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* Posts by David1

13 posts • joined 11 Oct 2011

Middle England's allotments become metric battlefield

David1

Re: Get a life...

Feet and fathoms are much better than metres for nautical (and aviation) purposes.

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Jackboot dangled over NSA's throat for US spy dragnet outrage

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Re: "Give me 6 lines from an honest man and I'll find something to hang him." (@ John Smith 19)

No, we will need all the welding torches we can muster to destroy the hardware which is being used by NSA - hopefully we will have sufficient acetylene to complete the job.

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Steelie Neelie: Crack down on wicked ISPs so we can Skype

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Re: THREE are the only provider that do not block SKYPE in my area ...

No, just a user of their dongle, mobile phone service and wired broadband. As a matter of fact I am very cross with them for selling out their wired broadband to Murdoch. However I have successfully used Skype with the dongle, and have found their support services are pretty good.

Sounds as if you were misled by one of their in-store people.

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Re: THREE are the only provider that do not block SKYPE in my area ...

You should really try an O2 dongle before publicly condemning it.

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Re: THREE are the only provider that do not block SKYPE in my area ...

Just spoke to an "o2 guru": he says I CAN use Skype with my o2 dongle on a laptop.

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Apple must apologise for its surly apology on its website on Saturday

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Just the UK version?

Since the judgement is supposed to have force throughout the EU, why does the "apology" appear on the UK homepage only (not on German/French/Irish/Dutch etc)?

I wonder whether the judges are happy with Apple's persistent truculent behaviour.

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O2 network staggers across UK

David1

Re: Don't mean to be a bore..

Will your valve CB work without mains electricity?

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Hard disk drive prices quick to rise, slow to fall

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Re: Just like everything else

Larry, you should understand that when we non-americans use the word "gas" we are using it in its true sense. I cannot understand why intelligent people persist in using it as an abbreviation for gasoline without any indication that it is an abbreviation. ("gas." might be acceptable.)

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Hard-up Iceland plumps for cheaper open source

David1

Re: Iceland? What's happening in Munich?

http://www.it-muenchen-blog.de/2011/12/munchen-hat-den-9-000-pc-arbeitsplatz-auf-den-limux-client-migriert/

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Google flings Bing into search engine bin

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Devil's Advocate

Much as I detest Mr Gates and all his works, I have found that Bing maps are much better than Google maps. (Of course this was accomplished by buying Multimaps.)

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UN set to dump GMT for tech-friendly Atomic Time

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Daylight saving time was always an abominably stupid idea and it should be abolished.

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Ubuntu One client now available for Windows

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Two word question

Other distributions?

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Royal Navy halts Highlands GPS jamming

David1

WAFIs etc

@Spider

As one of the WAFIs, I sympathize with your rant.

But I would point out that I have often encountered commercial vessels on autopilot with no lookouts.

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