Seems to me that there are a lot of people filming themselves quickly messing up a Rubik's cube, reversing the footage, then putting it on YouTube.
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The next update I'm planning on my Windows phone is to strap it to a nice big chunk of wood and cut it in half with a circular saw. Then I'll take it into CarWarePhoneHouse and see if they'll send it back to the manufacturers for fault investigation.
With any luck they'll tell me they're not replacing it.
Signed up for Millets mailing list using millets@mydomain to get a free voucher.
Ticked the "do not pass on my email address.." box.
Unsubscribed about a year ago.
Millets get bought out by JD Sports about six months ago.
JD Sports mail me at millets@mydomain at 1am this morning blathering on about their Black Friday deals.
Excellent news. We're running short of unobtainium. Where's Sigourney Weaver?
Probably really peeing off the spooks who will lose their best source of intel.
Re: This from the organisation which routinely destroys families?
To be fair, if anyone is entitled to pontificate, it's the pontiff.
Recently witnessed this first hand. An eight year old with a bow and arrow downed a drone that had been hovering over his family's group of tents and deliberately winding them all up.
Pretty hilarious really, the reaction of the operator when he flounced over to pick up his wounded toy was probably more childish than the eight year old.
Re: Just a quick question...
I'd also like to put in a complaint on behalf of the unimaginative...
After three days Janice was regretting taking the job in Australia.
Hunted TV Series - How did they.. how would you...
Anyone see "Hunted" - how did they clone the phone using a phishing email? I watched it after a long session at the pub and it's all a bit hazy...
How would you avoid capture?
Hopefully they've found a way of allowing upvotes on comments without needing to do a full page reload.
I always found the distinction between Hackney Carriages and Private Hire pretty bizarre. Maybe it's time to simplify and deregulate the sector, rather than implementing new rules for the internet era. If the purpose of regulation is primarily the protection of the public, then it's rapidly becoming pointless, as there's enough information in the public domain for people to make an informed choice for themselves.
Re: Other sites
Are you thinking of Jeremy Kyle? Jeremy Vine hosts a Radio2 show IIRC.
If you want that kind of mpg you could always save yourself a lot of hassle and buy a Diesel focus.
"Anyway if Greece prints without permission, it's illegal."
The whole concept of EU "Law" is lawless in nature anyway. Their rules are set aside and rewritten whenever it suits them. Their so-called laws serve no higher purpose than to perpetuate a corrupt protection racket.
Control the language, control the debate...
If they were being honest, these meters would be called "we screwed up generation capacity by replacing coal power stations with useless environmentally unfriendly turbines so now need to control demand by turning off your power when we feel like it - meters".
Unfortunately the marketing people got there first.
Oh for the days of coal, steam and carrier bags full of free Pit Head Bath soap from family members who were miners.
I remember the good old days when money was a peer to peer system. Now there's always someone in the middle; monitoring, profiting, controlling. Not good news.
Re: Plastic fantastic
Won't someone think of the dinosaurs?
The future is Iceland.
OK, not so great for trading data due to latency, but cheap geothermal power, an endless supply of cold air, and the heat generated can be recycled into domestic/industrial heating and/or energy. Plus the tax breaks are pretty good.
Re: Yes, good point
Strangely enough, the UK Passport Office don't seem to agree.
Couple of questions...
What is the world coming to when a 17st bald bloke called Gary can't pretend to be a Disney Princess on the internet?
My DVD recorder went a long time ago. Built a quiet i3 based media PC in a nice case with a front display and card reader. Threw Ubuntu on it, added a dual freeview tuner card, HD webcam (for video calling). I use MythTV to schedule recordings and playback. It will also play DVD, (but I prefer VLC). Chromium for iPlayer/YouTube/4OD/5OD/GeekTV etc. Also acts as a file / web / squeezebox / Minecraft server and runs a suite of security cameras using motion (uploading the images offsite).
The only downside really is the hardware can be fiddly to get working - particularly the air keyboard/mouse, the sound routing and the TV tuner card.
Re: Reduce terrorism...
Erm.. EU Commissioners are appointed, not elected.
The call of political parties everywhere...
"We will clear the deficit AND "invest" more in public services AND give you all a free Unicorn."
Vote for us.
Firstly, thanks for the analysis. It's the only one I've read so far that makes any kind of sense.
Seems to me that if the whole system can be brought down by a lack of honourable behaviour on the part of any single city trader then it is screwed.
