* Posts by elljay75

6 posts • joined 8 Dec 2011

Trouble at t' mill (or TIKO 3D Printer Factory)

elljay75
FAIL

Trouble at t' mill (or TIKO 3D Printer Factory)

So I had an email this morning from Tiko... makers of the cheap 3D printer.

In fact so cheap it's no longer available.... so I guess that makes it priceless?

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Hello,

You are receiving this email because you pre-ordered a Tiko 3D printer on or after November 28th 2016.

We regret to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control, our company may not be able to fulfill these orders. As such, we are refunding the full balance of your pre-order. You should receive an email confirmation from Stripe shortly. Please allow 5-10 business days for this transaction to appear on your bank statements.

We appreciate your business, and apologize for any inconvenience. We hope that you will consider Tiko products in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at contact@tiko3d.com

Sincerely,

Team Tiko

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How ... dashed.... annoying....

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

elljay75
Trollface

Haven't read all the comments, however.....

I'd say they could probably try and use the same "evidence" that the big Hollywood $tudios use .. namely tracking your IP address from the website. Bear in mind that, AFAIK, the BBC monitor and record your iPlayer history - all they theoretically need to do is correlate an IP address with a subscriber ID (for example, from Virgin / BT / some other ISP) and then Auntie is well and truly up your fanny .....

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600,000 cable modems have an easy to pop backdoor in a backdoor

elljay75

As this is a security hole, in an Arris modem...

Could you call this an Arris 'ole.....?

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Australia's PM says data retention laws think of the children

elljay75

Re: BS

Whilst I hate to disagree with the comment about LNP opposing the move to compulsory data retention..... according to this article, George Brandis was under the impression that "The public would accept a level of mandatory data retention" whilst Mark Dreyfus, the then LNP attorney general, scrapped the move....

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/24/government-shelves-metadata-collection-plan

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Google helps out utterly underexposed Lego brand with Chrome toy

elljay75

Obscure and underexposed....

Without wishing to take away from your obvious skill as a writer, I was under the impression that LEGO was far from an "obscure underexposed company".. according to a recent report by Bloomberg (here http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-05/lego-beats-hasbro-as-world-s-no-2-toymaker-amid-asia-sales-jump.html), LEGO is the worlds 2nd largest toymaker....... hardly obscure or, for that matter, underexposed....

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Alec Baldwin kicked off plane for playing with his phone

elljay75
Alert

Spoiled child syndrome?

Seems to me like Mr Baldwin needs to take a big dose of grow up pills

He was probably told on several occasions to switch off said game - which as far as I know from reading the website needs a network connection to function. So the chances are that he wasn't using flight mode because if he had been, he wouldn't be able to play the game.

He probably would have been invited to turn off the device or leave the flight - again he decides he doesn't want to stop playing his game, so he is required to take the only other option available to him and the airline.

Just because he's a star, doesn't mean a bag of rocks as far as I can see. Nor does the fact that all the electronics are pretty well shielded. As someone else made the comment, the rules are indeed the rules. The rest of us must abide with them, I see no reason why Mr Baldwin can't grow up and follow them too.

BTW, I've been on many flights where, even though the passengers have been allowed on to the aircraft, they're still refuelling or running other checks, which means that the "no electronic devices" rule is enforced. I'm not saying that this was the case, but merely that there are many situations in which the "no devices switched on" precaution is exercised even if the aircraft isn't about to go hurtling into the sky at a rate of knots.

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