Damnned if you do
Microsoft is fixing problems in it's programs. Is this not good news?
747 posts • joined 25 Jun 2008
I have to replete, reseat, re-pleat, repeat a lot of words before Google or Cortana understand me so I can imagine the fun I'd have shouting instructions at Alexa.
Having said that I just tried Google and Cortana with 'Show me a map to Fazakerley' and they both understood what I said and made a fair stab at pronouncing 'Fazakerley'. I can't see Alexa being very good with maps however.
*The DJ title is because over the years I've never heard a non-Liverpudlian DJ correctly pronounce the name. Of course it doesn't come up that often but I put that down to said DJs binning requests from that area.
At least one network can't even hand over a call from England to Wales.
A friend of mine regularly calls me as he drives across the border and we usually have a LOS as he does so. The sound quality starts to 'Dalek' then it goes 'Normal Collier' then it's dial tone time. How we laugh every time it happens.
I can't remember which network he's with but it doesn't matter, they're all rubbish aren't they.
I'm hoping that the finale ties this disappointing (so far) season up with a brilliant 'ah, it all makes sense now' moment. There was a shot near the end when Capaldi's expression altered enough to signal, to me, that there was something deeper going on.
As for Kill The Moon...It's the first time I felt the characters were in any danger of dying. That the monster was a legitimate threat. But, once again, the story at times felt rushed or slow, usually in the wrong place.
Loved the new design space suits. The moon base looked good from the outside and the black Lanzarote sand made for an interesting moonscape.
It was the first episode in which Danny Pink hasn't annoyed me! Well not as much.
It looks like it's just us who aren't enjoying Who.
I always use cash at those 'you do all the hard work, we pick up the profit' tills. They're great for getting rid of a pound or two in loose copper.
Yes it is me causing the long queue of people waiting to pay. The supermarkets have changed the coin input from a hopper to a slot. It now takes ages putting the pennies in one at a time.
"When you get down to it, lifting your wrist to your face is not much more convenient than reaching into a pocket."
When I get down to it, yes it is. Reading my wristwatch is easy. If I'm standing it's left arm up, glance at analogue display, left arm down. I'm typing this on my laptop and I can see the display if I just tilt my head to the left.
If my phone is in my pocket it's reach into pocket, extract slippery phone, rotate phone around several times to put the screen at the front and the power button on the left, press the power button, wait for that slight delay while it fires up and then read the time. Put phone back in pocket.
Still it's not as if people get mugged flashing expensive phones in public.
Oh and the Apple watch looks boring.
Oh it was awful. Cruise fights of a dozen jet-pack wearing cattle prod wielding coppers. Cruise fights off a bunch of heavies in a car factory while big scary spot welding robots build a car about him which he drives off in at the end of the fight. The murderer tips his hand by not passing off the vital clue as a glitch in the precog system but instead contrives a whole conspiracy to get Cruise off the case.
They put people in SUSPENDED ANIMATION as a PUNISHMENT. (See also Tek Wars and some Stallone movie.) It was worse than I Robot!
Now the short story was effing brilliant.
I ported my number to T-Mobile from Orange too. I don't get these Magic Number texts but I do get offers to buy tickets for shows. I tried texting the 'stop annoying me you feckers' number but was informed that it wasn't available from my number!
I'm currently enjoying a borked attempt to transfer my number to Vodafone. Will I continue to be one of Orange's favoured customers?
The last* 'pirated' film I watched was The King's Speech and it had a notice that appeared at the bottom of the screen at regular intervals informing me that it was the property of XYZ film company©®.
The image and sound were excellent. Obviously the copy had been made from a digital source before the film hit the cinemas. I doubt a ban on wobbly head-mounted cameras will do much to stem the tide of hooky dvds.
*Out of two in total. The King's Speech was good but I wouldn't have paid to see it. Not my kind of film. The first was Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes. I paid nothing to watch it but still felt cheated!
Meanwhile, far below the throbbing Londonopolis streets in the secret headquarters of NESTA.
I say Carruthers, no-one has applied for a grant and if we don't pay out some of our budget before the end of the year we'll get the chop.
Crikey Fortescue, you absolutely right. We're doomed.
Hold on, what's that stuck to the bottom of your tea cup?
What? Oh! I say! It's a request thingy. Some woman called Lily wants two hundred-thousand pounds.
Does it matter?
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