88 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Re: Someone tell the banks
Paypal do withdrawals using FPI - however they "randomly" select 99% of withdrawals for checking therefore you still wait three days for your funds to clear.
However I don't think they're classed as a bank in the UK are they ?
As a Be customer I appreciate that they have to comply with court orders.
Given that Be is regarded as a "techy" ISP, most of their users will either be using another BT search engine or know how to get around the block anyway.
Does anybody even still use TPB anyway ?
Had this issue sending email to a handful of addresses and it was pretty obvious what the problem was from the bounce message returned.
Tried to tell Pipex but gave up after 45 minutes on hold listening to The Nolans tell me that they were in the mood for dancing.
Problem lasted about 48 hours and then went away.
Oi. Do you mind.
No Saxo in the "Kevs" garage thank you.
Except of course that mobile numbers don't appear in any telephone directory in the UK and so are not in the public domain. Therefore my mobile number is confidential until I choose to give it to you.
And I don't.
"Critically, though, it does not fall under FSA jurisdiction"
Which IMHO is why they moved out of the UK. Many sites sprang up detailing how to make complaints via the FSO and many people (myself included) were able to have Paypal release locked funds which had been held for unspecified purposes by lodging FSO complaints. Paypal I believe had to pay the FSO for the investigation of each complaint.
I'd guess that Lux has a lot less active (and suspended) Paypal users to complain than the UK has.
Because Paypal won't accept it as proof. They will only accept signed for receipts from their recommended delivery companies.
And even then they don't always believe thaht things have been delivered.
To Be Fair......
Their online banking system is rubbish and the only thing thats worse is their mobile banking "apps" which are a shortcut to the online banking website which work about 10% of the time.
I can second that - been with Be for about 5/6 years and have never had any issues.
Solid 18mb connection with no limits and no shaping.
I pay a premium for it over Skys free offering (use BT for phone and Sky for TV) but well worth my £20 odd a month.
Then he should avoid posts with subjects such as "Irish woman doesn't go down after scrotum ripping assault"
There is no ambiguity about the content of the story.
No point reading it and then complaining that he didn't want to read it.
"The large screen does have an impact on battery life but a full charge should still see you through two full days, which is more than you will get from many an Android handset"
You could also argue that the higher end models - which generally sit in the same price bracket as Apple and Blackberry handsets - don't have these issues because they tend to have faster processors, more memory, etc and therefore don't exhibit any of the problems that users of lower end hardware see.
Truth is that you will never get the same performance from a £50 handset as you do from one costing ten times as much running the same OS and applications.
I'd have taken whatever the courts could throw at me rather than live in Widnes !
I'm from Widnes before any of the other residents complain about the above post. There is a reason for the gag "My girlfriend asked me to kiss her where it smells......so I took her to Widnes!
what about a redundant one somewhere else?
Allegedly there was a fail over system that didn't kick in as they expected it to.....if you believe the explanation of course.
I think it's more that I've heard that gag at least a million times on Facebook and Twitter.....although obviously not on my Blackberry.
Last BBM at around 10:40 this morning. Email coming through but delayed by upto 3 hours.
Phone and SMS working as normal but no web browsing and looks like no updates within the FB app.
Just means that I've got more work done today......and company iPhone totally unaffected.
Free Speech ?
Sorry but IMHO "free speech" doesn't apply to people who publish things like this. As far as I am concerned, sickos like these deserve no rights.
These people should be made to take a long walk on a very short pier.
It disgusts me that my taxes will be used to feed them while they're locked up.
Swiss Bank ?
Obviously a good thing that this low life has been caught BUT since when did Swiss banks do what the US told them too ?
I always thought that people used Swiss accounts because of the ethics of the Swiss banking system and the fact that they would divulge no information to anybody ?
And if you'd read the previous stuff or done a little research you'd know that solicitors can be limited liability - thats why so many solicitors firms end with LLP which stands for Limited Liability Partnership.
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People have been saying this about Microsoft / Sony / Every other large multinational for years and it simply isn't the case.
Apple will still be making huge sales of iPhones, iPads, iPods, iMacs and everything else starting with "i" regardless of what you buy.
For every idealogical "I won't buy their stuff" there is still a hundred or a thousand people who will.
It might be sad but it's still true.
They didn't want him
They didn't want him - they wanted the Foxconn leak that was selling him the parts so they used a law suit to frighten him (or rather his parents) enough to give them all the details of the supplier.
I would guess that Apple will shortly be filing against that person and won't be dropping it quite so quickly.
At least 2 years......
I bought one of these from Toys-R-Us around that time.
And anybody who says that you'd have to be stupid to part with £60 for one then you're right, but explain that to your child who wants one for their birthday / Xmas present.
Never mind that.......
They own the rights to "Sabre Wulf" which takes me back to the mid 80s !
This is Barclays / Microsofts fault how ????
