263 posts • joined 26 Mar 2013
Re: Had a Fiat once ...
I've had a combination of Italian and German cars over the years. To date only one of the Italians (an at the time ten year old punto) needed a new ignition coil and my current car (an Alfa company car) has only had a slightly over flappy sun visor as a black mark.
Of the German cars (all company cars) all have developed faults, with two VWs requiring new engines and clutches.
The good thing about Italian cars is that you expect them to break down so when they don't its a nice treat, whereas the overhyped reputation of German vehicles disappoint with their fallibility.
We haven't actually left the EU yet and there is no mandate or legislation for us to do so. Who's to say we won't be in the EU in ten, twenty maybe one hundred years time? To preclude the UK from policy is undemocratic regardless on our stance on data protection etc.
Cortana is twice as good as both Google Now and Siri, based upon the reasoning that I used the fruity and chocolatey voice assistants for a day before ignoring them, whereas with the Master Chief's beau she lasted 48 hours. Scientific reasoning at its finest.
MS should counter sue the Chinese government for not allowing any other political parties to stands against them.
Re: You must be joking
If you're going to buy an army I'd go with the Second Sons over the more flashy Golden Company. Save you a few bob to boot.
Re: No Apostraphe
There's a Sharks Cove in Hawaii that is devoid of punctuation, so maybe it's the Hawaiians' fault rather than Nadella et al.
Isn't the timing down to Dre et al moving away from Monster making Beats branded overpriced cans to manufacturing their own? Perhaps Monster's noise cancelling tech is either licensed or sufficiently different to deserve a sueball being lobbed their way.
My old man used to have a Rover which had electric windows that would unexpectedly open and close for no apparent reason. I can only assume it was also down to some clever clog students such as in this case.
Re: My God, they're full of stars...
Or perhaps Zookd. I really didn't think this through.
My God, they're full of stars...
Hence forth I shall refer to Apple as Bqqmf. Cookie, Cookie, give me your enterprise share do...
Pushing close to £100k is a lot of notes to be treated like a leper at every junction, albeit in a motor with (arguably shaky) green credentials.
Re: And How do I ...
My local Natwest has one of those machines like in supermarkets where you can lob your coinage into it and it's paid straight into your account. There's usually a queue of drunken vagrants waiting to use it, and it steadfastly refuses to acknowledge that Euro 96 commemorative coins are legal tender but other than that it works rather well. I left HSBC as my branch barred access to its counter staff besides its Premier and business customers, messing us mere mortals had to use ageing Fujitsu Siemens PCs to do our banking, through the same internet portal available anywhere else.
I wonder if the carbon savings afforded by their new Fruity Loop HQ over its lifetime will ever offset the amount of carbon and such released in its construction? My prediction? Non.
Whenever I read Yosemite my brain processes the word as "Yo-sur-mite", despite years of therapy. Thought you'd all like to know.
Re: iView FTW!
Meh, Ben and Holly is much better anyways.
Nice to see his branching out now that Rev. has come to a close.
Pencil me in for thirty doubloons that the European Space Agency make it to Jupiter and its moons first. But not Europa, natch (stay off their land!)
Unless I've just woken from a ten year coma (again), 1961 wasn't 63 years ago.
Re: My Nokia 3210 works fine
My Nokia 3330 (a 3310 but with luxurious WAP) gets awoken from cryo sleep every year when my family head down to the Somerset levels to live in squalor for a week. Even after 13 odd years the battery still holds throughout the 5 days, and has found itself swimming in mud on more than once occasion but still clings onto life.
Not the best comparison due to all the extra things it does, but the wife's year old iPhone 5 barely lasted a day and the only use it saw was a dozen photos or so. Furthermore she was forever without a signal whereas the ageing Finn had full bars throughout (both on O2 so the only explanation is that she's holding it wrong).
We've got a handful of Surface Pro 2s in the field and the sales guys love them. They whinged when they had their iPads taken off them but seem to like the screen quality and the kick stand and type covers of Microsoft's device. They seen pretty reliable as well, as we're yet to have any back in the office, unlike the iPads which had a bundle of issues with WiFi connectivity.
Not that I expect version 3 to set sales records, they're still pretty niche.
Mean old Apple. An entire generation of fanbois won't experience the think of a RAM upgrade. For the record my first experience of this was slotting a PCI sized cats with 512mb of RAM into the bottom of an Amiga 500, a bit like the docking bay of a Star Destroyer.
