917 posts • joined 20 Feb 2010
Re: a bribe to release a version for Surface.
It runs just fine on a Surface Pro as it is. An RT version is mostly needing an RT version of Java first...
Re: can it run Crysis?
Maybe not this one, but if things carry on the way they're going then no doubt we'll eventually get printers that can. Why can this one even run Doom? I was at university when it came out, there were about a dozen computers on the entire campus that could run it playably. Just what exactly does a printer need this much processor power for?
Even ignoring that security would be less of an issue if it couldn't do anything except print (well except perhaps for printers armed with frickin lasers), we've been warned where this path of putting more processor power than needed ends - talking AI toasters that won't accept you want something else for breakfast.
Re: They won't let me have it.
Hadn't seen the none option. Could be useful if there is free stuff I do want in future. Not going to bother updating them with a valid address that they don't need though.
They won't let me have it.
Even though it's free they'll only download it if I give them current payment information. Mine is several debit cards an two house moves out of date. It can stay that way, my one iTunes purchase was the click-wheel version of Tetris in 2007.
Re: Must be a bit too old...
I'd agree that to be properly old school a game needs to be 8-bit.
Even including PC game though this is pushing what I'd consider a boundary - the move from DOS to Windows. I seem to recall this came with versions for both (so I'll have installed the DOS version, DirectX was still very troublesome at the time).
Re: comparative pictures
I still actually use a flip phone from that time (considered under-specified at the time, but way better than any current flip phone). Its height is about the same as the width of many current phones.
Surely there are two sides to the size thing?
While some won't have been buying Apple phones because they want a big screen, surely others will have been buying them because they prefer a smaller (*) device. Isn't this likely to be a case of swings and roundabouts?
((*) relatively speaking, it seemed huge compared to the tiny phones in existence when it first launched)
Re: or manage which 60gb
If I wanted to be swapping music in and out of the car I'd still have a CD changer, not a device which can hold everything and only needs to come out when I buy new music.
Just when I thought they were returning to a click-wheel style interface
At least that's what the 'digital crown' thingy on their watch reminds me of.
Re: Bendy, why?
The point? Its all very simple:
Curved ones are to persude us to buy a new flat one while we still can.
Bendy ones are so we can straighten them out when flat ones aren't around anymore.
re: bottle caps
Thats a job for beer mats.
larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate
And the size relative to the Earth or our current budgets affects more advanced dyson sphere building (*) civilisations building one how? Admitedly we can't do much about it if they do.
(*) example only, the practicalities of that is a separate discussion.
You're new here aren't you? Or at least don't visit much.
Boffin is el Reg's prefered term for proper scientists.
Re: Sounds nice but
Re: Sounds nice but
Actually since an obvious market for this sort of resolution is photographers perhaps they should go for 3:2 - the same as a DSLR sensor.
Re: What's the point?
Remember the mega-pixel wars with cameras? How everyone asked what was the point of getting an image your monitor couldn't display?
Well here's a monitor for displaying them...
They're not all ugly.
I'm sure thats an E-Type Jag in the line-up. Lovely car, I just wish I'd had longer the one time I got to play with one. First thing I was told on getting into it was that it didn't have traction control, ABS or anything else I might be used to - suits me just fine :)
Re: I like the mini
Really don't know whether to hit thumbs up or thumbs down (so will refrain from either). On the one hand I agree with your comments on BMW's other "mini's", but I don't like this one either.
Neither of these are first.
Vertu have been using saphire screens for years for both smart and dumb phones.
My computers has been warning me about the military reading my files since the days of MSDOS. someone called General Failure.
(the one with the floppy disk in the pocket)
Some potential benefit from atmos without more speakers
For home use the most interesting aspect of atmos might not be that it supports extra speakers, but that it can encode based on where sound should come from, not which speaker - re-mixing at playback time based on where the speakers are.
