311 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009
I am no reader of this article (just passing through...)
But can I nominate this for Headline of the Year?
I'm a-feared of the future
This article perfectly illustrates why I still have a BT iPlayer digital set-top box (and a Philips 26" CRT)
The iPlayer is quick and has a great EPG. It is prone to locking on to one channel occasionally (although I must say not lately - switchover?) but to be honest it takes a while to notice. It also contains a 56k modem (woo!) and comes with a keyboard.
This article is long overdue.
Re: I don't get NAS boxes...
I bought a Synology DS-413J for £275. It arrived, I stuffed 4 disks in and turned it on (hybrid RAID FTW!). A fair bit of whirring and clicking later, it's all working. Job done.
It sits quietly in the corner and acts as a printer server and media server for all the devices in the house. It runs on 30W.
My gas-guzzling PC with the 6 fans and 1000W PSU doesn't need to be on 24/7.
Easy to like.
For someone who makes effective use of italicisation, you talk a lot of crap.
Never mind Battlefield 3, I want more FPS from AutoCAD
Autocad is double precision and single-threaded. Will these cards help?
the beauty of the English Language...
is that meanings meaning the meaning they mean mean whetever they need to mean when transmitted & received.
Re - didn't Apple kick off the whole iNoun thing in the first place?
My still-functioning BT iPlayer would beg to differ.
In use since 1998, if memory serves.
RE: Never heard of them. What kind of moron buys a laptop for gaming anyway?
I'm guessing you don't get out much. Folks who do, and like gaming, buy a 'gaming laptop'.
I am reminded of the following definition from the Viz Profanisaurus:
- wanker (noun): a fellow road user
Kev O'Neill off the leash!
I loved the bit where all the senile old super heroes decide to fly off the roof and instead hit the ground like heroic lemmings.
Re: Here at Luddite Towers ...
my goodness I thought I was the only one.
I usually hate celebrity endorsed products, but....
As private parts to the Gods are we....
...they play with us for their sport.
( Lord Melchet)
It's the windows operating system
not Sonic the fucking Hedgehog. I will animate my own pixels, thankyoueversomuch
Samsonite pro-dlx 142
Bought this at least 5 years ago and still looks almost new. It did cost $200 but I can travel with my gargantuan 17" Lenovo W700 and it's 1kg power brick.
Re: Windows 8 Is Crap
Not forgetting odd-numbered World Wars.
Or motorways, come to think of it
Or even TESTICLES
Re: Misunderstanding technology direction
Doesn't work that way with Autocad. Autocad doesn't distribute, therefore I'm needing one core per seat, as fast and responsive as can be delivered, with several hundred/thousand pounds worth of graphic card to show it all off. Thin client is JNGE.
The pretty-picture and sample files look good and in all probabilty work quite well in a 'cloudy' format. Just don't try loading up any real working files and then expect not to cry.
Re: Nice i guess but
It also means I can go sit next to the Med for a few more weeks a year than if I just downed tools for a fortnight.
Gosh its a real problem keeping the blazing sun away from the screen. Where's the smug icon?
20% is within building tolerance
If performance translates to productivity, price premiums lose their sting.
The ability to play Portal with all bells & whistles is a total fringe benefit.
Stuff the battery life - fingers crossed for a decent screen size
From the photos, they look like 16:10 format. Anything less than 17"@1900X1200 is not good enough on it's own for pro use. The extra 20% vertical pixels make a world of difference. Plugging in a secondary monitor as a minimum requirement just defeats the purpose.
And might I say, it's about time too!
I wish Lenovo were still in this market. I'd love to update my 3yr old W700. Still, 3Ghz+8gb ram+raid 0 remains quite useful on the move, and nothing looks better to walk into a meeting with it, if only for the 'gosh thats a big one' double-entendre opportunities.
"Whitney Houston’s foghorn cover of Dolly Parton’s funeral-favourite I will always love you"
God bless you for that. I knew I couldn't be the only one.
Where will it end?
And what are they going to call Copper Nanotubes?
Type '69' into a calculator and turn it upside down...
It looks like a certain sexual act.
Down with this sort of thing!
@ Larry Crapbeans
His Name Was Robert Poulson
....trust a hippy*!
That is all.
* possibly includes me
"high-powered NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M"
"IT pulls its job creation weight in June in the US...
...or IT gets the hose."
"what can beat War of the worlds: the album"
Sadly, 30-odd years can.
I listened to a bit of it the other day - it hasn't aged well. It's like the film Madagascar - it's all about that one song!
RE: Shatner version of 'Common People' is superb
It's not bad, but still messes up the timing on the line "..but she didn't..........understand" just like every other cover of that song. The forrins just always seem to miss the humour in that line, shame.
That said, Sir Shat woz aces on HIGNFY!
Rocketry isn't science
C'mon, c'mon....it's working!
My biggest gripe about XP & Win 7 x64 is no more podracing for me. Could not get it to work, NMWID.
There's a big hole in my life
Where my 22" CRT monitors used to sit.
I like the space, but I do miss the resolution. And they used to keep the room warm.
Saw it on the iPlayer a few weeks ago. It's gratest achievement was to give me an overriding desire to see the BBC version and i didn't rest until I had done so.
The film rushes through the whole story. The TV show lets it breathe and is hilarious as a result.
You'll need beer....
Re: Apples, Oranges, Pears & Lemons
"I suppose you buy your cables at BestBuy or something, right ? "
um....no they are generally supplied with the device. Especially when the device touts such a premium price tag.
Active cable? Sounds like a marketing decision more than a practical or useful one.
Do you enjoy being gouged? I guess so. As a Mac user you must be used to it. If this was a windows accessory it would be laughed out of the forum. 75%? GTFO
You're either a troll...
...or you have no soul.
Either way it rhymes.
To loosely quote the man himself:
"Eddie are you worried that you're not funny anymore?"
"I stopped worrying about that about $80million ago"
Watch Delirious - there's a man trying to make a living. Funniest show 14yo me had ever seen
Watch Raw - there's a man who has made it - Meh
who would have thought it?
Thats why you buy two sets
LOL that's my birthday
is that you, darling?
Does it come with a Potato accessory, or do we have to use our own?
speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out
"not expensive enough" ????
Thanks for that. No, really. Thanks a lot.
Can i get a smaller one, say A0, that can pivot to horizontal?
I've been waiting 15 years for one of these.
"10 Hello World 20 goto 20"
let's not forget the bug hunts...
Are we there yet? (Cheers, Doug!)
"A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.
Zaphod waved a hand and the channel switched again."
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