39 posts • joined 10 Jul 2007
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times
Re: Q ≠ Armourer
Has the exchange of letters from Boothroyd to Flemming, along with a video of him and Connery.
Re: Exchange rate?
But the US prices are generally quoted before the Sales Tax that gets applied differently in each state, and UK prices are stated including tax.
So, you will need to add approx another 10% to that figure to get a retail price as I understand it, making it $2200 in the USA. Admittedly still less than in the UK, but not quite as much.
Re: Someone else
Having spent some time in Cambodia, there is pretty much no way on earth that he would have been stumbled upon. Same for yer man in Laos. There are just so many places to hide and live out your life.
Your reference to Station end makes me think that I woul dhave been sitting next to you for most of that 2 years.
I agree wholeheartedly with your comments, with teh single exception that no mention was made of a certain chinless wonder.
Heard it before
Jason Calacanis talked about this almost a year ago, so this isn't exactly news.
Calacanis: Apple to release networked HDTVs
...Love him or hate him, the bloke's got contacts, and he confirmed to me that he knew first-hand that Apple was working on a networked television. These LCD HDTVs will be fully networked, with the ability to stream all your iTunes content from your Mac or PC. In fact, Calacanis told me they'll function like a standard TV with an Apple TV box, only without the need for the box.
So the actual story is...
1.) She used google and ended up on Hazel Blear's page on TheyWorkForYou.com
2.) She clicked through from it to Hazel's official site
3.) She found the 'contact me' page on the official site and then
clicked on the email address, which, using a mailto: tag popped up her
work email client.
4.) She wrote and sent her fatal email, which was delivered from her
DCSF email account, not her Hotmail which she'd normally use.
One of the first things a head honcho at Moto did when he came in was to order that instead of Moto only handsets, all staff were to use competitor ones, so as to get a first hand look at what they were up against.
Still not seen a good handset out of them yet though.
Changes that will hopefully highlight the fact that when i recently purchase five 1p flights from Ryan Air, the total cost is actually £550. Including a wonderful £50 charge to pay for the flights.
how long is life?
I love the fact that in the article, she was "Scarred for life for a year"
NOt all Merkin beer is bad
Just most of it.
The Steam beers are just lovely IMHO as are some of the Pale Ales, Sierra Nevada for starters.
debt of honour
Yep, that is correct in the UK at least. Gambling debts are not legally enforceable, so a Bookie can decide not to pay you if they want.
Losing the plot
That's a few average products / Apps that Apple have come out with in the last year or so. Are they now becoming tired?
Now if she were an Irish Girl...
"For most of that time, serial entrepreneur and Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis was in the dark because no one at the company had bothered to Google the employee"
I expect they used Maholo rather than Google and it turned up 0 hits.
Couldn't agree more. Which is why I'm adding to this thread and thus improving the ranking of the story
I use the Bakker Elkhuizen Flextop 270 on the desk and it's a wonderful piece of design. Pretty good at doing what it's supposed to to. (pricey tho)
I can't believe that the Daily Mail called El Reg "A respected technology news website" I feel somehow dirty for reading the Reg now.
Hell no, Android on the iPhone, now that I'd buy.
At a previous poster: I was under the assumption that the McCain campaign had all the relevant rights to play whatever music they wanted. You pay the PRS, you can play music. Isn't it that Simple?
Recently bought myself a Dell Lappy from PC World as I needed one sharpish, and when i registered it online later in the week, it was showing as being bought from Tescos. So even if you don't buy one there, Dell still seems to think that you did.
Missing the point
Yes you can get cheaper drives and you may also be able to get more reliable ones, but you will be hard pushed to find nicer looking ones.
You're paying the premium for the design.
As for reliability, I've got a TB of LaCie drives at home now, the oldest being 2 years old and I've never had a crash.
Thanks for reminding me what a great artist and Bloke Mr W Bragg is. I'm off to download his backcatalogue right now.
Back in teh late 90's I worked on the design for a prepay mobile phone system for Cuba. Amongst the strange things about it was that everyone would get given credit fro the govt monthly towards the cost of calls in Pesos and could then top up in USD separately if they wanted. Of course USD were not official currency but the govt sponsored telco glossed over that fact. Things all went well until they discovered that the hardware we were intending to use was HP kit and at that stage it all fell over. Because HP were an american company. (dual core? no, Dual standards!)
Palmerston North was my favourite place in NZ!
You sure it was a Henry and not a Hetty? After all, Hetty does come in a rather fetching pink colour. And she's got these lovely come to bed eyes..
So i pay close to £100 a month to Virgin for a package from them. If I get booted from internet access by them under the three strikes ruling, will they just lie down and let that £1200 a years walk off to someone else?
You can take your Guinea Pigs and Roast em.
Enough of this debate on smoking, let us not forget the spelling mistake in the article.
Accumlation? No, it's accumulation
I'll get me coat.
Highway driving in a Prius
In terms of emissions when most of the driving is motorway based, my Baby Beemer 2 litre diesel is "greener" than a Prius. cheaper too.
If I had to make a guess at the next area to be included it would be Newport Pagnell Services. That always used to be the busiest cell in the country for 3G usage.
That kind of thing appears on the jobsites all the time. It's just lazy recruitment agents.
The Tech Guys
For me, PC world splits in two when I think of it. I have always found the stores to be manned by poorly trained people with (I assume) massive sales targets. But the Tech Guys have always been good in my experience. We have a stand alone TG store near us that I've used, both over the phone and in person and I've recommended to people. All of us have had good experiences and cheap too.
It's alsmost as if they are two completely separate entities with differing corporate paths.
Are we sure they were dressed as coppers and not as strippers?
IIRC, a company called OD2 provide some software for music downloads, Nokia have bought them a while back and the software is supposed to be added into new versions of the PC Suite.
OD2, (Peter Gabriel set it up didn't he?) have been hiring dev people for some time for this now.
If you are interested there are several videos of the flood on you tube.
(second one complete with staff trying to work out how to cross a road)
What's in a name?
Colgate means "Go hang yourself" in Spanish IIRC, but it's generally cars that go for bad translations; Cortina - Curtain; Sierra - Saw;
and the MR2 from Toyota if said in French, means "shit" MRDeux / merde.
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- Plug and PREY: Hackers reprogram USB drives to silently infect PCs