47 posts • joined 2 Jul 2009
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.
Confused by all these people banging on about a French system
It was a Brit who invented the metric system, the French just named the units
How is this even legal?
Henry VI (Pt 2), Act IV, Scene II springs to mind
Re: Aliens did it!
Or a fleet of Von Neumann machines
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.
Soviet-era space vehicles?
That can only end well...
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.
How do I do none of the above? there are many films much worse than that selection.
Peanuts - if they're that worried about lost tax, why not go after the likes of Vodafone for the missing £6bn?
I think he wants the Daily Mail over there ---------------------->
I can't believe
anyone over the age of 14 actually uses the word "sheeple"...
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.
Why not some decent little netbooks for less than half the cost? Or they have these things now called mobile phones...
Hopefully, someone will do what they did for Office and develop a ribbon add-on that emulates the menu structure, so we can go back to doing things the easy way.
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...
I thought the Mail hated the European Convention on Human Rights?
But, but, but...
Surely contempt is the default state when dealing with politicians?
I'm assuming given the massive amount of deregulation in public transport, the owner might not always be the operator. Not sure why this would matter but still, each to their own.
Thank God for that
Now if we can just get M$ to dump that bloody stupid ribbon...
You had me till "chiropractor"
though I suppose "former" goes some way to alleviate that...
the French started it in the 12th century, though the title of doctor for a teacher pre-dates that.
Sounds like Woot would either be a great place to work or somewhere where the incessant "whackyness" would send you postal after a month...
What's the collective noun for Apple fanbois?
A flock? A cult? A gullible? A fleecing?
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...
If you're born in America
that makes you American, not Irish.
That's probably why he's being voted down
not because the other readers don't agree with the sentiment, but because he has a "funny name" ...
Its a Black Country* Spanner, ain't it?
[* or Birmingham, depending on which side of the Midlands you come from]
I've used it quite a bit recently
whilst flat-hunting. Estate agents are loath to post external pictures of properties so it's saved me visiting quite a few places that I wouldn't be interested in
Can web sites have orgasms?
How about classifying these all as R18 and only allowing them to be sold in licensed premises that children are banned from entering?
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"
Haven't they seen Dr Who? Aliens will now use this cheese to establish mind-control over cheddar-lovers around the globe.
If it had been filmed on phone cameras
Would it make this a happy-fwapping?
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