54 posts • joined 7 Sep 2010
I pay £140 a year to sometimes watch the news every couple of days and eastenders 2 or 3 times a month.
Stuff that actually appeals to me or is relivant to my life is aquired through other means.
Started a business out of a phone box and pushed on through life from there.
Someone bought the rights to the VM brand and applied to a cable company,
part of the contract was for branson to appear on things.
he has worked for it.
You are just jealous.
he isnt a nob, he helps people.
if you had the money i am sure you would to (maybe not the help people bit, you sound like a total dick to be honest :) )
Re: You get what you pay for
I have moved to them from dsl2 to VDSL (ok so i am right next to the virgin media Hampshire HQ, before that it was cable&wirelss, before telewest....)
and my area doesnt have cable
BT wesbite says i have VDSL in my area, rang VM, they said we no longer support your street)
straight to Plusnet, paying less for BB and line then at VM and getting 3 times more.
projectfreetv works, no blocking like VM
funniny thing was i rang VM to cancel, they just kinda of went, yeh ok, bye then... no why, can we help..... just ok, bye. (i was just expecting abit of a sales push thats all..)
abit pricey, Flexraid and Green WD's with some SAS cards and an ML110G5 from the day and i can pull 3 HD streams with no issues atall, 3 of us in the house, no sky or cable tv. All goooood :)
yer its not massive or superspeed but just like the guy who said about the Ferrari , it does me fine...
I dont know why i was so shocked when my lodger told me his new job was to poll the VirgimM routers every 10 minutes for every requet that goe down teir line , (yeh i knew that bit but)......also one of his daily tasks were to pull the info from your Tivo box's;
What is being watched
what has been watched since last pull
how long each channel
what that channel and program was
How you skip between channels
times of day you watch
consistancys make money.
i seriously beleive that they will make these devices not show adverts unless you are 'infront watching it' or it just goes into a sleep mode and then plays the ads when your back.
after that they will be sensors inside.
all this to sell your data/info on. My slightly OCD anti controll/higher order / dickheads in business world hating me is really not liking all this Big data thing
let me pay you for the TV i want to watch, i dont give a hoot about downton abbey or that crap.
I will give the companys £XXX a year not to be tracked traced, audited and for none of this crap tv
dont get me started on road tax!!!!!!!! AARRHHHH
if i did buy it, can i get an instant refund when i dont like.....
stop producing repetative crap then.
At the moment i pay £1XX what ever it is to watch the news and eastenders when i can be bothed a couple of times a week thats it.
No workaholics on BBC
People just do nothing is just 4 episodes....
i dont care about these crappy reality shows, cooking, dancing, badger and all that
Give me 5thgear everyday or topgear (TG, before it stated this entertainment lark, Oi go back to 15 years ago when the Sub' P1 owners club was in the studio with like 20 people and LOADS of FACTS and INFO!!!)
all the music these days is shit, 1 track of an album maybe ok.
in the last 15 years i have paid for both Adele's. - that is all.
why should i spend my hard earned money to pay and watch somthing once. and then have to pay again to watch it again.
My TV collection is only about 5TB but growing of the stuff that I want to watch, and watch again.
I dont want a Tivo that analysis what i watch, when i watch it, if i skip brakes, what i looking at the internet for the same time i am watching tv.....
you could say , ah har, but this is how they find out what i want. no because even then they will chuck in a load of crap that i dont want to make somthing i do appealing, but then that means i am only giving them say 1% for somthing i do want and then 99% for something i dont. Give me 100% of what i want for 100% of my costs.
Music people = stop pushing out the same olf crap over and over
Films = we arnt that dumb that when you change a title or remoake a film from 10 years ago we dont see it as complety diffrent, its still the same!!!!
Tv= i pay my licence and all they give me is crap back
so now it costs me for a half decent internet connection and my own security to view what i want when i want.
the day i go back to legal is the day i pay £xxx for a years access to exactly what i want and no more.
put the place name in tht title if its not in the UK
.co.uk being the point...
another router doesnt make a diff....
Draytek 2820, told to use google's DNS
Windows domain, DHCP says use WinDNS, winDNS says use referance Google or a private one.
ANY DNS request that goes up my line, Virgin Media steps in.
Buying a new router wont help.
I am moving to Plusnet anyway.
Re: "If he were to sum up the quarter in two words it would be “execution and transition.”"
And isn't a word, like 'it' and 'a'
A to the L to the I to G!
its just the apps for the ARM, they are just poor, the worst of the itunes and playstore crap.
just RSS mishmash feed programs, and just crap..
where are the wifi scanners, xbmc, plex (free people i just spent 300 on a device that does basic tasks) utorrent remotes, ipcam viewers, lg/samsung tv remote's, eon energy app, bittorrent sync., keepass, squeezer app... just a sample of whats on my android phone.
The design, feel, performance, great!!!!!
I want a pro, but £700, hmmmm
Another company that is contributing to make this world a little bit more sh*t every day
So basically they are saying after the test a month or so ago
they have 20 banks that failed it
Re: Nowt to do with age.
AAAHHHH an unscannable!!!!
