* Posts by Beaviz

13 posts • joined 22 May 2009

Duke Nukem Forever rocks up on shelves


@Norfolk "the popularity if this game"

I do not think that word means what you think it means. From what I've read NOBODY is saying anything good about this game.

Iran unveils 'robot bomber'


@ John Savard - none so blind...

Clearly the British and American governments have the wrong idea of how to avoid being attacked by Iran and/or Al Qaeda.

If they don't want to be attacked, they should be showing that they have no military capabilities which threaten Islamic states, and are not going to acquire any, with inspections verifying that fact. Anything else will cause an attack, and that attack should come sooner rather than later to ensure their capacity to make war is destroyed before anything could reach Islamic states from the resulting conflict.

If the American regime hadn't been responsible for overthrowing the democratic Iranian government in the 70s, and for the support of the terrorist Mujahadin organization, and if their politicians hadn't been talking about getting rid of Iran, they might not have been in the position of being perceived as a threat, so as not to be a target for terrorists or other middle eastern nations.

Mozilla stokes Firefox 4 with first beta build


Hope it's less bloaty

I moved to FF about 3 or 4 years ago, but I've now switched over to Chrome as Firefox feels increasingly sluggish these days and uses more memory than I feel it should. No regrets so far...

I'll try FF4 to see how it compares though. If it feels quicker I could come back.

Dixons renames itself Dixons


Not enough

Whenever I go into these stores I'm gobsmacked by a) how rude the staff are, b) their complete lack of knowledge on the vast majority of their products c) their overinflated prices.

If it wasn't for customers like my dad who are unfathomably loyal to these places rather than taking the plunge with somewhere like ebuyer, they would be bust.

They should spend a bob or two empowering their staff and overhauling their business plan and rather than fiddling round the edges.

iPad apps may need to be disabled-accessible


Disabled people don't exist to Apple

Now, why would disabled people be using trendy cool things that Apple make? They're not trendy or cool, are they?

iPads may be outselling Macs two to one

Jobs Horns

I call shenanigans on that

That's a remarkably high number for what is probably a very limited user base given a) how expensive they are b) how they don't do anything more than your current smart phone c) how they're more awkward to use than a more traditional device d) what a plonker you look like with a Dom Joly style iPod Touch.

Once the early adopters are finished Apple's gonna have an uphill struggle cos they've only really sold it to the fanbois who were gonna buy it regardless of its true utility.

'World's largest' airship inflated in colossal Alabama cowshed


Wow, that's one huge


I do look forward to the days these are flying overhead. The viewfrom inside one of those would be sweeeeeeet. maybe we're heading for another golden age of air travel?

Sir Paul McBeatle: 'Me, I'd love Beatles to be on iTunes'


Keep this going...

and the copyright'll lapse before it gets on iTunes, then they'll never make money from it.

If record labels were serious about mendng their broken business model this would have been on there 5 years ago.

Twitter: It's the end of the sysadmin as we know it


Very Rapid Response?

"The other model - which pretty much describes Unicorn - is where you have one line, and when a cashier is done, it grabs the next person from that one line. This creates a very rapid response."

Nah, that's how Primark does it. Certainly doesn't guarantee a very rapid response fro what I can tell.

Google brings @gmail.com back to Blighty


Er, am I missing somefink?

I always use gmail.com rather than googlemail.com and I have done, quite literally, for years.

The legal snafu may all be cleared up but to say we couldn't do this before now is just plain wrong, as far as I can tell.

MoD sticks with 'most decrepit browser in the world'


Yep, just be glad you don't work in the least funded department

Like Probation. We're on IE6 and there are no plans to upgrade that I'm aware of. Dammit, we have to suffer Lotus Notes too (memo? memo?! It's a fracking email, not a memo!). Jack Straw actually came to us and told us "to get used to doing more for less" from now on.

From now on??

There doesn't seem to be anyone in the know when it comes to IT procurement within the government - we just have to make do with the cheapest approximation available. And yes, this means it takes longer than it should to find things out and do our jobs, in effect wasting your, and my, taxes far more than the cost of an upgrade might.

/and while I'm on it, bloody websense/wise whatever it is; well that is just a tragedy. The UK has become a very embarrassing place to live and work these days. Arrrrgharble.

US firm says handheld puke ray is ready to go


There'll be

no more uprisings from now on.

Analyst forecasts Apple Kindle-killer for 2010

Paris Hilton

The trick, I think...

...is to be able to strike the right balance between usability and portability. If they can do this, then they'll surely capture the market, like they normally do. 7 inches seems ample to me.

\ paris, because 7 inches seems ample for her too

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