* Posts by Matt 70

18 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jan 2011

Xperia XZ1: Sony spies with its MotionEye something beginning...

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Good ol' days

I miss my CMD-Z1, it's flip down mic and its ostrich.

Users shop cold-calling telco to ICO: 'She said she was from Openreach'

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Re: Another problem is with Number withheld

As an ex PABX programmer I can tell you that it would normally be handled by having sales groups outbound CID sent to the group inbound DDI and most individual phones within an office that were allowed inbound calls would be allocated DDI's. With CLI, whichever agent picked up the phone would register who the caller was and proceed as normal. I'm sure that since me leaving the industry CMS have become even more integrated and so would only be a problem if the caller was withheld.

El Reg straps on the Huawei Watch 2

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Re: Another useless gadget

My sundial has been good for 4 Billion years so far... :)

Info commish: One year to go and businesses still not ready for GDPR

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Pointless fines

Fines are pointless and no deterrent to the companies. All that will happen is that the poor customers whose details have already been leaked will then be charged more to make up the fine shortfall. Make the executives criminally and financially liable themselves, with strong prison sentences and personal asset seizure.

Google pulls Hezbollah YouTube channel after we told them about the drone ads

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I'd be more worried that they seem to be running adverts for potentially fake drones rather than where the ads are actually run.

Whoosh! China shows off J-20 'stealth' fighters and jet drones

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Clint would approve

It's Firefox..

Citroën C4 Cactus BlueHDi: A funky urban crossover

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Touchscreen too far..

The creep of functions onto a touchscreen based system is concerning. Where before your muscle memory and tactile feedback would allow you to use the ventilation system without looking, you now need to check the screen which diverts your eyes and concentration from the road. Downright dangerous.

Frontier wipes credit of Elite: Dangerous 'billionaire' badboys

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Re: We get it...

Indeed..responded so well on Thursday that Frontier lost 12.5% of its share value. Or around £8million...Guess they got ganked on a rare run in open.

Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes

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Kingston Polytechnic

No mention in the article at all of this being the mechanical and aerospace engineering facility at Kingston Polytechnic until the mid 90's.

I even saw Manic Street Preachers in the very modest Canbury Park SU bar one time.

Lancashire man JAILED over April Jones Facebook posts

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link to more indepth coverage.

Absinthe 2 lifts iOS 5.1.1 gadgets over garden wall

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useful cydia apps....

My list of useful apps...

HapticPro - vibration on touch feedback

MultiFlow - multi tasking app killer

AsktoCall - stops unwanted calls

Activator - prgrom buttons to do what you want

Speed Intensifier - speeds up silly animations

WinterBoard - install hi quality themes.

5 button dock - 5 buttons, not iapproved 4.

2011's Best... DSLRs

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d7000 owner..

Its not bad, but it has a few issues. The video is still an after thought.

Having to chop in and out of live mode to change aperture is just plain silly with most lenses.

The 20 minute time limit is also poor.

Audio is rubbish, and with no way to gauge if the setting your on is effective.

The metering in matrix mode is not reliable and its best to use it in centre weighted.

The lack of a 100% zoom on a single key press is also irritating.

The small buffer can cause issues, but you change your style to suit and shoot slower.

Autofocus seems pretty good.

Image quality in lightroom is great.

Low ISO performance is fantastic.

I upgraded from a d200, but also use a d300, d3 and d3s.

With the 35mm 1.8 af-s on its a lovely camera.

I got mine two months ago before the floods for £794 body only..theyve gone up 150 since then.

Facebook phone rises from the dead, again

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wont hold my breath...

Seeing as Facebook cant even code an iPhone app correctly to work with their own product, I would have no faith in any hardware they ever created or were involved in.

Surely the garbage ratings that Facebook have for their app had something to do with them being dropped from the 4S launch.

Nude lady recreates Star Wars tauntaun scene in dead horse

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pretty rubbish pics..

If your going to do something as off the wall as that you should at least attempt to make the pictures look half decent.

There doesn't seem to be any artistic talent from either model or photographer.

WHSmith Kobo Touch wireless e-book reader

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pdf ability?

How good is this unit at reading pdf files, as I would love to use one to access all my tech resoucres, manuals and diagrams.

Cloud storage survey FAIL: May have to, er, back up

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Seems to me your confusing bandwidth speed with bandwidth amount in relation to costings.

Regardless of speed a drop in £/Gb would have more of a change on product cost than a swap from 10Mbs to 100Mbs.

Battlestar Galactica vets needed for online roleplay

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Fetish for Minnie ships? Fenrir, Hel?? Hope they have better rust protection.

Played Dark Orbit for one night . Got constantly spammed with micro transaction guff whilst online, so while the subject is fantastic, I'll be giving this a wide birth.

Lane Fox promises sub-£100 PCs

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Maybe people don't want a PC because they just don't want one.

Maybe they don't want to go on the intertubes.

Maybe they don't want to to be locked in to spending £108 on silly intertubes a year.

and maybe they can see that the claim in the report of being able to save £560 per year online is only relevant if you actually have thousands to be able to spend or want to spend buying stuff anyways.