Have a thumbs up from me cos you're right!
262 posts • joined 13 Apr 2011
It kind of is the point. You are no better off either way. You continue your relationship with them and they do the same thing again. Eventually they might just run out of suppliers and get the message. You stood up to them and that was the right thing to do along with walking away.
I don't need to read to know that more cores can *assist* with battery life. I was getting more to the point of innovation being focused more so on the battery than more cores. The chip makers are taking a build it and they will come approach and the phone manufacturers are swallowing it and spending their money on these chips instead of the holy grail that is a phone that can do everything we want it to without charge anxiety and last more than a day.
Ffs, 10 cores? No goddamnit, battery life, battery life, battery life! Concentrate on what we the customer actually want for a change.
Re: Lock 'em up
Or wire them up to one of their solar panels in a desert somewhere perhaps?
Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we've found the new replacement board of ICANN! ;-)
Re: All very well, but . . .
I'm sure they got their resident BOFH to sort that, no inspector managed to survive after being convinced the only way to get readings was stand behind the thing at full power...
IT news and boobs? Where? Show me!
"are The Reg softening their line on Apple"
Gerroutofit! You think that's softening the line? They're showing Apple, the world renowned borrower of other people's ideas and making them a success (TM) to be exactly what they are.
The phone really must have holy backing as it is nothing short of a bloody miracle that people spend an absolute fortune on a phone that is constantly playing catchup with other smartphones.
I think that's what they were getting at?
I like the o2 brand and would be sad to disappear, but I would be miffed if as an o2 customer I didn't get to see the fruits of being part of the three network and everything they are offering these days.
Presumably now government transport departments will be busying themselves to reclassify VW tax bands and rubbing their hands at the thought of all that extra revenue. How long before the first court case I wonder.
No promises we can keep, or guarantees it will work, oh and we might be doing the same thing for your competitors too. All for a low monthly fee.
Where do I sign up?
Well now you have your definition of tech disruption and it's happening in your pants...
So now I've shown you which buttons control which bits, it's over to you for stimulating remote conversation of a different kind... I'll be getting off now.
It's actually disc shaped, or so I read somewhere anyway.
Re: Second channel request
Well until they do that, how about this:
Re: Who knew?
Yeah they like to keep a low profile as people think they're a bit Mickey Mouse.
Now that'd be a hell of a commute.
Let's hope he didn't wear those special space pants the entire time. Wouldn't like to be the one doing the NASA laundry tomorrow.
And there was me thinking you meant undercrackers. These aren't the space pants I was looking for!
I don't often (ok never) defend Apple, but why the hell should they give him a new phone or compensate him? Who does he think he is! Besides, it's quite obvious he's just wearing the wrong trousers.
I'd love to think it was just someone with a sense of humour put a load of stones standing up and thought "That'll fox 'em". Stonehenge could even have been the main stage at their equivalent of Glastonbury and they've just now found what was the beer tent.
All hail the unelected king as far as I'm concerned. It works so why fix it?
(I'm English, so no patriotism here btw)
Re: Don't be evil
"Google is still not going to do anything Sergey can't live with, and he is super touchy about oppression and censorship."
Yeah sounds like it...
Re: Be honest
"That used to be the coded message for - "can't talk now - my wife's here"."
Good point. Didn't think of that. You're screwed either way I suppose.
Re: Be honest
He could have replied to it and told the person they had the wrong number. Hopefully that would be followed by them replying saying something like "OMG! soz, lolz" and then HL wife would know Mr Dabbs would never have anything to do with someone who wrote text messages like that. All would be well with the Dabbs household once again.
I'm going to have another crack at it with a second entry on the same theme.
Down at the Microsoft Store South Africa (Game reserve division) the manager waited patiently for the first Windows 10 machine shipments they had been assured were coming soon.
Down at the Microsoft store South Africa, there was much anticipation for the arrival of left over Windows 8 stock.
They need not have advertised it at all, the leased line companies were pushing it without their help. Put simply it's not enough to cover upwards of 12k install costs where I got a quote for and for some reason the telcos think they can fleece you more for the photons to go a bit further than they normally do out into the rurals. Who is really going to sign up for 1k a month for a 10/100 for 3 years?
Re: "reliance on always being connected"
Yeah and what about the terrible mesh networks that never work at these places and you can barely get a signal from run by some local amateur bloke who set it up presumably as a hobby and to make a bit of cash and then forgot about it or stopped caring.
Re: I wonder...
Oh I *really* want to know!
Have we got any real life BOFH's amongst this sites esteemed readers? How far have or would you go to protect your own interests/empire?
(I ask this being somewhat worried about any potential AC 'accident' confessions!).
A friend of mine (also happens to be my boss) thinks that his word 'glew' as in the light 'glew' in the dark should be acceptable. He's not winning the argument in the office so far so I thought I'd cast the net for opinion here :-)
Re: There's a special place for people like that...
"I know what your wife is going through and I feel her"
Somehow I don't think he's going to be very happy about that!
Re: I feel sorry for
Legal duty? What's that got to do with something beyond their control? How else are they meant to pay them, it can't be cash, cheque would clear a week after they got it and they could be paid by BACS quicker on a second attempt anyway.
That video you linked to at the end for those who have never seen it (coloured squares and test tones) was part of thousands on the same channel that could not be linked to anyone. The BBC ran a story on these 'mysterious' videos and finally YouTube/Google owned up to them being test videos they had placed. There were all kinds of theories as to what they were including being the modern equivalent of a numbers radio station.
Cos he can probably see himself reflected in it :-)
How else am I meant to hold it?
Swatch are just bitter. They made a pager watch years ago and I really really wanted it, despite being a kid with no money and sadly no one to page me. As far as I know they were the only ones doing that kind of thing with watches, so if they'd carried on innovating like that then people might have paid more interest in them. I'm no Apple fanboi but this from Swatch is a bit pathetic.
Re: Eating a peach
"To be fair, it's the best Bruce Willis eating a peach story I've seen in some time."
There are more? Why have you not reported on them! I feel betrayed by the Reg now,for shame.
Re: Do vat grown brains dream?
I'd love down voters to explain themselves on this one. I wouldn't normally care but you could seriously do with explaining why I'm so wrong to think what I think.
Re: Do vat grown brains dream?
I thought exactly what you said in your comment as I read the article. The whole thing whilst amazing gives me the creeps. I had the thought of a person with locked in syndrome being the similar experience of this brain if it were conscious, only this would be a child. Scary. Presumably they are going to monitor it for activity, but without external stimulus how much would there be?
"That particular practice is (as you chaps might say) bog standard on our side of the pond."
Well that explains the down votes, although those down voting ought to appreciate that 'associates' is a very impersonal word to use for your employees over here (employee feels right at least to me). They are after all talking about their UK based operation in the article. Asda calling people colleagues as mentioned above is nausea inducing and cringe worthy. But hey who cares what the people you hire to run your business think anyway, right?
Calling your cherished workers "associates" says it all really.
"83% of statistics are made up on the spot."
Erm actually, I think you'll find that *I* think it's 86%.
Ha, now that thought crossed my mind too Nigel but better be safe than sorry. You could always present them with a consent form and see how it goes ;-)
I'm thinking you should definitely be unplugging the one in the bedroom when you are 'entertaining' I can't imagine your guest being too pleased when he discovers that you've got a camera watching proceedings! I'd explain before, switch it off and cover it over.
Re: You cannot be serious...
Rootmetrics appears to be the app you are seeking.