2796 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Sat here waiting for my S3 to explode or do something
Slow day, need some excitement. Bloody thing's just working properly, no smoke, flames or kabooms.
Most disappointing. Well, from the excitement point of view, excellent news from the not-having-to-get-the-bloody-thing-fixed point of view.
Re: Blaze or not
Those marks are almost certainly from sustained high temperature rather than an EXPLOSION!!!! as the case looks melted and the markings aren't as linear as you'd expect from a sudden blast of some sort, looks like soot from smoke not debris/shrapnel from a kaboom moment. Look a lot like the phone was vertical when it happened too as the smoke drifted upwards.
When a semiconductor goes boom it really looks like a tiny (or not so, depending on the component) explosion took place with straight lines radiating out from the centre.
My 2-penn'th, anyway. Been a while siince I fixed any blowedy-uppy gear.
Re: Nice try Apple.
Counters the Apple fanboi, in all probability ;o)
Re: The case of the flaming case
The 'Bad Apples', surely!
Assuming it was charging at the time
That would maybe be more of a charger fault for not being current-limited.
Of course it depends what it was actually plugged into at the time, going on the assumption it was, as it could be anything from the official Sammy charger to some hokey non-standard Chinese cheapo USB hub with its own crappy PSU delivering as much current as requested.
You really think we don't know Foxconn has >1 customer???
Foxconn and Apple would seem to richly deserve each other.
That's a huge fail.
On a scale of zero to Linked-in password storage that's right up there.
Utter lunatic assclowns.
You know what this is, right?
Yep. Innovation (as in the real kind)
Re: Most excellent!
Tell us all you're joshing, surely?
Every fanboi that checks through that list will come across one of the items and think...
Yeah that's awful tat but you know, that one thing is actually kinda cool, I might just order it...
Petty, petty, petty
Presumably he's not supposed to leave the country either. The Embassy is technically Ecuador, is it not, 24 hours a day?
I wonder how long after the phonecall from the USA they came up with this one. Anyway he's fleeing persecution now, and I'm sure UK.gov needs that 200k badly.
No mention of Ice Cream?
I used to build my centre forward up and just have him muller through the opposition in a straight line all the way through to the goalie then slam the ball in for good measure :o)
There was a throw you could do to bounce the ball of the electrifier so it went along the side through any opponents and round the multiplier loop, too. Most effective!
Must have destroyed 4 Kempston Pro joysticks.
Ice Cream, Ice Cream!
They need SONY & Samsung in on that too
Else it's going nowhere.
Obviously not Rooney
He can't read or write, can he?
dragged kicking and screaming
Of course. By the CIA after having his tequila spiked with GHB. OK, maybe just 'unconscious'.
"Strewth, mate, imagine my surprise when I woke in in Guantanamo"
It's a rape case on paper (that's already been chucked out once then reinstated, but that's just the documented part that people can see). The Yanks want him out of sheer embarrassment and spite cos Hell hath no fury like a Government that failed to keep a secret which got out.
Re: They'll be fine...
Oh yeah cos Apple 'innovate', we all forgot that one, if that's what you call rearranging other people's innovations in a different order and charging 30% on it.
They also need
To make the fecking homescreen(s) on the S3 rotate when the phone's held in portrait mode.
You know, like IN A CAR IN A WINDSCREEN MOUNT!
Jeepers you'd think they'd have nailed that one by now. Tried a bunch of other launchers (had one on the Desire HD that did this) but didn't like them or they displayed stuff a bit oddly, and I actually quite like Touchwiz.
Re: Streisand effect
Yep, I think we're deeply in the realm of the Complete Fuckwit Effect
more opportunities to build amazing products
Any word on when they're going to build one?
Secondhand market - boohoo
It's legal. Tough.
As oft-mentioned, you don't see BMW sobbing like a girl because of Autotrader.co.uk
The one that got away
If you have that many friends and family members to hang out with then WTF are you doing posting on a thread about Nvidia Chip Drivers? Go live the dream.
proper parliamentary scrutiny
In other words, is the BPI kickback large enough
Re: Council in cahoots?
