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* Posts by Peter 88

26 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009

Universal Credit: £40 MILLION and counting's been spaffed up the wall on useless IT gear

Peter 88

Give them a whiteboard and tell them to explain it properly

I am fully conversant with concepts like writedown and NPV, but is it just me or is this 'digital only', amortisation stuff complete balderdash designed to confuse. If I was an MP on that committee I'd give IDS, Driver and Shiplee et al a whiteboard an idellible marker pen and tell them to explain it properly.

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SIM crypto CRACKED by a SINGLE text, mobes stuffed with spyware

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Alert

ITU will

... send in the Blue Helmets

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SK Telecom launches first LTE-Advanced network with new Galaxy S4

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Re: Contrast this with UK

EE's problems are way bigger than LTE coverage.

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Crackdown looming on premium-rate phone number internet ads

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Re: This is good news

I regard it as a sport. How long can you keep them going. I reckon the longer they try to unsuccessfully scam me the less time they have to try and scam others...

I realise these guys need to earn a living also, but they know what they're doing..

My Suse laptop does have a button in teh left hand corner :)

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Freeview suddenly UNWATCHABLE dross? It may just be a 4G test

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Re: Why do it anyway?

Of course it would help if TV equipment had the same rejection capability as mobile phones...

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4G operators move into new homes in the spectrum 'hood

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Apples and Pears

Three are also more likely to suffer from interfence from TV equipment. And despite the fact that the TV broadcasts will bleed into Mobile more than vice-versa it will be the mobile companies that get the blame...

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AT&T 'violates net neutrality' by NOT charging twice for same data

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FAIL

Intent or incompetence

I have an O2 Femtocell - named by O2 in priapistic pique the 'Boostbox'.

In their wisdom O2 count all service consumption (voice, sms or data) through the boost box as normal service consumption, as if the full radio access network (the expensive bit of a mobile network) has been used. They claim the aforementioned Boostbox is part of the mobile network. I did ask them where I can plug the ethernet and 240v AC it needs into the mobile network, especially as they have no cell site within 12km of my home. This just confused their simple Customer Care team.

My real point is that working this way means O2 core network doesn't need to do any accounting for Femtocell traffic. And so the situation is just as likely to have been caused by incompetence, or wilful inaction rather than a considered approach to the customer needs.

If it wasn't for the fact that I need to use the Femto I'd tell them where to stuff it.

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All you need to know about nano SIMs - before they are EXTERMINATED

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Re: I can see why Nano, but let's keep the SIM

But the SIM goes into a SIM holder, and that takes up much more space. Compare with a surface mounted device. Space is the argument.

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O2's titsup network struggles to find its feet

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Joke

New O2 Tariff

I'm on the new O2 plan... Unlimited Smoke Signals 250 Pigeons a month Free messages in a bottle to other O2 users

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BSkyB boss: 'I don't work for Rupert Murdoch, remember'

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Devil

Fitness to Broadcast - Crap Programmes

So Mr Darroch.. "We believe that Sky's track record as a broadcaster is the most important factor in determining our fitness to hold a licence."

So can OFCOM measure you on the crap programmes you produce then? It it wasn't for Roop's pockets and Sport, Sky would be nothing.

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Nokia sues Apple in European courts

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Phone or computer

I think the answer is Nokia. Trying using the iPhone as a mobile PHONE - it sucks. And as a personal computer it is locked down and stripped of functionality...

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O2 outs liars and philanderers with live status feed

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SP4 0HF

According to the tool, good indoors and outdoors coverage. According to my phone and multiple dropped calls this morning, virtually zero coverage indoors and outdoors. So a chocolate teapot then...

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Qualcomm halts the FLO of TV

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Mobile TV works...

... watched Newsnight last night on my HTC Desire using BBC iPlayer. Wouldn't pay for it tho'

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Lord Prescott calls for phone hack review

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But not by a cop...

... Hayman is no longer a rozza but one of Rupert Murdoch's finest. So what would you expect him to say?

"It's a fair cop. All the NoW journalists were at it and Coulson condoned it by approving the not inconsiderable expenses"

Now that would be (a) News and (b) Honest.

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PIN Numbers were non-default

Read the story man. All the PIN numbers found were non-default viz the owners wanted their calls secret.

Coulson, Brookes and all the other journo's broke the law and did hack in the true and legal sense of the word.

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Failed Journalism

.. and I mean by John Oates.

Whilst no fan of Prezza, this article is one-sided. Andy Hayman the rozza from the yard is no longer of that parish. He now worships at the church of St Rupert; which interestingly enough owns the News of the Screws. So Andy Hayman saying anything about this is pure propaganda; perhaps like some (and only some) of those screaming protest on the opposition benches.

.. and don't you think that Yates of the Yard is intimidating new witness by interviewing them as suspects and not witnesses. (Something stinks there).

... and it is still illegal under RIPA to listen into other peoples communications. I don't want mine listened to. I presume everyone standing up for Hayman et al doesn't mind, I do!

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Sod hedgerows and fields, build more base stations

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Here Here

Reception in my village and the surrounding area is appalling; and we're only 8 miles out of Salisbury.

I know of a few perfect sites well out of sight of my garden that would do perfectly. Anyone from the Network Operators want to give me a call and I'll point them out...

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BT mulls upping apprentice numbers

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Don't give up hope...

I had a very similar experience from Ferranti in Cheadle Heath many years ago whilst looking for a graduate placement. I'm sure some of the HR people in these companies would be shocked if they sat in on some of the interviews they conduct...

(Needless to say I never got in Ferranti - but ended up managing them as a Design Authority for some of their systems).

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Did LibCon alliance bring down O2 network?

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Not only Midlands, South West and Northern Ireland

I was in central London travelling out. It wasn't until I got past Woking that service was usable. And to make things worse I'm sitting in the sun in the wilds of rural Salisbury with full signal strength and not receiving any of the calls being made to me.

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Apple shrugs to iPad Wi-Fi problems

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Maths was never my strong point (actually it is)

.. but not evidently yours.

999 from 300,000 is 0.333%. I know still less than 1%, but a significant failure for a consumer product (unless you don't bother with Customer Care) and 100 times more than 0.0033%

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Apple to reveal hallowed iPhone 4.0 on Thursday

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Not only bandwidth

... but network signalling capacity also. So even voice calls on 'dumb phones' are impacted by the fanbois...

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Child safety tsar demands faster action

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Go show it to Facebook

......They might respect CEOP better

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Steve Jobs uncloaks the 'iPad'

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The iPad is equipped with that essential extra...

... iWings

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iSlate leaves fingerprints all over the net

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Slate and Chalk

... and this was written on a Victorian_School_Slate. Only media type accepted is Chalk...

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Apple trawling networks for tablet subsidies?

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Not quite

The ithingy is likely to be much larger in size, akin to a laptop. So when it does connect to the wonderful mobile networks it will generate a similar amount of traffic to a dongled laptop rather than an iphone. When it comes to streamed content that makes a big difference on network load.

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Mobile industry excludes self from filesharing regulation

Peter 88

Not just NAT, but PAT also

Its not the NATing that creates problems. Mobile Operators also use port address translation; PAT. This means that there will be 357 users all on the same IP address with the port 80 traffic from their private ip address NATed/PATed.

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