15 posts • joined Friday 13th May 2011 07:24 GMT
Cat amongst pigeons
I recently had a nice BT Openreach man come to install my Sky fibre broadband. He was honest enough to let me know that I could expect up to 40mb download and 10mb upload. In real terms it'll fluctuate between 35/38 and 7/10 after a couple of days. True to his word, that's what I got. The infrastructure all seems to be owned by BT and the engineers who come to install the line to your property seems to be owned by BT too. As an end user/consumer I don't really care who provides my service as long as I get what I pay for. AFAIK Sky are the only provider that don't traffic shape in any manner. That's why they get my business.
I'm just sayin'
16 downvotes for expressing an opinion based on fact?
Looks like the Linux fanbois are in bed with the Apple fanbois. Seems like there is more than one coalition in Blighty...
I will be downgrading my non touch screen Win8 laptop back to Win7. 3.5gb for "sp1" is retarded!
Would you like breast or leg?
(Leg appears to be the safer option whenever discussing Turkey or turkey)
@ Roger Stenning.
"Isn't it interesting to notice that most of the anti-union people are using AC...?"
Possibly because they've been press-ganged into joining a union when they got offered their jobs? Now that they've seen the light they don't like it but don't need to p1ss anyone off that might make life difficult in the real world where they have to make a living and feed their families?
Yep, it's interesting isn't it?
Re: Think of the children
Are you wanted for some misdemeanor that you think you've gotten away with up until now? If you answer "No" then you still sound suspicious. If you think it's because you'll be framed by someone else for something you didn't do then I suggest you throw your debit/credit cards away and go live in a cave in the woods wearing a tin hat! life is too short to worry about the world conspiring against you. Or are you just a scaremonger?
Isn't that what convenience is about?
I have Sony NFC tags dotted around, The one on my desk switches my ringtone from silent to vibrate, send an auto text to my Mrs, turns off WiFi, switches on Bluetooth, connects to my headset and starts my MP3 app. That's a heck of a lot of faffing about that I'm saved from as I'm trying to get away from my desk. One tap on the corner of my desk and I'm good to go.
So buy a laptop and stop messing about with a tablet. Coding without a keyboard is an idiot move isn't it?
Re: Best Tablet in the World?
...And there I was thinking I bought my tablet for its functionality. I'd better keep an enlarged photo of my member on my iPad shoved down my pants to compensate for the real reason I'm so insecure.
Re: Who cares...
Shouldn't you be donating the cost of that pint to charity? Or are you just going to be high and mighty about everyone else's choices in life? Hypocritical much?
Re: But how, exactly?
That's not really the point is it? times change, education in the UK is now compulsory until 18, expected lifespan in 1900 was 45, now it's 75, we expect children to be children longer"
That's complete Balls! I'm afraid. We expect them to be adults longer. Once you grow out of being a child you learn to deal with responsibilty, living longer means living for longer as an adult. It's not a sliding scale.
Then buy a candy bar phone.
Surely if it does any more than make a phone call it's a gimmick?
Re: And, I presume Apple, does nothing "gimmicky"?
AC, I think you miss the point. Just because you see a function as a gimmick doesn't mean that everyone sees it that way. They may have a use for it that you don't. There is nothing to stop you disabling it if you don't need it. It's better to have the option available to you though, isn't it?
Re: I'd like to see -
So, the reg lies and you have proof that climate change is caused by humanity? I guess you'll also deny that the planet has been through a series of past ice ages and every thaw was due to Homo Sapiens, or various other missing links, being neglectful?
I may be late to the party...
But am I missing something here? Where's the news story? Mr Google telling me that only 20% of his workforce use Win7 isn't newsworthy is it? That's like saying I wear business attire to work except for dress down Friday's.
Do you care?
No! Thought not.