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All this talk of docking stations, external DVD... 5,842 Views / 278 Replies  
All this talk of docking stations, external DVD drives, USB dongles etc seems a bit of the mark to me. These things seem a bit "bitty", a bit 1990s, and frankly not very Apple-y. Maybe a completely...
Posted by talisker, on Jan 15, 2008 at 09:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And anyway, the shop is under no obligation to... 10,605 Views / 28 Replies  
And anyway, the shop is under no obligation to sell you anything at all, even if you have exactly the payment type they specify. Apple could say, "We're not going to sell you an iPhone because we...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 5, 2007 at 05:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, I think an MX-5 (particularly an early... 900 Views / 39 Replies  
Actually, I think an MX-5 (particularly an early 90s Series 1) is less hairdressery than a TT. But anyway, good call on the 159. James May tested it on a recent Top Gear, and indeed the build quality...
Posted by talisker, on Nov 29, 2007 at 05:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I didn't realise his new job was going to be as a... 900 Views / 39 Replies  
I didn't realise his new job was going to be as a hairdresser.
Posted by talisker, on Nov 27, 2007 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We've got a Dyson, one of the cylinder models,... 1,192 Views / 35 Replies  
We've got a Dyson, one of the cylinder models, and it is fantastic. If it is possible to be excited by a vacuum cleaner, then this is the one to do it. The key point isn't that it's bagless as that's...
Posted by talisker, on Nov 25, 2007 at 09:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It is interesting that a forum on a website... 1,580 Views / 72 Replies  
It is interesting that a forum on a website dedicated to a company with a slogan of "Think Different" contains so many posts by people criticising anyone who does or says anything different to them...
Posted by talisker, on Nov 12, 2007 at 11:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That depends exactly what the law is in France.... 6,257 Views / 11 Replies  
That depends exactly what the law is in France. If it's legal to sell a locked phone that you can then unlock later by meeting various eligibility criteria, then you may be right. If the law is quite...
Posted by talisker, on Nov 5, 2007 at 10:38 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You're enough of a computer geek (no disrespect... 2,419 Views / 36 Replies  
You're enough of a computer geek (no disrespect intended) to buy a new OS as soon as it is released, and visit a specialist forum to discuss it. Therefore install it. The worst that happens is that...
Posted by talisker, on Nov 2, 2007 at 06:13 AM, in Mac OS X
I've read that although Time Machine only backs... 2,975 Views / 27 Replies  
I've read that although Time Machine only backs up changes each time, this can take a lot of activity and space if you use large files, such as an Entourage database, which makes sense. However, my...
Posted by talisker, on Nov 2, 2007 at 06:01 AM, in Mac OS X
Just an observation - from the various Time... 21,829 Views / 212 Replies  
Just an observation - from the various Time Machine threads it appears that most people's intention is to keep their external drive permanently connected and let TM do its thing. Those who want to...
Posted by talisker, on Oct 29, 2007 at 05:53 AM, in Mac OS X
A glass of white wine for the lady? 1,274 Views / 47 Replies  
A glass of white wine for the lady?
Posted by talisker, on Oct 29, 2007 at 04:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It isn't intended to be a justification for not... 1,257 Views / 53 Replies  
It isn't intended to be a justification for not tipping, or for tipping, merely my view on why tipping is a huge deal in some countries and completely unexpected in others.

I don't believe tipping...
Posted by talisker, on Oct 26, 2007 at 10:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My view is that whether tipping is the norm or... 1,257 Views / 53 Replies  
My view is that whether tipping is the norm or not in different countries reflects cultural attitudes, rather than any financial consideration.

In countries such as the USA and the UK, there is a...
Posted by talisker, on Oct 26, 2007 at 09:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The article doesn't say it can't go higher than 7... 966 Views / 34 Replies  
The article doesn't say it can't go higher than 7 feet, but that so far it has only gone as high as 7 feet. There may be a technical reason for this, but I suspect self-preservation is the main...
Posted by talisker, on Oct 25, 2007 at 03:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, do it. I got a similar Merkur, the HD, and... 1,692 Views / 70 Replies  
Yes, do it. I got a similar Merkur, the HD, and shaving is transformed. I get a much better, much cheaper, and much more enjoyable shave than I ever got with a Mach 3 type piece of junk. Funny how...
Posted by talisker, on Oct 23, 2007 at 06:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In what way is it an experiment? And why will it... 2,138 Views / 115 Replies  
In what way is it an experiment? And why will it crash and burn? You seem to be approaching this with a "big record company" hat on, and assuming that their objective is to generate as much revenue...
Posted by talisker, on Oct 2, 2007 at 06:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I can't access youtube at work, but is it as... 637 Views / 15 Replies  
I can't access youtube at work, but is it as funny as kicking Bishop Brennan in the arse?
Posted by talisker, on Sep 5, 2007 at 11:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What do you mean by "flag me"? As far as I know... 3,031 Views / 21 Replies  
What do you mean by "flag me"? As far as I know there's nothing comparable in the UK, although as part of both the money laundering and terrorist regulations banks have to verify the identity of...
Posted by talisker, on Sep 5, 2007 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Tim Harford's book, "The Undercover Economist",... 740 Views / 28 Replies  
Tim Harford's book, "The Undercover Economist", has some interesting observations on the second hand car market, particularly the one involving private sellers. Basically, it doesn't work.

