2847 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
I want a new netbook
I want to update my current 10 inch netbook to a better, less power hungry, processor and decent screen resolution. Nothing exists. In a recent conversation with Dell they tried to sell me a W8tablet with no keyboard for more than twice what I paid for my netbook. I laughed at them, but really the manufacturers have the laugh, not the consumer.
non-sequiter of the week.
The story is about Google. And the FCC. Which is about radio compatibility. not patents
Visicalc, 123, quattro, excel, stagnation
Excel is a bloody good spreadsheet, yes, and has good graphing capabilities.
But once it had 123 and quattro beat it has more or less stood still (Pivot tables? maybe, though they aren't what my maths tutor said pivot tables were)
Calc and Gnumeric are just clones, no-one is breaking new ground.
maths went matlab or Octrave or mathcad, and the proles were left in the 1980s.
@AC 13:24 Re: Bad Firmware!
I would expect Samsung to design an architecture where critical motherboard hardware could not be over-written by any software, be it installation or executed normally.
If some motherboard component needs a pattern to execute, that pattern should be booted from eprom afresh every boot, or there should be a simple way to restore it completely independent of OS or application code.
It should always be possible to boot the hardware into the on-board startup code, bios, uefi, or what have you. Once you can do that you can re-install a broken OS. If you can't it is the computer that is broken, not the OS.
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
Someone is sending cat pictures to another galaxy
Re: Just curious
How not to do it?
IRTA 'dark staff hunt' and thought they were weeding out the sith infiltrators, or lizard people...
Re: We are not doing anything illegal or immoral
>Where does it say in the bible/quo'ran etc that paying taxes is a moral duty?
"Render unto Ceaser that which is Ceaser's"
USAnian priorities baffle me.
A gun in every hand is good, but catching sight of a pair of tits will cause the downfall of civilisation?
Sounds like the taliban to me.
in 2011 I didn't spend a thousand quid on an ultrabook with no bundled optical drive & 768 vertical pixels. In 2012 that was what they wanted me to buy, & I didn't buy it then either.
Yet tablets doubled in processing power, pixel resolution, & dropped in price.
I used to pay for Opera versions on the PC. Then they stopped wanting my money. So that was lost income.
Will there be one really special one that controls all the others?
Re: So, in every Cracker Jack box
oh, sorry, wrong one
Re: Dell marketed and sold linux
Sold, perhaps, if you were determined enough.
Marketed? no. It was a dirty secret, not offered with any enthusiasm.
I shall file this to show the TV licencing hitmen
Re: Android is Nokia only hope
That dockable ubuntu phone/pc might be a better bet
Re: Nokia Suite is great
Never thought I'd hear that - or agree with it. Apart from insisting on splitting my contact names into imaginary first & surnames, it's pretty solid.
1920 by 1080
1920 by 1080 is a telly, not a monitor.
Playing fast-and-loose with the definition of temperature with a few hundred potassium atoms balanced on individual laser beams is one thing. Making new and novel stable materials is a whole different bunch of subatomic phenomena.
If we are going to play that game
I vote for 'A for Andomeda'
I really admired the Babylon 5 thing. They managed to have a beginning, a middle, and an end, rather like a novel, and still spawn stand-alone stories. OK, the silly-alien-hairstyle method of speciation must be something they came to regret very quickly, but the characters under those nightmare prostehtics were complex and layerd, and that was unusual in the land of goodies and badies.
Too much woo-woo
I really thought all that pseudo-religious crap about the guardians and the destiny of Sisko was uneccessary.
ST was supposed to be Science Fiction, not magic.
>the bulk of businesses just don't need 10x the bandwidth
>and aren't willing to pay 3x the cost
It has been a long time since hardware purchases have been anything other than a distress purchase!
I want one
I want one now!
for glod's sake!
I could stand still with my arms folded across my chest and undermine windows phone. It's automatic.
It's a recession
Look lads, that's what a recession is. When food and petrol start to cost a bigger chunk of a shrinking budget, people cut down on fripperies. Like computer games.
