2413 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
We've been here 13 years ago. It was called open.gov.uk. They could not be bothered to do it properly then, and they won't be bothered now.
Go and look for the maps that define floodplains and areas at risk from innundation. They are at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/37837.aspx
HOME AND LEISURE? is property flooding really a barbeque issue?
this is the title.
Has it not occurred to you that even Ikea Knightly knows a turkey when she sees one? Maybe, having suddenly learned to act, she has decided she does not need to do this again.
Paris. Because she probably enjoyed it. She seems to enjoy most things.
wub wub wubb
If you are going to stick with gnome, you can obtain eye candy either as individual bits or as whole themes from places like http://gnome-look.org/
http://ubuntusatanic.org/ for example has some interesting ideas and a simple explanation of how to load them.
Mostly you can use the package manager to suck them from repositories, like everything else.
If you are not going to stick with gnome, you can try things like
after installing them you can just pick them as an alternative to your default gnome session when you log in.
'The dog howls when I whip out my ID card!'
funny place to keep it. Still, if yer blind...
Mine's the one with "insensitive sod" stencilled on the back.
It's my experience that Dell offer an ubuntu version grudgingly, and at greater cost than the equivalent windoze one. Whether this is to present a facade of choice, or not I cannot imagine.
In a properly free market you could buy the laptop without an OS, and have done with it. As long as you can't, there is something creepy going on.
And as for warranty and support excuses, are they really saying they sell something so flaky that it won't run the commercial OS out of the box? Why should I want it then?
Can we start with
* Superb audio quality when making phone calls
* does not go straight to 'missed call' instead of ringing
* the error message 'operation failed' is replaced by one that tells you what the problem is.
* Nokia phone can talk to Nokia desktop sync app every time
* battery life >10 days on standby
* When it rings, I can hear it
+After that, two sims would be nice, both active.
+Then reliable charging from mini-usb
+And all data accessible in USB storage mode e.g. from Linux. So I won't have to care about syncing ever again.
Games? GPS? web browsing? adverts? cameras?watching TV? X-ray vision so I can see through people's clothes? Not interested in any of them.
Oh hang on, can I think about the last one again? Look who just arrived.
O2 just replaced my 3109 classic ;cos the sound quality was terrible, and it hung up in the middle of syncing to Nokia's desktop software. The replacement - which had to be the same model - has exactly the same faults.
That's only what the universe wants you to believe
Nothing to see
All black now.
That's quite an interesting idea
An optical broadcast system with a very cheap reciever on existing devices - as long as they are not in your pocket - they just need a way to sell it to you.
How about doctor's surgeries, beeping your cell phone when it is your turn? Railway stations flooding the space with departure data? You could set your gadget up to only recieve your train/route stuff. Take an Ipod to the theatre for subtitles or translations? Simultaneous subtitles for deaf schoolchildren?
All confined to one space/room. Sell it to us like that, and /then/ sell the adverts, and it might catch on, and actually do some good as well as being more marketing noise.
I grew up in the 50s and 60s and have a clear memory that Free Love was happening somewhere else. Nowhere near me.
Perhaps climate change is like that. I know it was perishing cold when I took the dogs for a walk last night!
Paris. She ain't free though.
Why on earth guess at 10.5 million? Not 10, not 11, but 10.5?
If he is saying "lots, if you have a factory, but not so many that most people will have seen one", why not say so.
I loathe pundits who make up numbers to unreasonable precision.
where did I say shut down the internut and satellite versions?
DAB uses failed technology, too much battery power, and is too expensive for broadcasters. The interwebs have passed it by - let it die a natural death, like the video disk.
try scroogling then
Scroogle - a google scraper - claims to give you a layer of insulation, and might therefore help a bit.
Much as it pains me to say so, Ask.com, with it's edited result table, often gives better results.
I use Wolfram Alpha more and more as google returns more and more dross. Try this one for example: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=uk+population+growth
I'd have thought that displaying my physcial attributes would get me slung in jail
I've been waiting 30 years for this. Why does the most advanced technology on the planet have to be tied to a typewriter?
Next, do away with the screen.
Nail in the coffin of dab.
Shut down 2 of the 3 good stations (R7 being left), then say 'listening figures have crashed'.
Next, shut down DAB. And good riddance
with that sort of money
he could lunch in Zurich for a week
Obvous when you think about it
In most families it is only the under-7s who know how to use the pvr or set the clock on the microwave. Persumably, therefore, they are the age range perfectly suited to molish them.
My big brother is really really big
but but but
Shirley a real geekete should have unwashed hair, scrunched up with a velcro cable tidy, a spotty face from too much pizza, and full-length jeans gone at the knee? And the laptop should be in one of those fabric shoulderbags you get at trade fairs, advertising Greenspring or Keele or something?
Nothing like the picture on the left.
Getting to the point where the backlight is the biggest consumer of power. So why not make the outer case photovoltaic, and let it top up the battery a bit when not in use?
Or abandon a backlight altogether and have a transparent screen, to be backlit by available light?
Not if it is a private sale. Law of Tort applies. You can ask him for your money back, or sue him if you think he misled you.
Usually, though, it's just tough.
That said, I've had WD replace portable hard disks based entirely on the serial number. 5 years from time of manufacture, they told me. They don't care who is sending them to them.
Anyway my reading is that BT has been threatened that it will have to open up their ducts.
It is possible, of course, that government sites have elabroate filters, so this sort of thing would not be found when searching...
Storm, teacup, teacup, storm
""[Google is] effectively creating a kernel branch that a number of different vendors are now relying on."
And since it was not Google who threw the code out of the main branch, how exactly is Google doing that?
A neat analysis
I agree with all of what you say.
But this 'computer for the rest' space has had loads of people try to occupy it before, in various ways. Think of Amstrad's wierd emailling telephone, or even their cp/m based word processor. The maemo tablets from Nokia, the Texet webpad that Asda had last christmas, Datawind's Pocketsurfer... it goes on.
Apple has the marketing clout and UI design skills to do a better job than any of them. But I think there is a fundamental flaw in the whole idea.
'the rest' will want more from their 'computer for the rest' after a few weeks. If they havn't got one of us as a nephew, they will have watched CSI and want to do what they do with computers. The gloss is going to wear off far to quickly to be a succesful product.
No-one has beaten a path to the door of the predecessors. It doesn't sound like a better mousetrap to me.
Software company with thousands of programmers writes an application!
what next? 35% of car engines are made by Ford? Many movies come from Hollywood?
Where is the Yawn icon? oh, there she is.
Some years ago I watched an episode of ST:DS9 in which a ferengi was doing his accounts with a whole table top full of PADDs, picking them up, poking them and putting them down. I've often wondered since it there was some point to that.
I now know the point. If you want to surf while watching spottify, whatever that is, you will need TWO iPads.