2088 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
Oxford Dictionary Definition:
The emotional consequences of buying into the lies of EE broadband and finding out later that 'unlimited internet' means severe traffic management at the most important times.
No doubt some enterprising staff will attempt to sell the stock from the street corner to ensure they make up their minimum wage that they have not been paid.
I wouldn't blame them.
'I'm in the market for a SIM free, unlocked phone that gets updates directly from the manufacturer.'
You've not heard about the iPhone then?
You can even buy then Sim free is you want.
I buy the phone, yes it is expensive but I change the phone every year, selling the old one which has superb resale value. I get at least 60% of the original outlay back especially as the phone is looked after and in nearly new condition.
The Sim only deal I have costs me less than £250 a year.
No having to wait two years to upgrade and all updates are on time and free. Add the cost of the phone into the equation I save a fair bit of money in the long term.
Android phones don't have that sort of second hand value
Re: You'd never get that kind of problem with a Toyota
If I recall correctly they have had a number of recalls, something to do with the brrrraaaaaaaaakessssss!
Re: Square watches
Still not acceptable, round watch please Mr Ive, that doesn't need charging for a month.
Rough with the smooth
Most performers want adoration, swarms of fans and people to keep telling them how wonderful they are.
Unfortunately if honesty were to prevail we may comment on their drug use, the poor choice of outfit at the awards ceremony, their bad behaviour, the drink driving ban, being caught with a prostitute in a car, racist remarks being made etc etc etc.
In the real world life is different to the bubble most of these performers live in.
No wonder Google has so many right to be forgotten requests.
They are one dimensional people in a three dimensional world.
Re: Games are more like movies than software business
Yes and after they have made 5 sequels people stop going to see them and they go straight to video, which no one buys.
Next we will probably have remakes............ Even worse.
Chapter 5, paragraph 8, section 234.96
It is compulsory to have sex with me at least 22 times a week.
Chapter 5, paragraph 8, section 234.97
It is compulsory to satisfy my every deviant need.
Chapter 5, paragraph 8, section 234.98
It is compulsory to bring me to an orgasm 98% of the time.
Chapter 5, paragraph 8, section 234.99
Alcohol will be strictly forbidden.
Come on, they'll never find anyone with these onerous contract conditions will they.
Well the answer to that is someone designed it, several decided it was a good idea, more decided it would work and agreed to release it.
Who should we blame? Are they still in a job?
Slightly different when used in a fighter jet
However, if a prolific texter uses the device, every other minute a message will pop up distracting the driver, firstly to read the message and then to reply because it will be impossible the ignore.
Add in the use of the sat-nav a passenger and a phone call?
How long before the device is banned or a driver runs into someone.
Safety is not the devices main selling point.
Using their initiative....
Not something you'd hear headlining about Android phones, no resale value.
Germany is regulated to the n'th degree. Everything has a rule. Having lived in the country for a great many years rules include,
No hanging washing out on a Sunday
Mowing the lawn to be undertaken not after certain times, not on Sundays
No barbecues on balconies
Dogs are not allowed to bark after 9pm (sign on farming village notice board)
No car washing outside your house, only in designated car washes (Kries Holzminden)
Fail the driving test 3 times you will have to attend the 'idiots school'
Winter tyres compulsory on a specific date in October
A fine if you shout at, abuse or stick your fingers up to another motorist
Recycling inspectors look in bins
Weed killer banned
You are responsible for the pavement (snow) outside your house
Every aspect of life has a rule so you know exactly where you stand, not only do the police enforce these rules but your neighbours will willingly tell on you 'Anzeigen' or report you to the authorities. It's in their DNA and psyche.
The Germans will eventually allow the app, but only when they have thoroughly legislated for it.
Re: A tax on the terminally stupid
If he catches them..... And he will.....
Expect a significant stay in Hotel Gulag
Re: The full monty
Just been on holiday for a week. When you are on an all inclusive it is criminal not to get your money's worth of food during breakfast.
My usual breakfast of porridge was substituted for a full cooked extreme breakfast every day.
4 rashers of bacon
2 Hash browns ( American addition)
1 ladle of Beans
4 grilled half tomatoes
2 halves fried bread
2 ladles of mushrooms
1 black pudding
I have no idea what the calorific value of this was over 7 days but I felt I had value for money.
It is a relief to be back on porridge.
I feel a little better now I know it's not just the UK who are masters of the great IT balls up.
Re: Ahh I see....
Nigeria, heart of world scams....
I is the acclaimed gentilmen to dispose of the estate of our eminant business person Mr U R Ripoff.
