8 posts • joined 13 Sep 2007
Firmware versions in reviews?
If you're going to criticize a product for the features in its firmware, can you include in your reviews the firmware version of the item you're testing?
At least then we can look at the manufacturer's website and see what's changed (or not changed) since the review was written.
I've had Genius disabled ever since it recommended "The Very Best of Chas and Dave". I was not amused...
Given that the iPhone is both gorgeous and shiny, why on earth would I soil such a lovely device with a piece-of-sh!t app from the Redmond mob? FFS, couldn't they have come up with something more interesting than that?
You *don't* "talk to your bank"
Dave says: "You then talk to your bank, nobody else, and when they're finished they bounce you back to a page on the retailers site."
WRONG! The details are submitted to another party's website. Not the retailer. Not your bank. Not even Visa themselves... Someone like "arcot.com". Ever heard of them? No, me neither.
(The "arcot.com" example comes from the checkout at "dabs.com")
I closed my Smile account because of concerns about VbV, and would encourage others to do the same.
Here's why they use the word "Probably"
Ariane Sherine wrote in the Guardian: "I Googled Carlsberg and found this marketing site, which suggests that using the word "probably" at the start of the ad saved Carlsberg from litigation."
With the Inspirons, the Windows-based machine comes with a Dell-branded (ie, cheapo) WiFi module, the Linux-based models with a pukka Intel-branded module. (Probably for linux-compatibility reasons)
The Intel-branded jobbie costs more, and is available as an option on the Windows-based models.
Wonder if this could account for some of the price differences here too?
Seems a bit pointless to me, when anyone can circumvent the government's email storage plans by using Gmail (or any other offshore webmail provider) via https, or by running their own offshore IMAP/SMTP machine with SSL.
Wow, so "Oklahoma-based web developer Danny Carlton has succeeded in rejecting any user who visits his sites with AdBlock Plus installed."
He should realise that web-users aren't a patient bunch. If the average web user isn't granted access to Carlton's website, then they'll go somewhere else and not give it a second thought.
Seems like rather a stupid approach to website development.