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* Posts by typeo

32 posts • joined 12 Dec 2007

Mozilla certification revocation: 107,000 websites sunk by untrusted torpedo

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Re: No Excuse

"Unless of course you already forked out for a 3 or 5 year certificate...."

Surely the certificate can just be rekeyed in this case?

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Top Ten 802.11ac routers: Time for a Wi-Fi makeover?

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Re: Fritzbox

I use a Fritzbox 7390 on ADSL. I've been very happy with it's stability and the the link up with their plugin Repeater device. I've not used any of the DECT features though. There is an issue where some line tests apparently cause the line to ring so you get "ghost calls". As these tests generally happen overnight they could become annoying. There are forum articles on this issue. Fritz support is pretty good too along with their KB. If you do buy one make sure you are getting a UK/English version of the product as the Euro/German version can't be flashed with English language firmware which makes configuration a bit more challenging.

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Microsoft swings axe at 18,000 bods in its largest ever round of layoffs

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Goodbye X series

Looks like the X series is being canned to so there goes any further Nokia Android phones.

"In addition, we plan to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows."

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BBM beta comes to Windows Phone

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Re: >>Blackberry Refugees

Not sure how BBM is managing that, I'm easily getting 2 days of use from a full charge on my Q10 and can go into the 3rd day before having to plug it in with plenty of BBM and SMS use. YouTube use tends to hammer the battery though.

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IBM Hursley Park: Where Big Blue buries the past, polishes family jewels

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Re: Other IT companies' country house offices

Norsk Data used Benham Valence at one point. When I did some work for them the huge basement was full of old kit that used to be broken up and stored as parts. Nice building, cracking canteen.

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HP: Lenovo's buy of IBM x86 biz is bad, bad, bad...

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Cue response from IBM

"HP's takeover of Autonomy is mad, Mad, MAD"

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Hunt's 'paperless', data-pimping NHS plan gets another £240m

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Re: Who foots the bill?

I seem to remember receiving an extensive mailing about this, though I guess this was from a regional health authority rather than a UK wide campaign if others haven't seen one.

I know of cases where records have been lost or sent to another practice when the patient hasn't even moved so I will be amazed if this system goes to plan or doesn't need even more cash thrown at it.

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Microsoft, Nokia and the sound of colliding garbage trucks

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"The Lumia 1020 is awesome in terms of what it has for camera and imaging and yet I think as one company, we would have doubled down on that amazing, even greater range of software and services investment around the core hardware platform,"

It seems to me that Nokia have put a lot of effort into Windows Phone with very little in the way of updates and features in the OS from the MS side. Even the Nokia VP has mentioned frustration with the way MS are treating Windows Phone: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/494885/20130726/nokia-microsoft-needs-evolve-windows-phone-succeed.htm

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Myst: 20 years of point-and-click adventuring

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Re: Arrrrrrgh!

Get yourself the soundtrack album!

http://www.amazon.com/Myst-Video-Soundtrack-Robyn-Miller/dp/B00000603V

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Full metal jacket: Nokia launches new Lumia 925

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I'd guess the wireless charging jacket will be available in different colours.

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SimCity 2000

typeo

The days when games fitted on a couple of floppy disks! Managed to build up a city with Arcologies. Anyone remember if Simcity 4 allows you to import cities from SimCity 2000?

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Amazon ditches 'neo-Nazi' security firm over alleged harassment of workers

typeo

I thought this article was going to be about the UK warehouse, there was a not so glowing report on their employment practices in the FT a couple of weekends back. I'm sure it won't be the last.

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BlackBerry Q10: This quirky QWERTY will keep loyalists perky

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Blackberry should have released this one first. I was ready to go and slap my hard earned cash down for one of these on the 30th January only to be disappointed when only the Z10 was available.

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RIM blows on the dice, gets ready for its FINAL THROW

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Re: Pointless unless...

They are offering free trade ups to BES 10 licenses against existing CALs for each Blackberry 10 device you purchase.

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Why did your outsourced IT fall over? Cos you weren't on Twitter

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Gartner

Surely they are the equivalent of Max Clifford's publicity business in the IT world. Spin the crap.

