97 posts • joined 26 Jun 2009
Re: I don't get it. Can someone answer if you have one?
The other end is a USB-A male connector so you can attach it to your computer, allowing you to copy items from & to the device.
Re: Shame about scanning emails to target advertising though
It's free, get over it.
If you want private mail you have to pay for it.
Investigating this I've found that the BBC has an archive of _some_ TW episodes at
I can't find the waterproof drill one though.
It's funny the things that trigger long buried memories; this has reminded me of an edition of Tomorrow's World where a spray coating had been applied to an electric drill and the inventor put the connected drill in a tank of water and started it. It must have worked as he wasn't immediately fried. I think the presenter at the time was Maggie Philbin.
I've had an import for a few months and have just received a UK edition. For my use-cases it works perfectly, everything is done from an Android device and the content I use it for is mainly from Google Play Movies (both rented & bought; Game of Thrones series 3 was available a long time before you could get it on DVD), YouTube and now iPlayer. I also use an Xbox360 for streaming LoveFilm or NowTV but it's rare that I don't get any buffering though this, the Chromecast seems to handle it better when I have one kid skyping and another watching youtube.
I have a RaspBMC for streaming local content from my NAS.
Re: Takeover imminent
It's probably the context of the story, but I read that as "fisting for a buy-out"
I think that's bollocks, I don't believe there is a legal limit on the alcohol level but it is illegal to produce alcohol by distillation.
Re: Never seen that airlock before
Pretty much what I came here to say.
Also, in my experience, mead is a brew that benefits from time, unless you are just going for alcohol for alcohols sake which seems to be the case here.
"a folder opens in a couple of seconds"
After you've tapped, a couple of seconds for a response can feel like a lifetime. People want instantaneous, no0lag, nowadays.
Presumably that's the Nook HD? A very good device for the money; no camera (don't need a screen on a tablet) & no GPS (I tether to my GNex if I ever want this) but the same screen resolution as this Tesco jobby.
Re: cheap cheerful
"but does it have a memory card slot?"
RTFA, you only needed to get to the end of the second para.
And a very quick search says it does have a GPS.
That wasn't too difficult was it?
This does not surprise me. The RSPA has always been a rogue organisation which tries to scare the general public into believing that they are part of the police force by the use of uniforms and calling their agents 'officers'. They do do some good work, but they also persecute others, especially those that aren't taken in by their bully-boy tactics.
I really should hate Boris as I am against everything that his politics stand for, but when he comes out with stuff like:
"This beautiful sculpture: if you were to Google it in a few years’ time you would probably not be able to find it because that search engine would probably collapse at the behest of the Prime Minister."
you just can't help liking him a little bit. That still doesn't mean I have any respect for him though.
Anecdotal evidence is anecdotal, but I would like to say that I've had a Q5 for a few weeks and I actually really like it. I can use it quite happily with one hand and it does everything I want from a _business_ phone. I've also used a Z10 and, as mentioned in a separate el reg article, I do find myself swiping up on my Galaxy Nexus so the muscle memory must like that particular action.
BlackBerry have ballsed up on the price though, IMHO it should be <£200 sim-free.
Re: Out lawing porn
"They really need to go and read the story of "King Canute"."
I think you'll find that you need to read the actual story, Cnut was demonstrating that the power of the king was nothing compared to the power of their god. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnut_the_Great#Ruler_of_the_waves
I know it references Spirit rather than Opportunity, but the same principles apply; http://xkcd.com/695/
Also, I'm surprised how little we've actually covered the Moon or Mars, if I'd thought about it before I'd would have probably guessed at hundreds of miles, not twenties.
Re: the fat lady is warming up
Blimey, you are right! Why have we never realised this before? Sod consumer choice, we should all just select the current best device, which is obviously the S4 because you said so, and ignore everything else.
Considering the other announcement about opening up BBM to Android and iOS it'll be interesting to see what happens with the yoof market.
It looks like the Galaxy Nexus uses the NXP chip as well.
How would this compare to a thirty-quid BT audio dongle such as the Sony MW600 or Samsung HS3000 (both of which I own, and am very happy with), as you can use your own headphones with?
Hear that sound? That's the point of this article going right over your head.
Re: Nexus 4-style supply cock-ups?.
