2829 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Re: I really can't see a point...
I understand what you are saying, but they are a really good way to confuse the salesdroids at PCwhirled, who will try and sell you a laptop with 768 pixels and a phone with 1200 all at the same time. It's worth doing, if only to see the existential angst on thier little faces.
OK, that's exciting
I have no idea what I would do with it, but It is quite something.
NO chat for home users
I just tried to use the live chat thing on the Dell web site to ask them about the Ubuntu tablet, and it appears that for those of us in the UK live chat is only for businesses, not home users.
They don't want to talk to me? Fine. I'll go back to not talking to them.
Is the glass metalised to reduce radio frequency interferrence?
And yes, it is pug-ugly and needs to go away.
Is this the thing that used to be palm? or something to do with Nokia and Intel? I can't remember any of these things any more.
Does it make toast?
I want it to make toast. And possibly love.
Re: No recorded reports of wolf attacks on humans!
so? no-one has survived a wolf attack long enough to record it? </pTerry>
I'm with the wolves
I'm with the wolves. Good luck lads
But how ?
But how does the falling curtain at the ceremony work? Where did it go?
Elon Musk for world president, I say!
Re: Roslyn compiler
Not seen that. does it produce code that runs on Templar buildings?
re: Samsung claim they are selling
or, as you say, shipped.
They are trying to give them away at Schiphol with the associated tablet and a case in a special promotion. Not seen one move yet.
Nah. It will be like a Diskworld device and have a demon that says "Bingley-Bing"
I just checked the form, and after asking for my name and email address (which seems reasonable) they then say "If your request concerns more than one URL, please provide an explanation for each URL.".
I have to list everything about me? I thought they had a search engine!
Yes, for a blissful few hours I had.
I think we should all go shopping wearing Masks. Pick one of:
* Jeremy Clarkson
* Jar jar Binks
* Richard III
* The Pope
Re: The females in the house have this request:
Most seamen refer to the washbasin in the cabin as the 'night heads'
Re: Personal numbers
Surely anyone having an affair has a 30quid 'burner' from tescos?
In this domestic regime it would have to collect the snow, too.
Face and name
Another app for google glass. Remind me of people's names when I am looking at them. (Additionally, their wife, children, job title.....)
Subtitles for people, for when I go abroad.
This is something that google glass ought to make possible.
Passwords consigned to history.
Some method of identifying myself to a computer (door, car, checkin desk) just by being there, instead of having to type the name of my first girlfriend and her telephone number.
An end to passwords, please.
Replacing all those arpanet email protocols with something secure and traceable, so that spam, phishing, 419, fraud, and cyber bullying could be easily traced and contain enough evidence to prosecute.
You remember all that guff about hoe Gecko's feet work?
Put it to work on a little wall creeper that paints just the flat surface it is on, ignoring skirting boards and architraves.
I always fancied one of those robot mowers -but they don't collect the clippings so they get traipsed into the house. A robot. Mower that deals with the clippings please.
What happened to that idea of solar film on windows?
A standard battery pack for battery drills, saws, etc. so I don't have to buy the whole scmozle again when a battery fails. Sell the tool, charger, battery separately.
The EU intervened for phone chargers. Now do it for tools.
Why is my landline number different from my mobile number?
Why can't I have one number - and one contract - that will ring my house phone, mobile, and car dashboard etc. all at the same time, letting me answer with whatever is handy?
On my car I have one key that opens every door, and even includes a thing to remote lock/unlock by wireless. On some cars that could open the boot or start the engine.
My house needs 5 separate lumps of metal, and can't open the door for me when my hands are full.
I know who I am. I could wear a posh thing round my neck, that combined with CCTV would let the house recognise me and open doors for me with out doing anything except walk towards it.
The end of the typewriter.
Some non-19thCentury way of interfacing with computers. Either Voice or direct neural will do.
"shown the door, preferably from a few floors up"
Nice. Been reading the BOFH?
The end of the West
Is this what we have come to?
If we are too frightened to take risks, we will go into a spiral of decline. I am immensely saddened by this.
For heaven's sake, we have drawings for the Skylon and for the Bristol Ascender ready to go. Let's take a few risks!
Dual Sim, micro SD. Very tempting. When will the Dual Sim version surface? and will it be 4G?
I have never understood why bilingual road signs stop at Offa's Dyke and the Seven Bridge. Do they suppose that Welsh speakers never visit England?
Re: tthe Poole retail jungle
I bought something from that branch of PC whirled once. It just goes to show how crushingly boring Poole/Bournemouth are on a wet January monday. There is a maplin nearby, for those who want a serious dose of people being patronising, rude, and wrong in one sentence.
Re: At least it saves me some effort
my thoughts perrzakerly. have you been reading my mind with your alien space ray?
But that was a sensible answer from a salesdroid, and probably even true.
How did he get in?
Good point, well made. Upvoted for managing to say "Sane" and "Spalding" in the same paragraph.
Maybe not all.
It has the Delaine services, such as Bourne to Stamford, but not the Call Connect services, such as Bourne to Spalding. For Bourne to Spalding it sends you via Peterborough
call connect: http://www.lincsinterconnect.com/
Kinect is about the only cool thing Microsoft have done in aeons.
Would it be too cynical to suggest that this deal has come to an end because whatever unexpected surplus inentory Apple found in the cupboard has now been shifted, and they still have a load of C5s to unload next?
If it has ...
>If it has the usual required functions of an SD Card, portable access point/tethering,
Yes. If it does. I want a cheap small phone for making calls and tethering, rather than trying to use the phone screen for the intertubes.
it seems to me that any badhat capable of discovering and exploiting this is sufficiently clever to have a proper job. Meaning that the blackhats who do exploit it are likey to work for theybuggerm in the government.
$MEGACORP migrated me to W7 and Office2007 last month.
Re: That has got to be embarrassing for Microsoft
It is quite interesting that Garmin are still selling a phone with WM6.5 on it.
"MtGox was still accepting new customers right up until the eve of its shutdown, The Reg has learned."
Err, of course it was. Had it stopped trading earlier there would have been an earlier date for the shutdown. If you stop doing something, you must have been doing it right up till when you stop.
"Some part of Azure is always in the dark?"
head, hands etc.
If this was the last problem that needed solving, the world is in a pretty good state!
These diesel engines will never be as powerful as a steam locomotive! - says steam locomotive designer.
Re: Of course the state isn't doing dastardly things!
I think this is the real problem.
I don't suppose for a minute that anyone at the NHS wants to do dastardly things. I also assume good faith on the part of most of the Government. But that isn't enough. We now don't trust any of our power structures in this country, after 5 decades of ineffectiveness and occasional magnesium flares of corruption.
Duck houses, the way failed politicians run away to well paid sinecures in Europe, Blair and his housing stock, Thatcher and her cover ups. We don't trust them any more. At all. Over anything.
So when they try to do something that /might/ need us to take a balanced view of why they are doing it, we can't. Because we suspect everything they do. We have become uber-cynical.
The shame is entirely theirs.
- JLaw, Kate Upton exposed in celeb nude pics hack
- Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search
- GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait