210 posts • joined 12 Nov 2012
Re: Talk Radio
You don't need iPlayer for BBC Radio
Tunein works fine.
"This shows how European policy is in abject retreat despite a huge political stand by France in particular. France, with its substantial subsidies for locally produced content, is still completely failing to halt the shift to US content"
French TV is (for the most part) garbage.
About the only thing they do well is travel documentaries.
The fact it is (or isn't) subsidized doesn't change this.
At least the Beeb can still pull rabbits out of it's hat some of the time.
What, no Wiko?
If you want a list of budget Androids there has to be a couple of Wikos on it!
Dual SIM, no contract. No pre-installed bloat.
I paid €70 for an Ozzy.
News Corp should be held accountable for the actions of its readers....
It's the only way we can protect the paediatricians!
The problem with all these services is that they only show dubbed versions of foreign films.
(In France) The same with XBox videos and Google Play Movies.
Sadly iTunes is the only service that offers original language soundtracks (Oh, and French broadcast TV for some shows/films.)
Really hope the OP is in witness protection or that the landlord has found it is his heart to forgive him....
So you can now legally ask for flexitime?
You: Can I have Flexitime?
There was a law needed passing for this!?
"It’s not fit for purpose"
Did you really use that phrase at the time, Mr Dabbs?
Amazon.com have it on pre-order for $649 without a contract.
Wolves or stray/out-of-control dog attacks?
Because there's no EU/gov compensation for dog attacks, so everything is reported as a wolf attack.
(At least in France this is how it gets played.)
Or even better, maybe the hunters are feeding the wolves to grow the numbers to justify culls.
(As the French hunting fraternity does with wild boar, causing massive over population problems leading to drunken free-for-all shotgun culls in public parks.)
I'm moving house next week.
Sorted out 3 boxes of cables a couple of days ago.
Putting the unwanted ones in the "dump" pile.
So now I'm down to 2 boxes of cables I will never use.
"Les Couilles de Dogue" should work well.
So It's come full circle:
Starting out with a cow feeder and ending up being "fed" to cows.
Not Red Harvest then?
No obfuscating working title?
Electrical or Electronics Problems?
All the Fiat/Alfa electronics are Bosch parts these days. You must be getting confused with Renault there.
Easily done for someone who can't even spell "ALFA".
Unlimited Worldwide Voice calls from mobile
With tariffs giving unlimited voice calls to worldwide fixed & mobile numbers from your mobile, why does this make more sense? (Unless you're roaming?)
Attention Handset Manufacturers!
Stop using words like "Mini" and "Compact" to describe handsets that are anything but.
And perhaps actually bring out some that actually are?
Chromecast's USB lead
Anyone else found that Chromecast's microUSB lead seems to be for power only?
If you use it to connect any other devices it only powers them up, it won't
actually connect them via USB....
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.
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