* Posts by Simon

8 posts • joined 19 Jul 2007

Laptops to blame for Qantas jet plunge?

Simon

Laptop interference...

I was just wondering, just how hard is it to shield these critical systems from going tits up because someone clicks a wireless mouse.

I know it's a totally different thing but i have all sorts of thing on at my house and it never interfears with my TV, my microwave has never turned on by itself and the hoover's never tried to kill me. So surely if consumer electronics can be robust enough to withstand the click of a mouse, surely a Jumbo Jet would be alright!?

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Dell adds multi-touch to Latitude XT

Simon
Coat

Impressive features!

Supprised El Reg is not making more of a feature of the first ever laptop to come with an inetrgrated 'car reader'...

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O2 starts 3G iPhone stampede - and runs away

Simon
Unhappy

All gone...

What a waste of a day, i have 9 upgrade numbers on my phone from stupid text messages but that's it...

Shame it was such a mad scramble to get through the damn order process seeing as i've been trying since 9:30 this morning...

Still, i'm sure the service once i get the phone will be top notch! ;)

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Tekken set to kick big screen ass

Simon

@Ash

lol, Doom... good action flick?! Not so sure about that...

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Halo 3 packaging in disk-scratch rumpus

Simon

Hmmmmm

Sure Halo is good, i've had a lot of entertainment fragging the Flood and Covernent on my own and with friends but better than Bioshock? Because you can't change the control system? Play it on the PC you can change the keys to your hearts content! And as for best FPS of the year, it might not be out yet but i have one word for you...

Crysis

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Ex-astronaut offers apologies, Huggies to 'love-rival'

Simon

RE: Huggies? Really?

Yes, it was intentional

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Segway builders develop speedy swim fins

Simon

Video

Thanks for the pic but the video is or 'real' Seals and not SEALS....

So close but yet so far.

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Burned by a MacBook

Simon

This makes me laugh...

Long time reader, first time commenter...

I just had to write something because reading these comments sections make me laugh more and more!!!

Firstly, I’m sorry to hear about what happened to the laptop and your troubles with it, but as many people have said, that happens to everyone with most kit be it Apple, Wintel or even Unix/Linux! (Yes, even they will suffer from hardware failure!)

But i really do have to say something about all the Apple evangelists commenting on this story... All i read is how El Reg hates Apple, El Reg hates the iPhone, El Reg has some vendetta against Lord Jobs...

Come on, the problem is you have been living in this marketing cocoon for so long believing Apple is omnipotent and can do no wrong when in actual fact, they are just human beings, not some kind of saviour of the IT World sent by the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

They make mistakes, they have manufacturing faults, their stuff will fail...

It's about time you realised this and accepted it before berating everyone that writes a (mildly) objective piece on Apple or its products

/rant

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