School friend had a TRS-80 but was quickly replaced with a BBC Model A so he could do "Computer Studies" work at home
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Had this issue sending email to a handful of addresses and it was pretty obvious what the problem was from the bounce message returned.
Tried to tell Pipex but gave up after 45 minutes on hold listening to The Nolans tell me that they were in the mood for dancing.
Problem lasted about 48 hours and then went away.
"Critically, though, it does not fall under FSA jurisdiction"
Which IMHO is why they moved out of the UK. Many sites sprang up detailing how to make complaints via the FSO and many people (myself included) were able to have Paypal release locked funds which had been held for unspecified purposes by lodging FSO complaints. Paypal I believe had to pay the FSO for the investigation of each complaint.
I'd guess that Lux has a lot less active (and suspended) Paypal users to complain than the UK has.
You could also argue that the higher end models - which generally sit in the same price bracket as Apple and Blackberry handsets - don't have these issues because they tend to have faster processors, more memory, etc and therefore don't exhibit any of the problems that users of lower end hardware see.
Truth is that you will never get the same performance from a £50 handset as you do from one costing ten times as much running the same OS and applications.
Swiss Bank ?
Obviously a good thing that this low life has been caught BUT since when did Swiss banks do what the US told them too ?
I always thought that people used Swiss accounts because of the ethics of the Swiss banking system and the fact that they would divulge no information to anybody ?
And if you'd read the previous stuff or done a little research you'd know that solicitors can be limited liability - thats why so many solicitors firms end with LLP which stands for Limited Liability Partnership.
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People have been saying this about Microsoft / Sony / Every other large multinational for years and it simply isn't the case.
Apple will still be making huge sales of iPhones, iPads, iPods, iMacs and everything else starting with "i" regardless of what you buy.
For every idealogical "I won't buy their stuff" there is still a hundred or a thousand people who will.
It might be sad but it's still true.
They didn't want him
They didn't want him - they wanted the Foxconn leak that was selling him the parts so they used a law suit to frighten him (or rather his parents) enough to give them all the details of the supplier.
I would guess that Apple will shortly be filing against that person and won't be dropping it quite so quickly.
Most Office users are commercial concerns rather than home users.
If I need to buy extra Office licenses and I'm not able to then there is a business impact. I'm not going to abandon the 100's of licenses that I already own and I'm not going to uninstall my existing Office installations and start installing Open Office.
Microsoft may be getting whats coming to them but they are correct that there will be a huge worldwide business impact by stopping it's sale.
And lets face it, they've got MS over a barrel as regards selling them a license. If you were in that position, how many billions of dollars would you ask for ????
So will the BBC apply the same ruling to the internet as they do to TV ?
If you have an internet connection you HAVE to buy a license as you have the ability to watch BBC programmes even if you choose not to ?
Thats pretty much the TV situation in that if you have a dish or an aerial, you HAVE to have a BBC license because you have the capability to watch BBC regardless of whether you choose to or not.
Am I right in thinking that the BBC are the only private company in the UK which has a law to say that you have to buy from them even if you don't use their product ?
Setting a precident is always a bad thing. Now when anybody in France announces redundancies, the managers will eb locked in a room by those at risk until they hand over more cash.
Would imagine that riot police would be called if this happened in the UK and those responsible locked up.
I have a real problem.......
With people who are "famous" for being the son / daughter / brother / sister of somebody "famous".
I have a bigger problem for people who are "famous" for being the boyfriend / girlfriend of the above.
Who gives a toss what Peaches thinks - it's not like her family are known for their fashion sense is it ????