439 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009
Re: No suprises in any of that.
Tablets are great for emulators and replaying Final Fantasy whilst stuck on a train for a extra 2 hours due to power line failures
Laptops are great for those evenings working away from home (I can't go out every night!)
Consoles are great when you're in your early 20's and have unfettered access to a widescreen TV which isn't constantly tuned into some reality TV shite by the Mrs
A mere accounting error in Google's world
Re: Oh well
If I am going to get a virus I prefer it to be electronic
Re: Coming to a wallet near you...
Mastercard and VISA are NOT credit card companies, they are payment processors. It is the issuing bank which provides the credit, not Mastercard or VISA.
Of course, with this over charging to PayPal and Google it could make it financially worthwhile for PayPal and Google setting up their own payment processing company which works directly with the worlds multitude of financial service providers.
It is a red top after all
Re: Looking good.
I don't even know what MHL is
I might have lost the ability to touch focus with the flashlight on but I don't miss it (never used it to be honest)
Re: Looking good.
Best thing I ever did to my S3 was flash a custom ROM (cyanogenmod) on to it.
It's now more stable and hasn't got a whole pile of samsung (crap) I never use on it
Re: Top marks
I think that would just be a back up for the ADSL (if it is an ADSL, the colour and size of the text combined with the shit monitor I'm using make it almost unreadable)
Re: Texting whilst driving leads to arrest
If a man acts like a pig then he's a pig, his religion has nothing to do with it
Simcity 4 was massively extensible and there are addons for everything, some of them huge in scope.
The Network Addon Mod improves the sims route finding
And the are others which DOUBLE the number of buildings available and the growth levels
"Ploppable" buildings are also available in abundance
Re: Getting into Contracting
1. Apply for contract positions
2. Successfully land a contract position
If you can't manage step 1 then contracting might not be for you
Re: Just ban the use of Powerpoint in your organisation...
Powerpoint does't kill people; people kill people
@GregC Re: Nexus 10 Accessories
Order what now? I'm not sure if you're replying to me or the deleted post
Nexus 10 Accessories
or lack there of
One of the annoying aspects of the Nexus 10 is the lack of an official smart cover that clips onto the back properly. Still no desktop dock either or fast charger
Apart from that its been almost flawless
Re: Your computer sucks
it's not always down to the computer, extensions to VS can cause load times to extend massively.
My work PC, a band new 8 core, 8GB Ram beast takes about 2 minutes to fire up VS,
my home laptop, 6 years old, dual core 2GB Ram takes about 20 seconds.
Work PC has the full Red Gate SQL Server package and BIDS Helper
Personal Laptop has only the BIDS Helper VS Extenstion installed
Find goes up or down depending on your selection
Replace when used in conjunction with find next is only in one direction
Seriously though, the find and replace does everything it says it does and to that point it IS functional and it does find and replace strings
The fact it does the bare minimum to achieve this and adds no extra functionality is why everyone sensible (including myself) will use and even pay for an alternative product.
As far as I remember MS have not changed Notepad since the 3.11 days
The find and replace function in Notepad works fine. Have you read the manual?
multiple cursor feature
Textpad does this as well and it's one of the reasons I've stuck with it all these years
Re: And so it begins
I'm sure they said the same things about smart phones until Apple got round to inventing them
Typo of the Month
Re: Need to rethink whole economy
Personally, I don't think that the majority of people both individually or as a group are capable of sitting around doing nothing with their lives.
Beat me to it :)
Re: Those who root and flash a custom rom
2 of the top paid apps are for rooted phones,
I agree that the overall market share might not be big, but it is a big slice of the market share that counts i.e. users who are tech savvy and cash rich
Almost 2 years old?
XP was a lot older than that before it got replaced :)
The analysts also forgot the second division, those who root and flash a custom rom and those who don't
Re: Just my experience
I think I need a new keyboard (or typing lessons)
Re: Just my experience
That was in 1988! There a pilots flying right now born after that event
The last thing these systems need is an off switch, it's the lack of an off switch that will overall make the roads safer and protect you from Mr Dickhead BMW driver deciding to switch his off and go flying through automated traffic at 10mph
Unless you're doing a MacDonalds degree
Re: Ad industry least innovative
Have you not seen PlayStation Home in action?
Having a map large enough to build a dozen huge metropolises miles from each other, linked by super highways with various smaller settlements along the way, would have been really cool
Like SimCity 4?
Re: Cat's not friendly.
I can't be bothered looking it up to confirm but I was under the impression that CAT make specific modifications to the bulldozers for the Israeli army effectively turning them into an arms dealer
Re: @Fink-Nottle (was: 3.2 Million reasons to love speed cameras)
Indeed one of my gripes is that UK cops will often ignore traffic driving below the signposted minimum speed on motorways
Apart from a couple of exceptions there are no minimum speed limits on any UK roads including the motorway
There is a mention of not holding up traffic if you are driving a slow moving vehicle but it is not law
Like all semi-incompetent programmers I get Google to do all the hard work for me
Re: Oh oh!
Wasn't that already done in Caprica?
Now we know what hair styles Winston and Julia would most probably have
roads have traffic and pollution problems
no roads means only ignoring complaints about a lack of roads
Re: You came up with donuts?
Those hazy pre-internet days
"I put it down to the simplicity of code"
For me donuts were a fairly obvious method of maximising space for buildings vs space for roads. Infact in the versions I played (Amstrad CPC and SNES) you could get rid of the roads altogether and just build rail.
Industrial complexes were best placed at the edge of the city, that way some of the pollution ends up "off map"
Re: @Vladimir (was: @stanimir (was: JPEG -- @DAM 08:24 (was: ::yawns::)))
It is possible to enjoy masturbation AND socialising, just not at the same time
Re: He's quite right
The high streets with proper local shops are doing ok.
Think large village high street with independent butchers, cafe, book stores, antiques etc...
The town and city high streets with their identikit HMV, Boots, WHSmiths, H Samuels, Argos H&M chain stores deserve to die.
Slight difference unfortunately, Tax avoidance vs Tax evasion
Amazon and Google declare all of their UK profits, which just happen to be almost zero thanks to some legal accounting fudgery
This pair didn't declare what they should have declared and so have been sent to jail
As Denis Healey said:
"The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall."
@Z80 Re: American Broadcasting Corporation?
I'm thinking about removing the "Ace" and fully embracing my inner Rimmer
Re: American Broadcasting Corporation?
"Why does the Beeb like to use units of measurement which are totally meaningless to its audience when trying to make things meaningful?"
I know there is a growing trend amongst hard of reading wing commentardship to prevent facts getting in the way of a decent rant but the BBC didn't make that comparison, that image was from Maersk
As the text under the image states
"This image from Maersk shows what 18,000 shipping containers look like in the wrong place"
You could always
Get a degree in the subject
I'm in a select group of 2 million linkedin members
Re: Wow, like playing darts.
You say it like that's a bad thing
Wrong time? You're holding it wrong
Re: Maybe he read Richard Dawkin's "The God Delusion"
"It's possible for a man to be arrogant and correct."
I reject that reality
Re: be of zero interest to 99.9% of the population "
And yet history has shown that the more shite that can be pumped through a distribution network the faster prices will drop. This has been demonstrated in
Paper based publishing
Fixed line internet
and now broadband internet
The market is already driving increased bandwidth for lower prices and will continue to do so.
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