Or invent something else. Necessity etc etc etc.
2870 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Dual sim, Android 4.2, sd slot 16GB, slightly slow but otherwise OK cpu - might give that a go for 200 german beer tokens!
I am very impressed with the use of google translate, and a few others, on my Android device - I can even talk to it in one language and it talks back in another.
But that needs an internet connection. I work in some very remote places and might have to say to a complete stranger, in a language I don't speak, "I appear to have broken my arm, please call an ambulance". And maybe he won't be able to read.
Can anyone recommend an off-line translator half way between Google Translate and the Franklin talking dictionery I carry at the moment, with it's 30-odd phrases per language? Something I can install on a memory card and rely on?
Re: Caveat emptor
Not over simplified at all.
I don't actually care one way or the other. either they knew or didn't. They paid over the odds for somethign that turned out to be less than was expected. I suspect thier customers know the feeling.
welcome to capitalism, lads. How do you like them apples?
floated around on its exhaust like
... and what a disaster it was. I used to pick it up so it would suck harder. More effort going into float than suck.
Something else I won't be buying from Samsung
I am sick and tired of Samsung in so many ways.
I'l get a Vax, if only for old time's sake.
before my 50th b'day
My 70th, maybe.
What the blue blistering blazes are we all doing with all this data? I have getting on for a TB of photos I have taken - and I never look at the damn things.
Re: If they have to buy a whole new machine...
VFD -variable frequency drive. Yes you /can/ enter basic parameters through the keypad, but debugging and tuning requires a monitor. And those run on windows.
And are you seriously telling me you can write programmes for a PLC5 or an S7 with some sort of text terminal? Because I doubt that very much.
Re: If they have to buy a whole new machine...
>Two exceptions: games, and AutoCAD.
Let me add a couple more.
PLC development environments,
FPGA development software
VFD configuration software
Engineers are often prisoners of Redmond
80% return is "moderate"? who are these VC people?
To the barracades, mon braves!
>it could be very beneficial for a cop on patrol who walks into a building
If policemen are walking into buildings, particularly ones as large as they have in New York, then they certainly need glasses. Prescription, rather than electronic, probably.
Shame we could not get them to refurbish the Cardington hangers too.
If space for a 2-box solution seems problematic, how about something that will hang on the VESA mount on the back of the monitor:
etc etc etc
My solution has been to dual boot between Linux and Windows, and use user-space file system access to read my music collection in ether system. You can also set up thunderbird to read the same mbox file structure from both, and the pan usenet reader ditto. By sync'ng firefox via the web the same stored passwords and favourites can be used in both as well.
Re: How much?
>And want to charge £900 for the privilege?
Some years ago I formulated Harvey's Law. From about 1975 to about 2000 any desirable computer cost just about a thousand quid, because that was how much the chap in the shop needed to take off people to make enough profit to pay the rent and rates.
Then we had the laptop-price-crash and people were buying machines for £350. The trade doesn't make enough money like that, they needed to take a grand off folk, hence the rise of things like this and ultrabooks (which are only slightly better than a netbook, for four times the price).
It ain't the components. It's the rest of the business that costs the money!
I am glad to see someone trying something other than follow-the-herd.
The review is pretty encouraging too. My wallet has started making plaintive whimpering noises.
fourth-most-used, maybe. I see no evidence of popularity.
Given how entirely useless Dell's consumer support was before sacking all these people, I have very real doubts if it will be worth even bothering the web site after they get rid of them!
Re: Optimal solution?
Surely the optimal solution is to stop having wars?
Re: SPF natwest.com
>set up by a big boy
No, they were lying. It is what businesses do now when caught out.
Do they assume that everyone currently compelled would suddenly subsribe?
Is it possible that the charges wil be higher than O2's £6 per MB?
Re: Do they have quantum PC's yet
The clue is in the name 'NetApplications'?
Presumably these stats have nothing to do with what people do at work, only what they do on the innertubes?
Bit of rounding going on?
65+31+5 = 101.
'down from last year in the face of growing competition.' - presumably from Microsoft, her figures leave little room for anyone else!
And "Analysts at Wells Fargo" aren't do-nothing parasites on the business world at all, are they?
Chair weights. What have they created?
They did. I saw one in Brazil at about that time, along with one shaped like a pen that was /entirely/ voice-op
Re: It's coming along
Bloody good show for trying.
Really hope something wonderful happens.
1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Gurney Nutting Sedanca de Ville. GHL3 For Sale
500 quid change.
walked out yesterday
I wanted to try out some cameras, to navigate the menus, to see what the options were. All of them were connected with microUSB cables, so all should have been fully working. 2 out of 16 would power up.
They have to buy their own printer
Re: washable keyboard?
Brilliant idea. Why has it taken so long?
I pay for a mail.com account, but you can get the same thing free from gmx.com
"Out of the frying pan...into the fire"
Watch yer backs
So that's 25 companies lined up to be shat upon in 2.5 years time, is it?
Microsoft's "partners" have never been guaranteed a long advantage in the market place.
I've used it when self employed to manage my business, and to do Xwindows development on.
I also persuaded a couple of survey ships to standardise on it to avoid the continual virus infections they were getting.
It is superb for electronic chart applications too: run VNC on the chart computer and display it anywhere withoug worrying about licence fees or updating or antivirus. Or people installing stupid games.
What the UK can bring to the table.
We have a pretty impressive set of people who would improve the planet. By leaving it.
FM radio, you notice. Not DAB.
Yep. For example look at geograph.org.uk .
3 million pictures by people, people like me.
A handful are good photography. You still need to know where to point it,what not to include, and how to be patient.
Re: So that's one fondleslab
>1280x1024 (svga) recommended
And yet they flogged us all those x600 or x768 screens!
Re: Are offset touchpads common now ?
It seems to happen when there is a numeric keypad, yes.
I'd quite like the touchpad to be at the end near where I would use the mouse - so I did not keep moving the cursor while touch typing.
Sick and tired of remembering hundreds of passwords
1960s technology belongs in the 1960s.
It really is about time we had a better way of proving who we are.
So it's you who has my old saw? I was looking for it this morning.
Sharefile.com have collaborative workspaces with secure access, not sure how good the logging is, never used it.
Re: Build It And It Will Come
I just think it's a shame
That they can't make some RiscOS machines for fun. With an income like that they could afford to fill British schools with them, for free.
Re: Or get this..
I assume you are having a larf. So I will. Can you install Linux on it?
Ok, 1080 lines isn't much, but its a fair price & nice to see wired Ethernet..
I might buy it.