takes Virtual Larping to an 'ole new level
46 posts • joined 26 Aug 2010
takes Virtual Larping to an 'ole new level
A friend of mine (very non computer literate) uses an old laptop via a 3G dongol (lives on a houseboat IIRC, no phone line, no broadband, no wifi).
Her 3G account has been effectively terminated and massive over-use charges applied to her account because of these huge downloads.
Of course she doesn't understand why.
sooo it's another stab at the Asus PadPhoneTransformer?
They need to add a c***-mouse.
"awww, iflscience has a downer on humans, poor humans"
under the question of lift - there may be some lift of the bodyshape of an X-wing (also - there may not be - anyone stuck one in an wind-tunnel yet?)
Methinks Hanna Barbera might have something to say about that?
The only way I see this working (in all honesty) is for it to be universal, and immediate. IE: December 31st 20XX - any driver worth his salt heads out on their last chance power drive on the road to nowhere.
January 1st 20XX+1 - all cars are controlled by computer: NO humans involved whatsoever. All liability is now in the hands (brains?) of the corporations who are legally held responsible for every life on the roads .
It's the only way that it could work - human drivers are too unpredictable for software to keep up with - especially if it has to 'phone home' whenever it comes across a previously un-anticipated situation.
They've got plenty of experience with making 'near-field' watches reliable for years. They've had a 'programmable pass' watch for at least 20 years that's compatible with things like Ski-lift system in resorts.
Shoving in an NFC chip instead of a proprietary one, and programming an associated bit of memory with bank account information would be a p-o-p (essentially taking the chip out of the credit card and making it editable). It's an ideal use case scenario for something like Oyster readers too - no need for a tinfoil wallet - with only 1 NFC 'device' near the reader there's no chance of duplicate-payments. Security is no doubt doable.
Come to think of it.... why ISN'T there an Oyster (S)watch??
(or is there? - swift google : http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/Swatch-In-Talks-To-Make-TFL-Oyster-Watch : I bet the 'talks broke down')
So, one bunch of consumer ignoring cretins is being taken over by another bunch of consumer ignoring cretins? Life goes on in the corporate dogpits.
Still - as good a reason as any to drop the bloody annoying 2 year contracts, the impossible to cancel marketing text messages; and jump into the giant peach of buying the phone I actually want to have and getting something like a giff-gaff or similar rolling deal.
Asus Transformer (mine's a TF300T), VXConnectBot and DroidEdit make for a reasonable thin client (if I understand the term correctly), I just wish it had more RAM and that upload speeds on domestic broadband (I'm looking at you here Virgin) were better.
Has the Reg sunk so low??
Hardly - most politicos will just see them as another (albeit tasty) threat to their power base
... the artist, or the one who actually forks over huge amounts of money for a few scribbles?
"although I think the pod will survive the fall, the shock of hitting the water may crack the hatches, and if the pod were then to roll, it would fill with water and be lost".
Oddly - I'd assumed the survival pod was a life-raft as well (in case it got swept off into the ocean by heavy seas.... something that nearly happened). Obviously not.
Only going to happen when all of Google's employees have their 24hr wi-fi and 4G service taken away from them for a week and realise that being online is not a permanent state of being.
Google = Borg?
(closest icon I could see)
(can't see an 'Enders related icon..)
Anyone else getting a little miffed at having to use 2,300 mAh and 3,000mAh instead of 2.3Ah and 3Ah? Shirley it'd be easier to use the shorter form? Or is marketing speak leading this trend for ignoring normal unit usage?
'Burn-in turned out to be very difficult to achieve'...
Obviously the author never stood on the concourse at Paddington attempting to decipher the times on the overhead CRT screens at the end of each platform.
Just loving the background image of 'obsolete' equipment.... including a Dell running Win8.1!
I've been using a Plantronics BackBeat GO bluetooth headphone set for a couple of months now (since Xmas) and they've been really rather good. I use them daily for the walk to work, and have used them in the gym once where they were fine - didn't fall out and didn't get in the way. Music is good quality (although admittedly I most use them for listening to streaming radio), and phone calls are crystal clear.
Nasa taking selfies again?
So - how many usb sticks/drives can you daisy chain into it? (I assume there's a limit), and would it list them individually or as one big drive?
High altitude PRU blue?
Didn't Asus already do that for the PadFone Mk1?
I daresay you can install an alternative launcher, without going as far as to root the device.
(just a shame you don't get the choice to uninstall the crap that gets loaded on - eg FB, twatter, etc)
compared to the review of the XperiaZ recently - makes it hard to make an objective decision, given that I'm at upgrade time.
So - if El Reg's advice is to remove the facebook app - what's the advice for those of us who haven't rooted our phones and thus aren't actually able to remove the "operator installed" apps. eh? eh?
There was a very good port to WinMo6 as well - kept me occupied on train journeys for quite a while, and was surprisingly touch-screen friendly.
Anyone know if there's an Android port, or anything similar?
you know - like the shopping websites where you shop online, or the social media websites you interact with, they sell on the address lists to people who sell the lists, who sell the lists etc etc (and getting shadier with each step) until you end up with your email address on a botnet list.
just set up a hotmail/gmail/some-other-web-mail-that's-got-good-spam-filters account and use that for all sign ups.
yup - they do that, and an actived unsubscribe link is just a confirmation that the email is live.
if 7.8million gallons of water only costs $28,500, why is my water bill so freakin high??
... of us who don't mess with the Operator Roms will have to wait for them to catch up.
Still awaiting Orange's DesireHD 2.3 update...
(mine's the one with the warranty paperwork in the pocket)
it'll be Bunty
although hardly enough for a full box of nuggets. :(
Tablet looks good - does the full size USB provide power too? (ie can it be used like a USB socket on any regular laptop?)
instant or ground?
If you preview all the route via a fast wi-fi/3G connection prior to setting off, the GoogleMap on your phone can cache all the map views and so not need the 3G connection (assuming you've updated the app and turned on the "precache" button.)
that it's also available for Android?
(or are we maintaining the fence between mobile OSs? )
is going to have the geiger sensors onboard? 6,7?
or will HTC beat them to it?
So far mostly happy with LauncherProPlus, on a large screen device like the DesireHD the ability to get more icons and widget space on the screen (I'm using a 6x6 grid) is a massive benefit over Sense.
Wish I could move the home-screens around like Sense can though - maybe that'll come soon.
Overall, well worth a couple of quid!
Not really been following the Boris bikes, but has anyone suggested linking them to the Oyster card systems??
... as they finished the arks before the giant mutant star goat turns up...
I wonder that the reporter has not picked up on the situation with the HTC7's sister handset, the Desire HD? They seem to be in short supply in Europe too - with no obvious reason being forthcoming. Is HTC struggling to fulfill ALL it's orders? its not just Win7 customers who are waiting.
I want confirmation on this: is that "cooked" or "uncooked" linguine?