2686 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
The market for this is who exactly?
Well, me perhaps.
I like the bluetooth headset idea (why isn't it integrated and sold with it?).
I like the stylus idea.
I could use it as a super notepad for working on things, and making notes as I go, photographing serial numbers and writing down test results.
It would make a fantastic satnav for those of us oldies who take a long time to change focus from infinity to tiny writing on the autobahn, especially at night.
nearly sold. Does it take two sim cards?
@JohnG: on WP7?
AIUI the Navigon WP7 app is still only 'promised'; iGo myway's web site talks only about the iPhone. Trafficmaster's website says it will be available soon on WM6.1, so that's not too promising either.
I doubt that the correct response to TomTom ignoring WP7 is to change both yer software and yer phone.
DiskAid? That's not to do with Bono is it?
I'll buy from somebody else.
good luck with that.
Do pop back and let us know how you are getting on.
if you can find your way.
Chap I was at school with won a seat on the first Pan-Am flight to the moon. I think he still has a ticket.
Yes, there is a landfil tax.
But the hole in the ground is usually owned by some faceless company who will charge for that too.
I am afraid councils pay quite a lot for landfill.
We have RFID on our bins. The council were going to weigh and charge until there was a stink about the idea, then they said they were not going to use the RFID.
However when one bloke took his tags out and posted them to the chief executive, the council stopped collecting his bins in a fit of overzealous pique. Look up "Brynley Heaven" on the FWSE
Suddenly the macbook air is looking quite reasonably priced. 13", 128G, 1100quid.
And you can have one now.
What will apple announce by the time these come to market?
I thought we had got over the pixelcount race with compacts, but here it is still going on.
I had a look at some of this nx/nex stuff at schiphol & I don't see the point.
Since commenting on this item, the title appears in my el reg sidebar.
Where I read it as 'NHS Digital Penis' out of the corner of my eye.
Tosh and Twoddle
I anticipate another government funded IT fiasco in the making.
Popcorn, Beer, comfy chair.
If all there is to watch is "Big Bother", why should I, err, bother?
the Bose pack easily justifies it’s £1500 premium
Nurse! I think I just had a heart attack.
£1500? You can buy a rover 75 for that!
"looks more swish than it actually is"
The 21st Century in a nutshell.
heavy traffic has whacked its sign-on page out of service.
And these people are giving up hardware sales to make money telling people about software?
You can pick up a usb one for under £20. OK, it's not got a battery, but you can get a whole Telly for that sort of money.
funny sort of bargain
You pay £300 a year to rent software and consider it a bargain?
Can I interest you in this bottle of universal medicine for only 975 pounds? It even tastes like lemonade.
Nice phrase. But sadly prescient, I fear.
Bye Bye HP
>Strangely enough, FreeView is along the right lines
What on earth can be considered strange about terrestrial, established, mass-market, tv channels being good at content?
Has this man been living under a rock?
but it won't have the ground clearance to deal with your potholes...
Knock 5 grand off the price and I'll have one now. Thank you.
no access to Radio 3's HD audio service then?
Does any of this explain the recent riots? Were people instinctively hunter-gathering 40" plasmas?
Created, not bred
Presumably, in the USA, appealing to an invisible intelligent designer would be more influential than to the mechanism underlying evolution?
If this lot had any less of a clue, they would be a franchise on a British railway or a political party.
HP has cut the touchpad prices to $99/$199.
Strange how they could not price it competitively for success, but can for failure.
But what else do they have in the locker? If they have to buy the 'move into something else' they really are bankrupt for ideas.
That will be the end of WebOs on every PC, then.
time to review patent law
it seems that most of these copyright/patent/passing off disputes are about tiny matters of detail. Not about big ideas at all.
In the UK light switches are inside the room you are going into. I'm going to patent the idea of having them on the other side of the wall so you can find the switch in a room already lit.
I sort of agree with you about AD, but aren't the good bits just LDAP?
Points to Jen-Hsun Huang
as the man says, it is a "why bother" problem.
To beat the market leader you need to be one or both of:
* twice as good
* half the price.
it isn't, and it isn't.
Oh look. The ePetition web site has gone down again.
I use it from cybercafe or on the company flatpot, and use pan on my own machines. Gurgle Gropes has been quite convenient, as long as yer mates whitelist your posting name
What baffles me is the failure of gurgle to put anything up on the status pages about this, or in their blog.
Whoa, hang on a minute
This is a good bit of headline-grabbing publicity, but a very bad precedent.
Who appointed RIM a quasi-judicial organisation? What gives them the right to decide when privacy is disposable?
I really hope someone doing disaster recovery on Cisco gear has atorun disabled
fuss about nowt
I heard the BBC evening news as though a giant groudswell had been revealed. I went and looked, and the highest count was 2900 against hanging. The other 3 topics mentioned later in the story each had less than 400 votes. the SciFi poll on el reg was far more successful.
I know its early days, but surely the mejia could have waited for more impressive numbers?
Snore, zzzz, yawn
Another Me Too which is only that.
With no convincing reason to buy this or the HP, I may very well be going for the iPud3 when it emerges. or going back to look at the convertables.
Depressing, ain't it?
I want to connect to linux desktops too. Inability to do so is a major FAIL as far as I am concerned
Just looked at Play. £72.50
Did you try this on Linux?
because it seems that most of the magic is in the software.
soft whumping noise
I used to work with a bu ch of lads who would inflate bin-bags from the oxy-acetelyne welder, and let them drift upwards. Lighted fag-ends flicked at them would eventually burn through and produce a soft, wet-sounding ball of flame and a lot of soot.
Surely the launch structure would be two strings of different length, hanging the payload from the balloon at the correct angle to launch and avoid the canopy?
Once the motor fires up it would slacken off the strings which would fall out of their hooks and robert's yer familial relation once removed.
Chrome 13 includes more than 5,200 revisions
That's nice dear.
When are they going to fix Groups?
Brits set to pay 14 per cent more than the Yanks
Not this Brit.
Unless you pedantically say that 0 *1.14 = 0
Police officer in pursuit of his duty gets thrown in the air by moron in a fast car, who gets a month for hitting the cop (and only for resisting, not for wilful endangerment). Rolled up in a total of 22 months, and I expect he will be out in around 3 or 4. So no real penalty for running someone down.
There are some scrotes out there who are a complete oxygen sink.
Surely this is the sort of thing we pay politicians to prevent? not permit.
I really hope this is not viable in Europe, and that any such patents will be treated with the contempt they so richly deserve.
Become a parent
You will be paying for the use of your genes for the rest of your natural...
Where are the embedded vendors?
This is all very odd.
It is as though device manufacturers are working in a world where they only know the desktop OSs. Since the dawn of microprocessors, there have been vendors of real-time embedded kernels, tiny, efficient, multi-tasking and booting perfectly happily.
What happened to RTOS ? RMOS? eCos? QNX? vxworks?
I'm baffled by the assertion that they are using android 'because it boots'. Surely that is the easy bit?
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