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SO it wasnt a Panasonic Toughbook
768 posts • joined 9 Aug 2007
SO it wasnt a Panasonic Toughbook
Forgot they were dealing with people outside of China that is.
If you look at Chinese software, it is packed with bloatware and Chinese government spyware; dont believe me? Go download and compare the QQ International and Chinese language versions; the Chinese version comes loaded with so much crap it BROKE the brand new budget PC it was loaded on; the PC slowed down to the speed on a P50 running Vista until many arduous hours were spent manually removing all of the crap that was installed alongside the QQ IM program.
(Hours because of how slow the PC became, running at normal speeds it would have taken minutes!!)
All my childhood heroes are dead or dying.
Farewell Leonard, good luck on the last great adventure.
Downvoters are obviously too young to know this is a quote from the same comedy sketch Blowhard quoted further up this thread. (NTNOCN)
If switching to a CA system, will this mean I can watch Dr Who on iPlayer when I am in China, and not have to BT it a few days later??
(The "D'oh" is for people not knowing classic comedy when it is quoted at them).
Is WordPress the New Microsoft??
I found some Italian built light boxes in a photo studio where the earth was terminated at a 6mm brass stud.
Sadly, the stud was mounted on hardboard, offering no protection for the rest of the metal light box!!
Also, (to save money) a G.U.S warehouse had its picking cranes wired up with single phase isolators, despite using 2 phases to provide the power to the crane controls.
A foreman found this out the hard way after isolating the cab and sticking his hand into a faulty heater. From then on, his nickname was Scorch.
to chip maskers as well, I cannot update my Umi Zero to Lollypop because the people behind the new octacore cpu wont release the details required, so the phone makers are stuck.
BTW, this talks about the default Android email app.... can I therefore assume that if I only use the Gmail app I will be OK??
All these cookies are the REAL reason they are getting so FAT!!
OK, so it is a joke, but I can only choose one icon.
Amazing, but true; a woman I went to meet from an internet dating site was showing VERY little interest in me until two cuties smiled at me; she them clung on to my arm with a death grip for the next hour.
Still didnt work out though, partly because I found out she was a closet smoker.
I can guarantee you will gets lots of interest if you sign up to one of the many "Anastasia" websites; even just entering your name (no photo), will be enough to generate 10-15 letters of interest per week -
Of course on "Anastasia" sites you have to PAY to open the letters sent to you - but they wouldnt be dishonest and pay women to write to you .... would they??
For those that dont know, a "babushka" is a wrinkled old grandma.
Worst case?? I think that depends on if the ladies in Question are Belarusian babushkas or not; in that event, not even peanut butter and whips will save the day.
Now if it was Paris or Taylor Swift mind you........
Perhaps it is time for the Paris icon to be retired - and replaced with a T.S. one.
Paris - because the cat is already out of the bag on ITAUGHTPARISHILTONTOGIVEHEAD.COM
(seem the film and read the book).
Have the scientists finally read "Lucifer's Hammer" ??
I am worried someone might try these cables on a Dell - and invalidate their warranty.
I thought this only worked for spherical cats in a vacuum??
Besides, the cat is dead, I mean exactly how long ago did Shrodinger PUT the cat in the box, and what is the maximum lifespan for a cat??
Paris, my favourite box AND pussy - all rolled into one.
Nice idea, but I dont like spending stupid money on tinny sounding speakers for each room, I prefer a giant pair of BRIAN BLESSED's to BLAST THE MUSIC OUT!!!!
My old neighbours were stone deaf, the current ones arent (yet).
This is fairly ancient, but back in the early nouties, the BBC were running a competition for under 12's.
My son (age 6 at the time), entered using my email and home address
THE ONE AND ONLY TIME THE TWO HAVE BEEN LINKED WITH HIS NAME.
(He lived with his mother).
Within weeks I started getting spam email and waste paper through the letterbox in his name - offering him credit cards, test drives of new sports cars etc.
I hope the IT manager doesnt accidentally walk into them 20 or 30 times.........
Every time I tried to switch back to Google, I got a security warning pop-up; clicking either YES or No had the same result - Yahoo back as the default - NOT HAPPY.
I had to go digging around, and even now I am not 100% certain I have gotten rid of the moronic Yahoo option.
You know the fixing goes on both ways. I have been trying to send some baby stuff out to a relative in China, if I use the UK ParcelForce website it will cost me over £130 for about 7KG; if I use a CHINESE parcel company associated with ParcelForce it costs me under £30.
