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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

jonbryce Re:Simple solution (419 comments)

I use my index finger for both the left and middle buttons, and my middle finger for the right button.

2 days ago
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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

jonbryce Re:Telegram (190 comments)

With Whatsapp Plus, you need to be able to trust both.

2 days ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

jonbryce Re:MINIMUM (238 comments)

In the UK, insurance coverage has to be a minimum of about £5 million. As far as I'm aware, there have only been two cases where the judgement claim was higher than that. Both were where the driver went onto a railway line and crashed into a train.

5 days ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

jonbryce Re:Most plans wont cover that much. (238 comments)

You get fully comprehensive insurance rather than third party insurance. Bizarrely, it is often actually cheaper to get fully comprehensive cover, and even when it does cost more, it is usually only a few pounds more.

about a week ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

jonbryce Re:MINIMUM (238 comments)

Yes, but the insurance company will pay any judgement claim.

about a week ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

jonbryce Re:It's about cutting labor (238 comments)

In the UK, the vast majority of insurance policies are sold through web-based comparison services, and Google is by no means the only one, or anything like the most popular one.

We have for example comparethemarket.com , gocompare.com , moneysupermarket.com , uswitch.com , moneyfacts.co.uk and loads more of them.

about a week ago
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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

jonbryce Re:Time to abandon normal phones? (217 comments)

And 07624 is Isle of Man mobile (01624 is Isle of Man landline). Those calls get charged at international rates.

It is correct to say that mobile numbers begin with 07. As you pointed out, it is not always correct to say that numbers beginning 07 are mobile numbers.

about a week ago
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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

jonbryce Re:Time to abandon normal phones? (217 comments)

In other countries, it usually costs more to call a mobile than a landline, and mobiles have different area codes, for example in the UK, mobile numbers begin with 07, whereas landline numbers begin with 01 or 02. In the USA, you can't tell the difference between a mobile number and a landline number by looking at it, and the call cost is the same either way. The recipient of the call has to pay the difference.

about a week ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

jonbryce Re:Ada Engineer... (277 comments)

If it was Rupees, it would be quoted as 2.5 lakh, and tech salaries in India are a bit higher than that.

about 2 months ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

jonbryce Re:Zoo what? (189 comments)

A dating site where the majority of the women on there are not even looking for someone. What use is that to anyone?

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

jonbryce Re:It's the OS, Stupid (252 comments)

You can get a Thunderbolt / Ethernet adapter for the MacBook Air. The problem with an ethernet jack is that the Air is too thin for it.

about 3 months ago
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London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains

jonbryce Re:Subway trains? (127 comments)

Or Glaswegians. The underground line in Glasgow is called the Subway.

about 4 months ago
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London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains

jonbryce Re:I've been wondering why this took so long (127 comments)

Start with the Victoria Line. The trains there could be converted to driver-less operation within a week. Trackside barriers are a red herring. If someone jumps onto the track, there is nothing the driver can do about it anyway.

about 4 months ago
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London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains

jonbryce Re:Well... (127 comments)

There are a lot more than 8.3 million people during the day time when people travel in from other parts of South East England for work and shopping.

about 4 months ago
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Only Two States Have Rules To Prevent Cheating On Computerized Tests

jonbryce Re:I'm sorry... (95 comments)

We need to have the government regulating school tests so that they are a consistent standard, and people can rely on them as a measure of the student's ability.

about 4 months ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

jonbryce Re:Low hanging fruit (174 comments)

Except that if there is a major incident near one fire station, all the fire engines from that station will go to that fire, and at the same time, some fire engines from other stations will go to that station to provide cover for any other incidents that take place at the same time.

about 4 months ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

jonbryce Re:Get an Arduino MCU (554 comments)

Well you can get computers that can take parallel ports, and run Windows 8.1. Maybe not at Staples, but they do exist. I'm using one at the moment, which I got from John Lewis. I upgraded it to Windows 7, but it did have Windows 8 when it came out of the box.

about 4 months ago

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ACS Law found guilty of misconduct

jonbryce jonbryce writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jonbryce (703250) writes "ACS:Law the law firm involved in a campaign of "speculative invoicing" against alleged copyright infringers has been found guilty of breaching the solicitors' code of conduct in the Patent County Court in London.

The firm closed its doors earlier this year following a disastrous court hearing. The latest ruling means that the 27 defendants in the copyright cases can claim wasted costs of around £90,000 each (approx $150,000).

The head of ACS:Law, Andrew Crossley, faces an hearing at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal later this year, and could potentially be banned from acting as a lawyer."

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Pirate Bay prosecutors suffer legal setback

jonbryce jonbryce writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jonbryce (703250) writes "Swedish prosecutors today dropped the most serious charges against The Pirate Bay after failing to prove that the illegally distributed files had been distributed from The Pirate Bay's website.

This means they have been found not guilty of the more serious charge of assisting copyright infringement, but they are still being tried for the lesser offence of "assisting making available copyrighted content".

Clearly the prosecutor doesn't understand bittorrent technology, and this hasn't helped him in this case.

This case is getting pretty good coverage in the European mainstream media. In addition to the Manchester Guardian report above, it has also been reported in the Times (London), and the Independent. VNU Net describes it as a farce."

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English courts allow software patents

jonbryce jonbryce writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jonbryce (703250) writes "The court of appeal in England has ruled that companies should be granted patents for "complex" software products. In this particular case, Symbian had written something that makes mobile phones run faster.

The court case has received very little attention because of the bank crisis, but it can be appealed to the House of Lords and then the European Court of Justice."

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