423 posts • joined Wednesday 24th June 2009 12:18 GMT
3d printers are the mutts
Got one at the weekend there - it really is quite special seeing a part sort of appear in front of your face:
I'd been in the 'meh' camp with 3d printers till now, but once you get one, you find there are so many projects you can use it for.
Re: A casual Observation
yup, our one sat next to Currys (same owners). This year it got merged into Currys, and pcworld is no more.
Hydro in scotland
"Some while back I did wonder whether lifting up big weights is a useful energy storage mechanism - for example, use solar/wind while its there to lift a bloody great bit block of concrete, then use the potential energy during the night. But the weight you need to lift to get any decent storage is much too large to make it useful."
Several hydro powers in scotland do exactly that - Cruachan for example as covered by El Reg:
Windows 8.1 - you shouldn't have
no really, you shouldn't have....
what poor bastard is going to open his exciting gift wrapped present this xmas morning to find a windows 8.1 DVD.
If he manages to look pleased and thank his gift giver he deserves an oscar.
never mind the name...
who'd have thought the boiling point of water was 100 C.
you live and learn here on the register that's for sure.
tell us El Reg, what is the name of the hinge thing half way down my arm ? And is there anyway of stopping getting it confused with the padded bit with the hole in it at the top of my legs ?
Re: NOT "stolen"
"...and also porvide spectacular videos that may very likely result in crowdfunding. I would certainly be willing to pay for the result."
For all the reasons outlined above it'd never happen.
By thhe pictures their octocopters would be able to carry a approx 2kg payload ok.
But there is no way it will every be able to do that in the UK - CAA ANO is very clear on proximity to building and people.
Apart from the fact it's clearly PR shite.
Now - say, quickly and cheaply getting medical kit up to the top of mountains, bottom of canyons, etc, etc.. absolutely - great idea... but I suppose there is no money and/or PR value in that.
stu (owner of 2 quadcopters*)
*which are not fucking drones.... drones are big 5 million things that kill children in pakistan... and it'd be nice if the fecking press stopped calling rc models 'drones'... even when they do have autonomous capability, they are still at heart, radio control models thankyou very much
Re: Someone Else's Nostalgia in my basement
"I bought the local access channel's Amiga 4000T when they moved buildings, thinking I would at least play some original Amiga classics (Shadow of the Beast is the only one that actually comes to mind). I never did, and it's still sitting in my basement. I'm sure *somebody* wants it, but I haven't gotten around to finding that someone yet."
rather amazingly they fetch a fortune on ebay. 2 on there just now for 400 quid each.
I bought one in 2001 when I got the nostalgia bug - it had all the bits - picasso card, etc,etc... would have cost many 1000s in the day.
But after a brief play with, it ended up sitting gathering dust again. so it got sold to the next nostalgia buff.
As of now, the garage has:
1x rubber key spectrum
1x 128k spectrum
1x QL (in original box, etc... but keyboard flecked)
1 original apple mac (with external HD)
1 later apple mac with HD
1 apple mac iifx and monitor.
I dunno why I keep em..
I had one (merlin Tonto)
Well.. my dad worked at British Telecom (yeh.. it wisnae BT at that time).
He brought it home for me to play with for a few months (which I suppose shows how much use he was putting it to).
Frankly though, as a 14yo I thought it was pretty cool. He'd brought back an IBM PC before and that was dire - even my spectrum seemed more exciting than that.
But this had colour, and microdrives, and ... a phone and modem FFS.
In the UK that was pretty unheard of... actually later that summer I won a microtel (?) modem in a competition for my spectrum and was 'surfing' prestel and micromonkey800 (summit like that).. downloading software and all sorts which seemed pretty awesome at the time.
but I digress, I liked the Merlin - it felt like a proper computer.
I soon got bored, the spectrum got swapped for a 6128, and it I wouldn't be 'online' again at home till I'd left home and started work and got 'the internet' in 93.
Hackintosh would be cool surely
I did one (and still have it) on an acer A150 (I have another one still running windoze - see other post).
I even made the LCD back apple light up thing...he could help with the painting, etc.
hell, I even internally crammed in a tv card, GPS, bluetooth and HD acceleration into mine.
Broadcom HD accelerator
stick one of these in it - they are about 15 quid. either needs a spare PCIE socket or take summit else out.
I still run an old acer one A150 1.6 atom glued (literally) to the back of the 42" LCD in the conservatory.
