A threaded discussion/commenting system? What, like CIX had with Ameol in ooh, 1994? I say, well done.
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Sticking with one mobile provider gets you... Oh. Price rises, big exit fees, and lovely, lovely lock-in
Re: And another thing.....
I moved from contract with 02 to contract with Orange, then to SIM-only with EE, then to SIM-only with EE Business. All on the same number since 1998.
Both my wife and daughter have also been moved from Orange contract to SIM-only with EE - same number kept throughout.
Someone at EE was screwing with you.
I blame Alan Sugar
This ridiculous method of holding a phone was introduced, pioneered and continues to be used by contestants in "The Apprentice" as a way to get both sides of the conversation recorded, despite the programme shooting both sides of the call locally anyway.
I continue to point and laugh at anyone I see doing this. And you should too.
My wife uses one of the single dock Ion units for all her dance teaching and Zumba classes, with a wireless headset receiver in the aux input. I've even played my Roland drums through it - works really well.
It is VERY loud!
Recommended for places were volume's needed over fidelity - which is not usually a problem when mp3 and aac files are being played.
It's 1994 all over again
and I'm back playing Marathon on a Power Macintosh 6100. Except now it's while sitting on a train on an iPad.
The original cheat mode featuring the infamous "pirated Copland beta" is also avalable for those of us still not l33t enough to get through "Bigger Guns Nearby" without dying over and over again, even on "Normal" mode.
I hope the other two episodes are coming too.
I was 13 and I wanted a Jaunting Belt, desperately.
All incarnations of the show concerned the emergence of the next stage of human evolution (homo superior) known colloquially as Tomorrow People. Born to human parents, an apparently normal child might at some point between childhood and late adolescence experience a process called "breaking out", when they develop their special abilities. These abilities include psionic powers such as telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation. However, their psychological makeup prevents them from intentionally killing others.
PC World branches already sell all Apple's range
I was in my local PC World (Nottingham) the other week and there was a mini Apple Store in a very prominent position. I asked the attending black-clad hipster for the grif, daddy-o and he said he worked for Apple UK, not DSGi. There was a full range of Apple stuff, from 30in displays to mice - so it's not surprising that you can get an iPad from a PC World store, and a lot of them contain an official Apple store!
This person is a journalist?
"Of course, Epstein understands some people have reservations about the ID card. "As I’ve said before I understand why people have their reservations, but I personally can’t see what there is to lose if you’re a law abiding citizen with nothing to hide."
Having nothing to hide is NOT the same as it being NONE of the government's business!
I give up, truly.
Thanks for the review. So, to get this to work with my car's Bluetooth system would involve first pairing the iPhone with the car kit, then pairing the car kit with the car? Is that even possible?
Why on earth didn't TomTom use the dock connector to link the iPhone to the car kit?
The potential for failure is high here.
No current HSDPA link is ever going to get close to proper broadband.
>No current HSDPA link is ever going to get close to proper broadband.
Oh I dunno ... I got 400kb/sec downloading a Blackberry desktop software upgrade today via my T-Mobile HSDPA USB donglet this afternoon.
7.2Mbit isn't exactly sluggish.
No, neither generation of the iPod Touch has a mike, hence the reference in the article to having to buy one.
The 2nd Gen does have a (crappy beyond belief) speaker, so a dangly bit of expensive doorbell wire (doubtless in "mug me, I have an expensive and desireable gadget white") is required.
Imagine you have an large Oracle database server (or any DB server) which has several large databases running from it - say they are 50GB each.
If you back them (usually) as full backups every day then after say, five days you'll have 250GB of data on tape.
If you back them up with a de-duplicating VTL after five days you'll have 50GB stored on the virtual tape. (assuming there are no changes day to day)
Of course, in the real world there are changes, but the VTL will only write the changes to its storage and track these changes in its own database.
That's one example - there are many others of course where dedupe makes perfect sense, both operationally (you only store deduplicated data so if replication is required then you onlly replicate a fraction of the backups) and from a cost and admin perspective (keeping petabytes of data on tape in huge silos plus the manual costs of copying them to offsite storage.)
<pulls up comfy chair>
Scenes from a CPW
Same story at 10am in CPW Loughborough Road, Nottingham. About a dozen people waiting for credit checks (02 also require a credit check for an upgrade and the shop staff told me that credit checks for new customers are computerised, whereas for upgrades a real person has to approve it)
Anyway, there is currently a 4 hour wait for approvals, 02's internal systems are "down" and the pre--ordered phones (including mine) are on a Citylink truck "en route" with no ETA.
The shop had 2x16GB and 8x8GB (all black) in stock at 8am, all those are now sold to walk-ins as soon as their credit checks are cleared.
What fun. Ugly scenes abound elsewhere, so I read.
"As of last week, the government has forbidden couples getting married in registry offices from having their photograph taken as they sign the wedding register."
Surely this not new? There has always been a law against photographing a marriage register in such a way that the writing can be deciphered,
I've been a photographer for 30 years and have done a few weddings in my time, and in ALL cases, whether church or civil, the minister/priest/vicar/registrar has produced a "dummy" register so that the couple can be photographed pretending to sign it, pen-in-hand, heads-together, with no issues whatsoever.
FWIW I completely agree with you.
However, beware the fate of those who have the audacity to state obvious facts related to how much we pay here in the UK versus everywhere else will only result in corrective statements from people with nothing better to do that point out that 1) we pay VAT 2) they pay sales tax and 3) by the time you add the shipping costs actually the differential isn't actually worth the airfare.
Just so you know ...
Those crafty Spaniards ...
Spain already wants this for UK residents travelling there. I just had to fill the details in on the airline website for a planned family holiday there next month. All they wanted were names, ages and passport numbers. Hardly onerous.
Of course, the green US VW form also requires details of the intended place of residence during your stay, so how will the new pre-registration handle that if it's valid for 2 years?