11 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009
£30 if Tesco clubcard vouchers = £3000 spend at standard rates.
Nothing wrong with using a BT headset for calls right?
My son managed £450 in a day, mostly buying diamonds in some game - it would have been more but he hit my overdraft limit. He had the password (saves me entering it every time he wants to try another game) but I wasn't aware my card was tied to the account; I've always bought him gift cards. Obviously at some point I must have used my card for some reason and forgot and somehow he hadn't tried to buy anything until that day.
Apple returned the money but again, stated they wouldn't do so next time. We didn't have any cash until the refunds came through and had to live on credit cards for the next week (family of six). If they hadn't refunded the cash it would have been a real problem.
There's no way to manage your account from the device which doesn't make things easy for you.
There's no way to use a card only for one transaction unless you manually delete it.
Deleting/changing your payment method is far from obvious.
Most favoured nation clauses
Interesting. Amazon prevent me from selling my books cheaper elsewhere by reducing their price (and my income) to $2 below the price elsewhere. So, that's illegal is it?
Re: Yes but...
Sounds like something that will keep me employed and interested for a little bit longer!
Re: Microsoft....The company may appear to be a little late to the SDN party?!
It's definitely the incumbent major vendors who are late and who are still mostly attempting to protect their income in some way or another. Networking is almost ‘money for nothing’ for these companies at present (minimal investment, maximum profit). The whole industry has been a wasteland for years. If your interested I blogged about this subject here: http://packetpushers.net/the-man-in-the-white-suit/
Boxee Box - Remote
Did I mention the incredible remote with a QWERTY keyboard on the other side?
Take a look at a much better alternative, the Boxee Box;
*$199 or £199 (shame)
*It does all the same stuff and more
*Plays files from your NAS or any other UPnP/DLNA device
*Looks very sweet
*Has a great interface
*Is truly open source.
It's out worldwide on November 10th, can't wait.
Come on, there are far superior, cheaper alternatives to the Viewsonic;
Acer Aspire Revo R3610 - same specification, only £240 at eBuyer
ASRock ION330 - different specs between £200 (only missing the wireless) and £360 with a BluRay drive (but no OS)
Better Value ASRock ION 330
I'd say the ASRock ION 330 offers better value than either base version of these, at around £225 with a (overclockable) dual core Intel Atom 330, 2Gb DDR, ION graphics, Gig LAN and similar specs on sound etc.. I'd say it's also bound to be quieter and it is definitely smaller. A Blu-Ray version is also available as is a white version.
On the downside, there are no 'options' to upgrade the CPU, graphics or to wireless. Also, no OS.
I know what I'll have.
What use is it telling anyone a over a year after the event?
If your TV has a PC input, why not just use your netbook?
For £159, the Acer Revo, with HDMI output looks like a good bet: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/9606798/Acer-Aspire-Revo-Intel-Atom-N230-1-6GHz-1GB-8GB-SSD-Linux-Desktop-PC/Product.html although I've heard they are still a bit noisy.
There is always the overpriced Eee Box.
Aleutia also do an interesting range of silent and small PCs: http://www.aleutia.com/products
Personally, I just buy second hand small form factor PCs for £50 from ebay, but they can be a bit noisy.
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