402 posts • joined Thursday 6th May 2010 20:12 GMT
Re: Firefox portable on a USB drive
EXCEPT where the USB has been LOCKED under policy.... :P
you mean you havent set them up with a limited user account???
where they CANNOT install programs or change much else.... :P
the point is that XP is not 'high profile' enough to be worth virus writers attacking... more are using win7...
Re: Be careful what you wish for
No, windows was going along FINE until they made some very bad decisions...
(and the PC industry, desperate for more ways to sell stuff, blindly went along, without even thinking if it was 'fit' for the PC's they they were installing in on...)
- hey mobile windows is lovely, lets use it on HUGE screens! :( :(
- deadlines!! nah leave out that startbar stuff, and that other stuff in win7 that 'most' people dont use, not enough time, and metro is lovely.... :(
- hey *everyone* uses a touch screen, dont they???
I think you know the answer to the above.... :P
Re: But slowly – FF IS supported!!
you havent asked the mozilla forum have you???
they say as long as you have XP SP3, and latest FF, you will have no security problems...
OFFICIAL: NO upgrade needed to XP if you use Firefox... :)
just make sure you have xp sp3.. full how to here.. :)
Re: Perhaps a change of diet is needed?
yeah, and you then just walk out having not even paid for it!!! its amazing how many people in the cafe trade dont realise WHY they are half empty...
Re: Why , Pen-y-gors ?
the *key* word is *Business* !!! and they tend to be paid *much* more that the paltry domestic offering!!!
our company uses TalkTalk Business, and has not had any major problems for years... using 100 computers needing *mission critical* access..
the domestic product of course is not so good, unless you do not need more than two or three pages a day maximum... :p
Re: Lumia 1020 don't understand the fuss.
"Nokia shareholders were forcing a move to Android, which forced Microsoft's hand"
so HOW early had MS got it's claws in????
And IF Nokia had got android in before that, I am sure it would be back at the top... depending on the management being able to change, If not they would die anyway... :(
7 days-worth of battery???
put it this way... a moped will go 100 miles on just a gallon of petrol...
a prime sportscar will will empty a 100 gallon tank in about ten minutes...
now tell me what the big difference is between those two!! - just the same with mobile phones... :)
erm, joking aside, will this have a good level of alcohol, or just be beer / Marmite flavoured????
and most strange things from japan, never usually make it to be **on sale** here... :(
I remind you that due to look and feel lawsuits, MS **gets lots of money** for *every* android sold!!!!
- so why waste time doing 'MSphone running android' when that is the same as bringing your own beer to a 'free beer' hotel bar????
Re: Very clever @LarsG
yes, and if you are wanting an ultra slim mobile, then the battery capacity will have to go down... boasting rights over practicality!!
Re: Very clever
soooooo.... you have a hardware switch for your camera???
Re: Drifting slightly OT ...
um, you do know that the GS4 display is 441 dpi at 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches??
and the iphone5 is *only* 326 dpi at 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches??? looks like the GS4 has a BETTER 'retina display'...
Re: If YouTube is anything to go by ...
too true, pick a top ten music video, you will find it very difficult to get what you saw on tv... even if you find one, you may find that halfway through its been modified a bit... make sure you check!! :)
well that that tallies with the the fact that only 10% of people have **any clue** about computers - the rest are working too hard, for too little money, to afford either the time, or money to bother getting one...
"pay big money, to get a box with a small screen, that you have to figure out how to watch movies on???? are you nuts, when I can just press one button and get that for free on a 40 inch screen I paid a quarter of that price years ago???"
Re: Why doesn't some company make a real printer...
um, HOW much money would you pay for this??? 200 or 300 pounds??? toner 20 to 40 pounds depending on capacity...
too expensive, cannot afford it??? well just get the cheap plastic one then... :)
its *only* 10 miles north of Nefta, 15 miles w of Tozeur - see it on google maps at 33.994296,7.842677 ... :)
Is it worth travelling that far to see a 14 year old set crumbling away???
let it go, old guys..... just like the crummy ST prequels, they are not for us, the kids will watch them...
"Avatar was breaking box office records, and the industry was all a-flutter about the possibilities for 3D's future."
Avatar had a good plot, good action scenes, and great scifi 'world' .. the 3D was only a bonus!
Its amazing how 'blind' some ad-men/ businessmen get when they do not see the whole thing, just look at the money it is making, and the 'special feature' that can be used elsewhere...
Re: Where's the ASA?
You are forgetting the ad-man! what is simpler to say/ put on a giant display / get the stoopid public to remember????
most cannot understand stereoscopic, or even pronounce it...
go google '3D' and see what you get!!
The main problem with PCI flash drives is the large cost compared to SATA SSDs - they can simply be slotted in as a direct replacement for the current HDD, mostly in laptops!
Well I have been using a OCZ agility3 SSD flash drive for the last 2 years, no problems... certainly faster and quieter!! :)
Re: You don't have to use simple frame discarding
you haven't seen how badly sky compress the *normal* SD stuff, so they can spare bandwidth for their HD...
I was watching an old, and good episode of STNG, and the face of the person in the background was so 'blurred', I could not see the features!! and I do remember that a year ago, this was not so!!
ya didnt know?????
