I would be more able to stomach this crap from BT if they actually offered some sort of decent service, but their offerings are usually chronic.
155 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009
-Its the sound of a beancounter being ejected from a window head first
Dont like the increases? They are letting you leave... more than TalkTalk offer - just sayin.
Also - when you've left, what do you replace it with? BT or BT via reseller? No way in hell are they coming back into my house.
For the service i get from virgin they are in my good books.
although i never have to call them (i know that is painful - but then so is calling talktalk for clients)
I also dont use their super hub, so im probably not a typical user.
Re: Kite flying
Yeah alight, the last time i did that i got told why i was wrong and why i should just trust the government, delivered on some of the most expensive looking (and feeling) stationary ever to grace my letterbox.
Wasted hours, achieved nothing.
Democracy in action.
Call them what you want - home automation has prevented at least one break in (attempted) that i know of at my place.
Just added sensors to my external doors so the system knows when someone is coming or going and can then turn stuff on or off. Very useful when coming in legless at 4am.
But during the day when no one is in, it knows someone is standing at my front door for more than a minute not ringing the door bell (hidden cctv camera), so it can turn a tv or radio on, and the hall light.
Turns out the guy was picking my front door lock - as soon as the light came on he scarpered.
HD Photo sent onto the police - he didnt return.
Thanks Homeseer :)
Fabulous - i now have a handy link instead of explaining why not to go with TalkTalk.
and this is why Sonarr, Sickbeard, SickRage and Couch Potato are doing so well of late.
8TB NAS + Kodi (XBMC) or Plex = WIN
Re: BT SCUM!
Oh you also forgot about their Drama offering...
Utter, utter, scum.
fairly interested as to how the 02/3 deal will work out, as far as i can tell the networks are non-compatible currently?
Three has great internet but expensive calls
o2 has cheaper calls but the infra is awful and barely works most of the time.
Combine the two, shit internet and expensive calls i imagine will be favored over cheap calls and fast working internet.
Re: On occasion
many charities have better infra than banks these days.
my latest move has been a breath of fresh air
And hasnt the EU recently mandated all new cars are net connected to report accidents as of this or next year?
No wonder the mobile networks are creaking at the seems...
have to agree with the man here, i refuse to pay for any streaming service.
they screw artists and fans at the same time.
listening on your phone earphones sure you can deal with low quality to a certain extent, but play anything on decent speakers at any reasonable volume and you need as high a quality as you can get, ideally studio master quality, data is cheap, why the hell cant i have it?
Completely sensible suggestion for 48k 16bit flac as standard from an above comment.
As a DJ i refuse to deal with anything less than a WAV file, but it seems the shops are using this as a way to extract even more money out of me now, looking at you beatport. £1.20 for a track, but want it as flac or wav, oh add another £1.85 on top. Bastards.
Try playing a 128k mp3 on a 80kw funktion one sound system and see how that goes down...
"customers were not happy when they discovered they would have to buy a whole new product for it to work with HomeKit."
Ccannot stop laughing, if you are stupid enough to go in for Apples abuse you deserve everything you get
Re: change the photo
+1 for blonde hotties icon
Re: As a 20 something
Fair play to you "20 Something". Any anti-bbc comment gets such a strong reaction here.
I've just hit my 30's and have never found use for the BBC beyond:
BBC News for Election Coverage
Olympics & Wimbledon
I pay the license fee, begrudgingly, but it needs to go.
I'd pay per service or per show happily, but not given that option.
And knowing people who work at the beeb, it is infuriating to watch my money pay for their jollies!
Radio could be stripped back to half of what it currently is with no noticeable reduction in service, same with half their TV offerings. The shows just dont stand up to the US Cable equivalents.
Over the last 12months i've started watching around 10 new TV Shows, the only UK one was dropped after one episode, they are light years ahead in terms of original programming.
Bring on the down votes!
Sad to watch, but as has been said they learn from every fail and keep on trying at fantastic pace.
Here's to next time!
Seems nasa were more public about this launch, but don't get where the "unhappy" comment came from.
Also, i blame Microsoft. natch ;)
so as a non-previewer, but with varying versions of windows 7, 8, & 8.1 - some OEM, some bought outright - i've clicked the flag to download Windows 10 on release - is this free or not?
Genuinely no idea anymore.
Loved season 1, but two started a bit slow, but ended on such a high just like the first!
Each episode makes me literally laugh out loud, something that has been missing from TV Comedy for so long!
Very glad theyre back for season 3
Its non-sense, but i like it!
still waiting on Android Pay...
I really don't understand peoples obsession with the bbc, yes i know fox news is awful, but so is the beeb! I'd rather not read (or pay for) any of it.
Wheres that option?
Will be purchasing this as soon as its generally available
Pebble v1 was a truly exceptional device, i have no doubts this will follow suit.
All round goodness for a change!
Re: Oh, dear...
Isn't technology wonderful!
Great effort by all involved, sad they had the initial issues as was watching it live at work, beer got in the way of watching 2nd time round.
Bring on the next try!
This stuff is still so ten years ago, and the reason for this is because no one seems to be learning from the people that have come and gone over the last 25+ years of automation tech.
