* Posts by Alperian

13 posts • joined 23 May 2012

The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

Alperian

ChatChat

I have two TalkTalk accounts coming into the house in Oxfordshire. Have had for years. I know: silly to have two lines by the same supplier (uh-huk-uh-huk). However, the only problem we have had is with one of the accounts is that my business caller ID has never worked. I checked in my online account meaning to make sure that it was turned on and it said that it was.

Long and short of it, saw this article, decided to give TT a hard time about it at last. Got straight through - I mean straight through after the menus. Turns out it was turned off all the time. Bish bash bosh turned it on. Now I don't have anything to gripe about which my missus would disagree with.

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

Alperian

Obscene vanity

Due to Irma, my daughter was huddled in her walk-in closet in Florida with her mother and her daughter. There was no electricity and an iPhone that she had to turn off to save the battery.

Tell me that you are quite happy charging everyday, but know that there might be one time where it is critical that you have 40 hours of juice left in a 48 hour hurricane or other emergency.

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Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft

Alperian

I got creative after a fashion.

I just blindly installed it the other day on my 8 year old Sandybridge x64 machine. I guess I was lucky. No problems so far although I can't see one new feature either. I am also using an old trusty 128Gb OCZ cache drive which would have presented a fantastic opportunity for failure, but all working fine.

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Half! a! billion! Yahoo! email! accounts! raided! by! 'state! hackers!'

Alperian

Sky use yahoo mail for their customers. What about that?

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Windows 10 handcuffs Cortana web search to Bing and Edge browser

Alperian

They never learn

Isn't it an "integrated experience" that got them a 571 million Euro fine in 2013?

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Apple engineers rebel, refuse to work on iOS amid FBI iPhone battle

Alperian

Re: The end of Apple

A crime in the eyes of the public? I think you haven't been reading the full news son. 14 people were killed and 22 seriously injured in the second-deadliest mass shooting in California after the 1984 San Ysidro McDonald's massacre.

One of the two killers' phones (whose contacts are obviously vital to the enforcement agencies) is locked., It is protected in that there are 10 attempts to unlock the phone and access the data after which it wipes itself and the data is lost.

To any right minded person the solution would obviously for Apple to do the RIGHT thing and say to the FBI or whoever "give us the phone and we will get the data off [by whatever means] and give you the phone and the data back".

BUT oh! no. Tim Cook and Apple turned it into a PR exercise whereby Apple's phones would be seen by all as the most secure and unbreachable.

No one had to create a back door for the world. This is marketing baloney and if YOU had lost anyone in that shooting you would want law enforcement to have that info.

The privacy world crew needs to stand down. There is no alert. Only a morally compromised Apple.

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To save mobile web, we must destroy JavaScript, HTML and CSS

Alperian

Yesterday's problem

The mobile carriers are promising that everyone will be watching Wimbledon or the cup final on the bus in a couple years.

Any single dynamic page even written by big nawks is going to float on the tide of data from the mast.

When we look at the data bandwidth in South Korea and see the near future, we realise that this is yesterday's problem.

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Naughty Flash Player BURIED ALIVE in OS X Mavericks Safari sandbox

Alperian

Flash locked up like the 'Princes in the tower'. I am looking forward to the total invulnerability of HTML5. Web developers are being played like marks in a big con while Adobe has got itself at least 10 more years of development cycles with its 'Edge' products.

Today I think I'll move an ellipse across the canvas. Yey!

Takes me back to Flash 4.

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ALIEN DETECTION was SUPPRESSED by the BBC - top boffin

Alperian
Alien

If you asked these BBC people why they don't buy a lottery ticket, they would probably say that the odds are "too astronomical" (although they probably make £240,000 pa anyhow).

Ask them if they would consider a program looking for aliens (Alien Watch Live!?) and they would cite H&S reasons.

Is anyone with that magnitude of judgement impairment employable?

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NASA funds sexy, stealthy, sideways supersonic flying wing

Alperian

Nowadays $100,000 won't even get you a design proposal for the 'ultimate bacon sarnie'. Surprising the amount of empty PR it will buy though when your scramjet just went down in flames and your spare Mars lander ate dirt.

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Earthquakes will release captured carbon: Stanford study

Alperian

More Legislation

What we need is to clampdown on earthquakes. In particularly, tremors in local constituencies where carbon capture is being implemented. Perhaps a new Westminster carbon forum would be the answer?

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LinkedIn admits site hack, adds pinch of salt to passwords

Alperian

Nonsensical

if you go to www.linkedin.com/home it says this:

'We will not store your password or email anyone without your permission.'

Methinks they might be buffoons.

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Chrome spends a week at the top of the browser charts

Alperian

Re: Untick

I always use the fastest browser at any one time because I (like most folks) want the page up immediately. It is therefore a shame that FF12 became the speed champ too late. Google is just too big and powerful a company now in all things. I use FF12 and rarely if ever start up ie.

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