* Posts by Cherry Black

8 posts • joined 20 Mar 2008

Portsmouth seeks ISP - no net access required

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@Boris the Cockroach

Is that job still open?

Sounds ideal for me, I've left school AND I have experience!

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MPs lambast BBFC over Batman

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More worryingly...

In a 12A film, there were six separate adverts for alcohol in the trailers when I went to see it. Only two were for beer, the rest were hard spirits, advertised in their usual "omg drink this and u will be kewl" manner.

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Germany, Spain and Belgium get free mobile calls

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There's a lot of negativity towards it...

But as others have already said, we view enough ads as it is with jack all in return, so a few more can't hurt.

I signed up to the service about a week ago, and now I'm just waiting to port my number out from O2. This service is perfect for people like me, I hardly ever actually phone people, and only send the occasional text, so if I can get it all for free, then woo! O2 tried to convince me they had a contract that would suit, but when they asked how much I top up, the woman balked at my reply of £10 every three months.

It's a maximum of 6 ads per day, and you don't have to reply to them, you don't even have to read them, just hit delete. If you block the ads (ie if they notice you haven't received about 50% of the ads sent) they notify you, and eventually cut you off, which is pretty fair tbh. You also get to tell them exactly what you're interested in, and they send you ads accordingly. Not hugely different from Gmail (which I also use) in my opinion.

Works for me!

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Net addiction a 'clinical disorder', says US shrink

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@ Peyton

Wasn't there a few cases a while ago of Japanese kids dying in cyber cafes after playing games for days on end?

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'Great tits cope well with warming'

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@Neil Porter

You want the moon on a stick! The MOON ON A STICK!

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Google offers tools to find victims of child abuse

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I agree with TrishaD

I'm personally considering a career in digital forensics, but the thought of what one might encounter in a normal day's work is somewhat off putting.

Thumbs up to those who help get those bastards dealt with. (No comment as to the state of the legal system in this country though)

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Teachers crucified by coughing pupils

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I remember those days...

The synchronising of watches, the clearing of throats...

Some days we'd get creative- everyone would have their ties slightly to the right (this would piss off the more OCD teachers).

Of course back then it would be taken in good humour because the teachers knew we weren't concealing weapons. Mobiles weren't even around in schools back then.

*sigh*

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Virgin Media in premium rate U-turn

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Too bloody right!!

Why should I have to pay to report a fault to them?

They say they refund calltime when it's a problem at their end, but they always blame your own hardware or just tell you to sit it out.

I think they're just trying to smokescreen the current Phorm issue with this though.

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