115 posts • joined Monday 15th September 2008 17:35 GMT
Re: It takes a scammer to see another scammer
I dunno. I like old computers - I love El Reg's line in retro tech - and I have nearly bought various old Speccys, Beebs and such... and then realised I'd have a quick play and never touch them again. If it's games you want, you can do that in emulation, and are really going to sit there and hack out code in Basic? Especially with no internet and all the modern stuff we all take for granted? I think I'd rather code on a Pi, and actually be able to do interesting and possibly useful things.
No she isn't, she got fired earlier this year, according to her own Tweet.
Same here, but I use an old MP3 player I had at the back of a drawer. Don't need an app for this.
Re: As ever ...
As ever... you haven't noticed that the word 'sales' isn't even used.
May I suggest you try - radical notion, I know - reading through to the end before commenting?
Re: bad example
Yes, stuff still needs to be typed, but none of it's done in rooms full of rows and rows of desks, each with a PC and a lady behind it typing away.
That's what the old typing pool was like. You wanted something typed, it went to the pool and came back when they got to it, not before.
Re: Is there any reason ...?
Eh? You reckon that's the case even though all Macs ship with Python pre-installed and Apple's (good) IDE, Xcode, is a free download? You have to cough up if you want to distribute applications through the App Store, but it's easy enough to distribute through other channels for nowt. Plenty of other options/languages out there too.
Re: SF is not just about "big ideas", it only looks that way...
If Star Wars is the "penultimate science fiction" movie, what's the ultimate science fiction movie?
Please next time ask a bit more sentient fan to write this stuff, someone whose knows what words mean :-)
Re: Consumer Credit Act 1974
PayPal and Google don't (yet) need to be. It's the card they're acting as a proxy for that's covered by the Act, leaving you with the opportunity to sue the card issuer - or, better, get them to sort it all out - if neither the seller nor PayPal/Google can address your complaint.
Location, location, location.
I mostly read in my local, which is not known for its bright lighting (thank god), so a backlit screen is essential. Nexus 7s and pints of ale all round.
PS. Bought Nexus before Amazon Paperwhite came out. No desire to swap.
Re: Don't have a Tv Licence... Love Netflix
>> anonymous because I dont want the TV licence people thinking I watch broadcast tv.
Ahem. Still supposed to have one, but I won't tell.
Can't remote-wipe a tree-book unless they burn down your house. But at least with an e-book you don't have to insure your library in case of fire - if you e-reader goes up in smoke, by a new one and just re-download.
Re: Thumbs up for Nexus 7
Sorry to contradict, but a coat pocket is exactly where my Nexus 7 lives when it's not in use. Fits in the big pockets on my winter overcoat; fits into the pocket inlay in my denim jacket when I'm wearing that. Likewise the inner and outer pockets of my Berghaus hiking coat.
I charge my Nexus every week or so, but I do keep the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS (don't need this, personally) turned off. Wi-Fi goes on once a week to check for updates, and that's it.
Thumbs up for Nexus 7
Runs the apps I want to run, and is now my default e-reader. Haven't picked up my Kindle 3 since I got the Nexus. Battery life not as good, sure, but it's good enough that I don't have to charge it every other day or less. Recommended.
Yeah. I like the way Aragorn (Elessar) dies and *then* gets married. Bloody weirdos, those elves...
Re: Do they really play this to review it?
Come on. It's an FPS - do you really need to know what that's like to play? Run around, shoot stuff, ride on vehicles. Par for the course. I know that - what I want to know is whether the environment all this happens in and the storyline behind it are things I'll enjoy FPS-ing in.
By the sounds of it, no this is not one for me. I'll stick to sci-fi shooters, thanks.
That's fluke as far as this goes. Very few Android users are using the OS because it has an open source core, or there's Linux in there somewhere. Heck, most users won't even know Linux is in there. To say otherwise really is putting cart before horse. Android is not a big consumer vote for FOSS or Linux.
Re: List Creep?
It's well worth *reading* articles - or at least looking at the pictures - before making comments like this.
Re: Cambridge Z88
Yeah - but three years after this machine.
Re: So a rebodied golf for people who want to look cool.
Eh? What the heck is wrong with form over function? Who *doesn't* buy a car they think looks good*? That's half the point. You're right, the Golf is overrated, but that doesn't make it bad, or this one either just because of its looks. The Beetle is not for me but I can see why other folk might want one.
*Fiat Multipla owners excepted, obviously
Re: I just got one for work
WD2Go does me just fine to get CBZ, PDF et al files from my WD Nas box; streams vids and music too. Consult the maker of your Nas box.
There are plenty of media-streaming apps capable of pulling stuff across an SMB link: try OPlayer
Hate to say it...
...but all IT products - hell, all products, period - are stopgaps. There is *always* something new and better coming six to twelve months down the line. I have bought 'old' models weeks before new ones. It happens. Live with it.
What does the iPad 4 actually do that the 3 doesn't? Nothing at all, so far as I can see. It'd be different if the new one came with loads of extra ports or something, but it doesn't: it has a nominally faster CPU - irrelevant to 95% of apps - and a Lightning port that's incompatible with all the accessories out there.
I have to say, I do like the history stuff El Reg runs every now and then. Roll on part two.
Nice idea, but I find that with a WAN-accessible Nas box, I no longer need more than 256GB of storage in my laptop. There was a time when HDDs simply weren't big enough, but - for me at least - that's long past.
Re: Same old argument.
Indeed. Samsung has more models, so it can appeal to more people. Apple prefers to limit itself, sell fewer, but make more money. Both are valid approaches, but Samsung's is clearly more successful for now.
Not that I'd have one - Samsung's not a brand I trust.
Oh, were for art thou, Nokia?
Re: Never buy a Kindle, then.
No, don't by *anything*. Google can remote wipe apps off smartphones and tablets and, I believe, has done so. Someone else can dig out the Reg story on it. RIM has the ability, and I bet M$ does with WinPho.
Re: why buy a £269 iPad Mini when you can have an equally serviceable Nexus 7 for £199
Bollocks. The Nexus 7 is a very decent bit of kit, and none of the apps I happen to be running - Kindle, Dropbox, WD2Go, Comixology, Dark Horse, Aldiko, WordWeb - are or feel scaled up. Any more than my iPad apps are scaled up iPhone apps
Re: I’m worried that I under-specified the hard drive in my new notebook...
Rubbish. I have a 256GB SSD in mine - and it's only half full. Keep your big files and archived material on a Nas, not on your notebook.
Re: Damp SQUID????
Re: Jobs will be turning in his grave...
Or, indeed, anyone with an interest in good food. Which rules out 99% of Brits, of course...
Re: The coming of commercialisation
Yeah, I like covers too, but that said, you can fetishise "the package" too much. I remember some guys I knew in the 80s complaining about cassettes not because of the sub-vinyl sound quality but because they weren't the whole "package". Yet the sound wasn't serious worse than dusty LP - ah, the clicks and pops of mucky/damaged vinyl - and tapes were bloody convenient, and the only option for on-the-go listening.
Re: In my case it's not the lack of will on behalf of the shopper...
Amazon/Bank of America cards have NFC support. But half the time I try to buy lunch with it, it doesn't get accepted, despite more than enough credit left on the card. Given up trying now, to be honest.