Now please make it illegal for a website to ask to install its mobile app every time you visit.
848 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: CPU power
It would, presumably, effect loading times. I've seen Assassin's Creed: Unity running on an XBone and the load times are ridiculously long; often they're well over a minute, per cut scene.
Austerity, we've heard of it.
Only two of these were less than £200; in fact they were £1 less than £200.
I would like to get better speakers for my TV, so a list of options around £100 would be very useful.
Re: science eh?
What about all those technologies that came out of war that are now used in civilian life all the time?
Penicillin? Computers? Radar, and microwave ovens as a byproduct?
Of course, there are plenty of technologies that aren't useful for anything other than killing people, but in this case I'm sure there are plenty of civilian applications for big lasers that can burn things as long, safe, distances.
Re: The only good thing about BT is....
I'm also a VM customer, and for some reason the only junk mail is from VM trying to sell me a service I already receive. Idiots.
Re: So does this affect Amazon Prime Members?
It appears to (as I've said, I've just started the trial), and the best I could get on my purchase today was delivery on Thursday.
I've just started my 1-month trial of Amazon Prime. At best, I'll be getting the first class post option for free.
At least I'm not actually paying for the service I'm not receiving.
An article like this is always nice from time to time. The free AV tools people used to suggest are now bloated pieces of junk (I'm looking at you AVG), so pointing out the alternatives to those who haven't been following the trends is always helpful.
Re: Well done!
Lots of universities are adopting an open access policy though, even for industry-funded projects.
Re: And they need it!
"Sometime before the heat-death of the universe"
Re: I suppose it was inevitable...
"Hey you! Beardo! Mine's a latte!"
The economy will have collapsed, so you'll be lucky if it's Nescafe - *shudder* - Original.
Re: London is a dirty unfinished shithole
Detroit isn't finished in the same way that Carthage is finished.
Re: Isn't it weird...
Not really. It's news about an area of the city getting a revamp. The changes to the road are just to allow that revamp.
Re: no way
YEAH! Why would you, when you can spend even more money buying a phone that'll just leak your selfies all over the internet?
Re: With you on this
Just as long as that tax doesn't come from wages/salaries. Those are taxed enough as it is, thank you very much.
Oh my how they'll complain though.
Re: Which PHD thesis?
The "unfinished PhD" should not even have been mentioned.
An unfinished PhD is no PhD at all. If you haven't had your viva, then your thesis hasn't been defended and it could be complete tripe.
"4:3 aspect ratio makes video playing crap, why have all those lovely pixels and waste a good chunk of them when you're using the damn thing?"
Unless you're trying to do work on it, in which case it's ideal.
Re: there's now an Amazon Prime Android app
The issue with the Roku is very suspicious, since it's on the US version but not the UK one where BSkyB have a stake. In the case of this Google doo-dar, it's more likely to be Amazon's fault.
Re: Google TV
...unless you already own a Roko or similar, in which case that revolution came and went.
I was kind of interested in this until I realised Amazon aren't putting Prime on it (for now). That's currently the only shortcoming of the Roku (in the UK), as either Amazon are withholding Prime or BSkyB are using their shares in Roku to block it.
Mind you, there's now an Amazon Prime Android app, so maybe it'll find its way to Google's puck.
Re: Hogwart's Express
They say it's King's Cross, but in the movies they used St. Pancras.
...neither of which look much like they are described.
It's a little bit unique.
Re: Thrown the book at them
"Make them eat English breakfasts 3 times a day"
I thought you wanted to punish them.
Re: Where to buy?
You're forgetting screens and TVs, which are quite common, priced well and of good quality. Otherwise your point stands.
"I COULD CARE LESS"
That's it, you just made the list.
Re: Consumers who care about quality?
I hate the reverse too. I can't stand watching a lot of long heads talking.
OK, so they're playing catchup, but the important thing is START MENU!
As long as the upgrade from Win8 isn't too pricey this might even be a day-one purchase for the wife's laptop.
Unless there's a very good reason, my Win7 machine can stay as it is. I'll probably wait to see what impact it has on games anyway, particularly older ones.
Don't forget the Met Office. He hates them too.
"[Microsoft] may drop the attempt to create a unified experience across both architectures."
We can only hope!
If Windows 9 undoes some of the horrible UI mistakes MS has made I, will go out and buy it to replace Win 8 on my wife's laptop. I might even be tempted to put it on my own machine.
Re: Yeah, well, like, you know.
To what the hell are you referring?
What innocent American citizen? What drone strike?
Re: So basiclly, @ Mark 85
Underpants? No. A tea cosy however...
Re: So basiclly, @Dalek Dave
M&S?!? Try just going to your local butcher's shop.
Of course, if you consider a butcher's choice pork and apple sausage to be anything less than a piece of heaven in piggy form, then I'm afraid you just don't know what good food is.
Re: So basiclly, @Dalek Dave
Chris W, you're buying the wrong British sausages. When Yank sausages are the right kind they can be very good, since they're rather like German sausages. Those sausage meat patties are rubbish though.
Re: Carbs are the killers
Unfortunately khisanth is right. Those veggies don't eat any animal fat, which is pure energy.
Re: Wikipedia Rules
Nope, it was tea. Tea served us very well in the old imperial days. Without knowing about microbes our troop's tendency to boil water to make tea made us less likely to suffer disease than, say, the French.
Re: So basiclly,
"Black Pudding (Americans really do not want to know what is in this)"
I believe our American cousins call this blood sausage. It's supposedly quite popular in some quarters.
"Fried Slice (A king amongst bread products, and we do not put sugar in our bread)"
For a moment there I thought you were having a go at French toast, which you may know as eggy bread. I've tried eggy bread with maple syrup at home and it's not to be sniffed at.
Re: Mr Hawking – Over-rated - Big Bang Mythology
"All so called experts like to bamboozle"
No, they're used to talking to people who have learned their particular technical language, the use of which provides the most concise way of conveying an idea. OK, if you read a few PhD theses you'll find examples of unnecessarily complex language, but then these are written by insecure junior scientists. Once you get to Hawking's level, you no longer have anything prove and you use big words not to show off or confuse but because you have big ideas to convey.
Finally, I'd like to know your alternative hypothesis, gary27. I'd hate to think I'm wasting my time on a loony.
Thought it was good. Interesting and touching, without Hollywood fluff. I've no way of knowing how accurate a portrayal it is though.
It's so refreshing to see good honest medieval policies. Perhaps serial offenders could be hanged, drawn and quartered?
The Tropico games have a South American dictatorship theme, but really they're city building games. You usually only resort to jackbooted face stomping if things are going badly.
Tropico 2 was an exception, since you played the king of a pirate island. It didn't really work though.
Fans of Andoid?
If faced with a rational argument, spout patriotic poetry. Got it.
Re: Genuine question
I'm sure you mean Yellowstone Park. Jellystone Park is famous for its population of unusually intelligent, but no less greedy, bears.
Try to not land in the soup.
Bearing in mind it has to be powered from a micro USB and mustn't cost more than £50, what core would you suggest?
Re: If we are going to build a wall
"Who is going to do the work?"
How about the unemployed? This could be the new Hoover Dam.
Re: I prefer the infra-red camera trick
Use a PIN with one number repeated.
Re: Mac Mini