62 posts • joined Wednesday 6th June 2007 17:26 GMT
What a snooty article!
A nod's as good as a wink
psssh. C'mon Reg, you can't take the moral high-ground on other people's ribald remarks. Where would this great site be if it didn't have its head in the stars and its mind in the gutter...
Are going to stand by & take this effrontery? How the hell do you preannounce something?
Surely the fact that you've made *an* announcement makes that The Announcement, and anything subsequent becomes postannouncements.
/me goes for quiet lay down & dried frog pills.
Arrrgghh! I'm very grateful for your reviews, el reg, but can we *please* get photos with a sense of scale in them?
I'm really tired of seeing the same manufacturer provided photos again and repeated showing the laptop/camera/smartphone/teledildonic-leafblower rotating in a white vacuum bereft of any scale comparison. This netbook could be a few nanometers across or the size of the Starship Enterprise. Just one (one!) picture of the shiny thing on your desk as you run the benchmarks would be *so* useful!
Love to your mothers.
Dog bites man
It rather brings to mind the image of walrus-mustached old men sitting in a smoky club off Harvey Street complaining that the blasted telegraph has led to a terrible decline in spelling and grammar.
Plus ca change, as the plucky Frenchies would say.
I'm going to make millions by building a device that guards against inevitable outages by downloading all the data from your cloud repository to a local disk. iCloudstore2.0 - $399 & $29.99 per month.
Let me temper this by saying that I do own an iphone.
It's great to have a story telling us that new firmware is out, and what it might fix/featurise, but are the idiot-proof instructions really necessary? When I saw seven (count 'em!) screen shots of a blue-bar creeping along I genuinely thought this was a piss-take article.
Would such an idiotic level of detail accompany a story about a symbian or windows mobile patch?
Thanks for the review, and could we get a real world picture of these devices on your desk or something? Every pic in the review was *just* the machine. The only way to get some sense of scale is to look at the video port & try to extrapolate..
Not the bloody iPhone tho'
Whaa? Hardly a mobe article gets up that doesn't namecheck the iphone in some way, but here it's noticeable by its absence. For all the glory that they get, it's worth repeating that iphones (including mine) can't capture video. It's prolly *won't* rather than *can't*, but nevertheless, a valid point.
To be fair, there aren't many fashion accessories that allow me to easily ssh into my servers.
I'm not saying there aren't a plethora of mobile devices that can do this, but still, hardly just a fashion accessory.
Pssh! Is this Slashdot? Over here we read the articles..
From the linked manufacturer's website:
"Once on the network, the USB storage can be shared by any network user, just like an ordinary NAS device."
Hmm.. who to believe - the people that make the device, or some guy on Amazon writing about a different product that looks the same..
I HAVE CAPSLOCK!!!
I love your reviews - they're informative & realistic.
One thing though - could we get a realworld pic of the review item, say sitting on your desk, or nestled in the bosom of the brazilian maid who serves the Reg cocktails & cocaine..? (Javier, I think he's called.)
To the complaining prudes
I'd say it's so hard to manage information because digitization and computer management is the obvious solution to the problem and yet (and excuse me while I whip out my broad brush) most upper managers, the very people who hold/grip/hide and could use the information are the kind of people who, when presented with a sophisticated database of 3,000 pdfs, all neatly collated and OCR'd, would ask their secretary to print them all out for him because he "can't be bothered with reading all of that on a screen."
Hmm. Helpful, lads.
This is a quickie script I'm using to update client pcs:
Download the standard version of Reader 9 (without Adobe Air) from:
then you can script this silent install overnight or something:
AdbeRdr90_en_US_Std.exe /sAll /rs /l /msi /qb- /norestart
I use psexec to kick it off on each PC.
For more thorough scripts, check out http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=1328
How is this a hack? The cameras, if not configured with security details, publish themselves on the public internet, saying "Cooo-ee boys! Look at me!" This guy merely said "Hey - here's how you can find them with a simply Google search."
It's like, say I had this car, and the..... Oh buggerit - no bad analogies needed - it's just simply not a hack.
Like a Parisian courtesan
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.b3ta.com.
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 184.108.40.206.
re: Better clarify that "wifebeater" comment
re: so what's it going to COST
Maybe it wasn't there when you read the article, but it says at the end: £1199.
By my reckoning, that's enough for an eePC AND a plane ticket to travel to whichever beach that model hangs out on.
2 winner glitch
Yeah - I had a fun glitch recently. I listed one item, and ebay let two people buy it using buy-it-now. So I had a payment from each of them, each of whom thought they'd won.
I had to spend my own money refunding the difference, & ebay has been USELESS in helping me. They say they're not responsible for "interruptions of service" & refuse to budge. Ebay? Ebastards more like...
RE: Re: RE:RE: Pimped
_Buying_ DVDs, Ash? You must be on Comcast. :-)