* Posts by UKSP

7 posts • joined 17 Nov 2015

Brace yourselves, Virgin Media prices are going up AGAIN, people


Re: Prices going up, customers going down (by one) ...

QUOTE | I wanted to drop the landline phone but they won't let you do it, if you want BB, you have to have the phone too | END QUOTE

Actually, I had BB only without a phone line for many many years. I recently moved my phone over solely because the BB only service is such a flamin' rip off it worked out cheaper for me to bundle to the two services rather than split them across providers. Of course VM keep price hiking every few months so it will soon come to the point where all the benefit of combining will be lost. I don't think you get many good deals with VM unless you are a new customer.

After being a cable customer since the cables were put down in our area I am now at the point of risking another service just to get the hell away from VM.

Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors


You'll get nowhere without outrage

Nobody seems to be outraged by much any more. The first reaction to news like this should be outrage...and that outrage then transforms into passion and that passion is the fuel that motivates, and you need a strong motivation to kick against the pricks.

Suprised at the number of Auntie Marys here...

Will the MOAB (Mother Of all AdBlockers) finally kill advertising?



"People don't hate adverts..."

Really? I'm clearly not people then because I do.

Firefox to banish hidden Flash files – and kill off sneaky ad snoopers

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BBC et al still fail on flash

The sooner Flash is finished the better. But HTML5 has to be able to handle everything, which it doesn't. The BBC are a real pain, but they're not the only idiots on the block. Sick of the install a wretched flash plugin message using my Android devices.

Die, Flash, die!

Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage


Re: Don't blame users for the UI

Yes, Linux Desktop makes a terrific word processor!

Microsoft's done a terrible job with its Windows 10 nagware


Re: have BOTH their cake and eat it.

"With so many business tools..."

Well that rather sums it up.

"...Linux on the Desktop yet."

That made me laugh. It was the "yet" bit that made me chortle.

Phone-fondling docs, nurses sling patient info around willy-nilly


Clearly there's a need for extra tech so create it

If I was in a bed in need of urgent medical attention I'd be 100% happy about a nurse snapping my ailing areas to share with colleagues... if it was the quickest way to help me. Of course there are issues utilising existing tech, it's true, but more importantly (much more) it also highlights a massive opportunity to develop another system that is superior. E.g make an 'NHS compatible' handheld device (a glorified tablet designed for the purpose of IOW) for snapping patients' areas that can send only to registered NHS staff...so the recipient has to have an NHS account and app which they need to login to see what's been sent. Until then security be damned. Top marks to the NHS for using what is available to them to help people.

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