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Comment: Re:Cool but self-marginalizing. (Score 2, Informative) 69

by dissolved (#33492436) Attached to: UK's Royal Mail Launches First Intelligent Stamps
I am not a postman but come off it, they're not "randomly" going on strike they are fighting for their working practices (whether you agree/sympathise or not is another matter altogether). Also how is it the Royal Mail's fault for what happens when packages go outside of the United Kingdom? They can give best endeavours tracking but are totally at the mercy of La Poste or whoever it's gone to.

Comment: Re:Eh? But we do (Score 1) 236

by dissolved (#32521708) Attached to: Violent Video Games Only Affect Some People
do you understand the geography of the area he did it in, the way he moved around the area and the speed at which he did it? The police were very close to him but the nature of how shootings were reported (as people were found, not as they happened) meant they were chasing shadows. In that area there are normally tens of ways to get to the same place via various C road (i.e. single car width normally) and an experienced taxi driver would have a distinct advantage.

I was in one of the neighbouring villages at the time, the frightening thing was that you didn't know which town he'd pop up in next.

Both his weapons were legal, he was never deemed a risk and no-one suspected he would do it. You can legislate all you like but you'll never legislate against the completely unexpected or unimaginable in my opinion.

Comment: Re:Eh? (Score 1) 184

by dissolved (#31116542) Attached to: Is Google Planning To Fibre Britain?
what everyone conveniently forgets about BT is that they have a government-levied "maximum" installation charge for phone lines. From that they have to provide you a line whether it's up a mountain or whatever when costs could go into thousands of pounds to give you that line, then you want cheap ADSL on top of it. The likes of Sky etc use the infrastructure for broadband and pay little in exchange so BT still foots the majority of operating costs for PSTN and ADSL services. The exception of course is when new equipment is needed at the exchange and people complain to the Daily Mail because they don't want to pay for a new DSLAM or 5 miles of copper or whatever.

So from these costs they have to make decisions about who gets lovely "super fast" (or whatever it's called) broadband and who gets the bare minimum. Having worked in the industry it's hard to find people that "take little interest" it's sadly about the bigger picture.

Personally having grown up in a rural area I still have fresh and painful memories of dialup, but that's another story...

Comment: Seems like they were determined to hate it... (Score 1) 258

From reading the article it just seems like the author(s) were determined to find fault in it, no matter how good the game is. I got MW2 in December, it's a good game and I don't care if they think the reviewers were "shoved around". I played it myself and enjoyed it, there's my "review", I don't need a website with an agenda to tell me how to spend my money and what to play online.

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