Isn't it just a BigTrack but well, without the tracks?
215 posts • joined 9 Oct 2010
Yeah very much so!
But part of the issue is the OS. We've been testing the things for kiosks which seemed to fit them well, and a nice small form factor is a great bonus. The Bing bong version of Windows needs upgrading to Pro, but no big deal with that to enable Kiosk mode. The issue though comes if you upgrade to 10. Seems that MS has only fudged in Kiosk mode in 10, and it's an utter dogs dinner. It only supports "apps", no white list like it did in 8, and it's even picky over what app you can run. So it'll run calculator and 3D Builder, but Edge and Weather are locked out! As is any other browser since they aren't "apps". The hardware itself is pretty nice and will be ideal once MS get Win10 finished, although fudging on with 8 also works for now at least.
Releasing this on a Friday, will anyone actually notice anything until Monday anyhow?
*I previously reported that Richard has two daughters. Not so.
What he ate them?!
That's the weird one though isn't it. It's coming to Pi, but not tablets. There was the other week the info they were yes going to have "something" on the tablets which sounded very much like what occurred with the WinMo 7 devices getting something with looked vaguely like 8 on them, but wasn't. Doing something like that might be good enough for the RT devices, and even the Pi.
WinMo 7 all over again. It was made to look like 8 but never was.
it won't take off till the porn biz is developing for it!
It'll be good for trying to limit OS fragmentation as they discussed. But the issue is it's really going to murder the OEM market. The OEM's are still going to be buying licenses so that will make MS some cash. But with hardware in the last fair few years now happily handling WinX. The amount of people buying upgrade licenses was probably be so small it was ignorable.
But what happens if many users (highly likely) don't bother buying new hardware and just go down the home upgrade route? Will the large corporate customers go into rolling out upgrades instead of a hardware swap? If they do than MS is really digging a hole here for the OEM's, and they aren't exactly in a strong position as it is. Do think it's going to be interesting though to see how it shakes out down the line.
They ain't THAT bad.
We've just kitted out the suits with 530's and 630's, coming from some god ancient Android 2.3 devices. Yes we paid bugger all for them, but they are really oddly chuffed to bits with them. More so as they have Excel and Word on them than anything else. But performance on such a low end machine is very snappy considering.
Yes I'm not using one myself, but the amount of phone for the money, not even Android can offer that at this price point at the moment.
Bacon and beer!
'nuff said really.
Re: Anyone got an answer?
Cheers, was curious on that!
Anyone got an answer?
Ok general curious question on this: "gets its greenish glow from diatomic carbon gas fluorescing in the sun's light" so diatomic carbon gas forms a gas at about 3650C, and this is in deep space which is cold, so what's making it heat up to this temperature considering it's not about to prang into the Sun? Probably missing something here but curious if anyone knows? Thanks.
Am more surprised anyone noticed at all!
New fitness device biometric
Ideal for all the fitness types also, combine the thing with a blood glucose reader and a DNA sampler and you have it taking a blood sample to access it. Incorrect blood sample and you don't get in. The blood glucose sample is just used as the marketing front :P
Other advantage with it having to take a blood sample to access is on a phone at least it'll stop people fiddling with the things all day long. Or am I just being a grumpy old git?!
It's FRIDAY already?!
Ahh got to love Gina though :)
Why change RegRed?
I knew the logo didn't look right and that red was burning my retinas. Someone changed RegRed from #fd0000 to bloody awful #ff0000 !!!! Bring back RegRed (and the entire old site frankly!).
Nope, in the don't like crowd. The old page was much nicer.
Saturday...again?!!! Thought we got that fixed last week!
Or probably more famed for the foundations of what became those annoying &£%^s called Apple fanbois. Back then he had the "evengelist" group in the late 80's and through the 90's which he used to rile up the far fewer fanbois in those days to attack any site, reviewer or anything else who even hinted a bad word at Apple.
Why can't MS say azure properly! It's driving me up the wall every time they say "azyah".
I really want to like it, but the need for RCA is a pain in the behind. HDMI should of been the output on it, yes more hassle but really for the modern environment the best way. Or even due to the size of it make it a handheld!
Also while whining, FS 12?! Come on, QA OP were always the big control keys back in the day! (Yes I do see why they did it as it's written on the keys).
So yeah, I want to like it but wallet is staying in the pocket for now.
Re: Ban Father Ted
They are taking the piddle?! It's a PC not a overpriced console needing to pay to get a title onto them. Not a chance in hell at that price.
It sounds nice and shiny, but I want another Nexus the size of the 4. This thing won't fit into any of my pockets! And I ain't going around with a man bag just to house some porky phone. All I really need on my old Nexus 4 is a bigger battery, a clearer screen in bright light, better camera, USB OTG, and a SD card slot...oh and make it waterproof.
But nope, fantasy time over, no one makes what I want to buy! And those the get close end up filling it with bloatware and never update it. Grrr phones are a pain in the behind! What happened to Moto's idea of a modular build what you want phone! *mutter rant*.
LOHAN get's an appearance in the remake! With huge royalties to the local vultures who then share the wealth buying us lot all a round :D
I actually quiet fancy one. Only real snag I have is it's tied into the whole Amazon eco system which other than buying the odd thing off when desperate I just don't use. The TV stuff is still lacking, and my music is something I wouldn't want to move. I kind of quiet liked the open pod bay doors idea also for it to control the garage door! But really something like this needs to works universally with whatever services I choose but that would need these services all to work together. And not a chance in hell of that ever happening!
What I don't get is why anyone, even more so a CEO of a big company needs to go and make a big publicity things about their sexuality or anything else. It's their personal thing, and fair enough. But why go out of the way to feed the trolls? People don't go on stage and proclaim they are heavily into porn, or donkeys, or intimate relations with Dyson's, so why do people actively proclaim to the world things like this. It's none of the worlds business frankly and people are just what they are and be damned what anyone else thinks.
Only thing I can think of is Apples about the come up with a anti troll device or something soon and this is some marketing trick.
They used a consultant to purchase them is how.
If it's something like a steak bake that you are wearing that gravy could be a bit on the warm side when you run into A&E wearing it!
Re: Google could have gone the nuclear option
Too right. Best solution it seems. And it would of course be doing exactly what their lawyers are asking for.
Re: Footpath to a cliff ?
They need to have the lemmings music in the background though also!
LETS GO!!!! de de de dah diddily diddly dah de de di dah....
Don't even mention PAYG
Not just this issue. Orange (kind of connected) hasn't been able to authorise any new pay as you go SIM without a mountain of grief for the last few days. New SIM goes in, receive text message saying you'll receive a number and so forth in the next 24hrs. 72hrs later...nothing. Call Orange, can't talk to anyone unless you have a number (not yet given). So only able to talk to EE, who aren't best chuffed about discussing Orange issues, but in the end transfer you. Get through to someone, and Orange will then disconnect you. So back to EE, back to Orange again, and eventually get some poor bloke in India really ticked off at the number of these he's getting this week. He finally authorises the SIM, and gives you a number and a further 24hrs later ta da. A collection of working Orange SIM's. An utter waste of time at the moment though to deal with until they can get their back end sorted out.
OK, I maybe misreading but everytime I see @bbccouk I see @bbcockup
Think I need new glasses!
Re: Dear Judge. Can I call them scum sucking assclowns?
Naww, just keep calling them Apple will be fine with that :P
Was thinking on the frame...Titanium's a bit too commonplace, how about something exotic (ish) like 953 Steel. Ok, sounds old school, but makes Ti look easy to work with.
Re: Missed some
Same goes for cars who decide red at a traffic light doesn't apply to them also. Red light jumping asses come with any number of wheels attached.
An airhorn doesn't shift some numpties who utterly ignore bells. Trust me, I've tried!
Re: Grumpy old git
Usually it's the second tier kit that gives the best bang for the buck. And yes most of the cost is sold via reducing weight mostly (except for the electronic gears etc which are simply far more flexible and accurate than cable) which all means better acceleration and easier climbing hills due to the weight being dragged along.
Once you try a system like Di2 sheesh, you wonder how you suffered the clattering and chain rubbing of cable systems.
Missed a few bits!
You forgot the KMC DLC (Diamond Like Coated) chain! Let alone brakes, come on, should be looking at maybe hydraulics on a fully twinked out techno bike.
Did his research...
include shaking dribble time also?
Probing Pluto's crack all sounds a bit Goofy to me!
Re: How much?
