* Posts by Chris

7 posts • joined 7 Aug 2007

Western Digital slips todger to horrified Brit

Chris

Amatures

A proper CDC should only have three pubes per ball - no more, no less.

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Virgin Media to add 500k homes to cable network

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Waste of time

I live in a block of 80 flats (originally cabled up for analogue services with Yorkshire Cable) with a cabinet (which I've had confirmed is supplying digital to other places nearby) 15 yards from the front door.

They won't offer digital services to the flats, as it's apparently not cost effective to pull a new cable through.

I can, however, have a selection of analogue channels and dial-up internet if I like...

It's their loss, as I would be willing to have the highest package TV and broadband, but if they're not willing to pull about 40 yards of new cable (distance from the cabinet + the extra to my flat) through, fuck them.

FreesatHD & UKOnline will do nicely.

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Twitter not yet in 'late stage' talks with Google

Chris

Googlitter?

Is Gary back at PCWorld?

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Virgin Media trials longer bandwidth throttling

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Is that all??

"Between 4pm and 9pm "M" subscribers can currently download 500MB before triggering a slow down,"

So, not even one copy of Ubuntu then.

Pathetic.

I'll stick with UKOnline, and their "couldn't give a toss, just don't take the piss" limits

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Inquirer celebrates spammer murder-suicide

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Already excused themselves..

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/07/25/suicide-spammer-story

Pathetic.

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BitTorrent tracker Mininova faces legal action

Chris

"BREIN estimates the site earns thousands of euros per month by selling ad space."

Probably, but how much is their bandwidth costs for 30 million visitors and "Billions" of .torrent file downloads?

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Broadband claims mislead on speed

Chris

If we can't get 8mb..

..why can I get (according to the sync page on my modem) 8000 Kbps down/768 Kbps up, and regularly max my connection out?

Admittedly I'm just under 1K away from the exchange, but even so..

I'm with UKOnline (Easynet/Sky) and everyone I know who is with them, and on the same exchange, gets the full advertised speed they pay for (oh, and on the 8mb and above services, it's a 500gig per month download cap...not too shabby, and beats the piss out of BTs paltry offering)

Perhaps people should reconsider who they pay for their service, rather than just fall for the hype/adverts, then complain when it doesn't work as they thought it would.

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