78 posts • joined Wednesday 17th March 2010 15:47 GMT
Maybe they're measuring the wrong metrics?
I had a no-show for an appointment to install my BT Infinity in January this year. When I phoned to complain I was told that it was "a problem in their workflow system" which meant that although my appointment showed on BT systems and I'd received regular emails and texts counting down the days until my installation and urging me to make sure I was at home and ready for it, no appointment had been booked on the OpenReach system. So I then had to wait another 15 days for a new appointment.
Not off to a good start. Managed to get a measly £10 compensation for my wasted day, and had to fight hard for that.
"Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction" isn't all that clear a message as safety tips go.
As long as it's pointing away from ME, that's OK, right?
I'm having trouble getting my head round the numbers though. How many olympic sized swimming pools worth of matter is 740 suns?
Re: Which joyless wankers
Amount of data in the world doubling every 15 minutes
Really? ... REALLY? Come on Stephen, do the sums and think about how utterly implausible that is. The globe would be overrun by power stations and hard disk drives by the end of the first day of that.
Some interesting views on what can go wrong here: http://itshambles.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/some-history-half-a-century-of-failure/ - admittedly related to software projects but still relevant.
A very funny blog (not my own), check it out.
^ This! Not once have I played on my Xbox and thought "I wish the graphics could be higher res/faster/whatever". On a 50" plasma at sofa distance, it's all fine.
I'm happy for my investment to run for another year or two. The only thing I don't like currently is the abominable Metro UI that they foisted onto us recently but I got 4OD as compensation so I'll live.
...given the economic climate and the fact the demand to replace bulky CRT sets and those without digital tuners has tailed off. Now I've got my 50" plasma I don't intend to replace it until it breaks and I'm sure I'm not alone.
The manufacturers have been kidding themselves that 3D is the magic bullet to keep sales going but I'm sorry, it's just not for me!
I'd watch this version!
Re: Missing info
And how is it cured?
Class Action Lawsuit
Against all these companies for being such arses with their bloody patents.
Who's with me?
The earth isn't a perfect sphere. It bulges around the equator.
I don't get it
What a hopelessly inefficient way of playing music on your mobile! Instead of using a few Watt/hours of energy for playing a track straight from your memory card, you're going to use countless servers, disks, routers and transmitters to listen to the same track, but with a few pauses for buffering.
Just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should be. What point am I missing?
All aboard the Failbus
A bite strength of 10 pounds is hard for me to visualise. What's that in Mouse Button Clicks? I know how hard I need to push a button on a Microsoft Mouse.
Protests of the future
Instead of placard-waving and chanting, will we see whole groups of people milling around and tapping away at their smartphone screens?
And this benefits consumers... how?
It doesn't does it.
send messages to the past or future
Any fool can send messages to the future. The time capsule I created in my childhood, encouraged by Blue Peter should still be under the pond in the garden of my parents old house, awaiting discovery.
Sending messages back in time though... good skills. Lottery numbers please, future me!
I just looked up http://www.46dcead317fe45d80923eb97e4956410d4cdb2c2.com
See where it takes you
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- Peak Facebook: British users lose their Liking for Zuck's ad empire