Welcome back, Simon, it's been too long
2917 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Welcome back, Simon, it's been too long
Dear Mr Intel
Tell you what, you want to call it "ultra" anything, I suggest you up the MINIMUM specs to something with more, well, 'Ultra' in it.
Dear Mr Intel
I would have already bought one of your ultratoys to replace my nasty Dell mini with its 600 vertical pixels, were it not for the fact that you hobble your customer's designs to something like 768 vertical pixels.
This is 2012, and I expect something better than the Hercules adaptor I had in my IBM-AT in 1985.
If your ultraslab has a screen resolution of 3000-odd by 1500-odd, I shall beat a path to the first person who tries to sell me one.
Oh, and yes. Mending is right. Some modern connectivity, and how about /built in/ wireless for an external optical disk, using some scheme that leaves the wifi and the bluetooth free. Ability to take phone calls. SD memory card slots (plural, note).
But most of all get us away from these miserable tv-based video standards to something more appropriate for computing.
someone who is going to pay for what I want, not what you want me to want.
But buying the phone won't mean you don't need a house any more, surely? It's not an alternative, it's an extra.
>Do these vehicles allow for the dissipation of 10kW of heat
Toast 12 slices of bread in one go?
Up for that!
Back to PoE then.
This may displace the claims of the Power over Ethernet people that their socket is the only 'power outlet' which is the same in every country on earth.
"awesome" is a funny way of describing something worse than I had in 2004. Should be twice that by now, and 768 on the 700 quid one is a hell of an insult
So, they overspend by 100%.
Who got the sack?
>at least those in charge will have fewer plausible excuses when they get it wrong.
They won't care. They have no shame.
1366 x 768.
>I don't know ANYONE with a Windows Phone, not personally, or in the tech sector,
> it's become a laughing stock.
And yet, tiles have been such a magnificent success that the flagship desktop product is adopting them.
Fail, MS, fail.
Time for the penguin.
...not enough sockets...
At least it can't be described as a cock-up.
Oh. So you need a bigger one of it to check it?
Research funds, lads!
Ah. Right. OK then.
Is that /every/ day?
Australia worked out OK.
How about being the labour force for Asteroid Mining?
but why wait until now? I'm using an 8 year old Draenetz power analyser with a touch screen. Did he sue them 8 years ago? or the Estate Agents who 15 years ago had touch sensitive overlays on shop windows with a 'puter screen indoors to let you browse the houses available?
If I was to award him damages I would want him to show he has taken every step to protect his patent ever since it was granted, not wait for a fine crop of cherries to pick.
how do you know he was the last one?
It just means that the next someone who wants to use it will have, to buy the lads out of the apple agreement. Have to keep the lawyers busy you know, otherwise they will start working on the rest of us.
I've twice had to lay off my entire staff, and always told them face to face, even when it meant driving round the country at my own expense to do so.
In one job it was obvious we were being shut down, and the boss asked me how to do it. I replied "Whenever I have had to write a list of names I have always put my own at the top", explaining that you need to be able to look people in the face when sending them home. "Jah" he said, "Dat is gud advice". He went and wrote a list and put my name at the top.
So how do these compare with using a tablet?
ipud pricing, I reckon
They won't be selling one to me as long as they insist I only need 600 or 700 vertical pixels.
Give me a 12" one with the same number of dots per inch as modern phones and I will have their hands off, mind.
I cannot praise Campkins or University Cameras in Cambridge enough.
Tom Dennis or London Camera Exchange in Lincoln too.
You need somewhere like that.
Sensible prices, up-to-date stock, honest and knowledgeable staff and good customer service.
Do you think it might catch on?
Trading standards. Sale of goods act. Directive 1999/44/EC. Woof.
If they still weasel, local newspapers, facebook, twitter. There is no excuse for this sort of bollocks.
If they still carry on, they will go the same way as Dixons, and no greater loss either.
There is a tiny little mobile phone shop in our tiny little town where I can by a USB cable for under 2quid on a sunday or a microSD card for online prices.
We have a 2-man computer shop that repairs old base stations and will sell you a hard disk for the same price as amazon if challenged. You want a 700 quid i7 with a terrabyte disk and stupid amount of ram? be ready for you tomorrow morning sir. and, no, you don't have to have it with Windows.
They had 70 quid android tablets in the window 2 years ago.
There is a little local hi-fi shop in Stamford that is run by a handful of blokes who know exactly what they are talking about. They will show you all sorts of entertainment stuff working together in the shop, deliver it to yer house and connect it all up - including taking a brick cutter to the wall, burying the cables, and skimming and painting the wall afterwards.
If something doesn't work, they make it work. If a customer says "it doesn't work" their first assumption is that the customer is right, not an idiot. If something stops working they are usually there within the hour, and will only charge you for new parts, not their time.
They sold the first Plasma TV I ever saw, routinely install DLNA systems, and will sell you a linux micropowered server instead of leaving a PC on all day. Their first love is hifi, not 7.1, and certainly not oxygen-free cables with arrows on the side. Go in for a DAB radio and they will try to persuade you to stick to FM unless it is clear there are stations you know you want.
They have been in business more than 30 years and I expect them to be there in 30 years time.
Curry and Dixon both moved out of the high street in recent years. There is one of the megashedds on a nearby estate, but I don't know which one as I have never been in it, and judging by the car park no-one else has either. When we had the snow that end stayed unsullied till the thaw.
... or just eat the phone.
in the US at $700 including a lens, seems very attractive.
why run the survey? why did they not just read el-reg forums?
See, this is possibly the most important bit of news this week, and certainly the most exciting. And none of the 'big' web sites are covering it.
Presumably because it is not about football, or illustrated with a candid nap of an x-factor judge's gusset.
"...One major development is the absence of the 'Start' button, which was removed on the grounds it gave people the impression that something may actually happen...."
I'm 62. I' d have to change me specs to shift my view from the middle to the edge.
The last picture is deeply scary and reminds me of something from 'the prisoner'
"this is probably the first time the company had got into the cellular phone business "
He's the President of the company and he doesn't know for definite?
What else are they doing he's not told them about?
How do you miss a bug as big as that?
Not testing? or maybe they have a fleet of internal malcontents who would not bother doing anything about it if they did find out?
Either way, it is a management failure.
And yes, the response is uncharacteristically swift - but that should not engender praise: it is exactly the sort of response one ought to be able to expect.
Are you saying it is supposed to look stupid? or just that it looks stupid?
Ok, I'm a bit in love with Florence, but you got to admit this bloke must be drawn from life:
I tried reactos, but at the time hardware support was poor and very few applications (e.g. Serif ones) would even install. Not bothered recently.
So was the weird shape a good idea or a bad one? easier to use or awkward?
[big question mark icon]
I just had a 'chat' consultation with a Dell salesdroid who confirmed the highest resolution they offer is 1920x1080, and that on top end devices. He said that people were "choosing lower resolution over other advantages" although how much choice is actually available escapes me.
So will Make's customers suddenly discover they can only order via a web site, and that what is delivered will have two parts of the original order missing? And customer service will tell them they never ordered them in the first place?
It's only a phone, lads, only a phone.
Why are the children so excited about filming it coming out of its box?
And why the blue blistering barnacled blazes are HTC getting so bent out of shape. They make hundreds of phones. If they hadn't said we would not have know n it was not last years!
I bet it will run xBuntu.
Can it address LCDs with more than 1080 pixels?
I've obviously been reading the headlines wrong for the last 8 years thenn