437 posts • joined 29 Jul 2009
That Blackberry Passport...
This is going to be a love-hate thing, but i like it. Yes, ugly as heck, but exactly what -I- want. A large touchscreen, and a physical blackberry keyboard. Right now i have the Samsung Note 2 - nice big screen, but i do miss that physical keyboard... And just the Blackberry OS in general. Compared to Android, -I- think things have been thought through much better, especially from a business-use point of view.
"Shut up and take my money!".
But, not holding my breath for Verizon to pick it up in the next couple of months :-(
Re: not convinvced
The 14 years was not just based on this one incident. If i remember correctly, this person was out on parole, already had a couple of earlier warnings on his record, then lied about things, and even had his kids (or her kids) also play around with the laser. All that, combined with his latest action, caused the judge to sentence him for 14 years.
Re: not convinvced
It sounds like you already made up your mind ("i didn't get hurt, so why should others", right?).
Still, read this article: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/blinding-light-the-us-crackdown-on-not-so-harmless-laser-strikes/
A bit more background info on what pilots see and feel, and how it will impact their work.
And i'm sure with a little bit of googling, more info will show up.
> they could advise <insert here>
So I guess i'll be waiting to cross when i have a green light - it's a better solution than cracking down on running-red-lighters, right?
>stolen the Concord
Still grapes on you, huh?
Re: Talking of drones and clones/machines and muppets and puppets
That's amanfrommars1 for you. Don't read the message, feel the message!
Re: In case you missed it elsewhere . . .
Marinara Trench? Sounds like a buffet at a cheap italian restaurant ;-)
A slightly older article, but lots of info.
and more generic, a bit off-topic, about the samsung caching:
I have an 1TB EVO, granted, just in a work laptop. So far no issues, but i'm sure i'm not using it like a data center would.
I hope those numbers are tasty, when you crunch them...
Hey! Who are you calling borderline here?
All kidding aside - glad that the Reg readership is considered 'entire IT readership'. High praise!
And, don't you have to pay for this privilege? If I remember correctly, the Kindle 3G connection was abused by a lot of people, using it as a tethering device? Last time I checked (granted, almost a year ago) there's a file size limit mentioned somewhere in your amazon kindle account. If the file mailed exceeds that, the file will not be sent across the whisper net (or whatever it is called).
Re: Foot, meet bullet
That'll get them thinking...
For the car with license plate 'Snaab'? ;-)
Upvote for that remark. Note to car manufacturers: 6ft6-ers want to drive coupes as well!
Tried the Puma when it first came out. Couldn't even sit down on the seat, couldn't get my head inside the car :-)
Re: That wasn't smog
similar to 'a robbery gone wrong' ?
Re: The Barge is...
so, why didn't they do this when MS-Basic no longer was supported?
Re: A deabte if they have endangerd him?
a bitcoin, you mean?
Re: A fool and his money are easily parted...
Re: A fool and his money are easily parted...
why is all this anti-google stuff being down voted? I just had to switch over from Exchange to Google Apps/ mail. in the process my android phone now needs different apps (email client, different calendar app, and a bunch of notifier widgets) to be able to do what I was able to before the switchover.
plus, now my data limit is being raided by email synchronization,rather than just for regular stuff.
of course, part is the android phone and any layers the manufacturers put over it, but sjeez. Android = google , right? I was hoping for a bit more (businesslike) integration of things.
then, on the laptop; chrome now has to be open all the time to receive notifications, etc. yeah, sure, there's offline gmail - but that's apparently all gone when you clear-cache; so now still trying to work with outlook using some Google apps sync tool, so that my calendars are synced up.
stuff like that distracts me from being able to do my actual work.
but, probably for desk jockeys, this is an easy fix to save money on those pesky MS licenses, and frees up one or two people from doing Exchange maintenance. compare that to offloading effort onto each of your employees...
give me back my exchange!
to all these multi-multi-paragraph writers
Do you guys have all this stuff ready to be copy-pasted into this small edit window? Or are you really typing this out?
sjeez, complain about stuff in places where it really has an impact.
Or is this just part of some package that the loyal order of global warming deniers society hands out to each registered member?
sjeez, get a job ;-)
Are you referring to the Memory Effect of homeopathic solutions?
I'm sure it's all that 'Hop'e Chang'e' stuff ;-)
Hop'e -> hoppy? geddit? No?... hm...
