Just how many times do Windows
Phone users come back for this punishment?
776 posts • joined 6 Jun 2007
Just how many times do Windows
Phone users come back for this punishment?
I just bought my wife a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2", which she uses to take notes in lectures, and then converts the hand writing in to text with the built in app. She says its far more productive for her than typing on a laptop.
Why on earth is the laptop hibernating that often? Just let it sleep.
With an SSD it will boot up so fast, there isn't any need to hibernate.
Akamai also found that Apple’s mobile devices accounted for 39 per cent of cellular web requests, with Android Webkit trailing at 31 per cent – defying the ratio you would infer from Android's dominant sales figures.
I'd guess that Akamai cache Apple's iTunes store, but don't cache Google's Play Store?
If you've been waiting years and finally got a machine with a decent resolution, but can't now read the small text, you probably need glasses. Not having to sit 3 feet away or struggle holding a phone at arms length, but being able to see the detail again, it is worth it.
Well done for having the guts to show the cartoon, unlike other spineless extremist appeasing news outlets such as the BBC, ITN, ...
Even my company which winds it's web filters up to 11 on the annoyance scale, isn't blocking pastebin.
If taking the bus wasn't a shitty enough experience, in the few places where there is a bus lane to avoid the gridlock, there is some twat cycling along at under 15mph, at least we know who it is now.
Where are the Recommendation and Best Buy labels that used to adorn such reviews?
I like leaving the Windows partition on there, and running it up in a VM occasionally, so I can laugh at it.
It probably makes more sense to have a timebank system, where you do an hours computer tinkering, and you are paid in an hour of something you don't want to do such as ironing or weeding the garden.
And lets have a re-release of Team America too.
Vulture Central's backroom gremlins still maintain that using Instagram filters is like looking at the world through a pair of urine-filled swimming goggles.
As per the title!
It will take an Ofcom cattle prod to get ISPs like PlusNet even thinking about IPv6. Nothing achieved after 5 years of asking for TLS on POP3, so not much chance of them doing anything difficult, unless they are forced to by regulation.
Well I wouldn't have looked twice at The Interview before, but I'm sure as hell am going to see it now.
We're laughing at you, fat boy!
Just bought an 500GB 840 evo for £154 on Amazon, hopefully the price will drop further now the 850 is out, and I'll get another one, and we'll be all flash on all laptops.
Microsoft has kept VB mostly on a par with C# in terms of language features, and both compile to similar IL (Intermediate Language) binaries so performance is similar.
Similar as in equally dire compared to native.
Um... militant smokers or child haters or both?
As an example, someone who spends their child benefit on a packet of ciggies (and who wouldn't need a couple after looking after a squalling brat all day?)
Quite a few actually.
After all, parchment was the writing material of choice for thousands of years, going back to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
And it lasts thousands of years, not like modern paper which yellows in months, and degrades in a matter of years.
PlusNet also don't support any form of encryption on email transit, despite many many years of pleading by users. So if you've set your phone or laptop up to collect email from PlusNet when logged on to public WiFi, you will sending your login details in plain text over an insecure network. The email user name is often the same as the primary email address used on the account.
I don't want a completely dumb TV though. I bought a 32 inch for the bedroom last year without smart features as I've had a Raspberry Pi running XVMC to connect to it. However unlike our 2009 smartish TV downstairs it lacks HDMI_CEC which allows the TV remote to drive XBMC, so I have to use a wireless mouse instead. I also miss even a limited form of DNLA which allows me to send pictures and video from phone or laptop to the TV without having to change inputs to XBMC first.
Lost all faith... wrote:
I only tend to wear a watch when it's impracticable to have a phone with me, such as in a swimming pool. Not that swimming pools don't have clocks, just I'm so short sighted I can't read the damn things.
I have the opposite problem, I'm now so long sighted my wrist is too close to see without getting my glasses, so fishing the phone out of a pocket is quicker. I still wear the watch out of habit though.
When I upgraded from my Galaxy S3 to the S5, the Samsung note taking application I had been using disappeared and was replaced with Evernote, so I foolishly signed in to try it out. What a mistake, I've never experienced such incessant nagging from an app, it bombarded my gmail account with endless emails imploring me to make use of it, explain features I don't care about, and offering free trials of the pro version. No matter if the application itself is any good or not, that earned it a swift deletion.
The real story is how much are Intel paying Google to use x86?
