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Forum: Broadband Internet 24-04-2015, 20:35
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By moox
Depends on if the TalkTalk router is not "locked"...

Depends on if the TalkTalk router is not "locked" to TalkTalk in some way, i.e. it may not accept a plusnet username/password and therefore you'd have no internet connection
Forum: Mobile Phones 24-04-2015, 19:51
Replies: 3,651
Views: 370,434
Posted By moox
Depends on who owns the land - I live near a bit...

Depends on who owns the land - I live near a bit of A-road in Cornwall and the masts aren't actually on or near Highways Agency property, but on a farmer's or someone else's property (and is near the...
Forum: Politics 24-04-2015, 19:45
Replies: 38
Views: 1,179
Posted By moox
Electronic voting has its own problems, like...

Electronic voting has its own problems, like allegations of fraud and no real oversight over the hardware and software - i.e. has it been tampered by a third party or by a rogue employee?

What gets...
Forum: Politics 24-04-2015, 19:40
Replies: 329
Views: 5,484
Posted By moox
Then they bend the promise a bit by claiming that...

Then they bend the promise a bit by claiming that almost anything is a Scottish problem because of some tenuous effect on the budget for the equivalent thing in Scotland. Meanwhile English MPs are...
Forum: Mobile Phones 24-04-2015, 19:10
Replies: 3,651
Views: 370,434
Posted By moox
Could it be an issue of backhaul or planning?...

Could it be an issue of backhaul or planning? It's much easier to dig up rural roads and less NIMBYism for planning applications if the tower isn't near any homes. The Highways Agency is hardly going...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-04-2015, 19:06
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By moox
Never understood this argument. If the shopping...

Never understood this argument. If the shopping channels go, it doesn't necessarily mean an increase in quality (as the multiplex operators would rather have free capacity than to give free bitrate...
Forum: Mobile Phones 24-04-2015, 18:55
Replies: 3,651
Views: 370,434
Posted By moox
I'm getting a slightly better 4G signal today...

I'm getting a slightly better 4G signal today (-106dBm I think). Not sure if this is a different cell site (it definitely isn't the nearest) or some slight tuning of an existing mast
Forum: Broadband Internet 24-04-2015, 18:53
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By moox
None of those routers actually have VDSL modems,...

None of those routers actually have VDSL modems, so you'd have to use them with the Openreach modem.

You'd want to get one that either explicitly has a VDSL modem or one that doesn't (it'll be a bit...
Forum: Pets 24-04-2015, 18:15
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By moox
I have a cat that does this - eats biscuits most...

I have a cat that does this - eats biscuits most of the time, wet food rarely, but drinks a lot.

She's coming up to 8, doesn't seem to have any health problems and the vet thinks she is in great...
Forum: Freeview 24-04-2015, 18:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By moox
It's even worse when the indoor aerial isn't even...

It's even worse when the indoor aerial isn't even put in the right location. One of my neighbours has an indoor aerial on the window facing our road.

The transmitter is actually facing the back of...
Forum: BT Broadband 24-04-2015, 17:22
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By moox
It might be worth asking your neighbours anyway,...

It might be worth asking your neighbours anyway, just in case there's a problem with BT Wholesale that will affect anyone on your exchange.

What does "heavy usage" mean to them exactly? It sounds a...
Forum: Politics 24-04-2015, 10:52
Replies: 80
Views: 1,538
Posted By moox
Can we have regional parliaments instead? One...

Can we have regional parliaments instead? One English parliament is just going to mean more honey and cream for London and certain northern cities while the rest of the country continues to rot....
Forum: BT Broadband 24-04-2015, 10:48
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By moox
When you do the BT wholesale test, do you get the...

When you do the BT wholesale test, do you get the good speed test result on the first try?

I believe the test will first test your whole internet connection, then it asks you to reconfigure your...
Forum: Politics 24-04-2015, 10:22
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By moox
Sometimes it gets taken too far. In 2010 the Lib...

Sometimes it gets taken too far.

In 2010 the Lib Dems tried to use localness as a selling point here.

The LDs claimed that the Conservative candidate was "not local" because she was from London,...
Forum: Mobile Phones 24-04-2015, 09:41
Replies: 3,651
Views: 370,434
Posted By moox
My house has moved from right on the edge of...

My house has moved from right on the edge of coverage to slightly further in, perhaps they've tweaked their algorithm as they certainly haven't done the cell site outside my village yet. Still only...
Forum: Mobile Phones 23-04-2015, 20:53
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By moox
Or they get awkward by only enabling WiFi calling...

Or they get awkward by only enabling WiFi calling for users of those specific phones, whereas if you want it on that iPhone or S6 you'll need a contract
Forum: Broadband Internet 23-04-2015, 19:45
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By moox
You would want a router with either an ethernet...

You would want a router with either an ethernet WAN port (sometimes gets advertised as being a "cable" router), or one with a built in VDSL modem (which would allow you to eliminate the BT/Openreach...
Forum: Broadcasting 23-04-2015, 18:43
Replies: 4,085
Views: 191,260
Posted By moox
When you're paid x00,000s or more per year to do...

When you're paid x00,000s or more per year to do a job, you're never really off the clock - especially when you're a noted public personality. Clarkson would always be associated with Top Gear and...
Forum: Broadband Internet 23-04-2015, 18:31
Replies: 33
Views: 2,126
Posted By moox
ICMP is not a means of "inviting" viruses -...

ICMP is not a means of "inviting" viruses - indeed IPv6 relies on working ICMP, if I remember correctly. The dodgy Russian port scanners try regardless of whether they can ping you or not.

I don't...
Forum: Politics 23-04-2015, 14:27
Replies: 132
Views: 4,625
Posted By moox
If you have dual citizenship you presumably...

If you have dual citizenship you presumably aren't making someone "stateless" by removing one of them
Forum: Politics 23-04-2015, 13:32
Replies: 113
Views: 2,611
Posted By moox
Years of worshipping the financial industry and...

Years of worshipping the financial industry and cheering on the lightest of light touch regulation, plus his abysmal regulation of public sector finances - all of which doesn't exactly show him as...
Forum: Landline Phones and VoIP Services 23-04-2015, 12:50
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By moox
To clarify, the wiring between sockets is...

To clarify, the wiring between sockets is standardised, it's the cable from socket to phone that generally isn't.

But if the sockets are wired to that standard, any UK phone should work, you...
Forum: Landline Phones and VoIP Services 23-04-2015, 12:28
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By moox
One problem with moving phone company is that the...

One problem with moving phone company is that the likes of Sky won't let you move one without moving the other.

i.e. you'll have to move the broadband too. Decent phone companies and ISPs don't do...
Forum: Landline Phones and VoIP Services 23-04-2015, 11:06
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By moox
It's worrying that numerous Sky officials on that...

It's worrying that numerous Sky officials on that thread keep recommending that you pay an independent person to do the work, even though it's been repeatedly stated that you or an independent...
Forum: Broadcasting 23-04-2015, 10:59
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By moox
And as I say, you can get some form of internet...

And as I say, you can get some form of internet connection very cheaply. Plenty of good, cheap smartphones out there (brand new or used) and mobile internet doesn't cost that much for modest internet...
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