* Posts by Paul Gannon

6 posts • joined 29 Apr 2009

Diesels greener than electric cars, says Swiss gov report

Paul Gannon


... it costs far less to charge your car than to spend money on diesel :)

Anyway, how often do you think the batteries will need replacing and disposing of? Not that often, I think. So where's the issue?

O2 to step back from unlimited mobile data deals

Paul Gannon

Oh dear

Apparently, since I've had my iPhone 3GS I've received 9.7GB of data over the cellular network and sent 709MB. I've had it since August last year. Shit! My bills are already £35 + extra non tariff-inclusive texts such as competitions, international texts, texts to Radio 1 etc.

I remember back in the day, being on One-2-One and my bills were £16 a month free voice-mail, free evenings and weekend calls, 200 free texts. It's not really comparable to the service we used to get from mobile companies.

I've been with O2 for 4 or 5 years. I may have to rethink my network choice if this data throttling doesn't change.

Over the past 12 months the amount of time I have had a 'No Service' message instead of '3G' has increased. My iPhone 3G Speed has been mostly a iPhone 3G Stop! I'm loosing faith with O2

Paul Gannon


I'm on an O2 unlimited data tariff on my iPhone 3GS. If I was to 'upgrade' my phone to a iPhone 4 I would have to start worrying about what I doing and watching how much data I'd be using? Thanks O2, I won't be upgrading just yet. Hmmm? Three are getting iPhone 4 too - maybe I'll swap to them once my contract is up?

O2 - limit customer experience - or charge them through the nose for it :(

Statistics prof nails Blackpool hoopla scam

Paul Gannon


If you go to Blackpool and play any game to 'win' something. Prepare to be robbed blind. They games are there to make money not give stuff away. The Doctor (not that one) should have known better. True, I have been scammed by the stall holders on the piers etc, for a couple of quid, in my time but not to the tune of £1200. What a Muppet. He must have a bad gambling habit if after the first couple of goes he didn't realise that he wasn't going to win? As with any gambling, there is only one winner, and that's not the player.

Bill Gates chucks cash at climate cooling cloud creator

Paul Gannon
Gates Halo


What a brilliant idea :)

Web 0.2 archivists save Geocities from deletion

Paul Gannon

GeoCities and me

Wow, what a project! I love saving things for posterity. I don't have enough disk space for the whole of GeoCities though lol

I became an inhabitent of GeoCities in early 1997. Having just ventured on to the Internet for the first time I wanted to have my own home page online. I got a book from the public library "Learn HTML 3.2 in 24 Hours" and created my first web page. I was hooked. My address was www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Sands/9439 and my site went through umpteen incarations, both framed and non-framed, and Netscape and Internet Explorer viewable designs. Oh, how I used to love it. All hand-coded too.

I'm so glad that someone is preserving GeoCities :)

I've looked and the last incarnation of my GeoCities is available at the wayback machine


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