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11 posts • joined 9 May 2008

OCZ omnishambles leaves flash chippery biz on knife-edge

Andrew Parsons
FAIL

Bad customer experience

Both the OCZ drives I've had have failed within 9 months. I wouldn't touch them with a barge-pole. It's a shame as they made windows run well, but then became unstable before dying spectacularly.

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ISPs under pressure to control online porn

Andrew Parsons
WTF?

Over 18 content on o2

O2 have been doing this a while. You can go into one of their stores with photo id to get the filter removed also.

Sites they blocked included the good pub guide for me. Obviously o2 are scared of the kiddies learning about the dangers of Real Ale as well...

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Sony hits stop on Walkman tape players

Andrew Parsons
Go

Cassette only releases

Ironically the self released and micro label cassette market is booming. The number of small bands and labels putting out limited runs is quite phenomenal. It seems to have overtaken the cdr as the format of choice.

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Reg reader applauds World's Crappiest phish

Andrew Parsons
FAIL

I had an even better one last year...

"HSBC" wanted to verify something with my account, but unfortunately referred to themselves as Alliance and Leicester in the body of the email.

Consistency was not their strong point.

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Will a service pack for Windows 7 rock up anytime soon?

Andrew Parsons
Gates Horns

Updates welcomed

I would love to see an sp1 if it could solve all the random startup crashes I keep getting since upgrading from solid as a rock vista to windows 7 with my i7...

I'm certainly not impressed with the so called support for third party applications either. A large percentage of my existing software seems to be allergic to 7 - particuarly when trying to install/uninstall.

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Apple shovels admin iPhoneware onto PCs

Andrew Parsons
Jobs Horns

Does it mess around with your aps?

That'll probably be the reason my iphone was acting weirdly this morning when I went to add some mp3s to it...

It suddenly asked me to validate my app store purchases, then promptly removed them from my phone. I'm not keen on stumping up money for apps I've already got.

On the otherhand, it could be an itunes9 problem.

Anyone else had any issues?

Is version 3.1 working ok now?

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Commodore 64 emulator hits iPhone

Andrew Parsons
Headmaster

@foo_bar_Baz

Are you thinking of Wizkid? The sequel on Amiga and Atari ST.

Wizball was mainly on 8bit systems I think.

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BOFH: Defiling the profile

Andrew Parsons
Flame

Bristol

Double OY!

You should have chosen Swindon...

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Touchscreen robo-pharmacist calls for more CCTV snooping

Andrew Parsons
Boffin

Hole in the wall

@Stu - I shit you not! Ironically our shop was next door to a bank! It was a co-incidence that the wall with the safe on it was just exposed enough for the theives to be able to break in and secluded enough for no one to notice them. Whether they got lucky, or had already cased where the safe was I don't know. The annoying thing was that they were hidden from the alarm sensors by the shelving units in the shop. If they'd had stood up they would have gone off.

At least they only took a couple of days takings - I'm surprised they didn't try and break into the controlled drugs safe - that would have made them loads more money.

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Andrew Parsons
Boffin

Pharmacy Smash n' Grabs

As a pharmacist that has previously had armfulls of goods raided when working in community I'm surprised that this chap hasn't already been hit. Those hair dyes and tubes of toothpaste at car boot sales don't come from nowhere...

We had to put shutters in after they hit us twice in a week - luckily it was my boss who had to stand around in the cold at 3am to wait for the glazers.

Of course what the rogues did next was remove the motar from the wall at the back of our shop and blow the safe full of our takings without setting the alarms off.

Luckily, now working in hospital the closest thing you get to a break-in is a dumb nurse hammering the doors at 2am thinking we're still open...

As for robots - if his is half as reliable as ours, then he's best off hoping the burglars come back for that next time to try and sell it for scrap metal - this is the 3rd day in a row that we're having to dispense from packing crates as the motors have gone and no one can load it!

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Extreme porn bill gets final reading

Andrew Parsons
Dead Vulture

Brasseye Paedo Special

Pre-empting this very event.

"is this image of a dog with a man's cock obscene?"

"is it now we put the child's head on it?!"

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