263 posts • joined Thursday 27th November 2008 12:08 GMT
David, you missed the point
I don't have a milling machine at home or the knowledge to use one.
This? Plug in to USB, file>open... Select plans and press Print!
Also your milled gun makes metal detectors go mental, this wouldn't.
Re: "We Find Ghoulish Humour Helps"
lol - so true! Sounds to me like you could take up the "Culture" series and continue ;)
Mr Banks, I'm sure you google yourself and I'm sure you are roughly 1 trillion hits at the moment but, please enjoy the rest of your time. My mum is terminally ill and I get a limited incite to where you are. Do EVERYTHING you thought "yeah we must do that sometime....", get that bucket list going.
And thank you, for all the books, for all the hours reading them and re-reading them.... and re-reading them again! (Just finished Consider Phelbas for a 3rd time!)
I've just started "The Hydrogen Sonata" and so far, it's your usual exceptional talent. Thank you.
Re: Fingerprint sensor...
"Revolutionary, you say?"
Of course it is! Apple will invent the fingerprint sensor on phones and erase the many others that had it out of history with iWipehistory device.
Acer M900..... Toshiba slide-out G900 also had them, years ago..... along with the iPAQ
You need to look up the current Explorer edition which allows lenses to be attached, although at the moment just Google built ones I believe. Google are working on a "framework" (Don't know if pun intended or not) that manufacturers can adapt too, so the hope is you can use the lenses of your choice.
All the comments....
from people who've not actually used the Google Glass. Oddly, none of the complaints here have been mentioned by the review on another famous tech website (I'm sure i'm not allowed to link). This reviewer used them, didn't look like a geek and so I'll trust his review as I have no others to go on, other than random guess-work and speculative comments.
And not everyone wants to avoid glasses, some people actually like wearing them and it can help with appearance (No, i don't have glasses or contacts).
Fuck off Apple. Pathetic.
Thats not how you do it, you need to post either:
"Apple rocks, Google Sucks"
"Google rocks, Apple sucks"
Of course which you use depends on the subject of the story and your aim, either + or - votes. Simples.
Re: "Out of warranty"?
"You don't need to be well connected. Consumer focused laws are generally regulator enforced, so no need for expensive lawyers either."
When I'm living in the UK I often resort to using them (Last case was a Renault Megane Cab where the electric windows failed) and from my experience they are NOT regulator enforced, they are COURT enforced. Difference is that you can end up taking the retailer (Maybe not Apple, maybe Carphone Wharehouse or T-Mobile or whoever) to court which incurs charges where regulators generally don't.
And mention taking a big company to court and most people will run a mile! (even though they could be assured (as can be with a court) of a victory against a corporation)
Like a good night out to me.....
"Windows8 is realy NT in disguise!"
I'm guessing that since this is about Windows PHONE 8, you mean Windows PHONE 8
So are pretty much all the other Windows releases, probably also including the ones most of us use on our Windows desktops.
Non-standard, f*&ked with ROM shows Non-standard error!
And the story is...... ?
Re: well thats a surprise
Actually you can do Sky HD in WMC.... google it along tvsource.
When i lived in the UK it was our main TV with it's 4 tuners
Re: So glad I'd already given up on MS and Media Centre
Yeah exactly Stu, Tim couldn't have pulled much hair as it's pretty easy to get DVB-S2 hd in wmc.
Re: So glad I'd already given up on MS and Media Centre
Really? Sky HD (movies, sports etc.) worked superb on mine when I lived in the UK, as did everything I downloaded (Shark007 btw).
Now I live in middle east and sadly OSN use betacrypt which afaik hasn't been cracked :(
just fuck off Apple....
Maybe they might want to add....
The new "blocking" mode thats on Android now - please i don't want to start "mines bigger than yours!", it is however a VERY handy feature.
Simply tell it what time you do NOT want to receive and not receive alerts and it blocks all audible and screen wake-up calls between these times. You can also add exceptions to this rule by name. Very handy. This can cure one of the issues mentioned by others but does indeed leave others unanswered.
Maybe there is an app for it or a dev is reading this and can code it?
(I had a windows phone 7 but at the time OneNote couldn't copy across gfx/pictures/handwriting to the phone, so had to switch to Evernote and Androird, I believe it now can so am VERY tempted to switch back to 8. I also run an SGS 3 which to me, whilst almost being the perfect phone is too big for me. I wish the 920 was just a little smaller and I'd snap it up in an instant.)