The one with the thermal lining in it, please.
'it was a site to behold'....
just use phlappy instead...
Re: Going to be a painful future
Not necessary, just drive/fly to Detroit, or drive from Indianapolis to the east for 80 miles or so. a number of Tim Horton's to be found. some are collocated with a Wendy's. I also came across some while driving from Buffalo to Vermont.
Yes, invoked godwin's law myself.
But not thinking this will be any different in any other country.
Sign of the times.
i think the flower is a 'texas blue bonnet' (not an expert, but i seem to remember this name somehow). That would narrow down the area in which this bee would live.
Nice (large!) download of bee species in the US: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/features/posters/EasternBumblebeesPoster_print.pdf
And more about western state bees: http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/Western_BB_guide.pdf
(apologies for not narrowing it down more - have to work ;-) )
Re: Shit yourself slim
>hoards of immigrants
I know, isn't it annoying? they keep on collecting stuff. Gotta catch 'em all!
so many possibilities...
finally, that mash up of Babe and Tron is one step closer to reality...
Re: Nothing will ever top
really, a down vote for that? read this...
and still it hasn't been successful for most people.
Re: Nothing will ever top
yeah, am holding off (still) upgrading my Samsung book 8 laptop to 8.1... too many issues with video card drivers
I like the article.
But can you please stop using those autoplay/autostart ads? The Cricket one has a button to mute the sound, which doesn't work.
And these autoplay videos are stealing my data allowance...
And those videos do not entice me to buy products anyways.
Re: In other news
it's all fine and dandy that everybody thinks that _everything_ needs to be accessible online. But is that really necessary?
we would still have the world with libraries and access to information.
don't get me started about the euro music on all the GTs... one of the better examples is the GT5 intro demo with Castle over the Moon; at least 10x better than with the emo euro crap music behind it...
don't get scared off by the piano segment; fast forward to about 3mins into the movie if it is too much for you ;-)
Japanese opening: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DRAAdtEN5hNQ&sa=U&ei=ABazUpqWDYm4yQGxyoD4BA&ved=0CAsQtwIwAA&usg=AFQjCNGA-4NRaNs89Y8tSk0VajYoJ2ovMQ
EU/NA opening: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kwZXleNd3bo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DkwZXleNd3bo
Re: Invasion! (of privacy?)
just flash the bots with apple's maps? problem solved ;-)
Re: Nope they have to
ed209s! "you have 20 seconds to accept this delivery!"
Re: Mobile Calling Area
maxwell smart's cone of silence...
Re: Some creepy apps out there
funny how everything goes through cycles. the Blackberries were/are being vilified for not having enough apps, where the argument was 'but the website offers the same or better functionality'. No, everything had to be apps.
so now that everything is apps, the complaints are that the apps have too much access to what's happening on your phone.
mind you, am not trying to sound snarky. I think it's just funny, in a sad kind of way.
Re: Apple QuickTake 150
of course I do, holding it right now :-) it's a Sony FD91... that 14x optical zoom was the killer feature for me. the downside? carrying boxes of floppies with you on trips :-)
<wopr-voice>shall we play a game?</wopr-voice>
Let me put it in a different way - there's no 'first world' overhead applied to the stuff designed, built and bought. Or are people saying that they've cut corners, coming up with something that's held together with the proverbial duct tape instead?
I'm sure the Indian space program used its resources much more economical. No telephone sanitizers and account executives on the payroll. Or numbers were fudged. Or both.
I'm sure that for the Indian economy it was still a large amount of money. after all... it's all relative, right?
humming 'human behavior'...
I think Maxwell Smart was on to something with the Cone of Silence...
Re: Whale Whores
is that you, big bwuddew? </cow-accent>
Re: I'm not having any issues
your just waiting fer the grammer nazis to attack yer post, arnt you?
Re: Sony likes internal PSUs
i had a Philips MSX2 (+) one, managed to order an FM-PAC, and loved to play Salamander and SD Snatcher... Had a guy put in a '+' chip in there as well, so that i could play Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake as well...
Ooh, and a flashback to demo parties in NL...
Re: "sub-unity ordinal numbers"
ah, Pippard. He always loved it, when a plan came together.
oh, no, that was Peppard.
Re: How good are throat microphones?
mmmm. oh no it's coming straight for us! mmm.
I'll get my coat ;-)
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