With the broadcom it can play all 720p and 1080p movies you throw at it.
I know it's 'just like a bee sting'..
but I was putting my shirt on in the hotel about 2 months back, and just caught sight of one in the collar just in time.
I couldn't have got Jenna-Louise Coleman's shirt off any quicker.
I did photograph it before dispatching it to an aquatic afterlife, and it was definately a falsey.
Now... an another spider related subject... seeing as some spider experts may be reading:
- how do I stop the fuckers building their web in front of my outdoor home security camera every bloody night - at the moment I can log on and see the last 200 'motion events' all of which involve said spider...which, although factual, is not aiding or threatening the security of my home to my knowledge.
". Let them run outside and behave like ... like ... well, guinea pigs, and 20 or 25 years of happy, rodenty, snuffliness is easy ... Outside is not only a good idea it's good!"
you live and learn. +1
I fecking hate it
I've been in youtube for years.
total views around 400,000.
google+ was the second last straw.
I few days after that they stopped 1080p html5, forcing everyone including my viewers to have to view videos in shitey flash to get 1080p
i'm moving all my videos to my smugmug account. I hope others vote with their feet.
I'll lose around £200 quid or so a year advertising revenue from hits, but it'll be worth it .
Re: Microsoft and advertising
that reminds me of the other thing they are shit at - product placement.
The majority of films and TV use apple gear when computers are required - I imagine because they look cool.
Since apple don't pay for product placement EVER though most will have the apple logos covered up. Some even have them running linux. e.g. supernatural (logos covered, linux). Some don't bother though and have the apple showing. e.g. 30 rock.
However, MS DOES do pay for product placement - it's the only way they can get em on the screen. Usually in partnership with Dell. e.g. elementary with it's crappy surfaces, or smallville and it's Dells everywhere.
You don't see it so much now, but a few years ago when they were flogging Bing to death there was a spate of tv and films that had people using Bing for searches, and even worse dialog like 'let me just bing that'. e.g. spiderman.
Microsoft and advertising
It defies belief that their ads are so consistently bad though doesn't it ?
forgot the product, forget apple vs Microsoft... just as an exercise in advertising - they are just consistently utterly abysmal... these scroogle shite they are running just now is different but just as bad 'hey - stop using gmail... they spy on you.. come back to hotmail.. we know it is utter shite, but we don't spy on you (we just allow all the 100s of spams a day right into your mailbox un-targetted).....
- the black man with the white arm
- the abysmal 'have a windows 7 party' general idea and campaign
- the shoe shop thing with Gates
- that terrible laptop hunters ad
- but top for me so far has been the advert/tutorial for 'how to organise a party (perhaps with a side tutorial on how to breath and arse/elbow detection techniques)... that one is so good I'm posting it below:
"Apple should probably just buy Arm with some of their foreign cash pile and have done with it - but perhaps it's just cheaper to license their tech instead."
Interesting idea. I wonder why they don't ? Almost worth the loss ?
i.e. buy ARM, refuse licences to any other competitors for phone chips, take the loss on the company bottom line (still be profitable through non-phone related licences).
A bit like GM buying out all the trams in Los Angeles back in the 40s.
Would the loss on the ARM purchase be made up for the fact that the android devices would cease to get faster (no more new ARM chips) ?
The first mass market successful 3rd person game.
and it was all downhill from there...
if its action, 3d, and not in first person its a bag of shite.
It was true in 96, and it's just as true today as you try to walk your 'toy action figure' around the miniature play-mobile of Los Santos....
wait... there's more.... until 3 months ago I had been on iphone for 3 years - now I have an HTC ONE.
Yet I have a house full of mac minis, imacs and macbook pros (chist I even still have a windows laptop running in the house for home security webcams!)
iOS, Android (ok.. even I draw the line at windows mobile)
Clearly, I swing both ways.
As you point out, this makes me a freak causing most of society to shun me.
I can only hope that eventually people like me will get the same rights and respect as you mono-Osers.
no one is mentioning the hudl.
at 120 quid for 16gb, its a steal. plus sd card slot, HDMI out, etc, etc
I got one for the parents. It is absolutely excellent (I have mk1 nexus7 and it's faster than that for regular stuff).
So the general tablet buyer in has a 7" hudl for 120 quid vs 230 quid* for ipad 16gb (non retina)
90 quid more for retina.
So nearly double the price of a hudl even for the non-retina.
