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Must be good, then.
3536 posts • joined 22 Apr 2007
Must be good, then.
Whatever it was, that bloody huge fireball back in March made a hell of a noise. I thought it was a jet engine on fire at first.
I'll probably never see something like that again, either.
Perhaps there's a few Anons concerned that their image of pedobears, cake and CP is being taken too seriously?
"We're trolling you, you fuckwits. Need some proof?"
You would be surprised. While running the mobile chipset takes up some juice, and running wifi takes up some juice, running the portable AP does seem to eat vastly more juice than both put together. The more data you transfer over it, the faster your battery flattens.
It's kind of telling that my Xperia Arc S only gets really red hot when I'm running the portable AP. So hot in fact, I've had it stop charging itself - apparently this is a safety feature.
Kind of annoying that since the ICS update, it randomly turns the AP off though. Ho hum, that is a different issue.
25 watt speakers? Or should that be 2.5 watts?
Assuming RMS and not some bullshit PMPO measurement, 25 watts is less "annoyance on public transport" and more "let's have a party on the bus" levels of noise.
How long for, and what's your battery mAH?
I'd be surprised if it was longer than a couple of hours, assuming your battery was absolutely full to begin with.
Fine for youtube, fine for web browsing.
The only thing 4G will give you is the ability to hit your unlimited limit faster.
You do know the iPhone only had EDGE when it came out, right?
Has anybody here complaining about 3G tablets ever actually tethered through their phone?
If they had, they'd know that the wifi hotspot feature might as well be called "the energy vampire". It eats batteries for breakfast. Alright if, like me, you have £80 worth of Energizer XPAL in your pocket, but that's just more dicking about on top of the dicking about with a phone when what you really want to use is a tablet.
Plus I've seen people with dual-SIM contract deals anyway. One for the phone, one for a dongle... or tablet, if you like. Ask your provider.
Well, haven't you ever played a futuristic racing game with boost strips painted onto the tarmac?
I thought "plant food" was a mixture of nitrates and phosphates, usually provided by the rotting matter in the soil and sucked up via the root system?
CO2 is plant food in the same way that O2 is animal food, shirley?
And "just send it as an email attachment" is not a solution, at least not outside the USS Dipshit with its perfectly functioning terabit-level 3-million-G coverage.
Yes, let's send a bunch of pictures and MP3 files halfway around the world and back again, via spotty 2G/3G will-it-won't-it coverage, to my friend sat 3 feet away from me. Think Different? Yeah, I'm sure a lot of the kids on the short bus think different too.
Fuxache Apple, support OBEX already. Bluetooth's main uses on a phone is earpieces and file transfers.. unless you have an iPhone, where bluetooth is about half as useful as with everybody else. For no good reason.
Meanwhile, on the Starship Joefish, where hardware lasts forever...
...but back in the real world, things break.
And spinning disks are far from dead.
"Who wants a crappy mechanical spinny-plastic-disk interface taking up so much space..."
Anybody who buys music from a shop?
Yes I know, it might be hard for those up in a Jovian orbit to realise that some of us might visit the real world on occasion. You know, where shops are made of bricks and mortar, and have physical products in them. Including CDs, and DVDs!
And no, streaming shite and buying the right to download an MP3 is not an acceptable substitute. Not unless you're paying my traffic bills.
I wouldn't call him too tight fisted. This is a cloudy OS, where everything you do and everything you type is more than likely being keylogged and mined for all it is worth by the world's largest ad company. It's a paperweight if, like me, you have an Internet connection that comes from a phone and isn't there when the phone isn't.
If anything, £190 is over the top. I'll have one if it's free and Google pay me to use Chrome OS, but not otherwise.
I've always labelled Apple and Microsoft as being two peas in the same pod. It's just that up until the iSomethings, Apple were never popular outside of the graphics and media industries.
Think Different, indeed.
Running the Flash site on some honking big data centre and then streaming it to your device is not "Flash support on iOS".
By that measure, my Droid devices support a fuckload of PC games via the OnLive client. You know, the one that's still not been released for iOS?
Now stop being silly.
The bajillion and one websites which won't be completely redesigned in html5.
Anything halfway near complex.
In fact anything more than a couple of objects bouncing around.
Flash may suck. However for doing the things Flash does well, HTML5 sucks donkey dick and loves it. "Not Ready For Prime Time" is a phrase that comes to mind. Especially not on some battery operated ARM thing.
Hey, I can't wait for animated HTML5 adverts either, I'm sure they'll only take four or five times the CPU power to render!!!!
...so-called "smartphones" used to be called "MDAs" before a certain fruity company decided they invented the concept.
Mobile Digital Assistant.
Doesn't really roll off the tongue as easily as "phone" though, so phone it is.
^^^is that even possible?
Sorry. I had to.
Shhh, your Furry is showing.
As if "Suricou Raven" wasn't clue enough.
<--- I believe it's fashionable to say "kill it with fire" here.
