2105 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
"We’re always looking to create highly evolved experiences,” said Kalanick. “It’s sexy and interesting and fun for our users.”
Really? A highly evolved experience?
If you find it sexy, interesting and fun? Maybe the socially inept might get a kick out of it.
Re: No EU, less cover
However, the hardest thing is to actually convince the retailer you are trying to get money off, or return an item to, that you actually know your consumer rights.
Then there is the small problem of the retailer actually knowing what his obligation to you is. Even with my Law degree I have spent many a time pointing out my rights to a blank expression.
For instance I returned a chocolate dessert to Tesco the day after I opened it, tasted it and found the cream had gone off. Returning to the shop I was asked for the receipt which I did not have and asked to prove I bought the product from Tesco. Incidentally it was branded as a Tesco product on the label.
Then I was told I could not return it without the receipt, rubbish! After few minutes my demand to see a manager coerced them into giving me a refund, 99p.
Incidentally I returned a JVC TV to Comet, had it 1 month and the repair man had called 3 times and put the wrong part into it. Still didn't work. True!
Comet policy was to repair and not refund until I took direct action and took the thing back to the Comet store and left it on the floor between the two automatic doors sat on it and told every customer who went in not to buy a TV from Comet.
The manager was very sympathetic when I told him my woes, to get rid of me he swapped the JVC for a new Sony.
Germans go on strike?
No, you mean the Gastarbeiter or roughly and very loosely translated as 'cheap labour workers from Eastern Europe'.
I have keyless entry on a Ford Focus.
To open the car I put my hand on the door handle.
To lock the doors I touch the door handle lightly with my hand/thumb/finger.
To start the car I sit in it and press a button.
I can program it to open just one door or all the doors.
I can lock all the doors when inside by pressing one button.
How on earth would I save any more time? Perhaps a micro second of a micro second?
Start the car perhaps while I am walking towards it? Waste of fuel.
If I lose the key fob I still have my phone to call for help.
If I lose my phone I can still drive home.
If only they came up with some kind of iTraffic management that when activated moved every other car on the road out of the way, now that would be something.
it will be like wearing a pair of handcuffs
My thoughts exactly, I'll give it at least a week and let some other bu**er do the beta testing.
Re: But the good news...
There will be a new rule, under a different name that will circumvent it.
1 Million hey,
Population of the world 7.1 billion
For the awful album
Re: I don't think I want to play with the Americans any more.
Do you really think the Americans are playing on their own?
It's a fairly level playing field because they are all doing it to a greater or lesser extent. It just that the U.S. has a bigger budget.
Re: ...or what it might look like.
A laptop replacement
Re: and 50 cents
"Mr O’Rourke was employed in one of our internal firm services offices. The firm terminated his employment after an internal investigation concluded that Mr O’Rourke violated PwC’s ethical standards and practices, applicable to all of our people. The firm has explicit policies regarding employee conduct, we train our people in those policies, and we enforce them. Mr O’Rourke’s violation of these policies was the sole reason for his termination."
"We're not going to lose a 30 million quid contract over that one little fc*ker!"
The Government spokesman stated:
"Our study has found there is absolutely no correlation between the increase in air rage violence over the past six months and the unlimited use of mobile phones on aircraft.
We have also found no evidence related to mobile phone use during air travel and the increase in surgery to remove mobile phones from the rectum.
With regards to the number of passengers randomly falling from the sky, there is no evidence to suggest it is anything but suicide and it is coincidental that a mobile phone was found next to the body in every instance."
I will let others beta test the update before I commit....
In the US this theory is borne out by the increasing number of workplace shootings.
Don't worry about the IT, worry about the employee who turns up to work with an assault rifle.
For their next trick....
A square wheel.
Re: Man who predicts
Not the best way to charge the new iPhone 6.
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.
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