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by Paul
Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Technology & Hardware
Topic: The 'Look What the Postman Brought Me' Thread - Technology Edition
Replies: 411
Views: 123428

Re: The 'Look What the Postman Brought Me' Thread - Technology Edition

I currently have the Sony Xperia 1 III, because camera. It is simultaneously the best and worst phone I have ever had. The results you can achieve with the camera are incredible. It's quick performance wise, and the 120hz screen is a dream... but oh my god, it is infuriating to use at times. The fin...
by Paul
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Twitter, the shitshow that keeps on delivering
Replies: 37
Views: 823

Re: Twitter, the shitshow that keeps on delivering

Raid wrote:
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:33 pm
I just don't get the billionaire mindset.
A certain type of person is attracted to that sort of status.

Dwellers of the psychopathy spectrum.
by Paul
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

True.

The screen didn't play up once during setup, and the max brightness is now similar to my SB1... but it's still the same screen.

Perhaps it got dropkicked during transit and the issue resolved itself, ha. I'll see how it goes.

[EDIT] aaaaaannnnd it's fucked \:D/
by Paul
Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

I shall meditate on this and channel my inner Karen.

The cherry on top was receiving an email from Microsoft welcoming me to my new Surface device / Windows 11 (I set the SB2 up again). But it went into the spam folder.

I use Outlook :lol:
by Paul
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Shitrep: it was there! After that fiasco, I think I'll just take the refund money and spend it on a decent 1440p monitor / use the Surface whilst docked, because fuck dealing with that again. I don't even know why it was delivered to the collection point - the fucking thing is addressed to my home. ...
by Paul
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

The plot thickens! I used the UPS tracking code to see where my Surface is up to. Turns out the repair centre shipped it back to the drop off point rather than my address.... and it has been sat there since the 27th October. Gee, I bet it ain't there now! You have to be shitting me. No notifications...
by Paul
Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Yeah, when the bastard things work they're brilliant. I'm using my trusty old SB1 as a daily driver at the moment. It's (painfully) slow, but these days I'm only browsing the web or writing essays. The SB2 is leagues ahead in terms of performance, and my old, old eyes certainly appreciate the larger...
by Paul
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

I finally got some assistance. It turns out that despite the instructions very clearly stating that I should return only the tablet (I mean, it was explicit - to the point of being all 'IF U SEND US UR KEYBOARD UR NOT GETTING IT BACK LOL'), I was supposed to send both parts of the laptop, because ye...
by Paul
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

I managed to get through to a Microsoft agent last night, who seemed keen to help initially... but then he dropped the call :( At this point I'd go straight to complaints rather than support, let them crack the whip internally. This. The second you stop getting what you need, demand to speak to the...
by Paul
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

I managed to get through to a Microsoft agent last night, who seemed keen to help initially... but then he dropped the call :(

At this point I may as well have withdrawn £2000 from my bank account / thrown it in the bin. Holy shit - this is tremendously poor service.
by Paul
Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Cheers, I am attempting to get some sense out of them. Uphill struggle so far, but time will tell.
by Paul
Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 1667
Views: 333316

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

So, Microsoft repair centres. My Surface Book 2 has an issue with the backlight. I returned it to Microsoft for repair on the 21st October. It was received by their repair centre on the 25th October... and I haven't heard a darn thing since. I am unable to contact the depot it was delivered to, as t...
by Paul
Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Jhe Jiant Jpegs & Jiffs Jhread
Replies: 563
Views: 172642

Re: Jhe Jiant Jpegs & Jiffs Jhread

FBI?

Nah. Had to be aliens.
by Paul
Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Jhe Jiant Jpegs & Jiffs Jhread
Replies: 563
Views: 172642

Re: Jhe Jiant Jpegs & Jiffs Jhread

I'm not sure why "Area 51" is still considered particularly mysterious or exciting anymore. Sure, operations on the base are top secret, but we know where it is and have done for decades - hell I've landed aircraft there in DCS World (it has a really dull taxiway). If there are ultra-secret new air...