1097 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
Maplins is crack to tech whores
I want to call you Mr Dabbs, by every expletive I know! And what should prompt such a reaction, well duh!
You see it's Friday, and on Fridays I am more open to suggestion. So before even commenting I found myself browsing on the maplins website and immediately thinking about this....L68BH
OK lets remove the emotion from the argument and take another look, but this time factoring the data protection act.
In that instance Apple are in the right, they have a process in place that is protecting the date at their reputation.
However, I am not a cold hard logic machine (that's my wife) and therefore they are been bastards on this occasion.
Well done El Reg
but your user base isn't just within the ring of doom. So if you could just email me the pint instead please.
"Or maybe I should call sue Microsoft because my pirated version of office is full of malware?"
That's not malware, that's how it's meant to run.
Whilst I do a happy dance when my phone tells me its on 4G its mainly because where I actually live I don't actually get 2G. Now you may say that's because I live in a quaint village on the Norfolk broads, and that is true. But seriously it's 2014, and about time EE realised that the country isn't surrounded by the M25.
Not in my village, if I use sky then I'm actually a BT connect customer and that means I get a 40GB download limit and traffic management, compared to the same service from BT which is unlimited and unmanaged.
But Mr Dabbs
We may not be cash rich, but surely we are all warm friendly glowy types.
oh soddit I want the money!
I think that.....
El Reg should have a beard competition!
You sir get an upvote.
Although I am getting my hobo look sorted today - bring back the goatee!
No Bull Riding?
that's a deal breaker......pass
a crime to mutilate or alter the seal of any department or agency of the United States
It is also a crime to use the seal without permission, and getting permission is an incredible feat. One that I failed on. As I had applied retrospectively to use the seal on an intranet site the following thing happened.
1. I received a stern email saying no.
2. I received a very stern letter saying no.
3. I received a phone call from the FBI stating that I had perpetrated a federal crime and that if I didn't desist then they would attempt extradition.
All I wanted to do is hot link using the seal as a click button so that employees in America could see health and safety information.
Can you imagine the HSE taking such action in the UK?
So is this the end for.....
Hahahaha jokes on you - I am ginger!
although I do prefer to be called south african sunset.
And before you get your panties in a bunch, gingers don't have souls.
but you get an upvote for calling me big guy :-)
I own both, a sammy and an iPhone, and If you put iOS on the sammy then maybe it would be OK.
But putting android on an iPhone would be like putting a "Kick Me" sign on a ginger kid, fun for a few mins and then just wrong!
How can we make people part with their cash? I know make it curvy......it didn't work in the 50's and it wont work now.
I have read the dumbed down version and the super dumbed down version as well as the version that has been aimed at the totally clever but have no friends people....
And I still only have a very very basic understanding of the concept.
*****I probably need to add ------------------------------>
Is it still Trolling
If you mean every single word of it?
***Yes, I am trolling ------->
Re: fish museum - @Captain Hogwash
That would be the National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby
My job there was in the futuristic exhibition loosely based around fish called "the posiedon experiment", it involved artefacts having their memory read by the organic super computer known as the organism. It culminated in a motion cinema experience which explored the memory of a long dead fisherman.
Whilst I want Bletchley to keep going
I do understand the cost to keep it open, even with volunteers......But this is wrong, I actually used to work as an actor in a fish museum (year I know right) but the thing that amazed me about that role was summed up in this article, and seemingly I think it applies to any niche historical museum.
"namely a British quirkiness arising from an extensive range of exhibits manned by volunteers who knew their stuff and were happy to share it."
This was the case when I visited Bletchley the first time, I had an hour long conversation about valves and how they work. The chap also gave me an up close tour of the machine room because I had an enthusiasm that he liked. What actor would do that?
Have a Break.......
have a chip cracked
Lexmark have one of these on the market for £250 with enough ink to print a keyring.
They should, as it returns relevant searches without the con sites
Doesn't the OS look just like windows?
Re: 410km? WTF?
It says the cable length is 410km
This is typical of BT, they followed an as the buzby flies method of cable deployment.
You cant trademark a word that has been around for donkeys years.
What will I ask for when I buy by cough candy?
Who was the bertie bassetesque robot in Dr Who, The happiness patrol?
