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...except that it can't understand R4x listings. You need --pid for most of them.
I don't like this story.
I can't decide which side I loathe.
I thought HP were going to have a whole comet-full of windows 8 stuff on sale by now. Instead they are slagging it off (or at least the ginger stepbrother of it) Weird gets wieridererer.
Oh, and wasn't WebOs going to rise zombie-like from the grave too? what news on that, lads?
I think HP will be next through the magic curtains to the afterlife.
Why on earth would one of the other bypass-sheds be interested in the corpse of comet? Surely they have enough problems already?
Oh for glod's sake!
Does anyone remember why 1968 was really called "the summer of love"?
Or read the Kinsey report?
Or know anything about what happened in WW2? "...in case he does not come back..."
Or read 'Cider with Rosie'?
Sod the coffee
what about Camellia sinensis?
Re: just pull an apple...
Sounds like the old fashioned shoeshop "we can't take these back, you've walked in them"
"Sorry Sir, you appear to have been pressing the buttons, not just gazing at them in love and affection"
Q2 next year
So thats around 4-6 months from now. Or nearly a quarter of the way through a 2 year contract.
Re: newsflash: nobody wants celerons
Be fair, no-one wants i3 either
I've been waiting for the end of compulsory x768 screens. If they want my money they need to supply something I want to buy.
Re: god riddens to them
Best Buy in Britain was never like your US experience. I went there a couple of times and it was another shed-on-the-bypass staffed by grunting nuckle-draggers and stocked with junk at concorde prices.
Maybe they got their UK management from Comet & Currys?
Re: Hoping that the a single vendor makes the phone exclusive
that would almost make sense if they had coverage.
Re: Hands up who's actually bought anything from comet?
Screwfix have been opening physical stores for many years
Re: That explains their TV ad
Bit late for them to be acknowledgnmg the EU law on warranties, having spent years denying it...
Yet another reason for them to die horribly
Re: Bankrupt Stock Sale
>what's being flogged off on the cheap
Things that people have demonstably not wanted to buy already.
They won't be missed, except by those unfortunate enough to be working there.
The big department stores have more goods per square metre, and many many times higher customer footfall. Going into comet has had an 'end of term' feeling for several years now, and no significant effort seems to have gone into making it a pleasant or worthwhile experience.
The 'extended warranty/insurance' scam put me off for a long time. The delivery and installation service was reasonably good, but no better than the local TIGER retailer and IME the independants were cheaper.
OK, where do I sign?
What courses would you recommend, Prof?
I had that very printer
We bought 3 and put them on a research ship heading to the antarctic. Along with spares and service manuals and service software.
Ended up having to do all the A3 maps on a pen plotter, which was a tad slow, but I do like the way the light glitters off the ink. Much shinier than toner.
Watching a pen plotter trying to colour most of a sheet of very expensive paper blue was the only time I ever felt sorry for a machine.
wasn't that not only the floppy, but the trade name of some high-capacity removable?
Oh, are Sharp still there?
I had a Sharp car radio in the 1970s, the last bit of stuff with that name on that impressed me in any way. It had far better audio quality, including the casette drive, than any of the competition. 2 years on, the replacement had a flashy display, cost twice as much and had lost the HF performance.
I've seen the products from time to time over the last 30 years. All very Me-too. No reason to buy them over any other. They seem to have survived by having capacity in an undersupplied market, and have no idea how to respond to the opposite position.
So, are the buttons suitable for left handed or right handed users? I find the side mounted ones on my Nokia bleeding awkward.
Tragic waste of research of course
But this is a university. Did no-one notice the widespread warnings about flooding, and think to move the poor little buggers upstairs?
Seems that US companies are as bad as Europeans. When the UK used to innovate, it spent between 10% and 25% of turnover, maybe half the profits on R&D.
If Apple had done that they would be printing the whole of the electronic in the screen, no PCBs and no connectors.
>Dixons shareholders skip and clap their hands for joy
Because their business model is so different from Comet's, it could not possibly happen to them.
Err, it's cold out there.
What about the commodore Pet.
