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* Posts by Plymouthian

8 posts • joined 13 Jun 2008

London Tube app adds Augmented Reality

Plymouthian
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Hmmm

Aren't these the guys that used shill accounts to diss all their competing apps and post glowing reviews of their own ones? Think I'll steer clear of that.

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Apple swaps good iPhones for bad, say fanbois

Plymouthian

Swapping good for bad?

The wording of the title here implies they are taking the working ones off you and giving you a duff one in return. Surely that should be "Apple swaps bad iphones for good ones" - even if not, that sounds more right to me...

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Intel delays USB 3.0 chipset until 2012

Plymouthian

WTH, I thought this was already a done deal

This is annoying, while my current laptop has esata it can be kinda flaky. I was gonna get a new laptop soon but USB3 would be the must-have component, 2.0 is too slow for my purposes.

Ho hum.

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Tories put ID cards, Contactpoint on manifesto hit list

Plymouthian
WTF?

well.. thanks for the party political broadcast I guess?

But the Tories already had a chance to prove themselves by doing and not saying, and that was in the digital economy bill. They blew it, so I have no reason to believe that suddenly sunlight is going to shine out their backsides. Needless to say that labour dropped a tactical nuke on any chance of getting my vote with their DE bill farce and the libdems didn't do themselves any favours either.

As someone already said, only parties to vote against so far. Guess it's time to do the London mayor thing and choose the comedy option...

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Kingston SSD Now V 40GB boot drive

Plymouthian
Boffin

Redirection

So can anyone confirm if it's easier to transparently redirect C:\Users\ under windows 7 than it is under Vista? The only way I could get it going like that on vista was to to manually junction c:\users\<myusername> but it was kinda fiddly to get working and didn'tt feel like a clean solution. This is because my current C drive is a 32GB SLC SSD but I don't think that capacity has a chance of cutting it on Win7, even with redirected c:\users

The only clean solution involved editing installation scripts, which was a tad overkill

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Deadfish iPhones send users into deep freeze

Plymouthian
Black Helicopters

It happens

I have had this problem. Took it into the apple store, explained the steps I had taken to try and resolve it (all the resets in including to factory defaults etc) and they replaced it on the spot. Working fine with my restored settings since (about 2-3 weeks now). Interestingly it cropped up *before* I'd installed 2.2.1, so naturally I updated to this more recent firmware to see if that would solve the problem - it didn't of course.

@Chort - You might be right there. I run a WPA2 secured wlan at home, although it stopped connecting to the WEP one in the office at the same time too. It continued to connect and allow use of non-key'd networks such as the cloud.

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OMFG, what have you done?

Plymouthian
Unhappy

ahh fixed width

Everything else, fine no complaint

But as widescreen monitors and larger resolutions are on the increase, let's cram it into a thin column in the middle of the screen. Yeah, newspaper luddites like that, but with liquid width have the option of making it like that simply by resizing their browser. No such option for us poor hate-scrolling-down-all-the-time suckers huh.

I guess the best I could say about this change is that at least it's not *left aligned* fixed width, which makes the inquirer barely readable

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PayPal ambushes users with mystery Skype charges

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I trust paypal less with every passing day

Admittedly in this case Skype might also be at fault. But today I receive an email from Paypal advising that "PayPal will change its fee structure to make it more attractive for our UK customers to send personal payments".

The change is, they're charging for using credit cards to send personal payments. But if I give them direct access to my bank account, it's free. Yet they also heavyhand sellers into this by forcing them to give paypal as an option, and making it a policy violation for these sellers to "discourage the use of any payment option".

There really needs to be more oversight on ebay/paypal soon, because they're really beginning to get too cocky for their own good, and evidently letting their security lapse along the way.

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