805 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Vote with your wallets
I was never offered a specific speed of connection, besides it being "3G". So no, it probably isn't.
Re: I'm an EE customer
Me neither. I have, however, been getting a pretty lousy service with T-Mobile recently. Often when my phone claims to have a strong signal and is sending and receiving at H+ speed, it still takes an absolute age to download even the lightest website.
"let's outsource the work to someone almost on the other side of the world who'll do it for 75p/hour"
"We are disappointed that our customers have faced disruption to banking services"
"...and we expect them to try harder next time"
Re: Look, 2.3 million prisoners
That sounds like a crazy conspiracy theory to me.
...at least I hope it is.
Piano player, I ain't
I have a enough trouble using a Galaxy S2 with one hand. My thumb barely reaches the other side of the screen and often bumps the back button.
Unfortunate that the PadFone 2 is even bigger, otherwise it would be perfect solution. I'd like to have something the size of (or smaller than) a Nexus S, but powerful enough to drive the 10" tablet when plugged in.
I've considered Mint, but after that recent article on distros I think I'll go with openSUSE.
Yes. Next question..?
One doesn't need to be a fanboi to think you're wrong.
"Will it? What will you be developing?"
Scientific software. Linux development won't be the core of the role, but it'll be a good bit of experience nonetheless.
Oh good. I'm going to be developing in Linux in my new job, so the experience will be handy.
When I read that article I just new El Reg was going to have a go.
I'll admit they did labour the point a bit.
Re: Obligatory Hawk the Slayer reference
Hawk the Slayer's rubbish!
"Why am i yet to read about the Microsoft Illumiroom? Which imho is going to be a gamechanging feature?"
I had to Google that. I'm afraid I'm less than impressed.
I agree that it's going to be a game changer though. It'll change games that were otherwise enjoyable into silly light shows.
Re: Staring them in the face
Don't forget to make video calls only possible if the person at the other end has the same brand of TV as you. Interoperability is for communists.
Re: I want dumb TVs
More HDMI and USB ports would be nice.
"Is the TV really be best device for web surfing?"
No, but then I don't even think tablets and phones are. There are too many websites that just don't like small touch screens.
Re: Data cap anyone?
Do they have a clause in their contract that allows them to apply limits later?
2. Tea, normal English (e.g. Yorkshire) brewed strong as death
3. Milk, skimmed or semi-skimmed, just a spot
No sugar. That's for coffee, and even then it should be brown.
Earl Grey is perfumed rubbish. If it absolutely must be drunk, it should never be with milk.
I believe that's commonly referred to as NAAFI tea.
My granddad used to tell my dad the same thing. He was in the navy.
Re: I'm not sure what exactly is happening
frank ly, you have actually been on the internet right?
Re: Yeah right
Sorry, would Edinburgh be more you cup of tea? Or are you a "nothing north of the Watford Gap" kind of chap?
Re: Greedy bastards
That is an extremely good point. There really isn't much point in spending the time and money to make a 1 min advert when no one will ever watch more than 5 seconds.
And how much will BT be fined?
Oh, I see.
They should also be taught to fire a rocket at their feet while in mid jump will boost their jump considerably, thus allowing them to reach even more inaccessible locations.
"when your pinned down and targets 500 yards away" ...you'll feel very silly for leaving your SA80 on the kitchen counter.
A pistol is for when you're caught with your trousers down at close range and, for whatever reason, you can't use your main weapon. .50 cal is for heavy machine guns (less important these days) and ridiculously long range rifles (hardly ever needed).
Isn't it specifically the phosphoric acid in colas that does that? It's certainly been linked to osteoporosis in women.
Re: Dyslexic analysis disorder
The same way everyone else does when reporting statistical findings.
"Dr Chen is indisputably a real doctor and a proper boffin - as opposed to the larger and less distinguished category of "scientist" - being an MD as well as a PhD."
How dare you Sir! Such an inflammatory statement just caused this doctor* to splutter his delicious and health-giving juice of the naughty bean across the desk.
*PhD only and you can cram it where tech news hacks traditionally cram things.
Re: Asus PA248Q
1080p is fine for me. Glad my eyes are rubbish.
"and I still don't understand why we need 3g tablets when wifi will link up to your mobile hapilly.."
Dunno about you, but that's expressly verboten on my contract. I wouldn't have a network contract for a tablet anyway, but tethering isn't always an option.
Re: that's the point.
Build a better mousetrap...
Re: I want to live in Bob's world
Some of them cost more than my total Christmas budget.
£40 phone case a throwaway gift?
I'm clearly in the wrong line of work.
Re: Yay, stocking fillers on the 19th December.
Don't worry, there'll be plenty of these in the shops. No one else will want them.
Indeed. These are a bit pricier than the usual chocolate oranges.
They can sue each other for money if they must, since it largely seems to balance out, but full bans are bad for the consumer.
Re: And you think privacy is invaded NOW?
One day they'll tell us they "like us", and then we'll really be in trouble.
Re: But will it help Arthur Dent ...
No, but then he's just an ignorant monkey that doesn't know any better.
Re: Excuse me.
"This leash demeans us both"
Re: Out of Control?
I wouldn't have thought its course would deviate unless it was spraying something to give it thrust.
Re: "is thought to house a camera"
Well the US used to dump it in the sea and go pick it up. Of course NK aren't allowed out, and they can hardly knock on anyone else's door to ask for their ball back.
Re: Meanwhile Britain
Ah, so you're Lewis.
So that's where all these down votes came from.
Shoebox?!? Get a load of His Majesty living in a shoebox!
I'd sell my left knee to live in a shoebox!
Assuming you're not joking: RTFA.
The wounds were already open. The bandages were holding them closed in lieu of any sutures.
This is seriously horrible.
Apple's word can not be called into question. The town must be moved at once!
Re: The best tablet for Christmas
Re: What about the no-names?
A few unheard of brands sneak into some of these articles, but they're always crap in some way or another. If there are any good ones, I wouldn't mind knowing about them.
Oh but Kobo, or any other obscure e-reader-tablet-hybrid, don't count. They're all shite.
You need massive hands, apparently.
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