Well the only way will be to use an adblocker...well that or some blacked out sunglasses. Although as soon as those start appearing your local governmental type, with no funding from anyone, will have this bright idea that blocking anything is anti competitive and bans all the adblockers before they retire somewhere as a "consultant" to an advertising firm :P
Re: So close...
But we all know what MS will do. The new whizz bang budget 7" model will be out soon with RT...and do unless they've learned off Nokia on how WinMo only started to take off when it was cheap it'll fall flat on it's face again.
MS doesn't make niche products. It's always about getting things out for the masses and giving businesses the chance to make a livelihood off them. So far Surface has been a total feck up mostly through pricing and the lack of sources to get the things into market. They still haven't learned on the pricing issue as we've seen here sadly. Let's just hope this time they put them into the long established channel who sells MS things so that this time they can try and find places to sell them to instead of like last time and them going to Dixons Curry House Phone World to attempt to sell them to Britain.
MS is it's own worst enemy. The design is right as is the ports etc. The snag is it's far too over powered and far too expensive. The screen didn't need to be bigger, or higher res. The processor didn't need taking up to an i7. It actually needed downscaling to an Atom and MS banging them out at the £300 area to go toe to toe with the 10" Androids (without having RT stuck on it). As it stands you might as well just buy a Nexus and run your Windows applications through remote desktop and save a grand. So close MS, but still missing the mark sadly.
He makes an interesting point though. If you listen to all the crap about the whole "PC is dying" brigade no one uses them any more. The thing is, like with Martin everyone still uses them, they are just happy using the old one the know good and well and have no intention of spending money on something new if they don't have to. We have machines running all kinds of stuff from DOS, 2k, XP, Vista, 7, and various Linux flavours. But it's the job which they do which matters, not what they run.
Am sure letting them choose from a list of one would be perfect. They don't, and won't be getting any more options but that though!
Oculus have proved to be a bunch of sell outs. Sad, I almost bought one of the dev kits, glad I didn't now. Good on Notch for leaving.
Velvet glove?! Bollocks to that! You go buy the latest shiny, you ain't getting to use company files on it!
Not one of the any of the ones which are our primary ones anyhow that's for sure. Oh forgot, they decided to give the majority of UK stock to DSG didn't they and now they are wondering why no one else could sell them. Strange that!
As for discussions with our businesses customers about what kit they need it's simple. Tablets (no matter Windows, iOS or Android) are a complete and utter waste of time to someone spending all day banging in accounts into Sage or using Word all day. These clients only buy machines now when they die, or they expand staff levels (still not very common at the moment) which is why nothing much desktop/laptop wise is selling. These customers have a 8+ year old C2D desktop which is good enough, fast enough, and ideal for someone to spend all day using for general office tasks. They simply don't need new hardware and that is the battle we have to overcome. Currently the only tablets selling to the majority of businesses are for the marketing and sales droids so they can dangle something fancy in front of the customer to try to impress them, or management who want something as they've heard they need one to look fancy while sitting in the airport.
As mentioned in the article. Yes Barclays bought a shedload of iPads. And they are going to be used by whom? Yep, sales droids selling stuff pottering around in front of customers. Are they going to sitting there typing letters on them all day? The RSI lot will have a field day :P
The majority of businesses are still a sit down in an office environment doing lots of mundane grunt work. Tablets, touch screens, gestures and all that are utterly useless. A good sized monitor and a full size keyboard and mouse are the perfect tool in this environment. The snag is that nothing is needing the power of a modern system in this environment. Why does the secretarial pool, or accounts need a bunch of i7's? Simply they don't, thus they aren't selling. As soon as the manufacturers stop listening to ANALysts and actually listen to the customers the better and quiet possibly they could get some sales going to them.
Looking at the gov list of file types to distribute things to us minions why apart from HTML are any of them even considered really. Surely these days it should be a format easily readable on any device which considering pretty much every manual on the planet has used for donkeys years (ok I hate to say it I'm endorsing an Adobe product) why not just shove everything in a pdf and be done with it. Ok interoffice stuff before el public get to see it fair enough odf etc, but to put all gov publications for Joe Public in it is just asking to (and agreeing with MS here) cause more aggro. Even the most general of the general public now know what a pdf is, so just stick to using them and don't fiddle!
Are these the ones which ok, are a wheelbarrow but they've mounted something like a 50cal to the top of it?