* Posts by Brian Wright

23 posts • joined 13 Jun 2007

US PS3 sales fell 45% in July

Brian Wright
Happy

@AC PS Fanboy

Yeh way to stick it to MS, selling 20,000 more PS3's! Now remind me, how many more 360's have been sold than PS3's?

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Olympic Committee wins gold for foot shooting

Brian Wright
Happy

@Tom

Great Britain is Scotland, England and Wales, you are thinking of the UK which does include Northern Ireland, I'm sure the Irish ( You said Ireland) would be surprised to hear they are part of either.

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Upgrade drags Stealth Bomber IT systems into the 90s

Brian Wright
Flame

@John

Thanks, was getting worried there, at least someone had the usual Linux comment, now all we need is some distant link to a PS3 or 360 to get the Fanbois on

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Brian Wright
IT Angle

Shocked!

I'm genuinely surprised some wag (original meaning, not a stupid EFA players wife) hasn't said the now annoying phrase. "ah but can it run Vista/Crysis"

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MS takes Windows 3.11 out of embed to put to bed

Brian Wright
Happy

Long gone?

Bah, I started with Windows 2 on 8088's then we got the super duper 8086's!

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Xbox 360 pricing downed Down Under

Brian Wright
Gates Halo

@Mark

With me having a 360, Wii and borrowing a friends PS3 for a week I am far more impressed with the 360 as an all round package, I will be buying a PS3 soon but more to do with getting a cheap BR player than for gaming.

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Virgin Media ads throttled by peak time bandwidth squeeze

Brian Wright
Happy

@Frank Bough+AC

Actually you'll find BT has the strongest national network with the largest capacity, far higher than VM could dream of. It also uses fibre, just not FTTP or FTTK, yet.

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HP's VoodooPC challenges MacBook Air on thinness

Brian Wright
Gates Halo

Vista

I wonder how many of the people that keep lambasting Vista so much have actually used it for any length of time on a decent spec PC. I have and find it great, much more stable than XP was.

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BOFH: Testing the obscenity filters

Brian Wright
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Lol

Now that for me was one of the funniest for ages.

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Heaviest Virgin Media downloaders face new daytime go-slow

Brian Wright
Happy

BT

Well I don't know where the coward gets his details on BTs service but mine is a tad different, downloading 800KBps on torrents etc, this month, 352GB on this pc alone and I have another 2 , BTVision and a 360 that i download demos on so its at least 400GB, slightly less last month. BT do NOT have limits on their top product they do throttle torrents but you can just encrypt them.

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Sony to bring GTA IV PS3 bundle to Blighty

Brian Wright
Pirate

Out there

I see you can download the 360 version from torrent sites already

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Nintendo Wii 'like a virus', games boss sniffs

Brian Wright
Happy

Games

Well I have 16 games for my 360, my mate has a Wii and has around a dozen, the majority of mine are excellent, half of his are complete twaddle, the cooking one for example. I would mention the PS3 but that only has about games.

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Virgin Media mops up CEO's 'boll*cks' outburst

Brian Wright
Happy

Re:When Will We Learn

Actually BT has a totally unlimited product, I'm on it. Was downloading over P2P at just over 800KBps earlier, in fact in the past two hours I've downloaded just under 3.5 Gig

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BT pimped customer web data to advertisers last summer

Brian Wright
Happy

@ Sam

Install and use Hotspot Shield, that encrypts all your data and uses a VPN.

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Gawker - Texas's supercomputing Ranger

Brian Wright
Gates Halo

@ Pierre

Firstly the whole M$ or Microshaft et all is juvenile at best and just plain sad at worst. If it weren't for them shafting us for years os's wouldn't be where they are. Also I run Vista now, was using a dual boot xp/vista but went over to just running Vista. I also have various versions of Linsux (see how silly it is). My machine isn't special, an Intel 6400, 3Gig of 6400 DDR2 Ram at 4-4-4-12, around 8-900 Gig HD space, a 7900GT.

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Fluorescent sow drops glow-in-the-dark piglets

Brian Wright
Happy

@Keith T

Sounds like a CMOT Dibbler product.

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MS readies second-gen 65nm Xbox 360?

Brian Wright
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Even better

I'd like integrated HD, large Hard Disc, say 250GB or thereabouts, HDMI and all in a slimmer sexier smaller case.

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Kung fu monks battle Colombian karate assassins

Brian Wright

Blade!

Blade would kick all their butts

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Chilean scientists crack lost lake mystery

Brian Wright

Response to Dax Farrer

And here we have the typical English and esp English media statement that so infuriates the other parts of the UK/Britain.

To Quote:

We have had so many waves of immigrants to this country, all assimilate that unique English-ness eventually. The wry humour, the reserve etc the essentially unstateable thing that is being British

English and British are not exclusively interchangable !!!!

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Downing Street dodges 'unlimited' broadband debate

Brian Wright

Here's the email

You recently signed a petition asking the Prime Minister to "Insist that

OFCOM and the ASA stop Broadband Providers advertising 'unlimited' services

that are in fact limited in the small print or by un-defined fair use

policies."

The Prime Minister's Office has responded to that petition and you can view

it here:

http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page12235.asp

Prime Minister's Office

Petition information - http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Unlimited-ADSL/

If you would like to opt out of receiving further mail on this or any other

petitions you signed, please email optout@petitions.pm.gov.uk

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Sony claims more than a million PAL PS3s purchased

Brian Wright

Interesting stats

So they have sold 3 mil PS3s but only 2 mil games meaning that over 1 million (quite a few will have bought more than one game) PS3 owners do not own any games. This isn't very good for Sony seeing as they are making a loss on the console and are expected to make their money on selling games.

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Orange rapped for 'unlimited' broadband

Brian Wright

Unlimited but with unstated restrictions

I think it's totally disgusting that ASA is continuing to allow this mis-selling, so much for a body that is supposed to uphold standards and protect consumers.

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Pipex plotting carve-up for Tiscali deal

Brian Wright

HD Staff

Although I've found the quality of the Pipex service sporadic to say the least and the fact that I was signed to a Max-Unlimited product which they then changed to Limited but not telling us what the limit is hasn't helped. However I have found the helpdesk staff to be very helpful in the 4-5 occassions I have dealt with them, there was one exception but then that can happen to any ISP. I pity the staff if they are to be moved to Tiscali as they really don't seem to have a clue how to minimise customer churn, run a network, run an ISP etc etc, and the few people I know who work for them despise it.

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