Re: I, for one, welcome our slimy alien overlords...
Blimey! It's The Blob!
72 posts • joined 23 Jun 2008
Blimey! It's The Blob!
A couple of years ago I had the letter asking to change my electricity meter for a smart one as the meter was due for replacement (it looked pretty new to me).
I said no thanks but was happy for them to put a new dumb meter in,
Never heard back
There is now way that this HP will have enough grunt to play Minecraft acceptably and certainly won't be up for video editing.
What on earth are these smart meters meant to achieve?
Unless they have some magic powers to reduce electricity if course. Do they contain some secret electical fairy dust?
...that the GDS was staffed entirely by Agile code ninjas. Have we been misled?
...in that glass was a stupid idea in the first place and no amount of positive PR was ever going to change that,
Er, this is kind of how public service and taxation works (for tax is what the license fee is).
Don't be silly - that is far too sensible an idea.
...why not ditch their stupid BIOS whitelist policy as well.
My son's Lenovo laptop WiFi card went titsup and Lenovo support were unable to tell me which WiFi cards the laptop BIOS would accept.
Were you were another ex ADSL24 custiomer?
Had exaclty the same thing with Coms (along with 2 long complete outages) and moved on once BT got round to putting a fibre cabinet in at the end of my road - not at all surprised Coms are in trouble.
Sadly it does have facebook and twitter natively - your search continues...
How long will their VC money last though?
Had this last year when they tried to convince me that they had to install a smart meter for safety reasons. I said fine but can i have a dumb meter instead if safety was their concern. They said of course and, 18 month on, have heard nothing more from them on the subject.
I just cannot fathom how fitting a smart meter will magically reduce bills by 2% (unless they fit external insulation for free as part of the service).
1. It appears to be impossible to clear the file cache - clearing the cache manually rarely works entirely and the options to stop caching while the dev tools are open is flaky too. Incognito also caches files. This is bloody annoying if you are debugging js includes and Chrome is keeping hold of stale files.
2. Whoever thought "Aw Snap!" was amusing needs a knee in the nads.
that there is such a reward for building stuff that is obsolescent in just 2 years. Not quite as bad as the fashion industry but close.
... IDS doesn't do trivial things like deadlines and project plans. He was on Radio 4 earlier on this week reiterating this very point. Apparently deadlines would represent an existential risk to the project as they are invariably unrealistic and compromise delivery (i.e. they will always be missed).
Blaming the (unnamed) service provider is like blaming the Royal Mail if they had used post to communicate.
This was a human intelligence failure by the security services of they want to find someone to blame.
Too right they don't.
Would you expect UK providers to comply with warrants from the USA? Russia? North Korea?
Two bald men fighting over a comb.
Blimey! That didn't take long.
Best guess is that the bondholders will get whatever PWC manage to extract from the remnants of the business post redundancy payments before the other creditors.
...If you wish to while away your commute with Flappy Bird you still can,
EE and Vodafone need no outside help when it comes to brand reputation and Phones4u were certainly no worse.
That phones4u did do, however, was offer a variety of handsets that the networks sometimes didn't carry themselves and (from my experience) undercut the carriers using a like for like comparison thus breaking the carrier cartel.
Consumers will be poorer as this is another supply route cut off.
Agree absolutely with all that.
I swapped from to a Q10 from the HTC One and the BB10 Hub pisses all over the (non-existent) Android messaging alert "system".
"but this requires user to sideload a third-party app called Snap first"
No it doesn't.
10.1 runs android apps without any of this snap sideloading malarkey.
That was Starbucks best wheeze.
When buying all their UK coffee beans from that famous coffee growing country Switzerland wasn't enough the UK arm gets charged a whopping sum for using the Starbucks name. Hey Presto! Profit turns to loss.
Quite how that got past the transfer pricing rules is a mite baffling.
>Wonder why I'm only seeing people with tablets and phones?
Depends where you look really, nobody in my office uses a tablet or mobile for any work stuff (apart from the test team).
Azure you say?
Of course that has never had an outage whatsoever...
I know, not very clever but it is our personal data NOT yours.
As an ex HTC One user i absolutely concur.
Looks fantastic, great screen and toys.
...terrible call quaility (drop outs and random voice volume), iffy connection, almost impossible to hold (too slim and slippery and frankly blummin uncomfortable). If anyone has worked out a way of putting it down without dropping the thing I'd like to know how.
Still, it is very shiny - Mmmmmm.
...goes the bubble.
...brings back bad memories.
Sanctimonious rubbish there Gaz. Do not confuse freedom of speech with freedom to spout blatantly sexist threats. We have laws against this sort of stuff for a reason.
Totally agree - The hard keyboard is Blackberry's USP. If BB10 is any good and the Q10 has decent real world battery life I'm having one. The Z10 really doesn't stand a chance as the johnny come lately of touch slab phones.
www.veber.co.uk is currently down.
Oh the irony!
...Is this the right room for an argument?
Got one of these little beauties too for a princely £220.
Excellent keyboard, plays HD video, battery lasts for yonks and surprisingly good speakers.
With a clean WIndows 7 64 bit install (thanks to work) and 4 gig of RAM it doesn't run all that shabblily either.
Am going to miss it when it goes bang.
All well and good and sure it is lovely little machine but it is five hundred feckin quid. Hardly netbook territory,
Have you seen Sky's revenue!
Almost 7 billion quid not enough to make quality programmes?
Of course it is but they still choose to chase sport and movies because that is where the profit lies.
This comments section looks to be straight off the Mail online.
I'm scared now.
You do realise that the corvids are the most intelligent of bird families?
Fantastic problem solving skills - perhaps they really meant it...
I can only think that Google are using this as some sort of Corporation tax write-off as they doomed to failure.
Did a temp job years ago changing Dunhill batteries.
Once we'd got the back off (special tool), changed that battery and put the back on again we'd then plug a compressed air cylinder into a valve on the watch case and give it a blast of air while dunking the watch in a bath of fluid.
If there were no bubbles it was good to go.
It is the Betamax of Social Networks.
She could come from Termenfeckin!
Presumably Google thought it would do for Larry Ellison's Network PC idea what the iPad did for Bill Gates tablet PC.
Unfortunately Apple got there first and anyone who wants a netbook form factor will, most likely, get a netbook.
...does this mean we all should watch some seriously shit films so that we can appreciate the technical prowess of Blue Ray?