Do you think she might have a den at home with oak-panelled walls, a fluffy cat and a map of the world with blinking lights on it?
** Jealous! **
Distress & Harm
Right. That meal looks like toy food you give a 5 year old to play at cooking with on their Little Tykes play kitchen.
Distress & Harm caused to the councillor's wallet which was getting a kickback for awarding that catering contract to the cookery clowns that would net him/her the most moolah, most likely.
Re: Any lawyers present?
It'll be the council's property so presumably they can say that, yep.
Re: Alternate headline?
Edited. I obviously still have issues with an old headmaster ;o)
I for one...
Hope she damn well keeps it up
Food-fail school retaliates with spiteful ban against nine year old
In fact I think I'll share it just like that.
'The value of your investment may go down as well as up'
Because to admit you're shit would affect the share price EVEN MORE
You also need
Don't pay people if they're striking, tax unions higher.
That should sort most of that aspect out ;o)
Oh and importantly... remove all obvious safety labels like 'caution: sharp!' on new kitchen knives, 'May contain nuts' on bags of nuts. Let's eliminate people too stupid to work that shit out for themselves.
See Apple DOES listen to its customers
But only when over 85% of the installed base request a feature...
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Could possibly give that Janke fellow a spot of training on avoiding getting into so much shit!
Re: Every list
To be fair I already got a Galaxy S3 (blue!) yesterday though that was possibly more serendipity in the timing of my Voda contract upgrade, methinks.
You missed one of the bestest FD gifts, I asked for...
The new Jaguar XKR-S
Fat chance of getting it, of course :oD
Re: That's part of
Is that the reorganisation where China appears at the top of every list as a 'favourite' ?
I for one
'Props' to HBO/GoT FX people!
Re: We could have had this years ago
Actually, thinking about it, perhaps it's like an extension of Godwin's law....
Over time any given system of government will turn into a cynical self-serving police state spouting Nazi-esque proaganda as to why they have to do the things they need to do.
Re: We could have had this years ago
Maybe we just lost WW2 **really slowly** then
I suppose you could...
Send some kind of FOI request to the company for all the info they have on you giving only a postal address for response.
100k of stamps has to cost quite a bit.
Just switch to an alternate app repository
Oh. Wrong operating system. Sorry.
Amazing how fast Apple will bend over rather than stand fast when it suits them.
The Starbucks loyalty card even pops up on the lock screen whenever one is walking past a Starbucks.
Nice. Of course you can turn location tracking off in preferences, right? I mean you know when you're in a Starbucks, you don't need your phone to tell you, do you?
Mind you these are apple users we're talking about I suppose, they don't seem to believe anything unless Cupertino tells them it's so. Like location tracking being a 'real innovation' .. right.. no-one ever heard of a fucking TomTom? Oh maybe not, didn't apple just 'invent' TomTom maps, too, this week?
Gimp icon. Cos, well.
Maybe they'll charge Apple to include it
30%, sir ?
It'll piss Garmin right off.
Re: Easy to reject a call - big deal
The Mr Number app on Android rejects all 'unknown caller' calls automatically for me... works a treat.
Can be set all sorts of ways.
Yet my wife's Galaxy2 had ICS made available to it by Vodafone. It's 18 months old.
Re: Only us geeks care about OS versions
Don't most iThing owners use IThingTunes ?
Doesn't that push/enforce updates on the devices as and when?
I think that means apple upgrades the devices rather than 'most users'. For Android it's the carrier's decision, oftentimes, to deploy an update as they have to rebrand it, e.g. Vodafone needs lots of Red bootscreen crap and voda-specific apps, etc. In the event an update comes available it's still the user's choice to apply it, also.
Re: Simple security
Absolutely. Your average webserver only needs :80 and :22 visible to the world anyway and MySQL should be bound to 127.0.0.1. If you need a separate DB server then put them on the same private network and only expose the webserver to the world.
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