Re: Don't need to reboot each time
annoys me so much when i am asked simple questions that if you are in this role you should know already or alteast have the common sense to work it out yourself!!
and the problems is...?
So the french goverment want to know what is sent and received by its own employees......
fair game on them.
We have enough trouble stopping people uploading patient info to their gmail acocunts and emailing it home!!!
(yes i know mcafee and other products do document tracking, all costs.....)
is this really worthy of el'Reg?
Bad comments by people who dont understand and or/ they are just pissed of that their mate 'Dave' cant clock them in when they are running late.
the only issue here which has been risen above is, the way the data is stored once taken, in this day and age, thats the only thing you can argue over.
Good point, link it to immigration, do that for eeeevvery system :)
Get rid of unions full stop, there all waste of time and create hassle and end up with someone trying tpo make a point and then a load of sheep following, this is the job now, like it or lump it.
So if these blocks are being put in place.
Why hasn't a system been put in place to stop ever piece of spam/malware/DDOS event from coming up or going down someones line already,
surely stop these first as they have a larger financial and social impact on the world, porn can come second.....
So you cant walk up to a drive thru or use a pedal bike as... there is no pavement and cars need to pull up close to collect there order... is there reason, health and safety
so i can be served on a motorbike, open face helmet drinking my shake or eating a Very hot apple slice....
Ok you say, you wouldnt do that... but you munch on your chips or sip your drink in your car....so.....
come on, lets get a test going, who's got a road legal go kart, quad, mobility scooter, SEGWAY it!!!!????
"Rivals may feel Microsoft Microsoft has thumbed through its playbook of moves dedicated to making sure its own services behave beautifully under Windows"
And whats wrong with that, if i had a windows phone....
Um... isnt that what Apple always does;
I have given up trying to get a iphone working without using itunes, apple tv - without itunes, mums ipad calendar and email sync without 3rd party apps, connecting an apple screen to a non apple device.....
I am seriously thinking to just dump all this social network lark, I only use it to keep up with people who I actually know and talk to, I am not a friend hawk and am proud to say I have 70 something people as friends (i got to 200 and though, this is bulsh*t, delete, delete, delete - amazingly there people who i actually see/speak to/ know! (I know you, your friend of a friend of a friend ... or yer i met you once 2 years ago - add me!)
FB, too many updates, at least give us the option to stick with the old visuals and you can still have you advanced backends.
Let things be, I don't want a time line, I don't want to be forced into sharing things, I don't want to be forced into having to administrate something in my own time, I don't want to know about someone bloody cats or baby pictures no matter how many times i select 'don't show me.....'
What if I don't want FB or the world to have a picture someone I know uploaded of me, I cant do much about it.
Still, daily, people don't realise that when you hit that upload button that content is no longer yours.
You are being a free ant in paid for work colony
Anyone ever seen the film Surrogates, I feel the time of younger and younger generations loosing the grasp on real socialising is falling.
Why cant 'social' networks connect, if that cant that not very social!
it would bring some competition into the area...
have Google's send a message to Facebook, Let some of the private social networks share images with the users friends on FB and Google.
The social network that is anything but social - if you not on it I cant add you as a friend thus I am not interested in you.
Let me guess, you use an apple pc?
another story of a user not fully understanding what they are dealing with and trying to push on.
dont like it dont buy it
To put the record straight, 9/11 happened in America
In England we refer to it as the London terror bombing.
We don't use/associate what people call 7/7 with England, its an American thing, not British.
I hardly watch live tv, the news is the only live or none repeated thing these days
why should I pay so more crappy reality shows like strictly are made that I will never watch,
You have to eat the sim card apparently
waste of typing and video
both the writer and video person (may be the same i cant be bothed to look) are looking far too deeply into this.
it doesnt understand what either are and what they actually do.
a monkey can pickup a car key and some annoying over hyped human will go look, wow, this monkey can drive!
Now that's a review!
If anyone trys to sell me a phone and mentions the words apps they would get a wet fish slap.
I think 99% of apps are stupid and useless - just time wasting or a fad.
1% of apps are sweeeeeet and I would love just to give a little click and use them on my laptop or desktop.
Isn't this a variant of the adobe air type thing. cross platform applications that are small to run or even can be run from the web?
(god i hate adobe, just starting to remove all air/reader/flash programs and go for open source, there to big, clunky and always need updating)
go back to looking at the original unlocking instructions on XDA for android devices, this will put a new bootloader on and then you can go from there, check if it works on your hardware first of course
gone are the days of manual instal
download there app from the market,
it will then list the builds you can install, select the one, and then when it restarts you have your new build.
Used them since my G1 and they do very good work.
I still cant find any real/actual information on why office 2010 is better then 2003. 2003 takes 2 or 3 seconds at max to loads, 2007 and 2010 takes 10 seconds.
ok we are on about seconds but in this world where we have the most powerful machines of all times i bet my old win3.5 with mono screen laptop boots and loads office(equivalent) quicker
With the ribbon, why cant i drag and drop sections about and have a simple button to reset it on the main file menu. Who do MS ask for input into there new products, themselves!!!?
cant i just have something that runs allot smoother but without all the add on crap a 'normal' person using wants, say i just want to write a standard doc, abit of colour text, bullet points different fonts and i may splash out an put a picture in
finally what is with the default paper size, i have bought a Uk product, give me A4 not dam Letter and why do they think i need a 2.5cm border - waste - wak it down to 1cm all round thank you!
