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~J~

Member since: Jul 25th, 2005

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Whisky Catalog: because geeks like fine spirits, too. (Download Squad)

Jul 5th 2010 2:29PM For the record Ed, Whisky is Scots, Whiskey is Irish.

Should you be paid for the time it takes to boot your computer? (Download Squad)

Nov 20th 2008 7:48PM Totally agree with Gerry about the sleep mode (or hibernate).

Just press the button, walk away, come back next day, press the button and back to work.

SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Untraditional autumn set for ABC (AOL TV)

Mar 13th 2008 5:30AM Gotta agree with Karen, Life on Mars is just NOT going to translate well for the Americans (us Brits know what an unusual sense of humour they have!!)

Colm is a great actor, but I don't think he'll portray the political uncorrectness that Philip Glenister can throw at the screen and of course the great John Simms was perfect for the roll.

Who are they going to have for Annie, Ray and Chris? And how are they going to translate the quaint typically London Pub? Will this be a cocktail bar in Manhattan!!

Sorry but LOM can't be Americanised.

Windows could get early release for good behavior (Download Squad)

Jan 19th 2008 6:58AM TurboFool, I had the same thought.

I'm convinced that the amount of people with problems with ANY version of Windows are those that mess about with the system, install hacked copies, games, overclocking or what-have-you.

I've used Vista x64 since Beta days, had no crashes, no slowdowns, it's worked each and every time. Every app I've installed has gone on flawlessly, every devices has been picked up with no problems.

I'll welcome any new Windows as every one I've used since Windows 2.0 (apart from ME) has worked with zero issues.

Dexter: It's Alive! (season premiere) (AOL TV)

Oct 1st 2007 6:54AM The way The Unit ended and Dexter, I'm hoping the writers have Jonas and Dexter perhaps crossing paths! Now that WOULD be fun!!

Journeyman: Pilot (series premiere) (AOL TV)

Sep 25th 2007 1:15AM The "Life on Mars" comparisson I'll ignore, simply because as a UK Citizen (and northerner) I'm especially proud just how well that series turned out and don't think anything can touch it. (Don't forget the follow-up 'Ashes to Ashes' is out in January!)

But I watched Journeyman, there's a definate connection with Quantum Leap but also has a definate 21stC feel to it too.

The only problem I had was the story about saving the blokes son was a little weak. The 'back story' was fantastic, especially how is girlfriend (who is supposed to be dead) turns up and knows what is going on!

Definately one to keep a watch on.

Download Squad's Invite-a-palooza: Day 1 (Download Squad)

Jul 24th 2007 1:03PM O I think it would be rude not to ask for one too!

Over here please, on the head!

Lamb & Mint: A U.K. chip oddity (Slashfood)

Jun 27th 2007 2:08PM @7 - Yep Hedgehog crisps can still be bought, although the only place I know of where they can be got is from Makro at Leeds. Very nice they are too.

The Lamb and Mint crisps have been here for ages now. I'm not a lamb lover, but I've heard they are very nice.

The Onion and Balsamic Vingear ones and Oven Roasted Chicken with Thyme are my personal faves.

Why don't you pay for software? (Download Squad)

May 23rd 2007 8:40AM For me, it's ease of use in paying.

If I want a piece of software (retail), then I'll pay for it over the shelf or pay online and wait. There's nothing I can do about that until it arrives.

If I download a piece of software which requires a £ donation, then at the moment there's just too much hassle in:

Clicking on about,
Clicking on "Register"
Clicking on "Enter your paypal" details
Clicking on "Enter password"
Clicking on "Confirm payment"
Clicking on "Pay Now"
Waiting...
Waiting...
Checking Email
Waiting...
Waiting...
Clicking on "About"
Clicking on "Enter Registration Code"
Entering the code
Checking the code
Clicking on "OK"

It's a long painful process which I'm sure could be made a hell of a lot easier.

Anyone have Vista running? (Download Squad)

Feb 19th 2007 6:07PM Been a Vista (Ultimate) user since the Beta days and absolutely loving it. Definately think Microsoft have made a great piece of kit here, and there's so much packed in like far greater schedule management, performance monitors and a far stable OS.

The only problem I have (despite telling them several times about the 'bug') is that switching profiles whilst using a wireless mouse stops the pointer from working!

Other than that, loving it.