* Posts by ZiggyZiggy

20 posts • joined 21 Jul 2010

Julian Assange jailed for 50 weeks over Ecuador embassy bail-jumping

ZiggyZiggy

Re: 16M quid?

Yup, expensive business apparently... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31159594

Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing

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Sadly it's true.

123 Reg / TSO / Paragon Internet Group / Host Europe Group > Go Daddy

And there is a whole load of other companies swallowed up on the process...

The hosting business is at that mature stage where a few big players are swallowing up everything.

Don't buy Microsoft Surface gear: 25% will break after 2 years, says Consumer Reports

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Yes Yes Yes Yes!!!!

I have a Surface Pro 4.... I'm on the seventh warranty replacement device.

First one was new (obvs), the next five - refurbs - and then after a (written) letter of complaint to MS, I got a new one which was brand new.

The latest is okay... although build quality is poor at best compared to some I've had before - so I dread to think what it's like internally.

But it's not crashing, vibrating, or with any screen defects - so it's a good start.

All seven have made strange noises which I've not heard in any other device - squealing and clicking noises which appear to come from where the power is managed, and also the CPU (not from any moving parts!).

It's a potentially nice bit of kit... but I wouldn't buy another one.

EE unveils sky domination plans with drones, balloons

ZiggyZiggy

Space

A satellite on the vehicle in the pics at http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3005031/ee-to-deliver-4g-via-drones-heli-kites-and-vans-for-rapid-response-vehicles so I would assume (dangerous I know!) that will provide the backhaul.

KCL out(r)age continues: Two weeks TITSUP, two weeks to go

ZiggyZiggy

Re: Ah... so...

No chance - it's higher education - mention the R or S word and you'll have the unions in full action!

(On a positive, the best days I had working in HE IT was when the unions went on strike... a very quiet and peaceful day in the office with a selection of my finest colleagues - good days!)

Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

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FAIL

Lemmings comes to mind....

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Based on my experiences as a daily Virgin trains rush hour user, if the train is "ram-packed" you can't walk from one end to the other... whilst I'm not sure I trust Virgin trains to not spin things too, I actually don't have any issue with them sharing the CCTV in this case - I'd say it's in the public interest to expose a lieing scheming politician - oh wait... that's just a standard politician. My mistake.

Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

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Go

Re: Question

Boeing 747 Dreamlifter

Chinese cops bust culinary Apple trademark thieves

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Joke

Sounds great - but you can only use it to cook Apple approved foods?

Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo

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Holmes

“Your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?”

That'll be three million dollars please.

HP teases next Ultrabook launch

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Coffee/keyboard

me me me me me me me me me

...oh sorry, I got all worked up about it and spoilt my keyboard

Met to push rape warnings over Wi-Fi to Xmas partygoers

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FAIL

Ummm...

So, you get some info on avoiding rape... but open yourself up to mugging instead. hmmm.

Plods to get dot-uk takedown powers - without court order

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WTF?

Uh oh

The Police just don't have the knowledge and experience to make decisions like this. Decisions should be made by a court which can ensure proper consultation - it need not be a lengthy process - there are many other decisions which require court approval and procedures are in place to run them through quickly, even out of hours - why can't this be done here?

Anything like this must be transparent and accountable - something that's seen by the authorities as unimportant nowadays.

Vogel's RingO iPad mounting system

ZiggyZiggy
WTF?

holy crap!

is that really the price?! seriously!??! wtf!??!??!

Apple MacBook Pro 17in 2011

ZiggyZiggy

Get real...

Your daughters laptop didn't cost over £2000.... poor comparison.

Koreans visit Tesco through subway hoardings

ZiggyZiggy
WTF?

Neat

A really neat idea! Like it...

Don't like the american though - a british company in Korea, narrated by an American - huh!?

Janet 3G to go live in June

ZiggyZiggy

It's the magic number

According to this document, looks like it's Three

http://aql.com/documents/mvno/mvno_boarding_v1-1.pdf

Opera uncloaks Gmail challenger from Down Under

ZiggyZiggy
FAIL

Ha!

Clearly you have absolutely no experience of anything remotely close to a large company network. Your grans old PC with a stash of hard disks doesn't make you an experienced network administrator.

Labour moots using speed cameras to reward law-abiding drivers

ZiggyZiggy
WTF?

Rewards for using the car then?

So this would be technically encouraging us to use the car more... at a time when they are all trying to push us away from it and on to public transport to save the world - or something like that

Microsoft prices up cheapo Xbox 360, Kinect bundle

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FAIL

Awesome!

Looks awesome, but a little pricey to be competing with the established, hassle free, no frills, just works Wii?

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