26 posts • joined Wednesday 30th April 2008 09:53 GMT
Nice looking mouse....
I wouldn't mind it, as for the keyboard, I've a logitech g19 and it does everything I really need, as well as having a nice little screen for all sorts of fun things while gaming.
Have had one for two months now
And have to say I love it. Everyone is iPad this that and the other. This is perhaps not as high resolution, but the battery life is astounding, and it's android, it's froyo, and with a bit of tweaking you can get Android 3.0 on it (yay for SDK fun).
Been using it since launch
I was actually at the launch in Dublin, were they gave us free copies of 7 Ultimate, and showed us a few little tricks of it interfacing with Windows Home server.
While I am a linux man, it was the ease of 7 I loved, and still continue to use. MS hit the nail on the head with this one.
And this is why anyone with a shred of sense always avoids those sorts of places, and looks to their local computer geek, or friends kids who have a clue. Since I was a kid I was the person people came to when they needed someone to check their computers.
However you'd expect places like this, that are a member of some "official" association would have more stringent checks, especially in this day and age of data theft.
All in all, not that surprising, but still a shock to those who just think a computer is something you get from dell to use the interweb.
It was actually one of the few decent shows out there at this time. What is it with Fox cancelling decent shows? Firefly, Terminator, and all they keep pumping out is more bloody simpsons (which is long in the tooth and terrible to be quite honest).
Let's just hope the new trilogy of Terminator movies (starting next month) are able to make up for it.
So glad I'm not with Eircom
I've been with Magnet on their fiber optical lines for over 2 years now. Their contract is pretty much "You pay for it, do what you want with it".
24Mbps, no contention. How on earth anyone would want to go with Eircom is beyond me.
Let's be honest
He broke into another countries military computer system. It's a crime. Now the fact that he is an absolute idiot (apparently he really didn't even "hack" per say) has nothing to do with it. The US military computer system may be a leaky ship, and I doubt he caused as much damage as they claim, but he did break the law.
Send him over, trial happens in US, and due to the treaty the UK has he can serve it in the UK.
I don't get what the big deal over all of it is really.
I have one
Got it a few weeks ago, and honestly it's rather nice. Do I regret the price of it? A little. Would I buy it again if I could go back and think it over? Yes. I like it, the wife likes it, it's fun to muck about with.
That's what it is when something goes wrong, regardless of your machine.
However it does put paid to the "Mac, it just works" rubbish. It's a machine, with an OS, both designed by humans. Something will go wrong eventually.
Commisierations to the Mac users who did experience problems.
The Enterprise was built at the San Francisco shipyards. Just one problem, they were orbital shipyards above SF, not on the ground.
Then again they did retcon everything with Enterprise and Sam and Ziggy......
Still I await it eagerly.
Should have looked at South Korea
They've been doing it for years with Starcraft and a few other games, and it makes a fortune over there.
That being said basing anything of American football and concentrating on Counterstrike was bound to fail.
Now if they'd used Tribes 1 or 2....that could have been a lot more interesting.
Iraq and Afghanistan...
Who helped put the dictator's there in the first place? Who helped train the Taleban? Oh yes. That'd be the US.
And get over WWII already, the US used up all it's good will on that one a long time ago.
Ryanair treat everyone like rubbish
...so this isn't surprising in the least. We had to fly with them two years ago, on their site it said in case of emergencies, such as bereavements they'd fly you back on the next flight, no extra charge. Well my wife's grandmother died suddenly, we went to fly back, as per their website. Nope, £400 to fly back from the UK to Ireland.
I hope Ryanair rot. They are horrible as an airline.
Not the first time
As I recall from being an avid reader of El Reg (Working in IT knowing about here is a requirement) this is not the first time this has happened with mobile phone companies.
Is there something going on they are not telling us about? Perhaps padding of the books a bit?
Clearly didn't work hard enough in the first place
To have a single point failure like that and have no possible way to restore if it went down in any way, such as this, just shows cost cutting as usual and incompetence.
I don't support what he has done, but it just demonstrates how often that companies, and cities, are not ready for failures or recovery.
Guns and God
That fun mix that you find in America. They are "nice god fearing people who love everyone" but strangely enough love having their guns.
Bit of a contradiction. Then again look at what they believe in and it all makes sense.
What, no Introversion?
When I first read this article elsewhere I commented that no one thought of Introversion. It appears here, and once again no one mentions Introversion.
Look them up, English designers, made 3 games, currently making 2 more, very sucessful, small group that make good games.
Just a thought that perhaps The Register, and the creator of the original document, may want to check just a bit better in future before commenting as they are.
JonB and dialup
Still on dialup? Well that's unfortunate (some areas in the world cannot get anything but it still) but in all fairness to MS should they tailor their service packs to the minority on dialup, or the majority of us who are not?
Then again they may offer it as a CD as they did with SP2, which would be nice. I remember PC magazines including the CD in a few issues. Perhaps that'd be a good solution? Or get a friend to download the standalone one and burn it to a CD for you.
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