* Posts by Nathen Fredrick

7 posts • joined 16 Feb 2009

Door creaks and girl farts: computing in the real world

Nathen Fredrick

CD From Home?

95% of the lUsers I have dealt with couldn't burn files to CD's if you explained it a billion times.

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Windows 8: Not even Microsoft thinks businesses will use it

Nathen Fredrick
Trollface

Re: Didn't this happen with Windows 95?

Only Windows 95 wasn't reducing an expensive computer into basically a phone.

The only way that it may drive users to Linux/OS X is when people decide that they don't like the look of 8 and wonder what else is actually out there. It might be like that scene in The Simpsons when all the kids go outside and play when the Cable is out.

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US broadband seeks ISP speed stickers

Nathen Fredrick
FAIL

Eh?

But they are not advertising Broadband + Telephone line now are they?

Broadband is a feature added to the top of a telephone line. It's like complaining you bought a washing machine, but the price didn't include the electricity to run it. Or buying a car on finance and complaining the cost doesn't include fuel. It's not misleading at all, it assumes that you live at least in the 20th century and have a phone line.

Having this sticker is a stupid idea. It's nothing to do with the ISP what the speed is, it's the geographical location of their customers that rule the speed.

If you choose a provider with higher speeds, all it means is that their customers generally live closer to the telephone exchange.

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Nathen Fredrick
WTF?

Eh?

That is the daftest thing I've ever heard.

They are not advertising Broadband + Telephone Line for £7 a month. Broadband is a feature that goes on top of a telephone line. They are assuming that you at least live in the 20th century and have a telephone line already.

Anyway, back to the land of people with multiple braincells.

This stickering idea is not properly thought through. All the average speed rating means is that ISP's customers live closer to the telephone exchange. More people out in the sticks are going to sign up to that ISP, lowering the average, causing the non clued up people to complain.

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Burger King cooks up Windows 7 Whopper

Nathen Fredrick
Grenade

Omnomnomnom

I need that burger in my life.

Mines the grenade, as that is what my heart would become after eating that.

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Android to overtake iPhone in 2012 - analyst

Nathen Fredrick

Lol!

Look at all the apple sympathisers defending their poor choice of phones!

Windows Mobile unfortunatly is dead. At least until 8 comes out.

HTC have made a good stab of making the latest 6.5 useable, although the previous WM incarnations weren't that bad either. Depends what you want to do with the phone, Productivity or Pose.

I've left my WM ways behind for now, as the OS feels a little dated on modern hardware. I've jumped to Android, and I can say it's the best OS i've ever used on a phone.

iPhones are like your typical model, pretty but not much up top.

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UK.gov to tap BT as data harvester

Nathen Fredrick
Thumb Down

Great.

Have you any idea how many more questions this is going to generate at my place of work?

Thanks guys.

Thumbs down, as I wanted an easy life. BT are just a pain in my ......

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