I thought this was going to be another article about Banana Pi's passing themselves off as being Raspberry Pi compatible, how disappointing.
Just goes to show; there's always a new generation of Luddities to claim we don't need any new form of technology.
Didn't mention post-profit once.
And they need to sell advertising to fund the search engine.
How exactly do the EU think the worlds largest (and arguably best) search is supposed to be funded?
Or is their next proposal a splurge of billions of Euros of tax payers money to set up an unwanted euoogle search engine, to be what Gallieo will be to GPS. With the added disadvantage it can bend completely to the will of the EU over crazy legislation, such as the right to be forgotten?
TCAS is only advisory, it's up to the pilot to decide to go up or down as instructed (faster than left or right).
Or it could be the kick needed to just use Chrome all the time.
And lets not forget that BBC Micro version only had a handful of Kilobytes to play with even with the cleaver split screen technique reducing graphics memory, but it still managed to have 8 different galaxies with thousands of stars.
Make that 11, and have a down vote for name calling, without addressing any of the valid concerns made in the above comments.
You don't need X-rays for finding cracks in rails, eddy current detection is far easier.
If the smart-meters ever get home networked/domotics & Internet of Things, then it'd be just your Fridge/Freezer that was switched-off for 4 or 5 hours, your freezer wouldn't really notice, but the Grid would survive better.
You don't need a smartmeter or internet of things for that. All the device has to do is monitor the mains frequency, when it is below the nominal 50Hz (or 60Hz in some places) the grid has more demand than capacity. With a few pennies worth of electronics fridges, freezes, washing machines and dishwashers, etc could just pause, not for four hours, but a few minutes is all that is normally necessary before fast response hydro kicks in, giving time for slower backup plant to come online.
The Bose system in the RX-8 is pretty damn good. It's got 11 speakers, and compensates for environmental noise, which is pretty important in a car.
Either grow a pair and stand up for you right to decent speaker placement, or covert the garage, or at least get a man shed.
There are also some performance-oriented subtractions. ARM used to be famous for making every instruction conditional and allowing each to include a barrel roll. Both of those things are gone in favour of a shorter pipeline.
Yes, they've destroyed the beauty of the original 32bit ARM instruction set, the 64bit set has no character and could be anything. But then who actually programs in assembler any more to notice such things.
DAB is to radio what MiniDISC was to pre-recorded audio - A nifty improvement on its predecessor, but quickly outdated by a better, less expensive successor before it became widely adopted.
DAB isn't an improvement in any way shape or form over FM.
I remember in the 70s and early 80s being stuck listening to Radio 1 on flat mono Medium Wave before it got its own FM channel, and looked forward to the hour a day when it took over Radio 2's FM frequency and you could listen in high quality stereo. Most of the DAB channels are sub 128K mono, which is just as bad, if not worse than bloody 1970s medium wave.
The Reg writes: Watching tech giants fight over defunct products is a magnificent spectacle. We'll keep you ringside.
Except in this case they've named Samsung's latest products.
It did occur to her to pretend she hadn't seen it. She spent half the morning on the phone trying to confirm the time and location (missing from the email), complicated by the fact that voice mail wasn't working due to peoples email in-boxes being full of spam. In the end she went down there and did the presentation, and was glad she did.
My wife has started a masters at UCL and has only just been given access to the university mailing system. This afternoon she was trying to plough through the thousands of spams in her inbox, when she found that she has to do a presentation - tomorrow morning!
The Singer was Foxes.
Didn't want to take a car like that to Tesco, but paired it up to the Netto of mobile phones? At least the GF has some taste!
I have an 11.6" i3 Vivobook, the wife has the 15.4" i5 Vivobook. I put in a 240GB Samsung 840 SSD in mine, and it's far faster than the i5 for everything. Of course now she wants an SSD too, but it will have to be a 500GB to hold all her unsorted junk, so it's lucky the price has come down in the year since I bought mine.
Back in the 90s I ripped all my music collection to 128Kbps MP3 to fit on small SD cards of the time, and with no psycho acoustic model due to lack of of hardware FP on the ARM. I always wanted to get around to re-ripping it in much better quality, but I recently found out my hearing drops off a cliff after 8KHz, so not really much point.
And the Indians understand physics, unlike those responsible for that plonker of a Hollywood film.
I'm very surprised it's using wireless-N and not the new 802.11ac.