* Posts by Dave Foster

19 posts • joined 23 Oct 2007

For fax sake: NHS to be banned from buying archaic copy-flingers

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The government has claimed the NHS will be paperless by 2020

So there will be no bulky files of patient notes?

No patient notes at the bottom of the bed?

No post it notes on the wall?

Telco forgot to renew its web domain, broke deaf folks' video calls – now gets a $3m paddlin'

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So the FCC and the regulator get a payout, what about the poor sods who were really inconvenienced ie the customers?

HMS Queen Lizzie impugned by cheeky Scot's drone landing

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Seeing someone has mentioned shotguns, how about using a few AA-12s?


Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

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Re: It never used to be about money

everyone under the age of 50? Us oldies get our news off the internet too!

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I don't mind a few discrete adverts on websites I visit. What I do dislike are banners flashing away making it hard to see the main page. Even worst when they are something I have no interest in.

Dixons whacked by profit warning

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Second rate shop

This of course has nothing to do with the fact that their goods are top price and salespeople are totally clueless?

AOL waves goodbye to 900 staffers

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Internet dinosaur

I dumped AOL when they merged with Time Warner and achieved the difficult task of making their website even more bloated. I'm amazed they still exist.

Virgin tempts Brits with fee-free TiVo

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Is it such a good deal?

I got my invite to enter today, I started to register, then got suspicious. If I registered and didn't get a free TiVo box did that mean I'd signed up to pay for one anyway? So I cancelled, not that I don't trust Branson....

US woman sues again over XP 'downgrade', seeks class action

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Suport your local store

My local computer store will build me whatever I want with any OS I want at a competitive price. Plus I can chat to the technician and see if he has any suggestions or thoughts.

PC World website went titsup on Boxing Day

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Vista in control?

Their website was probably running on one of those Vista machines with 500 meg of ram that they used to stuff across unsuspecting punters a while back.

iPad to lead netbook and Kindle market munch

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easy choice

Hmmm, £429 for the cheapest iPad or £149 for the Kindle. Difficult choice if you just want to read books!

Apple in 873-page legal claim to word 'Pod'

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BBC Game

Don't forget the old BBC computer game 'Pod'.

Mobile Broadband

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A lot of people (myself included) will want these mobile dongles for holiday use. They all seem to need topping up each month which makes them expensive for occasional use.

I'm using one of the older Vodafone dongles which was a genuine PAYG. It doesn't run out after a month so is ideal for my purposes. It is slower than the latest models at 1 gig download speed but that isn't a real problem. It's a great pity that the mobile companies don't offer a PAYG mobile dongle that lasts longer than one month before topping up.

Lloyds TSB's online banking system shows no love for Firefox

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Kaspersky issue

Firefox 3.5.3 is OK with TSB site, the only issue I have is that the virtual keyboard in Kaspersky has stopped working with Firefox. It still works with IE though. Kaspesky claim to be aware of the problem but aren't doing a fat lot to sort it.

ITV 'could dump' Friends Reunited

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Lemon Time

ITV really did achieve a difficult thing, they turned a potential moneymaker into an overstuffed lemon. Time for some big bonuses?

Dump IE 6 campaign runs afoul of dump IE 6 campaign

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I'm a dinosaur

Still running Windows ME and IE 5.5 on a Pentium 3. It works so why fix it!

Sysadmin jailed for 30 months over failed logic bomb

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So he made a mess of the programming. Sounds like he is ideal for an IT job working for the British Government.

Yahoo! assists! searches!

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Totally crap

Until today I used Yahoo as my front page because I could check my emails quickly and get on with some work. Now they've hidden the email page inside so I have to negotiate menus to perform an everyday task. Great improvement Yahoo, what stupidity will you come up with next?

2012 Olympics to be 'car-free'

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Green cars?

I trust that the cars using these reserved lanes will be a Toyota Prius or similar?

There won't be any Rollers or Mercs poluting the atmosphere will there?


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