38 posts • joined Friday 26th February 2010 11:24 GMT
at roundabout the same time that they started packing higher specced screens and similar processing abilities to laptops from a couple of years ago.
all this with comms abilty and some miniaturisation chucked in for free!
I know it wasnt the first, but thinking back, I was pretty happy with Netscape 6/7 or whatever number it was where they introduced tabs and smaller navigation buttons (before firefox took over where they left off).
I've only ever upgraded my browsers to stop nag messages or for better (or hopefully better) security since then
These days I switch between Chrome, Firefox, and IE on a variety of different machines without fuss. Although I'm sure something very important happens in the back ground of every release, I cant think of any new feature that any web browser has introduced that I use on a daily basis since the days of Netscape.
The draw back of fossil fuels is that that they still generate power when there in no demand for them at say 3am. Although they can be turned down a little coal fired stations keep runnning at night because it takes ages for them to get up to temeprature and generate power ready for peak demand.
A hydro plant on the other hand can be stopped at night, you can even happily let the water level behind the dam start to build up and then turn them on almost at at the flick of switch at times of peak demand.
A lot of electrity that is currently generated at night is wasted. Cars being charged overnight would actually help minimise waste by evening out the demand for power!
I've always thought Pitch Black was underrated as a serious film and as a reflection on society. (Possibly because of it's lead actor)
I also like Starship Troopers and Robocop, even though they might be accused of visually catering for the lowest common denominators they have some clever themes and relections on the direction of society and the media too.
Am I on my own?
Golden age of racing games
Its all very well putting in chase HQ, but surely the golden age of racing games was the 90's when you could finally race your mates on two player with a bit of force feedback in the steering wheel. Sega rally for my money.
And how about bit of puzzle bobble in the students union anyone?
erm thats exactly what it does!!
I have very little O2 coverage in my house, but thanks to installing Tu Go over the weekend and linking my phone to my own wifi I can make and receive calls/text messages.
A stupid question....
Even if sound isn't heard up in space, given the lack of other vibration sources and that the movement of the speaker cant be transferred into any air.... I wonder would the microphone be able to pick up the vibrations created by the speaker as they go through the phone?
"If you've ever thought about abandoning Windows or Mac OS X for Linux, but stopped short because you weren't sure which variety of Linux to choose, this guide is for you."
Any guide like this needs to take more time explaining the relationship between the distro and the desktop. It took me an embarresing length of time to even figure out what Gnome or KDE were and why the different distros worked so differently when I first tried Linux a couple of years ago.
Although the article mentions many by name goes on to mention some of their features, it doesnt really say enough about what they are and how they seem different to a good guide to a beginner.
Apple and Windows users dont have a choice of desktop environment so it's a fairly alien concept to majority of casual users these days
Re: Mine does this, and has done since day one
does sticking it in modem mode mean that you don’t need a noisy power supply anymore?
no, don't get started on fuel cells.
Fuel cell devleopment schemes are just a way for rich and poor tax payers alike to support large industrial giants to produce limited runs of technically feasible but massively prohibitively expensive vehicles that can never be mass market..... which suits them rather well as in the mean time they can keep selling you normal cars and masses of spare parts.
Re: Not the first
and i think it also had 3 wheels not 4 which I also think makes it ineligible for the land speed title as its currently defined.
Mr Benz missed a right trick here.
How many metal boxes are there out there that have wheels on four corners with an extra one to help determine direction and have an engine to provide propulsion?
Re: Nanny state...
...if you have a fancy BMW or similar which already contains all the cellular equipment
try ramming a low end car into a tree and see how quickly help comes.
Re: Smaller the income, larger the TV
Drive out of your area after dark and notice the glow coming from your neighbours windows.
Do the same in some poorer areas and get ready to put your sunglasses on.
It doesnt mean to say that all those tellys are top line though, many will be trading features for size and will bear the 'HD ready' tag that most Reg readers would shun
Re: "in the crispy-fried zone for humanity or similar-bodied aliens"
and also remember whilst thermal vents are pretty warm, they are surrounded by ocean load of cold water, I expect that oceans on those planets would boil away in next no time...
mostly because they were launched at a time when the planets were in a sort of alignment that meant they could use each one as stepping stone on their path out of the galaxy, each planet they visted gave the probes a gravitational slingshot boost on the way past.
I dont think that kind of alignement is due to happen again for quite some time
Didnt that KillaCycle record a 175mph top speed a few years back?
they are all types of dessert and they go sequentially through the alphabet.
Since Android became really popular we've
froyo (AKA 'frozen yoghurt' which hippy and lady types eat as a low fat ice cream substitute)
ice cream sandwich
it could be worse
.... just imagine what would have happend if Mercedes patented putting 4 wheels close to the corners of metal box!
I'd have said from the looks of it, that the lens is no smaller than those that have featured in most camera phones over the last few years.
The the clever thing they have done is to miniturise the rest of the electrical gubbins.
Only good for a short while
Although I had brief honeymoon period and although it still boots to the OS remarkably quickly, I'm suffering awful random freezing issues on my Ubuntu based laptop. So much so that my momentus is coming out next time I can set aside a few hours of fettling time.
(yes even applying the latest firmware for the drive from the Seagate website)
Touring cars lost it in the 90s
If I wanted to see random results predermined by weight penalties, I'd watch someone rolling loaded dice all afternoon.
Everything I've seen with instructions for adding partions to SD cards suggests this only works with rooted phones.
As it's a work phone it's not going to get rooted either.
If you are absolutely certain this works on unrooted phones please reply again and let me know. If it is I and zillions of other Desire users will be greatful to you for ever.
I think you have all missed the point
Biggest difference between Apple and Google devices? Space!
I have the HTC desire, even with the latest updates and having used 'Apps to SD' and moving anything and everything I can accross to my SD card, despite this I ran out space for new apps months and months ago.
As a result I download very few if any apps compared to my i-phone owning GF.
technical solutions for the price of a few pints
I realise the relies on the honesty of the people now hastily making the patents...
rather than downward motors, how about fitting these machines with a spare couple of gas bottles and a compressor.
Need extra bouyancy release the valves perhaps to inflate additional airbags on the side above or below.
Too much bouyancy run the compressors suck some gas out and save it for later.
I appriciate that kit is heavyish but not in the order of hundreds of tonnes which this thing can carry.
oranges and apples
Does diesel come out of the ground as diesel where normal cars are garaged, or is a significant amount of CO2 also expended seperating it from crude oil and then transporting to your local garage as well?
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