* Posts by BRYN

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Shocker: UK smart meter rollout is crap, late and £500m over budget

BRYN

I have a newbuild shoebox. My smart meters where installed when the house was built. No electric or gas company will sign me up to a smart tariff without replacing the smart meters with there own smart meters. The irony is the smart meters they want to fit are the same makes/models of what is already installed.

Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here

BRYN

According to OMG Ubuntu your not 100% correct

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/11/apple-t2-chip-cant-boot-linux

Reported yesterday that it maybe/is possible to pay over the odds for the hardware and to run your free operating system on.

Apple breathes new life into MacBook Air with overhauled 2018 model

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I see the $ to £ conversion rate means nothing

On Apple.com the price is $1,199.00

On Apple.com/uk the price is £1,199.00

on XE.com the current conversion rate says it should be £941.21

loving your work Apple.

Microsoft promises a fix for Windows 10 zip file woes. In November

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Does ths mean....

that people are going to get massive .EBD files on there PC's? No such an issue on a machine with a 1TB drive. Might be an issue on say an tablet with a 128gb SSD. I certainly don't want my drive space being eaten by an ever increasing search catalogue database....

Brace yourself, Britain: Health minister shares 'vision' for NHS 'tech revolution'

BRYN

Buzzword bingo

Eyes down for a full house....

ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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FUSE?

I thought it was common knowledge that it was using FUSE.

I wanted this to be a success and I was more than happy to have parted with good money to buy this once the device was released. I was so excited I nearly backed but a little voice at the back of my head said to hold off. I'm so glad I did.

I feel for the backers, who if they have received this have gotten a turd, and the ones that decided to hold off on the "blankety-blank" they look like they're not going to even get a turd.

I suspect this maybe the last nail in anything Sinclair and hardware related ever happening again.

ZX Spectrum reboot latest: Some Vega+s arrive, Sky pulls plug, Clive drops ball

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Re: Over on eBay

ET on ZX spectrum/Vega+?

Already been done (kinda)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imbKN1oaQpQ

Nostalgic social network 'Timehop' loses data from 21 million users

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Be nice if it happens....

But since GDPR is eurocentric legislation I doubt anything will be said or done.

Gemini goes back to the '90s with Agenda, Data and mulls next steps

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Are you watching this RCL?

This is how you do an IndieGoGo campaign correctly RCL. Maybe you should hire these guys to rescue your flailing Spectrum Vega+ project *coughcough twoyearslateandcounting coughcough**

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

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Re: "opt-out was probably the best choice"

you need to read up on GDPR.

Nothing collected by Canonical is GDPR infringing. It's basic hardware metrics on a machine similar (but more techy) to the advertising blurb you see on Dells website giving ram and cpu specs etc. A machines info inst covered under GDPR or DPA.

Your helping to pour fuel on a heated debate by having no idea what your actually talking about. Stop it its silly.

LG chairman Koo Bon-moo dies, aged 73

BRYN

Am i imagining things but in the UK didn't Grundig become part of LG too?

Sir Clive Sinclair dragged into ZX Spectrum reboot battle

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the console was and forever will be vapour-ware.

There maybe around 50 units in existence ass alluded to produced during trial builds. But a retail product that doesn't make. I'm so glad i decided not to back this as IndieGoGo when my figure hovered over the button.

The whole thing is a farce of Noel Coward proportions.

DIY device tinkerer iFixit weighs in on 15-month jail term for PC recycler

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Re: Just stop buying their shit

No it doesnt.

Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

BRYN

Still funny, even after all these years

We sent a vulture to find the relaunched Atari box – and all he got was this lousy baseball cap

BRYN

anybody thinking......

.... Big White Elephant........Nope

#KThnxBai

Batteries are so heavy, said user. If I take it out, will this thing work?

BRYN

Re: Bullshit.

Never underestimate and idiot.

They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience

Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason

BRYN

Re: Own fault

and therein was your first mistake

Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

BRYN

Ford can't even get my 2 year old car engine to start when I want it to.

Toyota's entertaining the idea of Linux in cars

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Re: Please keep it simple

A real one for the 60's had either an ECU or Fuel injection.

You had the late 80's/90's special edition Mini Cooper. A last hurrah of the original Mini before BMW bout rover and made the modern (massive) Mini

#Pedant

Mac Pro update: Apple promises another pricey thing it will no doubt abandon after a year

BRYN

Apple will not license out MacOS(X)

Whilst the idea of licensing out MacOS out has been mentioned it will not happen.

Apple isn't a computer company anymore they dropped the Apple Computers a few years back and became Apple Inc. In doing so they stopped making computers and became a consumer device, Like a DVD player or TV etc.

They don't want the hassle of having to support multiple possible machine configurations or devices. They build a machine that just works because they control every aspect of it. Hardware manufacturers also don't experience the compatibility issues because they have a much narrower target to aim at, generally if it works on one mac it'll work on all.

