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Re: BT always get the blame
Do we have cable here?: no. Are we likely to get it anytime soon? Are we fuck
What has cable got to do with BT ?
Let me reiterate, this is a city, and the outskirts are all extremely prosperous, yet BT don't have any plans to put fibre-optic in. They don't deserve anything but blame.
And yet you also say earlier that there are no plans for cable either, so I take it you are also posting on any Virgin Media stories that they don't deserve anything but blame either.
Oh you are not, didn't think so.
Try imap.mail.yahoo.com with SSL on port 993. It's worked for some time for me on the BT Yahoo! mail addresses I have.
Of course it may only work for their paid for or ISP linked accounts, and not on the freebies.
ABC1 as a channel here may have been short lived, but Home Improvement ran for 8 years in the US and has been shown on quite a few channels over here. It was also responsible for bringing one Pamela Denise Anderson to mainstream TV, playing tool girl Lisa.
It is different
Under Pressure, well the original anyway, is dum dum dum duh duh doo doo, dum dum dum duh duh doo doo.
Ice Ice Baby is dum dum dum duh duh doo doo, da dum dum dum duh duh doo doo.
There's a whole extra da in the middle there and that is why he tried to claim it was original.
I still remember the first time I heard it, while building a radio from bits whilst doing electronics at college, and in amongst the crackles, hisses and whistles I heard something I thought I recognised, then the (c)rap came along and I thought noooooooooooooooooo.
Of course the Keane version of Under Pressure on the Radio 1 40th anniversary album has the extra da in there, and the least said about Jedward the better really.
GBP 15 surcharge for Highland delivery.
I feel your pain on the delivery surcharge, I tend to check delivery charges before I order, especially the ones claiming free UK mainland delivery, any surcharge and they don't get my business. The best recently was a shop I was in during a work trip to Birmingham, checked their site when I got home. It had the UK mainland claim, but then hidden away once you ordered was to choose Highlands, and the charge was GBP 27, by comparison they would ship the same item to Australia for GBP 32.
Of course from next month when the ASA can investigate web based adverts.......
Opera 11 on PPC
Doesn't appear to be available
Intel-based systems. Note that it does not work with PPC-based systems, OS X 10.4 or below.
OS X Tiger (10.4) or higher on an Intel- or PowerPC-based system.
Create your own question
I tend to agree that only picking from a list of questions is likely to lead to answers that are findable.
Knowing this myself I am more likely to give an answer that is deliberately wrong, knowing that it as long as I give the same wrong response if asked the question by this site later I get in.
I can try and give that same advice to others but am aware that as the question is usually to reset a forgotten password, then if you have forgotten that then chances are you have forgotten the wrong answer you set up for that site, which defeats the purpose.
Or even Opera 11
Opera 11 gives an option for portable install from the standard installer now. Just click Options on the first install screen.
Fuzz - 40GB
I see this every time faster internet access is available.
Faster != more data automatically transferred.
There are those who just want to be able to do what they do faster, they don't want to do any more, just waste less time waiting when they are doing it, restricted bandwidth packages may well be suitable for them.
There will certainly be those whose usage would increase the faster the speed they have available, and that is why there are other packages available, you have to realise that just because it wouldn't suit you doesn't mean that it won't suit anybody.
BT Infinity Unlimited doesn't have over usage charges, no matter what you download, if you download over 300GB, which is averaging about 2 full DVDs a day, then they do cap your speed for a time though.
Also remember that BT Infinity is just BT Retail's FTTC service, as FTTC is wholesaled, any ISP can offer their own services, pricing and features which may suit you better.
Do them all ?
This result could give a problem.
The Race to Infintity is run by BT Retail, who are running it under the Openreach scheme that allows ISPs to nominate up to 6 exchanges for fibre upgrade. Openreach will then take these nominations and upgrade under certain conditions, http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/i/4367.html has more info. BT Retail are not upgrading exchanges themselves, they can't as they have no direct control over exchanges.
Of course this may be why BT Retail said it would be the top 5, to cover for this sort of situation, so they can nominate the 6 at 100%, but the others at over 75% would need additional negotiations with Openreach which is what BT Retail possibly intended anyway.
Real reason ?
In the social history type classes I had to take as part of my electronics course in college, I was taught that the reason VHS overcame Betamax, at least in the UK, was due to the hardware rental market.
The theory was explained to me as, in the late 70s and early 80s, when home VCRs were coming onto the market, a significant proportion of UK households were already renting TVs rather than buying them. The rental market went with VHS, I was either not told or don't remember why this was, whether Sony didn't want to go rental or Matushita gave the better deal I am not sure. Anyway, those renting TVs who also wanted a VCR would rent it as well, the fact that they cost near a grand to buy at the time also meant some who had bought a TV would also just rent a VCR. Those who did buy a VCR would then get the same type as those who rented so that they could exchange tapes, as the initially larger rental market was VHS, so the purchase market followed.