LAST Year, matt smith himself said there would be a new doctor after the 50th anniversary...
hey even 100 MP wont be good as DSLR...
the problem is the *tiny* sensor and the lack of a good OPTICAL zoom and lens....
the only way Nokia can do it, is what Samsung did, with its galaxy 3 camera...
The PENTAX 645D DSLR has a large, high-performance image sensor (measuring 44mm by 33mm) and PENTAXoriginal image-processing technology, and also has professional, changeable lenses..
If Nokia can emulate this, that is the only way it will work... BUT would you carry such a big phone in your pocket, as well as a good lens for it???
Re: Windows 8 not helping
there are many that like 'fancy, showy things..' ok if you are only doing games and facebook..
but they are not very productive, when you are just trying to organise your letters and finances!
and I guess you have not even found out how to 'switch it back' to win7' ??? It mainly needs a long call to MS in USA, a temporary 'key', then another call to the US, when the new key gets in,... and when you have to re-install, more complications...
- far simpler to get a proper Win7 PC, from many companies now doing them...
Re: Impressions so far.
well opera usage is barely a blip on most graphs these days... will this make it finally sink???
Re: "a combined search and address bar"
LOL! even IE has one of those!!!
hey HTC fans....
you DO realise you have to BUY one, not just say how good it is????
there are even reviews comparing the 'ultrapixel' and showing its not so good....
(um 4, 5, 8 MP cam depending on the letters after 'one' - its no wonder buyers are confused!!!)
any way you say it, not as good as 12 MP...
NO, that is experia acro, SE satio, LG optimus, even the Nokia N8!!
even an 8MP Nokia is better...
Re: "I would use Linux if I knew beans about programming"
yeah yeah, Linux is fine, BUT! what about in-house dedicated software, that Headoffice chooses, and we have to use even though its somewhat sh**** ??
and then there are the tax rules databases, using more in-house software that have to be updated every month or more often... currently it is a quick cd input job, due to the company not wanting to use web...
#and then these HAVE to interface directly to MS word, to make sure it is to the full gov. spec... more rules form H.O.!! ... :(
Re: Windows 7 is a poor OS
Um, I think you re forgetting something... I will fix that for you... :) :P
Windows XP is expensive. It requires rebooting a lot, it is insecure and needs antivirus. It has a registry. It's bloated, it has a bizarre tab-switching behaviour, it requires activation. It hides file extensions. It has secret files that cannot be removed that are there for content-DRM. It sends data to the mothership. It's closed source and cannot be audited for back doors. Win XP has a draconian EULA that's truly scary. It's dated and not in a good way. Windows XP can't run on old hardware. It gets Windows rot. Windows xp is slow at copying files. Windows xp quite simply sucks. It only *seems* good to those that have not stepped outside the Windows microcosm and think it good because it's better than win95...
see what i did there??? I will reiterate what some wag said about lowspec computers running xp...
"hey! I managed to make these computers go faster!!!"
" I just installed win 98!!! :D :D :D "
Re: NASA computers...
maybe, but no crashes or reboots needed for decades.... :) :)
Re: Are the 32Gb or 64Gb version available yet?
how is your google fu???
could be someone switch it off??? looks like you dont know android.. there are lots of different 'keyboards' to download from 'google play market' with different ways of predicting text... dont let someone else's jaded ideas get in the way... 'touchpal' is a very good one.
Re: I've had mine since Friday
If you need a radio, Why do you not just get a very similar radio like most people use?? plus it means you wont waste your phone battery!!
"work half reasonably" ??? you will need to explain that... ah, I get it, you dont want a phone, you want a games machine....
Re: Samsung took over the Nokia market
MS??? nope. Nokia had the chance to support android, and TOTALLY dominate the mobile market... good hardware + good software = unbeatable...
But no, chronically stoopid managers ruined it... Elop was either a MS 'plant' or only looked at MS financial report, thinking it would transfer 'success' to mobiles... even the few Linux mobiles were killed.. even the first adverts for winmo were HTC, NOT nokia...
Re: Horses for courses, again..
very true, BUT I would not rely on the USB OTG .... specs are patchy in this area, and I'm afraid most salesmen a would usually be confused if you asked them... like laptops, they are upfront about how fast and hires they are, but then you find it has only 2 USBs????
Its basically down to 13MP cam, hires screen, 'no touch' controls...
Re: Need advice
you need to load the 'go launcher ex' .. free install, no expert stuff needed!
this will give you total control over all transitions, as well as hundred of others that can be set to 'nothing' if you like!!! :) a lot of other common functions are made a lot easier too...
the main feature I like (now you have a much bigger screen) is to change the number of icons visible, from 3 x 3 up to 10 x 10!!
the bottom 'fixed' row (the dock) can be extended so you can have more icons, and just scroll for more! - or just switched off, if you like ..
y'all missed the point!!
If you bothered to look at the vid, you see it is NOT about donuts...
It is about getting coffee there! only the packed korean buses would make it work...
In Uk, the only response would be "must get a coffee when I get into work"... dunno about US..
Re: How cold?
you need to read this...
"temperatures ranging from near zero kelvin to a few hundred degrees Celsius"
ie, -273 C, upwards.. :)
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