A "convenience key" ? Can it unlock public toilets? That would be the first innovative feature I've seen on a smartphone for some years.
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Re: Portrayal of computer tech guys in films/tv.
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Re: Bye Bye Then
Tell that to the staff.
Also, your phone has a camera. Take lots of pictures as you move stuff. You can always delete them later.
Re: Format C:
At one time 'format' defaulted to the current drive. So all you had to do was miss off the A:... IIRC they fixed that one (probably around DOS 4?)
We've got five phones, four tablets, two kindles and an smattering of wireless headphones and keyboards. All micro-USB. Cables and chargers all over the house and in both cars. Any device can be plugged into any charger.
The thought of going back to having one device where I have to hunt down The Cable was the only reason I passed on the Nexus 6P.
Can't see them getting much traction until they get serious about OS X. Those of us on Macs (I'm not a fanboi - I need to develop for iOS) are still using the wonderful Lync 2011; the wonder being that this was deemed suitable for release in 2011, and hasn't been fixed yet.
There may not be huge number of Mac users, but lots of the decision makers love there shiny Macs, and a business solution kind of has to reach everyone.
Are you in north Wales?
Re: Kill It
As others have said the alternative to a central database is Scout leaders having stuff on bits of paper and local machines. Which do you think is going to be more secure?
Bad guys who are looking to exploit Scouts are going to be largely targeting local kids. Much easier to nick Skip's laptop than hack a properly implemented central database.
Assuming the central database is properly implemented.
Did you not get one with the "Trailer Assist" automatic trailer reversing gadget? I think lots of caravanners will be interested in that and it's an interesting new bit of applied technology.
I've sampled EE's "customer service". I don't care how good their coverage is, how fast the back haul is or how cheap their tariffs, I will NEVER deal with them again.If it was a choice between EE or nothing, I would forgo my phone.
I know other companies have bad customer service, but EE is breathtakingly terrible.
Most of what you say is true, the bulk upload was a bloody nightmare. Kept failing, no message about why. Took me most of Christmas to nail the damn thing.
However, one point. Two parents aren't compulsory. I thought that at the start, however I discovered the small print that says IF you enter a name for the second parent THEN all the fields for that parent become compulsory. Missing out the second parent completely is valid.
"cornering could make passengers nauseous due to sideways G forces", could they bank the curves, so the pod tilts? Then the acceleration is downwards, where humans expect it. BR nearly made it work....
Re: But what is the screen resolution?
My company spent the extra on a 1600x900 display on my 15.6" (sorry 396.24mm) laptop, and I wish they hadn't. It spends most of it's life tethered to a 1920x1080 584.2mm monitor. As the OS doesn't let me set a font size per screen, I either have the text on my main monitor insanely large or the text on my laptop screen unreadably small. You pays your money...
Re: No 3G? Useless in some parts of the world...
Closer to home (the UK in my case), 3 only support 3G phones. If it worked on 3 I'd buy one for festivals and walking holidays.
I got a similar message this morning from the Nationwide BS. Are they using the same service provider?
WebRTC is here
You need to look again at WebRTC. It's in Crome and Firefox stable (and Safari I think), and it is is now usably stable. It is being used right now.
A touchscreen optimised UI on a desktop PC is as useful as a steering wheel on a washing machine.
I was in a branch of a well known DIY store with my 12-year old son. They seem to only have self check-out tills these days. Being 12 he wanted to put the items through the till. All was well until we came to a set of putty knives (about 100mm long and made of flexible plastic). For this the till needed approval. The large, steel brick bolster had gone through without complaint....
PS B&Qs self service tills are by far the worse I have ever used. They are a complete heap of junk.....
So we should all replace our radios (the factory fit one in my 2 year old car is going to be expensive) so you can listen to your favourite radio station? Where do you work? The House of Commons?
I was looking forward to swapping my Note 1 for a Note 3, but I now have concerns about the SIM region locking. If I go abroad I want to be able to use a local SIM in my phone, and it is not clear to me whether this will work with the Note 3. I'm getting mixed answers to this basic question.
Oh, and no FM radio I see...
Damn you !
Now my complete DVD set isn't complete !
Re: If I don't need ...
