254 posts • joined Thursday 7th February 2008 15:58 GMT
Yes it does...
I want to comment on a website quite often these days it'll want me to log into Facebook first...sometimes G+ is another option, but its often just Facebook.
Not gonna happen
Re: God I'm getting sick of Fry
> The simple solution is for you to watch less television. Try reading.
If only that worked - I watch NO television on my own account, but one doesn't have to be exposed to much at someone elses house for example to catch him, or find him oozing on about something you need to buy.
I also habitually listen to Radio 4, which just makes matters worse.
A part that was carefully designed enough to melt in presumably normal use? I'd take my chances with a 'probaby good enough' replacement, as the official part is demonstrably NOT good enough.
Re: A tenner a month for...
And all I want is about 30% of ONE national radio station and probably less that 1 of the TV output, based on what I bother to track down.
And there is a LOT of advertising - just for BBC products and services.
Its a bargain Im not prepared to fall for.
Re: 35 Kms
I just had a look at the nearest road sign. Miles.
I suggest you have a look Gav...
Re: small cells?
I got a roaming warning in Wales when my phone wanted to connect to Ireland. If I had been charged the carrier would have been told in no uncertain terms to do one, as I hadn't set foot off the mainland.
Re: Bing Maps?
Bing ALSO has the entire suite of Ordinance Survey maps...very useful.
Re: Not bad...
Its O2 software - its GOING to be horrible. Their couponny thing is something ridiculous like 3meg for something that only seems to check your location and then dial home to get local offers.
Would these be the SAME "sharp-elbow'd middle classes" we often hear derided on the BBC for "taking all the best schools"? despite the fact that without them these schools would probably get much less in the way of parental support and fund raising?
The hypocrisy in the BBC stuns me sometimes...
Re: The big question is of course;
THAT is a good point...and thinking about it why would they bother to run anything else on it?
Re: Personally I'd be quite happy with a one-use licence
That sounds dangerously like WORKS to me....
Are you really, really sure?
Re: I want a new netbook
No-one will put Linux on them.
The Linpus that was on the EEEPCs was barely fit for purpose - you pretty much HAD to swap it out for another distro or XP if you wanted to do anything. Things like that killed Linux on the netbook sadly.
Acer had a go with the Revo. Mine shipped with a Linux with a nice appliance front end, but sadly no wireless driver. If a non-techie had bought that they would have assumed the wireless was broken and sent it back. Ubuntu and Mint sort the wireless out without issue, so why a major manufacturer cannot escapes me...
Re: Advice please
Lol yes I have the same.
I ASSUME they mean "We sell X gigawatts of power, and buy X gigawatts of power from the windyman, as and when he has it available.".
That is VERY DIFFERENT to saying "We have this demand curve, and we fill it completely with wind power"
I fairly sure they corrected it with a mission, a space walk and some optic gizmo...
Re: Let's be honest...
FoxFi on the phone, PDANet Tablet on the phone does the bluetooth thing between my Froyo Nexus 1 and my Nexus7.
Plus FoxFi can throw a proxy in to (apparently) obfusticate tethering checks
Re: If I get a computer...
Start forwarding them (with the number they came from) to your networks 'spam' number. I did this about half a dozen times, and the texts have actually dried up.
Re: If you've got a TV big enough for this to make any difference,
What do you plan to DO with the wall when you're not projecting on it? Presumably the addition of art, shelves etc would detract from the projected media.
Re: Consider me baffled
Perhaps you should....
If people did manufacturers might improve things. In this day and age there is no excuse for wireless networking to be problematic.
Mind you, only 2 years ago Acer sold me a Linux powered Revo with NO wireless driver at all! It had the hardware, and Ubuntu had no issues whatsoever, but Acer couldn't be bothered. £80 less than the Windows version, but still unforgivable.
Re: Low end?
7" screen means I can put it in a pocket. 10" would be too big for me....
Re: This will not end well? Legacy?
But its a Windows Tablet, so its portable and the kids will be able to play all their Steam games on it, wont they?
