2855 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Good luck to them
I think it is good that some people are looking for another way to do things. I just spent a whole working day on what is really a 19th century typewriter interface with inexhaustible paper.
Maybe the HUD is not the next big thing, but we won't know till a few have tried different ideas.
Dell tried to sell me an RT based XPS as a replacement for my aging mini-10V netbook. For 4 times the price. With no keyboard.
I'd have given them around a hundred quid for one, out of curiousity.
Re: My reaction to this news
"and not one but two kickstand positions."
Well whoopy do. In 1969 we landed on the moon. In 2013 we added a SECOND NOTCH TO A BIT OF PLASTIC..
head, hands, sound of sobbing.
Re: I wonder what
Aye. My first job was in Marine Radio, with power tetrodes for the output stages, and receivers with 21 valves in. The radars were semi-transistorised.
The first colour TV I bought had 11 active devices, excluding the voltage multiplier but including the CRT itself. My latest has over 3 million transistors.
Re: So what will they call USB 3.1?
How about Ultra Speed Bonkers? Then it would be USB 3.1 USB.
"customers are moving away from perpetual licenses towards term-based licenses"
>customers are moving away from perpetual licenses towards term-based licenses
a portable all-in-one desktop that doesn’t run Windows
Me! I'll have one! Over here! I've got me wallet out!
Much as I like the idea - though the practicalities of interconnection seem to have been dealt with in a hand-waving manner - Vested Interest would never permit it.
Re: Can't stand the man, but he has a point
Samsung are photocopier engineers to a man.
In this case, my sympathy falls with him, as the least obnoxious party in the case.
Sorry, but I have to say it.
That is Cool as Fuck!
Tell you what, mister
Here's my deal:
1. you show me where you got this data from.
2. I will correct or delete as I see fit.
3. Anything I correct is obviously worth more as it is validated. Every time you sell it, I get paid this premium, not you.
4. If I choose to delete it all, then tough. Oh, and I don't want you starting again.
Who wants a cloud that won't work and will cost a fortune?
Not sure what the point is
I suppose I don't want toothpaste that contains polonium or sand, and it would be quite nice if my pills contained medicine. I buy both from a chemist who is supposedly reputable (at least they were in the early 20th century. I'm guessing they would be the ones buying a reader and doing spot-checks at point of sale to validate the security of their supply chain. Wouldn't they? It doesn't sound like I can. Will they?
But for handbags, shoes, and other fashion goods, then why bother? Have you seen the garbage that the big label firms fill the shops with? There is a 50% chance that knock-offs will last longer.
Passports, driving licences, now there is a thing. But we already have contactless technologies a-plenty for embedding things in them. it doesn't need to be vanishingly thing and need a physical contact. The data - whatever it is - can't be related to the method of connection, surely?
But what do I know? Quite recently some startup started making mag-swipe credit card readers for iphones, and I thought "Meh. No-one uses mag swipe now we have chip-n-pin" but they seem to be forging a market for dodgy technology just because of advertising and the ill-educated market place. Maybe this will be the same?
Re: all those people driving to go see football
It is odd, isn't it? I used to play Rugby, Tennis, Badminton or sailing. I have never seen the point of watching someone else do it.
Tosh. You can see the stars in daylight. And the X15 was Ultra-Awesome in its own right.
OK, it's not warp drive and distant suns, but it's still Awesome.
Hurrah! Space ships are Awesome.
There has been a trend in recent years for ordinary, analogue, watches and chronometer watches to get bigger and bigger for no good reason.
I used to look in the jewellers window and think 'I'd look cool wearing one of them'. Now I glance in and think 'Only a complete tosser would buy that'.
I wonder why that thought sprung to mind/
Re: HAHH!!! I TOLD YOU SO right at the moment when MSFT-TROJAN ELOP...
whilst your disdain is obvious, It does seem as though Mr B is clever enough to plan and execute a move that even the people who wrote 'Dallas' might pale at people swallowing
Given that most stock exchanges have rules against insider dealling, and given that Elop still owned a massive slug of M$, what are the chances this deal will get investigated? maybe blocked?
