* Posts by Kevin Mac Uistin

9 posts • joined 10 Apr 2008

Is this possibly the worst broadband in the world?

Kevin Mac Uistin
Mushroom

There is worse

I moved from blighty to the back end of nowhere in Ireland.

Now, while the majority of Ireland has quite good ADSL, with 20 Mb/s being a regular occurrence, I thought I'd be able to at least get 1 Mb/s.

Mobile connections are also flaky at the top of the valley I live in, so what was I left with?

Satellite, that's what. The cap is minimal (26 GB), the ping rate is horrendous (700-900ms) and the price is offensive. But that's what I have to put up with to live in the area I want to.

As an IT professional this initially made me weep, but I have come to embrace the consistent speed it provides (18 Mb/s).

To quote the article though: "Roll on 4G. It must be better, mustn't it?"

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Ethiopia to send Skype users to the slammer

Kevin Mac Uistin
Unhappy

VOIP over VPN

Some VOIP services implement there own VPN connections, for instance SipGate.

Is blocking these realistic? Or are VPN's outlawed too?

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Jabra Clipper

Kevin Mac Uistin
Meh

Good battery, good sound, poor build quality

When I first got one of these 2 years ago I thought it was great. And it was. For two weeks.

Then it broke, so I got a replacement.

Which broke after... two weeks.

It's not like I misused it, I mostly used it while sat at my desk in work.

The issue is with the headphone connection, which was one of the main selling points for me.

I reviewed it on Amazon at the time: http://goo.gl/jeeiA

At the end of the day it's a little over on Amazon at the moment, and they have a good returns policy.

Try it for your selves, you'll like it.... Till it breaks!

Kevin

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Samsung outs MacBook Pro lookalike laptop

Kevin Mac Uistin
WTF?

What absolute tosh

So what you're saying is that they're both quite thin. Something that was inevitable.

They're a different colour, different port layout, different keyboard. It has as much in common as my 4 year old laptop as the MacBook Pro.

It is more likely that this is an attempt to grab peoples attention in place of good reportage.

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Ten... Wireless Headphones

Kevin Mac Uistin
Thumb Up

Jabra Clipper

I use the Jabra Clipper with my Phone, my Laptop, and with my home PC.

It has a microphone, but I think all the bluetooth headsets here have them, a fairly decent battery (I only tend to need charge at night.

Most importantly, you can use your own headset with it. You'll want one with a short cable, I bought Nike sports headset, and I am very happy with the results.

Cheers,

Kevin

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Welsh blogger fined over 'menacing' plod blog

Kevin Mac Uistin

@Anonymous Coward: @Kevin Mac Uistin

I do agree with you, I'm was just saying that common sense does not seem to have prevailed in this case.

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Kevin Mac Uistin
Unhappy

"God help all new-born babies"

This story actually proves the welsh lad right, if he can be arrested for saying something with no threatening language, then God help all new-born babies.

I do realise anything can be taken as threatening or negative if taken out of context, for example, "I like your new television" could be taken as "I'm about to steal your television", but these misunderstanding are usually only by complete idiots.

There really should be something in law that protects from context misinterpretation in written comments. Issues in the context of comments must be something that has been around for centuries, but is now exaggerated by blogs, and that they are written by people without restriction, and available for all to see.

So what I’m really trying to get at is that I want the law system to use common sense. By simply warning the man about his comments and asking for an apology they could have saved the tax payer a lot of money, and I bet his £150 did not cover it.

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Microsoft kicks out third Windows XP service pack

Kevin Mac Uistin
Gates Horns

Vista Features

I don't know about anyone else, but the only good thing that Vista has, and that M$ should bring over to XP is the sidebar.

I can't think of one other thing that I liked about Vista when I bought a shiny new PC from Dell (and then replaced the OS with an Ubuntu/XP dual boot).

And if Micro-shaft is quietly dropping Vista in favour of Windows 7 next year, why don't they at least offer the nicer features of Vista as an add-on (free or for a nominal amount).

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Microhoo! deal roadmap goes round in circles

Kevin Mac Uistin
Coat

@AOL + Yahoo

American On Line Yahoos

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