That is a LOT more than VAT can account for.
Same depot, same staff, same delivery time - go figure.
I get security alerts for Gmail 3-4 time per week when trying to log in via Thunderbird, and this week it kept throwing password errors - before admitting it was blocking TB for being an insecure program!!
The sysadmin won the jackpot and accidentally sprayed the servers with champagne.
Several down votes - these will be the people who STILL believe that £1.99 a month can get you fast, unlimited broadband.
My favourite ISP scam was the guy who figured out the flaw in a certain major ISPs "First three months Free" package a few years back - and earned himself a six figure sum before legging it out of the country.
I dont know what is going on at Zen, they have lost a lot of potential customers in the last 12 months by failing to answer phone or email enquiries - and not just a few isolated cases either, a LOT of people on the ISP forums - including the Mods - have commentated on it.
A pity, because they are a VERY good ISP.
(I couldnt get through to Zen despite 2 weeks of trying - and I was in urgent need of a new ISP after my old one went rogue on me - so signed up with Aquiss - who are also very good at tech support).
Not sure I believe you, I got a 99p component from AliExpress last year - with free postage.
Paris, ahhh, if only she would turn up in the post wearing nothing but bubble wrap.
Remember their claims DirectX 10 and above wouldnt run on XP??
The more complex the electronics, the more likely it is to go wrong, and the more expensive it will be.
Puts on his Briskoda jacket and slips in to an old Felicia 1.3GL.
Must be an American - I have never had issues drinking the water in Portugal.
Another +1 for Portugal - They hate the Germans and wont allow them to steal all the pool chairs/loungers by sneaking down at dawn and draping towels over them.
- 1,000,000,000 for the EU - SuperBock was 9p a bottle the year before joining the EU - it was 59p the year after joining !!!!!
So, how many have been arrested for admitting to their crimes so far??? You know how keen the police are to clear up old, unsolved crimes.
Once I found where it was hidden, I never bothered with much else in the game - except running down the Krishnas.
To be fair, Win7 IS more stable than XP; just not sure if that fact is down to better coding or luck though.
You only have to watch X Factor or BGT to see it is alive and well.
MARS IN NEAR COLLISION WITH VENUS!!!
Perhaps I misunderstood them; they explained the skis were made just down in the valley, so I assumed they meant on the French side of the border; however we were very close.
Atomic make good "top end" skis for the pro market (or so I have been told); but as of 2004 - when I was looking for my son - there were HUNDREDS of posts on ski forums complaining about low - mid range Atomic skis breaking.
I agree about Renaults being a dog to work on, I made the mistake of buying an old one once; but unless they have completely changed - that is not the only problem. Certainly into the 90's they were still making them differently in each factory, so for example - on my late 80's model, there were seven different exhaust layouts and 140(ish) different carb/fuel injection systems being used; more than once I was told a part didnt exist - even while I was stood there with the oily old part on the counter in front of them!!!
They also had a nasty habit of raiding the old parts bin if they ran out of the correct component; no one could identify the starter motor on mine when it died, until one of the older mechanics recognised it as coming from the Renault 4!!!!
I once asked a group of French ski instructors why they all used "Atomic" skis, when the brand had a piss-poor reputation of snapping in half after a weeks gentle use.
They looked at each other and came up with the reply....
""Because they are made in France"
Paris - just because.
I missed the men's version (terrible internet connection here in China), so sorry if this has been already said.
The Rules of Internet Dating
DONT SEND THEM MONEY
Dont fall in love with a photo.
DONT SEND THEM MONEY
10 minutes video chat is worth a year of text.
DONT SEND THEM MONEY
International dating is great value, even if you dont hit it off, you usually get a free tourist guide for the duration.
DONT SEND THEM MONEY
(Married for 3 1/2 years to a Chinese girl I met on an international dating site).
Still no Gmail here in Nanning, and there hasnt been any since I arrived on 8th December. In that time I have moved district and changed internet several times to no avail.
As long as it doesnt break MS Office 98, my boss wont care.
Gmail, and 99% of google api's havent worked for me since arriving in China nearly a month ago; I also find that various innocuous sites (such as a car forum), are heavily restricted and barely function most of the time.
Porn access and torrents are fine though!!! (Well I CAN access them, but at speeds so slow as to make them pointless).
On the other hand, the weather today has been a bright and sunny 20+C, so who needs porn??
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??