* Posts by Ben79

26 posts • joined 18 May 2011

Chipzilla has its knockers … and now they’re cool in this venting sports bra

Ben79
Happy

Does it contain a couple of fans and ship with a tube of thermal paste?

Yow! It's the HOT NEW 'Collections' from Google! Oh wait ... it's a Google+ thing

Ben79
FAIL

Social Betamax.

Great, we all want 5G mobile broadband. Now just how are we gonna wire it all up?

Ben79
Unhappy

Re: Sticks head above parapet...

I did a speedtest on O2 4G and was very impressed to see 42Mbps downstream. Less impressed with the 120Mb it took out of my measly half-gig monthly allowance in no time at all :(

iPhone vs. Galaxy fight hospitalises two after beer bottle stabbing

Ben79

I did twenty years over ST vs. Amiga.

Jacking up firearms fees will cost SMEs £3.5 MILLION. Thanks, Plod

Ben79
IT Angle

Re: Five whole pages?

What is this, Horse & Hound?

Windows Phone market share hits double digits in UK and France

Ben79
Joke

A kid on my uni course has a Lumia AND a Surface! Question is... does his dad:

a) Work for Microsoft? or

b) Just hate him?

Google: Thanks for the billions in revenue, UK. Here are your taxes, that's ... £11m

Ben79

Re: That's slightly more than the £7.3m the ad giant coughed up in 2011.

1.534 x not much is still not much.

Grand Theft Auto V: Violent, sweary and amazingly ambitious

Ben79
Unhappy

PC version? Please?

Windows 8.1: Microsoft's reluctant upgrade has a split-screen personality

Ben79
Unhappy

I just hope they reinstate the grey blocky "Classic" W95 desktop theme. It's all I've ever known...

First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials

Ben79

I thought I read recently that there's concern that we're using up too much helium already?

Forget Mars: Let's get someone on the Moon – NASA veteran

Ben79

Re: So, how does that work then?

Really, really long extension lead.

Doctors face tribunal over claims of plagiarism in iPhone app

Ben79

Re: Nothing to lose a license over...

It's dishonest. Anyone who's trained in a science will have had this drilled into them at uni and will be well aware. Dishonesty in a position of high responsibility is heavily frowned upon by the GMC, and rightly so.

Universal Credit CRUNCHED: Dole handouts IT system to be rebuilt

Ben79

"Just saying "there aren't any jobs" and carrying on claiming is entirely the wrong attitude"

It's the truth though. Not everyone is intelligent or confident enough to do what you did. Years ago there were jobs out there for such people. Lots of people capable of decent manual jobs are left with nothing but society's scorn and benefits because all those jobs are now done abroad.

I never heard of anyone who wanted to be dependent on benefits in the long term. That's a tabloid myth.

Nokia drives cars into the clouds: Hear HERE, you're here, hear?

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Unhappy

Re: while Google Maps can leave you lost in the wilderness when the signal disappears.

I'm going to leave my old Symbian Nokia in the car from now on, to use Ovi maps on the rare occasions I need satnav. My Samsung had an annoying "funny five minutes" recently when I asked Google Maps to guide me somewhere when the signal was crap. Backward step.

Dopey dope-growing dope smoked out by own dope dope-growing vid

Ben79

Re: So exactly...

If they'd gone by that picture alone, they'd have kicked Simon Weston's door in and felt his collar.

WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

Ben79
Black Helicopters

"First they came for the wankers..."

Health pros: Alcohol is EVIL – raise its price, ban its ads

Ben79
Pint

My beer?

...FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!!

In a mobile data eating contest, Brits would win - Ofcom

Ben79
Unhappy

TV watching time

Four hours a day? Sounds like torture.

Amazon ships Kindle Fire HD, Paperwhite to Brits

Ben79

Re: No Kindle HD for me today.

Been using it since yesterday. Hardly notice the ads, as far as I can tell they only appear on the "lock" screen.

Sideloaded Dolphin browser and Flash, streaming videos now work fine.

Apple iPhone 5 review

Ben79
Joke

Re: Obviously A Fanboi ...

http://i.imgur.com/o44nv.jpg

:)

Nude lady recreates Star Wars tauntaun scene in dead horse

Ben79
Meh

Bonkers.

But morally no better or worse than cutting an animal up and then eating it, which most of us think is a jolly good idea.

'Satnavs are definitely not doomed', insists TomTom man

Ben79
Happy

Nav

Haven't used my Garmin since getting a free Nokia 5800 with free offline maps. It's just as good IMO, plus the updates are free.

Canon crossbreeds mouse with adder

Ben79
Thumb Up

Want one

If just for the numeric keypad

Dixons to flog off old 'brands' Miranda and Saisho

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Thumb Up

Just what I needed!

A "recognisable" brand to adorn my new start-up - manufacturing retro dusty hi-fis with a hardboard back and missing knobs.

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