* Posts by ad47uk

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ATM fees shake-up may push Britain towards cashless society

ad47uk

Cash for me

I prefer cash, apart from when I have to use the stupid self scan machines, they give change in 10s and 5 pence pieces. maybe another way to get people to use cards.

I do not have a contactless card, I told my bank to send me a normal card and that is what they have done, not sure how long they will keep doing that. I used Android pay on my phone once, just to see how it works, but I now taken it off my phone deregistered my card.

i can spend cash anywhere, something you can not do with a card or phone payments.

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So we have something to hide because we want to keep our life private. i am so glad you trust our government, the police and local authorities, myself, i would not trust any of them as far as i can throw them.

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i do not mind doing some shopping online, if i can not get it localy, but I prefer to do proper shopping. i seen people doing online food shopping and to me it is more of a hassle.

Age have nothing to do with it, I know some people in their 20s and 30s who do not do online line shopping.

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Re: My partner hates me..

It is not possible to disable contactless,, well not officially anyway and a lot of banks will chuck contactless cards at you and will not give you an option of not having them, thankfully my banks does, at the moment anyway.

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Estonia government locks down ID smartcards: Refresh or else

ad47uk

Not really voluntary then if you need it do get benefits and driving licence, unless you don't want those things. The problem with voluntary is that it soon become compulsory, The tories in the UK wanted a voluntary one, but then Labour got in and they wanted a compulsory one, then the Tories got in again and shut it all down.

Labour spent millions on an I.D card that never cam,e to anything and was not required. thankfully I do not think we will have an I.D card in my lifetime, even less chance now that are getting out of the E.u

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Outlook, Office 2007 slowly taken behind the shed, shots heard

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And yet, there is still very little software that uses the ribbon, so we are still going between to different menu systems. Not that i really use the ribbon anyway as i do not use office.

TBH, i do not think any software I use have a ribbon menu system.

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BBC Telly Tax petition given new Parliament debate date

ad47uk

Re: If you have issues with the Telly Tax...

i listen to two things on radio four, both panel shows and that is it, I would not pay the TV tax for that, anyway, radio is free to listen to, no need to pay TV tax.

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Re: I have no issues with the Telly Tax

Well you should, because Capita is an awful company and not fit to run anything.

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If you do not have a TV you do not have to pay, in fact even if you have a Tv you do not have to pay as long as you do not watch live Tv or use Iplayer for T.V.

you can still use Iplayer for radio,

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Re: If you have issues with the Telly Tax...

I do not pay the TV tax, at least someone who prints it for it is, well done the Register.

I watch Netflix, some stuff on you Tube and I can still legaly watch catch up from the commercial channels.

so plenty for me to watch without paying for the BEEB.

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The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

ad47uk

Re: Someome needs to tell

I am glad I am not the only one who think they are aggressive, I saw one chase someone in town to get their attention. When they approached me once I told then I could not use a company which was hacked by someone so young.

I would not go with Talk Talk if they was the last provider in the UK.

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Re: "We strive to give customers the best possible experience...

i can not believe SSE is number 3, heard a lot of bad things about them. I am with Plusnetg and had a major problem a few weeks back, still have a problem, but at the moment it is working fine. Plusnet customer service was pretty good the problem is more to do with a BTOR network problem.

I have been with Plujsnet for over 2 years and to be honest most of the time they have been fine.

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Er, Ofcom, please tell us more about Murdoch's £11.7bn Sky bid

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Not an alterntive

Sky is not an alternative to the BBC as you still have to pay the TV licence even if you do not watch the BBC.

Yes it is possible to have Now Tv which is owned by sky and not have to buy a Tv licence for that, but that is a small part of sky.

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70% of Windows 10 users are totally happy with our big telemetry slurp, beams Microsoft

ad47uk

Re: 29% Windows users

But do they work?

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Re: Still not going there

Easy enough to stop it on Windows 7 and 8, but it is integrated into Windows 10. there is software that say they stop it on windows 10, but I wonder if they really do.

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Re: No need to change the default settings! Erase all of WIN 10

The problem here is that as much as I like Linux, the software is not there and even if there is software to do a task, it is not always that good.

Blender is great if you are into 3D and there are some good audio software, but sadly Linux lacks on Video editing.

I do have Linux on my laptop and it is fine for what I use that for.

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TalkTalk posts 3% sales drop, says Openreach should walk the WalkWalk

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Re: TT's TV Adverts

Their sales reps are a pain int he neck, the ones in our town centre was almost running after people when they said they was not interested. I have not seen then for a few weeks, so maybe they have given up.

