Re: There was no goal..
387 posts • joined 9 Dec 2010
Whatever happened to Watford Electronics?
this -> http://www.saverstore.com/
We are not the only country in the EU with a large Eurosceptic contingency. I have friends in Spain, Italy and Germany and many of them are as worried about "ever closer union" as a lot of Brits are.
Euro Politicians all refuse to even entertain the possibility that the road they are intent on travelling might not be what ordinary people want. This is a political project, its driven by politicians many of whom are failed politicians in their own countries but have found a "safe harbour" in the workings of the EU.
There is a lot of good about the EU. A lot of good but there is also a lot of dodgy or bad. How are we to force *our* politicians (who are mostly for the EU) that a good number of people have some reservations?
Anywho, one way or another there are gonna be a lot of pissed off people on friday morning and they're all gonna be bitching about it on social media, in the papers, on the TV..... that's when teh real nightmare begins!
" I am for leave because I am pro Europe and hope that by making the hard choice we can push the EU into a new and better path that will better serve the great individuality of the member countries while improving social and standards of life for all. "
I've been trying to get this point across to lots of people but I get shouted down.
"This study may be viewed as evidence for cats having a rudimentary understanding of gravity."
It *may* be viewed that way but only by idiots.
Each time I read about a "scientist" devising an experiment involving cats, its clear to me that the scientist involved has never actually spent any time with a cat
Not just Japanese....
I understand from a friend there's quite a waiting list....
I go to a cafe to eat/drink in peace, if I want cat in my coffee I'll stay at home.
From the article....
"Microsoft’s shares were down five per cent on its Friday closing price on the news but have since recovered"
I guess the markets weren't that bothered after all.
Firstly, I think your post says more about you than the impression given by people sporting the English flag and secondly, you appear t have mistaken an opinion for actual fact.
did you ask them to stop? every SMS I got from them finished with how to opt out... I followed the instructions, no more texts (except service realted ones of course but I don't mind those)
The problem with killing that wasp is that a couple of his mates *will* show up shortly afterwards. I guess we're seeing that already with the win 10 upgrade...
I don't really mind TBH, so far I've managed to avoid teh various nags screens / stealth downloads.
I have a Fitbit blaze and I wouldn't trust the HR monitor as anything other than an indication that I have a heart rate. Fitbit themselves say that it loses accuracy as the workout becomes more vigorous.
I don't expect it to be medically accurate and for my purposes its good enough. It increases as I exercise and decreases when I rest. The range is what's important for me. If it tells me my resting heart rate is circa 62/63 pretty much all the time and then suddenly starts reporting it as 50 then that would ring a bell, likewise the upper end. If it suddenly peaks beyond the kind of number I'm used to seeing then it's a "hmmm" moment.
when we weight ourselves,we do it on the same machine at the same time in the same way because we understand the numbers in relation to the previous numbers.
None of this is rocket science.
... with the licence per se but I do think that iPlayer should be restricted to "authorised users" *every* other service has an "authorised user" interface. I can't just fire up Amazon and watch their stuff for free just because it happens to be an online streaming service. Why should I or anyone be able to do so with the iplayer? I pay for a licence, I'm already authenticated, all iPlayer has to do is ask me to prove it.
re "I'm guessing you've never set about quitting smoking."
Its not hard, you just stop. If you really want to quit smoking then you will and all you have to do is stop.
The fact is most people who say they want to give up don't really want to and so they find it difficult or look for reasons why they failed.
as far as I can see, vaping is simply swapping one addiction delivery method for another but it is at least a healthier way of getting a fix. Mind you teh down side is that most people sucking on a vape' don't seem to realize just how silly they look :D
I can't upvote twice but I would if I could.
I *really* don't understand why Sony are all but totally ignored by Journos. My Z1 is a fantastic phone... solid reliable, excellent battery life. Its been updated three times by Sony (Although I doubt I'll get any more :( ) water/dust proof long before anyone else... I had a battery problem, Sony collected / fixed and returned the phone in a week, all under warranty. Good looking phone, no bloatware, great camera. Really it's just plus points.
You are not the target user when the op stated that it should be "more windows like"
Typically you are assuming that all users want to "fiddle" with their installations and that is a wrong assumption.
The vast majority of users want to install something and do "stuff" because that is how the vast majority of users use their PC's. It really doesn't matter how much you wish it were oherwise, it isn't and never will be, get over it.
For the vast majority of users their experience is with windows and they don't really care one way or the other all they want is to "do stuff" within an environment they mostly recognise.
I suspect that in the US it'll probably be easier to ban people than guns though...
It's called "Virtue signalling" and is very much a modern phenomenon . Its a product of the "social media" generation although here in the UK at least, you could say that it all began with the death of Diana.
People scrabble to indicate to others just what a lovely, nice person they are by the simple expedient of claiming sympathy for complete strangers ( or people they may *think* they know vicariously) and of course this makes them a better, nicer person then *you* because if you now say "I have sympathy for x" you're simply following their lead. There was a very interesting article about it in The Spectator late last year.
"She added these agreements help the UK "to turn foreign criminals away at the border, prevent money laundering by terrorists and criminals, get foreign criminals out of our prisons and back to their home countries, investigate cases that cross borders, and share forensic data like DNA and fingerprinting much more quickly."
Can't say that agrees with the general perception which would be the exact opposite and perception as they say is king.
Apple don't give a stuff about anyone's goodwill. They never have and they never will.
Are you sure? It doesn't appear in the app switcher on my xperia
who'd have thought the company that invented personal audio players might know a thing or two about squeezing top sound out of their (rather good) mobey's?
... the truth is I'm really not.
I genuinely do not have a problem with the spooks having data on me.
I do have a problem with some jobsworth from the council having access to it though.. presumably so that he can check that I'm putting the correct recyclables in the correct bin.
And seriously, some of the tinfoil hat wearing in this thread is beyond ridiculous.
"looking up their families, colleagues and even themselves"
If I was a dodgy spy I'd probably be very interested in what they have on the database about me or my family, afterall the data they hold could tell me if I'm in danger of having my collar felt so it is a bit dodgy really.
I'm always amused by the Anti Daily Mail rhetoric that any article that mentions them is strewn with. Based upon the opprobrium absolutely no one in the entire country admits to reading it or looking at its website and yet, it has 2nd highest circulation and its website is frequently cited among the top performers in the world. Someone must be reading it.....
While I don't disagree with you I'd be very surprised if there were refusniks on any moral ground.
battery... how long will it last on this phone? Not very long I imagine.
Why can Sony make a phone that has a battery that can last the thick end of two days between charges but no other bugger can? And why do reviewers *never* mention how good Sony's are in this regard when reviewing other mobeys ?
Just recently I had reason to have both a sammy s4 and my xperia z1 side by side. I do all the normal things with my Sony, make a call or two, bit of browsing,the odd email...play music and games.
After half a day my sony reads 92% , the sammy? bearing in mind that all it had done all morning was sit on my desk.... 86%
Are they using special electricity generated from unicorn poo that's accessed via Nicad fairy's? Why can no other manufacturer achieve this?
Its nice to have a phone that doesn't need to be tethered to a charger while all I do is sit at my desk all day if I want to be able to use it on the way home from work.
Everyone will look on a USB drive, its the modern equivalent of finding porn in the woods
"Maybe that people shouldn't be using work computers to browse and store that stuff?"
Absolutely correct but "Dave" was vindictive, he didn't report the guy until he realised the guy wasn't going to crawl to him
putting aside your distasteful descriptions.... how's that tinfoil hat feeling?
There is no circumstance when Vodashite look good.
"You should have a choice to opt IN and they should not have a choice in saying you CAN / cannot!"
that is one FUGLY car....
"then there was the odd 'score' Toyah with her tit out!!."
did it weally have her tit on it? Or do you mean she was dueting with Adam Ant? :D
My Z1 recently developed a battery fault and I needed tosend it away to Sony for repair (under warranty) I picked up a cheap 2nd hand (open box rather than "used") S4, to say it was a horrible, laggy pile of poo burdened with nasty Samsung duplication would be an understatement. I chose an S4 because I'd previously owned and liked a s2 so an s4 seemed like a bit of a no brainer.
I hated it and was so relieved to get my Sony back.
I went to see Paloma Faith last November, I was in the front row, the two chairs next to me were occupied by a lesbian couple, every time there was view up Ms Faith's skirt or a flash of knickers these two women would try their best to get a shot on their mobeys every success was celebrated with a high five and the words "another one for the wank bank!"
And no, they didn't offer to share :-|
"Yeah, I love having my precious collection"
Any book I consider "precious" exists as a physical thing on a shelf in my study.
"These men are true legends"
Not legends but actual living people.
.. is A) You actually must want to give up, most people seem to do it because they feel its the right thing to do / are being nagged / think its too pricey rather than because they want to.
and B) Just stop. No patches, no E-Cigs / vaping, no binge eating. Simply stop.
I guarantee that anyone who fulfills both of these criteria will give up for good.
I know 9 people myself included that stopped using this "method"
People who use e-cigs have simply swapped one addiction for another (albeit a less harmful to the health one)
RE : (which in my experience can't be uninstalled on android)
I disappeared it from my Z1 , there's no root access or anything like that involved, I used the cunningly named "Advanced Permission Manager" freely available from the App Store.
10 of 10 for their belief in the overall goodness of "people" because that can be the only thing that allows them to believe this is a good idea.
As an aside, am I the only one who thinks the smiling girl looks like the Joker?
I had to say goodbye to one of my furry friends last month after 16 years, to say it sucked is a massive understatement
As for PR twonks, I'm happy to say goodbye to them anytime.
"Ad blocking is stupid. But stupid people obviously can't realize that."
Yep... paying for content is the way forward, I pay Sky a small fortune each month and as a result I enjoy a completely advert free experience..... oh wait.....
I would suggest that perhaps the stupidity being exhibited here is a bit closer to your home than you realize.
I pay a few quid a month to use the telegraph website and they still have ads! So naturally enough I use an ad blocker.
As always the advertisers want it all their own way, they want us to pay for content and still have us look at ads.
but here you usually get "all in one" packages.
Ummm.... my broadband has nothing whatsoever to do with my TV.
Landline / BB = supplier A
TV = Freesat as provided by me
Mobey = Supplier B
Just because you can buy packages doesn't mean its the only way to do it
You know I'm happy to pay for quality content if it means I don't have to endure adverts as well BUT Rupert has taught the world that people will pay through the nose for mediocre content and STILL put up with adverts.
So I'll take the stuff I don't have to pay for and use an ad blocker as long as those ads are loud and intrusive and for the stuff I pay for I'll *never* turn off the ad blocker.
re yeah, I read that, then looked at the downvotes and chuckled...
The downvotes were inevitable :D
"Kingston Upon Hull, City of Culture 2017"
As in yoghurt
Surely the real problem here is the ridiculous spelling of her name ?