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* Posts by Richy Freeway

36 posts • joined 19 Jun 2007

BSkyB, CityFibre, TalkTalk pull clear of bigwig BT's bundles – plan to set fibre to York

Richy Freeway

They're FibreCity

With a new name/owner. They started this in Bournemouth and failed, hopefully they can get it together this time.

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Netflix needling you? BBC pimps up iPlayer ahead of BBC3 move

Richy Freeway

Re: Yay for iPlayer!

See the new one here : http://i.imgur.com/NRKuePr.png

What have they done??? Brrr.

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Seagate links hands with German BOSS, stomps its BigFoot

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Quantum Bigfoot was my first hard drive upgrade, went from an 80MB up to the dizzying heights of 4.3GB.

Good times.

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London: Hey Amazon, wanna slip your speedy packages down our tubes?

Richy Freeway

Was in London with a group of friends over the weekend, had to take the tube a couple of times.

We opted for the automatic machines to get our tickets, it took 4 attempts for it to even recognise where we wanted to go despite going through exactly the same process every time.

We then realised we had bought the wrong tickets and had to deal with an actual person to get it sorted.

If you want to automate something, make sure it's not a complete clusterfuck of information that only a local could possibly decipher.

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IT bloke denies trying to shag sheep outside football ground

Richy Freeway

How do you go about encouraging a sheep to perform a sexual act on you? Dinner, drinks and a movie?

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Nokia drives cars into the clouds: Hear HERE, you're here, hear?

Richy Freeway

Smart phone tyre pressure monitoring.

http://shop.tiremoni.com/en/auto-accessories/tyres-rims/tyre-pressure-monitoring/smartpms-smartphone-tpms-kit-for-tirehawk-smartphone-app/a-308/

Unpossible!

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Ballmer's emotional farewell to Redmond: I LOVE THIS COMPANY

Richy Freeway

Bye now

Don't let the chair hit you on the way out!

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Does Gmail's tarted-up tab makeover bust anti-spam laws?

Richy Freeway

Not on Google Apps?

No sign of the adverts here, I'm using Google Apps though so perhaps that makes a difference?

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REVEALED: Cyberthug tool that BREAKS HSBC's anti-Trojan tech

Richy Freeway

This isn't it's major flaw.

The biggest problem with Rapport is the horrendous performance hit it brings. I'd go as far as saying it's worse than Norton. 8 out of 10 computers we get in for repair that are running slow have Rapport installed. Remove it and the problem vanishes.

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Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

Richy Freeway

Re: 37%

If any of my customers PCs are anything to go by, they're not installing the XP updates anyway! Still see a hell of a lot of XP machines in for repair and I'd say 90% of them are at least a couple of months behind on updates, if not more.

I've had 2 in the last month that didn't even have SP3 installed.

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#Facebook: Now all your hashtags ARE BELONG TO US, Twitter

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#welcometoirc

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Google pools cloud storage

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Google+ for near instant automatic photo backup

It's the way to go, just set Google+ to automagically upload my photos when on charge and WiFi. Then I don't have to worry if my house burns down and my backups taken via SweetHome to my loft server go up in smoke.

Already sling Google a few dollars a month for 25GB storage.

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Brits swallow Google Nexus 4 supply 'in 30 minutes'

Richy Freeway

Thought I'd failed at ordering completely.

Spent most of the morning trying to get one, the site failed and failed and failed and then the stock was gone and I was fuming.

20 minutes later I get 2 emails telling me that I've ordered the phone. 2 separate orders had gone through.

Didn't really think to buy both and stick one on ebay, so the 2nd one got cancelled.

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 'release preview' for June

Richy Freeway

What does the internet think?

http://www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/?s=windows%208

I tend to agree from the Feb release...

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Angry Birds Space flings 10 MILLION downloads in 3 days

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You can buy it for 63p from Google Play with no adverts...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsspace.premium

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Apple TV tops connected set-top box chart

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And the best thing about it?

Jailbreaking it and running XBMC. I've got 2 now and have never used any of the Apple software on them.

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Trusteer rebuffs bank security bypass claims

Richy Freeway
FAIL

Hideous piece of software. Eats up resources like a good dose of spyware. We spend a lot of time removing it from customers machines cos it's doing more harm than good.

