198 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
Re: Of course there is a sad story behind it all
I'm off - they've got a beer garden
Anybody noticed that jquery is being loaded from Googles CDN?
Most Android users will have worked out how to easily get content onto their gadget before leaving for the flight.
Anyway, United is a terrible airline. Got an "upgrade" last year and honestly can't say what the difference was between that and cattle class.
"Just look at cash point machines, for instance. Queues of people standing around waiting to have their fingerprints read, their retinas scanned, bits of skin scraped from the nape of the neck and undergoing instant (or nearly instant – a good six or seven seconds in tedious reality) genetic analysis, then having to answer trick questions about members of their family they didn't even remember they had, and about their recorded preferences for tablecloth colours. And that was just to get a bit of spare cash for the weekend."
Why doesn't NCR fork off a Linux derivative and write their own embedded system stuff on top of that?
= more profit in the long term as they don't need to include a Windows XP licence in with the cost of the machine
Beer as they dispense tokens to purchase it...
Not always, what about streaming directly onto a phone, MiFi dongle or cellular connected tablet?
I know that Sky allows up to three devices, but they (AFAIK) aren't transferrable
This will be interesting, how will they manage iPlayer only households with multiple devices - I've got 6 devices in my house that can access iPlayer, so I'd need passwords for each one. So what's stopping me saying I've got 7 and give one away to a mate in the pub?
I've managed 52.78 on EE in the centre of London, but just 38.52 in York which you would think would be less congested (although it was a Friday night with the students and LibDem lot out and about)
Would be nice if they actually connected the rest of the country to 4G.
Re: Psion 3
Agreed, got the t-shirt...
I had a Psion 3 when I went to America in 1995 - the Yanks were amazed by it!
You could also put your phone over the speaker and dial a number from the phone book using DTMF - which seemed quite cool at the time.
“I’ll bet a lot of metal drummers might be jealous of what I can do now,” Barnes explains, presumably referring to the musical genre rather than rival cyborg musicians.
I've played them. They're rubbish.
Re: No escape for us
Ethiad do too, and I think you can hook certain devices into the screen and speakers.
I'm sure I remember reading that Zuck said that email was "dying" and the main way of communication would be via social networks.
Only if I don't have to get out of the bath...
(wondered if anybody would get the refereence)
“One is never alone with a rubber duck.”
Without video I was going to call bullsh... Oh wait...
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen"
Kudos for that one.
So, where's the GCHQ version?
I got a HTC One phone last year and am very pleased with it,
It upped my Dropbox account by a fair wack so it's interesting to see they are now working with Google Drive.
Can this be extended to theatres and cinemas please?
Only you guys can turn a story like this into the amount of porn and how fast you can squirt down a tube...
Re: Oh yes...
I've just remembered I got chatted up in a night club whist wearing it. Happy days!
No need to explain icon.
I've still got this, somewhere
I've been using Teamviewer for years and works a treat.
Another plus is that you can use their website as the client, I needed to check something on my home PC whilst away and used it from the shared PC in the hotel, worked a treat.
Re: That special £50 feeling
The Halifax on our main street dishes out £5 notes.
I said that "it wasn't the end of the world for me" is because Dropbox is one way I move stuff between devices - I don't rely on it, as you rightly say it's convenient.
I lost syncing pretty much over the entire weekend.
Not the end of the world for me, but it's a stark reminder of how much people rely on cloud based services.
They pop up on eBay now and again.
On the subject of old arcade machines, go to the arcade museum on Fishermans Wharf, next to where they have the sub and liberty ship. It's free to enter, and they have pinball machines from way back, old arcade games, and animatronics, all of which just need a couple of quarters feeding in for them to work.
Stumbled across it when I was there earlier this year and absolutely loved the place!
Re: Such memories.....
\Oh boy, Afterburner. Somebody left the cabinet open in the cabinet in my SU - we grabbed the manual from it and modified the DIP switch settings, wish I still had it...
I was able to finish this almost every time I played it - used to gather a crowd watching which seems oddly gratifying when I think about it.
Still. Don't See. The Point.
Don't really see the point. As has been pointed out, a cheap laptop or HTPC will do the job and a lot, lot more.
Have had a slim Acer machine sat next to my TV for about a year and it's perfect.
Unfortunately, one of our PC's here has to run Java to print delivery labels. Adding the "remember" feature is a hell of a plus though, at the moment people have to click "Yes" for each single sticker.
Quite suprised, there is a maze of cables coming into Lantau Island near Tong Fuk and I would have thought it would be an ideal location.
For the record, I didn't get a 4G signal anywhere in York yesterday.
According to EE's website, York already has 4G.
But, rather oddly a couple of weeks ago Weaverthorpe and Wold Newton were the first (and only) places in North Yorkshire to get a 4G signal from EE - two very small villages that are not exactly residential hotspots. Unless EE has a director that lives here...
There are systems in place to handle ATC over to to the military, and this has happened in the past.
Why not this time?
Wait to see how long it takes before every delivery company puts "might be carrying nuclear waste" on the back door of their vans. Good deterrent.
If I could get it at the USD price, I'd be tempted. Might just wait until the next time a friend from the States happens to be flying into the UK.
Well, the .co.uk owner of the corresponding .org.uk domain I look after hasn't used it for years, but as it's Aviva I'd be up against I'm not expecting to grab the .uk - not that I particularly want it anyway as there are thousands of backlinks pointing to my org site anyway.
Total waste of time.
Re: ...only slightly worse...
I'd sing that to my friends...
...except I want to keep them.
15 and 18 for my two servers. Seem to have got off lightly.
Re: IE 6
Yes he will, he'll notice that everything is faster and renders correctly...
Been there, done that.
So where does Nokia's curved "Matrix" phone fit in with the history here? I had one before the turn of the century so a fair while before the first Samsung product.
Re: Perhaps it's those nice "white hat hackers"...
And why exactly is that the fault of Adove?
I'd take a look at those developing, maintaining and hosting the site first, not the platform it was built on.
For what it's worth, I look after a very busy CF powered ecommerce site and the only downtime we get is after Patch Tuesday's.
In an improbable universe, probably...
To be honest, the sound on my HTC One with Beats Audio is pretty damn impressive. When people jump when "Journey of the Sourcerer" (my ring tone...) jumps into life you know it's good, and loud.
Hmmm... not sure - try getting free WiFi in NYC, one bar owner said no we can't offer it because we are too near to the Empire State Building.
I couldn't be arsed to mutter WTF? at him.