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* Posts by James Coombs

7 posts • joined 25 Apr 2007

Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging

James Coombs

Toothbrush

Does this mean I'm going to have to pay Apple royalties to carry on using my electric toothbrush?

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Brocade delivers 10gig FCoE switching

James Coombs
Happy

cheap :-)

Woooo only 700 green backs - I'll have a dozen of those please

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Virgin Media network goes down down south

James Coombs

DNS servers down

DNS servers 194.168.8.100 and 194.168.4.100 were both down ALL last night. Now appears working (so I can post this.)

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Microsoft's idea of Family Protection? Block Google

James Coombs

protecting children or M$?

I want to know if this is to protect our children or to protect Microsoft's profits. I might just go and search MS to see if I can find something I think my children shouldn't see ...

There's undoubtedly some dubious stuff on Google but only because Google maps the web which has some dubious stuff ... Have MS somehow miraculously come up with a search engine which only returns "safe" material?

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The McNealy and Schwartz Sun legacy

James Coombs

mostly agree but ...

... on the server side HP Have the Titanic range which although developed in partnership with Intel is as good as proprietary. IBM also have their own proprietary so having both doesn't mark Sun out as unique in that respect.

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The IT Crowd goes west

James Coombs

The real IT crowd

I saw a couple of episodes but it struck me as very dated. The characters weren't based in Mumbai using remote access and following scripts to fix 90% of the problems before giving up on the other 10%.

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GMTV suspends phone-ins over scam allegations

James Coombs

So .... ?

"According to ... Panorama many had no chance of winning " ... whereas those who phoned in before the call handling centre had gone to bed for the night had _virtually_ no chance of winning. There doesn't seem to be a lot of difference to me.

OK so it's out-and-out fraud and those responsible should be locked up but I find it difficult to find sympathy for anyone who thinks they stand anything approaching a chance of winning.

Anyway, just make sure that I win that draw you were running for something last week :-)

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