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* Posts by uksnapper

23 posts • joined 20 May 2010

Virgin Media's 'little(ish)' book of deals contained BIG FIBS, rules ad watchdog

uksnapper

Re: Why no naked broadband in the UK?

Id love to know how you managed that as I'm paying £34 for just broadband and phone,I dont own or use a TV and that's after all the "loyalty" discounts they say I'm getting !

I even migrated my virgin mobile to Ovivomobiles freedom plan to keep costs to a minimum.

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Windows 7 outstrips Windows 8.x with small November growth

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My Sony Laptop is 7 years old and running XP.

Win 7 and 8 do not support some of the hardware, fingerprint scanner,wireless networking and bluetooth so I will stick with XP regardless of support until the thing physically dies on me.

It still does everything I spent the £1700 asking price for it to do.

I also have a Samsung Win8 laptop,I dont like the OS,for me its just not easy to learn so thats going on ebay !

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Ryanair boss Mike O'Leary hits Twitter: 'Nice pic. Phwoaaarr!'

uksnapper

The Man has a sense of humour,I found the comments published rather funny and he clearly isnt offended by some of the crap he receives.

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Can't fit slab AND mobe in your tight pockets? 10 tablets with built-in 3G/4G

uksnapper

Re: SIM cards

http://ovivomobile.com/offer/ovivo-for-data/

Ive got one

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uksnapper

Re: FFS

What is a "Fucking letterbox screen" ?

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Re: Icon W700

Dragon 12 on my win7 PC is brilliant.

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Nokia, Microsoft put on brave face as Lumia 925s parachute into Blighty

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Happy

Re: please no...

I go out oif my way to avoid any product that endorsed by a celeb ,star or sports personality and it seems there is a growing band of brothers doing the same.

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The fearful price of 4G data coverage: NO TELLY for 90,000 Brits

uksnapper

Before mobile phones became a reality in the UK there were parts of the country that could not get TV,there still are,unless of course they pay for sattelite.

They still have to pay a licence fee as the BBC dont offer to "upgrade for free" any one who cant get TV with a standard rooftop aerial.

So what's all the hoo haa then about a few souls who will join the ranks of people left for decades without a good signal ?

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Google's teeny UK tax bill 'just not right', thunders senior MP

uksnapper

tax avoidance

Im fed up with MPs bleating about the ineffectual laws they have created which enable large companies to avoid paying tax.

Its the Government's responsibility to us,the voting taxpayers to get it right and they have failed.

They call for bankers and corporations to be held to account but conveniently forget that they are 100% responsible for any failure in the system.

Numpties

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Amazon makes BEELLIONS from British customers, pays pennies in tax

uksnapper

Amazon,just like all the other companies are simply following the letter of the law.If the Tax laws are inadequate,fix them.Its so so simple.

Hire Starbucks accountants to make them if the UKs civil servants and MPs are nut up to the job.

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Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium 12 voice recognition software review

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Re: Interesting

it does do all of those and for us dyslexics its magnificent.

I've been using Dragon 10 for a while now and may upgrade to 12 with a bluetooth headset.

My daughter teaches dyslexic students and uses version 11 which she is very pleased with.

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Vodafone and pals can't kick the habit of cheap mobe prices

uksnapper

subsidies,no thank you.

i just buy used phones from ebay as and when i feel like a change.A year old phone will cost around £60 to £80 unlocked.

I dont do games music etc so a phone that does text too is fine and I use my pay as you go sim.So many people are slaves to their phones and the tariffs are extraordinarily expensive for what is after all,a phone.

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Facebook set to file motion: Will blame NASDAQ for IPOcalpyse

uksnapper

Dont cry, Your greed caused it

Trading in shares is simply gambling,in this case people lost.If you cant afford to lose dont trade.Simple

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What kind of LOSER sits in front of a PC...

uksnapper
Happy

No batteries needed,can be passed to friends and family or donated to charity,cost effective,flexible,I could go on but I will just say that a Bio Optical organised knowledge device,commonly known as book, wins every time for me.Free from most libraries too.

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Swearing fine quashed as teens have heard it all before

uksnapper

I don't like swearing in public but I do,on occasions, swear in private.

The word fuck is without doubt overused and has degenerated into a substitute word often used by people who do not have a vocabulary sufficient to express themselves clearly.

Im in my 60s and served in the Forces where profanities were common but still moderated when in mixed company.

