242 posts • joined Thursday 1st March 2007 12:34 GMT
Re: The online game
How about by going here:
I bought from them once
And was inundated with spam from third parties.
Scrapped that email address, never used them again.
Re: So, given that my cards are in my wallet
I had an Barclaycard One Plus, which was RFID credit card + oyster card.
When Barclaycard took over Egg credit cards, they sent me a new RFID card, which stopped the oyster card part of the One Plus card from working. Barclaycard swore blind that it wasn't having any effect and refused point blank to replace it.
So I no longer have any Barclaycards, nor will I ever again.
Math make you head hurt?
Math make me head hurt.
Me bang rocks together. No count rocks.
That appears to be a re-branding of the Infinit Solar backpack I bought last year.
The quality was terrible. One of the interior zips wouldn't close (the zipper moved, but the zip stayed open.), several of the seams have come apart and the solar cell was rubbish.
The battery would charge up, but would be flat again in less than a day. It seemed like the solar cell was draining it. I added adaptors to charge my PowerMonkey from the solar cell (It holds it charge perfectly well, normally) and that was flat a day later.
So I'd recommend you avoid this like the plague.
On the other hand, we bought a Wenger backpack for our accountant's birthday, a year ago and that is still a fantastic piece of kit. I think that'll be my next choice.
So, from the title...
...should we assume it's pr0n or badly written?
I had four emails last night to our two dropbox email addresses. Again, these addresses were not given to any other organisation.
Re: "We're all doomed!"
Are there any stalls in Camden Market that aren't selling magic crystals and hemp-based trinkets?
The high cost
Is apparently due to "previous metals" according to Reuters...
Now we can expect a deluge of phishing emails, pretending to be changing a linkedIn password.
I already get enough spam to the email address that only LinkedIn has been given.
Re: Enjoyed that
Only the first one appears to be free at the moment.
Re: sterilisation or pasturise or desalinate
It's unclear (to me, anyway) as to whether it's pulling heat from the cool area, or just directing it away. Condensing the steam in the cool area would, obviously, warm up that area.
If it is cooling the cool area, effectively pumping the heat into the hot area, then coupling it to a stirling engine might be interesting.
That has got to be a candidate for the best ElReg headline of all time. :)
In other news, you owe me a new keyboard. :)
Re: Never trust a publicity junkie
It never ceases to amaze me how people spout off with righteous indignation while getting all their facts wrong.
The Pi went on sale today. Farnell sold out of them in about 15 minutes. RS for some reason didn't start selling. (I'm not sure what they think a "launch" is, but they royally cocked up."
The Pi has a processor, GPU, memory, storage, HDMI output, USB ports and a network port. It runs GNU/Linux. How does this not make it a computer?
Re: I don't get it...
Of course it would be perfectly sensible.
And the police shouldn't need to get a search warrant to smash down your front door and ransack your home just in case you have some stolen property, or drugs, or kiddie porn inside.
That seems perfectly sensible too, yes?
When they're plugged into a computer?
The following one, obviously!
3,000 degrees Farenheit?
What's that in the 21st century?
There's another problem with taking off from the ground...
We "saw" him at Jersey last year.
I say "saw" because he was so high up, all we could see was a tiny dot, with a pale grey trail behind it, until he ran out of fuel and opened the parachute.
He had to fly so high because of the time it takes to open a parachute large enough to support the extra weight of the wing. Flying at a lower altitude, and taking off of course, would put him in the situation where he could recover from an engine failure.
"impossibly-hard-to-kill vampire slayer"
I seem to recall that she was killed twice.
Although she came back on both occasions, despite being buried for a while the second time.
Mine's the one with the box set in the pocket.
To quote Ambrose Bierce:
PRAY, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Just about sums up this farce.
Screen saver images?
In the States, the $79 Kindle comes with adverts on the screen saver, rather than images, to remove them you have to pay $109 to have them removed. Am I right in thinking that the UK version doesn't have the ads?
Which would change the equivalent cost from £60 inc VAT to £84 inc VAT, making the UK version almost as cheap as the US one.
Between "The cables cannae take it cap'n" and something about the perils of deep frying...
Back in 2000/01 my boss bought a 1GB microdrive. That was passed reverently around the office to gasps of "it's a hard disc!" and "it's a gigabyte!".
I had a similar reaction when I bought my first 32GB microSD card. 32GB fitting on the nail of my little finger.
And just for contrast:
I'll believe it when I see it
A few years ago I signed on, on-line. They were meant to call me back to check the details, and I was asked for a time period (morning or afternoon iirc) when they could call me.
I called them, and got to go through the entire form again, answering all the questions I'd already filled in.
Then I had to go to the real Job Centre.
Where one of the "advisors" printed out a copy of my form, asked me all the questions on it again and typed it (slowly) into her computer.
I'd like to think it's improved now, but this is the Job Centre we're talking about. They'll probably expect you to answer all the questions on the form four times now.
I don't see this working.
Firstly, if you fork it, you need to hire the developers to maintain your fork.
Secondly, you then have a version of Android which is different to everyone else's and more than likely incompatible. So you'll have to create and maintain your own app store.
Thirdly, what sort of a market share do these manufacturers have for their Android phones? Combined, they're a force to be reckoned with, individually, the costs will out weigh the advantages of controlling the OS.
The big problem with Android is that the handset manufacturers already tinker with the OS before they send it to the networks who then tinker more which means that any update from Google has to be tweaked by both before it can be installed.
I doubt an HTC Phone 7 handset will have much of a problem with installing MS updates, but a Desire? Took about a year after 2.2 came out before I got O2's 2.2 update to mine.
I bought a Sony Bluray player, which can access iPlayer. except that when you try to watch HD content it'll play the first 19 seconds then give up.
Hopefully they'll have fixed it in this update...
(Not holding my breath)
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