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* Posts by Willum08

27 posts • joined 18 Jan 2010

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

Willum08
Facepalm

So It's....

...iPod - iPhone - iPad - iResign - What next ???

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Russia wins World Cup bid in parrot-sickening travesty

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England lost it.......

Best news I've had in months !!

Even though I'm over 70, when I heard the news I did a little dance around the room.......

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TalkTalk posts jolly six months

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FAIL

TalkTalk Crap

For the past few years I was with Tiscali and because my speed was not too good, I registered in early June 2010 with TalkTalk to upgrade my package and get a better speed. Lots of promises made during telephone registration and was told that there would be 'No Problems', I could keep my telephone number and would be 'up and running in a week or so'.

June went by and nothing, so I phoned TalkTalk 'Customer help' number (an 0845 job). After the ususal 'Press one for ....., press two for ..... etc. and waiting on the line for about 25 minutes listening to what just about passes for 'music', I finally got through to a human being - albeit in Mumbai I think. I explained my situation and after confirming my telephone number and answering 'security' questions, I was eventually told that I was speaking to Tiscali Customer Service and they could not help me - despite having used the TalkTalk telephone number quoted on their website. I was asked to hold, while I was put through to TalkTalk customer service...... More 'music' and another 5 minute wait, after which there was a continuous tone and then the line went dead !! You would have thought that they might have called me back, since they had my telephone number - No chance!

I gave up on the phone 'Help' line and decided to try via email to get a progress report on my update. Over the following three months, I sent around 30 emails to Tiscali/TalkTalk and the only replies I got from several diiferent people were apologies and platitudes but no offer of action to resolve my issue. Basically, Tiscali were saying that the problem lay with TalkTalk and TalkTalk were saying it was Tiscali's problem, so I was getting nowhere fast!!

I then decided to write to their chief executive and the senior director of TalkTalk customer services. I addressed the envelopes to them personally and sent them 'Signed for' delivery. Guess what - not even an acknowledgement of my letters. No surprise there then !

So, I have now ditched Tiscali/TalkTalk/Carphone Warehouse and gone with BT and I am taking every opportunity I can, to relate my experience with that bunch of TalkTalk CRAP!!

My Tiscali / TalkTalk speed was around 1.8Mbps and now with BT, I'm getting around 6.3Mbps....

TalkTalk etc. - Avoid them like the plague..............

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TalkTalk reveals faster broadband plans

Willum08
FAIL

Talk Talk Crap

For the past few years I was with Tiscali and because my speed was not too good, I registered in early June with TalkTalk (Tiscali is part of TalkTalk and Carphone warehouse) to upgrade my package and get a better speed. Lots of promises made during telephone registration and was told that there would be 'No Problems', I could keep my telephone number and would be 'up and running in a week or so'.

June went by and nothing, so I phoned TalkTalk 'Customer help' number (an 0845 job). After the ususal 'Press one for ....., press two for ..... etc. and waiting on the line for about 25 minutes listening to what just about passes for 'music', I finally got through to a human being - albeit in Mumbai I think. I explained my situation and after confirming my telephone number and answering 'security' questions, I was eventually told that I was speaking to Tiscali Customer Service and they could not help me - despite having used the TalkTalk telephone number quoted on their website. I was asked to hold, while I was put through to TalkTalk customer service...... More 'music' and another 5 minute wait, after which there was a continuous tone and then the line went dead !! You would have thought that they might have called me back, since they had my telephone number - No chance!

I gave up on the phone 'Help' line and decided to try via email to get a progress report on my update. Over the following three months, I sent around 30 emails to Tiscali/TalkTalk and the only replies I got from several diiferent people were apologies and platitudes but no offer of action to resolve my issue. Basically, Tiscali were saying that the problem lay with TalkTalk and TalkTalk were saying it was Tiscali's problem, so I was getting nowhere fast!!

I then decided to write to their chief executive and the senior director of TalkTalk customer services. I addressed the envelopes to them personally and sent them 'Signed for' delivery. Guess what - not even an acknowledgement of my letters. No surprise there then !

So, I have now ditched Tiscali/TalkTalk/Carphone Warehouse and gone with another ISP and I am taking every opportunity I can, to relate my experience with that bunch of CRAP!!

TalkTalk etc. - Avoid them like the plague..............

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Pope makes central London no-go zone for BT engineers

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Absolutely....

Well Said Sir - I was heartily sick of the whole bloated proceedings and total over-coverage on TV. At times, nearly 50% of every news program was devoted to this fiasco. Now he's gone back to his bunker in the vatican - good riddance...........

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Blighty suffers 'real shortage of serviceable conkers'

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Alert

Shortage of Conkers ?

