659 posts • joined 2 Jul 2007
Slow day or drop in Hits hmm?
Re: New batteries...
That's no big deal. They swapped Lead acid batteries for Lithium.
5 years ago we were promised x4 capacity batteries using nanotechnology. Where did they go?
Norwegian blue dinosaur anyone?
Time to re-run that campaign to get Mr Spielberg to make T-Rex fluffy! It's only good science!
Time to dig out my Valves. I knew there was a reason why I kept them.
When I got my Internet account found YouTube Web site was blocked.
Well that was that. Turn off my ISP filters. Why bother with this kind of lunacy?
Goodness. My phone runs faster and has more RAM!
Re: Composite Output
Maplin sells two types of 3.5mm leads with 3x RCA. A Sony or Panasonic lead. So at least 2 standards. :)
Re: What IS Flash?
Do people seriously still use Adobe PDF Reader!
Let me reexamine the year on my calendar...
Let me guess....
It's 10Gbps over 30 metres of straight wire with no corners or other cables next to it...
Yeah, that'll work in the real world...
Real people don't know how to use Windows.
They just want to know where to wave the mouse, when to click and which mouse button to click.
The other 1% (ie us) know how to work our computers regardless of which OS it runs.
To tell if your workforce is ready for Windows 8, try this. Move the taskbar to the right-hand side and see how long it takes for them to figure it out.
If its more than 10secs. They're not ready.
If it takes you more than 5secs to figure out how to do this. You're just playing at IT.
You can make a diode out of a piece of coal and a wire.
Colditz prisoners did this during WWII.
So the hundred of thousands of species of animals, plants, fungi and insects just came from where exactly?
Well, maybe then you should review their products in future?
If you're sensible, you add a OpenDNS and a Google DNS line to your router...
Let's see how long Samsung takes to fix it's Galaxy S3 Flagship phone of 2012 which sold millions!
We're counting Samsung...
They've been saying that for the last 10 years....
Re: Suitable punishment for him
Make it an Acoustic modem and you'll have a deal! :)
Well, he'll now have his pick of jobs for life.
Re: How the sale went down
Well, you'd cry otherwise wouldn't you? :)
Re: Ubiquitous passwords
Last shop that did that was Tandy.
They got very upset if you refused. Needless to say they are no longer trading...
I suspect Foot Warriors from Brontitall...Hopefully just an advanced scouting party?
Do players still play the Mod?
It's so full of hackers and cheats, it's not worth playing.
Can I just get a phone or Tablet with enough RAM to deliver consistent performance of my current quad core? 1GB isn't enough by a long shot. :(
Google is trying to do the right thing.
Software and 3rd party developers would enjoy a far superior and cheaper platform. Users would be able to pick up any Tablet and just use it.
Hardware Tablet developers would just have to concentrate on hardware design and not be bogged down by software fluff that may impress a corporate CEO but means nothing to their customers.
Let's get back to hardware reliability and leave the software fixing to the people who care about fixing that.
Surely everyone benefits?
Due to the shape of the loch (you don't call them lakes laddie!) it is common to see dark standing waves on the surface long after the ferry and other leisure boats have gone past. The water is always murky as its full of peat particles and floating trees that have been blown down in storms.
So don't get too excited yer eejits!
Nice to know that my new phone that I'll buy next year is already obsolete before it's launched yet.
Such is progress. :)
Just need to encrypted the Syslogs next. Oh they can't...
Just rename this company to 'kaled' and we have the birth of something sinister? :)
Re: Is Windows 8 fundamentally broken?
Windows 8 is just fine. I don't know what all the fuss is about.
I've used computers since the Cambridge Mk 14. So I'm well used to using all OSs across all hardware patterns.
People would tell me how wonderful XP was. But it had such a horrible USB stack. I lost count of times it would mess up and don't get me started on its lanmanger system. Awful!
Windows 7 was a welcome improvement. But Windows 8 is even better.
People just need to get their 'finger' out and adapt.
(Oh and read up on how to use it might not be a bad idea?)
Re: This issue occurs because ..
Errr...Windows 7 is a version of Windows NT. Most are.
Cute. But it's sorted which is the main thing.
I remember when XP came out. Someone discovered a HTML help file bug within a month of the launch that could nuke your computer if they so desired.
So people, don't condemn a OS for bugs. Or we'd still be using Windows 3.1
Re: Good for the *whole* web
And just how do we get this improved encoder into every graphic program?
Re: Low bat
Maybe they run off 6x D cell Duracell Ultras with a free bunny thrown in?
If you allow uploading. Make the account write only?
I love it when Hackers try to get access to my FTP server.
They always try 'root' or 'admin'. As if I'd be so stupid.
I also change the welcome message so they think it's an ancient Server running ancient code.
BBC IT staff in charge of their Server needs to be flogged or user who left their login at a cybercafe needs strung up? :)
Put us out of our misery, how much?
Sophie once said, "we wanted to make a processor fast enough to run BASIC so that we wouldn't have to work making games in machine code like we did on the BBC B."
High motives indeed and one that is still carried out to this day by computer engineers everywhere!
Re: Taking a byte at history
I used a 6502 second processor on my Electron. Does that count?
I guess a Microsoft distributor was having supply issues and thought to use stock destined for USA to the EU?
Or people are finally paying the price for buying ultra-cheapo TVs from a Supermarket rather than from a decent electronic shop?
I mean who buys a TV with only 1 or 2 HDMI sockets!
Re: Benchmarks, Schmenchmarks.....
Who let the Dinosaur in?
Time to be sent to the Farm...? :)
How about a line that says "Removed for suspect of cheating"?
What, no one has an oscilloscope they can pin on the CLKs?
90% of the Chinese tablet/phone market use overclocking to boost performance over lifespan.
Us IT engineers aren't getting any thinner you know!
Use Papyrus we know that lasts for thousands of years!
Can the Register writers use up to date international standards and get the Editor to proof read it?
In Britain we use Centigrade, we threw out Fahrenheit with the dinosaurs guys. :)
Or is the author the only IT journalist still using units from the Stone Age? :)
Alternatively use both units please.
Come Register, don't go all 'American' on us.
Only USA fans are Whovians.
Most young adults carrying smart phones no longer wear watches.
Or didn't the manufacturers notice this? :)
Well that's me not buying any future gadget from LG.
I'll be making sure I tell my friends too...
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