108 posts • joined Monday 1st February 2010 17:25 GMT
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".
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.
"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"?
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".
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".
Money for nothing?
With the best will in the world; this seems pointless. The bloke has none of the skills necessary to make this happen, and no intention to get the rights to make something that even looks like the machine he want to emulate.
So what he's proposing is a generic "computer in a keyboard" - which has been done many times.
In his case he could just do this: http://hackaday.com/2012/07/09/refurbing-a-c64-with-a-raspberry-pi/
Windows Phone+ is a poor name
Windows on phones, tablets and other mobile devices? What could they possibly call it? If only MS had a spare trademark lying around that might be suitable...
"In fact it warned sales of tablets would dip sequentially to 2.8 million in Q2 due to a product transition."
Hopefully this is a tacit confirmation of the end of the current Nexus 7 and replacement by something new and even shinier.
Re: No pictures?
Indeed - pretty serious omission from something that's all about the design\looks
So, to save people a Google search - here's a couple of articles with useful pictures:
And the second version will reveal it's secret identity as...
Re: Charging it?
Maybe... "Always use the included wall charger to charge your Kobo Arc; it may not charge at all or charge very slowly if you use a computer and USB cable (not included)."
Re: Unless I'm missing something:
From other sites:
No MicroSD, OTG, Bluetooth, HDMI, GPS or 3G
One front facing camera (720p)
USB charging seems to be "unsupported" it might work but to quote their support page "Always use the included wall charger to charge your Kobo Arc; it may not charge at all or charge very slowly if you use a computer and USB cable (not included)."
Basically very limited unless you want is purely as a reader. (Which, to be fair, is how they are marketing it).
"By flogging the entry-level 16GB model for £160 – the same price as a Nexus 7 – and its 32GB model for a tenner less, it’s relying on..."
I'm assuming that sentence is intended to mean that the 32GB is a tenner less than the Nexus 32GB, and not 10 quid less that the 16GB Kobo; which is how it reads.
Why has the B computer got it's own set of hardware if they never intended to use it? I suppose it's multiple redundancy; but it you're chucking this stuff millions of miles surely you want to use every available instruments as much as possible, and be able to control them from both computers, not lock it off in the "other half" of the system?
Re: But will it remove all the previous patches?
No - the point of side-by-side (WinSxS) is to keep old versions available so that programs can use the exact versions they were built expecting, rather than introduce issues with later updates. The approach these days is that "Disk space is cheap, let's use it". Whether you agree or not; that's the way it works.
Assuming you don't want to ever uninstall the service packs and updates, you can use a combination of tools to reduce the amount of space taken up.
Use CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner - remembering to go for the freebie version hidden at the bottom, not the pay links!) with the option to remove update uninstallers checked.
Then open a command prompt and run this:
dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded
It will take a while and won't make a massive difference but it does chop a few gig out of the Windows install size.
Where the "report errors" link gone
"From then on you could stalk them at your leisure, watching them work, rest, play and even die – there heirs assuming the deeds to the house in an ever growing family tree of descendants."
That should be:
Stob - never one to let facts get in the way of a good rant...
However Notepad++ has had a new "piece of paper" icon that won't offend your sensibilities for many versions now.
And yes; I do know that Stob is (intended) to be humour more than information.
No; the "ass-hat" thinks they can make more money selling e-books for the hardware platforms that actually sell in significant numbers - i.e. Android tablets, iPads (and rather more spuriously) Microsoft tablets\phones. Nook reader apps are available for all those hardware platforms.
That only leaves the hardware Kindles, but they could sell open books for that - or not bother with that part of the market, since it's so tied to Amazon delivery system.
And they're probably right.
Went in there before Christmas with the girlfriend. Walked out empty-handed.
Hope you got a good trade in rate for the girlfriend...
Re: When I bought my 'mobile' workstation 4 years ago...
A nice W520 gets you most of the way there - it's 16:9, rather than 16:10, so 1920x1080 but that's about as good as it gets in PC laptop land these days.
What do these epically highly paid execs actually do to earn these vast salaries? As some point they must have so many people doing the actual work for then thet they just become a figure head and spend the day playing golf?
Re: Goole tracker
If Goole starts moving to the extent it needs a tracker, I imagine the residents are going to be a little miffed...
Re: Damp SQUID????
Dry hair is for squids...
Re: Why can't they do an A4-sized e-ink Kindle?
You could get the DX, - but they're just selling remaining stock and not making any more - http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/6/3298468/amazon-kindle-dx-kindle-touch-e-readers-retired
(Sorry, still not allowed to do proper links)
Why aren't we getting the good versions? The Paperwhite eInk and 8.9 inch Fire HD. Thanks for remembering the world outside the US exists, Amazon, but we don't want to be permanently a year behind the US.
Re: If you're going to put pictures like that into a phone review...
And enjoy that formal warning on your employment record?
It may well be El Reg but someone glancing across the office could well jump to the wrong conclusion and report you for such things in many corporate environments. You may work in an office where you can get away with it - not all of us do.
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