* Posts by HeavyLight

19 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Mar 2007

MI5 head calls for comms data access

Paris Hilton

Thank goodness

that nobody has told MI5 about IM...

(Paris because at least she has a fucking clue!)

Motor quango thumbsup for satnav speed restrictions

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Save us from (yet another) useless quango

Somehow I just don't feel represented by the bigwigs of the "Motorists' Forum"...


Virgin Media calls foul on web speed testers

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re. ThinkBroadband speedtest

AC wrote re. ThinkBroadband:

"Tick the Detailed Output box before clicking on the Start button. It downloads then uploads a 0.19 MB file, thence deciding what size larger files should be for download and upload."

Just tried that -- it downloaded a 5.7MB file and uploaded a 1.1MB one and informed me that I'm getting 5.3Mb/s from my 10Mb/s connection.

Shame that I get around 9.3Mb/s every time I download from n***gr**ps!

VM could presumably help matters by hosting a Speednet server within the VM network?

ISP reporting network to pierce bandwidth smokescreens

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Thanks, Sam

Well done for putting this initiative together.

And thanks for a great site, too.

I'd happily volunteer [VM 4Mb cable] but I usually download 80GB/mth so can't take part -- what we think of today as 'heavy' downloading, will be 'normal' in just a couple of years!

Virgin Media distances itself from Phorm 'adoption' claims

Paris Hilton

"Trust us..."

"We've not signed up with Phorm to snoop on your browsing. Yet."

Webwise is offensive, intrusive and offers no advantage to users so how come it's taking VM so long to evaluate?

Perhaps because they'd love the extra income if only all the fuss would die down?

(Paris, because she can spot a good shafting without a lengthy investigation too.)

BT's secret Phorm trials open door to corporate eavesdropping

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re: Judicial Review? Anyone to step forward?

Recommend you read the (end of the) relevant Phorm thread on the CableForum website: http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/12/33628733-virgin-media-phorm-webwise-adverts-updated.html

You'll find support, advice and probably others who'll be glad to work with you to launch the legal challenge.

Thanks for taking a lead!

BT's 'illegal' 2007 Phorm trial profiled tens of thousands

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@ Peter White

Pete, the wonderful guy who wrote the Dephormation FF extension, has put up a demonstration Phorm Speed Trap that you might find interesting.

It's only a work-in-progress until he gets some live data to work on...


Snort coke, shaft the environment, say boffins

Dead Vulture


Just about every environmentally-negative effect listed is purely due to the *prohibition* of cocaine, so shouldn't the headline be "Enforcing pointless cocaine laws is killing the planet"?

The Guardian ditches Phorm

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News International not interested?

I always thought that The Gruaniad was an unlikely Phorm partner.

But I'm amazed that the dirty digger's organs haven't seized the 'opportunity'...

The next Phorm opt-out, I suspect (and hope), will be Virgin Media who's silence has become laughable.

The Phorm files

Black Helicopters

Wondering aloud

Will it be possible for users to identify Phorm-selected ads?

If so, could an Adblock filter be written to *highlight* those ads?

And if that came together, how long would it take to devalue Phorm if [a large number] of VM/BT/TT users clicked on every Phorm-served ad whenever they were fortunate enough to see one?

Every ad. Every time.

Just wondering, like.

ISPs nominate UK record industry as top internet villain


"If you don't do what I want...

... then I'll scweem and scweem and take all my albums away."

ID sales sites start loss leader marketing programme

Jobs Halo

Where would we be...

... without a humourous positive spin to close a story?

Electrical supe charged with damaging California canal system


Poor old fella

He's a genuine hacker who's saved the company millions of dollars building the systems he's supposed to have 'destroyed'.

And he reckons he could fix the problem in two hours!

Instead he's harassed by a SWAT team and threatened with jail.


Virgin Media strategy boutique boss quits


Re: Usage limits

With a 4Mb connection, I can barely download one tv episode during the evening without being restricted. And that's without using ANY capacity during the day when I'm away from home.

Now if they'd set the limit at, say, 6GB per day, I could support it.

Aussie-Irish boozer ejects 'terrorist' drinker


I'm amazed...

... that none of the rednecks asked, "What are you reading that book for?"

Paris Hilton exits missionary position to save Universe

Jobs Horns

Paris Fucks Rwanda, Saves Universe


Mobile VoIP waits on 4G networks


re. A price issue

You've not heard of Three's X-series, I guess?

Why wait for 4G when Truphone seems to work well on 3G networks (and roams to wifi when available)?

Virgin Media chucks rocks in 'unlimited' debate


People in glass houses...

There maybe no download limit but, following a 'heavy' downloading month (95GB instead of the usual 75GB), my 4Mb VM connection (in Bath) now has it's upload capped at about 150Kb/s.

Just try finding that in the small print...

Hit the DECT: cordless phones on test


Gimme a wifi phone any day...

Tell us the Idect X1 isn't really a Binatone?


Oh, and the much-boasted "pre-configured wireless security" on the BT Home Hub is WEP rather than WPA and configuring the software is a nightmare!