314 posts • joined 14 Jun 2007
Re: Where has self-accountability gone?
Yes, it's always someone else's fault. It's the "someone (else) has to pay" mentality. I put it in the same bracket as the ambulance chasers. When will people finally understand that these corporations don't produce their products for your benefit - they produce them for the company to make as much money as humanly possible off the easy targets.
That is why you have to have your wits about you to prevent them from doing so.
Re: Bluetooth 3.5mm adapter
Ha! Depends who you believe!
Re: HP knew...
Hmmm... Not sure you can actually undo a surprise. Once you have been surprised, that surprise remains forever (for varying lengths of forever). I think you need to use "not surprised" - i.e. the surprise never happened in the first place. ;-)
The Biggest Fail is the usual one...
It should be OPT-IN! by default!
No Longer necessary!?!
Considering that perfume originally came about from having to mask the (what would be a disgusting) BO smell in the days when people only had a bath maybe once a month, it is totally unnecessary in this day & age of good (mostly) personal hygiene.
Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Er... When nobody buys them?!?
Re: I'm obviously missing something...
For an instant, what sprang into my mind was the way that the carraige-return always managed to "ram-raid" the nearest cup of tea!
Shirly you mean Peter Cushing!
Re: Downgrade rights?
... with the intention of UPGRADING to Windows 7...
There - fixed that for you. :-)
Re: Imagine how much better it could be
"If there were any courier companies, any at all, that had the slightest clue about how to deliver goods to households, at times that were convenient to the receivers - not based around the hours that the couriers preferred to work?"
Hmmm..... I wonder what could possibly be the reasons that none of them do??? Cost could be one. Requiring a lot more drivers and vans delivering the same number of packages but wasting lots of time driving backwards and forwards round the same areas to cater for all the different delivery times requested by the individuals. Obviously, you've never worked in logistics to know how that's never going to happen. Why do you think the post office doesn't do it either.
They have set rounds that have to take into account traffic patterns, one way systems, parking to unload, etc. and the vehicles have to be loaded in reverse order so that they don't have to keep moving stuff to get to the stuff they have to deliver first. If they have to keep having to go back to areas they've already been to just to cater for individual requested delivery times, it could potentially take them several hours to get back to them and they wouldn't get all the deliveries done.
Courier prices would need to increase dramatically to cater for all that as, potentially, it could mean that they are only able to get a quarter of the deliveries done within their permitted driving hours!
Yes but, what you have to remember is that these people are not in it to support the company for the long haul - they are just after short/medium term return on their investment!
Re: Devaluation of the K
"The K used to be 1024"
Wrong! The K is short for Kilo - which is 1000 (of anything)! If they wanted a measure for 1024, they should have called it something else! That's where the error is! - Same goes for Mega, Giga, etc.!
Phew! I! must! have! been! spending! too! much! time! on! Yahoo! lately! with! all! these! exclamation! marks!
I don't know about for other devices but Permission Manager works just fine on my GT-N7100. It just provides an interface to the switches that are already available within the device, it's free and doesn't require any permissions.
I don't have to worry about the Facebook app. as, apparently, my phone and post code don't exist! So I have to use the webpage anyway!
Re: Personally I'd of hoped
I'd've thought there's no reason not to - given that's how a lot of people say it!
Or maybe. ..
Technology In Tiles (TIT)
Re: Comparing to Naziism and Stalinism does not boulster your case.
Re: re: ragging on Yanks is a well-known Reg pass time
actually, I think he meant pastime...
OH! I was a bit late. Someone beat me to it!
Re: "There post also describes a dispute"
down't yoo meen a tiepow?
Re: @AC 2055 (GMT) Boston Resident
Yes. And they should be thankful that the NATIVE Americans didn't have a non-immigrant policy huh?!?
Re: Neglected to mention
"Who says only whole litres are sold on the continent?"
Very true. You can generally get:
1000ml (1 litre) [note the correct spelling of litre, for our American friends] ;-)
but you'll have a hell of a job getting a 568.2463ml measure m'boy! (1 pint [UK])
Or, protecting infants from bad/lazy parents!
