* Posts by CmdrX3

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Dixons offers Angry Birds on the house

CmdrX3
Paris Hilton

It's an addictive little game.....

and took me 10 times as long to complete than MoH, any of the CoD or BFBC2 and cost me absolutely nothing.

Paris because it's fun to play with cheap birds.

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Sulky fans biggest threat to gaming, says Black Ops developer

CmdrX3
FAIL

You better believe it...

Angry gamers is fucking right on. Two copies of that shitty excuse of a game for two pc's I bought and it lags like a bitch on both. Buggiest junk I've ever bought so when it comes to DLC, as far as I'm concerned they can shove it where the sun don't shine. I'll use my tenner for BC2 Vietnam thank you very much and as for any future versions of CoD.... they can join the DLC in the sunless area.

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Microsoft insists autistic Xboxer is a cheat

CmdrX3
FAIL

Close but no cigar, sorry!!

My daughter is currently in a mental health hospital, I have a son with ADHD and a nephew with Downs Syndrome, so I am more than aware of the subject. If however any of my children were caught cheating and banned and I went on national television to protest about the "discrimination" when in actual fact they were perfectly justified in being banned, then I too would be a tool.

This has got sweet FA to do with an Autistic child, it has to do with a parent who acted like a complete wassock and make themselves look like an absolute numpty. So take a chill pill and wind your neck in.

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Spot On.

Good call ;-)

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UK tech retailers are rubbish

CmdrX3
Pint

Well not quite but...

If you happen to live near one, you could save a few more pennies

http://www.poundland.co.uk/product-range/a-z/signalex-hdmi-cable-for-home-entertainment/

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El Reg takes a spin round Team Lotus's F1 factory

CmdrX3
Happy

Why would he go to F1

No point, he would spend the entire race at the back of the grid. It's the only place he could stick the knife in from ;-)

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Pavement hogging Segway rider convicted

CmdrX3

Well I don't know about where you live

Over here where I am, it genuinely is mostly pensioners who aren't able to walk very well that own the Mobility scooters. Most of the fat chavs are crushing a DLA car under their lardy arses.

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Microsoft readies official Kinect support for PCs

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Smart move....finally!!

They should have done this from day one. Personally I think they should go a lot further. It should also be miniaturised to webcam size or less. I always thought they should improve on it and license it out to monitor/TV manufacturers. Completely bypass touchscreen and instead of trying to replace a keyboard and mouse, compliment it with motion control. It's would be so much easier to swipe onto a new desktop with a flick of the wrist or scroll through webpages or PDF's. There are so many uses for motion control on the PC other than games many of which are far easier and convenient than using touchscreen, so definitely a good move for MS, and hopefully they won't fuck it up.

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Oz pair in blow-up sex doll whitewater ride

CmdrX3
Happy

I've heard of that

isn't that near Hawaii? ;-)

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Susan Boyle joins Lads from Lagos

CmdrX3
FAIL

Isn't the internet priceless

This is one of the funniest 419s I've seen in years. SuBo as award secretary. I love the way they even show you a picture of the cash.

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Israel and US fingered for Stuxnet attack on Iran

CmdrX3

What's wrong with this picture

So Gary McKinnon hacks (and I use the word advisedly) into US networks, has a quick nosey around, leaves them a your security is crap note and he is labelled a cyber-terrorist who deserves the extradition and the full weight of the american justice system (again used advisedly). Yet on the other hand it's perfectly acceptable for the US to help develop and deploy sophisticated virus attacks to hinder or destroy another countries computer systems without any retribution. If we are talking state sponsored terrorism, I think the US should check out their own back yard.

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Sainsbury's techie jailed for loyalty card scam

CmdrX3

Bravo!!!

@AC - Well said that man.

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Motorola uncloaks 10.1-inch Xoom fondleslab

CmdrX3
Alert

Stupid name indeed

Now wouldn't it be hilarious if one of the tablet makers called theirs the fondleslab, or have El Reg already copyrighted that name.

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Intel touts 'Sandy Bridge' video chops

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Oh right..

Worth waiting for it's release then. So I'll just go ahead and order the i7 today.

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HTC Desire HD

CmdrX3
FAIL

Ermmm....

You mean like the Apple made iPhone 4 that received 75%, or the Apple made 3GS that scored 85%, or the Apple made 3G that scored 80%. Hardly the extra 20% you assumed.

