* Posts by sandriderman

3 posts • joined 25 Jan 2011

The best sci-fi film never made: Also-rans take a bow


The Gap Sequence

I missed the chance to vote. I love Stephen Dolaldson's 5 gap books, far too much material for 1 film.

Court orders seizure of PS3 hacker's computers



Don't forget, Sony removed the option to use Linux on the PS3. I am sure Sony were quite within their rights to do this (who reads pages of legal small print). They will have annoyed plenty of people by doing this and I fully support people bringing this facility back to the PS3.

I don't regularity use Linux on my PC although I would like to at some point.

Also, why do companies that release powerful games consoles "cripple" them? The PS3 (and Xbox 360 and the wii to some extent) have the potential to be ultimate media centers but it often takes the hackers to realise this potential - see XBMC on the original Xbox.

Ten... fitness gadgets


Garmin 205

I have logged 3112 miles since 2008 in my garmin 205 (available for £105).

It has been through all weather and never failed me (although had to reset it a couple of times). Just a simple watch with a GPS receiver in it. No chest straps or things to put on / in my running shoes.

It has helped me get to the stage where I can run at 6 minute mike pace in 10 mile races.

There is no way I would run with my (fantastic) android phone.

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