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YouView to adopt Freeview channel list rules

Richy Freeway
WTF?

Am I the only person who had no idea what YouView was?

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HTC Desire S Android smartphone

Richy Freeway

The old Desire had...

The old desire had the volume lowering when picking up the phone, or silence on flip over.

The original is still the best android phone IMO. Get shot of the HTC crap and install a clean Gingerbread ROM like Oxygen and it's an awesome piece of kit.

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Police appeal for missing Taser

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I'm going to patent

The magnetic Tazer.

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Judge extends Oz PS3 mod dongle ban

Richy Freeway
FAIL

Least of their worries

It's being ported to pretty much anything you can plug into the PS3's USB port, including Android phones, PSP's, many USB development sticks and best of all : Sixaxis/Dualshock3 controllers.

http://www.maxconsole.net/content.php?42073

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Intel swallows McAfee: Why?

Richy Freeway
FAIL

Shame

Cos they're security software is bloated shit. Gonna be needing that 6 core Intel 980x!

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BT trumpets subsidies for village broadband

Richy Freeway

@wileycoyotee

Check www.samknows.com. Use the exchange search.

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Beeb sacks teaboy, hires Press Association

Richy Freeway
WTF?

Is this all it seems?

Do they actually pay per image? Wouldn't they have a contract with Getty and AP that allows them as many photos as they want a year?

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Apple reels as Steve Jobs Flashturbates

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I'm better than anyone who likes an Apple product.

I'm better than anyone who likes an Apple product.

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Ten grand - the cost of iPhone-induced sobriety

Richy Freeway
FAIL

No uninstaller.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I couldn't find any way to uninstall the desktop app either through the start menu or add/remove programs.

Very shoddy.

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Universal Remote Control R50

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Logitech Harmony 525

Had a Logitech Harmony 525 for a while now. It's not got the full colour display but it does only cost £50 from Amazon and cheaper if you hunt around. Fantastic bit of kit. Review here http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/10/30/review_universal_remote_controls/page4.html

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Fans decry tennis gal's breast-slash plan

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IT Angle?

IT? Eh? Where am I? I'm not even sure what game she's playing.

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Dell bundles free fresh air with PC

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Good!

Norton Internet Security is a festering pile of turd. It slows computers down and isn't even that effective at stopping nasties getting in.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 280

Richy Freeway

They're already down to £350

There's been a price drop on the 280 already, we'll be selling them for around £350 inc VAT. This exact model actually.

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Nintendo Wii to become true to type

Richy Freeway

I suspect..

... this is just a USB wireless keyboard. I use my Logitech USB wireless keyboard on my Wii and 360 just fine.

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Acer punts £199... er... £220... er... Linux laptop

Richy Freeway
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Tight

Are people really not going to buy this because it's an extra £21?

Tighter than a nuns chuff.

Would you suddenly stop drinking pints because it's gone up an extra 5p? Probably try and blame that on MS too.

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Heaviest Virgin Media downloaders face new daytime go-slow

Richy Freeway
Unhappy

Hard to recommend them..

I've always been a big advocate of Virgin/NTL, but it's getting increasingly difficult to recommend them to anyone.

I fear the day will come when I have to leave them myself, which will be a shame. I've been with them for years now and never had any problems.

Phorm, evening caps, daytime caps? What's next?

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Nintendo to introduce online play charges

Richy Freeway

@dervheid

You Wii is flashing to let you know about the 3.2e update. The only extra functionality noted is a warning in the game channel icon when the disc inserted has an update on it.

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Counterfeiters told to pay Symantec $21m

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@ Shakje

It's really easy to get rid of. Google for SymNRT.

You could just email the file over, get them to run it and enjoy the fact that at least Symantec can write a program that actually does uninstall everything they ever made.

It's worth running it through even if you've already uninstalled via add/remove programs, especially if you used the Firewall.

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Manhunt 2 banned

Richy Freeway

Import time!

Let's just hope the NTSC version runs on a chipped PAL Wii!

This is only serving to hype the game up more and people will go to great lengths if the game turns out to be any good.

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