620 posts • joined 15 Aug 2008
Re: Linux on apple hardware
"but I can't imagine you'd pay a premium for Apple hardware just to run Linux on it"
you might do if you needed lots of Linux boxes, but wanted it to look real pretty
Re: off road vehicles for off road use
I would just like to chip in my 2c.
My dad had a Land Rover, Defender 90, and it was great. All easily removable seats, metal climb plates all over it, and covered in mud, as all good off roaders should be. Never got to drive it unfortunately, far too young.
On the other hand, I see on a daily basis a horde of BMW x3's x5's and x6's and Porsche Cayanns (sp?) and they make me wince. Seems they are no longer just 'Chelsea' Tractors.
Re: OTO Hand....
I like what you did there...
supports most things (everything I have thrown at it) and you can buy licences for other stuff from the Raspberry Pi Foundation for a couple of quid.
Re: American beer?
Those monks really seems to know a thing or two about brewing. Spent a long weekend in Belgium a few years back, was rather enjoyable.
The whole *-gate thing has always pissed me off.
No part of The Watergate scandal involved either Water, or more importantly Gates, so why the hell should all future scandals be labelled with something that had nothing to do with what they are being named after.
No. I didn't say that 8.1pro can't join a domain, that is one of the main reasons (in my experience) to have the 'Pro' version of a windows OS.
What I am saying is that I have Win8 pro devices (on a domain), and I can't for love nor money update to 8.1Pro, hence, if I want my pro features, I'm stuck on Win8.
It appears to exist, I just can't find any way of acquiring it. I keep getting sent to the sodding Windows Store, and there is nothing there. Why they can't just have a download link on their website, I'll never understand, or make it available through windows update, like they did when they still did Service Packs.
Not available for Windows 8 Pro.
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned here before.
So, if you want 'pro' features, like domain support, then you are stuck with plain old Win8.
i wish people would stop calling this Icahn creature an 'activist'. It gives real activists a bad name.
I would give you some better suggestions of what to call 'him', but i don't have sufficient bleach on hand to cleanse myself afterwards.
Re: rhyming issues.
does round these parts
A good cyclist uses her gears
Would it have been so hard to add a 't' and an 'i' to that?
Of all the active cyclists i know, 99+% of them are male, and of all the women i know, i can only think of a couple that even own bikes, let alone use them any where near regularly.
Sphero 2, from the gosphero.com shop, including shipping (to UK) and taxes, ends up as $189, or £115.
I got a sphero1 for christmas last year, and it's good fun, for a few weeks. The new one is supposed to be much quicker, which should make climbing obstacles (ramps etc.) easier, and you get two ramps in the box as well.
My main issue with the sphero1 (which i guess would apply to the 2 as well) is that to get the most out of it, you need a reasonable amount of space, as is true with all RC toys, which I, unfortunately, don't have.
None of the planets are candidates for immediate colonisation either, as all five are...
really, really far away
Re: Maybe if you get drunk again when you need to support it
State dependant memory, works for me
Re: cloud cover
one of these days, the thick cloud that surrounds this land will part, and we will look up and see the heavens in all their expansiveness, and on that day (being the xenophobic bunch that we are) we shall proclaim...
'It's got to go...'
Re: Of course they can make a difference !
your not going to catch me out with that 'gold' nonsense again, I've got the real deal now, was assembled in space, by unicorns. works a treat
the thing is, that i have just picked my phone up and held it as i would in a phone call, and i find that i have thumb on one side of phone, second/middle and to an extent 3rd and 4th fingers down the other side, with my index finger, pressing into the back (roughly where the apple logo is on an iphone (for reference)).
This is just how i hold a phone, mobile or otherwise. Maybe that's weird, i don't know.
i'am all for moving things around, and trying something new, but i think in this case i would find myself having to actively avoid the controls while just, using, my phone.
home automation is fine
but how about they work on more location aware services on their phones first.
Geo-fenced reminders are great and all, but how about some location specific settings / profiles. (leave office, turn off work email and wifi. arrive home turn personal email on, set ring to loud), that sort of thing, can't be too hard, can it?
Re: underpowered but consistant hardware
i think part of the problem is that the last generation of consoles (x360, ps3) has actually had many more consoles, with different hardware than people think.