If Talk Talk want more customers then maybe it would be a good idea if they offered a decent service and good customer service.

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Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have nasty hyper-threading bug

ad47uk

I am glad i stayed

with AMD, saying that the thought of changing to intel was only in my mind for a couple of hours and that was only when I was thinking of going from windows to a Mac.

My Ryzen machine is running just fine

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Ad 'urgently' seeks company to build national e-ID system

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Re: Enrolling children

That is if they have a passport.

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You'll soon be buying bulgur wheat salad* from Amazon, after it swallowed Whole Foods

ad47uk

never heard of them

Whole foods that is not Amazon,

but nope, I do not think I will bother.

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Does Microsoft have what it takes to topple Google Docs?

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Re: if I'd start a new company

Depends on what the company is doing and how big it is and what market it is in. I know someone who runs a small business and they do not use any Microsoft software and that includes the OS as well. They use Apple Macs and Libre office. They have done ok so far.

They do use Adobe software as well

I also know of someone who also runs a small business and while they do use MS Office, they do not use office 365 or any online storage, they prefer to store stuff locally, a bit like myself really.

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Sainsbury's IT glitch spoils bank holiday food orders

ad47uk

Re: First world problems

Oh you poor thing, i feel so sorry for you.

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Re: First world problems

Agree 100%, even when I was ill after my op and on chemo I went and did my own shipping, true I did have help from my next door neighbour taking me, but i still did it myself. My Dad is 86 and yet still does his own shopping in his buggy.

I acknowledge that there are some people who can not go shopping and that online food shopping is a blessing for them, but i do think that a lot of people just do online shopping because they can not be bothered go into a shop and do their own.

i saw someone do online shopping once and it looked like it was more hassle than going to the shop and picking my own.

A lot of it is laziness and people can come out with all the excuses they want, but when people who live virtually next door to a supermarket and have their shopping delivered even from the same supermarket they live next door to then that is pure laziness.

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Beeb hands £560m IT deal to Atos. Again

ad47uk

Glad I do not pay

I am so glad I do not have a Tv licence, one of the better things I have done is scrap it.

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Dyson celebrates 'shock' EU Court win over flawed energy tests

ad47uk

I can see his point

As much as I do not like Dyson products, I do see his point of view.

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What is this bullsh*t, Google? Nexus phones starved of security fixes after just three years

ad47uk

i have a Nexus 4 Phone and a Nexus 7 tablet, none of them get updates now. It is not a problem they still work fine, never had a problem with security either.

I do think the security updates should be longer, but they are not, i am not going to cry about it.

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WD pulls cash-strapped Toshiba to one side, whispers: 'All right, pal, how much you want?'

ad47uk

Re: Nuclear Energy -- The Fuel of The Future

We need nuclear power because at the moment there is no other way to keep the lights on, coal is running out and so is gas, while tree huggers may say use more renewable energy, that will not keep the lights on, it would be great if it did.

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Mastercard launches card that replaces PIN with fingerprint sensor

ad47uk

Tap and pay is an insecure system, which is why I told my bank to give me a normal debit card, which they did, just a shame they thought I changed my mind when they renewed it in march and I had to go through the process of getting a non-contactless card again

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ad47uk

confused?

So we went from the old magnetic strip and signature to chip and pin to make it more secure, then we go to contactless that is insecure and now they are sticking finger print scanners on cards to make them more secure.

why not just stick to chip and pin?

thankfully this is a Mastercard thing and hopefully Visa will not follow suit, it is bad enough trying to tell my bank I do not want contactless.

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Broadband providers almost double prices after deals end

ad47uk

I am with plusnet and have been out of minimum contract now for over 12 months, I did look at other providers, but the amount saved it minimal once you add the connection fees in and the price they charge for posting a router to you.

Also some of the providers I do not want to use like Talk Talk, had someone from Talk Talk come to me in town yet again and told him i would not touch Talk Talk with a barge pole and then walked on. one day they will get the message.

I will keep looking, but as of yet, I have not seen anything that is better that Plusnet without being a lot more expensive.

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Overcharge customers, underpay the serfs. Who else but Uber (allegedly)

ad47uk

Re: Wouldn't surprise me a bit

One of the reason I would never use then even if they did come to this city.

Use my local taxi companies.

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Microsoft cloud TITSUP: Skype, Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive, Hotmail down

ad47uk

The only thing I use out of that lot is Skype and it have been ok here as far as i know, maybe it is because i do not use a MSaccount to sign into it, but I can not see how.

