* Posts by DPR

11 posts • joined 5 Jul 2011

Longer, stronger love starts online, finds 19,000-marriage study

DPR
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You can't beat the real thing

On line sex is OK but face to face is better.

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Hands up who wants 3D finger-controlled fridges? That's the spirit

DPR
Pint

With a wave of my pizza

How about gestures involving holding a slice of pizza or a can of beer so that channel surfing offers minimal interference with such couch based activities.

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BT to rent cheaper FTTP lines to ISPs - if they stump up £1k a go

DPR

Something wrong surely

my FTTC from Talktalk just clocked in at 116 Mbps this afternoon. Should I complain.

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UK.gov lays out what cities will get in broadband cash divvy

DPR
Happy

No complaints

If it helps the debate - I live in leafy Stockport and Uswitch speed test regularly tells me I am getting >100 Mbps. My all time record last week was 198 Mbps (screen shot available on request). This from FTTC and then copper to house approx 50 m from the cabinet. Greenery and speedery.

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Russia slashes space station ship trip to just six hours

DPR

Took a short cut - obviously.

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BT fibre-to-the-cabinet rollout penetrates 73 more exchanges

DPR

Smug bastard

Sorry guys - on TalkTalk I get 38-40meg download and quite often tip 40-45 on early and late shifts. FTTC and then about 50m of copper to my house. I embarrassed to say I am a satisfied customer.

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Asus drops GPS from tablet spec after issues emerge

DPR

Lost in space

My Asus Transformer works fine as a satnav - so the problem may be one for the new Prime model.

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ISPs get flimsy self-help leaflet on net speed ads

DPR

Better than watching paint dry

I occasionally use OOKLA to check my speed and think it (sadly) instructive to watch the plot as the speed test takes place. From that you can see that it can cycle, jump (up or down), incline, decline during the time it takes for the test. All that tells you is that "speed" is a sensitive and variable thing and without a standardised protocol for its determination, dangerous in the hands of the marketeers. Mind you, I should worry, as I consistently get 38--40 Mbps at my home PC. Now what can I do with that.

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Blighty's slow-crawling broadband streets revealed

DPR
Happy

No complaints

I have just signed up for TalkTalk's up to 40 Mbps service and yesterday registered 42 Mbps at my PC. Something must be wrong, surely ?

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Seven lessons from the HP Touchpad fire sale

DPR

How about

I use my tablet as a SatNav and an e-book reader and also as a mobile phone with Skype - and whilst I'll concede that all these can be done on a laptop - it's a lot more comfortable with a tablet.

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ALK CoPilot Live Premium HD

DPR

Stalled at the outset

I purchased an Asus Transformer a week ago - running Android - hoping to use it as a satnav, amongst other things, and then purchased and downloaded Co-Pilot8 expecting it to autoinstall (bit of a pun there) but so far am stalled on the starting grid. My limited IT skills are not up to getting the software to function. So pleased (in a rather pyrrhic way) that others struggle with this software. I'm lost !

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