269 posts • joined Tuesday 30th March 2010 15:28 GMT
I have an Xperia Z. It's awesome and I think should be included in more An Tu Tu/Geekbench benchmarking tests - you only ever see Samsung and Google phones for comparison.... My Xperia scores over 20,000 on An Tu Tu, more than pretty much everything else apart from the S4 and HTC One (and is comparible to them). Anyway, that aside - the phone is awesome and it feels so liberating to use the thing in the bath, and just casually throw it into the water for shits and giggles. Didn't dare to test it for ages... then finally took the plunge (pun intended) and dunked the thing. I don't know if I'd be able to go back to a non-waterproof phone now...like many people have said - smartphones get used in so many situations where being waterproof is very desirable (i have previously broke an iPhone by accidentally chucking down the toilet).
let's all slag off BT
Jesus I'm a comedy genius. The wit and intellect required to laugh at BT for nothing more than them simply being BT is beyond most of you lot I'm afraid.
look i'll do it again: BT - HA HA HA HA!
i kill myself i really do.
bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha! you went with talktalk...
i always wondered who it was.
i think if you're stupid enough to fall for it...
you can't complain. i actually feel pretty bad for the guy.
i've only got 0.2791 bitcoins :(
isn't young 'un oxford educated?
if so - surely he has a more realistic view of the wider world and would be aware of the gross stupidity of launching any kind of attack on the US or her interests. it's got to ba a load of hot air.... take no notiice.
/ is listening to Shemale Beauties Go Bareback.mpeg
yes, er.... well of course this is an equine-related instructional video. actually that might be worse....er, er...
oh ok i'm beating off to shemales. DEAL WITH IT.
I've lived in various bits of SW London (Tooting, Balham, Wimbledon) for the last 7 odd years and have never achieved more than 7mbps from either NTL (when they used to still be called that), 02, BT or Virgin.
I think all this 20meg stuff is a myth. nobody really gets that and if they say they do they're fibbing.
i can't see the obvious fakery either
but even if it is real, so they've got 8 hovercrafts (allegedly) - who cares? it's hardly worrying...
Re: Not where I work it isn't
i'm also in central london (13.3DL, 2.2UL on HSPA+)
you got your mobile data turned on?
who the hell cares?
i just did a test with speedtest on my sony xperia z currently on O2s HSDPA+ network - got 13.3mb download and 2.2mb upload! That's twice as bloody fast as my fixed broadband connection at home...which quite frankly, annoys me a little bit.
Re: If Only They Made usable Telephones For a Sensible Price
Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop
"I tell you what lads, I need to quickly nip upstairs and goblinproof my chickencoop..."
"Calm a CARMA drama chameleon" - best headline ever.
Re: Cisco is the problem, Skype is good enough
you never heard of Webex? Audio conferencing? MS Lync? The alternative is to FLY several directors over? What century are you living in? There's a multitude of alternatives to bloody Skype.
Skype is for domestic use, end of.
Re: Cisco is the problem, Skype is good enough
"good enough" aka "fuck it, that'll do".
i take it concerns about security, reliability, audio and visual quality etc are just too petty for you to bother with. i wonder if your CEO feels the same way?
i've just got one of these
made the big switch over from iphone no less.... has been a breeze and i much prefer android. anyway, i love the xperia z but the main problem i have with it is the ridiculously low volume when playing back MP3s through the headphones. For a "Walkman" phone, I thought the sound quality would be top notch (and plently loud) but alas, no. I've had to install PowerAmp and use it's software amplification to boost the volume to an acceptable level and for the more longer term, am going to have to get a dedicated mobile headphone amp. which is slighly annoying.
great phone in all other regards though and i manage to make my battery last 2 DAYS without a charge (admittedly not with heavy use).
Re: the imac audio stutter fix is long overdue
i do indeed use an external sound card - the slightly old now, but awesome Edirol FA-101 FireWire 10 in 10 out number. Still get the stuttering though, so must be to do with Core Audio as you suggested.
i drive better when i'm drunk
i find it helps to relax my shoulders and improve my approach somewhat. never fails to knock a few strokes off my game.
why the hell not?
i hate this kind of thinking... it's called progress mate. it's the natural order of things - they get faster, thinner, more functions, better graphics, etc etc. this has been happening in the electronics world since day one. what would you rather everyone was only ever allowed a nokia 3310? actually that's probably a bit too advanced. why the hell does anyone have a mobile phone at all eh? everyone's got a landline haven't they? what was ever wrong with that??
the imac audio stutter fix is long overdue
i've been having problems with intermittent crackly and stuttery audio (i am a music producer) for ages on my 2011 imac. will be bloody pleased to get this fixed.
World War Z
I recently purchased a Sony Xperia Z and was wondering if I'd regret getting it and not waiting a few more weeks for the S 4. I can now say that looking at the specs and features there's very little difference really and the Xperia Z also has the bonus of being waterproof. Plus it's made out of glass and i think looks a bit nicer. Only trouble is the screen, which whilst very impressive viewed directly-on, looks quite washed-out from shallow angles... it's a shame, but wasn't a deal-breaker for me...was wondering if anyone thought that this issue could be fixed with a software update though? Surely the screen is just the screen - 1080p, 441 ppi etc...it's the software controlling it which would need recalibrating right?
I just switched from iPhone to Android
I'm on a pretty hefty contract which just expired. Couldn't really get excited about the iPhone 5 but was kind of resigned to it as I run Macs at home so iPhones have always made sense. When I discovered that even on my contract I would have to pay Â£150 for anything but the 16GB iPhone I thought screw this and took the plunge with Android. Now rocking a rather lovely Xperia Z and the switch from iOS has been easy-peasy! Virtually painless... I feel refreshed!
what the actual fuck are you talking about? john sweeney wasn't ever a scientologist or religious in any other way... you seem to think he had trouble accepting "the truth" - read the fucking article you numpty.
Re: Bloody useless parents and CEOP trying to justify their existence
A-fucking-men to that.
you are a brave man and i applaud this. BT are indeed, a great company. sure they have problems, but name one other company of comparable size that doesn't.
lol on what planet? i have been and used internet all across the UK and (apart from fibre lines) have never seen a connection greater than 8mpbs. and that's pretty good. 4 - 6mbps is more usual and i believe much closer to a true national average.
found lovefilm slow and frustrating
found netflix quick and easy
went with netflix
Re: Windows 8 FAIL
you MUST be Steve Ballmer
Re: I admit
but people who are now in their 20s are going to look fantastic when they are in their 70s due to technological and medical advances. in 50 years time, being 70's going to be like being 40 now...but they'll only look 25.
RTL used to be great for late night soft pr0n in the early 90s when i was just a wee lad and staying 'round my mate's house who had sky. it was all pr0n from the 70s of course. plenty of bush. oh the bush...
*revels in the memories*
Chine Mieville must be mentioned when considering steampunk.
Perdido Street Station
All excellent steampunk (amongst other things) novels.
it's got to hold at least
4 London Buses. At least....maybe even 5.
aaaaw, look at his little chubby face
I think he's alright you know...I can see him opening up N. Korea starting to repair international relationships. Kim Jong-Un for Nobel Peace Price 2015?
don't speak too soon
i wouldn't discount a BT mobilr network completely. they are well aware they should have held onto O2 and definitely have desires to re-enter the field if possible. not saying it's definitely going to happen, but i wouldn't write the idea off by any means...