* Posts by Neil Greatorex

537 posts • joined 22 Nov 2007


Opera extends Speed Dial with Swordfish beta

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I concur with Mr. Balmer, it's very fast

Wish they'd get their heads around it at work though, where I'm forced to use Chrome :-(

Still, could be worse I suppose; FF or IE

Microsoft Skype: How the VCs won and Ballmer overpaid

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Re: AC 23:47

"Microsoft has just acquired a rather large user base"

Sorry, in Microsoft's world, 170 million users is extremely small beer.

Wish it were otherwise.

ACS:Law fined for data breach

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What comes around..

goes around.

Wonder if his dole being 10 minutes late or the queues at the soup kitchen are quite as annoying?

Google offers to pop round and take some piccies

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You need to get out of your Mother's basement

and stop watching Doctor Who. :-)

PSN hack triggers lawsuit

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Was only a matter of time

Before some litigious twat hit the sue button.

Makes one wonder why anyone would want to do business in the old US

ARM jingling with cash as its chips get everywhere

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Jingling with cash?

£50m - that's less than a banker's bonus..

Vodafone AU falls on Easter Sunday

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It's in TFA

"swapping out its Ericsson base station gear with Huawei equipment"


Texas grandma gets first 'Super Wi-Fi'

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"watch religious programming"

Euphemism for porn no doubt.

I'm going OK?

Wii price cut coming

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Osbourne effect?

They've just killed April sales.

AT&T's iPhone 4 drops 2.5 times as many calls as Verizon's

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Bloody iphone

I've got a work one & I can't make reliable calls with it/them. We installed femtocells to improve things (as we're out in the wilds) I still can't use it for calls.

Home reception was crap too, though pre iphone Nokia 8800 & Blackberry had perfect call quality . So I put in another femtocell. Calls are now just a tad above utter shite.

What bollox.

Don't get me onto the bloody charging regime..

Facebook Comments kill web freedom

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"and everyone's already on Facebook"

Not everyone.

BT, TalkTalk in court seeking axe for Digital Economy Act

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@ seanj

Please don't forget:

Twice disgraced "Lord" Peter Mandelson.

iPlayer Global iPad app price announced

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US$10 per month

Including the 30% iFee?

Cheap at half the price...

Google undercuts Apple in publisher revenues dash

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Jobs Horns

I suspect the cover price will remain the same

Regardless of the intermediary.

Having said that, however, I think I will buy my ebooks through Google; as more money (though still an insignificant proportion of the cover price) will go to the author.

HP gives Lou Reed a right shoeing

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That dog at 0:49

Gets my vote.

Microsoft, Nokia, and MeeGo: Are they all doomed?

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EC parades common phone charger

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So where is HTC?

More importantly, where is Nokia?

Lenovo and NEC to combine PC ops

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I can't believe it's not.....

"The two companies will marge their Japanese operations"

HP inks $1.4bn outsourcing deal with energy firm E.ON

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"HP Inks"

That'll be expensive then..

Russia wins World Cup bid in parrot-sickening travesty

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Cameron & chums probably still don't realise

That the ball is round in Association Football...

I suspect Panorama were an order of magnitude out on their "3 FIFA members corrupt" storyline.

About time the FA got some balls & opted out of control by FIFA, let's bring some moral rectitude <snurgle> back into the game :-)

HP builds touchscreen Linux PC for India

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Aah yes, but you'd then be able to say:

"Please do the needful"

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Why only India?

At that price they could sell a shed-load here in Blighty. I'd buy one.

iOS 4.2: An 'ace' for iPad, a 'meh' for iPhone

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Nope, me too

I've had 3 lost connection error messages, reconnect & it starts from the beginning :-(

Finally finished the download, twice now it's complained that it can't save the backup & stopped.


Shell's London office UNDER WATER and besieged by GIANT EELS

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It also contained a surgery

I went for an interview there, in the 70's, which included a full medical (?)

Google snips Facebook's Gmail line

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Read the T&CS, they really do own the lists.. :-(

Spamhaus blocks fellow antispam outfit

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"we paid a large amount of money through a third party"

Think that might be your problem, Spamhaus don't charge for delisting.

