11 posts • joined Wednesday 29th August 2007 00:20 GMT
Psion 5 replacement
I still use my Psion 5, even though I'd kill for WiFi, colour screen, USB etc....
It's the software that keeps me using it - the diary, phone manager, a task manager I have, plus a few other programs that just don't have an equal on any other machine I've owned.
Oh, and the 20hr+ battery life off a pair of AA batteries takes some beating.
iPhone no use in Australia though
The council in Brisbane has an MMS hotline where you can send a picture message to them if you see anything the council needs to fix when you're out and about.
That's the iPhone Bug**ed then....
Funny enough exactly the same thing happened to me.
Returned a laptop for repair - weekly conflicting reports about where it was (gone to the manufacturer, still in shop etc...) until I went in and pointed out that after 28 days I was entitled to a replacement.
Went to shelf, selected most expensive laptop there, walked out of store with said laptop and replacement warranty.
3 weeks later, phone call saying my (original) laptop was repaired. Went back to store, walked out of store with said laptop.
Laptops 2, PC World 0
PC World story II
Knew another guy who got hold of the name of the manager at a PC world store, then walked in on the weekend when said manager wasn't there.
"Mr x told me I could pick up my PC, it's the one over there" to innocent young Saturday shop worker.
"I don't know if I can let you have that without authorisation"
"Well, ring Mr x at home then"
"oh, can't do that. Emmm... Well, I'm sure it will be ok"
Guy walks out of PC world with new PC.
Guy with new PC 1 PC World 0
Yes please, I'll take one to go...
There's plenty of straw-bale houses out here in Australia. Easy to build, termite resistant (and that's a big plus out here) and great insulating properties (anyone who's lived in a Queenslander over the winter will know all about why insulation should be considered when building a house.)
Personally I'd love to live in a place like that - with a little solar power for the essentials (my Macbook) and a weekly trek to the nearest internet cafe (probably Glasgow)
The penguin, 'cos it's about the most hippy icon you have....
Mine's the thermal long johns and mink coat....
Or even the bloke down the road with an open WiFi connection and a time capsule - physical backups in multiple locations.
In fact, thinking about it, I might just set one up myself and see what gets left on it. One way to build up your p0rn collection.
@ Mark Daniels
Still looking for a replacement for my Psion 5 too - though I don't use it much anymore, I still have never found anything that beats the software or OS on the Psion - especially the diary. Oh and that keyboard...
Psion 5, bigger/colour screen, USB, wireless. Am I asking for too much?
SJ, because my wife goes all weak at the knees when watching the MacBook Air ads.
@ Filter - and for a "PC"?!
Well, most of the schools over here (Australia) use Macs. Maybe they assume that Mac users either
1. Don't get the hang of the internet so can't work out how to surf for porn.
2. Use Safari, so most of the sites crash before you get to see anything naughty.