2628 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
Don't believe a word of it
They called the police, and they got there in less time than it takes to pull one off?
or, indeed, a hosts file such as http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
we'd never have seen the cow with the flaming flatulence if we were blocking...
They've dropped the timed FM recording that the original Fuze has, and have not implemented folder navigation even though they provided that on the Clip+. The touch interface got a serious kicking on the Sansa site forum, although nearly all the critical messages have now been removed.
I can't see any advantage over the original Fuze, and won't be buying one.
'you break, you pay'? sounds reasonable at first.
How about 'You promise, you deliver.'?
All these telcos & isps sold us a service where we could stream video, download isos, share pictures, really quickly. If they can;t provide that for the quoted price that is their fault, surely?
All together now. 'You promise, you deliver.'
That's it. Oops. Even my netbuk uses salted shadow passworms.
Sludge from the sewage stations is regularly added to the land round 'by 'ere, although more as a soil conditioner than a fertiliser: By the time they dig it out of the tanks most of the goodness has been washed out AIUI
Big issue is parasite cycles. If you can separate the location where you dump yer dung from the one where you grow yer food by a fair bit, the chance of a build up of parasites is reduced. So we need to take french shit and sell them ours. Really.
It doesn't matter how much code is old or new, if this is no. 7 they have at least 6 previous systems to use as 'prototypes' not to mention everyone elses's products as a working model.
There should be nothing wrong with this one, there is a huge history of what to do & what not to do.
One of the former bosses that used to run GM in the 1980s said "There is never a problem in the car business so big that it can't be solved by making better cars". (They then went on to make crap ones)
If Microsoft make a better phone than Rim and Google, it will sell in boatloads. If they don't, it won't.
Microsoft have promised a better phone than WP6.x . Remains to be seen if they built a chevvette or a quattro.
I lost a contract once because my wife was cleverer than the bosses wife.
I didn't care. I could not have worked with a moron like that. And we didn't have to meet his wife ever again.
How can something called windows phone "7" be excused as a 1st gen device?
Why on earth
would anyone choose to use twitter , or presumably facebook, for this sort of thing? If nothing else it depends on foreign infrastructure.
Local licenced radio and TV stations, and loudspeaker cars can't be hacked.
I only use max volume on my clip+ when listening to voice podcasts while cutting the grass.
The BBC have a very variable approach to audio levels in podcasts. Some episodes of 'In Our Time' I have to stick through audacity and increase the gain by 12db so they match other episodes.
software, not hardware
I reckon the readers are pretty good already. What puts me off is
* the risk of lock-in to one or two formats
* the limited range of titles available
* the pricing, which seems remarkably close to the cost of a paperback
* the licencing, which means I can';t give my surplus ebooks away or to the Oxfam shop
What I don't understand
is where all these computers with no virus checker come from.
You can't get out of PCwhirled without climbing over mountains of Norton boxes, and every laptop I've ever had to sort out for one of the great unwashed has had some sort of virus checker on it, OK, a proportion are out of date, but I have never seen a naked windows install I did not install myself from scratch.
We need a big ? icon
When I was a kid the Eagle comic had a strip about an Australian family who lived in a boat-shaped vehicle called a Bushwacker. It had wheels on outriggers from the hull, a jet engine at the back, and mast which could be used for propulsion under sail. The mast split into 3 rotor blades that let it fly like a helicopter.
I've been waiting for years for someone to build one. The cartoon-like drawing of the flying jeep reminds me just a little bit of it, and I still want my Bushwacker. Please.
I knew it
When the defence review said that cybercrime was the biggest security threat to the UK, I knew that we would all end up being monitored.
And if I knew it, I suppose they knew that I knew it.
The only way to be secure is to have no secrets. I shall be posting my inside leg measurement and my library ticket number on the web tomorrow.
My old Grandad was fond of pointing out that the R101 was government built and crashed. The R100 was built by private enterprise and was fine.
how can they not know?
Surely their only purpose is to keep records? If they've not done that then how can they settle disputes about ownership of domains?
If they don't know then shut 'em down and give the job to someone who owns a filing cabinet.
'ow much Gggrrranville?
15 beer tokens for a GB, and you have to pay for the gadget too?
Do these people think I am MADE of money?
A chum of mine has a french car, which uses a proximity-detected card to enable things. You don't need to stick it in a slot, just have it in the car.
So last week his wife dropped him at the airport, and he went off with the card in his pocket, but she still had the engine running so she was able to set off for home.
She stopped to do some shopping, only to discover that she was 200KM from home, had just stopped the engine and had no way to start it again.
This idea is just as daft.
Welcome to the 21st Century
Capitalism red in Tooth & Claw.
I am reminded of the wise words of Christine Keeler in other circumstances, when asked to comment on someone putting self-interest above integrity:
"Well, he would, wouldn't he?"
"Annual shipments for tablet devices will reach 81 million by 2015, as new players and handset manufacturers flood the market." - Juniper story last week.
Another yawny pontificate.
Plan A: make somethng really good that is unique - result sales explosion
Plan B: mee-too yourself a slot in existing maketplace - result sales trickle
Nothing wrong with plan B - if you are underpinning foundations or re-plastering cracked walls. To throw up a palace in a swamp you need plan A
What is going on?
Instead of inventing something new, the planet seems to be full of people micro-differentiating the same market into thinner and thinner slices.
Nice product, shame about the price etc etc etc.
What ever happened to wearable computers, to merging all your home devices into some sort of multiprocessor farm, to truly functional shirt pocket things (what now resembles the original palmVX?), to voice op, to natural language processing?
Why can't I look up an itinerary on google maps, have it magically and silently shunted into my phone without button presses, and then shunted out into my car GPS when I get in the car?
Innovate kids, that is what will make things sell. Not ever prettier versions of something I already have.
Hang on a minute
So we have all this glorious technology, and the objective is what?
To reduce suffering in the world?
To eliminate animal testing from drug trials?
To improve agricultural production, or to provide home automation for quadraplegics?
No. We want it to make very rich people fractionally richer!
I am so pleased about that.
Linux & tomtom
The tom tom linux implimentation seems simple: you can see the file system in usb connection, and the whole experience is straightforward and unremarkably simple. It plays music from an mp3 directory and displays graphics from a picture directory. What's not to like?
Unfortunately the 'home' application needed to manage maps runs only on windoze, and there seems no excuse for that. When you are running it, however, it does everything you want. Although moving maps from the internal memory to the SD card requires an act of faith. You have an option to copy maps to the PC and to delete them. The obvious 3rd step, to copy them back to the device, is there but not visible until the situation arises. So the 'home' application ergonomics could be better, but it actually does everything it needs to.
But the overall package is excellent, and I think they remain the market leader, although I am not happy about their lastest pricing either for hardware or for the more advanced subscription services. I think they have started milking the cow.
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