2377 posts • joined 17 Apr 2007
Good grief, they really need to look at the gaps in their panelling!
They should be thankful it was only a cat. a rat or mouse would get through a far smaller hole and chew random cables quite happily. They should thank the cat for keeping the rodents out!
The strain of giving us free reign on the allergic reaction death sentence story has finally proved too much.
I for one welcome our returning 8 inch heel wearing modermatrix... Grrrr!
Opera is very popular on the Symbian platform, has been for years. The Nokia N95 built in browser was always pants, but that didn't matter because Opera Mini worked on it brilliantly. Still does.
If the USA had some Symbian handsets then I'm sure the market penetration would have been far higher by now.
I doubt there is going to much shock at what we are in here...
I predict 99.9% of comments to say
and bullet or knock him out first.
Personally I will buck my own prediction and say he should be lowered, slowly, into a jumbo food mixer and featured on the next episode of "Will it blend".
Even the daily star website doesn't have one, just a picture of a wii...
You just know she'll be a complete shocker don't you... Nymphos are never how you want them to be, or twins.
Keeping a pavement like that working will be a nightmare, what happens the first time a utility company wants to dig it up, you can see the red tape nightmare already can't you. Or alternatively Pierre with his JCB going straight through it and then saying "Le Oooops".
Surely the answer is a combination of "tricks" on the lights themselves.
1) Energy efficient lamp
2) Solar panel
3) Wind generator
4) Deep cycle energy storage
5) Motion detector so lamp is only on when someone needs it.
All those could be built into the street lamps themselves, so direct slot in replacements, not requiring a pavement to be dug up.
If they really want to mess about with the pavements, how about they make them into a solar panel, with inset LEDs and motion detection of some sort (pressure, strain etc) and we can all be Michael Jackson.
US centric figures...
It would be nice to see figures for the whole world, not just the US.
Real world figures would have everyone behind Symbian, which has been powering smart phones since before Apple and Blackberry even thought of making them.
At least this time the article does almost make it obvious they are using US only figures, it's just a pity that with the smart phone market the US view is completely out of sorts with the rest of the world.
Oh well, guess this is what we should expect from a .co.uk website where 90% of the writers appear to live in CA.
Have I used one? Frequently. I know several people with them.
I can only assume that your 1st gen is far better than the 3G and 3GS models my friends have. They seem to be constantly getting into each others cars and asking if they can borrow the car charger, or in the case of my iphone owning brother, pinching one of my power sockets every time he pops round to visit.
I really must rewire my 13A sockets across two phases... 415V of AC goodness up the fruit device.
It would be nice if they all did fade out mid-afternoon, just think how much faster the mobile data network will get without all those background polling iPhone apps hogging all the bandwidth!
Have they done anything to improve the battery munching habits, or are the "fanbois" doomed to all be unreachable after 4pm?
It's like the UFO shots you see... Nobody who has any photographic ability sees a UFO.
Same goes for this creature, there are no reference points for size. This thing could be anywhere between the size of a rat and an elephant, there's no way to tell...
Although I'm erring on the side of rat... A bald one.
The big question...
Everyone seems to be missing the important point...
How many cups can you fit on the animated tea tray?
May I be the 372nd to say...
You sad feckers
I guess from the second diagram that a new iPhone will be released for these glasses, one with a sharpened bottom edge so it can be rammed through the bridge of the nose?
I guess this is Apple's way of relieving the excessive weight of a complete phone being rested on your nose. Remove the nose and spread the load out onto the cheek bones.
I'm not sure if this is a case of bad information, or just good old fashioned bad phrasing...
"N97 Mini: Despite it's name, this cut-down version of Nokia's chunky N97 actually only knocks a few milliemtres off the original, though it is a good 12g lighter. It's a wee bit thicker, though, because it's packing a sliding Qwerty keyboard."
The original N97 has a keyboard too... The mini is actually 1.7mm thinner.
