* Posts by Andrew

4 posts • joined 6 Feb 2007

Man gets life for killing game-obsessed partner

Andrew

OMFG!

Nutter kills somebody. Ban games! All of them!

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Bucks village repels Street View spycar

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So let me get this straight...

"A Google spokeman told the Citizen that householders were "entitled" to request their properties be removed from Street View, but "only after the picture has appeared"."

So if I take a picture of somebody's house but never publish it I'm not breaking the law? And if that picture happens to have a view of a naked woman in it (with her face blured of course) that too would be ok? Excelent. Time for some telephoto 'nature' photography then. ;-)

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eSATA: A doomed stopgap?

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Not just speed either...

...but also the fact that people 'know' USB. My Dad couldn't tell you Firewire or eSATA from a SCSI port but show him the back of his PC and he can pick out the USB slot no problem. He's comfortable with the format and unless there is a really convincing argument to change then he (and the majority of the public) aren't going to make the effort needed to make eSATA a mass market sucess. So that leaves business and you've already made a strong case (speed mostly, closely followed by ubiquity) as to why it will remain niche there too.

All in all I think USB 3.0 is pretty much going to be a lock unless they screw it up some how.

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When Mercury went down

Andrew

Ahhhhhhhhh

A well written article that shows genuine affection for the topic at hand. I was too young to use Peg (I was 12 in 1990!) but I have suffered MS Mail, Notes and Outlook (Express and Office editions both POP3 and Exchange connected) so I can at least feel where you're coming from.

Alas, you are right. No one man can fight the good fight forever and open source might just be the way to go in the end.

I look at what rubbish is foisted upon users and hope for the day when I work for an IT Manager or company that will let me experiment with other options in the open source world. Until then it's Office and Vista all around. :(

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