when did a Core i5 become slow?
When they put windoze on it?
2870 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
When they put windoze on it?
Yes, another mee-too clone with nothing unique about it
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?
That's a pretty big hole to keep searching in!
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.
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?
We are all doomed!
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
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!
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.
At least 4:
This year's prom concerts/ Choral Evensong / Beethoven / Handel etc.
Mark Kermode's film reviews/In Our Time/ 100 objects/Pienaar/Jodcast/Poetry Please etc.
Bellowhead/Spiers-Boden/Demon Barbers/Tull/Fairport/Carthy/Steeleye/Anahata etc.
Big Band/Swing/Jazz/Bepop/Glen Miller/Art Tatum etc.
and perhaps Manuals/IEC standards/Drawings/Customer config files for work.
And I change them in my sansa clip+ because you have to take the battery out of the phone to get to the slot & that looses date & time.
Having (at least) a slot is on my buying list for a phon
and it is time for our old friend: "Ow much Granville?!"
what happened to things getting cheaper over time?
>Intel's first strained silicon processor was the "Prescott" Pentium 4 of 2004.
That's the effect of poor code name choice for you!
One of the by-pass sheds (I really could not be bothered to notice which) was advertising Android tablets on the idiot box last night, ending with a splash for anti-virus (brand similarly forgotten) to run on Android.
My first thought was 'Yuk, exploiting the gullible again'
I would have thought that said analysts only needed to read the comments at el reg, engadget, etc. to come up with such a statement of the bleeding obvious
I had a lot of time for B5.
It was written like a novel, with a start, a whole bunch of middles, and an end.
The spaceships were variously feasible or deeply cool, and sometimes both.
I just think they must have regretted the silly hairdos & cloak clad oddities by the end.
Only one answer really. Anastasia, Dan Dare's private spaceyacht
Assuming that the ship has to contain an atmosphere of some sort then the sphere makes good sense. Then, if there is any sort of radiation hazard from the engines a 10KM open frame pylon with the engine at the other end...
And we are back to 2001.
>perhaps the impulse drives' thrust vector goes precisely through CoG...
That will be why voyager's nacelles fold up?
Once you reach the sophistication of 'The Culture' you can make your ships look like anything you want. I'd go for an LMS streamlined pacific and coaches.
I think that making ISPs own up to traffic shaping or throttling in a way that makes competitive comparison easy would be a really good idea.
But I can't see them doing it and I can't see FailCom making them do it.
I recall going to Mullard conferences in London where they talked about CD design choices. 44.1KHz was the Lowest figure they wanted to use. The original engineers wanted something like 100KHz, but the marketing guys put on two constraints:
* The disk had to fit into a machine that would go in a DIN car radio cutout
* The disk had to hold a one hour duration
Given that they were going to be pressed on modified record presses, and the properties of the then laser heads, which determined the bit rate in the plastic, they had to squeeze down to 44.1KHz
Just looking at the ones you compared it to:
I don't reckon its a bad price for what you get.
>Who cares about honey yields.?
I suspect half the hives could end up empty if they can't make enough.
indeed. A system that produced more than it absorbed would have to answer some pretty stern questioning
To be fair the Ford Mundaine is a perfectly usable vehicle.
But I'll stick with my Alfa