* Posts by Jamie Cole

11 posts • joined 17 Apr 2007

Survey: Most TV viewers surf while they watch

Jamie Cole

Ah yes Summaries and Coming-Up secions. Brilliantly parodied by Mitchell and Webb:


TiVo calls time on ageing set-tops

Jamie Cole


I imagine in this sense the "lifetime subscription" means the lifetime of the TiVo box not the lifetime of the subscriber.

Exactly how the "lifetime guarantee" on old floppy discs worked - it was the lifetime of the disc not the owner.

Android's Gingerbread finagled onto iPhone

Jamie Cole

"If you have to ask then you'll never understand..."

I really don't think they have an end game, nor are they really doing it for other people.

People like this try to things just to see if they can, and I salute them! They'll be doing it just to explore what is possible, and sharing the results with anyone who is interested.

The year's best... TV media players

Jamie Cole
Thumb Up

Works on TVs


I own a Samsung UE40c8000 and it does support the iPlayer as I've used it. It seems Samsung have deployed the iPlayer for their TVs but not the Blu Ray players as it doesn't work on my BD-5900.

It seems for some reason the software and/or licensing issues vary on whether you're using Internet@TV on a TV or a player...

Hacker unshackles Kinect from Xbox

Jamie Cole

I really don't get why they bother

Title says it all really. I mean I understand why you would spend a lot of cash trying to ensure that your consoles will not play pirated discs and even run homebrew (though I disagree this should be illegal).

But spending time and money making a piece of hardware only compatible with your machines boggles the mind. Sony would never allow games that use it to be released for the PS3 so I can only imagine they don't want people hooking it up to the PC.

Why do they care so much that a couple of geeks might hook it up to a Windows/Linux PC and get some telemetry on the screen? Microsoft will make some money selling the hardware and it will not affect their core games sales in any way. A few home brew game apps may appear but it's not likely to make any impact on their XBOX games sales.

Can anyone enlighten me as to why they are so against this?

Scottish iSchool goes 100% iPad

Jamie Cole

A Scottish independent Christian school

Calm down dear, it's a private school. "A Scottish independent Christian school" - the Government has not sanctioned this.

Four UK politicians charged for dodgy expenses

Jamie Cole

Government worker?

Actually I work for a large, private IT contracting firm with very few Government contracts. I also do not actually support the Labour government, I just realise things could be a lot worse and I'm thankful for what I've got. I also don't feel I need to resort to childish name calling to get my point across.

Anything else you'd like to accuse me of? Maybe I'm actually Gordon in disguise? ;)

Jamie Cole

Oh very clever! NuLieBore! ahahahaha!

You know what, I'm getting really fed up of people thinking they're clever saying things like "ZanuNuLieBore" or "McBroon", it's not clever on BBC HYS and it's certainly not clever here. You don't make reasonable, coherent arguments by coming up with silly little pet names.

Also comparing New Labour to ZanuPF in Zimbabwe is incredibly offensive. We may have a number of corrupt MPs and a broken system but comparing a bit of our tax money being spent on a second home is nothing the situation where people are dying or being murdered by their own government in Zimbabwe. The situation in this country does not even compare to the hardships people in Zimbabwe are putting up with, but people like you seem to think someone buying a duck house and then putting vat up by 2.5% somehow puts you on the same level?

Everyone needs to think just how good we have it in this country compared to others. I'm not saying we don't need to strive to improve, to find the corrupt politicians and punish them, buty we also need to realise that as things go, we all have a pretty good life in this country.

US retailers start pushing $20 Ubuntu

Jamie Cole

Nothing New

This is nothing new, vendors have been selling Linux for years. I have a boxed copy of SUSE 6.4 that came with a number of (very good) manuals, a lot of extra software CDs and even some Geeko stickers.

I suppose it's less relevant than when the majority of people were limited to dial-up, but a lot of people like having physical media and some printed docs.

As long as they make it harder to download the free version, all credit to them!

Apple blocks cheaper UK iPod sales

Jamie Cole


So let me get this straight... Companies love globalisation and having huge cross border businesses, but when the consumer attempts to reap the benefits they are told they can't?

It seems Apple want to have their cake and eat it too: benefit from cheap staff and human rights abuses to get products made cheaply, but also to artificially raise prices in some territories for the sake of profit.

What gives?! Stuff like this really makes my blood boil.

Chocolate the key to uncovering PC passwords

Jamie Cole


Who's to say the vast majority of these people didn't lie and give a fake password in order to get some free chocolate? I know I would...

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019