1192 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007
Re: Getting USB plugs the right way up is easy
Also special mention to Apple and their attempt to make proprietary USB connectors back in the days of the G4. The keyboards had a little footlong cable, and they supplied an extension cable, but it had a little bump in one side on the socket end so that nothing else but the Apple keyboard could be plugged in.
Re: I have a smoke alarm in my house
Maybe there is someone in the world who doesn't have stairs positioned exactly beside the smoke alarm? Someone with disabilities? Someone who has a house with 10-12 foot ceilings?
Re: it is fairly obvious
Yes, I think that the TV manufacturers have forgotten that people used to buy a TV and use it for 20 or 30 years until it got flaky or died. I think the younger management at these companies assume that people will rush out every year to get the latest model because it's 3D or Smart or 4K just to get the latest and greatest like people do with personal electronics, when that's just not the case with big ticket items like TVs
Re: Waste of Time
"This article wasted my time, so I'll go and waste more time in the comments section writing a comment about how my time was wasted."
Re: Pliers, Wiring, No 2.
1) Always use the right tool for the job
2) A hammer is always the right tool for the job
3) Any tool can be used as a hammer
Re: Kitty litter
I might be alone here, but I'll take looking out the window and seeing a cat peeing on the lawn over seeing you doing it...
As a Canadian, I have to ask...
WTF is a gotchie?
Re: What do you want?
Then their low level customer service needs to be better trained what to do in situations that they're scared of dealing with. Better to refer it to someone higher up the food chain than to be belligerent to grieving relatives of a deceased customer.
I find a lot more users are of the "Click the 3rd icon in the 2nd row of icons on my desktop" variety. The ones who complain that they don't have such-and-such program on their computer if they don't see a shortcut to it on their desktop. People like this could probably work quite well with a properly organised Win8 Start page.
Sadly, a lot of English speakers will pronounce it "Hi YOON die" because it's one of them Asian brands and they're all alike.
Re: It's all the penguins fault !
Penguins driving huge luxury SUVs
Oversize cupholder for your datacentre
Chihuahuas are not hounds. They just barely qualify as dogs, but they definitely are not hounds.
Re: Sapphire Glass is crap...
Yep, and exclusivity of the marketing "We have this and nobody else does, so you should buy our stuff" variety, whether it's any better or worse is beside the point.
Hmmm, American company founded by American 'star' goes to American court over a patent owned by a foreign company.
Can't see this ending well for BB.
Re: Dell service
I didn't know their on-site service caused random carriage return bugs.
Re: Dell service
Yep, people can badmouth Dell all they want, but their on-site service is probably the best in the business
I'm an old fan (pushing 50) and I like both versions
Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Yes, but can you dive to 100M and then update your Facebook status to "OMG I'm 100M below the surface!!" on your watch?
Indiana Jones and The Mouse of Jobs
Here we see Indy on another quest, this time to recover the fabled, lost Mouse of Jobs, rumoured to be protected by the Undying Fanboi Brigade in a secret temple far below the Colorado Rockies.
After battling Nazis, Thuggees, and his smart-ass father, he succeeds is retrieving the Holy Relic, and emerges to adulation (and a hot female or two) holding the Mouse aloft.
Re: I just wish I could remove the ****ing Facebook app
You can disable it... Not as good as uninstalling, but at least it stops trying to hog your bandwidth and processor, and it won't want to update every two days.
But yeah, it would be nice to be able to uninstall the crapware without rooting.
In the future, 70's porn star moustaches will make a comeback.
Re: "Patch Tuesdays" for cars?
<Fumbling with various levers sticking out of the steering column>
"Hi! I'm Clippy! It looks like you're trying to turn on the wipers. Would you like to:
- Dim the headlights
- Crank up the stereo to 11
- Just f off and leave you alone."
But then they couldn't sell you the extremely expensive Thunderbolt to 10Gig adapters
Re: "fruity firm"
So you're saying that Old Handle is holding that exclamation mark wrong?
Lemme guess, there are 9 in total?
Beats the heck out of only have a 3 1/2 inch one
One thing would happen though
Remember the Samsung commercial with the iPhone lineup and the one guy with the 'head explodes' over them moving the headphone jack?
Put Android on an iPhone and a lot of hardcore fanboys' heads would literally explode
But, but, it's Techno Stuff! And the yoofs use it, so it must be worth billions!
Re: JB? I Dream of JB!
The other option is to dump Telus. They're masters of upping your charges every time you sneeze.
They're probably hoping that the President will step in and make it all better like he did when they were anticipating iPhone and iPad import bans
Re: "unmodified Androids provided they were connected to a computer."
Details like that don't generate as many scary 'We're all DOOMED' headlines
Re: Don't mention the war between BP and TNMOC
Kind of ironic that it was all set up to help win the war and is now the victim of a war
"You seem to be depressed. Might I recommend a few bottles of this fine Merlot?"
I've always thought they looked more shocked (get it?) than angry... Either that or reminiscent of blow-up sex dolls' facial expressions
Re: F---ing connectors
Yeah, all 573 varieties of SCSI, and whenever I needed one, I didn't have the cable with #327 on one end and #182 on the other, so I'd have to plug in an abandoned SyQuest drive or something to act as an adapter between two cables.
Thanks for that... Only Alexei song I could get off the top of my head was 'Didn't you kill my brother?' which made no sense whatsoever
Re: Netflix/Lovefilm US v. UK
Thanks for the 'hint' - I'd never heard of Media Hint, and Canadian Netflix is the worst of the bunch. Wish there was some way to run it on my Roku though...
Re: Once again, the USPTO invites keel-hauling of itself
The good ol' Apple 'on a mobile device' method of repatenting previously patented items.
Re: possibly some shit sherlock
Are bears Catholic? Does the Pope shit in the woods?
As for bears, the grizzlies and black bears in the Canadian Rockies seem to prefer cutlines and access roads, and the occasional highway...
"Is he trying to make quick profits on his investments? Or maybe he just like seeing his name in the headlines?"
Re: El Reg is missing the real story
Er, if someone leaves something on your property for months after you've repeatedly asked them to remove it, isn't it considered abandoned, and you have the tight to dispose of it? Maybe a letter to that effect sent to the company would hasten the removal process?
That's why there seems to be a push to rename all of the varieties of rape seed 'canola' even though that's only one of the many variations.
That site should be renamed 'How long is my password'
If you type in the uber-secure aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, it claims it would take 13,000 years to crack.
My thought as well... Why do they need the 3D/4D scans of the fetus if they only supply one of two poses?
Is that where the camera zooms in on your face after the winner was announced and you have to plaster on a fake smile and clap a few times to show what a gracious loser you are?
Re: Fire the spokesman
It's sad - seem to be seeing a lot more of the 'We haven't done anything wrong" responses lately (or so it seems). The Snapchat fiasco springs to mind.
monitors heart rate, respiration, motion, and temperature
Obvious use case? Measuring fanbois' reaction to the latest iThing announcement/rumour.
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders