* Posts by illiad

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Wheeee! BT preps for FIVE HUNDRED MEGABIT broadband trial

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Re: Can't believe it took 5 posts...

To all those that are moaning 'cant get barely 2mps..' this is the old twisted wire...

FTTP is Fibre To The Premises.. min speed depends on how fast the exchange can do!!

If you *have* to ask, if your super car cannot do more than 30mph, result is disbelief / laughter.. :)

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Top smut site Flashes visitors, leaves behind nasty virus

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Re: Phil W

Ahhh.. the argument *for* ads... Now, if all sites managed their adserver *properly* it would be easy to let their ads through...

BUT!!! many sites use the SAME server as those ugly using it to spread rude, loud, NSFW content!!!

so you block that server, and nice websites get blocked too... and of course you have not bothered to research!! goto https://adblockplus.org/ and you will see the message..

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"Unobtrusive ads aren't being blocked in order to support websites (configurable) "

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Re: Indeed.

Of course, it is the Lusers that are asked 'do you want to open the backdoor so I can ruin you??' they just shout 'TL; DR' and click OK...

If a friend has not put on a good AV, "why? it came with kaspersky!!!"

Virus sez: " ah, kaspersky LOLOL, expired.. let's ruin his day!!! :D :D

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Re: Adblockers?

erm, not if you *USE* that thing above yer eyebrows.... :rolleyes:

At least try it out and see how it works... http://flashblock.mozdev.org/

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Re: Adblock plus is your friend...

No, that will be 'full protection' from those who 'infest' those websites...

hamster is a 'virgin' compared to the other awful sites out there.. some needing a 'hosts' entry to block their malware!!!

you go out with a 'nice' girl, but you still use protection!!!

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Re: Adblockers?

FULL adblock ( get them from https://www.fanboy.co.nz ) three main types, look at the site!! :)

plus element hiding helper for adblock..

flashblock with whitelist

Yesscript is simpler , only blocks what you want..

and DO note, patience and caution helps, dont just press button without looking!!!!!! :O

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Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway

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Re: 1000 years?

rock??? nah, do the research... 'vitreous carbon' - think carbon nano fibre

'stone' has a problem, if you bend it, it breaks...

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Landlines: The tech that just won't die

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Re: Call filtering

you dont have to be a tech wiz or that rich to filter out the nasties...

just search for 'call barring phone' will get many, including this.. :)

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1637753

If you go for the Panasonic, you will get a great quality DECT phone, that will bar 20 numbers! (it looks like your number is 'busy' )

you can set up 'night mode' so that if the number is NOT in your phone book, it will not ring, but will 'light up' and go to voicemail.. If you want to block 'withheld' nums, some models will block those..

Android has 'afirewall' that can customise what happens..

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Firefox 35 stamps out critical bugs

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Re: newtabpage still borked

fix it with.. http://speeddial.uworks.net/

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Re: Have they enabled look like Firefox yet?

shyea, riiiight.... :P :)

HTML is no longer 99% of what makes a webpage...

there's now...

browser detection, to decide what scripts are used

self-modifying code to get around various quirks from bots/ ddos users...

lots of 'temporary' pages, just to set up the scripts, activex, lookup tables...

then tons of google syndication code... and other pageranking sites...

then eventually you get the page, the title *modified* so the dumb user thinks its ok... >:(

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Re: Unrelated

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Re: Unrelated

yep, adobe went kinda mad with feature bloat, and did not add much 'usability' stuff... :(

look for 'PDF-Xchange' - A far smaller, faster and more feature rich FREE editor with a very good multi search capability!

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Re: Loved the picture of the fox in the article

Mozilla has always chosen very different 'mascots' for its browser... the name comes from 'mosiac' and 'godzilla' - the older projects..

I think firefox may well have had military ispiration..

