* Posts by trigpoint

16 posts • joined 20 Jan 2012

Key to success: Tenants finally get physical keys after suing landlords for fitting Bluetooth smart-lock to front door

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Plus the other issue, the place I am most likely to arrive at with a flat phone battery is home.....

UK takes first step towards criminalising driverless car hackers

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Re: Can they do something more useful instead?

Since when has winter tyre and snow chain legislation existed in the UK?

Mobile coverage on trains really is pants

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Faraday cages

The use of metailised glass that turns carriages into Faraday cages doesn't help either.

Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'

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They sell it anywhere in the EU, if you want one, order it.

Mine took about 3 days to arrive. A great phone.

Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the worst

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Re: Tolls

Considering the Severn Bridge can't even take cards, I can't see them taking direct debit anytime soon/

UK.gov's love affair with ID cards: Curse or farce?

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Re: ID cards - good, database - bad

When did we give up travel without ID within the UK?

BSkyB punters drown in MASSIVE MYSTERY Yahoo! mail! migration!

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Re: People still use ISP mailboxes ?

Forgot to add that I have refused accept the T & Cs for yahoo, and didn't use the google based email.

The first I knew of any problems was reading El Reg.

Sky communicate with me via my 1and1 based account.

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Re: People still use ISP mailboxes ?

I'm on sky, at the time the attraction of anytime plus for swmbo, and the the higher speeds given by an LLU connection makes sense. The unlimited downloads means I do not have to worry about how many Downloading HD movies are downloaded.

As an ISP I treat it as 'wires only' and use 1and1 for email, outgoing mail goes on port 587, and have had no problems with either Sky or T-Mobile with using this port.

Ten... in-car gadgets and accessories

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FAIL

Re: Where should I start

I have had the same problem too, I would have thought shorting the data pins on a USB charger at the design stage would have been a no-brainer.

UK.gov holds summit to stop satnav-driven smash-ups

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Re: Satnav blindness is everywhere.

Probably nothing to do with Satnav, just people who have been stung before by over-zealous road closed signs and know road closed signs to have been used where there is no reason, and don't believe they are needed until they have seen it.

The boy who cried wolf and all that.

A lot of the time road closed signs are used where they aren't needed with no thought for the effect they will have on local businesses or the seriously long diversion Give no information as to where the closure is, and are often so far from the works that they catch drivers who would never have gone near the works in the first place.

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Re: Maybe it would be better if...

If only truck drivers used specialised satnavs, and not those intended for cars.

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Re: SatNav's

Sometimes the satnav is right, councils sometimes use 'unsuitable for motor vehicle' signs for political reasons and not road traffic reasons.

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FAIL

Declassifying A roads doesn't help

Councils don't help when they declassify roads. What they achive is giving a single track road the same routing priority as the former A road a truck should be directed along to reach its destination.

iPhone 5 rumoured to be packed with pay-by-bonk tech

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Big Mac and fries to go

I just want to buy a big mac using my N9.

But seriously I would be happier with this as eCash and not a credit/debit card. So max loss is say £50. Would still need to top up, but a least the cashpoint won't be empty.

Why do cashpoints wait until you have entered your pin before telling you they are empty, why not put "No Cash" on the screen?

EU asks why credit cards are so expensive

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Its the shops

Its not the banks here, its the shops trying to get in on foreign exchange.

Happened to.my wife, she was given a choice of paying euros or pounds. She selected pounds and that kicked off all the need a passport, which was in the car. Fortunately the cashier accepted my driving license.

Just select euros and it should work as normal. I would be very upset if shops started charging me commision on my debit card, as it commision free when my bank do the exchange.

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Its the shops

Its not the banks here, its the shops trying to get in on foreign exchange.

Happened to.my wife, she was given a choice of paying euros or pounds. She selected pounds and that kicked off all the need a passport, which was in the car. Fortunately the cashier accepted my driving license.

Just select euros and it should work as normal. I would be very upset if shops started charging me commision on my debit card, as it commision free when my bank do the exchange.

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