25 posts • joined Tuesday 11th December 2007 13:15 GMT
I got this the other week for £699 from Comet (which it still is, according to their website).
I wanted an screen with a half-decent resolution, as doing dev on the usual rubbish 768 vertical is not a pleasurable experience. With it's full HD resolution, this laptop is a rarity in the PC market.
Apart from that, it seems pretty nippy to me, but it's early days yet.
> But they're listening from somewhere about 5 light-years away
Blame the World Cup...
Something I notice prior to the World Cup was that a lot of the box shifters (Currys, Comet and their brethren) were not *selling* the Freeview HD sets, instead opting to clear out their old stock of Freeview SD with attractive sale prices.
It's not surprising sales have been slow.
Population versus Premises
I don't think a village with a population of 1,000 would really cut the mustard with BT.
I doubt they're going to take a serious declaration of interest if, for example, next door's new-born baby registers themselves.
Missing the point...
Yes, of course you can do this with a laptop and internet connection sharing, but the point here is that this is simple, doesn't require booting up a laptop, and doesn't require *yet another* sim card and data contract.
My particular favourite feature is that it's just straightforward, common or garden WIFI. No more installing crapware and drivers on your computer. No more reinstalling everytime you change provider or modem. Just simple turn it on, it works.
That explains that then...
We have moved house recently.
Googles collection of MAC addresses explains why my HTC Desire occasionally thinks its still 25 miles away in Stockport, when it's connected to WiFi.
> getting 1kg of hydrogen from water takes about 60kWh of electricity
Maybe so, but then water is an extremely stable molecule. At present, don't we get our FCX hydrogen by cyphoning it off natural gas before it's fed into the mains gas supply?
> setting up a hydrogen filling station infrastructure of any meaningful size is going to be Biblically expensive
If only we already had a filling station infrastructure in places like Swindon and Sheffield...
Bottom line, the charge-times on the electric vehicles are going to have to be reduced to a single digit number of minutes, not a number of hours to be practical, and that's where the Hydrogen vehicles have got 'em beat.
The Master's return
> Even in the Canon nothing is written in stone
Doesn't he mentions something wishy-washy-vague about how "the timelords resurected him to fight in the Time War" and about how they thought he'd be "the perfect soldier"?
That turned out well, didn't it?
Re: BPM for ERP?
Microsoft Dynamics GP includes some workflow features to do exactly what you describe, although it was new in the last release and as such is a bit limited.
Can clearly see the direction they're going though...
Having realised this, will the Air Force (or any other branch of government for that matter) ever pay for software again?
Microsoft, take note!
Well, yes, but...
Lewis, I don't disagree with any of what you've said here, nor do I imagine does Gordon Brown. But to talk of energy security is to speak of something that is, at best, a medium-long term solution.
Gordon Brown is an economist at heart, as well a politician looking to be able to do something that will produce a measurable improvement on something that effects everybody - today.
In economic terms (and by that I mean the laws of supply and demand), what he's advocating would produce instantaneous changes on prices, not the long term changes that energy security would provide.
Course all of this is a moot point, as the current "ballistic" food prices are most likely caused by two years running of crap harvest yields. If this year is a turning point on that, we should see lower food prices next year anyway.
Freeview a killer?
Personally, I won't be buying an HD TV until there's some concensus on how FreeView HD broadcasts will be.. er.. broadcasted. Seems to me that any kit sold today marked HD-ready cannot possibly do FreeView HD without at the very least a firmware upgrade, or more likely, additional boxes.