That was my thinking - not sure how it's going to go - getting a new supplier before the old one has even set the account up properly. In theory they shouldn't block the switch but we'll see.. Ovo should hopefully be a bit better. Not the very cheapest, but good reviews on service.
Speaking as a Scottish Power customer who, despite several frustrating phone calls and the involvement of the Ombudsman, has not had a bill for a year, I'd be happy simply with a bit of paper that told me my usage.
May I draw your attention to the plight of the half-sized-feeted. Getting a decent pair of size 11 and a half walking boots is nigh-on impossible due to the discriminatory practices of the major boot manufacturers.
Almost as bad as the racism shown to Linux users by Amazon's on demand TV services.
Hence, going out is almost as painful as staying in..
Yours, disgruntled etc...
Oh bore off, you're the selfish one. Do without your internet, your wall-to-wall carpets, foreign holidays, regular meals so your kids can eat, cars that you don't have to fix yourself, gym membership, mobile phones, central heating, five day working week and food that's not scraped off a road, skinned and cooked yourself then come back here with your whiny self-centered attitude.
Voip and softphone at work, which is fine until someone issues a short notice forced reboot.
Re: MTP support ?
I have a 1020 and an old XP laptop. They don't get on.
Just got a contactless debit card from Halifax. Fortunately, they offer an opt-out. Not interested in them from a security, privacy or convenience point of view. (A little bit of inconvenience is no bad thing when it comes to spending money).
Election coming soon...
Blatant rubbish designed to bribe potential voters.
Re: Well, since the 930 isn't affected...
Guilty! (Self-inflicted misery, hooked by the camera. But Panasonic have just brought out a better camera phone on Android so I'll be jumping ship as soon as they come down in price a bit...)
The thing that really amazes me is that cold callers haven't got the hang of VOIP yet - as it's free to call a SIP phone from another SIP phone.
I've done this for the last 6 years. We bought a set of VOIP phones (Siemens Gigaset somethingororther) and used DrayTel to get a geographic PAYG number. I seem to remember my last BT phone bill was about £56 for the quarter, with next to no calls. Oh, and with DrayTel we get caller ID thrown in and cheaper call charges. The whole thing paid for itself in under a year.
Re: need to fix basic issues
Being able to turn the phone sideways is the least of its problems. It doesn't even support proper mail attachments or certain authentication mechanisms for SMTP.
Re: EU "law"
"Wuh you mean a parliament elected via proportional representation and a commission assigned by the heads of state of the member nations? That's more Democratic then the UK system."
Actually I was thinking of the unelectable Peter Mandelson and the Kinnock clan who have, incidentally been made millionaires, riding the EU gravy train. Maybe I was also thinking of the fact that the role of the Parliament is simply to rubber-stamp the ideas of the Commission, and the duty of the Commission is to further the EU project, not to represent their home nation. Or the fact that most people in the UK have never had a vote on the whole thing. Or the dodgy accounting and massive wastefulness. Or the rerun referendums when people voted the "wrong" way. Or the technocrats parachuted in, to run nations like Greece and Ireland in place of national elected representatives.
Take your pick really.
When I were a lad, you needed some kind of democratic legitimacy to create law.
Ye! Who needs a trial, just put him in the stocks and lets throw the cabbages already.
How does a website install software without the user's consent? Almost always it's down to the user clicking OK on some downloaded freeware. Not sure how these rules will change that.
Tried it on the media PC but no support for Linux meant that I went to YouTube movies.
I'm considering a similar complaint against RockStar games after I noticed a bit of misbehaviour going on in Grand Theft Auto.
The French have no word for entrepreneur...
The French have an odd situation whereby many trades, from plumbers to chemists to lawyers, have their own State protected trade bodies, keeping wages artificially high for their members. I can't see them liking this too much.
Don't mess with DNS
Intercepting ones browsing session in order to insert adverts is the height of bad manners. Especially when you're paying for the experience.
OpenDNS do the same thing, but to be fair to them, it's in lieu of providing a free DNS/content filtering service (if you're that way inclined you can block their ad page at the router, giving you the original "failed" ad-free experience).
They've got form, remember the "rootkit on the CD" debacle.
Re: The Danish legal system must be retarded to have 75 year copyright
I think that's basically to protect Paul McCartney.
Re: My Lord, I have a cunning plan
Apparently Baldrick was right - Bronzy is quite similar to Irony.