* Posts by Ol'Peculier

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UK national mobile roaming: A stupid idea that'll never work

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Very good point, very well made. Just have to wait to get 4G in Masham next...

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Take a look at EE's coverage map, zoom in to just west of the North Yorkshire coast and you'll see a place called Wold Newton covered by 4G. Place has got a population of about 300, Wonder if one of them is a EE director?

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My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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Bucking the trend...

I work for a company that has purely traded online for ten years, we opened our first high street shop last month.

Yes, exactly the opposite of what everybody else is doing, but it's working for us.

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Re: A missed opportunity

Interesting, I had to return a tripod to Amazon (which came packed diagonally in a huge box) and didn't have to pay anything to the newsagent I dropped it off at.

I also see that one of the drop locker services is now letting you put stuff into their system for collection by a courier too.

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10 Top Tips For PRs Considering Whether To Phone The Register

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Electricity/gas/water supply

I used to have an office in a managed block, so the rent covered everything apart from phone/broadband.

If I was feeling particuarly playful when a salesman called I'd keep going until I'd end it with "but we don't get gas/leccy/water bills. But you still say you can save me money? Please do carry on...

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You really...

need to make that publically available. Could maybe set up a leaderboard to see how other people get on!

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El Reg Christmas Lectures to span space, big data and GCHQ

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Re: BRIAN COX....

If you were lucky to get to the Douglas Adams Virtual 60th party a couple of years ago, you'd have seen Jon Cuylshaw mocking him (Cox was meant to be there) by saying he was off on a BBC jolly pointing at stars and stuff.

Would have been nice to have seen him actually prove his stuff.

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So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

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Re: Back in a time where...

Still have two or three Clipper manuals somewhere in the loft. Happy memories compiling (AKA extended tea breaks...)

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EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers

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Nott a new problem

This happened to me last October. Was in a UK airport trying to find the email with my inbound flight reservation and EE said I'd used all of it up. Same thing around April, and for two weeks of that period I'd been on the other side of the world.

I knew there was no way I could have used that data, and they eventually admitted there had been a cock-up and reset my months usage to 0kb

Pretty crap, however you look at it.

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'There is no downside – unless you count the total bath you take moving your stuff'

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I can be somewhere where they don't speak English in an hour too.

It's called Lancashire.

(can we have a "War of the Roses" icon?)

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SanDisk's record-busting 512GB SD CARD will fit perfectly in your empty wallet

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Canon 1D's support twin cards, writing RAW to one card and JPG to the other (while since I've used one, so might support RAW to both). Just wish my 5D MkII did the same...

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No they don't - before a shoot they format the cards in the camera and carry on from there.

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Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

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Hmmm..

I'm not sure about this. My council was asked how many houses had licences to keep lions and the like, but if I do a search on whatdotheyknow.com - which is where most FOI requests are created - I don't get any results.

Mind you, I trust my local council as far as I could throw the Clown Hall...

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It's Google HQ - the British one: Reg man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices

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Re: Sigh......

If you are wanting rid of said bathtub, I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands (although, apparently, it's insanely heavy)

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And now for someone completely brilliant: Stephen Hawking to join Monty Python on stage

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Tickets

They might be around for 25 a go - but you'll need a telescope to see the stage from your seat...

Is this for every night I wonder? Am off on Saturday so be interesting to see what happens.

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Shift over, TV firms: LTE Broadcast will nuke current mobile telly tech

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Re: Think motorsport

Don't know, they still are used at NASCAR and I think golf. Was just FOM being greedy.

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Think motorsport

I went to the F1 in Malaysia this year, and the screen opposite the stand was next to useless.

Imagine being able to see the world feed whilst the cars are out of view, or see the pit stops if you aren't opposite the start/finish line? Combine that with the radio broadcast already available and it's a different, erm, ball gaim.

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Is the answer to life, the universe and everything hidden in Adams' newly uncovered archive?

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Going to be good

Have it on very good authority this is going to be a very good book - the guy knows his DNA, Looking forward to it.

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Happy 40th Playmobil: Reg looks back at small, rude world of our favourite tiny toys

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Re: Of course there is a sad story behind it all

I'm off - they've got a beer garden

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

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THe irony

Anybody noticed that jquery is being loaded from Googles CDN?

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FANBOIS' EYES ONLY: United Airlines offers FREE MOVIES on iOS kit

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Android

Most Android users will have worked out how to easily get content onto their gadget before leaving for the flight.

Anyway, United is a terrible airline. Got an "upgrade" last year and honestly can't say what the difference was between that and cattle class.

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UK's CASH POINTS to MISS Windows XP withdrawal date

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Douglas Adams

"Just look at cash point machines, for instance. Queues of people standing around waiting to have their fingerprints read, their retinas scanned, bits of skin scraped from the nape of the neck and undergoing instant (or nearly instant – a good six or seven seconds in tedious reality) genetic analysis, then having to answer trick questions about members of their family they didn't even remember they had, and about their recorded preferences for tablecloth colours. And that was just to get a bit of spare cash for the weekend."

