43 posts • joined Monday 7th June 2010 11:18 GMT
Re: am I strange?
Ah you'll be VinceH ! - I remember your name
Re: What university are you saying? Edin-who? HERIOT WATT!
I attended Herriot Watt University, though it was only to watch my wife compete in a 100KM race which involved running around the Campus quite a few times. A very pleasant place, and IIRC the student bar was very welcoming :-)
France Telecom - Pah!
Strangest roaming message was from a Norwegian telecom operator - we were on the Cherbourg - Poole ferry at the time. Tropospheric atmoscatter I assume !
I use my local library, there is quite a choice of DVDs, Box sets and foreign language films. Weekly rental is £1.50 for a standard DVD, £2.50 for box sets or Blu Ray, if it is a premier, just released title then they charge £3.50 and 2 day rental. I can search online to see if a particular title is in stock at one of my local libraries.
Last week I read "Let the right one in" by John Linqvist, and watched both the Swedish and American DVDs based on the book.
Check it out, you might be surprised at what is available, and by using your local Library you may be helping to keep it open.
I particularly enjoyed reading Orwells " Keep the Flying Aspidistra"
A friends daughter is currently at Cambridge studying " hard sums"
Can we not just settle on hard sums for the applied and very hard sums for the pure stuff?
Re: Cheaper Nexus 7
I am confused as to the GPS being useless outside a wifi area. I thought that the Nexus had a GPS chip in it and word work anywhere ( like my Garmin running watch )
I just wish someone would marry a waterproof device similar to this, possibly with e ink for battery life and full OS ( or similar ) mapping.
I can read a map and navigate but could see a use for such a device.
Re: Medicine Prize
You bastard! I am going in for a Gastroscopy/Colonoscopy next week. I had managed to put it to the back of my mind... until now.
Mind you, I am going to insist that they run the probe under the tap before they shove it down my throat.
@John Smith 19
Have a pint of John Smiths to go with t' black pudding
I originally thought that all BMW drivers were selfish wankers until I realised it is only the "i" variant ( 320i, 520i ) that comes with factory fitted indicators.
I like titles me
So you signed up to El Reg just to say you have no use for a tablet, but if you bought one to put in a cupboard it would be anything but Apple - astounding, but hey, top marks for "crApple" never seen that before, your school friends must think you are so cool !
Who will be the first manufacturer to produce a Bluetooth headset that is a direct copy of the NHS hearing aid design?
Nobody will think you a tool for wearing one and you can selectively ignore awkward questions !
I am in the business and have respect for Intel - they may be big, but you NEED to be big to bring innovations to fruition in the semiconductor industry - Intel are consistently ahead of all other rivals (including my employer).
I have no respect for the crAppl€ marketing company.
Well Paul, I do respect your opinion, and you may be " in the business " with an "Employer". However, looking at your post would I be correct in guessing that you are there on work experience ?
Eight Miles High and Falling Fast
"The spaceship is a joy to fly and the feathered descent portion added a new, unusual but wonderful dynamic to the ride," said Siebold after changing his underpants
Youtube, Nintendo Shii.wmv
Runmeter for me
Wot he said -- I too have used both and prefer RunMeter. Went for a long run this morning Garmin Forerunner 310xt on wrist, iPhone with Runmeter in backpack. Finished my run checked distances on both devices, pressed "Done" on Runmeter and within a minute received an email with a comprehensive breakdown of my run including google maps data.
I paid £2.99 an absolute bloody bargain.
Agggh - but !
Agree somewhat, anyone " jogging" with earphones has missed the pleasure of self reflection But I digress, I have a Garmin Forerunner 310 which is the dogs danglers, I pitched it against Runmeter ( not runkeeper though that is probably as good ) Garmin went tits up after about 18 hours whereas the Iphone running runmeter logged the complete run and had a tad left in reserve.
So, My "Sodding Iphone" sits quietly in my backpack logging my run and emailing the distances / splits/ etc automagically to myself and/or anyone I choose without any intervention. Most of the "Apps " available also have the option to update to Facebook or Twitter etc should you so wish. ( I don't have either of those accounts our my children have)
So, cycle from Dorset to Scotland to visit our Daughter? automatic updates every hour / defined period / to a specified Facebook / Twitter /Email address. ? No problem.
Compete in 10K / Marathon / proper run ? no problem , Iphone is your friend
There is a God, and he is a runner
Speaking as a pedestrian I have observed "odd" behaviour on a regular training run, group of several runners hitting green pedestrian lights in sequence over a route with a couple of "complex" junctions involved, these junctions usually require a button press to activate the pedestrian sequence, so, either there is an IR detection system seeing a group of runners as a vehicle and switching the lights to pedestrian, or there is a " Deity of your Choice" who is busy training for next years London / Edinburgh / Cardiff Marathon and is switching the sequence to optimise the training regime.
Just like to welcome you to the comments board here at El Reg, you have been here a whole day now, and posted shed loads of stuff, well done again! keep posting
Sarah, can we have a shill icon please?
Title is Mr
It matters enough for you to take the time to comment.
Fried or Scrambled ?
Stop egging him on - give him free range to express himself instead of poaching his post.
I guess you were referring to the wankers who steer BMW vehicles?
Having a daughter who has worked in most motor vehicle franchises I am quite au fait with the demographic of various marques. What finally made her decide to go back into higher education was the invasion of her Audi "family ethos" by the BMW twats
Front page Photo
Saw the front page photo in yesterdays Indie ( the 20p version ). One guy dressed in black kicking the widow of tory HQ, surrounded by an arc of photographers 3 deep, with a couple of uniformed police officers stood in the background, I thought it looked staged, then I spotted his nicely polished black boots ! cynical? me? nah
I got a scale model one of those
Made by Bowers and Wilkins - fabulous bit of kit but certainly not lighter than air.
The iPhone 4 is my first iPhone, I purchased it because I use my iPod touch on a daily basis and find that the Touch is an incredibly useful both as an entertainment device and a personal organiser.
So I have replaced my trusty SE K800i and 2nd Generation Touch with the new iPhone.
As someone in their sixties I find it both intuitive and a pleasure to use. The app store has yielded several gems, if I am in the pub drinking my Horlicks then "Nextbuses" tells me the nearest bus stop and the time the bus is due.
The one app that as a keen amateur photographer made my jaw drop is "iTimelapse". Set the number of frames, resolution, time interval between frames, schedule the start time or choose sound activation and press start, or set it in manual and overlay the last frame over what is currently shown in the viewfinder. When it has finished you can render the frames into a time lapse movie, Claymation anyone?
So for my £500 I have both a still and HD video camera, a time lapse intervalometer, GPS, SatNav, A-Z, PDA, games machine, document reader and phone, all in one device that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing ( to me YMMV) All that for £500 is IMO a bargain.