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* Posts by Dave S

28 posts • joined 6 Sep 2007

Western Digital ShareSpace 4TB NAS box

Dave S
Coat

I remember...

(4TB!!!!!)

.... the day when 16kb cost £500.

Mine's the one with the ZX81 stick on keyboard in the inside pocket.

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Sky told to hand over footy and film rights

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Coat

Here, here

Agree with most comments so far.

Sky paid huge amounts for exclusive coverage so why should their hand now be forced to discount hugely?

Also I was mega annoyed St Anta's handling of the recent 'away' England matches but chose not to pay for their service on top of my Sky subs. My choice, my restrcted viewing.

It happens - Live with it!

Mine's the one with the satellite dish in the pocket.

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eMusic rattles ISPs over legal downloads

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Alert

Shock!

In other news a bunch of turkeys in Norfolk have launched a campaign saying Christmas dinner is a terrible idea.

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Apple, O2 to release PAYG iPhones this month

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Flame

@JayKay

erm, they are. You pay for the flashy casing and annoying mouse.

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Midwife's lost diary sparks mums and baby alert

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IT Angle

I'm struggling

Why is this a news story that's getting every Daily Mail reader excited?

It's a list of names, addresses and births - all easily obtainable from a combination of BT and the local newspaper.

What harm could be done with this?????

'IT?' - because it's not worthy of reporting here, BBC News or the local rag.

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Supercomputer to improve UK weather

Dave S
Coat

Erm....

Mr Pedant here says that as he looks out at rain (again) the story title is annoyingly inaccurate.

Mine will be the wet one with a big pocket for my notepad.

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C&W closes in on Thus acquisition

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Unhappy

Re: Dear Thus Board

Sadly it's not the board's call to make - it's all in the hands of the shareholders.

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Gamers not social misfits, after all

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Happy

World of World of Warcraft

An excellent news report can be found on The Onion relating to this.....

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/warcraft_sequel_lets_gamers_play

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Apple takes the operator's shilling

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@ David Cornes

I think it may be something to do with the new 12/18 mnth contract you've just signed up to be tied into.

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Government orders data retention by ISPs

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Alert

Tiscali....

I'd like to see how Tiscali build this cost into their pricing model that struggles with such things as the iPlayer :)

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BBC vs ISPs: Bandwidth row escalates as Tiscali wades in

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Happy

A further comment...

...rarely does an El Reg story produce such common comments - apart from Phorm maybe.

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Dave S
Paris Hilton

Agreed

I'll go with the majority here.....

It's not the Beeb's fault if the ISPs' business model has been caught out. And why are they not asking for money from iTunes, ITV Formula 1, Youtube, (any other content provider).

Change your business model, not force all licence payers to pay for your flawed pricing model.

Paris because she's used plenty of bandwidth of her own over the years.

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Online banking payment system aims to reduce fraud

Dave S

Erm....

Isn't Paypal as effective as this?

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BOFH: On the brink

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Alert

OS2 Warp

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OS-2-Warp-Operating-System_W0QQitemZ160216089892QQihZ006QQcategoryZ4619QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's the future! - according to a misguided friend.

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Syria orders cybercafe owners to ID customers

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Unhappy

re: In five years time....

Obviously only 'in the interests of security' and beating the 'war on terror'.

Be afraid, very afraid.

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CPW builds wall between customers and Phorm

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Paris Hilton

Confused

"...a free consumer internet feature, Webwise, which results in fewer irrelevant advertisements and additional protection against fraudulent websites."

How does this offer 'additional protection against fraudulent websites'? I've read it a few times and it's still confusing me.

Paris because her pictures have been on a few dodgy websites in the past.

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eBayer offers carbon fibre-clad Eee PC

Dave S

But....

.... how does it perform on the beach?

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Bush orders US Navy to shoot down rogue spy sat

Dave S
Coat

re: If there wasn't a shortage of Wiiss

A very relevant and well thought out point.

Join the US Navy and help their shouting people straight away.

Coat? Yes please, the one with the tin hat in the pocket please.

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Pipex Business calls in the strategy boutique

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Happy

All in a name

"Vialtus takes its name from the Latin words Via ("way") and altus ("high") "

So they're reselling everyone a go on the Information Superwayhigh.

It's bound to catch one. Drugs anyone?

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Carphone results flat but outlook unchanged

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iPhone

"Speaking during an analyst's call this morning, the firm denied that footfall from the iPhone had artificially buoyed results."

So, they are saying not many extra vistors came into the store because of this product?

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Batman logo manifests in tomato

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Thumb Up

Self-publicising

Call me a cynic but is the tip-offster Rhiannon Davies related to the Seller 'odavies2' at all?

If so, I may start to create a entirely implausible shadow on the next product I decide to flog on Ebay.

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Becta excludes Vista, Office - again

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re: My Dissertation

And you're even more pleased that you have something else to cut and paste, sorry, 'reference' into your novel :)

Let's hope it has a grammar checker.

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Germans debut kitesurf-powered autonomous windjammer

Dave S

Erm....

....is it me?

Or does the success of this project depend greatly on the ship travelling in the same direction as the wind?

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Skype faces 020 7870 cut-off

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Thumb Up

Sorry for being a Telco bore but....

... this will probably relate to the Ofcom regulations of 'National Dialling Only' numbers. http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/Oftel/publications/numbering/2003/ntnp_final_c0703.pdf Ref: Page: 15 Section: 'National-Dialling-Only' Numbers

This means that these numbers cannot be used in an area where they may be advertised :)

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NZ bans Brit immigrant's overweight missus

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Happy

Hard Choice

"His missus, however, is still in Blighty, and Trezise admitted that if she wasn't allowed in by Xmas he might reconsider his decision to emigrate."

If I was his wife I'd be very concerned at the doubt in his mind!

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Punters call for laptops with built-in mobiles

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Alert

Wah, Wah, Wah - Self-Interest Alert

"The most sought-after notebook computer improvement is the addition of a built-in mobile phone, a survey has found.

Microsoft teamed up with the GSM Association (GSMA), a trade body which promotes mobile phone adoption and standardisation, to ask punters what they would really like in their notebook computers."

And when asked what improvements they'd like making to Christmas dinner, the local turkeys suggested everyone should go vegetarian.

Is it just me or is research to promote your own organisation just an incy bit false?

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BT Vision misses customer targets (by a shedload)

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Happy

BT Spokesman AKA....

...Comical Ali

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Mobiles can upset hospital equipment, after all

Dave S

And so....

....any news on whether mobiles can spontaneously combust and therefore cause a raging inferno at my local BP garage?

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