* Posts by Chris Griffin

24 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Dec 2007

Shuttle bus firm Terravision belatedly adopts https for credit card sales

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Can't blame them

They've been obsessed with Tequila since the mid 90s.


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@Frank Bough

Strange, no Isis? I thought she was a pretty big deal...

NetApp cyclists part from storage firm... go to Bora Bora

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Tour de France

Perhaps El Reg should stick to IT comment.

Netapp Endura competed in the TdF this year and performed exceptionally with Leopold Koenig finishing in 7th. Top 10 would be considered a fabulous result for any "second tier" team.

Paris-Tours is a relatively minor race. Trying to extrapolate this to the entire season is like trying to say that Arsenal had a bad season because they didn't win the community shield.

Facebook buys Dummly from outernet prodigy Dick D'Miner

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This april fools' article possessed all the comedic subtlety of an episode of TOWIE.

Labour claims 'highest ranked UK politico in World of Warcraft' title

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Counsellor != Minister

No, he's the finance chief on Camden council. BIG difference, pal.

Read the article.

CSC confirms $1.5bn NHS IT write-off

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And the award for Corporate BS QotW goes to...

... "I'd say these discussions have evolved into a potential go-forward framework that is currently in the government's review process"

This is a new one for me, and I work in this industry...

Microsoft to skim Samsung Android takings

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You prick. This is a web comment board, not Scientific American. We'll research as little or as much as we like. +1 for ill-informed rambling.

Space junk at 'tipping point', now getting worse on its own

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Love it

"Asteroids" has become reality. Don't they disappear after three hits?

Corporates love iPhone, iPad more than Android kit

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I would hazard a guess that this is more to do with the increasing trend of "consumerisation", i,e. this is what the employees want, not the IT depts.

In my company both iPhones and Desire HDs are offered, but the corporate types want iPhones.

Because they're tools.

Android phone to replace shop till

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You mean, a 1D or a 2D barcode?

3D barcodes would be well mexico.

Ten Essential... Symbian Apps

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Not very interesting but..

I'd add SmartConnect to that list. Allows you to set up connection groups that automatically try a series of connections in order, e.g. Wifi, 3G, WAP.

Means you only ever have to select one connection again.

Microsoft goes retail with own shops

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back to school

Who is Zune? And what does he have that warrants a line?

Mine's the one with the Dummies Guide to English Grammar in the pocket...

Evesham Technology confirmed dead

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I remember...

When I was 10, going on a day trip with my Dad to Evesham to get us an Amiga 500+. The kids next door had one, and they bought theirs from Evesham Micros too.

They gave us a free Dizzy adventure pack and joystick too!

BT puts the 'free' back into 'freephone'

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inclusive minutes

It doesn't bother me so much that I pay for 0800s from my mobile - I accept that mobile connections are more expensive. I just want them to come out of my minutes package!

Surely it must be cheaper of vodafone et al to connect a 0800 call than a mobile call?? So why is the latter included and not the former?

Ex-Sun chief to fight Davis in '42 days' by-election

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agree 100%. Your post was more articulately put than mine...

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So let me get this right...

When Davis claims a massive victory in this safe conservative seat, he's going to try and claim some kind of political capital?

That's like trying to impress the girls at school by beating up the kid with Down's Syndrome.

The best labour can do is refuse to play along with this pathetic, empty show of political game playing.

Hefty black hole weighs in at 33 Suns

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This article is very difficult to understand

Could you express your figures in Bulgarian Airbags?

Vote now for your top Bond movie title

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Sorry to be anal, but...

Never Say Never Again?

New Bond movie is Quantum of Solace

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Sounds like Potter, not Bond...

"Harry Potter and the Quantum Solace"

Head banker leaves job over Muslim gaffe

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is it just me...

Is it just me or are the "company sources" playing on the same joke as well...

"But there was no chance of that once his Shi'ite joke started doing the rounds."

Germans debut kitesurf-powered autonomous windjammer

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@lewis page

The author of this article clearly has some kind of chip in his shoulder, or is just a little misguided.

"a one per cent worldwide CO2 saving, which would be wiped out by reasonable economic growth in less than 20 years."

Surely if this invention saves 15% now, won't it also save 15% in 20 years when demand is higher?

Technical problems mar Barclays' PINSentry roll-out

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I'm leaving Barclays

I hate this system. I think the reasons are pretty well stated in the link in the article.

What I want to know is why Barclays haven't:

a. Made this optional? I will never fall for a phishing scam, so why do I have to suffer for those that do?

b. Replied to my email complaint 3 weeks ago which has an SLA of 3-5 working days?

Fark attempts to trademark NSFW

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are you sure this isnt a joke?

This strikes me as an attempt at pseudo-political irony...

Zep fans warned off touted tickets

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@Frank Bough

There is a school of thought that not all artistic events should be restricted to those with the most money...

I'm sure the zep don't want to play entirely to a group of bankers, property traders and hedge fund managers.