* Posts by Chris Pinto

9 posts • joined 25 Nov 2007

Scottish Power blows a fuse after Twitter hijacking

Chris Pinto

This actually happened 2-3 days ago

And I made them aware within about 5 seconds of them posting the 'spam' initially.

They did remove it within seconds but hey, it's the internet.

Virgin Media touts high-speed signups and TiVO

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I get a static £10 a month off what it should be for TiVo, TVXL, 50mb and free weekend calls. After my first year they applied it as a "loyalty customer discount"

YouTube gets new mobile client

Chris Pinto

It might just be me being retarded.. but...

my HTC Touch Diamond had a YouTube client out of the box... Which also works umm.. pretty flawlessly.

HTC pimps up Touch Cruise

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So basically...

They've taken the o2 XDA Orbit II design and claimed it for their own.

Don't get me wrong, i'm well aware that HTC build the XDA Orbit II also and that o2 have a design relationship but come on...

Geek gets Blackberry Storm tattoo

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TwatTatt anyone?

i'll get my coat

Spooks foils fictional Russian plot

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@Dave Bell

The series you are thinking of was called "Bugs"

Fancy nipping for a quick two-thirds of a pint?

Chris Pinto

@ Cynicism by AC

To be fair, pubs get 90% of their glasses for free by promotion, though granted the pub will eventually pick up the "bill" via increased costs of ales, beers, spirits, hell even post-mix

Next Windows name unveiled: Windows 7

Chris Pinto

to the AC with Windows 8

when I type SET into my cmd window

i get:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]

Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

in XP i would get something like

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.1.2600]

Copyright (c) 2002 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

IT's going by NT version numbers/codebase, not the old, and now legacy "386"/DOS codebase

Windows 7 should therefore TECHNICALLY (speculation) be NT version 7

The fac tthe Milestones are on 6.x codebases still is fine, Vista was too til later beta's. They're still in alpha dont forget.

I guess the true test will be, wait until RTM, and see if it registered as 6.1/6.2/6.5 or as NT 7.0.xxxx

Lost HMRC discs pop up on eBay

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To Be Fair..

The data should not be able to be opened by anyone else other than people with the corresponding smart card certificate (all Govt. employee's have smart cards for this reason)


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