* Posts by aaaashy

17 posts • joined 23 Jan 2014

UK.gov announces review – not proper inquiry – into Fujitsu and Post Office's Horizon IT scandal


sign the petition to help get this moving AGAIN!


Australia to refund $720m in 'debts' determined by dodgy algorithm


this all sounds very familiar

IT and Govt never seems to work properly, and i can only assume it is because no one who is in charge actually understands just how it should be used, and the information it receives i not the correct information for the task at hand.

Why does this story sound so bloody familiar?

And why does it never end well?

Forget toilet roll, bandwidth is the new ration: Amazon, YouTube also degrade video in Europe to keep 'net running amid coronavirus crunch


Removing ads from websites

While the likes of Netflix are reducing quality howsabout the numerous ads, especially the video ones, should be removed from websites too. They are unwanted, they use a ridiculous percentage of energy and seem to be a way of reducing server impact AND would be generally a good thing

Whirlybird-driving infosec boss fined after ranty Blackpool Airport air traffic control antics


Re: Contrary view

DailyMail appears to have no search window, have wasted 10 minutes trying to find out how to check your story, so why no link? does El Reg block messages containing links? <https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/latest/index.html#news>

we'll see .....

UK's Virgin Media celebrates the end of 2019 with a good, old fashioned TITSUP*


Re: Virgin Media isn't Virgin Media

VM didn’t exactly have a great rep well before LM came on board


VM engineers working on someone else line also cut mine, and they then quickly disappeared before i could collar them .. it took over 3 MONTHS to get back online

fortunately i had a good neighbours BT wi-fi, which i used for that time, but without it i would have been totally cutoff

VM never accepted that it was their employee that caused the problem in the first place

so ever since that incident, i have always been very watchful anytime a VM van turns up in the street and continually check my internet link whilst they are in the area ... just in case

T-Mobile owner sends in legal heavies to lean on small Brit biz over use of 'trademarked' magenta


no one should be allowed to copyright a COLOUR!!!! pathetic!!!

I've got way too much cash, thinks Jeff Bezos. Hmmm, pay more tax? Pay staff more? Nah, let's just go into space


bezos is an utter shit

London Mayor backs talks with Uber after head honcho's apology



uber are the unacceptable face of app-led capitalism and should have been slapped down YEARS ago

now this possible turnabout

ffs!! ... as i was saying

It's fluffy bottom line time at Adobe. That's a good thing, if you were wondering


Re: Not a chance

i look forward to hearing your thoughts when you reach 65 and finally realise that you are going to have to keep paying this same amount (or most likely multiple times more) just to access your own work


Re: "nobody seems to be complaining much these days"

you could be trying out all the alternatives, whilst CS6 still works

tho i am sad to see a number of those companies who are trying to fill the gap created when adobe went SUB only are worse than adobe ever was ... trying to continually sell presets, guidance tutorials etc etc ad nauseum

so many just jumped onto CC without thought for the fact that they would be paying for the same software for numerous DECADES .... and if they stopped they would not be able to work on THEIR OWN PROJECTS

Virgin Media only adds another 127,000 homes to Project Lightning


Re: Would love to join

i was a happy customer of theirs for nearly two decades, and then i moved 15 doors down the same road (3 years ago), went through a different street box and watched my speeds tumble from "as advertised" to nowhere near the advertised speed (300Mb/s only gives me 6Mb/s in the evening and weekends)

Oracle ordered to admit on its website that it lost the plot on Java security


so does that explain what is happening to my computer right now?

i have Java installed on my MacPro, and recently after updating to 10.11 from 10.9.5 i have been repeatedly getting a window appearing that says: "To use the "java" command-line tool you need to install a JDK. Click 'More Info' to visit the Java Developer Kit download website."

i click on 'More Info' and it takes me to http://www.java.com/en/download/mac_download.jsp which does not offer me anything other than the latest update to java ... in other words useless ...

i am unsure where to go to next apart from totally uninstalling Java, which will prevent me from using a number of websites that seem to rely on my having Java installed

maybe i should try totally uninstalling, but am getting seriously tempted to just leave it out ... a damn nuisance tho

£2.3m ZANO nano-drone crowdfunded project crashes and burns


we have been here before with Kickstarter projects ....

my gf purchased a 2nd tier (date when sponsoring the article) FREEDMAN CHAIR about 3 -4 YEARS ago

we have heard nothing since the rumours started then there had been a couple of accidents from people sitting on their chair which then collapsed, seemingly due to being assembled wrongly (but it also appears that it is very easy to assemble it wrongly due to the poor instructions and possibly poor construction)

i received this reply from a journo who had written about his experiences with Kickstarterr on the Freedman chair fiasco:- " .....this entire Freedman Chair project has become a massive failure. My chair sits against a wall holding a coat as a reminder of the $600+ I wasted on it.

I have learned the company that makes the chair (The Miracle Chair Company) is "In Administration" - insolvent and close to failure perhaps?


Kickstarter has some important legal language about providing refunds if a project is not fulfilled, but it's not clear if they will invoke some sort of proceeding. I have contacted them for comments and haven't heard back.

For those of us that have already gotten the chair - we're probably screwed.

So, lots of silence about all this right now from the company, but I continue to dig for more details and updating my blog about it."

and i bet there are plenty more horror stories about Kickstarter pledged non-starters/non-finishers

anyone care to investigate a bit further???

Apple: Fine, we admit it – MacBook Pros suffer wonky GPU crapness


i am still annoyed that they "archive" equipment that is 5 years old and refuse to have anything to do it or supply parts for it ... and they call themselves GREEN???

NatWest 'spam' email cockup got me slapped with late payment fee, says angry Reg reader


if you think NatWest is bad try Virgin Media

if you think NatWest is and at sending (or, rather NOT sending) out paper or electronic bills you should try Virgin Media, they deny ever making a mistake and follow that up by cancelling all notification of aha you owe them and even screw up the website calculator, saying that as you have only just joined them there is no bill to see (when, in reality i have had an account for many, many years)

this conversation is beginning to show light on just why and how this could have happened

Virgin Media's 'little(ish)' book of deals contained BIG FIBS, rules ad watchdog


that is an unreal deal!!

i am on 120Mb, xxxlTV, phone and i get charged £85 pm

how the devil???


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