Probably because the pigment
was supplied by HP Ink
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This is very remininscent of the slaughtering the papers (usually in at least the Daily Mail) give airlines (usually BA) in the aftermath of or before a hurricane hits a particular area. The artices (with suitably red rag to a bull headlines) explain the prices for air fares have been increased massively in the wake of/in advance this incident. It will mention price gouging and how families are now forced to pay many thousands of pounds to get home after their insurance doesn't cover it.
What it ignores is the fact that the airlines are normally actively trying to get people home. They have to have the fares/seats in the system to allow agents to book stranded passengers onto these flights. They price the fares so high to try and prevent other travellers from booking them. Such as foreign nationals who aren't in such great need for the flight, maybe booking a last minute long weekend to London for example. At other times it's just down to the fact that all the seriously discounted inflexible tickets have been sold. Therefore the remaining ones are totally flexible, open tickets and xost a lot more as a result.
Still why let the facts get in the way of an article.
And this is where it pays for me to to proof read before posting....
What it should have said was
Therefore the remaining ones are totally flexible, open tickets and cost a lot more as a result.
Still why let the facts get in the way of an article.
I don't think Dell can use that explanation here though.
Ah. So Dell are supplying people who are in desperate need of a green laptop, and so don't want sales from ordinary customers to deplete their stock.
Makes so much more sense now. You just need to further explain why the wrong colour of laptop would place anyone in a life-threatening position.
“ They price the fares so high to try and prevent other travellers from booking them. Such as foreign nationals who aren't in such great need for the flight, maybe booking a last minute long weekend to London for example.”
Are there a lot of people casually booking weekends away from (and therefore immediately back to) an area impacted by hurricanes?
And if you’re honestly of the belief that the relational is to prevent use of the capacity by customers leaving the area for the ‘wrong’ reason the I have a bridge to sell you!
Airline prices go up in times of great demand because they are being helpful? I'm sure the stranded passengers you mention are so grateful that the prices just tripled to enable them to get home!
No, the only reason prices go up in times of great demand is because they can get away with it.
An artist I follow on bandcamp, he's recently put up some demo songs for £999 with the explicit intention of people not buy it.
So I do wonder if
HDell just don't want to bother with the paint colour? Or they've only got a couple of cans so charging a silly amount so they don't use the last of it.
Mines the one with the company card to charge it on expenses....
I'd heard people doing it on Amazon too. If they remove the listing because it's out of stock, it affect their seller rating or summat, so they hike the price up and hope no-one's desperate enough to pay it. Once it's back in stock, they fix the price and because it's not a "new" listing, they still have their ratings in the searches etc.
Just tried Win-Alt-R and got a message "Recording isn't working/Press [Win]+G for XBox Game Bar". I have not got, and do not want, an XBox.
I've only just noticed that my keyboard no longer has PrtScr - the print screen key that doesn't*, or Scroll Lock, another non-Ronseal key.
* Yes, I know it does screen shots
"I have not got, and do not want, an XBox."
Neither have I, but you don't need it. I get the impression the screen recording feature was designed to record gaming sessions. But it will also record other screen action (but apparently not in all programs). Tried it this morning and it happily recorded me jumping between Firefox tabs, etc.
You can enable it in Settings - Gaming - Record .... On. There are keyboard shortcuts to start and stop recording. You can select the directory for storing the MP4s in Settings - Gaming - Captures.
Well, the total cost of ownership of Dell hardware has always been a bit absurd.
Either you get lucky and it's very good value, or it's absolutely shite hardware and you may as well piss your money down the grid.
It seems all they're doing here is making the latter an explicit option.
Joke icon. But also sort of not a joke.
Having used both, I would much rather have a Dell than an HP. The new HP I bought after I "loaned" my son my older Dell (bought used) has a keyboard that triggers cursor jumps all over the screen. I have to touch-type so I can monitor where the cursor is and where it is inserting the text. Since I only use when away from my workplace, hauling a plug in KB with it is not really a viable option.
Cursor jumping all over the screen? There's a simple solution for that - piano lessons from an old-school teacher who'll rap you on the knuckles with a ruler if you let your hands drop.
Turning off the touchpad is cheaper but not as much fun.
I have a cheap Dell laptop (£150) it's very cheap and tacky, but better than expected.
I have an expensive Dell laptop (£1200). It's very, very well made and a pleasure to use.
Get what you pay for.
Their monitors are exceptional too. Last time I checked, they were the only manufacturer to guarantee no dead pixels (no idea if that has changed).
Worst thing about Dell is their claim of next day shipping - it may be coming from China on a slow boat!
Not joke. My desktop Dell has been brilliant from word go. Admittedly upgraded a few bit, but it's years old and still running well.
Laptop, no. Was surprisingly slow when new (i7). SSD wasn't really big enough and then failed just out of warranty. I replaced it with a nice new bigger Samsung SSD and mysteriously the whole bloody computer is now much more responsive.
And that's only half a joke. See PCworld/Curry's (or whatever they call themselves these days). Where - if your read the label's small print-"Sale" items were available at the quoted higher price for three weeks, last season, at one store in the arse end of a small town on a remote island (subject to availability)..
FWIW: when i looked just a few minutes ago, black was the only choice... looks like they solved the problem by simply removing the other color option... i did just close their notice box asking me if i wanted to switch to the North America site so they might have switched me anyway...
kinda reminds me of an old quote...
"You can have your FORD any color you like as long as it is black." - Henry Ford
just checked the link again... i'm not getting the server switch dialog any more but the top right corner does say GBR which i guess is for Great BRitain...
Decades ago I worked at a large organization whose primary PC vendor then was Dell. The equipment (business-class desktops and laptops) was pretty good, but some of their internal IT systems were not.
The software they used (developed in-house?) let a big customer create its own set of approved configs available to that customer. The software would randomly change some prices and available options on our custom page. For the half-year up until I and many other techs at my company were "right-sized", my first daily task was to check our custom web page, make note of what was wrong, then phone our Dell internal contact (whose computer access let her alter those custom web pages), and she would cheerfully fix the errors I'd found. Rinse-and-repeat every bloody day. I brought up this issue with our sales rep, and his response was effectively to not expect the problem to be fixed soon, due to internal Dell politics.
I ~suspect~ they rushed the software system into production, and yet dared not take the system down for maintenance, and/or dared not change the software for fear it would break and cost them big dollars in lost orders, i.e., large customers such as ourselves being unable to order computers while the system was down.
It appears that those problems are now leaking out into the universally-accessible Dell shopping-cart web pages.
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