* Posts by An-D

20 posts • joined 9 May 2007

Virgin Media's blighted SuperHub NOW comes with extra squeal (oink)

An-D

When they started upgrading our area to 100 Meg I was under the impression that I'd need the superhub to 'get the best out of it' Never got round to asking for one, but seems to work fine with my old moden and Belkin router anyway. Lucky I was so lazy I guess!

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Last remaining reason to order an iPhone 5 disappears

An-D

What delay?

Ordered from Three on Wednesday, delivered on Friday? Maybe you should stick to BAE bashing Lewis, it's what you're best at.

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30,000 Shreks besmirch BeautifulPeople

An-D

Fake?

Didn't Graham Cluley rumble this as just a publicity stunt?

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In-flight fight for stubborn iPhone-loving teen

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Jobs Halo

I guess I'm going to hell then?

My 8 year old son has an iPhone, but it is an old 3G that was first handed down to my wife when I got a 3GS and then down to The Boy when I upgraded to the 4 (and the 3GS was handed down to SWMBO)

He plays games on it and I use it to tell him it's time to come home for tea when he's round the corner playing with his pals instead of standing at the front door whistling.

He is neither spoilt or revolting or a toe rag. I have peace of mind that I can let him spread his wings a few more yards away from the house and keep in touch with him and satisfaction that an old phone has an extended life and he is learning the value of objects by taking good care of it.

Do I qualify for a good kicking?

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

An-D

3D

Guess the reviewer must have played the 360 version as there is no mention of the stereoscopic option available on the PS3.

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Stella Artois augments iPhone reality

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FAIL

WOW!!

What a fantastic app!!! It tells me that my nearest wifebeater-selling watering hole is in London. That's only 220 miles from my current location in Lancashire!!

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'Steve Jobs' repeals AT&T iPhone prank

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Paris Hilton

Doh

Austria, not Australia... The 'al' makes all the difference

Paris cos she would have made the same mistake

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Royal Navy to get two carriers - but only one air group?

An-D
Grenade

Typhoon bashing

You never pass up an opportunity to give the Typhoon a right good kick in the nuts, do you Lewis ;)

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US Spec Ops operates psywar websites targeted at UK

An-D
Grenade

Dualshocks at the ready

SOCOM : PSYOP - Catchy title, but I don't think it makes a good premise for a game.

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Sky switches on 3D TV channel in 2010

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Paris Hilton

@studley

This isn't the same as the old red and blue lens glasses. They use a clear polarising lens which is why you need a 3D capable telly.

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Deal inked in US Navy 'R2-D2' raygun robo-turret plan

An-D

R2D2?

I worked on Phalanx for 2 years on a T42 and I can't recall it ever being referred to as R2D2. My main recollection is of it not being nearly as good as Signaals Goalkeeper (as fitted to HMS Invincible at the time)

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Apple massages iPhone code

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Pointless

246MB of guff. Heaven forbid that they release a firmware that contains something useful like the ability to forward text messages, or record video without having to jailbreak it

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Royal Navy completes Windows for Submarines™ rollout

An-D

FM1600B

Back in my day (1989), the Ferranti FM1600B was the backbone of the ship's 'information superhighway' and the OS was loaded from punched paper the point being that paper tape was immune to EMP. I presume these windows boxes will have magnetic HDD's....interesting.

Give me the 1600B any day. Setting switches on the main console so that the bit display counted in binary was much more fun than playing minesweeper :)

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Warrington first to get Virgin Media 50Mb/s

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50meg = 20meg actual

In my experience of Virgin Media, you'll only be able to get 50Meg at 4am. The rest of the time, especially if you are connected to the UBR in Liverpool, you'll be lucky to get 20Meg. I complained bitterly about the fact I only got 6Meg as an average, somewhat short of the stated 20Meg. Their response? "Well, you should downgrade to 10Meg then eh"

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Commentard completely loses the plot

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Black Helicopters

Troll

..And not a very good one if you ask me..

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AVG chokes fake traffic spew

An-D
Coat

Doh

/me slips on the banana skin of uncouched quotes

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An-D
Paris Hilton

Doh

Does anyone else have an image of our 'IT expert' walking down a suburban street looking serious while filming a serious looking advert for home IT security then walking straight into a lampost by spelling 'hey' wrong and double posting?

Paris because even she could spell hey correctly.

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NZ bank robber stashes loot where the sun don't shine

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Coat

Gives a new meaning

To the term 'Arse Bandit'

/mines the one with the feather boa

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Colombian armed robber targets karate school

An-D

Troll Angle

Perhaps some relaxation and meditation is in order for those getting wound up by the IT angle...

Repeat after me:

Do not feed the trolls....

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Virgin throttles national cable network

An-D

Reduce your Virgin Broadband bill

..By ringing up and complaining about the service and how you are going to switch to Sky / another ISP.

I live in Preston and since last year I've been experiencing problems 'because of the UBR in Liverpool'. After about 20 calls in 6 months to report that my 10 meg connection was barely achieving 1 meg I called the disconnection team to inform them I was leaving.

Miraculously, they found that they could not only offer me a �20 'we're sorry' credit, they could also reduce my monthly broadband bill so currently (and for the next 6 months) I am getting 20 meg for only �16 / month.

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