Imagine...
Posted by talisker, on Sep 4, 2007 at 07:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
[QUOTE=Mediaman_12;3469044]Not going to happen... 1,538 Views / 95 Replies  
[QUOTE=Mediaman_12;3469044]Not going to happen any time soon. How would this be able to tell weather you wanted to go to Apple UK (http://www.apple.com/uk/) or Apple UK (http://www.apple.co.uk)...
Posted by talisker, on Aug 31, 2007 at 06:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I know, but lets allow these Americans to believe... 1,101 Views / 39 Replies  
I know, but lets allow these Americans to believe they're at the cutting edge of automotive design. Charity's a nice thing.
Posted by talisker, on Aug 30, 2007 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm sure we'll all laugh about this in a few... 1,538 Views / 95 Replies  
I'm sure we'll all laugh about this in a few years time. I suspect the way we use the internet is in its infancy, and it'll change quite radically.

Having to type in a domain name seems a pretty...
Posted by talisker, on Aug 30, 2007 at 10:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sort of. Porsche owns a substantial stake in the... 1,311 Views / 35 Replies  
Sort of. Porsche owns a substantial stake in the Volkswagen Group, whose brands include VW, Audi, Skoda, SEAT, Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti.

The strongest sharing of engineering, design etc...
Posted by talisker, on Aug 14, 2007 at 08:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm sceptical that learning a language at school... 886 Views / 38 Replies  
I'm sceptical that learning a language at school is particularly useful in terms of actually being able to go on and use the language in future. Although you can learn quite a lot, in my experience...
Posted by talisker, on Aug 10, 2007 at 06:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My wild stab in the dark is that the new iMac... 24,323 Views / 334 Replies  
My wild stab in the dark is that the new iMac will reflect iPhone styling, in the same way the current one was designed to look like a big iPod. Therefore they're waiting until the iPhone is out...
Posted by talisker, on Jun 19, 2007 at 06:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
I suspect the reason they used "rubbish" rather... 19,786 Views / 140 Replies  
I suspect the reason they used "rubbish" rather than "crap" is that it is funnier, in the UK anyway. Sounds more like a childish insult a six year old would use, and just sounds more British and...
Posted by talisker, on Feb 15, 2007 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That'll be Mike from Neighbours 1,075 Views / 45 Replies  
That'll be Mike from Neighbours
Posted by talisker, on Jan 12, 2007 at 08:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's true. My Sony Ericcson has the option to... 1,513 Views / 68 Replies  
That's true. My Sony Ericcson has the option to turn the 3G connection off, and use the normal GSM connection. I use this option most of the time to preserve battery, unless I want to browse the web,...
Posted by talisker, on Jan 12, 2007 at 08:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He's getting so much stick for this in the... 848 Views / 29 Replies  
He's getting so much stick for this in the British press, most of which seems to be along the lines of "He's only taken it because he loves being in America, it's going to be a good for his family,...
Posted by talisker, on Jan 12, 2007 at 07:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Surely it's better that the rating is an accurate... 1,391 Views / 38 Replies  
Surely it's better that the rating is an accurate representation of the independent views of those people who've actually seen the movie, rather than being artificially adjusted to correspond to your...
Posted by talisker, on Jan 12, 2007 at 05:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't see a CDMA version myself. The greater need... 2,264 Views / 92 Replies  
Can't see a CDMA version myself. The greater need is for a 3G version - it's pretty inconceivable that Apple would attempt to sell an expensive phone without 3G in Europe. It is pretty much the...
Posted by talisker, on Jan 12, 2007 at 05:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Funnily enough, in the UK it's the opposite... 1,015 Views / 21 Replies  
Funnily enough, in the UK it's the opposite problem. You can get Hendricks in the supermarket, but South is a little harder to come by. (Plenty of 42 Below about though - although not the Feijoa)....
Posted by talisker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 10:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It must be an interesting problem for Apple: Do... 3,511 Views / 132 Replies  
It must be an interesting problem for Apple: Do we restrict it to a US network, therefore making a outdated dinosaur of a product by global standards, or do we release a cutting edge phone making the...
Posted by talisker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 09:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Someone wasn't paying attention in economics... 3,720 Views / 172 Replies  
Someone wasn't paying attention in economics class.