Time was, an N64, was an N64, but ever since the PSX (at least) things have changed mid-generation, with things like the PS1and halfway through the PS2 life cycle, the PS2(slim).
Even at launch, the x360 was available in 2 configurations, admittedly, at that point it was largely cosmetic, but then not much later the x360 elite was released, then the slim, and now they are gearing up for another x360 shortly after (?) the xb1 is released.
The PS3 has also been through many slight changes while staying in the same 'generation'.
While most of this has been cosmetic/aesthetic, there will have been changes under the hood as well, even if it is only using different chips to allow them to make the whole thing 'slimmer'. I'd be surprised if this had /NO/ impact at all on the way the software (games) runs on them.
Re: neither plants nor animals?
like hyper intelligent shades of the colour blue?
last inkjet printer i had anything to do with cost less than a replacement set of inks.
i like the prospect of being able to have a full fold out keyboard, that when not required could be swapped for an extra battery, or maybe a better camera with an sd slot.
not going to hold my breath though.
So 'London's Hero' is a sodding umbrella.
Good to see that national stereotyping is good and dead
Re: This looks to be a better idea:
so its a second mini-phone to use with your mega-phone that you cant use as a phone (/mp3 player/ whatever) because it's too big...
A bit like having a normal sized phone, and, maybe a tablet or laptop.
How long before this 'mini-handset' gets upgraded with a bigger (better?) screen, camera, and other goodies, to the point where it's too big, and you want something small, like a watch, to let you quickly and easily see the information from your mini-handset, that you use because your 'phone' is so big you have to carry it around in a rucksack?
Re: Browser choice
You do get the choice, but IE is already installed, and i reckon a very large number of 'normal users' just click close on that, every time it pops up (along with all the other start up errors on a windows PC). every time they switch on their PC.
windows doesnt have any malware. really? Since when?
Re: i was expecting this
not quite as bad as it seems
firstly, to get Siri to call someone, you need to know that the person you are trying to call is stored in the contacts. Yeah, i suppose you could try "siri, call Mum" but you can't guarentee that will work.
secondly, the number you're calling from step one, has to have facetime available, so either another iOS device, or a Mac.
Lastly, you need access to that other device to be able to end / cancel the facetime call.
So, yeah, while possible, not exactly plausable. It's not like i can walk through an office, grab someones iPhone off their desk, and use this to get access to their phone / contacts.
Re: Maybe a MONSTER...
"they prefer to obsolete kit the day after it gets sold"
Which would be why i was charging my 4s with the same charger and cable that i used with my 3G, from I can't remember how many years ago.
Re: Music Magpie
good idea for a service, but from my experience they are pretty tight with their money.
I've had a box sitting around for months with CD's and DVD's waiting to go off to them, but I cant bring myself to let them go for such a paltry amount. The main reason for wanting to sell them was to free up some space in bookcases, now they are in a box in a cupboard, problem solved.
It seems to be something like 10p for a CD and 30p for a DVD (on average). If you have lots of big sellers, you are likely to get less for them, than if you have loads of hard to find stuff (which you probably wouldnt want to sell anyway).
My guessing is that they get hundreds of copies of the 'big sellers' so don't want to be giving out the big bucks for extras, but are happy to give out a few extra pence for another copy of something that they only have one or two of.
What I'd like to know is what they do with the stuff once they have it.
I was told by my local o2 store mid week (last week) that they weren't getting any 5s' for launch day, but would have loads of 5c's. You could place an order in store from Friday, and you would get it when you get it.
Or, you could order one (5s) online from the o2 site Friday morning, and get it Monday morning.
Slightly off topic, for all the people saying its (5s) not much of an update from the 5, they're right, but it is quite a step up from the 4s that I was using previously.
Re: no queues on-line
Ever tried getting tickets for Glastonbury?
Sitting in front of a PC for an hour, waiting to be served before being told they have sold out, sure feels like a bloody queue to me.
Re: Twas ever thus
"who are unable to enter University as they lack the required mental capacity. It would be wasteful to under-educate people who can benefit from a full education."
Yeah, it's much better to over-educate those that can't benefit from it.
Better to encourage all the clever clogs to go to uni, and get their psychology degree, so they can bugger off to work in a coffee shop, like a lot of people I encountered in my younger years, while I was off, learning on the job, and not running up a lifetime supply of debt.