Surely she should be giving her son a little telling off instead.
Note the word "QUARTERLY"
Easyney sells its SureStream ADSL product as an alternative to a leased line, with a 99.9 per cent uptime guarantee (quarterly).
How exactly was he caught ??
Did he take the PC to be repaired ?
"They will censor the web at the behest of whoever, to suit their bottom line"
"They seem to think that they are bigger than national governments and don't need to take into account national laws."
Surely those two statements contradict each other.
Small Claims Track
You can only sue if they are a UK based business......thats why they moved to Luxembourg.
UK Banks ?
Would any of those cards have been issued by UK based financial institutes ?
If so, would that provide a parallel with a UK based "hacker" abusing systems located in the US ?
It can't have been Richmond.....
......as he's got Scurvy :-)
"Although theoretically capable of 40Mbit/s downstream, such fibre-to-the-cabinet services are in reality expected to offer between 10 and 20Mbit/s"
SO still slower than my current BE connection then that gives a solid 20Mbit connection on my old copper wire........
"but then along comes Kev from PissyWerld and sells him a laptop"
I'd just like to point out that I no longer work for PissyWerld.
I don't care
that its being awkward and pedantic.
Just happy to see somebody who's not scared to stand up to Google and tell them to do one.
IT Crowd ?
Sure I won't be the only - or even the first - to point out that he's obviously seen the episode from the last series which see's Roy doing the photography of Moss' friends......who's a naughty scientist then ??
Blackberry on O2.........
No problems here with voice or data.
Most Office users are commercial concerns rather than home users.
If I need to buy extra Office licenses and I'm not able to then there is a business impact. I'm not going to abandon the 100's of licenses that I already own and I'm not going to uninstall my existing Office installations and start installing Open Office.
Microsoft may be getting whats coming to them but they are correct that there will be a huge worldwide business impact by stopping it's sale.
And lets face it, they've got MS over a barrel as regards selling them a license. If you were in that position, how many billions of dollars would you ask for ????
@ Jimmy Floyd
She sent them a cheque to cover the $25k worth of cash withdrawals and as soon as they had it - without waiting for it to clear - they upped her credit limit to $70k which she promptly used to the tune of $69,940.94
Then the cheque bounced.
@ Richard Cartledge
I suggest that you check out the number of (failed) lawsuits that came as a result of the filming of Borat.
"BOFH: Defiling the profile" is episode 4
"The EU is still investigating whether the US ban breaks world trade laws"
Like the US would care if the EU decided it was breaking this law !
So will the BBC apply the same ruling to the internet as they do to TV ?
If you have an internet connection you HAVE to buy a license as you have the ability to watch BBC programmes even if you choose not to ?
Thats pretty much the TV situation in that if you have a dish or an aerial, you HAVE to have a BBC license because you have the capability to watch BBC regardless of whether you choose to or not.
Am I right in thinking that the BBC are the only private company in the UK which has a law to say that you have to buy from them even if you don't use their product ?
Setting a precident is always a bad thing. Now when anybody in France announces redundancies, the managers will eb locked in a room by those at risk until they hand over more cash.
Would imagine that riot police would be called if this happened in the UK and those responsible locked up.
If you don't want people questioning the IT angle, get rid of the icon !
I can see this becoming
the most commented on article ever to grace the pages of El Reg
I for one welcome our windfarm turbine destroying overlords..........
Can't leave well enough alone.
Say no more guv'nor
I have a real problem.......
With people who are "famous" for being the son / daughter / brother / sister of somebody "famous".
I have a bigger problem for people who are "famous" for being the boyfriend / girlfriend of the above.
Who gives a toss what Peaches thinks - it's not like her family are known for their fashion sense is it ????
Mc Donalds will just say that the phone was handed in by another customer and that they could easily have sent copies of the pictures off the phone.
Sounds impossible to prove otherwise to me unless they can prove when the date and time that the pictures were taken off the phone.
Money making machine
I drive past the Trafford Centre on my way to work - in fact I cut through the outer congestion area right on the edge due to using the M60.
I don't work on a bus route and there are no stations near by. The trams don't go anywhere near so looks like I have no choice but to pay the cahrge or change jobs.
Or instead of driving on the nice big three lane motorway, I can do what everybody else in the same situation will do and use a route taking me on the nice little A roads through towns to avoid it.
Defeats the point a bit really - think of all teh extra pollution caused by all those cars doing a stop / start route to work.
More money grabbing - makes me wonder what I pay my road tax for when I have to pay again to actually use the roads.
Sooner that road tax is abolished and included in the price of fuel the better. The more you use the road, the more you pay.
They're not trying to stop you selling it..........
they've simply done a deal with Ebay to keep them off the site which is probably the number one place that they'd be sold.
And in the UK they'll be sold as part of a subsidised contract so does that mean that the phone belongs to you ? Or does it only belong to you when the contract finishes after 18 months ?
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