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1. [verb] To be paid to produce vague reports that serve only for brief news items and are then discarded; never to be examined in retrospect to avoid embarrassment at the inaccuracies in predictions.
2. [phrase, informal] Expression of mock surprise at an otherwise obvious result or statement. See also "No shit, Sherlock!"
Re: My Fave Changes...
And finally, I just want to have a normal, local logon account. No fancy, useless Microsoft Live account or whatever it is.
You can - when you're installing, select "Create new account" and then at the bottom of that screen is a tiny text link to create a local account with no Live tie in. This page covers it:
And this covers changing an existing account:
(Sorry - no clickable links for me!)
"Who are you and how did you get in here?"
"I'm a locksmith and.... I'm a locksmith"
Re: Still rolling... still astounded.
Curiosity is enjoying the peace and tranquillity humans can only dream of.
No, Tranquillity is on the Moon...
Raymond Chen responds..
to kick the Reg's arse over sloppy reporting...
Re: Consistent quality feed required
It's probably a mix of genuine HD content and upscaled SD - ITV do this a lot I have noticed from the EPG.
Re: They need to release 250GB or 500GB discs for 8K and 4K...
I've got some spare tinfoil here if you need to fashion some new headgear....
re: is there anything else the EU want's?
Mandatory apostrophe usage training?
Very small rocks...
Tis witchcraft I tell you.
Don't call him a monke....
Did anyone get the number of that donkey cart?
This seems like a better solution...
Re: But, but, but...
That's a brilliant demonstration of the Streisand Effect in effect!
Misreading of the title made me think of Marvin The Martian...
"There's supposed to be an Earth shattering Kaboom!"
No video? Apart from the one linked from the article you mean?....
...a very expensive tablet display stand?
For IBM staffers
it would bring a whole new meaning to working from home...
Re: I'm so worried
And I'm so worried about whether I should go on...
Or whether I shouldn't just stop
Re: large thumb drives are bad mmmkay
USB 3 drives are your friend - USB 2 and a 32gig stick are indeed a match made in hell.
Cue the bus fans complaining...
...about how the change in engine sound has ruined the sound of the N2 as it goes up Westow Hill!
The charging is almost certainly via wireless (Qi); so the idea will be that you just dump the watch on your bedside table with a charging pad (along with your smartphone and smart glasses...) and don't worry about pro-actively charging it.
Sounds like a possible explanation. As anecdotal evidence to back that up; I've been working from home all day on my Plusnet and it's been exactly the same as usual - but I use the Google DNS.
Re: Comparing the camera cost to headphones isn't very helpful
Ah - I assumed it was a complete camera unit. Ta!
Comparing the camera cost to headphones isn't very helpful
Surely a better comparison would be to a standard phone camera component? So we know whether the new one is twice\three\fifteen times as expensive as the part it replaces in a design.
Re: In 2014?! A new service "offering" 48Khz?!?!?
Sorry; as others have pointed out I made a typo - I meant 48kb/s, not 48Khz
In 2014?! A new service "offering" 48Khz?!?!?
Are you stone cold barking mad? That must sound like sticking your head in a goldfish bowl. Even with the latest in psycho-acoustic magic there's not enough data there.
For a site that like to bash DAB as often as possible for it's "quantity over quality" approach (and coverage, and cost and anything else...); praising something that poor seems odd.
Plus at least with DAB (and analogue) it's "pay once" and you're done. With this you're forking out hundreds of pounds a year for the privilege of appalling quality sound.
Just connect your MP3 player full of high-quality rips\purchases and be done with it all.
"we're used to getting parcels delivered to our homes"
And it gives us a chance to have a good moan about how crap delivery companies are - HDN\Yodel\Hermes name your villain of choice!
And there's nothing us Brits like more than a moan on a forum! ;-)
Re: African or European?
Well, I didn't vote for him.
There's some lovely filth over here!
"therefore a bit rubbish when you remember how exciting the first one was all those years ago"
I have no fruity devices and no interest in an "fanboi" groupings, but that does seem a bit of a daft dismissal of a device that will sell millions. Surely that's true for just about anything ever - the first version is the game changer; everything that follows are merely refinements
The latest Ford Escort is just a bit better version of a Ford Model T, but plenty of people are still interested in them and certainly doesn't make them "a bit rubbish".
