1366 posts • joined 6 Aug 2016
Re: I take it
I have bought handsets from them in the past, not recently though. The last one was a Galaxy Note 2 back when that was the latest model. They were fine, cost was about the same as online retailers, I got the box in my hand without having to wait around for delivery and deal with useless couriers, and the product was usual Samsung quality.
Re: Login box
You might think that, but TERFs are not the most intelligent people around.
We have Sheila Jeffreys who thinks that trans women are not real women because they have smelly vaginas. Then we have Germaine Greer, a woman with a smelly vagina, who thinks that trans women are not real women because they don't have smelly vaginas.
Re: It's 2018
Like the hire car I had a couple of weeks ago where putting it into reverse gear reset the volume on the stereo to the default, bearly audible level? And putting it in first gear switched the air conditioning on, when it was a freezing winter morning. And putting it in fifth gear would switch the stereo from off or line-in to radio and the volume to ear-splitting maximum.
Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate
Re: Days like today are when I'm thankful
"What job do you work in where you can stand to lose so much without data for 1 day?"
Basically any job that involves visiting people to do things
Courier / delivery
Maintenance - where you visit customers to fix their things
Buses (my local bus company doens't use O2, but if they did, their ticket machines wouldn't be able to do card payments)
Taxis / mini cabs
Lots of others I haven't thought of.
Re: At what point...
A lot of scammers advertise on Facebook, Google and so on, so I think it already has. Maybe not the Nigerian ones, but certainly the likes of the fake bitcoin scams. Note, this is an entirely separate issue to the discussion about whether or not bitcoin itself is a scam. These scammers are people who take your money and don't give you any bitcoins in return for it.
OM5G... Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip for phones: The 855 with a fingerprint Sonic Screwdriver, er, Sensor
Re: also Christa Ackroyd
How the loan charge works:
You have to either repay the loan, because, you know, normally if you borrow money and don't pay it back, you get big burly debt collectors with baseball bats at the door demanding immediate repayment. Or, if you are not going to repay it, you pay tax on it.
They told HMRC at the time that it was a loan, ie one of these things that you have to pay back, so on that basis, HMRC didn't charge tax on it. If they have no intention of repaying it, and the "lender" has no intention of sending debt collectors in to enforce repayment; then it is not a loan.
Re: I did use Edge...
Edge doesn't push ads. It doesn't come with Adblock by default, just like many other browsers, but Adblock is available in the Microsoft App Store, and you can actually install Adblock before running Edge for the first time, thus ensuring that your eyes (and ears, and computer) don't get polluted by these ads.
There are lots of reasons to hate Edge, this isn't one of them.
"but that doesn't mean there aren't some great ones out there. Cryptocurrency isn't going away. If you believe all this negative news nonsense saying it's going to 0, you're just being played again like all the fools that believed it was going to go up forever and bought at 20 grand."
Sure, there may well be use cases for blockchains, but does buying Bitcoin give you exposure to them?
Anyone can write their own blockchain or fork an existing one, and many people have and the alternatives mostly address some of the problems that bitcoin has in terms of speed and scalability.
Another thing. Isn't TfL's Oyster Card a cryptocurrency of sorts? It isn't stored on a blockchain obviously, but it has been very successful. If you had bought £5 of Oyster Credit in 2003, how much would it be worth now? The answer is, it would be worth £5. Buying a bitcoin is exactly the same as buying Oyster credit.