* Posts by Jason Pepper

11 posts • joined 1 Apr 2007

The netbook newbie's guide to Linux

Jason Pepper
Coat

Boring..

Gents - All this mud slinging is getting boring.. Can you take it over to ZDNet where it'll be more appreciated ?

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Net sleuths spot poker site cheat code

Jason Pepper
Jobs Horns

Is a hole as good as 3 aces ?

Just wondering, cos if so, I'll be using those on my next poker night with the boys..

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Logitech Squeezebox Duet multi-room music streamer

Jason Pepper
Paris Hilton

Sonos is better..

..and it doesn't need the slim-server software installing..

Paris cos I bet she has a Sonos

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Apple posts iPhone 1.1.4 update

Jason Pepper
Jobs Horns

it didn't work for me..

I upgraded mine last night (after some wine, it seemed like a good idea)..

Ziphone ran fine, but then gave me an error at the end..

"ERROR: ziphone returned 1"

After that the iphone is in emergency call mode only.. although it still receives text messages on a vodafone sim.. Guess I'll be the guy switching my sim back to my trusty blackberry till Zibri does his thing

Upgrade in haste, repent at leisure !

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Apple's iPhone numbers do not add up

Jason Pepper
Boffin

@Sol Kahn - cracking iPhone is easy..

Personally, I think the discrepancy is a combination of all of the things discussed, but definitely one of them will be phones that are not registered.

I have one I bought in the US for $400, and a Hong Kong TurboSIM clone from Ebay (£30).. so for £230 I have a working 8Gb iPhone running on any network I like.. and it was very very simple..

Downgrade to 1.1.1

Jailbreak

Upgrade to 1.1.2

Insert TurboSIM + SIM

bingo..

Seems a damm site easier to me than unlocking a BBerry..

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Mac lambs line up for slaughter

Jason Pepper
Joke

VMS is the future..

The only truly secure O/S I've ever used was VMS. It was so secure you couldn't do a damn thing.. bit like vista's security nagging

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GMail shakes IMAP out of coma

Jason Pepper
Alien

@Tom Chiverton

Not up on your George Orwell ?

I was merely implying that IMHO IMAP is a generally good and reliable beast.. and that POP3 is an annoying pimple on my IT landscsape.

(Although I can see why historically POP3 was something that was necessary given the dial-up access everyone had in it's hay day..)

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Jason Pepper
Jobs Halo

Nope..

..not appeared in my account yet.

IMAP = 4 legs

POP3 = 2 legs

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Slingbox Pro networkable TV tuner

Jason Pepper
Gates Horns

Multiple Streams..

Agree totally with John Naismith.

I have an original slingbox, which I really like for watching crappy tv in bed on a laptop, or keeping an eye on News 24 during the day from my home-office..

..and I love it.

But..

I would pay quite a bit more for a slingbox that supported multiple streams or multiple concurrent connected clients (say 5) then me, the missus and the kid(s) could watch different things or the same thing from different venues..

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BEA rejects Oracle bid

Jason Pepper
Alien

What a spiffing idea..

buy another app server and then try integrating it with all the other products you've already failed to integrate.. can't wait to see how they position weblogic and it's integration points with the legacy technology that 60% of oracle customers still use...

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Is Gartner's Magic Quadrant really magic?

Jason Pepper

Never ceases to amaze me..

..how much sway people allow analysts to have, when the majority of them simply give opinion based on talking to the vendor and not actually playing with the product.

As an ex-product internal I have seen with my own eyes the way marketing and product executives cosy up with, wine, dine and generally fawn all over analysts within their sector in a scary sycophantic manner just to garner that little bit of MQ kudos.

I have more sympathy with companies like Forrester who actually test the product and provide real world metrics as opposed to the likes of Gartner.

One day I will start an analyst firm myself, but it will report on the analysts themselves and provide in-depth analysis of their past predictions when directly compared to today's reality.. Have a look back and see what Gartner said about the Network Computer for evidence.. For every one thing they get right I wager there will be nine other inaccuracies.. A simple random number generator would provide a more accurate forecasting model.

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