The Swedes did it??
Damn!! I have been blaming the Great Firewall of China for my lack of access.
(Posting from behind the bamboo curtain)
729 posts • joined 9 Aug 2007
Damn!! I have been blaming the Great Firewall of China for my lack of access.
(Posting from behind the bamboo curtain)
as much as I love the Lenovo products I DO own, I recognise that they are a CHINESE company; and the Chinese have never really understood the concept of "Customer Service".
This will have to change if they want to compete effectively on the world markets, right now they are selling on price, but if they ever want to move upmarket, the punters will want to know that they can get the support they need when they need it.
I have a number of Chinese company products that are good.... but could be great if they ever got around to fixing minor niggles in the firmware; including an £50 ICE unit that does everything digital far better than big names like Clarion, but clips a tiny fraction of a second off of the start of every track.
Sony has just changed its cloud server passwords from "Password" to "PASSWORD".
For a cleaner taste.
ER - caffeine is highly addictive and acts on the central nervous system in a similar way to HEROIN.
(Dont just downvote - go do some research, the NASA study is particularly effective at showing what caffeine does to the brain)
he adds an exemption for pies with two huge pastry horns coming out of the top.
(My local does a nice "Desperate Dan" pie)
EVERYTHING coming from the well known tat bazzaar is a clone-of-a-clone.
I suspect your problem may be that the hardware being used is telling porkies to the firmware; I have a Lenovo smartphone clone that is convinced it is the real deal, despite the hardware not matching what the firmware thinks it has; for instance, it shows GPS - and I can enable or disable GPS and the icon changes colour, it reports the state change etc - BUT THERE IS NO GPS!!
I heard too many bad reports about the Chrome devices, so when I wanted to try out the modern world of streaming music and video I picked up a cheap DroidBoX from a well known Chinese tat bazaar. The wifi doesnt like keeping a stable connection to my router*, so it is now hard wired, but other than that it is doing a good job of keeping my daughter supplied with Peppa Pig, Ra Ra, and Tinga Tinga, as well as exposing her to music streams from all over the world - she goes to sleep listening to traditional Chinese music and Buddhist chants!!
I havent explored more than a fraction of its capabilities yet - possibly because the user manual is two tiny pages of Chinglish.
* It may not be the devices fault, everyone in the area suffers from wideband interference covering everything from AM radio up; there have been times when my PC cannot detect my wifi enabled printer - despite it being less than 1m away; and at least once a day my normally rock solid 300Mbps connection to the router drops to sub 1Mbps and wont authenticate.
You forgot to tell us how many bits fell off or broke during the test drive!!
the perceived wisdom is that, if it is French, it MUST be good.
How else could Renault cars or Atomic skis still be in business.
Sultry, thats in Essex isnt it??
Yeah, it sucked harder than Traci Lords, BUT
Just remember, there are worse films out there....
"Morons From Outer Space" anyone??
By some freak of nature, the book is even LESS funny than the film.
SO they will just scrape out a bit of change from down the back of Bills old couch then.
Unusually modest for a government contract; has anyone lost half a dozens zeros down the back of the sofa??
In any case, they need to get the last lot of tech working properly before being given MORE money; the automated booking-in system at my local surgery hasnt worked since the day - three years ago - that they were forced to get an "upgraded" NHS computer system
Avast work fine on XP!!!!
At the modern technological stage, these transplants have been taking place for a number of years, so why the sudden headlines - quiet day???
Here is something else to ponder.....
My sons GF comes from a sink estate and was fed nothing but cheap processed "junk" food her entire life; at age 20 she was invited to tea at our house and had to confess she had never SEEN a home made apple pie before, let alone eaten one.
(Her diet seemed to consist of Findus and Iceland products).
At 18 she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, Doctors said it was almost impossible to safely remove it or treat it, so all they could do was give her regular scans and monitor it.
Every 6 months she went for a scan, and for years the tumour got bigger and bigger; then at age 23, she moved out of the sink estate and moved in with my mother - who fed her healthy, freshly made home cooking.
At her next scan they discovered the tumour had stopped growing, and the scans since then have shown the tumour to be shrinking!!!!
Of course, no doctor will ever link the two events; it is just a coincidence - like the coincidence that my rare auto-immune illness has gotten better* by avoiding yeast/yeast extracts, despite my having no anti-bodies for yeast.
* My average Full Blood Count has DOUBLED since I established the link and started to avoid yeast, and is now 13-15% of normal; it has been as low as 2%.
Thats a Boffin icon - a boffin is someone who manages to do something a SCIENTIST says is impossible.
My little* Epson W4535 MFP hasnt put a foot wrong (yet).
* In comparison to the big office jobs; it is still HUGE by SOHO standards.
To think I used to hate Epson and only buy buy old HP's.
He bought £500,000 worth of swanky office furniture for all the 5th floor executive suites, with built in power sockets, and from a non-EU country.
Needless to say none of it met UK or EU electrical safety standards, so I failed it during PAT testing.
They sacked me.
BTW, he had a degree in Electrical Engineering, but managed to wire his desk lamp with the earth and neutral swapped.
All those 8's in the build number means that THIS will be the most popular version to pirate!!!
Ridicules your ideas, then a year later announces "I have an idea...."
Paris, because she is good at extracting biological data transfers from a "fat" pipe.
I get that on my WinXP PC, I am in the UK and the set-up is UK, but Google and FireFox occasionally give me Chinese instead of UK English when updating.
" Kinnect "
Isnt that some sort of toy???
Point camera at ceiling/blank wall when not in use.