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2013/02/firefox-what-happened-to-clint-eastwoods-soviet-super-fighter-mock-up/

fire = fast and hot

fox = military shorthand for 'missile fired'

though I guess they changed it to something softer...

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Re: Have they enabled look like Firefox yet?

Classic Theme Restorer is good, yes, but a LOT of work for something that does not quite work as quickly and easily as 'just using version 28...' :/

I use tons of extensions to make various browsing tasks easy, and also to make it 'less frightening' for those used to IE... there is SO much removed/missing from australis, it is a battle to find tons of **extra** addons, just to get what a simple version 28 install will give!!

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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BUT!!!!

we are still waiting to see what the **final** will be like!!!!

oh, and WHAT year... 2016???

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MYSTERY RADIO SIGNAL picked up from BEYOND our GALAXY

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"The Sun's daily output"

has gone down a bit, due to no page 3 girl....

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Future imperfect: A UK broadband retrospective

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Re: Andrews & Arnold

you may well be one of the lucky ones with BT.. the problem with most tech, is as long as it is working, no-one worries...

Now if your ISP is ADSL , and it fails or gets to slow, even some BT companies have to wait for the company that manages the *line* to get round to bothering about it... and due to the long chain, lots of time is wasted, lots of promises made, by those who dont seem to care... :(

I dont know how long ago you last checked virgin, was it one that used to be NTL???

The current virgin service is great, and even if there are problems, you know there will not be a chain, as it is all *completely* owned by virgin and no-one else!!

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2015 will be the Year of Linux on the, no wait, of the dot-word domain EXPLOSION

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Re: Linux

LOL is that hook still stuck in your mouth/mouse????? LOLOLOLOL

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Alien Earths are out there: Our home is not 'unique'

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Re: Rare Earth

HUH!! Its a bit like your friend getting a £1mil house, and you thinking he is a millionaire... Soooo WRONG!!!

- He is actually *poorer*, he now owes the **bank/lender** £1mill, and has to work his butt off to repay it...

This shit-ball is **all** we have, unless you know how to travel 5 - 12 light years easily enough ... And possibly find its NOT as habitable as thought, or have aggressive occupants...

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Samsung’s SUPER-speedy SSD is a real power-sipper

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Re: I don't get it. ( URL!!!! :O )

read this to see why PCIE is not THAT better... Until the get a *another* new spec that will do it... {yawn}

http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/PCIe-SSD-What-it-is-and-how-you-can-use-it

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Re: I don't get it.

AFAIK it is the drive interface that is the prob... The OS regularly polls the drive, (of course) thinking it is still 'rotating' media to keep it ready...

B U T the picture of this SSD above is not clear -- it does not look like a PCIE connector, and it looks a bit long to fit in a SATA slot (the number of contacts may be ok, if no 'hot swap' capability... )

must be some 'simple' PCIE, but then a device driver would be needed to make it look like a drive... :(

SATA is much simpler, just plug it in...

read this to see why PCIE is not THAT better... Until the get a *another* new spec that will do it... {yawn}

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Dixons Carphone bye-bye'd 800 staff since merger

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Re: other shops are closer... :)

yes, but no news of them closing yet!!! :)

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other shops are closer... :)

PCworld and currys have shops much closer in hemel, to say nothing about other hardware stores... :)

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Marriott: The TRUTH about personal Wi-Fi hotel jam bid

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Re: So...

not if they have a good bit of metal 'wifi-proof' mesh...

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Samsung turns off lights on LEDs worldwide – except in South Korea

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Re: LED Bulb price

but...... thats amazing!!!!! a LED to warm your 'filament bulb' heart.... :O :D :O

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Re: LED Bulb price

have you notice homebase does LED (eff. 60W) for £6.74 ???

http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/tcp-gls-led-10w-%2860w%29-bc----1-pack-266521

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Buses? PAH. Begone with your filthy peasant-wagons

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Re: google car?? LOL

yeah, the cars may 'see' just like humans can... and the humans then blatantly *ignore* the road, believe their GPS, and end up taking their *lorry* down some footpath, JUST because TOMTOM told them to.... LOL

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Re: The best urban transport

Bike is good, but...

freezing, soaked, wind blasted...

