* Posts by David 155

43 posts • joined 23 Jun 2009

Déjà vu: Virgin Media jacks up broadband prices

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Monopoly

In the name of competition, why arent they forced to open up their network to other 'providers'? Is that not what happened to BT?

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Adobe goes out of band to fix frightful Flash flaw

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auto update?

"Users running Chrome and Internet Explorer will automatically download the update through their browsers, while other users can obtain the fix through Adobe's Download Center."

Does their auto updater (accessed through the control panel) not work then?

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Google 'fesses up: Yup, we're KILLING OFF IE9 support for Gmail, Apps

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Joke

'Widows Vista'

What an apt typo.

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O2, Tesco Mobile go titsup for 220,000+ Brits in 13-HOUR 3G cockup

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I wouldnt notice

Awful problems on O2 where I live for months and they just arent interested in fixing it. Signal is up and down and barely existent indoors, calls drop regularly.

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Setanta, ESPN couldn't make UK footie TV work. How will BT Sport?

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Meh

lets get this straight

So it isnt 'free for broadband customers' because you need to have their telly service too? Can you watch via android/apple app if you only have the broadband?

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Oracle slaps critical patch on insecure Java

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WTF?

Java 6

Thought Java 6 had its final update in Feburary? Now they've released update 45.

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Here's the $4.99 utility that might just have saved Windows 8

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Nah

Looks messy to me. In the video, he opens an app and the window size isnt big enough.

We cant go on with a windows 2000 start menu and UI forever and ever. There is definitely room for improvement, especially for users who dont have a touchscreen but I think most people will just get used to it.

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Not done yet: Oracle to ship revised Java fix on February 19

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Re: Any chance...

Was that added recently? In my experience it just notifies the user that there is an update available, but doesnt actually install anything and is useless for Standard/limited users anyway.

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Any chance...

Of adding some auto update functionality?

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BT's 'six-month free broadband' offer is a big fat FIB - ads watchdog

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Another unfair BT practice...

is to charge me £2.50 if i DONT make at least two phonecalls per month. Highly annoying considering i only need the line for broadband.

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N00bs vs Windows 8: We lock six people in a room with new OS

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Touchscreens

It looks like it was designed for touchscreens, presumably MS expect us to use new desktop touchscreen computers to be able to use it properly. But even then your average office worker would die of arm ache after half hour.

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'Over half' of Android devices have unpatched holes

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re: 6310i

Sounds like you have too much time on your hands.

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The 'experts' who never see BBM will never understand RIM

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I dont see what the fuss is about

Its just an instant messenger and not even a free one! People like sheep have gone with bbm just because their friends are on it, without realising that there are multi platform equivalents available. But with all your pals chatting away, who is going to go out in the cold and leave first for an android or iphone?

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Cumbria County Council: We'll sort our own ICT support, thanks

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How could they save money if it would have cost..

£10million for a year?! Really?

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ALL NHS patient records online by 2015

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Go

Its about time

Welcome to the 21st century, NHS. Fed up with ringing appointment lines that are only open when venus aligns with jupiter and it beggars belief that paper systems are still in use. Should have been sorted years ago.

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National Rail Enquiries

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Meh

Alerts

The alerts function would be useful if it would automatically check for delays every day, rather than just the day you specify and only for a specific train. Unless its me....?

I'd also like to see an app that can combine national rail and the tube.

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Microsoft to bake Windows 8 in three flavours

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FAIL

Windows RT = .......

Windows ReTard, right?

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iPhone fanbois enraged by Instagram's Android triumph

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typical hipsters

Something becomes popular, so they don't like it anymore.

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Man stabbed at BlackBerry bash

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FAIL

why

why are they promoting bbm? Its not new

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No-strings nookie radar tugged offline in stalking backlash

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privacy settings

I dont use facebook but you would think that the default setting for this 'checking in' rubbish would be to display to friends only, just what is the point in making that information public? If the default is to friends only and they've changed it to public then i think those users are very naive.

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A million TVs to go dark across London

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when

Does anyone know when exactly they are upping the power?

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Wii U graphics said to be no better than current consoles

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Innovation

Its the Nintendo way, they prefer to innovate with new control methods etc rather than going for pure power and its a strategy that works for them.

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Sony PlayStation Vita

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Meh

jack of all trades

Its like that episode of The Simpsons when Homer designs a car- they've just put everything on it. Its like they've got no idea what they actually want to do with it and just making the same psp mistakes(i love my 2000 series btw). For all its features there's not a single game that interests me though, yet...