THERE!! PROBLEM SOLVED!!
My coat with the Anti-tracking liner.
He should consider himself lucky, my boss still insists on running the copy of Office that came with her first PC - back in 1998!!!
Why does that remind me of other Foxconn re-badged efforts???
Why no twitter storm - outraged at Coke using semi naked men to sell Diet Coke.
(Or is it Pepsi - they all look the same to me).
Does it blend??
This explains why I get so many downvotes on certain posts.
Could the BBC please stop the bullying of Iggle Piggle??
Every night it is :-
Wait a minute.
Someone's not in bed.
WHO's not in bed??
Iggle Piggle's not in bed.
Of COURSE he is not in bed, he sleeps in an effing dingy!!!!!
The best wifi device I ever had was built into the cheapo Asus EeePC 901; my son could connect to the internet via a Pub 1/2 mile and 3 streets over from his mums house (she was too tight to even have dial-up!!), and still get a better connection speed than my ADSL line.
A few years later and my future wife had her UK visa denied, and missed out going to the Upton Folk Festival, so I wandered around Upton (connected to someones unsecured router), streaming video from the 901's webcam back to her in China.
Between blocking scripts, blocking flash, and blocking pop-ups, I dont see many ads either.
I do miss my old pre ADSL ad blocker though, it would put up a blue box with the word "Ad" in it, to replace every advert it blocked - so you could see you were getting your monies worth.
I was always taught that email is about as secure as sending a postcard - every one who wants to can read it along the way.
I mean why would they kill off the Master anyway??
The get out is the Timelord tech. "Heaven", where the newly dead go. So obviously Osgood and Missy are in there (for now).
Someone watched and reviewed in a hurry - so missed/forgot a few clues.
I know, I was delusional, I blame the head cold and sinus irritation - the medication made it seem like a good idea.
As for how many PCs, only a dozen, but they are all old, patched together systems made out of left-over parts and spare XP licences (+1 Win7 machine) that originally ran WinME and uses Rambus Ram); actually THREE of them originally came with WinME.
I keep hearing people say it is unstable, but here is the thing, I have been using it since the dark ages and NEVER had a single issue; ADOBE on the other hand, - which I have installed because some government websites INSIST only Adobe can open their pdf attachments - buggers up every other time I try to use it.
As for AV programs, yes, they slow everything down to a crawl; almost as bad as installing realplayer (which I foolishly did again last night).
I have never seen a simple EULA screen effectively lock up my machine for several minutes before.
to the list of things to buy as presents for people/relatives you dont really like.
Perhaps they should use dimmer lights when looking at them??
"Visual" Joke Alert.
(I know, I need to get out more).
So if they replace all the workers with robots, what will the people do to earn enough to eat??
As it is, you see old men and women patrolling the streets from 4am until after midnight, rummaging for paper, cardboard, plastic and metal to sell for scrap - just to earn enough to buy a £1 meal each evening.
Think of the children?? Seriously, do this and they are lining up even bigger trouble than the growing gap between the number of young men, and the number of young women for them to marry.
Even there he is just a copy-cat, the French and Germans have been doing the same since day one.
Just make sure you get the International version, as the standard version is Chinese only and packed with crapware.
4 "Thumbs Down"
4 people in denial????
The artificial sweeteners used in UK drinks are banned in several countries due to their association with liver cancer.
They are also very difficult for the body to break down, so the body creates fat cells to store them in.
I studied this at Uni.
The chemicals used to replace the sugar have two well known side effects :-
1/ Liver cancer
2/ The production of fat cells, the nasty ones that give your skin that "spotty blancmange" look.
As for the study, like every other weight loss claim it comes back to healthy eating and exercise; hence my personal catch-phrase :-
CHOCOLATE CAN HELP WEIGHT LOSS
(But only as part of a calorie controlled diet).
Paris, because the best way to burn calories involves her.
Not quite true; there were a few mass "Armour on Armour", encounters.
Perhaps I need to get out more.
Crew members with fillings need not apply.
Would I be correct in thinking a Bradley would need something along the lines of a "Nail Rail" gun??
Shades of Gordan R Dickinson's needle guns.
Lots of suggestions here for avoiding NSA scrutiny of you or your significant others naughty bits, but they are all just too much like hard work.
I just keep my camera pointing up at the ceiling unless I actually want to use it.
Although I supposed this link, printed out and taped over the lens might creep-out a few spys.
It is a genuine site dedicated to men seeking Russian wives, or interested in Russian culture; I still hang out there even though I married a Chinese girl.
Why 7 down votes?? The photos are real, the event was real (he walked right past her twice at the airport, she was so different); or was it because I said he still banged it??
He is a bit of a sex maniac and rogered his way across southern China; including one woman I was supposed to be going to meet!!!
BTW, these things happen on western dating sites as well, I just happened to have recently reposted the photos as a warning, so had the links to hand.
Actually, he is an internet friend I have only met in person once; the really scary this is... he still shagged it.
(See newly edited post above - with links to photos.
At least there isnt too much of the cloying, saccharine, melancholy, over the top, heart string pulling that went on LAST season; that REALLY got on my nerves.
So sugary, will no one think of the children(s teeth).
I used to own a 1980's 2.2 Audi 100 that did 0-60 in under 9 seconds and average 42 enthusiastic miles per gallon; and I am willing to bet that if it hadnt been killed by an old fart, that it would still be going, unlike these micro engines that are too highly tuned and turbo'ed to last.
AND ARENT ANY MORE ECONOMICAL IN REAL TERMS.
(Plus it is French, they will probably not have any spares for it after next year).