If you really want to compare then - The mini loses the navigation pad to the left of the keyboard, has only 8GB flash storage (N97 has 32GB), has a smaller screen 3.2" vs 3.5", has a smaller battery (but somehow slightly better standby time).
She should thank him...
If her shed was that easy to enter, and her powers of observation that weak, she could have been minus the lawnmower and garden furniture if he hadn't been there to guard them.
I suspect the investigating need look no further than checking the IP in their logs!
So the HD spec deliberately prevents companies making PVRs that record?
Won't bother with that then. Being able to series link and schedule recordings, or even just pause whilst you go for a pee, has got to be the best thing to happen to TV since sliced bread. Even my parents have got to grips with it and love their SD Humax PVR.
On the list of critical features, I would put being able to record well above having HD. Hell, I'd put being able to record above it being in colour!
Not long now...
Given the state of the US patent system there are two possible futures.
1) The entire US patent system will implode and collapse in on itself shortly after someone manages to file a patent which covers the running of a patent system, and then refuses to issue them a licence to use it.
2) Innovation in the US will stop. All engineers retrain as lawyers. Sales of BMW go through the roof.
Not only do the positive reviews contain the grammar and spelling of an alcoholic teenager, but they read like spin pumped out by a PR droid.
I can only assume the PR droid in question has been outsourced to India.
Sounds fair enough to me...
Can anyone name a company with tech support that is actually worth contacting?
Invariably they take days to reply. That reply will be little more than a fob off, just so they can mark the fault or query "closed" and make their stats look better.
My first port of call (after the manual) would be google and forums.
After that I'd try "tech support"... Now if tech support weren't dealing with muppets maybe those of us with a little more ability might actually get some useful support.
I'm sure I can't be alone in wanting to strangle the level 1 support as they read through their 20 minute script when you know exactly where the fault lies and would much rather speak to someone in level 2 or above.
"I don’t think you can expect something like this"
Sorry? You can't expect a huge gas bag floating in the great outdoors to get caught by the wind and blown about?
Me thinks you needed to get out more!
The article does refer to Apple applying band-aids every time he emails them, so to me that sounds like he does inform them.
What's wrong with earning some cash from this? The man has to eat, and I'm damn sure Apple don't say "Thank you very much" and hand him a cheque every time he emails them an exploit. Which is a pity as I'm sure browser security would improve no end if the browser authors actually compensated security researchers for their hard work.
If the weak just died that wouldn't be so bad, but they don't, their machines collect nasty things, get involved in DDOS attacks and spew spam/viruses to all.
It really doesn't strike me as anywhere near as elegant as the Harrier.
Can this thing convert from level flight to hover yet, or vice versa? Can it slam on the vertical thrust at speed and go straight up to evade a persuing aircraft? Can it fly backwards?
I can't see that barn door of a fan lid working very well at speed, it's either gonna slow the plane down too much before the big fan starts providing lift, or get ripped off! Assuming the hydraulics can force it open at x hundred knots.
If they made the fan roof door a pair which opened to the sides they might have more of a hope, but flipping it forward ruins any rear visibility for the pilot and must be like deploying a parachute!
Okay, yes, it's got super cruise etc etc, and the non hover version is a fine aircraft, I just think the hover version still has a way to go before it can compete with the ageing, but very competent Harrier.
That won't stop our unelected president Broon ordering a few dozen though.
And low a voice of reason did look upon the situation and did see it in the correct proportions.
It depends. A lot of firmware updates are delayed or just blocked by the carriers. Every Nokia phone has a ID code, different carriers have their own code, so can control the release (or not) of firmware updates. Even "unbranded" phones in the UK do not have a generic ID code, they have a UK CV (Country variant) code, which again is subject to a delay, although nobody seems to know what faceless bureaucrat is responsible for giving firmware releases a thumbs up for the UK CV models.
This is why I change the ID codes of all my Nokia phones to that of a generic Euro one. Unfortunately talk of doing such things is forbidden on the Nokia discussions forums, which is a pity as most of the complaints seem to centre around "Where is version xxx for my phone" and complaints of bugs which are resolved in a firmware release the victim isn't privy to.
