2686 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
And not all sales are to people who want them. I recently worked with people from a huge Swedish multi-national who have all been given Lumia,  and who are all trying to give them back. One chap has had 3 fail in a month.
Now while there will be equally unwilling users of other brands, I doubt whether most Galaxy users are not volunteers.
 I assume the plural of Lumia is Lumia?
At the end of the road I grew up on is an old Victorian building, now turned into flats.
At one time it was the country's largest manufacturer of blackboard chalk, and later produced yellow acrylic lenses for driving goggles.
Things change, this happens. Have you tried to buy a Gasogene lately?
Surely 'min win' is as dead as winFS?
apart from needing another few hundred memory chips...
which begs the question 'why?'
We've heard all this before. Was it WP6? I really don't care enough to remember.
Like Linux, it would be perfectly possible for them to come up with a Kernel that can run on anything from a writswatch to a supercomputer. But they won't.
Like Linux they could then install different types of user experience on top of that, for different types of Appliance. But they won't.
They won't because they can't break the legacy link, unless they are going to give us all a free XP VM to run legacy programmes.
Well, I'd pay a tenner a year to read el reg, so long as that bought a little bit of exclusivity - like the articles not going public till all subscribers had read them.
I don't know really. I just had a crawling in the neck, rather than a 'disgusted of Tonbride Wells' moment.
A little vulture cash-box icon would be nice, or a different colour or font. But I don't think its a big deal, just a dark thought. Your standards are your own.
Is it me, or is anyone else uncomfortable with el reg puffing product in the guise of news stories?
testing? that's what customers do, surely?
2nd hand trade
I can take old paper books to Oxfam, or to that most perfect of human endeavours, the second-hand book shop. I can exchange them in traveller's libraries in nicer hotels.
When I can do that with eBooks I will be interested.
I'd like to commend Scarthin Books, in Cromford. The Reader's Rest in Lincoln, and Robert Humm in Stamford.
My mini-10 came with 'buntu 8.10, which I replaced with UNR - using it now. I bought it because it came without windows
TRhing is, nothing new has happened in this space since.
I have a 2133, and you are quite right. That and a mobo/bios problem that permenantly disconnects a sleeping hard disk& then locks the whole thing up
If it speaks with her voice, I'm sold.
A real start trek talking computer? How could I resist?
When I were a lad there was a scifi story about using flying boats to get to orbit, slowly spiralling up from the earth's surface with a succession of different engines.
It took a school scienc teacher a few seconds to dismiss the idea in terms of amount of fuel. It takes a rocket 9 seconds to climb the gravity well. The 2 days of the flying boat, acquiring the same amount of potential energy would represent impossible amounts of fuel. This seems the same.
I'm sorry, but the headline is too obtuse for me. Is there an 'on' missing as word 3?
it's not the editing, its the editors
I think the huge number of good looking pages suggests the problem is not the editing.
I think that the nasty way that a few self-appointed people run roughshod over other's work is far more off-putting. I'm not going back, for a start.
Not wanted here
I have loads of ways to get on the interenet. If my TV offers me net access, but then only shows me a tiny part of it I shall regard it as broken.
when did a Core i5 become slow?
When they put windoze on it?
Yes, another mee-too clone with nothing unique about it
Yet another nasty screen!
More than one pound per vertical pixel?
It's very clever to get an extra 1" onto the lid, but still with lower resolution than I was using in 2004?
115 to 131 MeV
That's a pretty big hole to keep searching in!
I pay for the NHS. Can I get that pricing?
I would be more sympathetic to the 'cost of retraining' aguement ir there was any evidence at all that they have trained anyone on MS stuff.
Word documents laid out with spaces, "databases" kept in Excel, using memory sticks to copy files between machines in the same building.
Need I go on?
so paying 100 quid for something you can get for nowt is bad, but paying 84 quid is good?
1mm a year?
We are all doomed!
It's queer thing
When the penny [post was invented, govt. departments had to deal with letters from people. When the telephone came along they started answering the phone. I don't recall anyone agonising over the costs then.
Now the internet has come along, and they'e responded. So why the costs analysis? It's something they need to have, like a roof.
Again with the cheap & nasty screen resolution? On a premium product? Yuk.
No sensible judge would back a patent on a product so publically abandoned and whose core OS had been loudly open sourced like that.
Now we need sensible judges...
It does seem to confirm the Betamax effect, doesn't it.
No product, no matter how good, no matter how well designed or built, can survive incompetent management or vested interest.
If penetrating a web site implies penetrating the trusted certification setup, then something is wrong. You wouldn't surely run the public-facing web server on the same iron as the authentication service? or, indeed, have any connection whatsoever?
This makes a change from those two perrenials:
the Ugly women's institute
the Idle working man's club.
I still want Emma Watson to be the doctor one day.
I might just wait until next year, for the 2nd gen. The Feminus Domesticorum likes the Olympics, this could be the right solution for watching them!
who knows. I've not been well.
William Hartnell once had a problem with a stuck switch that took him back to the start of time.
And the line 'Oh I don't know, I've seen bigger boot cupboards' will live with me for a long time.
Yes, but I don't think they've got that yet.
Yes. Remove all references to Chanel perfume from the web.
No-one will die, it doesn't matter.
Chanel survived 120 years before the invention of the web, so they must have other methods of reaching their gullible halfwit^W^W public
I just had to google them myself.
I am dissapointed. I had hoped they would turn out to be Lizard people from the Alpha quadrant.
It turned out they are rich tosspots. Mr Bond has called Tosspots tosspots, so all power to him, but apart from that /Yawn/.
> HP... ultrabooks out in time for the Christmas
Time to find out what they learned from pricing the TouchPud the same as the iPud.
I thought that said 'Stobb' for a minute
Does he take sugar?
Bit of a blinder, that. Asking disabled people what they /want/? We might be in the 21st Century after all!
'ang on a minute.
Businesses started using computers to control accounts and purchasing and stock level between the 1960s and 1980s. Is Dorrel saying that of all that money spent on NHS IT over decades and decades none of it went to the simplest, longest established, best understood use of computers?
And wasn't he in charge of it?
Oh, give them all another 200 free texts they will never use. That will shut them up!
>Now if the screen could act like a solar cell...
We would not be able to see the X factor through it...
>Then again, a saving of roughly £2 a year was never
>going to be a major selling point anyway
I don't know. Given the propaganda that has demonised standby mode, and the apparent innumeracy of the public it could be a major advertisable feature!
Can I be the first to say?
This is not a comment.
I really don't dare to comment for fear of being so abusive I get arrested
>That assumes good coverage and a decent download speed.
and never leaving the country.
I've had 45 days in the UK this year.