* Posts by Alexander Holland

12 posts • joined 18 Jun 2007

Safety wonks condemn digital TV satnav

Alexander Holland

GPSTV?

It would only take 2 minutes for the softies to put in a lockout. It is a GPS so can tell if the vehicle is in motion. If it is, block the TV functionality.

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Start-up Bee pledges 'affordable' British e-car

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Carbon cost?

What is the carbon cost of the vehicle? The metal for the batteries is probably mined in South America where they had to deforest to set up the open cast mining operation. The ore is then shipped half way round the world to china for processing into batteries before being shipped the other half way round the world to the UK where they are charged on electricity from a coal power station and then only last for 3 years before having to be replaced!

Current generation electric cars suck. They are in no-way environmentally friendly.

Try to take public transport for one journey a week. Try to walk or use a bike for short journeys you might otherwise use your car. Service your car regularly. Check the tire pressures every time you fill up with fuel. Shop for groceries on line once a month. MUCH better for the environment ideas than getting an electric car.

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Apple sued over iPhone e-bookiness

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Stop

Patents are rubbish

Apple has prior art on everything with their first attempt at a PDA, the Newton.

There is no chance they can win!

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Blighty orders first 3 supersonic stealth jumpjets

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What a waste of money!!

Everyone including the UK MOD have admitted these planes are not fit for purpose so WHY are we buying any?

Supposedly stealth capable they have been shown they can be picked up on radar in all profiles by systems only slightly more advanced than your average speed camera!

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Virgin Media trials longer bandwidth throttling

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That's me gone

And that is why I've just left Virgin after 4 years. Transfer rates were a joke anyhow and throttling extended into "free" periods. £35 (£29 with 6 month tie in) a month was a joke. If they wanted to improve their service and their revenue they should tackle their systemic problem of cloned modems and hacked set-top-boxes.

I'm back over to ADSL

£9.99 phone line rental including unlimited evening and weekend calls

£17.50 24Mbit ADSL2+ with be* (live next to the exchange)

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Western Digital ShareSpace 4TB NAS box

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Sell out

To quote performance speeds in Mb/s (Megabits/second) instead of the industry standard MiB/s in order to mislead is so underhanded. You do not expect TheRegister to sell out like that!

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Postman Pat goes postal

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Unrealistic

But he's not delivering tons of junk mail so it's not very realistic of the 21st Century postman if you ask me!

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Mini-Me sues online celebrity muckraker over 'stolen' sex tape

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Tax right off

Are payments tax deductible? Pay $20M to the government or to a mate via a lawsuit?

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Seagoing satellite launch stymied by La Nina

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@Skydiver

I thought that Sky-1 from UFO was an Aircraft, not a spacecraft?

You think they'd attach themselves to the sea-bed or something once in position, rather than use fuel holding stationary.

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Atari may hit reset button again

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Marble Madness owned by Midway Games

Not that it really matters but this Atari is what is left of Atari Corp.

Atari Games (who owned Marble Madness) ended up with Midway Games. And so Midway own the rights to Marble Madness ;-)

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Babbling net software sparks international incident

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Fake?

Has babelfish every been able to translate hebrew?

It's certainly not an option now, was it removed, or is this story just "made up"?

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Chip tech holder sues Nintendo

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Not another??

Surely they cannot sue Nintendo directly? They would have to sue IBM and ATI who design and manufacture the chips for Nintendo?

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