13 posts • joined 12 Aug 2009
Re: useful features
Another vote for Foobar2000. I switched from Winamp last year from and have been happy with Foobar so far. It has encoding facilities (although you may need to point it at the encoder executables yourself the first time), library, DSP plugins, input plugins, themes/layouts, global hotkeys, selectable output, etc. One of my favourite features is that it supports last.fm's scrobbler natively, without needing the official scrobbler app running in the tray.
Glue gun was mentioned in the third paragraph. Araldite is cyanoacrylate, same as most "superglues" (eg Loctite).
A quick audit of my "fixing box" turned up a glue gun, Sugru (probably out of date now, though), Araldite (slow- and fast-setting, plus Loctite), Polymorph, and plasticine. I'm well prepared for another year of breakages!
Funky sliding draws
Draws what? A crowd of admirers?
Do you mean the One Plan?
I was sold this by my local Tesco Phone Shop for use in my Huawei 585, only to be told the next day by 3 that you can only use it in a phone, not a dongle or Mi-Fi device.
So no, it doesn't apply to dongles.
Excuse me, but did you actually write "boom ting" in a Reg Hardware article?
That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!
You don't HAVE to buy ebooks from Amazon in order to read them on the Kindle. In fact, you don't have to BUY ebooks at all; there are plenty of (legit) free books available.
Will actually support up to 40GB. I have an 8GB model with a 32GB microSDHC card. It takes bloody ages to rebuild the internal database every time I disconnect it from the computer, but it's otherwise fine. Word to the wise, though - secure the card with some electrical tape. If you don't, and you drop the player on the kitchen floor, the card will ping out and disappear under the cooker.
Bit late now but
I'm not a farmer, and neither is my wife.
Never mind the Apple box
The Via Artigo A2000 has an optional wi-fi module (if that counts) and has been around since late 2008. Could've sworn El Reg reviewed it but I can't find the article now.
Interesting to read this the morning after I ordered an Artigo A2000 and 2x 2TB Seagate drives. The Artigo's been around the best part of a year, and has a very similar spec.
"Up to" is right
I sold a Dell Latitude C610 (~1GHz, 256MB RAM, 10GB HDD, Windows XP, perfect working order if a little slow) to a guy for £20 who was intending to trade it in for £100 off a new machine. He'd heard about this offer in store, but the "up to" bit wasn't made clear to him. In the end, they offered him £10 for the Dell. Ouch.
So yes, don't get your hopes up.
"'legal highs' that pose a significant health risk"
Like tobacco and alcohol?