118 posts • joined 28 Dec 2007
I disagree with the 'get the 8GB phone' arguement.
You need as much internal memory as you can afford.
My Samsung GS4 has 'only' 16GB. Apps such as the BBC's iPlayer and Sky Go will only download shows and films to internal memory. They will not use the 64GB card I've added to the phone. You very quickly run out of space and with 8GB it would be even worse!
That was the first thing I thought - they won against Microsoft's SkyDrive so I can't see how SkyDrop will survive with that name for long...
Useful list, thanks.
Re: What odds is it if it's 8 upwards only?
"The majority of gamers use Windows 8..."
Well, since I'm assuming 'the majority of gamers' also use Steam the current Steam stats suggest that Windows 7 rules the roost at the moment:
Windows 7 (all versions) 62.70%
Windows 8 (all versions) 22.14%
I consider myself a 'hardcore' gamer and I have no interest to move over to Windows 8.1 (and yes, I have tried it).
[Edit: Beaten by Steven!!]
Steam sale on 'Don't Starve' - Good timing El Reg!
Spooky timing - Don't Starve is 60% off at £4.79 'mid-week' on Steam:
Also, Gaming chums, the current bundle is great value...
Re: Cheap geek toys
@Dave 126 - no worries - could have been a lot worse ;-)
@Valeyard - yes, I can confirm that www dot banggood.com/ is SFW!
Re: Cheap geek toys
One 'g' too many in the address above...lots of Adult dating if you do go there, as I just found out (at work!!)
Re: Online toilet paper lovers?
Same here. Ran out of tracing paper in a maths class at junior school and the teacher got us to go get some of that toilet paper to use.
To use as bog roll you had to scrunch it up first or it was useless!
"As it stands, the Gear only connects to the Galaxy Note 3 phondleslab..."
Not so, as I understand it. My Galaxy S4 now has Android 4.3 so my phone is also compatible with it, along with a few other Samsung devices that got 4.3 in Blighty - I'm aware that the 4.3 update has be pulled in the UK for the S3 and across the pond for some carriers.
Not that I'm buying the watch at that price (if ever!).
Re: Is there a market for this?
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 - the built in camera app allows me to turn on the spot to create a 360 degree panorama. Works very well in both portrait and landscape . The panorama feature of my parent's Sony Xperia Z1's I find much harder to use and I've not been able to get a 360 shot from that.
This is the stuff I want!
Transparisteel is a transparent metal alloy 'used' in Star Wars. It is used to make windows and viewports on all manner of ground, air and spacecraft.
Or go to Chatham Historic dockyard and the actual HMS Ocelot!
Nest to useless for me
I have two DAB radios - both are next to useless.
I pretty much only listen to Radio 5 Live. In the evenings I get 60-80% signal loss, so all I get is bubbling mud. If the microwave is on this becomes 100% signal loss. Mornings are okay, with 35-45 % loss.
I've now taken to using my Sony Pocket Radio. Only cost a tenner, runs off two AA batteries and they last for months. I also quite often listen to 5 Live via the BBC app on my Nook HD tablet.
Wifey listens to Radio 2, so the FM switch off would greatly annoy her.
Re: Britons will be disturbed...
It's the use of his surname as a first name that is the problem. It's not bashing the Beckham family, it is just that Beckham as a first name is really naff, IMHO of course.
I call it 'wife annoyer' now, since it went from 5.2% to 5% to 4.8% in the UK. All this to pay less tax. I can taste the difference and am not really a fan of it now. And before anyone says anything about lager, I also drink red wine and real ale (well, okay, anything...)
Especially true with my American colleagues. Talk about divided by a common language!
Re: Next project...
Fair point, well made! ;-)
...just has to be a pig...
Re: Some things are not clear to me...
But was he that rank when the incident took place? I can't seem to find out with a (very brief) Google search.
From the BBC - "Mr Petrov - who retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel and now lives in a small town near Moscow - was part of a well-trained team which served at one of the Soviet Union's early warning bases, not far from Moscow. His training was rigorous, his instructions very clear."
Did I miss 8 World Wars?
I was worried, growing up, about WWIII, let alone WW11!
Yes, there is multiplayer - launches 1st October.
Re: Quite sad...and sort of
I work in The City and am expected to wear a suit, shirt and tie, despite crawling under desks, installing switches, servers, PCs etc. From from ideal work wear. Cheap suits from Asda and M&S are a Godsend!
