* Posts by toffer99

25 posts • joined 24 Nov 2011

Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

toffer99

The review of the Bosch Athlet says it is "possibly not best for Gran." I would disagree, as our Gran thinks its great. Mind you, we used to hang her on the washing line and whack her with an old carpet beater when she got mucky. So I suppose its better than that.

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BEST EVER broadband? Oh no you DIDN'T, Sky – ad watchdog

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Don't forget who owns Sky, and ponder why he's called The Dirty Digger.

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

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No, we're not paranoid. They really are ALL SPYING ON US.

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It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE

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Sky is down? I expect the IQ of local people to soar if the outage lasts.

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Barclays Bank counter staff to become iPad-toting 'community bankers'

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And their main aim will STILL be to sell you some crummy financial product for which they'll have to compensate you later for mis-selling. Cynical, me? Yeah, they had me twice. Give me a sleazy used car salesman every time.

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Security guru Bruce Schneier to leave employer BT

toffer99

Maybe its something to do with the Network World report accusing BT of supplying backdoors for GCHQ and NSA.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/121613-report-accuses-bt-of-supplying-276975.html

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ISPs: Relax. Blocking smut online WON'T really work

toffer99

Hey! Look, a squirrel!

This is just another distraction ploy from the ex- PR flack Cameron.

This time he wants you to forget about Lynton Crosby the lobbyist for No

Plain Cigarette Packaging and No Minimum Pricing of Alcohol. Crosby

just happens to work for the Conservative Party -very suitable

bedfellows, but Cameron HAS NOT BEEN LOBBIED BY HIM. Nope, not at all. No, really, not even a little bit.

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1953: How Quatermass switched Britons from TV royalty to TV sci-fi

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Re: Was it colder then?

and with all the grass and sky and trees in black and white, it was really boring. We couldn't afford coloured flowers till 1959.

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Re: Was it colder then?

We used to dreeeeeeeem of plastic sandals...

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UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now

toffer99

One more piece of

Everything this government does turns to shit, from the economy, the privatising of the NHS, the benefits system and on to this atrocity.

It feels to me ( a non-millionaire average bloke) as if a malevolent bunch of aliens took over after a war I somehow didn't notice. Did the Nazis win WW2 after all?

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Samsung scribbles in UK Galaxy Note II debut date

toffer99

Its massive, said the actress to the smartphone.

I suppose the wheels are retracted in that pic?

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Lenovo U300s Ultrabook

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How much?

PC manufacturers are so out of touch. I've been looking at ultrabooks for months, and yesterday I concluded that they're just too expensive for me.

So I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 i7-2670QM 8GB 750GB GT540M 1GB BluRay 15.6 screen.

Yes, its bigger, fatter, heavier, slower disk, but I SAVED £450 quid! You can get an o.k. holiday for that, or nearly an Ipad.

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10x power boost for Freeview as London analogue signal cut

toffer99

Just checked my box and blundered into the Jeremy Kyle show. Its utterly hideous. Bleuurrgghh. No. DON'T LOOK, it'll damage you!

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'Woz' wants $100,000 for Mac 128K prototype

toffer99

Re: ...hmmm

Unless it's with an 8" floppy.

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Fans fly to forums to signal iPad 3 Wi-Fi woes

toffer99

Re: Ahahahahahahahahahaha..

No, just something to be enjoyed.

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Dell Latitude E6220 12.5in Core i7 notebook

toffer99

HOW MUCH?? Are you nuts, Dell. Prices should be dropping, not climbing.

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Europeans turn backs on Ultrabooks

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There's a worldwide recession/depression. So Intel, worried about its non-presence in phones, offers us some nice, poky little machines -but at an exorbitant price.

I'm looking for one, but I wouldn't pay more that £700. Anything selling for close to £1000 has me pointing and laughing.

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Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for her

toffer99

All that pink sh*t. I guess feminism passed you by.

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Sky to open net telly channels to all

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and the BBC

Compare and contrast with the BBC. Pay £150 per year for all TV, Radio, humongous Website, podcasts, free Iplayer repeats, stacks of great original content that you actually want to watch.

And the Cabinet of Millionaires wanted to sell it to their chum, the Dirty Digger that was. For the time being they can't do that.

You've got to watch the 1%, their grannies are already sold, NHS on the way. If you don't like it shout out! You won't know what you've lost till its gone.

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Ten... smart TVs

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Way back machine.

How far back should you sit from a 50" TV?

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Billions of net-ready boxes in homes by 2016

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Reason for TV tax

Whoever drafted the original legislation back in the days of Lord Reith did a good job. The BBC has a charter which is renewed every ten (?) years, and the money details are agreed with the government of the day.

This time the government made them institute cuts so that the licence fee would be frozen until 2016 when the charter next expires.

If the government decided yearly how much should be given to the BBC, they would have slashed its budget under Thatcher, who was just as much a creature of Murdoch as is Cameron's mob, and the Beeb would probably no longer exist, leaving British television to Sky.

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TV Licence?

Sure lets abolish it and the BBC television, national and local radio, amazing website. Who needs all those original science and nature programs.

I'd rather pay Sky a grand a year for recycled American crap and a few decent bits of sport.

Wouldn't you?

No, and me neither.

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LG to show 55in, 4mm-thick OLED TV at CES

toffer99

Love to see the BBC/Attenborough wildlife stuff on one of these. I'd never go to the cinema again. Oh. ...I don't go now.

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2011's Best... HD TVs

toffer99

Agreed; these are high-end tvs for the 1%, don't forget us 99% poor people.

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Hailo

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I bet it doesn't work south of the river!

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