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All Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior, Say Two US Congressmen

theeddie55 pacman (483 comments)

This is ridiculous, if we acted like computer game characters we'd all have spent the 80's running around in darkened rooms, popping pills and listening to repetitive music.

more than 2 years ago

'The Hobbit' Pub Threatened With Lawsuit

theeddie55 Middle Earth Tavern (388 comments)

should i be warning the landlord at my local? the middle earth tavern in whitby.

more than 2 years ago

Warner Bros: New Program To Digitize Your DVDs

theeddie55 Re:Digital (371 comments)

apart from very recent films, all dvds come originally from an analogue master, doesn't make them any less digital.

more than 2 years ago

WiFi 802.22 Can Cover 12,000 Square Miles

theeddie55 Re:Finally (216 comments)

or maybe a circle 124 miles across.

more than 3 years ago

Fond Memories of Nerd Camp

theeddie55 Re:Camp Atari (116 comments)

So I'm not the only one who saw this and thought of Camp Watonka, I was a counsellor there in 2004 and loved the experience.

more than 3 years ago

Judge Issues Gag Order For Twitter

theeddie55 counter productive (154 comments)

surely the only way to stop twitter users from posting the information is to tell every twitter user who they are gagged from posting about, otherwise someone could easily post it without knowing they are breaking the gagging order.

more than 3 years ago

Hands On With the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

theeddie55 Re:Badly written review (154 comments)

it's not exactly free 3G, it costs $70 which is a lot more than a 3G chip would cost. if you don't use it much it's actually quite expensive. I don't know what is available in the US but in the UK a got a 3G dongle last january (2010) for £29 which included £15 of credit allowing me 1GB. This may sound quite expensive for 1GB but i don't use it much and as the credit has no expiry on it i still have £10 of the original credit, so for me the odd few times i've used it it's a bargain.

more than 3 years ago

Sergey Brin: Windows Is "Torturing Users"

theeddie55 Re:Home users don't want to do even that much work (645 comments)

it is, i've lost count of how many customers i've had who i've had to remove fake antivirus for. It's always the same when they come into the shop saying they have 253 viruses and you have great trouble convincing them they just have one virus.

more than 3 years ago

Tasmanian Dept. of Education Wants Anti-Virus for Linux, OS X

theeddie55 Re:no (396 comments)

no viruses or trojans is a bit of an exaggeration but the fact that one piece of mac malware is considered news worthy proves that there are very few out there.

more than 3 years ago

The Future of In-Car Computing

theeddie55 Re:I can see it (112 comments)

Why would a collision require user input to sense? a number of cars saying that they're not moving in the same location without traffic lights would generally indicate a problem in the road.

more than 3 years ago

New Wii Menu Update Targets Homebrew Again

theeddie55 Re:As a Wii Owner (258 comments)

It's like if Sony would actively try to prevent the PS3 from being used to play bluerays ??

That's a silly comparison, it's more akin to if sony were to remove the other OS feature from the PS3 (no, wait, they did that already)

more than 4 years ago

Any Open Source Solutions For DIY Auto Diagnostics?

theeddie55 Re:As an engineer... (270 comments)

simple, it's the cost of rigorous testing, you can't have a safety critical system that may get things wrong sometimes.

more than 4 years ago

New Hardware Models Highlight Nintendo's No-Transfer Policy

theeddie55 Re:WTF (116 comments)

unless you're over 120 years olds, which i doubt, you weren't around for nintendo's inception.

more than 4 years ago

Scrabble To Allow Proper Nouns

theeddie55 Re:mhm. (377 comments)

Bah, I'm sure that my name will beat you: Zhiwoumxy Quujosva. Placed all my 7 letters, +70. Placed Z and X on triple letter squares, +60. Completed 2 other words with them, +60. And so on...

Uh, how many U's are there in the game?

4 generally, unless you've lost some, i'd be more worried about how he placed his Z and X both on tripple letter scores when there are no tripple letter scores that far apart, or where he got the + 70 when you get 50 points for using all your letters.

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu Will Switch To Base-10 File Size Units In Future Release

theeddie55 Re:Cannonical is just trolling us (984 comments)

you don't need to second-guess.

a few years ago you didn't need to: 1kb was 1024 byte. it was defined like that. why don't we define 2 as 1 and 1 as 2 next ?

There's no such thing as 2...

more than 4 years ago

Tracking Pedophiles By Their Typing Habits

theeddie55 variables (292 comments)

My typing speed and rhythm can vary wildly, rather dependent on my alcohol and caffeine content amongst many other factors. I fail to see how a system can take account of so many unknown variables.

more than 4 years ago

Every British Citizen To Have a Personal Webpage

theeddie55 What of the computer illiterate (313 comments)

they do still exist, for a start, my mum, even though i've given her an old laptop, she won't dare turn it on unless i'm there. and further behind, my grandma, who if you gave her a mouse and told her what it was, she would probably try to feed it cheese.

more than 4 years ago

NVIDIA Driver Update Causing Video Cards To Overheat In Games

theeddie55 Re:Processor damage, really? (155 comments)

if it causes a short circuit, the feedback could easily blow the CPU, though in practice, any half decent power supply should cut out before that can happen.

more than 4 years ago

Students Build 2752 MPG Hypermiling Vehicle

theeddie55 Re:clocked in at 861 MPH (233 comments)

Or you could throw it backwards at the speed at which you're orbitting, hence leaving it standing, at which point it will fall to Earth. The biggest flaw with this being that the average car isn't designed for re-entry into earths atmosphere.

more than 4 years ago


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