I have $200000000000 to deposit in you account. Please send small cheque for £500 to inherits said monies.
Mr W.E. Sawyoucoming
Cutting the heads off would be more appropriate.
Re: It's nice to see people are chipping away on the DMCA
As with all Despotic Democracies they choose what to follow and what to ignore.
Re: Lucky you
I had a similar experience with Dell, 2 years 4 days ( extended 2 year warranty ) screen went black GeForce card died though overheating. Incidentally, they brought out a bios update that made the fan work harder.
What I didn't realise was in the USA this was a known problem and some people had the card replaced out of Dell even if it was out of warranty.
Anyway Dell said tough luck to me so I bought a new model of the XPS. This time it was the software, it never liked the hardware. Reboot, reboot, reboot... Even worse, it just didn't like 3rd party software.
After 9 month I went and bought into Apple. Not only can Do I have OSX, but I can run windows with parallels. Best of both worlds.
Surprised there has been no vitriolic outbursts on here that usually accompanies this kind of headline when Apple are perceived to be at fault.
Instead we have apologists trying to excuse the actions of the corporation.
"only applies if the supplying firm has evidence that the user is a US citizen"...
Which means the rest of the world is fair game as far as they are concerned.
'And I hear 4.4.4 is coming to the Moto G in a couple months, so I'm glad I don't have to throw it away and buy a new phone.'
I love your optimism you happy smiley person you. Your depression will be all the greater when they don't deliver.
Instead of asking you to turn it on and turn if off again they should check all those 3rd party chargers that have a tendency to explode.....
Re: Looks more like...
Can't see any powder around the nose... So it can't be her can it?
Having lost 4 suitcases over the years it will make no difference to me what the baggage handlers have done to it.
They reap what they sow, 12 years of Labour meddling in education and 4 years of inaction by the Conservatives coupled with intransigent teaching staff who are not up to standard.
We ALL know who has the patent on this one, don't we!
Not something I wanted to read eating breakfast this morning
Yes but then it is up to the customer to prove they have not been negligent in revealing their passwords.
The presumption of course is that the bank is not at fault.
Parks itself, tells me if I am about to hit another vehicle, applies the brakes if I don't, calls the emergency services when I crash........
So WHY is it so difficult to produce a Kettle that turns on the tap and fills itself and then makes the best cup of tea in the world, a toaster that visits the bread bin, picks up a couple of slices and toasts it to perfection because the artificial intelligence knows how I like it, a knife that spreads butter and then marmite without leaving crumbs or butter behind.
Finally a plate that washes itself.
Is this too much to ask?
Re: As a niche device owner....
If it has 'In-App' purchases I ignore them.
The worst offenders are devs that allow you play the games but when you get to a certain level it is impossible to progress fairly without buying something extra especially when they target children's games.
I spent an entire flight to Sydney playing it on a Nintendo thingy, then spent the entire flight back dreaming about it.
Raising money for Help the Hero's is reason enough.
Now that he is on it, in 60 days he will have to get off it.
Re: My wife liked it @Mr C
Yeah but I'm jealous!
Re: My wife liked it @Mr C
Your wife must be really easy to please!
He definitely has a girlfriend because his analogy is spot on.
Are the 'showgirls' outside the cave for sale?
If you name was John Smith there'd be a lot of people claiming the accolade that the character was named after them. It would only be useful if you had an 'unusual name'.
It's the silly season again
Here we go again....
Trying to put your point across to an Android user is like trying to negotiate with a teenage Kevin.
They think they know it all but in fact know very little.
So late to the table that the washing up has been done, the plates put away and the scraps are inside the dog.
'Samsung however would no doubt argue that the security fears are unfounded as the company’s Knox containerisation solution has just been given clearance for use by British government workers.'
Really? Who took the bung?
Devices are aware of what you are doing?
Sounds like an NSA backdoor
Yet again more contrived rubbish.
More worrying is the number of people who even bothered to like the photographs. There has got to be better things to do.
Re: Yank my chain
Americans grow and produce their food to fit into their mouths.
Invariably the food or produce tends to be larger.
I actually saw someone with one today. I nudged the person to my left and nodded in the direction of the slab. The owner of said slab noticed, looked furtive and then covered it up with a newspaper.
Maybe he though we would rob him, maybe he was embarrassed, we will never know.
So this wasn't, as the hysterical Daily Mail reported, a virus.............
After a while your sub-conscience just ignores it, a bit like ads on the web.
'Nobody is buying the Samsung watches, because, well, why would you really?'
Samsung claim they are selling... Or is that shipped?
I'm sure it will be hugely successful......
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