Why are the forums currently being hosted in Costa Rica ??
838 posts • joined 9 Aug 2007
Why are the forums currently being hosted in Costa Rica ??
Different brand, but same issues.
I bought an Umi Zero just before returning to the UK last Christmas, a great phone, but sadly the GPS system wasnt working, so I returned it for an exchange or repair.
They have JUST told me the replacement will be shipped some time in the next two weeks - so I expect it will arrive in time for THIS Christmas.
Thats my face, stuck with a stupid, borrowed SIII that keeps insisting my 80MBps fibre connection is "too slow".
I was supposed to be flying 2 shorter hops on KLM, but missed the connection due to snow at BHX.
These days for SE Asia, I use Emirates, as Dubai is almost exactly half way and you get plenty of exercise on the transfer.
You think you are sooo hard; try a flight in a Herci-bird from Brize Norton to Belize - via Iceland, Newfoundland, Washington, and Florida. THREE FRIGGING DAYS!!!!
I disagree, I have broken up several 16 hour flights with a 1-2 hour stop over and it makes it a lot more manageable.
I started doing this after my one and only (10 minutes short of) 16 hour flight.
The first 8 hours were OK; 9 &10 dragged a bit, but by 12 I was getting very restless and by 15 I was ready to open the damn doors and jump!!
Every hour after the 12th hour seemed to last at least 4 hours.
I was flying Air France, so of course, when I got off of the plane my luggage was missing.
ICON?? Thats how I felt when I landed (at 3:30am local time).
You know to me, it sounds as if you are a tiny bit pissed off that YOU didnt have the balls to wear the pink tie, do the bullshitting and get all the money!!.
(Waits for the highest down vote total in El Reg history).
I still have that 5 page pull-out of Beckham jokes somewhere, I favourite is the joke about the shopping trolleys.
In my experience it's all euro/us/china design and indian construction and Russian Hookers.
there, fixed that for you.
That will be a box containing 2,000 coolies armed with tubes of araldite then.
Either that or the box contains nothing we can understand and eventually it will print nothing but a nose.
After watching 200 porn films, they all start to look the same.
Thats me, enjoying "Daphne Does Droitwich".
The microphone has rounded edges, so M$ didnt want to annoy Apple.
Joke Alert, as some people are very German (also a joke alert!!)
Just this week I finally threw away several sub 20GB drives I have had for donkeys years, and had installed in the childrens PCs for the last 2-3 years. Prior to that, the childrens PCs were fitted with an assortment of REALLY ancient drives, going all the way down to a 850MB drive that arrived in a Win95 box back in 1997.
At least, not by the cheaper prices offered by buying directly from China.
Not only do you risk getting sold a fake, but even if genuine, trying to get a repair if it goes wrong is a nightmare. I picked up an Umi last Christmas, but sent it back because the GPS wasnt working; they only admitted receipt of it last week, and I still have no idea when they replacement will arrive.
(Yep, that is me looking rather ragged as I limp on with a borrowed old phone ... waiting.............)
You missed through/throw.
Where is the BC/ES lamp fitting on a cable c/w ceiling fixing when you need it??
While in France I spotted canned snails.
Yep, you read correctly, something even worse than Spam!!
* OK, I meant food-wise.
Please note, mentioning Spam doesnt make this IT related.
I wasnt thinking of complaints, I was thing of all the oral pron operators that might like a .sucks domain.
Sorry to be a pendant, the Chinese dont really do engagement rings; the money WOULD probably buy a very nice wife though - the Chinese still have "Bride Prices".
I picked mine up cheap, because she had been married before (I haggled MiL down 50%).
(NOT a Joke Alert)
The Chinese go mad for "8". not "6".
A Chinese guy paid millions for a Hong Kong plate numbered "888" a few years back.
Or did this guy get outbid for "88" and had to settle??
Allows the poop to slid more easily into your spaceboots as you climb into one of those Russian capsules.
But now I am wondering if he got the idea from me.
For years I have been going around - taking the piss out of diet fads by saying :-
"Chocolate CAN help weight loss............ but only as part of a calorie controlled diet."
The second part being included in EVERY diet food I have ever seen advertised.
As for global warming; arent we due to start the panic about the oncoming ice age?? The last panic was in the late 70's /early 80's, so it must be coming back into fashion soon.
Who can keep a WinXP box on-line to the bitter end.
That could be a while though, I have an old Win3.1 program that still runs on Win7 (never tried it on Win8/8.1).
He should build himself an EMP cannon out of the microwave in the staff kitchen.
Yeah, I know turning the classroom into a Faraday cage would be more effective, but the cannon could also be used on parents cars that turn up at school with the radio on 11.
I have the plans for a cannon I picked up from the web before everybody started cens.............
Did you ever think, when you eat Chinese,
It aint pork or chicken, but a fat Siamese.
But the food tastes great, so you dont complain,
But thats not chicken in your chicken chow mien.
I think I ordered sweet and sour pork, but Garfield's on my fork,
He's purring here on my fork!!!
