542 posts • joined 2 Mar 2011
They are atrocious
No mailing address on the bills, email enquiries just get bounced. Interminable helpline calls or social media are your only options for dealing with them.
Re: And we should care what this clown thinks because why?
Don't be a fanny.
HIGH EARNERS MORE LIKELY TO OWN EXPENSIVE PHONE SHOCKER
News at 11
Re: Apple's Yawn and Windows Apology
Or maybe it wasn't a mistake. I used to work for them and I spent every lunch hour reading and commenting on sites like the Reg. Maybe AC is perfectly happy to openly admit s/he is a Microsoftie, and all your pointing and going "HA!" is just that and more.
Re: customer service
On that measure EE falls flat on its face. I've both written and read many rants about various companies' CS over the years, and they're the sort of thing you usually take with a pinch of salt as they tend to be perhaps a little unrepresentative. EE on the other hand really are nothing short of abysmal. No criticism of their CS performance can be too harsh. Consumer watchdogs, consumer help sites/forums, the lot: they are all reporting a huge rise in the number of complaints against EE/T-Mob/Orange and in my own personal experience (dealing with my partner's Orange account on her behalf after she lost the will to live) they were by a country mile the worst I've ever had the misfortune of interacting with.
To be fair though I don't think Vodafone is any better right now. I was thumbing through Which? magazine at the dentist recently. It had a "mobile phone service provider" round-up type article. They didn't even bother reviewing either EE or Vodafone and had them lumped together in a special paragraph headed: "ORANGE, VODAFONE, EE AND T-MOBILE AT ROCK BOTTOM - WHY YOU SHOULD CUT OFF THESE FOUR MOBILE PHONE PROVIDERS".
@NoneSuch Re: Whatever the system.
I count myself lucky to have somehow miraculously ended up with an SO whose first question about any film is: "Does it have lasers and aliens? If not, I'm not watching it." and who was the first to venture the notion that we maybe need a bigger sub for movies. And no, she's not a dude.
the godforsaken hole that is Scotand
Never heard of Scotand. Is that your pet name for yer maw's fud?
Re: Point of Issue
Not sure if 'relevancy' is better or worse than 'expiration' on the scale of weird things North Americans do to the English language.
Sadly, the Kestrel has the same rather odd connector positioning as the G6 - micro USB at the top, 3.5mm audio at bottom left.
Ha! I've been wanting a phone with exactly that setup for years. Makes so much more sense to me. You can use the phone more easily whilst charging (no wire poking out of the bottom/side) and the headphone connector position makes absolute sense whilst on the move. No fumbling to rotate the phone the right way up when you put it into or take it out of your pocket.
No, IMHO there's no "sadly" about it - this is how they should be positioned.
Or save yourself the effort and make the username/registered email address the thing you change from site to site.
Beginning your post by labelling a self-evidently non-idiotic group of people idiots is the best way to indicate that it's probably not worth reading. Thanks for saving us all that wasted effort.
1.5 million m²=339 acres, not 370. One figure or the other is arbitrary
They somehow fucked up the procurement of the paint (I know - hard to believe, right?) had a few million tins left over and B&Q wouldn't take them back without a receipt so they just splashed it around a bit?
Re: Missed some
> Errant car drivers are dealt with. Arrogant (probably uninsured as well) cyclists do not.
Ha! Pull the other one mate. I've lost count of the number of times this has been wheeled out by the anti-cyclist brigade... "oh vehicles have reg plates and insurance and their drivers are highly trained individuals so they don't get away with anything". Utter bull.
Sure we (as in drivers) get caught by speed cameras but whose fault is that exactly? Certainly haven't heard of anyone being prosecuted for sailing through a red light, and I see other motorists doing it dozens of times every day. To illustrate the attitude that exists amongst some motorists I actually got grief from some woman behind me the other day when I stopped at a light that had just turned red. She was screaming and shouting that "there was plenty time you f*ckin wanker". What part of red=stop is so difficult for some people to understand? Sure cyclists do it, and it's annoying and when I'm on my bike I will have a go at other cyclists for thinking they're above the law but don't even TRY and tell us cyclists get away with more because that's just nonsense.
Arseholes are arseholes no matter what mode of transport they choose.
"Hello, $corpname service desk, how can I help?"
"Hi, I'm just wondering: is there a way to add two numbers in Excel without using a calculator?"
"Um. I think so, let me just check"
*stabs mute button*
*falls off chair*
Re: The spooks and flacks really do read El Reg!
Yeah! Those evil downvoting G-men!
Re: US gas 1/3 price of UK gas.
Well if that's what'll be piling up in the streets why don't we use them for heat and power then? Given the state of our ageing population I can see a few crumbly-fired power stations being economically viable.
@ Tom Welsh Re: The russian record != the record
And yet despite these Orwellian levels of brainwashing and the unending Five Minute Hate you manage to see through the Great Satan's dastardly schemes to tell us all about it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of the USA, its foreign policy or its untrammelled version of capitalism that has its government bought and paid for, but it never ceases to amaze me how people can equivocate this with active and malignant repression then go on to favorably compare ACTUAL repressive governments and leaders in light of that skewed assessment. Just because so many people agree with the assessment of Putin and his motives makes them neither wrong nor brainwashed.