Re: Amazon recommendations
The recommendations do make an amusing parlour game - "what made them think I wanted that?"
The worst offender I know is spex4less. I have bought spectacles from them in the past, and may well do so again. Their prices, quality, and customer service are first-class. I've had them telephone me to confirm a prescription because it was so far different from the one I gave them the year before. Brilliant. But they do have the habit of trying to sell me another pair every day after I have bought one. They bombard with emails.
I want to continue to shop with a reliable, trustworthy, and cheap supplier. I don't want the drifts of emails that clog up my inbox. Telling them this does not change things.
This is what spam filters are for. I take them out of the blacklist when I place an order, and put them back after I have recieved it. They are clever enough not to send direct marketing while an order is open, so it works nicely.
Wogan built a career on it: 'Mulligan's Tyre', indeed.
His high water was Kenny Rogers:
"You picked a fine time to leave me Lou Seal,
with four hundred kids and a cop in the field"
Re: re. Bootnotes
Bar: where you find all the people who can explain beats and time signatures
Since we have so many pedants around, I am surprised tnat no-one has pointed out that Duck Tape is a brand of duct tape. In the Uk we call it 'Gaffer' tape, after the head electrician in theatres, renowned for using it to solve all problems!
Re: I wish to place a bet...
Oh, Merry Christmas, you grinch...
That's an end to company email whilst in China, then. More opportunity to break $MEGACORP rules by using gmail.
The thumb has evolved to get the highest possible ballroom hold marks from Craig Revell-Horwood.
(Guess what Mrs H has been doing on saturday evenings?)
They see no problem in potential engineers facing a lifetime's debt for their education.
When it comes to not-adding-up there is something olympic class about this mob.
And two opera houses that have a different production every night...
about 11 seconds
My old dad would have told them to cut the prices before cutting the orders
There are no robot helicopters
Move along please, nothing to see here
la sous-position de la semaine
Re: Good engineering
That's everything I was going to say, and said better!
Re: Maybe they should
>How many different kinds of morons do you have on offer?
I reckon there is roughly one per IP address, all different.
"Boffins tackle Mayan Prophecy"
Bored, were they? Nothing to do?
You are NASA - build a bloody spaceship, instead of sitting round the campfire with stoners and hippies! There are blokes in Bristol drawing spaceships, why aren't you?
SPACESHIP! MARS! ARK! STARSHIP! Come on lads, back to work.
It's not rock... oh, it probably is. But that's what you are paid for!
The teardown looks interesting. Lots of straightforward components and connectors, nothing state-of-the-art, simple box construction. Low cost high volume = happy happy. Probably pretty reliable too.
Power of the public
Comet died because people were not buying things from them.
There may be a hundred reasons for that but in the end it was the oldest retail truth in the world. The Customer is always Right.
It's going the way of the Zune and the Kin.
...but not quickly enough
coming with five pairs of 3D specs
I should bluddy hope so at that price!
Tempting. Very tempting. Still needs
* better screen resolution
* somewhere to stick a sim, for connectivity
* different OS
But we are getting there.
As to linux, Mint 13 includes the KDE touch screen stuff, perhaps they have a driver? But thanks so much for testing it with Linux.
Re: Do they
you have been spying on me with your Auton space rays!
@Ian Michael Gumby. I reckon half a mill is still outrageous.
I worked on a ship where we implimented a personell locator/lone worker system using the motorola UHFs and some badge responders. about 120 compartments wired up to a dedicated machine which displayed where everyone was, and linked into the Man Overboard and General alarms too - most devices had a panic button.
Whole package, hardware, transponders, cabling, and a terminal running some embedded software (OS9, I thihk) - around 20K UKP in the 1990s. We already had the UHFs with lone worker buttons, that was another 12K but was part of the comms package - I could make half-duplex phone calls home from mine.
1980s, I worked in a laboratory where we wore 'lone worker' pendants that called for help if we stopped moving or went horizontal, or pulled the lanyard off.. Around 1.5K total price, for 5 people in 6 spaces.
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