If they stop this it opens up a massive set as headaches. Hence no licensing.

BT tops Ofcom's broadband whinge list

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Re: ARRRRGH - OFCOM needs to be burnt at the stake !

Whilst its correct that BT owns PlusNet

They're far from the same company. Plusnet's systems are very different to BT's since. BT bough the already established company and have never integrated onto the same internal systems.

I have you now! Star Wars stocking fillers from another age

BRYN

https://atariage.com/software_page.php?SoftwareID=1349

Nuff said

Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

BRYN

Re: Marvin - Remember it's film version, not the book, radio or TV version

Marvin the one from the TV series also appeared in the movie. He's in the queue for something at the Vogon homeworld. Thus his entry is valid.

I KNOW how to SAVE Microsoft. Give Windows 8 away for FREE – analyst

BRYN

Anybody actually want a free turd? I know I dont.

Internet advertising giant (Google) 'mulls' map app Waze gobble

BRYN

it would mean that it wouldn't have to pay Google to use its map api when people check in around the world, which possible runs £100,000's per annum.

So it could fairly quickly pay for itself.

BlackBerry CEO: Our vibrating devices will satisfy most needs

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Re: Really ....

"Well judging by the lukewarm response to the Z10 in the UK it looks like break then."

citation required please, since every company that does market research has back tracked on all "less than expected" predictions

"It's overpriced and the app support is pitiful. Surely he knows it's not just the phone and hardware but the eco-system behind it that drives sales .... and it's sadly lacking."

Over priced? seems fairly run of the mill pricing wise for a similar specced iPhone or android based phone.

App support i have to agree isnt great but its a new platform barely a month out from release. iOS and Androiud both took time for momentum to gather.

Official: Sky to buy O2 and BE's home broadband product in £200m deal

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Re: Where to go then?

i've been with Plusnet for over 12 months, just upgraded to Fibre service. Excellent value, excellent customer service based in the UK.

I strongly recommend them.

Satellite broadband rollout for all in US: But Europe just doesn't get it

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Re: the sub headline?

Yup your correct neither of them do. I never said they did. Just if satellite broadband launched in the UK only viable provider would be Sky/News International.

Wish smart people would actually read, rather than jump to conclusions.

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Re: Other satellite internet is available

Yup there broadband service is ADSL at the moment. However the point is that they alone are the only viable satellite broadband provider. If another company lauinched the service they would use Sky's satellites rather than fund there own. Thus my point stands. Satellite broadband in th UK would be a Sky driven service. Murdoch is a cancer, News International are a cancer. Slowly everyday we get fed a little bit more of the poison he spouts. Seriously your all intelligent, who in ther right mind would actually pay Sky/News international for anything?

BRYN

the sub headline?

When your only dish provider in the UK is Sky. Is it any wonder that we don't trust them. Especially in light of recent news. Before some wise guy/girl pipes up and says Freesat they use Sky's satellite network. Thus if Freesat provided a service you'd still be using sky. A turd by any other name is still a turd. #jft96 #dontbuythesun #dontgivemurdochapenny #mediacancer

BSkyB deals Ofcom a blow in battle over telly sports prices

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Sky and its parent company News Corp

are cancerous growths in the media world. They will not stop until they have absolute control of our media. They already have surmountable control of Australian media, massive influence in the US.

They need to be controlled vigorously..

Facebook phone app attempts to seize ALL YOUR MAIL

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Facebook

Is the first aggressive cancer of the networked age.

It needs to have controls placed upon it. Surely making unrequested changes to your data on the phone is covered under the Computer misuse act 1984 and the amended 2000 legislation. If not it must certainly be covered by Data protection regulations. At least here in the UK, I am sure other intelligent* nations have there own applicable regulations

*looking at you USA.

iPhones yanked from German shelves in Motorola patent war

BRYN

Google are Motorola Mobile

Not Motorola

The company split. In order to try break even. But you may be right Motorola Mobile may be dancing to Google's tune....

Spotify 'sold soul' to boy king Zuckerberg

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Michael Robertson

Do you honestly trust this man for commentary on anything see

http://freespire.com/

bitter truth from the man whose defended himself from Michael Robertson litigious nature.

One last production run for TouchPad

BRYN

How long

Until HP open sources the webOs and then licences it f to wwhomever wants to use it. It could be about to go into more direct comptition with Android, via third party companies......

Piles of unshiftable HP fondle-slabs choke Best Buy

BRYN

Re Number6

Yup i'd 2nd that

Murdoch muscles BBC out of Formula One driving seat

BRYN

Well thats me not watching F1 anymore

Congratulations to Bernie Ecclestone and co. You have lost me as a customer. I will no knowingly give Rupert Murdoch or any associated company 1 penny.

