645 posts • joined 26 Sep 2008
Re: I wonder..
He's always been dead to me.
to buy a Zune?
My girlfriend of the time reckoned the only good thing about the movie was that Patrick Swayze was dead for most of it.
starring Keanu Reeves, graduate of the Woodentop School of Acting.
wrong price point
For about two thirds the price you can get a normal wireless router which will take about the same amount of time to setup. Really can't see the point of this device apart from the bag of tricks.
Re: New Math?
I think you missed out Estate agents and Bank managers in there! Second hand car salesmen are angels in comparison to this lot.
Firewire & SCSI
had similar price premiums for a long time, it affects their uptake rate and wont be sustainable I bet.
Contempt of Congress
"The criminal offense of "contempt of Congress" sets the penalty at not less than one month nor more than twelve months in jail and a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000"
Be nice to see some execs wallowing in the pokey.
Next step full immersion.
El Reg units
I can see the need for a standardized broadband speed unit. Possibly the ONIP, a direct measure of how long it takes to download the SD version of One Night In Paris.
Paris, well who else could it have been?
No mushroom cloud icon
So no nuke app then.
is mapped as a network disk drive on my machine.
Do it once,
do it big, and never ever do it again.
High School grades, purlease!
Though probably not in English, her grasp is somewhat limited apparently!
I have one of these, can take up to a 2TB hard drive, does 1080p plays just about anything including RMVB, and MKVs. Will stream Youtube and a few other web based video, and when used in conjunction with Playon can stream just about anything, Netflix, iPlayer etc. Will also stream Internet radio is you have a stream link. Has Upnp access to any media servers on your home network, and indeed will stream from any network shares. Material can be loaded onto the device via the network although this process is slow. Bare with no HDD you should be able to get one for under $90. It even has a bittorrent client built in. Firmware updates are regular and the firmware itself seems to be readily hackable for those interested in that sort of thing.
It's the fiddling that makes it so much fun! Oooer missus!
Not "becomes" it already is, and has been since it started.
Not on your Christmas card list then?
Altoids tins in the States have taken over from the non-pc tobacco tins.
Trivia quote is priceless
"Her scene in "Big Momma's House 2" and "Tropic Thunder" was deleted."
Grammar as per IMDB.
Are you effing kidding, Archos stuff is notoriously pricey and comes with lots of nickel and dime shit.
Land of the Fee more like.
This is not unusual
The broadcasters here (USofA) are almost all politicized to some extent, the Occupy Wall Street protests were effectively ignored for the first 3 weeks or so, in fact the BBC coverage was being punted around US facebookers to call attention to ssomething that should have been front page and headline news. News in the USA is opinion, editorialisation, conjecture (hysterical and otherwise) and self interest. In depth analysis and objective comment have given way to airhead newsreaders and 15 second soundbytes. How else can you make sure you have working class republican voters, now there's an oxymoron.
what the dead peasant, sorry essential personnel, payout for Jobs might have been.
Amazon App store
Has the same wording for Free Apps, Has done since it's inception, never caused any hassle there.
And for this!!!
"The upshot is a very thin battery which, Sony reckons, can drive annoying musical birthday cards and such."
The inventors will spend all eternity in the 9th circle of Hell!
Titmuss 1 & 2
didn't realize the Leslie shagger was so involved in Tech, suppose GPS guidance may be useful in directing various objects towards various orifices.
Paris cos we aint got no Abi.
The larger HDDs
Do seem to have a higher failure rate, no absolute figures on this apart from the number of 1 egg reviews on Newegg, and even the best 1TB drive has 10% of its reviews as 1 egg almost always due to drive failure.
Constant channel volume
Next up. Switching from one channel to another can cause you to be jumped out of your seat as the audio volume levels from channel to channel can be almost an order of magnitude different.
The ultimate word, seems they don't want to go to Scunthorpe. The app says $96 to buy, Wtf!
However most locales would have to bring the bricks from far away as brickyards are relatively rare in the US. Think importing bricks from Warsaw to build your house in Cambridge. Solution use local materials.
My 6 month old g-tablet with clemsyn Beasty ROM returns 6400 on AnTuTu. More importantly it cost $239.
I live there mate
And you are correct, but the 1000s of excellent beers very rarely make it to the other side of the pond. They generally get the watery crap. Hence the canoe beer.
referred to as Canoe Beer after the famous, "what do American Beer and making love in a canoe have in common?", "They're both fucking close to water!", joke.
SSD v HDD
at the moment only competition I see is in boot drives, 64GB is about right for that, any large storage and it's going to be a long time (even with the current price increases) before SSDs will compete with HDD on cost. Power consumption may have to be taken into account but not really an issue for home users. Only SSD I own is a boot drive in my HTPC, serves its purpose very well, I may invest in a 128GB SSD for my laptop in the near future, but no rush.
Please tell me it
Costs 6 Million Dollars!
whose phone was hacked to get that nugget.
is still too much compared to using a small HTPC box loaded with something like Mediaportal and a few plugins, most notably OnlineVideos which will deal with most if not all of the content these TVs have. You can use a nettop, they are currently out of favour and selling at reduced prices and if you buy the right one it'll mount discreetly behind the TV.
JHChristmas. An i5 Dell with 6GB RAM and 640GB HDD and W7 HP is about $650. Apple still playing the premium card shit for no reason.
Coulda been a contender
If the price had been realistic, they would have nailed the educational market. The lease model with included hardware support and restrictions on functionality is exactly what the education market needs, unfortunately the price for the chromebooks makes them an unattractive alternative to the white shiny Pomme laptops.
Re Archbishop of Canterbury and the Spice Girls
Would have been more down with the kids if he had said he had bedded them all, individually and then collectively!
Stuff is dangerous
Should be banned immediately, have these people not heard of DHMO and the damage it can do!
Can only be
On a more serious suggestion, I think John Malkovich would be a brilliantly maniacal doc a la Tom Baker.
What a twonk
The PAST TENSE... I'm sure there's more than one of them.
crimes against software
Title phrase could be applied to any of the major applications release in the last 10 years.
a better effort than the last abysmal offering.
Yeah ye can
You just need to find the director and a big enough stick.
What about Tommy?
TBH I hate using my tablet for email/browsing, I will do so if I have to but it is definitely not my appliance of choice for those activities. If you analyse my usage I can almost guarantee it would be 80% reading, 10% media playing (Playon works very well under android) and 10% other activities mostly downloading, trying and deleting the Amazon free app of the day. For reading/video/audio it it's great, for web stuff not so much to my liking mainly because of the screen size and the keyboard or lack thereof..
re:And what percentage....
Similarly those future buyers of the recently announced nook tablet, I had honeycomb running on my wife's nook color 2 days after we received it and she hasn't looked back. Personally I bought a gtablet (bigger screen for my failing eyes) and run a version of notion ink adam on it.
They are indeed
Privately funded but have an interesting track record of sticking it to the man, the man being in turn the auto insurance industry, big pharmacy, big health and a variety of other industries that are the core of the malaise in the USA today and now they're having a go at Google, more power to them.