Most people i know that didn't go to uni (myself included) instead spent their time doing an apprenticeship (or similar) and is now gainfully employed, where as many people that I know that did go to uni are now knee deep in debt and (some 10 years after leaving) are still not really sure what the want to do with themselves, and spend more time looking for jobs, than actually in them.
I'm not saying this is the case with everyone who does go to uni, I'm just telling it how I see it.
oh, and one more thing
I'd quite to see a 'one more thing' moment on Tuesdays announcement, for an iWatch, coming in at around $195, 1 week+ battery and works with all iOS7 devices. I can imagine Samsung wouldn't be too happy.
Not that i'd buy one if they did, i'm quite happy with my Pebble for now
Ethernet over HDMI
I saw such a thing in Game a little while back, as a PS3 connector cable, and was puzzled.
Long term, I can almost see the point to it (AV receiver as router, maybe), but surely, currently, there is no use case for sending networking information from say, a games console or blue ray player, or even a PC, to a display? What is the display going to do with said network information.
Surely, all the grunt work is being done by the device, and the Display, is just, you know, Displaying, what ever it gets sent down the 'video' cable.
Or am I missing something incredibly simple and obvious?
anybody know what the devices were that were 'on offer' and what he was 'up-selled' to?
Just curious as there is a bit of a difference between. 'Sorry sir, we have no nexus7's how about a nexus10'
'we are sooo sorry sir, but we appear to have run out of the landfill android tablets that we had on offer, but we have plenty of these 64gb iPads knocking about
Re: Screw 0871, 09xx is where it's at.
I have a growing amount of numbers in my Spam contact (PPI cold callers and such like) , might be worth putting a few of them to use
Re: I wish them luck and good sales
but when you take into account how many (current) phones apple have on the market compared to how many samsung have (iPhone 5 vs s4, note2, mega, and i'm sure many others that i cant name) you get a different picture.
The may be selling 'more than twice' as many, but they also have many more than twice as many to choose from.
That is however, far from the point of the article, and i would also like to wish Jolla the best of luck
Re: Why don't phones display the URL..?
NeoReader for iOS does.
After scanning opens a screen with fields for 'title' (usually empty) and 'content' (usually a URL), and the options to Open, Share or Copy to clipboard.
The problem is, the URL is often a tinyurl or similar, so although you can see it, you don't necessarily know where it is going to take you.
Nobody else care to mention that The Galo de Barcelos is the logo / mascot for the Nandos spicy flamegrilled chicken emporium, and that the legend as described is scrawled on their walls (at least in every one I've ever been to)
(shame the XXHot sauce isn't as hot as this -->)
Re: Will the 5S still have a 4 inch screen?
Not everyone who wants a 'higher end' phone, also want a massive screen.
If you want a phone the size of a tablet, great, go buy a Samsung Mega. Leave us who like a phone that (comfortably) fits in a trouser pocket with something less brobdingnagian.
The choice of higher end handsets, with reasonably (read <5") sized screens are getting fewer and further between.
Also, a 'loyal user base' are surely more likely to buy what ever they release, regardless of screen size, because they are 'loyal'
Don't start at £26, it's £22 for 1gb. £27 for 3gb.
The £26 a month is on simplicity.
ahh, meteor shower
cue loads of massive clouds as usual
Re: Sorry, but no.
Quite near the bottom, £300. Style and Zetec only.
Re: Does seem odd
from this (from your first link)
"Digital radio offers more stations and improved sound quality, and is already standard on all Fords bar the Fiesta and Ka. It will be fitted to these car in the summer, and to commercial vehicles over the next 12-18 months."
Printed 2011, you would imagine that to be the case, but unless it is very, very well hidden, I can assure you it's not there. FM, and AM (I think) long wave (good enough to get test match special at least), but no DAB.
I'm actually tempted to print a few of these off and head down to my dealership and see what's going on
Re: Sorry, but no.
Definitely not standard in all fords.
Very recently brought a new fiesta (zetec, so fairly high up the spec list). No DAB. USB, Bluetooth. SYNC, but no DAB.
Was an option, for several hundred more pounds.
From what i saw, none of the models, except maybe the Titanium (highest end) mondeo had DAB as standard
Re: I was going to compare this to The Matrix...
I don't get the comparison, The Matrix was great, but they didn't make any sequels...
Re: Peter Capaldi
Could be good, but I'd prefer Malcom Tucker.
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