957 posts • joined 23 Jun 2009
The mini-pro is the only android phone that has made me stop in my tracks and think I want that.
Re: Well we almost had it
N900 is still the best 'phone' I've used. If there's a decent keyboard other half for the jolla I might get one. The 5MX is still the king of mobile data entry though.
My 'knowledge' of the CIA is limited to what you see in the movies but I thought they weren't allowed to operate in the USA itself. Won't they get into trouble for that?
Re: Space is BIG ...
Look at all those galaxies and think of the destruction on a literally (and I do mean literally in this case) astronomical scale. If we never find a way to go out an visit at least other stars in our galaxy our existence will have been a colossal waste.
Re: Mmm.... made-up fudge! *drool*
That's no AC, that's Holly.
Re: Times change
Not really, it may have played well in the CIS but all the coverage I saw in France and the UK were constantly giving Putin and the games a lot of stick.
Need both barrels just to be sure.
There's no need to read the content of the article any more. Just get Icahn and the company's name from the headline and you pretty much know the story. Surely there must be some sort of corporate anti-pesticide for him.
Re: It has to be unobtrusive
It has also got to be accurate, not suck the life out of the battery and be private. (When it can adjust its figures for the weight of my backpack I'll be impressed).
Re: Be nice...
Apparently there is a way with a windows version of firefox running on wine to get sliverlight to work but I haven't tried it myself (*mutter bloody lovefilm/amazonprime mutter*).
At least when the next hacking scandle comes round we'll know who to go to when we want to know who knew what and when. (Ads based on recent searches - wireless microphones and buckingham palace open times).
Don't know why but they story brought a particular song to mind, 'Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you're part of a team'
Sounds like cut-throat capitalism in action. Isn't that the American way?
Cutting corners at the MoJ. I am sure it will all be effectively project managed, no data will leak out and nothing will ever go wrong.
Re: I ain't a hipster then
Not soap, that's one thing that has definitely improved regards shaving over the years.
Re: I ain't a hipster then
Downvote if only for the lazy ginger reference.
Re: VIP deck?
""VIP cabin" - temptingly below the waterline for visiting dignitaries"
Oh this way Senator Sceptical to the VIP cabin. *Later that night on deck* Was the sound the window in the VIP cabin giving way? Pity he didn't vote to give us the funding for all those safety measures we asked for....
Re: Oh fsck. Not Lewis Page again.
" Alternatively, are they based on the idea that no matter what human beings do God, or the Earth, or the Sun, or some other agent, will have the ultimate say in determining the outcome?"
At some point a redding sun is going to turn Earth into a barren rock. Does that count?
Re: No wonder Americans are scared
xkcd, is there anything they can't do?
Nice to see you're out there fighting the scare mongering but nuclear power isn't save by 'accident'. A lot of money and oversight needs to go into the design and running of nuclear power plants. Thanks to dithereing by out political overlards (typo intended) we're going to need at least another generation, probably two) of them before renewables/fusion can take up the slack (some wishful thinking in that time scale I know but I can dream).
BTW, how much radiation is released by coal burning plants in the ash they release into the atmosphere? Purely for the sake of placing these figures in context.
Forgot to say that for all the stick they've been getting, the workers at the plant, particular since the accident deserve some recognition for helping to contain the situation.
"Kuma envisages a model where 5G phones act as relays for signals – a mesh network – so that the mobile phone operator can reduce its expenditure"
Won't this kill battery life?
Won't the extra weight and complexity impede performance? Guessing they’ve don’t the math to determine if it’s worth it.
Anyone recommend a paid for alternative that's as easy to use? (Just have to convince all the file manger app makers that I use to support it).
Re: Law is a mystery to me
Illegal clauses are unenforceable. There's bound to be a way to overturn that.
Re: Much as I dislike Facebook, I wish...
As much as I love the idea it would fall foul of facebooks basic business plan I.e. Expose people to as many adverts as possible.
Didn't realise that the 9720 had a touchscreen.
Re: BB Curve vs Z10
Editing documents on the playbook is similarly frustrating. Got a bluetooth mouse. A lot better but because document to go won't let me click in the middle of a word most of the time still frustrating.
Re: @James 51
I have only the trackpad on my 9320 to base a judgement on. The first was good till it went haywire and the refurbished replacement is acceptable. It is a lot handier than having a touchscreen would be in a lot of situations, particularly when using it as a bluetooth mouse with the bridge connection to a playbook.
The Q5 was suppose to be their mid to low level device so the reduced component quality was to be expected.
If the Z3 has the same antenna design as the Z30 and usb host mode I'd snap up one up right away.
The combination of trackpad and touchscreen would be interesting.
"“unauthorised overproduction of authorised components”"
AKA selling to both sides.
Re: DOUBLE DIGIT payrise
I'd like to see epub2 on there as well.
Re: Welcome Nokia
Elop/MS wouldn't allow it.
Haven't had a problem with the usb in mine. Was always worried about that going.
Still have my n900 in the draw as a backup phone. Pity the keyboard is starting to go.
You could use a playbook and the bridge to get round that.
Will have to give that a look when I get home.
The email I got from them said it was a studio decision. Really annoyed me as I'd just bought a playbook and my laptop was lunix so couldn't watch it on either.
They don't support android because it would kill the only reason to buy a kindle fire and that's the lovefilm app.
Re: A word of advice to tablet makers
Perhaps not but they will be for a lot of el reg readers.
Re: That windows tablet is a fully fledged PC in your hand.
Windows only drm is the main reason to use it over a playbook.
Almost certainly but the copy of windows is 32-bit. I read in a review for another tablet they're waiting for 64-bit drivers before releasing the 64-bit windows tablets (although that doesn't mean we'll necessary get the extra ram).
Re: "to use the Encore as PC you really need a good Bluetooth keyboard "
I forgot to add a full sized usb3 port to my list of things I'd like to see. This has a single micro usb port so you'd need some kind of adapter going to a hub.
These are very tempting but until they have the 64-bit version with at least 4gb of ram I'll keep a hold of my money.
Hadn't thought about that, good point.
How would it handle a trusted account being hijacked and used to spread false information? Or someone who is untrust worthy who happens to stumble over something?
I am not harking back to what was and what might have been now if only. I was refering directly to us replacing trident on our own now. The UK cannot on its own today develop a creditable submarine based continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. It would take more time and more money than any UK government would be will to invest to redevelop the technology we would need to insource. We could argue back and forth about this but we are straying somewhat from the topic at hand.
Re: Not quite the same
There's a certain stigma to be being held under anti-terrorism legislation. Your name could appear on a number of certain registers and lists and without having a conviction you can find it difficult to do things like fly to the US, get certain jobs etc etc. I am not saying he should not have been detained, I am saying they should have used a more appropriate law under which to detain him.
As for the info being of use to terrorists, juding by what has been on the news it would be of indirect use e.g. look how bad our enemies are, come fight with us but not in directly planning attacks.
How many decades ago was that? The current goveremnt is cutting the number of people who work on flood prevention during a pretty bad flood. Something of that scale and ambition is completely beyond them (unless you can proves it meets the 8/1 rule of course).
Given that withouth the USA we'd have no deterrent I am not sure that they have that much to fear from us (watching the UK build the replacement for Trident alone would be funny (from a safe distance)). With them, it's more of an 'I'm a big boy too' kind of thing. Could easily subsitute that entry for France.
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