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Comment: Re:sound like a great middleman (Score 1) 32

by Chrisq (#48938231) Attached to: UK Broadcaster Sky To Launch Mobile Service

but if its on O2 network, i might as well go direct, why would i use a 3rd party who owns no infrastructure at all ? what am i paying for ?

They may have different packages which suit you better. I use giffgaff, which runs on O2 and has web only support but is a bit cheaper tahn going to O2 direct.

Comment: Re:Decent news (Score 1) 32

by Chrisq (#48938221) Attached to: UK Broadcaster Sky To Launch Mobile Service

Given the number of mobile providers in the UK has been shrinking fairly dramatically recently, having another big player with big pockets and likely aggressive pricing enter the market is a good thing.

Yes its good - but the main concern is the reducing number of networks. Charges to both MVNOs and individuals could increase with reduced competition in this area

Comment: Re:Big (Score 2) 170

by Chrisq (#48937979) Attached to: Microsoft Launches Outlook For Android and iOS

Honestly I can't think of this as being anything but big. Companies live and die by outlook email still (enough of them anyway). So many of those executives don't even need a machine past email really...

I'm sure it will be big on corporate phones, but most individual users get everything the need from the built-in apps

Comment: Re:New ATMs - loads of solutions (Score 1) 367

by Chrisq (#48933405) Attached to: Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

You don't work in the ATM industry, do you? Retrofitting machines is a HUGE logistical and financial undertaking. Why this is scored 5 interesting is beyond me.

Actually I used to, and if it is something that can be done with a cassette switch then it is not a huge undertaking. Remember in terms of the money inside the cost of ATM parts is pretty small.

Comment: Re:Wont work around here... (Score 1) 367

by Chrisq (#48930977) Attached to: Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

Actually no they don't.

When I travel to the US from England I always use the small generic cash machines.

Bank of America wants $3 for each withdrawal.

The small no-name machines take $1.25-$2.

I know it's a tiny difference, but at least be honest about it.

I have to admit I was thinking that it would be the same as the machines in small shops in the UK (where banks give free withdrawals and small machines charge). I stand corrected.

Comment: New ATMs - loads of solutions (Score 2) 367

by Chrisq (#48930871) Attached to: Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States
There are a load of solutions that will work with new ATMs, a number of them already mentioned. What is needed is a cheap retro-fit, without modifying the strong box. Many banks don't upgrade this expensive component for years. I think the most promising ideas are ones that ink the money - but they have to get well in to the whole stack. A thin red edge that could be trimmed won't be good enough.

Comment: Re:Have you noticed that all of these tall buildin (Score 1) 247

by Chrisq (#48930303) Attached to: Engineers Develop 'Ultrarope' For World's Highest Elevator

There you go again - any opportunity for you to throw in some casual xenophobia in a completely unrelated article, and you jump at the chance,

On the contrary people are staring to realise that Islam is not the religion of peace, and is a real threat. There were probably people like you saying "Nazis are not all bad, they just want to get on with their lives" before WW2. The thing is that both Islam and Nazism are ideologies that drive their followers to dominate and destroy others. When the Muslims in the West rise up they will try to do exactly what they say the will. Remove free speech, freedom of religion, equality in the law - in short implement Sharia.

showing us just how scared and little you are.

Have you noticed how often I get upvoted now? a er back I only got thumbs down. People are starting to realise the truth, and those who love freedom and equality are not scared but angry.

Your intelligence is about as high as your morals.

Well thank you.

Comment: Have you noticed that all of these tall buildings (Score 0) 247

by Chrisq (#48922327) Attached to: Engineers Develop 'Ultrarope' For World's Highest Elevator
Have you noticed that most of these tall buildings are in Muslim countries *? You know the reason? Its because contrary to the popular press it really isn't an equal chance that the next 9/11 will be committed by Christians, Buddhists or Atheists. Build something taller than the Muzzies and you would be inviting them to destroy it.

* China is a bit of an exception as it is much better at handling the Muzzie threat

Comment: I quite enjoy them (Score 1) 145

by Chrisq (#48922257) Attached to: How One Small Company Blocked 15.1 Million Robocalls Last Year
Wait until they answer. Pretend you are from a competing company. Tell them you have everything they sell. Tell them you are a Franciscan and have taken an oath of poverty. Try to sell them something. Say yo want to buy it until right at the end when they want credit card information then say "I'll have to ask my doctor, here at the psychiatric hospital they take away all your personal belongings".

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