* Posts by Annoyed Grunt

17 posts • joined 27 Feb 2014

Lift us up where we belong: UK's Network Rail puts elevators online

Annoyed Grunt

Urm, is there such as thing as congestion anymore on the rail service?

No one wants iOS 8 because it's for NERDS - dev

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Re: Dicks

Agreed. I made a big mistake upgrading, a fully functioning iPad mini retina and iphone 5 have been converted into app crashing, battery killing, screen corrupting bricks...

Apple: SO sorry for the iOS 8.0.1 UPDATE BUNGLE HORROR

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Of course they have competitive pressure, they have to deliver new innovative functionality to keep abreast of the ever changing mobile market. They absolutely are rushing to market, a) because they have annual deadlines set by the board and b) because the primary target demographic demands change.

It's the same for pretty much all IT product organisations, the market is moving so quickly there has been a shift from the traditional engineering delivery model to a deliver features now and fix problems later method.

The end result is products not fit for purpose.

Would we expect Audi to deliver a new car but the doors don't open, and then accept when they say working doors will come as a service update later on?


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Buggy new software, bendy phones. Apple has really fucked up this time. I understand that smaller outfits do not have the resources to get the product right initially; but one of the worlds largest grossing organisations. Come on.

Its taken me 5 attempts to write this as my iPads IOS8 keyboard keeps corrupting!

iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!

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None of the demos work under IOS 8 on ipad air.. So im not sure this article is strictly correct.

The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?

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Excellent article. Youve managed to cheer up my usually dull lhr terminal 5 suicide provoking waiting time.

More of these I say!

Order an iPhone 6 from midnight PT – if Apple's web store holds up better than its livestream

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800 quid for a phone! Are they on crack!

You can buy a f**king car for that!

Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT

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Would be able to watch if the stream didn't keep failing and the presenters weren't over shadowed by a loud Chinese ladies voice!

What could possibly go wrong? Banks could provide ID assurance for Gov.UK – report

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"As a bank, our customers’ security and verification is of paramount importance, and we’re keen to help our customers access digital services securely."

He forgot, "and as our primary IT service provider is WiPro from India; we automatically share all of your details already with one of our countries economic competitors."

UK mobile coverage is BETTER than EVER, networks tell Ofcom

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From my limited experience, I absolutely agree .

My work iPhone 5 on Orange has abysmal signal in the majority of places. Drop in my personal EE sim and magically I get substantially better signal both in terms of voice and data.

My wife is on Virgin Mobile with ok signal but then in goes a new payg EE sim and signal improves as if I had stood close to a cell tower.

I moved to EE from O2 who were a lot worse in my experience, on O2 I had minimal data and terrible voice (quality and failing calls) and also the dreaded 'no signal' even in London. Moved to EE and the signal is signifcantly better.

I'm not entirely sure where Rootmetrics test phones travelled to but I'd suggest that they missed the majority of the countryside areas - the Derbyshire dales, the lakes, Surrey hills, South Downs national park to name a few. Maybe they consider heathrow as rural these days?

Government's 'Google Review' copyright rules become law

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This country is going to the dogs.

Next the NHS will be selling our details for profit and American companies will get away with massive Tax evasion on a gross scale... Oh wait...

It's Google HQ - the British one: Reg man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices

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The office sign is already broken. Maybe a NSA back door...

iOS slurpware brouhaha: It's for diagnostics, honest, says Apple

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I heard Tim Cook was an active KGB agent.

US bloke raises $250k to build robo-masturbation device

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Re: Software Defined Wanking

The latest in as-a-Service solutions:

WaaS - Wanking as a Service

Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray

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The world is moving into a "streamed" route for music and video delivery; with high profile players such as Apple, Google, Sony all providing disc-less music services and also promising to deliver HD audio through their online stores. On top of that Hi-Fi manufacturers such as Denon are now actively supporting network delivered HD audio content. Sales of CDs are declining by the looks of current research and even console games are now being delivered over the internet where possible.

So why does UMG think we will actively discard this progress and go back to an antiquated method of music delivery? Oh and also fork out large amounts of money on systems to appreciate the HD audio - they must be aware that although 60% of the UK may well have BluRay devices, 60% do not have the AV equipment capable of realising the quality of HD audio?

and then store the music in 2 formats instead of one if the consumer is "mobile"...

What are they smoking!

Reg tries out Google's Chromecast: Yep, we even tested smut sites

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Experimental still :-(

Great concept but for me it didn't work well at all. Video from Plex and netflix stuttered, doesn't have app casting support from the usual vendors (only mirroring which requires chrome). This was over a 802.11n network with the chromecast right next to the router. In comparison other devices achieved >120mbit/sec and smooth streaming. (Virgin cable).

Also one big problem, it is hard set to use googles DNS servers. This means they unblock-us and other similar services don't work.

It's a great concept, don't get me wrong, but it is still beta in my humble opinion. I'm not a big apple fanboy but airplay currently works a lot lot better for me.

US Senator lobbies feds to BAN BITCOIN

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Pot. Kettle.

"A haven for illegal activity".

What, like your own National Security Agencies practices?

Mr Manchin, maybe you would like to consider that all of the US's snooping may damage the economy, or maybe the use of unsavoury tactics against "friendly countries". But no, bitcoin is clearly the bad apple here.


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