I recently used my original N95-1 (not an unpleasant experience), and was amazed to find a firmware update for it was issued this year!
I think it only added the OVI store, but it was nice it wasn't forgotten.
I don't think the problem is long term support, I think the problem is they got caught slacking a bit and now they are rushing things out the door and not testing them properly before they are released.
Then again, maybe this isn't such a new thing. I remember the N95 was slated for it's battery life and various other issues when it first came out with early firmware... A few months down the line, a few firmware updates, and there was nothing wrong with it.
Just hope the same can be said for my N97!
Maybe it's the fact the letters are split onto two rows that confuses it.
Always likes the look of this...
Now if only it got BS or CE approval and a distribution deal...
Oh, and don't dodge making that slim multiplug either!
And once again...
Another group of wanna be Mussolinis (what on earth is the plural of Mussolini?) fail to grasp the simple fact that the number of terror attacks which have been discovered by random stops is a big round zero.
The sooner someone reminds them that intelligence is required (and then explains what intelligence is in this context) the sooner innocent musicians and photographers can go about their daily business. Even if said business involves them sitting on a train or going near a fish and chip shop.
Thank God that chip shops are local enough that a train journey is not required or we'd never get any Friday dinner.
If recent drop in emails I have got recently through my mail servers advertising various magical pills and from my "bank" (The later usually containing hysterical spelling mistakes) is anything to go by I believe they must have done something right.
On the flip side, I've noticed an increase in emails of the "from My ISP" variety saying I need to update email setting and to run the attached zipped exe to do it automatically.
So I guess that means the zombie herders are trying to recruit new members to replace their fallen comrades.
...nose I believe.
Looks like a bit of on the road repair was carried out, and the pliers left on the top (sky) camera.
I know, how boring, lets go back to the Vogon constructor fleet theory.
I'm not sure. Whilst an impure iron sample could be responsible for the sub-standard result, I believe the pyramid itself may have been a cheap irregular Chinese manufactured one.
I've seen many Iron experiments ruined by bad geometry.
...that an American court actually set a fine which is sensible and able to be paid by the offender!
How can this be...
After all we were all told the move to chip and pin would make things so much safer...
There's a shock...
I've given up telling my friends to stop inviting and joining these things. Some of them must have joined all the available variation and still failed to notice that none of them do what they advertise.
Maybe I should have an automated questionnaire sent out to any friend requests.
That's an interesting one...
If Apple are using that "out", I can only assume that the moment an iPhone/iPad gets a flat battery, it forgets everything and returns to its as new state.
Then again, they might have used the safety "out"... People might try to eat the battery.
Or maybe it's made of highly dangerous radioactive squirrels.
Honestly, first registered .com and it's not
Not good enough for ya eh? Not enough syllables?
I'm in lust!
HD Video? Pah, it's a DSLR, not a video cam-corder!
Next you'll be complaining it's not comfortable to hold against your eye for 30 minutes and why can't it have a forward eyepiece halfway down the lens and sit over your shoulder like a real pro video camera!
The video mode is a nice to have, not its reason d'etre, and 720p is perfectly good. Only a few years ago we were all happy watching 625 interlaced in the UK (512 in the states I believe) until someone convinced us all that we were watching pixels the size of tennis balls. Even now I'm sure that many of us are still "only" watching 720p. Hell I've still got several CRTs and they still don't make my eyes bleed despite all the hype.
I moved from a D80 to a D300 for better low light gig shooting, but this beasty is in another league! Just look at the pictures that baby takes, at that ISO, wow.... Droooooool...
That 28-70 lens is not a G series, it's a D... It's got an aperture ring... Oh, and the label says f/2.8D :-)
Plus the "new" instant focus override is a standard feature of all AF-S lenses.
Widescreen is a pain in the bum for laptops.
