Why there wasn't a 12 Years A Slave movie tie in for Elite is beyond me. I really should be in marketing.
455 posts • joined 26 Mar 2013
People are worried because even though you get the money back eventually it can be a right royal pain in the Harris to identify the frauds, get a new card, claim the money back etc. My housemate a few years ago ended up having his credit rating adversely affected by a credit card fraud that cleared out his bank account and resulted in several missed payments. Even though the back refunded him the money after a week or so, it took him a few months to get his credit rating back to normal which was jolly inconvenient at the time as it meant his mortgage application was rejected, he lost the house he wanted and - worse of all - he had to live we me an extra month.
Re: It's incredibly rare
"There were a fair number of expanded batteries in both phones and MacBooks, but this was usually down to the battery reaching the end of its useful life."
Doesn't this suggest that handsets shouldn't be designed with sealed in batteries? Or at least integrate some kind of give in the seals or casing of the phone to accommodate this "usual" swelling behaviour.
We went from a 1970s Grundig to a circa 1992 JVC that not only had Nicam stereo but Fastext also. Twas the age of enlightenment.
Re: Not A Competing Product, Really
It wouldn't surprise me if this actually happens, considering how eagerly Nadella et al have popped on their armbands and plunged into the suspiciously warm waters of iOS and Android of late.
I'll wager five chocolate doubloons that they'll be no mention of Watches, maxi iPads or new iMacs, but instead his most convoluted Cookness will in fact relaunch the Pippin.
Re: A plague
Amazon converts any uploaded documents (whether they are .doc, .mobi or .whatever) to html format for publishing on Kindle so Word or the .doc format is not necessary for using the KDP platform.
I didn't think an /s or joke icon would be necessary, how wrong of me.
Are you suggesting that all I say is not true? They'll be a horde of zealots descending upon your manor forthwith!
The thing with Apple is they always nail the first gen of product down perfectly. The original iphone worked brilliantly with every feature its competitors had (aside from 3G, a decent battery and a flash but who needs such things!). The iPad 1 was so magical it lasted a whole TWO years before it couldn't cope with new software that is much better than anyone could have ever wanted. And the original iPod's controls were so revolutionary they had yo be replaced with a new model less than a year later.
Anyone who isn't compelled to rush out and buy this superb little trinket I clearly bonkers in the but.
Re: Not the strongest by far!
The removal of said desiccated cereal is for me the most obvious and useful application for the mollusc's molars.
To be fair to the SNP it wasn't as if they were being led by a former oil economist when they came up with that figure, was it? Oh...
And people say governments waste money on silly vanity projects. Thank goodness Sturgeon et al show budgetary responsibility.
Spiffing. They could build a decent sized and specced district general hospital (and then blow it up again) for that sort of cash.
Re: BBC Death
The licence fee also pays for national and local BBC Radio stations, the loss of which would be far more catastrophic than the loss of BBC telly.
Re: Wait, what?
I take every El Reg article and headline with a glass of milk.
Whilst I have little doubt in the skills and talents of Apple's engineers who are amongst the most talented on this ere bkue marble (antennagate and the eMac being amongst their few missteps) I don't foresee a vehicle crafted by their designers to be somewhere I'd want to spend any time. OSX and iOS resemble a heated battle between a Tipp Ex and Crayola factory, and the Apple Stores and so sterile it's as if all of the furniture and employees are autoclaved on a daily basis.
Furthermore the arrogance of Apple (if the sources are putting to be true) in thinking they can better vehicle manufacturers has an air of Shakespearean tragedy about it. They may have struck lucky with the iPhone, but folks' relationship with the car is far more emotional than it is with a mobile phone and I'm not sure that tech companies such as Apple and Google grasp that.
Re: Do they do a version for people who can drive, or is it exclusively for the xbox generation?
It's a far more involving drive than a mark one E-Type. Not as pretty for sure, bit the older car had very wobbly steering and a soggy suspension.
Aston Martin is owned by a hodgepodge of British, Kuwati, American and multinational venture capitalists so the argument is even less valid.
Are witches' nips cold? I always assumed they'd be warm and/or prickly.
I'm disappointed in Apple's marketing department for not giving it a cuddly name like they normally do for features standard on other platforms (this is the point where were I not bereft of wit and creativity I'd have put my own hilarious suggestion).
At first I put the incoherence of your post down to autocorrect, but I've never seen mustard spelt with an 'e' (even amongst colonial commoners). So to echo the reply above me: What?
Re: Yes But...