Used by **utterly** loony couriers about london... I am amazed there are no fatalities yet...

money wasted due to 'lipservice'... eg 5 foot long 'cycle lane' ... Cycle lane put in road that is barely wide enough for car...

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google car?? LOL

you are pootling on in you Gcar, and it stops at a clearly open road... "end of road" it keeps saying.... LOL

Or how about you are woken from your snooze by it crashing against gate, that is not on the map!!! ROFLMAO

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Reg man confesses: I took my wife out to choose a laptop for Xmas. NOOOO

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Re: If she likes the colour ...

no, no, no.... you stooooopid linux loonies.... you blind peeps have not seen that she would not know linux if it hit her...

and poor hubby would be losing his lovin' due to her complaints that it 'does not work'.... :(

there is also something big missing you idiot chrome fans are blinded by....

"honey, what happened to the two buttons above the mousepad???"

ANY DIMWIT would just buy a win laptop in the same colour!!!!!

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Google vows: Earth will VANISH in 2015

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cut through the jungle, please... :)

A bit less buzz, and more direct info please!! :)

What particular thing is being talked about??

a) the thing that puts a small map inside a web page, like bus maps, 'you are here' map inside facebook, etc?? (in full mobile phone apps as well )

b) The part where the web gmaps gives you a choice of 'google earth ' type view???

C) the separate program - google earth ???

or some other thing used on mobile phones???

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Plusnet customers SWAMPED by spam but BT-owned ISP dismisses data breach claims

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Re: Multiple addresses are a doddle

NAH, not that easy for most... going to gmail or yahoo is much easier, and can be used *anywhere* :) :)

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surely 'owning' and 'managing' are two different things, but not exclusive to each...

EE owns orange , tmobile, and its own retail dept.. but they are all separate retail companies...

When Plusnet FIRST started, it was great value, great service, until internal arguments and mismanagement started to ruin it and bring down the company...

Joke is, is the SAME email problems were part of that... then they said they were being bought by BT, that would help their massive debt problems... choice was stay with a 60% bad company joining a 80% bad company, or find another...

A friend worked for openworld, said if your problem has not been solved in 4 weeks, it would be quicker to just get a new account!!

The main problem then and now, is you tell them a problem, they tell BT, they get onto openworld , or others, and the massive delays between each!! (as well as getting past the idiotic newb PC check.... > :( )

So I went to virgin - no middleman delays..

Plusnet has recently been fairly good..BUT when it goes wrong... :(

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4.2 is the answer to life, the universe and the Internet of Everything

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Re: Can you use bluetooth and Wi-Fi at the same time then?

I think you may find you are using S-beam or similar.. Btooth is only used to sign on, if more power is needed, it transfers to wifi..

Its ALL wireless, just different protocols - samsung mixes them up to get the best way to connect..

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Re: A warning from the future...

... and thats the reason I always switch ALL updates everywhere OFF!!!

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Re: only two or three feet..

headsets dont need much... now try switching off Btooth at that distance, and then trying to connect again! :)

Now try sending a file by btooth at that distance, If you can get paired... :/

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Re: Can you use bluetooth and Wi-Fi at the same time then?

Why not just get two wifi cards???

On modern smart-phones, bluetooth **IS** Wi-Fi, it just has a different way of 'logging on'...

blue tooth is short range, only two or three feet.. that's a *security* feature, do you want someone from across the street looking in??? The new spec is meant for faster more reliable use of short range devices like cameras, TVs, in your home or business..

Wi-Fi has much longer range (50 to 100 Metres or more), power and speed( soon to be 100Mb/s or more!) is easy to 'set and forget' so almost every pub and club has it...