Whilst the Apple ][ had visicalc, the Pet was very common in engineering circles for conencting to IEEE-488 instruments. I remember seeing one in 1995, still quietly recording diurnal variations in the earths magnetic field, and pumping them out of the RS232 port. The software had been altered some time at the start of that decade to change the data format.
I notice that you can only have IE on the surface RT.
I suspect the EU are powerless to do anything about that!
Re: On windows, wouldn't the "Clock" do that?
doesn't matter. They wer ekilled in a security fix.
@Vic Re: Really torn
Oh aye. I used quote marks for that, among other, reason. But the courts are more likely to take them seriously, or at least make a significant award, if the patent represents a real product, and they were active in protecting it. At least, that's what I would hope or expect from an honest judge.
Re: during those 2 minutes
it's like coppery but more silver-ry
Between wanting to dislike the patent troll, and wanting Ballmer to have more egg on his face.
But they hardly "defended" their patent while WP7 was all the rage, so I expect the claim to fail.
I just called Dell UK:
me: I want this with Linux
Dell: It is only available with windows 8
Me: Not interested. What other OS do you offer
Dell: It is only available with windows 8
1366×768? what is the point of super wireless and an i7 cpu with a toys-r-us screen?
Interstingly they did not approach M$ until quite late.
My view is that they would have gone along with it had the wretched thing shown promise, but when they saw what a turkey it was decided "We don't want any of this on us" and unleashed the lawyers.
Too long. Abbreviate. MeSy
Subtitle says it all!
a project without products or customers coat-tails one with some and some. Will anyone notice?
This is what I want from a tech publication
What on earth is the point of a 4G account capped to 1 or 3 or 5G?
$MEGACORP gives us Fujitsu laptops, and I got my latest one in April and it hasn't gone wrong yet. This is a big step forwards.
I am still waiting for $MEGACORP to resolve the lack of RS232, parallel,  and PCbus - all of which I need to programme $MEGACORP products, but that is only partly Fujitsu's fault
got a witless x768 screen, but since I can't actually use it for anything important that is not a big thing. The big thing is it hasn't gone wrong yet.
 the docking station has the ports, but they don't work.
It doens't just look 3rd world, it is. have you seen some of the splicing techniques used?
Then there are the traffic lights, swinging from wires as well. Contraption, not construction.
that is all
Bloody good show
The french are pretty good at looking after No. 1
I hope Cameron/Osbourne are taking notes.
Well, the number of write cycles is certainly as important as the speed. In the long run more so?
It ain't easy
$PREVIOUSEMPLOYER got suckered by fake IGBTs. Their supply chain was unbelievably short: Fab-Warehouse-Factory. 3 steps, including themselves, massively complex 'release record' tracking, numbering, back-checking, supplier visits, external audits. But they still got suckered for $INDUSTRIAL_QUANTITY of Euroes. Police never solved it.
'twas reckoned the bad guys had to have people on-payroll in all 3 steps to get away with it.
It appears the cheap one has a memory card slot, and the dearer one doesn't. How very peculiar.
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The EU could change its rules and have traders charge - and pay - the VAT in the country of use.
So, it seems that MS is not expecting Enterprise to adopt Windows 8. Thought not.
$MEGACORP still has hundreds of thousands of us on XP. I know there are some W7 users out there, but lots of corporate systems don't work on it, and our own applications for talking to customer machines are only intermittently happy. I suspect that we might be moving to W7, but I think mid 2013 is over-optimistic.
projectile vomiting illiterate crap
I've heard nothing substantive about what either candidate will do about climate, depletion of resources, overpopulation, employment, or making friends with other cultures.
I have heard a lot of manic hooting about who is allowed to do what to texan vaginas, and the more rabid ideas of nutters lower down the political pecking order.
Unless there is an alternate information stream available to the voters of the giant playground, I would suspect that the correct answer is "none of the above".
I can see the reson for the high score, but you can buy two ford focuses for that. or one, and an enormous amount of petrol.
It's getting cleverer, but what is the lifetime energy budget? By the time you have made, shipped, exchanged, recycled, and disposed of the batteries, are we collectively better off.
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