2070 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
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......
Pull the other one, they have obviously come across a fundamental insurmountable problem in that they can't stuff anymore buttons on to it to give it keyboard functionality that the basic keyboard and a mouse has when playing PC Games.
I expect it will finally arrive with a fully fledged keyboard and mouse, they are just having trouble with the universal knee attachment to keep it in place when you sit on the sofa. As to the mouse, a simple mouse pad with universal armrest attachment is also on the cards.
Re: Platooooooon - HALT!
Might work in a city but out here never.
Another GOOD reason not to move.
Why make a film about it when we all know the story, the continuing story I should say.
Wouldn't it be better to make the film when it is finally reported in he press that he has died in mysterious circumstances, block of ice lands on his head, falls out of the door of an aeroplane, drowns drinking a vodka martini, electrocuted by his mobile phone, accidentally blows himself up while locked in the boot of a car, eaten by a crocodile, commits suicide with a pair of chopsticks....Etc.
Then at least we can speculate on which conspiracy theory is correct?
It would make for a better film don't you think?
Re: A sad day
The only winner here will be Grant Thornton and the fees they charge.
"Ads in Tabs"
To shoot oneself in the foot.
Re: Prior art??
I claim patents on the colours of the rainbow and all the shades in between.
Re: Not Adventurous Enough
An elevator to the moon would be more feasible.
It would take 7 years to build the China bit, 10 years to build the Russian bit, 9 years for the Polish bit, 8 years for the German bit, 12 years, including 2 hour lunch breaks, for the French bit and then 100 years for the English bit.
If you can't beat them.... Tax them.
"so it could be argued the malware mostly preys on the foolish using basic social-engineering trickery."
Pretty much accounts for 98% of the users. They do after all have an Android phone as well.
Re: Look at the up-side
They can rename it 'The Surface Cuboid'
It will probably be as wide as it is fat.
Re: Any surprise?
Correct, I have the first retina screen iPad, why do I need to buy something new!
It is patented though!
Exploitation learned from Apple perhaps?
Re: Bloody hell.
This is just sleight of hand and mis-direction, while everyone focuses on this they are moving something in by the backdoor....
They release something like this just to garner interest and advertising.
They have patented 'deception'
Re: When you think about it...
It is so much hassle to think of something so inane, uninteresting and downright boring to publish to the rest of the population in the hope that you'd find some empty headed yokel that might accidentally follow you and be interested in what you have to say.
The bottom line is that no one cares what you have to say, it's all about self interest.
It's easier to not tweet than to tweet. I prefer the simplicity of silence.
Up voted for being honest.... With all that overtime you earn you'll be able to book a great holiday while signed off on the sick.... through stress.
I can hear a symphony of violins playing in the background....
- NASA boffin: RIDDLE of odd BULGE FOUND on MOON is SOLVED
- SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015
- BuzzGasm! Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS
- Worstall on Wednesday YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
- Tor attack nodes RIPPED MASKS off users for 6 MONTHS