93 posts • joined 17 Mar 2010
I can't be bothered to visit the site to post this, but...
"I wish public money hadn't been used to fund impossible.com"
Are you thinking of Breaking Bad? Jessie had a Roomba which "appeared to have" swept up the cigarette containing ricin.
Apple Core Crush Saga
The new fruit waste disposal challenge
Re: I can see it now
At least you'll have a photographic record of what you purchased
Re: A casual Observation
Hehe, true, true. We've all got a "my removable storage was smaller than yours" anecdote!
Re: A casual Observation
-10 geek points for you then! I used to buy PC magazines just to lust after different models of PC with the latest x86 processor or mind bogglingly capacious (120MB) hard disk drives.
I'm feeling like maybe I've said too much.
Re: Windows 8.1 - you shouldn't have
Oh. I once asked for -- and received -- DR DOS from my parents for either Christmas or a birthday, I forget which.
I was dead chuffed with my new-found levels of conventional memory.
Re: Fingers crossed
"Significant Solar Event", eg. Summer
"giving sport back to the fans"
How is it giving sport back to the fans when they're taking it off free to air channels and putting it on subscription?
Re: Inevitable question
That was going to be the case no matter who consumed the output of the wind farm.
Whatever you might think of Facebook
It is technically very impressive.
Re: @ Steve Todd
Al, to recreate, install YAMTT from from the Play Store and drag two fingertips around the screen. It will only trace their path sporadically, false touches will appear elsewhere on screen. Touch the screen with three fingers and it goes completely haywire.
Note, this was only a problem on my first device (which also updated to the same software version as yours). I took it back to the shop and got a replacement which passed the above test with flying colours and has no problems at all. Thus I feel I can safely say it was a hardware fault.
Re: @ Steve Todd
I can attest that the software update JSS15Q does NOT fix all of the multi-touch problems for everybody.
Multitouch: Mine was DOA
I unpacked mine and immediately found it to be deeply unsatisfying to use. The touch interface was horrendous, mysteriously detecting touches where there were none made typing and scrolling a very hit and miss (mostly miss) affair. A quick search online revealed that I was not alone with these problems and that a software update was meant to have fixed them. My tablet did have the update already so I took it back to John Lewis for a replacement which they gave me with no argument.
Very glad I didn't buy online this time! My replacement is behaving perfectly and I'm very happy with it.
Dell XPS One 27
I bought the Dell XPS One 27 Touch at launch and having used it as a living room family PC for more than six months I can say that it's a quality bit of kit and goes like stink. The resolution and screen size makes it a joy to use Windows programs in windows - the first time I've even not had a compulsion to maximise my window all the time (let's not talk about TIFKAM apps on a 27" screen though - I never use them)
The touch is handy for stabbing at the screen when someone else is holding the mouse but otherwise I don't use it much, I'm a traditional keyboard and mouse type of chap. It's probably not as beautiful as an Apple but it always gets admiring comments when people visit.
Maybe they're measuring the wrong metrics?
I had a no-show for an appointment to install my BT Infinity in January this year. When I phoned to complain I was told that it was "a problem in their workflow system" which meant that although my appointment showed on BT systems and I'd received regular emails and texts counting down the days until my installation and urging me to make sure I was at home and ready for it, no appointment had been booked on the OpenReach system. So I then had to wait another 15 days for a new appointment.
Not off to a good start. Managed to get a measly £10 compensation for my wasted day, and had to fight hard for that.
Re: Don's cynical hat
If you don't like it, don't read it.
Can Don have his hat back now please?
"Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction" isn't all that clear a message as safety tips go.
As long as it's pointing away from ME, that's OK, right?
I'm having trouble getting my head round the numbers though. How many olympic sized swimming pools worth of matter is 740 suns?
Re: pr0n on Three
Alan Partridge voice: "Can you make porn come on my mobile?"
Re: Which joyless wankers
Battle Apple Air?
Not a hope. I'm no fan of Apple, but this thing looks like a Tonka toy in comparison to an Air.
Good nostalgia, thanks
For some reason, the name "486DX" still makes my pulse quicken. :-\
Both my hands are currently occupied, but yes.
Amount of data in the world doubling every 15 minutes
Really? ... REALLY? Come on Stephen, do the sums and think about how utterly implausible that is. The globe would be overrun by power stations and hard disk drives by the end of the first day of that.
Some interesting views on what can go wrong here: http://itshambles.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/some-history-half-a-century-of-failure/ - admittedly related to software projects but still relevant.
A very funny blog (not my own), check it out.
"Mayor! : Boris Johnson and Chums"
I'm thinking a sort of riches to riches rom-com biopic detailing the trials of a young Boris at Eton and his rise to power
What the hell differentiates an analyst from a bloke down the pub talking to his mates on the same subject? Serious question! Do people get paid for their "analysis"? By whom?
^ This! Not once have I played on my Xbox and thought "I wish the graphics could be higher res/faster/whatever". On a 50" plasma at sofa distance, it's all fine.
I'm happy for my investment to run for another year or two. The only thing I don't like currently is the abominable Metro UI that they foisted onto us recently but I got 4OD as compensation so I'll live.
...given the economic climate and the fact the demand to replace bulky CRT sets and those without digital tuners has tailed off. Now I've got my 50" plasma I don't intend to replace it until it breaks and I'm sure I'm not alone.
The manufacturers have been kidding themselves that 3D is the magic bullet to keep sales going but I'm sorry, it's just not for me!
I'd watch this version!
Re: Missing info
And how is it cured?
Anybody else have the old Jim'll Fix It footage of the boy scouts on the rollercoaster brought to mind?
Class Action Lawsuit
Against all these companies for being such arses with their bloody patents.
Who's with me?
Re: I would call it butt-ugly
Tandy called, they want their "clock radio of the future" designs back.
The earth isn't a perfect sphere. It bulges around the equator.
Light blue touch-paper
Stand well back.
I read jabuzz's comment in a nasal tone of voice, it sounded excellent.
So I upload and then download my music library instead of transferring via USB. Super!
I don't get it
What a hopelessly inefficient way of playing music on your mobile! Instead of using a few Watt/hours of energy for playing a track straight from your memory card, you're going to use countless servers, disks, routers and transmitters to listen to the same track, but with a few pauses for buffering.
Just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should be. What point am I missing?
I'm curious to know
How paper tape and punch cards made it into the "magnetic media afterlife"
All aboard the Failbus
A bite strength of 10 pounds is hard for me to visualise. What's that in Mouse Button Clicks? I know how hard I need to push a button on a Microsoft Mouse.
Light blue touch-paper
...stand well back!
Protests of the future
Instead of placard-waving and chanting, will we see whole groups of people milling around and tapping away at their smartphone screens?
And this benefits consumers... how?
It doesn't does it.
The cyberpunk era is truly with us.
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- VMware reveals 27-patch Heartbleed fix plan