That's strange. How can they patent something that already exists? This feature came with my Asus laptop that I bought over a year ago!?!
Here we go - another pissing contest!
Good on them!
Now, when are we going to follow suit?
for all those that insist on using "of" instead of "have" as the auxilliary verb for the present perfect tense:
Re: has to be
"I couldn't eat a whole Mars..."
Nor me. I'd have to eat it a bite at a time. (Only if I really wanted to ingest all those chemicals).
What a dick!
Title says it all.
We have a millionaire here who gives OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET vouchers to all the local pensioners for them to get extra food every Christmas.
This guy, by comparison is a complete arse - it doesn't even cost him anything to allow access.
grammar nazi in action
"the Indo-Pacific variety should actually be broken up into three different species, one of which is completely new"
No it isn't - It's been "newly recognised/discovered" - it hasn't just miraculously materialised out of nowhere...
when the "bullet-stopping phone" ads. will start appearing? Cynical? Moi?
I'm still trying to work out how, if there is a limit on my unlimited Data and Texts and Calls, they can get away with calling it unlimited!?! I must admit though, I haven't managed to hit any of the limits yet and I can set up alerts myself for different percentages of the data usage online. (JT)
Re: Excellent news
Good luck with that one! Nobody is taught grammar these days, it seems...
Re: delete the pointer
"and as a musician might say: viola! "
and as a Frenchman might say: voila!
Unlike Domestos et al., how doe sit tell which are the bad bacteria and which are the GOOD bacteria. Or is it another indiscriminate scatter-gun approach?
Re: About time!
No, not wondering at all.. No wondering needed!
Fish as alternative to bacon...
Aside from the benefits already mentioned, there is the additional benefit that it would allow us to glow in the dark! (From all the toxic waste that the fish will have consumed from all the shit we throw away).
Although it will be getting harder and harder to follow that route (of eating fish) due to the continuing decline of the marine environment caused by too much unsustainable commercial fishing methods and the previously mentioned shit that we keep dumping in the sea! All in the name of profit (of the few).
Hey! You forgot Tony Blair!
Re: Gee Plus Only (for now)
Oh, is that the one that never syncs, because it's not actually set up anywhere?
Re: Google devices
6 (six) [had to add the spelling to get the required letters into the post]
...'Tis the beginning of the end of mankind as we know it...
Re: It's a good start. @Khaptain 05:47
Or maybe he meant they were lying about their intentions rather than their belief!?! As it usually turns out that they ARE, IN FACT, ALL LIERS
Just upvoted because I can't believe that there still haven't been any prosecutions over any of the fraudulent use of imaginary money
Re: This and LPs both.
It might if it can beat the dynamic range (so that a pin dropping is not the same volume as all the instruments being bashed with bricks simultaneously). Not that my ears are capable of hearing the full dynamic range (or total frequency range) any more after years of listening to music being played far too loud without the use of earplugs!
Shouty, shouty - as you'll have to shout for me to be able to hear you these days!
That's a good one!
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha........ They are joking.. right?!?
Re: USA Delusions of Superiority
upvoted because I'm incredulous too...
No, no, no. You've got it wrong! It will be ON by DEFAULT and you'll have to ROOT your device to disable it!
Re: Credit card vs. charge card
Yes. Amex USED to be only charge cards - now they do a plethora of different cards, including various credit card offerings.
How the F**K can they reply-all if they've all been Bcc'd as they should be. What? They weren't Bcc'd? Heads should roll!
Re: code words, such as "hobby"
Most definitely! Did you not see those pictures of kids?!? We must think of the kids!!!
Oh... They were making things with their mother...
not so much "Eat this" as things blown completely out of proportion, as usual!
Re: They jest surely
"This is pretty bone-headed. I'm sure they can't have thought it through..."
Since when did politicians think anything through - that would take far too much time and encroach into "golf time".
Re: The purchaser has to know the PayPal account ID and password first
I think I'll just stick to Chip-n-PIN - much simpler!
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