* Posts by Simon Rockman

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Take two mobes into the shower? I didn't before, but I do now

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Re: Useful for tablets?

Yes. They cite using an iPod touch as a phone

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Shadow minister for Fun calls for Openreach separation

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According to Think Broadband

UK FTTP is 0.8 per cent.

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Could our fear of fracking be appeased with CO2 sequestration?

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It was interesting to hear Germaine Greer on the radio at the weekend being pro-fracking.

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EE Harrier Mini grounded by errant Wi-Fi calling upgrade

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Re: the same way that bricks don't.

Yellow

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Home Office seeks advice on Police Radio omnishambles

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A friend once told me that they don't have a witness protection scheme for the Parks Police, because "The Parks don't have grasses".

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PALE, MALE AND STALE: Apple reveals it has just ONE black exec

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When I worked at Motorola there were plenty of technical women in senior roles. Engineers, VPs, program managers, developers. For an old-fashioned Mid-west company it was surprisingly not male dominated in engineering.

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Intel building Xeon into lapwarmers as designers, content creators call the shots

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Re: I always hated self-propelled workstations

If you are editing 4K video while on location it makes sense.

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Susan Sheridan, voice of Hitchhiker's Trillian, dies aged 68

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Re: Wonerful lady

Keep the change

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Too much vino? LG brings Wine Smart oldster-mobe to Europe

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Re: Choice

There are quite a few 3G senior phones - Doro 615 and 624. But anyway it's far more likely that 2G will outlive 3G. One network gave a 2020 close-down date for 3G and 2025 for 2G

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Hacklands introducing geeks to something called 'outdoors'

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UK's first 'DIY DAB' multiplex goes live in Brighton

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Re: Picture

Pah, sold out

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The girls are clearly there because..

It's pride weekend in Brighton.

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Mobiles? What are they? Nokia immerses itself in virtual reality cameras

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That's just what I thought when I saw it

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Sri Lanka braves monsoon with Loon broadband balloons

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Re: balloon count

The way Loon works, with the balloons constantly moving and changing height to get to different parts of the jet-stream to move in different directions (there is a good YouTube video on this about the New Zealand trial) you need several balloons repositioning for each active one.

It's a fascinating project but I don't think politically workable.

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And on that bombshell: Top Gear's Clarkson to reappear on Amazon

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That Jeremy Clarkson

Once changed the wheel for me on my Lancia Delta 1500.

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Ford's parallel PARCing: Motor giant tries to craft new tech just like Xerox

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Re: I love driving

It's weight in printer ink? Do you realise how much that is? I once worked out that if you filled the petrol tank of a £300,000 Lamborghini Aventador with printer ink, the ink would cost more than the car.

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It will change from insurance to product liability.

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From talking to lots of car companies - the mostly autonomous car really isn't that far way. Five to ten years.

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'Untraceable' VoIP caller ID-spoofing website accepts Bitcoin

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I know someone who had a revenue-shared 0705 number. He'd court the spammers and keep them on the line as long as possible raking in the cash. He built quite an elegant solution which even had a social good element sending the revenue to South African townships.

You can't revenue share 0705 any more.

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Reg scribe feels disturbance in the force at secret Empire Strikes Back screening

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Re: Costs - worth every penny

I took my son (17), girlfriend and her son (13). We all enjoyed it but my son *loved* it. I can't remember him being so happy. I think the highlight for him was when a Jawa stole his watch.

He said that he's taught himself to lucid dream and has put himself in the scenario which Secret Cinema built.

I like the ban on phones/cameras, not for the secrecy but it meant the place wasn't full of people taking selfies.

I agree it's worth putting the effort into dressing up (something I did badly), I don't think it too expensive. My only criticism is that the toilets were outside and going to them broke the fourth wall.

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I'm booked for July 8th. I can't wait.

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Happy birthday, Amiga: The 'other' home computer turns 30

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I loved the Amiga, I still have a Robo City News t-shirt from the second devcon, '85 I think.

I came back from the event and persuaded the publishers I worked for that they should let me launch Amiga Computing magazine.

Hmm, must get the emulator to play all that old Rainbird stuff.

Simon

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Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart. Thursday doesn't even start. Friday I'm in .love

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all_you_need_is

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Vodafone tests Ericsson Radio Dots on corporate big cheeses

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Re: Wrong Station

No, Voda also has a Waterloo office

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Emergency-service comms omnishambles worsens as HP dives for the door

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Re: What I want to know is

That pic came from the Met press office, it's funny that no-one there spotted it either.

