Re: Never too many toys...
Do you plan to buried in a barrow with all of them?
993 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Do you plan to buried in a barrow with all of them?
I must say I'm intrigued. I don't care that it looks like an iPad, but that's not a bad price for those specs. Assuming the build quality isn't absolute pants, of course.
Is it even possible to buy these in the UK without knowing someone in China? I suppose eBay may be an option.
Maybe, just maybe, it's because it is explicitly designed to look (nearly) identical. Not like Samsung daring to make something vaguely the same shape. We're talking identical.
Ubuntu used to look like a good candidate. Not so much these days.
It's certainly not going to be a thin browser-only OS.
Can't figure out if that's aimed at the Android haters or lovers. Makes sense if aimed at the haters.
Unless you're on EE's T-Mobile tentacle. In which case you can't get Skype to work over your mobile internet connection. Or at least I can't.
Careful. Last time I suggested putting money into the rural areas I got accused of being a rich country toff and then a liberal peasant-loving townie.
"I'm with Virgin and BT here. BT was privatised because of the simple fact that governments are CRAP at running services like this. Look at the DWP and the NHS for prime examples of just how badly governments run public services, far better for it to be run by a private company that has an interest in keeping it's customers happy and improving services."
Yeah, just like our rail network!
Good joke. Very funny.
"Feeding aerial photos into an algorithm, its engineers used computer vision techniques to render shapes of the building, adding a wealth of information to its maps."
If this is an algorithm they designed, then of course it's bloody innovative. If not, then it's either a novel application or the first large scale application. Either way, Google has the best maps app out there are continuing to improve it. I don't particularly dislike Apple, but no one (other than a raving fanboy) could argue that their map app isn't the worst. It's not even as good as Bing Maps. Yes, I said bloody Bing!
Doubt it. The the map app on iOS was Apple built and lacked a lot of features I frequently use on Android. Now whether that's because Google didn't make those features accessible through the API or that Apple just couldn't be bothered to update it, I don't know.
...or does the black one look an awful lot like a Samsung Galaxy SII?
I'd like to know this too.
Yeah Uplink was good. Certainly got me hooked.
Unless the second shot is from a multiplayer map, it's a scene that never actually features in the game. I remember the screenshots on the box didn't actually look much the game itself either, since they came from a much earlier version.
But still... no offence.
"how to transfer content to/from the device"
iTunes. It's an Apple product so it'll only ever be iTunes.
Who is going to base their strategic decisions on what Apple is doing now, when all they're doing is play catch-up?
Just thought I'd counter the unnecessary down vote you received.
Some people on here seem to be inexplicably negative about perfectly innocuous comments.
May I suggest dropping the water while in a steep dive, to improve accuracy. You could also put sirens on the thing reassure the lost traveller that water will soon be arriving.
I think they're upgrading everyone, regardless.
Unless he hit the 1GB in an hour limit. In which case his connection would be throttled for everything for a few hours.
That comes down to the question "what is misleading?" The answer to which is always going to be subjective.
Still, I don't think many people expect toilet paper to be like wiping one's arse on an animal. They could be forgiven for expecting a service they're paying through the nose for to deliver what was promised.
...if promised is the right word, which of course it isn't.
Quite common and often notice is given of this policy on the menu.
Hmm... this appears to be written in English, but I'm not familiar with the dialect.
"said it was a cross of the X files and Lost."
And that made you want to watch it?
Also, which banks actually send out NFC credit cards, and for which accounts?
OK, so what solution did they come up with?
They probably have thought of it, and maybe they've solved it. Then again, maybe they're so eager for us to buy into what they're trying to sell that they're hoping we won't think to ask such awkward questions.
I find your lack of scepticism disturbing.
Is it? When you say common, do you mean common in the centre of London, or actually common?
I think a NSFW sign is needed for these pages of porcine pornography.
"I know lots and lots of people who have iPhones and love them -- and exactly four people with Android handsets, only one of whom even likes it."
Oh for goodness sake. Why does anyone, no matter what side of the argument they're on, think this is somehow credible evidence? It's anecdotal nonsense.
Personally, I know more Android phone owners than iPhone owners, largely due to the relative cost of getting a half-decent one. Most of the people I know who own iPhones like them, but then so do the people who've bought Android phones. I would say, anecdotally, that the Android phone owners I know are more technically minded than the iPhone owners. Take from that what you will.
Best handset of 2011.
This _is_ a tech. website, remember?
I'd have at least a passing interest in her... features though, and not just for looking at either.
So a review you don't agree with is a bad review? There's possibly an element of that, but this particular article is so gushy you'd be excused for thinking it was written by Stephen Fry.
I know you've used the troll icon, but... huh?
I've never found a bought bacon sandwich that is as good as a home made one.
"Any comment on the quality of the bacon used in any Spanish tests?"
If it's anything like the bacon they had at hotel I stayed at in Majorca, it's bad. Imagine someone took a whole load of vaguely bacon like bits of meat, pressed them into a block glued together with fat, smoked it and cut it into thin uniform slices. It's like a sausage pretending to be bacon.
What no black market in piggy products?
Alternatively, move somewhere less silly.
"It's a bit like the proposed 'nuclear bomber' developments of the 50's and 60's where the Soviet Union spent a lot of money trying to get a nuclear reactor into a place before realising you couldn't do it!!"
Yes they could. They just couldn't fit in/get it to lift any radiation shielding.
Electric cars aren't going to take off until they're (almost) as easy to recharge as a petrol car is to refuel. Also, the price has to come down a lot. Also, since batteries have a limited life, I'd imagine electric cars aren't that attractive as second hand cars.
Large scale power generation is always more efficient than small local sources, e.g. using an internal combustion engine. They may not be totally 'green', but they are greener.
I'm too young to remember to the really early days of document printing. Of course I remember dot matrix printers, but that was still in the late 80s - early 90s. So, how does this compare to those early days? Does the assertion that these early 3D printers are like the first document printers really stand up?
You and me both.
You disappointed me there. I was thinking: "who'd get a bag with a solar charger when you can have a portable fusion reactor instead?".
The Mrs bought a Kobo Vox from WHSmiths. It was utterly crap.
£150 for 3 year old tablet technology: 800Mhz single-core processor, dodgy WiFi connectivity and 1 hour battery life. Selling something like that at that price borders on exploitative. Average punter hasn't learned to be sceptical of anything sold in a bricks and mortar shop like us techies.
Thankfully they accepted the damn thing back, so I could get a Nexus 7 instead.
Is it me, or are Microsoft trying to kill off their second most successful, and arguably best, product?
So MS is effectively making all Office 2013 licenses OEM licenses. How does this sit with that EU law that says you are entitled (regardless of EULA) to sell your licenses on when you don't want them any more?
And let the raging hoards of fanbois know exactly who to direct their wrath at? Oh yes, you'd like that wouldn't you?