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Comment: Re: Screw your laws (Score 2) 193

by Pax681 (#49136399) Attached to: Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

The driver works and pays for the upkeep of the car and pays a weekly or monthly fee to the taxi company. .

Not quite.. the driver pays what is called(in Scotland anyway) a "weekly weigh in". this covers the rental of the car and the rental of the tech by which they will the clients(meter and bookings equipment) .
The mechanical upkeep of the car is in the hands of the owner of the vehicle and not the driver
the cleaning of the car is the drivers responsibility as is fuelling it.

Comment: Re:ASUS still trendy (Score 1) 70

by Pax681 (#49104865) Attached to: Intel Core M Enables Lower Cost Ultrabooks; Asus UX305 Tested
same here, ASUS is quality. at present i have an ASUS z97 sabertooth mk 1 mobo, ASUS ac68u router, my previous router ASUS again an RT N66U and i have an ASUS EA-N66 Ethernet adapter/wireless extender(i live in a VERY old apartment in Edinburgh's old town built in 1797 and the walls are literally rock solid.. not a hint of plasterboard) to extend the wireless to the back rooms. Also have an ASUS tablet and bought one for my sis at xmas.. they are great quality and they don't piss you around with support/returns

Comment: erm.. really??? (Score 2) 130

by Pax681 (#49082073) Attached to: Torvalds: "People Who Start Writing Kernel Code Get Hired Really Quickly"
Ars has an article about 2000 new developers

Linux has 2,000 new developers and gets 10,000 patches for each version Linux recently saw "busiest development cycle" in its history.
The new developers are helping fuel an ever-bigger Linux community, according to the latest Linux Kernel Development report, which will
be released today by the Linux Foundation. The report is expected to be available at THIS LINK .

Comment: Re:Meanwhile in rural U.S. (Score 1) 132

LOL... sorry son yer a wee bit of an amateur...
If she was so loved as you seem to think... why were there street parties and even club nights to party when she died????
These things do not happen to popular people.
she asset stripped the country selling off the likes of BT at cut down rates.. most of the shares being bought up by her cronies, their hedge funds and the likes while offering a tiny amount of shares to the public.. just enough for them to think they are "in".. she DECIMATED industry and started the ball rolling on many other privatisations to come.. even the creeping privatisation of the NHS was started under her watch. splitting it down into smaller units and giving them borrowing powers.... designed to fail... don't take my word for it.. listen to an expert on that
Dr Lucy Reynolds is an expert on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Luckily i live in Scotland where the NHS is run much better and we have a govt at Holyrood that seems to be very much on the ball with social justice issues unlike any of the twats from labour, the tories or the spineless lib-dems.
BTW I called you an amateur due to your piss poor attempt at a dig with your last sentence....

Comment: Re:Datacaps? (Score 1) 132

Pipex 512 down 256 up ... unmetered vanilla dsl
Pipex 1014 down 256 up unmetered vanilla dsl
Pipex 2048 down 256 up unmetered vanilla dsl
Bulldog 8mb down 1mb up unmetered ADSL MAX
Bethere 24mb down and 2.5 up unmetered ADSL2+ with Annex M
BT 76mb down and 20up unmetered FTTC
AND when I move soon to my new place FTTH available at 330 down and 30 up unmetered
so i correct myself .. vanilla adsl speeds went up to 2048 down not 1024 but ADSL MAX went up to 8MB.
NEVER EVER have i had a metered connection with any of the companies i have been with. none of them were low profile boutique type ISP's and thus easy to find with a simpe google search and/or a little bit of knowledge.
So there you go.. fifteen years worth of ISP's me laddo

Comment: Re:Meanwhile in rural U.S. (Score 1) 132

yeah michael foot... really electable....... and the other stupid rabble of labour/liberal leaders we not exactly the most electable bunch on the planet.
Just because you are more electable than a bunch of utterly chronic pricks, does not make you the choice of the century.
The woman was a horrible,nasty, spiteful arsehole.

Comment: Re:Datacaps? (Score 1) 132

by Pax681 (#48946633) Attached to: BT Unveils 1000Mbps Capable G.fast Broadband Rollout For the United Kingdom

Yeah, but this is how it was with ADSL too.

Back when ADSL rolled out, and people only got 512kbps, there were no limits. You could literally download constantly at maximum speed for the entire month.

Then along came ADSL Max and people got bumped to 1 - 2mbps. Suddenly caps started getting introduced, so low that your speed had gone up but the amount you could download had literally declined by several orders of magnitude.

So whilst with the advent of basic FTTC unlimited has once again become the norm, don't count on currently unlimited bandwidth meaning perpetually unlimited bandwidth. It wouldn't be the first time in the UK that increases in speed have seemingly paradoxically meant decreases in the amount of data you're actually allowed to download. That's exactly what happened last time.

ummmmmm... nah , speeds went up to 1024 down ... ADSL MAX went up to 8mb down .
I have NEVER had anything other than unlimited with DSL.. EVER.. there have always been options for unmetered bandwidth.
so it's not what happened "last time" at all

Comment: Erm.. If Telefonica is selling.... (Score 1) 32

by Pax681 (#48940521) Attached to: UK Broadcaster Sky To Launch Mobile Service
It's O2 business and network to Hutchinson whampoa(Three mobile) then how the fook are they gonna do this deal with Sky?

Three owner agrees to buy O2 for £10.25 billion

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/th...
I am aware that the competition commission bods will want assurances as they did when Three bought out O2's Irish business however........ it seems to me that perhaps Sky is betting on Three ... as when three and O2 merge it'll be the biggest cell phone service provider here.. as i doubt the sky deal will do anything with the 50 billion hole Telefonica finds itself with O2

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