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NCR

Why doesn't NCR fork off a Linux derivative and write their own embedded system stuff on top of that?

= more profit in the long term as they don't need to include a Windows XP licence in with the cost of the machine

Beer as they dispense tokens to purchase it...

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Netflix needling you? BBC pimps up iPlayer ahead of BBC3 move

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Re: Charging

Not always, what about streaming directly onto a phone, MiFi dongle or cellular connected tablet?

I know that Sky allows up to three devices, but they (AFAIK) aren't transferrable

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Charging

This will be interesting, how will they manage iPlayer only households with multiple devices - I've got 6 devices in my house that can access iPlayer, so I'd need passwords for each one. So what's stopping me saying I've got 7 and give one away to a mate in the pub?

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Got 4G? Wake up, grandad. We're doing 4.5G LTE-A in London - EE chief

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I've managed 52.78 on EE in the centre of London, but just 38.52 in York which you would think would be less congested (although it was a Friday night with the students and LibDem lot out and about)

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Would be nice if they actually connected the rest of the country to 4G.

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Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?

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Re: Psion 3

Agreed, got the t-shirt...

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Psion 3

I had a Psion 3 when I went to America in 1995 - the Yanks were amazed by it!

You could also put your phone over the speaker and dial a number from the phone book using DTMF - which seemed quite cool at the time.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox style third arm cyborg prosthesis unveiled

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Marvin

“I’ll bet a lot of metal drummers might be jealous of what I can do now,” Barnes explains, presumably referring to the musical genre rather than rival cyborg musicians.

I've played them. They're rubbish.

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Qantas' biggest problems are … Apple, Samsung and Google?

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Re: No escape for us

Ethiad do too, and I think you can hook certain devices into the screen and speakers.

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Facebook ditches TOP SECRET email service. Did YOU know it had one?

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The irony

I'm sure I remember reading that Zuck said that email was "dying" and the main way of communication would be via social networks.

Maybe not...

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Another U.S. state set to repeal rubber duck ban

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Only if I don't have to get out of the bath...

(wondered if anybody would get the refereence)

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“One is never alone with a rubber duck.”

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Terrifying photo special: 'Electric Cannon' anal orgasmo-probe in use ... on a BULL

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Evidence

Without video I was going to call bullsh... Oh wait...

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Fine, you can mock us: NSA spies back down in T-shirt ridicule brouhaha

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"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen"

Kudos for that one.

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So, where's the GCHQ version?

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HTC offers FREEBIE repair on new models with cracked screens

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Somethings changed

I got a HTC One phone last year and am very pleased with it,

It upped my Dropbox account by a fair wack so it's interesting to see they are now working with Google Drive.

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Scotland to test mobe signals slammer jammer

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Rollout?

Can this be extended to theatres and cinemas please?

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Alcatel-Lucent and BT unveil super fat pipe, splurt out 1.4Tb per second across London

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Grumble flick

Only you guys can turn a story like this into the amount of porn and how fast you can squirt down a tube...

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El Reg preps relaunch of Cash’n’Carrion online merchandise emporium

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Re: Oh yes...

I've just remembered I got chatted up in a night club whist wearing it. Happy days!

No need to explain icon.

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Oh yes...

I've still got this, somewhere

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/11/03/conspiracy_theory_we_say_bollocks/

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LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from, errrm, NOW

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Teamviewer web

I've been using Teamviewer for years and works a treat.

Another plus is that you can use their website as the client, I needed to check something on my home PC whilst away and used it from the shared PC in the hotel, worked a treat.

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Five UK banks sign up to hook up customers' ACCOUNTS to their MOBILE DEVICES

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Re: That special £50 feeling

The Halifax on our main street dishes out £5 notes.

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Dropbox outage was caused by 'buggy' upgrade: DDoS us? You hardly know us...

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I said that "it wasn't the end of the world for me" is because Dropbox is one way I move stuff between devices - I don't rely on it, as you rightly say it's convenient.

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All weekend

I lost syncing pretty much over the entire weekend.

Not the end of the world for me, but it's a stark reminder of how much people rely on cloud based services.

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Sega’s Out Run: Even better than the wheel thing

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They pop up on eBay now and again.

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On the subject of old arcade machines, go to the arcade museum on Fishermans Wharf, next to where they have the sub and liberty ship. It's free to enter, and they have pinball machines from way back, old arcade games, and animatronics, all of which just need a couple of quarters feeding in for them to work.

Stumbled across it when I was there earlier this year and absolutely loved the place!

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Re: Such memories.....

\Oh boy, Afterburner. Somebody left the cabinet open in the cabinet in my SU - we grabbed the manual from it and modified the DIP switch settings, wish I still had it...

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Memories...

I was able to finish this almost every time I played it - used to gather a crowd watching which seems oddly gratifying when I think about it.

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