I'm typing this on my trusty old Thinkpad R52, and I think I'll still be typing on this in another couple of years... Sure it's not fast and the battery is shagged, but I simply can't find any modern laptop that offers me the same (or better) screen real estate as the 15" 1400x1050 screen without it being a hugely oversized desktop replacement weighing twice as much.
I'm sure the EU are supposed to be protecting the customer, and as 1.4 million downloads show, there are a lot of people very happy that Nokia introduced turn by turn satnav for free. You can include me in that too.
Nav4All really should have been a little bit smarter.
I don't think you'd need to move onto hand and foot removal.
After ten offences I believe mouse and keyboard operation would be impaired to such a level that further transgressions would be prevented!
I thought you said cheaper?
I just followed your link, which went to another or your articles from late Feb...
"The DPS2000 will ship in March, come with AccuGard, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price MSRP) from $2,290 for 4TB"
WTF? For home network? Good greif!
You could buy a 5 bay Thecus, powered by a good old fashioned Celeron and install 5 x 1Gig drives in it for half that!
I have no loyalty...
I just go for who will sell me the phone I want for the price I want to pay.
Unfortunately there really isn't much choice. Vodafone still seem to be rather fuddy duddy. O2 are bending over and taking it up the behind from St Jobs. The only two in the running for my last upgrade were T-mob and Orange, and as I was already with Orange they sorted me out a deal. Better the devil you know and all that... Plus being a long term Nokia owner I am all too aware of the firmware updates (which applies to all UK networks), the first thing I did was debrand the firmware.
What a strange choice of name... The Rosetta stone is famous for giving us the ability to translate Egyptian hieroglyphs, not for containing any directly useful content. I guess it just sounded cool.
Then again, thinking forward a few hundred years, maybe the name is a good choice, it took years to work out how to read the Rosetta stone!
Pity the EMP from the first shots of WWIII will fry the little chip.
In the absence of artillery/air support it'll deal with a sniper hidden in a mud brick house/compound or tucked up behind some rocks in an equally effective way.
There's nothing fair about sniping, IEDs or war in general.
Stop press : Man legally designs websites for legal businesses.
What next, the Hull Daily Mail goes after the inland revenue for profiting from the proceeds of non-crime?
Looks like HU17 has died under the load... Pity the same can't be said for the "newspaper" (word used in it's broadest possible term).
You probably can...
Well maybe not for the lens cover, but Nokia will change that for you if you report it. It was an early design/production problem. At least it has a lens cover!
As for the crashing/rebooting, well you probably can blame Vodafone, the networks delay/block firmware releases to the phones with their allocated model numbers, and what do firmware releases contain? Yup, bug fixes.
For some reason they feel they have to check each release to make sure it's compatible with their network (well that's what they say)... Odd since Nokia know a thing or two about mobile phones, and I don't see hundreds of Eurozone tourists stepping off the bus/boat/train/plane and finding their phone won't work on the UK networks...
Back in the days of the N95, Orange had their own version of firmware which crippled the VOIP over wifi function. That's when I hacked the model number of my N95 to generic Euro, and I've done it on every Nokia since. I've never regretted it.
What firmware are you running. If you are using a network supplied handset then I doubt you have the latest V21. The networks are also delaying (and in some cases blocking) firmware releases. Yet another way the networks make the phones look bad.
If you change the model code to a generic Euro one you can get the firmware when Nokia releases it, not when some faceless/nameless gap year student from the network decides it's okay to issue.
However Nokia do take some of the blame, the firmware updates are supposed to be able to be applied without touching any user data. I have never found my N97 to be particularly happy after this kind of update, so I prefer to do a complete wipe and fresh install. Kinda like your 6 month old XP install needs.
So assuming you've now changed the model number to generic...
Remove any MicroSD. Back up your phone. format the mass storage, do a hard reset. Then update the firmware. Format the mass storage again and hard reset again.
You should then have a totally clean phone. Restore user files/contacts/notes/calendar/bookmarks from the backup. Don't restore device specific settings, they are invariably the one that have got messed up.
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