61 posts • joined Wednesday 3rd October 2007 17:45 GMT
Lonf term thoughts...
I think electricity is the way to go, how that electricity is made at this moment in time is irrelevant, precisely because we have so many options.
Different communities can get their electricity from different sources - not something that can be said for petrol or hydrogen which require specialist processing.
I think future transport will utilise various different fuel methods; mains electric for those who can rely on the existing infrastructure, hydrogen fuel cells for those who need more flexibility & renewables for those outside any available infrastructure the first 2 options need. The common factor in many of these will be power provision by electric motors. What will differ is where that electric comes from...
And undoubtedly other options will present themselves over time.
Well said - about time.
I don't know what it is about phones & netbooks that bring out the fail brigade. All I ever notice about these people is that they fail to grasp the fact that sometimes the lowest common denominator isn't what the majority want.
Yes these are still phones, but the feature-set that comes with that functionality is what people compare in order to choose the phone that is right for them.
I think the problem is not that Netbooks are getting more expensive, but that they are getting bigger.
I bought a Samsung NC10 and am relatively happy with its size but any bigger and I'd start to question why I'd bought a netbook in the first place.
The manufacturers are obviously following sales trends, but I'd rather see smaller netnooks like the original Eee but with higher resolution screens and better storage/connectivity - not larger less able laptop-like netbooks.
My Samsung has video out (VGA) - according to your flow it is now an ultrathin and not a netbook©? Or do you literally mean ports plural?
Or am I drunk already...?
@Anonymous Coward 2nd March 14:30
"So that'll be what I've had over the last few years then", sounds like you need a change of career then - because if you weren't getting pay rises or bonuses before the economic down-turn then I think your employers are trying to tell you something. Maybe something to do with your sullen attitude to others misfortune?
Works both ways...
I once had a support guy come to set me up with some comms software on my laptop.
After a few attempts to get the software to talk to the remote server he gave up.
It was at that point I told him he had plugged the modem into my ethernet port.
Do electric motors get hot...?
Despite a massive search for Fossett and his Bellanca Citabria Super Decathalon, no trace of either has ever been found. Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan of the US Civil Air Patrol, who was involved in the operation from the start, said: "I've been doing this search and rescue for 14 years. Fossett should have been found. It's not like we didn't have our eyes open. We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."
Some people just won't be happy until they are giving them away!
If the potential price point of £250 is too expensive then you need something else - it really is simple. eeePC the right price point for you? Then go get one of those.
Getting tired of reading people complaining about the price of things, have they not considered that maybe the SCC niche extends from £140 to the base level of BCC (big cheap computers) at around £300?
Just like a Fiesta can cost upwards of £16k - get over it.
No icon for me because all the new ones are shit.
If Google simply made it compulsory for its trusted sources to include a publish date, this could be avoided, yes?
"a few years back"
"...a few years back..."
Commenting with all the up to date knowledge, quality.
"I bought some petrol in the UK a few years back and it was nowhere near being a pound a litre, you're being ripped off!"
Get some current numbers in your head and come back clued up.
Email spoofing & .net in URLs
How would the propsed comparison work in HTML emails where there is text as the anchor?
How would the URL blocking work with URLs like:
Where infrastructure requirements necessitate having addition delimiters in the address?
How long to see the effects...?
So how long does it generally take for such price cuts to hit the retailers; ebuyer etc.
I'm in the market for a Q6600 and don't mind waiting a little while... but not forever :)
Paris; because she comes quickly and we all benefit from how cheap she is.
@ Dominik Stansby
I sort of agree with you but, I feel that if someone is clued up enough to know that IE is not the only option then there is a good chance that they realise Opera exists.
I use Opera (since version 6) but I accept that the actual usage is pretty low. It has fans for its speed but FF's customisation by extension just beats Opera in every department.
I'm using Firefox 3 now in Ubuntu and I am impressed with the stability - the better FF gets the less Opera gets loaded.
That obviously is just my experience - I have friends who love Opera and hate the new Fisher-Price FF theme... I'll get a new one soon.
"Ubuntu has lot wrong with it, anyone with the slightest experience of multiple linux distros would recommend either Mandriva or OpenSuse above Ubuntu."
3 years ago I used to be a Mandrake user, moved to Fedora and am now using Ubuntu - you know nothing about me and I'll not have you comment for me as "anyone with the slightest experience of multiple linux distros". Express *your* opinion, don't try to express mine.
Paris - because she doesn't try to put words in other peoples mouths.
Is there an icon for 'gone into coma'
I gotta say, it's great you can type on that touch screen - well done.
I've used an iphone - for 2 months and found it beautifully annoying to use. By that I mean I'd have colleagues and friends playing with it endlessly but always happy to hand it back at the end of the day. Bit like a friends baby...
Managed to sell it for what I bought it for though - liked that alot.
New one sounds good - I think people would be more willing to suffer the inadequacies if the price comes in as the article says. Just not me...
...I've moved on & upgraded.
Microsoft upgraded my OS...
I didn't pay anything for that? Surely all the 'enhancements' included in service packs are an admission that the original software was not finished?
Can't Apple just offer this as a service pack?
Hold on - what do I care?
US law is different - I mean, if it's fine for a major film and sports personality to shoot dead their spouse and her lover, then I'm sure these kids have nothing to worry about.
PH. Because I didn't visit Meatspin.
I've got a better idea...
Tag sites that will never be updated from their current IE6 compatibility mode to work in IE8 so bloated corporates might move on without fear of their beloved* tools breaking.
* Not so beloved that they'd consider updating them though.
Last itme you looked at a Samsung phone...?
I'd be interested in knowing how long it has been since the nay-sayers here looked at a Samsung phone. 2 people who I know have bought recently and their phones seem a damn sight more solid than the last batch of Nokias I've seen :)
What's the big deal...?
After all - it's only a 22Mb download for a browser...! And hard drive space is sooo cheap now what does it matter if every company with a product to plug slaps it in while you aren't looking?
You guys need to lighten up ;)
Cost of entry as a variable can be taken out as you need a HD TV for both formats. It would only be an issue if one of the formats required you to buy a specific type of HD TV.
"...end-user productivity, training and complexity..."
Anybody would think the government were going to make their end-users use simplified Chinese, not a modern Open Source software app.
I installed Ubuntu on my girlfriends computer about 2 weeks ago and she has only had to ask me 2-3 questions about it in that time. The only thing she's not happy with is media player setup, hardly a major problem in the workplace...
Windows V Linux
It would seem that Wikipedia is run with the same closed ideology as Microsoft Windows. You can't see how it operates, you can't see if the decisions it makes are based on solid data and it quite often fails spectacularly (And publicly).
What are these people hiding in there?
Password protected Excel spreadsheet maybe?
And you've tried them, obviously.
1. Yes - the obligatory non standard connection is annoying but you have to bear in mind that that one connection has to deal with multiple inputs and outputs including headphone, charging, data transfer etc.
Maybe you'd like a standardised headphone socket, charging socket and a mini USB socket on your phone, making it look like the back of a laptop, but I don't.
2. You can plug any 3.5 mm headphone into the proprietary control cable.
Get over yourself ;)
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