430 posts • joined 17 Jul 2008
Re: Im not impressed either
"Then to top it all off youtube doesnt work in the evenings without either degrading to a jumble of coloured blocks or severe buffering if you try to set it to a sane resolution"
The best trick I've found to deal with this problem, is a freeware java app called JDownloader.
It monitors your clipboard & parses downloadable files, so all you have to do is open your youtube clip & copy the URL. JDownloader then wibbles through the page & offers to download the highest resolution version of the clip it can find.
I consider it to be the restoration of the "buffer all before playing" option that youtube removed a while back.
Waiting for fibre
Another one here who got moved over from Be last month.
I'll be staying with Sky for a while as I'm on an "exchange-only" line (no cabinet for fibre gear - BT aren't allowed to put it in actual exchanges!). "Superfast Cymru" have assured me that they will be providing either a new cab or FTTP soon.
No new contract (meaning I can leave at 1 month's notice), using my own router (Billion 7800DXL) with Google's DNS server.
So far, no problems (touch wood!).
Apple receive patent for patenting things.
Re: Address confusion
The houses on each block are numbered in the chronological order that they were built. The trick is to ask directions from the oldest person you can find.
This is why neighbourhood cop & postie are generally considered to be "jobs for life", as it takes that long to learn where everyone is.
It's also why shop adverts in Japanese mags always include a map.
Re: Please tell me
> "Japan airport staff...", why not "Japanese airport staff..."?
"Japan airport staff" implies staff at a Japanese airport.
"Japanese airport staff" implies airport staff anywhere who are of Japanese origin.
Better overall to say "Staff at Japanese airport..."
Re: Epic fail
"You have obviously never managed a helpdesk."
And for that I shall be eternally grateful.
Notes containing passcodes are supposed to be stuck to the bottom of ones keyboard!
Re: EE and Vodafone?
"It'll all be OK in a year's time when the innovative geniuses at Apple patent NFC."
Re: EE and Vodafone?
Not really. NFC requires specific hardware on the phone. Which rules out anything Apple flavoured.
Worse than that, these "trials" only seem to involve specific models of phones, rather than any phone with an NFC chip.
You may be able to get away with some kind of NFC sticker on your phone (or just stick an extra PAYG Oyster card in your phone case).
3 Million Points
Once you passed 3 million points, the original version of Pacman would display its source code, but only on the left-hand side of the screen.
This made getting much further almost impossible.
Obligatory "Weird Al" song...
Re: At full arm's length?
Good point, but I would've titled your post "Should've gone to SpecSavers".
Re: Laptop resolutions...
MSI's recently-announced GT60 laptops have a 15.6" 2880x1620 screen.
There is a market for this.
I expect Zuckerberg to order a bunch of these for his newly-acquired Oculus Rift headsets.
Re: Karma is a female canine
I see as many as 3 mumsnetters have read this thread.
Karma is a female canine
If Mumsnet didn't try to get CallMeDave to legislate the net down to CBeebies-friendly levels instead of ACTUALLY SUPERVISING THEIR CHILDREN'S NET ACCESS, the script-kiddies probably wouldn't have targeted them.
Until the US pork machine got involved, the shuttle was intended to be air-launched from a manned mothership, in much the same way as Virgin Galactic are planning.
Launch streaming live on Space.com @ 19:45GMT
Hope that doesn't happen! ----->
Monty Python has "Prior Art"
Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you "Julius Ceasar on an Aldis Lamp".
Re: Rigorous Selection Process
"Dave: Will you do whatever your Permanent Secretary says?
Dave: You're hired!"
"Not required to" != "Prohibited from..."
Section 215 of the PATRIOT act (which is what is being ruled on here) expires June 1st.
Odds on it being extended no later than May 30th?
Re: fudging numbers
As an exchange-only subscriber, the "Superfast Cymru" BB project has assured me that they WILL be connecting EO lines in a timely manner.
They have described 3 ways to do this:-
1: Install new street or pole cabinet on my street
2: Install new street cabinet in exchange car park
I'd like 3, but my money is on 2
"So bringing artificial intelligence to the battlefield might be the best way to bring an end to conflicts...."
yeah, that turned out real well in "The Terminator", didn't it?
Dilbert is right on the case today.
Intentional confusion of TLAs?
Infringing Websites List - list of sites deemed nasty by MAFIAA*
Internet Watch List - list of sites deemed nasty by Mumsnet & Daily Fail
* (Music And Film Industry Associations of America)
Fee! Fi! Foe! Fums!
I can smell a Net of Mums!
Politicians fail to understand rules for "Whack-A-Mole"
Film at eleven.
Wouldn't work in the UK
Where withholding passwords is a criminal offense.
You forgot the third option - sales are going down because current music is complete & utter Cowell (pronounced cr@p).
I haz an idea!
Bletchley Park sounds like the ideal place to be compulsory purchased to house the new Alan Turing Institute.
"Another reason to choose a phone from a company who refuses to pollute or downgrade their product at the instance of the phone operator."
No longer applies - even my "direct from Google" Nexus 5 came with an unwanted/unremovable HP printer driver app.
1: Locate scum who wrote malware
2: Arrest same
3: File murder charges
4: Everybody profits!
Re: So what is going on?
"Why is there a need to have the functionality to allow an identification beacon on a civil aircraft be switched off in flight?"
All the electrics are protected by circuit breakers on the flight deck. Sadly it's equally possible to use these to deactivate a functioning transponder as well as kick one back into life after a power spike.
Re: It's obvious!
It's obviously the first episode of Lost - from the outside!
It'd be ironic if a bank bought it.
Re: Your all up your own arse
'They are called "normal people"'
I thought they were called ATMs.
Re: Closed captions?
I suspect the subtitles are intended to fill Quebecóis language requirements.
Perhaps the Beeb are doing this to make a TV license necessary for using the interwebs.
Re: Tail wagging the dog.
"The most troubling thing to me is that we know some of what goes on in the US but have no idea who is running the UK. The elected government, however ineffective, or the likes of MI5 and GCHQ."
I take it you've never watched "Yes, Prime Minister" then?
Re: Really bad idea actually...
"if they sound UK based I just put the phone down"
My favourite response is to say (in my best BBC accent):-
"I'm terribly sorry old chap, but I don't speak a word of English. Good day." - THEN put the phone down.
Of course BT should be regulated...
How else will they be able to tax it?
I have just the place...
Site it straddling the San Andreas Fault... and wait.
Re: You missed the real story
A US Senator is _claiming_ something facilitates criminal activity on the orders of his corporate backers.
To state the obvious...
We now know where the next lunar lander should be targeted.
Training videos: Apollo 18, Moontrap.
The servers were taken down to update the NSA packet sniffer software.
Prime without Lovefilm?
Can't see any option for this.
Screens in the shop?
Use the card reader on the pump.
Seriously? What part of "DO NOT WANT!" do adbots not get?
Back in the 1960, Hoover produced a spherical model without any wheels at all.
The "Hoover Constellation" floated around on its exhaust like a hovercraft.
It's still available in the USA:- http://hoover.com/products/details/s3345/constellation-bagged-canister/
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