Hang on a moment
Is he suggesting Star Wars WASN'T sexy?
Now THERE is an example of blasphemy!
1099 posts • joined 23 Sep 2008
Is he suggesting Star Wars WASN'T sexy?
Now THERE is an example of blasphemy!
I don't see the bother. Profile everyone and get on with it. As long as it's accepted that DNA evidence alone can't convict I don't see the problem.
Although I did think the Today interview in which the guy kept stating that people who hadn't been convicted were likely to offend AGAIN was very funny. The interviewer kept trying to help him out but he was just too stupid to realise that what he was saying was wrong.
Of course, we all know that plenty of guilty people get off or aren't even charged because of costs, time, court priorities etc. But we're also smart enough not to go on national radio and call them criminals :)
Bit more grunt and either a slot-load DVD or BluRay and you'd have a decent little machine. As it is, for not much more, you can get a Dell Studio Hybrid with HDMI output that is actually capable of playing HiDef.
The document doesn't say ANY of that. You cannot fiddle with the registry to make your app the default. THAT is what it says. FFS!
Yes, that's still a load of restrictive bollocks and means I won't be touching the marketplace with a barge pole but if you're going to slag someone off at least read the fucking thing first!
Two things I don't understand about this.
1) a USB headphone adaptor is about 75p on eBay so it is a complete non-issue. The adaptors are actually very good and come with a mic, call-answer button, another USB port for charging and (some have) an in-line volume control
2) That being the case, Why the fuck don't HTC stop all the whining in it's tracks and include one in the box?
Agree with several comments above, the conclusion doesn't fit with the general mood of the review. The review is full of criticisms, quirks and niggles and then the conclusion is glowing. I'm not saying the conclusion is wrong, the original G1 was(is) greater than the sum of it's parts. It has an excellent "feel" about it which is difficult to describe but most who use one come to appreciate.
I'm not saying such things are easy to get across but a) isn't that your job? and b) this time you failed quite badly.
I'm not actually sure what these things are for? Who has data storage requirements between 4.5GB (DVD) and 50GB (Dual Layer BluRay) that aren't catered for by super-cheap external hard drives?
I very rarely use even my DVD Writer. When I do, it's for writing ISO images that I've downloaded (and I'd probably be better off saving them to Hard Drive and mounting them with something like Nero).
The ONLY usage I can see is for people authoring their own HD Home Movies. Are their really THAT many people doing this and are they willing to shell out £200 + media in order to see little Chardonnay making up dance routines in the living room in Hi Def?
That's a real shame. They were the first to offer decent data prices and are still fairly innovative in their mobile data tarrifs.
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Who else has images of BSE-esque pyres of burning Mexicans?
So, for a fairly serious breach of the DPA, Manchester Uni have.....been made to promise to do what they should have been doing anyway?
Does the ICO get it's enforcement training from the Advertising Standards Agency?
Actually, that's quite clever. It IS quite awkward to hold a camcorder level as you either have to stick your elbow forward at a funny angle or bend your wrist unnaturally. Who'd have thought it?
About time some of these self-satisfied, publicity speaking plonkers got their comeuppance. Though, personally, I would have waited until she was OUT of the country before cancelling her passport. By trapping her in here we have to listen to her whine.
Randy L Arsebandit
> More importantly, what's so difficult about going into Explorer or
> My Computer, selecting the drive, and clicking on setup.exe?
Are you kidding? I deal with people, on a daily basis, for whom "My Computer" is too confusing. "Double-click setup.exe" might as well be "Knit a formula 1 car out of star dust" for most people.
You've clearly never worked in IT support where the first rule is "Remember that all users are complete retards".
X-ray fish. Bit of cheat I know, but Xenophobic X-Ray Fish has a certain ring to it (although the ring may be one of desperation).
> Get all the humans out, and let the area go natural
Don't know what particular lab you were grown in coozoe but this particular human is 100% natural thanks very much!
Nice idea but this is being introduced partly because the ear-tags fall off. I know TV tells us sheep live in square fields with lush grass and perfectly manicured hedges. In reality, they often spend months roaming moar-land, scrabblig about in heather and gorse and generally living in pretty rough wilderness. Those ear-tags don't last long and, certainly where I live, if an animal doesn't have BOTH ear-tags still attached when the inspectors make a surprise visit there is all hell to pay.
I was chatting to a farming friend of mine last week (he's getting rid of his few remaining sheep and switching to 100% cattle because sheep farming was "too much work"). He reckons each reader is about £6k and, even for a small farm like his with just a couple of hundred sheep, you'll need to buy six up-front.
Then there are maintenance costs (hill-farms aren't exactly the friendliest places for sensitive electronics) and he would still have to fill out the paper-work to link the records to the tags. Say ten minutes per "passport". If he has 200 lambs this season that's over 30 hours filling out paper work - in the middle of the busiest part of the farming year.
