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Comment: Re:That's great if you have a mobile phone (Score 1) 213

I don't. I tried to sign up with Yahoo a few weeks ago and got cockblocked by this. They required a mobile number.

Yeah, you think that's bad, I don't even have a computer or internet access and they wouldn't let me sign up.I must have sent them a dozen faxes and letters, and I'm still waiting for my so called "free" email account. Is it really "free" if it requires an expensive computer to use it!?

You should have either sent a clay tablet, or maybe a telegram.

Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 282

by bobstreo (#49219855) Attached to: Scotland Yard Chief: Put CCTV In Every Home To Help Solve Crimes

Then again, Orwell did write that tyranny in UK would come in the guise of nationalism and security

Well, he isn't apparently suggesting the police or state should be able to place a camera in every home, just that it's a smart idea for a homeowner. Personally, I'd have thought that for anyone willing to pay for a home security system this would be a no brainer today. There's countless wireless enabled camera systems that are obviously going to be useful in the event of a burglary.

That said, it's a short term fix. As burglars become more aware of the presence of cameras, they'll start wearing a mask just like folk robbing stores and banks where CCTV is expected already do. Once outdoor cameras become more prevalent, they won't use your driveway to park. There might be a small deterrence factor that would encourage an opportunistic thief to go next door if they can see cameras outside your house, but equally you might just be advertising that you have stuff worth stealing.

I'd recommend a Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe mask.

Comment: Re:Its starts with terror and kidding porn (Score 1) 176

by bobstreo (#49007931) Attached to: Sites Featuring "Terrorism" Or "Child Pornography" To Be Blocked In France

The best part is "ISPs will be able to request compensation from the French government for any extra costs incurred in blocking the sites."

I wonder how much it will cost, and if "extra costs" includes the results of lawsuits for inappropriate blocks and subsequent loss of income.

Comment: Re:Hundreds? (Score 1) 80

by bobstreo (#47366121) Attached to: Time Warner Cable Customers Beg Regulators To Block Sale To Comcast

TWC has 2.2 million cable TV, Internet, and phone customers in 1,150 New York communities, and hundreds of them have called...

I'm thinking that's not going to impress the FTC.

The good news is that Comcast is planning on losing 3.9 million customers to ease the approval process. NY could be a large chunk of that:

Comment: Re:blah !! (Score 1) 116

by bobstreo (#47136053) Attached to: Huawei Successfully Tests New 802.11ax WiFi Standard At 10.53Gbps

what the big deal if the router to the ISP is a measly 1.5mbps or 10mbps ? like you can download faster than your ISP can provide
The bottle neck is the up and download link to your ISP. They need to solve that problem.

Perhaps the 802.xx working group should work with the ISP to find that solution first.

Perhaps to stream the 4k or higher videos from your storage to your display device.

Comment: Re:No bluetooth? (Score 1) 182

Why would they include it? I've never seen someone use a BlueTooth device with a tablet, and I'm an iPad developer. Dropping something that no one uses is a great way to drop the price. I guess now your kind is going to whine about it not having an RS-232 port or Firewire. Neither of those are not used much any longer, so I don't understand why so many of you people bitch about an iPad not having them. The public just doesn't need serial ports or Firewire on their tablets no matter what you say.

Maybe using a ps3 or wiimote controller for MAME?

How can you work when the system's so crowded?