* Posts by Jim 15

24 posts • joined 9 Jul 2009

OVH data centre destroyed by fire in Strasbourg – all services unavailable

Jim 15

No geographical separation of 1, 2, 3, 4?

How come they have 4 centres on the same estate? Shouldn't they be in different towns on different grids?

Jim 15

Re: "Yes sir, I'm downloading the DR plan as we speak..."

When I was IT Manager, my business insisted all of us with a role to play in a DR event kept paper copies of the DR plan at our homes. Sometimes the quill and parchment still have relevance.

Den Automation raised millions to 'reinvent' the light switch. Now it's lights out for startup

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"the company's servers were switched off without warning."

Presumably the servers were all powered up using the smart sockets and the sysop lent his phone to grandad to play Candy Crush.

Sky customers moan: Our broadband hubs are bricking it

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Why use a third party DNS?

What's the advantage of using a third party DNS over the default one?

SACRILEGE! Hitchhiker's Guide game's back ... and it TWEETS at you

Jim 15

I still have my copy of the 1980s game, complete with the glasses and Don't Panic button badge, 5¼ inch floppy disc and all.

Angry Birds to hit shop shelves this month

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You don't need Chrome to play A.B. on a PC ...

... you can play it within Google + using any browser (I assume. I use IE9).

Google plus Google Plus: You give us info, we sell it!

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G+ Button

So when is The Reg going to add a Google+ button on its pages so that I can share articles there, like I can do for FBook and Twiiter?

Murdoch muscles BBC out of Formula One driving seat

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"10 year high" is because of the quality of BBC coverage

"The sport has never been more popular with TV audiences at a 10-year high and the BBC has always stated its commitment to the big national sporting moments".

Prepare for 2012 to have TV audiences at a 10-year low.

Formula 1

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I like it, but...

I Like it, but it does keep freezing up and generally misbehaving. Its at its best when being used during a race - I particularly like that it gives the sector times, and I see that data and who is in pit and out on track a split second before the commentators tell us and before the BBC feed updates on the telly. But it did freeze multiple times during the Canadian race and at one point the data was just wrong!

Google will throw open lid on music locker service today

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I tried to apply for an invitation to the beta last night ...

... guess what? "We're sorry, this service is only available in the USA currently"!! Why wasn't I surprised?

Google Docs

Jim 15

Delete function ...

... was added in an update i got yesterday. The tea making is yet to come :-)

Go SMS Pro

Jim 15

Looks good

Just downloaded it and it looks promising. I like the way that I can now set individual message alert options for different contacts. I couldn't do that in the stock droid message app.

Powerline networking pops up in Parliament

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But wet shave, because otherwise an increase in the use of electric razors will generate more interference!

BBC engineers see PLT knocking out DAB

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Silly(?) suggestion?

If the problem is PLT knocking out DAB and FM radio in the home, use a Sky box or a PC or Internet radio device to listen to radio stations from all around the world, not just UK based stations, and to do that ... plug the PC or Internet radio into a PLT. ;-)

HomeGrid makes a date for powerline testing trysts

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"Faster WiFi"

Faster WiFi isn't the point Joshua.

I need to put my Sky box onto the Internet router for Sky Antime+ streaming and the Sky box is not WiFi enabled.

The router is in a different part of the house and I'm not about to start taking up polished Victorian floorboards to lay ethernet cables, so running it over the mains was my only real option.

Cellphone snooping now easier and cheaper than ever

Jim 15

Thanks Chris

I read the PDF and somehow missed that! D'oh!



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No mention of whether GSM data can be intercepted? e.g. emails and other user generated data transferring over GPRS or 3G.

Police issue lettuce e-fit

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This is ...

... a Little Gem of a story.

An HTC named Desire. OK, two HTCs...

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Didn't I see it rumoured somewhere that the trackpad is optical, rather than a button?

Sony 3D TV kit, PS3 games released tomorrow

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re. hmmmm

@ The Bobble ... Insightful!

As we all know, zero x (3D) /2 = #VALUE!

By mid june then, we can be saying "They think it's half over ..."? I can't wait!

Sony confirms PS3 3D update inbound

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"Sony didn't say when the update will be posted, but releases usually follow hard on the heels of such announcements"

By the time your article was posted, it was already available.

Sony working on 'major' PlayTV update

Jim 15

Heal thyself?

"Aren't there enough PCs, netbooks, phones, PMPs etc out there that already tie into users' Twitbook accounts?".

you ask an interesting question in the context that you carry "Twitbook" buttons on the page carrying this story! :-)

Sony: PS3 leap year glitch caused network lockout

Jim 15

"Once the consoles' clocks changed to 1 March" ????

You need to do more research before making assumptions! Why not talk to actual PS3 users, there's enough of us on here :-)

My PS3 failed on Monday (actually, both of my PS3s failed) and the bug caused the clock to roll back to just before midnight on 31/12/1999, not 29/02/2010 as you reported. I then manually reset the clock to 01/03/2010 but could not log in to PSN. The next day, Tuesday, I could log into PSN, but the clock now showed a date in 04/2010 before I corrected it, NOT 01/03/2010 as you report. So the problem is probably a leap year miscalculation, but not as you describe it.

The 3G map Ofcom didn't want you to see

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Why not go to the Voda web site????

Apologies if someone else has posted this, I haven't the time to read all the comments, but what's the big problem? The coverage maps are on the Vodafone website and took me about 5 seconds to fine, under FAQ. Much more detailed than what Ofcom published yesterday.


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