1532 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
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.
"Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius."
Really? And there was me thinking he designed some computers and gadgets.
£600 and a stylus?
No thanks. My Desire is great but HTC need to work on this poor effort.
They want the United Arab Emirates as the first customer outside Europe? Well full marks for chasing the money. Marks off for targetting a place as "petrol on yer cornflakes" as Texas.
It's not all bad: defeinitely the prettiest minibus I've ever seen.
The interface is, as you say, clunky but I've wasted many happy hours on this. I love it!
Definitely one for the old farts like us who remember making things out of proper blocks. If only 7-year-old me had had the infinite bucket-o-blocks you get with LDD.
"gives the impression of being able to sit on our arses and ignore the need for cleaner energy supplies in the meanwhile." True but I'd rather that than blackouts/energy wars*
* well energy wars in addition to those we're already fighting
The author's name: Richard Chirgwin?
"in the short term"
Means 12 months of no access for your customers? No wonder they needed bailing out.
21st century Jim Davidson
Not quite as odious but exactly as unfunny, exactly as tiresome and exactly as past their sell-by date. Time to call it quites, beeb.
Go on then, downvote me for holding a different opinion to yours.
And watching tv turns you into an angry, greedy, self-entitled moron.
Nobody types so quickly that PS/2's a bottleneck
And once in a while even proper geeks attempt to configure the BIOS with their fancy wireless job and wish they hadn't thrown out that PS/2 museum piece.
I'd describe myself as being above average in numeracy but had forgotten the precedence of arithmetic operators in the 20+ years between GCSE maths and the OU course I'm studying now. And for any hard sums I did in those 20+ years I'd use brackets.
The form factor is useful though
I've yet to be convinced by tablets but many people are. I can see they're handy but don't want to completely abandon the proper keyboard (that of my Acer Aspire One is small but very usable, even by a sausage-fingered lummox like me). This could be a good halfway house (for a few quid less).
Asus: drop the price, get some sales.
Less so with Blade Runner shop windows
They'll at least be replacing the mountain of vinyl window signs the retail sector shoves into landfill each year.
I agree that they will become very annoying very quickly though.
Can we have a "Down with this sort of thing" icon?
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