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"Hello to Jason Isaccs"
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"Hello to Jason Isaccs"
>The jitter wasn't too bad
That's a ringing endorsement, that!
> a good plot
Sorry? was there a different one I didn't see?
I saw one whose story line had been bent around the opportunities for special
deffects . Those effects were very good, and the world created fantastic. But Plot? meh.
Hence the Wittertainment code of conduct. http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live/films/code_of_conduct.jpg
If those sales figures for the XPS10 are right, they could double them by putting linux on them
And the headline reduction is in the connection fee. Who gives a stuff about the 1-off charges? it is the recurring cost & service level that matters.
i had no idea people thought the problem was to the right of the decimal place.
>I would be interested to know what other "box" you think the OEM's should
>of been building,
They could have - and still could - offer exactly the same box with a working Linux installation. Nothing stopped them doing that.
Except bullying by Microsoft
I might experiment with my old idea of 'meshing' all my family internet feeds together between the houses
>not all of us have facial hair and aged over 80
I'm bearded and barely over 60
They had a pre-release period of up to a year during which testers and pundits were telling them TIFKAM was broken: they didn't listen then. The system builders wanted to install start-menu (not button) patches and it was forbidden, instead of listened to. After the launch they were told it was wrong, and went on the offensive about education & practice.
The only people they have been listening to are their own sales force sying 'we can't shift this carp - do something'.
Yes, end-to-end encryption is clever for pre-established links. But it's poor at widespread dissemination, which is (I imagine) the mode intended for this font.
I thought all transistors were quantum. Only, you know, just a little bit?
<-- That one might be mine
It is strange if you do it in January. Though you need less paint.
<- is it me, or is it cold in here?
I suspect he read Gerald Ratner's biography
<-- mines got the £1.99 bling hanging out the pockets
To be fair, it must be monotomous, when 80% of what you here is someone saying "jesus christ on a bike, what is it doing now?
Scientists reduce the amount of stuff needed to make people go "err, right..." to 4 photons
You know me so well.
What is the matter with these people?
HSBarclyTSB announce ATMs will not issue cash unless the NFC is working 'for added security'.
Don't understand the 'turd garden' reference. Ultimately /all/ gardens are turd gardens.
Places where interferrence is unlikely because of channel allocation plan suffers no interferrence!
So, that's the laws of physics confirmed again. Well done.
That is the one thing putting me off this now.
How did the IRA get theirs then? How do a few thousand people and industrial quantities of heroin get in every year?
I welcome a few hours without gadgets.
I find it odd that they make you take off headphones at the end of a flight 'so you can hear the announcements', but they don't wake up anyone slumbering at that point.
Why not treat the phone contract like hire-purchase. Once its paid off it's yours and you can do what you like with it.
And, while we (they) are enacting freedom, lets make it illegal to force you to buy widnoz with a 'puter. Then we will see you enacting from principle, not vested interest.
Absolutely. Start running the company yourself, not letting foreign corporations run it for you. Take yer own decisions!
here's what you need to do:
1. use a decent screen resolution, worthy of the second octile of the 20th century. Not x768, not x1080. We don't all want wide screen TVs, some of us want a computer.
2. Either a minimum of 4 USB ports (all USB3, of course) or ship with a wireless mouse so we don't lose a USB all the time to a plug-in for a mouse. You could offer an optional wireless optical drive too, while you are at it. And 4 USB anyway.
3. Bluetooth. And Let us bung a SIM card in for connectivity if we want, too. My Dell mini-10 cost less than £200 and has bluetooth, sim slot, camera and microphone all built in. You could throw in a bluetooth earpiece too, that parks inside the case or wall-wart for storage and charging.
4. Use bog-standard memory and hard disk interfaces so we can upgrade when we want. It's our sodding computer. It doesn't have to be as thin as a sheet of cardboard. If it is, it will probably break. Oh, and a plug-in battery so I can change/upgrade it later when its knackered and the 'puter isn't.
5. SD card slot. Full-depth. So I can leave a card in all the time if I want. Better yet, two of them.
6. Firewire. Thunderbolt. HDMI. VGA adaptor cable in the box or as an option. Ethernet, or adaptor cable in the box.
7. Touchpad with buttons, not the-corners-are-the-buttons. Adjustable sensitivity for 'tapping', including OFF. (as in FRO?)
8. One of those wall-warts with plug adaptors based on a figure-8 mains adaptor, so we can swap them or use a longer cable if we want. Oh, and stick 1 or 2 USB headers on the wall-wart so I can also use it to charge some other stuff from the one socket in the hotel room.
9. Touch screen if you must but not as an excuse for charging a thousand quid. Meh.
10. As others have said, A CHOICE OF SODDING OPERATING SYSTEMS. Not one rammed down our throats like a randy Geordie lasses tongue on a saturday night, all fags and curry, leaving a nasty aftertaste.
The B ark ?
Nor The Independent:
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...
Tell you what, Honcho, ship 8.1 AND 7 and tell us which people buy.
The hunt for 'the god particle' is over. Now we are looking for 'merlin matter'?
>At what age do Humans begin to make 'rational decisions'?
I can only give you my own experience:
about alchohol - 23
about sex - maybe 25
about tool purchasing - 45
about going into SPACE - I'm 62 & I wanna go NOW! - call it, oh, 106?
I fasted for a week for Christian Aid in 1974. Drunk water & black tea. It can be done. Kept working too, though I stopped driving after 3 days.
I might do it again some time.
He said "third world" not "stone age"
No-one is getting /any/ money from me, /no matter what/ if it says 1366 x 768 on the box.
>a tick box to specifically remove price comparison sites
Oh yes. And vacuous -strings-of-towns- ones. (http://www.britevents.com/whats-on/lincolnshire/guthram-gowt/?category=theatre etc.)
>In this analogy, the payday lender is the financial equivalent of a sex offender.
but that's true, although the sex offender may have some shreds of empathy with the victim.
We could have had a couple of funerals for that!
So we can stop feeling sorry for them for bumming out in Farcebuk?
Nah. That'd be a million-to-one surely?
No pics of short chaps in cowls carrying bits away as scrap!
>Linux-hostility from teachers
They are a weird bunch, aren't they?
A couple of years ago someone on here recounted the tale of his kid's IT teacher saying "No-one uses keyboard shortcuts." I asked around, and the schools round here thought that too.
>Also because it was practically impossible to get hold of a
> netbook with built in 3G, Bluetooth etc. etc.
My Dell mini-10 has both. Shame that Dell never took the product line forward. Cost me £189 with ubuntu, and the only thing wrong with it is the hideous x600 vertical resolution - which they kept a deadly secret when they sold it.
I sort of don't mind correcting google 'cos its free. TomTom, however....
Havn't we seen this before? Sounds like Zoltar!
Oh? Streetview cars have human drivers?
....to rule them all?
55% is not a high enough proportion to indicate confidence.
Are you listening Uhuru Kenyatta? David Cameron? François Hollande? Angela Merkel?
(Tony Bliar, John Major...