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Ofcom anoints broadcaster: Local TV is nearly here

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If the quality of the TV channel programming is anything like the local radio stations that have sprung up then it will be a failure. Even the local BBC news struggle to fill their slot each evening and that's covering multiple regions, everyday seems like a slow news day.

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Toy train company bids for West Coast Mainline

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"I am afraid there are some necessary bureaucratic hurdles you will need to overcome before you are able to run passenger services on the National Rail Network"

Yeah, like a big wad of cash in a brown envelope.

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Ten… top tech cock-ups of 2012

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... not just for the outage that stopped customers accessing their money. Also due to the IT integration issues that caused Santander to pull out of the branch purchase, cunning plan so they keep hold of the customer base they have perhaps?

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Motörheadphönes Overkill earphones review

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The rubber ear buds shipped with most phones seem to get uncomfortable. The Comply foam type buds seem to be far better.

http://www.complyfoam.com/

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Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

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A Quantum Leap

What about Ziggy?

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Taito's Double Dragon

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I wasted many an hour playing Double Dragon 2 on the Amiga. This type of game was a great along with alternatives such as Silkworm.

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AT&T relaunches walkie-talkie style service Push to Talk

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It was on a Palm Treo device that I got from Orange years back. Must have been a while ago though as it was one of the PalmOS versions.

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Dyson alleges spy stole 'leccy motor secrets for Bosch

typeo

If still in the 5 year warranty period they send you parts for free. Only had a bearing in a brush bar go, they swiftly sent a new one. That was after the woman at customer services had taken a listen to the racket it was making over the phone.

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Microsoft's uncloaks Phone 8 developer preview

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Big downer for perople with WP7 devices. Wonder how long ago the device makers knew this was coming. The Nokia devices did seem a bit rushed to market considering the hardware was similar to the N9 in appearance. It was almost as if they just relased it to get some sort of presence after the "burning platform" announcement and hte tie in with Microsoft.

Will add that I've been using a Lumia 800 recently and quite like it.

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Freetard-friendly MP allegedly cuffed after scrap in Commons bar

typeo

I dunno,

look what cheap alcohol does. Best put the prices up in the Commons bars.

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Sky faces competition probe over film rights

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And...

May well be wrong but didn't the Competition Commission do an excellent job the last time they got involved with Sky programming? Instead of paying one fee to Sky to see all broadcasted Premier League games you now have to subscribe to ESPN at an extra cost. Fantastic result. Consumer choice, righto.

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Man uses meat cleaver to fashion UK-ready iPad

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Damn...

I only clicked on this article to see a mashed up iPad after the meat cleaver had seen to it. Very disappointing article.

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Y2.01K bug trips up Symantec

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Products on a downward slope

SEP has to be their worst product yet. Released with bugs from the outset and each time a new build is released you have to perform an upgrade of the servers or clients not just a simple Live Update. And the overhead of the client software seems to get worse with each release.

From past experiences no AV vendor is without faults but Symantec is king of the mountain for the number of faults with its software.

Symantec have also done a damn fine job of messing up Veritas products since they have taken them over. The support is awful.

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RIP Personal Computer World

typeo

Not really...

a surprise. The quality of the content and reviews in this magazine had been going downhill for a while. There were a few exceptions to this, Guy Kewney being one of them. The UK edition of PC Magazine was a far better magazine, with more in depth reviews and details of technology. That went by the wayside ages ago now though. Printed media is struggling and in The Reg is an example of the way things have moved on.

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16 teams to field 24 e-bikes in 'zero-emission' TT race

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Castrol R

What? No smell of race fuel in the atmosphere? Lets hope its a while before this transfers to speedway racing. Hmm, Castrol R...please don't let them release a scratch and sniff card.

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Blears pitches prize draws and online polls at young votes

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Not sure...

...why they need to encourage voting. With Labours current popularity I should think there will be a record turn out to get rid of them.

As for incentives to vote, may be they should open up some sort of competition between the parties so they each offer different incentives. After all there shouldn't be a monopoly. The one with the best incentives will win! Oh hold on, they should already be doing this with their manifesto's and policies.

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Merseyside health authority gives away staff data

typeo

Makes a change...

that it wasn't nicked in Merseyside.

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