81 posts • joined Tuesday 29th December 2009 06:34 GMT
It's handy for group messaging and these messages won't come out of any SMS allowance
There's a lot of people still who don't have high (or unlimited) text bundles
It's less relevant than it would have been a few years back but still has it's uses, I guess...
Can't he just...
Put the one the DVLA are sending him on and keep the "offensive" one until he's finished arguing with them? Would keep the police off his back
Or would he have to send the offensive one back?
This post is complete b0ll0x
and you know it
That'd be like swearing at someone or calling them names shouldn't cause offence - They're just a combination of letters someone's decided to sound out - Anyone hearding them and interpreting them as offensive has the issue, not the person saying it... :S
This really made me chuckle
Hiding the microcontroller in the mouse is good enough, but posting it to an employee too is even sneakier!
A comment was made above re "megging" cables to fry them... - After reading what's in the new Thunderbolt cables, will this even be possible should this tech take off?
Does it really make a difference?
Ok, so we know they're all up to it in one form or another
I've yet to see any adverse effects from it, despite having an iPhone now and an Android in the past
Maybe I'm missing something but I'm not really that fussed
I honestly don't think it'll make any difference
to the end user at least. Would it really bother people that much?
Considering the vast majority of the time, you're going to be reading books so won't see the ads much
If they popped up randomly while flicking through pages or made it take longer to fire up a book, I'd say it was a bad idea. As it is, it's a way for Amazon to make a bit more money, and a way for the end user to save money (who doesn't like saving money, despite it already being quite cheap to buy?)
Wish him every success
As already commented, he's doing something extremely interesting and useful with his money.
The BBCs Blue Planet series is fascinating, I can't wait to see some of the creatures that could be down there
The amount of pressure the craft will be under is pretty scary though, as well as money the man sure has guts
Good luck Branson
Skewed by Japan?
Seriously? Sales are sales, not matter where they are. That'd be like saying the 360's sales are skewed because of the States
Genuinely surprised though (and pleased) - It's taken a while to get them there but Sony did it in the end. Just need to start setting sights on the Wii now!!
FWIW - I've got both and most of the peeps I know have a PS3, but this was still a surprise
Must be an old phone then...
O2 USED to only lock their PAYG handsets, leaving the contract one's unlocked
Hasn't been that way for a while now though. Both contract and PAYG handsets are locked to O2 (pretty sure it's same across all networks now), you're phone is locked to them until you pay for the unlock code (again, same across all networks)
I've had a Nokia N8, Blackberry and an iPhone 4 from them and they were all locked
I guess this story is useful...
to highlight to the people who don't know the option is there
It really should have been tackled from the "did you know?" viewpoint rather than the "OMG Apple is FAIL" viewpoint
But hey - people know about it now so guess the article has served a purpose... kinda
I've been with VM for the last few years and pretty much always get close to top speed (usually over 46Mb/s)
They also advertise "x is what our customers typically get" on their BB plans so it's as clear as it can be what you're going to get when you sign up.
If ADSL providers were advertising "up to 8Mb/s" and typically giving 6Mb/s or so I wouldn't have much of an issue with the way it's advertised but a lot of people I know get 2Mb/s or less which is too extreme of a difference
Am I reading this right?
From what I gather they're saying most cases don't help the situation but that the iPhone 4 has a problem that "hasn't been investigated before" - this suggests they realised they needed to do further tests with the iPhone but didn't?
Add me to the list of people who will have tested this then. Successfully death-gripped with no bumper - no change in signal with the bumper on
(oh, and fwiw I can only recreate the signal dropping when intentionally wrapping my hand around the phone. Using it normally in my left hand does nothing)
Think it's been established it wasn't a hack. Now stop trying to show off and just enjoy the story for what it is :P
Those guys look like utter lemons :D
So people think this is a good idea but the £6 a month offering is a bit pushy??
I know a fair few people that, if I wasn't there to help them their PCs would be in a right mess.
If they received a letter from VM telling them to download AV/Firewall etc, they wouldn't have a clue what to do.
I think £6 a month is slightly steep, but the service will be useful for a lot of people.
If all ISPs jump on this wagon, it could make a hell of a difference. Should have been done a looong time ago.
As for VMs service, I'm with the "they're great crowd" as you can probs tell. But that's because I've been with them over 3 years now and only had my Internet go down twice. Once for about an hour and the other less that 10mins, which ain't bad.
Glad I'm not the only one who thought that statement a bit odd...
Not glad I'm the last one to comment on it though :P
I don't normally put out such useless replies - but LOL :P
Wierd thing is though...
people are still buying them.
It can't be the so-called (though not by me) fanboys that are buying them. Surely they'd already have one?
So as much as Apple have mucked it up a bit, you've got to hand it to them, they know how to sell stuff :P
Love it when ppl get owned :P
Well done :D
Leaping around in front of the console?
I wouldn't have thought it would make that much of a difference tbh
The console generally resides underneath/beside the TV, and I can't imagine many people will be leaping around there...
Still, seems a bit odd they wouldn't rectify the situation. It's been nowhere near as wide-spread as RRoD but still enough of an issue that even unaffected users are aware of the risks.
Interesting though this is, it would have been much much funnier had the new 360's started RRoD'ing :P
It does seem a bit unfair that the iPad has been compared to smartphones for browsing tbh, even on my iPhone I didn't browse the net that much but I do on my iPad.
Also strange is that the article suggests the iPad can ONLY browse the internet :S
"Apple's iPad is now generating more web traffic than RIM's BlackBerry in North America, though at least a BlackBerry can do other things too."
I'm fairly sure I play games and stream video from my PC on my iPad (amongst many other things)
Not knocking the BB, I've had some decent one's in the past (and one shockingly bad one, I'm looking at you Storm) but putting the BB and iPad against each other doesn't work, at all...
The title of the article unfairly points at the iPhone/Apple
Yes, once you're in and reading it's very clear it's an AT&T issue, but the title should read "AT&T iPhone 4 Preorder System"
Guessing it'd generate more page hits or something the way it is...
And damn AT&T, glad we don't have you here in the UK!
Rather round-about way of saying...
"if you don't like it, don't buy it" lol, but in fairness this is probably the most common sense comment I've read on this site in a long while.
Bought mine from PC world this morning when it opened, no queue's or anything.
Actually, I think other than the dozen PC world staff and the Apple guys, I was one of two people in the store, and that person wasn't there for an iPad.
Can't believe people have been queueing so long for them when they're readily available
Give him electro-therapy treatment.
You never know, might get some wierd-science'esque reaction to the computer virus which actually turns him into an evil android of some kind...
It could happen, I saw it on TV! :P
Seems OK to me...
Just had a go and the speed seems fine FWIW - No difference to the usual.
Whether it provides a major or minor boost to security, it's still a boost aint it? Can't really be a bad thing I wouldn't have thought...
Oh, and "Are your nuts numb or do you just have 2 left testicles?" - Way to brighten my morning, ta mate :D
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