47 posts • joined Thursday 2nd July 2009 12:14 GMT
Re: Potato instead of camera module
True, my Desire is a good few months out of a 2 year contract and has proven to be pretty bullet-proof, surviving half a dozen drops onto various hard & soft surfaces (from concrete to carpet*), at least 2 drenchings and being used as a teething aid / drumstick by a small child.
*great Peel session in '83
Re: Four words
Bought a hardback reprint of that a few years ago - the ending still brings a tear to my eye.
Hopefully, you're right, but I fear you may not be given the state of the market.
I remember when T-mobile (ne One-2-One) launched in the UK and had a range of dirt cheap tariffs designed to force their way into a maturing market. I was on their £60-a-year, 10p-a-call / text plan for years until they finally canned it.
How is this even legal?
Henry VI (Pt 2), Act IV, Scene II springs to mind
Re: Problem is...
More importantly (for me, at least, as my employer uses NW to pay salaries) BACS payments aren't interupted either.
I'm a non-RBS/NW/UB customer & I got one the other day, I would have ignored it anyway, but gmail did divert it straight into the spam folder.
Re: Wot! No beanz?
Southwest Eggs Benedict is my favourite American breakfast.
Loads of differnt regional versions but I prefer 2 poached eggs, 2 corn pancakes & 2 steaks smothered in a creamy chipotle hollandaise, with potato wedges on the side. Great hangover cure.
Peanuts - if they're that worried about lost tax, why not go after the likes of Vodafone for the missing £6bn?
Average UK Salary is £26,000 (£33,000 for an average household) higher for London and lower for certain deprived areas.
£49k is around what you'd expect a senior manager in a non-financial firm* to earn in London - accoring to the Institute for Fiscal Studies in 2008, £49k puts you in the top 10% of earners.
(* City boys & girls get more)
I've noticed a drop in quality control recently, many of the last few orders I've had from Amazon have been damaged, some with obvious holes to the packaging from a heavy-handed postie but others have had book damage with no obvious external sign.
Maybe more people would swap
if Win 7 wasn't so "Noddy does an OS"
I finally took the plunge to buy a new PC which came with Win 7 and have spent the first few weeks finding 3rd party packages that put the missing functionality back.
"Decades" - really?
Rape ruins lives for decades, so do other violent crimes, I don't really see credit card fraud being in the same league.
In my limited personal experience, having had my credit card number stolen 3 times, the longest I've suffered is a gap of about a week until the new card turned up & the money was refunded by the bank.
Fraudulently applying for credit can have a bigger effect on the victim but can be resolved in much smaller timescales than decades.
The Tories have servants for that kind of thing...
But, but, but...
Surely contempt is the default state when dealing with politicians?
I know there's supposed to be no such thing as bad pubilicity
But this is getting silly now. Why the hell would I want to link my profile to a page I have no control over?
Is there anyone here dumb enough to think the phrase "ZaNuLieBore" (or any derivative thereof) is intelligent or witty?
It doesn't matter what it's designed for -
it's what the user expects that's important - and as its just another computer, most NHBs will expect it to do the same tasks they use their regular computer for. Anything less will count as a failure to meet their needs.
More Post Offices than supermarkets?
Not in London - I have to walk past 7 different supermarkets (belonging to 5 different chains) before I get to a Post Office...
I travel on Virgin Trains quite often
I reckon around £50 for a first class London - Birmingham return is pretty good and they often arrive ahead of schedule (apart from one 8 hour journey from hell but that was when they were bedding in the new Pendelinos & the computer controlling the train suffered the equivalent of a BSOD).
The TV / Internet service is another matter though...
Can web sites have orgasms?
They really will sue over anything won't they?
Everyone knows the correct response to an insinuation like that would be something along the lines of: "Why don't you ask your dad and find out".
No sense of humour, these colonials...
@ Elmer Phud & GrahamS
'I take it that if someone videos me taking out your windscreen with a bike lock then it'll be funny?'
Funny? It'd be a miracle, I don't own a car and haven't for about 6 years... However, I do own & regularly ride a bike both to work and for recreation and its exactly the sort of arrogant, smug, red-light jumping, pavement-cutting, riding-four-abreast twat he refers to in the article that give the rest of us a bad name.
I was working on the assumption that the original article was full of exaggeration & hyperbole rather than reporting fact, being as the author was in effect confessing to a criminal act. You two on the other hand seem to take everything you read on the internet as gospel, which really can't do much for your blood pressure...
@ Alan Wray
Its not the same as doing it to "a group of black/asian/foreigners"* as that would be prejudicial discrimination based on a an element of their existence that is beyond their control.
As people choose to ponce around on push bikes of their own free will this is not a prejudicial action but one based on inconvenience caused by this decision. Driving cyclists off the road for one's own amusement is not to be encouraged as it is indeed unlawful - but I bet it was bloody funny to watch...
* maybe the collective noun for this should be a "political correctness of"
If it had been filmed on phone cameras
Would it make this a happy-fwapping?