* Posts by StephenTompsett

9 posts • joined 28 Aug 2012

MILLIONS of broadband punters aren't getting it fast enough – Which?

StephenTompsett

The real problem is the steadily corroding cables to the home...

Unless you change the physical connection, changing ISP isn't likely to give an increase in speed. Its really amazing the data rates that they do manage over the same old corroded damp copper wire intended for telephony, I used to get approx 8MB over ADSL when it was dry, but it would drop to approximately 0MB the day after a good rainstorm, The replacement cable from Virgin has no problems providing me with 100MB+, and the quality of the telephone service has also improived!

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Downing Street secretly deletes emails to avoid exposure to FOIeurs

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Email isn't (shouldn't be) a filing system...

Important documents should be kept in a version controlled respostory.

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Duqu 2.0‬ malware buried into Windows PCs using 'stolen Foxconn certs'

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And American, British, French,...

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UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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The 'Three point turn' demonstrates use of gears, clutch, accelerator, together with observation and judgment. Successful completion demonstrates a reasonable level of competence by the driver.

I suspect the reason for the proposal to remove it from the test is the problem of finding a safe stretch of road to perform the maneuver on due to the increasing number of on-road parked cars.

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Oracle Team USA sailors admit breaking America's Cup rules

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Details of rules breach

http://noticeboard.americascup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/JN096.pdf

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Huge erections - or lots of small ones. Checkmate, mast NIMBYs

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Questions to ask objectors

Do you own a mobile phone? 99.9% ob objectors will probably own a modern smartphone, in which case the followup question is: How do you expect to use it?

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Brit horologist hammers out ‘first’ ATOMIC-POWERED watch

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Too many moving parts...

Hands are so steam-punk. An 'Atomic Clock" needs a digital display.

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Graphene plus molybdenum oxides yields faster electronics

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Electical Engineering?

Has anyone ever considered using Molyslip to speed up an electronic device before?

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LG first to flaunt quad-core Qualcomm smartie

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Re: 4-sided, Rounded corners...

No... This phone borrows it's aethetics from the entire history of handheld devices, if you want a device to be easily held by one hand and to fit comfortably in a pocket what other shape can you make it?

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