* Posts by .james

14 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jun 2010

Googlers demand abortion searches ‘never be saved or treated as a crime’


Re: Woke going wrong

Good luck finding privacy in the constitution. That will probably be next to go.

Help! I bought a domain and ended up with a stranger's PayPal! And I can't give it back


Fortunately he and his wife didn't share names with anyone in my family!


I registered my family name with an s on the end and set up catch-all email. Got a load of spam but one address in particular seemed different. Important stuff like doctors appointments were coming in. Eventually I logged into a shopping website with the email and found a mobile number and sent a tentative message. Turns out the guy had the same domain but with 5 on the end. Every time he wrote it on a form somebody thought it was s, so I just set a forwarding address for him.

How do we stop filling the oceans with Lego? By being a BaaS-tard, toy maker suggests


Re: Lego-Lease

You'll probably want to familiarise yourself with https://www.bricklink.com

Two years ago, 123-Reg and NamesCo decided to register millions of .uk domains for customers without asking them. They just got the renewal reminders...


Re: Network Solutions is better

Org.uk don't normally get them. It depends which was registered first; the org.uk or the co.uk

Celebrity Google+rs do need steenkin' badges


like wipo?

you set up an account & then some celebutard says all their fans think it belongs to them, so google says, ok celeb, there you go.

You're left to start again, if not banned for life.

One per cent of world's web browsing happens on iPad


I was v suspicious of the figures but...

it seems that apple have sold 25M slabs so far. So lets say a third to a half the people of the world have internet access. That is around 1% who could be using a slab.

Akira Blu-ray remastered disc set


or at least...

Brought attention to all those kids cartoons we'd been watching, turned out were actually anime.

(But I remember getting tetsuo from the Virgin Megastore)

Facebook's position on real names not negotiable for dissidents



Take a look at facebook.com/colonelhannibalsmith & see how many 'celebrity' friends he has.

I made up an Angus Deayton account just to be his friend. It was a few years ago & I'd forgotten about it until I read this...

I have a real account for people I have met in real life (remember that) aka people I met before 1997. & a made up name account for all the people I only know from the 'net. Thanks to BT's spoken txt service I was able to 'verify' my mobi number from a phone box. :D

Small firms split on social media

Big Brother

linkedin is like the overflow

for those colleagues who think they're your friend but you don't want them looking at your family photos/drunken exploits on facebook

So long then, Windows 2000



I found that using the desktop update from IE4 made it just as user friendly as win98.

Apple iPhone 4


what really makes the the iPhone 4 stand out is its new 'Retina Display'

Really? After 2 years Apple finally have a device that beats an X1. 323dpi vs 311dpi. 4% better! whoop-de-doo. I was thinking about upgrading, but for size of screen (in pixels) compared to size of phone the X1 still beats everything. & it has a (very nice) keyboard.

(& it's got front & back cameras)

Microsoft drops Win7 deadline for XP and Vista holdouts

Gates Horns

I think

the IT depts are just waiting until everyone is familiar with W7 at home then they can roll it out no problem.

Orange outs iPhone 4 pricing


Don't come to America

unless you want to be bent over & rogered brutally.

Cable too. Un-fecking-believable. Nothing's cheaper here, but the weather is better (in LA)