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a suitable name as a trademark.
Re: Apple Touchscreen?
Yep, it's called an iPad...
If you want a touch interface on a Mac that is called a Trackpad and you can use gestures to interact with the system without having to point at a vertical screen. Great, innit?
attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way
Re: I prefer the Native American Indian gesture...
Or the five point palm exploding heart technique, perhaps?
Carbon Copy Cloner...
is better than Time Machine for creating bootable images of your Mac. Not free, but a lifesaver on many occasions.
Re: "How do you know you were different?"
It was more about having a crush on men and being very happy to spend time with girls, I guess. And not being interested in ball games (although that is a stereotype, of course).
"How many people knew they were gay when they were 5 or 6?"
I knew when I was five that I was different. I didn't have a name for it until I was thirteen, by which time I had learned that it was 'wrong' to feel like I did. 48 years later I would hope that kids can see role models for how they are rather than how their parents would like them to be.
If it has a bigger screen than the iPhone5, this sheep ain't following the herd!
I want a phone (y'know, calls, text, bit of t'internet) not a portable cinema.
Re: fund it from general taxation
Except that that makes the BBC a state organ and (even more) subject to the whims of the government of the day. At least the licence fee and the Royal Charter give the BBC nominal independence from the state.
Dressing to the left
I suppose those larger phones are carried in the front left pocket to increase the Visible Packet Lump...
Trousers hanging below cheek level...
owing to over-size phablet in pocket!
Please supply belt, braces or a Manbag with larger-sized phones...
are rarely built to accomodate screens larger than than 40". Maybe house-builders could start to get more generous with the proportions so that the larger screens do not dominate the living space. Nothing looks more naff than a 60" screen in a 10' * 12' room!
Re: Spoilsport though I know I'm being...
IT angle: it's the angle of the dangle...
Software as a (dis)service...
It seems that these days it is considered acceptable if things work 'most of the time', even if the service is worse than what we had before. Think digital tv dropouts, DAB car radios and VoIP reliability. They all 'work' more often than not but when there are problems it tends to be worse or more annoying than the older, dedicated hardware issues or analog interference. Ditto web-based apps vs full-fat local apps.
Re: I have said it before i will say it again
Ahh, the Great Unmentionable…
+1 for mentioning it.
Re: How much?
Robots require neither light nor toilet breaks...
How time (and technology) flies.
Re: What's with big screens...
Screen sizes are being pushed upwards; try finding anything smaller that 4" these days. So choice is limited to large, larger or largest...
What's with big screens...
I want a phone I can slip in a pocket, not one that requires I carry a man-bag...
Re: As predictable as night following day
Much like articles about Apple products, then...
Re: bring back 'save as'
Just hold down the Option/alt key whilst clicking the File menu - Bingo!
Bambleweeny 57 Sub-Meson Brain ...
and a nice hot cup of tea.
Save As on OS X
Hold down the Option/Alt key whilst clicking the File menu (or pull down File menu and pres Option/Alt key to get 'Save As'.
Multiplan and Word for MS-DOS
Multiplan and the first versions of Word shared a common interface; a menu system accessed by hitting escape and then typing single-letter commands to carry out tasks. Guess they developed them on Xenix using vi as an editor, then!
Re: So, given that my cards are in my wallet
I inserted a baking foil-wrapped piece of card into the lining of my wallet and placed the Oyster on one side and the PayWave card on the other. Now I can bonk with whichever side of the wallet is appropriate for the transaction.
Re: Big intake of breath
Unfortunately there is now an entire generation who will never have read a map and who probably have no idea where they have been nor how they got there. The nice lady (or man) said 'Turn left' and 'Turn right' and 'Destination on the left', but they have no picture in their head of where they are. Just look at the number of cars getting stuck in fords, or the lorries stuck in country lanes and you can see that people unquestioningly rely on the technology. That is not a good thing, but it does mean the technology has to work well or not at all.
Re: To stop us all posting the usual buy/no-buy/walled garden comments...
How sensible, a scapegoat posting! You, sir/madam, are my hero
Re: Try to find a niche, why not a "workstation tablet"?
Glad that you are involving your wife in the decision-making process, then ...
