714 posts • joined 20 Feb 2010
Re: n the knitting trading forum
I wonder if the reverse is true?
In the fizzy booze forum:
I'd like to buy 44 magnums of champagne...
...Facebook: "this is an illegal transation".
Re: What am I missing?
The two posts above explaining why he can't re-open the case for a start...
Re: Well that will be worth anticipating
The lack of a pre-existing plot might be good for the movie (assuming they add a plot). However I'm less sure that having an associated plot would be good for the game, some people may then feel they have to play it a certain way (obviously they don't - but some people are easily influenced).
Re: Can't be worse than the Battleship movie
The most non-sensical would have to be the spoof Tetris film trailer on Youtube (sorry can't do a link - lunchtime post from work computer) with giant flying blocks and tetris pilots flying them.
Re: Power law
I don't normally grumble about downvotes, but on this occasion hope those responsible aren't specifying processors for real-time systems where a response is required in a certain timeframe to prevent something physically crashing/exploding/otherwise killing people. That isn't the time to be deciding a processor which can't deliver results in time but uses less power is appropriate.
Re: Power law
Things per wall watt only matters if things and things per second are sufficient. While often that is the case sometimes its not.
Re: auto-parrallelise code?
Surely image processing is relatively easy to (auto)paralise - just split up into multiple smaller images. Not all processing parallelises that easily.
Re: Rocky Horror Picture show?!?!?!?
Yes. Barry played Brad in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
However Christopher played Brad in the Rocky Horror Show. I.e. the original stage production, not the film.
Drying washing on the line?
You missed that this is a UK company behind this didn't you? I don't think anyone has managed to dry washing outside for about 3 months now...
Last on the list
Way down at the bottom: Nokia 3310.
Nuke? About the only 'test' they've not been subjected too.
Re: I wouldn't know what colour went with what anyway
Its really very simple:
Black goes with everything.
Especially more black.
(yes, yes, technically not a colour in the strictest sense, but for these purposes...)
Re: If all your toolbars are way over on another monitor you'll do a lot of mouse-miles.
Touchscreen monitor... Just poke it with a finger, same as you would with the specialised keyboard. I'm sure you can even find a monitor you can take off its stand and lie flat on the desk if you prefer not to have it vertical.
Re: The "S" is for stupid
Why a tablet and app? Do you really need an input device containing a battery, processor and ram for this? Wouldn't just plugging a second touchscreen monitor into the computer make more sense?
Much as I normally like physical keys and detest touchscreens...
...this seems not very future-proof. Do they expect you to buy another one every time a new version of photoshop adds a new feature and associated shortcut? It seems that a second, touchscreen monitor to dump a load of toolbars on would be a more sensible option.
Re: The browser
Opera mini definately works fine on a feature phone. Posting this on a 7 year old Nokia 6600 fold.
Re: Dwarf planet, asteroid
Dwarf planet, asteroid, or deathstar - whichever one you pick: That's no moon...
Re: Ten pound note of pressure
One million quid in a bar?
Thats going to be one heck of a hangover!
still receive updates, but will not receive .... design and feature changes
How I think it should have been
Rather than try and force a phone/tablet style interface onto the desktop what would have been better would have been to make them work well together. A few possibilities:
* Include a Windows phone emulator in desktop windows. Allow windows phone apps to also be run in a window on the desktop. Use this an updated version of the deprecated gadget platform. This would likely appeal to developers as well as users if an app can target both Windows phone and desktop Windows from a single executable. Allow phone apps on the desktop to be launched seamlessly from the same places as native programs (Start menu, pinned to taskbar, desktop shortcut, etc.)
* Allow phones/tablets to recognise when they are connected to a PC. Allow them to act as a second screen and/or graphical touchpad. Allow dragging apps/data between the monitor and phone screen.
There could still be a case for full Windows to boot up with a TIFKAM interface on something like the Surface Pro, but only if being used as a standalone device, not when plugged into an external monitor and keyboard. The Surface Pro would be somewhat unusual in that it would need to both be able to act as the PC when having a phone conneced to it, or as just another tablet when connected to a desktop PC.
This greater integration of the phone into the desktop environment would equally have merit for an OS X/IOS combination or a Linux/Android combination. Even better would be mix and match integration, but even getting it done at all would be nice.
He needs to make the next one out of a different species of wood.
I'm thinking wood from an apple tree might be amusing.
What can you say about chocolate covered manhole covers
The problem with weird stuff like this it that are you sure you actually want to draw the attention of those behind it?
re: everyone else has a less positive opinion of the Yorkshire stereotype
Apart from Egypt. For some reason they're obsessed with Yorkshire. When I went there almost everyone we met claimed to have at least one relative from the place. I also saw at least one 'Yorksire shop'.
There's no tea in space. The closest you can usually get is "a cupful of liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea".
I don't see the problem
What in the regulations stops them keeping the lightning connector to allow dockability and adding the usb port as well? As I understand it the regulations are that a standard charging port is available, not that it is the only way to charge the phone.
(Paris? Multiple insertion points available...)
IMEI blacklisting was a lot more useful when phones were mostly telephones and needed a network to do anything useful. Now they're mostly touchscreen pocket computers that happen to be able to make a telephone call blocking them from the network doesn't make them as useless as it used to - they're still effectively mini tablets, which is probably enough to have some resale value.
Re: What is the Galactic Empire doing about that
Who do you think is doing the probing?...
Either way we're still stuck in the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm.
re: what it clearly lacks is enough space on the top to balance a gin and tonic
Moving stuff about is what the trailer was for...
Re: Big Trak
I think they also did a mini version when it was re-released, which may have been what you saw.
Re: "First doesn't enter into it"
The difference with the moon landings is that it is a reasonable bet that someone else will land there someday. Scope is the entire period of time during which the human species exists. Therefore 'first' can be used, though currently 'only' would also be applicable. With the Han/Greedo scene we know that there is no more shooting between Han's shot and the end of the scene, so first is rather pointless.
Re: Han shot first
Han shot. 'First' doesn't enter into it, since Greedo didn't get to shoot at all, on the grounds of being dead.
So what you're saying...
...is that ISON is off?
Re: delay the burn-out of the sun
Except that adding fuel to a star *shortens* its life.
Re: Surface Pro?
Oh, Minecraft PE? I assumed that the requirement was to run the full version. Only Mr 12 can clarify that part.
I'll probably be downvoted for sugesting it, but the Surface Pro (or Pro 2) might be a nice (if expensive choice). The keyboard and kickstand will work well for work on a school desk, but it can still be a tablet for the playground at lunchtime.
Even the RT might do the job, if it wasn't for the Minecraft requirement - he'll want the pro version for that (I'm confused how he thinks he'll play it on an iPad).
Oh, that Delia
I was thinking this would be Delia Smith's version of Oswin's souffle recipe. Or maybe something involving fish fingers and custard.
(The one with the pockets that are smaller on the outside)
It'd probably be quite hard to play. I can't see any monitor ports on that card, so I suspect you may find you may die more frequently than usual.
Re: Earl Grey - VOTE NOW
Acceptable only if you're a starship captain.
I remember once reading an old (paper) magazine article (*) discussing alternatives to version numbers for indicating the increased functionality in new releases of software. One of the suggestions was to use the weight of the manual as a measure. Now if only that suggest had been adopted we'd not be having a problem with lack of manuals.
(*) I've a hunch it may even have been an Alistair Dabbs article - did he used to write for PC Plus? My memory is fuzzy on such things.
Re: Hot day? Forced to do work?
Ah - you mean cider drinking conditions :)
Re: Thorne and others
Lite beer is not real beer
Budweiser is not real beer
Alchohol free beer is not real beer
Real Ale is real beer. The clue is in the name.
Now can we have a proper pint glass with dimples and a handle icon please? (Or a tankard would also do). --->
(Obviously someone drinks those other things. I don't quite understand why, but each to their own)
Missing the point
I drink beer because it tastes good, not just because it has ethanol in it.
Star Wars? Xmas?
Lets home it turns out better than last time...
I don't think five worlds is enough to explain this one, we'd need more than that. So more likely the Kint not the Puppeteers.
Re: That's not the only thing that doesn't make any sense
One of my astrophysics lecturers at university was know to describe planets as 'just big dust'.
re: where is the requisite Hammer icon by the way?
This is the icon for when its hammer time ----->
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON