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Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 31-12-2010, 12:40
Replies: 13
Views: 3,302
Posted By magikmax
I read the first chapter via Kindle, and enjoyed...

I read the first chapter via Kindle, and enjoyed it, so I bought it, having never read anything by Ken Follett before.

I found the novel very enjoyable, slightly twee in some places, a little...
Forum: General Discussion 24-12-2010, 14:32
Replies: 136
Views: 7,724
Posted By magikmax
I think the following shops will go: - HMV: way...

I think the following shops will go:

- HMV: way overpriced for everything they sell, digital download competition in music, games and books

- Waterstones: way overpriced for everything they sell,...
Forum: Mobile Phones 17-12-2010, 16:41
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By magikmax
Three have the best deal at the moment from what...

Three have the best deal at the moment from what I can see. I've just bit the bullet, and been happy with coverage, signal etc for the last few days, having travelled all over Fife and Edinburgh,...
Forum: Mobile Phones 05-12-2010, 17:47
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By magikmax
I've had both good and bad experiences with O2,...

I've had both good and bad experiences with O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Tesco Mobile. In my experience, T-Mobile have been the most helpful, with O2 just behind. I've never used Vodafone or Three, so...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2010, 12:37
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By magikmax
I'm shopping for one at the moment, looking at...

I'm shopping for one at the moment, looking at the various network sites, three appear to have the best deals at the moment, whether you get a signal in your area or would want to be with them is...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 18-11-2010, 18:31
Replies: 178
Views: 13,583
Posted By magikmax
Remember that the price has been set by the...

Remember that the price has been set by the publisher, as such, Amazon have no control over the price. But you're right, it is disgusting...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 08-11-2010, 11:33
Replies: 3,130
Views: 173,525
Posted By magikmax
I'm currently reading the new Ken Follett, "Fall...

I'm currently reading the new Ken Follett, "Fall of Giants" on Kindle. Which is just as well, because it's a big one.

As soon as it's finished, I'll be moving on to "Full Dark, No Stars" by Stephen...
Forum: Mobile Phones 04-11-2010, 19:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,559
Posted By magikmax
Completely agree with the original poster. Orange...

Completely agree with the original poster. Orange really are a bunch of cowboys. Better being done with them and moving to a more professional network.
Forum: Showbiz 29-10-2010, 18:29
Replies: 30
Views: 4,797
Posted By magikmax
Gerard (or Paul, his real name) was a good friend...

Gerard (or Paul, his real name) was a good friend of our family. My cousin played his mum on City Lights. I haven't seen him for several years (last time was a couple of days after he was attacked in...
Forum: Mobile Phones 25-10-2010, 16:35
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By magikmax
Thanks for that Sean

Thanks for that Sean
Forum: Mobile Phones 25-10-2010, 13:46
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By magikmax
Porting Question

Just after a little advice. I'm looking to get an iPhone 4 on O2 just before or after Christmas, and port my existing T-Mobile number over to them. My T-Mobile contract doesn't expire until January,...
Forum: Mobile Phones 25-10-2010, 13:30
Replies: 53
Views: 115,023
Posted By magikmax
Yes it's possible. I've transferred two numbers,...

Yes it's possible. I've transferred two numbers, one from Tesco Mobile PAYG to Orange monthly, and one from Tesco Mobile PAYG to O2 monthly. Both changed without a hitch.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 22-10-2010, 19:44
Replies: 38
Views: 2,904
Posted By magikmax
current living authors: Ian Rankin Iain...

current living authors:

Ian Rankin
Iain Banks
Terry Pratchett
Ken Follett
Susan Hill
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 22-10-2010, 19:39
Replies: 690
Views: 90,871
Posted By magikmax
True, but then it's the same with practically...

True, but then it's the same with practically anything these days - films, computer games, books. You're paying for permission to watch/read/play the product - you don't own it outright.

The...
Forum: General Discussion 22-10-2010, 19:22
Replies: 38
Views: 1,757
Posted By magikmax
BT - seriously unprofessional and utterly...

BT - seriously unprofessional and utterly diabolicalcustomer services

Orange - dreadful and indifferent customer services

Bank of Scotland - awful customer services.

Royal Bank of Scotland -...
Forum: General Discussion 22-10-2010, 18:57
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By magikmax
I have Freeview and Sky, and I agree, on the...

I have Freeview and Sky, and I agree, on the majority of channels, the Freeview picture appears to be better. It's certainly an improvement on the slightly 'muddy' SD channel picture on Sky+HD. The...
Forum: Advice 22-10-2010, 18:27
Replies: 52
Views: 6,166
Posted By magikmax
From what I gather from various forums, the...

From what I gather from various forums, the general idea is thus:

1. You park in a car park, providing there is signage, you are effectively entering into an agreed contract by parking there.

2....
Forum: Advice 22-10-2010, 18:10
Replies: 29
Views: 4,930
Posted By magikmax
RBS are an absolute nightmare when it comes to...

RBS are an absolute nightmare when it comes to bank charges, and their customer service is practically non-existent. I wouldn't do anything to risk their criminally high charges, in fact, I wouldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2010, 19:42
Replies: 65
Views: 2,348
Posted By magikmax
I went to New York City for my honeymoon. The...

I went to New York City for my honeymoon. The wife caught food poisoning the day before we went, and I spent the five days we were there poking chunks of her vomit down the sink.

Should have...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 16-09-2010, 16:25
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By magikmax
You can't ask Amazon to rip the first chapter out...

You can't ask Amazon to rip the first chapter out of a book, and send it to you to trial, but you can get amazon to send the first chapter of any Kindle book to your Kindle to try before you buy.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 14-09-2010, 17:13
Replies: 30
Views: 2,213
Posted By magikmax
I've just treated myself to an Amazon Kindle, and...

I've just treated myself to an Amazon Kindle, and have just rebought several Stephen King novels, and most of Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus series, so I'm going to re-read these after a good few...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 14-09-2010, 16:40
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By magikmax
I think I'd go for comic fantasy, in the same...

I think I'd go for comic fantasy, in the same vein as Terry Pratchett's Discworld. A couple of years ago, I actually began writing one, but it was just too similar to Pratchett's City Watch novels.
...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 14-09-2010, 16:28
Replies: 83
Views: 6,079
Posted By magikmax
I'll have to go with Orlando by Virgina Woolf....

I'll have to go with Orlando by Virgina Woolf. Any doubts that Woolf was clinically insane are rested within its stinking, crusty pages.

I couldn't quite get to grips with anything Sylvia Plath...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 14-09-2010, 15:07
Replies: 36
Views: 1,932
Posted By magikmax
Sadly, I was pretty young, I remember him being...

Sadly, I was pretty young, I remember him being very nice to me (my cousin was on set with him, and I was being babysat at the time by her), and coming over to speak to me, and tell me things about...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 14-09-2010, 14:52
Replies: 36
Views: 1,932
Posted By magikmax
I met him a couple of times at public lectures in...

I met him a couple of times at public lectures in Glasgow. He was a lovely man. A friend of mine asked him some questions about poetry she was writing, and he was good enough to keep in touch with...
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