189 posts • joined Friday 23rd October 2009 08:39 GMT
Re: Ho hum
False implies false is true
Re: I will get one because....
Just buy one, then send it back unopened with a post-it saying "Wife says no" on, and hope for the best...
Vertical resolution of at least 1024 like we had 15 years ago would be nice! Just chop them off the side and stick them on the bottom!!
Is the slogan "touch every pixel"? 1366x768 on a 7" tablet is noticeably blocky. This is the 21st Century! come on make something I want to buy!!
Excellent article -- not enough on upgrading an old Apple.
I can't wait for the missus's MacBook Pro to conk out now. Any tips for speeding this up? ;)
Re: watch the non-3D version
Judging the plot I'd say the normal version is at least 4D
Re: As any fule kno
Only concentrated jif was infringing on the compression algorithm patent.
How well does an i3 drive over a sandy bridge?
Has well as the zoe?
Clearly the Surface has gained sentience
and looking at its own price has realised things are priced $500 more than they're worth.
Re: Hopefully some of it has better TV than us too.
I can just picture the euphoria at SETI when they start detecting the first extra-terrestrial television signals, only to be deflated when they receive the subscription bill from Sky the next day.
I've been working for years on a similar system
to fake upvotes in the register. They catch me every time.
The zombies had better look out for the carniverous walking plants first! Or the heat-ray equipped tripods. or both.
If my admittedly bad memory serves me right, Hale-Bopp didn't look dis-similar. A definite head and (short) tail, so long as you looked long enough for your eyes to become slightly dark-adapted (half a minute would do).
Why is there no video
of someone riding it?! YEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAA!
> refund if my mini-liberator explodes
But that would be accurate. The Liberator did explode at the end of series 3.
Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination
He's made from all the bits that fall
out from my mum's space station.
I never watched it. honest.
Re: Does the addition of gloss cause changes to the aerodynamics?
I thought you were answering your own question there:
"Just a skin"
Apple: You shouldn't get that kind of damage
if you were holding it right.
What's wrong with
> Cheap copies of the market leader usually has this effect.
You are at least half wrong. In what way are they cheap?
Re: Heating up
I'm in two minds about the cloud wars that have started.
They're both wanting to collect and hold a huge quantity of personal data about people.
Whilst I rarely touch MS with anything less than a cattle prod I'm inclined to think their offering might be better simply for the reason that I don't think they're competent enough to do anything with the data.
I'm surprised they don't try advertising LED TVs because of the little red "on" light!
> next year
> when hopefully ... the long-awaited flying car a reality.
You may have to wait another year. There's a series of three films about it. We know they'll exist at least by 21 October, 2015...
Great article, lots of knowledge imparted there, thanks!
If the lighter than air gas is in cells, how about strapping a cell to each item of cargo (person) of a size that doesn't quite counteract the cargo's (person's) weight.
That way you don't even have to land, you just open the trapdoor under them and let them gently waft to the ground. That'll definitely work.
Paint it green
with exchangeable cargo hold and a big white "2" and I'll buy one
Thanks for that excellent review. Inexplicably I've never been with the offspring despite living around an hour's drive away. Now I know there's a water park we're definitely off! With 4 of them ranging from 3 to 14 it's sometimes difficult to find a day out that suits all :)
> I think the main problem is calling it Windows. It sets expectations of being able to be used just like an x86 Windows laptop.
Ah but with Windows 8 on the desktop now, Microsoft are hoping to lower people's expectations.
Re: Originals were great?
Alec Guinness had just a little acting experience and ability, but as (I believe) he said to George Lucas once during filming "You can write this shit, but you can't say it!"
The main benefit of being a man is that I CAN monotask! When I'm on holiday, I'm on holiday.
How do we know this wasn't filmed in the Nevada desert?
It's easy to live for ever. You only need to do two simple things:
1) Never, ever, say anything that isn't true.
2) Say this today: "I will repeat this sentence tomorrow"
Some people care what these things look like. Not me (raspberry pi does the job!) -- just saying
Re: This time they really have to Think Different
> Let's hope it's something other than a large, flat, black rectangular panel
It won't just be that -- it'll have rounded corners.
The year is 2136,
and yet again someone is talking about a Blake's 7 reboot
I'll wait for Blake's 9 for more HTML5 compatibility
What happens when an irresistable evil meets an immovable evil?
Re: Nooooo!!!!!!!! No. No. No. Really, no.
Lots of plural words are now used in the singular, and they /have/ been accepted as correct usage. Fortunately we don't have a language police like the French, but in that absence I always have a peek at the OED, who seem to like tracking words and stuff. Agenda is a good example of that. However, whilst lots of people use the word data in the singular, including academics who um and aw about whether it should be singular or plural, OED still says it's a plural word (horribly I know of a university tutor who "corrected" foreign students' essays when they used data in the plural). When they say otherwise I guess I can breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Undoubtedly data will be accepted in the singular in the not too distant future, but it isn't completely there yet, and I always imagine journalists ought to be good at English. (good == correct)
Nooooo!!!!!!!! No. No. No. Really, no.
> what is big data?
what are big data?
> there was data
there were data
> Data is
> and it is
and they are
> data has
> This is
> this data
... giving up now
Q: Why did the chicken cross the Möbius band?
A: To get to the same side
> there's some way to go until computers are as funny as their human masters
Have you met the people who programmed this?
Re: I'm so glad..
Yes it does. As do my requirements of a phone.
I thikn he means Sarah Lane Myth
Re: Another Doctor
I think it's 13 times, although it's unclear to me whether that's 12 regenerations or 13 (giving 14 incarnations). Peter Davison nearly sacrificed his remaining regenerations in one story line, saved by a random encounter between the Brigadier and the Brigadier.
We're still reaching the limit though, so it'll be interesting to see how they eventually get round it (if they do).
Re: Rowan Atkinson
Except nobody took Sylvester McCoy seriously, so you were right. He was the funny guy from Eureka so far as I was concerned, so that plus Bonnie Langford really killed it.
Re: About time too
They could make it double-folding to protect the outside screen too. What's the address of the patent office again?
18? More like 11
Have you looked at the list of 18 supported smartphones?
They include diverse options such as:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Black Mist
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini White Frost
Samsung Galaxy S4 White Frost
Samsung Galaxy S4 White Frost Refurb
I count 11 different models, and a lot of those are only slight model variations!
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