* Posts by Wolfhound57

15 posts • joined 21 Feb 2011

'But we like 1 Direction!' Rock gods The Who fend off teen Twitter hate mob

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I was going to post a response

but it seems unlikely the 'directioners' idiots would have read this article it probably contains too many loong words, still I will continue.

It is likely that I like the song in question as the name One Direction rings some distant bells in my memory but I can categorically state that to me it isn't 'the best song ever' nor, come to that is the Who's.

Personally I would find it impossible to name what in my opinion might fit that title and I think most intelligent people would find the same problem as myself - too many options in my reasonably long life.

How stupid we can be when young - sad.

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WD: Enjoying our $630m, Seagate? Let's ruin your day with our results

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Hi, as with most commenter's I can only offer experience of a relatively small sample of HDD's but as I seem to end up as several peoples goto PC guy I see quite a few HDD fails and based on this experience when buying HD's my preferences are as follows:

Samsung yes I know they are now Seagate but I have several very well used Samsungs that predate this change, and still pass a Diskinfo check with no discernible problems.

My second choice is Seagate, anyway.

WD would be be way down my list as I have experienced many failures on various members of this firms drives including one that lost my brother hundreds of personal photo's, yes I know - backup, backup, backup but my brother is not an IT sort of person. I only mention this particular case because when I investigated it I was deluged by many identical failures, this has always stuck in my mind, it was only last year, have they now changed?.

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You've seen the Large Hadron Collider. Now comes the HUGE Hadron Collider

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Question

One question from someone who knows next to nothing about these machines: I thought the LHC had closed for upgrading to a more powerful spec, how much more powerful is this new gadget than the upgraded LHC?, and won't the LHC be able to study the Higgs Boson in more detail in its new upgraded form which according to the above article is one justification for the ILC?.

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Tablets BEAT DOWN laptops in 4-to-1 Xmas bloodbath - analyst

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Mmmmmm!

This news won't surprise anyone who has spent any time knocking on doors in this great(lol) country, their are a majority of numptys hidden behind said egress control systems not to mention a horde of Fanbois and also remember how when you were a child you couldn't wait for the Christmas toy avalanche.

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Piles of unshiftable HP fondle-slabs choke Best Buy

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Tablets are just a fashion statement

The Tablet format is awkward and cumbersome, at least in sizes that make two hands a better proposition than one.

The iPad has succeeded despite the limitations of the format because many of its punters are just demonstating their love for Apple not any advanced IT knowledge, yes I know now I will be assaulted in writing by legions of System Administrators and Network tekkies but before you put finger to keyboard or touchscreen I would say that even you can be fashion victims and in my opinion that is what you are the format is ergonomically flawed.

I suspect this format will lose its appeal in a dramatic fashion in a relatively short space of time when the massive Apple fanbase find another product to adulate and worship.

I have used several tablets including two versions of the religious icon that is the iPad and haven't changed my opinion of the serious ergonomic problems.

I do own a tablet, I purchased the Asus eee pad Transformer a much better total format, actually genuinely useful as a sub Netbook device with a built in Tablet for the few occasions this is useful.

I will admit not to have used any of the smaller tablet formats but suspect that in these it is ergonomically better but you probably have the problem that lookers on won't realise you are the owner of a Tablet.

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Tablets are just a fashion statement

The Tablet format is awkward and cumbersome, at least in sizes that make two hands a better proposition.

The iPad has succeeded despite the limitations of the format because many of its punters are just demonstating their love for Apple.

I suspect this format will lose its appeal in a dramatic fashion in a relatively short space of time when the massive Apple fanbase find another product to adulate and worship.

I have used several tablets including two versions of the religious icon that is the iPad and haven't changed my opinion of the serious ergonomic problems.

I do own a tablet, I purchased the Asus eeepad Transformer a much better total format, actually genuinely useful as a sub Netbook device with a built in Tablet for the few occasions this is useful.

