Re: Oh, Alistair...
Floppies will become ironically hip...
Saw this the other day.
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Even if it's actually 'Property', does this mean I don't have property rights over my house? My car? After all, I didn't create them either.
"Your standard programmable thermostat doesn't sense when your living room is unusually empty and take appropriate action"
And neither would a Nest, if I replaced my $39 Home Depot programmable with one. Because the thermostat isn't in the living room. So I guess it could tell when someone is walking down the hallway to the bathroom. Also, in our house, we don't walk in the door and then go sit in one room all evening. Sometimes we go downstairs. Sometimes we go read in the bedroom.
I'm sure this can be rectified with adding sensors all over the house, but that's yet another added cost
Late 80's/early 90's - a few Toyotas, Mercurys, Mazdas, Cadillacs (I think) had automatic seatbelts. They were annoying and caused a couple injuries and stuck people when they malfunctioned.
I feel more empowered by spending less for an external drive in a plain case
I find myself wishing that every time a new phone is hinted at by anyone
Well, they did buy incredibly average SLR maker Chinon back when they finally realised that making film alone wasn't going to save them.
I think the trend of making phones slimmer and slimmer at all cost is the culprit here
What can you expect from a reviewer who gave 4 out of 5 stars for an Apple wireless keyboard that made his wrists ache, didn't connect to his Mac, and some of the keys didn't do what they were advertised to do.
Why this guy is reviewing anything not made by his fruity saviour, I have no idea.
If only someone sold really really good corded headphones at a small fraction of the cost of cordless ones, which also have the added benefits of being harder to lose, no charging needed...
Do you need an iCloud account to activate it?
I agree. My 5X has been chugging along fantastically. Nougat made no difference in battery life (although to be honest, it made no real difference in usability for me either). Battery lasts about two days, but I've always been in the habit of plugging my phones in every night, so I rarely get to see exactly how long it'll hold out. My oleophobic coating is pretty much gone, though, so it's time for a screen protector, just to cut down on smudging. Also, I'm not sure how, but I managed to smash the camera glass. Luckily, it didn't damage the camera, and a replacement glass was only $7 on eBay. It's been in a case since I got it - one of those 'hybrid' plastic and rubber things, and the phone itself looks like new when you take it out.
Still using the original charger and USB-C cable, and I have a USB2-to-C cable for talking to my computer.
One of my coworkers has a Nexus 6P, and her review of it is very similar to mine, minus the smashed camera glass
AC has a point. The 5" version is at best an incremental upgrade to the Nexus 5X that's sitting on my desk
C.Itoh you he was funny
Or "I feel so bad about what we did that I'm going to have to take the private jet to the company owned resort off Panama for a couple months of therapy."
Bubble wrap?? Wow, talk about spoiled.
Don't forget that you won't be able to activate your new vacuum until you've created yet another account on the company's servers, and probably installed yet another app on your phone.
Then you'll have to hunt through obnoxious settings pages to turn off the automatic Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin, etc. etc. etc. updates that inform the world when you vacuum and what it found in your rugs.
What are you talking about, no innovation? They courageously removed the headphone jack so they could sell more expensive bluetooth earbuds. That's innovative.
Exactly. Only 1900 complaints, but over 7 million people muttering "Fucking spammers" before deleting the text and blocking the sender. And 7 million potential clients gone forever.
Yes, that's exactly what we're saying. Because everybody knows that "Society" is the equivalent of "Apple users"
I've read a lot of articles that complain about Apple (and a lot of other companies, for sure, but the Apple ones usually contain the part about how they just bought yet another Apple product)
It still amazes me that Apple seems to be the only product that people buy, then adjust their needs case to fit the product, instead of finding a product that fits their needs in the first place. There's usually some justification about how well it works with their other Apple products, but I'm sure if the author looked carefully at their Macbook, they'd notice some of the perhaps unconscious concessions they've made to use it as well.
The fact remains, if you want something that does what you need it to do, go buy something that does what you need. Buying something else and then complaining about it, or adjusting your life to fit the product? Life's too short
It's more than a little ironic that, every time El Reg posts an article about ad blocking, the comments section has more than a few comments like yours, which are studiously ignored...