Given that many surround systems installed in a living room won't have ideal speaker placement this opens up the possibility of making better use of the speakers that are there with only a receiver change. This of course assumes that the receiver has some way to specify where you've put the speakers, rather than assuming they're in their nominal positions.
I think this will backfire on them. Many people sticking with older browsers will be doing so because they don't like having the UI messed around. Not updating these users to the latest UI for the website would seem to be exactly what they want.
I think Liam's point was to turn off just the sponsored ones. The settings turn of all tiles, including non-sponsored. As explained in the article...
Given that sat-nav directions now might as well be : "Anyway the wind blows"
Better give this message to loved ones before heading out on a journey:
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters
Re: Not surprising since they accelerated the lunch schedules
Ah, that'll be the problem there. Worrying about lunch schedules, not launch schedules.
Re: Brilliant headline
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
I'm in a poor orbit, I needed more velocity
Re: Pasteurized before you see it
Assuming linear acceleration from zero to 3600mph in 4 seconds it would have been 2 miles away.
re: That's not a mechanical keyboard. Cherry keycaps or GTFO.
Buckling springs also count...
(possibly not most people's first choice for games though)
Re: Not just FB please
preferably rusty ones.
Indeed. For me to save that much on my electricity bill the electricity company would be paying me.
How did Daleks end up in miscellaneous?
Surely they're already in under both Aliens and Cyborgs?
Re: Given that this could cause crashes
Ignoring the fact that my title was mostly setup for a joke...
...yes you could hack the lights in a way that didn't cause problems. But that assumes that the person doing the hacking is being responsible. Except the really responsible thing would be to leave them alone. Get enough people messing around with them and someone will eventually decide that doing something silly in rush hour would be fun.
Given that this could cause crashes
All members of Society should demand that something is done about it - if only for our Self Preservation.
(The one with the keys to the classic mini in the pocket)
Re: Apple to Build worlds biggest iStore
I very much doubt Apple are building it. I suspect a local construction company is being paid to do it for them.
Which brings us back to the IT angle...
...it depends on which usage of the word free you mean.
Re: also meant to die...
The alternative question for that is "Why did the chicken commit suicide?"
Re: separate recyclables and organics
For the sake of returning astronauts I hope at least some of the organics come back in a separate spaceship.
They're also less well known than the Mars ones.
Not me, a friend (*)
A tandem from ebay. Had a minor panic when they sobered up and saw how far they had to go to collect it. I think they rode it once before they sold it on ebay again.
IT angle? HAL's song: Daisy, Daisy....
(*) Yes, I know everyone says that, but on this occasion it wasn't me. I just watched them do it and didn't bother stopping them.
If they really want to analyse the effectiveness of their ads...
...then they should take a look at how many times they pay to show an advert for something that has already been bought - often from the same place.
Re: ive wondered why....
Er, modern AV receivers DO come with a mic and a test tone to set-up relative levels and timings to adjust for the speaker-listener distance. At least my Yamaha RX-S600 did (which isn't exactly a specialized high-end system).
No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off
Re: OK, so I was overly optimistic
I too have stuff older than 5 years old knocking around, but since most of my non-techy friends think my stuff is antique then I tried to guess at more typical time-scales. Perhaps I should have said this will start to be a good thing in 5-10 years?
It'll be good in about 5 years time...
...once we've got rid of most of the devices using the current connectors. Until then look forward to the slight inconvinience of getting the connector upside down being replaced with the bigger hassle of having the wrong cable or needing an adaptor cable for devices with a built-in A plug that previously needed no cable.
O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
Re: Why has it taken so long?
Er, it hasn't. Take for example this one from 2007 : http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_5310_xpressmusic-2087.php
(part of the clue is in the name).
How to cut SMS spam volumes by 90%
Don't deliver any message with "PPI" or "claim" in it.
re: Nighthawk. It not only sounds like a US military war machine
More like a slightly inept French resistance fighter and cafe owner: " 'Allo, 'allo, this is Nighhthawk. Can you hear me"
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