* Posts by zaax

183 posts • joined 9 Apr 2008

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France joins India in telling Facebook to just Zuck off

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What would be even better is to see the password in the box instead of * or dots

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Ex-TalkTalker TalkTalks: Records portal had shared password. It was 4 years old

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Why do they need your date of birth?

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Forget Tiger Woods – here's Cyber Woods: Robot golfer hits hole-in-one during tournament

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and. There are plenty of ranging tables on the net

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BT airs out new business structure as it digests EE

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Last year Openreach made £2.6billion of profits.

If this was ploughed back in to broadband we would be well on our way to ultra fast broadband

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BT dismisses MPs' calls to snap off Openreach as 'wrong-headed'

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Re: Investment.....

When the East Anglia line was in BR hands the intercity trains had a restaurant, they only have a buffet car now, and the 60 year old slam door trains are still being used.

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Re: Roads. Electricity. Internet.

Sky has the only LLU kit in my local exchange, and they run / offer the spine service

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Squeeze the banana to log into this office Wi-Fi

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why have a password - just keep the wi-fi signals in the office.

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BOFH: I want no memory of this pointless conversation. Alcohol please

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In Spain the bar closed when the last person leaves and opens when the first person arrives. Which can get complicated if first person arrives before the last person has left.

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Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard

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Grave yards and church (with graves) yards in the UK are normally owned by the parish, and church owned by 'The Chuch'.

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E.ON fined £7m for smart meter fail

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smart technology isn't here yet as the mobile phone coverage is very poor in large parts of the country

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HMRC 'reluctant' to crack down on VAT fraudsters – tax ace

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VAT would have been charged at the point of entry for UK held stock, but VAT would not have been charged on the profit. ie the difference between 1p and 99p

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TalkTalk: Hackers may have nicked personal, banking info on 4 million Brits

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One of the questions is why do they want a DOB?

The main question how did they get it if all the information was hashed?

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Connected kettles boil over, spill Wi-Fi passwords over London

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Re: What kind of numpty would actually want one of these things?

Looking around it seems quite a few. In our house the problem is who is going to fill it.

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DfID becomes second ministry to SPURN Cabinet Office IT scheme

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In the mean time the DVLA brings IT back in house

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Holy litigation, Batman! Custom Batmobile cars nixed by copyright

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How it that anywhere near a bat mobile? For a start it does not have a jet engine which would be 90% of the car or any of the other things the bat mobile has.

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Thousands cut off from email after EE bungles domain renewal

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Its EE and you expected more?

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EE: Yes, our broadband service is a total clusterf**k – but we promise to improve

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I am surprised that anyone has a broadband account with them.

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‘Dumb pipe’ Twitter should sell up and quit, says tech banking chap

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Is that a banker talking? Don't worry they keep all their losing money and know nothing about the rest of the world.

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Introducing the Asus VivoMini UN42 – a pint-sized PC, literally

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What dos it do with the heat?

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Were the FIRST AMERICANS really FIRST? MYSTERY of vanished 'Population Y'

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Kontiki

Fish not only provide a source of food, but they also contain liquid. We don't give enough credit to the sea going capabilities of our ancestors. If the Kontiki can do clock wise around the south pacific why can another 'boat' go anticlockwise?

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Metadata slurp warrant typo sends cops barging into the wrong house

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Police breaking into the wrong house happens quite oftern and they don't even pay for the broken doors.

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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In doing this Argentina have recognised that the Falkland’s islanders belong to the Falkland islanders otherwise they would not have recognised the .fk as the code for the Falklands as they call it the Malvinas to which it code is MV

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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The Reindeer in Norwich had it right the Chinese next door had a hatch in to the pub

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UK.gov opens kimono to SMEs in Tech Services framework cash spaff

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Government simply does not pay enough to have proper contact managers especially when they can't pay over 100k a year, or even an accountant at the outside industry rate

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Vodafone: So what exactly is 'ludicrous' about the Frontier report?

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BT openreach is a monopoly in most areas and therefore should be removed from BT and be turned in to a not for profit company.

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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The local Police control centre gets enough hoax calls as it is with out this.

With 40% of crash involving fire, do we need another source of ignition?

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Top Euro court ends mega ebook VAT slash in France, Luxembourg

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Re: VAT Fraud!

Heating at 5% VAT is only a quarter of a luxury

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Boffins say Mars had ocean covering 20 per cent of planet

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Which would also account for the lack of craters after the late heavy bombardment - seas absorbed the impacts (unlike the rear or the moon).

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Bigfoot now visible in commercial satellite images

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So that's Google earth then

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HP Services engineer dispatch tool 'broken', say engineers

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Won't work in the UK then were there is only 60% mobile internet coverage

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Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

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Is this because of POS and ATMS using XP?

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Use the caves. There might even be water in them

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EE 'best' of the UK mobile network bunch, but how good is that?

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Re: I can say...

Lets pray you don't have to phone there customer support.

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NASA: Give us JUST 0.5% of the federal budget and we'll take you to MARS and EUROPA

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In the mean time Russia and the rest start mining the moon.

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Crackdown on eBay sellers 'failing to display' VAT numbers

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I thought VAT was charge on import not sale.

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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ATM's are still using XP as its a known object - Windows 10 isn't

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You go fast, but we go 'further' and 'deeper' – Voda tells 'Speedy' EE

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If he doesn't keep Vodafone up with the rest of the world it will die. 20Mbps is not broadband according to the FCC

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Brit iPad sellers feel the pain of VAT-free imports

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If they are being supplied from a UK warehouse the duty and VAT will have been paid on import into the EC. - sounds like sour grapes to me

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Four tuner frenzy: The all-you-can-EEat TV Freeview PVR

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My friends who use it, assure me that EE stands for "Extremely Expensive".

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Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT's, er, ducts

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BT openreach made BT Group £1,360million. BT Openreach is a monopoly and therefore should be a non-profit making company (as should any monoply).

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Two driverless cars stuffed with passengers are ABOUT TO CRASH - who should take the hit?

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We already have such systems in aircraft, TCAS for example. Which will communicate between aircraft and take appropriate avoiding action. Crucially the pilots have no choice in the matter because when there's only 2 seconds to decide if you're going to go left or right, you'd better be sure the other guy is going the other way.

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Got a STRAP-ON? Remember to TAKE IT OFF at WORK

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Re: Don't buy a crap watch

wave-ceptor - useless piece of crap took it 2 days to work out I was in New York.

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Can you really run your business on a smartphone?

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and the point is? us sysops have been re-coding servers from the beaches of the world for decades.

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Google Calendar jumps into Inbox/Gmail era

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As the people in Google towers are flying all the time (they are never at there desks) they think rest of us do as well, which admittedly I would if I was on 2k/y

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UK.gov set to burn half a BEELLLION POUNDS on one-dole-to-rule-em-all IT, claims PAC chair

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The civil service does not pay enough to have the right experienced staff to run these type of projects.

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SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015

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Re: £10,m?

It was well over that for Selby rail crash

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Heck_rail_crash

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Cars won't be the first self drive vehicles on the road it will be buses in London and long distance night time trucking lorries on the motroways

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Alabama quadchopper hits THREE THOUSAND FEET next to AIRPORT

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LOHAN goes higher than that

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Broadband bumpkin BONANZA: 8 altnets shortlisted for £10m UK.gov subsidy

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No mention of church.net - using church towers and mircowave

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