* Posts by Steve 149

15 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009

The Toyota Aygo is PARKtastic ... but it is very much a City slicker

Steve 149

You've got to be kidding, complaining that a city car hasn't got enough urge and that it's noisy. How about a review of a MX5 lamenting the lack boot space... The purpose of these cars is to cheaply transport you around the urban environment whilst keeping pollution levels down, neither power or weight (soundproofing) will help with this. My wife's had two 107s both faultless and a colleague's had three (all being faultless), to me they sound so good with their raspy bark it doesn't need silencing. If you want more performance use higher octane fuel, it makes a great deal of difference here on the hills. As for me I'll keep running around in my 23 year old XM.

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Frack me! UK shale gas bonanza 'bigger than North Sea oil'

Steve 149

Backup plan?

Wind turbines can be taken down, nuclear reactors de-commissioned, etc. IF the use of fracking breaks into the water table/water course what technology will they use to seal off the water table and remove the pollution from the water? Surely if they are allowed to use such methods they must have a plan for when things go wrong? De-salination plants to replaced the lost 'fresh' water could be powered by the gas they've recovered.....

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Lawyers try to seize Chinese IPAD trademark

Steve 149

China, a great place to do business.....

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IT departments are BRATTY TEENAGERS

Steve 149

In my workplace the IT department spends some of it's time stopping users buying pointless/stupid kit for the sake of it.

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Apple's Galaxy Tab ban was best advertising ever - Samsung

Steve 149
WTF?

Brand loyalty

I just don't get it, what's the point? Most companys would/do screw you given the chance, you're a source of income and maybe word of mouth advertising, no more no less. They're a supplier so you buy the product that suits you in your price range. I've always been this way with possessions because that is all they are.

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Facebook deletes hacked Pages, destroying years of work

Steve 149

Big Surprise

Obviously another 'company' that uses the Ebay school of customer support.

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Google's Moto move spells iPhone doom

Steve 149

I'm not so sure

So iPhones are doomed? Well all car owners aspire to own a Ford/ Vauxhall/ Nissan/ etc. That's why Audi/ Mercedes/ BMW Porsche/ Ferrari/ Aston have disappeared...

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Fukushima is a triumph for nuke power: Build more reactors now!

Steve 149

You're kidding right?

"leading to a serious release of core radioactives – though this has had basically zero effect on the world in general nor even much impact on the area around Chernobyl."

I wonder if the families of those who died of radiation sickness after the clean up would agree? Somehow I doubt it. What this shows to me is that not everything can be planned for. I'm not one for sensationalism but I wouldn't want to live near a nuclear reactor of any sort.

Steve.

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Beastly Android will batter Apple's iOS beauty

Steve 149

So what

I don't see as this is a big issue, you pay your money and make your choice. Similar thing to the PC verses MAC debate.

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Loud sex ASBO breach woman spared jail

Steve 149

Just the job

We send 'em to OZ...

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Surgery fools Japan's fingerprint checks

Steve 149
Terminator

ooh

I can't wait for the eyeball stuff to become widespread...

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Helpdesk Heroes or unappreciated geeks?

Steve 149

Er

An IT lecturer that on being told the entire network was down asked if he could check his emails still...

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Visa dings teen for $23-quadrillion restaurant charge

Steve 149

Anyone for seconds?

Did that include a tip?

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Conficker left Manchester unable to issue traffic tickets

Steve 149
FAIL

What's new?

Age old problem, management not knowing arse from elbow and not taking heed of good practice/advice. Plus not wanting to upset users that want to browse the 'net, show off their photos to colleagues and/or to listen music. Oh yes and everyone's an expert with IT because they have a computer at home.

FAIL because they did.

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AT&T rethinks iPhone 3G S upgrade fee

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No surprises?

How surprising a company putting it's customers through the wringer.

What is surprising (to me at least) is that there are companies elsewhere in the world that are as foul to their customers as they are in the UK.

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