* Posts by Fiddler on the roof

57 posts • joined 16 Jan 2013


UK.gov commits to rip-and-replacing Blighty's wheezing internet pipes

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Re: Not wanting to state the obvious

Totally agree, I don't want fund anyone else's viewing habits. If you don't watch you shouldn't be obliged to pay.

User dialled his PC into a permanent state of 'Brown Alert'

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Re: It's all black

Remember it? It's still burn into my retinas!!

The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

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Re: "We strive to give customers the best possible experience...

The companies at the bottom of these lists just don't give a toss. They will spout some crap about how much they love your business and want to do right by you. But when all is said and done they can offer a crap service and people still buy it, I imagine the CEOs spend quite a lot of time laughing their arses off.

We don't need another hero: Huawei overtakes Apple – even without a big-hitter

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And it would be a tragedy if one were to not have the latest device before everyone else. One would look an absolute idiot sitting in Starbucks without the latest piece of Apple shiney :)

Virgin Trains dodges smack from ICO: CCTV pics of Corbyn were OK

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Re: investigating Corbyn

I thought he claimed to be above that and wasnt a career politician. I always thought it was bullsh1t, I think this goes someway to proving it.

Three to lawyer up unless Ofcom intervenes in spectrum market

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Re: Had your chance?

Yeah that's right and if you don't stop going on about it they will tell their mum!

Good luck squeezing saturated market, Euro mobe firms, say Orange, Telefonica

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Re: We cannot sustain our traditional business

I think its because people like to fondle phones and tablets before they buy.

Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap

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big lol

This surprises me about as much as the sun rising every single morning. Apple don't sell hardware, they lease it for a lot of money and tell you precisely how you may and much more importantly how you may not use it. If you want control over your device, buy something else. If your content to have your phone supplier be in total charge of your devices continue to buy Apple.

Five technologies you shouldn't bother looking out for in 2016

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I've had 4G for 18 months as have all the other subscribers to my provider. Lots of people have it and it works in any reasonably built up area including London. Unless this comment was tongue in cheek I think its wrong, it certainly doesn't tally with my experience.

HTC reflects on Champions League iPhone cock-up

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Re: Still in business .....

Disagree, I've got the M8 and its brilliant, I've had Samsungs and Apples, but its by far the best. I think the issue is they're just not sexy and I don't mean sexy looking. For me its a bit like Skoda, however good they make their cars some people will think its a skoda so it sh1t.

$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG

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No it wont. An expensive watch is yours for life (unless you lose or break it) an apple watch will be out date in 2 years when they introduce the apple watch 2 (air or some other shit). People will then actually look down on you for having the expensive one because its not the latest release. It's an absolutely enormous crock of sh1te and serves only to prove that if apple were to badge piles of horse crap fanbois would buy them and feel superior whilst doing so.

EE squashes Orange UK: France Telecom's been 'destroying it for years'

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Hate orange...love oranges!

My Daughters mobile was on Orange for 2 years, twice they put up the price of the contract and twice told me (effectviely) to eff off when I complained. So never again, I did get some pleasure toying with the poor Indian operatives who tried to make me stay with them. I used to say, I wouldn't stay with Orange if the world was flooded with Pi$$ and staying with you meant I could sit in a tree.

It's 4K-ing big right now, but it's NOT going to save TV

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One further comment about bandwidth........

When I got my TV Netflix said you will have to have a stable connection faster than 24mb per sec to watch 4k content. This turned out to be untrue, I had 12mb per sec at the time (100mb now :) ) and as long as my kids werent skypeing it worked tolerably well. Sometimes I had to sit for a minute whilst it downloaded the next chunk but ussually an episode went through without interuption.

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I have a 4k curvy TV and its great, there is only a small amount of netflix content for it (which Im working through) and I have no other avenue for receiving it once I'm done. But my opinion is that if you are always waiting for the next quantom leap, next big thing or set of standards to be adopted, you could wait a long while.

I buy what I can afford and what I think I will use whenever my current tech goes "tits up" and this seems to work well for me. Sometimes it means Im an early adopter, but this hasnt yet *touches wood* left me with some tech that I cant make use of.

It's 2015 and ATMs don't know when a daughterboard is breaking them

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Re: Free-standing ATM

There's a great episode of Breaking Bad where this happens :)

Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then

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I hate it when people say Google has an unfair advantage. Any advantage it has has been built up by their endeavours, they didnt wake up one morning to find they were the biggest search engine in the world. They got there by being the best or at least the search engine of choice for most users.

It doesnt surprise me that the EU parliament wants to break up something for being too succesful given that they are a total waste of oxygen.

BT in talks to re-slurp O2 after spitting it out a decade ago

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Re: I wouldn't want to bet on that.

That's because they are the same network :)

My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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Shopping online is much nicer....

