1210 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
Re: "poor consumer appetite for shiny gear"
Indeed. There's a ban on Sony kit in my office because of their "after sales support". And I've just upgraded my Xperia Mini Pro to a Samsung Galaxy S2. It was only because Ericsson was still involved that made me get the Xperia in the first place. Now there's no Ericsson, there's no way I'm buying.
...they still haven't scored 3 stars on all levels of Angry Birds
me for sure
my thoughts exactly- Apple are butthurt because iCloud hasn't had the same level of popularity of Dropbox.
It didn't really occur to me that people were doing Skype-to-non-Skype calling. I think the last time I check, the standard tarriff on my mobile was just as good as Skypes prices.
Does anyone know who Marius Milner is working for these days?
There's room in the Last Chance Saloon...
So there's RIM, Nokia and Ericsson has just left the building.
"Your prize is a free signup to Google+"
Re: Free... yes, the basic version.
Believe me, Trimble know how to charge- $500 will seem like the greatest bargain ever as soon as the Trimble Beancounters finish their job.
on increased werewolf activity???
Re: Hey...what a concept!
the caveat would be- "but don't put them on the board of directors unless you are prepared to suffer death by beancounter."
...rats leaving the sinking ship and a couple of asset strippers brought in to enrich the top level guys before the whole thing goes bang.
I think the gist of this article is that the EU will get PNR on amercian passengers which they can hold for 5 years (though half the time that US Homeland Security can hold the same data on EU passengers)
Re: Prior art
I've even seen the Tetris one done before.
Re: How about...
yep- I was thinking of some form of shunt or switch.
Severing the spinal cord at the neck, rendering them quadriplegic. And then leaving them to the families to care for them.
Does this mean that the US will finally start giving the EU PNR for American passengers?
Re: Long time coming
which was parodied in a Simpson's Treehouse of Horror- Pierce Brosnan provided the voice.
Here's an idea...
How about having a response time of less than 5 weeks (say 5 days) when people order new phone and broadband lines. That way you can start billing them 4 weeks sooner.
Re: Kids own iPad
Same as my 10 year old. Everytime she wants to add a new app to her iPod, she has to ask me to type in my iTunes password. This also allows me to see if the app is suitable for her age, and in one case stopped her from getting scammed on an in-app purchase.
Re: Meet the Fuckers?
I've always liked Gobblers Knob in PA- Home of Punxatawny Phil of Groundhog Day fame.
Re: Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!
I remember trying Hersheys for the first time when I was in the states. I bought it back to the shop and told them it was stale. When they told me it supposed to taste like that, I said 'Really??? And people eat this???"
not a fan of swiss chocolate (it's always over-creamed). Belgium and French chocolate is the best.
I'm reminded of Psion getting into bed with Motorola- That relationship effectively killed Psion.
Re: Nokia will come good
I think Nokia started making a mess of things (read Symbian) before they acquired it.
Re: wow in other news the sky is blue
but who rates the rating agencies?
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? applies...
Re: No wonder
Exactly what I was thinking- 'Oooh $25,000. That will put a huge dent in the dividend payout this year. Google will think twice about doing that again in the future.'
[Dalek enters room]
Wife: How's Mr Banerjee?
Dalek: HE'S NOT FEELING TOO WELL.
Wife: Oh why?
Dalek: BECAUSE I EXTERMINATED HIM.
Exactly what I was waiting for too. Also when the subway service was suspended the HUD should have displayed 'WALK YOU LAZY BASTARD".
Finally, at the end when he says 'want to see something cool?', I was really hoping that he was going to throw himself off of the roof of the building and the last shot would be the rapidly approaching ground.
Money parted from fool. Now fool wants money back.
I'm guessing he's heard about some Facebook stock coming up for options...
Re: Didn't they read the bit about...
>only speculate money that you can afford to loose
as opposed to "only speculate money that you can afford to tighten"???
Re: Toys out of the pram...
No, I understand the concept very well. However, being a developer myself I can price the cost of development for an App. If someone spent months writing that App they are either not a good programmer or are very new to Objective C. I doubt the requirement catalog for the App even ran to one page.
And for what it's worth, there are similar apps in the store for $10-$30.
Toys out of the pram...
Looks like the first party has been selling at over inflated prices for years and wants to continue doing so for many years to come.
However, $299 for a point and speech interface is taking the mickey too...
'you have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide'...
I challenged the last person who said this to me to hand over their ATM PIN, CVV2 code and passwords to their social media accounts.
Re: This is insane.
More importantly, what's to stop the paedophiles working in the government and GCHQ from accessing the emails and web traffic of innocent children???
"Only suspected terrorists, paedophiles or serious criminals will be investigated," said the Home Secretary.
So their out is, everyone will be a suspected terrorist, paedophile or serious criminal. Until proven otherwise.
Re: What /is/ it with the US and nudity ?
and yet the US is the biggest consumer of hentai and shißer porn outside of their respective countries (Japan and Germany).
Re: He didn't do drugs
I love the word SCOTUS, it's just one letter off of SCROTUS. Which is how I always read it.
Re: Dear Land Of Liberty...
Likewise- I haven't set foot in the US since March 2000. But since then I've had some fantastic holidays in BC. Good food, good beer, great people.
Microsoft/Nokia are currently trumpeting its App Store on TV. And what's the only App shown on the advert? The Groupon one.
Re: Massively dodgy.
I make a note of any restaurant that pop-up on Groupon, it's usually a sign that the eatery is on its last legs and should be avoided at all costs.
AdBlock turning all the blocked frames into cat pictures.
Re: Nice try...
No, that one's true.
yep, one of the deadbeat channels. Didn't Red Dwarf go there to die too???
Re: Late entry ... Just saw it three days ago: Spielberg's "War Horse".
It's better to think of it as 'The Curse Of The War Horse'. Anyone (other than the original owner) who spent any amount of time with the horse died.
Re: so bad this one is BRILLIANT
I loved Black Sheep, it's hilarious (sometimes intentionally so).
Agreed, I should hate this film but I find myself watching it every time it's on.
A Thousand Words...
Looks like this poll could be a bit premature. Critics are saying that Eddie Murphy's latest shitfest 'A Thousand Words' is the worst film ever made and looks set to sweep the Razzies this Sunday.
I think he meant "bone us"- You know, the usual way IT is treated when there's pots of cash being doled out to all the wrong people.
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