They're high quality, made in limited quantities by a specific person, and therefore are cheap.

Lucky we're not talking about one of these...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 21, 2006 at 05:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I don't know much about swords but I can't... 3,720 Views / 172 Replies  
I don't know much about swords but I can't imagine it's anything other than a complete load of junk for that price. Only of interest to fools or easily impressed teenage boys.
Posted by talisker, on Dec 20, 2006 at 12:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How's it defrauding the government? Presumably... 937 Views / 24 Replies  
How's it defrauding the government? Presumably this is not a government - run scheme.
Posted by talisker, on Dec 19, 2006 at 10:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's one way Apple could revolutionise the... 2,084 Views / 81 Replies  
There's one way Apple could revolutionise the mobile phone - get rid of those incomprehensible flashing lights. Does anyone actually use them? My Sony Ericsson has a little green light on the top...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 18, 2006 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But as they form part of "us", then they were... 1,133 Views / 39 Replies  
But as they form part of "us", then they were chosen too.
Posted by talisker, on Dec 18, 2006 at 06:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He could just order you a bottle of sake from a... 12,322 Views / 12 Replies  
He could just order you a bottle of sake from a US-based online store, for them to deliver to you. I've done that before when buying alcohol for people in other countries.

eSake - Premium Japanese...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 15, 2006 at 05:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not saying the dog should be destroyed... 7,822 Views / 159 Replies  
I'm not saying the dog should be destroyed because it was its "fault" or it deserves a punishment. Clearly the parents are the ones at fault. I'm saying it because it, for whatever reason, chewed a...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 15, 2006 at 05:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
True, in the same way that tuned, lowered cars... 7,822 Views / 159 Replies  
True, in the same way that tuned, lowered cars with pumping stereo systems and massive loud exhausts aren't inherently dangerous. It's just that they tend to be driven by aggressive neanderthals.
...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 14, 2006 at 09:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Without flogging this to death, what to me makes... 857 Views / 23 Replies  
Without flogging this to death, what to me makes Venice unique, and unlike all those other supposedly Venicey cities, is that it has no roads and all transport is by water. The lack of a constant...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 14, 2006 at 08:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree, but isn't this running before we can... 1,274 Views / 68 Replies  
I agree, but isn't this running before we can walk? If we're talking about every poor child, then we're including all those who don't have running water, proper medical care etc. Giving someone in...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 12, 2006 at 06:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's because "The fish were sorry they met... 2,122 Views / 105 Replies  
That's because "The fish were sorry they met cousin Merl and I" is a load of cobblers. The "& Me" / "& I" thing is very simple. Imagine what you'd say if you were talking only about yourself. Would...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 12, 2006 at 05:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You can. Although it will tend to bunch up.... 2,008 Views / 86 Replies  
You can. Although it will tend to bunch up. Alternatively if it's a short rope you might succeed in pushing it sideways and still maintain a reasonably straight line. Actually, you can push anything,...
Posted by talisker, on Dec 8, 2006 at 11:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wish people wouldn't spout vague nonsense... 95,306 Views / 2,738 Replies  
I wish people wouldn't spout vague nonsense without knowing what they're talking about. :D
Posted by talisker, on Dec 8, 2006 at 09:24 AM, in Gaming
Poll: For pete's sake. If you can't bear the thought of... 2,552 Views / 121 Replies  
For pete's sake. If you can't bear the thought of your expensive furniture or carpets being damaged, then don't keep an animal in your house. My kids mess up the walls with mucky handprints, but...
Posted by talisker, on Nov 30, 2006 at 04:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But He has already been mentioned in this medium... 4,928 Views / 358 Replies  
But He has already been mentioned in this medium (whether that be this thread, macnn, or the internet). So the horse has bolted.
Posted by talisker, on Nov 28, 2006 at 08:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Very good. He's got a bit of an ego though. Why... 4,928 Views / 358 Replies  
Very good. He's got a bit of an ego though. Why not just say "that was me"?
Posted by talisker, on Nov 28, 2006 at 05:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Wasn't everywhere where Jews have ever existed,... 901 Views / 33 Replies  
Wasn't everywhere where Jews have ever existed, at some point?
Posted by talisker, on Nov 24, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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