1561 posts • joined 20 Nov 2008
Google never turns up results with pirated material
Blank vhs tapes sold purely to record home movies
Blank cassettes were only for your dictation machine
DVRs only 'time shift'
Blah blah blah
People have been money from copyright infringement for ages, in legit businesses
Fry is becoming less of a national treasure, and more of a national joke. This is sad.
Re: On being slowly boiled alive with video standards
PAL terrestrial to digital a massive upgrade, really?
I find freeview to be horrific, encoding artifacts all over the shop.
Re: Start Menu
What are you talking about? Most of the article was about the start menu in 9.
Windows does have sym links, unless I'm missing the point here
Was that so hard, Microsoft?
This is definitely a good 'start', so colour me more interested in Windows 9 than 8 by far. Start and applications in windows? What a thing!
Not to mention the fact that Stardock was ahead of the game as they offered both of these, but oh well.
Hopefully they've fixed the other problems with 8, like lack of ClearType, missing Windows Experience Index, COMPLETELY screwed backup system, missing Shadow Copy UI, etc.
The problems with 8 are legion, but at least they are listening.. maybe?
I guess you didn't watch the video.
This is bloody fascinating, thanks.
All I ever remember of these guys is that they stood outside their shop, hassling you like a religious preacher.
But that was probably ages ago, I haven't really wandered around large town centres for years.
Re: NFC woes to come
Maybe in the US this type of thing is a novelty, but in the UK we already have contactless cards.
Why potentially introduce security issues by having your payment details readily available on your phone, when you can just pull out a much smaller plastic card and tap it instead?
NFC payments work in terms of cards, but I have 0% interest in it for my phone.
Re: I really don't know why it's so complicated.
Well, of course. I'm on the same team, buy your own phone, get a cheap deal that suits you. It's the only way to fly.
Then again I also bought my current and previous phones used off ebay, because I got more for my money.
Re: Like anything depends on your personal use cases, or lack of them.
Apparently your time is spent worrying about how bollock-chillingly cold it is.
Do you live in Siberia? Buy some gloves.
"It costs a lot of pain before you work out it was Norton"
Nah, it doesn't. The problem was clearly Norton. First place I'd start, to be honest.
Apple Reality Distortion Field.
Haha, oh Ive...
The difference is, you'll have to convince people to buy your iWatch tat every few years, whereas a well made mechanical timepiece will last for almost all purposes - indefinitely, and either a ridiculous time on a battery, or forever on kinetic or solar absorbing technology. When your iWatch runs out, people will be asking about it, but you'll only be able to show them a blank screen, as if you have some kind of lifeless electronic tumour on your arm, unless you hastily take it off and stuff it in your pocket in shame.
If you want a piece of tat that will be outdated in a year, iWatch is for you. If you want a watch that is well built, timeless, classic, and will tell you the time, faithfully, at a glance, forever, then you want a Swiss watch (or for the less well-heeled, a Casio digital watch, everyone has a soft spot for those!).
Re: Was interested in the 360
Yeah, £200 for a toy watch is silly. We're not talking Swiss made precision that will last on batteries forever, or have kinetic or light-absorbing charging, we're talking a bit of kit made in China.
Re: moto no no
They completely messed these up. 5.2" and 5" and higher cost?
Don't they get what made them such great products in the first place? Moto G was cheap and a decent size. Moto X was also a perfect size.
Tiny batteries, too. These devices make me glaze over.
Honestly, the only phone that catches my eye now is the Xperia Z3 Compact. Same dimensions x and y, little thinner than the Z1 Compact, but with a 4.6" screen instead of 4.3".
OMAP? I thought TI was out of the SoC game, and that was the excuse Google gave for not upgrading the Galaxy Nexus to KitKat...
A true Roomba competitior..
.. Except not, because it can't clean under your sofa.
Re: "hard core of folks"
The difference between Vista and 7 can be rather large. 7 saves a LOT of RAM when running Aero, for one thing.
Re: HP Cables Here In The UK Have A Fault To
A lot of the time, dodgy plugs are obvious (insulation in the wrong places or lack of, pin dimensions shot, tiny gap around the edge of the plug to live and neutral, etc.), but dodgy cables, not so much, if they stick a small conductor inside and put thick insulation on it.
The resistance encountered by the load is of course that which causes the problem; with a smaller cable, substandard and ridiculous American voltage will heat a wire more because more current is required to provide the same power, as you say.