(go look for "catfood.wav")
I had THREE different structural surveys done of my current house.
Not one of them picked up on the asbestos tiled roof, or the rampant woodworm.
Of course, weasel wording of the T&Cs for all UK surveyors absolve them of any mistakes or omissions.
You forgot to allow for Ground Hog Day, which probably took at LEAST a million years to turn a smuck into a nice guy.
Or Political/Religious debates (and the Queens speech), which all actually feel like a million years long, even when they are supposed to last only a few minutes.
BTW, is it it that the guy also thinks North Americans arent getting fatter - it is just that their eyes are going widescreen??
Strange; whenever I have been in Paris and asked a local where I can obtain "x", I have always been directed to the Champs-Élysées.
It didnt matter if it was a replacement phone, or a new tyre for my bike .... Champs-Élysées
Wor hoi shur pu ton gua.
£500 a month is about 2-5 times what a factory worker gets paid, and more than enough to live comfortably in most parts of China.
The censorship doesnt seem to extend to torrents (I experimented over Christmas); as there was nothing much else to do once I discovered that EVERY non Chinese website was being throttled down to a couple of kbps.
A suitable power source for the holy condom!!
((Plays "Cleft of ages, rock for me").
"Our biggest advantage is abundance, with 100 million fake products"
(Dont talk to me about SD cards, not one genuine card bought by me from Alibaba sellers last year, every single sodding one was a fake of some description).
Barely enough to cover legal fees I suspect.
(Where is the fat-cat lawyer emoticon when you need one??)
Alibaba is also used by millions of people OUTSIDE of China - to buy all the things those millions of China are putting up for sale.
If Alibaba wants to grow, they have to seriously tackle the fake goods issue; last year I placed 8-9 orders for high capacity SD cards with "top rated" sellers, and every single order was packed out with fake cards. One "32GB" card had a capacity of 648MB, and none of them were bigger than 8GB. When one seller denied there was a problem I wanted to send the cards to Alibaba themselves for verification, but this was denied - I was told I had to send them back to the seller for a refund.
Naturally, he refused the delivery when it arrived in Chinese customs, so I was out of pocket for the return postal costs as well as the purchase price.
"The app previously known as Skype" ???
That SKY judgement isnt going to go away.
Will it come in red??
(Possibly with a hint of brown)
I bought an Umi Zero, so there!! :-p
First it will be 0.5 ready
(waits to see if anyone gets it)
Paris, cos she always gets me charged up :-)
(Sadly), cheating is a way of life in modern China.
I have had run-ins with 360 in the past when trying to remove malware from my wifes PC; 360 kept blocking me from removing it, wouldnt shut down OR uninstall, so I could get at the malware, and turned out to be the SOURCE of half of the malware!!!
Smell the deep, pungent smell of...
He probably signed up in the heady days of the late 80's/early 90's as a bit of a pioneer; I dont know if you have noticed, but 99% of ISPs DONT cut existing customers payments when they reduce the tariff for their packages, they wait for the customer to notice, demand the new price be applied to them - and then use that as an excuse to tie the customer in for another 18/24 month contract.
As internet access gets faster and cheaper every year, the older ISPs are sitting on a goldmine of old users paying through the nose for slow, limited services.
And we can have ourselves a peace war.
(Mines the one with a copy of Vernor Vinges' book in the pocket).
It is by Tencent, so the main purpose will be to foist more spyware and malware crap on Chinese citizens, with a fairly "clean" "International" version for the rest of the world.
Mine's the "Ar-my-nee" silk suit I had made to measure for fifty quid.
Strange, the review doesnt mention any wooden train action, despite the title.
You STILL cant give this stuff away??!!
We need a piccy of a Funeral car with a "Got Wood" sticker on the back.
I am sure Aldi or Lidl will have an internet service up and running any day.
(Not a real Penguin, but something identical at half the price).
NHS systems CAN give a CLI if it is needed, sadly though, even when it is written in your notes that a call wont go through without a CLI, they still try to call you without one - and get blocked.
I had nearly a dozen reminder calls blocked for one single appointment because nobody could be arsed to read the note and act on it.
HIGHEST, after declaring it shorter than they thought, they then measured the others and found THEY were all shorter as well; putting Everest back on top.
Who votes vegetable??
I think you mean someone who votes Green.
You beat me to it.
EE Smith was a great writer, however, by the time I was 9 he was seeming a bit simplistic and by age 10 I regarded him little better than the Commando comics my younger brother reads (yes - over 40 and still reads them).
I would love to go, but I already have commitments for that date that I cannot get out of (now - last week it would have been different).
Ré Simon Weston, he is a hero because of what he has overcome. There are lots of reasons he got injured - lack of suitable military investment over many years being the biggest.
To this day the RN is stuck with an area AA missile system that cannot effectively engage even an obsolete missile like the Exocet; against a modern AS missile, they would have more chance of stopping an attack by throwing fruit at it.