* Posts by John Delaney

6 posts • joined 3 Apr 2008

New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone

John Delaney

Re: "Minifies"

It's a programming term, mainly encountered in JavaScript. The concept has been around for a long time.

Cor blimey: Virgin Media pipes 152Mb fibre to 100,000 East Londoners

John Delaney

Re: Q from the US

I live in the only area of the UK that isn't covered by British Telecom (Hull) which means that, with the exception of a few small wireless backhaul providers, we only have one ISP to choose from - Karoo. This makes phone and broadband in the Hull region amongst the most expensive in the country.

I pay £50 a month for my unlimited fibre bundle which includes 100 Mbps FTTH, line rental, unlimited local and national calls, free calls to special numbers like 0845 and 0870, and 3 hours of calls to mobiles. My actual download speed varies between 100-120 Mbps, i.e. I often get slightly faster than the advertised speed (I could have 350 Mbps if I were prepared to pay £100/month for it).

We download a lot of stuff in HD so in an average month we get through 300-400 GB of data, and we've never had a warning letter or anything.

May the fourths be with you: Muso John Williams returns to Star Wars

John Delaney

Re: Surprised...

Interesting, didn't realise he'd drawn quite a bit of inspiration from another piece. Doesn't sound as though he makes any secret of the fact, though.

Here it is on Spotify:


Gmail outage causes outrage

John Delaney

Anybody else notice an outage at the weekend?

Think it was on Saturday afternoon, couldn't find Google (.com or .co.uk) or YouTube in DNS, and couldn't log on to Google Talk, for a period of a few hours. All other sites that I tried were fine. This was from my home Linux and Windows boxes, as well as the web browser on my Wii, and tried resetting the Bebox several times. Think that it must have been localised to my ISP (Be Unlimited) or my exchange, as I didn't see it mentioned anywhere.

Jeremy Clarkson tilts at windmills

John Delaney
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Can't help but chuckle at the thought of hundreds of idiotic "Currant Bun" readers blindly taking Clarkson's advice, only to have a speeding fine land on their doormat the following morning.

Dead wife contacts Lancs man via SMS

John Delaney

Isn't it amazing...

...that in this day and age, where world + dog owns some sort of camera, that nobody has ever snapped or filmed convincing evidence of ghostly events taking place?


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