116 posts • joined Friday 24th September 2010 16:49 GMT
I've really enjoyed using Hailo in London: fare goes straight on to my CC, I have the cabbie's ID and mobile no., (great for women), I can sit and wait in comfort instead of dancing around on the kerb in the rain.
I probably take cabs more often with Hailo.
BUT - cabbies don't appear to be obliged to accept the Hailo offered jobs so at feeding-frenzy times and places you could wait a while.
"The film version is almost incomprehensible"
Never mind the "almost".... but that's missing the point. The film was all about atmosphere and style. Brilliant.
...despite my entreaties is sticking with BB. I find the under-the-hood clunky non-intuitiveness of her phone and absolute pita every time she needs help with it, which is quite often, so I'm really hoping the Q10 she's holding out for will share iPhone's endearing set-up simplicity.
I'm a big, huge, feckin eejit..
... just about to haul my silly arse down to PC World, waltz blindly past all these beautiful Packard Dells and score a Mac Mini for £565.80 plus vat. I mean I've had 4 years to work out how crap my present Mini is and I'm off to score another one. Dumkopf or what!
"The primary evil sought to be avoided"
American English can be magnificent. Respect!
"Middle managers suffer more stress than anyone else"
You need to watch yourself at Cork airport. I once left a van in the long term car park there and flew back to the Yookay. Three months later I came back to find the van in the same spot, but the area it was in has been re-marked and fenced off as the hire car return park. Accordingly, the van was festooned with stickers, multiple clamped, relieved of a wiper and couple of hub caps, and I was told I'd have to pay 1250 punts to get it out. I talked my way out of it eventually but the whole experience was somewhat Kafkaesque.
But anyway Mr Savage should include a transit of the Kinsale Road Roundabout as part of the visitor experience - strange, perilous, unforgettable!
Re: Z10 - Baby out with the bathwater.
I'm quietly confident my missus will love the upgrade from Curve to Q10 I'm going to get her as soon as they come on sale.
"One day they were a major technology company with assets to make any self respecting techno-conglomerate salivate. The next day they were a chaotic mess without a strategic vision and certainly no future."
Oops, that was Time Magazine reporting on Apple in 1996, sorry!
The make and model of phone in the Sri Lankan rectomobe case is unknown
It's clearly a Nokia 6310i. Good call!
I don't want my device managed thankyouverymuch
The Puerile Acronym Otherwise Known as BOLLOX
Those plucky Canucks are fighting back manfully, good on them. If they want to be called BlackBerry why not just help them out and go along with it?
If you can get through to the tech guys they are the salt of the earth, best in the business.
Their sales people, on the other hand, - if you can get through at all - 20 mins is not uncommon - are half-deaf, disconsolate, script-driven automata with the attention span of elderly goldfish.
Blackberry manager Stephen Bates did not inspire confidence on R5 this AM... nul points!
I've filled in the missing option
OFFICIAL: FANDROIDS ARE SMARTER/TIGHTER/LESS SUCCESSFUL* THAN IPHONE FANBOIS
I'm sure there are squillions of fanmen like me who spend £'s on their iPhone bills making ££££££££'s of monthly sales. It's an investment. A tool. You don't get very far if you don't use your tool.
I jacked my last berries because of the inadequate and overpriced apps, the browsing, the fuzzball, the labyrinthine and incomprehensible settings. Actually I did like the real keyboard, and the good value international roaming packages. Fix all that other stuff to Apple standards of GUI and I'll think about it. Maybe.
Bernard Levin devoted a whole Times page to fulminating against Sony's then novel idea of a shower radio. I immediately went out and bought one. It's still going strong, having comfortably outlived its palaverous detractor.
Re: Missed Opportunity
And he could have sprayed a big fat apple in the door around the handle
Oh and where is his motor?
"It appears that Mac users are merely more unselfish with their disposable income than are their Windows-using counterparts."
Or maybe they have more disposable income because, starting from zero, a Mac will get you where you need to be faster than any other ordinateur. Fact.
Re: @ Jim in Hayward
Jim is obviously an American, that's how they say it over there.
You could say the same about iGoogle...
... but I'd be more than happy to pay for it, I'm surprised they don't offer that option
Re: Sigh...... "unloved and little-used services"
... yeah, like iGoogle. My door to the universe. Big, big loss.
Re: Just to jump on the bandwagon...
Well that's all fine and large but if you borrow against something you are still on the hook for the value thereof, tax or no tax.