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Not sure what RFID is? Can't hack? You can STILL be a card fraudster with this Android app

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Re: meanwhile...

yes... but did it work in the ATM later???? ROFLMAO.... :)

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Re: meanwhile...

I talked to a very nice lady at Santander, who managed to get me a debit card *without* contactless, as I explained I had to keep it separate from my oyster, and therefore did not know I had lost the contactless one I had!!

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Re: And they called me paranoid

guess what, I tried that!! It could STILL read the card, it must just increase the signal until it gets something... :O

Of course, not all units worked, it depends on the bus I guess...

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: Normality . Banning abortion?

If she doesnt get the abortion, she will kill it by neglect, starvation, etc,etc... :(

What is better???

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Eat FATTY FOODS to stay THIN. They might even help your heart

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Atkins was confused..:)

there was a 'horizon' TV programme on a few years back, that tested out the Atkins theory...

He thought that just limiting carbohydrates was the key, but It was found that high levels of protein act as an appetite suppressant.. Ignore your 'full' feeling, you're just stoopid...

Carbs do seem to be forgotten by all the 'zero fat' people'.. Carbs can make you FAT just as easily!!

Read the label, instead of the 'traffic light that forgets about carbs..

It did not help Atkins, that idiots thought they needed to cut out carbs, almost dying in the process.. It NEVER said that in the Book!! READ it, instead of trusting those that haven't!

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Holy sh*t! Amsterdam man in pop-up public toilet shock horror

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not much of a clue in UK...

Translating the dutch news, it seems the loo came up much faster than normal, or something inside exploded...

-- note circular hole where loo was, and 'lid' next to it... ??

http://www.at5.nl/artikelen/137847/scooterrijder-zwaargewond-door-uitschuivend-toilet

seems to be the mechanism failed...

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Go festive this year with Christmas carols, baby Jesus and CLITORAL STIMULATORS

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HAHAHA... laugh all the desperate people oop north!!! LOL

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-30251200

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25161829

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30241459

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Countdown contestant pays homage to IT Crowd's Moss

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Re: Mornington Crescent

er, that was then, this is now, where the assembled comedians quite often talk rubbish, while trying get a solution..

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Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

very much an IT Crowd in joke.. see

www.digitalspy.co.uk/fun/news/a610862/its-nerdageddon-man-wears-it-crowd-t-shirt-on-countdown.html

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How Hollywood film-makers wove proper physics into Interstellar

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2 stars, 6 if the music is removed..

Just saw it at the Kingston odeon.. about a tenner.. :)

If you are desperate to see it, bring earplugs!! the 'background' music is thunderous and pointlessly laid on... :(

REMOVE the music, it is 'fairly' average scifi movie... I would wait for it on cable/sky, so I can record & see it with sound muted, so I can see what happened when I was too deafened to follow some parts... :(

Dont worry, good ending, but some may not understand most of the 'tech'..

The 'setup' was a bit much, how can a whole planet have fantastic technology, robots, etc, and decide to misinform people about space, due to lack of food/ crops?? -- that seemed to be in abundance through the film??? we have the tech TODAY, to '3d print' a burger...

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Google bags OBSCENELY LARGE Times Square ad space for New Year's

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Re: Don't think you meant that...

I guess the brains are already on holiday??? the proper word is 'resolution' guys... and did no one managed to get a size??? NYtimes did ...

820.2 feet long and 39.3 feet tall, waddaya mean, metres???? :)

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Doctor Who trashing the TARDIS, Clara alone, useless UNIT – Death in Heaven

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Re: I missed the end!

WHAT are you doing here if you dont want spoilers????

repeated on 13 nov - set your recorder manually so you dont miss it...

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Re: It pains me to say this (naaah)

"Whether he hit the delete button or not should be irrelevant since the Cybermen have never required their converts to agree to conversion and have always turned the inhibitor on."

That was missy, NOT cybermen..

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