When you say stick with the plastic, prices on the shelf already include a 'plastic' handling charge, if you use cash you can get upto 5.4% off at the checkout just by asking.
get a life.
paris, because i am a dick.
funny name! ponder on changing myn now
so apple made smart phones....nope
they just marketed there first one well and gave loads away to celebs which then it caught on with all the 'hello' people then 'business' people picked them up.
nokia smartphones, ones with a full keyboard on, windoze mobile, not herd of any of these then i take it.
UK - 'Well if you promise then things wil be ok wont they mr Googl 'e' woogalee'
Google-' Er, Yer, Sure Sir, We will do that for you.'
'Uk - 'Gooood, now, anyone want a cookie?'
Google - 'MEE and when i am finnish ma cookie i'm gunna play with your data until i am bord then i might bin it'.
Well done France, ServiceWith* is right, atleast there making a point.
If you want to give me a 5er i will light my cigi with it, i wont use my own 5er though. ........
Yes officer that is a wire you can see coming out from my coat. Or, yes officer that is an electrical device you have found hidden on me and not its not my phone.
One sure way to get your flight ontime without increasing hassle...not
I never herd of it
Great advertising/publicity Repeat. Sorry BBC.
I get the word Repeat and BBC muddled these days.
Ok things are getting smaller. take a look at the first image above, its look to patrude a good couple of mm up from the base of the head, the middle image looks slightly flatter and the final *new* image looks the the screw head is only about 1or2mm deep, thus smaller gadgets need smaller componants. small compoanants needs small things to hold them together.
its ok making things small, but you gota make them tuff.. perhaps a torx head isnt as strong once you start to machine the head thinner....? thus a redesign of a stronger design is needed.
But yeh, they wana stop you opening up there 'majic box'!
me and dad went in to get some bits for our classic astons that we know they stock (standard generic parts) just didnt know where in the store layout. Assistant persisted that he wanted to know make model and everything even though we just needed to be pointed in the right direction...so....
Staff: what car have you got
dad: Aston Martin DB6
Sales: Right, thats under Jaguar
Me: AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA,
I now am in a hosting company and its supriseing who will forget or ignore the warning emails that are sent out months before hand.
Halfords is like pc word - have a look at there products, right so thats the most i should be paying for it, wheres wilko's/maplins?
really, just really!!!!!!!!!
so are they saying that everyone else (banks, councils, hospitals) are destorying there data in correctly..unsafely,,,.. When i worked for the NHS we paid £50 a unit for the HDD to be shredded and the machines recyled - why cant they jsut do that....?
Like some of the above have said, i suppose its the consultancy fees and the server is going to the 'destroying centre' in a limo with bodyguard and escort (police on, not the other)
Renault must have the same electricians as Alpha.
They still wont sort my bloody windows out though, freakin design floor is going to cost me £498! on a car that only worth £1500 now.
normal apple isuer
Something has gone wrong, it cant be my fault!
Electrics do work 'better' at lower temps (to an extent) its the moisture/condensation.... that buggers things
but only half, so if i am not a company, gov, charity or whatever...
so....what do i name my personal website, websitename.uk i would of though but its websitename.co.uk now but i dont want any thing else added in before the uk to certifiy its a personal site either, you can get .de or .ae and they dont have to have gov or whatever infornt of them, who actually decided this was the way it was actually going to be as perhaps they should rethink it.
whats the most annoying one you can get whilst thinking of it, ok the min is 2 charectors but whats the max? http://www.ukgoverment.SnuggleUpWithMeMrBanker.gov.bnk.uk
On another path i take it no one has gone to stirling.co.uk instead of stirling.ac.uk then........
And..No, no paris. i still have somewhat of a brain and self respect left.
I said ths to someone the other day and they couldnt answer me. Sell me this oh so great phone without mentioning apps......
wow the iphony has 275K off apps that just replicate what the others do and if your thick enough to need an app that reminds you of your period or car park reminder is i guess there is just no hope for some people. Android actually have apps that you can use daily and not for thick'os - and at the end fo the day if you cant find a app you can just make one yourself.
Internet shopping, you just cant get ya hands on the physical thing to decide you choices.
Good point, if i didnt have a car or live close thats a very good idea. also you could just tag things for you shop at the end of the week.
Because you have had papers from them to stop licking her ass
The google world
"Our final aim is to delete the data" after we have collated the information we need and copied to its required 3rd part company.
At the end of the day we only know what we are told.
..And I cant blame google for collecting OPEN wireless info, i would, anyone with wireless activated on there phone walking around picks this info up, what we do with it is different. .
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is that before or after you have had 5 new usb flash drives as they keep on dying or get a static shock. usb flash is not longterm storage.
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