We went to our local "designer outlet" this weekend and it was awful. Really difficult to park and the shops massively overcrowded, some of them had even set up queueing barries and people were actually queueing to get in! I willl do as much of my Chrimbo shopping online as I can and only venture too the high street as a last resort. Why battle the crowds and parking restrictions when I can sit here in my nice comfy chair and do my shopping? It would be stupid to do otherwise, but admittedly I work at home so its easy to arrange deliveries.

Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

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Re: OnePlus One

HTC ONe m8 has one as well :)

Fridge hacked. Car hacked. Next up, your LIGHT BULBS

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Think of the jobs that will become available: Basingstoke Automated Public Toilet Flushing Designer, North East Street Light Automation Explotation Executive. The list just goes on and on.

UK's pirate-nagging VCAP scheme WON'T have penalties – report

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Re: Sort out the pricing...

Wow! Any chance you could run for president of the world? (note: not sarcasm)

Titanfall pits man against machine, Kiefer Sutherland Snakes into Metal Gear Solid V

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No your right, sometimes I just want to shoot some stuff (or blow some stuff up) and dont want to deal with any personalites or experence any ownage or losage (more frequent sadly)!

BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

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Crap Service is the Norm

Very few companies do good customer service now, I think they just dont care. They say they care but for me anyone who plays you a message saying your call is important to us whilst they waste your time is full of crap. I dont normally complain to companies because its usually a waste of time, I think some companies are just too big to be efficient.

NASA: Earth JUST dodged comms-killing SOLAR BLAST in 2012

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Re: Patent incoming!

Bit worrying that the only conversations that could take place after this global catastrophe would be about either:

A) How excited you were or would be when Apple did or is likely to release its latest product.

B) How much of a dickhead you are.

BuzzGasm: 9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!

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Bring your son to work day?

Should really have logged off of the live server before going to the loo though I think.

Brawling neighbours challenge 'quiet' cul-de-sac myth

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I live in a cul-de-sac and it is quite quiet, the annoynig thing is people parking there, Im one of the few who dont beleive that I own the space outside my house, what annoys me is people who park across my drive where my car is nearly always parked. If challenged the often say I wont be long, to which I respond I dont care how long you are you cant park there in case I wont to go out. People actually get really angry and huffily move their car.

Volunteers slam plans to turn Bletchley Park into 'geeky Disneyland'

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same crap different location.

Actors? I think they mean minimum wage spot ridden kids who have no interest in the history or importance of Bletchley.

It always makes my skin crawl when people talk about world class attractions, it normally means lots of tacky sh1te in a gift shop that you HAVE to walk through before you can leave. Whatever happened to google getting involved and preserving it for the sake of its importance to the computer industry? I'm sure I read somewhere that they were going to do so.

Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

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Hate G+

Since they keep trying to force me to use google + I will do everything in my power to never ever go near it. I dont really care for facebook, but will stick with it because google are abusing their power in trying to make people use it. It sucks, people prefer FB (for whatever reason, no one other than google and FB care), grandfather it and build something else.

Why UK.gov's £1.2bn fibre broadband rollout is a bumbling FLOP

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The problerm here is that anyone attempting to deliver fibre to customers has to take a very long view. The last estimate I saw was that BT wont start making money bakc on its fibre investment for 10 years. So who else but a major telecoms player can even consider bidding. This is a government cock up, not a BT one, in its attempt to make the process open for everyone it has misunderstood the potential for companies to get involved. With the current focus on short term wins and return on investment, only 2 biddeers were given approved status and one of those has since pulled out. Blaming BT for bidding for money that will ultimately benefit it is like blaming a dog for eating its own dinner.

Marketing told us: 'Justin Bieber is a fad. He’s not going to last.' – Company formerly known as RIM

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I shall dance around naked in front of my kinect waving my tackle around. That should make anyone watching resign from their job immediately. Trust me brothers (and sisters) to stop this snooping PDQ!

How to relieve Microsoft's Surface RT piles problem

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They just dont seem to get that what we want to use at home (on our desktop / laptops) is largely what we want to use in a hotel / on holiday/ on the train or at a friends house (on our tablets) which is also largely the same as what we want to use when we're out and about (on our mobiles). If you could move around in life with an approrpriately sized windows device that behaved (almost) the same as your main PC, everyone would be happy, except (possibly) Steve Jobs :)

Forget 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' - how does its rival from EA stack up?

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Re: System Requirements

yeah Origin, STEAM and whatever the other one is called are annoying peices of shiit apprently designed to make me shout "get my permission before you update you &£$ker"

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Re: top-spec PC

I7 2700K, 16GB of 1600mhz Ram, GTX 580 on a 27 inch HD monitor and its great to look at and runs smootlhy. Havent tested how many FPS im getting, willl have too wait for a boring day to bother :). The game is very good BTW, I always think BF trumps CoD and have no doubt this will be the case this time as well. Although I cant wait to play online as a dog, chewing up some 14 year old internet ninjas should cause some friction!

