* Posts by Jack Barker

5 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Jun 2008

UK.gov STILL won't pop a cap on stolen mobile bills

Jack Barker

Tescos let you cap your monthly bills

Just for what it's worth. Got a phone for my daughter and tescos let you cap your monthly bills at whatever level you like: can be at the monthly contract rate or any figure you dream up. Easy to do as well, UK call centre.

Philips admits first loss in six years

Jack Barker


at least part of the problem must be that their consumer electronics are crap.

In the ditch with DAB radio

Jack Barker


I've been through a few DAB radios and still listen to two, even though it's irritating that they broadcast a few seconds late so can't integrate with other fm sets. But apart from needing mains power all the time they also seem to be less reliable, rarely lasting much more than two years. I've analoge radios forty years old that still work fine.

Maxdata goes titsup

Jack Barker


Still using a Maxdata. Cheap, quiet, stable. Perhaps they didn't need to be replaced often enough.

Hummer glummer on high oil price bummer

Jack Barker

Still waiting for fuel efficiency

30 years ago I got 55mpg from my moggie thou that was already 20 years old, still waiting to match that (apart from a horrendous drive down West Africa in a 2cv) even though I'm now driving diesel. Economical cars could work but please could I have one?