* Posts by ceedee

22 posts • joined 14 Jan 2009

Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England


Re: Surely regulation is sensible to consider

"We understand that the MHRA estimated costs for a one-off application of between £252K and £390K with an annually recurring cost of between £65K and £249K, for each product. This does not include the costs of making manufacturing facilities and products MHRA compliant - estimated at several million pounds."

(from page 23 of the PHE report.)


Re: Why should they ban them?

The PHE report details four tests of 'expired' vapour (pages 64-65) and concludes:

Electronic cigarettes "...release negligible levels of nicotine into ambient air with no

identified health risks to bystanders."

Not that you'd let real evidence get in the way of your uninformed rant...

Chocolate Factory eats crow on Googlephone

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Vodafone won't sell the Nexus One

It's all lies!

Vodafone aren't interested in "selling" the Nexus One, only an 18- or 24-month contract which is, in effect, a rental agreement.

Totally different to Google's initial concept.

UK.gov blames Israel for cloning passports in Dubai hit


Assurance? Nah, thanks....

"Miliband has sought assurances from Israeli foreign minster Avigdor Lieberman that British passports will not be misused in this way again."

No need, we've had that assurance since 1987 -- just after the last time the Mossad were caught with forged passports. (See http://nyti.ms/9oF7bI for example)

BAE Saudi 'corruption' case could go to US Supremes



So how many Chinese companies have Apple acquired?

How many thousand employees do Apple have working in China?

A small percentage might hate BAE for profiteering from illegal wars but most despise them for ripping off the UK taxpayer while dumping UK jobs.

T-Mobile Pulse


@Ben 47

No, no. You misunderstand: the now-withdrawn SIM was faulty, in that it registered the Pulse incorrectly on the mobile broadband tariff.

Rather than get new buyers to automatically call CS, TMobile have been 'shamed' into delaying sales!

And I'm not interested in that PAYG offer as I only really intend using it for data on the £5/mth booster. (Though I guess I could do a £10 top-up for one month's data and then use the credit for the next two months' boosters... )


re. Can't get one :(

The problem I experienced (and I found several similar accounts in Android forums) is that the Pulse SIM registered on the network as a USB modem at a £2/day connection charge. (And no way to activate the Internet Boosters.)

All it took was a forceful chat with CS and they switched me to the Mates Rates tariff and I was then able to get the Boosters).

Makes you wonder what kind of testing T-Mobile completed before releasing the phone (late) to payg customers...

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re: interesting ... but ...

AC wrote:

<<<secondly, all very well launching phones like this on PAYG but no-one seems to do decent data rates ... Tmobile seems to be £1/day or £2.50/5days if you remember to text a code. If a network came up with a data only monthly tariff with PAYG top-ups for calls texts then I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd sign up.>>>

There are two new TMobile internet boosters that don't seem to have been publicised yet (but are explained in an leaflet with the Pulse) that should satisfy you:

a) monthweb, "one month's worth of internet access " for £5

b) 6monthweb for [hold onta your socks!] £20.

Yep, £3.30 a MONTH.

(Both are activated by text and deducted from your PAYG balance. You can get a reminder when your balance hits a definable value.)

Works for me! :)

BT names more exchanges for early fibre upgrades


Why those exchanges, I wonder?

Let's hope that OpenReach aren't aiming to target areas already covered by VirginMedia's cable network in order to 'compete' with their 50Mb service...

What on earth do you think you are doing, Darling?

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Thanks for this

From my quick perusal, most of the mainstream media are far more interested in the effect on the budget on the richest 2%.

Thanks for bursting the bubble!

IPCC U-turn on Tomlinson CCTV


Shurley shome mishtake?

Either that email took over a week to get through to your source or the 'Major Investigation Team' are imposters.

Hasn't anyone told the City of London police that they've been taken off the case by the IPCC?


MPs battle to save great British pub


Re: Smoking

If the anti-smoking brigade are soooo sure, why not license a few pubs to allow smoking (in specific, well-ventilated, child-free rooms) and see what happens?

I'll bet their turnover will go through the roof!

I too used to hang mine in a pub but now sit at home.

Drunk Swedish pastor woos Christians online

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MR back again

All hail the scoop king!

Sex crime 'lie detector' pilot could prompt wider use


Participate or else!

"Grubin added that given the vulnerability of polygraphs to faking, no decisions about the management of recently-released sex offenders would be made solely on the basis of their results."

But why should offenders, who've already been judged safe to release, have their licence revoked (meaning they get returned to prison) if they refuse to participate in the trial?

LibDems want gov action on killer lorries of death

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Opportunity Bungled

Shame that they couldn't actually list the 20 dangerous locations they've identified so that truckers can avoid them.

Or even compile them into a POI file to add to out-of-date satnavs...

Emotional arguments do not make Street View illegal

Black Helicopters

Isn't it ironic?

... that Simon Davies didn't believe Phorm was that intrusive?

German Mickey Mouse radio snoops on cops


Paging Mike R

It's time you started your own blog!

Miss ya!

Voice analysis trial gives wobbly results


Doubtful? More like bloody fraudulent!

TheMinistryofTruth blog (http://www.ministryoftruth.me.uk) has three articles that dig even further into the truth behind the technology.

A US scientific trial into a very similar system found that the 'lie detector' was actually less correct than tossing a coin. The report concluded: "In fact, roughly half of the unstressed and truthful samples were classified by LVA as stress and deceptive, respectively. A device that is, in fact, sensitive to these states should not falsely detect them if we actually failed to elicit these qualities when using our protocol."

So the evidence is that these gizmos don't work and the DWP has wasted yet more money in an attempt to crack down on unproven fraud.

Google Voice goes call-forward crazy in US


Still no link to GTalk?

If Google pulled their finger out and produced mobile versions of GTalk, they could make Google Voice (ex-Grand Central) available worldwide at virtually no cost.

(And mix in Jaiku and you'd have a fantastic status- and location-aware, free-calling, IM app to wipe the smug smiles from semi-monopolistic telcos!)

Dream on...

Fanbois will abandon iPhone for Palm, says Wikisugardaddy


Valuable insight

My E65 contract finished last month so I'm actively researching non-Apple phones, have a small pile of worthless currency to spend and am conditioned to a £30/18mth contract.

I'd been seriously considering hanging on for the Pre to make it's appearance rsn but on the basis of this prat's complete cluelessness, I'm much more likely to opt for the HTC Magic next month instead.

Nice one, wanker!

Bet Palm are *delighted* by his claims...

Lads from Lagos crack cabinet minister's webmail account


A crying shame

Of all the people you'd *want* to get stuck in Nigeria...

Cows can't detect earthquakes: Official


That Mike Richards fella

He's a wise old bugger y'know.


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