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After failing to join Tiscali for three months (they've never said what was wrong, and they still owe me my connection fees) I eventually went for Talk Talk.
As stated by Jess, the connection time is loooooong (3 weeks) when you've no other means of getting the 'net at home, but the service has been top-notch other than that.
The AC was right about slow connections during peak times (weekday evenings and weekends), but it feels like an active throttle to me - literally goes from 250Kbps to 60Kbps within 5 minutes of 5pm during the week.
Other than that, I'm damned happy with it - especially for £17pm ;)
Shame the ISP game is collapsing, though. Feel like the mid-90s all over again
but I don't believe the video.
I'm sure it is possible for human's to hold unusual magnetic/electric charges, but that video just looks like a hoax.
The keyboard is a bog-standard plastic one - how would his supposed magnetism affect his typing?
If he was really that much of an affect on the computer, why doesn't it affect the notoriously sensitive CRT?
Paris, because of her magnetic affects.
If she had used it to refer to someone else and as an offensive remark, I could understand; but she was referring to a part of a play.
I agree the word can be taken to be offensive in any setting (God knows why), but there was an apology - let's all move on!
Why is it the USA is so protective of anything offensive on TV, but they're fine with it absolutely everywhere else? (Where "fine" means that they dislike it, but let it pass)
Paris, because she's offensive to our intelligence
I generally do a full system rebuild every 2 to 3 years, and I haven't chosen Intel in over a decade.
Socket A was a PC-builders dream - I felt that AMD was listening to the market and supplying chips that worked with everyone's current hardware (unlike Intel and their Slot debacle).
Then, in early 2005 I went socket 939 with an Athlon 64, thinking that the upgrade-path would be similar to socket A, but was stung less than a year later when AM2 came out (with announcements of AM2+ soon after).
Core 2 then came and made a huge splash (at which point I was on a 939 X2), but I ignored it thinking that AMDs promised quad-cores for the AM2+/AM3 platform would put them back on top in the usual leap-frogging manoeuvre.
Oh how wrong I was. As soon as it was clear Phenom didn't match expectations, I jumped ship to a Core 2 Quad on 775.
I'd like to have stayed with AMD because of past experiences, but I'm not going to do it out of sheer loyalty - they need to prove they're worth my money.
So, AMD, where did it all go wrong?
While I agree a signature /should/ be required (or at least you should be told about the new DD), that's just not the case.
I recently moved house and set up a direct debit for my gas, electricity, phone, etc without a single signature and I've had nothing through the post saying that they've been set-up.
Luckily, I have internet banking and often check my account activity.
You have 10 days to cancel a DD payment once it has been requested (again, without you being told it was) - so if you wait for your monthly statement, it will already be too late to cancel.
With regards to Jezza - hats off to him. He played the consumer card and found that people just don't understand how important all this information is. Now he's been stung, hopefully others will start to take more interest in their own information (unlikely).
I'm a little shocked that there was something worth reading in The Sun.
But one criticism: which "trillion" are we referring to for number of Brontosaurus' (Brontosauri?)?
Personally, I use "million", "billion", and "trillion" to read "mono", "bi", and "tri" respectively. Hence, "1e6", "1e12", and "1e18" (also called long-scale); however, the media have a distressing tendency to take the USA short-scale usage and use "1e6", "1e9", "1e12"...
Just need to make sure that I am quoting the length across the known universe accurately.
You actually echo a lot of the fears I've had about Google over the last few years.
I started to use Google way back when they still powered Yahoo's search engine, but I became more and more uneasy with their services as they grew. (And when I felt their search results were becoming less relevant to me.)
The fact that people blindly use them for all of their Internet life (mail, docs, search, etc) is as scary as people who use News Corp services as their only source of information... (or Wikipedia, I suppose).
I don't believe Google are doing anything "evil", but they are not the good guys people make them out to be.
But maybe I'm just a paranoid cynic, eh?
Anyway, I was just glad to read I'm not the only one who feels nervous about Google's rise and power ;)
I'm not a major Sony fan, but how can anyone sue claiming "irreparable harm and monetary damage"?
If I was a judge on a case like this, I'd throw it out for two reasons
1) They've waited how long after Cell was announced to claim?
2) They've claimed the damage is "irreparable"...
Is this company even using their own patent for anything? I've never heard of them and wouldn't be surprised if they're just a patent-holding corporation.
Patent laws in the USA need some rethinking.
Interesting. I can't remember the last time I bought a printer that came with the required cable... would have been back in the parallel days as I know none of my USB ones did.
I'm not a Dell fan, but why were they singled out for this when HP/Lexmark/Canon/et al don't (as far as I've ever seen) state on their printer boxes that the cables are not included?
Can I kindly disagree with Dave and state that the agreed etymology of the word "football" is actually because the game is played on your feet (as opposed to the noble sports that were played mostly on horseback).
In that sense, Association (Soccer), the Rugbies, American, Austrialian, Gaelic, etc are all football.
Rick, if you reread your quoted text, uTube.com opened in 1996, YouTube.com in 2005.
The "After YouTube's launch" text is in relation to the increase of hits to uTube.com and not its launch.
That aside, uTube's approach is still asinine. I find it doubtful that shutting down YouTube.com will decrease the number of hits to uTube.com for quite some time.
Their best bet is to request that GooTube pay for the increase to their hosting bills.
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