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* Posts by Sam Crawley

13 posts • joined 2 Mar 2009

OnePlus One equals 'killer' new mobe running CyanogenMod

Sam Crawley

3G frequency support

If you're going to buy one of these watch out for the 3G frequency support - most phones from China use 850Mhz vs some of the UK operators like Voda use 900Mhz. Quick web search brings up plenty more information on this issue.

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Galaxy S4 radiant, but has black holes

Sam Crawley
Megaphone

Re: FFS, when will they "get it"?

@TeeCee that is the perfect solution. Honestly I read this review thinking that it's a shame that I just won't even consider what is obviously a nice bit of tin because of the Samsung crapware that gets loaded on (and I can't be doing with the faff of rooting and applying custom roms). I hope someone in Samsung is getting this feedback - "Wake up! You are actually losing customers because of this"!

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Inside the BBC's R&D Labs

Sam Crawley
Pint

Good work

When you think of the amount of money squandered on rubbish "prime time" shows and overpaid star presenters to compete with commercial TV on a Saturday evening, it's only things like this that restore my confidence in the Beeb. Up the funding I say!

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Ice Cream Sandwich phone a no-show on Vodafone

Sam Crawley
FAIL

Network problems..

..on Vodafone? That doesn't sound familiar at all! Maybe it's not the new handset, maybe it's their creaking shoddy network, have they considered this? Don't try to test data on the handset between 4pm and 7pm around King's Cross, you might get connectivity, but there will be ZERO THROUGHPUT!

And lol at all the comments above, why oh why do Vodafone feel the need to frig about with the stock build - anyone who has a modicum of techie in them will just then have to go to the hassle of reverting anyway - who wants to wait a year for each Google update rollup just so Vodafone can "evaluate" it - can they demonstrate one single time ever when this has been beneficial for customers?

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NASA releases stunning new moon-landing snaps

Sam Crawley
Pint

Tracks from delivery bikes?

Domino's Pizzeria must be just off-camera?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/02/pizza_chain_plans_restaurant_on_the_moon/

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Boris-Bike firm penalised by £5m over system hiccups

Sam Crawley
Stop

About time..

Love the scheme, try to use it every day subject to a bike being available at King's Cross at about 08:30 (answer if sunny = no, if rainy or cold = yes), but the implementation has been poor - as just a regular user I have repeatedly suffered ghost journeys, random charges on my accounts, dock consoles always crashing, entire docks malfunctioning repeatedly, and the latest I've noticed is the on-site staff during rush hours are slowly being withdrawn earlier and earlier in the evening leaving full docks, clearly just a cost-cutting measure. As I thought the scheme was modelled on Montreal I would have thought most of this would have been avoided. If this is largely Serco's responsibility then they are right to withhold payments.

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Transport for London gobbles up Oyster

Sam Crawley
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So does this mean...

..the squabbling between National Rail and TFL about the cut of the revenue will finally end such that we will be able to use Oystercard everywhere?

Call me a cynic... but I suspect not.

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LINX failure slows UK net traffic

Sam Crawley
WTF?

Eh?

"LINX acts as a main peering point for UK ISPs, allowing them to exchange traffic directly, which is cheaper than sending it over the public internet."

I'm no network person, but surely ISPs peering *is* the public internet??

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Microsoft apes Spotify with ad-stuffed tune streaming

Sam Crawley
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Ads every half an hour?

Me smells someone who hasn't used Spotify for a while...

"Hi, this is Robert from Spotify

Hi, this is Ro...

Hi, this is R

Hi

Hi.."

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Doro PhoneEasy 338gsm

Sam Crawley
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Excellent albeit pricy

Great idea, and this would have been perfect for my Grandfather (RIP) who used to struggle even with a basic Nokia. I remember when my Grandmother had had a mobile for several months, she rang us (on landline) to complain that it didn't seem to work any more. Have you charged it, we asked? What do you mean 'charge"?, she replied! That's low usage for you, eh?!

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Google sued for 'stealing' Android name

Sam Crawley

Madness

The patent troll guy (and that's precisely what he is) seems to have trademarked "Android Data" not "Android".. does this mean that any component of trademarks is also restricted? Gillette have "The Best a Man Can Get".. no more using "Best" for any shaving gear anyone else?? Ridiculous...

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HTC's second Android phone coming 1 May

Sam Crawley

Nice advert..

..for Voda!

"Buy now and save..."!

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Obama chopper plans leaked on file-sharing nets

Sam Crawley
Go

Discovered on an IP address in Tehran?

Am I the only one to smell a rat here.. Presumably once files are swarming their way about on the P2P networks they are almost everywhere - interesting that they chose to highlight Iran of all the countries where presumably the files ended up - I'll lay a pint on the odds that they ended up in Moscow too, but no mention of that, eh? Dammit with those fast internet connections those pesky Persians could potentially upload this Weapon of Mass Download to Europe in 45 minutes.. Generals, we have that excuse we've been looking for...!

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