I'll be interested to see how they both compare over xmas - I can tell you that my parents love the hudl, and wouldn't have loved the ipad any more (less actually as they were used to android and it was all familiar, no expansion for me to give me movies on an SD card, etc).
*20 quid off 200 quid tablets, and 30 quid off 300+ tablets at tesco till next week, so the cheapest place to buy an ipad of any description I think at the moment..... I gave in yesterday and bought a 32gb ipad air.
First Direct 'Secure Keys'
Oh man... this is gonna be a rant - interested in opinions. imho this is crying out for a news story.
So... First Direct have now changed the way you log on for internet banking..
- combination of answer to common question (low security, easily phished). i.e. what was the name of your school (oh - lets have a look of facebook, etc)
- entering 3 character of your password (pretty high security providing proper password naming rules applied)
- you MUST use a secure key (either physical one or one on your phone - which they call an 'electronic secure key as if the other one isn't electronic....)
- same answer to common quesiton required
- enter secure key code
thats it - you are now in and can steal all my money.
Now, whenever I have used secureID type keys before they are an additional level of security - I still need my regular password as well - e.g. VPN use for company, etc, etc.
Here, they have TAKEN AWAY the password !!!
so lose yer phone (or physyical key) and thief simply needs to guess (or easily find on the phone or social media) your answer to common question, and they are in.
The only person this seems to protect is First Direct! - what ? you got all your money stolen ? Did you lose your phone (yes), did you tell us immediately (no... I didnn't realise it was lost/stolen till next day).. well that's not our problem is it - you've been careless, tough shit.
What they CAN say, is that without the secure key its less likely someone can get into your account - but with proper password security this was unlikely anyway.
they are just covering their arse, and giving the end user a far less secure service that before.
So, for me, thats the end of internet banking. I can still do some stuff without a secure key and will just have to call them when I want to do other things.
this is typical of banks (the verified by visa shite is another example of 'implementing a system which adds FA extra security but covers the banks arse)
Re: Yes, a "solution looking for a problem"
"Outside of disk drives, where are all these lasers"
is that yoda speak for 'laser are outside disk drives' ?
If so I agree - there are no lasers in disk drives.
Quality is a horrible word. Pirsig got it right.
Your example doesn't.
Quality is a variable - whatever you are 'engineering'.
However to most 'software engineers' it is a constant. either on or off. They simple lack the understanding or technical skills to apply it variably. If there is one single 'gift' that makes a good engineer it is this thorough understanding of the concept of quality.
It is this that allows engineers to build a car that costs 10k or one that costs 100k, even though they do the same job.
To most software engineers (and I admit I am brushing you all with the shitty stick, but in my 20 years in the industry I can count the number of real engineer thinkers on one hand) the idea of building a piece of software that is not 'as good as it can be' is an anathema. They do not even understand what is wrong with this thinking. Their 'cars' will always cost 100k given the leeway - hence the need for someone with sense (the 'manager' in your example) to intervene.
It is not 'managers' who should make this call - it is the absolute corner stone of what makes a good engineer.
I used to work with a doctorate of IT - I told him that as a EEE when tasked with building an audio amplifier for example, I would take the specs, and see how I could best design something that was within the price range, and broadly met the specs - I'll select components that existed, and make approximations and trade offs. So, for example having calculated that I needed a 2.1K ohm resistor I would choose a 2.2k ohm, since it is commonly available, etc. I would end up having built something which met the requirements. In the real sense of the word - the quality was ideal for the solution.
My Dr friend maintained that this was not 'as good as it could be', and applying his software engineering to it, he would have designed and built a 2.1k ohm resistor, etc. It was only because of price that I had gone down this route, not good engineering. He maintained that his amp would be better, if more expensive.
At this point I felt like an athiest trying to convert a chistian, so gave up.
hmm.. software 'engineer' are you ?
Unlike the quack discipline of 'software engineering', electricronic engineers are actually pretty good at what they do.
On the other hand, If chip design was handled by 'computer scientists' we'd all be sitting reading this on the worlds shittiest computer, while one of the fuckwits explained how they were making the next model from the ground up because the chips 'didn't quite do what they wanted to do', and this time would be using the one true methodology* to built it.
*extreme, agile, whatever other shite buzzwords crap the muppets have made up to use for the next few projects.
Re: Yes, it will.
I have a pair of VR920s.
they are 640x480 each eye, motion sensors.
they are rubbish.