Today one hears bad language used ,mainly by youngsters, in most public places and I have to say I still consider it ill mannered.

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Nokia celebrates milestone with nostalgic exhibition

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The 9000

Ive kept my Nokia 9000 as a reminder of how good they used to be,simple to use good volume both as a hands free and normal phone only let down by the battery life of less than a day.Even now Ive not found a phone as user friendly or good at what its supposed to do,make and receive phone calls.

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Chinese coal blamed for global warming er... cooling

uksnapper

Perhaps humans have very little input

Volcano activity puts out far more gas and particulate than mankind has ever done.Global warming is just an excuse for higher taxes

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Leica S2 professional medium format DSLR

uksnapper

ergonomics

whilst one can only admire the quality of the camera and its images I question the ergonomics of this camera. As with all 35mm style SLR cameras, apart from the late lamented Rollie 2002 series the users are requires to bend their head sideways and squash their nose against the back of the camera in order to use it.

Other medium format size digital cameras like the Hasselblad or the Mamiya have Pentaprisms that project over the rear of the camera and they will allow users to keep their head in a natural position. I've been using 35mm cameras professionally for over 40 years and regardless of make and quality the basic layout remained the same with the same problems apart from the aforementioned Rollie 2000/2/3.

There are of course exceptions for the amateur market where the lens prism are offset to one side, very sensibly as there is no film to transport making the camera is far easier to use.

Just one persons point of view

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RAC prof: Road charges can end the ripoff of motorists

uksnapper
Grenade

road charges

What a load of backward thinking twaddle,no wonder the people that run Great Britain PLC have a problem if this is all a "great mind " can come up with.

Its simple.

Abolish all road charges and road tax.

Just tax fuel !

That way all users both great and small will pay every time they start their vehicles.

The Tax collection system is already in place when you buy fuel, no one escapes, its impossible to fiddle and even visitors to the UK will then be paying to use the roads.

Benefits include clearing out a whole swath of civil servants and tax disc distributors at the the DVLC offices and reduce the cost of computers and system maintenance.

Saving tax payers a lot of money all round.

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Hands on with Nokia's flagship N8

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Happy

I want a PHONE,not an entertainment centre

I want a replacement for my Nokia 9000,something that rings loud so I can hear in a noisy environment,that rings for as long as it takes for me to find and answer it. A good qwerty keyboard ,easy read screen, text fax and email facilities,Oh yes I don't need a camera or video,in other words just update the 9000,make it lighter and thinner but just as long and with a battery life much,much longer that the miserly 15 hours the 9000 gave me.

Ive tried the LGs, Samsungs ,etc and they are all just temporary fashion accessories , I want a phone I can use that fits into my normal bloke sized hands.

I dont care a jot about operating systems as long as I can phone text fax and email and receive a signal in the Welsh valleys, come to that maybe a gps system would be useful too

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Robobeachcop demands licence from Poole snapper

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Misguided beach wardens

if a film company takes over, for instance, a pier, and in doing so excludes the owner ( that is the council tax payer) from using that which they pay for,then clearly they need to compensate said tax payer.

If however the film company or photographer are impeding no one and do not require exclusive use of the facility I see no reason that they should be challenged.

All civil servants work for the tax payer,they need to remember that.

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Battleship of an Android phone sets Sprint sales record

uksnapper
Megaphone

man sized

I've not been happy with any mobile since my Nokia 900 died,easy to use,a ring tone that I could not only hear when it was in my bag but one that I could "programme" to ring as long as I wanted.Big screen easy to read ,fax email etc all one needed for communicating.

Forget music and video and "Apps",I only need to talk read and text and the bigger the thing is the better,

Ok not as big as my Motorola 8500,please :-))

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DAB lobby launches radio scrappage scheme

uksnapper
Flame

To Dab or not to Dab

I bought my hi-fi system in 1977, it still works and I'm used to the sound. Can anyone give me one good reason why I should replace my wonderful FM stereo receiver that will probably still be working well after I die.

Digital radio signal still has to be converted to analogue to power my speakers, what's the point in the circuitry and additional power consumption needed to do that.

it's common knowledge that young people who listen to MP3 -based music are listening to poor quality reproduction and actually prefer it , it's what they used to and this is the generation that will be utilising DAB radio in the future.

It's also common knowledge that DAB radios require more power to run than an FM radio and portable Dab radios consume more batteries than an FM version which flies in the face of government targets to reduce carbon emissions, pretty dumb really.

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