* Posts by Cthulhu

13 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011

Mens sana in fibro sano: Virgin Media network-level smut filters are ON


No i'm an existing customer.. I went to their website and that filter and also a malware/virus filter were both enabled.

Edit..now i'm unsure. It is disabled now but to be honest I can't recall what state it was in when I logged in..I just ensured it was off before i logged out, so you may be right.


Its on

i know cos I just opted out.

HP's hiring: UK jobs for, er, UK workers.... maybe


When I was working for HP around 200 their Ultruim tape drive manufacuter was swapped from the UK (Bristol) to somewhere in Hungary were wages were significantly cheaper. I was lovely being forced to train the people who eventually took our jobs.

Australia puts 300 sharks on Twitter


Bearly believable

My wife went trekking/camping in Banff a few years ago. All the second night she was hearing animal noises by the tent, and as there had been a fatal bear attack 2 days previously she was justifiably nervous.

The following morning as they were packing up to move on she realised why there had been so much overnight attention. She had forgotton to eat her salmon sandwiches and they were still in the bag inside her pillowcase where she originally stored them...

That is all.

All cool kids' phones run ALTERNATIVE alternative custom Android ROM


I have an HTC One and used the stock supplied ROM for a few months before deciding to take the plunge into "Root and Custom ROM installation" world. I rooted the device, installed Clockwork Mod Recovery and a custom ROM (Android Revolution from XDA developers which is based on 4.3.3 Jellybean I think.)

There were a few nervous pauses through both the rooting and the ROM install process and a couple of "OMG I've bricked it" moments when It would take longer to reboot than I expected, but apart from that the whole process was fairly painless. Of course I neglected to back up first and lost data (not SD card, that isn't touched, but locally stored contacts etc. were wiped..) but that, to my mind, is the sort of mistake you should only make once.

I hugely prefer Android Revolution to the stock ROM. My phone is quicker, more responsive, has additional features and gives me a much deeper level of "ability to fiddle" that is available on stock. My battery time (standby) has nearly trebled and I seem to get a much more reliable 3g connection than before (maybe not ROM related..unsure).

As it is included in the ROM (also available standalone I think) I now have access to the Sense toolbox which allows you to further customize the phone and fiddle with things you were never really intended to fiddle with (which I like and is partly why I rooted it in the first place)

Provided you have a slightly more than basic understanding of Android and your phone hardware, rooting and Installing custom ROMs is not difficult. The whole process can be completed in under an hour, and the biggest benefit to me it I now have the confidence to know that I can mess with these things (fairly) safely.

But please, do make a backup of locally stored data, and also created a backup of your current install via your chosedn custom recovery app, just in case you do have reason to need to restore. Looking forward to Kit Kat now..

India splurges £100m on new mega internet snooping HQ


Re "Record this"

How I wish I could upvote only 50% of a post, and downvote the other half.

Apple Stores getting petitions on ethical conduct for breakfast


"These working conditions are appalling, especially for Apple"

Obviously a typo. Surely "appealing" was the right word?

Universal Music sued by its artists over downloads dosh

Thumb Up

Good. It seems that these media organisations seems to think that the law works only for them and not against them.I am plesed, and I hopethe payout is massive.

Credit card companies plan to sell your purchase data to advertisers


I assumed

that this sort of thing already happened..?

Windows XP and iPod: A tale of two birthdays


Random hangs

on my PC with Vista. No fix it seems. Random hangs on my PC with Windows 7. No fix it seems. Thats what keeps me on XP

Viz Profanisaurus


"Fist published"

I see what you did there...but I have no idea why.

Facebook flashplodder to appeal against 4-yr cooler stint



Inciting disorder is inciting disorder regardless of how many people turn up.

The severity of the sentances are, of course, to please the press and general public. That said, I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it.

Man says he lost $500,000 in virtual currency heist


It's all in the name

Allinvain = A Villian

Nuff said.


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