A peek inside Apple's iCloud data center

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hmmm

wonder if is driven by FreeNas booting off a 512mb usb drive?

Sony calls in data Sherlocks to unpick megahack disaster

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hmmm

Even 1 exposed credit card, is one too many.

Stop being blinkered. The fact that personal info which could allow the setting up of fraudulent identities has been stolen that is worht worrying about. I assume your a PSN/SOE user whom feels comfortable in your bubble.

Imagine going to a bank and applying for a load to be asked when you plan on repaying the 4 other loans that have been taken out with your details that have been stolen. That my friend is a very real possibility.

O2 tries to explain its new prudish nature

BRYN
FAIL

makes me laugh

I have an iphone on o2, I have my home broadband through o2.

I cannot use 3g to read the B3ta.com newsletter or use the B3ta app due to o2's new filter.

However

If i use wifi connection through my home router i can visit the B3ta website, use the app and apparantly there is something called pron??? I can consume at my (p)leasure. This occurs without any kind of obstruction.

So to me this is an unbelievable double standard, and they will ot lift the filter for my unless I use a 3rd party company to verify and credit card transaction or take time out of my life to find a photo id and go to an o2 shop.

Also trying to explain to the faceless drone on the end of the phone when I call them that if I can visit the darker corners of the internet without restriction at home through bb supplied by them that having the filter on my phone contract is well silly.....

there explanation I have recieved is that its to protect children from accidently going to places they shouldn't be going to.

epic fail o2

Microsoft: IE9 will never run on Windows XP

BRYN
Linux

Thats great news

There'll be one (or more) less security flaws in XP

XP is rapidily become safe enough for me to consider it ready for the home user.

Hardware hackers defeat quantum crypto

BRYN

No such thing as secure

Just stuff that hasn't been cracked yet.

Google boss turns Wave demise into success of sorts

BRYN

I liked Google wave

And ~I am sad to hear of its demise.

Does anybody have a spare invite for its funeral?

Fanbois end Judas Phone 'Death Grip' with, um, SIM tape

BRYN

I suggest somebody reads what they type before submitting

The infamous iCrap 4 has a few problems:

(1) Apple admits software defects;

(2) The antenna is mechanically defective;

(3) Picture are yellow tinted;

(4) Batteries catch fires;

(5) Connectors burn and melt;

(6) Unbreakable glass breaks and scratches;

(7) SIM shorts to carrier;

(8) Yellow colouring on glass;

(9) Green blob/spot on camera, in the centre;

(10) Proximity detector cuts calls.

Points 3 and 8 aere the same thing which cures itself once the bonding agent evaporates.

Point 2 The antennas work perfectly and have been proven to do so, the fault is with the positioning of them which allows them to be shorted out.

Point 4 Battery fires where has this been reported?

Point 5, 1 reported cable connectore fault, out of a few million doesn't warrant a recall

Point 6 Show me where they have advertised the screen as unbreakable? Theres 1000's of security companies would be please to know about this new technology.

Point 7 Sim's only short to sium holder when people have trimmed a full size sim down to fit.

Point 9 Never seen a report on the green blob thays not to dissmiss it without merit, but merely noticing the fact that even the slightness thing Apple related gets reported on here it seems funny thats never been mentioned.

Point 10 Proximity sensor yes has a fault, its a little sensitive, a software patch will fix it.

You sir seem to be a troll.

Apple has its faults the Iphone4 has some problems many of them recognised and addressed by Steve Jobbie, To be honest when i worked in the mobile phone industry I heard many of the same complaints levelled and SE, RIM and Nokia. And many more, mostly alot more severe.

iPhone 4 burns, hurts owner

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@Super Tim

Accept it clearly reads to anybody normal that apple have accepted the unit as faulty. Numpty

ISP condemns new BT backbone

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Fibre upgrade

I believe, however maybe wrong, the 21CN is the project name for the backbone upgrades roll out. They need to upgrade this to get the BTinfinty service which is fibre based to the cabitents on the street.

I may be wrong, BT really is the ministry of duff infomation.

Pictures of Ubuntu: Linux's best photo shots at Windows and Mac

BRYN

Picassa uses wine

To run under Linux, it is in fact a sloppy port.

You do not need to install Wine to run Picassa. Picassa installs the Wine libraries it needs to run.

Sony pledges 'affordable' 3D TV experience

BRYN

If Sony's TV are so good

How come they really on Samsung to make their panels.

What your really saying is look how good those Smasung panels work in the overly espensive Sony plastic box, designed for people to stupid to releiase that Sony is on a shell of its form 80's glroy days, when it made everything it sold and was a quality prosduct.

Mines the one with a Samsung telly in the pocket and an extra £300 to spend in ther other pocket

Beeb gets its rocks off in Second Life

BRYN

Secondlife Shmecondlife

I really need to work on my first life, long before i start a secondlife

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