* Posts by Mike

17 posts • joined 11 Feb 2008

PC firms slammed in latest Greenpeace eco report

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Hmm

Is this the same chart that put Nintendo in last place because they don't actually provide any info, rather than any perceived 'eco-crime'?

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ITV to sell Friends Reunited, axe 600 jobs

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Since it's already at rock bottom..

...at least the quality of their football coverage can't get any worse.

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Twitter breaks Jam Festival record

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@James

I think it means that the %age of that 'pledge' amount that has been paid.

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Amazon pulls beta tag from PayPal foe

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eBay and Paypal

I'm still unsure how eBay can deny payment methods other than PayPal and not be put under the same sort of pressure that MS are regarding EU competition rules.

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Sky hints at 3D TV launch

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@JonB

Thank god for that.

This is nothing but a gimmick and I'm glad that the Beeb are spending the license money on more useful stuff like iPlayer than this tosh.

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Sony Rolly dancing MP3 player

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Trust SONY...

They've invented The Dancing Sunflower 2.0.

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2008's top three netbooks

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EEEPC 1000

85%? The review says 80%.

Regardless of that, how is it rated higher than the 901, since the review even says to get the 901 instead plus that 901 got 90%.

Hmm.

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Teen-bothering sonic device now does grownups too

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Cheh Chech Chehc boom boom boom chech ech ech

Is it more or less annoying than chavs at the back of a bus playing gangsta rap on their mobile phone for everyone to endure?

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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi ExpressCard and Wireless Receiver

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Dead Vulture

Pay peanuts..

Red Faction 2?

Are the wages that low at El Reg that you can't afford a more recent game to test it with?

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Space tourist back on terra firma

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Space Tourist Garriott?

Oh you mean the creator of the Ultima series, which he is infinitely more famous for, yet wasn't mentioned in the article...

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Amazon UK downplays Kindle Christmas

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Useless on the beach?

“If you buy a Kindle in the UK and want to read it on the beach on holiday in Spain,

unless we have signed deals in Spain it's not going to work on that beach,” McBride said.

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What, so it has no local storage then?

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Firm threatens action against CCTV whistleblower

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3 days?

How can 3 days be enough time for something like this to be acted upon?

I'm not surprised they are a bit hostile about it.

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Net shoppers bullied into being Verified by Visa

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Is it really that bad?

I've not had any issues using it. Yeah, it is another layer of hassle but it does have a purpose.

I understand that remembering the password could be an issue for people who only buy something every 6 months or so, but what is Steve's excuse?

He must be living an idyllic life if this is worth getting all upset about.

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Net think tank: Phorm is illegal

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Legality

Surely asking the government whether it is legal or not it should of started alarm bells ringing.

"Is this way of betraying our customer's good faith, and violating their privacy legal?"

Any company which valued it's customers more than just cattle should never be going down a road that they need to ask such a question.

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ICANN finds no evidence of front running

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@ac

> and for any company that owns the registration more than 10 domains to forfeit any of those domains if the domain fails to provide significant and unique content after 3 months.

How on earth would that be even vaguely practical or indeed enforceable?

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Tiscali and BPI go to war over 'three strikes' payments

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@Nick Askew

Did you really just compare downloading a copy of the latest pop album with child pornography?

Yes. I think you did. Oh dear.

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OFT mulls Egg probe

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Bad egg

I left Egg when they decided it was ok to lie to me about payments made into a savings account. They swore blind via the Egg email system they could not tell me who paid the money in due to 'data protection' and 'privacy' reasons. I called their bluff but they were insistent. I ended up phoning them and asking for the info, which was given to me within minutes.

I closed down my accounts soon after that as It's never wise to give your money to someone you can't trust.

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