* Posts by Ian Brown

11 posts • joined 19 Jun 2008

PC World, Currys to offer cash for clunkers

Ian Brown

Trade in unit must be a laptop...

> Wintel or Mac, it doesn't matter. Ditto desktop or laptop. The stores' only stipulation is that your old computer has to capable of being switched on and running

not quite...

>Trade in unit must be a laptop and must: have an optical drive (e.g. CD/DVD), power up when switched on, include the correct power supply and battery, not be locked by a password and not have any significant cosmetic damage, i.e. the keyboard and screen must be undamaged and the casing and hinges intact.

ps what's with this nsfw rooney plastered all over my browser window on the reg hardware pages?

Mac sales tripled since 2005

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Microsoft rejiggers EU browser ballot after complaints

Ian Brown

Re: Maybe

@Peter R. 1

>Micro$oft should introduce a ballot screen at the start of each installation that allows you to install Linux (all flavors), OSX, or Windoze, obviously in a random order.

That would be great, any ideas how to persuade Jobs to let us install OSX on our wintels and also apply the ballot screen to all his macintoshes and ipads.

ps we still haven't got an ODFO icon, please.

Ian Brown


Sorry the ODFO reference was to the whole browser ballot thing, not to Peter R.1 personally.

PC World punts Windows 7 £100 trade-in promotion

Ian Brown

Up to

Up to £100 off... is that like an "up to 20 megabits" connection

Perhaps PC World give you the proceeds of flogging the laptops on ebay.

I'd still like an ODFO logo.

El Reg Street View snappers caught on camera

Ian Brown

Double team

Bressenden Place London has some car on car action, two street view cars take it in turns photographing each other.

Satellites crash over Siberia: Iridium bird destroyed

Ian Brown

Dangling modifier

"Should any debris threaten the space station, it has the ability to manoeuvre so as to avoid being struck: this has already happened on eight occasions."

Eight manoeuvres or eight strikes?

Joker must retire, insist Heath Ledger fans

Ian Brown


Fer Barbella is worthy of an ODFO icon.

Father of Playmobil dies at 79

Ian Brown
IT Angle

Re Sarah Bee

Can we have a ODFO icon please?

Croydon devil dog execution: Exclusive photo

Ian Brown



Devil dog laughs in the face of Taser

Ian Brown


Where's the playmobil re-enactment?

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