Now this could all be a load of BS, there was marketing stuff in the class as well so not impossible, however the theory is at least as probable as the pr0n theory.
There are probably hundreds of brands of football, of which soccer is but one.
I take it you are from the more recently independent side of the Atlantic. Yes there are many sports called football, generally originating in different regions, that each have different rules, but no sport called soccer exists.
The term is nothing more than a familiar abbreviation of the sport, namely Association Football, in the same way that rugger, is a familiar abbreviation of Rugby Football, which itself has two distinct codes.
Calling this the Football World Cup is no more wrong or right than saying that the Denver Broncos play in the National Football League, or that Collingwood won the 2010 Australian Football League. Three different sports, all correctly called football.
 I use the term loosely, 3 and 8 for the season so far isn't exactly playing.
What are you on about? You're seriously discussing on a UK site a tv programme nobody here can watch.
Enabling Turbo in desktop, or mobile, Opera tells it to use the same proxy system as Mini uses. On testing through my fixed connection, an IP Address check shows the Opera Proxy address rather than my connection's IP address, as would be expected for a proxied connection.
I haven't been able to test using a dongle just now as there is not enough signal where I am to get a connection, though I do remember it working before.
That said I run my own VPN server to my home connection so would usually use this to get to anything that is blocked by any third party service, dongle wifi etc., I am using.
Opera Mini ?
It is however relatively easy to get around, just do a search for how to install Opera Mini for mobile on a PC and you're up and running in about 15 minutes with no block.
Or just enable turbo mode in the desktop Opera.
Why would a browser show tool-tips for the ALT tag ? That tag is for ALTernative text that displays when the image is not shown, If the image is displayed, why would you need the information from the ALT tag ?
Of course if the page author wants to provide information about an image even when it is displayed, then they would use the TITLE tag for that. Opera displays TITLE tag information correctly. If you are not getting tool-tips on images, then the page is written not to show further information when the image is displayed.
If the page is written not to show specific information, the correct behaviour is for the browser not to show it, any browser that does show it is therefore broken.
Right way round
Wrong way round, the clocks went _back_, meaning an extra hour in bed, so the alarm would have gone off an hour too soon, which would mean a "rude awakening"... surely an alarm going off an hour _late_ would be a 'happy, relaxed, refreshed awakening"!?
No, the alarm goes off an hour late, which is a rude awakening if you needed to be up and gone already. This was all discussed in the comments on that article last week, the recurring alarm is set for say 08:00 during summer time. Now summer time is GMT +1 so the alarm is actually set for 07:00 GMT +1 hour. The bug means that when the internal time is set back to GMT, it still adds the hour to the time of the alarm even though it now doesn't need to, hence the alarm goes off an hour after it was meant to.
They go for thirty bob or thereabouts on eBay if you ever get tired of it
So a 6310i on eBay is only 51 pence more than the phone in the article ? Why would you want to sell the 6310i then ?
Brian 6 needs to think.
It is simple really.
Competition certified scales say competition certified weight is heavier than certified.
Either scales are wrong, weight is wrong, or even both are wrong. Whichever it is, it is not the boxers that are wrong.
Which was wrong ?
I would expect that the weight referred to was one used for weightlifting, so it would need to be accurate as well.
So if the scales were correct in showing the weight as being 51.4Kg, it would then mean that the weightlifting weights were wrong instead.
I remember my first trip to the US, half dozen guys staying in a rented villa near Orlando. Self catering so we had to do some shopping, a man cannot live on takeaway alone, so we went to the local supermarket chain, Publix. It may have been the font they used, but still to this day I cannot see the "l" in the name.
You try looking
The BT Business Infinity package has static IP, no port hijack, run your own servers, 300 GB FUP. Other ISPs can resell BT's FTTC service as well, (do Demon, if not ask them why not), so others may have what you want if you don't want BT as the ISP.
Ready to be flamed for turning yet another browser story to Opera but......
view two pages side by side – a feature already found in Firefox and Safari.
The only way I can see to do this in Firefox is with an extension, I could be wrong though. I don't have a Safari install to check it out so don't know how it works there.
Opera has had this, due to its MDI heritage, since the first private versions in 1995, nearly 10 years before Firefox was a twinkle in a developers eye.
Opera can tile and cascade the tabs as well as allow you to set the sizes differently if you want, I use it regulary and will be very handy this weekend for the F1. I can have live timing on one window, circuit map in another, streaming on-board video in another and streaming world feed in the last, all sized to my taste.
IANAL but he is so should know...
From the same page about the pub owner it is stated, "The illegal distribution of a copyrighted work is outright theft.".
I am no lawyer, but even I know that, in legal terms, that statement is patently incorrect, and this guy is qualified to give legal advice ?????
Think clearly ?
So if anyone is going to make money on users' ability to think clearly then it's going to be George Lucas.
And here I was thinking he was making money on people's inability to think clearly, vis Epsiodes I II and, to a lesser extent III.
The one with the large hood.
I wanted to make this simple, but this isn't a simple situation.
Driving too fast is dangerous, but you don't have to be speeding to be driving too fast, for example, the posted limit is 40, but due to snow and ice, driving even at 20 needs extra caution.
Speeding is illegal, but the actual safe speed for that road may be higher than the posted limit, for example on those many roads that have been reclassified as 50 or even 40 when they were were never problems when the limit was 60, just councils have been told to reclassify.
Cameras trigger for speeding regardless of whether the speed is safe or not.
Cameras do not catch the dangerous if they are travelling below the posted limit.
What you don't seem to understand is that the posted limit is an arbitrary number decided on maybe 30 or 40 years ago, based on cars, (and fuel issues), and linked to certain classes of road. The actual road conditions and vehicle capabilities generally have no bearing on the limit applied.
Take for example the autobahns of Germany where there is in general no hard speed limit, just an advisory, but these are introduced as and when necessary, weather conditions, traffic levels and roadworks all bring limits when needed, and punished heavily. They are also less reliant of fixed cameras, using Police patrols. That means doing 120 MPH on a clear day with little traffic on an open stretch can be legal, but on the same stretch, in rain with a lot of traffic, doing 60 could be illegal. There if you are going too fast then you are speeding, the numbers don't matter, the actions do, that does not apply in the UK.
Think about what you wrote then ask yourself why do drivers slow down when they see a speed camera. There are two possibilites. 1.) They are already driving above the speed limit and then brake sharply when they see a camera or 2.) They are unaware of the speed limit on the road they are driving and so slow down just in case.
3) They are knowingly driving at both a safe and a legal speed (remember just because it is legal does not mean it is safe), and they see a "safety camera", which must mean that this is a dangerous stretch of road, (why else would it be there ?). Taking this into account, they determine that the safe speed must be lower than they are currently travelling, (again just because it is legal doesn't mean it is safe), and slow down accordingly until they are onto the safer stretch and then speed up to a safe speed, still within the limit, for that road.
As I said in another reply, speeding and driving too fast are not the same thing. These cameras do not necessarily catch someone driving too fast, as they only trigger if you are speeding. There are better methods of stopping people driving too fast.
Think about the difference between driving too fast and speeding, clue they are not the same.
I do believe that ways to prevent people driving too fast are generally a good idea, speed cameras do not necessarily do this.
Of course you could come back and say that if I think that a speed limit on a road is too low then why don't I do something about getting it raised. Thing is that due to the spurious figures being touted, the only way speed limits will be changed is down, even on roads where there it is obvious that an increase or the status quo is appropriate.
On a bike
"Oooh, our browser has far better versions of x plugin built straight in and had it long before yours did!"
There fixed it for you.
I know, I've risen to the flame bait, but I get this a lot.
Chrome without the phone home ?
It can be switched off, just use SRWare Iron instead. All the best bits of Chrome, but without the phone home bits.
Portable version available as well, I find it a decent second browser.
I'll need a NoScript replacement before I totally leave Firefox though
If you need that then the easy replacement is Opera, use the site preferences in it to decide whether a site can run scripts or not, no need to install any third party extensions to get the job done.
If you do want the chromium feel then try SRWare Iron, a fork of Chrome. The latest version runs all the Chrome extensions, and has content setting taht can be set to block jECMAscript, plugins and others then set exceptions to allow them on trusted sites.
Who are you calling ?
Anyway my home phone is not getting so expensive 100/pcm
Taking that as a typo and you mean "home phone is now getting so expensive".
A hundred quid a month ??!! My BT line rental, all 01,02 03, 0845 and 0870 calls at any time, caller display and answer service comes in at less than 17 quid a month, then a quid discount for taking a years contract. That says to me, either you are not taking the best package for the calls you make, or you are making a lot of calls that would never be included in any package, entertainment services maybe ?
I've never heard of anything that was compatible with SP2 but not SP3. As far as I'm concerned, this compatibility thing is just a lie lazy sysadmins use to avoid working.
