198 posts • joined Wednesday 27th February 2008 16:48 GMT
Another comparable option...
Fit PC (http://www.fit-pc.com/web/) have been in the tiny PC game for a few years now. I purchased one of the early models years ago but looks like they have come a long way since..
If you are considering the NUC or Brix then you should also look at the Fit PC options.
Re: Yes, but
can't spell, but don't care
Re: Yes, but
Indeed, my thoughts while reading this are that HBOS (or even the half dozen UK banks mentioned) failing in a traditional way is not responsible for the worldwide ressesion we have been/are experiencing.
Not saying the government are taking the correct actions, but when do they ever?
Re: Tape is one of these things that is always dead
COBOL is dead, an even in places where it does not look like it is dead it should very much be considered a zombie...
Tape I have no opinion on...
Re: Couldn't Samsung...
And because Apple designed the chip, Samsung just make it..
Re: James Bond @Lee Dowling
I think he's just going for gold..
"Yeah, they go for the wallet instead knowing this person hasn't spent all their cash on a mediocre phone."
Or not, cause if you cannot afford an iPhone then is the wallet worth having?
They are probably still trying to work out how to apply the kind of creative accounting the other multinationals are getting away with...
It took 2 years and £67.000????
'a campaign that has seen him talking to business leaders around the globe and reaching the conclusion that big business really isn't interested in little people.'
Could have told him that for free!
Kind of reads like the polar opposite of one of Andrew's articles (in terms of sentiment), I guess he must be a different breed of 'Capitalist bastard'...
Re: How Convenient ....
Because of course there wasn't any Android phones released in that same 12 week period...
Re: Makes sense
"The publishing companies should already be passing on far more than this in the savings they make in not having to produce physical copies (and perhaps take into account that DRM protected ebooks can't be left on a park bench for someone else to read)"
You'd think wouldn't you... but no, corporate greed comes in to play and publishers just see currency symbols in front of their eyes...
fw update to foxsat?
Not read all yet, leaving work now so will read at home but have a quick question..
Is there anything new in the software/EPG that could not be delivered via a firmware update to the older FoxSat? Mine still works fine and forking out another (nearly) £300 for this seems bit much..
Have been expecting 4od support forever and if this box does (eventually) get it but the Foxsat doesn't I will not be chuffed!
Re: Lightwave RF
I came here to mention the Kickstarter project too - which, as the price is in dollars, is actually cheaper even with international shipping than the phillips - the problem is they have sold out ages ago..
They have got more than 13 x their desired funding though so should be able to keep going after the project has ended
"Astute readers will have noticed that if all one's socks are black, and of the same cut, then surely the maintenance of each relationship isn't important"
Actually no. I used to think like this and brought same style socks for that reason. However as implied by the mention in the article of the apps use of the camera, socks fade, especially black ones, and randomly matching same style black socks will end up with 'pairs' that are very different shades (A slap is waiting for anybody that mentions '50' and 'grey' in reply to this!).
I like this idea.. does need to be quite a bit cheaper though!
"Apple folk can already use AirPlay to stream pictures and video to their Apple TV boxes."
And music. Or just mirror the screen if desired.* And not just to Apple TV boxes, there are many non-Apple speaker systems, AV boxes and more that can receive Airplay. How many TVs have NFC?
Although it might take 2 or 3 taps on the idevice screen to turn on Airplay, you do not need to get up and walk across the other side of the room to do it! The receivers just need to be on the same network as the iDevice, no real 'setup' required.
*yes, yes, a 'newer' Apple device is required for mirroring, iPhone 4s, iPad2 or later
And as for NFC payments, unlocking doors, etc how long will it take for the underworld to develop a cloning device? (I would not be surprised to hear that one already exists!)
Google released their own Youtube app for iOS quick enough..
...was in the app store even before iOS 6 was released - which also replaces the native Youtube app as well as the maps app.
iOS user's usage data is clearly still quite important to Google and I do not believe for one moment that they do not have an iOS map app ready or almost ready to go as soon as they think the time is right for them to release it.
Of course they are enjoying the media attention that this is generating and waiting for the handful of people that will actually switch to Android merely because of that.. but once the fuss has died down Google would be daft to just ignore what is still a huge chunk of the market - regardless of the Android 'market share lead' Schmidt was keen to remind people of.
'NFC is a plus. Even if it goes predominantly unused, it's there if you need it. For example, I've used the camera on my phone roughly seven times. Once for a video. Not too bothered that it's there, but it'd be crap to be without it on those moments I may need it. Same goes for NFC.'
camera, yes but please describe a stituation where you would 'need' NFC?
Seriously - there is a group trying promote NFC that are in desperate need of examples because even they have not discovered any killer applications for it yet.
Paying for things? maybe one day but shop uptake needs to take off in a big way first. Not to mention the security needs improving (See Pwned SIII story) and could only be described as useful if you've accidentally left your cash AND bank cards at home.
File transfer? (as mentioned in the main article) have you heard of a popular little (cross platform) app called Bump?