Defeats Google translate...
in an amusing fashion...
"It is after it has ended up pussy get along two people in bed, in a dose"
Not where I live. Every HDTV I have ever seen is 1080P.
I think JDX means that HDTV as provided by Freeview and Sky is only transmitted as 1080i (for bandwidth reasons and most people don't notice the difference). Almost all displays are 1080p capable, it's the source material that's generally below par. The only real source of 1080p is Bluray.
For anyone looking for the CyanogenMod page for the HD+, it's buried under the codename "Ovation"
"and no less than 32 nanospleens."
Pah! The PS4 has 64, and they're DDR5 so give you a 27% performance improvement per interocitor cycle...
My first patent....
I'd like to propose an extension to that patent that prevents users from picking overly obvious patterns - such as a C for camera. Or at least pops up a warning "this gesture is a bit flipping obvious, are you sure?"
This would need a database of characters that covered other languages too; but wouldn't be hard to do.
OK USAians - what the flipping heck is "dish liquid"?
Aahhhh the classy baby jokes - popular when I was at school.
What's pink and fluffy?
A baby in a tumble drier....
Hard to imagine that was an acceptable joke!
Re: Offline maps gone... or not?
A bit of Googling later and it seems offline maps will eventually return and that there is currently a way to cache any visible area, via the very strange ui of typing "ok maps" into the search bar....
Which says to me "unfinished feature, but marketing have decided we're launching anyway".
Re: Offline maps gone... or not?
Ah - I see... Chocolate teapot is the phrase...
Offline maps gone... or not?
The opening paragraph says offline maps are no longer available; but then later we get:
Currently users can download maps of cities and location and cache them on the phone for offline perusal. With the new app, users select a map area (be it city, borough, or neighborhood,) and save a street map of that locale.
I can't see the difference between these two options. They both seem to be "download a map for offline use" - which is what I want since I don;t have a data contract on my phone but do use the GPS and maps while cycling.
What am I failing to understand?
Boring as it may be - amusing suggestions of space based escapes would be rather harder for Putin to pass off as "not helping" than simply introducing a new Aeroflot route for a few days...
How about a tunnel through the centre of the Earth instead?....
"SSHD's dingle interface"
Childish snort time! He said "dingle"! Tee-hee-hee!
Did MS actually revive the Start Menu on this one
the Start button go to the kiddy toy thing?
Re: "based on an interoperable open standard"
Bllimey! Are you sure this is a government project? That sounds far too sensible and reasonable.
It'll never actually work - someone will screw up the infrastructure...
Re: 9mn, 9nm
Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range?
Re: 2) They should have an indicator light hard-wired to the webcam power
Some do - my Logitech Pro 9000 has an orange ring that fades up and glows round the lens. Never really thought of it as a security feature before - neither I suspect did the designer who did it because it looks "cool"!
Re: The real reason
But on the downside it will come in a box that's twice as big as it needs to be, delivered by a Home Delivery Network driver in a Ford Fiesta and abandoned on the doorstep in the rain...
Welcome to the National Cheese Emporium!
"I don't care how fucking runny it is. Hand it over with all speed."
And on topic; I would heartily recommend the Hairy Bikers recipe for Welsh Rarebit, featuring stout and lots of cheese - http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/welsh_rarebit_05821
Re: well some of those tabs will never be visited by me...
You can't re-arrange them but you can select which ones you want to use (including none, to keep the display the same as it currently is).
And they're just a set of auto sorting "folders" with some default rules based on your mail usage - there's no social or advertising tie ins linked to them and nothing to do with Google Play.
Try turning it on...
Go to the Gear menu in GMail, select Configure Inbox and hit Save.
It seems to work pretty well - it's just a way of automatically categorising your mails - there's no magic linkage to Play, Plus or anything else. The Reg has come to conclusions nor borne out by the reality - it just means that the example image has had an email for Google Play and it's sorted into the Updates "bucket".
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