* Posts by Simon Kirby

8 posts • joined 26 Oct 2007

PS3 update fails to fix Grand Theft Auto IV woes

Simon Kirby

GTA has failed to load a couple of times

If the disc was already in when the console was switched on. The game would start up fine, but when it got to loading the save point it would hang.

Ejecting the disc and resetting the console without the disc in fixed it. Since then, no troubles at all.

Holes in London Mayor websites leave them open to 'e-gaffes'

Simon Kirby

A quick play with google image search....

and you can make your own fun link:


(don't worry, it's safe)

P2P file-sharing recognizes no borders

Simon Kirby

re: @ Kenneth Bradley-White re: "Their = possesive"

Good to see Skitt's law is still affective. Or is that effective?

/gets coat

21st century travel: building your own warp drive

Simon Kirby

Source of negative energy?

Try the Daily Mail news desk.

Babbling net software sparks international incident

Simon Kirby
Paris Hilton

Multibabel does Paris....

Where of the angle of Paris I gave Hilton?

eBay employee 'torpedos' fraud trial

Simon Kirby

@ Anonymous Coward

That's funny, both the UN and the EU recognise the UK as a country. England, Scotland etc are constituent countries of the United Kingdom.

"The word country does not necessarily connote political independence, so that it may, according to context, be used to refer either to the UK or one of its constituents."

Although wikipedia does contain inaccuracies, it has been shown to be largely as accurate as many other sources.

Of course, if you think the above article it wrong, feel free to edit it yourself.

In the geographical sense, Great Britain is the largest Ireland of the British Isles. The small Islands are a part of the British Isles, and the UK, but not Great Britain.

Right, that's enough politics and geography. It's after midday on a Friday and I'm not in the pub yet....

Simon Kirby

re: For D.A. - NI NOT in UK

Guess it took a while for all the other "Northern Ireland is in the UK" comments to appear, I was a bit surprised there weren't any other pedants reading this in the last 4 hours!

/gets coat

Simon Kirby

re: For D.A. - NI NOT in UK

Do you actually live in the UK?

Great Britain is England, Scotland and Wales. The UK includes Northern Ireland.

The Passport actually says "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". (image http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/e/e1/Ukpassport-cover.jpg)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uk:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the U.K., or Britain)[7] is a country[8][9] to the north-west of mainland Europe. It comprises the island of Great Britain, the north-east part of the island of Ireland and many small local islands


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