Not so much an El-Reg review fail so much as a comment fail, sorry.... and I hate Apple.

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Who will rid me of these obsolete PCs?

CmdrX3

And sometimes their parents are good...

...and choose to spend their money on food, clothes and heating. Some children who don't have access to a PC are not the spawn of chavs who couldn't care about their children. PC's and the internet are not the be all and end all of modern life, in fact many people get along just fine without them.

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Labour moots using speed cameras to reward law-abiding drivers

CmdrX3
FAIL

Un Effing Believable

Which fucked up muppet comes up with these stupid ideas. Another ridiculous notion to try and buy back votes.

The only reward people should be getting for driving carefully is having less chance of causing a fatal accident and no penalty points. Adults are not children... they should not be getting rewarded for good behaviour, it should simply be expected of them.

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ICO waves stick at climate boffins over FoI compliance

CmdrX3
Grenade

You shouldn't...

Unless of course your research is funded by government grants in which case I as a taxpayer should be perfectly entitled to find out how you are spending MY money. Obviously if that research involves national security then fair enough that's research you don't want every Tom, Dick & Harry to see. This however is research on climate change and their data is something the "researchers" are always more than happy to use to force a change in both public opinion and government policy. The fact that they were not willing to co operate with FOI requests especially to sceptics and would rather destroy the data than hand it over to them tells me bucketloads about their research and it's validity. If they didn't have something to hide and the data was as good as they said, they would have been happy to throw the data at the sceptics and FOI requesters for them to try and disprove.

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Microsoft says no to Kinect sex game

CmdrX3
Coat

I know a better game...

for people on their own looking for some fun which doesn't involve the Kinect and can be controlled with only one hand...... It's called Spanking the Monkey!!! It's cheaper, faster and probably much more gratifying

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Struggling MySpace inks new Google deal

CmdrX3
WTF?

Cap in Hand?

With £20-30 billions worth of revenue, do you seriously think that News Corp really needs to go begging cap in hand to anyone. Myspace and The Times are likely very low in the profit sceme overall, especially when they part of a group that owns Fox Broadcasting, Sky and News International (owners of The Sun) among many other high profit companies. They could quite easily shut both companies down tomorrow with barely a dent (if any at all) in their profits. So I think the phrase begging cap in hand is a little melodramatic.

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Apple Mac App Store to go live January

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Oh look.... another online shop opening up

I'll try and curtail my excitement. If it wasn't Apple, would anyone even care?

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Mozilla showers Firefox, Thunderbird with updates

CmdrX3

Updates are good

Unfortunately every time they released an update half my plugins and themes stopped working which meant waiting for those updates (if they ever came) as well. I just got fed up with it, although I still miss some of the plugins.

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White iPhone inbound for spring of 2011

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Oh goody

I await with totally unbaited breath for the whoops, cheers and holding aloft of newly purchased gadge that will no doubt accompany the "introduction" of a different coloured phone.

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Mass mind control artist condemns El Reg to obscurity

CmdrX3
FAIL

To be honest...

If they listen to that gasbag and are so easily brainwashed by him, then they probably wouldn't be able to read or understand most of El Reg's articles anyway... so no big loss of readership there.

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WikiLeaks re-taunts feds with US Amazon mirrors

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Here ya go!!!!

Consider yourself coloured... Mind if I use the rest of the colouring on myself?

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Samsung, Dixons herald huge tablet sales

CmdrX3

Oh dear!!!

Watch out for the revolving door, it has a habit of hitting you in the ass on the way out.

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Three pledges cut-price iPads for Crimble

CmdrX3

Yeah right..

Cut price my ass. By the time you end up paying for the service that you will no doubt be locked into for two years, it will end up costing twice as much.

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Sarah Palin calls for US to stand by North Korea

CmdrX3

Oh dear

I don't know who is the biggest nutjob. Palin, Beck or the people that believe their shit..... or as Beck would say, I'm not calling anyone a nutjob here, but...I'm just saying.

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Apple I goes for twice the price of an Enigma

CmdrX3

Couldn't agree more

Other than your very first sentence, I fail to find one single point that I could disagree with. It's not even as if the Apple 1 has any real great place in the history of computing.

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Anti-piracy lawyers 'knowingly targeted the innocent', says law body

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and what...

What's the problem with receiving both as a punishment.

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MS hits back in Security Essentials row

CmdrX3
Flame

Gimme a break!!!!!!!

"Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs, said its objection that Redmond was pushing Security Essentials without giving users an informed choice remains."

Since when is it that Microsoft's job. As a user if I wish to make an informed choice about which motherboard I should buy, I do the research and find out whats available, which suits my purpose and which is within my budget. I don't go to Asus and demand they tell me all about MSI, Gigabyte or Asrock motherboards.

If people need an AV then it's up to THEM to do the leg work and make the informed decision, not Microsoft. It's time these companies gave it a rest and got on with looking after their own businesses (or whats left of it anyway).

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MS freebie anti-virus scanner auto-downloads provoke more anger

CmdrX3
Coffee/keyboard

Here we go again!!!

Is Panda or whoever planning on advertising some free antivirus alternative within their software, thought not, so why are Microsoft continually trying to be forced into offering other companies products on their software. I've been through a number of AV products and to be honest most of them are overindulgent bloatware. Even the free alternatives AVG, Avast and Comodo are kind of starting to bloat out a bit and are particularly keen on advertising their "full" versions.

For once MS have went the opposite way, taken the bloat out of it and made it lean and mean. It kind of reminds me of Computer Associates free InnoculateIT AV software back in the day. It does what it says on the tin, nothing more and nothing less. I have now abandoned the others and just use MSE because it's small, unobtrusive and most importantly... it works.

I'm of the opinion that if MSE doesn't fulfill peoples needs, then they will search out an alternative and if it does, then does it matter that they use MS's free software instead of someone elses free one (unless of course the others give a cut down free AV version in the hope people will upgrade to the pro/deluxe/advanced version for a cost). Personally I prefer to believe that people are quite capable and are not stupid..... until they prove otherwise at least.

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Hacker unshackles Kinect from Xbox

CmdrX3
Coffee/keyboard

Not really

The fact that someone has hacked the connect does not really reflect bad coding on Microsoft's part. If that was the case then, we could also assume that the programmers at Sony, Nintendo, Apple, etc. are equally bad programmers as several of their devices have also been hacked as easily.

The problem is that there is usually quite a lot of code, and as many people if not a lot more that are equally determined to crack the devices as the companies are to secure them. There are a lot of extremely talented individuals in the world and companies will always find there is someone better out there who doesn't share their goals and aspirations.

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Windows 7 'I'm a PC' man quits Microsoft

CmdrX3
Stop

Really?

Laptops have their place, but considering gaming is one of the major aspects of PC's and one in which 90% of laptops don't cut it I'd say there is a lot of life left in the desktop yet. I have five desktops and one laptop in my house, and the laptop is barely used other than as a backup or when on the move. My phone even sees more internet time than the laptop. They have their uses but they are not and will not be a replacement for a hell of a long time to come... if ever.

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North Korean PDA hits shelves

CmdrX3
Pirate

Lucky Bastards!!

I bet the jammy sods will get Intel 286 DX computers sometime within the next few decades.

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Apple shrinks Mac Mini price

CmdrX3
FAIL

Did I mention size

I see nowhere in my comment mentioning that it would fit in a box that size, but I'd rather get a bigger media centre box and fill it with proper kit, than pay stupidly high amounts of cash on a junker that fits in a matchbox. I guess you are already smacked out on a scoop of timebomb.

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CmdrX3
WTF?

Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could have an i7 930 & X58, 6GB DDR3 and 1TB HD for that price. Even less if I went the wholesalers route. Anyone paying the money Apple are looking for that underpowered junker must be sniffing glue.

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Microsoft's IE 8 'most widely used browser', rules ASA

CmdrX3
WTF?

This old chestnut again?

Who cares as long as the person using it is happy with what they are using (bugs/security flaws included) I stopped using IE as I just found it too slow, then I stopped using Firefox because I just found it was too ugly and cumbersome, then I stopped using Safari because it was just plain crap, so now I'm on Chrome. No doubt I will find something else after a while but at the moment I'm happy enough with it.

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BBC One HD to go live tonight

CmdrX3

No subscription required

It's a free channel

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Android phone sales up 1,309%

CmdrX3
Alien

Tough times for the iPhone??

The problem for Apple here though is as better smartphones start to move into the mid range & budget market, people using them will become more accustomed to Android and will be more likely to upgrade to something they know with better features that will likely still be far less expensive than the iPhone with as good as features. With a phone like the HTC Wildfire leading the way, higher end phones like the iPhone will become more & more irrelevant. It will become less of a must have useful device and more of a very expensive phone with features that can be found on cheaper devices. It will still have a market in the Apple fans that will steadfastly refuse to buy anything else, but for many it will no longer be a justifiable expense as better, cheaper Android phones are released.

