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12 posts • joined 10 Dec 2009

IT job seekers can't smell spell

Matt Gerrish

CV

Many moons ago, when running my own small PC repair firm, I had a CV sent to me in the mail.

Among the bullet points, the author proudly proclaimed

'IT illiterate'

I had to give him a call and explain that no, I couldn't offer him a job, and that he might want to proof read his CV before sending it out to anyone else.

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RoboCop statue fundraiser hits $50k

Matt Gerrish
IT Angle

Mayor

Bing ?

Does he use Google?

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Matt Gerrish

Or indeed...

Bitches, Leave!

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Apple's casual Xbox: Apple TV seeded for online gaming

Matt Gerrish

Not apps, but XBMC

XBMC is now running on the apple tv 2

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Install_XBMC_on_ATV2

Seriously considering getting one now - a small £100 box under the TV instead of a full HTPC? yes please.

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GAME sells Xbox DLC content over the counter

Matt Gerrish

Piracy?

So what safeguards are in place to stop someone buying the flash drive with the DLC on, copying it, and letting someone else use it?

Seeing as this is targeted towards those with no internet connection, the 360 will obviously not phone home to authenticate.

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Super-thin materials could POWER our WORLD

Matt Gerrish
Stop

hmmm

Don't give Gillette any more ideas now.

To be honest, I'm surprised they haven't gotten an old washboard, stuck razors & a handle on it and called it 'Gillette Sensor Max Extreme R2 Awesome!'

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Acer Revo RL100 media centre

Matt Gerrish

The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

Perhaps the TV doesn't have a built in tuner.

Perhaps the TV isn't a TV at all, but a monitor.

Perhaps you want to record more than one program.

£600, I'd expect the thing to have dual tuners. Especially when dual tuner cards are pretty cheap thesedays.

I suppose you could attach a USB tuner to work around the problem, but you shouldn't have to.

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Italy sues Microsoft for box-bundling bungling

Matt Gerrish
WTF?

True Story

I was in PC World just before Christmas, purchasing a laptop (yes, I know - could've ordered one online. but snow and delivery problems messed that up)

When I informed the loitering sales gimp that I wanted to purchase *that* laptop, nothing else, that one, he then asked me what I was going to use it for.

None of his business of course, but I replied "development"

"Ok" he replied, "would you be wanting an anti virus product ?"

"No" says I, "I'll be removing Windows and installing Linux"

Taken aback by this he retorts

"You mean, you'll be removing Windows ?"

I respond that indeed, I'll be removing Windows.

He then proceeds to inform me that by doing this, I'll be voiding the warranty on the laptop. He further goes on to ask me if I wish to have a copy of office, and would I like a years subscription to their 'Tech Guy' service.

.....

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US gov slaps flack for fake iTunes game reviews

Matt Gerrish

This isn't new

Shirley people recall the 'reviews' on the back of Codemasters games in the 80s/90s

"BMX Simulator is the closest you'll get to the real thing" - David Darling

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Universal Tech MyXerver Pro MX3800

Matt Gerrish

The MyXerver MX3600?

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/05/14/review_storage_network_ezy_technologies_myxerver_mx3600/ ?

I got one from Novatech - was advertised as a Novatech own brand NAS

To be honest, it wasn't the best purchase I've made.

The device ran extremely hot, and the user inteface resembled the early linksys efforts.

Also the fact that the device didn't allow telnet or SSH connections annoyed me.

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Thai firm flies in early-80s style keyboard PC

Matt Gerrish
Thumb Up

Bring it up to spec with the Archie/ST/Amiga

And pop a slot loading optical drive on the right edge.

A floppy drive would be more fun for retro-chic, but ultimately useless.

In all seriousness, would make an excellent console to connect to terminals with.

If the price < £150, i'd seriously consider it.

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Parcelforce fails to deliver for Windows 7 lovers

Matt Gerrish

Win98...

The website seems to still support Windows 98 & NT4.

I wouldn't mind a job looking after their web servers. Doesn't seem to be much to do....

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