Just because something is possible, that doesn't make it a good idea.
2905 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Just because something is possible, that doesn't make it a good idea.
Well, frankly, the whole windows thing bores me to death, so maybe thats it?
That's still nearly £50 per machine to buy something you already have!
I have noticed several stories talking about Goosing things, and am having a reality failure. Where I come from "goosing" is a less-than-innocent intervention of one [fully dressed] adult upon another. The sort of thing made famous by Beryl Cook:
(sorry about the origin of the image, google images has no taste at all.)
Can someone offer a translation of the Left-pond usage for a rather startled brit?
The publicity machine rolls on. BT got what they wanted - a positive image. The campaigners got what they wanted - a faster feed than their brother-in-law. No-one died. And, Frankly, Nothing much happened.
A bit of folded cardboard and some computer annimations are a long way from a real product.
There is a point, people just don't enjoy it.
surely the more of the buggers there are, the more bandwidth you need?
I can't be doing with it all, I really can't.
Its really hard to justify HD, let alone 3D.
Pubs are full of Giant 625 line screens showing footie to halfwits. I've never once heard a knuckle-dragger complain that there weren't enough pixels on that.
The more pixels there are the worse the compression artifacts get. You know those amazing shots of the start of the London Marathon? or of flocks of barnacle geese all changing direction at once? I've seen those block-and-freeze on ordinary dtv. 3D must have twice the pixels. No thanks.
Why, in the name of glod, didn't they do this a decade ago? or two?
Along with a standard file format for address book entries? That could be read straioght off the phone in usb mode, rather than requiring MS Look Out?
I've had that problem. Worse, I work abroad so I get charged for receiving sms spam.
If a web site insists on a phone number, I either use their own or 0207 944 1212 (whitehall 1212)
If apple made a dual-sim one I'd buy it tomorrow.
come back happy, or not at all as my old boss used to say.
UK government please note. And copy.
The League of Nations was set up After the first world war, precisely because of the desire to avoid a war. It was discredited by the outbreak of the 2nd, but is an important predcessor to the UN in many ways.
Our German friends do that with the trams. But you need a rules-complaint population.
In some cities if you buy a one-use paper ticket you are supposed to stamp it as you get on to stop you using it twice. I've seen people in Hannover get onto a tram with a broken stamper, and then get off to wait for the next one so they can remain compliant.
He said "Lappy" Miss! we aren't supposed to say "La..." Oh bugger.
Your phone suggests you buy something and you do? Oh come on.
Open your wallet and repeat after me "Help Yourself"
Anyone tries this trick on my phone and it will meet with a nasty accident.
"Windows tablets aren't failing because they have x86 processors. They're failing because they have Windows. "
People won't want to run desktop apps on a platform that doesn't do pre-emptive multi-tasking
>I should imagine it would not be a trivial 're-compile' to get those apps running.
It ought to be. As they work out why its not, they will find out why their products are not maintainable.
>Next year, when tablet2 comes out and is the next 'must have' our hero
>doesn't even bother looking at the Windows version.
Except that if we let M$ in they will stitch up the market so you won't be able to buy without paying an M$ tax
I am delighted that some people have the balls to be different. Innovation is what we need, and its not as though X, gnome, kde, etc.etc. will cease to exist.
Contrast and compare with windull, where you get the choice of one filesystem and one ui. And every bit of hardware comes with disks that patch the OS to make then work.
and you should not start paying till you are talking to a human (preferably on the same continent)
Now _that's_ a thought. All calls to out-of-country helpdesks should be free. Then you would be paying what they are worth!
Can't we stop fiddling with things for half a minute. I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE MY SODDING NUMBER AGAIN.
When I got a phone it was Bourne xxxx. Then 0476 97 xxxx. Then 07842 xxxx Then 0780 42xxxx Now it is 01780 42xxxx . My mobile started out as 0658 xxx xxxx Then 089 xxx xxxx Now it is 0789 xxx xxxx
had a shop for 12 years. In that time I had to reprint the stationery 4 times for number changes, & once when they did away with telex.
Another reason to keep my 8 year old phone.
Look, lads, try asking if I want my phone to be my wallet. And then listen to the sodding answer.
"Miscavige described Anonymous as a group of "mask-wearing subversive and anarchistic internet denizens"."
No? really? Gosh.
I'm getting sick of pundits.
They called the police, and they got there in less time than it takes to pull one off?
>Who thinks they stopd at smallest dist?"
or indeed at non-commercial software?
Only one suitable icon
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.
where I live this usually means 'East Midlands, East Anglia'. Or the incest belt.
Paris knows all about family relationships
'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.'
I'd suggest this was an ROTM story, except in his case they wouldn't have to rise very far at all.
how about 'phone'?
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.
Nocton. Very contraversial. Battery cage cows, rather than hens. Nasty.
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.
How can something called windows phone "7" be excused as a 1st gen device?
Both of them?
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.
a good idea spoiled by ugly design, poor realisation, and overpricing. And the fact that DAB is crap.
The idea that 32" is 'compact' almost made me choke on my bacon butty. I was expecting to read next that it was good enough for the nanny's flat.
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'll have them! I want the big one AND the phone one.
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.