30 posts • joined Wednesday 17th June 2009 12:07 GMT
A sad inditement on modern society
I like how you managed to avoid all teh usual German stereotypes, well done :-)
However the fact that you can be away from Wi-Fi for a week is very very sad. I usually chose holdiays where can't be reached by phone, let alone where they have WiFi. I am amazed though that you actually took physical discs, rather than ripping them, I thought you were a tech journo
I live in South Harrow, guess what 2.5Mbps was about the best I could get (despite BT saying I should get 6), on a very good day, and then it would constantly drop (I wish we had Cu, it's all Al round here). Still seems like sometime next eyar before the cable gets laid, despite the fact that one street over it's already there. So I had no option but to go to Virgin.
the new bane of my life
is the message that says 'this is an important message about <blah> press 1 to call us back, or 9 to be removed from the database'
How on earth can I stop these? I really don't believe pressing 9 does anything other than let them know I picked up.
And while I'm at it, it's the people who say 'this is not a sales call, we are conducting a short survey....'. At least I have fun with the 'I am John from Windows Support, you have problem with your computer we can help' Not had them fora log time unfortunately.
No I have to buy a lottery ticket!
Re: Um, guys
Some people,really have got a sense of humour by pass (assuming that is that original was supposed to be funny/ironic )
1. Apple have managed to patent a 'wedge shaped computer' so it breaks their patent (yet again so does my netbook but Asus haven't been used yet
2. I'm surprised Apple haven't tried to patent the 'novel method of providing written communication involving 26 characters and 10 'numbers' and a few squiggles to provide context'
3. Yes, that have patented 'black' particularly when used in polo neck jumpers
Just too much
I really would buy one of these like a shot, but it really is too much to justify, particularly with the Transformer Pad being £200 cheaper, can the HD really be worth that much?
come on El Reg what's happening to you these days?
'missed out on "guaranteed" team pursuit gold in track cycling' Given that GB won both men's and women's team pursuit gold what are you talking about as the also did not take place on the first weekend? I assume it's the men's road race you are referring to, which as anyone who follows cycling will tell you is never a guaranteed win for anyone, far too many variables
Just another example of how the standards have slipped recently (don't get me started on the wholesale replacement of Sodium by silicon in another article)
'we're not killing it'
but we did announce it's successor 2 weeks after launching it, and we've just told the world the specs for the Infinity.
I for one haven;t bought one simply because they announced the Infinity
Even the Taiwanse are at it
I particularly liked the iUterus to indoctrinate the unborn :-)
They may be welcome to phone, but so many web sites have the phone numbers hidden away you'd think the companies don't want you to call them (OK not in this instance).
I fail to see how you are inconvenienced by a web site that is designed to actually let you see what the hell is going on rather than hiding it all away in Flash/tiny text. How is this a 'detriment' to you? Oh and by the way most people with disabilities hate anyone that thinks they are special, and certainly anyone that takes offence on their behalf.
I have sight problems (not registered blind/partially sighted. but not far off). And whilst I generally have no problems if I can't easily read the text or simply enlarge it (you won;t believe the number of sites where you can't do that), then I'm off, same goes for sites that think pale blue on white is easy to read. I'm not advocating that all sites should be yellow text on a black background, just that designers and marketing people actually THINK for change.
And as for the people that up voted the post; may your eyes fall out and your legs fall off! I just hope you all get macular degeration! Twats!
Smart? Well only if they looked smart
As stated above most people have enough boxes around the house that already do most of the stuff. Add to that that the content is still mostly rubbish then why bother? The only thing wrong with my PS£ is that for some unknown reason 4OD has about 10th of the programs available that I can access on my PC/phone (rights access don't make me laugh I can get a UK IP address when I'm abroad easy for my laptop, my PS3 is anchored in the living room, why is it treated differently? Seriously if anyone can actually tell me I'd like to know).
On top of all this if I want to actually have a broadband connection fast enough to watch any of the programs, then I need to pay Mr Branson, and then I'll get a Tivo anyway
Not sure what you're using but I've been able to grab a screenshot on my HTC Sensation for months now, and it's not rooted. Maybe it's only on HTC's, but no reason why other manufactures can't allow screenshots to be grabbed.
Not completely your fault, but that's the comparison between the ad supported bottom end US version and the bottom end UK one that's not ad supported. Admittedly they are the entry points, but not the same thing. IIRC it's more like $119/£89 and then of course add your 20% to the US one for VAT.
Radio and MTV pay to play the music they do, and that goes to the artists,
Should you actually listen to (don't he's a bad public speaker), or read the transcript, he even covers that.
This will be great if I can now watch BBC programs whilst working abroad, after all i pay the bloody license fee why I can't I watch it on a computer when abroad?
It will suck big time if they don't do that and also remove access to radio.
"what would they do Xerox it and send it back".
I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt and assume she is being ironic. She KNOWS they can't do that
well no police state here
Apparently despite living a mile from the police station, and a couple of miles form an RAF base, it couldn't find a policing area matching my post code! Sort of explains why I have never seen any bobbies on the beat round here. Where am I? West London!
Just tried my old commute on the gov site and got told it can only plan journeys in a limited number of areas. My route, across London! The cycle streets one gave a reasonable route, apart from wehen it suggested I take the A40.
Just gotta love these guys! After creating Tokyo at 18% and being accused of feeding the scrotes of Scotland with strong beer, they came up with Nanny State at 1.1% so weak it can't be classed as beer!
The IT angle, well they also make Tactical Nuclear Penguin at 32%!
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