Copper is costly, so the Chinese will surely love to ship you some aluminium instead, or maybe some aluminium covered in something vaguely copper looking to fool you (this happens).
Re: Daytime running lights
I agree that DRLs are a pretty pointless addition, and it encourages people only to check for light sources. If you can't see a giant chunk of metal flying at you, but you can now it has a few LEDs on it while in broad daylight, you probably need your eyes checked.
Never heard of this before now. Diaspora* must be happy, since now they're getting the most publicity ever.
Re: I seriously want one of those canoes
I think the water craft is in bad taste itself, the name isn't going to make it worse. Approved.
Re: Well my cousin will be happy
That detail was always one of the worst wastes of money.
It's not the weekend without Alistair Dabbs' opinion pieces.
This is why you don't trust some service with your passwords
Get a copy of KeepAss, and store the database somewhere you can always access. Several places, even.
Re: 0% semitic??
Anti-Semitism is NOT the opposite of Semitism.
Anti-Semitism was made up shorthand to describe Jew Hatred, which is still far more accurate.
Anti-Semitism is has almost nothing to do with hating Semitic peoples.
A Jew might be Semitic, but not all Semitics are Jews.
Re: If you ask for soya 'milk'
Yeah, pretty much.
Re: If you want a proper coffee
.. If you want a proper coffee, you don't add any milk or any of that shit to at all.
What are you trying to taste, sweet syrup and mammary secretions, or coffee?
Most people don't want lemonade in their beer, so why add crap to coffee?
Re: If you ask for soya 'milk'
One that can be perfectly viable in ancient times, it seems.
"The oldest evidence of soy milk production is from China where a kitchen scene proving use of soy milk was incised on a stone slab dated around AD 25–225."
Not some modern hippy invention, as much as you'd love to believe.
Re: Want one so much!
Nah, the most modern aren't included in the charge, but very few engines at the moment are Euro 6 compliant.
Self service checkouts in Waitrose have far better manners than ones in plebian stores such as Tesco or Sainsburys: after you pay, and it detects your items are still on the platform, it doesn't repeatedly tell you to shove off, which is obnoxious and unnecessary, because you're no doubt trying to get a hold of your items.
If only we had snapshots and virtualisation.
Oh wait, we do.
It's not as if the company deliberately is going to shun a black guy.
It's simply a matter of the best people applying and getting jobs are white or asian males.
That's not a problem with the business, it's a problem with attitudes or education, and frankly, overall demographics. In a country where whites are still the largest group, it would be understandable that that was shown in other stats.
It's the right decision, make an android phone or don't, not this mess, but Satya Nadella is turning out to be one depressing CEO.
Re: Looking forward to it
Model S is fifty quid? Bugger me, I better rush to a Tesla dealer right this second and buy a few.
There's a remake?
Re: Anyone using any web based password manager is just an idiot.
Yeah, I only use KeepAss too.
Never did trust the idea of using some web service to do the job.
Re: King Canute
My local is a Waitrose...
"Making a separate tournament for females is highly patronising and implies they are less capable of winning than a male player. Having a 'female only' tournament without a separate 'male only' is even more patronising, in addition to being by definition sexual discrimination."
Could not agree more. What a sexist farce.
Women are known to be great on factory assembly lines in China - they have to work with their hands very quickly then, and surely they have the same fight or flight instinct. Taking physical constraints mostly out of the way, the only thing stopping women competing in games just as well is likely the fact they have better shit to do.
.. and nothing of value was lost.
That, and the sheer spectacle.
Well, that's the best we've got.
LTE advertised as '4G' mostly doesn't meet the minimum 4G standard that was set in 2008.
Re: Why 3000mAh?
Should really be watt-hours anyway, or joules, to be specific.
"let the resolution wars begin"
Goodness, I hope not. I want cheaper, longer lasting handsets of a reasonable size.
4.5" - 4.7" 1280×720.
HP Chromebook 11. Uses a microUSB charger.
Also known for its charger bursting into flames.
That said, the story doesn't add up.
I think it was more of a sound bite referencing standards; if the plug doesn't conform to Aussie standards, that's a good start to being suspicious about the quality of the device.
The same thing applies here to some degree, but sometimes those Chinese get confused and put insulation on the earth pin, which is a definite sign the thing isn't BS1363. (I've seen many other violations too).
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