Short of making the stuff cheaper by using one single big old 720p LCD panel rather than micro panels I really fail to see what is so 'game changing' about oculus ? crap resolution only a bit better than the vr920s (though as they have far larger Fov the perception is resolution in vastly lower.
Damn, with my contacts in I have 20/10 vision.
Will I need another set of contacts that don't quite correct my eyesight to use these ?
Why no video
Strange they missed out the killer feature??
At present your two options are:
- strapping 2 gopros back to back (170 degrees each, so a 20 degree deadband)
-using a 360 degree lens like http://www.0-360.com/
I have both - the gopro suffers from sync issues and the deadband, the 360 lens is large and awkward, difficult to mount and get good results with a compact camera, very poor resolution once you process.
The immersion you get from 360 video is pretty amazing - it's best watched as regular video, but with you in total control of where you look (works great on a phone with gyros) - basically it is like a portal into the scene with you able to look at anything you want.
example from my kitchen (other better ones on site):
with multiple gopros, you can do something really good, but then it's costing a lot more:
I reckon they'd have a market (and decent source of income) if they started designing and manufacturing cameras on the side.
I mean, no one has a longer history with digital (and analogue!) electronic cameras than nasa.
Don't forget these amazing shots were taken with 2 1MP cameras - yup ONE megapixel.
good work boys.
It is kinda magical
I was firmly in the 'meh' camp.
But I've played with it in the airports the last week or so, and it really is surprisingly different from the old one (which is still being sold - old stock, next to it in dixons, etc).
It feels too light to be full of stuff. Kinda deserves it's Air moniker.
And the fluidity of moving webpages and images about - zooming in and out, panning, etc is uncanny.
But for me it falls into the 'I really want one, but I can't actually tell you why' camp... my old nexus 7 does everything I want, albeit a bit slower and clunkily.
As the author says it seems to have got to some 'magical' point where the lightness and shrinkage has made it into a different device entirely - a usable ebook reader with one hand, etc.
From a technical point of view it really is pretty amazing in the flesh rather than on paper/specs - I sort of feel like I'm holding something from star trek TNG.
worthy of The Onion
that is all.
Re: 125kw motor
"I get ~27kW for a small family car (that claims 61mpg on the trip computer)."
yes commentards I understand - hence my halving total power to 60kw to a guestimate.
even takin your 27kw - here is a typical 30kw generator~:
1.5 litre and weighing in at around 2-3x what BMWs 650 does.
hence my comments that it is quite an achievement to get the necessary power of it it.
3 downvotes because I didn't dumb it down for the fuckwits....
I'm confused - it says it can keep the battery at a stable level when engine on.
and it has 9 litres.
So it's getting around 45/50 mpg effectively if you were to just continually fill it up with petrol and have it maintain the 3.5% left in battery.
If that is true, then its managing to generate enough leccy from a 650cc engine to power the car.
125kw motor... now there is no way it's managing that.
even assuming they are suggesting its generator output is 60kw (at 360v apparently) that is very impressive... Well... utterly unbelievable tbh.
Re: Arduino action
"I do like the Arduino, it is all you say and more, but I do not consider it a replacement for the RPi, the Arduino & RPi compliment each other."
no argument there - wasn't suggesting it did. I was suggesting that old electronic geeks might prefer the arduino over RPI - more instant feedback and ability to prototype physical ideas quickly.
arduino isn't just about 'turning LEDs on and off' - arducopter for example is an open source project implementing an amazingly complex and advanced autonomous flight controller in one arduino.
You can do a hell of a lot with an arduino - it's really in a different ball park from an old PIC chip.
I've posted this before, but still relevant:
- for those 'electronic engineers'* like me who occasionally dabbled in home electronics and want to get back into it:
- get an arduino nano (7 quid). It comes ready to plug into a 2 quid breadboard, USB to PC (or mac, etc) and you can be running your first program in 10 minutes (lovely basic IDE to write your app in C or C++)
digital input/outputs, analogue input/output, serial comms - it does the lot.
I've done a bunch of projects so far, the latest being my home made Sous Vide temp controlled cooker.
I love the simplicity. most sensors (serial comms) can be had for a couple of quid - everything from light, sound, etc to altimeter and carbon monoxide. easy control of motors, servos, steppers, relays.
really, the world is your lobster.
