* Posts by JonRB

10 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Dec 2007

Brit firm sells hi-tech fabric vehicle armour to DARPA


re: andrew mulcock

"As US are our 'special partners', US will taker a small order 'improve it', then make their own version and sell it to the world."

Almost certain. At least this time we're not just giving the tech to them like we did the key to breaking the sound barrier

PayPal UK titsup



eBay encourages sellers to use PayPal?

I think the word you're looking for here is *forces*

Ofcom works out why Wi-Fi doesn't work



If you have leakage from your microwave enough to interfere with your Wi-Fi, you've got more things to worry about than the odd dropped packet.

Budget reaction: Credit insurance good, all else bad

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Think of the environment!

Because scrapping a perfectly good old car and using lots of energy, materials and resources to build a new one is just *so* good for the environment.

Ofcom rules on Clarkson strumpet gag

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Common sense

Good God. Don't tell me that some official body has actually shown some common sense!

Man accused of using LinkedIn to steal clients

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Are you linked with the person or the agency?

Interesting case. One could argue that the LinkedIn links are between individuals. In other words, each person agreed to link with Mark and not necessarily Hays as such.

I for one only accept LinkedIn invites from agents I have dealt with personally and refuse ones from a different agent from the same agency.

If that agent moved to another agency I would expect to retain a LinkedIn relationship with them personally rather than another agent at their previous agency.

eBay: 'We will lower listing fees'


Nu Labour?

Sounds like they've taken a leaf from the current government. Effectively charge more, but using spin and sound-bites convince the divs that you're doing them a favour.

Gizmondo co-founder to revive ill-fated console

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"Oh no, not again"

I hope they've done something about the abysmal battery life and thumb-twiddling boot-up time, otherwise I can't see the second coming of the Giz being any better than the first. :o(

(Windows CE was always a poor choice of OS in my opinion)

Nokia wins hearts, minds with breakthrough mobile

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Brilliant phone

I miss my 6310i - it really is the best phone that Nokia ever made. I succumbed to a newer phone in the end. After a lot of research I went for the 6300 and have therefore been reintroduced to the annoyance of having to keep an eye on the charge and make sure I have a charger in every car and one at work.

My 6310i would go all week without a charge sometimes.

Paris Hilton cavorts naked in middle of desert


Been done before

This isn't the first time champagne has been sold in cans.

Apparently Moet et Chandon used to sell their product in cans. And it used to be endorsed by none other than Daniel Day Lewis.

But they ceased production as it wasn't popular enough.

As a show of appreciation they gave the Last of the Moet Cans to Daniel Day Lewis.

(I am so, so sorry)