* Posts by Pete Hunt

4 posts • joined 4 Apr 2008

BusinessWeek hails quantum porn engine

Pete Hunt

Cuil - or frozen?

Searching for "windows 7 beta 1 rapidshare" on Google gives 599.000 hits - on Cuil it gets 107 hits - nuff said!!

AVG scanner blasts internet with fake traffic

Pete Hunt
Paris Hilton

...customer in Nigeria (anyone tried 196kps down, 64kps up???) .........

You want to try 128kps down, 64kps up as we have out here in Honduras, C.A. Then you'll find that although AVG 7.5 ran smoothly, AVG 8.0 staggers along, its services grinding to a halt occasionally and giving XP SP2 (fully patched) a case of the BSODs at least twice a day. Web surfing with Linkscanner on is unusable here!

So it's off with AVG and on with Avast. The Home version is free - it has anti-virus, anti-spyware AND anti-rootkit built in and it runs smoothly - it has a bigger footprint than AVG 7.5 but not as big as the footprint of AVG 8.0.

Paris - 'cos at last we've found something that sucks harder than her!

Home Office defends 'dangerously misleading' Phorm thumbs-up

Pete Hunt

Re: Stopping Phorm

Did everybody try to send BT a message?

"http://www2.bt.com/contactus" is currently unavailable at 00:49 GMT

BT: 'We did not let anyone down over Phorm... it was not illegal'

Pete Hunt
Paris Hilton

BT website

From http://www.bt.com - you can't miss the link to Webwise at bottom left !

I heard that BT have tested this before, is this true?

BT conducted two small scale technical tests of a prototype advertising platform in June 2007 and over 2 weeks in September-October 2006. These tests were specifically conducted to evaluate the functional and technical performance of the platform. It was completely anonymous, no personally identifiable information was processed, stored or disclosed during either trial. As with all Service Providers, it is important for BT to ensure that, before any potential new technologies are employed, they are robust and fit for purpose.

Can I find out if I've been on a BT Webwise trial through the Data Protection Act?

No. A small number of customers were randomly selected for the two previous tests, of a prototype advertising platform, and each was completely anonymous. Absolutely no personally-identifiable information was processed, stored or disclosed during this test, so BT has no way of knowing which customers were part of the test.

Paris - 'cos even she can smell the BS!

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