* Posts by thorns

5 posts • joined 26 Oct 2007

Tom Cruise Scientology vid leaks onto net



Sounds like Apple...

Ofcom urged to clamp down on broadband speed deceit


Re: Re: easy enough to fix

"The problem would be in how to monitor and police this......."

Indeed. And this is what I think makes this whole OFCOM exercise a waste of time.

At what point would it be decided whose fault any reduced speed is? It could be the ISP, customer or BT in most cases. Would, for example, there be an inspection of the customer's house to check for dodgy wiring, or interference from other devices? Dig up the road to check for deterioration in the copper?

Totally agree with other posters on getting rid of 'unlimited' tariffs, though. At least 'up to' makes sense. A limited unlimited package doesn't make sense to anyone outside of the funny farm.

Camelot pulls scratchcard amid numerical anarchy



...what goes through these people's minds when they watch the weather forecast in winter? That Scotand or Russia is hotter than the UK?

"I'm off to Scotland tomorrow, mum."

"Ooo don't forget to take a T-shirt - they're up to -10 up there."

'I'll be back' is most-quoted movie line


the movie quote people use most in everyday chat?

Who on Earth says "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die." in their everyday conversation?

UK mobiles not worth stealing

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Really locked?

"we don't know how expansive the testing was"

Not very, I would guess. Judging by the guy in my local who always has a carrier-bag full of 'second-hand' phones for sale.

He tells me that even if a handset is locked he can unbrick it - don't know how much of that was the Stella talking though.

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