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419ers threaten terrorism charges

CmdrX3
FAIL

Luckily for them...

...the FBI just happened to have the his email address handy or he would never have known he'd come into a fortune (well after sending the $10,000 payment for the certificate that is).

10.5 million eh? That lucky guy is going to get the entire Nigerian GDP.

There must be some gully bills still sending the cash though for these things to still be going on.

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Microsoft vision chief sees world without Microsoft PCs

CmdrX3
Happy

Simples

"Why?"

Because in my experience I've lost more information in the cloud than from my computer. I still have an entire website floating around in the intersphere somewhere, up and left for no apparent reason, just up and left it's house and hasn't been seen since. Luckily I had it's twin brother on my desktop which managed to stand in. If I want to store large amounts of data I really need to pay, and upload. If I find the service is not up to scratch I have the hassle of relocation.

Like I said, it has it's uses and I am not a dinosaur who is happy to remain with the status quo, I just don't need it or want it for my purposes and I'm pretty sure there are quite a few million who are of the same opinion.

I am certainly not a dancing monkey either or an MS fanboi. I have a triple boot system, and enjoy playing about in my hackintosh and ubuntu, but I really like Windows 7 and am not going to bash MS just because some people think I should. Have they made mistakes and been monopolistic, of course but then so do most companies as they get larger. Even "cool" Apple is going that way now just as IBM as someone mentioned did in the past.

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CmdrX3
WTF?

Shove your cloud

Am I the only person who cares not a jot about cloud computing. I want my OS, my apps and more importantly my documents firmly planted on my own desktop located in my own house. For many purposes cloud certainly has it's uses and I'm happy enough to upload the odd photo as much as the next guy, but ultimately I want control of who will see what.

People keep writing MS off, and yet they still sold a staggering amount of Windows 7 copies on pre-order and after it's release. I'm not even talking about OEM's sold with machines, but the genuine retail copies sold separately.

They certainly have a huge image problem they need to shake off but to discount them as a dying behemoth is certainly a big mistake in my opinion.

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Bus spotter admits £11k database fees fraud

CmdrX3
Happy

Maybe so but..

Many of the old tramps dossing about the towns have tons of character as well, but I don't particularly want or feel the need to go out spotting them.

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CmdrX3
Coffee/keyboard

Oh well!!!

Each to their own. I sit and look at a screen for hours at a time, post messages to people who I don't know. I even pretend to drive a formula one car while stting at a desk with a steering wheel bolted onto it and a set of pedals under the desk, or I even pretend to shoot people in a war. Sometimes I go out a shop and buy better and faster bits of equipment so I can do it all even quicker and faster.

Who am I to judge others and their interests. All I can really condemn him for is poor judgement in using his position and effectively stealing from his employer to indulge his interests.

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Virgin Media begins 100Mb upgrades

CmdrX3

Not necessarily

If you pay for the 50Mb service there is no limits or caps, so I doubt they will set any for the 100Mb service

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CmdrX3
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Suits me sir....

I can't say I personally have ever had any issues with VM. I very rarely get less than the 50Mb I am paying and on the odd occasion it has dropped, it's only dropped to about 25Mb.

I like the idea of the 100Mb service, simply because with me my wife and 3 teenage kids, the internet connection at times gets absolutely swamped. I particularly like the idea of the 10Mb upload as this is a lot more useful in the multiplayer gaming. Between games, video streaming, steam, updates and downloads.... blah blah de blah, my home network is pretty active most of the time.

I think Virgin are running a cable expansion program at the moment to about 500,000 new homes, and I'm pretty certain they will all be new build estates (and any old build that happen to fall therabouts) within easy cabling distance of the existing networks. What they won't do and probably will now ever do is completely lay out a new town that doesn't have cable. The costs are simply to high to do so.

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Jobs' Lion to marry Mac OS X and iOS

CmdrX3
Jobs Horns

Indeedy

but sadly.......... no wobbly boobs apps!!!

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MoD braced for painful weight-loss surgery next week

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Well to be honest...

The MoD are pretty crap at ordering aircraft as well.... Chinook HC3 helicopters..Future Lynx project.

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