866 posts • joined Friday 19th June 2009 03:44 GMT
Re: Excuse me, sir...
Damn that Obama!
Please do not post this nonsense until you understand what "science" means. Thanks.
Re: Mother's Day (in North America and Australia)
It's an American tradition, absorbed by other countries.
So the correct form of the question is "why isn't ours the same as America's?"
Re: Matt Bryant
And I thought we were talking about education.
I don't dispute that Islam is despicable, but I don't pretend that means Christianity, or Judaism, or any other belief systems that belittle human dignity and intelligence aren't.
The US authorities often appear not to have even made it as far as Wikipedia in their "research".
Indeed, the AT&T website shows the HTC First as being $250 upfront on a one year contract, or $350 upfront on a rolling monthly contract. All that's changed here is the "discount" incentive on the two year contract.
Re: Let's get it right
The correct spelling of his name is right there in the article headline!
Re: jonathanb Mr Hawking, you should listen to “Palestinian academics”
"one clear constant is the decline in academic standards Islam brings to all countries it dominates."
I didn't know the US was dominated by islam. Oh wait.
The issue with respect to declining education standards is religion in general, not islam specifically.
I call that "dishonesty of the highest order."
Which is disappointing when it comes from an organisation that claims to be interested in protecting public health. They sound less like the scientists who demonstrated the link between smoking and cancer, and more like the tobacco companies, when they bluster and claim they don't need science to support their scaremongering.
Re: CURSE of WIN PHONE 8
If MS is to blame for HTC's troubles presumably it's also responsible for Samsung's success?
I have a mental image of you as a tax protester and/or hermit survivalist living in a hut at the top of a mountain in the remote wilderness.
How you can afford an internet connection up there without participating in society has me stumped though.
Re: Godwin's law invoked
Godwin's Law wasn't invoked here though.
I know I can't resist anyone who's eaten too much cabbage.
Re: And much hilarity ensued :-)
I too am easily amused by funny things.
Re: Plain & Simple
Replace "company" with "country" wherever you like.
Korean electronics and cars today don't reflect their reputation of 20 years ago, for example. China's stepping in to that end of the market.
Re: Plain & Simple
It's not ironic, it's how a lot of markets operate.
A new company comes in at the low end, carves out a share of the market selling cheap and cheerful products, but over time improves quality and features as it makes a name for itself, and gradually moves upmarket.
A new company comes in at the low end...
I bought a Logitech keyboard recently. I will hopefully not make the same mistake again.
It's backlit, but the backlight needs to be on permanently or the visibility of the characters is poor. The backlights are not very bright in a lit room. The backlights are two colours only (GB), when based on the publicity material I thought I was getting RGB, so you are stuck with one or other end of the visible spectrum; this is ergonomically poor.
Bring back the classic theme too.
Actually, just backport the updated file transfer dialog. The new task manager's neat but Sysinternals already had that covered.
We've already got a mob of lunatics who form government every now and then. They're called the National Party.
And then there's Bob Katter...
I'm right at home in my home too.
The MSM8625 is a dual core Cortex-A5, although every other source suggests the SoC is actually an MSM 8225, which is 200Mhz slower.
THAT, in conjunction with the Adreno 203 mentioned in the article, is exactly why its performance is so weak.
Re: Uhh... @Sorry
"What you mean the insane compensation culture free for all created under the current UK legislation is actually better?"
Please point out where I said that.
Well yes, it seems that they want to encourage people to settle rather than take up the court's time, thought the sledgehammer of substantial financial punishment for not making that decision, as we've seen here.
But I'm more interested in the motivation of whoever wrote the (seemingly ridiculous, on the face of it) clause in law that led to this.
Can any legal eagles explain why the successful plaintiff has to pay a substantial (or even any) proportion of the defendant's costs?
Re: Let it go.
Slashdot? Pfft. It gained traction with Bill Bailey.
Re: Pretty pointless at that price.
As far as having to carry both around, if you're using the "padfone" as a phone as per its design and carrying the "station" around with you as well in case you might use it, that's no different to carrying around a separate phone and tablet.
As far as syncing, that would depend on whether you wanted to perform the same tasks on both the phone and tablet, i.e. it's down to the individual.
I was intrigued by the concept...
...until I saw the price. This device can be used as a phone or a tablet, never both at the same time, so it offers less functionality than if you simply bought a phone and a tablet. This is especially true of the recently announced padfone infinity. That you can buy a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 10 and still have hundreds in change before hitting the price of the padfone infinity is a bit ridiculous.
If this was two thirds of the price of a separate phone+tablet combo it might be compelling, because that would justify the reduced functionality.
Re: just confirms what I suspected
What's your opinion of brain surgery?
Re: Stop this faggotry worthwith
"Stop this faggotry"?
Iran's already trying pretty hard.
To generalise that, they discourage curiosity and critical thought, and encourage ignorance and unthinking subservience to authority.
Re: If they had a time machine...
At which point they'd surely have destroyed the machine.
Slight correction though:
"They could look back and see that religion was a made up crock of shit...."
Re: a small policy
It bothers me that one major party is too stupid to do the right thing, and the other simply isn't interested in doing the right thing.
And the more I think about it, the less certain I am of which one is which.
The idea that something can be made safer through the addition of HF fills me with joy.
Re: Looks suspiciously like ...
Thumbs up for typo.
(It was a typo right?)
Re: The USA, a nation of polar extremes
Certainly there are very good beers being produced in the UK but that looks like a list of 50 British beers, and is in poor agreement with what the online beer communities consider to be the best ones.
There's been a tremendous amount of experimentation and innovation by American microbreweries in the last few decades, which I don't believe could have happened in countries with a strong beer tradition such as those of the UK, or Germany etc.
And beer is better for it. There's an irony...
They're not evil
They're just fulfilling their biological imperative. It's the owner that deserves and should attract the scorn.
Also I'm curious... are these cats Panthera, or was your fence made of balsa?
Re: I don't do Windows.
Does Mac know they're using his computers?
Sure, but there are computer problems, and then there is simply not bothering to read the manual/knowledge base/first page of search engine results.
Re: Systems architect here
"Civil engineers don't get people asking advice on how to build garden sheds."
I have a feeling they might...
I used to get asked if I could sign off on some idiot's dodgy modified car all the time, even before I'd graduated from engineering school.