Re: Capri , Ultimate Chav car
I think even the XR2 and XR3i pre-date Chavs? I had an XR2i (much better looking than the XR2 IMHO), back in the day. I had a job, but no moustache...
Re: There's always one
Tight - moaning about an extra £2
No sense of humour (your post above)
Need I go on?
Re: Email inscription
...otherwise known as 'English' - your NSA friend speaks American English... ;-)
Re: It could be the end of the Xbox road for me...
Upvote - as I agree. However, bad pun! 360° and MS are right back where they started from! ;-)
For me I'll miss Forza, but I'm not buying a Xbox One unless MS do some serious back-pedalling.
Checking EVERY day that you own the game and give you permission to play it? F-off MS.
Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
"To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems"
Maidstone - 1 Group ROC HQ
In the late '80s, when I was an Air Cadet, I visited the Maidstone bunker as they were simulating a Soviet nuclear strike on the UK - happy days! ;-)
Re: Missing the point
True, but Canary Wharf isn't The City. Stratford to Bank is 12 minutes ;-)
Overtaking ban for M11 lorries agreed after trial
Hopefully we'll see more of this:
Re: £29 e-reader dodgy marketing? Don't think so...
I ordered mine from nook.co.uk last night. Colleague in the office ordered hers this morning from the same site. Both are on their way to us.
It was highlighted in the Evening Standard last night (as B&N are donating 1,000 units to the ES reading scheme). I suspect most stocks got wiped out last night.
Best thing is being able to borrow eBooks from my library online, something the wife's Kindle cannot do (shame on you Amazon!)
Re: University weeks...
At Bradford we had the Steve Biko bar!
Why the gloves? To avoid leaving fingerprints? Sweaty palms? For soft, one-handed, surfing?
Re: No suprises in any of that.
I'm not sure I believe that PC gaming has declined so much. AFAIK Steam and the like do not release their sales figures, so these digital downloads are not reflected in the sales figures released. It's been many, many years since I've even thought of pirating a game. With regular Steam sales with up to 75-80% off I own hundreds of legitimate games and have no desire to pirate.
After a year of ME3 MP I still play it almost every night. 413 hours on-line* says I've got my monies worth and you need a legit copy to play - well worth it. (*That's just for that game, and yes, I am happily married!)
Well, his suit was 'out of this world'...
Re: "The secret's in the sauce"
For me Cerberus is not from Harry Potter but Mass Effect series.
Re: Who cares?
Not really realistic though, is it? Who'd want to drive nearly 350 miles at 23-25mph? Assuming I was doing a motorway journey at 70mph what would the range be then?
Re: American Broadcasting Corporation?
My guess is that the BBC knows it has a large Amercian readership. The average UK citizen will have heard of Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge whereas the average American won't have a clue about Trafalgar Square, etc.* After all, all American TV shows and films have to inform the viewer that London is in England and Paris, France, etc.
I agree though, it is slightly annoying.
* A sweeping generalisation, I know!
For me the big issue with my Blackberry (Torch 9810) is the lack of app support by the major media organisations. For example:
BBC - no iPlayer app
Sky - no apps at all.
For BB 10 to appeal to the masses they need to persuade major organisations to produce apps. iPhones and iPads are always the first to be supported with Android second but there is very little support for BB. Pricing is also an issue for BB apps - they are generally always more expensive. 70,000 apps for BB 10 is all well and good but only if they are the apps we all want.
Re: i wonder
Me too! I'm not embarrassed to state that I rather like it. Catchy song and a bonkers but entertaining video - what's not to like?
Re: Will move if Sky take over
Why's that then? Just don't like the ownership of Sky?
I had Sky broadband and now have Sky fibre and it has been excellent.
Jiggly quarian bumbum
Quite safe to google for the above - Mass Effect 3 MP character.
Apple to sue the Borg.
Re: How much worse can it get?
A Google search for 'iPhone crash' returns 'About 279,000,000 results'.
What's your point?
Re: Copy protection ?
...and people moan about DRM these days! Red plastic with a lens that was supposed to allow you to see the code on the screen. Get it wrong and reload the whole damn game from tape!
Top tips for the ZX Spectrum version here:
Hmm.., that face looks familiar...
Re: As punishment
My Sky 40/10 fibre unlimited is just fine, thanks for asking.
Swedish rape warrant for Wikileaks' Assange cancelled
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders