* Posts by John Taylor

14 posts • joined 9 Oct 2007

TfL deploys privacy-busting voyeurcam

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Problem solved

At leat it's now fixed.

RIP Personal Computer World

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Fairwell

This is a complete suprise, I thought everything was going fine, nothing mentined in the last copy of any problems and this is really a great shame and I just wonder whether this will effect other titles made by the company, I know VNU as it use to be called did a lot of other publications so I wonder how manmy other great titles could be lost to.

Carphone Preston branch joins union blackout

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They just don't block this.

Well, they don't just block this but I believe virtually all other sites, but their wifi is another story they just won't leave it secure on a national basis and in actual fact seems to do more than it should. I do know CPW just won't fix it quickly, it seems to be taking a very long time to fix something so simple when I've provided full details on the issues around this and they are grateful but don't seem to want to act fast. to get things tight as houses again the same like some other stores etc who just can't do this either.

Emirates airline website plummets offline in A380 excitement

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Now the page can't displayed

Well, things seem to be changung it's no longer a holdding page on their domain but an error saying the page can't be displayed and this is through Firefox which is most interesting and almost as though they haven't fixed their site.

Firefox 3 Download Day falls flat on face

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Fine for me

Firefox 3 works fine for me and the addition of the automatic spellchecker really dopes make life easier for me, but the disappearence of the forwards and back butons as standard was annoying me, although these can be manually readded which I have done and does help improve the use of the browser having them there.

Fire at The Planet takes down thousands of websites

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Even the Status page seems to be down.

Even the plane't own site seems to be down now as I can't access the status page link from this article either.

Bletchley Park rattles tin for urgent repairs

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It is worth a visit

Hi, I will say Bletchley Park is very worth a visit, and I highly recommend it as well, but really an online donation system would make a lot of sense.

Channel 4 music video provider goes titsup

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Both sites seem to be down already

the T4.com site seems to point back to Lanatelecom at the moment and the 4music com site one of these third party sponsored search domain landing pages overall it really doesn't look good for these two sites run by such a large television company.

Steve Fossett dead: Official

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A sad loss

A sad loss for someone who was so keen to travel the world.

OnlineTV recorder TVCatchup.com shut down

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A shame

Certainly for me it would have given me an option of a third tuner without messing about so much with mains powered splitters and numerous problems with media centre the whole lot

Equifax asks customer to email debit card photocopies

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This is not good

I for one would be very suspicious of a company asking you to do this it does concern me such a reputable company would start asking this. Anyhow, I have tipped off a relevant organisation who may well be going to have words with Equifaxc very soon as it's helpful to have contacts in this industry.

MP3sparks.com downed by links to Russian cybercrime gang

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I can't access it either

Well I can't access it either through another well known isp either who are meant to be one of the mosst reliable for connections.

Spend-a-penny SMS service starts flowing

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At least it tries to stop abusers.

I know my local authority has started doing this but I think it's to help cover the costs of running therm and also keeping them free from vagrants etc who normally abuse them so charging actually has some benefits as it should reduce the amount of abuse facilities experience making them more available for people who need them.

At least for quite a few of the pay one's I don't have to pay due to a key I've got due to my problems.

3UK still haemorrhaging money

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Useless customer services

I for one moved off 3, took my number with me, as they were just useless in the customer services division they could not understand me, and in the end it took a few words with a CEO office, to get a special arrangement set up to send an email and someone from their UK based team would call me back as the Indian staff could not understand me.

The same problem goes with my bank now, but I must deal more with their disability services team, they are UK based and understand me, the same for my new mobile network T-Mobile who are superb and I can not fault them, and anyone thinking of joining three, I would say don't and go for T Mobile instead, they are the best provider around in my eyes especially in the customer services front.

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