The Good Ship Venus ?
Never had Jobs down as a Rugby fan
39 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009
The stupid thing is I'm not really doing anything today that I wasn't doing then
WordPerfect, Lotus 123, Foxpro, Monarch and Corel may have bitten the dust (in varying degrees) but I'm esentially using something I could fly to the moon to write roughly the same documents, spreadsheets, small database systems and draw the odd diagram. The ony real difference is my email is now intregal, rather than stuck on an IBM green-screen in the corner.
Progress anyone ?
If downloading copyrighted material requires a payment to the owner of the copyright (which all reasonable standards of logic would suggest is true). Why are you coming after me for the payment ?
I'm currently paying my ISP circa 20 quid a month for somthing that, on the face of it, should be a low or no-charge add-on to my already extortionate phone rental contract....Surely if Mistra Performing Rights wants his pound of flesh he should be looking at the man making the money out of providing me with the means, motive and opportunity ?
Vodafone had a system called 2-4-2 (presumably "twice as good as 1-2-1") in which you could run email, group sms and get your voicemail forwarded to any POP3 account as a .wav.
It was perfect, if a bit ugly.
The without much (ie any) consultation they ditched it and invited you to join 360. A platform for single-cell life forms more interested in x-factor and facebook than , oooh lets say, usability.
Moral of the story: If a thing ain't broke.....etc
I miss my voicemail forwarding.....
A Google search for bakeries in Henlow sadly didn't show Nice Baps.
However the first two are called Gunns and (wait for it)
Absolutely, completely and utterly wrong.
Everyone knows that the Columbian marching powder budget is subsidised by making documentaries about the horror of drug abuse on sink estates; whilst Tarquil and Tabitha are in the editing suite shoving next weeks wages up their nose .....
The idea that most of the laptops can be written of to the UDA or the Taliban seems a little absurd. For every flack jacketed journalist there are probably 2 dozen glorified junior/middle managers with any combinantion of the words "strategic", "analyst","business", "financial", and "resources" in their job title.
A much more likely equation is :
Large number of people made redundant in the last 12 months = reasonable number of laptops "lost" in the last few weeks of employment...
3D is a childs toy
30 % colour loss and images that are still blurry in any high-contrast content (Avatar was dark blue for a reason).
Also, I can't imagine anyone leaving the cinema saying :
"Well , the story was crap, the acting was terrible, but the floaty depth objects looked greeeatt*"
*with the exception of pron, natch.
"Bach, talking to Wall Street analysts, also painted the forthcoming Windows Mobile 7.0 as somthing thet will "move the bar forward" "
Bars move up and down.
Tapes and boundaries are moved backwards and forwards.
Envelopes are pushed.
If the man can't be trusted with a simple metaphor I'm certainly not trusting him with my mobile phone...
Its an open-source repository of every book published. Its works on simple magstripe technology. It goes several hundred years between charge-ups and best of all is absolutely free.
According to the graphic on the front its made by Spelthorne Borough Council and is badged up as a "Library Card".
Am I the only one who suspects these things are only used by the same people who sit and write their novels on Macs in Starbucks ? To quote Family Guy, "Writing isn't writing unless somone is watching you doing it"
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