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Comment: Re:Great economic experiment (Score -1) 288

"I expect high street music prices in Dublin to rise with several Euro over the next few months. For the music companies Irerland will become an experimental area to see how much of a surcharge they can get away with"

lol! You must be joking, the prices are already extortionate by comparison with anywhere else in europe. We've already been the subject of "let's see how much we can rip off these guys" thanks to the celtic tiger. If I want CDs, I'll buy them off amazon, itunes, whatever.
HMV ireland for example charges outrageous prices for box set dvds (70 euro for fringe season 1 when it's about 12 euro on amazon, gtfo), there's no room for them to move it up any more. Even compared to HMV UK it's unreasonable, and nobody is buying the "cost of business is more expensive in ireland" excuse for 30%+ markups anymore.

As for the thread title, there's at least 4 different types of mobile broadband that i can think of right now - vodafone, o2, meteor and that "three" company (admittedly not quite 'broadband' but sufficient unless you want to download en masse), ntl, a lot of wireless companies, etc. Eircom already have bad customer service and often a bad rep, there's thankfully a number of alternatives. Only problem as mentioned before is their ownership of the actual lines.

Comment: Calculus (Score -1) 389

by bluewolfcub (#31699344) Attached to: <em>Stand and Deliver</em> Teacher Jaime Escalante Dies
I'm always amazed when I see such a fuss made over calculus in secondary school in the USA - it's completely standard here, even just for students taking "ordinary level" maths.
Back on topic though, I've never heard of this guy nor seen the film, I'm really curious to see it now. It's such a pity his hard work and dedication seems to have been undone afterwards. Education is so important.

Comment: She wasn't... (Score -1) 709

by bluewolfcub (#31667760) Attached to: 9 MA Cyberbullies Indicted For Causing Suicide
...a Massachusetts teenager, she'd just moved over from Ireland. 2 of the charges were for statutory rape, another for threats with weapons. Not a lolol-facebook-online bullying situation as some seem to be suggesting. http://www.independent.ie/national-news/nine-students-charged-over-suicide-of-tragic-irish-teenager-2116877.html

Comment: Re:Online banking? (Score -1) 462

by bluewolfcub (#31623170) Attached to: Can Ubuntu Save Online Banking?
I have to agree, this all seems like a non-issue. My login ID and pin AND password are enough to just view my accounts; if I wanted to make any external transactions I need this stupid little card reader machine (they post it out free to you) plus atm card to stick into it which generates some code I then need to enter on the site. I'm happy enough with that, it's all convoluted enough

Comment: Re:Why not all electronic? No really, why not? (Score -1) 494

by bluewolfcub (#31520390) Attached to: Deposit Checks To Your Bank By Taking a Photo

The only thing worse is the system for paying utilities, I have lived in 3 places only one of them actually had a system to automaticly withdrawn the exact amount I owed them each money. For the others I have to make to setup an automatic payment of what I guess it will be then once a year we reconsile. It is really going to suck this year because of the cold temperatures last summer and this winter.

Wha? All our utilities take direct debit where I live...

How many Unix hacks does it take to change a light bulb? Let's see, can you use a shell script for that or does it need a C program?

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