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The modest father of SMS, who had much to be modest about

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Re: "Pizza had nothing to do with SMS"

It's ironic. And seeing as I often get praise for the great stuff the subs do, I'll put my hand up as the person who chose the pic.

Simon

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Jolla cuts hardware biz loose to concentrate on Sailfish licensing

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Having spent a lot of time talking to people who've attempted such a "simple" change it's anything but.

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Mobe encryption guru Charles Brookson picks up OBE from the Queen

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Re: Secure from the security services?

Security services don't need to crack the encryption, all mobile networks have a lawful interception clause written into their licences. The security services can just wave a piece of paper to listen.

Of course they can't do this in countries where they don't have control, but then some countries are not allowed full strength encryption.

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Tower of BT Bubbly: Fancy nibbling atop a strategic data hub?

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They use it for some BT events. There have been some press launches there.

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

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It's not the shoes..

It's the socks which go missing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01R_lP51Pw0

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Future Range Rovers will report pot-holes directly to councils

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The thought that has occured to me today is that this won't of course spot the worst pot-holes. The ones in bus lanes because while cyclists are free to ride in bus lanes - there is nothing more fun than holding up 12 tonnes of hooting bus - range rovers can not.

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Re: Marvin is back..

What's he doing there?

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Caterham 270S: The automotive equivalent of crack

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I had a dream about this car a few nights ago

I dreamt I was driving the blue one (the 160) and had struggled to get in with the roof on, then I'd been driving it for a bit and realised that the doors were missing and that someone must have stolen them when it was outside my house, and then I wondered how anyone would sell Caterham doors.

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Nice 4G-for-plods demo, Samsung. Good luck actually selling it

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There is MTPAS to deal with that, but it's far from the ideal solution.

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Re: ...Replacing GSM-R

It might not be an option for Network Rail - which only has 2 x 4MHz but there are plenty of other railways in the world which might look to upgrade GSM-R.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: The new common-as-muck hybrid

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Re: Buying one for the wrong reason.

Ah, you want an i8

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Crafty fingering could let Apple Watch thieves raid your bank account

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Re: Fixed delivery addresses?

It's for use at point of sale. You pick up the swag, tap and leave.

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Maserati Ghibli S: Who cares what Joe Walsh thinks?

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Pictures

There are more pictures than we used in the article, and the ones we did use at a higher resolution and lower compression at : http://www.guyswarbrick.com/automotive

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Re: "The chairs"

The word was chosen with care. They are more luxurious than seats, and yes there is a nod to the 246.

Simon

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ZX Spectrum 'Hobbit' revival sparks developer dispute

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With a broken lunch.

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Mobiles at school could be MAKING YOUR KID MORE DUMBER

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Re: Prof Beland told us: “I cannot answer this question with our data."

Indeed, which is why I included it. A completely honest answer. It wasn't even the traditional funding request of "We would need to do more research".

Simon

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Ericsson to Apple: Cough up for licences or stop selling iPhones, iPads and Watches

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Re: Does Apple make any of the parts?

Apple makes it's own chips - The A9 and the like.

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Oxford chaps solve problem in 1982 Sinclair Spectrum manual

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Nice blog post here

http://rupertgoodwins.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/mahler-on-micro-zx-spectrum-and-evil.html

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Your new car will dob you in to the cops if you crash, decrees EU

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Re: How many new cars don't have airbags in Europe?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/25/caterham_seven_160_review/

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Re: Gah!

The woman from the Green party I spoke to had never heard of this theory.

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Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews

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Re: Wotcha driving Simon?

Oh it's quick. But there is a difference between "quick" and "sporty". The RR is far to cosseting to be sporty.

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Google it onna Google phone onna GOOGLE NETWORK. MVNO plan imminent

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Re: SMS forwarding

Yes, but the numbers need to be in the IR-21 database and as Google isn't a telco it would need to get a telco to do it.

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Re: All change please!

It could if you wanted to halve the battery life with constant use of GPS and checking back to the server.

You'd get a great signal and no battery life with which to use it.

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EE springs Wi-Fi phone calls on not-spot sufferers, Tube riders

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Spooks don't need keys. They have legal intercept.

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V&A Museum shows Guardian's destroyed MacBook as ART

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I wouldn't try to go and see this just at the moment. Queues for the McQeen exhibition are monstrous.

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