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* Posts by Robb Dunphy

26 posts • joined 30 Apr 2008

Vodafone jumps into bed with Three in Ireland

Robb Dunphy

Perhaps we get better reception for 3 finally?

Well, we might. I can be optimistic right?

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Steelseries World of Warcraft mouse and keyboard

Robb Dunphy

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.

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Archos 101 8GB Android tablet

Robb Dunphy

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).

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Microsoft sings Happy Birthday to Windows 7

Robb Dunphy

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.

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PC repair shop caught trying bank fraud

Robb Dunphy
WTF?

Shock horror

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.

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Next-gen e-book readers to slim down

Robb Dunphy

Give me a Sony any day

Wife got me a Sony reader, PRS-505, and it's bloody excellent.

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Fox terminates The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Robb Dunphy

Ah damn

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.

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Fedora 11 beta bares chest to all-comers

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Steve John and his wireless

Well since there has been Fedora 9 and 10 since you last tried, given them a go? Or how about trying to compile your own drivers from a tarball, it's actually relatively easy.

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Irish ISP Eircom in 'three strike' filesharer crackdown

Robb Dunphy

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.

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McKinnon lawyers push for UK trial

Robb Dunphy

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.

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Microsoft delays first Windows 7 public beta

Robb Dunphy

Delayed

Are you sure? Seems fine for me. Downloaded it from the MS site, and managed to get a key and all.

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US Navy's robot stealth carrier plane unveiled

Robb Dunphy

Stealth, that terrible movie

I suddenly have images of that movie....oh dear.

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Sony Rolly dancing MP3 player

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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.

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Applers howl over Mac OS fix

Robb Dunphy

Never fun

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.

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Brand new Star Trek prequel pics and trailer

Robb Dunphy

Shipyards

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.

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Championship Gaming Series runs out of quarters

Robb Dunphy

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.

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Run Mac OS X on a PC

Robb Dunphy
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"It just works"?

Then why do sites like macfixit exist?

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U2 tracks disappear from YouTube

Robb Dunphy

@Stu Reeves

ASBO? Now sorry what would that be? France doesn't have those worthless pieces of paper that do nothing.

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Russian push into Georgia could knock Nasa off ISS

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@James Monnett

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.

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Ryanair cancels aggregator-booked tickets in escalating scraping war

Robb Dunphy

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.

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Vodafone presents punter with £500k phone bill

Robb Dunphy

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?

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Man hacks Mac OS X onto MSI Wind

Robb Dunphy

Impressive

So we've got Eeepcs running XP and linux, and now we've the MSI Wind with XP, Linux or Mac OS X. It's impressive what he's done. Wonder if you could sort out a triple boot version?

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Irate sysadmin locks San Francisco officials out of network

Robb Dunphy

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.

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Baptist church in assault rifle giveaway

Robb Dunphy

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.

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UK game-development degrees not up to snuff, claims industry

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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.

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MS pulls plugs on XP SP3 mass launch

Robb Dunphy

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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