* Posts by ZiggyZiggy

18 posts • joined 21 Jul 2010

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

ZiggyZiggy

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.

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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.

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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!)

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Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

ZiggyZiggy
FAIL

Lemmings comes to mind....

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ZiggyZiggy

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.

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

ZiggyZiggy
Go

Re: Question

Boeing 747 Dreamlifter

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Chinese cops bust culinary Apple trademark thieves

ZiggyZiggy
Joke

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

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Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo

ZiggyZiggy
Holmes

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

That'll be three million dollars please.

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HP teases next Ultrabook launch

ZiggyZiggy
Coffee/keyboard

me me me me me me me me me

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

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

ZiggyZiggy
FAIL

Ummm...

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

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

ZiggyZiggy
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.

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Vogel's RingO iPad mounting system

ZiggyZiggy
WTF?

holy crap!

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

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Apple MacBook Pro 17in 2011

ZiggyZiggy

Get real...

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

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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!?

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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

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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.

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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

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Microsoft prices up cheapo Xbox 360, Kinect bundle

ZiggyZiggy
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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