191 posts • joined 12 Nov 2012
Well done Free!
I'll stick with SFR for coverage and roaming, but thanks for driving the prices down!
I can get unlimited worldwide voice (fixed & mobile) & texts, plus 12GB data
as-well-as 2H voice & 100MB whilst roaming for 65 Euros/month now.
If you think Maplins is bad ...
... for your self control, never go to Fry's in the US.
It's a veritable hypermarket of tech tat.
Line et al
"Stealth" comms is definitely where it is at.
The problem with Skype (when I used it) was that other people seemed to pester you a lot to talk/video with them.
"Line" is good for international free calls/text/video-calls. (Over wifi when roaming.) I was using TuMe but Telefonica nixed that last year.
Otherwise as Mr Dabbs says, texts and voice are bundled (inc for international) so just use the phone.
And while where at it, can we please have video calls over 3G functionality back in phones now the networks include them in the "free" minutes? Ta.
I had B&M in a 2006 Alfa and at the time it was miles ahead
of anything else from other manufacturers especially in term of
Sadly Fiat never really upgraded it in the intervening years
and it has now been rightly canned.
Sadly the follow-up system is touch based and the voice
recognition is rubbish.
Can these also protect us from...
...the dreaded fan death!?
A classic piece of Friday.
Keep up the good work.
If he was a REAL devotee he'd be queuing for the iPhone7S.
Next Up On Kickstarter...
... large black plastic remote for your modern LED backlit LCD TV which has a single, hard to press button that makes a clicking sound when you use it to change the channel.
Not sure this isn't good product marketing...
...Position towards people who already have to use eyewear anyway.
Good pair of specs and lenses can cost 500 quid anyway.
Maybe 3D TV would have been a bigger hit if they'd gone down this route.
Re: Love Moodys...
"Aren't they the ones that rated junk mortgages as AAA?"
Who rates the ratings agencies?
Love the way they now want to know the exact details of what's in a parcel.
Perhaps this is to allow for a more targeted professional level of thieving?
Hmm... flagship feature?
Looks exactly like Sony(Ericsson)'s vscreens.com app for android.
Right down the the on-screen QR code "pairing".
Re: circumventing the heavily regulated systems
"If I can take a private hire company instead I always do or just book a car rental. It is usually 2x cheaper, "
In many places taking a hire car in town and dropping it at the airport is one
of the easiest and cheapest ways to get to the airport. (e.g. Anywhere on the French Riviera to get to Nice airport.)
Biggest rip-off in Europe.
Example: A 16km/15 minute taxi ride from office to airport: 70 Euros.
And they try for a tip too.
They also refuse to take fares from the airport if the ride is "short".
No taxis run at night because after a couple of airport runs they've made enough for the day so are all in bed by 10pm.
They need some competition.
The LaCie Culbuto...
... as (soon to be) featured on accident & emergency x-rays...
NUC Haswell passive cooling enclosure:
Re: Passive cooling?
Asaka are shipping a Newton "H" passive case for this NUC soon.
You can buy the board on it's own and stick it in that.
The great thing about NUC is you do have some configuration options such as enclosure, connectivity, storage and memory.
Mine arrived last week but due to a shipping cock-up the mSata only arrived today.
(EU sourced and had a 3pin EU plug included in the box.
So far it's looking to be just the ticket for a sitting-room TV connected PC.
The only annoying thing is the Intel jingle when you open the box.
Don't Audi have a more realistic use PV sunroof option?
The one that powers a small fan to keep the air circulating when parked up.
Why does it appear to be parked on a golf course?
Seems a bit OTT to use it as a putter.
Why spend a fortune on BT DAB dock
When you can use TuneIn + any type of dock or amplifier/speaker unit?
Re: Don't encourage the old git
Maybe he'll do a Maxwell.....?
380 & 480Z
More good nostalgia!
At my school they had a 380Z and also a 480Z that strangely belonged to the science department and was rarely used. The 380Z lived in the maths department as the only computer literate teacher was in maths.
The BBCs appeared as I hit the 3rd year and started Computer Studies but the 380Z always had the draw of being a "proper" computer as opposed to a home computer with a Beeb badge.
That's not very service oriented.
Surely it should be "Customers" or "Clients" to be right-on in service providing terms?
Re: HDMI not compulsory
"How many parents in the 80s bought Timmy an 8 bit micro thinking they were helping with his education only to end up with an expert in Jetset Willy?"
