I copped a feel of the
cheap looking Jet Black handset today in O2 and was just glad I had a 6s.
306 posts • joined 9 Nov 2007
I copped a feel of the
Re: That depends where and what part
The first proper book I read was The Wizard of Oz so it's a shame I'll never get to read those. Or learn Russian.
Screen and USB aside they are great specs. It's probably cutting corners like those though that's providing the margin. And that processor,in house, looks like a masterstroke.
It's probably to remove confusion with App Store
Re: MS is in decline, but Linux will never replace it
"The average person who is not a developer who tries to install Linux on an average box usually fails, because there is no working graphics driver, or mouse driver, etc. for some part of their machine."
This was last true 5-10 years ago
This one does have front facing speakers for anyone that's interested
Re: This is were it begins... Judgement Day
Arnie should drop in wearing the outfit just for a laugh
Re: Probably the best (...) in the world
I remember seeing the hoardings last year saying that, in a taste test, 7/10 people preferred Carlsberg to Stella.That struck me as a bit like saying you think horse p**s tastes better than cat p**s - you're still drinking p**s!
If you don't know how enable/disable any setting applied by GPO then you really shouldn't be using the Pro edition
@ Rich 11
I'm glad we have a monarch as our Head of State - I much prefer someone who had no more choice than who's womb they sprang from than some grubby schemer who genuinely thinks they're above everyone else and deserves to rule. Leadership is a burden - not a prize.
"Those who seek power are not worthy of that power"
"The desire to be a politician should be enough to ban you from ever becoming one"
Can a billion people be wrong?
As someone who has tried eating fish porridge for lunch I would say - yes, most definitely.
So a friend of over 20 years standing has suddenly become a See You Next Tuesday because they had the nerve to hold a different opinion to you on something? I think I know who is the bigger cunt.
Yeah Bill, the thing is...
...any normal, healthy, functioning society would establish a supply chain to provide poultry sale for rearing. These are badly run countries in the modern world and for all your brains, money, power and influence chucking a few chickens around isn't going to fix anything.
(sigh) Microsoft have made a good product
Got hold of my firms Win10 RC and tried it on a gen 1 Surface Pro some high-band early, early 8.1 adopter had tossed aside. Worked a treat. Does 90% of what I need and runs on an enterprise platform without breaking a sweat. They could sell millions.
Behold - the Archimedes Death Ray!
Our old enemy - the Sun!
(shakes fist at the sky) Grrr. Damn you!
@ Xamol Re: If it were Microsoft
There's also some unreasonable criticism up there as well - and if MS did brick a similar number of devices the vitriol would be fully justified as it would hit a far higher proportion of users given there are about 10 times as many ipads out there.
They know in advance you smoke
You probably fell for the cunning ruse of putting a 'do you smoke' question on the application form or during the on-boarding process.
Will SanDisk's SSDs get any better?
If so then happy I will be. Unlike some here I like WD and had a fleet of workstations all running Raptor 10K. Tough as old boots. Unfortunately my firm upped sticks and moved to Lenovo - now my days are noticeably more difficult.
Re: By the way...
Holding it over your head would be sliding it under the sun
They will come up with another long term forcast next year based on what they know then. It's a consumption forcast and reflects expected demand so it just means the number of people who won't care gets larger.
Another one of Chrome's big advantages was its ability to run from a Windows user's profile without install with admin rights - much to the chagrin of sys admins everywhere. I think we found over a dozen different releases scattered about on one scan
Re: So all this time Steve Jobs was right
I don't remember anything of the sort. Even with all his faults and the mess Apple is heading towards I, and a great many others, knew he was bang on the money and grateful for it!
Councils and potholes
Is it just a hoary old myth that councils wait until the end of a budget cycle before splurging any remaining on these works?
"in order to make use of the SilverPush code, they must first obtain direct permission from users to both access their microphone hardware"
So there is currently isn't a technology control to prevent that if they don't? God help us all we really are just dollar signs to these type of people.
And also in the interests of fairness
I brought my Lynx 10 with a detachable keyboard and never remove it. Spec wise it's almost identical to the Asus Transformer T100 and half the price - it's the cheapest full x86 notebook I've ever owned.
So just spoof a successful KB295266 install
I've done that before to avoid unwelcome but unstoppable giftings from WSUS when the usual channels have failed me.
Re: Great but...
@AC I got it installed on an old eeepc last week. I created the RemixOS USB then booted into a live Xubuntu drive on another port and DDd the image onto the HDD. Worked a treat. Only problem is I can't think of anything I need to use it for - it doesn't load or run as quickly as a lightweight Linux distro.