Re: Don't fracture your base
' ... Windows phone OS going forward.'
Using corporate-speak like that, no wonder it feels like Nokia are going backward
Re: Could you put ...
And some dudes enjoy other dudes in kilts!
light, fluffy, seemingly insubstantial, but apply rising heat and they can do vast amounts of damage!
Re: Only one number that really matters
I haven't reproduced and yes, I shall remove myself from the planet before I become a drain on care budgets. In the meantime, any attempt to fiddle around the edges just ignores the fact we are overpopulated.
What have you done?
Only one number that really matters
Seven billion is too many
"Thank F**k we don't get that much"
General taxation funding the BBC ...
... would make the BBC a state organ, subject to the political whims of the current incumbents. Come the next recession, bye bye Auntie Beeb. At least the licence fee, for all it's faults, maintains a fairly safe distance between broadcaster, state and treasury.
And without having to have an (often unannounced) advert break every 6 minutes, as is increasingly the case on commercial channels, rendering them unwatchable to anyone except demented gerbils.
I wonder how long before the advertisers get wise to the fact that PVRs mean no-one needs to watch adverts, so they pull their business, and the commercial channels all collapse.
Just make sure you install flash from Adobe, not some dodgy site, Simples!
Oh, and install a virus checker for the other 3 possible threats.
I wonder if HR people spot the irony ...
in using such a de-humanising term as 'human resources' when they mean 'people' or 'personnel' ?
80186, in fact
and built-in networking and a very large 960Mb of user RAM. Oddly enough, it also had a fore-runner of USB in the form of PicoNet, which could daisy-chain peripherals and interfaces off a single RJ45 (i think) serial port.
Why do they call it a cloud?
'cos it's light and fluffy and insubstantial, I guess
As I understand it, it ensures that your Mac, PC, iPod, IPhone are all synced without physically having to do it yourself. As a bonus, you get a backup of your stuff on iCloud in case of nasty accidents/theft of your device(s).
RTFM - Apple do not mention streaming
As I wrote in an earlier comment,
" This is the largest misconception about iCloud.
It is all about SYNCing, nothing to do with STREAMing. All iCloud does is ensure all your iDevices (including Macs and PCs) are transparently synchronised. This may include your music, which does not have to be uploaded to iCloud if iTunes Match has a copy of all your tracks. If not, then only those non-matched tracks are uploaded, but ONLY for the purpose of re-synching back to other devices, not for streaming.
They want you to store data and use apps locally, otherwise you would not buy high-capacity iPhones etc, and would not pay for local apps.
To summarise, iCloud keeps your local off-line world in sync; it is not about the on-line use of data or applications."
Interesting comparison ...
How do you think the police caught them?
They brought them back for a refund ...
This one, you mean?
Extinction Level Event, Nasty Impact Near
That's the attitude that creates this situation
Instead of thinking 'what is the best thing for usability?', the programmers think 'how do I want to implement this?'. In open source thinking, everyone can program and everyone will adapt the source to their taste. No wonder we are still waiting for Linux to take off with the general public!
Open source suffers from "'Cos we can" syndrome
Many open source projects suffer from this attitude. The programmers want to do 'clever' stuff and there is no-one to ask who it benefits (other than the clever programmers).
Just look at Python 3. They spend al the time messing around, adding in or removing clever features, when what we need is a stable, well-supported language which does not require scripts to be updated with each new release of the interpreter. What they should be doing is making sure that all the modules from Python 2 are updated to work with Python 3; but NO, that's not exciting enough, they need to add new niche features to a bloated language, just 'cos they can.
I trust the Cake and wine shop does well!
From an earlier comment:
Re: Happy are the days #
Posted Monday 25th January 2010 12:38 GMT
I can't wait for the day when comments are silenced. Then I'll be free to pursue my dream of opening a cake shop in Penrith (one that serves fine wine, obviously).
You'll be much missed!
Like we were EVER going to put everything on the fluff (sorry, Cloud).
As per, use what is appropriate, where it is appropriate, when it is appropriate.
These are probably the same researchers
who suggest giving dementia patients Statins, so that they don't die a quick death of heart disease, but linger on for years with no quality of life.
Would you like a (small) glass of wine to wash your pills down, dear?
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