No, thought not.
Where is the stinking fish icon?
Now you are being ridiculous
>Also useful would be a 3 axis magnetometer.
What would a bear use a magnetometer for?
El Reg is the place to advertise?
I read a previewish review here - and next day the news says all production is sold out.
lots of notice
Why announce so early? He will become a lame duck leader, and there will be a lot of churning about who comes next.
Good is best
Seems to me that they have it about right. It works, it's reasonably priced, you can talk to them when you need to. Bound to succeed if you make the right product.
Well, Indigogone wanted me to create a paypal account before throwing money at him.
So I didn't
"when they might appear online. "
last year, obviously.
Re: Clever launch technique
Clever launch technique
Ship them to someone already up there.
chuck them out.
I like it!
The downside was having to drive a Vectra.
Re: Changing channels
Changing channels? why?
is there more than one TMS then?
Re: DAB? I'll just get out of my car first...
>An aside, why have car makers dropped AM and LW from their receivers?
Because they are part of a dark and terrible conspiracy.
Because they can't be bothered to suppress plug leads any more
because they are designed by juvenile members of the pink-trouser brigade with no knowledge of the world beyond rap music and bright orange socks, and have not even heard of long wave.
because Blaupunkt is having a laugh at our expense selling junk to half-wit buyers in large corporations who are so far removed from the consequences of their decisions that they are quite likely to put digital Radio Mondiale in there next.
Re: about france
Of course, or as they might say: 'May Wee' (wocab)
Re: I did miss DAB R5L cricket
that is why God gave us Long Wave, so we can hear TMS throughout the whole civilised portions of the planet. And france.
Yes, but in the absence of those I will buy the one someone actually makes!
I want one, especially at $350. Bargain!
Oxford bloody shire?
Where Clarkson lives? And Cameron?
That's not Bumpkin territory, that's Knobshire.
Bumpkins live in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Somerset. (no, not Devon. That's full of UCTs as well)
How would you have done it?
I, for one,...
...welcome our environmentally friendly renewable Dalek overlords
The new Doctor will Huff, and Puff, and blow the straw dalek away.
Re: Matt Smith was too young
I recall watching An Unearthly Child and suspect that an older, creepy, irrascible Doctor is long overdue. Remember William Hartnell!
I also don't like this cyberpunk Tardis. Since it can rebuild itself when the Doctor is in trouble, I'd welcome a return to the old style console.
Welcome Mr Capaldi, anyroad.
What about the wheels?
Are they throwing in the trucks to convert them to something useful?
Re: Yellow cab
...packed with thermonuclear warheads, on fire, heading for the sun, perhaps
Can I just say Jar sodding Jar sodding Binks?
Re: Three Duds?
Ignoring the well-deserved 3D dig, I'd find it hilarious if all 3 were to bomb. Ha ha ha.
Re: Biggest problem
Oh you think so, do you?
I have written elsewhere, even on here, about how Britain's problem is not immigration but birth rate: that the number we can feed and clothe from our own land area was passed some time between the 1450s and the 1750s (depending how you choose to measure it)
But I would not like to deprive you of your simplistic assumptions, so just carry on feeling good about yourself, please.
>In short, Your Honour, society, and climate change, made him do it.
To be fair, the recent really hot days have left me feeling stupid and slow. My Learned Friend may have a point.
Microwave light bulb
No, there will be a market soon for a continuous microwave source, so that battery-less devices can be powered parasitically.
Pubs and hotels will display a special logo (I was going to say "black power", but that;s been used. "dark energy"? nope - also spoken for). "Stray energy" perhaps?
Then the foil-hatters can sell allyhats to thousands of people to wear in their own rooms.
released from Where?
Do they really expect me to believe there is a place called Wallop's Island?
I like the look of that.
Now we need a star-trek(kirk) style mesh flip-up to protect the external screen and I will get my wallet out!
Should be adapted to the home, and the most frequently asked question of all time: "where are my glasses?"
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