X10 was ok, Z Wave blew it out the water
now we seem to be going back to lots of propriety systems in places i would never trust them!
Monitor by front door by all means as an input device, but a z wave lock etc? Get out of town!
Cant imagine my home insurer would be particularly happy about me ripping out all the 5 lever locks
I say this all as someone who has had home automation in the house for years, most of the CES stuff is just plain backward, and won't exist come this time next year.
Still using my Motorola Xoom 1, battery life goes in 6 month cycles of being piss poor, then okay again.
I only use it at the end of the day when on the sofa or in bed to control the tele and stumble about the web.
Im reminded how useless it is, when i take it on the road though.
Constant charging required to watch anything on it.
I wanted to upgrade it for christmas, but just didnt happen. I'll use it till it dies....
Great news, keep it coming!
Thanks to both above posters!
Love my Pebble, have worn it nearly every day for 2 years.
Highly recommended device!
When will they learn....
None of this would be an issue if they just gave consumers the choice to consume how they want to.
One size does not fit all!
that last tweet deserves something... im not sure what, but possibly a lot of it!
Still the best service by a mile in my area (and all areas ive lived in since leaving home)
Not had to call them in over 5 years
Very interesting read - more of this please!
Had a few clients infected with this due to bad on the ground security practices, deleted the lot and restored from online backup. Business as usual after a slightly extended lunch break...
Do feel sorry for home users who got hit though, i heard of someone who lost their dissertation, no one but his own fault for no backup but still. Ouch...
Wont be using black cabs again
had to take 3 cab journeys this week and thanks to a stuck up colleague it had to be a black cab.
Cue 20 minutes of being told how awful Hailo, Uber etc are and how brilliant black cabbies are, how helpful and pleasant they are (as we were thrown all around the back of the cab thanks to his ducking and diving) in each journey.
the last cabbie just ranted constantly from start to finish in a massively racist fashion about all the pakistani's driving addy lee's, how they have to use sat nav (when he had one as well) - i will never give money to these morons ever again, needless to say my colleague returned in her own cab, whilst i got an Uber, guess who arrived back first and paid less..... yup... me
also reported the cabbie for his racist views, i doubt i will hear anything back about it though as it sounded like his brother on the other end of the phone.
Needs more Pliers!
Re: Does Uber use journey GPS data to determine fares?
The crux is that a taximeter is physically attached to the vehicle. A mobile phone, not so much.
No doubt, they will decide its all legal and above board, and then change the law...
Re: Thanks a bunch
longest record for guiding a user through installing teamviewer, 2 hours.
i wanted to die.
if you are researching whether to go ahead with the treatment or not, you find them quite quickly.
having been blind in one eye since birth i was really interested in this type of treatment when it first came out, thorough reading put me off though. sadly others dont read into things as much, so sites such as this are very much needed,
It was the call charges and the unforgiving call centre that drove me away from three for the second time, but sadly there is no comparison when it comes to mobile broadband. Always had a signal and it always worked.
Ring an 0844 to pay a utility bill, oh that'll be £7
I see they are cutting these charges now, it'll be at least another 18 months before i think about trying them again, and thats really only down to o2 completely over-selling their network.
"Best of a bad situation"
Change the world they wont, but they are handy for lazy people such as myself.
Also great fun to tinker with, seeing as you can link most stuff to it. Tasker integration is great.
I have a pebble, the original one. So Around £100, not £300 (no idea what samsung were thinking)
The stuff i use it for most is changing music when on the train and dont want to un-tangle a length of headphone cable, turning lights off at home when on the sofa watching a film, checking my train is on time as i run for it, and seeing who is calling then picking up, again when the phone is buried.
Im not looking for a killer app, its just nice to have.
but again, i tooks me years to get the pebble at £100. I dont think ive ever spend more.
The problem though, i get 4 or 5 days charge from the pebble's e-ink screen.
The video shows an almost HD screen, im sure that leads to charging everyday.
Go and produce something, copyright it, and then see how you feel when it runs on a tv advert and you get squat.
Just because its a creative piece of work, why should they not see a benefit?
Will you be making an 2015 Calendar of the best of these over the year?
Best news i read all day!
Re: Why am I finding out about this from El Reg and not from Virgin?
they will, in good time...
Check your postcode online, i dont get my upgrade til Jan 2015, i dont need a letter in Feb 2014 about it.
You couldnt make it up!
I started reading with optimism and joy in my heart but by the end i find my self slowly pawing at my S4, knowing it will become an S5
Facebook messenger must be going well then?
Re: Cheese? In a cottage pie?
Ketchup? Behave! ;)
Give me the option and i'll detune immeadiately, oh and i'll block iplayer locally for you as well.
Now for a reduction in the bbc's monopoly on the FM band.
The only reason i ever tried o2 Wallet was in the faint hope i'd one day be able to pay by bonk with it, as promised in a new version that never arrived. Nice to see that paid off....
We really need to sort this out in the UK, the only way it seems possible to get NFC payments is either with a limited iphone trial with natwest or android with barclays. have i missed anyone?
needless to say im an android user with natwest, so no go.
we will be back to trading in rocks before they ever sort this mess out
well sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet </clay davies>
They could have hit the mark with this, if it talked to ANY of the home automation systems already in place...