84 posts • joined Monday 1st February 2010 17:25 GMT
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.
Re: Arresting is over the top but...
"It's all very well to spew forth bile and excrement when sitting in front of your TV and in front of your mates at your local"
No. No it isn't.
Re: Stop Press - Reg headline to CONTAIN random capitalized WORDS for no GOOD reason
It's ugly and I can read whole sentences without having to have the 'important' bits pointed out to me.
Thanks for the stereotypical internet forum insults.
"Scum ^h^h^h^h Sun"
You do know that the target of your "hilarious" insult no longer exists? You must mean "Bollocale"...
That will be because the buyer made a second payment, rather than use the proper refund mechanism. Returned payments do not incur a fee.
Paypal are generally gits; but in this case it is user error.
Re: Finally, they get it
The screens are crap whatever you buy at this size - I think it's more the "pay twice as much to get a thinner shinier machine" that puts sends most people in the direction of the standard notebook.
KeePass is your friend
Just to recommend KeePass (http://keepass.info) - never have to remember a password again (well, just the one that locks KeePass itself!). Generate very long unguessable random combinations of characters (special ones included) and you're all set.
Available for fans of Linus, Bill and Steve (plus all the major mobile platforms)
Just remember to back up the database Oh, and keep a copy on a memory stick if you use other machines.
Ah ; the old favourite sight of a new site collapsing under the weight of users!
Wouldn't happen if you outsourced it to the cloud... or something. ;)
Re: Do the maths
On a totally un-tech related rant; Costa is useless for non-coffee drinkers getting dragged in by friends - they don't even do basic tea (at least in the couple I've been in).
Caffè Nero, on the other hand do the mighty fine sugar-fest that is a Chai Latte.
Re: Interesting ...
Looking at the Gemini site, there are two 10" a version 1 with a 1.2 Ghz single core (which is what Amazon are listing), and a version 2 with 1Ghz dual core, which seems to be what the Reg has info about.
Caveat emptor... Keep your receipt until you know what they are actually selling!
Can't do proper links, but the pages are here:
"bog box stores?"
No wonder they aren't selling well...
Re: Some strange options available...
More to the point; why would you pay at all to do someone else's science for them? Time used to be that you'd at least get a cup of tea and a biscuit for helping out with a uni psych experiment. Now they want you to pay them for the privilege?
Or is that part of the experiment?....
"it's worse than Battlefield Earth"
Really? Thank you for the warning - I shall give the Green Lantern a wide berth on the off-chance that you've discovered the anti-Holy grail that is a film less enjoyable than BE.
"We plan to experiment with different models"
Translation: We'll slap more adverts in until people complain, then remove one of them,.
"I wish I'd said that!"
“You will, Oscar, you will!"