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* Posts by BritBloke

10 posts • joined 2 Jul 2010

Sites knocked offline by OpenDNS freeze on Google

BritBloke
Go

Some of the comments above about websites relying on Javascript are missing the point. If Javascript is present it is there to do a job. If it is not functioning then the sites is not working as intended and therefore requires attention.

Just because we were scrabbling around fixing sites doesn't mean those sites were crippled, just that they should have been working better.

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BT on site-blocking: Every case will need a court order

BritBloke
FAIL

what-a-crock

"We will never stop our customers getting to any service they want to get to."

That obviously doesn't extend to email. BT have been performing wholesale blocks on emails from legitimate websites for a number of years based on very small numbers of "spam" reports from idiots who don't know the difference between "report and spam" and "unsubscribe".

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Skype brings cross-platform video to Android

BritBloke

and no one has to feel jealous of Apple's FaceTime any more

Was anyone ever jealous of facetime?

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Apple exec confirms white iPhone 4 arrival

BritBloke
Dead Vulture

and this is newsworthy how???

"Marketing guy repeats announcement on same product in different colour"

FFS.

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SwiftKey offers alternative for Android typists

BritBloke

If you want a keyboard that is like Swype... use swype

Just get on the beta for Swype. Despite what the article suggests, it is proving absolutely flawless for me. On the 3rd beta version i've used on my nexus now and the similar keyboard systems don't come close. for 60p though I'll give this one a go as well.

There will always be people who look at the permissions list and go WTF?? Think about it though - it's a keyboard. If they want to they can track every keypress you make. If you don't trust the people producing it then don't use it. Better still, blow the dust of your old Nokia 3210 and stay away from scary smart phones.

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Schmidt: 'Google doesn't do data mining'

BritBloke
Alert

are you sure???

So, you don't do data mining? Care to explain this Eric?

http://www.fudwatch.co.uk/uploads/google-data-mining.jpg

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Google Instant a potential bonanza for search scams

BritBloke
Thumb Down

it's spreading

There seems to be a run of FUD from the AV outfits at the moment. Sophos has a different spin of the same idea recently: Armies of "blackhat SEOs" monitoring g.trends to push scamware. Their examples were equally poor.

David McMahon said "No Script turns instant off too :)".. err, so does turning of instant search.

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Steve Jobs denies Judas Phone antenna problems

BritBloke
FAIL

Weird

All phones have the problem apparently.

My nexus must be broken then as it seems to work brilliantly.

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Apple denies iPhone 4 antenna glitch, blames inaccurate signal bars

BritBloke
WTF?

Nice catch

Good news : Holding you phone doesn't give you a crap signal

Bad news: Your phone just has a crap signal all the time

... and this is an improvement how?

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Google chief: Nexus One was 'so successful, we killed it'

BritBloke

Drivel

Great phone. Bollocks marketing.

Google changed their mind because they were pissing off too many people that they want to do business with. Shame in some ways as the N1 is great kit (I love mine more than is healthy. My wife and child can only look on jealously). However it's the best for android as a platform, so good call even if the justification is drivel.

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