...or something that Billy McFarland cooked up?
38 posts • joined 4 Mar 2008
Thanks for the feedback - I've now received my email, to the correct address, but the website still claims that my email is invalid.
I've spoken to a very nice man on the helpline who admitted that he's only there to handle to calls, he has nothing more he can do for me apart from pass it on to tech support.
Re: yeah bun no but yeah but
Re. World Series - Snopes isn't always reliable, but this seems credible: http://www.snopes.com/business/names/worldseries.asp
"Negative evidence is easily uncovered by reading accounts of the first few World Series in the major newspapers of the era. The first several contests between the two league champions were reported under a variety of titles — “championship series,” “world championship series,” “world’s series” — before eventually becoming standardized in name as the “World Series.” If the name had derived from the New York World‘s sponsorship, it would have been known as nothing but the “World Series” from the very beginning (and as far back as 1884)."
Re: Command Option P R
Crazy Operations Guy is correct, for five or six-year-old iMacs at least. On replacing the HDD we had all the fans going to full-speed when they didn't find the sensor in the disk. That said google quickly found a free utility to restore fan operation so hardly a show-stopper
Re: What's the point!?
We're all here hoping that someone from the "inside" will post the truth about what's gone on. The story's just a marker for the comments to follow.
Anyway, I'd rather read "human stories" here than the Mail. I think that the Reg does a pretty good job of filtering them for me.
> Face it, only Apple can claim to be doing OS updates properly for all users; Nexus users have it good, too,
> but they're a small minority.
And of course Blackberry. We seem to be getting updates the moment that they're released, along with high-quality betas that are simple to apply/roll back. These seem to be coming thick and fast, and bringing real improvements (in my opinion).
Of course I'd love to have things like inssider available, but it's quite depressing that the lack of games and timewasters might seal the fate of the second/third ranking phones.
It's a shame more people don't give BB10 a second look
Recent phone history: Nokia N8 (great but SIM slot broke), E61 (keyboard bugs drove me mad), Galaxy S3 (too many hangs/reboots during important calls) and now Z10.
BB10 made no impression when I started using it, but now going back to anything else makes the back/home/app screen paradigm seem very old indeed.
Wife's Nokia 1020 is promising, but OS hasn't had the constant stream of (useful) updates that we've had on BB10.
Installing a beta is as easy as downloading the .exe (if you're a windows user). Then, when the release version overtakes your beta, it'll just ask you if you want to upgrade to it... eat that Android hackers. Finally, as far as I can tell, it's unbrickable, perhaps a legacy of supporting non-technical corporates for so long?
Totally agree with the author's comment about getting the bloody cursor to the beginning of the line though, but a single left swipe will erase a whole word. I use that for now.
Latest firmware update
I'd be interested to know if they've fixed KB33694, or when they plan to:
"When an incoming phone call, message, or a general notification is received on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone, no sound is played, the LED does not flash, and no vibration occurs despite having these options enabled under Settings > Notifications."*
I was quite enjoying my time with the Z10, but it not actually functioning as a phone put an end to that - I sent it back. I wonder how many others have done the same?
*I believe that this is a bluetooth related issue, but even so...
@ Kevin7 - re. E72
I know what you mean... but more and more I've found myself putting up with the N8 for its great camera and hdmi output. Opera on a nice big screen is also nice.
But the foibles of any Nokia smartphone pale into insignificance when compare to the steaming turd that is Ovi Suite...
It's about more than the phone
It seems that I'll have to use Ovi Suite if I upgrade to the N8 from my E72, and that's a no-go for a start.
Ovi Suite just doesn't work.
My particular favourite feature is that it will silently connect to the Internet via my phone's bluetooth connection, even when I'm connected by wire or Wifi.
That and the fact that automatic syncing is pretty much impossible.
I've just cancelled my N8 order.
Re: They didn't get the head, they got the tail
I think that you're right there. I'm not at all sure that the criminal/technical mastermind behind this would have just lost the plot and connected from a traceable location. Sounds more like a patsy who's trying desperately patch things up.
I can't help wondering whether the US would have been so happy to co-operate with a foreign country to put away a US citizen though.