133 posts • joined Saturday 8th December 2007 09:51 GMT
I had the same problem...
Bought a Phillips RC that wasn't good enough (limited set of supported devices out of the box and not enough memory for new commands). Then I bought a Logitech, but operation was weird, it was based not on devices but on activities (switch -on or off- everything you need for TV or music or watching DVDs, not very friendly if you're watching TV and decide to watch a DVD or want to put on some music while the TV is muted...)
Finally a friend recommended I buy a cheap One-for-all command. Got the 6-in-1 for 30€ and it controls all 6 different brand devices I have without a hitch, and even lets me program 3 combo modes (that I defined as TV+DVD+Amp, CD+Radio+Amp and STB+TV).
Won't replace it for a while!
Re: Excuse me?
About the laptop analogy... let's try another one: whether I'm employed or not, I still have to use the loo. Then, from your point of view, I should be taxed for using it, right? So, what's your take on this now?
Have you even tried using the Archos?
It's got a RK3066 (dual core Cortex A9) that is barely able to support that resolution, it only works fine when you lower it to 1024x768.
And don't even think about running any of those flashy games out there, they'll just about crawl on you...
Re: Privacy? Free speech? Opinion? Bloody mindedness?
Not that I agree with most of this, but most countries have some kind of restrictions on any of those. In the UK you can not be a police officer and a fascist, if you want a visa to visit the US of A you must state you're not a communist, in France you can not say you hate Jews... What is considered private or allowed in the spirit free speech varies wildly depending on where you are. Opinions on such matters differ, like in so many other liberties (drinking age, voting age, consensual sex age, expressing one’s sexual orientation – when not conforming to the norm –, etc.).
It's the world we live in, deal with it! (i.e., try to change it if you don't agree with what's going on, but accept that others may think differently)
Re: Same article
This kind of thing happens from time to time. I think the problem is that Reg hacks don't read the Reg...
Re: 2GB ram
It hasn't 2 GB RAM. What it has is a 2GB memory card included in the box.
Re: Making a stand.... or just thick ?
"crap legal advice"? No, no, he must have the top law professor from a prestigious university advising him... He'll be out in no time, guaranteed!
Thank you nanny, for taking so much good care of me
I feel all safe and confy now...
"Super perv powder"
Well, well, when searching Google for "super perv powder", it only knows this one article on El Reg.
So... what else can you tell us about it?
RE: Who the fuck is Justin Bieber?
You clearly don't have teen or pre-teen daughters....
Re: Is it just me...
Yeah, sure, and that's why the pic's caption is "Orangutan at Chester Zoo"...
"a test for human empathy"
So it's not a CAPTCHA, it's a CAPTPHA: "Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Psycopaths and (other) Humans Apart"
What's the point?
What's the point of having wireless charging if the phone must be clipped to anything? Might as weel be clipped to a wired charging station...
Re: Very annoying
Well then, read again... point 2 is for video, and there's no shutter sound when filming, is there?
It shall be called "Ununtrium"
Or maybe it should be "Hyakujūsanium", for it's japanese origin?
Yes, yes, very fine blue arse...
But what about it's face?
If that's not the reason they did it, they surely are happy about it now (and bonus points for getting reporters to say stuff like "...it works extremely well - almost as well as the simulation...", so that much more people know now how great their new cameraphones are).
"Bobby-trapped" web page?
Like in "watched over by the Scotland Yard"?
In their defence, I have to say that “Simply put, Motosmart makes life easier, you don’t have to worry about complicated settings and hard-to-follow instructions. Just turn this smartphone on and get instant access to the people and things in your life that matter most.”
Re: Verbal Contracts
As Samuel Goldwin once said, "a verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."
I've often applied tourniquets to PL/SQL developers who can't read the f%$#%$g specs, but it's the first time I've heard it called first aid...
A bit off-topic, but...
"The idea at the ESA is to stick satellite measurements of the earth's surface - garnered from 20 years of readings accurate to within a centimetre - into the cloud, allowing more scientists to analyse the data."
They could use this data andt tell the nepalese how tall the Everest is, couldn't they?
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/29/everest_appeal/ )
Did it root *any* Android phone?
Wow! It's better than z4root, I would love to see that part of it on the market as an isolated app.
You can polish a meteorite up real nice,
...but it’ll never be anything other than a meteorite!
Or beeing on the 13th floor... most of them go from 12 to 14!
Hell of an acronym!
When the demonstration programme is over and the star production, it should be named “High Energy Laser 2 Units”
The keyword is "square"
So 10 sq. km is not 6,2 sq.miles, but a bit less than 4 sq. miles... (couldn't find the time to convert to nanoWales, sorry 'bout that).
Carbon fibre is so last tuesday for bike frames
Titanium frames are the thing to have now!
But will Airbus or Boeing make an airframe from Ti, or maybe just the rivets?
At least it doesn't crack like c-fibre....
It's a coefficient, it has no unit. Scientifically.
Nintendo (or iPhone) ahead of Lamborghini?
Yeah sure, I'd like a 3DS better than a Gallardo...
Trial where ?
Well, let's see, I'm sure that the USA would immediately extradite any north american citizen found guilty of hacking into servers in, say, China, or Iran, wouldn't they?
What a surprise...
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Buy your burqas now!
So, if (1) the law forbids the exposure of "underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female", and (3) we might assume it's not refering the the whole of each, then no feminine cleavage is alowed to be shown anymore?
I'll get _your_ burqa now!
I find this time-bending communications a bit hard to believe...
If we'll invent something that allows one in the future to communicate with one in the past, why haven't we got that message already?