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This sounds terrible.
I watch programmes to see if I like them - if I do, then I keep watching; if I don't, I stop watching. Beyond the license fee, and the cost of owning and operating a TV set, this costs me nothing (maybe time, in that I sometimes waste 10 minutes watching something I don't like, before switching it off).
Why would I want to pay a monthly subscription on the off-chance that I might like what's on offer? Likewise, why would I pay a monthly subscription for a load of repeats?
"I like the sound of that, let's watch it and see if it's any good," suits me far better than "I like the sound of that, let's pony up £30 to see if it's any good".
Is "Curry Chef" the only job that's being lost to immigrant labour?
No. How about Pickles and his chums set about dealing with employers who are willing to flout the law to pay illegal staff members illegally low wages? Maybe he should put his head together with IDS, and they can both have a think about why some people are better off on benefits?
Combine it with Move?
I hope not! Even Sony couldn't be daft enough to encourage their customers to cover up their eyes and ears, then flail their arms about - could they?
If you need to be over 13 to use facebook,
surely no one using facebook will know who Justin Beiber is?
they ran Jamie Oliver out of town.
Nail on head, here.
If you can remember playing Elite (I can, and I wasted hours on Frontier), then the assumption must be that you've moved on from videogames, now (my PS2 is slightly broken, and gathering dust).
MW3, and what have you, seemed to be aimed at 13 year old boys, so "classic" would be whatever their older brothers used to play.
"young women must start insisting their partners use condoms"
Because this is solely the responsibility of the woman? Ugh.
Either their going to reboot Doctor Who,
thus throwing all the established (dis)continuity out of the window, or they could pick up where the last film left off.
I vote for option B, and would love to see Paul McGann returned to the role.
B13 ELM, which struck me as offensive.
I've also seen 404 LOL, but couldn't decide whether to laugh or cry, at that.
Seems like a lot of money,
for a child's toy.
Yes, my inner-child would like one.
This, a thousand times over.
Why can't they just let it die?
"If every single person posting to this forum started calling Apple..."
If only their phones worked.
conducts his business over BBM.
Infringing on their trademark, wasn't he?
Probably would have gone the same way if he'd set up a site of guys being sucked off by Hoovers.
Reading this whilst trying
to clean some unknown nastie off the in-laws PC. Happy halloween, indeed.
"three packs of ten every two months"
Why are they giving out 2 years supply, every couple of months?
There's no money to be made in the porn business.
Flash invariably fails to detect my webcam, even if I want it to.
So I guess I'm safe from this.
I'm surprised that Golden Palace aren't offering up the cash
in return for tatooing their brand on the offending organ. Or did they go bust?
but it's much easier to opt out of having a Nectar card (you can still shop at Sainsburys) than it is to opt out of having an IP address (you can't use the internet). Given that being without a permanent address can effectively drop you out of society, is not hard to imagine that being without an IP address could eventually leave you in a similar position.
"the ad appeared to link teenage girls with sexually provocative behaviour"
Just imagine that. Won't somebody think of the childr... on second thoughts, that likely to get people in trouble.
but wasn't one purpose of the World Service to enhance the reputation of the UK abroad? Acting in the interests of the country, rather than a specific government, but still...
I have a six-way strip
with a switch for each socket, which cost considerably less than £30. OK, the stick on remote is more snazzy, but mine is more flexible.
Nice idea, though.
Enrichment of what? Facebook, its affiliates, or the users' web browsing experience?
What sort of monster are you?
When I was little, it was all about Sonic beating up Mario.
When I was a teenager, it was all about how Macs were shit because they only had one button on the mouse.
It's good to see that nothing has really changed as I've got older.
Is this the fella
who was behind the iPlayer badgering me to spill my viewing habits onto facebook? Certainly sounds like it, and I didn't like it.
I'd like the epg to tell me what is on, and when, not what it thinks I ought to be watching, but then I'm probably part of some luddite minority.
