* Posts by Jove

24 posts • joined 5 Oct 2007

Yahoo! Says! Chrome, IE Users! Should! 'Upgrade'! To! FIREFOX!

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Is this news worthy?

Is it really a big story? Did not Google push Chrome at every opportunity?

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Very stark; almost utilitarian.

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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Re: "a million Don't Tell the Bride, Sun Sex & Suspicious Parents and 'documantaries'"

Only if the viewers are paying for it, which is not apparent from the current model.

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Speaking in Tech: Android 5.0 Lollipop is a TRAIN WRECK

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Sounds very like commercial time for the under-employed.

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Sony employees face 'weeks of pen and paper' after crippling network hack

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Back to the Stone Age

I don't think I can use a pen for more than 30 minutes these days.

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

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Google Maps

Google Maps was also affected: search, locations, and Google Earth images were all either seriously sluggish or non-functional for several hours yesterday at least up to mid-afternoon UK time.

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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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Re: Not an 'hack'.

Or rather 'Cracking'?

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Re: how did they access it?

Or was it via remote access?

Either way I would think that the bank concerned has a few questions to answer.

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A post-Snowden US had better not SQUEAL about Chinese cyber-spying

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Deflection

If you wanted to justify additional funding for your agency, and deflect attention from your own activities, it would be convenient to nurture, even talk-up, the impression that a rogue foreign power was responsible for a significant proportion of digital eaves-dropping which was in fact largely due to your own crafted activities.

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Ten... Apple iPad Mini alternatives

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Kobo Arc

Good article.

Although it is not released in the UK until the 16th of November, the Kobo Arc looks like a good alternative.

It is close to the Acer A110 in terms of spec; it has a higher res screen, but with a dual-core chip. However it is more open and will get JB at some point, so I thought would wait until it was in the shops before I make a final decision.

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Doctor amputates boy's arm using SMS instructions

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Unhappy

Opps ...

wrong number.

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Powerline Ethernet and ring mains

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Low-pass filter

If you live in a block of flats, a low-pass filter at the fuse box/trip panel should minimise potential interference from neighbours that may also be using powerline network adapters. However I am not aware of such device existing, nor of it being available as an installation option for the wiring of home premises.

It is early days yet; at present not many people are using the mains for networking, but as in the case of wifi, as more people start using it, the signals from neighbouring premises (in shared buildings) may in some cases have a greater impact on through put.

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Signal Leakage

I was advised by an electrician when asking the same sort of questions, that the signal will not be stopped at the Fuse Box/Trip Panel. So in addition to appearing on all of your internal rings, it will also be fed into the building supply if you are in apartment block say. I think the signal gets out on to the local supply connection, where it is attenuated by distance. So if you are in an apartment building, you may find yourself competing with a neighbour for bandwidth.

I would also be interested in other takes on this.

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BT silences customers over Phorm

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Not before time

Unfortunately, much of what was appearing on the Webwise threads was unadorned, adolescent tripe. Those concerned did more to turn-off BT users interest with all of their aggression, rather than help their cause. Overall it was badly handled by both sides with little of practical value being achieved.

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World needs mobile phone wallets, cries trade body

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How much?

I wonder how much it will cost me per transaction?

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How Chrome puts the skids under Nokia

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Adolescent Gibberish

Could you please avoid terms such as "insightful" - try buying a dictionary.

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100,000 sign for BT Fon wi-fi love-in

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Maps and Usage

I have been registered for BT FON for sometime. I live in an apartment block with its own post code, and which is surrounded by similar blocks. There is a problem in the locating of the HotSpot on the map, with it being shown to be about 100 meters further to the south than the building. I assume that this inaccuracy is introduced through inaccurate mapping data held by Google.

Surprisingly I get a lot of visitors to the BT FON HotSpot - most of them iPhone users, at least two a week, usually at the weekends. There also seems to be a regular stream of new iPhones, so I am wondering if one of my neighbours is running a small retail business or something.

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Boy burned in PSP trouser blaze

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A schoolboys Trouser Pockets

... reminds me of a sketch from the Clithero Kid.

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Want faster broadband soon? Move to Kent, says BT

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@David Neil

Its not the the trunk networks that are the issue; legislation or consolidation of the Local Access would help reduce risks and costs to the comms companies if any vendor could by access - much the same way as railway companies could gain access pre-grouping.

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BT home router wide open to hijackers

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Slander

Perhaps a little more monitoring of the messages posted here is called for.

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Orange marches out of Netherlands

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Re Gelukkig Nederlands??

'Gelukkig Nederlands' looks like it has been lifted straight from AltaVista.

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BT says its Wi-Fi kibbutz isn't targeting 3G

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Will also be able to buy vouchers

From the FAQs on the BT FON site, non-BT customers will also be able to buy vouchers from the BT Openzone site - you only need to buy the special router for your broadband connection if you want to contribute to the number of access points by joining the FON community.

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BT aims to make UK a Wi-Fi kibbutz

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Your nicked ...

How long, I wonder, before the first arrest. Perhaps BT should include something in their FAQ:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/22/chiswick_wardriver/

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