* Posts by RodHull

6 posts • joined 2 Dec 2014

'My entire company is without comms': Gamma's Horizon cloud PBX goes DOWN


Fail over fail

The best bit is you can't get into the promised call redirecting.

Third party service providers huh.. Next time, sign a contract a little further up the food chain. For us, that'll be in 5 years if the phones come back on.

Microsoft takes another whack at killing off Windows Phone 8.x


Re: The most incredible thing is ...

Free offline maps as standard, with no fees, no advertisements. Surprised me when I went for a trip with buddy the other day, and his Apple massive phone dropped of 4g and suddenly we're back to paper maps!

I'm sure you can probably pay for such service, but I've been used to getting navigation FOC since the Nokia 700


Re: The most incredible thing is ...

I think most of the commentards here have never used a Win7/8/10 phone. Best UI by far, amazing battery life (after that 800 battery fix).. And probably overall, the best cameras. But hey ho, go back to your Android without security patches. Or slippery Apples with broken screens. Personally, I'd be happy with an IOS phone if they weren't so poorly designed, I need a phone that can flex not break designed NOT to slip out of your hand, with excellent camera and 3-4 days battery. unfortunately, I'm having to hope my 950 doesn't drop dead. Don't get me wrong WinPhone isn't/wasn't perfect. But it's got BookFace, Twatter, Email, Inernets.. The only thing I'd like is an 'Application' for is Paypal.

These days, you just can't get a phone with good battery life, good camera and designed in a way its not asking to be dropped on the floor. Sodding shiny edges. Give me a polycarb phone any day.

And for balance, OneDrive photo syncing on Win10 phone is f-ing slow! To the point of me still not choosing a replacement phone. because I've still yet to find a quality camera phone with wireless charging.

ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator


Anyone fancy sending me £513,000? I'll have them ready to ship for xmas ;D All joking apart, with 100k and no BS about 1 Million pre-installed titles this really should have been possible. PCB would have cost peanuts, case tooling pricey, but they clearly re-used some old tooling for the rear of the case and deffo that silly screen cover (me thinks thermostat display/button cover)

Ah well, if I can find the money down the back of the sofa tfw8b might do something in the near Future ;D

Sysadmin’s worst client was … his mother! Until his sister called for help


Re: Retro computing...

Get on the BUS. The TED range was supposed to replace the VIC and compete against the 48k spec. funnily enough the C128 and Amiga where supposed to replace the C64.

The TED chip was designed for be a low cost, low end.. Then all of a sudden they thought they'd turn it into a business computer with the preloaded roms. Arses and elbows are mostly unconnected at CBM (They were dev'ing the C65 when the frigging Amiga was out FFS). And thats why we had to wave goodbye to them in the 90's. (Escom does not count)

Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX


Meh... But how about a portable Commodore 64?



But I would say that! ;D


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