133 posts • joined Monday 10th March 2008 12:12 GMT
Re: very, very unique...?
Zombies? There only a bit dead...
So I apologise for being in the statistics for people who have a DAB set. However it's in my desk drawer, and hasn't been used for years...
Bit rates are awful, so music sounds horrid. Signal strength is a real issue, so using it in the car isn't really an option as it drops out too much to a squelchy mess of noise.
DAB just seems like a pointless stopgap to me. May as well ditch radio all together an rely on streaming via 3/4G if they are determined to switch off FM.
It's a "Market 1" exchange. I think that counts as Bumpkinland to Ofcom.
Ah but I'd already taken into account the BS factor. The expected speed is 12-16mpbs according to BT.
I'm about to move to Bumpkinland, and the speed isn't such an issue for me really, I expect to get about 4mbps. The problem I have is the cost. Extra £7 a month because the exchange isn't unbundled.
I'd prefer Ofcom to be pointing their wagging fingers in the direction of BT Wholesales costs first, before suggesting 30mbps should be available in 2017.
"I can honestly say I've never once had difficulties with these self-checkouts, "
Agreed, and as you say, hold up are always by folks not using the tool properly (e.g., moving stuff out of the bagging area, on a recent visit onto the basket shelf of the kiosk next to them...).
Perhaps if they renamed "bagging area" to something that says what it actually does (verification) people wouldn't get so wound up about it?
Re: Nice to see them catch up with the girls
"Ricky Gervais is a comedian though"
And I'm a programmer, I can also drive a car, walk, talk, watch TV and cook!
Stop pigeon holing people!
Re: White List
Not to mention Disney's habit of sneaking innuendos into their films... Come to think of it - they should be first on the black list!
Re: Something not quite right..
"I just can't see someone moving into a high end living space and sleeping on an air mattress."
I did - 10 week wait for the real bed to be delivered, and given completion dates tend to slide a bit risky placing the order beforehand (seems pointless paying to remove the old knackered bed).
Perhaps he had similar circumstances...
Re: Tried House of cards, for free
RonWheeler, I agree.
Decent broadband speed, but quality isn't there. Audio is really muddy too, and what they class as "HD" means the resolution HD, but then so massively compressed that it looks awful.
Also tried EE's film service which lets you download rather than stream, but 450MB for a 2 hour film is never going to give you DVD quality.
I don't download torrents, and an willing to pay, but until the quality is there I'll stick to buying/renting physical discs.
Re: She isn't going to change her mind now.
"even if she wanted to without admitting she was wrong"
This is exactly the problem with the current bunch of politicians... They brainwash themselves in to defending an opinion (sometimes, as in the case, wrongly) and can't be shown a differing viewpoint. When they delve into I.T. issues (which most readers on here are highly knowledgeable of) it just highlights how little these people know, while still maintaining the IMPRESSION of having a strong/informed viewpoint.
If we can see how little they know about things in our field, yet make decisions based on their small amount of knowledge, it make you wonder what else they are making judgements on based on very little information.
Makes me sick...
Re: Now that Jimmy has spoken...
"I would like Tim Berners-Lee to say something about this too"
He had. (he's not a fan)
Re: Things have improved since their early days
They the floods happened... That was fun...
Re: Once upon a time
I echo what Mr C Hill said.
Used to be reasonable price and reasonable service, then got cheap and crap.
Stopped using them 4 years ago after the many arguments telling them what was wrong with their servers and pointing them to various test websites to prove to them that no one outside of their building could access the servers... Got quite frustrating!
Re: How ay
Ah divnt nah like... If wa let thm naah what wa tahkn aboot, thn thll nah how tu intaacept wa secrut messagus afta wa have tu gan every man forum self (afta them Myans dee their stuff on Frida).
Developed in house
"It has been developed in-house using an open-source platform, modifying existing off-the-shelf technology"
It's an HTML page then..?
Seconded - 5 years for me and life changing.
"Normal" sighted people don't realise how much of an improvement 20% of your peripheral vision is!
Are we going to get this story every month?
You're making the bold assumption that the web designer has built the UI in such a way that the site still works in a logical way without their CSS!
Looooads of uses!
Might not be as vibrant as an LCD / oLED, but comics / magazines are generally colour.
Or going away from e-books, mobile phone screens - you'd miss out on video, but much longer battery life and the ability to read text messages on the beach.
Did I miss something?
You can buy a PS3 and an XBox 360 and still have a heck of a lot of change. This won't sway anyone over to PC gaming - half the fun is picking your components and building it yourself anyway!
Add £25 to the priceFrom the Halfords website - "Free fitting applied to Pure Highway 300Di products purchased up to and including 24.12.2011" I tried Pure Portable DAB plugged into Aux, it was awful - sound dropped out so much. Even tried a 5mtr extension cable looped around the car (not kidding). This might be a better option!
Thought this would be a waste of time, but.
When I read about this, I thought it was another case of the gvt stepping in to an area they have no knowledge of and implementing stupid rules that make no sense. However the reclassification of roads by local councils is actually a good idea! Plenty of single track country lanes are A roads with national speed limit, without a hope of getting down them at anything more than 15mph, as a result Satnav will send you down those roads as they are faster (on paper).
re:The big picture.
I'd say it's more myopic to NOT consider the cost per page.
It's cheaper (and much better quality!) to get prints done by a professional printing service, the only reason to have a printer in your home (for photography) is speed.
Then we have to ask the quesion - Is the cost per page (and the initial outlay) worth more than having to wait a couple of days for your prints?
£100 buys A LOT of A4 prints online...
Should be mandatory!
I also use cruise control, and I find nothing more frustrating than drivers that can't maintain speed. Fly past you then slow down, so you end up catching them up then cruising past them, only for them to either start to floor it as you're going past (I guess they think their manhood is in question) or wait til your past and floor it past you, pull in and start the whole thing again.
Wish I had adaptive cruise control... The one that slows you down when you get near to the car in front.
State the obvious...
Walking down dark alleys is also unsafe.
Or a better comparison, pubs sometimes have alcoholics in them.
Anyway I don't care, somes guy from Nigeria just emailed me saying he has a load of dosh for me.
If its unfair to compare Duke to a current generation game, then surelly it is unfair to charge the same price!
Had it been £15 at release, we might have forgiven it for being really REALLY awful, but at the same price as Modern Warefare it needs to be something special.
Then again, Ghostbusters and Jurasic Park are currently grabbing full price at the cinema.
I want one...
The glow in the dark cat not FIV.
Quite the opposit. I wasn't interested in a galaxy before, but as it is causing enough of a stir at Apple for them to try and ban it outright, it must be decent bit of kit!
"When I was young it was all Pac-Man and board games"
Shamless Marcus Brigstock quote: "If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
IE is so simple to use, that even people with low IQs can do it...
Why would anyone other than us (IT professionals) go to extra effort (especially involving installing / config) use another browser if IE is "good enough" for their needs?
I'll now devote just 1% of my acceptance testing to iPads