Phone 7: Another Vista or another XP?

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Have you been RTwrongFA?

There is no SD slot on this phone, there may be one on <insert any other handset manufacturer here> but this phone doesn't have one.

"Hard reset" WTF??

Have a pint.

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Don't think I'll be considering this.

As I neither twatter, facebook nor use Google for my data.

PS Still can't see if anyone has addressed the "Can it make phone calls" yet.

Jobs' Lion to marry Mac OS X and iOS

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I just got a line..

"Dashboard rethought because it's become a mess of overlapping paradigms"

Full house before the night's out..

Google ends all Street View Wi-Fi data collection

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Shanghai Tom, in Beijing

You're doing it wrong..

Robot goes berserk in Balkan lab: 6 boffins given dead arms

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Baffled Balkan Boffins Battered By Borut's Batty Bot

Just added a couple :-)

Microsoft plays favorites in Windows Phone 7 cloud picks

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All this social network stuff

Is fine and dandy, the real question is "Can you make a phone call?" nobody seems to have addressed this.

Windows Phone 7: 'Different, delightful'... and unfinished

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It's not boring or negative, it's neutral

You anonymous pillock.

Unless you really are that stupid, I can only assume you're a shill. Bugger off.

Distressed cock whipped out of wheelie bin

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Can't parse this sentence

"For anything in the bird world, if it's without water for 24 hours, it will die within a week."


Bulgarians bag German pair for pinching panzer

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833,333 Bulgarian scrapped Panzer IV tanks

Gordon B. Ruins gold sale..


Provincial outrage over BT's broadband upgrade race

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I just voted

And currently make up 25% of the voters in my village.

Don't think we'll be getting FTTC anytime soon.

Field Service Engineers and their needs

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One lot are away from the office one lot aren't.

!= Rocket science

Apple's iPad is the hotcake of the 21st century

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"wonderful utopia of love"

Hmm, you're obviously not in Lincolnshire then.

I also spent some considerable time working for a ginormous US corp, used to do the ass/arse thing with them too. Got cuffed around the ear (metaphorically) by the septic bosses quite often :-)

I was a TS wiz at the time (mid-late 90's) so had asbestos coating. Briefly..

Have a pint of Haake Beck on me.

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On this side of the pond:

Ass = Equus Asinus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equus_asinus)

Arse = (_|_)

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Hear the sound?


Gone right over your head, hasn't it?

Official exposes govt IT overlaps

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News just in....

Government IT projects waste money.

Stuxnet worm slithers into China, heralds alien invasion

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He was quite right

You can control a nuclear power station using the processing power of your average digital alarm clock. :-)

Virgin Media introduces P2P throttling

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When you're looking at network traffic identifying torrent traffic is trivial, encrypted or not.

US.gov set IPv6 upgrade deadlines

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About time

It was always going to take a big push to get everyone off their arses, perhaps this is the requisite impetus.

Now then, if we could only get a similar announcement from the ConDems.......

iPhone fanbois run off road in CoolBrand race

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What a pillock!

"Something that appeals to ordinary people and to celebrities too"


BlackBerry tablet boots from 'floppy disk OS'

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HP purges Cisco gear from data centers

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CCNA/MCP/MCSE aren't entirely useless..

They have an unexpectedly valid use: weeding out the dross.

I know of one CTO who will discard *every single* CV/Resume that includes any of the above spurious certifications, usually immediately he spots it.

PS I looked at the site linked, please do the world a favour; don't link to it again, ever. It's mind-numbingly boring, irrelevant to readers here & bloody awful to look at.

AT&T chief: 'All your iPhone are belong to us'

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Didn't see the *tiny* arrow indicating a reply. Nonetheless "Citation needed" is for another plaice..

US forces drop dead drug-poison killer mice from helicopters

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"airborne murine drug-zombie"

Excellent, made my morning.

Wonder how many grammar Nazis will be trotting out the "It's mArine you thickos..."


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