35 posts • joined Tuesday 27th November 2007 09:51 GMT
Interesting, we're getting there but I'll pass until a HD replacement (including a HDD) for the 5800PVR is announced.
I have to say though, I'm a big fan of Topfield kit. For those so inclined the functionality and interface mods available are second to none.
A good read
I thoroughly enjoyed that.
Paint Shop Pro
I still have Paint Shop Pro v6.01 running on Win 7. Pre-Corel it was a great lightweight alternative to Photoshop.
I remember when Pearl Jam...
...tried and failed to take on the might of Ticketmaster in the mid-90's. It's a sad state of affairs.
Oh well, at least they've learned an additional lesson on accepted formats and proprietary standards.
Scum. That is all.
Any shop that mobs me as I walk through the doorway loses my custom no matter what they're hawking. They just don't understand the difference between informed advice (welcome) and the blind hard sell (unwelcome).
They're second in line to my throne of Consumer Hate only to DSG :)
In this context...
...I'm sure it was Marcus. It's a good old chuckle-inducing term 'aint it? :)
This is just another step in the direction of re-alligning the business to be more like a traditional online retailer rather than an auction house.
Recent pricing structure changes make it almost certainly loss-making to list some items in certain categories, and the new search tool is just horrendous to use; pop-ups to select/deselect options that were previously available on the main results is at best frustrating and at worst infuriating.
My selling days are over, but for some categories (for instance vintage musical instruments) eBay is still a fine resource of inventory of often difficult to find items.
Sadly, I don't think it will be long before auctions are abandoned entirely in favour of fixed prices.
The tech-savvy realise that the only thing they're good for is eye-balling gear before going home and ordering online. Why anyone wants to pay £100ish over the odds for any large electrical item is beyond me. And don't even mention the patronising tone of their advertisments and sales staff.
Paying for ads?
The notion of paying to watch media that includes ads is absurd. Add this to region encoding, non-skip trailers, and the insistence of anti-piracy warnings on paid-for discs and the format will be dead within months!
I don't think even Chuck Norris could have survived this.
Self amputation is one thing, but self amputation with a pocket knife whilst being eaten alive by an ablaze piece of industrial machinery is the stuff of legend.