• 1,800 kg towing capacity
• Up to 280 horsepower working at the same time
• Up to 640 Nm of torque
Should pull a pretty big van very well. If only I could afford one, and over-come my anti-Volvo prejudice...
Re: *Actual* computer science, rather than fluff
If that's what he means, then I'd agree. However, if that is what he meant, then he would have said "more core" or "more technical"; rather than "more modern". I was taught programming at school, before Word was invented.
If he believes that in the beginning was Word, and coding came latter, than he neither knows his facts (which Mr Gove thinks is bad) nor can he find them out (which I think is bad).
Modern is relative
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is widely regarded as the first programmer. That's pretty modern for the reformation re-enactment society we have as a parliament.
Can we have a higher res copy of that photo of the shelves, please? I've worked out about 25% of the games, but there are some I don't recognise.
Re: Justin Bieber for the next doctor!
Nah, Matt Smith has already done the turning up late bit....
Fountain of Youth
The Doctor is getting younger. My money is on Tyger Drew-Honey
Re: Yeah, about that Windows button...
You could consider getting a screwdriver under it and levering it off. If you're lucky the switch itself will still be usable, but it will be below the hight of the other keys and take a deliberate action to press it.
This is at your risk. I take no responsibility if you break your (or your companies) keyboard,
Re: Fans overkill?
OK, so what if you mounted the boards at 45º within the rack? Would that generate a convection current (and look quite cool without increasing the foot print much) ?
Now my complete box set will be incomplete.....
Re: Who else has left already?
My Mums leaving as soon as I get some free time to help her.
Alliance for Wireless Power ??!!
Splitters !!!! We're the Consortium for Wireless Power.
Still a great film
There should be room on the list for a time travelling paradox film, can I vote for La Jetée ?
Re: What, no Alien?
I thought that initially, but on reflection I think it's the right call.
Alien is a cracking film, one of my all time favourites, but is it about big ideas that explore the human condition? I don't think so. Given the spec for this list, I accept it's absence.
A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies...
We only have 6 years to have electronic bill-boards on the sides of blimps. This is moving in the right direction.
Strategic? Really? So these bots are designed to cut down crime over the long term, possibly by some kind of deterrence effect?
I think the word needed here is "tactical".
Re: Review comment
Yes, a summary table of size, cost, resolution, inputs, extras etc would be good.
I had a quick play with a Windows phone, and I was quite impressed; until I opened the calendar app. "january?". It's a proper noun, it has Capital Letters. Couldn't live with that, it would make me twitch.
OS/19100 would have been funnier...
Only an IT site would find this surprising.
That's a good idea, until you shop around for breakdown cover / insurance at the end of year.
Maybe they need a web front end so someone can change the numbers bound to each button? This would also be useful in the main use case when one of the contacts moves or otherwise changes phone number.
Re: unsatisfying review :(
As for downloading scribbles etc, I've not tried to download an picture from my Note v1.0, but it was surprisingly easy to send a sketch via Skype and e-mail to a colleague. I say surprising because I wasn't expecting to actually use this feature in a business environment, but suddenly it was the right solution and it just worked...
I make no point.
The strip was about the danger of sending inappropriate messages to a group code rather than the legislation. I thought it was funny at the time.
Sorry if my comment offended you.
Scott Adams predicted this on May 24, 1995
Re: Bullies and Trolls are not the same thing
I've always defined an Internet Troll as someone who posts something that is not in itself offensive, but causes others to post over-the-top bias and just plain MAD replies.
Posting "Apple have never made a good product" and waiting for the fanbois to explode is trolling. Saying "Mrs X smells of elderberries and her husband is a Hamster" (or something like that) is not Trolling, it's abuse.
The main-stream media didn't follow this definition, just as they never got the term "Hacker". Now it seems the Reg are also using it as a mere synonym for "bully".
I guess I lose, and another linguistic tool turns into a hammer.
I seem to recall a vogue for running proprietary bespoke apps on PalmOS - stock control, travelling sales reps - that sort of thing. If those apps are still out there, the hardware must be getting on a bit. Maybe this is the target audience?
I make that 1/57 of Wales or about 51,000 football pitches.
It's a small village in Somerset, and they are fed-up of people taking the mick.
Dust off and nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.