A fair few. That doesn't detract from how many where inspired by having a computer to new heights.
Without the 80s boom the UK would be a technological backwater.
I sooo wanted one of these at the time
But it just never arrived in time and the final name was ridiculous. [sigh]
Did anyone else click through that lot and think ...
... "What a terrible list of overpriced useless office tat." ?
Re: Fooling with conventions
"when you realise that the beautiful girl, who has just allowed you to hitch a lift on a hot Summer day, absolutely stinks"
She'd sprayed on some English repellant. All hitch-hiking French girls carry a can.
Re: It's still just a Skoda
"More to the point of your silly generalisations: are you in a position where you can afford to buy from either brand, or are you just venting your jealousy?"
Woooooooo! Looks like we've got ourselves an Audi driver:
"Out of the way poor people, I'm coming through!!!"
And driving a Leon (preferably the not bad looking SC) won't mark you with the stigma of being an Audi driver.
"“I never engaged with my thermostat before,"
Re: Provided that it works
Doesn't seem to work when connected to some WiFi networks.
Works every time on mobile network.
Re: They don't
"I think he meant historical places settled by white people or places that matter"
I think you may find that many historical sites in the US and around the world "that matter" aren't associated with "white people". (Apart from those in Northern Europe, perhaps.)
Re: They don't
"They don't have many historical places in the USA, they tend to be more recent"
Oh I don't know.....
The creepy puppet who controls Gove...
... as portrayed on The Now Show.
Do it, Govey: tell the kids to download a poetry app.
Go on, you know you want to......
Camera Phones getting Progressively worse
The early SonyEricsson K-series were nice to use.
Ever since then it's been down hill.
I blame the lack of an optical viewfinder or EVF on the quality of phone snaps.
(And even compact camera photos.)
Re: I guess we're all feeling a little racist this morning
Racism, or just sour grapes from living in a country on the decline with ever failing influence on the world stage...?
Re: What they should do
He supposedly has a good relationship with the local plod after all his shenanigans.
Including having a local police escort during demos when out-of-area police are drafted in.
"Having seen the imaging system in use when I took my mother to A&E it is a lot better than waiting ages for film developing. The images can be retrieved quickly from anywhere."
You can have digital imagery without spunking £10bn on a centralized storage/sharing system.
As many other countries in the world do.....
"Uneducated idiots. Probably why they are in a cleaning job in the first place."
Most dickish statement of the month award?
Re: Try getting back to work yourself Oli 1
"no im an IT contractor..."
But you've got some "friends who are cleaners".....
Everyone should have a stint at doing low-paid jobs before they start shitting/pissing on everyone further down the ladder. Maybe then they'd be less inclined to do it.
Re: Sony Xperia Z?
"I don't like the term phablet, but then I don't understand the success of the market segment either, so who am I to judge."
It's a meme. Like wearing a baseball cap on backwards or walking around with your jeans down around your knees. There is no understanding involved....
"By the time I had finished checking to see what effect the inclusion of Jonny’s prose in the Daily Fail would have on the price of my house"
Did it also have an impact on the number of immigrants in the UK!?
Re: @Tom Welsh - @Khaptain - France isn't too bad
"Just one anecdote, but I could tell many similar about France."
Just like I could tell you many, many, many stories about UK ex-pats (15 years out-of-country with zero language skills) and the view from abroad that the UK is populated with shaven headed, sun-burned drunks.
Neither of which could be used to paint a whole country...
Let's not forget it was digital watches that were the first consumer product to help push CMOS technology.
And the rest is history.....
4K With Ambilight?
Sure why not.........
... HOW MUCH !?!
Not this year then.
I'm surprised that he's not paying for some homeopathic IT system whereby data is transferred by rubbing hard-drives together, or some-such.
Re: The Nestle Kit-Kat Chocolate is far too sweet
"What a load of tosh. For one thing the Belgians are IMHO a bit too obsessed with minging chocolate smoosh"
Not as obsessed as they are with having frites with everything.
That'd be "téléphone"
You should have suggested to go shopping in a blacked-out supermarket with it....
Re: Selfie, Girl Crush, Twerk
"The Americans are excused, they don't speak English anyway, they speak "Ameracun" or "mericun" which is more of an "effort at vocalisation" than a full blown spoken language....."
But let's be fair, the average UKer's grasp of English is little more than a drunken grunting these days.
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