694 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 14:36 GMT
Re: Pricing and not pretty
...and I just paid £200 for a Nexus 7. £500-700 is utterly ridiculous for a phone.
I declare this to be the most ground breaking development in phone technology of 2011!
White bread from a bag: now that's wrong. Personally I believe more or less any traditional bread type is fine, so long as it's of good quality. I'm rather partial to bacon in an oven bottom muffin myself. Perhaps I've been oop-narth too long than is good for me.
I'll accept brown bread
I'm no puritan, as evidenced by my suggestion of ketchup and French mustard. It also appears to be back bacon, cooked until quite crispy but not cut-your-cheeks rock solid.
I would probably substitute the tea for black coffee. I'm more likely to drink the tea before going to bed to improve my chances of surviving the night.
Re: You get what you pay for
Send in... the tro-o-o-o-olls.
Then the marketing bods need to get used to quoting approximate storage space. We're in the land of "up to" here, but at least people won't have reason to grumble.
Re: Rural not such a bad option
My thoughts exactly. Urban areas are more or less saturated with fixed line networks, many of which have a wireless hub on the end. Why pay more for a mobile contract for each device? Also, those cities are the ones where HSPA+ signal is excellent. You're not going to be downloading full length movies, but HD clips from YouTube are a breeze.
Whereas, there's a sound business case for reliable 4G signal in rural areas and a line of 4G-WiFi routers*.
*No doubt they'd rather you got a contract for every PC connected to the internet, but it's not going to happen.
Wish you could do that with Android devices (for those that aren't going to root it).
Re: "To suit all budgets?"
That, surely, is a better investigation for a reviewer: out of all the sub £100 gadgets, which ones aren't going to fall apart in a week?
Honestly, El Reg, you keep doing this. No one has any bloody money, so we need to know how to squeeze every last penny.
Re: Maple Syrup?
Only in terms of cost.
Re: Memo from the desk Tim Cook
That made me think of this quote from guess who:
"...when the Editors of the Guide were sued by the families of those who had died as a result of taking the entry on the planet Tralal literally (it said "Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts often make a very good meal for visiting tourists: instead of "Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts often make a very good meal of visiting tourists"), they claimed that the first version of the sentence was the more aesthetically pleasing, summoned a qualified poet to testify under oath that beauty was truth, truth beauty and hoped thereby to prove that the guilty party in this case was Life itself for failing to be either beautiful or true. The judges concurred, and in a moving speech held that Life itself was in contempt of court, and duly confiscated it from all those there present before going off to enjoy a pleasant evening's ultragolf.”
Re: Iran and NK make a trade deal.
@AC 1: Fair point, although there were at least people around Bush to stop him doing ultra-stupid things like invade Iran or try to destroy Al jazeera. If one of the Kims ever thought they could get away with invading South Korea again, I have no doubt they would.
@AC 2: I'm not sure the word "innocent bystanders" can always be applied but yes, they do like their proxy-wars.
Re: Iran and NK make a trade deal.
At least giants aren't likely to pick fights with each other. They have too much to lose.
Smaller, poorer, desperate nations (run by crazier people) may see war as a route to definite gain.
Re: If you're going to put pictures like that into a phone review...
Interesting idea Helena Handcart. However, in the real world...
Re: A solution in search of a problem
It probably comes with Polaris Office. The GSII does. LibreOffice for Android should be along at some point too.
"In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion."
Re: Misleading is wrong but...
Good point. A contract can say more or less anything. If it's found, legally, to be unfair it gets voided.
Re: Misleading is wrong but...
"it also says if they do they will always contact me in writing and give me the opportunity to leave or change tariff with no penalty to me."
Does it? You surprise me, since that's one of the things people are demanding.
Yes it is a legally binding contract, so people should be aware of what it says. However, giving the service provider all of the rights and none of the liabilities is hardly a fair deal. Just look at what happened when O2 went tits-up a month or so ago. They didn't have to give any kind of compensation despite people paying for a service they were no longer receiving. That fact that O2 _chose_ to do the sensible thing, from a PR point of view, and gave people nominal compensation is neither hear nor there. I'm not even sure if people on Tesco Mobile or its ilk got any kind of compensation at all.
If it does...
I might actually buy one.
Re: obligatory question....
"99.9999999999999999% of the worlds population have enough of a life not to want to do it in the first place"
So only 0.000000007 people then?
I care, and I'm at least one person. :P
Re: Send war rocket AJAX to bring back his body!
"O frabjous day callooh callay!"
Does Adobe actually want anyone to use Flash?
Re: where do updates come from?
I don't think manufacturers will be bolting on their own interface, like they do with Android. Also, no mobile network crap. I expect the relationship between MS, OEMs and users will be much more like it is for regular PCs.
Slightly relevant, I think:
Re: Head above parapet
"I'm still unsure how you can be against eating meat but still support an industry that kills all the male chicks soon after birth. Eating eggs isn't 'bloodless'."
Quite so. Doesn't matter if they're 'free range' or 'organic' or have any other friendly marketing label; they all come from the same machine.
Re: Visually impaired Apple graphic designer?
Yeah, I call BS.
If I see something like this in a pub....
...I'm taking it apart.
Re: My thoughts while reading that went like this
Sounds about right. Disposable things shouldn't cost £150.
...well unless they're made by NASA. But at least when they put a battery that can't be replaced in something, they make it a nuclear reactor.
Like most monsters, Apple are trying to rewrite their history.
The Witcher 2 continues the story, so it might be a bit jarring if you haven't played the first one. Then again, the first one was pretty jarring, since Geralt's lost his memory.
The controls are very different. Combat in the first one involves pausing, clicking on your target and timing your attacks. The second one takes the more conventional "press X to swing sword" approach.
That all being said, The Witcher 2 looks significantly better on PC. Assuming you have one that can handle it.
...wish I did.
If... then... else
If access to this data was properly controlled, then great. It could be extremely useful for any number of non-evil groups.
If, however, it is handed out to any Tom, Dick or Harry, or simply leaked by mismanagement, then abuse is going to be a serious concern. As mentioned by someone earlier, insurance companies would love to get their greasy mitts on this kind of dirt.
...actually, now I think about it, poor data quality may make this database largely useless anyway. Data from clinical trials are often really difficult to interpret since doctors don't care/don't have time to worry about consistent data entry.
Re: Congrats to NASA
I think the crater is pretty old and that it's provided enough shade for long enough that there could be some ice lying around.
Oh, go and grow an imagination.
Re: Brown sauce?
"A food product identified simply as "brown" would rightly be treated with suspicion here in the antipodes."
Only because Vegemite's name isn't sufficiently descriptive.
Re: IT angle time....
"Anyway there was too much bacon in that pan, it lowers the temperature and doesn't fry properly."
Indeed. That bacon was hardly cooked at all.