I will admit not to have used any of the smaller tablet formats but suspect that in these it is ergonomically better but you probably have the problem that lookers on won't realise you are the owner of a Tablet.

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Samsung's lovely illegal tablet: Why no one wants to know

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I don't.

Let me explain, I don't want an Ipad, don't get me wrong, I have no inbuilt prejudice against Apple products but an Ipad however you dress it up is.........a tablet, and to me the tablet format is cumbersome and awkward, yes, in certain circumstances it is useful but as a stand alone format, no thankyou.

I have been allowed to play with Ipads by their proud owners, posing with their style icons, I have played with other tablets as well, and all of them exhibit this cumbersome awkward nature.

Maybe it is me but when I have shown, even 'dyed in the wool' Apple afficionados my Asus TF101 Transformer their little eyes have lit up and retrieving the gadget has been a problem, those little grasping fingers holding on to it 'til the last microsecond.

The Asus Transformer is a far superior solution, yes it has problems but I wouldn't swap it for any mere tablet, now, let go!, I won't tell you again.

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People don't want tablets, they want iPads

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I don't.

Let me explain, I don't want an Ipad, don't get me wrong, I have no inbuilt prejudice against Apple products but an Ipad however you dress it up is.........a tablet, and to me the tablet format is cumbersome and awkward, yes, in certain circumstances it is useful but as a stand alone format, no thankyou.

I have been allowed to play with Ipads by their proud owners, posing with their style icons, I have played with other tablets as well, and all of them exhibit this cumbersome awkward nature.

Maybe it is me but when I have shown, even 'dyed in the wool' Apple afficionados my Asus TF101 Transformer their little eyes have lit up and retrieving the gadget has been a problem, those little grasping fingers holding on to it 'til the last microsecond.

The Asus Transformer is a far superior solution, yes it has problems but I wouldn't swap it for any mere tablet, now, let go!, I won't tell you again.

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Before the PC: IBM invents virtualisation

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ICL v IBM dress codes

I think anyone who worked on ICL machines might dispute whether IBM were first with virtual computing we used and some of Fujitsu's ICL derived kit still use VME (Virtual Machine Environment) this originated in the late '60s early '70s. At the time strange though it might seem strange ICL were technically superior to IBM machines and if they could have go their reliability problems sorted and their Engineers to wear suits a la IBM engineers rather than cardigans they might still be around today.

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Vodafone hikes PAYG call costs

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Bye Bye Voda

well almost, all my payg calls will go via another operator but I pay you £5.00 a month to use your friends service whereby I can call 4 numbers for free, so you will get £5.00 a month from me until in your grubby greediness, you decide to change this. Then it's goodbye for good, what I hope is that for your profiteering you are rewarded suitably by your customers leaving in droves, then it might be goodbye forever, I can't wait.

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Pirate-bothering ACS:Law lawyer goes bankrupt

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Con artists don''t deserve to prosper anymore than pirates

'so let's hope he's kept his hands on that.', NO! lets hope he is such a poor Solicitor he has lost his house as well, not because I support file sharers but because this man was just as much a freeloader as them. He saw a route to a quick buck and without irrefutable proof decided to blackmail people he thought were pirating software or media. His sole interest was in his enrichment he wasn't an upholder of the law merely a cheap Con-man and in my book he deserves whatever happens to him.

Also I notice a considerable number of posts supporting his original position, I would love to see an analysis of the posters and their families and colleagues computers as regards their software legality.

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Ten... over-ear headphones

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Err!, sorry the guy was saying he has used AKG microphones for years, that is MICROPHONES, but has not listened to any AKG headphones, that is HEADPHONES, get it now?. By the way AKG MICROPHONES are a way of life in recording studios.

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Maybe you are being funny but just in case, he means he has planar speakers made by the justly famous hi-fi firm Quad Acoustics. They cost an arm and a leg but produce a sound that is almost worth it.

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That is probably because the Ipod and Nano are c**p.

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Where are the Grados?

Where are the Grados?, this review is completely irrelevant without a sample of the Grado range.

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