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7 posts • joined 2 Oct 2008

TomTom UK and Ireland

Dave Coleshill
Stop

It works well on the 3GS, but...

how well does it work on the basic 3G, without the AGPS and compass?

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Transformers MacBooks, robots in disguise

Dave Coleshill
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Hmm.

That ship looks very much like the combat drones from a very old game called Deuteros to me.

Impressive CGI though. =)

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NASA takes stick over feet and inches

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It's quite ironic really.

Considering the fuss they made about independence a couple of hundred years ago, I would have thought they would have jumped at the chance of ditching the "English" measurement system. As it happens they seem to be being pretty tenacious about it all - they're still using it over 40 years after the England itself ditched Imperial in favour of Metric.

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Sex offender email monitoring plan mothballed

Dave Coleshill
Paris Hilton

*facepalm*

Yet again, the UK govt proves they are without a clue about the Interweb. And they wonder why no-one trusts them when they moot ideas like the uber database, and ID cards?

Paris, because even she could invent a new net identity in under 10 minutes.

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Great Aussie firewall claims first victim

Dave Coleshill
Black Helicopters

An interesting test

A national firewall like the one Oz is trying to implement needs to be very carefully (and intelligently) managed. This looks to be proof that this isn't happening...

I wonder how long it'll be before someone gets http://www.australia.gov.au/ gets blacklisted?

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HP introduces stylish VIA Intel-based netbook

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It's what's missing that counts.

Yes it's got a shiny big screen and a throbbing Atom CPU. They've sacrificed a gig of RAM capacity and the Ethernet port compared to the Mininote 2133 to cram them in though. That's going to make a lot of people (myself included) think twice about dropping their hard-earnt on it, even if it does turn out to be cheaper when it hits Blighty.

I get the impression that HP have released their Netbooks purely for the sake of not missing out on a market. There's a distinct air of "We have no idea who we're aiming these products at" about the changes.

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HBOS could shift 2,000 IT jobs to India

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If their CS dept moves to India, I'm out.

The only reason I'm with Halifax is that they have a British-based callcentre for their phone banking. If they outsource it to India, I'm moving banks. The last thing I need when trying to sort out my finances is a language barrier. I had enough problems they trialled a voice recognition system...

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