If it had HDMI out Id probably have jumped at it - as it was I went for a (flawed) £80 Touchpad 7 from Maplin. Returned it, but its kind of killed my tablet enthusiasm. If the next version has HDMI I might well be tempted.
Re: Bit late to the game
Play on Linux is based on WINE :)
I suspect video drivers are going to more of an issue, although my rig copes despite having a pretty anemic graphics card. Mind you I've never played anything never than Bioshock on it.
They might struggle to drive Rovers sadly but I see no reason at all why Cheshire East PCs are swanning about in Hyundais when Vauxhall is nailing Astras together in Ellesmere Port and Toyota and rolling stuff out two counties over in Derby.
Likewise why are we having BMW motorways vehicles when depending on model JLR can supply from Halewood or Birmingham?
Re: what? why?
I too have an ancient boiler, with an ancient controller (two on, two off in a 24hr period - thats it). I dont trust Combi boilers as they seem to be very fragile...but thats by the by. The timer is now set to be on 24hrs a day, and plugs into a cheap digital 7-day plug timer. The digital timer switches on and energises the old mechanical timer and the heating system. The digital timer switches off and everything powers down.
Digital timers are so cheap I even have a second one programmed for winter use and I just swap them over.
Re: you don't want that do you?
No...I have one - it wakes you up 15 minutes before the appearance of said cup of char by fizzing, bubbling and grumbling to itself as it starts to heat up.
The best place for a teasmade is in another room - like the kitchen :(
What are you DOING to your PCs?
I only ditched my 7 year old (entry level) Acer lappy last year as it was getting slow and I didnt really have enough room on the (no longer easily sourceable) IDE HD to dual boot. Apart from that its fine.
My six year old desktop is on original parts, was a refurb when I got it and is a Packard Bell, so nothing special. Still runs Linux Mint and XP perfectly well for everything except gaming though.
Or in the case of Ariel....
"Washes at 15 degrees...BTW have you seen our new range of stain removers, whiteners and boosters that inexplicably you never needed before?"
Re: Natwest should do some research
Interestingly I've just moved over to FirstDirect (NFC on the card, cannot disable it, but thats another gripe...). The chap I was speaking to told me they only had an iPhone app, but consensus was that they had missed a trick not getting an Android one together - one is on the way.
Mind you, the chances of me using an app on my phone to do my banking? Nil.
Samsung kicked in the teeth?
I'd imagine Samsung were well ready for the strategy, seeing as they have had the last two Nexus phones - its not as if Google or even Moto is making the tablet - its an Asus.
I've been pondering a tablet for a while...this might be the one that pushes me over the edge as I like the whole Nexus concept.
Re: Personally i'm happy
I find a stroppy and ill-tempered letter directly to the chap who signs the bullying missives they send out brings a fauning apology and no further hassle...
Those energy meters ARE worthless...I've had two.
You switch off everything you can, and you're still using energy. And then the fridge kicks in and throws your efforts to see how much power your house is burning in its 'standby' state. And then a month later the display runs out of batteries. The second or third time you realise that the display is actually eating its way through more batteries than anything else in your house and you pop it in the bin.
Its probably saved a lot less carbon than was spent during its manufacture and distribution.
Given up on
The app is HUGE for what it is, is crashy and rarely finds anything remotely useful in my vicinity. Plus you're dependant on O2 data to get the 'moment' you want so chances are you'll be waiting a while.
Re: Decades of road safety research
Actually, for reasons I cant fathom, the M6 seems more accident/tailback heavy in the good conditions of the summer than the bad conditions of winter.
I've got an Nexus One as well...
Never had ANY trouble with either of the SD cards I've had in it (I upgraded to a bigger one), either using the stock ROM or one of Cyanogens.
What on earth were you doing to the poor thing?
You might want to revisit Radio 4...
...because believing it plays 'music for the retired' just makes you sound stupid.
BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station, operated and owned by the BBC, that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes, including news, drama, comedy, science and history
Not only that...
they collect filthy water in the tray under where your hands go and then dribble it down the side of the unit onto the floor (or, hilariously, onto the power socket that feeds the thing if you happen to work here I do).
Then the groove round the yellow fancy trim at the top starts to fill up with mankyness. I do not lke them.
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