1534 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
Coffee is lovely...
...ss long as you're careful not to buy Starbucks' vile cups of over-roasted pish.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
And if anyone knows about poor security...
...it's an ex-Windows "guru"
Open this file...
...and your're fooked.
Aaaaand normality is restored
After defending plod over retaining 999 caller data I'm back to thinking they're a bunch of arrogant shitebags who think they're above the law.
I believe them
In these days of uberfast processors and mahoosive wads of RAM, disk IO has long been the bottleneck. Those of you crazy enough to splash out on x.0 Apple kit could do worse than voiding your warranties on this.
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