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Comment I hate it. (Score 1) 638

People think they just can call without warning and I then am happy to spend the entire evening helping them. YES! that was just what I wanted to do, sit all evening with a remote console.
Even when i drive for half a day to visit family, they think i will want to spend the evening, alone, in their homeoffice fixing something.

Worst thing though is that they always expect that i want to do it for free.

Then days after, they call i and claim that something stopped working because i had "tampered" with their machine.

I stopped helping people some time ago. When people called, i just had no solution to their problem. It became easier when Vista came out since, i dropped windows at XP, so I can say without lying that I have never owned a Vista or windows 7 installation. (and at work we still use XP on our desktops with no sign of changing that)

What did I get out of it, all those days wasted helping people. Nothing at all.

Comment Re:I just don't get it (Score 1) 256

In 15 years, you are expected to buy it again this time an version ported to the console in use at that time.
The whole DRM thing, made me give up gaming on the PC(starforce made my hw look defective and i ended up buying new HW i didnt need) and lately I have given up on console also.
Mostly because the have gotten the clever idea to sell a game at 110$(local price converted to $) which is only half the game. The rest you have to buy via DLC, so it is locked to you account or console and the resell value of the game is lower.


Apple Releases IOS 4.3 Beta To Developers 101

m2pc writes "Apple has just released iOS 4.3 beta to developers. New features include: Developer access to AirPlay API, Four and Five-finger gestures, and the return of the hardware orientation lock for iPad, a feature that upset many when Apple suddenly removed this feature with no software option to re-enable it. Also interesting to note is the lack of mention of the Mobile Hotspot feature rumored to be included in 4.3 for all iOS devices by the Verizon announcement yesterday."

Comment It is just one, not multiple. (Score 1) 319

And it is not really any worse than the official sex games in the itunes store(google them yourself). So I don't see the problem. Apple are just being up to their usual American bashful behaviour.

(I have an iPhone, although the removal of wifiscanning programs i used for work might make me consider something else)

Comment Re:almost 4000 last year (Score 1) 507

I just took a look at it at it seems to be around 60% of odd taxes, and then they of course put 25% regular tax on top of that.

Looking at their page they make it look like less because even though they add percentages for such things as "transport" there still is a subscription fee also. So the real price ends up there.

So you can understand people shake their head when they see that I have aircondition. :)

Comment Re:Isn't a CRT a TV? (Score 1) 385

Same here, never had a phone connected to it though. Only annoying thing is that i am included in the statistics of people still with a land line.
On the positive side, it's really an IP phone so I can see a lot of calls from blocked numbers. Good to know i am wasting resources on the autodialers in front of the people trying to sell crap i dont want.

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