26 posts • joined 20 Apr 2010
I challenge any 6-year old to program a VCR better than I can!
I still have the Sinclair TV in a cupboard. I took it out a while ago to have a look. Seems in good nick, but the one battery I'd put aside with it was pretty much dead. They used odd mini-crisp-packet shaped batteries back then, cost a bomb too.
Mind you, with the big digital tv switch a few years back there'd be nothing to watch now :(
Re: 300 MB update
7200rpm = more disk noise and heat = more fan noise.
Personally I'd go for a 1TB 5400prm SSHD hybrid drive... assuming one can be found in 9.5mm thickness.
"The ‘nauts also conducted space medical experiments and technical tests"
Is that code for 'they were the first humans to do it in space'?
The first ones had rubber skins
We spotted them easily...
Re: So many iconic designs
I was always partial to that big aircraft (Fireflash I think) which was shown in multiple episodes. I saw the one where it had to land on the moving platforms (the pilot episode I think) and was hooked from then on.
Such a cool design with it's drop wings, although I doubt it would be able to fly in real life!
Angel One - Immediate Launch.
Exactly what I was thinking. I read a recent article on rampant Android piracy. Turns out that the worldwide figures look so bad because there is no Google Play market in China, forcing people to resort to piracy and there are an awful lot of Android devices behind the Great Wall...
Re: Does Outlook.com support POP3?
When I added my @outlook.com email into Gmail it already knew all the settings for the pop3 server, you just needed to type in your email and outlook password.
Has anyone ever tried adding a dynamo to these things and generating green energy from your trip to the loo?
Not that mine's green or anything!
My thoughts too. I think I have four titles on my rental list that are all 'currently unavailable' due to the Universal strop.
Our Touch arrived on Saturday. It's so much better for moving books in and out of collections. It is 3/4 of the weight (in the case) and is smaller than our current one. Our Keyboard version has now been passed to a relative for further use - and some book sharing!
Only issue I've found so far is that the Touch cannot process a Calibre Catalogue file for more than a few page turns. It totally freezes up and needs a hard-reset (power button for 20 seconds) to restore control. The keyboard Kindle reads the same file without issue.
Re: They appear to be having problems with ICS
See here for the reason why: http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/galaxy-s2-sim-free-owners-last-to-get-ics-samsung-admits-50007550/
Basically, your phone has less software on it, so needs the most testing!
Indeed - point 6 is too vague in that list.
'Something bad' usually relates to either a direct attack on the poster, either ridiculing the poster for their lack of knowledge, grammar, general noobness. Or an attack on the forum in general by posting such an inflammatory statement that people go off topic and the thread descends into a flame war.
Where does 'the Administrator' fit into this list?
Say what now?
So if the charger cuts out once the phone is at 100%, doesn't that mean that the phone will start discharging again straight away?
You could plug your phone in at night, with 95% charge. A hour later it's charged and turns off. When you wake up, the phone is now 7 hours discharged.
So would those polarized driving specs work or do those 2D specs work differently?
Will anyone produce specs that block out the git in the row in front texting his mates?
Lifetime of the Service.
Those that are complaining of the 'I bought a lifetime sub and I'm still alive' issue should know that the contract specified the 'lifetime sub' refers to the lifetime of the EPG service Tivo/BSkyB were putting out. Tivo needed to give just 30 days notice of closure of the service. In the end we've been given a little more notice than that.
Not that I'm defending the decision by any means - it sucks. I'm a 10+ year Tivo user and it's still the best SD PVR you can run at the moment. The VM offer (which fortunately I can, and have, taken up) will only soften the blow for people in cabled areas - it's about 50% of the country ISTR.
One glimmer, as mentioned above, is the ability to hack your S1 Tivo to get data from elsewhere. The Aussies do it, so do the Dutch. Here's hoping we get a UK version soon.
Will it also require a data plan?
Reports from the US say this will need a 1 month data plan from the network so they can activate the wifi option. Yes, you read that right.
Paying for his bail
Do they take VISA?
I'll repeat that
This always assumes that the program data we'll be getting for this is better than the crappy data that we get on the current Series 1 Tivo. I long ago turned off the 'first run' option after missing episodes where some numpty had forgotten to tick the right box when setting up the data initially.
Tivo is great and all that - but it's Achilles heel is the program data.
Do kilt wearing gents get searched?
And don't forget the 'hidden' ad skip button on the version1
SELECT - PLAY - SELECT - 3 - 0 - SELECT
This gave you a handy 30 second forward jump. 6 presses and 3 minutes of ads disappear in a flash!
Somehow, I doubt that feature will make it into the new version.
Hope they keep the 'live tv' feature from the original, so useful to have it continually record for you, not just when you press PAUSE like on the V+ box.
My V1 Tivo is still going, recording away on it's single tuner. Although I think it's (expanded) HD is on the way out now as every couple of months it'll reboot (yes, MONTHS). My ability to program it over the internet is still going though - and has been for about 8 years.
I'll be in line for this too.
I loved level 2-1, the prison. One of the scariest levels in the whole game.
This game took well over 100 hours of my life - until RDR forced me to hang up my sword for a while. I've still got my US version at home... so perhaps one day I'll return. :)
Is it less safe to have the antenna on the outside of a phone, actually touching your hand?
So I take it that this new 4G iPhone doesn't come with a timed lock on it then? Would Apple really allow bods out into the worlds with the lock NOT engaged? I don't think so.
As for the reported phone itself. Meh - doesn't do anything for me over the latest Android phones. What's happened to the _innovation_ ?
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