Sounds like the sort of person it's worth creating a test rig for. Multimeters are cheap these days, and it'd be funny to see her face when the current required drops through the floor as you turn the device off.
Especially if immediately followed with "yes actually, I do know better."
"Well if I am, presumably my two electrician friends are mad, and so is the building inspector!"
Considering I've seen stuff signed off that looks like a horror story, well that wouldn't surprise me.
Didn't surprise me when it came undone a few years later too. Luckily the only thing that happened was the immersion heater stopped working. Nothing caught fire.
Re GU10 (and similar) downlights. Try the 240v LED versions. They're more expensive, but a 5 watt LED lamp will easily match a 50w halogen, with the advantage that you can put the palm of your hand right up against an LED downlight that's been on for an hour. No need to start driving heatsinks up into the insulation, and a tenth of the electricity cost for the same amount of light output. Not to mention the truly ridonkulous lifespan of an LED.
Awesome and win all round, really.
One transformer per light? Are you mad?
Transformers are (or should be) rated to drive a certain number of lights, or up to a certain wattage. One transformer per 50w 12v halogen is a little.. excessive.
Also, if you've wired things to run from the transformer to the junction to the light, then please, for your and everyone else's safety, pull your damned breakers out and get a proper electrician in to do the job. Flicking the switch should turn everything off, transfomer(s) included.
That said, I have had to fix some real bodge jobs done by so-called qualified electricians before now.
"Having a Gmail / Play account has automatically created you a + profile."
No it has not.
The fact I had a Picasa account created a profile for me. I promptly deleted both, and now have neither. A "profile" isn't a + account anyway, as far as I'm aware. I would have still had the profile if they hadn't insisted on real names, as well.
Now if they start insisting on + accounts just to have a Play Store account, I might start getting more pissed off, especially considering the amount of real money splunked on apps. I imagine a lot of other people will too, and giving them all a channel to organise themselves through might be the last thing Google want. Well, unless they want to transform + from a ghost town into a trolltastic sewer.
"Settings > Wireless & Networks > Tethering and Portable Hotspot."
Okay if you own the phone. Usually locked out if you don't (and haven't paid extortionate extra fees to use the same data).
I also use a portable hotspot these days, since the 3G-enabled tablet went missing. However, I do rather like having everything in one device. Have you ever seen how much juice that portable hotspot sucks out of a 1500mAH battery?
So basically, to get all-day usage from the hotspot, I need to have my phone, and £80 worth of 8AH/30WH Energizer XPAL battery attached to it. Hardly a fiddle-free solution. Nor cheap.
Google Play: works.
Webmaster Tools: all fine.
Gmail: yup, that's there too.
I can see Picasa needing a profile for some retarded reason, but that's not a Google+ account and it's not like there aren't a bajillion and one other image upload sites available.
So what Google services (they're not really "products") require a Google+ account, asides Google+?
What with El Reg being tech-related, and a red-top, I'm sure it would be in their interest to highlight this incompetence in their own particular style.
Oh go on, Team Reg. Kick up a stink.
THere is no option to say "why the fuck should the rest of us suffer, having to fill in all sorts of opt in forms etc, just becuase a bunch of thick arse parents can't keep control of their children".
There is, under the "Other (please specify)" options.
In the handy text boxes, my answers were all variations on "if I wanted a firewall wrapping around the entire country, I'd move to China. Or maybe Iran."
Those worried about the consultation being used to put difficult people on a watchlist, I have this to say:
If you're not on a watchlist, you're not doing it right.
Hazarding a guess, but the amount of rocket juice required to gently lower skycrane + lander is probably about the same as the amount of rocket juice required to lift skycrane - lander.
DragonDictate NaturallySpeaking is actually quite good, and I'm pretty sure text to speech is a done deal.
Makes me wonder what happens when someone cracks holographic tape.
Good point about forgeries, however do you think pay-by-bonk will be any better?
There's money in it, therefore it will be subverted. Wonder what's going to happen once NFC starts becoming popular? As in popular enough to be worth attacking? You can't MITM cash. Or use it to syphon an attached bank balance/e-wallet/whatever.
At least a bit of applied intelligence and a blacklight can catch a forged £20.
Nothing is more convenient than handing someone a note that promises to pay the bearer on demand the sum of X amount of money. No batteries required, no dodgy insecure radio transmissions going on, no chance of fiddling from data miners.. It Just Works.
Cash is going nowhere.
...know a bit more about scams and arseholes than people who simply think they know everything.
Well surprise, surprise.
If it's jolted hard enough to damage the drive, then that sheet of glass your picture displays on really isn't going to be loving it. Anyway, wouldn't a "premium" computer feature somewhat better drives with shock sensors and platters that aren't themselves made of glass?
Is a "Lager Area" like a beer garden? Only I'm not surprised there's more light in that case.
My hundred-odd pounds worth of paid apps stands in stark contrast to your statement.
Android "customers" just have a much larger selection of adware than on iOS.