And, won't this confuse people that want to buy a large load washing machine?
Actually the last one is quite a valid point (not that the other two are not), but Candy appliances are already prevalent throughout Europe.
This needs investment
How long until we can eat the computer to prevent the feds from getting our data?
*the one with the light dressing in the pocket
I was just chatting to Mrs Gnome about this the other week, as I could see this happening.
Her reply was essentially - I have just vomited in my mouth.
A begrudging congratulations from Collider Man
Re: OY You lot, over here.
It will attract my comment...
Frankly without the bees we might as well take ourselves out into the pastures and blow our bloody brains out. It's time to give these happy insects a helping hand.
This is the first step to awareness...
I for one welcome our .....Mobile Snack Providers
*yeah I know....the bad kind of spam rather than the worst kind.
**Hmm can the fridge and the friar double team for retro treats?
***How come this never happened to the Autobots?
****And can this be used for a smegging viral campaign for red dwarf? Or is that just talking toasters?
Hi Dabbsy ...
My name is Gnomey...I am also an emailcoholic...
Although within the last few years I have had my wife rationalise my Email accounts, she was very good at explaining that I didn't actually need a mail server...and she also pointed out that whilst my hugh.janus email address is amusing it's not professional.
So now I make do with the 3 client email addresses, the 2 company email addresses and admin on 2 shared email accounts, as well as the 4 personal email addresses.
11 isn't that bad is it?
The NSA now knows that I need a pint of milk and that my mortgage application has been processed. I hope that can't see MMS, if they can then they will know about the 60 year old on the train that had a swish pair of Beats!.
The company is also asking users to directly report any believed or suspected account theft...
Dear Starbucks - your coffee is over priced, you are stealing hard earned $£
I guess trending is a trend
That's why my passwords are 123ABC!"£
No one will ever crack them!
Phishing?.....I heard that....
Someone phoned from windows claiming that the computers had a virus....
Hmm sounds a bit fish flakey
Something definitely fishy.
I mean cod you believe it?
The fishnappers were probably well meaning angels, or perhaps a clown.
Of course this could be a load of pollock. Or haddock you thought of that?
*the one with the Grimsby Evening Telegraph in the pocket
**we only sing when we're fishing
Re: So the problem is
I guess some scientists want us to move back into caves.
You do know that we have never actually lived in caves don't you?
In app payments, micro payments or whatever - it still equates to evil intent by the developers.
Whilst it would be nice for a second form of authentication I don't see either Google or Apple as been at blame.
"not-so-budget budget phone" 5C
Well nothing about the phone specs suggests it should be a budget phone.
Why am I laughing
It's hard not too!
Re: Thank god
I swear its not all gnomes.
Re: @ Dalek Dave
Well I have never actually seen people in America as I have never been there. Sure I've seen pictures and video, but they can all be faked right. In fact the more I think about it the more I am convinced that the UK is the only country and that everywhere else is just a figment of my imagination coupled with the UK propaganda machine.
Oh Fudge, I guess I am responsible for the French.....My Bad!
Now troll off!
"Because IT departments are lazy and rely too much on the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" mantra"
I don't think that's true, it's more often the case that the clients think they know better. Or as is happening in my organisation, a complete lack of upgrading key systems because the cost is quite staggering. It's cheaper to pay for a few more desktop technicians who can hold the hands of users as they reboot their PC.
I will find this very useful when I try to find the best radioactive source.
Soon my quest for super powers will be complete.
What's that? Samsung are the best detectors!!!!
Hard Pass on that one!
I don't mind education on this
I just hope the government heed their own advice. Although I doubt it.
Re: Sorta looks like....
I never knew that WHSmith made operating systems, mobile or otherwise.
I hadn't thought of that - I should really withdraw my comment
As a smug Brit living on the east coast of the UK can I just say....
Please stop, I plan to visit California this year, and I don't want to be all glowy or dead because of it.
That it's time to buy a Zune????
- Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge
- Dell charges £16 TO INSTALL FIREFOX on PCs – Mozilla is miffed
- Microsoft to get in XP users' faces with one last warning
- Women! You too can be 'cool' and 'fun' if you work in tech!
- Vid Steve Ballmer: Thanks to me, Microsoft screwed up a decade in phones