Love that keyboard, how I miss using it (though I do still have one in my loft somewhere amongst the Amigas and whatnot). Former Color Classic user here.
1122 posts • joined 17 May 2007
Re: >we tend to judge of our computers by their CPUs, rather than their complement of sensors
Either your post was a beautifully crafted satire or you exemplify everything that's wrong with IT.
Re: For a guy that claims to be a "businessman"
He doesn't really understand how anything works.
Oh, and Apple do build the Mac Pro in the US.
Re: Political soapbox much?
Nope. Economic regulation is a function of government.
Ive never heard anyone who preferred the light quality of LED over tungsten halogen before.
I swapped mine over about a year ago and was so appalled at the light quality that I promptly swapped back.
Great news if we can avoid filament bulbs being banned by the bloody EU.
Re: Never mind the replicants
Re: Dumb Watch?
A really expensive mechanical watch that can't keep time as accurately as the cheapest quartz watch is pretty dumb. Just call them 'status bracelets' and be done with it.
I think you might be holding on too tight if that winds you up.
Re: Money market - @alberth
I love the idea that Apple fit low res screens to their gear when they pioneered high res displays in phones / tabs and continue to lead in PCs. Bonkers.
Re: Money market
Re: Wish this had been publicized before
4S works OK with the latest iOS release as long as you turn off the more frivalous UI jazz and have realistic expectations.
You're the first dick at the urinal, you must be very proud.
No, Kim Kardashian's plump posterior's pixels did not break the App Store – just this El Reg man's mind
Re: FF22 Re: People...
If only everyone was as smart as you are.
This show is for pre-teens, isn't it?
Re: This kind of crap is why I won't buy Apple products....
This may come as a surprise but a) they give you a charger with the phone and b) inexpensive third party lightning chargers are widely available.
Re: Powering up reality distortion field now...
Wireless charging is a complete waste of time and money.
Yep, emailing a PDF and then hitting 'open in iBooks' is a real brain teaser.
if you decide to do this - and you should as iPhones are worth destroying on sight - make sure you take a good deep breath of the resulting fumes. A really deep breath.
I really fucking hate
The gadget destroyers. The PlayStation smashers, the phone blenders, the phone dunkers and now the aluminium phone burners. What the fuck is wrong with these twunts?
Just cancel the DD, they won't do anything.
...because you are a realist with experience of dealing with PR bullshit?
Self driving trucks and cars
Are just itching to be controlled by the govt rather than the owner. That's exactly where this shit is heading.
Re: Max Headroom
The BG gfx weren't done on an Amiga, I used to work with the guy who did them, I think it was a Matisse system that they used. Not sure.
They've got Mysterious Cities of Gold! I watched the whole thing with my 8 yr old daughter - she loved it, brought back fond memories for me.
Can I assume...
...that the usual commentards will weigh in comparing Bezos to L Ron Hubbard, or are Amazon allowed to make business decisions without being compared to Scientology?
Re: Hurr durr
Re: Don't get it
Do you mean publishing details of a forthcoming product in violation of their dev agreement? Yes, I'm sure that they do. If we published details of our clients unreleased products we'd be in court pretty quick. The new Apple TV may have been announced, but it hasn't yet been released. It is possible that the unit they tore down doesn't properly represent the final product in some way.
Re: Don't get it
I suspect iFixit jumped the gun. The new Apple TV isn't available yet, so what on Earth is the point of releasing a teardown to help people fix theirs? No doubt they violated their developer agreement, and it only takes one person at Apple being pissed off for them to enforce those terms. Honestly, iFixit fucked up here. Shame, we all lose out.
I think you'll find machines do most of the work
Yeah, that makes sense.
Re: just a question
In the US, kids have been known to come to school with automatic rifles and then kill. I honestly don't see the problem with a bit of caution, no one got hurt.
Re: @Bota I hope..
When did you join the Taliban?
If you had ANY inkling that it might be a bomb, you'd be fucking crazy to investigate closely.
Do you know what?
The kid's fine, no-one got hurt, what does it matter if a false alarm was raised? It really DOES look like a movie bomb, so I'm fine with the precautionary principle being invoked.
FFS how soon we forget. A passenger plane makes a big mess when it hits something at 500mph, irrespective of how many people die on board. Grow up. Remember 7/7?
What exactly is an adblocker?
I use Safari's Reader view to block ads, though this has to be done after the page has loaded.
Re: So this is what the party of No Platform has become...
...and yet the settlements, check-points and bulldozing continue.
No idea why this myth of the Tories fucking up the NHS exists - it was Tony Blair and - especially - Gordon Brown who did the most damage to the NHS in my lifetime.
Re: Proportional representation
That's democracy for you, people don't agree and you have to compromise. We won't see another PR referendum for a generation, if at all.
Re: i for one, welcome... (actually I don't but that's by the by)
He's always done that, that's his actual job. He's like an SNP man at Westminster.
The new iPhone has an 80% faster CPU, new touchscreen, new case material, new camera. Apple upgrade their phones like Porsche does the 911 - it looks very similar but many/most components get significant upgrades.
So funny, sure, but wrong.
Is that something that Android phones do? Oh, that's shit.
I replaced both e the camera module and battery on an iPhone 3GS. The parts were cheap, but the install was a nice exercise in steady hands and tiny tools.
I have noticed that a lot of people carry those USB rechargeable charger lumps that typically have a big enough capacity to charge your phone 3-5 times. Of course, these things work equally as well with iPhones as they do with ersatz iPhones.
You pretty much covered exactly why Apple doesn't do SD card slots. However, their reasoning was all about security, same reason why they restrict Bluetooth file transfers on the iPhone.
Re: Long-term value
What's that, 6 years old at this point. Honestly, the hardware is fast enough to gain any advantage from the current iOS. My daughter uses my old one, and gets a lot of utility from it.
How is AirPlay
inferior in quality? It supports lossless compressed and uncompressed codecs. Works great for me, DLNA is full of compatibility holes, by contrast.
Re: "And, critically, no Amazon Prime Video"
I think the Apple TV competes well against Amazon for content. iTMS plus Netflix covers most bases, albeit sometimes at hefty cost.