* Posts by Mat Diss

7 posts • joined 27 Feb 2008

Screeching rails close London Tube station

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"After a hard day at work all you want to do is get home" - don't they have pubs in that area??

Mines the one with the earplugs.

Mobile blocking tech for trains

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Who needs special technology

I use Orange which seems to be effectively blocked in most places anyway.....

'We could wake up smarter' - Ballmer hints at Win XP reprieve

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Just had someone external visit me at work. I noticed he was running Vista, so I asked how he was getting along with it.

He said "It's OK since I installed 4GB of memory"

Why on earth should anyone have to have this amount of memory to use an operating system?

Windows Vista update 'kills' USB devices

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@Vista Memory Management

"Apart from Windows Server 2003, the 12-18 months of any Windows product has always been a painful experience. The simple thing for people is to avoid this period if you don't want to face the prospect of some bits not working."

And that's OK is it? Normally putting something out that may not work properly is called a beta test. Sure their will be bugs, but no one should have to put up with the first 12-18 months being painful.

Seems that MS are in the enviable position that people will just accept it - although hopefully that's changing with their latest abortion of an OS.

Move over Storm - there's a bigger, stealthier botnet in town

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ISP's could help?

Surely sending a large amount of spam mail from an infected machine generates an abnormal amount of upload traffic for the average connection.

If the ISP's could monitor the upload traffic and warn users whose traffic exceeds normal use, then at least the user might be alerted to the fact that something is running that shouldn't be. Most of the time, no one would notice that upload traffic was being generated.

Let the flames begin....

Road charging, the sequel - Kelly unveils 'wired m-way' plans

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Middle Lane Drivers

Ban for life people who successfully turn a 3 lane motorway into one by using the inside lane only as access to the slipway when coming off the motorway.

Quake rocks Britain

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Relief fund

What number do I dial to donate money to the Earthquake Disaster Fund so I can do my bit to help the poor people who have been caught up in this nightmare?

Especially those who have lost chimneys.


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