1458 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
Reading email != reading books
Your answer doesn't give any indication that you read books. I don't say that to insult you, just wondering if your experiences of reading and mine are the same.
When I read a book for pleasure (or for work for that matter) I want to completely switch off from the outside world. That means no telly, no phone, no radio and certainly no adverts or user generated crap in *my* book.
Get this right Amazon. I'm tempted by the Kindle but will be easily put off.
"Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius."
Really? And there was me thinking he designed some computers and gadgets.
£600 and a stylus?
No thanks. My Desire is great but HTC need to work on this poor effort.
They want the United Arab Emirates as the first customer outside Europe? Well full marks for chasing the money. Marks off for targetting a place as "petrol on yer cornflakes" as Texas.
It's not all bad: defeinitely the prettiest minibus I've ever seen.
The interface is, as you say, clunky but I've wasted many happy hours on this. I love it!
Definitely one for the old farts like us who remember making things out of proper blocks. If only 7-year-old me had had the infinite bucket-o-blocks you get with LDD.
"gives the impression of being able to sit on our arses and ignore the need for cleaner energy supplies in the meanwhile." True but I'd rather that than blackouts/energy wars*
* well energy wars in addition to those we're already fighting
The author's name: Richard Chirgwin?
"in the short term"
Means 12 months of no access for your customers? No wonder they needed bailing out.
21st century Jim Davidson
Not quite as odious but exactly as unfunny, exactly as tiresome and exactly as past their sell-by date. Time to call it quites, beeb.
Go on then, downvote me for holding a different opinion to yours.
And watching tv turns you into an angry, greedy, self-entitled moron.
Nobody types so quickly that PS/2's a bottleneck
And once in a while even proper geeks attempt to configure the BIOS with their fancy wireless job and wish they hadn't thrown out that PS/2 museum piece.
I'd describe myself as being above average in numeracy but had forgotten the precedence of arithmetic operators in the 20+ years between GCSE maths and the OU course I'm studying now. And for any hard sums I did in those 20+ years I'd use brackets.
The form factor is useful though
I've yet to be convinced by tablets but many people are. I can see they're handy but don't want to completely abandon the proper keyboard (that of my Acer Aspire One is small but very usable, even by a sausage-fingered lummox like me). This could be a good halfway house (for a few quid less).
Asus: drop the price, get some sales.
Less so with Blade Runner shop windows
They'll at least be replacing the mountain of vinyl window signs the retail sector shoves into landfill each year.
I agree that they will become very annoying very quickly though.
Can we have a "Down with this sort of thing" icon?
This is why we have a secret* ballot
I can vote for whichever crank I want without my friends down the pub knowing about it. Though the chances of any party convincing me not to draw a willie on the ballot are pretty minimal.
* it's not really secret
I'm going to write mine as untidily as possible
...then cover it with jam
I didn't think I was a nerd for doing that, but...
...if the cap fits...
Another "me too" but it is dashed useful. And having a Demon account means I can do it without running my own domain. Actually I s'pose having a Demon account in 2011 is quite nerdy. Well I can live with that.
Re: Why bother.
I saw them at the cinema. They were great films but a bit bleedin long. I'm fooked if I'm giving up another 9 hours of my life to watch them again, whatever the format.
Re: @Are you new here?
Graham in answer to your (to paraphrase) "do you know who I am?", you're one of the commentards for whom I don't have extensive records. As are all the others.
...because I can only upvote that once without creating a load of sockpuppet accounts, which I can be arsed to do (not even on a Friday).
Are you new here?
Get ye back to Channel Register if it's IT stories you're after. It's Friday afternoon and it's beer garden weather (or at least it is in the glorious* English* midlands*).
* sarcasm? you decide!
Regardless of what you think the reasons for not supporting IE9 are, the facts are XP doesn't support it. If that's important to your business you need to upgrade.
I upgraded because the XP box I was using wasn't up to the demands I had of it. Eclipse was slow then upgrading to [recent] MS Office was the final nail in its coffin.
Once I'd turned off Win7's more obnoxious graphics I actually like it. It's a tiny bit crashy but much better than XP. Updates are handled automatically and it does get out of the way and let me get on with my job (and commenting on these fora).
How about the Asus Eee Pad Slider?
How about the Lenovo ThinkPad T[whatevernumberthey'reuptothesedays]?
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