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Re: Wait, hasn't anyone told him this:
Sorry, Stevie, but for one, I am not in New York, and if you have voice navigation then simply utter something unintelligible several times over or repeat "advisor" will have the same effect.
Secondly, notice the caveat in my post: 90%? Meaning that I fully understand that some systems are BOFH proofed, but most are not, and to be honest, when I find one that is hardened to my back door intrusions it just makes me try harder.
Wait, hasn't anyone told him this:
Simply hammer # or 0 when you hit the first hit a menu 90% of the time this will plop you straight to a real person, and, quite often if it's a company with several call centres across the globe, it'll drop you to an English one as a default as they are more often than not the nerve centre of things rather than tech support or sales in India.
Re: Isn't this a bad thing for the industry?
Short answer, No.
Long answer, as mentioned a couple of posts up, these numbers are surely caused by poeple buying their first tablet. The PC market will decline marginally, probably to the levels of sale 6 or 7 years ago when there were no alternatives for computing other than a full blown PC. The market for workstations will always be alive, wether it be for home user who actually want to be able to edit documents / manage data / image manipulation / wank over decent size pair or tits, with at least some ease of use or if it's in the workplace where anyone who honestly thinks they will get any sort of productivity out anything other than a workstation, it will not simply be replaced by what is essentially a computing periferal.
Re: Nutritional (Graham)
Perhaps you might have heard then, considering your astute knowledge of this type of thing, that the microbes are not that main problem but the toxins created by said microbes during their digestive processes. Yes, we get some nasties from active 'microbes' (I'm assuming you mean Bacteria) such as Salmonella but as far as toxicology is concerned this is just a drop in a petre dish.
Pasteurisation will only be of any use to stop toxin accumulation by denying a culture establishment in the first place. It does not sure already tainted produce.
So that's the secret ingredient in KFC gravy!
Re: What sort of cretin buys a Amazon Swindle anyway?
@ Mr Fuzzy,
And that the email account from Amazon will convert most text formats and mail it out to your Kindle for no extra charge. I have had no problems with mine and I am not the sort of chap who owns anything produced by Apple, Sony or their ilk. As previously mentioned, Calibre and any text editor makes the Kindle an excellent device.
For an extremely cheap, well designed and thoroughly useful device and supporting services you cannot go wrong with a Kindle, so trolling AC, STFU and GTFO.
I have to say, I have a Note I & a Note II, I am sure the portrate / landscape lag is intentional, those times where you accidenty tilt the phone slightly over its threshold to switch would be a real pain in the backside if it flipped the second it was triggered. I prefer the slight lag for the above reasons. The phone (especially Note II) is blisteringly fast, when you use one ,or an SIII it is apparent that merely fliping views views instanly is far beneath the devices capability, I'm sure this holds true for the SIIII also.
Thanks for that great article Lester, pictures really make it, the Soyez on the last page is magnificent :)
Come on, that is just painful. Did you go to school?
Re: OK, case study....
AC, In which case why did he even bother checking Amazon for availability? Sorry, not chomping. £6.50 for a digital copy of a 10 year old book is daylight robbery. I'm not advocating piracy but more illustrating what causes it and the ramifications involved.
I believe the first book was 89 pence last year.
OK, case study....
A 'Friend' of mine recently went away for a few days with work, he was reading Virtual light on his Kindle, saw he had 45% of the book left to go so didn't bother loading any more material on to the device. On the second night he hit 79% of the book and it ended, the remaining 21% was adrivel and nonsense interview with the author. So, he went on Amazon to purchase a digital copy of the sequel, Idoru, sure enough he found pages selling the paperback for around £4, the digital copy was an astounding £6.50!!!
Not wanting to relinquish his upright stance, trousers around the waste nor lack of proximaty to a barrel, he found a torrent containing the novel he wanted and downloaded it over HSPDA using bittorrent for android in around 40 minutes, said torrent actually contained the complete works of Gibson.
He then activated the hotspot on his phone, connected his Kindle and mailed a text copy to his Kindle address which auto converted it into a readable format.
He would have gladly paid for a copy at a reasonable price, but due to lack of forsight and a generous helping of greed from the distributers, they have now lost out on any future purchases from this user of the autor in point.
Who are the real pirates in this story?
No Alien Storm either
That one was totally unique for it's day, featured side scroling platform levels, high speed running levels, flying level and the ubiquitous 1st person sections AND bonus levels of smashing things ala' SF2 bonus style.
Was a real gem.
It's harder than you think...
I work for a company that has a global presence. My colleague and I are ground up support for all ICT for all of Europe. Thats from mice to migrations. The problem I have is, we come along to a lab we've acquired and migrate our systems in place, generally they old regime would be running the entire network from a tower server under a stairwell or something similar. So we have the issue (and for example) in one site we have a 'server room' which is all very nice, black out blinds and aircon with a full rack, which is also the hard copy archive for finance. What boggles my mind is we have staff loyal to the previous employer who have keys to my server room and plenty of ammunition to go pissing around with my kit if they so pleased, times this by the number of sites I look after (12 and counting) and I have a potential nightmare situation......