Better to cash in real time while the gettin's good, you ask me.
Stop this now
Let's just stop drawing attention to ourselves. Alien visitation is almost certain to be bad for us.
But no Letterman either!
Such a blow. I'll sign up for any service with current and vintage Dave, never mind anything else.
Re: Lovefilm also has better content - agreed
Lovefilm have much more depth of content - much better for obscure movies. The organisation is a bit more scattered but I can live with that
Re: Are fanbois a dying breed?
"I hope they're a dying breed."
I've been happily buying and using Apple kit since 1989 and will continue to do so; and I attend Eucharist almost every Sunday morning. So I'm on your hit list twice over. I don't really know why I've upset you, though.
Switch to PC World? I don't think so!
Businesses have a right and duty to minimise their tax. Starbucks and Amazon are not breaking the law so fair play to them - we should get the framework changed if we want more of their money.
I use Amazon all the time and will continue to do so. Much of their sales are from UK based third parties who do pay tax and still offer competitive prices even after Amazon gets their cut.
Starbucks is great for nice tea, cool sounds, and good wi-fi - but for decent coffee it's Costa all the way, tax or no tax. (Mine's a Cortado thanks.) Plus Costa have real baristas and real espresso machines, not the automated junk Starbucks use.
My Mac Firefox stalls (spinning beach ball) several times a week and successive updates have not helped so I'm not so exercised about updating all the time. Firefox isn't getting any better, as far as I can make out, but I'm used to it. Security is a worry though.
People in their 70s are more likely to die
Well I never!
Go ahead, import death into your house if you want to.
You're going to want a return on this investment by spending lots of time slumped in front of the thing.
Watching TV has the same calorie burn as sleeping and half as much as reading a book.
Re: Churchill's recipe
That's way too sweet. Call your barman pal in Singapore and ask him to hold a vermouth bottle up to the phone.
Scientists is it
It was them jokers that came up with the Chorleywood process which gave us poor benighted Brits the sh**tiest bread on the planet. Keep them away from our hooch!
Clunky amateurish junk
My (Mac) experience suggests: Life is way too short to be struggling with these clunky home made poo poos, or indeed with Mac Numbers (yekk), for that matter.
Pay Mr Gates for the real McCoy and enjoy a professional product.
And if you just want a free midrange spreadsheet app, go Google.
Can all these well meaning brain boxes find no better focus for their benevolence than re-inventing the wheel?
If you can find them... then maybe
"Just employ a few decent developers.. hell of a lot cheaper then paying for sap every year."
Trouble is they are like the A team, as a non IT business person I would have no idea where to look or how to judge. For example, much of our organisation is done via Google spreadsheets. It would be great to set up a single aggregated sheet pulling info from all the other sheets but apart from manually there's no way. I have no way to tell if it's possible and if so, where to get customisation help.
Re: RE: Like a Mac, it is still a turd, and not useful for anything but it is still very shiny.
How very very dare you!!!!
"....you'll still have to carry change if you want to be sure of a decent cup of coffee".
Yeah, that, as well as execute a brisk 180 degrees and head for the Costa on the opposite corner!
Well, what about iGoogle?
How is ditching that giving me a beautifully simple experience? Except in the sense that if you disappear something, them you're making life simpler coz its not there any more.
Squeezed till the pips squeaked
Micro Anvika were the only people in Tottenham Court Road who didn't sneer at the word Macintosh. It's a real pity Apple couldn't leave space for loyalist vendors instead of sucking all the business into itself like a fruity black hole.
Go to it!
Dog fouling is heinous. I'm all in favour of using snoop tech to nab the poopers.
British Airways got there first
BA likewise proudly measure in OSP's the amount of airborne "tea" they serve each year. It sure tastes like that's where they got the water for the manky tepid Millac-infested swill.
"Lets face it, it is rather retro kernel design"
I just wish I had a fraction of the technological insight required to evaluate that remark.
Maybe the only thing being proved is ...
... the green-eyed discourteous are aways with us.
Re: I'm all for budget ... and see no need bells & whistles on a telephone.
I think there's room for both kinds. I'm guessing your phone might be the legendary Nokia 6310i which was discontinued years ago and which I still pack as back-up. They still fetch good money and I'm surprised Nokia has never yielded to the demand to start making them (or an update with the same ergonomics, talktime, robustness and reception quality but a more durable paint job).
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