35 posts • joined 29 Nov 2007
Why penalise sensible drinkers?
We don't drink much, and as you say, we usually spend more that 50p a unit anyway. But there is also a certain amount of fun in making drinks like sloe gin, and for that all you really need is a handful of sloes, a bit of sugar and a £10 bottle of gin.
Why would you want to make it £5 more expensive to make a bottle of sloe gin for Christmas?
Personally I'm sick to death of seeing the browser choice being forced onto PC's.
I'm all for choice and cracking down on anti-competitive behaviour, but can't those in Europe come up with a better way other than forcing on users something that they don't necessarily want?
Hell I can turn a new PC on, install Chrome, set it as a default browser and then the browser choice window is still forced down to the PC. Fuckwits.
Re: IT Pros?
You must meet a different bunch of IT Pros to me.
Usually we wear, carry or use whatever freebies we get given.
RE: STUFF THE NIMBY's!
I think you forgot to put the DACS on their line too!
Why doesn't OFCOM let all mobile companies use there bandwith for whatever service they want to, be it TACS/ETACS/2G/3G/3.5G/4G.
Then limit the length of all mobile phone contracts to a maximum of 1 month, for those who want handsets with contracts, the carriers can still provide them with some from of credit agreement.
This way it will promote competition with carriers having to offer the best service at the best price to retain customers.
I'll second that, can anyone recommend a replacement?
White bread, no butter, smoked dry cured bacon (both back and streaky) and ketchup.
Re: Well done Lester...
.. and almost certainly just resubmitted it, listed under the heading research!
Watches should be Swiss and mechanical.
Now, where is the icon for Luddite?
Phone - £499.99 (Play.com)
My current 30day sim only contract with t-mobile (350 Mins, 300 Texts, Unlimited Internet) £13.22 + Vat
Total - £690.36 for 12 Months
I'll add a vote for Spitting Image, and hope for a return of Drop the Dead Donkey too.
Me thinks he might be more used to working on Gvmt IT contracts!
European defence initiatives?
Would they be surrender and collaborate?
They should have played the 1987 classic from The Firm, 'Star Trekkin'.
Sun and Earth: 1,500,000 km (930,000 mi) from the Earth
Earth and Moon: 61,500 km (38,200 mi) from the Moon
I tried to buy a phone from Vodafone and their website refused to believe that an email address ending .eu was a valid one.
I emailed their customer services and their advise was register for a hotmail account!
(Possibly) Obsolete after 2015.
A squillion downloads is all very good...............
but how many camels humps will they fill?
Watches should be Swiss and mechanical.
There's an app for that!
Perhapse they don't recognise McAffee as anti-virus software.
Install Microsoft Security Essentials for free (http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/) and then blow the rest of the cash on beer.
My car already has a device to wake me if I nod off
It's called an airbag...
Mobile One Time Passwords
Surely the better way would be to introduce Mobile One Time Passwords - http://motp.sourceforge.net/.
CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT
I thought that cruel and unusual punishment was reserved for Team Foundation Server.
Just because you work for a technology website, there was no need to name your donkey after a chipset.
What's wrong with dialup or ISDN?
Whilst life is getting more difficult without good internet access, streaming media is still a luxury rather than essential to life as we know it.
Wouldn’t a thin client at home connected by dialup or isdn accessing a desktop in a datacentre provide suitable access to the internet for other purposes?
I suspect that........
............ if you have to ask, you can't afford it.
Q. Will you be running Linux on a server?
A. If so, use Hardened Gentoo
Q. Will you be running Linux on a desktop?
A. If so, use Gentoo
Q. Will you be running Linux on your desktop?
A. if so, use Gentoo with ACCEPT_KEYWORDS ="~$ARCH"
Whilst it still may be a typo, it isn't a mathmatical one.
Last time I checked, 15 million was less than a third of 600 million (by quite a large margin).
I still don't understand why people need a 2mbps internet connection to be included in society.
Surely all that is required is a reasonable POTS or ISDN connection to a remote desktop hosted elsewhere.
Why not taunt them?
Rather than a 28.8K modem, how about giving them a V.90 modem, just to give them a little hope... and then put a DACS on the line.........
SuperTim - In answer to your question, Claymore's have been about since the late 1950's.
An 18 year old Marine could have used them in 1965 and now be old enough to work in a charity shop.............. To them, it might quite literally be a blast from the past.
I know where to buy sticks..
..... but where do I get carrots from?
From Virgin Media's status page
Ticket Number 604389
Time Stamp 29/11/2007 19:45
Department Outage Surveillence Team
Estimated Time Fix 29/11/07 22:44
Customers Affected Broadband Internet
Raised By Stephen Lipinski
Some customers nationally may currently be experiencing difficulties accessing certain websites that terminate in Germany.
Popular websites include:
Online games affected may include are:
World of Warcraft
City of Heroes
City of Villains
Our support groups are now investigating this issue.
Virgin Media apologise for any inconvenience caused.
- Virgin Media Technical Support
It explains why I cant get to my webspace from my Virgin Media Broadband, but can via 3g on my mobile.
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