Re: Sieze the opportunity
I'm with you. Was an NTL customer for years, then VM before turncoating my way over to Uncle Rupe's BskyB. For the two years I was with them the supposed 8meg BB rarely reached a meg, I went through two sky plus boxes and for five months was being billed for a neighbour as well. The only thing that worked was the phone.
Been back with Mr Bolt's company since last August and haven't had an issue (aside from having to pay for a Now TV sub to get my fix of nudey bumps and drained on sky Atlantic). Still works out cheaper than Sky's similar package, plus I've got 152 meg bb, of which I have no need whatsoever but was the same price as 60 so seemed silly not to.
Completely different services that no-one who could read would confuse, similar to the nonsensical decision against SkyDrive. Maybe people are thick enough to mix them up, and maybe golf courses across the world are infested with golfists wearing pipes of Pringles rather than diabolical jumpers.
Yet another 70s icon's shame revealed, made the worse after all that phew Rory when those bell ends phoned his granddaughter.
Use Bing quite a lot due to work Lumia and it works very well for local searches (integration with Nokia drive is loved by the guys in the field). I still use Google for most other searches though as it seems to order the results in a more sensible way.
It's only £50? Bargain!
Re: I have been a fan of the Xbox360 for years...
This supposed "next gen" crop of consoles is rather laughable. Aside from a bit of extra gloss, neither the Xbox One nor the PS4 do half of the things that their predecessors do. 3D Blu Ray like on your PS3? Nope. Custom soundtracks like on your circa 2005 360? Dream on. Play your games from the last gen? Don't be silly!
Quick! Someone sue them for all the WiFi and freezing phone issues that gave dogged every iteration since the iPhone 3GS.
I used the front facing camera on my phone for the first time the other day and it was extremely useful in locating the bit of spinach that had lodged itself in my upper incisors.
So if you like food that is fond of getting stuck in your teeth, pay the extra few coin and get the G.
The Lumia 1020 and 1520 both support the RAW format, y'know.
It's a shame that Windows Rt is such a lemon because the 2520 tablet is a rather nice piece of kit in terms of design and build, with possibly the nicest screen I'm yet to see on a tablet. It still puzzles me why MS didn't copy Apple and Android and just have WP on larger screens.
Congratulations to the man. I'm sure he'll perform as admirably and effectively in office as Mr Hunt and Ms Miller before him.
Re: nice phone but
930 doesn't have glance:
Lord Melchett, Lord Melchett...
...intelligent and deep,
Lord Melchett, Lord Melchett,
A shame about the sheep.
Damn, what a gullible breed.
Old Rupes has very little foothold in the cable market in the UK, with the dominance of Sky being predominantly based in the Satellite TV market (which doesn't seem a very good fit for Apple TV). Sky are starting to gain ground with fibre optic broadband but still lag behind Virgin Media (who rule the cable roost and have just started to offer Netflix via their TiVo boxes) and BT with their patchy Infinity service.
I'm sure that it'll hit the amazing highs that Sony achieved with 3D gaming on the PS3.
Quite a few machines at my local NHS Trust run Windows 2000 Pro, showing that they're way ahead of the curve (2000 is loads higher than 8, innit?)
The only apps the Beeb are interested in are the ones on iOS. Android is always second best and Windows Phone is a web app.
If I fancy a cheap thrill at the same time: yes.
Two hundred notes for that?! I could get a tumble dryer for the same price
I'm pretty certain I had a Sony Ericsson that was able to fulfil claim 27 also. Seems like a pretty obvious claim so how its patentable is rather puzzling.
They mucked up made the private details of humanoids available to a nincompoop, but £250k is the same size fine that the multibillion corporation Sony were slapped with for similar laxness. Seems a bit unfair.
Re: It may not be illegal
The immorality of Apple's actions is made worse by the huge cash pile they are feeding with their tax avoidance. I can only assume that Cook et al have a Scrooge McDuck fixation that makes them want to horde $100bn and counting, while at the same time the folks that screw their iDevices together struggle to survive on pittance a week.
Can't see a chute for dispensing unwanted guests to the circling sharks anywhere on the plans. Puzzling.
Re: Bring Me the Head of Agent Garcia
Errmm... Mornington Crescent!
No mention of what kind of battery it sports, or whether the casing will be flame retardant.
In a previous work life my company had Huw Edwards host an awards evening. He was urbane, witty and had clearly done his homework about the company and its bigwigs. The organisers of the MWC clearly hadn't bothered watching Corden's efforts at hosting the Brits for the past five years, otherwise they would have gone for someone more professional. Like Sam Fox and Mick Fleeetwood.
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