I work away from home out of a hotel all week at the moment, and have a Tupperware box full of arduinos and sensors, pocket digital oscilloscope, etc and wile the nights in to hotel away creating my latest 'inventions'**
*i.e. got a degree in electronic engineering 20 years ago, and have worked in IT ever since.
**I do wonder if the cleaner sees the box whether she'll think I'm making a bomb or something right enough, so hide it back in my luggage when I leave for work in the morning!
your confused with resolution I think
I've had a 15" retina since they came out.
I also make use of QuickRes app to get access to actual pixel resolutions rather than the dumbed down 'best more retina, more space, etc' options you get in OSX.
The most real estate option give you 1920x1200 effective resolution (i.e. your internal rendered 4k resolution which is then displayed on the panel).
It is the resolution I usually run the panel at and provides a nice sharp picture (which takes some getting your head around since you are running an LCD at a non-native resolution which was always a no no until now).
but you are not getting access to the native 2880 x 1800.
Using QuickRes you can set that. This results in a true 2880x1800 desktop (i.e. looks similar to my imac27).
This does make everything tiny, but for some coding across multiple windows, FCPX while using multiple 'tracks', some photoshop work with lots of windows it is awesome.
Another reason is that the 1920x1200 resolution doesn't work as a user would expect with 'retina aware' apps. I expected this to be fixes by now tbh, but it never has been....
for example If I have a true 2880x1800 photo, and I am running 'best for retina' mode (i.e. my desktop real estate, etc all looks like 1400x900), when I open a retina aware app like photoshop, and view my picture '1 to 1' it will take up the screen exactly (not twice the height of screen). i.e. the OS knows that certain frames should not be doubled and antialiased but have the contents rendered 121 for pixels on the screen.
If I now use QuickRes to change to 2880x1800 resolution, and do the same thing, I get the same results as far as viewing the picture is concerned (it takes the full screen), but now all the OSX menus, etc are all rendered 121 too - so I can get much more of that stuff on the screen (i.e it acts as a regular screen before retina doubling stuff started muddying the waters)
If however, I choose the furthest right OSX 'more space' resolution (which as described above is effectively 1920x1200 as far as OSX furniture, menus, text, buttons, etc is concerned, internally it 'thinks' it is displaying at 3840x2400 (with 4 times as large OSX furniture, menus, texts, buttons, etc)
So the result when I again open iphoto and view my 2800x1800 picture is that it only takes up 2/3 of the screen in 'view 1 to 1' option. You have to in fact zoom in to 133% before you get a true 1 2 1.
this is the same with all retina aware apps. e.g. FCPx, PS CS6, etc. Its a bit of a pain to be honest and I'm amazed it has never been fixed. I mean the OS knows you are in 1920. It knows this is going to be rendered at 4k, so it knows that when displayed at native any retina aware screen windows need to be be scaled to 133% to be true... and yet we are now a full OSX version on and they have done FA to fit it.
Re: What exactly is the problem here?
"Indeed we do. Liberty too, we haven't been successfully invaded by a foreign power in almost 950 years. We'd like to keep it that way."
bullshit - wullie wallace did a pretty good chance of invading down as far as York and slaughtering a fair number of you.
"In fact, inkscape does a much better job than indesign or acrobat at producing publishing-worthy PDF's or EPS's."
maybe it does, but I prefer not to have to use a ancient X11 interface from the 1990s to design them on my mac thanks very much.
the trial products, etc
Though it's true that I bet the majority of those accounts are just crap accounts created to get the trial products as previous OPs have pointed out.. I think the real problem here is that then, Adobe extending their selling model to 'the cloud' using these same crap accounts.
So users who originally had an unwanted adobe account they'd signed up to just get grab an eval of photoshop, 2 years later and now using the same account to control their monthly subscriptions to products with real money, etc.
What Adobe should have done imho is to have forced users to change passwords to meet more stringent password rules when they became 'real' accounts (with a credit card, etc).
I mean lets face it, the fact you have to sign up to same crap account just to get an eval is annoying enough - the last thing you want is to have to then go through 10 hoops of 'sorry it needs to contain letters and number', 'sorry it can't contain username', etc, etc - you are likely to just FO and download GIMP.
got the parents a hudl at the weekend (and I also admit to being an appletard generally) though for macs not tablets (I've got an old nexus 7 that still does what's asked of it)
great little thing - fast, easy to use and setup - stuck in a 32gb micro SD with some movies on it for them, a 3 quid HDMI cable lets them plug it into their TV for iplayer, netflix (sharing my account). logged on as them, and set it all up with their mail, apps (I converted them to android phones from basic phones last year) in a few minutes.
had a fair number of tescos ads on the homepage, but easy to remove.
nice bright screen - nice and solid plastic that will withstand being dropped much better than an ipad.
and all for 120 squid. bargain.
