55 posts • joined Wednesday 12th August 2009 23:58 GMT
Look at those prices and inclusions. It brings a tear to my eye.
Bye bye Yahoo
I was getting heaps of these dodgy emails and while I didn't click on the link, I visited the website (top level, then second level) by entering the url manually. I just got curious is all, but it was definitely a momentary lapse of reason, as my yahoo address then sent out some of the same stuff. That will learn me for being cocky and thinking I was too clever to fall for this shi*t.
Anyway, I have since removed my Yahoo account and also deleted *anything* that required a Yahoo login (eg flickr, Yahoo Answers, etc). I should have done this ages ago, Yahoo is just problematic and not worth the aggravation.
Wouldn't any information gained from the Skype records be inadmissable because of the dodgy acquisition method used?
A google car, using google maps, automatically drives you to a google advertised business where you can spend money from your google wallet. Sounds perfectly fine to me.
It's nice to see that Bill Gates has given a decent amount to charity, especially through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. There are a few other well-to-dos who could follow that lead.
“I control them with movements from my elbows and I can work, love normally and feed myself just like anyone else," he explained.
Am I the only one wondering what this involves? Pics please!
Chip not affected?
I assume this problem is only for those cards solely containing a magnetic strip, as opposed to having an embedded microchip as well.
I, like man + dog, use Facebook, but could easily live without it. It contains nothing that is a "must have" (ie "would pay for") for me.
I am looking at buying a Nikon DSLR via grey market very shortly. I like to support Oz business, but not when they treat you with contempt. We have been dicked for far too long as far as prices go.
I thought about going to Voda but after learning of all the performance and customer service problems, I think I had better stick with my current provider. Voda have some great deals, but what is the point of having a great deal on a phone when you can''t do the basics properly? The CEO says they have "turned the corner", but then he would say that, wouldn't he?
@ Malcolm Turnbull
" What is interesting is that in a straight contest between 100 mbps and 50 mbps from the same telco with a modest price differential, there has been a decline in the 100 mbps share."
While the drop in 100 mbps user numbers might be "interesting", you cannot really use the drop to draw any conclusions as to why the numbers have dropped. There are probably various dynamics at play and we do not know the entire scenario.
The reason I stick with Firefox (Pale Moon actually) is that some of the add-ons are almost indispensable. It's just a matter of keeping them at a minimum and being prepared to accept a performance hit as a trade-off for the benefit provided by the particular add-on/s. No doubt some people will grizzle about their start up times even though they have a squillion add-ons installed.
I think mobile broadband might complement fibre rather than cannibalise its userbase. I don't think too many people would voluntarily have wireless (given its record of flakiness here) as their main home connection.
Flickr should have a system whereby they suspend the account, making all content appear "gone", while automagically sending an email to the account owner saying "your account has been suspended and will be deleted in x days unless you contact us", etc.
Planes for sale - cheap.
They are probably going to manufacture them in bulk to flog to nations that cannot afford western tech. The Chinese are great at making and selling cheap stuff (never mind the quality).
"Every large company runs foul of their suppliers. It often has nothing to do with cost cutting. And even a previously reliable supplier can produce unreliable shit. Thats the way it goes."
True, but it is how the large company deals with customers afterwards that is the issue here, I think.
O how the mighty have fallen
Dell were, at one stage, THE company to buy from because they had customer service second to none with extremely high satisfaction rates. Now they just smell like bad fish. I wouldn't buy or recommend a Dell ever again.
Thanks, but no thanks.
As if Win mobile didn't have enough of an image problem. Now you can guarantee users avoiding it should the "ad serving" come to fruition. Opt out? Not even an opt in?
Sometimes I am embarrassed to admit I'm an Australian. Right now is one of those times.
There is nothing lamer than a politician trying to sound as though he is technologically literate but merely showing his ignorance.
What a maroon
Why don't these people get it? Writing online about things (slagging your boss, bragging about that sickie you took because of a hangover, etc,) is just plain stupid. It will always come back to bite you on the arse later. Idjits.
Lewis, O Lewis
Once I saw Lewis' name on the byline I luckily knew what I was in for. Do you El Reg hacks actually fight over who gets to write about a story with such potential as this? I can see the El Reg news room now - "It's my story!". "No it's not, I saw it first!", "Bugger off!", etc.
As is usual in politics all over the globe, this issue is simply down to political horse trading between the politicians who need the god botherers' support in the senate. It's pretty sad, really.
What happened to Dell?
It seemed like not that long ago that the word "integrity" and the phrase "customer focus" was synonymous with Dell. This episode shows that Dell, like so many others, now smells like a dead fish. I too have been burned by the gap between their so-called "cusotmer focus" and the sad reality that is now Dell.
I have never owned a phone with WinMo and would never buy one. The oft-flaky behaviour displayed by my computer does not give me enough confidence to take that leap, regardless of how illogical that may sound. The Nokia 5800 is quite good (and great value for money) but the competition is really hotting up now.
Quite fitting too
It's good to see the anti-pesto lads honoured. I still wear my W&G t-shirts with pride.
"You'll be hunted down like, well... a dog." Love it.
Second luckiest person alive
My gmail pop has been sporadically flaky for a while now, complete with timeouts in TB, but (a) it's free and (b) I can usually use the web interface or the blessed PopPeeper to grab my pop mail.
That's fine and well but...
huge monetary fines mean nothing unless they can actually be collected. Come the revolution, all spammers are the first ones against the wall. I'll volunteer for the chain gun, thanks.
"... and then? I smell a deal has been done."
Yes, something definitely smells a bit off. I think that HTC is trying to have two bob each way but I'm not so sure this is a smart move on their part. The HTC brand is strong, but not strong enough to force people to a Win mobile OS if they basically don't like/want it.
Can of worms
This case has generated a lot of interest here but, as we all know when dealing with the law, the end result may not have any relationship to "what is right" and "commonsense".
The marketing droids get paid too much money to justify a choice and use trendy buzzwords and pop psychology to do so -
"personal call to action", "relevance to snacking" , "completely encapsulate the new brand."
They left out "empowerment".
Besides, it still tastes shit.
So that means you don't get a copy of the media? What happens if your system goes tits up and necessitates a reinstall of the OS?
If it is a stunt
then the day it is able to be proved is the day the company will lose a *lot* of credibility (and gain a *lot* of scorn) I reckon. It's a dangerous gamble if it is a PR stunt.
Also, I don't blame the guy for coming up with such an idiotic name, I blame the decision makers who actually thought it was a good name. Idjits.
Oh, they sell Marmite here in Oz so I must buy some and taste it to see what all you limeys are on about, as I lerv Vegemite. I have a feeling though that it will be (like Vegemite) an acquired taste and whichever one you grow up with is the one you love.