You're beginning to repeat yourself, I smell FUD. As I also said on your 'Torvalds' post:
"Or you could have gone to one of the various bricks & mortar stores that stock them; pc world, asda, argos, ..., and bought an N7."
Re: At least google will deliver to him!
Or you could have gone to one of the various bricks & mortar stores that stock them; pc world, asda, argos, ..., and bought an N7.
No, precisely not just with a "state of the art GPS" device. At best they should be in addition to paper maps, training/experience, spares for your spares and lots & lots of water.
US to UK services
I've been using the US Google Music service for a while and do like it, although, as mentioned, it did take an age to upload my music (and it exceeded by broadband cap so I found myself speed-limited for a while). To be able to buy songs on my device I had to clear the data for the Play Store but everything else seems to have transitioned to the UK version OK. I usually buy MP3s from Amazon but I may switch to Google, although I will always do a price comparison first.
It should be the law that all prosthetics sound like that!
Not read War Machine but have endured BioHell & Kell's Legend (all three books). I kept promising I'd not continue every time they'd get to the end of a chapter with some seemingly impossible-to-get-out-of-life-or-death-situation but they kept dragging me back in.
Nokia 6310i x ?
Nokia 9000 Communicator
Toshiba e570 Windows CE PDA (including leather case & cradle)
Handpsring 56k modem but NO Handspring Visor!
Sony Ericsson M600i
Linksys NSLU2 (slugged up but retired)
With the brilliant "Marshall Law"
Re: One person at a time
The DRM on the ebook expires
My local library already lends ebooks and it works quite well, there's a limited number of books you can borrow/reserve at one time but you can define how long you would like the book for. The range is quite extensive and new books are being added all the time, although the categories can be a bit esoteric sometimes. The idea that an ebook can only be borrowed by one person at a time seems a bit strange at first, but it kind of makes sense in the library scenario. The eBooks are protected using Adobe DRM and I download & read them using Aldiko on my Android phone/tablet.
My Desire HD (running Cyanogen Mod 7.1) can run for two days plus and that includes standard email, twitter, facebook, ebook & music usage. The only thing I do to preserve the battery is to turn wi-fi off when I'm away from home.
Re: Yac Yac Yac
Indeed. I signed up to Yac ("You're Always Connected") when it was free and still have a Personal Number through them. It's very rarely used but I have found it useful for fax and when somebody/site insists on a telephone number but I'm not going to give them a main one.
Re: Where's the custard?
Fish fingers & custard (the fish finger is at the bottom).
Just say NO!
If the aurora borealis claps and there is nobody to hear it, does it make a sound?
SyncBack for the desktop
"Candygram for Mongo"
I think the operative word is 'reboot', it seems to me this is the start of the road where Lara develops her skills and her confidence.
You have no imagination.
I use a Sony MW600 to send music from my laptop to the speakers that are on the other side of the room. In fact, I was recently looking to get another one, or similar, as I could do with one for music and one for using as a phone headset and this looks like it would fit the bill.
I remember them all. When it came for me to buy a computer for helping my computer studies at school, I had the choice of a BBC-B, a few on this list, a Tatung Einstein (IIRC BBC compatible) and I went for a ... Sharp MZ-700, a machine with hardly any games, character graphics and you had to load the OS from tape every-time you wanted to use it. Mine had the built in tape drive & plotter. But it was £2 cheaper than the BBC-B \:-|
I paid to have extra space specifically for my Picasa ($5/year) and according to the new storage plans document (http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=39567&p=butter_old_storage) I should be able to keep this plan BUT "If your account lapses, your credit card is declined, or you choose to change your storage plan in any way (upgrade or downgrade), you’ll be switched to the new Google storage plan.". I am NOT paying around $30/year for a similar allocation.
My Picasa currently shows I have 21GB available whilst Drive says I have 25600Mb.
Re: But ...
Imagine you have a large amount of numbers to input, now tap your desk for two hours. That's what using this for data entry would be like.
Is the voice recognition trickery in the Kinect or in the 360? I can't see why this couldn't be achieved using the headset (except for MS trying to sell more Kinects of course).
Looks like we have at least three defense lawyers on the site.
When I go to GroupOn 'Facial Injection Treatments' is the first advert I see, maybe they've tweaked it enough to get around the ASA ruling but it still shouts BOTOX to me.
I use it to listen to Czech Punk SKA radio and have never had _any_ problems with the application and don't mind at all that I played full price for it (much)