If you ask Cortana to sing you a song she bangs out "Daisy, Daisy" (amongst others).
Considering there's only two out three more decades' worth of helium floating about in the wild, I've always found the use of it in drives to be a bit indulgent and irresponsible. There are far more important uses for this finite resource such as cooling magnets in MRI scanners, and for bribing my daughter when used to fill up Peppa Pig balloons.
They've been in decline since they stopped publishing Martello Tower.
Re: Apple and Google aren't the same AT ALL
If you believe that Apple don't peddle your inside leg size and such like, you clearly haven't read the Ts&Cs for any of their products, whether it be OSX, iOS our iTunes. All of these have declarations hidden amongst them declaring Cook et al will share your details with a preferred partner or two.
Re: Neat, but...
Like a Fiat 500 TwinAir then? A bit more porky for sure, but as least its crumple zone isn't your tib and fib.
Re: Blinded by Retina
"But in basic web browsing on responsive websites the iPhone significantly under-competes with landfill Androids."
I find that's more of an issue with Safari; Chrome on iOS tends to load pages properly.
Sounds lovely, but I live in an area whereby BT's Infinity service has been listed as being "under review" for approximately yonks now. It could be due to the availability of Virgin Media, but the lack of choice for broadband greater than the 2 megs otherwise available is rather frustrating (and as I'm with VM, expensive).
My completely scientific method of gauging how popular a device is based on what I see folks using on my train journey to work. Whilst I haven't seen many cheapo Windows tablets, there are an increasing number of Surfaces popping up. Can't tell if they're the newer Pro 3 model or not, but definitely seem more popular.
I think you'll find that in the last year alone Apple created not only the concept of the wearable in the form of the nebulous Apple Watch, but have also blown the smartphone world apart with their astonishing concept of a 5 inch plus screen on a phone with the 6 Plus.
How do you like them? Apples?
Re: Read the whole thing...
If it means that office dwellers jabber insanely to a digital assistant rather than me, I'm one socially stunted weirdo that welcomes the inclusion of Cortana.
"Google is the internet, surely?"
Geocites and AltaVista used to think the same. Yahoo! probably still do.
Quite a sniffy review for something so cheap and much more flexible than comparable Android slabs. One of the few things that I like more on touchy Windows over IOS and Android are its on-screen keyboard and the Metro (or whatever it's called now) version of IE which is surprisingly nice to use. Plus this ninety quid machine will work the entire Good Old Games library (mostly very smoothly, if similarly specced machines are anything to go by) so Tie Fighter et al on the train are a cheap option.
They're in my view the best budget smartphones on the market, but that Microsoft logo looks gash on the front. Maybe it's just me but Heath Lumia as the brand logo would have been far more appealing to the masses.
Re: I read as far as "Boybanders"
Reforming VAT would be a good start. Lower the starting rate for basic luxuries like a PAYG handset, then ramp it up to 50% for a Vertu our gold iPhone. Lower it for a Ford Fiesta, ramp it up to 50% for a Range Rover (95% if it has shiny 20" alloys).
Re: Je suis Charlie...
The turn of the 17th century was for hundred years ago. Not long if you use the life of the universe as your measurement, but still quite a lot of yonks ago.
Re: Gigabit broadband require
Tsk. In my day the family would huddle around one telly and argue about whether to watch Top of the Pops or Corrie, none of this 4k streaming lark or video conferencing / Snap chat naughty picture sharing.
"And some of it must have been Hotler too"
It'd be interesting to know whether a child born in 1990 would drink water that had been in contact with Hitler's or Mike Godwin's poo first.
I've not played the game myself, but it's popular amongst my group of friends and they're playing it without issue and find all of the negative press orbiting the game puzzling (my inability to get onto PSN over Xmas caused them much amusement).
My lack of involvement is due to the lack of offline mode, but that notwithstanding it seems to this observer to be one of the most cleverly crafted MMOGs since the days of Ultima.
Calling trousers pants in Manchester/Lancs isn't a new thing, and certainly has nowt to do with Americanisms.
If only there was an offline mode.
Re: Against my best wishes
Most of their peripherals from the turn of the century were quite marvelous. I still waggle a Sidewinder flight stick to get my X-Wing rocks off.
Re: Out of interest
Only two, there is.
Putting aside the lack of gender equality, the data on racial diversity surely depends on the country where staff are employed. As the US has roughly 80% of its populace identifying itself as white, then their boardroom is relatively diverse (albeit with more penises, natch).