126 posts • joined Thursday 18th October 2007 12:18 GMT
Your fingers provide instant lubrication? A lot of women will be very interested to hear that...
To counter this - I have a Huawei Ascend G300 and it's great!
I paid £100 and have an Android phone running Ice Cream Sarnie with an external SD card slot. Nope it's not fast with it's single core processor, so if you're a power user or want to play more high end games it's not for you. However, for what I want to use it for, I can't see anything else on the market for that price which matches it.
Toby Pedley''s Twitter
I searched through Google to try and look at some of the things Toby Pedley has posted in the past. It looks as if he has some sort of major issue with Carl Harris over a tipping service or something like that. He's going to have a lot of deleting to do
I have and am currently on two dating sites - PlentyOfFish which is free, and Match which is a pay site.
The numbers on POF are good, but the quality is very, very low:
* Fake profiles (easy to spot though)
* Unemployed single mums with multiple kids who live in a craphole of an area
* Cougars (Think Dorien from Birds of a Feather) looking for toyboys *shudder*
* Lots of lonely girls who just want to "chat" but have no intention of going on a physical date
Match is a little better but:
* Very expensive for what it is
* You have no idea if the girl you send a message to can actually read your message as she may not be a full member
* Some girls have a list of requirements longer than you arm
* If you live in a non-metropolis area, your options are restricted
Saying that, it sounds like I've had a bad time, but in the last year I've probably had about 12 dates, of which 10 were great and 2 were disasters (old pic and a cat lady). It really is a numbers game though. The only way that you'll get replies as a man is to send as many good quality messages as possible.
I actually miss making mix-tapes. There was nothing like trying to woo a girl when you were young by spending all weekend making her a mix-tape of her favourite stuff and then lovingly writing all of the track information on the inlay card.
It actually worked as well!
Pirate icon as home taping obviously killed music
Re: Twitter can be pretty good
Specials, updated menus, guest beers, which bands are playing this evening, that sort of thing
Twitter can be pretty good
I know I'm courting a possible nerd-pasting here, but I find Twitter pretty useful. I don't follow Z-List zelebs or teenage girls spewing their angst all over the interwebs, but it has been really useful for finding out what's happening locally with businesses, pubs, restaurants, events etc. etc.
A lot of small businesses don't seem to have websites nowadays. Or if they do, they can be woefully out of date, so Twitter can be good for receiving "hot off the press" information.
It did crack me up
I did have a good chortle when I saw people on Facebook and Twitter bragging about being in the top 10% or top 5% of LinkedIn. And then watched their bragging turn to embarrassment when virtually everyone else posted to say they had received the same email
Give me £65,000 and I'll do it
Samsung N120 still going strong
Literally 2 days after I bought my house, my old laptop died. I needed something cheap and reliable to tide me over for a year or so until I got some funds back. I bought the Samsung N120 in September 2010 and it is still going strong as my primary computer.
I've filled up about half of the 320GB hard drive, the battery life is still "OK" (get around 3 hours), it's light, portable and great for doing little things such as touching up pictures, firing off a long e-mail etc. etc.
I have a Nexus 7 now which has taken over some tasks, but I will probably keep the Samsung going until I run it into the ground.
1. Start mumbling to yourself and gently rock back and forth. The man that sat next to you will shortly leave. Rinse, wash and repeat for future occurrences.
2. Nothing. Until you get to your stop. Call them a bunch of twats just as you're getting up, and then run for your life.
3. Nothing. If the lift is going up, then stare at the ceiling lights. If the lift is going down then stare at the floor. If there's someone else in the lift, then thank them when getting off at your floor - even if they didn't do anything.
Re: I fail.
Living in Portsmouth, I'm not surprised that so many people in Southampton can't speak English. Most of them were born in Southampton though.... :-P
I currently am signed up to LoveFilm, but mainly just use it for the DVDs by post service, which is pretty good for my use case.
I am concerned about the amount of fragmentation that is going on in the streaming market though. So it looks like to me you need LoveFilm for film content, NetFlix for TV content, SKY for the most up-to-date content (plus don't they have exclusivity for one of the movie houses?)
So if you wanted to get a broad brush of everything, it means managing lots of subscriptions, plus I feel that over time it'll get worse before it gets better. I feel that broadcast TV is starting to wobble now and is losing its dominance, but I'm worried about having to sign up for service A for TV series A, service B for TV series B, service C for Film C etc. etc.
