1456 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
I've no idea what an engorged hampton is and will just have to (try not to) imagine until I can get off the work network to Google it. Meanwhile, please send a fresh keyboard to my office forthwith.
Roll up, roll up!
This is your chance to own next year's MySpace phone!
So not the Turing test...
Maybe the Ballmer test?
A long, long time ago
Working at a reseller, we got sent some Danish-localised PCs. I told our marketing manager they were the new EU-approved Pan-European keyboards. Next thing I know our company newsletter has an article about them!
Why I say that
It's true there are users who'll buy Apple no matter what and those that buy what works. I'd say they are the two extremes in this market. In between are the majority of folks who assume a tablet computer is called an "iPad", an MP3 player is called an "iPod" and assume other devices in those categories are knock-offs. Hence my saying they need to be better or cheaper than Apple (ideally both)
This is the future of shopping isn't it?
Soon buying a pair of kecks will be as much of a pain in the balls as buying a train ticket.
I'm sure it's fun if you like shopping, chase bargains and whatever. Those of us that value our free time a little more are going to end up getting fleeced.
The success of the iPad had made this an interesting market. For the majority of *Pad buyers (Apple-phobes aside), Android offerings need iPad-like performance for less or cost signifiantly less to have a chance. Expect a lot more vague claims about performance and read the reviews carefully.
Me? I'm just glad I'm not an early adopter!
Good progress boffins. Now how do we stick a polarisation gratings to a shark?
I suspect most of my neighbours would chip in to buy local plod a quieter heilcopter. Then maybe we'd get some sleep
Not a time for cynicism...
Cynicism no. Sketicism always!
Just what the fanbois would want. More location-based fun and games.
Compared to this lot, even the Fritzls look sane
I agree, but
"authorities should have free access to anything they want" is indeed the regime we now live under but these are anything but I'd not describe it as "liberal".
"Why indeed, when Walgreens is famous for its extensive of goods, from cosmetics and pharmacueticals to general hardware."
I think you something there.
No need to publish my nitpicking.
Good luck fellas
I'm hugely envious of the generation that saw man land on the moon and would love to live to see the day our species sets foot on another planet.
Won't somebody think of the English Language!
Loving the pedantry on this thread!
(FWIW I'm with the "destroy a large proportion of..." crowd).
Come on web developers. Who hasn't claimed a DDOS was at fault for that shonky code you knocked out at 4 o'clock on a sunny Friday?
Well maybe not so sunny in Scotland.
Two people using the site at the same time more like. Awful thing that it is!
Horses for courses
I own a high-end compact that I'd never give up for a smartphone camera but the phone's more than adequate for snapping mates titting around in the pub.
If she wants to scam some loaded inbreds good luck to her. Maybe hers will be the scandal to rid of these talentless bastards once and for all.
For another £3.60 a month you could go with Demon. You rarely need their support but when you do you tend to get someone who knows what they're talking about*
* or when I last called them, probably 4 years ago
It's not a superiority complex
DSG staff _are_ typically clueless and too keen to push rip-off warranties.
That your experience in another country is different is no huge surprise.
For Tesco, substitute Amazon
...and you have my gadget-buying down to a tee. IIRC the last thing I bought from Dixons was a portable cassette player
'"Remixing our culture" my arse'
Just because this tool has vomited a load of buzzwords all over his book cover does not mean we're past it. It just means it's another breathless technology fanboi book we can safely not bother reading.
@sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD
Appropriate that I've earned a keyboard upgrade this very lunchtime
Reading email != reading books
Your answer doesn't give any indication that you read books. I don't say that to insult you, just wondering if your experiences of reading and mine are the same.
When I read a book for pleasure (or for work for that matter) I want to completely switch off from the outside world. That means no telly, no phone, no radio and certainly no adverts or user generated crap in *my* book.
Get this right Amazon. I'm tempted by the Kindle but will be easily put off.
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