Well you have heard of something now. The wireless card in an Acer laptop I had, Inprocomm IPN2200, would not connect to WPA protected WiFi after upgrading to XP SP3, open or WEP and it would work fine, but not WPA. It needed a driver update to fix, plenty of info about it on web searches, and that driver update was not available from Acer, I had to find it through 3rd parties as Inprocomm no longer exists. I rebuilt the laptop recently and after updating the driver, then updating to SP3, on doing the Windows Update I was offered the old driver, so the fix was not even something MS or Acer knew about, I was just lucky there was one.
Now I appreciate that is just one laptop for one personal user, (well 2 as my father had the same model of laptop), so not much grief, well not now that I know the problem, the wailing and gnashing of teeth when I first updated was different, though it does show the risk of any problems is negligible. However if you are running say 100 machines for a big company, do you take that negligible risk that they will all work without problems and be happy to take 100 users, including the owner, banging down your door wanting it fixed yesterday and there is no known fix ?
I do agree that in the time frame they have that any needed fixes should be found and upstream suppliers harassed to get one as necessary.
Talking of delusions
20% of Chase's customers are using IE6 and most of those don't have any other browser installed. Maybe 5% of their customers are using Chrome or Opera, and all of them have access to some version of IE
What magical copy of IE do Chrome and Opera users on a Mac or Linux have access to ?
And as has already been discussed, you don't need to support a browser, you just need to support standards. If you do then the browser is irrelevant to the functionality of the webpage, except for IE which of course then needs the page to be broken to get the functionality.
Very recently I also noticed that IE8 will shut down a website it thinks is unsafe.
I noticed this recently in Opera as well, I say recently, it is, if 3 and a half years and 2 major versions, (including 8 or 9 minor versions), ago is recent.
And what are the bets that Opera or Chrome would work on the site perfectly well just they are blocked due to the user agent. So if you change the user agent, (can you do that in Chrome without an add-in?), to mask as IE or Firefox then it lets you in and works correctly.
I agree that checking for capabilities rather than name is a better idea, it is not right to force site admins to have to check and code for the idiosyncrasies of every single browser out there, and be prepared to give in depth support for how to use all of those browsers. But they shouldn't need to do that if they code to W3C standards, declare which of those standards are required to use the site effectively, and notify you if that standard is not available in the current browser when you go to the site.
If they want then name the browsers they have tested with, know work and are prepared to give specific help with, then fair enough, but don't block others just because you haven't tested them. If you have coded properly then the only reasons they shouldn't work is that the browser doesn't support the standard or is broken anyway.
For example the site uses ECMAScript and this has been switched off in the browser for security, serve a basic HTML page saying ECMAScript is required, with details on how to enable it in the tested browsers, and advice to ask the browser developer for that info in non tested browsers.
Opera USB update
If you install the latest Opera normally, then copy all the files and folders, except operaprefs_default.ini and the uninst folder, from the install folder to the folder you have Opera USB running from (backup that folder first of course), then it will work as the latest update. As the prefs now use relative folders rather than direct, and the opera.exe is used directly rather than operausb.exe, it just works, well for me anyway.
The Reply/Report buttons can be seen if you enable the Class and ID user CSS file then disable it, only until you go to another page though. Definitely something that The Register web devs need to look at.
Disable Opera Update
In the meantime it would be nice if there was a way of blocking the "I've got a new version, would you like to refuse it (again)?" box that pops up every few days.
Set Check For New Opera (opera:config#Check%20For%20New%20Opera) to 0. As this is not a clickable link, highlight everything between the brackets, right click and then click Go to Web Address, another one of Opera's clever little features.
There are other ways, ie hand editing .ini files, but that one has been there since version 9.
Why should there not be a penalty for a breach of contract by the customer ?
When you sign up you agree to make specific payments for a specific period in return for the service during that period. If the company has been providing that service as agreed, they have every expectation of you to keep your side of the agreement. I'm sure that if the company you signed a contract with was not providing the service as expected, you would be wanting reductions on the bill for that, a contract is a two way agreement, not just for you to benefit from.
That said I can see why it would be unfair to insist on the full payment for the outstanding period plus an extra specific termination charge that wouldn't be applied if the contract was ended at term. However a reasonable charge to cover the unexpected loss of revenue is not unfair.
AC Tuesday 15th June 2010 14:48 GMT
I believe he was referring to the game in France 98 (against Brazil, I think) where Jim parried the ball in such a way as to take enough of the power out the shot and enable the ball to dip under the crossbar and into the goal.
Brazil goals in that match were a header from a corner that got between defenders, and a Tommy Boyd own goal.
And everyone will forget the amazing save Green the very next time his goal was threatened.
I won't, and will tell others about it as well. That was no amazing save, that was almost as inept as the goal, and he was fortunate it went onto the post after he'd flapped at it, otherwise he'd have been getting pelters for that as well.
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