Re: Just left BE as they no public FTTC plans
I was the same as Pie. I was with Be for a couple of years and had no trouble at all with the service, billing, contract etc. Unfortunately I live too far from the exchange for a speedy download, so I was stuck at 3Mbps. If Be had announced a FTTC rollout, I would have jumped at the chance, but I had to reluctantly jump ship as trying to use services such as NetFlix and iPlayer was becoming way too stressful
It was not nice knowing you
People still buy ringtones? I haven't bought a ringtone since I bought The Flintstones for my Nokia 3410!
I think that's what McDonalds super size meals are for - The extra fat is good insulation
Price fixing cartel
The energy companies are all part of a price-fixing cartel. Nothing more, nothing less. They all raise their prices at around the same time (and almost always just as winter kicks in), but the sequence of which energy company blinks first is normally rotated to "balance" the playing field and to attempt to entice customers to jump ship.
If I turn my thermostat down one more degree, then I might as well remove my central heating system (I already have loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, energy efficient light bulbs etc. etc. )
Re: Build quality
> >The steering wheel on my car will flex and feels plasticky and, thats the most crucial thing I'll hold in my had of a day
Are you sure? I'm sure there's something else that flexes slightly that you hold in your hand of a day. You have worries if it's plasticky though
What a fruitcake
Seriously kids. Don't let drugs fuck up your life
Man who works for cloud-based data analysing company says we should buy a device that uses the cloud extensively. News at 11.
"Raises all manner of hand free possibilities..."
I did LOL
Just the kind of people who buy Beemers....
Re: Arresting is over the top but...
> Cosmo - glad I am not your mates.
The feeling's mutual if your skin is that thin. I'm not saying that it is "right" to spew forth bile and excrement. But if you're going to do it, do it in the privacy of your own home instead of on Twitter. Have you never had a rant at the telly over something a politician / z-list celebrity has said or done?
Arresting is over the top but...
...there are a lot of trolls out there (mainly young men it seems) who haven't quite grasped the concept of opening your (virtual) gob in a public place. It's all very well to spew forth bile and excrement when sitting in front of your TV and in front of your mates at your local, but if you go on Twitter and make stupid trollish comments and death threats then you're just a massive prick.
Saying that, I think arresting the teenager for this offence is too harsh. A name and shame and leave it like that will suffice. Good luck to Tom Daley for the individual diving event.
I and my friends must have lost literally months of our childhood to this. We played it in the arcades ages before it came to the SNES and we must've made the corner shop owner a small fortune. We pumped in 10p pieces like they were going out of fashion!
I don't remember the choice of characters that you alluded to though. EVERYONE immediately selected Ryu or Ken, with the odd person going for Guile. The girls always played with Chun-Li though
Re: HDMI / Docking connector
My GF is a "luddite". She has a DVD player and a 32-inch LCD telly. No WDTV, no Apple TV, no Blu Ray, no PS3 etc. etc.
It would be great to pop over to hers with my tablet, plug it into the HDMI in on her telly and play something through it. Us techy blokes are laden with toys, but not everybody else is.
It's alright Mr. Crabb - We know who you are
Reminds me of the rhyme
School dinners, school dinners
Concrete chips, concrete chips
Soggy semolina, soggy semolina
I feel sick, I feel sick
To be fair, if there is a mass zombie outbreak, then facing legal action because their zombie bullets don't halt zombies would be the least of everybody's problems!!!
Is it just me....
....or do the Olympic mascots just look like giant luminous penises?
Script Kiddie burger flipper
Ahhh yes, it was obvious from the initial report that he must have targeted someone worthy of response if the FBI got involved.
Using social engineering to trick Facebook is fair enough, but posting YouTube videos, boasting on hacker forums, approaching the paparazzi and attempting blackmail are pretty damn low things to do.
Jail time for you, you burger flipper
Re: Anecdotal story about a dodgy buy on the street
I did the same mindless thing years ago as a wet-behind-the-ears student.
Walking along the street, a guy pulled up in a car and offered me a watch for £40. Showed it to me in a case, and he had a whole back seat full of them. I said as a passing remark I'd take it for £20 and he said OK then. Put it in a box and gave it to me. It's died now, but worked for about 10 years.
It wasn't a Claude Valentino or something like that was it?
Sod it - I'm starting a social network
Some sort of social network. Any sort of social network. If they're gonna throw crazy money around then I might as well cash in before the bottom falls out of it.