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ARMX6 vs VirtualRiscPC – a totally unscientific speed comparison

Back in February, at the RISC OS Southwest Show, I purchased the new ARMX6 computer from R-Comp, which was seeing its official launch at the show. Once I got the machine home and set it up, my initial impression was basically “Wow!” – the speed improvement it shows over previous RISC OS computers is fantastic.

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Ryanair: a website and telephone support FAIL

This morning, I booked some flights with Ryanair on behalf of my parents, who don’t feel confident enough with computers and the internet to do this sort of thing themselves. This is something I’ve done many, many times for them (and I’ve occasionally booked flights for myself with Ryanair, as well) so I’ve been using […]

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You can blog about it all you like – we’ll allow you to do that

This post is a follow up to the first, second and third rules of the Virgin Media forum moderators. The title of this post are the words spoken to me today towards the end of a twenty three minute call I received from a chap called Pete, from Virgin Media‘s complaints department: You can blog […]

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The third rule of the Virgin Media forum moderators…

…is don’t piss off the Virgin Media forum moderators. This post follows up the first and second rules of the Virgin Media forum moderators, was updated on 1st May, 2011 and followed up in You can blog about it all you like – we’ll allow you to do that. The story so far: I questioned […]

Virgin Media 2nd Ban Notificiation
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The second rule of the Virgin Media forum moderators

…is DON’T talk about the Virgin Media forum moderators. This post follows up the first rule of the Virgin Media forum moderators, and is followed up in the third rule of the Virgin Media forum moderators and you can blog about it all you like – we’ll allow you to do that. It also received […]

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The first rule of the Virgin Media forum moderators…

…is don’t talk about the Virgin Media forum moderators. Updated 30th April 2011 and followed up in the second and third rules of the Virgin Media forum moderators…, and you can blog about it all you like – we’ll allow you to do that. At this moment, I have an unfinished post regarding my ISP, […]

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Additions Direct: The story begins

I discovered today that I have an account with a company called Additions Direct and, although I don’t owe them any money, there is only £971 of the £1,000 credit limit available. This is because there is an unfulfilled order on the account – for an “X Factor Waistband Amplifier” which, at £25 (and looking […]

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Easyjet and Contactability

Some of my family and their friends are currently on holiday in Spain and their return flight is – or, rather, was – scheduled for tonight. That return flight is with Easyjet – they always fly with Easyjet because Easyjet flies to where they always go. It’s a no-brainer. Obviously, though, there is a bit […]

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No way, Mr Spammer

I wondered how long it would take – and the answer is one and a half to two months. One and a half to two months, that is, before spammers found a new potential outlet for their rubbish: the comments section on this blog. (Not that there are very many people reading it!) No spammer […]

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TeleBilling Call Back Scam

I received the following invoice a few days ago from TeleBilling Ltd, showing a total amount payable of £39.50. I didn’t recognise the name TeleBilling Ltd. I didn’t recognise the number supposedly called. I didn’t recognise the service that I was apparently being charged for. And I also didn’t recognise the number given as “my” […]