* Posts by Mike Norris

14 posts • joined 9 Oct 2007

Sky must sell off ITV stake

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On a doorstep near you soon...

"The government decided not to release the timetable for the sale after a request from Sky."

Knowing the government's track record with data, this timetable will soon be available on un-encrypted CD.

Tiscali executes stealth LLU migrations

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Still less than 400K between 4pm and midnight

We upgraded from a 512K connection, where we consistently got 430K whatever time of day, to an up to 8M connection on the 10th of Jan and have had problems ever since, between 4p.m and midnight we consistently get less than 400k and some times as low as 30K! yet between midnight and 4pm we consistently get 4M+, peaking at 6.5M.

They had the audacity to tell me it was my router! I have two so confidently told them this was not the case, it has now gone back to their technical staff for further investigation...

Terrifying farm mechanoid plan for Japan

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I was envisioning more of a strap on JCB type of thing like the one from the cargo hold in Aliens rather than the rather puny one featured in the news article...

Nokia wins hearts, minds with breakthrough mobile

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So what about the Motorola F3

Those Nokias were good but what about the F3? It seems to do all that the Nokia did way back then but in an even more retro styleee.


New Ebola strain kills 16 Ugandans

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"Makes me sick"

Symptoms of Ebola hemorrhagic fever range from fever, "VOMITING", and diarrhoea to internal and external bleeding,

Oh oh...

Commuters shouting into their mobiles? Just jam 'em

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I wonder what happened?

Before the advent of the mobile phone, I suppose peoples relatives just died alone in hospital, peoples children weren't left at home unattended and trains were late!

Half of computer users are Wi-Fi thieves

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"as the police seem to think those deploying Wi-Fi should be more careful about securing their connections."

For once (probably for the first time) I am in agreement with th boys in blue on this one.

Maybe manufacturers should take on more responsibility and provide equipment that is already secure...

Watching the Earthrise over the moon

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No audio?

It's a shame there's no audio on these videos, I'd really like to hear the Clangers for real!

(Nobody can hear you getting your coat in space)

Crack a puzzle, win a WWII Enigma machine

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Solved it...

Didn't really, good eye-catching title tho'!

Paris Hilton exits missionary position to save Universe

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bash: Paris: command not found


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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton - Selfless in Kigali Novotel - Selfish in Tokyo Ritz

Well it works for me...

Topless Liverpudlians confined to tropical fish stores

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Most ridiculous British laws: No. 7

Would imply that the Queen is a mermaid...

The implication of which is probably treason.

I think you should get your coats.

Beer better than water: Official

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Guinness for sport...

A literal translation of posters that can be seen in some French speaking parts of Africa. So obviously both Guinness and the African peoples in question know that beer is better than water...

Sony to cut Japanese PS3 prices

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I wish...

£167 oh yes please...

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