Re: Even free isn't cheap enough
99% of arrogant nerds are total idiots that don't understand people.
5991 posts • joined 28 May 2010
99% of arrogant nerds are total idiots that don't understand people.
You don't take your phone with you when you go out on your bike?
The obvious thing is that you don't have to stop what you're doing and wrestle your over-large phone out of your pocket to see if it's a call you want/need to take.
I use the simple voice commands on my Lumia 1020 for "call XXX, mobile" or "call 0192 ... 444" which are handy when walking.
My wife uses Siri a lot for setting reminders, and it genuinely seems to serve a purpose here. Very reliable it appears.
I put my kindle in a sandwich bag and my iPad in a large freezer bag when using them in the bath, and don't consider the need for this a detraction on the device. People don't generally like standing in the rain on their phone anyway!
Most Reg commentards are more than happy to complain about OS and hardware they've never used, whether it be Windows Phone, iPhone, Linux, etc.
I doubt many here have tried W8.1 on a 1Gb PC considering a)most people don't use W8.1 b)very few PCs have 1Gb RAM.
Only those who have specifically tried VM testing 8.1 to see what resources it needs likely know the answer. And unless you state that you have done this, I'm assuming you're a venting Windoze-hating blowhard like the rest :)
Just because you're in the 1% I already mentioned doesn't mean everyone else is. The fact some people have the requirements you do is why I said 1%, not "nobody".
Angry computer nerds are a very small slice of the market, especially the £200 market.
I think it's a great competitor to Chromebooks... they're both pretty useless.
16 is ludicrous, 32 is workable if you don't want to download videos.
How do you know 8.1 won't run OK with 1Gb RAM? It's more optimised than 7, which was more optimised than Vista, which was a total hog compared to XP :) So does that mean 8.1 is now somewhat comparable to XP in resource use, or what? Because XP would sure run on 1Gb.
Secure boot doesn't make them useless. It makes them useless to the 1% of people who want to buy them as cheap kit and rip a different OS on.
I am very keen to see what Apple can do with a wearable, if they really are making one. Not because I particularly like the idea either, but because I'm just interested to see if they can pull it off, unlike everyone else so far.
You can track every individual touch in iOS if you choose to work at that level rather than have iOS recognise gestures for you. It's pretty basic iOS programming and I assume Android and Windows expose the same stuff.
The fact the water shields you from radiation isn't the only factor to consider, even if it turns out to be perfectly safe when those factors ARE considered.
Ta... and I se most of these things are on the KS page if you actually scroll down.
Forgive my ignorance but what are the two different logos - and why are there different ones to start with?
Also, any chance you have pictures of any of the mugs, shirts, tankards, etc?
Easy. Don't go to the type of bars where people find thumping strangers fun. I doubt that would restrict my choice of bars because why would you go somewhere like that anyway?
It's not needed but from a marketing angle it would probably work.
A vacuum cleaner is fine, it will be smashed to pieces inside.
Squishing leaves a really ugly mess and the whole glass/piece of card thing is not suitable for real arachnophobes.
If it's too big to fit under a pint glass, maybe just let it HAVE the house.
Web, by the great John Wyndham. An excellent book, and exactly what that photo brought to mind.
Sam Adams is mainstream.
And beer pretension is just daft. Nothing wrong with lager.
3 photos in pubs, not a drink in sight in any of them!
I'm starting to see quite a few 5Cs, owned by sensible people who can't justify the price of the 5S and are upgrading from the 4/4S. Having played with both the S and C in the flesh, I was surprised how nice the C actually is and how cheap it doesn't feel.
Doubling the performance is (roughly) what they have done in previous upgrades and that pretty astonishing improvement is seen as just a tweak.
Aren't other tablet manufacturers in the same boat - the tablet paradigm is essentially polished now and you have to resort to gimmicks rather than innovation to have change for change's sake? The laptop paradigm stayed the same for a decade or more while hardware improved, until netbooks and ultrabooks tried to shake things up; even now the basic laptop looks like it did in 1994.
Why is it much-needed? They only just released a fairly major update in the Air and one could argue the concept was polished to perfection by the 3rd generation. It's a rectangular panel, it doesn't need anything fancy.
The classic Pentium did have a single threat, that it couldn't do arithmetic properly.
Can we actually do this given no other contextual information?
I'd prefer a system which lets me hear the dialogue comfortably without being worried about the neighbours complaining every time some music or action sequence happens. Even with a sound-bar with "clear-vox" setting it's rather annoying. I actually prefer watching TV on the iPad with a set of headphones these days!
Of course it's expensive in pure "match the basic spec".
1)Apple charge nothing for the OS so they have to make more on the hardware than other vendors
2)You are paying for the design
3)More tangibly (if you don't care about looks) you are paying for every cubic inch and gram you AREN'T getting!
We are (over)due a major update to the Mac Mini though.
Is the SSD also soldered in - raw chips perhaps - to get the required slimness? Or can it be replaced?
The RAM upgrade almost makes it seem attractive. If the disk was larger I think it really would be quite a decent pricepoint, 128 is just a tad too small.
If it's possible to make a USB plug that is reversible and fits the standard socket, WHY THE BLOODY HELL ISN'T EVERYONE ALREADY DOING IT!!!!!?
If Apple write the software which is vulnerable then yes?
Automated routine finds new videos added each day. A person skims through them. It rather depends how many videos are posted per day if this is feasible but I suspect it probably is, if you're spending money on the problem.
You're right. People should be forced to enjoy things the way you enjoy them.
I'd rather sit next to someone with an iPad than the kind of person who thinks punching the person next to them is a good idea. The people who put people off going to watch football are not the ones with tablets, but the ones who scream 4-letter tirades and throw stuff at the players.
Why are they holding it up at your head height, not their head height?
But that's not why they SAY they're doing it.
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.
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 :)
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.
Nobody can see it unless they pay. If they pay, anyone can see it.