* Posts by Chris Judd

17 posts • joined 22 Apr 2008

iPlayer repeat fees threaten BBC earthquake

Chris Judd
FAIL

Re: Because of the unique way the BBC is funded.....

Perhaps before you go on your rant against 'idiots' who think you dont need a license to watch iPlayer... they are actually correct, and you are wrong.

As has already been mentioned, and can be confirmed with a quick look at the TV licensing site, you only need a license to watch live streams. Catchup TV is exempt.

Better luck next time.

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Nokia sets release date for Lumia 800

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FAIL

"Easier, faster, funner"... poor effort. They couldn't even find a valid word for their tagline!

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Sony Tablet S

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I had a look at this in Currys recently, found it horribly plasticky. Felt very cheap and flimsy, where most other tablets have gone for the sleek, solid brushed aluminium-type look/feel. I think Sony's got this one wrong personally.

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HP to bring 6,000 more TouchPads to UK - for staff only

Chris Judd
Black Helicopters

Prepare for another surge of Touchpads on eBay then... not that I'm jealous!

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Gmail users howl in anguish at 'disappeared' accounts

Chris Judd
FAIL

re: Gmail users stats

I think you got your sums wrong... 150,000 is 8% of 1,875,000, not 0.08%. So total gmail users would be 187,500,000. Which seems more plausible.

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Easynet blames network collapse on dodgy router update

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Bond car bought at auction

Chris Judd

Quick? London?

I think he means he wants to spend a few hours sat at traffic lights.

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Iomega's flashy SSD clones your PC

Chris Judd
Coffee/keyboard

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I thought it sounded quite handy - I have a smaller main HDD, with a 1TB media drive. I could have my OSs and files backed up and sync'd, and just leave the media drive.

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Dell Streaks on stage

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Irony...?

Showing an advert for iPAD accessories on the screenshot.

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BT mulls upping apprentice numbers

Chris Judd
Unhappy

The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

The UK has no restriction on the use of the term 'engineer'. Unlike the US where it's a professional moniker, and you have to be a paid up member of a professional body to use it. Or so I'm told.

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Home Sec says 17m ID cards in circulation by 2017

Chris Judd
FAIL

They think 28% coverage is a big achievement ...?

Only 28% of the population by 2017... so they'll still be useless for decades. The card is an epically bad idea, but if it was ever to work it would have to be a case of everybody having one. If only 28% have it, you can always say "no guvna, I dont have one, here's my (faked) [passport/drivers license/whatever]".

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Software update spikes certain Freesat set-top boxes

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@AC 12:19

I've got a Humax Freesat HD box, nothing but praise for it. Was pushed into it by the appauling freeview reception where I live, but I'm really glad I switched over.

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'Interfering' BT Vision attracts campaigner glares

Chris Judd
Stop

Not actually BT Vision that's at fault...

The article seems to imply that the device causing the problem here isn't the Vision box, it's the Powerline adapters. These are just 3rd party branded devices, not really BTs responsibility. They'll just switch vendor and carry on regardless. The problem was probably that BT went with the cheapest adapters they could find, rather than decent quality ones.

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Google takes aim at drunken messaging

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Stop

@Ken Hagan

Check again, it's 37 + 19 methinks

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California train smash driver sent text seconds before disaster

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@Luke Watson

Actually, lets say both trains were travelling at a speed of 60mph (makes the maths nice and easy), then 1 minute before impact they would have been 2 miles apart; not so close really. It'd probably be wildly inefficient on a busy section of track to be segregating trains more than 2 miles apart...?

Mandatory disclaimer, I'm not a train network engineer, so this is a very uneducated guess.

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Getty dips into Flickr to beef up photo stock

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@David

It's usually in the t&c when you buy tickets for televised events that you accept that you may be filmed.

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Atom-based Eee PC to hit UK in June

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Stop

Dilemma

Was going to get my girlfriend to bring me one of these back from hong kong (works out about £260), but having second thoughts if the Atom could give it a fair bit more battery life. But then I'd have to pay UK prices. Worth the extra £70 for the atom?

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