Re: Return to sender
Given NK's laughably low standards when it comes to Photoshop you wouldn't even need to go to much effort either.
Where a "charity" is more than 50% government-funded it should be subject to FOI legislation.
"The question I have for the hotels is this: are you also OK with AirBnB operating in Seattle and providing the same service as hotels but without paying hotel taxes and fees? ... Are the restaurants OK if the City Council goes back and amends the food truck regulations to lift the restrictions we placed on how far food trucks can operate from existing restaurants? Are the tech companies OK if we allow companies to come in and pirate their software as long as the pirated products are popular and consumers enjoy it?"
Well, the last one's a bit disingenuous and doesn't really fit with the first two, and the first two are just examples of a free market. I'm shocked, shocked to find that anyone in the good old USA would agree to anything that restricts the operation of a free market.
Good to read some actual balanced thoughts on the matter for a change.
Re: hearing loss isnt funny!
troll against those people of the world with hearing issues/problems
seriously... that's what you took from that comment? get out and about more dude.
Re: The picture ..
I have both a Samsung hoover and a Dyson (yeah, we're a two hoover family). The Samsung is much (much) quieter and has much better suction. It was also less than half the price. In conclusion, I think your sample size might be somewhat lacking.
More likely they bamboozled the NHSS IT and procurement bods. They will sign literally anything if you give them a free pen.
Now I've got Cyndi Lauper stuck in my head.
As an old Minolta fan of yore, I really hope Sony don't screw the imaging biz. Many of us were worried what might happen to the Minolta legacy should Sony run into financial difficulties, and it looks like over the next few years we may be about to find out. At the moment however it does seem to be an area in which they're excelling, on both innovation and profitability.
Re: Learn something new every day
Nah, that Indian one clearly took years to accumulate and perfect. Kellys can do that in a day.
Well this is a surprise
I honestly thought the Moto G was the start of something interesting, and that Google were going to keep Moto, losses and all. Oh well that's probably why I'm not an industry analyst. Mind you, it's not as if I get these things wrong any more frequently than they do.
Re: @Vociferous - Hmmm... Should probably order that Moto G I've been thinking about.
+1... with the exception of the display, it's easily as good as my One X and in some respects - notably HSDPA signal retention in borderline areas (like my bloody desk) - it's noticeably better.
Ahem... None of my banks HAS been stupid enough.
@PhilipJ Re: 65 million users, but all of them already have a PC with Steam installed
"Valve is not going after PC gamers - they already have that market."
Then why does Newell make such a big deal about the "65 million" existing Steam users? We're talking about hardware here. The market Steam has is currently 100% software.
Re: 65 million users, but all of them already have a PC with Steam installed
Macs are just a subset of all PCs (ducks... sorry - couldn't resist).
I know what you mean though. Big picture mode is pretty handy and I already use it on my HTPC, which also does a whole bunch of other stuff that a Steam Machine currently (and deliberately) can't. No doubt they'll expand SteamOS to add more bells and whistles in the fullness of time, but right now...? I'm not saying the market will be nonexistant, but they will have a fight on their hands and everyone knows how quick on their feet Valve are...
65 million users, but all of them already have a PC with Steam installed
Don't get me wrong, I love PC gaming and I love Steam and I really want to see Valve succeed in this, but I'm beginning to think they're going after the wrong people. I can't honestly see anything more than a tiny percentage of those 65m existing users converting or adding a Steam Machine purely for gaming. IMHO Valve really needs to be going after new users; people who might otherwise not consider PC gaming.
OTOH if HL3 (when it arrives) is a Steam Machine exclusive then they might be in with a chance. They'll piss millions of people off, but they might be in with a chance.
I initially came to the same conclusion, but then realised you can't make that judgement based on what is basically just a subset of data.
Re: Minor pedantic nitpick, re: Dan1980
Most Speccys I've opened had a paper-coned 'speaker, although some are indeed Mylar.
"Just buy an iPhone"
D+ must try harder
The 10.2 OTA update put my phone in a bootloop and borked both GPS and Bluetooth. So that's the first and last time I'll be idly tapping "accept" on one of those.
Truth be told, for many handsets it appears there are better custom ROM choices for speed and reliability these days.
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
Re: Interesting but...
any chance of doing a test/review of 4 drive units? Some of us have a lot of 'stuff' to squirrel away.
Much as it's tempting just to jump for a Drobo, my wallet is cringing at the prospect.
They would get a much better return on their time and effort if they set their sights on fixing the mess that is their mobile UI.
Pretty much as expected then
Can you say "lip service"?
Re: Won't somebody think of the children?
what would anyone expect with Rifkind as its chair?
R4 this morning: "some people say Rifkind is perhaps not the best person to be chairing the ISC".
Understatement of the week.
Years down the line they still haven't gotten their 'automatic plugin download' thing to work properly when Firefox wants you to install/update Flash.
Re: More power to them...
Shhh! Don't tell them!
'I hate my job
'I hate my job
'I hate my job
'Seriously, what the fuck am I doing here?
Damp patch found on Mars
NASA dogging club denies responsibility.
Re: MS pretty near first to market ?
Yes, but it has yet to introduce iTunes Radio, which will be their equivalent service. DRTFA dear!
Re: Literally the Chocolate Factory, then.
Re: How about
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