618 posts • joined Saturday 20th February 2010 23:01 GMT
Call for Ponder Stibbons
We obviously need to start building computers like Hex instead of messing around with electronics.
(The robe and point hat. Pass my staff while you're at it, yes the one with the knob on the end)
You mean it could return 100% of the asteroid as a sample?
Re: Silurians 2.0?
I don't think so. Apparantly its pre-cambrian life forms they're searching for - underground - that can mean only one thing:
You want to sell more monitors? Give us better ones.
Not only do monitors not really wear out, they're not particularly getting obsolete either since resolution seems to have been (mostly) stalled for several years (or even gone backwards as 16:9 has gotten more common with 16:10 getting harder to find).
Apply some of the tech improvements which currently seem confined to tablet screens to desktop sized screens (better DPI, not put a computer in there) and they might find they sell rather more once there is a reason to upgrade (if at a sensible price) .
Re: I wonder
All of them?
Its clearly not from mercury.
a) A lump of purest green.
b) From Krypton.
Pick the pop-culture reference you prefer...
I very much doubt the PPC had a proper mechanical keyboard. Although I never used one I suspect they were basically the same as the cheap keyboards used by the desktop equivalents (after all the whole point of buying an Amstrad PC was they were so much cheaper than most of the competition). At least the PPC had all the right keys and in the right places though.
A second iPad as a keyboard?
Well thats going to make the keyboards for Microsoft's surface seem very reasonably priced in comparison.
As for the book-like configuration and moving content between the two screens: Courier anyone?
I also miss such warnings as:
"This stereo record can be played on mono reproducers provided with a
compatible or stereo cartridge wired for mono is fitted. Recent
equipment may already be fitted with a suitable cartridge. If in doubt
consult your dealer."
Of which the best and most memorable example was of course:
"This stereo record cannot be played on old tin boxes no matter what they are fitted with. If you are in possession of such equipment please hand it into the nearest police station."
I'm reminded of this:
Re: Ship of Theseus for the modern age
“This will become, in time, the ax of someone’s grandfather,” said the king, lifting it out. “And no doubt over the years it will need a new handle or a new blade and over the centuries the shape will change in line with fashion, but it will always be, in every detail and respect, the ax I give you today."
I find your lack of faith disturbing...
Unable to make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs
If you want to read the whole thing you might need to increase the maximum number of hops beyond the default.
Re: There's porn? On the interwebs?
Nope, that link wasn't Avenue Q.
But this one is : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-TA57L0kuc
Re: Looks like he invented time travel too...
Are you sure? Cool as this is I doubt it'll manage 88mph.
Stick with the dog theme
One of them has to be Cerberus.
Re: The other numbers are even funnier
> And what the fuck are those 50M non-iPad/Android/Windows tablets used at work?
Hopefully they go back for a proper look.
Not much of a backtrack, go and dig it up.
Re: Arm the laser!
There is nothing incomprehensible about a desire for ribs (preferably with BBQ sauce)
So with my duff connection speed...
...I have a choice between blocky, pausey, tiny-vision when its first available, or risking spoilers by waiting for a more watchable broadcast.
Its bad enough when the HD broadcast is a week after the SD one, instead of simultaneous.
Other operating systems
Does that include Windows 7 or XP? Or does that run into driver problems?
Interesting they mention Mac OS. I wonder if this is speculative, or if it means Microsoft have actually already tested its suitability as a hackintosh.
Perhaps they want the pro version, which they can't have yet? This seems especially likely since this survey was done in a work context.
Open source death star?
A New Hope would have been a lot shorter and rather more dull if the empire had willingly given the plans away.
Re: Optical Drives Abandoned
46 CDs? No blu-ray discs. Even a very quick search on Amazon finds BD-R discs at less than a quid for a 25GB disc. I'd expect the costs of a mass-produced read-only disk (ignoring content cost) to be even lower. Optical disc does not always mean a CD.
Redshirts were actually slow-starters in the body-count stakes, with blue taking an early lead, yellow overtaking briefly, but with red as the ultimate run-away 'winners'.
I blame El-Reg
All those articles you've published about the dirt found inside computers. It was only a matter of time before someone tried to do something about it.
Didn't think I'd ever say this - but why bother with lasers?
These are augmented reality glasses. Just show the keyboard via the existing display facilities in such a way that it appears where your hand is. Less power required, less weight, less risk of annoying everyone if the hand recognition gets confused and doesn't shut off the laser when walking around.
Re: Gordon's alive?!
Can't be having that. Apple don't like Flash.
Re: Tiny odds?
250000:1 is better than 1000000:1 (that happens 9 times out of 10)
Re: Hammer time
<--- It's supposed to be this icon for "Hammer time".
What I'd like to see for a small second monitor is not a dedicated device. Just put a hdmi or dvi input on a tablet so it can be used as a second monitor for a desktop/laptop (or connected to other devices such as cameras). Of course consumers will like only buying one 7" screen more than manufacturers will like only selling one 7" screen.
Wrong choice of music in demo video.
Beatles? Huh? Given the bloke's name I'd have expected the obvious choice to be Ramstein :)
Re: Who'd've thunk it?
Not just cheaper things outsell more expensive things, but also:
Newer less widely owned already things outsell thing more people own already and are happy to only replace when it breaks.
Feasible to have one per person things outsell quite likely to be shared by a family thing.
Already had my close call with the cloud
I used to let my photo sharing service (fotki) double as my offsite photo backup. Then one day they tried to change their terms and conditions so that unlimited storage of originals was no longer included and asked for more money or the originals would be removed leaving only the down-sized versions.
I refused to give in to their blackmail and instead spent the money on a third 2tb hard disk and external enclosure, which is now locked in my desk at work. Its actually more convinient too, I can go and fetch the disk from work faster than I can shift that much data over my internet connection.
When I were a lad...
...I remember when all we had were gopher, archie and veronica.
Re: Music via radio.
The oddest case of this I came across occurred with an Amstrad PC 1512 running Digger. The actual game music could be picked up by a radio tunned to just below Radio 1's FM frequency.
I'm not sure if this was a deliberate feature of the game that worked with any PC or just a peculiar interaction with the Amstrad's hardware. It didn't seem to be a general occurrence with the 1512, I never managed to do the same with other games.
Never understood how I'm meant to switch my digital watch off.
I've never seen one with an off switch, but they've definately got electronics in them.
Let me fix that for you
If you think instagram makes photos look good your need your eyes testing.
Re: designed for mouse...
Presumably this is why the pro version comes with a stylus - to give a similar precision of input.
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