134 posts • joined Wednesday 10th September 2008 10:46 GMT
Come upgrade time this will have been replaced, but until then I want one of these more than I want world peace. It's beautiful
Re: So Fugly it's mother would feed it with a catapult
...there's just a small (known) issue with IE breaking after visiting certain websites, so tabs no longer work and every time you open the browser it starts with a fresh sessioon until you do a full reset or OS update.
Other than that I love Lumias, and that's what I'll be getting next upgrade. Unfortunately I ran over mine with a forklift - it didn't survive - so I'm on my old Pre3 until July next year.
Don't scrimp on handset insurance, kids :(
Re: I suppose...
And I'm sure the four Lamborghini Aventador owners are kicking themselves for not buying the hugely popular Ford Mondeo
Re: The online game
But I had a game saved on the bridge of The Heart Of Gold on the BBC one!
Thanks very much for that though, Mr Jones
The online game
The BBC killed that too ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/game_nolan.shtml )
Can it be rescued?
I bought my MSI Wind U100 from a car boot sale for £95. Stuck Ubuntu and an extra 1GB RAM in it and now I use it almost exclusively for everything.
The only thing I find it difficult to live without is multi-touch on the trackpad - I have a unique hatred for Unity's scroll bars.
Otherwise it does everything I need a computer to do.
I don't watch films on it but I wouldn't watch them on a 15" laptop or a tablet either.
Re: If you want Mint on your phone
Yeah okay I probably deserved the downvotes, but I was only being flippant.
As good as LXDE, XFCE, KDE, Mate and Cinnamon are - and they're very good indeed¹ - mobile computing is exploding exponentially, it's vital to get at least a toe-hold in that, and they won't.
¹Gnome3 is dogshit.
If you want Mint on your phone
...just make sure it has a rear camera so you can keep looking backwards.
Labour's surveillance state
It's alive and well, thank you very much. Here is a list, from the Conservative's own site, of the many things the tories have completely failed to do since they said they would back in 2009 www.conservatives.com/News/News_stories/2009/09/Jones_calls_for_end_to_surveillance_state.aspx
I had an HP200LX. It froze once, not even CTRL/ALT/Del would work, so the only option was to take the batteries out and the CR2032 emergency backup battery; essentially a factory reset, wiping every byte from memory. Not ideal.
I'd really like one of these
...but I like not handing over £630 even more
Re: Ubuntu = FAIL
Red Hat did that to mine once. I was only able to install Red Hat and, for some reason, Suse. No other distros would install, neither would Windows. Formatting didn't help either. A bootable Disk Director Suite CD did the job for me in the end
Re: Ubuntu for phones ..
Bizarre. All the related videos are car crashes(!)
This has to stop.
Laptops are called laptops, not notebooks. Notebooks are called notebooks - books you put notes in.
Also, while I'm on the subject, when was the last time you played a game on a video? Computers games are called computer games; only Telly Addicts and Knightmare (VHS) were 'videogames'.
Can we have some standards, please? We're not Americans.
Battery life. I'll say it again. Battery life. It's the most important concern to any one who uses a portable device, and evidently of least concern to those who design them.
If I take my phone out I want to use it.
The 820 is of no use to me. The end.
My Nokia 7650 had a TV/video remote app on it. I'm glad smart phones are finally catching up with phones from ten years ago
He wasn't arrested under the public order act but the offensive communications act. Burning a poppy isn't a criminal offence in the UK, so causing offence by doing so isn't possible.
A pointless arrest the CPS - assuming they go anywhere near this - simply will not win.
That's the thing with Resident Evil 1 - nothing happens and then you jump out of your skin and then you kill a dog and then some more nothing continues to happen.
Trying to find my way out of the alternative school in Silent Hill 1 - my god. Armed only with a torch and I can hear something shuffling about but I can't tell if it's down the corridor or up the stairs and I am absolutely bricking it; playing with a mate in the room, we both opted to switch it off, turn the light on and have a cup of tea. The claustrophobic fear that game generated was genuinely terrifying.
It helped if you'd had a smoke, of course.
Whilst I realise the British are imprisoning people for illegal opinions, I wouldn't expect this kind of thing from the Chinese.
On Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace they specify 'no refunds' for downloadable content.
Isn't that illegal? I understood even a sign saying 'no refunds' is illegal in itself under UK trading law.
Built-in downloadable maps, with turn-based SatNav containing road speed information and warnings - that was my killer feature right there. Did I mention the SatNav even works in aeroplane mode?
You're missing the point slightly
They're not trying to catch people or prove who's downloaded what, all they want is to release this report and let fear do the rest.
They don't have to resort to lawyers or to threaten individuals with legal action while the BBC are obediently reporting verbatim everything F@CT say to them.
I'm so glad
...that I grew up before the digital revolution, so I got to keep all of my mum's David Essex and Roy Orbison records
Re: I'm reading this on an HP Pre 3
Even if it is, legacy hardware won't be supported. My much loved Pre 3 is in my bedside drawer, it won't be getting the new open source WebOS. Or any updates at all, probably. As much as I loved WebOS, I had to move on.
Posted from my Nokia Lumia 800 (which isn't as good as the Pre 3)
Is this the same universal search I use on my Pre? It is NOT a function unique to Apple
Twitter's been really quiet since Mensch's new site opened, hasn't it?
Typing this blazingly quickly with my gorgeous HP Prē³ - I weep at the fact that it was scrapped after being on sale for about a week. It's a proper, proper smart phone, qwerty keyboard, not designed on a budget and not designed for kids. Would have been perfect for this Reg item if they still sold the bloody things.
The X10 Mini Pro is the best qwerty keyboard phone on sale today, if you want one; get that.
I take your point
It's not Lisa Simpson giving Bart head, thankfully. But it makes Snap Crackle & Pop look like Stephen Hawking, Brian May... and another one. Maybe that git from D:Ream.
Do it yourself
The met office accurately forecasts the next day's weather in your exact area 30% of the time.
If you predict that the next day's weather will be the same as today you'll be right 70% of the time.
Tomorrow's weather: look out of the window.
These comments have been the best bit
--posted from my Pre 3