Also, I don't want to be chewing on RFID tags when I tuck into my Sunday roast. It's all very well spitting out the buck-shot from the rabbit sausages but lamb chops shouldn't be crunchy!
There is a very easy way to ensure stupid legislation like this goes away very quickly. Before implementing new schemes, politicians have to try it for themselves. I suspect if some Euro MPs were forced to spend a month lambing day and night in atrocious weather on an isolated Hill Farm AND fill out all the paper work associated with the animals, the chemicals, the feeds, the medicine, the machinery, the subsidies etc. etc. they'd soon feck off and leave our farming communities alone.
That's expensive. I got a generic starter kit from eBuyer for about £45 which was also Plug'n'Play. Have since added a 4-port switch of another brand and, again, no configuration required under Vista or Linux.
There are no charges for just recording a GPS track. Not sure how SportsTracker uploads the data. If it tries to do it on the fly (doubt it) you would get charged but you could always disabled the data connection for this. I suspect it records it in a standard format and then uploads at your request either over-the-air (you get charged) or when you connect to your PC (so essentially free).
Of course, in most countries, Data packages are so cheap nowadays that I'd say you are missing out on a huge amount of the functionality of these smartphones if you don't have a data package - they are designed to be permanently connected. £5 a month will get you a few hundred MB from any of the networks and most will do a couple of GB for less than £10. You really aren't going to use more than that for standard data. You'd have to be downloading a LOT of music and/or video to exceed that.
Sounds like a prime candidate for bluetooth stereo headphones. That way you can change the music on the fly without leaving the SportsTracker app and you get rid of the wires and weird in-ear sound problem.
Slightly the wrong end of the stick although (IMHO) there is still cause for concern.
Firstly, you will till have access to your current mail when disconnected as long as you are using a proper email client, not just connecting through a web interface (and even that is possible nowadays). Same goes for contacts, tasks etc. etc. If you, for example, use Outlook for your email everything will look the same. The only thing that will change is the location/address of the IMAP or POP3 server.
Where your concerns may be justified is in google skimming your mail. I would assume Virgin is basically using a variant on the enterprise hosting model google is promoting. You would need to check the T's and C's to see how much ownership (if any) Google has of your data. Theoretically, they are just holding your data and providing the services for you to access it on behalf of Virgin. In practice, who knows?
I can't actually see the advantage here. Surely, the main advantage of Linux is that it is free. The disadvantage being that the hundreds of thousands of windows apps particularly beloved of the Enterprise won't work. Here, you've removed the advantage whilst keeping the disadvantage.
You might as well install Windows XP and run OpenOffice on it.
And I regularly use both Windows and Ubuntu/gOS/Presto depending on what I need at the time.
On the Isle of Man they get most of their electricity from a Gas-Fired power station in Douglas. There is a Diesel one in Peel and an Incinerator, but that pretty much only produces enough power to keep itself running.
Plus, if half the teams are coming from the US (with several others from India) unless they plan on cycling here I'm assuming that this, too, will generate emissions.
But, anyway, rather than being picky (much as I enjoy it) it is probably a good thing. Racing cars was popular long before the general public could afford them. And it was big events, like the TT (originally a car race over a completely different course) that made cars popular, accelerated the development and (at least in part) contributed to their becoming a mass-market product. These things always have to filter down from the top and, in this case, the top is motor-racing.
And, given that only a few weeks ago people were taking the piss and saying there were only going to be two bikes in this "race" (myself included), it is actually looking like a pretty good starting point. Well done to the IOM government (for once) for looking ahead and doing something different.
There appears to be an unresolvable Arse/Elbow differentiation conundrum in progress at AP.
The advantage of this over a desktop IS the lack of cables. Lots of families have a "Dinning Room" or "Kitchen Counter" PC for the kids to use where they can be properly supervised. Something that is damn-near cable free (I'd instantly replace the keyboard and mouse with a wireless combo that would also free up a USB port - leaving just the power cable) is a fantastic boon. At the moment, we have an old (as in 6.5 years) Dell laptop doing this job but the screen is very small and even lower than this would be. And Large-screened laptops cost a lot of money.
This is basically ideal for the school homework market.
These people look in the mirror a dozen times a day?
My company is based overseas whilst I work in an office here so I already struggle with stuff like the BBC blocking content because it says I am not in the UK or google forcing me to use a homepage other than google.co.uk. Now my actual search results will be a load of old bollocks as well.
Although I certainly don't condone hacking I do feel slightly bad for the three. To end up actually being arrested for that seems a bit harsh. I mean, they probably knew her maiden name and the name of her dog and used that to reset her password. It's not hacking. They didn't steal anything. They just looked at her email which she, being a stupid cow, kept in a hotmail account.
