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bought it, i have
just trying to convince the girlfriend that what she really wants to do on saturday is to sit down and watch all six movies in a row, back to back, with the only breaks allowed for going to the toilet and making cups of tea, and even then, only while the end credits of each film rolls by.
am not having much luck with that so far, but there's still 2 days for me to convince her "these are the films you're looking for"...
but i guess that won't occur to the majority of punters who will be baffled by all the technospeak, but understand that when a phone company says 'unlimited' it doesn't actually mean unlimited, so when someone says 'infinite' obviously they're telling the truth
this is why they should bring back hanging
I mean, seriously, what kind of smeghead is going to look at a dead headhog and think, 'i'll take a dump on that'. And do we really need that kind of scumbag to continue to be a member of society? Surely, for the greater good, this guy should be euthanised at the earliest possible opportunity.
can't play it :)
am dying to hear what it sounds like but won't play on my work pc :(
shall have to wait until i get home, oh the suspense!!!!
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Try reading beyond the first page of the review?
This comment must rate as one of the worst ever!
i always knew there was more than they were telling us
...that jQuery can't fix
such a shame
the original Driver was a fantastic game, and i was throughly looking forward to this updated version. yes, the graphics are great, but wtf is all this shifting crap? totally put me off the game when i played the demo
why was it necessary? it would have been an awesome game if they hadn't bothered to include that stupid idea
great for users, not so good for companies that advertise?
am thinking that, for the end user, this will be great as it'll increase the chances of your search returning a useful result.
but for companies, unless they're the big popular franchises, their hit rates will drop.
woohoo no title required!!
but apparently the post itself is still mandatory? such oppression to our basic rights of expression!!!
surely it's easier and cheaper to send the file to your mac at home and save it as a pdf file using the Print dialogue?
you've got to be pretty desperate to send out your newly edited document via pdf to warrant that price tag
you mean someone on the internet was actually using their real name and not an alias? what is the (virtual) world coming to??
open an attachment in Pages?
if someone emails me a document and i want to take a look and read it before deciding if i want to keep/use it, i use the QuickLook option to read it, instead of firing up a full blown application for the minute or two it takes to read the doc.
not saying that the way Lion allows apps to keep a Version copy of a deleted file isn't a problem, but i would suggest you're not making the most efficient use of the other features that Lion (an even the previous OS X versions) provide.
suspicious... very suspicious...
i see the wheel tracks of the LRV, going towards it's final resting place... but there's no footprints returning to the landing site?? is the astronaut still sitting in the driving seat? or maybe, they forgot to photoshop in the footprint tracks
re: 'I bought my Kindle for the specific purpose of reading books'
so did most Kindle owners, i think.
so i'm unsure many of them will want to fork out for a $250 device that they can't even use to read their books on outside (as amazon's adverts have told us how bad non-eink screens are for reading books)
there ought to be a law against using pointless statistics to advertise products.
50 days in deep-sleep mode? my car gets a billion miles to the gallon when it's parked in my drive way!
re: OCR is a bit of a resource hog
Took a picture of your post on my laptop with TextGrabber, then ran the convert. Took about 15 seconds I guess and the results are below:
OCR is a bit of a resource hog* #
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section of text.
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with JOS/AndneMd^WR tow wtere it can be optimised, or handed off to
some meaty in The Cioud. Google pnesumably has
access to decent OCR IP from all the piratiWHAH document digitising
work it's been doing recently. ( dont know what Apple's OCR history is.
wonder at impact on tablet market
the Touchpad firesale has probably caused quite a lot of people who were tablet-sceptic to give it a try. this will probably boost the tablet market quite a bit, and in a couple of years, once the touchpad is too slow and too unsupported to be useable, there's going to be a lot of people buying apples or samsungs to replace it
installed Vista on it
no point in trying to set up that grid-number-crunching client to help them analyse the data then?
the appeal of the touchpad was that it ran webos - if you want to run android, get an android tablet to start with
so seems the ploy worked, i couldn't find any available on their site now.
i was almost tempted too, but then, there's a very good reason why they're discounting the price so much, so probably a good thing other people got there first before i came to my senses and realised that even at that price, it's a long way from a bargain
sometimes, you need a break from the trolling and the play mobile and the fanboy wars and it's nice to chill out with a cuppa tea, a digestive biscuit and a nice, geeky tech article on a saturday morning.
i'm sure normal service will resume soon though :)
WebOS can't be all that bad
apparently it runs quite nicely on iPad2 hardware. A shame HP insisted on running on their old hardware design.
These tracks are side by side.
Sandpeople always ride single file to hide their numbers.
and who's going to bother now that HP are checking out
now that HP have announced they're getting out of the hardware business, who's going to bother buying one of these when it'll be unsupported in the very near future?
re: No. Grownups don't use numbers in their words
grownups don't use words like woot either.
cos they're not 1337 enuf
and for non-amazon bought books?
Can i load it with kindle format ebooks that i've aquired from alternate sources other than amazon?
