731 posts • joined Monday 22nd January 2007 11:00 GMT
Re: Samsung exclusivity for ITV?
My sentiments exactly, I thought "I wonder if that means the Galaxy Nexus is supported" and then realised that I don't watch ITV as it's thorough drivel so why on earth did I care?
NFC is great
But.... the bloody machine's never work properly, I'm looking at early adopters like EAT, Pret, etc, the more recent machines seem a lot more reliable, very handy for small rounds in pubs.
Bigger masts eh?
I've just bought some nice Eucalyptus trees to cover up the one at the bottom of my garden, of course I wouldn't need to if TFL hadn't cut the existing trees down so that the mobile operator could get better reception (despite them saying that the location was the ideal site as there was no interference when the planning application went through).
Re: @I think so I am? Bad ideas never die...
The flip side being that they wouldn't be used for anything worthwhile like say stopping health tourism, and of course they will undoubtedly find a way to flog your movement data to marketing companies.
Now, I could be wrong on this but as I'm in the market for some 3TB drives for a home media/backup server, I've read up on the current crop of Seagate (manufactured in China) drives and the reliability is awful, could that and the disparate pricing have anything to do with the drop in sales?
Personally I'm waiting for the WD Reds to come down to around £110.
Don't mention Squeezebox or Ultimate Ears
Squeezebox was doing pretty well, a loyal fan base which was slowly growing but then they went and bought UE, removed all of the decent functionality from the Squeeze products, added some unnamed and unnoticeable UE gubbins and flogged it for well over the previous price.
queueing for half an hour to speak to a 17-year-old fuckwit who can’t spell or use a mouse
I'd rather deal with a 17-year-old fuckwit who can’t spell or use a mouse than some MA in English Literature who sneers at your book purchases because "they're sooooo mainstream" and "have you tried Süleyman the Magnificent by Bâkî? It's sooooo insightful.". No I haven't actually but then I have a proper job and so don't spend my days poncing around in a bloody bookshop pretending that I'm some sort of bloody literary genius because I've read the sodding back cover of some obscure 500 year old text that holds about as much interest to the majority of the population as the contents of Alan Sugar's undergarments.
Right, I'm all better now, beer anyone?
Re: I think I've worked out Lewis' angle (or many angled as the case may be)
They're new to me, I've never had a tentacled overlord before. Although the missus does have a couple of pointy appendages but I don't think they count as tentacles.
I think I've worked out Lewis' angle (or many angled as the case may be)
I've checked his CV and sure enough he went to Miskatonic University, he's not pro-global warming per se, he's pro-Cthulu, he wants Antarctica to melt and the Shoggoths to be released. All hail Azathoth, Cthulhu, Ghatanothoa, Shub-Niggurath, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep and Yig,
I for one welcome our new tentacled overlords.
Earth is doomed?????
I think not. Humanity is doomed? Probably. Life on Earth is doomed? Unlikely. Earth is doomed? Implausible. That'd need to be a bloody big or very fast moving asteroid.
£15k a year
That's not even enough to afford a Barrista!!!!!
Last time they rolled out an update it took 2 weeks for me to get it and I'm running a vanilla Galaxy Nexus, do they run the updates by serial number or what?
"You may not realize it, but data is far and away the most critical element in any computer system. Data is all-important. It’s the center of the universe."
If you don't realise it then you probably shouldn't be working in IT.
but I now know lots of IT experts who have been forced to move abroad due to not being able to find work (one mate was willing to drop from £110k to £45k) but still couldn't find anyone to pay that so is now earning an absolute shedload outside of the EU. This is a no brainer, they can find the staff if they're willing to pay them, but they're not, so they outsource or import and then make up disingenuous articles like this to cover their arses.
The Galaxy Nexus doesn't have and hdmi out which is rather annoying. However, Ubuntu is yet another reason I won't be upgrading for the time being.
I love the icons
They're very Symbian 60 (v1).
Nah, I gave that up when they started forcing me to link my account to a Gmail address.
Didn't they use those in Blake's 7 to teleport?
I have Virgin Media, the exchange is (allegedly) 100Mbps, I pay for 30Mbps, if I'm lucky I get 10Mbps off peak, I get around 2Mbps during peak, which is basically when I use it, comparatively speaking you're doing well.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Say what you like about it, at least I've heard of it, most of that lot grossed about $50, they spent millions getting Twilight this bad, although given the source they didn't really have to try too hard.
Silicon Roundabout is great
It keeps all of the media luvvies in one place which means it's very easy to avoid, especially when job hunting.
