* Posts by Alan L

10 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Apr 2009

Prof debuts miniature laser diode for fast networking

Alan L


... in space no one can hear you scream?

Microsoft's Silverlight 4 - Flash developers need not apply

Alan L

You know ...

... it wouldn't surprise me if A's stuff were written with Visual Studio/Expression Suite anyway :-)

Spam net snared a quarter million bots, says conqueror

Alan L

Polite applause

Well done!

Apple profits up 15 per cent (again)

Alan L

626% growth?

Expect many, many, ... , many iPhone wannabeez?

Apple won't let Commodore onto its baby

Alan L


Where are u now Atari?

EC calls for one world internet governance

Alan L

Please accept apologies?

Over this side of the pond we must be creating a wonderful impression.

Not only to we elect representatives to princely feudalism (or is it feudal princeliness?) , expect them to be fully unaccountable, well washed and invigorated through expenses on a "u want it, u take it" basis but our administrators believe that they have greater insight than the creative geniuses demonstrating incredible foresight and forevision.

I suppose it is easily excused though as it is very easy for some elected person with team of civil servantry abounding to have far too mush time on their hands and seek to justify those incredible incomes and allowances.

One way to do that is to try to absorb something that already exists. Sometimes it is called 'envy' or 'jealousy' but we do have to justify our incomes and allowances you know.

Besides, it is far easier to rob what already exists than to try to come up with something new, something original or just plain ol' something as in anything.

Those of us with some experience of years will recognise the 1960's trend of trying to nationalise something that was privately owned in the first place and, of course, in these times of fiscal challenge it is far better a way to not compromise our incomes and allowances.

We do need that additional income you know.

Ofcom sets out Olympic spectrum plan

Alan L
IT Angle

AIP = rip-off UK

AIP = a great Sgt Bilko idea to charge people for a public asset?

Who pays the VAT if the govt does not take a fee?

Brown pledges to make Britain's drivers greener

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News commentator goes:

"Drivers are warned to avoid the e-car charging point on Da-Da Road as it is expected to be out of action for another few days. Drivers speculated that the disruption occurred soon after a male dog urinated on the power module. Some drivers at the time commented that sizzling dog gonadz flew through the air about the time that the recharging unit gave a bright blew flash and loud banging noise. The dog was seen running away with its tail between its legs"

Why the iPhone's megapixelage alone won't matter

Alan L
Paris Hilton


Well, a phone is a phone. Any phone.

Any phone with a camera has some additional functionality.

For some stuff, especially in UK climes with a tendency to more rainy/damp days than glorious sunshine days, then a neat Xacti CA9 seems to fit the bill nicely.


I don't think so. It's the same old horses for courses kind of thing. I suppose I could have gone for something in the region of 27,000 GBP but I didn't.

Same with the phone.

I can't say I've had many phones but the iPhone does the business for me. More important than the X Mp of the camera is how stunningly brilliant iPhone handles multiple IMAP email addresses. That is far more an important consideration for li'l ol' me'