* Posts by Brian Griffiths

19 publicly visible posts • joined 9 May 2008

Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over

Brian Griffiths

Re: What are the alternatives?

A year or so ago I switched to the TB derivative Fossamail, thinking Thunderbird was dead in the water, Now Fossamail is dead and I'm back on TB

Uncle Sam probes SpaceX – but crack nothing to be alarmed about, we're told

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"I'd take the chance over sitting on the couch"

I'd let someone else take the chance while I sit on the couch...

Virgin America mid-flight panic after moron sets phone Wi-Fi hotspot to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7'

Brian Griffiths

Re: Two things

Wtf is an "arse charger"??

'Major' outage at Plusnet borks Brits' browsing, irate folk finger DNS

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Been with PN nearly 3 years, the last 20 months on FTTP. In that time I can only recall one PN related outage, which lasted a couple of hours, and one FTTP outage of 20 minutes

No problems at all this morning, using OpenDNS

(Cambridge area)

Three UK fined £250,000 for customer complaints cockup

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problem solved swiftly

Got my problem (coverage in house) sorted within days. Going via Social Media support seems to get things done far more efficiently than the standard telephone helpdesk

That stirring LOHAN motto: Anyone know a native Latin speaker?

Brian Griffiths

Re: Word order ?


Nouns decline, verbs conjugate


I'll go now...

Wealthy London NIMBYs grit teeth, welcome 'ugly' fibre cabinets

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disguise them as wheelie bins? no-one will notice a few extra...

Amazon UK to offer collection service at corner shops

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My local CollectPlus

IS in town. The PO, and DHL, HDNL, Yodel depots are ALL nearer

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810

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"may well win RIM some new friends along the way"

today they need all the friends they can get

"upcoming Torch 9860"

eh?? I've had mine a week already; just outside my "cooling off" period for sending it back

Ten... all-in-one inkjet printers

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Read the HP support forums - this has to be one of the worst printers HP ever produced. Problems with paper feed and printheads are common - the heads are £40 EACH +/- and seem to have a high failure rate.

Bloke ordered to remove offensive numberplate

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Range Rover driver......

'nuff said

BT reveals fibre-to-the-cabinet plans for 156 exchanges

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Race to Infinity winners

Served by one of the winning exchanges in the Race, what happens when most of the cabinets ARE in satellite villages?

It would generate a spectacular publicity disaster if BT failed to fulfil its "promise" Place your bets.....

(By the way at least 2 of the winning exchanges are not on El reg list)

Oh noes – they've stolen the internet!

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mobile phone

I have a mobile phone; unfortunately out in the sticks here the only way to make it work properly is to use a Vodafone "Sure Signal" - errrrrr

BT fibre-up-your-exchange poll in 6-way Mugabe style pileup

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BT cock-up

The problem with the "100%" exchanges lies squarely with BT and their estimates of the total voting population in the exchanges. It became clear from the door-to-door campaigning in my area (Madingley) that BT's database had substantially under-counted the number of eligible premises. Most of the "100% exchanges" stil have votes to register!

Has all the makings of a great BT pr disaster.....

Ukraine slaps ban on all porn

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Paris Hilton


...just what the doctor ordered

MPs slam 'disgraceful' Type 45 destroyers

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left hand down a bit..

Let's hope they never meet a Sudanese pirate dinghy. It would be a short fight, and £1bn goes to Davy Jones's locker. Alternatively the pirates take it into port and kit it out with some serious firepower

Hawkeye technology turns tennis into a cartoon

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Played by robots?

"Perhaps one day Wimbledon will be umpired, played *and* watched entirely by robots. Fanciful maybe, but I can dream, can't I?"

That'll be The Borg then.....

Windows XP SP3 sends PCs into endless reboot

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All OK now (at last)

After putting SP3 on my Acer AMD Turion laptop the machine refused to shut down. Eventually a huge crash corrupted the AV (Avast) and firewall (Comodo) plus programe settings for anything elsethat was running.

Eventually tracked the problem down to the Buffalo Drivestation attached to the Firewire port. After switching it to a spare usb port all is fine, fingers crossed