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Lloyds to outsource 2,000 staff in IBM deal

ad47uk

Makes no difference who you bank with, they are all the same, so are most other companies to be honest, the worker is just a number and when they are not required they are told to get lost.

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Dyson backs Britain plc with $2.5bn AI and robotics investment

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Bringing manufacturing back to the UK may help

Oh yes, Dyson, loves the UK so much he now manufacture his over priced products in another country, so much for supporting the UK.

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Please come back! TalkTalk woos customers with broadband offers

ad47uk

Re: Cant stand that Dildo woman

while i am not a fan of Talk Talk, there are people who use it that are happy with the service and they get a good service, things have improved since FTTC have started up. TT ADSL was awlful.

would i go for Talk Talk? i doubt it, but i am now out of minimum, contract with plusnet, but at the moment plusnet is fine for me.

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Plusnet? More like Plus-naught: Mobile data on the fritz for days for some unlucky punters

ad47uk

I thought i would change from Vodafone to plusnet to save money, my first sim had no data, I just got the second sim and I have no signal at all.

Stick it i will get a refund of my first payment and stay with Vodafone, try and get a deal from them or try Giff gaff.

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5G? Pff, don't bother, says one-time Ofcom man's new book

ad47uk

William Webb is correct, sort out what we have at the moment before going to new technology. My phone is not 4G, io do nto see the point in it at the moment, since they can nto even get 3G working correctly, so no point in buying a new phone for 4G, because in some places that is worse than 3G.

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Galileo! Galileo! Galileo! Galileo! Galileo fit to go: Europe's GPS-like network switches on

ad47uk

Re: Does this mean

i am not planning to replace to my Nexus 4 for a while unless it goes wrong, it does what I need from it to be honest.

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Re: @ad47uk Darwin Award Pending?

We used to manage before, if i had an accident i can tell them where i am.

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So they had the Chinese to help them, what could possibly go wrong? GPS is turned off on my mobile phone, so even if i did get a phone that could use this European spy network, i would not.

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So you can all be tracked, what ever reason would it be for?

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Busted Windows 8, 10 update blamed for breaking Brits' DHCP

ad47uk

Ok here, i am with plusnet and all fine here, but then i have windows 10 installed at the moment and have not updated it for a few weeks, so maybe that is why

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ESA lofts one astronaut and four Galileo satellites into orbit

ad47uk

We should stop spending money on that as well, they have already lost million sending stuff to Mars that fail, spend the money on something more useful.

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Enterprise Yammer goes on end-of-life list for January 2017

ad47uk

It is a social network thing for companies. I can see how it can be useful in some places, but I am not interested. I been told that we could have a section for our department to send notices and messages. we have about 10 people in our department, leave a note on the whiteboard if they want to leave a message.

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ad47uk

The company I work for is pushing to get everyone on it, from what I can see it is just a business version of Facebook. I decided I did not want anything to do with it, so I decided to cancel my account or what ever it is.

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Smoking hole found on Mars where Schiaparelli lander, er, 'landed'

ad47uk

Maybe they will give up now and stop wasting money on this, there is enough on Mars now, they can do the work and if America wants to send anything else to it let them.

Europe have proved that they can not land anything on Mars, so stop wasting money.

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World+dog to get retro classic Commodore 64 for Christmas

ad47uk

different times, the speccy was the first affordable colour computer with sound, the Amiga was a different class. I have both,

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Microsoft takes shot at Amazon as it wraps up UK cloud data centres

ad47uk

But Office 365 is so slow,

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Meet Deliveroo's ‘bold and impactful’ new logo. No, really

ad47uk

Re: Never heard of them

Apparently they have started to deliver around here, I saw one van of theirs and that is it, I have not seen them advertise, so how they get business I do not know, not that I would use them

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Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X

ad47uk

Re: Does this mean...

I still have a Blue-ray writer on my computer, so I could just burn the Iso of windows 8 onto a disk and then install from that, or i could use Universal usb installer to make a bootable copy of windows 8.1 onto a usb stick, would that not sort the problem?

Saying all of that the drivers still need to be produced for the new chipsets once the Os is up and running.

This news have got me thinking now, I will looking at updating, I have a an AMd 8350 machine at the moment and been waiting for the new zen and also looking at Intel, but if MS is going to dictate what OS I can use, then I will stay with what I have got. My motherboard is dying, so what ever I do I need to do it in the near future.

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