Re: If you ask for soya 'milk'
You could drink coffee without milk in it.
Or do what my wife does and carry these around in her purse...Lactofree portions
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2 espressos in one cup. Is that a bit like a double espresso?
You don't see ristretto that often but probably it's not very popular. My favourite would be espresso macchiato but that's not always available and often you'll get some frothy latte thing instead if you don't check.
We're watching Friends right now and I cannot recall anyone mentioning it except in passing. Cappuccino seems to be the beverage of choice.
Never tried BK coffee. However since coffee became "a thing" in the last 10 years, you can now actually get freshly made coffee virtually everywhere. It's rather uncommon to find places serving instant coffee these days. So while one can be snobby about which bean they use, frankly it has to be a good thing when somewhere like McD or even SubWay can sell you a cup of coffee made from actual beans!
Maybe it's because being English, we can have our own pronunciation? Italians don't say "pizza" with the same inflection we do either.
If you just want OK coffee, no frills, McDonalds is surprising good and very cheap. Also Wetherspoon, though they object to you trying to take it with you.
>>Tea that built an empire.
I think the people who built the empire drank delicate tea from fine china cups, not a mug of stewed floor sweepings.
Complaining they aren't a proper coffee-house because they won't sell you a cup of espresso is like complaining your Indian isn't a proper curry house because they don't sell vindaloo.
Why are you ordering a soya latte?
My wife's lactose intolerant but the majority of people wanting a "soya latte" are not
W8 on a touch-screen is just fine. So in tablet mode it's not an issue.
And you can set it to boot to desktop. Even if you hate the start screen, I reckon I spend about 2 minutes a day using the start menu on W7, out of 8 hours work. I'm not going to get too upset by something I spend 0.4% of my time on :)
I disagree 12" is too small for the ultrabook market. My mum bought a 11" (I think) 2-in-1 tablet/laptop recently and I was quite impressed how useful it was. I wouldn't choose to work on it 8 hours a day but that's not really the intention.
You can't get a similar laptop for half the price. That's like saying you can get a car with the same handling as a Ferrari for the half the price... the packaging matters to most people.
I do agree though that the pricing is off if you want to market it as a tablet. Competing against the MacBook Air, it looks nice. Competing against the iPad, while internally it's in a whole different league, most consumers aren't going to know that.
Yes, they should do. Except they frequently lose all interest in you as soon as you finish your food. You'd think getting the money would be important!
Walking to the till is what you do in exasperation to avoid wait for a waiter...ask for bill...wait 5 minutes...wait 5 minutes for them to come and take your money.
Whereas you have been once and never returned, making a generalisation on the entire restaurant chain based on a sample size of one?
You can have a relaxed conversation over your meal (your snotty comments on the quality are neither here nor there) regardless. Not having to wait for a waitress to come and visit you, especially when you want to pay, would be nice. Trying to pay is the area I hate in nearly all restaurants... you feel bad walking up to the till but often when they clear away your plates they assume you don't want to pay, or ever leave!
Nobody can see it unless they pay. If they pay, anyone can see it.
Are e-cars getting shorter ranges rather than longer these days? It almost seems that way, akin to modern smartphones. I mean sure you buy this for nipping around but it's not a tiny city-car and £30k just to nip to Tesco is rather a lot.
With such a short range, even short trips are surely a problem because it takes so long to charge up... "sorry I can't come out tonight, I went to the bank AND the post office already"?!
If you own a monkey and the monkey takes a photo, do you own the photo in that case?
Most WP7 users don't really care, you just wait to upgrade. Not that there were many of them so probably it's seen as an acceptable loss rather than get sucked into backwards compatibility hell all over again... make the big changes while you can get away with it.
It's not like they sold a lot of X phones.
Exactly - "low cost phones" not "low cost android phones". Maybe the title was simply ambiguous.
I was about to say the same thing. El Reg spends a lot of time talking about how well MS is doing in this price bracket, in fact how they're only doing well in this price bracket - and has given lower-end Lumias very favourable reviews against similarly-priced Androids in the past.
Siri appears to work very well for adding stuff to your calendar, genuinely faster than doing it by finger "when I get home remind me to make sandwiches for tomorrow".
On my Lumia, I use voice only for "call 013...." or "call mum".
At under a hundred grand can it really be considered a supercar?