Re: Android fragmentation is logarithmic
Additional to SolidSoup:
- Apple also got sued for $350 few days ago (yeap lost a patent battle)
- Lost iPhone trademark in Mexico
- AFAIK getting there arse whooped in Sales by Samsung (you brought them in to this)
- Are about to have as many as 20 of the most contreversial patents cancelled (some of which were used against Samsung in the $1billion suit)
- The German court decision should never have existed in the first place as the UK had ruled on it
- In South Korea (some sense prevailed!) and BOTH companies got hit with tiny fines and told to get on with it and stop wasting everyones time
So when you think about it, it's actually really bad days for Apple.... guess you really do reap what you sow.
Re: I don't get it.....
"It's just not economical to spend another £100+ buying a second, downgradeable, license for a typical consumer machine"
I was under the impression that Windows 8 gave you a downgradeable license?
I don't get it.....
As this is a tech website, chances are you are some sort of techie which means you probably have your own copies of licensed O/S and are happy to install it.....
So why bitch and moan about something thats not YOUR problem? Don't like Windows 8? Don't use it! No one is forcing YOU to use it.
Home users are a diferent issue of course but then, doesn't everyone know an IT geek who can just change it for them?
And for the sake of the children! Stop identifying yourselves with the hardware/software you use.... really? Everone is diferent and some will like something, other won't. I don't like iOS but I don't go around saying its shit, quite the oposite infact, i'd recommend it for a lot of my less techie friends/relatives.
Because, Dave, over here we have something called "the spirit of the law" as well as the "the letter of the law". This attempt by Apple was clearly not in the spirit of the law.
OneNote and SkyDrive
Does anyone know if diagrams/photo's taken in OneNote on a PC now sync to Windows Phone?
I'd also be interested to know if Skydrive acts like Mesh used to, in that it syncs a LOCAL copy so I can access when out of coverage?
Re: You'll fit right in
If the gate wasn't closed, they wouldn't have offloaded your luggauge. BUM (Baggage Unload Message) should only be issued from DCS once the airline has closed the flight I.e. the gate is closed.
So, either the story you tell is being "massaged" or something VERY non-industry standard is being actioned.
Re: And as a character-based anecdote-
You obviously have no idea the effect late pax have on a flight.
No, "he" did not have to let you board the plane. If the boarding gate is closed, its up to the pilot to decide to allow you to board an no one else, and thats only after its got passed the ground handler.
Delaying a flight is very little to do with not upsetting business class passengers. Its about people making connecting flights, its about airlines being charged for late departures and its about airlines being charged for late arrivals. And at a big airport like LHR or LGW, missing your slot can cause significant delays.
Try your attitude at a UK airport and you may well get a VERY diferent response. You only have to watch a few "Come Fly With Me" episodes to work that out.
Still, as long you had fun eh?
@Wade. Re: That pretty much screws people who build their own PCs.
Funny that, i've used it on systems that don't have TS's as well..... seemed fine to me.
Honestly, mountain, mole hill...
Re: I see a growing market
And one day a copper will pull you and you'll do time for "attempting to pervert" because there is only ONE reason you would have a legitimatley formatted plate with the wrong data.
I'd rather just pay a few parking charges thanks.
"Establishing that all of the elements of a contract (offer, acceptance, consideration) are present"
I thought that was the killer line though. Even if they have you on CCTV walking up to the parking tarrifs board, it does not mean you understood what it means. As they cannot prove you understood the "offer", you therefore could not accept. As you didn't understand what was written then you clearly didn't understand that you had to pay or that it was an offer to start with.
lol- now THATS funny!
Re: That pretty much screws people who build their own PCs.
Sadly mechBgon, you're banging your head against a brick wall. Don't bother mate, unless you love watching downvotes/
Most people who slag it off probably haven't even tried it. I use it on my Samsung Series 7 Slate and it rocks. I'll be putting it on my desktop (which runs 3 touchscreen monitors) as soon as I get around to buying a copy.
I guess its fun to run with the blind hate crowd....
Agree with aj87... why the iPhone 5!?
Why compare to the iPhone 5 screen size? Oh wait, do they now have a patent for 4" screens??? I guess Apple invented 4" screens, right?
I have to be honest, I think the S3 (I have one) is a little too big. Having owned it I now think that I should have made one of 2 choices; 1 - either get a Galaxy Note (if large size is important) and do it properly or 2; chosen something a little smaller (Obviously didn't know about a 4" S3 coming out).
As long as the device is identical then a 4" would be my preferred choice.
Re: BBC reporting that Android Apps will run on AMD Win8 devices
"Typical BBC spin - the idea that Windows 8 doesn't have much software, and comparing simply by what's in the MS store, is ludicrous. It's true for ARM, but not x86 - and since the article is about AMD, it's not clear we're talking about the ARM version."
Thats not what its talking about. The article is saying that people who have Angry Birds on a phone may well like to install the same version on desktop. I don't recall seeing anything relating to a comparison of available apps for each eco system.
