818 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Test Results?
Never have I encountered such foul, mindless perversity. Have you considered a career in the church?
Signed, for all the good it will do.
TalkTalk was warned by the watchdog to consider use of the word "free" more carefully in its future ad campaigns, or else... not much.
Re: 'Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an always-on console'
This may sound a bit conspiracy theory-ish, but if they were never considering the always online option wouldn't they release a statement saying just that? It would kill the bad PR dead.
"I mean for god sakes, they invaded Iraq over the fact they suspected they might have WMDs with no evidence."
No, that was just the excuse they gave. You'd be mad to invade a country that actually does have WMDs.
E: They're China's bitch, and China has no interest in getting dragged into a war and/or having a collapsed nation on their border when the North inevitably loses.
Re: Let's call it a draw...
I've never met him, but these two posts pretty much describe my assessment of him via the various media I've seen/heard/read his work.
What's wrong with a little enthusiastic baffoonary anyway?
Re: I think theres a bit more to it than risk free and saves money.
I wasn't suggesting that not putting new content on streaming services justified piracy. I was saying that it almost certainly increases it.
Re: I think theres a bit more to it than risk free and saves money.
"I would admit though since signing up for Netflix and Lovefilm the amount of movie piracy I do has taken a massive dive."
Then this is the way to go. New content on Netflix at release. If you have to wait, people will pirate it and will probably never pay for it (despite claiming otherwise).
Re: Presumably because it's risk-free and saves a ton of money
Regional licensing and pricing needs to die now.
Re: The customer defines value
JC_, you're right. We need some haggling here. Big content needs to accept that they're asking too much and need to come up with a better deal. Downloaders need to accept that they can't have everything their way.
If the likes of Netflix got all content as soon as it was new, I would not only be willing to pay, I would be willing to pay quite a bit more that £6 a month. But it doesn't because the producers don't feel they get enough from it, so I won't pay more because it's a crap deal.
Re: EA is criminal thief, takes money for nothing
Them guys ain't dumb.
Re: Cap? What Cap?
Lucky you. Mine just reported 2.2Mbps. Not too bad, but it's certainly been worse than that before.
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.
- One HUNDRED FAMOUS LADIES exposed NUDE online
- Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers