2628 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
Re: Are offset touchpads common now ?
It seems to happen when there is a numeric keypad, yes.
I'd quite like the touchpad to be at the end near where I would use the mouse - so I did not keep moving the cursor while touch typing.
Sick and tired of remembering hundreds of passwords
1960s technology belongs in the 1960s.
It really is about time we had a better way of proving who we are.
So it's you who has my old saw? I was looking for it this morning.
Re: Build It And It Will Come
I just think it's a shame
That they can't make some RiscOS machines for fun. With an income like that they could afford to fill British schools with them, for free.
Re: Or get this..
I assume you are having a larf. So I will. Can you install Linux on it?
>For £100 I would buy a semi-smart watch with a camera
41 quid to you, mate.
Re: Theater, indeed
>If you wanted to make a terrorist attack, why wait
>until you are through airport security?
Or, indeed, why this obsession with aeroplanes? Why not attack a nice, unpatrolled, railway terminus or cathedral or bus station or ferry terminal? All these, and more, feature in terrorist attacks in the mad orient, yet no-one imagines it will happen in the dignified occident.
We have even had attacks on busses and stations and branches of Mcdonalds, and yet only airports get the drop-yer-trousers approach to security.
Don't MI6 or GCHQ have the expertise to run a government cloud?
They could house the swervers at Bletchley Park, the tunnels at Dover, Portland heights, Lunna,
>rather boyish buttocks
Nothing wrong with that.
"comparable in features "
That's not going to set the world on fire.
FDS, come up with a compelling reason. Some desireable feature unavailable in any other way. Mousetrap, better, path, beat etc...
The simplest impromptu weapon remains the smashed duty free bottle, or the 'penang lawyer' walking stick. And yes, the molotov cocktail would be pretty devastating.
Re: conflicting form factors
You are obviously in possession of advanced info - you seem to know it won't cause damage. I did not deduce that from the original article.
conflicting form factors
I don't mind them nicking the SD card layout, as long as damage can't result from mis-plugging.
Looking at the demo, they could add a large plastic wumph on the top to stop it going into a normal slot.
@Chad H. Re: Irony
I've nicked that for my .sig file
Re: the next Yellowstone
I thought recent news suggested that the next Yellowstone would be Yellowstone?
Re: Never buying SONY again
I have an Xperia tablet from work. Connecting a Bluetooth keyboard kills thw WiFi dead.
Sony have /never/ replied to reports, emails, posts on their own forums or on farcebuk. I have tried to telephone both them and O2 and had no responses.
Buggerem. Sideways. With a rotating pineapple.
All these things look like a dick Tracy Crystal set radio from the small adsin american comics, along with the seebackrascope & x-Ray spex.
I might become interested when they
*don't make me look like a berk
*do something revolutionary and indespensible
...the worst backup software there is except ...
The thing that annoys me about Acronis and all the other "user friendly" systems is you can't find out what they do from any documentation. When you fire up and give a backup name do you need to include the date? will the next one ask you again, append to that one, make a delta, make a new one by auto-increment the first name? what? say you want to use a physical device for backups, does it have to always be there? can you move the backup set to another bigger drive in 2 years time? or does it have to do it.
Seems to me the only way to find out is to try it and waste a lot of time.
Re: Monster mash
That's a million-to-one, surely?
Re: trouser pockets
Is it time for the thigh pocket ('sadlebag') to escape from the hill-walking fraternity and make it to high fashion and saville row? One of these monster phones is not unlike an OS map, after all.
Yet another root-and-branch upheaval a few months after launch.
Does no-one finish anything before selling things any more?
Dual (or more) sim would be a killer!
Re: it just needs to integrate better with AD.
Everything you say is true.
It doesn't make me stop wishing that AD would die in as horrible a way as possible.
It does rather read like "Apple are smelly 'cos I say so".
Re: IKB must be spinning in his grave.
But knowing him he will be doing at at some hitherto impossible rate!
The Prof is absolutely right
Where I work at $MEGACORP engineers are lower paid than managers or sales people.
I just spent a whole year sorting out an impossible system that some idiot sold. I got it working. All I got was my salary. The idiot got a huge bonus for selling it, despite that it cost us nearly twice as much to get working as we made on the sale. He got the bonus last year, and there is no way of taking it off him.
* Engineers should not be lumbered with student loans. If the country needs engineers, the country should train them.
* Engineers pay should always be higher than the pay of people who merely sell things.
You can buy an unlocked phone from Apple, so why do you think the problem lies with them rather than with the resellers? Is there some contractual complexity you aren't telling us about?
Re:waiting in the publication queue
... which probably accounts for the dead link on page 1.
Re: they really have nothing
>Side profile is pretty much identical to an Apple wireless keyboard / magic pad
It's been while since someone invented a new topographic form that hasn't been seen before.
you might just as well say that the Psion had a round bulge at the hinge and so has this...
"Dell's Latitude 6430u Ultrabook Stink " ... and of cat pee
Sorry to Dell, whose hardware actually looks pretty good.
The triumph of commerce over democracy
I thought governments were supposed to listen to us?
You need to make what people want
I stopped buying HP optical drives because they did not support DVD-ram, and kept disconnecting in Linux.
Sorry, HP, it's not a cartel at thier end - it's overpriced mundane products at yours!
The fact that they are still selling Windows Mobile 6.5 tells you a lot about how little Microsoft has thought about their legacy customers when designing WP7 & WP8.
a front trouser pocket
That's not a pocket, that's the fly.
Some of us find the space within already filled.
Aye. I rather liked that design.
Re: Curved is good
The thing is, curved is only good if the length matches the ear-to-mouth distance, like the old telephone handsets.
That said, being curved in this plane makes more sense than the Samsung version!
A girl I was at school at opened a card-index and telephone based version of this back in the 1960s. She laid on the hotel rooms and the champagne as part of her fee, and ended up convicted of 'procuring' or some such anti-pimping legislation. I do wonder if M-A charging a fee doesn't lay them open to the law in some countries.
You can't have it both ways
But what products do Apple (or Microsoft Surface for that matter) offer for people who [i]do[/i] want to chose serviceability rather than thinness?
Re: Rail network would be good too
Where I live doctor Beeching ripped our railways out, so I don't think it mattes here.
SK Hynix as its RAM supplier this time around
... In the one that got taken apart.
I don't see why MS can't buy from multiple suppliers over time, or even at the same time. I am slightly dubious about some of these stripdowns - OK, CPU and wireless chips will be pretty much fixed, but there is no reason to suppose that things like SSDs, accelerometers, screens, other modular parts can't vary between production runs.
is this the same Facebook
... that regularly takes down the photo of a woman who had a floral tattoo after a mastectomy?
Can I plug in a USB peripheral? memory stick? share data with clients?
Can I use a USB cable to charge my phone? Headset?
Can I connect a bluetooth headset and make a phone call? or a 3.5mm headphone/mic & join a conference call?
Can I connect a video projector on a client site? with audio?
Any way to use cat5 internet connections? for customer sites that don't offer wifi?
No? not really a business device then.
Yeah. Putting aside all discussions of OS and performance, they seem to be wanting to charge me a hundred quid for a keyboard.
I might be from Lincolnshire, but I bain't a cabbage!
The promise of automation
We were told in the 60s and 70s that 'automation' would mean we would all work 3 or 4 day weeks. Instead those of us with jobs work 7 days and loads of people are out of work. It must be possible to share the benefits out a bit better than this!
Re: To the vast majority of "normal" users, that's gobbledegook right there.
So why do they think they need a computer?
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