98 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
I don't know about Europe/US but in NZ and Aussie their just isn't sufficient coverage for such a scheme to work. You're lucky to get 2G out of cities
Re: Only a complete idiot...
Back then I doubt they were electronic. I remember most cities had the mechanically timed ones
Surprisingly, Acer has the best customer service IMO. When my laptop developed a fault, 2 years after the purchase date they sent a courier to collect it from an address of my choice, and then had it back to me within 3 or 4 days. Cant get much better than that.
Re: Same here...
Mine threw it half way up the path. I came back at night and walked over it on the way home in the dark. Cheers mate..
Yeah because they weren't making healthy profits from ipods back then..
satellite broardband sucks is why
horrific lag makes it no faster than an old 56k modem.
I know from experiance.
Nothing wrong with legacy software
Generally its faster to use than modern equivalents, not to mention robust since its obviously been working as it was designed to for the last 30 years or so
"more intelligent pricing designed to encourage off-peak usage."
Really? The whole point of mobile data is that you use it during the day when you're out and about.
If you were to defer mobile data usage until "off peak" times then you would most likely be home, using your wired connection.
If you have ever worked in a Govt department you would know things are printed (in triplicate) and sent, even if never actually read.
Well I work for a large NZ IT company.. we have recently won some big outsourcing jobs from Aussie due to the comparatively slave wages we get paid over here..
has been around for ages actually.
however it stops you using FB chat so i turned it off
Keyboard too hopefully?
If so I can finally upgrade from my X1..
Harriers are so easy to shoot down in CODMW2!
Perhaps they should finish rolling out 3g first?
She's from Upper Hutt...
That explains it all
Move over to Aussie :) I assure you the climate is far more agreeable.
I don't know about the UK but...
In New Zealand.. we knew more than the "teachers".. so was a complete joke.
I guess it's not supprising though - pay peanuts... get monkeys.
good news there
dual core makes a huge difference when multitasking on small underpowered laptops - my sony TZ has a 1.2ghz dual core, and runs as well as a regular notebook under most circumstances.
Might be able to save some money and just buy a netbook next time I upgrade
My flashdrive casing is made from liquidmetal.. mabye I should recast it into iphone belt clips and make some cash.
Over the ditch..
They just upgraded broadband this year in my suburb (to ADSL2+). I now get 9.7 down & .9 up. Not bad now I take a look at the average speeds people are receiving.
I'll still bitch about it bring too slow though :)
That makes no sense at all
So it would be ok for him to hijack the next flight then? Either you're a threat or you're not...
I can't believe BT still charge for local calls etc?? Especially at such high rates.
In the long run it will be Apple, not Adobe who loose over this - makes android a far more attractive program to develop for.
what idiot would put their real name/main email address up there anyway?
Does M$ even care?
I get the feeling microsoft can't really be bothered with mobiles. They have had longer than anyone to perfect a mobile OS, but 6.1 is hardly any better then CE was.
It really doesn't matter at all
If the UK has anything like New Zealand Government Departments "Security" then your f*cked anyway - ID stealing/confidential information procurement is the easiest thing in the world now days.
the thing is..
You can't use it in public because you look (and would be) an idiot - and if you're at home then why not use your laptop for free, with a bigger screen and higher res camera?
tell me something I don't know
quad core, 4gb of ram, and it can't even backup 250gb in a day.
I got work to buy me Acronis true image - does it in just hours & is far more reliable.
So Just buy all your HDD's 2nd hand of ebay then?
So many unsecured wifi signals about still.
I live on a hill, overlooking Wellington city, NZ.
I get about 15 pages of wifi networks on a good day from my window, and about 1/10 are still insecure.
Another 1/10 or so still use WEP which amounts to the same thing.
Needless to say I never have to worry about going over my internet limit each month. Plenty of free idiots to leach off.
If you still don't see the risks of leaving your networks open to the world then you deserve what you get.
Yeah your screwed in the sticks
Lived on the West Coast in NZ for a while - it was either 56k or satellite. Both were useless - rains so much there the satellite internet got rain fade like a TV does, lol, and when it did work the lag was so bad it ended up being no faster than a modem anyway for many web pages.
anything that pisses off apple users can't be bad.
Id hate to see these Chinese people's idea of a shite browser then.
I can't believe it would get past (whatever UK's equivalent of the commerce commission is)
It would create a huge monopoly in Apples favour.
How can they possibly be trying to justify that what they did was ok?
and the LAME excuse about the insurance not paid? why couldn't they just as him when he got to school the next day? It is just a blatent invasion of privacy.
and FYI A/C you are not meant to close your laptop lid while it is running as the keyboard is where much of the heat is dispersed.
"buggy," littered with security holes"
Funny, sounds exactly like OSX to me.
Would be more useful comparing it to Calabri wouldn't it? Ariel was phased out after office 2003...
Why do people feel the need to print out so many emails anyway?
There is actually NO good mobile platform at the moment is there..
I'm just going to stick with my xperia x1 for another year until something decent comes along.
about 1gb of ram must go to keeping those damn adobe, m$ etc etc, update managers going in the background all the time.
There's not a hope in hell that my, or any office i know will be switching to laptops within 3 years.
Also... I have yet to see a modern game that runs well on a laptop (let alone a smart phone), unless you have about $5k to spend anyway.
as an X1 owner i can say that the whole panel thing is useless. you end up choosing one home screen and stick to it. Im sure this will be the same.
All they really need to do is upgrade everything to a touch UI and it will be sweet.
Don't see how this can work?
So they ban cellphones too? Easy as hell to set them up as a bluetooth modem now days.
Same with the neighbours wifi etc etc.
You think that's bad??
Until last year I worked for a New Zealand SOE (which will remain nameless)
IE5 ONLY. Perhaps they have IE6 by now
The problem with anything which ends in .govt is that no one has the balls to take up the responsibility to make any changes, so things stay the same for far longer than anyone working for a private company would ever realise.
depends what you wear
If I'm wearing a shirt then never looked at twice, however wear a hoodie or some such and they ask me every time.
My HP has suffered no such battery fail. In fact I find the power actually lasts longer due to several bugs being ironed out with the windows CPU usage controls.
Crap product or not - it will probably sell fairly well.
I'm sure that by the 3rd gen it may also support flash.
Do they really need patient records on laptops? seriously. why not just use a VPN and keep the actual records somewhere secure.
well god know's it needs it
Access to more resources is probably what windows mobile needs.
Its a great product, just lacking in the great apple GUI really
I don't know about the UK situation, but here in New Zealand, it's the incredibility high data charges that keep people away.
Mobile operators are really shooting themselves in the foot with their ridiculous data rates.
Luckily at work & home I can connect over wifi...
The other reason for paper use may be the price difference?
$30 vs (nearly) free?
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