Seriously though - this is why palaeontology isn't a science.
Maybe he has hit on a 'theory' that is true - but the scientific method is clearly a stranger at his door.
I reckon we should rename the free 'ologys' that are actually scientific to make it clearer for the vast majority that are shite/artistic/creative/non-scientific..
"Of course in the real world, inhabited by the real humans you seem to contend this is aimed at, even the most dense and unfocussed realise that they can extend the life of their expensive hardware by replacing ram or replacing the harddrive at relatively little cost, both to themselves - as the cost of a new speedy large drive is significantly less than a new laptop - and to the environment - as they don't simply throw out an entire computer just to buy the latest new piece of shiny, overpriced kit from the world's most effective tat marketer just to get an incremental capacity upgrade."
when you want more power in your car, you don't throw it away and buy a new one do you ?
it's called upgrading - you flog it (and apples have the highest resale prices) and get a new one.
FFS. I realise apple didn't 'go with the flow' PC wise, but there are FA other consumer products which are upgradable - why the f&ck do you expect a laptop to be????
I remember watching it's progress through 84 and it looking pretty cool.
By the time it came out though it was old hat.
Around the same time (June 85) the Atari ST came out.
I remember attending a computer show in glasgow that year - I had a CPC6128 having upgraded from my old speccy - and I thought it was pretty space age with the floppy drive...
then the paradigm shift of the Atari ST at the show:
- the first time I'd seen and used a mouse
- what seemed like an incredibly high res moving picture on the screen (my memory says it was some sort of waterfall - probably just with a rotating colour pallete but it looked amazing).
- windows on the screen, a desktop, etc.
it wasn't like the latest computer , it was (to my 14yo eyes) like I'd had a bycicle and someone just showed my a honda fireblade.
I ended up abandoning home computers after than for a few years in an attempt to be more 'cool' - taking up photography and playing keyboards (yeh.. I know - I was fighting the birds off with a shitty stick).
And when I came back to the fold in 88 it was with an Amiga 500.
However, the 2 paradigm shifts I remember were:
- watching the demo of the Amiga 1000 on MICRO on BBC
- seeing and playing with that ST for the first time.
Re: Apple and Linux......
Speak for yourself.
I'm sitting in an office of the one of the largest airlines in the world. Around me approximately 50% of the computers are Macs. All the staff also have ipads.
Apple has already broken into the corporate world - just not yours by the sound of things.
Re: "all 5.29GB of it", and the rest
"Don't forget the App's, once the initial 5.3GB of shiny newness is downloaded and installed, you've got another 10 GB or so of app updates to gobble up: Xcode, iMove, iPhoto, GarageBand, iTunes.......... All while you wonder if they'll cause you to hit your ISP's daily fair usage limit and force you to seek out an unthrottled free Wi-Fi connection."
hehe... and after Virgin's upgrades of a few weeks ago have upped my speed to around 125Mb/s..
damn - that will take me somewhere around 10 minutes to download :-p
Why should I register 'right now' ?
I don't see how that will change the chance of my phone being nicked by one iota ?
So - they won't be able to use the phone - I don't see how that help me - they've still nicked it.
Oh yeh 'if everyone did it blablabla'. well they don't - so that's pretty academic.
Re: A lot to cover...
Class - I like the workthrough - but have you won the holiday or dustybin* !
Er.. missing the hints surely??
Usually these invites have a subtle hint in them ?
Here we have a bunch of colours (ios7 shades) and 'alot to cover'
I'd have thought coloured ipads are the most likely, maybe a return of coloured macs.
yeh I know - ground breaking....but it would make more sense than most of the rumours, which seem to involve the need to innovate...
so... surely there must also be the opposite ?
Some parents stupid enough to name kids Beautiful.... so others...
wouldn't be surprised to find some parents even doing it to 'challenge their child'..
"You mean a 1kg payload like a couple of books? You mean an open space like the Outback? So you mean the plan would work exactly as described, but apart from that it's mince? Yeah, good point."
yup, payload fine.... open space like the outback... if bookshop also in middle of outback, and a max distance of about 3 miles from book buyer...
then it's mince.