* Posts by tuppennyblue

4 posts • joined 27 Jul 2015

Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen


Someone used the phrase "smart trousers" in a document recently, and I had to do a double take before I realised what he meant...

User needed 40-minute lesson in turning it off and turning it on again


Happened to me many years ago... could not figure why the computer would not respond normally to mouse clicks... until I figured out that she had the mouse the wrong way round... And then there was the woman who put the mouse on the floor because she thought you used it like a sewing machine pedal. Admittedly this was almost 20 years back when many people had never used a computer before.

AVG to flog your web browsing, search history from mid-October


If you want AVG but not the freeware version, there is always the option of signing up as a beta tester and getting the whole all singing all dancing version for nothing.

Australia to tax ALL international online purchases


The threshold in the UK is already US$25 or $50 for a gift. It's not the tax that I resent, it's the 'handling fee' of about $20 that the post office adds for the privilege of collecting the tax on my behalf, even when the tax is only a small proportion of the handling fee.


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