BUT..... i have a friend who is a BBC journalist and I (probably unfairly) give her loads of abuse about the inaccuracies and misleading BS they put out.
Re: Tried not to get involved but
It's not often I use words like this but, what are you talking about you moron? It's perfect for quick file transfers and putting in one of the small library of cards containing which ever TV series you wish to switch to.
Am I the only one that thinks this court case is very insulting to Apple users?
If you agree the whole "trade dress" thing and agree that the S2 looks just like the iPhone, and then suggest that Apple lost sales because of this, is that not incredibly insulting to the Apple community?
After all, you are saying that the Apple wana-be's but bought an iPhone got INCREDIBLY confused when they were given a box labelled "Samsung..." and then look at the device that had SAMSUNG in big shiney silver on the front of the phone at the top..... Easy mistake to make I guess, if you're an idiot!
(which is why I do not believe this was infringed, unless, they really ARE that stupid???)
Dear Mr Cheery
Both Aster launched from our Type 45's (and France and Germany) and USA systems have proven to be able to shoot down real ICBMs (Without warheads) and then there is the incredibly expensive 747 which has also shot down real ICBMs (again without warheads).....so there is some chance... Of course, this is much harder with a sub parked off your coast firing at a coastal city like New York but so far, I haven't read that anyone other than Russia, France, UK and of course the yanks having an SSBN. I guess a Tomahawk could carry a tactical though from a normal attack sub?
so you can indeed be cheery!
In reality, an ICBM isn't really the issue, normal sea transport methods are the big risk in my opinion. Its all too easy to sail a boat across the channel.
Re: a whole hour? @Jim
"Typical that a pro-Microsoft guy would post rant about folks that don't worship the same entity he does."
Actually, try re-reading. I said that anyone is free to chose which ever O/S they like to and they should. Like it or not (you may not care to admit it), board are full of people who have very strong opinions on a subject having no actual experience on that subject..... "don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes".... if only these people would TRY Windows 8 first, then the opinion they have would carry a lot more weight, specially the bad ones!
"It may have take 8 minutes for others not of his liking to post, but it took him all of 15 seconds. LOL"
Neither makes sense or is funny ..... ? In fact, I was the first to post, by luck, nothing more and before people with a diferent view.... so what does that mean? And what does the fact it may or may not have taken me "15 seconds" to post have any bearing on it?
Far from a "MS fanboy", I use Android having tried MS phone and found out it didn't do what I needed it to do. You see, I chose what I use over its functionality versus my requirements. My requirements may not be yours.... it's a simple concept that's lost on a lot of people, and some people turn this gap into a pile of unrequired hate that others like to jump on for the hell of it.
I am quite impressed though, 44 down votes, that's got to be a record? Next time i'll post something popular (but not based on experiences or fact) and see if I can get more than 44 up-votes..."I hate MS! You SUCK" should do it?
Re: a whole hour?
"I have 2 30" screens and edge to edge is about 4 inches on the mouse mat or 5 feet with my finger.
More efficient to let go of the mouse, move my arm 3 feet to poke the screen (leaving a finger mark) and find the mouse again than moving the mouse 3 inches back and forth? My keyboard has a pause button anyway."
Funny that, you seem to miss the point about being right handed, mouse on right screen and left arm reaching to left screen.... see, now letting go of the mouse! And good for you, so does mine (keyboard) but I was trying to use a simple example.
"Regardless of some people liking the feel of Microsoft's knob in their behind, I hate being told to bend over."
Again, seem to have missed out my point about voting with your money and going to another OS, there are plenty of free ones or you can stay with your existing one, no one is FORCING you to put Windows 8 on your PC. Horses for courses and riders!
Re: a whole hour?
Its not about willy waving but if that's how you see it then I suggest you're the one that has an issue, not me, its not my intent and that's clear when taken in context.
I am stating that I have 3 touchscreen monitor system at home and in THIS situation, touchscreen is often more useful than a mouse. If I'm working on the right screen with the mouse and I want to hit something, say "pause" on Media Player, which is on my left screen, its far more efficient to just touch it than wheel the mouse across three large screens.
All to often people don't grasp the concept that a touchscreen is NOT to replace a mouse, its to complement it. Once this gets grasped touchscreens suddenly take on a much more significant and useful role. But then I also appreciate its also my preference, based on a few years of experience, and may not be the same for everyone who get no closer to a touchscreen than the phone they use. I doubt, if tech goes the way I see it going, I'll ever buy a non-touchscreen monitor again. Now, where are those Kinnect laptops!?
What I don't get is all the hate from a lot of people. If you don't like it, don't buy it! XP isn't going to stop working just because 8 is out and neither will 7.
Mind you, I suppose, for some, the hate train is an interesting way to while away a boring day, if life's that boring....
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