227 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008
Oh autocarrot, how I hate you.
We're they insured?
Another solution in search of a problem.
It's 2015 next year; we demand our hoverboards.
Re: Not entirely free
I'm not bothered about that - everyone has a dummy gmail account they use for signing to websites, don't they?
-Tommy (not my real name)
Back in 1987 or so there was a public domain program for the CBM Amiga which would attempt to learn whichever language you used to talk with it. It was a completely blank slate, and every single word association/pattern repetition and grammar rule was learnt from the user's input.
It was an interesting exercise, albeit a simple one. The main thing I learnt, though, was that the machine AI and I both shared an appreciation for Kylie Minogue
I've seen this argument before. Some complete bastards walk the streets, but we won't be banning streets
I'm getting a Nexus 7 in about 35 minutes.
The timing couldn't be any better. Marvellous.
"More dire need of a blowjob than any other man in history"
I bet he isn't :(
This is Cortana's second job. Her first was manning the customer service phones at British Gas
Re: Smart phones where *you* decide which Apps are on them.
True, that. My Lumia 1020 will even let me uninstall 'Nokia Camera'.
So I did. I don't need three camera apps on one phone.
Weeeeell not quite, because a shirt isn't a combination of trousers and a hat. What you've invented there, sir, Apple was granted a patent for last Thursday (fabric accoutrement to cover or partially cover some or all of the torso including or not including part or all of one or both arms patent no. 847494937) and now you owe them a million pounds
"Bridging the gap between a laptop and a tablet."
What's the point? They're two different things. It's like bridging the gap between your trousers and a hat.
Re: There is one possible business model
Ask the Sega guy.
Re: Grub problems.
I thought that, until I checked. sudo autoremove doesn't get rid of old kernels - only you're trusted to do that.
When I did check one day, I had a couple of gigabytes of the buggers lying about.
"We're interrupting this call to bring you some important messages. You can cancel this ad in 30 seconds..."
Airdroid works. All you need is a browser on your PC, it doesn't matter what OS you're using
Good grief. If your battery is dying just get a replacement phone under warranty, this isn't North Korea
Re: Apple don't lose money on the unsold ones anyway right?
Option Apple) Carrier agrees to buy x units (or else carrier isn't supplied with iStock and carrier goes bust). iStock is now carrier's responsibility. No returns.
Re: 8GB is pretty useless
It's only 5GB after iOS has strolled in and put its feet up. 8GB wasn't even generous when I bought my Pre3 4 years ago
All the snidey comments aside:
This is just as exciting as the time in the mid 80s when the Lada Riva was outselling the FSO Polonez 3 to 1
I'm stuck on the bridge of The Heart Of Gold. AGAIN.
We all operate within a legal framework. The police operate within a legal framework. Criminals operate within a legal framework.
Asserting that your organisation operates within a legal framework means literally nothing. If they haven't broken any laws they'd say something like
We haven't broken any laws.
Don't hold your breath waiting for that one.
They don't pay any so their revenues are completely irrelevant
A million is still a lot to normal people, Walliams
I agree. But on the other hand; Magic Pockets
Re: Joystick Killer
Should have bought a Konix Speedking. Unbreakable.
3rd best two-player game on the Amiga
behind Kick Off 2 and Ballblazer
I don't blame them
Vodafone aren't - and won't be - stocking the LG G2
Re: Powerbook 170
Oh. Oh yeah. I'll get my coat
and go shopping for a floppy drive
I've got one of those in a cupboard. No operating systen though, I don't know where that went, it was given to me in that state.
The System 7 diskette images are free to download from Apple but as far as I know the .BINs can only be put on a floppy by a Mac with a floppy drive - rare as hens' teeth these days.
Save billions on marketing
By giving people what they WANT.
This is just a stop-gap until the next-gen Super Mario Cicada 3301
It's certainly very clever.
It's a very effective way of temporarily getting intelligent people off of 4chan
Just because something comes along which is better than the established norm, it doesn't mean it'll be taken up as a new standard.
Look at Dvorak keyboards, HP Pre3s and rubber shoes.
Re: You're hardly a kid at 20
If he was really smart he would have been able to just sit the exam
I disagree completely. It's quite a recent phenomenon in journalism, and it signifies a disdain for the intelligence of the reader. A clarification would be more acceptable - if not actually acceptable - if it was placed alongside the original body of text.
It's not a huge issue but it's a personal bugbear of mine. I don't like it so I'm going to do my best to stop it.
On a positive note, I'm a fan of the Oxford comma.
Please don't [do that]. Your readers are intelligent enough to glean the correct meaning from a direct quote
On the plus side...
...the entire episode brought about a 'Twitter silence' protest, meaning Caitlin Moran and her quinoa-munching Notting Hill friends stayed away from Twitter for an entire day.
We should make this an annual event.
Re: @ SolidSquid
PR Game? It's not a game! The Beastie Boys are set to lose¹ hundreds of pounds through having their forgotten music exposed to the public like this!
Re: Not 'Greatly Exaggerated'
My Pre3 does - but I get your point.
Upgrade time soon and I'm trying very hard not to get a Q10. I really, really want one.
Oolite runs well, Half Life runs perfectly in Wine but you scan forget Minecraft. It just doesn't have the power.
Re: To be encouraged.
Are you me...?
I recently got an old iMac, too. Ran like a dog. I put Tiger on it, updated it, stuck another 256mb of PC133 RAM in it and it runs like new. New in 2005, but still new.
Re: Hackintosh would be cool surely
I've Hackintosh-ed mine, I've got a spare HD with it on somewhere. Works okayish. 60% of the time it'll boot into a wrong-aspect ratio square screen and there's absolutely nothing I can do to get it back. Brilliant when it works, but incredibly annoying when it doesn't.
MSI Wind U100 here
Almost exactly the same specs as yours (2GB RAM, 160GB HD).
I use vanilla Ubuntu with mine, because I've become hooked on Unity's contextual search*. I've tried a LOT of other distros, but this one works best with the form factor. It probably doesn't run as fast as you lot reading this would like, but it probably runs better than you'd expect.
Battery life was comical though, coming in at less than an hour, so I sorted that out with a 6000mAh battery from Amazon for 30 quid, which gives me a real life 7 hours use. Also handy as a keyboard tilt because it's bloody massive.
Elementary OS Luna is another OS you might want to look at, it's small and very fast but just too basic for me. It's very well made but looks like a Fisher Price My First Mac.
Yes your son may prefer an iPad but so would mine (he's 15) and he''s quite welcome to buy one from his own money. When he's earned some.
I'm happy with my little laptop which cost me, new battery included, £120. It'd be very difficult indeed to get that much functionality for so little money any other way.
*and Compiz's Wobbly Windows. I'm a sucker for wobbly windows.
Hang on, I've got a Pre 3
Download for offline viewing, no ads.. I get all that already.
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