Want to go to billionaire Sun kingpin's beach? Hope you're a strong swimmer

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Hopefully some people will organise a humungous beach party every Friday and Saturday night just to piss him off. Or he will get eaten by a shark on his now private bit of beach (in the water before you start).

How I BLEW my co-workers' HEADS OFF ... without going to jail

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We used to play conkers in our office without gloves, safety glasses, hard hats or any protective clothing. But we are real men (and women) who dont do elf and safety.

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In The sopranos its called a brogean adjustment :)

Microsoft relents: 'Go ahead, install Windows 8.1 on clean PCs'

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New PCs for My Kids

Desktop for my son who is a gamer and an artist, he got a PC with Win 7, I had to take it out of the box, plug it all together and thats been it. New laptop for my daughrter with Win 8 and I want to throw it down the garden!! So far 3 nights sorting it out so she knows how to get at the stuff that she wants and sometimes I just sit there not knowing how to get things to work. When you consider that I've been using and supporting windows since version 3, I reckon I know a bit about it!

Microsoft have seriously dropped the ball here, software isnt supposed to be difficult its supposed to be easy and to fundamentally change the way that a person has too interact with a product after years and years is just plain stupid. Why oh why didnt they say here is a new way of using iit, but if you dont like it heres the old way as well?

Google submits YET ANOTHER offer to fix 'search dominance' in EU

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Google werent awarded the number 1 search engine slot, they earnt it! Through their efforts they have come from nothing and got to where they are. Why shouldnt they promote their products? Why shouldnt they be dominant? Why shouldnt they agresively promote their own products and serivces above other peoples? This is a massive crock of Sh1te! If anyone has better products than googles its up to them to gain market share by promoting them well. It's downright laughable to think the idiots in Brussells can come up with something that will make it a level playing field.

South Carolina couple cop cuffing for shed shag

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Re: Not exactly flashing

Maybe it was a glass fronted summer house :)

Number of cops abusing Police National Computer access on the rise

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This: For instance if someone has been arrested just once - regardless of whether this was wrongful or for a ridiculously trivial crime - that person is banned from the US Visa Waiver scheme, which allows British nationals to get into the States without a visa.

is not true.

MacBook Air now uses PCIe flash... but who'd Apple buy it from?

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Walled Garden anyone?

It's been designed like that so:

A: People who dont mind paying a huge amount for something different will buy it.

B: So that you can't buy any parts for it other than from them.

Google Glass eye-cam to turn us all into right little winkers

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Re: Seriously? People think this is all going to be OK?

I see lots of big boob footage being uploaded to youtube, I cant yet think how this is bad though :)

iPhone too heavy? Volkswagen brings out motorised ride-on dock

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Just once, please just once..........

I would just once in my life like to be at one of these meetings were a monumentally stupid iidea is discussed, I could laugh and llaugh and laugh. But much more fun I could say being devils advocate for a moment what about.....................

'You can keep it' - Brit's nicked laptop turns up on Iranians' sofa

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Re: Clowns

Post of the week!!

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Re: They bought a stolen laptop.

your getting the thumbs down

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Re: They bought a stolen laptop.

They have money for a laptop and internet access, methinks they are hardly on the breadline. and you called the 3 previous posters idiots big lol.

I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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Re: wankers

But what if we dont want to start a business? Havent considered that have you with your foul mouthed stupid post.

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It got too much

I stopped doing freebie work for people when my neighbour (who is a complete idiot) asked me to go round and download his pictures from his camera for the 3rd time. He very generously agreed to write down the process this time so he wouldnt have to ask me to do it again, he then looked for a peice of paper on his little home office desk. He eventually found one and lo and behold it already had the instructions on it because he'd written them down last time so he wouldn't have to ask me again!! He then offered me a bottle of beer for my time, now you may think it would be one of those pint bottles of expensive beer you can get from a super market, but no it was one of those "stubbies" that you can get 24 of for a fiver. He asked me about 2 months later to look at his printer as it wasn't working correctly. I refused saying I was far to busy with a new hobby that I (didn't) have, the look on his face was priceless and from that moment till he moved house a year or so ago our relationship went gradually downhilll till we barely spoke. Apparently I was obliged to provide him with free computer suppport for the rest of his life.

On the other hand I have a neighbour who asks me to look at something from time to time and he always gives me a litre of Bombay Saphire, he's now the only person in the road I will do work for.

Amazon yanks SimCity download from store

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Re: No one has the right to complain, they should read the EULA for EA.

It didn't say they were going to sleep with my GF! Bar stewards!

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I hate this you cant play without a connection. I downloaded a theme park SIM to play over Christmas when I was due to be at my parents (they have boradband but no wifi) I was really annoyed to find I couldnt play because I had no connection. SIM city asnd all these sort of games where you build and manage stuff become quite involved so that you often want to play for just a few minutes to sweep the street or collect tax or revenue. If you cant do that it would be immsensely frsutrating. Full refunds should be offered to all.



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