1553 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
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.
I think it's this rule
"We'll fuck about with anyone we feel is a competitive threat or makes our own products look bad."
"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
As if living in Milton Keynes wasn't bad enough to begin with.
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.
"the card capacity you get with the handset will depend on the network or supplier"
Shite customer service much, networks and suppliers?
I was saving them
I've been saving downvotes for commentards I thought were being an arse.
Round of applause for IsJustabloke...
...who's never done a typo in his life
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.
£500? No wi-fi?
No wi-fi is laughable for a device in this price bracket. It's a bedroom device and I don't really want to be running CAT-5 cables up the stairs. Nice try Marantz but no thanks.
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.
I thought they did that weeks ago
You know, the one with the Duke Nukem release.
Article says it's an Onandroid (f)app
...make a phonecall in a rural area. What sort of rubbush non-O2 experience would that be?
Blade and Runner
Note to self: it's too long since you last saw Blade Runner
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?
Downside, but a small one
The downside of not being useful for absolutely everything isn't that bad.
And yes, we should continue to make planes out of stronger stuff!
Unrecognisable my arse
I spotted the connection as soon as I first heard Down Under and my 10-year-old ear was as musically uneducated as you can get.
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
Oooh. You did prior art! Now will the US Patent Office notice when the patent application lands?
That's my ration of irony used up for this year. Wake me up in 2012.
Conspiracy theory, but...
...spot on I reckon
This happens nationwide
We're all paying for council incompetence. Mostly there's no IT angle (nor Bulgarian airbag, nor poledances, nor any other angle to get in the Reg).
Frank Zappa was right
It's not hydrogen that's the most common element. It's stupidity
Beat me to it.
I'm going to write mine as untidily as possible
...then cover it with jam
I hop that was deliberatte!
Developers have to eat, too
You're on the phone. Ignore the ads
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.
You could have had some consideration for your readers (and a more curmudgeonly lot you'd be hard-pressed to find) and just, y'know, kept it to your damned selves!
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.
Does it come in "just petrol" flavour?
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.
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!
No cut for Redmond
This alone is enough to make me interested in buying this. You're right about the price though.
...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).
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).
Those Japanese planning laws aren't just red tape.
How about the Asus Eee Pad Slider?
How about the Lenovo ThinkPad T[whatevernumberthey'reuptothesedays]?
£200 is cheap for a computer!
I agree that people have more pressing concerns than updating their computers these days but laptops still fail. The solution for your average end user (i.e. not Reg readers) is buy a new one.
I fancy Asus to make a real go of this - to be Android's iKiller. It'll need to be as good and much cheaper. It can and will be done - and I'll still want a keyboard ;o)
Wasn't the first time and it sure won't be the last
Newscorp weren't the first media company to spaff silly money over a social network and I doubt they'll be the last. New social networks are popping up at a crazy rate (connect.me, dabble.in, maybe others this month - AFAIK - alone) ready to part fools and their money.
Bubble 2.0 is under way, folks!
It's aimed at a different market
We're not all hardcore gamers though. Those are the sorts of games I like* :something I can pick up for 20 minutes, dick about with, then go and do something else.
* a shame as I own a PS3 that does nothing more than regular iPlayer and the very occassional Tetris.
...losing your Omega will feel like an upgrade.
sun.com has been such a contstant. It's been my "test the connection" URL for 15 years.
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