Should please the 'Health and Safety' Jobsworths :)

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Nigerian man gets 12 years for $1.3m 419 scam

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WTF?

I cannot believe....

..that after all the publicity about scammers, some people are still so gullable.....

For a good laugh about how one guy treated some of the 419ers, read the following small book : "Delete This at Your Peril: One Man's Fearless Exchanges with the Internet Spammers" by Bob Servant

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Apple sued over hot iPad shutdowns

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FAIL

No surprise

Just another piece of crap in a long list of crap produced by the 'i' firm.........

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Apple 'stunned' by iProduct demand

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FAIL

Bullshit!

Quote "We do not purposely create a shortage for buzz,"

Yeah! I believe in fairies too!!

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Apple swaps good iPhones for bad, say fanbois

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Go

@ Christopher 1

Quote "I've not had issue one with my iPhone" Then, in the words of the great God Jobs 'You are not holding it right' !!!

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@Mage

Precisely! No other comment needed........

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Willum08
WTF?

What a load of CRAP!!

Apple are now saying it's discovered why there's what it describes as a "dramatic drop in bars" when users hold the phone in a certain way.

It turns out that throughout its history, the software used by the iPhone has been exaggerating the strength of the signal. "We were stunned to find the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength has been wrong," says the letter.

It goes on to explain that iPhone 4 users who've seen their signal drop away from five bars to nothing may actually have been in an area where they were lucky to get any signal at all. Now Apple is promising a software update for all users which it says will give them a much more accurate read-out of reception.

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Pressure mounts on Apple to recall iPhone 4

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@Naughtyhorse

"In the uk the key phrase is 'of merchantable quality' this clearly isnt, therefore apple are contravening the UK sale of goods act by selling it at all."

In UK, also add, 'fit for purpose', which again it clearly is not!

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World Cup meltdown fails to materialise

Willum08
WTF?

Has there been some kind of game on then?

I've noticed a distinct lack of stupid flags on cars - I wonder why?

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Apple seeks antenna engineers after 'Death Grip' debacle

Willum08
Alien

The solution is simple......

Don't buy one! Plenty others on the market which - Quote- "Just Work".

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Clamshell dinner – Jobs and iPad munch netbook sales

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Jobs Horns

So that's where they went.....

Quote " DisplaySearch says that Apple shipped 700,000 iPads into the channel during Q1"

Would that be The English Channel ? (For the uninitiated - it's the stretch of water between the South of England and France) Good place for them.......

Give me a Netbook every time rather than an overpriced 'Fondle Slab'

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Apple slapped with lawsuit over 'iAds' monicker

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Jobs Horns

But....

..Apple and Steve are GOD, so they can do as they please.............

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Business leaders call for health cuts

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Stop

Ring Fencing - NO!

1. Cut the number of 'managerial' hangers-on in the Health Service and let the real people run it.

2. Cut the obscene amounts being given away in so called 'overseas aid' - much of which probably does not get to those in real need - and remember, Charity begins at Home !!

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Aussies rage at 'strings attached' iPad sales

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Jobs Horns

The Extras.....

..are probably of more use than the Fondle Slab !

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PC World gets almost-exclusive iPad deal

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Grenade

Absolutely......

Perfectly matched - iPad and DSG - both rubbish...........

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Man uses meat cleaver to fashion UK-ready iPad

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Coat

Best thing to do with any 'i' product.....

...Hit it with a meat cleaver!

Mine's the one with the sharpening stone in the pocket - just in case the first blow doesn't completely trash it.

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Are West Bromwich Borg pliers actually side cutters?

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Alien

Actually....

The object in question started out as a mobile phone, thrown from Gordo's Den at Number 10 and morphed into a pair of pliers on the way.............

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Giant flying pliers menace West Bromwich

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Alien

I Wonder.....

Could they have been thrown from Downing Street ?? Makes a change from flying mobile phones...........

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Internet Explorer 8 still not mingling well with 2,000 highly-visited sites

Willum08
Coat

Solution is easy.....

Dump IE and use one of the alternatives - plenty available..............

Mine's the one with a Firefox in the pocket........

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Microsoft claims 90m sales of Windows 7

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WTF?

Not True....

@ sleepy

Quote "2. Bundling: pretty hard to buy the PC you want without W7, and often there's a downgrade right to XP. "

Try : http://www.novatech.co.uk/ No OS on most of their PCs : No Problem !

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Apple iPad to hit UK this March

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FAIL

No Way

Wouldn't have one as a gift - or anything with an 'i' .................

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No World Cup anthem for England football heroes

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Grenade

WTF

Quote "As for getting SuBo to record an anthem for them - she's not English."

So What ? Neither are most of the 'English' fruitballers!

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