* Posts by doctorjbeam

6 posts • joined 29 Jun 2011

Victorian government teacher-laptop scheme illegal, says judge


Re: Victoria, Australia Teacher Laptops

Give this man a medal. He says what we're all thinking.

Flaky Flickr's pic upload faulty for weeks, fume fed-up photographers


Not just limited to the UK - big issues in Australia. Many Pro subscribers are fed up with the unreliability of late.

The Register is rocking on Windows Phone 7


Nevermind these planks

Thanks guys for the app! Will be using it daily now.

CSIRO patent-trolls ALL OF AMERICA!


Get your hand off it

Ignoring all the other reasons this post is wrong, the rest of the world is subjected to American patriotism and patent trolling every day. Let us enjoy this moment, and then we'll get back to paying for American goods marked up to ridiculous levels for no reason other than we're Australian (see Apple's stock pricing), or pirating our TV shows because they arrive weeks or months after they do in the US (if they arrive here at all!).

Back under your bridge, troll.

Linus Torvalds dubs GNOME 3 'unholy mess'


Dearie me

You're complaining that you have a choice between two window switchers? If that's your "biggest" gripe, then I'd say that the Windows developers have done damn good job.

PS - you can disable the Aero window previews ("weird mouse over stuff in the taskbar").

Vodafone to correct billing error

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Moved to Voda, couldn't be happier

I was a customer of 3 for five years, until recently - I'd had enough of their piss poor coverage and extortionate plans.

To cut a long story short, I'm now paying half as much as I was on 3 for *more* calls and *unlimited* messaging on Voda, and my contract with Voda is only for six months - the remainder of my 3 contract. Oh, and the coverage is far better. Places where I would get no signal or roaming on 3, I now get HSDPA, full signal.


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