So when it breaks out in the field during important work, you just abort the mission and come home to get another one?
Um, really? Given you can buy tablets with full W8.1 installed with 64 or even 32Gb SSD drives, claiming Windows takes up 68Gb doesn't sound correct. I thought it was more like 20Gb?
They put out 3. Phone, RT, and regular.
The whole point is that you can run proper applications on a tablet if you so desire.
I'd disagree. The W7 start menu was ugly to start with, and cumbersome - having to navigate multiple sub-menus isn't my idea of fun.
If they are changing things everywhere I agree going one way and then back is more confusing than making a change and sticking to it, for all those who had to figure out the new way.
BUT I suspect this only applies to the W8 desktop mode, so it's probably not an issue, and it looks rather nice.
Surely saphire glass doesn't need reinforcing since it's actually aluminium metal? This sounds like a patent for using regular(ish) glass?
You're paranoid. You sound like the type who would not give their child MMR.
They're near a wireless device every time you go somewhere with WiFi which probably includes your house. If you can get a WiFi signal next to baby's head, they are being irradiated.
How does that measure temperature?
I (mostly) missed Dr Who the first time round, or was so young I barely remember it. But surely they had the same problems of trying to keep things fresh and find new stories in what was a very long-running series?
Daleks were always popping up in the original, cybermen too, weren't they?
You mean a post-it note with "insult the Welsh" written on it?
Dubai in summer is right on the edge of being survivable. It's horrible.
That W7 users aren't upgrading is no surprise - I don't think even Vista users rushed out to upgrade when 7 came out because an OS upgrade isn't very exciting.
What I'm curious about is how W8 cannot be gaining share, when (nearly) all consumer PCs now ship with it installed. Granted, PC sales are not what they were but people ARE buying PCs and those new PCs ARE running W8.x... so that surely MUST push the W8 userbase slowly higher rather than dropping.
I mean, how can the market share of XP be increasing unless people are doing new XP installs?
They do now, did they before WP7 came out? All the phone OS steal ideas because why would you see a way to make your platform better and not do it?
I want one of those fancy "start start buttons".
Nokia added a folders app to Lumia phones already. And this article seems to be suggesting WP8.1 is a surprise, when many people are already using it and The Register already reviewed a beta.
I don't want to watch that video right now but is the idea you are literally f***ing your iPad?
Anyone want to guesstimate the maths?
On the one hand I agree, on the other I hate seeing every town highstreet a drab row of £-shops, takeaways and "cash-advance" places.
If enough people felt the same way, it wouldn't matter that Amazon are under-cutting the small shops - people would still use them for the additional service.
>>People do not get annoyed with "change". They get annoyed with "change just for the sake of change".
Not true. Win95 was a massive step up from W3.11 but loads of people found it hard to adapt. If you've been using the same paradigm a long time, or even that paradigm is all you know, change is hard. If the W95/XP/7 approach is synonomous with "how computers work" to you, which is entirely possible considering how long that dynasty ruled, ANY new approach will seem tricky.
You can even type the specific thing you want to do on the control panel IIRC.
Or of course click on the IE/FF/Chrome logo and type "where is the windows 8 control panel" and hit enter.
They have their own OS, and they don't use it by default internally? That's the absolute best way to make sure it is in good shape!
A galaxy far, far away?
An iMac isn't a desktop case. The all-in-one form-factor is separate from desktop and laptop but has always shared some laptop-esque design principles.
>>8GB of RAM is fine now, but I'm yet to be convinced that we have hit some sort of peak where more RAM is going to be pointless down the line. In 5 years time (and many of the people who this is targeted at will want it to last AT LEAST that long) I suspect that this is going to struggle with the tasks the average consumer running the latest OSX will want to throw at it.
We hit a peak with RAM about 5 years ago... PCs shipped with 6-8Gb as standard outside the budget bracket since then and this hasn't changed; nobody ships with 16Gb except as a power machine. Windows has got leaner, MacOS was lean to begin with, and as SSDs get more widespread the bottleneck of RAM is less than it was anyway.
3D games were "good enough" with a Geforce3 but that hasn't stopped everyone chasing greater and greater power. SD TV was "good enough" but people still wanted HD.
I pasted this link in FB-chat and it added, underneath the automatic summary/photo, a link to theonion.com. Does FB know something El Reg isn't telling us?