turn up in hopes of getting a HD-DVD player for a very low price, but have no real interest in the Matrix trilogy (since they already own it on DVD)?

If I can get time off work (and the wife lets me), I'll be there early, but no free player, no deal.

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Cops seek 179mph net vid biker

Darryl Ashton

Re: To Befuddled American

Richard Cain:

that was a bit harsh, wasn't it? He only asked about mph/kph, and it's not exactly essential knowledge for an American to know what measurement of speed we use.

I'd like to meet one person who thinks every country uses dollars, as well, because I'd be surprised if those people actually exist.

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Teen sticks Xbox 360 power supply in bowl of water

Darryl Ashton

Tips online

"tried to fix it on his own based on tips he found online"

I don't know about anyone else but I want to know where he found advice on dunking power supplies.

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Sony faces case for 'Cell' patent infringement

Darryl Ashton

Re: Hmm

Sony a "dying corporation"? Really? I don't see how. And I don't see this case having any serious repercussions.

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Sony preps fix-filled PS3 firmware update

Darryl Ashton

Last firmware update

Actually, the last firmware update was 1.82, at the end of June. So not that long ago!

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British Library wants to archive your emails

Darryl Ashton

Spam

I was about to forward on all the spam I received today, but I'm glad to see that someone's already done that -

http://www.newhotmail.co.uk/emailbritain/email2.html

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