21 posts • joined Thursday 28th January 2010 08:53 GMT
Haven't been in an hmv for years - got done for shoplifting from one at secondary school.
They used to be quite lax with selling age restricted content to schoolboys...and when they clamped down I didn't have any choice. I used to have a copy of emmanuelle which lived under a bush next to school and went round most of my year. Its probably still there. Memories.
Anyway.. they had that coming and this as well.
Mmm, what's that smell: Coffee or sweat? - well, in most places i've worked where people have been as anally retentive about coffee as they appear on this board, then the sweat itself smells of coffee. There are whole offices which smell like there must be a dead tramp lying under an unused desk.
I remember once standing next to an FD at a urinal in such an environment. The stench of sweaty filter coffee coming from his bladder was so vile my eyes watered and i was blinking like a newborn calf. He thought i had had bad news, as i was visible shaken, and proceeded to give me a manly pat on the back without first washing his hands.
I know people who loved this app and are gutted the option is withdrawn.
They use it instead of giving their kids access to their bank cards. Little Timmy wants 20 to get leathered on white cider at the local park with his friends... just request a 20 cash withdrawal from the atm next to the park..write the six digit number down for little Timmy and he can take the cash out himself on the way there.
Commentards turning this forum into something from the money saving expert benefits forums.
Aren't we all missing the utter majesty of this new 'internet ' and 'twitter' invention... the ability to tell the prime minister to fuck off to his (electronic) face.
Surely this is the pinnacle of mankind's achievements.
£125mn... 17.5mn customers..... so just over 7 quid each for customers who, in some cases still cannot reconcile all of the transactions on their accounts 6 weeks later.
Does pose the question 'how did you manage to prepare a set of accounts?
That's £2.50 per head less than o2 voluntarily paid out to customers impacted by 24 hre outage.
As an employee of Ulster bank I'm absolutely ashamed to work for rbs. Frankly the devestation they have caused in eire should be subject to a criminal prosecution.
Who are zynga ? Fuck knows !
A bit of googling indicates They are the people behind those awful browser games and they appear to rely on 'micropayments' .... Another bubble facebookers can poke til it pops.
Exactly the same kind of cretins who used to charge £5 for ringtones and preyed on the gullubilitybof a generation of 13 year olds
""I'm waiting for a galaxy s 2 and I didn't pay a penny for it over my tariff"
That's tosh - you need to look at the SIM free prices to compare accurately - the Galaxy S 2 is basically the same price as an iPhone 4."
Yes this is true, but I can generally get my carrier to bear significantly more of the up front cost of an android handset than an iPhone. It is quite possible to enter into a decent 1yr contract for a galaxy s2 and pay less for the handset and the years tariff than for the sim free cost of the handset alone had you bought it somewhere like expansys .
With cashback and employee discount through my employer my 24 month contract for a galaxy s 2 works out around £16 a month equivalent, which is even less than the simplicity contract I had my 3GS on.
I know ?
Android to licence iTunes ?
Jesus that's the stupidest idea I've ever heard. I've just given up a 3GS and the main reason was how fucking frustrating iTunes is to use ! Bring back drag and drop!
Also I think that android bs iPhone is a slightly diffrrnt consumer proposition in the uk, I'm waiting for a galaxy s 2 and I didn't pay a penny for it over my tariff, which was significantly cheaper than the iPhone equivalent (28 quid vs 40 a month )
I'm on a 3GS just now and don't see much incentive to move to a 4 . Nothing doesn't work so far on the 3GS. The user experience will be identical for the £218 users as it will for the 4/5 users unless something dramatic happens with the 5's specs.
Personally I won't be upgrading til the storage goes up to 64gb, or it can wank me off, whichever of the two comes first...
Everybody does it ....
Yes I'm afraid they do, it's only really apparent if you are on a network which blocks facebook et all. My work does this, and I've had to click OK to blocked link messages as many as EIGHTEEN times on a legitimate website page before my network has blocked All the crap. Even the financial times is at it
The new site is filled with crap and a nighare for slow connections.
I'm dissapointed to see that they were down this
Morning again, it's becoming a farce. For a site which encourages it's users to trade (ie place various bets during an event, not to bet on the winning outcome, but to take advantage of price movements a la the stock exchange) it's simply unacceptable.
I've lost money and many others have too. If there was a viable alternative betfair would be knackered.
It's like putting your gran on a life support machine and coming in one day to find the nurse flicking the power switch on and off repeatedly because she was bored
recently both the recent xbox 360 and the slim 160gb ps3 have been sold at £160 by supermarkets. you can sometimes pick up an older 360 secondhand with short warranty for the same as a round of drinks (£40). In fact try even GIVING away a wii after you get bored of it?
The prices should be in freefall because of the constant refreshing of the lines by sony and ms. each new iteration creates a 2nd hand market for the previous one. it should not take an analyst to work this out.
I will not conform to your title fascism
I think we should be looking to the new nano as a comparison to any forthcoming iphone nano.
This would keep consistency across the brand, but would also offer a very apple like touchscreen interface but with minimal 'appage'. Noone complains they cant play angry birds on a nano, if the iphone nano is sold in the same way then user expectations should be similar.
I would expect (and have always wanted) a candybar style phone wityh a good touchscreen - becasue then this would also be much more similar to the 'proper' panavision widescreen ratio. something the same shape and size as a bog standard nokia candybar handset but with a touchscreen.
I just dont know if i can give up my big screen now though. But i suppose i'm not the target market for this device.
Having tried for a 'phallic vegetables' google image search and hit places by mistake I was still amused by the result...
( and who reviews hospitals btw ?)
Glasgow, G73 ▼
Local > Phallic vegetables
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
84 Glasgow St, Glasgow
"Good first section looking at basic skills and principles of patient care." - medicaltextbooksrevealed.com ... "They will receive the best of care!" - glasgowonline.co.uk
0141 211 4000MapDirections▼
Core 2 duo still
Appalling that a brand new 1k computer still ships with a core 2 duo processor. I was waiting for an i3 at least for the MacBook / cheaper MacBook pro but I've been wasting my time.
Here's hoping for a sensible update to the vanilla MacBook soon
If this is just an oversized touch, then it will still need to be synched with itunes?
I would be looking at this as a replacement for my netbook, but if i get rid of my aspire one , what will i synch my ipad to?????
Using itunes is an unholy nightmare for pc users. I bought an iphone and could not move my library from my old nano into my iphone despite owning all the music. i cant connect my iphone to a second pc without it threatening to delete the contents of the handset. In the end i used my netbook like a giant hard drive for my iphone only, and add and delete music from the folders on my C: drive then synch 'everything' to my iphone, it is by far the easiest way to manage itunes.
This paradox will stop a lot of people buying one unless the pad functions more like a Mac/PC and less like a ipod.
Praying in vain for drag and drop.