* Posts by P. Pod

21 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?

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What I really want is a phone that can run for at least a week (preferably a lot more) without charging the battery. Phones have had enough processing power for any normal use for years now.

Amount of CO2 being sucked away by Earth 'has doubled in 50 years'

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I know where it's going.

All that CO2 is being turned into weeds in my garden.

Veggies tricked into dating meat-gobbling escorts

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Vegetablists are OK, but I couldn't eat a whole one.

World 3D TV sales to jump in 2011

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I would prefer to have decent programmes in 2D rather than the same old rubbish tarted up with 3D.

IPv6 uptake still slow despite looming address crunch

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Are there any consumer grade routers that support IPV6?

Are there any real benefits for end users to move to IPV6?

Woman sues Google after highway knockdown

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Made up story

It must be a made up story. Everybody knows that Merkins don't walk anywhere...

Google halts deletion of Street View Wi-Fi data

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@AC 05:01

It's not the equivalent of Google entering your unlocked front door. A better analogy is you reading out all your bank details over a CB radio. Would you do that? I thought not... So why do you think it's someone elses fault if you let your wireless router broadcast your bank details? There are plenty of people with far more evil intentions than Google out there!

Google: Street View spycars did slurp your Wi-Fi

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A title

If you have an unsecured wifi connection anybody can see your stuff, not just Google. If Google were cracking secured connections to get the data then this would be a worthwhile story.

Quantum superclock will be accurate past end of life on Earth

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Must contain letters or digits.

"This is the most accurate clock in the world."

"Oh sod it!"

"Someone's pulled the bloody plug out!"

Ferry giant refuses ID card

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Isolated incident

Of course it's an "isolated incident". There's only about half a dozen people with a card and only one of those has been stupid enough to try and use it...

Is the earth getting warmer, or cooler?

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Who knows??

SInce they can't even forecast the weather for the next 24 hours correctly, how do they expect me to believe that they can get it right 50 years into the future.

I can forecast the weather for Monday though... It's a bank holiday, so it will rain.

Amateur code breaker honoured for defeating Colossus

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The times quoted really show what a staggering achievment Colossus was. The laptop was only 280 times faster, which is not much when you consider that computer power has generally followed Moore's Law.

Malware authors target Mac emerging markets

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Paris Hilton

Squeaky clean, and smug with it

"Bought my first Mac in 1991, been using them ever since.

Number of virus infections: er, none."

Well I've been using PCs since 1987. Number of virus infections: er, none.

I wonder if Paris has got any viruses?

Polish IT worker calculates exact speed of snail mail

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"BA can fly me and my luggage 4,500 miles in a tad over 4.5 hours."

Not since Concorde went out of service though...

RIAA told to pay legal fees for harrassed defendant

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"Hoes in My Room,"

For all us white, middle aged, Englishmen who don't know what "Hoes in My Room," is all about, Alan Titchmarsh will soon be releasing his new single called "Hoes in my shed". Time for a nice cup of tea I think...

Computer system suspected in Heathrow 777 crash

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Rough landings

I thought any landing you could walk away from was a good one:-)

Microsoft plugs 'critical' hole in Vista

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"Nobody will ever need more than 640k RAM!" -- Bill Gates, 1981

Don't forget that in 1981 by far the most common home computer in the UK was the Sinclair ZX81 with a massive 1K of RAM or if you were really extravogant 16K with the RAM pack. Most Vista machines today probably have 2GB RAM - what applications can you think of that will need a million times as much memory?

It's very easy to make snide remarks about Bill's predictions but I don't recall anybody predicting the scale of the computing revolution that has occured. In 1981 I only knew three other people who had computers at home, now most homes have at least one.

Dell's Linux sleight of hand

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Does anybody here know one single person not employed in the IT industry who runs Linux as an everyday machine? I bet you don't! The only people I know who use Linux every day are Linux developers who need that OS for a good reason.

There are some round here who won't want to admit it, but XP and Vista work perfectly well on any Dell pre-installation. As for those that complain about the price - well if you buy a few million copies like Dell then Microsoft will offer you a good price too!

Facebookers bring HSBC to its knees

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"In joining HSBC, many students assumed they could make free overdrafts after graduation"

And the first lesson the students need to learn is... Never make assumtions about what the small print contains!

Hotmail hack punts person in peril scam

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Arm Robbers

You need to watch out for those Arm Robbers. They're mostly 'armless until they steal your arms...

Robber held up bookies with vibrator

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Eyewitness statement

An eye witness said "I thought there was something fishy about him"