Because of all the people i know with a kindle, only one or two have bought the majority of their books from amazon, the rest have downloaded a torrent of 1000 fiction books and are slowly working their way through them
If it doesn't have a touch screen then it at least needs arcade joysticks and button for playing old skool space invanders
my way or the Huawei
need a new keyboard, this one's covered in tea... bravo sir !!!
Kids and the future
so, kids are buying Android phones now because they're cheap
And in the future, they'll grow up and then they'll still be buying Android? That's an incredible weak argument. Not least, because all of those "soccer dads" as you call them, when they were younger, would have owned Nokias and Ericssons when they were kids. And that really worked well for those two companies this year didn't it?
(plus, would it hurt you so much to proof read your article before submitting it? Just a little bit, to catch the typos? kthxbye)
funny though, your article appears to contradict Mr Orlowski's article from earlier today which suggests Google's purchase was pointless
when was the last, decent, well-made, good-looking motorolla phone? i can't think of one
this purchase was purely for the big bag of patents
wouldn't be surprised to find google wind down and throw away the actual phone-making part of the company they've purchased and just keep the patents to protect android.
had the first version of this for my ipad1
and while it worked very well, as the review says the new version does, i did find it rather pointless having a bluetooth keyboard attached to my ipad.
the device is a touchscreen device, afterall, and the majority of uses involve touching the screen, which isn't overly comfortable when propped up for typing.
so in the end, i've got a much lighter and form-fitting cover and have grown to get used to typing on the on screen keyboard
and cue the Pink Floyd soundtrack playing in the background...
business in the cloud?
at least you won't have to worry about being looted in the riots
we're all doomed!!
But.... isn't the earth's magnetic field s'posed to be failing and about to flip so that north is south and south is north some time soon? And when that happens, isn't there a change that all these antiprotons that are floating in the air, will drop down, hit normal matter and Marvin the Martain will have his earth-shattering ka-boom!!
does Dave smoke much?
i'm just saying, http://www.marijuana.com/medicinal-marijuana/14798-panic-attacks-paranoia-anxiety.html
Drummond said on Wednesday in a blog post "waaaghh waaaghh waaaaghhh the big boys are picking on me!! i want my mummy!!!! waaaghh"
3D in the cinema? yes, that I quite enjoy.
I don't think there's really any need for it in the living room though, and certainly not on a phone.
well, to be honest, F1 has been getting very boring, that i keep on forgetting to watch it
at least now, i won't be able to watch it, so won't have to feel annoyed that i've missed it
How did Apple kill Creative? Seems to me they gave them a ton of cash... did the settlement include a clause preventing Creative from continuing to produce mp3 players??
Creative applied for U.S. Patent 6,928,433 on January 5, 2001 and was awarded the patent on August 9, 2005. The ZEN Patent was awarded to Creative for the invention of user interface for portable media players. This opened the way for potential legal action against Apple's iPod and the other competing players. Creative took legal actions against Apple in May 2006. In August, 2006, Creative and Apple entered into a broad settlement, with Apple paying Creative $100 million for the license to use the Zen patent. Creative will join the "Made for iPod" program which opens new opportunities for the company.
thanks El Reg!!
I'd been waiting _forever_ for you to do a round up of in-earphones as my old ones dies over a year ago and I'd been making do with a cheap 7 quid pair from Maplin.
But when I saw the review you gave the Reid and Heath's when you did the competition, and I failed to win a pair, I went ahead and got those anyway and they've been outstanding!
So was a little worried to read this article in case it turned out I'd made a bad choice, but there's no way I'd pay that kind of money for the other Recommended options, so nice to know I got the right ones :-)
try READING the article before posting
If you read the article, it is saying that the other manufacturers won't be able to meet Apple's current prices.
Apple don't need to cut their costs, they keep them where they are at the moment, and they'll still be cheaper than the competition.
this kinda sucks for all the other manufacturers then.
over half the people asked would rather wait in the hope that a future, rumoured product will be better than the current ipad, instead of buying one of the currently available alternatives
wasn't there a similar survey last year about how most people were going to wait for the RIM Playbook - and we know how well that turned out!
i looked up the phrase "cutting your nose off to spite your face"...
if the WSJ were really that concerned about their end user experience, they should put the effort in to add all the account management features of the website (and really, how many of those can there be?) to their iApp. And it shouldn't be too difficult to work out how to sync the content and which articles people have read across the devices as well. It just requires a bit of effort on their part to write an app that does more than just stream articles from their site.
needs Playmobile recreation, or it didn't happen
you're exactly right on that, it's exactly what happened in our office.
i don't think our IT dept had any warning, it's just that suddenly, half the IT team, have the business users and a very large number of the higher management were using iPhones as our personal phones and so began to also use them to access the online Outlook web portal, forwarding emails to home accounts, storing meeting details and contacts on the phone. so the only sensible option was to implement the Good Technology solution which at least keeps all that sensitive corporate date locked and encrypted.
The point that SteveBalmer's post above overlooks is that, it doesn't matter what solution the corporation implements, if the users are going to go ahead and use their own technology regardless.
Maybe it's different in your industries, but in mine, IT Departments are cutting costs as fast as employees and so finding a secure way for users to make use of their own phones and tablets is far more preferable to spending the money buying blackberries for them all.
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