Smart TV is a misnomer
I've got a Panny Smart TV and what a pain in the posterior it is to use, if I try to watch any web content it decides to use the Playstation to do it which kinda defeats the purpose. Also, if I wanted to buy a Rolling Stones album I would, I don't need you advertising crap to me every time I turn on the TV, I think it may get it's CAT5 removed this weekend, a dumb terminal is so much easier to use.
Re: well thats a surprise
I use it to stream mkv's to my ps3 via ps3mediaserver. I've got a 4tb HP Microserver that I dump all of my media and backups on, my tv' can play mkv and has a network connection but I've have to run a digital audio out to my my amp so I just run everything through the PS3 as it's easier.
Try mapping inflation to the 40% tax bracket
I went back to the early 80's (I got bored trying to track the stats further back), and if the 40% tax bracket had followed yearly inflation it would now stand at around just under £50k (I can't remember exactly, this was 2 years ago and obviously it'll have increased by now), where on earth could all of that excess money be going?
That whooshing noise you heard earlier was sarcasm flying right over your head, Merry Christmas, try not to over-analyse it.
Now we just need to invent light speed travel and we're sorted once we've finished trashing this planet. Of course we'll have no resources to build hive ships because we'll have used them all up so we'll just be sending 2 people who will have to spend their time trying to create a new civilisation only to discover the journey has rendered them sterile. Glass half empty? Not at all, I poured the contents away and jammed it up fate's posterior a long time ago.
Does anyone in IT
use products like this and think that the owner's won't rip off their stuff? If so, would you like to buy some Apple products, why yes, they're just over here in this suitcase, yes next to the other suitcase full of potatoes.
The worlds oldest cheese is currently residing in Micheal McIntyre's repertoire?
Sorry, I've not bought a single new game all year, I've played Skyrim but frankly there's been naff all new out that's enticed me, which is a sure sign that there's either something new on the horizon or that games companies are feeling the pinch and had decided to stick to the same tired formulaic games. Look at the top 30 of all time on Metacritic, how many of them came out in the last 12 months? And how many of those are sequels? Although I may buy Farcry 3 when it comes down to a reasonable price (sub £20).
Do any of them orbit "Red" suns? Just wondering if they're populated by primary coloured spandex clad poster boys?
If I Googled Lohan and Crack
How far down the rankings do you think this article would come?
Re: All so establishment in old age...
Don't forget The Skids flogging Halfords kit, Sham 69 flogging McDonalds in the naughties, The Maiden flogging Lucozade in the 80's/90's. I want to see Henry Rollins flogging Hello Kitty (literally), it's a shame GG Allin isn't around any more, he could have done a nice line in Domestos.
Well of course mutants are among us
Who here has never watched some gentlemen's entertainment and thought "good lord, that chap is some sort of mutant, that thing's huge"?
Does it work properly under Windows now? Have they made it stable so that you no longer have to reinstall iOs every 3rd minor iOS release because it knackers your phone/ipod? I'll believe it when I see it.
As we wave a fond farewell to Nintendo
When no one buys this console and they inevitably get swallowed up by another manufacturer (probably Sony). It's a shame, they've made some brilliant consoles but this just smacks of desperation.
Re: A Quantum Leap
My thought exactly, the line "With a million gigabyte capacity I'm quite capable of rubbing my tummy, patting my head, and doing a trillion floating point operations at once." still makes me chuckle.
Try looking over the shoulder over an iPhone user
That browser seems permanently stuck on Facebook.
As for Android browsers, as someone has already said, who on Android doesn't change the user agent to desktop?
People still use Groupon
Who knew? Most people try it once, realise what a sham it is and never go back.
The whole lot's controlled by Angela Merkel?
Come on now
What about the Research Machines 380Z? It was the precursor to the BBC Micro in most UK schools.
"not leaving you dangling in reception for what feels like an eternity"
Damn right, I once had an interview arranged for 8am (neither of us could do a 9-6 slot) and after 30 minutes of waiting outside a locked building and numerous unanswered calls to the agent I left. Apparently the guy had slept through his alarm and turned up at 8:55 (the agent left me a message telling me to turn back as he was now "in the office"), needless to say I never went back.
Not likely on Vodafone
It's almost impossible to get a decent data signal in most of London with Vodafone, why on earth you'd pay extra to not get a 4G signal is beyond me. I can't speak for other networks and locations but on Vodafone in London you may as well be using 2 baked bean tins and a piece of string to send/receive data and voice.