27 posts • joined 29 Mar 2010
Let down by a lousy UberX driver? They probably skipped the 'optional $65 customer service training course'
Re: Just one question...
The distinction between hackney carriages (which can pick up passengers from anywhere in their licenced area) and private hire vehicles ('minicabs', which can only carry pre-booked passengers) is UK-wide. A hackney has clearly stated information about how to complain etc - which I have exercised.
In my experience, the difference between UK and USA taxi systems can't be over-emphasised. I would treat Uber like a minicab - i.e. I wouldn't trust or touch them.
EE - the nPower of the communications world - can't make an app to track mobile data usage
... and their customer service is from the seventh circle of hell. I have a 4G contract with them, which I will get out of as soon as I can. YouView largely works (Humax box), and includes ITV and Channel 4.
Re: It's impressive
I presume your [sic] literate. UK advantage in world science relies on this. IMHO we have world leading scientists but a bit of attention to detail (\LaTeX) re. language is vital. It's what the world expects of the UK.
Re: 2014? Luddite/troll?
Yes - speech is better, and I can now access high speed internet using my 4G phone.
In general, access is improving - to phone/wireless data. People in areas of higher population density benefit first. Some people in our wobbly hilly country who live in high population density areas still haven't got coverage. They will in the end.
Wifi coverage at work is also offering improved access. In the same way, it's not universally immediately available, but it is improving.
Re: Cheap at twice the price
Re: Thanks for the link
With punctuation like that, your [sic] in good hands
Do you mean "portmanteau"?
The assumption appears to be that opting out is the safest option. As things are at the moment, doctors in secondary care will essentially know nothing about you when you're admitted to hospital. This problem needs to be addressed. Oh, and good luck with your tin-foil allergies - you may find that your life ends before that particular intolerance becomes an issue.
Apples and pears
Not a like for like comparison - a full tank of Tesla will get you 300 miles. 87L of petrol (even in a 2.3L engine) will get you a lot further.
Re: It's official!!!!
I hope you're (not your) being ironic - "OED is breaking it's own rules"?
Or "OED braking itz own rulez"?
Sounds as if author is grinding their axes.
4G on EE is impressively fast (35Mbps down, 20 up, 34ms ping). This leads to a far more pleasant smartphone experience. The coverage in my city is fine. It costs a few quid more than 3G - no more than that - I got 'double data' allowance, kept my Orange loyalty discount and paid £30 up front for the phone. I can tether for the few occasions I need to - and staying within the 2GB limit is not difficult. The iPhone 5 works brilliantly. The battery life is fine.
Relax, dear, it's just a consumer choice, not a religion. Not perfect or right for everyone but great for me and many others.
Rounded corners good, as is not using aluminium. I have been put off buying a Macbook by their oddly cold, sharp edged form (plus the vague tingling due to some earthing problem I really think they should sort out).
Re: S'OK I suppose, unless you need support
That is all.
Re: Murky banking deals
Beautifully rigorous logic there
That is all
Re: KarMa 1 Pope 0
What about the apostrophe transgressions?
> Placebo's are concusively proven to work which is why they have to be allowed for in trials.
Placebos are included in randomised controlled trials because they /don't/ work
Couple days? Did you mean "couple of days"?
See me afterwards
It's crumulEnt, bodoh.
I should have thought that H2G2's niche is somewhat smaller than Melvyn Bragg's.
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Head up their what?
read that again
Yes, how dreadful, I wish Macs were fanless like PCs.
It's the same if you're a hospital doctor
It's impossible to get through to GPs to discuss cases with them.
Something you can do
Update April 6 9:15 a.m. PDT: An Adobe spokeswoman replied Monday night with the same statement above and this: "Users can also turn off this functionality in the Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Preferences by selecting > Edit > Preferences > Categories > Trust Manager > PDF File Attachments and clearing the box 'Allow opening of non-PDF file attachments with external applications.'"
It's "aerial" FFS, not "ariel". I know we're not supposed to discriminate against illiteracy but that one really gets to me.
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