> Project Puma represents a unique solution to moving about and interacting in cities
Unique? Yes. Practical? Stylish? Better than walking? No.
Given how dire the previous films were (although, in fairness, I slept through quite a bit of the last one so I might have missed some really good bits) they are going to need all the fake hype and publicity they can generate.
Presumably this will go towards making the license fee cheaper next year so we won't see the usual double-inflation rise?
Am I correct in thinking that, unless they employ some form of FAT technology in their TomTom devices, they are not going to be able to mount media from the SD Cards that have been written in a windows PC?
I already have a method for changing tracks on my phone without needing to use the touchscreen. I use the remote control buttons built-in to my Bluetooth Stereo Headphones. Haven't run into a tree yet. I can't imagine grasping my phone (which is usually in an arm-band thingy) and shaking it vigorously would be easier than reaching up to my ear and pressing a button.
Screw dust! Imagine the corrosion from a flock of pigeons/seagulls/your-local-flying-vermin-of-choice? Not to mention the local "yoofs". That thing looks like a party-sized bus-shelter roof.
I don't care which is true, I just want those trainers!
I believe it was Dara O'Brien who observed that the really frustrating thing about those "You wouldn't steal a car..." ads that you are forced to watch is that, niggling away at the back of your mind is the thought that the bastards who are watching this for next to nout on a pirated copy are the only ones who DON'T have to watch the warnings because the pirates have edited it out for them.
It's like putting "Don't drink and drive" warnings on the last bus home on a Friday night.
Your TV is capable of receiving a TV signal (i.e. it has a tuner built-in) so you need a license, no matter how you feed it a signal. Not having an aerial plugged in is no defence. This is the BBC remember. You are guilty until proven innocent and then, tomorrow, you will be presumed guilty all over again!
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Pretty near the top? Are you honestly suggesting that the HP is nearly twice as good as the Acer Aspire One? Because that's what it would have to be - given that it's damn near double the price - for it to rank near the top.
I don't understand how you can even carry out a meaningful review when the laptop they sent you was the wrong one.
Pretty poor show all around.
So, according to it's authors, it doesn't work very well and it causes cancer. How the hell did this idea ever get published?
You're completely missing the point. You don't ask "why?" you say "oooooh, shiny new thing!".
Looks nice but £65 FFS! As an add-on to a supposed cheap laptot £65 seems massively excessive - especially when you can get standard external drives for about £15.
If she's a glamour model, presumably such pics are already plastered all over the web so where is the mental stress. Infringement of her own image rights I could understand, given that they were clearly personal pics and not intended for publiction but for a glamour model to cry about someone threatening to publish pictures that show her in a state of undress? It's like a computer programmer complaining that someone tried to publish photos of him sitting at a desk surrounded by coke bottles and pizza boxes.
£17 a year per PC! My company has just implemented this shut-down policy and I'm sure they pay me an awful lot more than £17 a year to stare at a "Your computer is starting" screen each morning.
Didn't Motorola have something very similar a few years ago called the Pebl?
Maybe I've misunderstood something here but you are all basically saying "But everyone knows that this stuff doesn't really work therefore it's Carbonite's fault, not the company who sells the stuff that doesn't work"? Am I right?
Sure, you can argue Carbonite should have done MORE but this article is about a suit that effectively says "You sold us a product that you said could do A and it didn't" which, with what we currently know, seems a pretty reasonable argument.
Is there any Darwinian advantage to be gained by bovine polar alignment?
I think follow-up research is urgently required.
My experience is that beta 3 is a crok of shite. I installed it over the weekend and it's barely stayed up for more than five minutes since. I've rebooted, re-installed etc. but it just falls over and dies after a couple of minutes. In fact, last night it wouldn't even get as far as rendering my homepage.
I've actually resorted to using IE8 RC1 - which is surprisingly good. It imported all my Firefox bookmarks and settings and renders OWA sites particularly well. I'll still switch back to Firefox once they sort themselves out because I use a lot of their plugins but the new I8 is actually very good.
So he wants to see more competition in the market but he doesn't like the fact that Microsoft have started competing in the market again. He believes Microsoft are abusing their dominant position within the market and that this is a bad thing but he believes Microsoft should have used it's dominant position in the market place to drive the adoption of open standards.
I'm no fan of IE and I quite like Opera but this guys constant whining about unfair competition is getting annoying. Firefox and Safari have managed to make huge ground on IE whilst Opera has been, at best, treading water. That isn't Microsoft's fault. That is Opera's fault. Stop bitching about everyone else and demanding the teacher makes the big boys pass you the ball and get on with making your browser more successful.