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Tens of Thousands Flee From BT and Virgin

uberchicken Re:TalkTalk (258 comments)

See my comment earlier in different thread; good luck.

more than 3 years ago

Tens of Thousands Flee From BT and Virgin

uberchicken Re:TalkTalk (258 comments)

..with no comment on quality of Talk Talk's service, so let me provide one.

It's shit.

Constantly dropped connections, impossible to understand the "help" desk, frustration in just trying to get to speak to someone, letters to management ignored.

I'm sitting here at my in-laws on their Talk Talk trying to download a 3Mb file from gmail, and getting constant "Interrupted" errors, which I never see anywhere else.

Incredibly, I've spent the morning researching switching to BT, Virgin and Sky for my in-laws to switch. Got my work done (had to send instructions to customer on how to edit the code themselves rather than upload a patched application), thought I'd read a little slashdot, and wow.. this article is top of the list. I disagree with assessment of Virgin's cable service (my provider at home; they were worse than shit as NTL), FWIW; they're WAAY better than this ... this... cack.

more than 3 years ago

Which Android Phone is Less Evil?

uberchicken Huawei U8220 then (2 comments)

AKA T-Mobile Pulse (not the Mini): great phone, all that's left after you ruled everything else out.

more than 4 years ago

Compiz Project Releases C++ Based v0.9.0

uberchicken Re:favorite way (237 comments)

-1, linux zealotry bordering on FUD

more than 4 years ago

Swype Beta For Android Is Open, Temporarily

uberchicken Try ShapeWriter too (104 comments)

I've used both, and prefer ShapeWriter

more than 3 years ago

Hollywood Treats Hackers Pretty Well

uberchicken Search burbling, no cursors, huge fonts (216 comments)

I try to allow for artistic license, but real computers DON'T MAKE CUTE R2D2 NOISES WHEN THEY'RE SEARCHING!


Not strictly on-topic, but that felt good for me.

more than 4 years ago

DirectX 11 Coming To Browser Games

uberchicken Unity anyone.. (200 comments)

I thought Unity was going to be the One True Plugin for all platforms, and that games shops would focus there. I'm so naive.

more than 4 years ago

Vista Service Pack One Almost Here

uberchicken Re:I got the, er, "early adopter" version. (286 comments)

I was having all sorts of glitches (wireless- and display- related) that eventually convinced me to downgrade to XP; before I did though, Dell remote logged in and fixed a bunch of bios & driver issues. It's like a different machine now. I think the memory usage is still annoying enough for me to downgrade as planned though.

more than 6 years ago


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