* Posts by Jabber 44

26 posts • joined 28 Jun 2012

Hello, Dixons Carphone? Yep, we're ringing from a 2015 handset. Profits down 60%, eh?

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Re: Never paid more than £10 for a phone.

It hurts to know I'm this pedantic - but I can't stop myself...

s/bribed/ripped\ them\ off/

We live in a world where a 'Hamdog' burger hybrid is patented

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Re: Quick...

I think you missed a trick - and I'm off to the patent office..

The Blackholedogger needs some black pudding inserted into the hole...

Great British Great Bake Off gets new judge

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IT Angle (tenuous) - I just installed an oven from the same German manufacturer that appears to be used on GBBO - and it included information regarding the open source license for the probably LINUX operating system that it uses...

'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'

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Re: All electric?

If you added a heat pump - you'd only be looking at about one quarter of the # of gas KWH to add to your electricity load ...

You'd still need to think about the car.

But in my ideal world of near infinite nuclear electricity from Thorium (or whatever !)..

I think making liquid fuels from electricity makes more sense - since the distribution network for liquid hydrocarbon fuels is extant.

Sad Face - 'coz we've got brilliant ideas and debate on this forum - but I feel no one with power to effect change is listening.

Game of Thrones written on brutal medieval word processor and OS

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Oi GRRM get on with it..

Great to hear that GRRM is writing - don't care what technology is being used.. FFS stop giving interviews and get on with it !!

Hot, fit, SWEATY users stroke Backbeats model, beg: DON'T CALL US

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Re: Media player

Well - there's also the GPS / Accelerometer inc heart rate if you're into that stuff - which might necessitate the smartphone..

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Re: Bluetooth 3.5mm adapter

Yup - I slipped a decade - meant 2006 !

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Bluetooth 3.5mm adapter

Hi - Basically - I just use this "Samsung HS3000 Bluetooth Stereo Headset - Black" there's a number of similar devices.. It came with a pair of headphones - I've plugged in my trusty Shure's and it syncs with phone or PC for voice calls - but primarily music..

Also - I plugged it into a JBL iPod dock - c.1996 and made it Bluetooth enabled !

Facebook continues to CONQUER THE WORLD

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Just reading this... Then remembered it was ages since I checked my FB.. Went on and got sidetracked... Wrote a couple of pithy comments...

N00bs vs Windows 8: We lock six people in a room with new OS

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Re: OSX Users vs Windows 8 more like.

As a Mouse-o'phobe - I think the Win key is excellent.. I've been using alt-tab for c.20 years... and on Win 7 Windows Key, plus TAB is awesome. When I built a hackintosh post Win-7 I realised their UI was really out of date and tired looking..

I'm looking for a file on XP - Windows Key and E and I'm exploring.

I want the desktop - Windows key and D -

I guess I'll be enjoying TIFKAM -> Might stick it on the PC over the weekend.

Skydiver Baumgartner in 128,000ft plunge from brink of space

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Where's the balloon gone ?

What happened to the balloon and capsule ?

O2 network staggers across UK

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Everytime I update the Firmware .

I'm sure this happened the last time I updated the FW on my phone.. I was sure it was me, thank goodness for the Reg.

Fans rap Apple's 'crap' Map app

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I know how you can get your google maps back.....

Get an Android phone...

Haters gonna hate.

Emotional baggage

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Bag Selection.

I see you have a unique issue with cramming things in.

I walk in all weathers about 30 minutes each way, what I'm looking for is waterproof-ness and waist and chest straps,

This is what I chose...


I don't see the waist and chest straps on the Wenger bags, though I admin I only had a cursory look.

How one bad algorithm cost traders $440m

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Re: Our robot servants are getting more subtle

Saw the third one last night, I thought I was dreaming when the report of this on the radio woke me from my slumber !

O2's titsup network struggles to find its feet

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Re: Emergency Services

Sounds a tiny bit like the plot from an Oceans X film... Take down the airwave or take the manager of that bank (Casino etc) off the air and then they can't call for help.

On the subject of call for help - what about someone who couldn't call for an ambulance or the police... Would they have a case ? or are the T&C's sufficiently wide when you take a mobile contract that paucity of coverage / service is not covered...

But then do they have a Duty of Care to their customers ?

Would it be possibly during a court case to demand the details of what did happen (same goes for RBSwest)

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Re: Mission Critical Kit vs Bonus Culture

Can I get a job as an IT auditor please :)

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Re: Who's left?


This seems to have it all covered:


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Re: Who's left?

@ Piloti...

Would you be so kind as to expand the TLAs there - so I can look them up on the interwebs ?

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Re: Doh.


Iron-y ... what you get if you rub yourself with iron !

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"Once the network is up we'll be asking O2 what went wrong and (more importantly) what's being done to ensure it doesn't happen again."

Presumably you only have the mobes of people at O2 - presumably they're not really going to be on another network lol...

UK.gov to clear way for Britain's first SPACEPORT

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Re: Remember that great British dream - Hotol

In 1989 HOTOL co-creator Alan Bond formed Reaction Engines Limited which has since been working on the Reaction Engines Skylon vehicle intended to solve the problems of HOTOL.

So, that vast IT disaster you may have caused? Come in, sit down

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Re: Cockups happen

I love buddy checking - but it all breaks down when you and your buddy trust one another and are too loaded to really check, but think - Hey thats Joe's change, that will be fine !

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Hi - I reckon the solution to all this internal politics should be a cage fighting ring in the lobby. Especially in the blue chip consultancies!

Half the team at the heart of the RBS disaster WERE in India

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Re: It's a two way problem

I'd say that its an outage of between 2 and three RBS's then :)


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