155 posts • joined 28 Aug 2008
More internet of things
I need this to network with my toaster and grill so it knows to turn down its sensitivity when I dare to heat some bread.
As to the first poster, DougS, it doesn't even take full on disability to make disabling an alarm difficult. My partner ended up knock ours off the ceiling with a broom when it was performing its "You are making toast!" feature, as arthritic shoulders mean she can't reach far above her head.
Think outside your box.
Already got both
How do I amalgamate the two services that I already have then?
Re: Dead Platform
Are you a computer user, non technical?
Press the plus sign.
Not rocket surgery fella!
I doubt if anyone on this site full of IT contractors would recognize that method of operation!
Market zealot propaganda
What about radio? All the best radio channels are BBC (4, 6 and a little of 2), but they've not been mentioned.
Sky should be taxed to help pay for the BBC. TV is only as popular as it is because the BBC is excellent, so Sky should compensate them for supplying such a fertile market.
If only 80% of people continue to pay what they are paying now, then it's a 20% cut in revenue. Surely maths isn't so bad that this nonsense is being believed.
Hardware doesn't sell consoles
I've yet to see any truly compelling games on the Wii-U and that's what sells it to the mass market.
Re: Woah woah woah ....
True. Those glossy junk mail stacks make smashing fire lighters. Send them my way.
Re: Feminists are irritating
"stumbled into a nest of men who co-ordinate attacks on women"
She knew it was men, as women just don't have that level of organisational skill </sacasm_for_the_hard_of_thinking>
Re: Bit sexist really
No, because you're not being threatened by her.
Not so. I'm highly educated, but found myself in a bit of a slack point in the job market. Quite a few young graduates working there when I was there (in proper subjects too, knew one Computer Science grad and an Aeronautical Engineering grad). Stuck in the "no experience" trap. Quite a lot of polish people in the one I was working at, who were earning to save up for university.
Don't assume that everyone there dropped out of school.
Re: Is this a story?
Did 6 months at Amazon starting a year ago today (coincidentally). As a packer, you can natter away quite happily, as long as you keep your count up. Still the hardest I've every worked and was frankly relieved when I got a job back in IT.
As I said to them on the day I left, "It's not what I would have chosen to do, but it's kept food on the table, so thanks for the opportunity" As others have said, I don't think Mr Journo has done much manual labour in his life.
Re: It's already started
Why not try contacting Sky and Virgin too? Or phone the Reg offices and demand answers.
You'll probably get a better result by contacting Classic FM rather than random broadcasters though.
I never understand the complete opposition to the new that we invariably see here on the Reg, it's a new thing, and it's not quite perfect. That's not a reason to smash it up and throw it away.
All my music listening these days is done through DAB. Internet radio is a nice idea but unsuitable for those with low bandwidth or on metered internet. Last I checked they haven't been able to meter the airwaves. Also the massive amount of choice is unwanted and unhelpful for the average (non-techy) radio listener.
Embrace the change. With more people listening, it can only get better.
Undermine his claim
How about building a tunnel under his property? Start a kick starter to fund it. Play up the injustice angle. Maybe even get sponsorship off of his richer competitors.
Have to be very carefully done though, as subsidence can be a bugger under those 38 million dollar properties...
Re: Expect to pay dollars or pounds ..
Welcome to the wonderful world of VAT + a little buffering to offset currency changes. At least they've not gone the £ = $ approach of some other manufacturers .
In my 20 years in proper work, I've been through the redundancy process 4 times, and have been preparing for redundancy for nearly half of that 20. I've actively discouraged my son from going into IT, since it seems to bear the brunt of cutbacks whenever things get tough.
Everyone in IT will face redundancy by being replaced with computers. As they get more powerful, there's less need for the more esoteric skills (give it another few years and it'll be batman computers, where you just ask them to do things!).
Most of my work has been financial sector, and I've seen the highly paid, highly skilled guys squeezed out, unless they move into management, where their tech skills get dusty. Most people I knew who thought of themselves as coders are really just bolting together off the shelf solutions.
Re: But is it worth it?
Yes to iFans who have a big library of apps to bring over. To those not yet stuck in the apple ecosystem, probably not
Like the nokia styling here. Nearly enough to make me bite.
Re: Surprised they haven't already
Re: Title is basically incorrect
Secondary payload. Fix the data, tell the dozy user it's fixed, then leave the software in place. User will institute a backup regime until they get bored, so after 6 - 9 months, run and update on the malware, shiny new front end and key and go through the process again.
"You don't see Rolex selling a £50 watch"
Lies, I got one just the other day off a Rolex rep selling from the boot of his car.