I've encountered a few sites like that too. Makes me wonder, if you hunt down the little "Webmaster" hyperlink and send them an email explaining that you'd consider unblocking their ads if they weren't so damn annoying, I wonder if any of them would listen.
"did you forget DevOps already"
I've been trying so hard to
really, really, really shiny black sports car with no speakers, just bluetooth
I think the Plutans? Plutonians? Guys from Pluto finally heard that we had demoted them to non-planet status, and they're working on retribution.
This is all fine and dandy, but when are they going to start finding ways to get the ladies interested as well?
My apologies. Here are the omitted words:
Please insert them in their proper positions in the original title.
No, no, no. Just No
It's 'a couple researchers and me' or ' I and a couple researchers coined...'
Myself is a reflexive pronoun. It's only used when you are both the subject and the object of a sentence. Resist the urge to speak like a professional athlete trying to sound intelligent. It's not proper English, and it makes you sound like an idiot.
You want real adult content? Wait for the New Zealand Sheep Farmer add-on.
Looks to me more like PITA randomly releases some press release about something that has absolutely nothing to do with it, and the media laps it up. Me ignoring them ain't gonna do a damn thing.
Kind of like the Kardashians
The video I saw seems to be about a new RJ45 socket, not a plug. So it has nothing to do with making cables. This looks like they're trying to replace the standard punch-down
Exactly. The government of British Columbia just banned vaping in all public spaces, including parks. All of the comments from those who thought this was a great idea were about not having to deal with "cloud chasers" trying to see how big a cloud of fog they can produce
Same place that the nicotine in a nicotine patch or puffer comes from. It's extracted from tobacco leaves. They have the largest concentration of nicotine in them, so it's a lot more cost effective than it would be to extract it from tomatoes or eggplant, for example.
I lived through the 60s and 70s too. And I remember these studies sponsored by the tobacco companies.
One question, though... Which huge companies are backing these studies? The tobacco companies have been actively trying to discourage and outlaw e-cigs because they cut into their profits. It's only recently that they've taken an "If you can't beat them, try to take them over" attitude.
Excepting these guys, who would rather you stayed with cigarettes, here are no big multi-billion dollar companies in the e-cig business who can afford to sponsor studies or buy politicians.
There is still another group bleating... The militant non smokers who believe the false headlines about vaping being worse for you than smoking
Once again, we're seeing someone who can't distinguish between 'nicotine' and 'cigarette'
Cigarettes cause cancer and heart disease. It's because they contain something like 6000 nasty chemicals. Fortunately, nicotine isn't one of those harmful chemicals (unless you drink it or bathe in it, I guess)
Exactly. Almost anything is hazardous depending on dosages. Read the MSDS for ethanol next time you're having a beer.
I remember maybe five years ago, Canadian governments were issuing press releases stating that smokers cost the health care system something like $4.5 billion annually. People were up in arms.
What was not reported anywhere near as prominently was that tobacco taxes were generating about $7 billion a year...
The nice part will be the lack of a nutjob at the back of the line who decides to pass 3 or 4 or 5 cars and trucks in a row with no idea what's happening a kilometre up the road, at which point he will still be in the oncoming traffic's lane
You're starting to see a lot more trailers with large fibreglass fairings below the trailer running from just behind the truck almost to the back wheels. I'm told they make a huge difference in increasing fuel economy. If they can survive driving over railway crossings, I'm sure bars would as well.
It's not the Store that you need to look at, it's 'Google Play Services'
Well, to be fair, Muzak has very little to do with real musicians
I thought I'd read that the cases had been narrowed down to either cheap USB 3.1 cables or cheap adapters to plug a micro USB charger into a USB 3.1 port?
Yeah, my thought was the company in question might be in for a serious, and possibly expensive discussion with building and fire inspectors if there is no emergency egress. Also, I'd think if you were trapped in such a building, you could be justified in doing whatever was necessary to get out, such as a chair through a window or a prybar/hammer/whatever on a door lock.
Which icon did you rename 'Porn'?