Re: Mr. President, aren't you a constitutional scholar??
That paper was written by Peter Sands? The same Peter Sands that advised the UK government and was instrumental in formulating the bank bail-out in 2009? The one running Standard Chartered when it copped squillions in fines for assisting money laundering with sanctioned countries? The one who steered said bank's share price off a cliff in chasing profits through bad loans and an obviously unsustainable commodity boom? Yeah, you should totally listen to that guy.
Re: What I want is an iOS blocker extension, not a browser
I've just downloaded Brave and it seems quite good so far - I might have to put this on my home page if I don't have any problems soon
Re: What I want is an iOS blocker extension, not a browser
Have you tried Purity? Not perfect but does at least allow you to browse in Safari
Re: What am I going to do now?
Pretty much my experience too David 132.
I was dual-booting it with Win10 until a few weeks ago. Then I found out that after July I won't be able to transfer Windows to a new device - so I backed up /home, spent about an hour rebuilding Mint, downloaded virtualbox, created a Win8.1 VM and finally upgraded that to Win10 instead. Ever since then I've been not looking back.
Re: RAID 10 ? Why not RAID 5 then?
According to the configurator page they can do RAID 5 for the same price - and they offering RAID 1 mirroring on the PCIe storage too!
Some great ones in the recent le Carré biog
My favourite so far is Lance Pope - walked out of Colditz wearing a German officer's uniform he'd made himself. Even had the cheek to b*ll*ck one of the guards in flawless German on the way out!
"I spent nearly two hours typing an analysis article on Intel's latest financial figures into our intranet"
Oh dear. As any fule kno you must always always type it out, in full, into something far more stable than a browser window if you want to avoid pulling your hair out in clumps before keeling over with an aneurysm. I use notepad just to be sure.
Wait - what?
The shelf life of any bug they may have found or will find might become a lot shorter
Isn't that the whole point of a bug hunt? When did that become a bad thing?
Re: How much?
Upvote for this - after some consideration I went for the Gigabyte Brix over the Zotac. Some high-end versions can top £500 but I got a last-gen quad core for <£100. Small, quiet (fanless) and does everything I need!
Why the Dickie Davies would I pay $100 more for Win10?
I can get a legit Win8 license for half that and upgrade free. What gives?
That's true - my bad. The reaction of the field to the bolt would push the weapon projecting the field in the opposite direction
The bolts are projected via a (possibly magnetic?) cone extending beyond the tip of the blaster - they accelerate away from it drawing energy from whatever field generates the cone. This would explain why the shooter doesn't suffer an equal and opposite reaction.
I thought Carrie Fisher was excellent as Yoda
Re John Brown
The bloody beaker people! Coming here from the Iberian Peninsula, giving us cups so we didn’t have to lick water from our hands! What's wrong with licking it up like a cat eh?*
* c/o Stewart Lee (what, you think I'd nick it uncredited like some bloody Pasquale?)
Re: "where your phone doubles up as an ARM-based PC to run Microsoft Office"
An idea that is then taken out at the knees by the use of the ARM processor. Don't get me wrong - it's a wonder of modern technology - but it's also the reason M$ were left with warehouses full of Surface RTs.
If I can get a 7" tablet with an x86 processor for £50 is it really beyond our best'n'brightest to come up with a phone that runs full Win10? Then you would have true continuum.
Re: No FDE - no Win10
Wait sorry - just re-read the article. If I've FDEd using something other than bit locker does it affect BL functionality for other removable disks?
No FDE - no Win10
If you think I spent those extra pennies on an Evo Pro just to use M$ software encryption you can jog on
"The less time the user spends in the app, the more productive they're going to be."
Microsoft's contribution to the 21st century working environment in a nutshell.....
@sisk - from the article you linked
"The terror group prefers to be known as the Islamic State, and is averse to any acronyms, especially one politicians are now using more often...the Islamic State reportedly hates 'Daesh' so much that its brutes have threatened to cut out the tongue of anyone using it"
Would it help if we built them a shrubbery?
The worst kind of space potato
Re: killing a secure, lightweight desktop OS in the process
I think you're throwing the baby out with the bath water with your dismissal - there are really no decent options for 'c' right now which is sad as a terminal only, properly secured device would be a boon to companies concerned with intrusion and data leakage.
I've seen them all - RDP products, Citrix, Java-based virtual desktops - and they all suffer because of weaknesses or limitations in the baseline OS used to launch them. A dedicated locked down chromium solution would be ideal.
And yes, as someone whose dabbled with Android on netbooks, I agree it really does suck when not on a phone.