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BlackBerry BBM, email downed in epic FAIL

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someone please explain how bbs work

so bbm, email and internet is routed through bb. but internet isn't if you are on wifi? (web working on my bb at home) bb provide internet and not phone service provider even though u pay your money to your provider and not bb?

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Driver San Francisco

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WTF?

try the demo

thought the demo was utter crap.

Nothing like the original Driver. Many times i switched to a different vehicle and when i switched back my car had hit a wall. In one police chase I just sat still and the police drove right past.

The car handling left me cold, loose, light and arcadey. Someone said its more like Crazy Taxi than Driver, i agree!

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RIM to turn in BlackBerry-using looters after London riots

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cheap? free?

Is it? From what i can gather you need to be signed up to Blackberry Internet Services for it to work, which costs money monthly, although it seems to be included within most data plans. Thats how i understand it anyway

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Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover

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design flaw with original case?

When my girlfriend starting having problems with her kindle, Amazon gave her this case for free. They said her official non-lit case was causing the problem, somehow. Shes had no problems since using this case though!

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BBC iPlayer graces BT's Vision

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xbox 360 release soon then?

because i remember the reasoning for it not previously happening being that the bbc wouldnt agree to it because Microsoft wanted it to be Gold members only and the bbc said it must be free.

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How to plan a Windows 7 roll-out

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Unhappy

I hope they have a solution for..

the 'copy to default user' feature thats been disabled by Microsoft in W7. And no, sysprep really aint the answer.

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Windows 7 customers hit by service pack 1 install 'fatal error' flaws

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Surely...

Surely Wsus-ers could just NOT approve the update? Who in their right mind lets all updates auto approve? Especially a service pack!

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BBC to take cautious approach to 3D 'hype'

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Stop

slow down

They havent switched analogue off yet or got everything in HD. One thing at a time eh?

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Feeling heat from Macs, Microsoft sells PCs sans crapware

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its about time

Inexperienced users cant be expected to have to deal with all this crapware that comes with the average windows pc. Ideally its got to just work and have everything you need already installed. Why dont Microsoft release a pc that is tamper proof and locked down, just like their Xbox? This is a step in the right direction.

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Steve Jobs unveils iPad 2

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Is that it?

With all the hype and chatter, I expected something a little bit more exciting than 'thinner'.

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Huawei to gift underground coverage to London

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Stop

terror

Surely this would increase the risk of bombs that are detonated using mobile phones?

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BBC upgrades iPlayer to allow 'social propositions'

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@ Mr Pedantio

Could you not have just copied and pasted a link?

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Microsoft slams coffin lid on Vista

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Gates Horns

Vista/7

Am I the only one who cant tell the difference between Vista and 7? It was just a rebranding to get away from Vistas poor reputation, surely?

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Freeview HD launches, gets Channel 4

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Unhappy

The cheek...

Of CH4 giving virgin and the likes extra HD channels whilst leaving freeview out in the cold, how do they get away with it?

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Apple uncloaks deep details of its 11 iPad apps

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Hmmm

With a screen that big, I really cannot see the battery lasting as long as they claim. And word processing and spreadsheets on a touch screen? Sorry, I just cant imagine it working too well.

And just how are you meant to hold it? Its 7.5 inches wide. Balance it on one hand while typing one handedly with the other? Rest it on your lap and stare down at 90 degrees?

As for ripping dvds- I could have watched a film by the time it would take me to rip and transfer a film.

It will have great software support though, that is vital. If only my psp was given as much love.

So £500 and £30 a month for a bit of web browsing on the move, no ta.

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Microsoft Office 2007 migration aches foreshadow 2010

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@ Michael C

Sorry Michael but most of these new features are not much use in the environment I work in.

Free PDF conversion we already have and using Outlook here always results in some sort of major FAIL so we have no interest in that.

We are only just starting to install it for some people because of surprise- compatibility issues. A cynic might say these problems were intentional to get people to upgrade. As soon as one person has it and starts mailing round docx's etc its lighting the touchpaper.

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Gates Horns

Whats the advantage of upgrading?

I cant see many reasons to upgrade, what can it do that 2003 or XP cant? One strange bug i found was that installing office 2007 changes the spell check dictionary in Outlook Express to French and its the only dictionary available! The fix is to install the dictionaries from Office XP!

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MP asks UK.gov: Why are you still using IE6?

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WTF?

Whats the point?

To me, IE7 hasnt been any faster or more reliable. Tabs are useful, but not essential. So why bother?

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Union attacks fire-brigade control room IT modernisation

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Greedy firefighters?

28k after training for a 42 hour week, doing an extremely dangerous and stressful job during unsociable hours. Still think they're greedy? Have a word with yourself before you have a moan.

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