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* Posts by Sklar

17 posts • joined 28 May 2011

Phoenix IT Group shares plunge on loss of £2m contract

Sklar

Said supplier probably dropped them after they'd had enough of repeatedly not getting paid. I'm amazed any company would do business with them.

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Phoenix IT Group signs £40m desktop support win

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Unhappy

Poor, poor fellows

I fear for anyone joining Phoenix. Get union representation - fast. Get out quick or look forward to the 6 monthly 'at risk' process.

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Retailer leaks iPad Mini price list starting at £200

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Re: Pricing

8gb 4th Gen iTouch €209

8gb iPad mini €249

32gb 5th Gen iTouch €319

32gb iPad mini €449

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Lenovo intros carbon-fibre ThinkPad Ultrabook

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Now that's more like it, an ultrabook with timeless Thinkpad design. I wonder if it has decent graphics to go with the 1600x900 screen?

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Star Trek's Wesley Crusher blasts Google+ landgrab

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Re: Wil who?

WHEATON!!!!1!!

His appearances on TBBT are excellent.

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Angry Birds Space

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Linux

Re: Space Penguin anyone

Spaced Penguin is to what you refer, a shockwave game (remember those?)... I used to spend many an hour back in 2000 trying to keep Kevin in orbit for as long as possible to get the big scores.

It's still available, have a little search...

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Apple New iPad Wi-Fi only

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I've just popped in to say well done to the commentators who are having a well researched and reasoned debate without the usual crap I have to endure on most other tablet articles.

Carry on

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Apple iPad 3 Sim-only contracts compared

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Cleverfiend knows the score, £11-£12 for a 3gb 90day Three sim. When depleted just get another. If you're handy with a knife or have a sim cutter they're a no brainer. Hell even Argos sell them for £20 already in micro sim format, still not a bad deal.

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Nokia exec: Young fashonistas 'fed up' with iPhone

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Stop

I've just done it - broke away from the iPhone experience and bought a WP7 device. Got a second hand HD7 to have a go with to see how restrictive it is. I'm actually very happy with it. There's a couple of niggly things but as long as I have a subnet calculator and a few other choice apps then I'm happy.

I was sick to the back teeth of everyone and their mum (and 10 year old son) having one. Back in the day (not that long ago) the lines were clear and defined:

IT bods = Unwiedly smartphone

Suits = Simple, classy with great battery life

Kids = Whatever they're parents disposed of after upgrade

Mums = Whatever they're children disposed of after upgrade

Grandparents= Comes with a cable to connect to the wall

'Fashionistas'= Something small with xpress-on covers

Now the universal answer seems to be iPhone. Gahh.

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Rainbow Islands

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Bubble Bobble really took some money from me.. I did enjoy the one installed in the social club my mum used to go to when I was a kid. This one had old fashioned slots for 10p and 50p and you could 'spin' a 10p in a 50p slot and get a serious amount of credits.

I think I've played every version out there, but was very upset after purchasing the XBLA version as all the enemies and bonuses behaved differently from the arcade version. I wasn't gonna spend hours re-learning all that when all I wanted to do was sit there for an hour and blast up to 100, getting the secret rooms up to at least level 60.

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Nekkid Tech: The Fab Four

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Have just got this added to 'The Lounge' - Pure's iTunes thingy to enable easy listening on Pure wifi radios. I'll have a listen later...

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Nokia Lumia 800

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WTF?

I was nearly there with the 800 till I spotted the USB door. Who the hell signed that off?

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Amazon revamps E Ink Kindle line

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No free 3G - no deal.

Being able to check BBC news and mail accounts while being on a beach pretty much anywhere in the world for free is awesome.

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Sky wins TV riot battle

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letters and/or digits

I think it's safe to say Channel 847 - Sangat TV on Sky win the news battle.

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Yahoo! reads! your! emails!

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letters and/or digits

I've had enough of these free webmail services. Last week I registered a new .co.uk domain with only 3 digits in it for £6 for 2 years, and paid for a years email mailbox for £10 with webmail and IMAP. It's a small price to pay.

I was going to use my ISP email - but as they use Gmail I thought better of it. Do these T&Cs effect the millions of BT Broadband customers on their Yahoo! powered mail too?

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Lockheed Martin suspends remote access after network 'intrusion'

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letters and/or digits

Is this the same Lockheed Martin that won the contract to gather this years UK Census Data?

Names, addresses and birth dates of 60 odd million people in the UK. Sweet.

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