For years I was puzzled as to why so many people were suckered into buying a pretty computer costing about twice as much as its plain Jane equivalent. Then Brexit won and Trump got elected and all became clear. People are stupid.
39 posts • joined 24 Nov 2011
Re: Much nicer here in Cupertino...
"Don't worry, be happy!" Good luck if Donald Trump wins.
First I've heard of this story. Has ANY mainstream media outlet (NYT excepted) run it? Sometimes I think that having 4 out of 5 newspapers owned by non tax-paying expat owners doesn't quite align with the idea of press freedom. Right now they're trying to destroy Leveson, and only the House of Lords is defending it.
Pains us to run an Apple article without the words 'fined', 'guilty' or 'on fire' in it, but here we are
Yeah, I'm going to ditch my Samsung and buy an Apple Iphone 7.
As soon as Apple starts to pay tax.
One more once?
Hey BT, this is the second day. Is it going to be a regular morning event?
Wi-Fi connection cuts off frequently
Upgraded 3 tear old Lenovo from 7 to 10 a few months ago. Since then the wi-fi connection fails maybe 10 times a day for no obvious reason.. I have to reconnect manually. Any thoughts?
Good idea. They'll get it as wrong, as Murdoch does with tech, go bust and Rothermere will stay in France, Dacre in Scotland. Result! High fives all round!
Ought to be grateful, I suppose. Seen HSBC's record on money-laundering? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSBC
Re: If I start...
If you can provide all that the Beeb does for less than their 40p a day, then yes. And I'll be paying you along with the rest of the population.
This series of cuts to the BBC is part of the payback to Murdoch and Rothermere for helping the surprise Tory win to happen. No less, no more.
The Beeb come up with good ideas now and then. No wonder Murdoch and Rothermere hate them -its jeallousy.
You know you're getting old when you can't understand a Reg headline before you get to the story.
And next, Apple to pay tax in UK?
What are the odds against that?
Another day, another politicians' promise. No breath to be held, please.
The review of the Bosch Athlet says it is "possibly not best for Gran." I would disagree, as our Gran thinks its great. Mind you, we used to hang her on the washing line and whack her with an old carpet beater when she got mucky. So I suppose its better than that.
Don't forget who owns Sky, and ponder why he's called The Dirty Digger.
No, we're not paranoid. They really are ALL SPYING ON US.
Sky is down? I expect the IQ of local people to soar if the outage lasts.
And their main aim will STILL be to sell you some crummy financial product for which they'll have to compensate you later for mis-selling. Cynical, me? Yeah, they had me twice. Give me a sleazy used car salesman every time.
Maybe its something to do with the Network World report accusing BT of supplying backdoors for GCHQ and NSA.
Hey! Look, a squirrel!
This is just another distraction ploy from the ex- PR flack Cameron.
This time he wants you to forget about Lynton Crosby the lobbyist for No
Plain Cigarette Packaging and No Minimum Pricing of Alcohol. Crosby
just happens to work for the Conservative Party -very suitable
bedfellows, but Cameron HAS NOT BEEN LOBBIED BY HIM. Nope, not at all. No, really, not even a little bit.
Re: Was it colder then?
and with all the grass and sky and trees in black and white, it was really boring. We couldn't afford coloured flowers till 1959.
Re: Was it colder then?
We used to dreeeeeeeem of plastic sandals...
One more piece of
Everything this government does turns to shit, from the economy, the privatising of the NHS, the benefits system and on to this atrocity.
It feels to me ( a non-millionaire average bloke) as if a malevolent bunch of aliens took over after a war I somehow didn't notice. Did the Nazis win WW2 after all?
Its massive, said the actress to the smartphone.
I suppose the wheels are retracted in that pic?
PC manufacturers are so out of touch. I've been looking at ultrabooks for months, and yesterday I concluded that they're just too expensive for me.
So I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 i7-2670QM 8GB 750GB GT540M 1GB BluRay 15.6 screen.
Yes, its bigger, fatter, heavier, slower disk, but I SAVED £450 quid! You can get an o.k. holiday for that, or nearly an Ipad.
Just checked my box and blundered into the Jeremy Kyle show. Its utterly hideous. Bleuurrgghh. No. DON'T LOOK, it'll damage you!
Unless it's with an 8" floppy.
No, just something to be enjoyed.
HOW MUCH?? Are you nuts, Dell. Prices should be dropping, not climbing.
There's a worldwide recession/depression. So Intel, worried about its non-presence in phones, offers us some nice, poky little machines -but at an exorbitant price.
I'm looking for one, but I wouldn't pay more that £700. Anything selling for close to £1000 has me pointing and laughing.
All that pink sh*t. I guess feminism passed you by.
and the BBC
Compare and contrast with the BBC. Pay £150 per year for all TV, Radio, humongous Website, podcasts, free Iplayer repeats, stacks of great original content that you actually want to watch.
And the Cabinet of Millionaires wanted to sell it to their chum, the Dirty Digger that was. For the time being they can't do that.
You've got to watch the 1%, their grannies are already sold, NHS on the way. If you don't like it shout out! You won't know what you've lost till its gone.
Way back machine.
How far back should you sit from a 50" TV?
Reason for TV tax
Whoever drafted the original legislation back in the days of Lord Reith did a good job. The BBC has a charter which is renewed every ten (?) years, and the money details are agreed with the government of the day.
This time the government made them institute cuts so that the licence fee would be frozen until 2016 when the charter next expires.
If the government decided yearly how much should be given to the BBC, they would have slashed its budget under Thatcher, who was just as much a creature of Murdoch as is Cameron's mob, and the Beeb would probably no longer exist, leaving British television to Sky.
Sure lets abolish it and the BBC television, national and local radio, amazing website. Who needs all those original science and nature programs.
I'd rather pay Sky a grand a year for recycled American crap and a few decent bits of sport.
No, and me neither.
Love to see the BBC/Attenborough wildlife stuff on one of these. I'd never go to the cinema again. Oh. ...I don't go now.
Agreed; these are high-end tvs for the 1%, don't forget us 99% poor people.
I bet it doesn't work south of the river!