* Posts by dboy

14 posts • joined 8 Sep 2010

Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game


Re: hold on...

Turing machines. Start with first principles and all that...

iTunes-for-corporates private app stores put firms at risk – survey


Shock horror, if people are allowed to take stock from a shop without a cash register, sometimes it won't be paid for. I don't know, what's the solution, ask for a till receipt before leaving with the stock perhaps?

Stupid article.

Live or let dial - phones ain’t what they used to be


Re: Dials of WTF handsets

You used to be able to make free calls from pay phones by tapping the button the correct number of times, the area code for where I lived was 478 so it was 6 pulses, wait, 3 pulses, wait, 2 pulses, etc.

I was very glad there were no 1s or 0s in my home number.

Apple to end support for original iPhone: report


Re: N95-8G

The thing apple did was got the networks to bundle data with the iphone, where as if you wanted it on the N95 you paid through the nose.

So I don't think the original iphone was superior to the N95, but the experience was.

Freeview to be nudged down to clear 5G bands in 2018


Bandwidth demand

Not quite sure why you thing demand for bandwidth will top out... new services are constantly being introduced which will use more and more data

My guess is that currently most people use very little data, and a small proportion of consumers use a great deal. It doesnt take much imagination to see that if the behaviour of those few consumers starts to become the norm (probably driven by price of mobile data dropping) there could be an order of magnitude increase in data being consumed.

Plus the usual growth from devices wanting HD video streams when perviously it was SD only etc

AT&T defends FaceTime price gouge


You are just letting your anti apple perspective run away with you. The consumers pay for data, the provider sells that access, but decides it can apply a tax on a particular service (which it doesn't provide itself).

Well that fine until they decide to do the same thing to skype... and the next service (iplayer anyone) and then the next, until the provider is taxing all of the added value things you want to do.

It's crap, and I hope Apple fights AT&T on it, the principle is important, not your dislike of apple.

Apple iPhone turns five this Friday


Re: MMS???

Because at the time not everyone had a phone which would receive email, but almost all mid to high end phones could receive mms. Also mms is pushed to the device, for most email is polled, which is why even now people use messaging (SMS, whatsapp, imessage...) as it is more instant

Game of Thrones Blu-ray disc set


Re: I had playback problems on my Sony BDP-S480

I have had the same problem with a BDP-S570.

Ten... stars of the Geneva Motor Show


auto show or boat show?

So if this is an auto show, how come the first picture is of a pretty girl in a boat?

New iPad: Crack open your wallets, fanbois, here's what it'll cost


Re: Holy major rip-off Batman

Actually to be fair, that's to add LTE and 3G, which no one I know of is doing for £100.

The base model costs are quite reasonable, it's just the extortionate amount they want to charge in order to add memory that makes me baulk.

I am most pleased at being able to delete stuff from photo stream though. Don't understand why it was ever missing...

Robot NIGHTMARE sets new leggy-bot speed record


Re: Now for a proper cheetah

pedant alert - cheetahs are the only big cats without retractable claws

Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye


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Love the tags... indecent images indeed. Best of luck in your new dominion.

Email compromised at Epsilon


Got me too

I got an email from McKinsey advising this as well. Kind of annoying because it's my work address which I really don't use for anything except work, until now it's been pretty spam free.

Nokia Home Music HD-1


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You have no idea why a device released in 2008 by Nokia doesn't support apple. Umm, are you sure you have no idea? Just a little one?


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