649 posts • joined Thursday 5th April 2007 09:00 GMT
...how are people this stupid? I'm not going to comment on the device. It is very nice to use, even if this latest iteration still lags behind other phones in terms of capability. That said, this is an extortionate amount of money.
You have a better suggestion? Of the mobile browsers I've tried, Opera is by far the best.
Just installed it on my Athena and it seems great so far. Exactly the same interface as 9.5 with the odd enhancement (read: pointless alpha blends and zoomy bits), but it chuffin' FLIES. The speed difference is definitely noticeable. It starts faster, it renders faster, and there's far less lag when using multiple tabs. I like it.
WARNING FOR UPGRADERS: The browser offers to remove your old installation when installing, which given the limited program space on your device, you'll probably want to do. However, it doesn't import the settings from your old installation, so make sure your bookmarks, etc are backed up before doing this, or you'll lose them.
@Jean-Paul de Jong
He wasn't just comparing on cost, he was comparing on capabilities with reference to cost. You smug goit.
So that's 4 (4?) revisions of the iPhone, and it still can't do as much as the phone I bought that came out before it. Like Jon, I would love to upgrade my massive brick mini-laptop phone thingy, but there's just nothing out there that compares with it for sheer capability.
170 miles is not long distance. How long does it take to charge up after that? Long distance in the UK is 200-300 miles on a motorway. In China, calling 170 miles long distance is like calling a trip to the local pub an "epic journey."
Fairly aware that you can re-charge batteries, thanks. But £27k for something that does 120miles tops at a stretch? Get lost. I occasionally make ruddy long car journeys and I'm not stopping every hundred miles for a few hours while my car gets its breath back.
And you can bleat "but it's for the city" as much as you like. I don't buy one car for my city journeys and another for long haul - I buy a car, and then use it however the hell I like. EVs are going to have to greatly increase their range before the ordinary punter buys them.
Am I reading that right?
"These proposals will still allow the storing of people's DNA for 12 years or six years for minor offences - that's assuming they are arrested but not charged."
So they've only been arrested, not charged, yet there's still a difference in the time the DNA is kept for depending on the severity of the crime you didn't commit? If that isn't "guilty until proven innocent," what is?
Range is still crap
You're going to have to have at least a 300 mile range to interest me. What if I want to go to the festivals I like that always seem to be held in bloody Devon? My Polo will get me there on a full tank and probably be up for getting me part of the way back again. This would hardly even make it to Birmingham.
Article's a bit emotive
"Depraved players?" Not exactly reporting of neutral tone, is it?
Naturally, being a game collector and a collector of banned things, this is now on my shopping list.
I think I'm going to puke...
All these names are bollocks
Why aren't they just "small laptops" for fuck's sake?
What, and a DS Lite is gorgeous?
And what do I do with all the UMDs I've bought? There's no way in hell I'll be re-buying them all from PSN.
My original PSP is finally starting to show signs of wear after all the abuse I've given it. I guess it'll be the PSP Slim Kratos Edition, rather than this thing.
@The Scientologist AC
"The whole purpose of Scientology knowledge application and procedure is to increase an individual’s understanding and awareness of himself as a spiritual being and to rehabilitate his native abilities and potential."
You, sir, owe me a new keyboard.
As for the article, I can absolutely see Wiki's point on this. While they are often derided on this site, I've found Wikipedia to often be a useful stop-off for basic or introductory knowledge on a given topic. I don't take it as gospel, but on the other hand it's not 100% bullshit either. If Wiki are to maintain as high a standard as possible, they have to remove bias caused by dedicated interest groups - especially dangerous money-hungry cults masquerading as religions.
Ooh, I like this!
I use a big Athena for my phone, so a headset is essential. After a string of crap headsets, I'm thinking of investing in something nice like this. Thing is, I don't trust myself not to lose it!
"If it doesn't check out, Windows returns a fatal error. "
Blue Screen of Death?
Hahahaha, I knew it!
The lying, self-important, egotistical little twat.
"Unless of course they do the 'we know you'll buy our products regardless so why should we imrpove them' routine"
They have done that once before, but then iAudio came along and bitchslapped them with the X5L, and they spent a year desperately copying it.
iPhone vs Windows Mobile
LogMeIn - needs a proprietary client, costs $30 plus a subscription.
VNC - free server, free client, works just fine on WinMobile. Along with PuTTY, which you can use to dial in and switch on the VNC server as required. ;-)
"Java has undeniably 'fallen on its arse', as it thoroughly deserved to. It's left with a small niche in enterprise, of course – where infrastructure traditionally evolves at sub-glacial speeds."
That's so wrong it's not even worth responding to.
No problem with voluntary tracking
If you pay to have a GPS device installed in your car, and you have access to the data, and you can turn it off at will, I can't see a problem with that. Being able to find your car if it's nicked is always nice. It's the compulsory tracking by a 3rd party I'd be worried about.
They make good machines. We're only a small company (~30 people and expanding) and I must have ordered a dozen of their 3000 series machines in the past few months. Simple, solid, reliable machines with a good feature set that I can install XP on. I like 'em.
How was this heard in Texas?
Canada != Texas
Redmond != Texas
WTF have Texas got to do with it?
"Maybe in the same way that IBM's and Blackdown's JVM on Linux are better than Sun's."
Right, right, that must be why I always have to install the Sun JVM to stop memory problems, Eclipse grinding to a halt, etc.
Don't be daft
"Even so, it's not immediately clear exactly how a permanent Earth-orbit facility would help in the process of plugging together largely prefabricated modules or components."
C'mon, this is spacefaring 101. If you build ships in space you can make them BIGGER. If you're going to go on a manned mission to Mars, you're going to need a much bigger spacecraft. Try building that on the ground. Unlike the new POS Star Trek film implies, it's not easy.
Build it in parts at various locations, ship them into space. If you lose one on the way, you don't lose the whole ship. Then you build the sucker in zero gravity, where you could stick a rocket on a brick and call it a spaceship, and you're off. Duh.
Ah, so that's what HS/FS/LS was. Cheers.
"This is a rather sad reflection on the once-"cutting-edge" technology that is Java"
You kidding me? You're kidding me, right?
If a language was cutting-edge ten years ago, it's going to be pretty difficult for it to still be cutting-edge. Most "cutting-edge" developments turn out to be bullshit, and die a quiet death about a year after their hype, whereas Java is mainstream now. Your comment seems to imply that it's fallen on its arse. The various Java-based enterprise systems I use on a daily basis would tend to disagree.
Hipocracy so pure it's beautiful
"Coming to the UK is a privilege. I refuse to extend that privilege to individuals who abuse our standards and values to undermine our way of life."
How can she not see what's wrong with that statement?
Are you kidding me? I swear by HTC devices. My MDA, though it had a bug-ridden MS OS, was utterly invincible, and the Athena that replaced it has proven to be just as indestructible. I've dropped it down (concrete) stairs, I've sat on it, I've stood on it, and it just refuses to die. I love it. :-)
You mention that USB3 is back-compatible with USB2, as I expected. However, USB2 is back-compatible with USB1. Not knowing much about the inner workings of USB - will USB1 devices work on USB3 ports?
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