* Posts by ambrosen

10 posts • joined 5 Jun 2007

O2 boots up boobies blocker


Best site I came across this on:

I had to activate adult content to get access to http://www.saynoto0870.com on Orange. I can't be too sure but it looks as if there was a little conflict of interest there, right?

South African wireless traffic lights pillaged by SIM-card thieves


My thought too

""In the UK this practice was considered to deprive the exchequer of petrol duty revenue and councils were prohibited from using it till as recently as a couple of years back. "

Citation needed. Or at the very least please supply the barcode on your tin-foil helmet."

Apparently the BBC said so: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7998182.stm

I'd still like to see what the actual DfT guidance said.

Avro Vulcan - The Owners' Workshop Manual


Heh! If I were buying a Morris Ital

I'd rather it was re-assembled in Yeovil than built in Cowley or Longbridge.

Nokia to halve its smartphone portfolio in 2010


The trouble with The Register publishing syndicated articles.

Is that they can often detract from the viewpoints expressed by the staff journalists and undermine their editorial line.

I suspect that this more nuanced treatment of the state of Symbian is rather more realistic than el Reg's normal outlook on it.

How to stop worrying and enjoy paying for incoming calls


I'll go for reduced termination fees.

I'd happily not pay £11 a month for voice service on my landline except for the fact that I'd rather have a number where people can call me from anywhere in the world without having to pay an arm and a leg.

And yes, it does appear that my DSL provider will connect my line without voice service, although I have to check this with them.

Hawkeye technology turns tennis into a cartoon


The Rubble in The Jungle.

Wow, rubble in the Jungle, that sounds hardcore!

Shopper connects to Jesus via Denon link cable


Rip off.

Should get them for a seventh the price at PC World. Yep, only £35 for 5m.

Phorm admits 'over zealous' editing of Wikipedia article


I can just imagine the pain over at El Reg's office.

"Oh no, here's a golden opportunity to diss Phorm, but it means showing Wikipedia in a good light. Should we run it or not?"

Ouch, might miss a chance to show Phorm up for the charlatans they are, but ouch, might make Wikipedia look reasonable.

Still, in the end we know what the bigger problem is.

No-humping 20mph limit for London


Makes a lot of sense.

If traffic goes at 20mph on back roads, it's actually not going to add a lot of time to journeys because, like the M25 variable speed limits, it'll mean that queues at junctions form slightly more slowly and thus congestion is reduced. It'll also make it easier to pass parked cars or obstacles without stopping completely, which will add up.

If it's 20mph on through routes, that's just silly and antagonistic, of course.

Channel 4 refuses to pull Diana crash pics


And this compares to Traffic Cops how?

It's perfectly OK for BBC1 to show people injured and dying in car crashes on Traffic Cops, but the minute someone tries to put a car crash in context, it's suddenly a bad thing.


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