* Posts by Michael Jones

9 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008

Queuing for an iPad? Why?

Michael Jones

Trains on time

Ref Graham Lockley

You really should pay attention to QI more, for example:

"The Italian railway system had fallen into a rather sad state during World War I, and it did improve a good deal during the 1920s, but Mussolini was disingenuous in taking credit for the changes: much of the repair work had been performed before Mussolini and the fascists came to power in 1922. More importantly (to the claim at hand), those who actually lived in Italy during the Mussolini era have borne testimony that the Italian railway's legendary adherence to timetables was far more myth than reality."

Windows Phone chief and Xbox brain exit Microsoft

Michael Jones

Can't do hardware...really?

Re: PeterM42

Admittedly the XBox has had its share of hardware problems, but I've always found Microsoft's keyboards and mice rather spiffing - although they do represent significantly less advanced tech than a games console.

Their trackballs - now no longer sadly produced - were some of the best pointing devices I had the pleasure to use.

Cameron promises yet more Avatar

Michael Jones

And the choice is...

Call me cynical, but given a choice between saving the planet and good business, the latter focussed the mind more!

Mozilla: 'no plans' to bundle Flash with Firefox

Michael Jones

Are you sure....

...but as a recent Mac convert, I'm more than happy with it's stability. Admittedly Windows is better than it was, but I think I'll be sticking to OSX from now on. That is all!

Snow Leopard arrives with meow, not a roar

Michael Jones

Vista BSOD

I agree with first poster. Whilst Vista has many things to criticise, system stability isn't one of them. I'm not saying I've never had BSOD, but I'd have to struggle to think of the number of times it has occurred!

US woman shot by cast iron stove

Michael Jones


Wow - what a great piece of near Darwinism

Steve Fossett may be alive, investigator claims

Michael Jones

Howz about..

Seaton Carew or Panama. I'd search them first.

Brits won't get PS3 movie, TV downloads until 2009

Michael Jones
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I can forgive Sony not getting into downloadable movies, as long as they get the PlayTV out this year! That looks a great PS3 add-on!

Firefox 3 Download Day falls flat on face

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That's a good start...

Just received a mail from Mozilla as I thought I'd make the download pledge in a show of good faith :-)

However trying to get to their site which takes agggeess I find myself with the opportunity to download 2.0.x.x.

However I'm somewhat smitten with Opera 9.5, so I'm no longer in any real hurry!

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