Yeah, but doesn't Vodafone disallow roaming like this for existing customers? I thought they needed a new contract?
455 posts • joined 14 Jan 2010
Went to Apple Genius Bar yesterday. Said, effectively, that my gf's iPhone 5s days were numbered, and that most mobiles will probably only last 2 years. Although he added that's mostly due to phone contracts these days.
He also tried to explain why the EU's 2 year warranty didn't apply to Apple stuff.
The only thing he said which sounded remotely true, was that the screen on the iPad (iPad 2) wasn't easily fixable because of the need to keep it thin and light. If it was made to be repairable, the iPad would be thicker. Which at least sounds reasonable.
Having to pay the winner's court fees is one of the few "checks and balances" against assholes.
If I say someone puts babies on spikes, and register this for £50 at court, then other person may need to then spend £100,000 just to defend himself.
If he can't reclaim that money, then that assholes can just sue someone to bankruptcy.
Surely it makes sense that all court/legal fees are paid by the loser?
* special cases can occur, etc, etc, etc.
AdBlocker is a cheeky git at the moment. They fight for us to not see ads!
Er... unless the site they're blocking pays them a small bribe, and then you have to see them again...
I appreciate AdBlocker have to pay the bills, but their business model leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
Maybe I should create an AdBlocker Blocker, and then charge AdBlocker money to allow their "AdBlocks" through?
FFS. What really p155es me off at the moment, is websites trying to increase the complexity of passwords that I use.
But it's for websites where I don't store personal information, or where I don't care if I'm "hacked".
LinkedIn - password "1234" is more than ample. Someone hacks it, deletes the profile? I'll re-enter it.
Facebook - hmm... there's some nice history/photos I'd like to keep, perhaps a more complex password.
Banking/shopping website - OK, full-on password here.
By forcing more complex passwords, it makes us re-use the passwords we use for banking.
Or dream up another one, which we're likely to forget.
Shareholders are only interested in profit, and they don't really seem to give a shit if a change pisses off customers.
So I almost see CEOs and senior board members, as a way to temper shareholders' demands, but still keep the company afloat.
Let's sell Cadbury's to an American company, the American company then changes the recipe to be cheaper and therefore ruins the USP of Cadbury chocolate - people no longer buy Cadbury chocolate.
I truly miss my Cadbury Creme Eggs :(
"Uber enjoys a significant price advantage by not paying UK corporation tax, because jobs are booked through the Netherlands. Despite Uber being a $50bn (£32bn) company, its drivers earn far less than the London living wage; in some cases, they earn a lot less than the minimum wage."
For God's sake! Stop the Tax Credit cut, and make all these companies pay corporation tax!
Re: Why do they do it?
Because a local hard disk can be stolen, destroyed by power surge, dropped, kicked, become out of date, etc.
Cloud Storage is a hope that they have surge-protected UPS servers, multiple copies of my data, harder to steal, and accessible for "free" from most places of the world.
NOTE: I'm just building a home RAID NAS server because I really really don't want to lose my photos.
"So when the fan was well and truly hit six months later, they literally came running and crushed the problems because they knew the system and were motivated to help us out. They fixed first and we sorted the money later."
Really? Contractors? Contractors are paid per hour, it's not really in their best interests to do anything quickly.
Secondly, sorted money out later? Well yeah, they're going to send you a bill. But I would expect some kind of agreement up front too.
As a software engineer, I would be excited to add extra functionality to a dashboard, or tune the engine efficiency.
If I made a change which dramatically reduced the emissions, the engineers are gonna want to know what I'm doing on their "turf", and what the hell I did.
But where's the incentive for it?
The software engineers (instead of the hardware engineers) really have a KRA to reduce emissions by 300%?
"Part of that contract stated that if the contract was terminated then HP would still provide technical support for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) in the interim period. "
So a contract stated that HP should provide technical support, but Michigan terminated that contract, and expects HP to honour that contract... how does that work?
Legally you're able to take a picture of anyone you like in public.
And shops are "private property" which can refuse entry, and have cameras everywhere, and usually stop you using your own camera.
If you're on a shop's property, then they could always refuse you entry if you don't accept their T&Cs.