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* Posts by Justa

18 posts • joined 10 Mar 2010

Samsung's thumb-achingly ENORMO Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Justa

Re: re. use in portrait orientation

All bundled as standard. Hence it's name. Love my 10.1, will be upgrading to this ASAP.

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BT befriends Google's lonely TV dongle – and saves YouView

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FAIL

BT Sport, Youview, Now TV, Talk Talk, Chromecast, BT, Freeview Connect...

I doubt if even the late Bernard Matthews ever saw so many turkeys in one place.

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Virgin Media sales flat: Firm bags fewer winter sign-ups than last year

Justa

Many people are put off by the £5 per month Tivo tax (which VM try to bury in their 'collections', but is still there) for features they don't want. Sure, many people love Tivo, but many more have no need of it.

What people really wanted was a modernisation of the V+ box (1 or 2 TB) and a £5 per month lower bill.

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BBC, ITV gang up on YouView with 'FreeView Connect'

Justa

Why did you do that? £45 is the going rate for the boxes on eBay, it's awash with them.

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DWP denies major IT problems with One Dole To Rule Them All system

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FAIL

Atos involved you say?

What could possibly go wrong?

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Ten… top tech cock-ups of 2012

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FAIL

I thought YouView too

Was sure it would be the number one cock-up. Launched years too late when so many people have already got alternatives. Confusion with regard to the packages on offer and then the major shareholders decide to pump big money into advertising it's biggest competitor Freeview+ on TV at Christmas!

Not just Doh, but Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) comes to mind...

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Harley allows Apple to use 'Lightning' brand on 'playthings'

Justa

In the motorcycle reenactment of 'the tortoise and the hare' there's only one part H-D will be playing, so I doubt they'll be using the name 'Lightening' any-time soon.

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Virgin close to releasing long-delayed TiVo app

Justa
FAIL

Too much TiVo

Virgin have taken their eyes off the ball big time recently. They've spent far too much time banging on about the capabilities of it's TiVo box without realising they are capabilities that most people don't want, need or are prepared to pay £5 a month extra for.

Meantime they've failed miserably to attract an acceptable amount of HD content to the platform, something that people expect to be normal in 2012, not something special.

Without offering an acceptable HD channel line-up, VM are merely trying to polish a turd with this app.

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iPhone 5: UK pay-monthly tariffs compared

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FAIL

Blimey

Are they still trying to charge that much? You could get a Galaxy S3 for that...

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Nokia tears wraps off new Windows Phone Lumias on steroids

Justa

Are Nokia still going then? ZZzzz...

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YouView 'launch event' to take place next week

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FAIL

Is it Christmas? There's a strong smell of turkey around here.

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MPs brand BlackBerrys for bobbies scheme a failure

Justa
Coat

Street Cred

Yeah but think of their street cred. Now they're using the same mobe as the crack dealers...

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The Register is rocking on Windows Phone 7

Justa
Facepalm

Re: Great Move Reg !

Yes, but look at it from those 6 people's point of view. They've chosen WP7 and so need as much access to technology news as they can get.

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Pre-Pet Commodore micro up for grabs on eBay

Justa

Vaguely familiar

That looks suspiciously like a board that I had to program (that's how we spelt it then) on a Summer School with the Open University at Bath University in the early 80s.

We had to simulate the cycles of a washing machine, putting the cycle name in the alpha display and also switching on either a red or green LED that were also on the board and and spinning a small motor that was also on the board (looks suspiciously like it's near the bottom left in the picture).

Wonder how many of these the OU have got tucked away at Walton Hall, and if they've got an eBay account.

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Apple unveils 'World's First Thunderbolt Display'

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Facepalm

Isn't it obvious?

In order to be incompatible with everyone else. Apple have a lifetime achievement award in it.

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The Professionals set to abseil into cinema

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FAIL

It'll never happen...

The Sweeney! remake starring Ray Winstone has been 'in production' for years now. This will probably never see the light of day.

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Teen's mobe loaded with X-rated smut

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Go

Where do I sign?

Good to see CPW getting some positive publicity for once. I'm off to order one now!

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Zero* welcome for 200 Welsh TV shows - in Wales

Justa

S4C HD

It's really going to hit the fan when people realise they're going to get S4C HD instead of C4 HD on Freeview. Most Welsh people only speak English and have got used to being able to watch C4 on digital TV. When the Freeview HD advertising starts and they realise they're going to get (effectivly) one less channel than everyone else it'll get interesting.

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