Re: This is not an article...
It's not even the first 'advert' they have had for Ninite on El Reg..
That said, I do feel it is worth spreading the word about this very useful tool.
<<<Pint: If you see him again Trev, buy him one from me!
Some commenters need to learn not to take headlines too literally.. especially on El Reg..
But yes EU current affairs should have given them a bit of prior warning if they had been paying attention..
Re: In the future
Yes I know Apple are replacing the ('powered' by Google) Maps app that comes as part and parcel of iOS with a new one of their own.
My point to Charlie Clarke was that this is not the same as a google app being rejected or removed from the app store. Apple previously asked Google to provide the maps and in future they will use there own. This really is 'Not a big deal'... to steal a phrase ;-)
Not that "it duplicates functionality already provided" has been a reason for the competition authorities to investigate other cases of app store removals/rejections anyway.. so why would it be here?
And presumably there is nothing stopping Google submitting it as a stand alone app once replaced in iOS 6 - and it may or may not get rejected.
Google have been using a 'better' version of a maps app on Andriod as a selling point so Apple would be daft not to upgrade the iOS one.
Re: In the future
It's not an app you get from the app store, it is the default map application that comes as a standard (non deletable) part of iOS.
Re: " Likewise Wi-Fi." - Pardon?
Not the first no, but then it wasn't the first smartphone either - but many would not know it. I'm guessing that Tony is refering to the fact wi-fi was not ubiquitous. But then that was just a matter of time probably and is not now in every phone 'because of' the iPhone.. It was however more user friendly to connect using the iPhone (or iPod Touch which came before the iPhone and paved the way for many to get an iPhone but that seems to get forgotten / not get mentioned much)
Pointing out that the £16/$25 dollar target price is for the Model A which is not yet being produced hardly makes me a fanboy. (I actually think the 'launch' was a shambles not matter what I think of the intentions of the Raspberry PI org. The org and the two distibutors were by no means 'on the same page' for quite a while over the launch)
however, something you'd be interested in knowing apparently: http://www.raspberrypi.org/
But alas where there are perceived fans rabid anti fans are sure to follow.. sigh.
Re: Funny how a £16 Linux computer becomes £30.87 at RS...
Don't forget only the higher spec'd Model B is (for want of a more accurate word) 'available' currently.. Model A out later in year..
Been able to order my PI at last... hoorah.. just awaiting delivery.
Re: Form over substance, as usual...
Should clearly have been the winner based on the items listed..
I have a keyboard at home that I can completely roll up, not just flex... no good for navigating the screen but can cause some interesting side effects if you do it while the computer is on ;-)
Re: Pre-ordered boards
I 'registered my interest' with RS in the very first hour (twice in fact) because that was the only option I got, still not had an order link from them.... or even a 'weekly update' as they called the emails mentioned above since 4th April.
Re: Microsoft = Destroyer of Hardware Companies
Of course they would. And they would probably offer a choice of decent operating systems like Linux or Risc OS or any other OS that might have seen the light of day if not for the monopoly MS had over the market.
RE:Is it just ADSL ?
Generally yes. The copper of the ADSL wires has a high scrap/resale value.. fibre optics not so much..
However many areas do not have the choice of Virgin Media, even if they did want to pay a subscription for televison.
Most socks, with the exception of 100% cotton ones, do contain a fair amount of Polyester: http://bit.ly/HcLTQu.
spent an hour trying to get through to either site on web and nearly an hour waiting for RS to answer the 0845 phone number... They just did.. just to say that they have come in a six this morning but know nothing about it or stock levels, try the website!!
not chuffed :(
Re: Re: Re: Simple solution... (ISO9564)
"I thought UK ATMs let you enter digits and then press <enter> rather than accepting a fixed number of presses."
Only some of them.
I'm not aware of one, however..
You can get PC Monitors that havwe a TV tuner built in...
Alternatively couple things for you to Google:
Fit PC 2
Both are small enough to hang of the back of a TV and fanless. Quite a difference in price but listed both in case you were not keen on the bare-bones RaspberryPI.
Repeated use of psilocybin does not lead to physical dependence.
Above quote is from Wikipedia but I happen to have known that to be true since before Wikipedia existed.
I'm sorry to hear about your Seroxsat dependancy.
As many have pointed out...
...this is not new... by several decades, not that it is something I've ever fancied trying.
If only there was a harmless, natural, plant like sustance that could provide a high with minimal or even no risk* and has a recorded history of being used for millenia.. oh hang on, I think... ahh shoot.. nevermind somebody put a bloody ridiculous law in the way of that one.
*no risk if vaporized or eaten
@Why haven't major names... ...not jumped on this?
Because what would they sell you after you have brought a disk capable of storing all the data you are ever likely to aquirer in one lifetime? (apart from another one to back it up..)
The media mafia are also likely to be against it because one day it could lead to 'pirates' being able to optain a copy of every film or song ever digitised and fit it all on to a couple of optical disks.