WTF!!! are you forgetting the quite litteraly mind blowing THX1138???? A masterpiece, I don't know how Lucas can have fallen so low after such an amazing film.
Dear Microsoft and estemed vendors...
Stop flinging shit at each other and digest the following:
TOUCH SCREEN IS NOT WHAT PEOPLE WITH HALF A FUCKING BRAIN WANT IN A COMPUTING DEVICE WITH ANY OTHER USE THAN GOOGLING, FACEBOOK AND CHECKING TV LISTINGS, ESPECIALLY FOR ANYTHING CLOSE TO ENTERPRISE. STOP SHOVING IT DOWN OUR THROATS!!!
I am so sorry to the rest of you guys, I never CAPS rant, that was my first and it was embarrassing, but I had to get that out, it was beginning to consume me.
Re: Re: Its....
In any case, who are you to judge the triviality of anothers view point?
fucking MathS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
The name Moon means natural satellite orbiting a non solar mass, a satellite does not have to be orbiting a mass classified as a planet to earn its monicker. So no, we won't have to rename them.
Re: Dr Alban
Aye, homebase totally bum raped that song, it is quite a glorious little song, I owned for a bout a week until I heard the first homebase advert, now they ruined it, same with 'Flat beat' & Levi :(
Oh shut up, please...
Re: Each light can be programmed to do 'most anything.
'most anything, so long as it only requires a source of illumination to be activated as the main crux of the request...
Fkin useless, did this guy fall off the shitter and smash his bonce?
And his start-up coffers..... WTF! how will this item of techno fluffery ever need that much money, how many of the things is he expecting to sell?? I would to see his market analysis model.
Besides, I think Philips already beat him to the punch...
Re: N900 debacle ...
My N900 was my top mobile, it still is when compared against its competition climate. My charging port fell out, phone was out of warranty by two weeks, bastards in Vodafone would not replace, I had to take a horrid Desire Z rather than the N9 I was waiting for :(
2 years on, I have a Note as company device, first phone I've had with no qwerty since N95 (also an astounding device for its day) I got on with it so well I now have a Note 2 as a personal device, though I still miss my qwerty more than any feature on a mobile device, when will the producers wake up to the market available for this type of device rather than creating for the masses.....
Re: Re:What next a slide out keyboard?
Ditto on both statements!
I was so gutted when the Nokia N9 changed from a MeeGo qwerty number to a winphone7 touch screen device last year, i had to settle for a sodding HTC desire Z :( :(
Really, the day the charge port fell out my N900 was the day my mobile social life died...
Re: Spamming Vodafone
Wow, I popped back on here to see if anyone had mentioned if the softkeys were now compatible with the stylus, and noticed a down vote?? I wouldn't expect up or down votes on me creaming over a new phone. I can only guess you're the clueless fool who works on the other end of Vodafones customer service desk. Other than that, explain yourself!!!
Brilliantly, my contract is up in 6 days time, I have been spamming Vodafone near daily with requests for the release date on this fine temptress. I own the Note 1 as a company phone, so really looking forward to one I can properly play with!
Re: Catch up
I am so glad I do not have to work with you, you're the sort of user / boss that makes my job a burden....
Guff guff guffety guff
Have you actually been in a computer based office? Or do you just conjure this image of everyone prancing around a beanbag clad open plan 'thinking space' fondling away at a tablet or sending emails typed using a little finger on a phone display???
I had a 6 week lead time on our preferred vendor for monitors and desktops just 2 months ago while a huge back log filled.
Poppycock and Guff i say....
Re: WTF!!! I was away fro the mail in, but no one has posted the obvious GIANT SLAYER
No, not since birth to age 3.5, One of my earliest distinct memories is the flight back to the UK! I have been feeling the pull to go back home and become a Mounty or Lumberjack for quite some time though, so maybe seen as this country is now flat on its arse I should do one post haste!!
Re: speaking as an American...
Bacon Jerky is freely avaibable from most supermarkets, I use it as a garnsih for butterscotch fairy cakes :D
(unfortunatley, I am not playing up to my previously unveiled stereotype)
Re: WTF!!! I was away fro the mail in, but no one has posted the obvious GIANT SLAYER
Haha! I was born North of the border indeed. Have lived in the UK for 26 of my 30 years though, strange how everyone always acuses me of that when I profess my love of bacon & maple. Oddly, I also must be the only man in the UK who eats pecans by the fist full. I think they put something in the water in Vancouver...
Re: [sic]Sick the lawyers on em
You mean Re: [sic]Sick the lawyers on em?
Flawless analogy, Lee.
Re: over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...
It depends if there's anyone to watch it fall.
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