86 posts • joined 19 Nov 2010
Right, iOS devices avoid this problem by only allowing the installation of Apple approved malware.
Re: Poor little comet
After all the probing we've gotten from alien entities, it's about time we caught something alien and probed back.
I use folders to clean up the cruft I'll never use.
Though I suppose I should just choose to hide the icons I don't want.
Re: The tape worked loose...
It was feeling a little bloated and was getting rid of the crapware.
That turned me off the Gear.
Who came up with that train wreck?
Re: Nothing beats a physical shutter
Electrical tape? But that will run down my battery!
Do you feel real ill when you start to chill?
Re: I'd certainly get a surface....
Let me get this straight...
You'd spend $200 to put Android on a Surface for what reason? To spit in Microsoft's face? "Ha ha! Look at me I put a real OS on your tablet!" ?
Microsoft doesn't care, they alreay have your money, they got more than they thought they'd get from you.
If you want Android, there's a tonne of devices out there.
If you want IOS, Apple has you covered.
I don't understand the whole "if it had Linux/Android on it I'd buy it" comments. Microsoft is flogging their OS on their devices, why would they make devices to run competing OS' on?
Re: Not for me :(
Maybe the Lenovo X series of Thinkpads?
Not 100% sure they meet all your criteria though.
@AC at 13:15
Yes, Android and IOS can inspire awe during use.
Oh wait, you meant it's unpleasant to use? Well, that would be "awful" then.
Sound similar, means two different things though.
Re: No GPS?
For satnav you really need a Surface tablet.
"Where do you want to go today?"
He isn't worried about them taking the piss?
That's a relief.
Re: Why Worry over Wirral Willy?
I wouldn't want to be around when the property value reaches it's peak.
it's a good thing...
It's a good thing the estate at the tip of Georges Road doesn't have a fountain in the back yard.
Actually, it would be better if it did. :)
Re: Micrososft FUD machine in full swing.
I had a BO laptop back then.
A little soap fixed it though.
The Playbook was a nice tablet, it's too bad it was doomed from the start.
My Nexus 7 kicks it's ass when it comes to performance - and it damn well should as it's a couple of generations newer - but there's something about the Playbook's UI that I prefer to Android.
It's also way more solid and stands up to abuse better than pretty much any tablet I've seen, apart from Panasonic's Tough model...
I still think that the Playbook method of swiping inwards from the edges to access menus, keyboard, running applications (which run even while in the background) is superior to Android's (almost) always present task bars.
To each their own though.
Re: Braver than I...
As a Montrealer, I find having a shaved head is better in the winter.
So much easier with the tuque, no messy tuque head when you get to the office.
cheap cloud servers
I just picked up a cloud server for $35 CAD, one-time fee for a lifetime access.
Specs are low though, one Xeon CPU @2.7GHz, 512MB RAM, 10GB fibre-channel disk, 100Mbps connection with 500GB transfer/month.
Not sure what I'm going to do with it though.
http:// cloud at cost . ca/
Re: Won't they just take to sulking in basements?
You should upgrade to the Joo Janta 300, they respond faster and also pipe soothing music into your ears.
Mine's got the hardcover collection in the pocket. It's why I limp. :)
Re: Floppy disk
I've got a USB one in my tool kit.
Certain server manufacturers still require them for firmware upgrades.
This can't be a Googorola phone.
Surely it's an Ikea phone?
Re: Curved is good - not really
I like my phones the way I like my women. Curvy.
The LG G Flex.
"It hits that sweet spot."
Re: Can't Microsoft do something right?
Morale can't go down the drain, there are no drains at Microsoft.
You don't need drains if you never produce any crap...
Funny, the Youtube app works fine on my Blackberry phone and tablet...
So is it only MS that Google is shunning?
Re: In 5 years time ...
I wouldn't worry, Lucas electrics work as well underwater as they do above.
Re: Not convinced Apple will release a watch
The iTurd c would come in a cheap plastic bag though...
The system eventually learns do clean it's own core dumps.
Some systems learn more quickly than others though.
Re: it's 3D TV, again
Isn't that what a butler is for? :)
Re: Entrenched and defensive
They aren't saying "Don't buy our competitor's kit."
They are saying "Don't bring it to work with you."
If I were a manufacturer I wouldn't want my employees bringing competitor's kit to the office. I wouldn't care what they used outside of work, as long as they aren't wearing my company's ID.
While free wi-fi access to the info is commendable, it ignores the fact that many of these people can't afford the smartphone or computer to use the wi-fi.
"0) You could learn about Malaria and how
to avoid catching it from the internet."
So, how do I avoid getting malaria from the internet? If it's transmitted by wire I'm ok, I'm wireless.
"Don't taze me bro!"
Re: Poses some really interesting questions...
I was given one at birth, tattooed to my forehead.
Now try and ban me!
No screwdriver required.
It's so fast it hums?
Re: Totally missing the point of this important research.
The real question here is, would you really want your girlfriend to be armed?
I picked up a LJ3+ several years ago that had over 500k pages pass through it. I paid $40CAD for it.
It printed perfectly, though slowly, and used a crap-load of electricity.
It has since been replaced by a Brother 2270dw laser printer. Somehow I don't think this one will last as long...
Icon chosen because that's the expression that was on my face when my wife made me bin the 3+.
Re: Quite right
The way I see it, a country is better off with a monarch or a benevolent dictator.
A monarch (or dictator) has to keep their country running and keep their subjects happy, their life and their family's depend on it.
An elected president (or prime minister in my case) only has to keep people happy long enough to be elected for another term.
Elected officials consequently tend to plan for the next 5 or 10 years as that is usually the length of their time in power.
Monarchs need to take a long term (generations long) view and plan accordingly. Their well-being relies on the well-being of their empire.
Give me the monarchy, I'm done with Harper.
Re: of course we lost
If you had remembered your pants and trousers you could have avoided those embarrassing black marks on your coat.
Ah yes! The Tincan 2K Micro! I had one of those, I bought the Mason Jar upgrade to preserve my data.
What a sweet system!
Re: Sadly, a decade to late
You had a mid procedure spat with the doc?
I won't argue with anyone holding a sharp object near my meat and two veg next month... Yikes!
Sorry it went so poorly for you. :(
Re: What a bone-headed idea
I think you'll find torture was more humane in the middle ages.
They didn't make you listen to ads, they just got right down to the main event.
Re: A Business Opportunity
I'm betting your pillow idea has already been patented. By the people who came up with the new advertising method.
They'll get you coming and going!
Re: Stupid is as stupid does...
"I'm not sure what loose humanity is"
I think that would be humans with loose moral values? Still not sure how it applies to the rest of what the poster had to say though.
Re: It's not what you see that counts
But but the gold TOS-link connectors are so shiny!
"Australia continues its drift northwards..."
Further proof that Australians are just a bunch of ruffians!
Leave the continents alone. Bully!
Re: One less worry
If you can drive from Europe to America, that means the zombies can walk here!
Keep your European zombies, we have enough of our own here in government offices.
Nah, it's the fault of the cellular providers.
It's global roaming.
What? It isn't green?
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