This would explain all those programmes
which seem to consist of nothing other than an endless cycle of "Coming up..." and brief recaps.
Happy enough for auto-updates to be an option,
but I don't want to have to install them. I like to control what goes on my PC.
Faster startup sounds nice, though.
was an excellent read. Thank you.
"This is not the way to do things in business as I see it."
Making oodles of money, is not the way to do business?
go up to 11.
The only channel number I know is 71 (Cbeebies) - anything I want to watch is plucked off the EPG, so I don't care what number it is (and this is after trimming all the crap, so the chance of the numbers being sequential is pretty remote).
Run them over whilst occupied?
Win, all round.
there's a storm in my teacup.
Wasn't this proven in the courts?
Provided that consumers do not believe that their £5 Rolek is an actual Rolex, there's no infringement.
I would imagine that the word SAMSUNG being emblazoned across the product, would probably dissuade all but the most well bunged members of the German judiciary, from believing this to be an iPad.
"Once this hits the charts, radio stations will by law have to play it"
Really? Nevermind, though - if everyone who wants a copy, gets it off a torrent, it won't be troubling the charts, will it?
Wheel attached to an ironing board?
Elsewhere on the site, there's a wheel-based arcade unit attached to a washing machine - is 2011 the year of driving-sim/household-chore convergence?
Because they can see the way things are going,
and have decided to make some money out of it while they still can?
They've probably got a few more years ahead of them, yet, before on-line completely destroys the high street.
"they began tweeting about being hungry"
Words fail me.
I'd think very highly of Canongate
if they sold enough copies to recoup the advance, then dumped the released the manuscript on the internet, if only because it would deprive Jules of any income, giving him a small taste of Manning's situation.
Accessed fb through my phone this morning,
to be greeted by the new layout. The option to view either Top Stories or Latest News has been removed, so that I get Top Stories first, followed by Recent Stories, whether I want Top Stories or not (I don't, and never have).
Checking it again, now, and I have Recent Stories, followed by Earlier Today, which seems to be an exercise in inserting sub-headings where none are required.
If it were unusually hot, and affecting the health of your workforce,
the humane thing to do might be to shut down the warehouse until it's cooled down a bit. Would Amazon insist their workers keep going if the warehouse had flooded, or would they wait until the water had drained away?
Then again, given the statement that the workers were suffering from "non-work related medical conditions triggered by the heat," Amazon appear to believe that their workforce brought their troubles on themselves, suggesting that they don't really understand the concept of being "humane".
for the dark lands of northern England?
The only thing missing from this story
is the part where you brought a Barbie doll to life.
I really do hope that an aptitude with computers is not something that would go overlooked, in this day and age.
Did my A-levels in 95/96(ish),
only took A/s Computers, so learnt about database design and spreadsheets (boooooring) whilst the A-level students got to learn PASCAL, or somesuch.
Bad decision on my part, but I was 16 at the time (and had just given up trying to teach myself AMOS). Whoever decided to drop "proper" IT from the curriculum, deserves a good shoeing.
Still not looking forward to doing battle with my own kids for control of our home network, though!
This is much less glamorous
than the 1980s led me to believe.
"dinosaurs were our ancestors"
Really? Are you one of the lizard people, that David Icke warned us about?
Sorry, this really has no bearing on the main point of the article, which was excellent.
seem to do a good job of getting iPhone owners to
a) hang on to their iPhones and spend at the appstore
b) upgrade from one iPhone to the next.
They might gradually kill their own iPod market but, between the iPhone and the iPad, they appear to have their target market all sewn up.
The RAZR was a great bit of design, that still looked current (futuristic, even) when it became obsolete. iPhones now look generic, but that doesn't seem to matter.
Facebook with subscription income wouldn’t be thinking of selling your data?
Is capitalsim new to you? Most companies are in the business of making "as much money as possible", not "just enough to get by on". I'd imagine that it's quite possible to run a TV company on either subscriptions or adverts, but that doesn't stop Sky from having both.
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