214 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
Bucking the trend...
I work for a company that has purely traded online for ten years, we opened our first high street shop last month.
Yes, exactly the opposite of what everybody else is doing, but it's working for us.
Re: A missed opportunity
Interesting, I had to return a tripod to Amazon (which came packed diagonally in a huge box) and didn't have to pay anything to the newsagent I dropped it off at.
I also see that one of the drop locker services is now letting you put stuff into their system for collection by a courier too.
I used to have an office in a managed block, so the rent covered everything apart from phone/broadband.
If I was feeling particuarly playful when a salesman called I'd keep going until I'd end it with "but we don't get gas/leccy/water bills. But you still say you can save me money? Please do carry on...
need to make that publically available. Could maybe set up a leaderboard to see how other people get on!
Re: BRIAN COX....
If you were lucky to get to the Douglas Adams Virtual 60th party a couple of years ago, you'd have seen Jon Cuylshaw mocking him (Cox was meant to be there) by saying he was off on a BBC jolly pointing at stars and stuff.
Would have been nice to have seen him actually prove his stuff.
Re: Back in a time where...
Still have two or three Clipper manuals somewhere in the loft. Happy memories compiling (AKA extended tea breaks...)
Nott a new problem
This happened to me last October. Was in a UK airport trying to find the email with my inbound flight reservation and EE said I'd used all of it up. Same thing around April, and for two weeks of that period I'd been on the other side of the world.
I knew there was no way I could have used that data, and they eventually admitted there had been a cock-up and reset my months usage to 0kb
Pretty crap, however you look at it.
I can be somewhere where they don't speak English in an hour too.
It's called Lancashire.
(can we have a "War of the Roses" icon?)
Canon 1D's support twin cards, writing RAW to one card and JPG to the other (while since I've used one, so might support RAW to both). Just wish my 5D MkII did the same...
No they don't - before a shoot they format the cards in the camera and carry on from there.
I'm not sure about this. My council was asked how many houses had licences to keep lions and the like, but if I do a search on whatdotheyknow.com - which is where most FOI requests are created - I don't get any results.
Mind you, I trust my local council as far as I could throw the Clown Hall...
If you are wanting rid of said bathtub, I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands (although, apparently, it's insanely heavy)
They might be around for 25 a go - but you'll need a telescope to see the stage from your seat...
Is this for every night I wonder? Am off on Saturday so be interesting to see what happens.
Re: Think motorsport
Don't know, they still are used at NASCAR and I think golf. Was just FOM being greedy.
I went to the F1 in Malaysia this year, and the screen opposite the stand was next to useless.
Imagine being able to see the world feed whilst the cars are out of view, or see the pit stops if you aren't opposite the start/finish line? Combine that with the radio broadcast already available and it's a different, erm, ball gaim.
Going to be good
Have it on very good authority this is going to be a very good book - the guy knows his DNA, Looking forward to it.
Re: Of course there is a sad story behind it all
I'm off - they've got a beer garden
Anybody noticed that jquery is being loaded from Googles CDN?
Most Android users will have worked out how to easily get content onto their gadget before leaving for the flight.
Anyway, United is a terrible airline. Got an "upgrade" last year and honestly can't say what the difference was between that and cattle class.
"Just look at cash point machines, for instance. Queues of people standing around waiting to have their fingerprints read, their retinas scanned, bits of skin scraped from the nape of the neck and undergoing instant (or nearly instant – a good six or seven seconds in tedious reality) genetic analysis, then having to answer trick questions about members of their family they didn't even remember they had, and about their recorded preferences for tablecloth colours. And that was just to get a bit of spare cash for the weekend."
Why doesn't NCR fork off a Linux derivative and write their own embedded system stuff on top of that?
= more profit in the long term as they don't need to include a Windows XP licence in with the cost of the machine
Beer as they dispense tokens to purchase it...
Not always, what about streaming directly onto a phone, MiFi dongle or cellular connected tablet?
I know that Sky allows up to three devices, but they (AFAIK) aren't transferrable
This will be interesting, how will they manage iPlayer only households with multiple devices - I've got 6 devices in my house that can access iPlayer, so I'd need passwords for each one. So what's stopping me saying I've got 7 and give one away to a mate in the pub?
I've managed 52.78 on EE in the centre of London, but just 38.52 in York which you would think would be less congested (although it was a Friday night with the students and LibDem lot out and about)
Would be nice if they actually connected the rest of the country to 4G.
Re: Psion 3
Agreed, got the t-shirt...
I had a Psion 3 when I went to America in 1995 - the Yanks were amazed by it!
You could also put your phone over the speaker and dial a number from the phone book using DTMF - which seemed quite cool at the time.
“I’ll bet a lot of metal drummers might be jealous of what I can do now,” Barnes explains, presumably referring to the musical genre rather than rival cyborg musicians.
I've played them. They're rubbish.
Re: No escape for us
Ethiad do too, and I think you can hook certain devices into the screen and speakers.
I'm sure I remember reading that Zuck said that email was "dying" and the main way of communication would be via social networks.
Only if I don't have to get out of the bath...
(wondered if anybody would get the refereence)
“One is never alone with a rubber duck.”
Without video I was going to call bullsh... Oh wait...
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen"
Kudos for that one.
So, where's the GCHQ version?
I got a HTC One phone last year and am very pleased with it,
It upped my Dropbox account by a fair wack so it's interesting to see they are now working with Google Drive.
Can this be extended to theatres and cinemas please?
Only you guys can turn a story like this into the amount of porn and how fast you can squirt down a tube...
Re: Oh yes...
I've just remembered I got chatted up in a night club whist wearing it. Happy days!
No need to explain icon.
I've still got this, somewhere
I've been using Teamviewer for years and works a treat.
Another plus is that you can use their website as the client, I needed to check something on my home PC whilst away and used it from the shared PC in the hotel, worked a treat.
Re: That special £50 feeling
The Halifax on our main street dishes out £5 notes.
I said that "it wasn't the end of the world for me" is because Dropbox is one way I move stuff between devices - I don't rely on it, as you rightly say it's convenient.
I lost syncing pretty much over the entire weekend.
Not the end of the world for me, but it's a stark reminder of how much people rely on cloud based services.
They pop up on eBay now and again.
On the subject of old arcade machines, go to the arcade museum on Fishermans Wharf, next to where they have the sub and liberty ship. It's free to enter, and they have pinball machines from way back, old arcade games, and animatronics, all of which just need a couple of quarters feeding in for them to work.
Stumbled across it when I was there earlier this year and absolutely loved the place!
Re: Such memories.....
\Oh boy, Afterburner. Somebody left the cabinet open in the cabinet in my SU - we grabbed the manual from it and modified the DIP switch settings, wish I still had it...
I was able to finish this almost every time I played it - used to gather a crowd watching which seems oddly gratifying when I think about it.
Still. Don't See. The Point.
Don't really see the point. As has been pointed out, a cheap laptop or HTPC will do the job and a lot, lot more.
Have had a slim Acer machine sat next to my TV for about a year and it's perfect.
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