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     Posted in Thoughts on Things... at 2:39 on Friday, December 31st, 2010 by Mr. Rant

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    It’s getting toward that time of year…

     Posted in Thoughts on Things... at 7:48 on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 by Mr. Rant

    Well guys, it’s nearly December again isn’t it? Which can only mean one thing, that Christmas is just around the corner. In fact in just over a month Christmas will be over, now you may have realised from this website that I would think this would be a good thing and frankly it is.

    The festivities have already started where I live and the Birmingham Frankfurt Market is in full swing. I never understand how it can be on for so long and people not get fed up of it.

    Yes, I may have already been and eaten my first German Sausage (no Jokes please, I’m trying to be clean), and had my first Gluhwein of the season (anything to diminish the monotony of normal life), and I’ve seen that you’re all out enjoying the season. But has it peaked too early, will we get fed of up come mid-December, I don’t know, but I’m sick of it already.

    There will be no Christmas tree in my house this year, and I will not be partaking in the usual crap which the season expects, but I will however be praying for snow, the only highlight of the season as silly drivers career toward a doom of icy hell.

    Update Status: Modified at: 2:34, on December 31st, 2010.

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    Rights to snooping on you…

     Posted in Censorship & Politics at 8:27 on Monday, August 16th, 2010 by Mobile Rant

    It’s been a mad few weeks for Research In Motion the creators of the BlackBerry mobile platform.

    They’re in a bitter battle with several governments over the encryption and privacy they offer their users.  RIM use a secure sever set up to transmit data from their devices, this is what has angered the governments.

    RIM categorically say that even they do not have access to the encrypted data that runs through their server, but as you can guess this isn’t enough.

    Governments love to snoop on people, they love to look at what you’re doing and who you’re talking to, and do they do this just for the sake of a nations security.

    The question must be asked: what measures are put in place to prevent random access without a justifiable need?

    In the US the government must get a court order to access the data and must provide reasons as to why they want to view it.

    Will this happen in other countries?

    National security is an important issue but should it be protected at the sake of ones privacy. You could argue that accessing usage data is as far it should go, but governments always want more to quench the thirst they have for keeping an eye on people.

    The UK for example as the highest amount of CCTV in Europe and its been allowed because it ‘helps’ protect national security, but does it?

    Should a government be allowed to keep an eye on everyone at all times, I guess we have to live with being monitored but it doesn’t entirely make you trust the people running your country.

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    Eating… (with your mouth open)

     Posted in Anger Level 4 at 14:09 on Saturday, August 14th, 2010 by Mr. Rant

    Why do you feel the need Mr. Eater, to open your mouth when you chomp your food? I can hear the splashing as the bits hit your jowls, I raise from my seat and wonder towards you, and utter in three words, something you needed to hear.  I raise up my fist from down by my side, a justifiable knock to the side of your face.  See how you like eating with no teeth, you won’t make the noise I loathe so much.

    But now, it’s much worse with your gummy appearance, the sloshing has loudened and now it’s coherent, from across the room, I’m going to scream.  So next time you eat, I’ll make sure you know how much it annoys me, and drives me insane, your annoying, irritating, little game.

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    The state of Britain?

     Posted in Thoughts on Things... at 23:14 on Sunday, August 1st, 2010 by Mr. Rant

    Political or not, you’ve got to agree that we live in a changing world and indeed a changing country, the ebb and flow of our nation is changing in drastic terms weekly, it’s a new country we’re all learning to live in.  Sixty years ago, the country was radically different, a stunning landscape of engineering and export, but today’s Britain is something entirely different.

    We’re no longer a manufacturing nation and the skills developed by those who pioneered those crafts which made us great are sadly dying and we have no one to take over and continue the trend.  I was watching a programme earlier and it made me wonder something.  We have a great history of keeping heritage alive; a case in point are those that run steam railways or preserve vehicles for future generations but what happens why they die? Who takes over? Do we people these days who are interested in running a steam railway or learning how a traction engine works?

    Or are we living in a nation that is computer obsessed and doesn’t want to embrace and nurture for our past, this is question without an answer at present.

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    iPhone 4? You’ll need these…

     Posted in iPhone & Technology at 21:07 on Thursday, July 1st, 2010 by Mr. Rant

    So you’ve got your iPhone 4 and you’re extremely impressed with it’s retina display, and you love it’s glass back and swish stainless steel corners and Apple’s fantastic new antenna system, what?


    Haven’t you heard that you’re gonna have some reception issues?

    You see Apple have implemented this fantastic new antenna, they’re wrapped it around the outer edge of the phone.  It’s supposed to make the reception better, but alas in true Apple style it’s lacking a basic vital feature; the ability to stay connected to the Mobile Network.  The problem stems unbelievably from a design oversight by Apple which means as you can see in the picture below, you make a circuit with your hand with bridging that little gap, therefore rendering the signal to the network dead.

    iPhone 4... Good? Maybe...

    iPhone 4... Good? Maybe...

    You’re bassically absorbing the cell signal with your hand.  This issue has been recognised by several leading antenna scientists but strangely Apple are not willing to recognise the fault.  They’ve been saying that there is no reception issue, that so brings me on to the two things you’ll need.

    Firstly One of these:

    Elastic Bands

    Elastic Bands

    Temporary fix, stops you from bridging the antenna.


    A bible...

    A bible...

    You can get one of these and pray that Apple recognise the problem and attempt to fix it by whatever means they deem reasonable.

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