* Posts by Adam Cooper

11 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Tricky Xbox 360 hack claimed to work 1 try in 4

Adam Cooper
Unhappy

Feeling thick.

Despite having a 2:1 Comp. Sci. degree reading that wiki page makes me feel stupid. What did I waste 4 years of my life doing again?

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HARRY POTTER CHAINED to new Sony reader

Adam Cooper
FAIL

They just don't get it do they.

If you want to encourage piracy a sure-fire way to do it is to lock your content to a single platform. A platform I might add that is so far behind the Amazon Kindle in take up it's not funny.

What are all the people with kindles going to do? Buy a Sony reader? If anyone seriously believes this to be the case they need committing to a funny farm.

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Bloody Moon stuffs the Perseids

Adam Cooper
Facepalm

Twitter?

Of course this assumes the Government haven't shutdown Twitter in fear of the afore-mentioned clouds of smoke right?

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Facebook's 'awesome' plan to hook up with Skype?

Adam Cooper
Facepalm

"then the timing of such a union is interesting"

Especially so given that Google+ has said feature already - and was put out to trial last week.

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Hot bodies get super-slippery when wet

Adam Cooper
WTF?

Haha.

Heat up the hull of a container ship to "significantly more" then 100 degrees Celsius whilst it's submerged in ocean water.

They thinking of including Nuclear reactors on them now? I'm pretty certain that they're the only things that could even come close to the necessary power output.

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Powerline network radio interference debated in Commons

Adam Cooper

Blocks?

What are these blocks of which you speak?

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Fans face freezing Apple MacBook Pros

Adam Cooper

Re: Don't do the CAN-CAN

Nearly all of the people with issues in the largest Apple discussion thread on this fixed the problem by uninstalling smcfancontrol or gfxcardstatus. Two programs that interfere with the standard operation of the hardware/firmware.

True, a program shouldn't cause an issue like this. But also true is that you should leave the machine to manage it's hardware as programmed.

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BT vs Sky vs Virgin

Adam Cooper
Boffin

Bad Virgin Boxes

Every time I've ever had to use a virgin set top box I've been constantly frustrated by the sluggishness, layout and navigation. My Sky+ box (circa 2007) has outperformed them in every case. It's quick, I can see more channel schedules on a given screen and it's not got ads filling up vital screen space.

Are the Virgin HD boxes much improved on this? Or am I still limited to viewing 5 channels worth of schedule at a time?

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iPhone crashes car stereos, Toyota warns

Adam Cooper

Re: Don't do the CAN-CAN

"Hopefully a car manufacturer will never feel the need to connect a car stereo to the CAN bus of a car.."

I know the stock radio on my Fiat does, since thats how it gets the information it needs to dynamically raise and lower the volume dependant on speed.

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Orange outs iPhone 4 pricing

Adam Cooper
Thumb Down

Surprised much?

There I was thinking that an increased number of Networks would encourage competition. Instead we've got all of them slashing "fair usage caps" and all of them upping the cost of ownership.

Hurrah for the consumer.

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Italian Job sat nav driver cops £900 fine

Adam Cooper
Black Helicopters

Reminds me of the Milgram experiment

He could see what he was doing was wrong. But someone/thing was telling him to carry on doing it anyway.

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