1548 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
It's that sort of thinking...
...that earns you Desmond*.
* I don't have a degree at all yet feel educated enough to sneer at Mr Wogu.
You don't have to join the tech pissing contest.
Maybe you're used to a Pavlovian dash for your debit card as soon as Apple releases new shiny but you don't have to. The old iPhone is a perfectly capable device (once you slap an oversized rubber band over it).
That's a shame as Graeme Swann is quite entertaining. Anyone know of a spoof Swanny a la TheBig_Sam?
It's the Angry Birds
Personally I've no use for this but I can see parents getting their (lucky) kids one to stop them nicking their phones to play Angry Birds.
Now where do I opt out?
My thoughts exactly
Hopefully they've scaled up the battery otherwise it'll flop like nobody's business!
That was my first thought, too. And that's one bit of information I'll happily share with Google!
"Another three years of crushing hype"
How wonderfully, if depressingly, succint.
Life imitating art
I wonder if they got the idea by reading Omon Ra by Vicotr Pelevin.
7m - wow!
Now that is impressive!
"I'm not racist, but..."
In the sense that they're "not racist, but..."
A cautious welcome
I didn't know that fraud trials without jury were in the sights as well. I've always viewed jury trials as an easy target for the Tories as they can argue it's red tape in the way of getting jsutice done.
So it's a welcome from me, suspended until the fine print has been examined (by someone more clued up than I).
...the head trauma monitor does sound extremely useful (potentially a life-saving app, rather than killer app) but would, as, Dale 3 says, require a decent connection.
"especially when a delivery is late"
When the driver's late for his cuppa more like!
Gingerbread is half baked
Reading, writing and spelling
Post a proper URL
Coffee is lovely...
...ss long as you're careful not to buy Starbucks' vile cups of over-roasted pish.
Only in America would they have a gun sale to raise money for crime victims. I love you all, you crazy bastards!
Clam down dear
That is all
So long nagware
Annoying the hell out of your userbase not a good business model? Well I never.
I'm not even that sorry for the poor basts losing their jobs.
There'll be falling over/into things/onto things aplenty going on in and around city centre boozers the length and breadth of the UK. I'm not sure which you'd pick as the 3rd.
The child is an idiot
For once I don't blame the parents.
Glad I'm not Malawian(?)
Having just chowed down on a big plate of veg samosas I'm grateful to live in a country with freedom of, er, gas.
First they came for the flatulent...
And there's the real reason he was sacked, for not claiming he was searching for architectural ironmongery.
Via airmail, of course
They all put their fncking phones down and take court cases seriously?
So... when I was down the pub on Saturday I was being a Beer Scientist? Actually with over 20 years research I'd be overqualified in the Essential Oils sector.
Charge them (almost) full whack
While the material and distribution costs are negligible, the authors still have to be paid. Your typical eBook price complaint completely devalues the months of work represented by a good book (or the days of work represented by a Dan Brown novel).
They're asking for it
With all that code kncoking around inviting people to "Like" pages on 3rd party sites. Personally I'd rather they allowed me to switch that shite off because I'm never going to use it.
Most of us remember Slammer
Good review. Phone looks good, too
That ticks quite a lot of my boxes (can take a knock, small-for-a-smartphone size, call quality, battery life), enough to forgive the less than bleeding edge OS. Certainly more boxes than my Desire.
Hopefully an updated Defy 2 will be available at upgrade time.
@AC You could always ignore it
It is possible to escape the whole shitepile of celebutard gossip. Honestly.
You don't have to read the red tops. You can watch Channel Four news instead of Channel Five. Then maybe you won't find the need to anonymously post angry messages to the Internet.
"the only tablet now on sale that I would actually spend my own hard-earned on"
I'm still not ready to part with my hard-earned on a tablet but this is the most tempting fondle-slab I've seen so far. And unlike almost every other vendor, Archos have been making this sort of thing for years.
Such outrageous vanity!
Whereas complaining on the Internet is a good use of anyone's time.
Your review focusses more on aesthetics and noise than how they feel when typing. Personally I'm not arsed what the thing looks like, nor whether my colleagues can make phonecalls when I'm typing (frankly if they can't, so much the better). What I am concerned with is can I still use my hands after a marathon of bodging code.
Who would want this?
Click here to be bombarded with spam every time you walk past a Starbucks.
Thank $DEITY my Android's fixed and I can sign up tonight!
I can wedge doors open for a lot less than £500 plus virus scanner.
They used to
Til people had trouble flying with them...
It's easy to point, roll your eyes and call them jobsworth morons, and you'd be right of course.
Any chance of putting some 2G coverage in the North while you're at it? O2 coverage is bobbins near my folks.
Anyone remember voting for this?
Given that employees typically move on after 2 years, this has killed the right to claim unfair dismissal for most people. Throw in a fee and we're completely fucked.
(I'm not typical, mind, I've been code monkeying here a dashed long time.)
That's why they're NASA and your kids aren't. Me? I can't find my arse with both hands most mornings.
I always thought...
I always thought you can't trust Cameron.
On the subject of boffins, on the bench for West Ham last night was one Ruud Boffin. What a tremendous loss for science.
If I were in the market for another gadget
I'd buy this rather than join Jobs' circus of controlfreakery
Hip hop names
A sure way to come across as a complete bell.e.nd
HIs business is under threat.
It's a dumb stunt but his business is under threat. The market for stores other than Amazon selling Kindle books is pretty much zero. Amazon's already killed off countless bookshops and the Kindle will account for a lot of those remanining.
I'm also sad to say I rarely buy books other than from Amazon and plan to get a Kindle once my "to read" pile's a bit less brutal. Sorry bookshops, I liked you but you can't compete.
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