Re: Reality check
This is my favourite thing I've ever written
296 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008
This is my favourite thing I've ever written
Dear god, Trekkies are worse than Doctor Hueys or whatever they're called. Children's TV is really getting out of hand
You might have it forced on you, but how are websites going to prove I'm accessing from Europe?
"Fights the seven signs of wet hair"
Thanks, I will. Stuck in my ways I suppose. It worked so I used it, and it continued to work so I continued to use it
I don't care about the OS, I don't sit there using the OS. I use sofware.
The more boring and unobtrusive the OS, the more mature, stable and useful it is.
"To be removed: XChat"
Shouldn't I get to decide that?
That downvote wasn't mine, I'm better than that. And you.
And an HTC M10.
It's a disaster. It looks like a Galaxy S7 ripoff but isn't as good as a Huawei P9.
I had a Lumia 1020 which I couldn't fault - except for its numerous faults (it went in for repair 7 times).
WinPhone is effectively dead in the water now - 8.1 had real promise. Someone at Microsoft needs shooting.
I bought a Blackberry Classic, which I can't fault. I really do love it - but Blackberry is effectively dead in the water now, etc
I don't want the fragmented, ad-filled mess of Android and I'm not mortgaging the grandmother simply to get this year's clone of last year's Apple.
So I'm stuffed.
Brilliant. Because what Android needs is another mid-range phone.
You think we don't have internet censorship?
Look at Google (UK) autocompletes for
Lib Dems are
The Greens are
And this tells you exactly why Google paid about ten pence in owed taxes. Google is not your friend.
So next time some macho experienced climbers with several hundred pounds of gear and six tents each manage to scale Ben Nevis, they can just remember that once it was scaled by a woman from Brighton wearing flip-flops.
Kinda takes the edge off
I was joking. Touchy bunch around here
I use Face10 for the hub notifications, and the m.facebook homescreen link to actually use the thing
You know, it's called Facebook. As an IT professional I'm sure you're able to convey your dislike for something without resorting to churlish and juvenile dysphemisms.
Oh, and you can move the menus to individual frames instead of the menu bar as well.
You can put the window control buttons wherever you like, in any order you like
I will, eventually. My laptop* started out on 8.04 Hardy Heron and it's been upgraded to every LTS since.
Nothing serious has broken yet. It's interesting to see how many upgrade cycles the OS can go through without any catastrophic occurrences.
I do stay away from interim releases and betas though.
(*I moved the HD to a new laptop during 14.04, try that with Windows)
I didn't have a bloody clue what was going on then, either.
Not only is Boaty McBoatface the most British of suggestions, the apology for suggesting it couldn't have been more English
You have to find a legacy apk for some lost and forgotten version which will work on BB10. The Google Play version won't login.
Face10 works but it isn't free. (Native Blackberry app but uses the Android API)
Makes no difference. The courts ordered the government to release the results of an impact assessment on the Health and Social Care bill in 2012.
The government just ignored them.
There are 650 MPs. There are also 400,000 lampposts in London; more than enough.
Bob, if every word you use is important, you don't need to emphasise any.
I'm only in the comments to see if anyone clocked the Ben Elton reference before I posted it.
Put your menus back on the windows then.
Trolling isn't abuse, trolling is funny. Abuse isn't funny.
You can step away from the keyboard now,
Mr Trump counterstrike
I had a Pre3, and fell in love with that thing. I've hated every single touch screen phone I've had since; although the Lumia 1020 was the least worse.
But, the 7th time that went in for repair, Vodafone replaced it - against my will - with a godawful Sony M4 Aqua. I hated that phone. I hated that phone more than any piece of tech I've ever used. So I sold it at CEX for £93 and put the money towards a Blackberry Classic. It really feels like I'm at home again. I have no Google services at all, I have all the apps I need (basically a browser and sat nav) and even the laughable camera isn't as catastrophically bad as the M4's.
I've got a lot of time for Blackberry. Let's hope the Priv can get a lot of people to fall back in love with them again, so they can fuck Android off. BB10 blows it out of the water. Using Android is too high a price for me just to have a keyboard
I need to update the software on my wristwatch but my wife's charging her cigarette.
The future is rubbish.
So going to make a cup of tea during the adverts is theft, is it?
Dealing with a site with drastic anti-adblock measures is as simple as deleting a bookmark.
Is there a downvote bot or something?
Anyway, which sandwich shop? I know what that lady's keyboard issue is and I'm very hungry
When I got home from a night shift I was unable to play Elite Dangerous.
Have you ever arrived home from a night shift and not been able to play Elite Dangerous?
Please don't joke about this.
Anybody who flew an A-10 Warthog on the Dreamcast's Deadly Skies will know it's the best non-British aeroplane in the world
I can't update iPlayer due to the OS taking up 5GB of the phone's 8GB total. Sony have put 2GB of unremoveable crap on it as well. The M4 cannot be rooted.
The phone is crippled to a state of uselessness the moment you take it out of the box.
The shiny transparent plastic back can be scratched by placing it on a hard surface. A case is essential.
The camera is catastrophically bad.
It couldn't have happened to a nicer country.
That sounds marvellous. The camera on the back of my Lumia 1020 protrudes from the back with aching vulgarity
Ignore the title of my previous comment. No idea how that got there; I'll turn my phone off and on again.
Windows 10 is going nowhere near my 1020. Oh no. Uh-uh.
Until I get bored on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
So that'll be two blondes, two brunettes, a token Asian man, two body builders, two extremely camp, shrieking men, an ageing American model and a blind Scotsman with one arm.
Don't you dare call Up a Disney film. Disney make shoddy plastic toys and talking electronic Disney Princess cash registers. Up is, was, and always will be, a Pixar film.
And the chances of the apps I have on Windows Phone 8.1 working on Windows 10 are...?
Keeping WP 8.1 on my 1020. I'm not stupid.
Can you see Lagarde or Lord Rothschild going through customs checks before getting on a private jet?