The Internet of Things is a bloody stupid name for anything.
Just checked a well known purchaser of old phones and they'll give you £240 for your old Iphone 5 (16gb).
Apple store can do one.
Re: The media always hype this stuff
Halebopp was a good one, back in 1996
Re: Was he flying from....
It it were, I'm sure they'd never BLOW UP about it, like this!
Re: Is it a bird, is it a plane?
"Value" apple would be missing the point though. The reason the apple faithful value them so highly is the fact that the price keeps them exclusive.
They're a votive offering to mammon in an attempt to acquire value for yourself in the eyes of others.
Folders for phones?
I've only had an hour on it, but I do have a gripe about the way expanded folders display their icons. 3x3 grid of icons, with the capacity to scroll across, might be just the thing on a tiny screened iPhone, but on the iPad it's a frustrating waste of screen space.
My eye sight is ok, so I don't need icons big enough to press with my forehead!
Re: 23 year old estate agent
He'll be selling off the tent as soon as he's got his iFruit.
Charming, compact, central London Property. Views of vibrant city life included. Offers in region of 1.1 mil.
"Apple engineers that they temporarily went a bit hatstand and turned the iMac into an angle-poise lamp for a short while."
So last decade...
Some of us are so happy using the wireless charging on our phones that we didn't even think about a "dock"
Names by Kim Jong Ill?
*rone-ry, so very rone-ry..."
Re: $15,000,000 and 2 years prison
That'd be a tad unjust since it's Nintendo doing the infringing here
True. It's one of the personally annoying things about the xbone is that I've had to explain to my young son that he won't be getting one with Forza 5 at Christmas. He's not particularly tech savvy, and refuses to see what the fuss is about.
So, he's getting a hoop and stick for Christmas instead.
Guardian is middle left. You need to read more if you think that's "as left as they come".
Re: I await your downvotes ...
We need the old internet back. How about only filtering at DNS level so you need to be bright enough to understand IP addresses to get through.
Re: One Direction and Black Ops Fans are as bad
1D fans are too young to arrest. Black Ops fans would all die in jail trying to pretend to be SAS.
I went through the same thing working for Amazon. You clock out and then join a queue to go through an air port style arch and have your pockets and shoes checked by a cheerless security gonk. Usually added about 10 - 15 minutes to the end of your shift.
Re: Sony... Oh well.
"- will be priced absurdly high.
Wiindows 8" (sic)
Sorry, but I think you'll find that the upgrade from 7 to 8 was the cheapest ever.
It's still rubbish though.
Agree on that one, my 820 pancaked flat, face down. Tiny crack at the top of the screen, but the whole bottom half of it became non-sensitive. Since that's where all the controls pop up, it was a bit of a bugger.
Since they have the swapable back plate, nokia need to release a tough one that protects the front as well as doing the contactless charging.
Re: $35 + Cost of a tablet remote
And lets not forget it assumes that you have a TV. And that you have people to watch TV with.
So once you've bought a TV, and hired 3 hookers to watch with you real cost is like $1000!
Screw it, I'm gonna make my own internet, with blackjack and hookers!
You're not a real gamer unless you've had Doom related nightmares. Lost many nights to Doom sessions on the university lan back in the day.
I always assumed that that was a feature in XP, as it would have slowed to the point of uselessness by then anyway.
Re: Unified message
Just barely! It's now doing the £ = $ thing when you take the discount into account.
Re: Program manager was available on WIn 95
Installing VLC is a work around. One that anyone can do, and should (other media players are available).
The problem people are getting at is the design. Here, the designers have failed to acnowledge that taking over the full screen is not appropriate to every single app.
If you bought a car, and every time you sounded the horn, the bonnet flipped up (so not to impede the sound), it would be a problem. Merely suggesting that people could just open their windows and shout, isn't really addressing it.
Stupid pricing set by bean counters.
What they should have done was actually match or undercut the best 3G pricing out there. Once the customers are switched over to 4G, then you put the prices up. Anyone who can do the speed * tiny allowance sum is avoiding them like the plague.
I can't complain about the mobi insurance offered by my bank. £50 excess but they've replaced m broken phones twice now.
The only odd thing is, when putting in your claim online, the field for explaining what happened requires 150 characers MINIMUM. I struggled stretching "I fumbled the phone taking it from my pocket an it smashed on the floor". I ended up talking about the weather for the day.
Visual ones'll be next. As soon as you shut your eyes, Rupert'll be there shouting "Buy Sky, ya drongo!"
Because nobody could stand using it long enough to do any damage.
Right with you there, although if they don't sort out podcast support I may slink back to ios.
Android = happy shopper iphone.
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