Do you have to, er, log on (as it were) in order to be able to post?
245 posts • joined 2 Feb 2011
Re: A 20th century way to solve a 21st century problem
The early Orange phones did exactly this. You could have two numbers (both with Orange, obviously), and the phones would handle it all on a single SIM.
Then as new phones started to come out, only some supported the Line 2 functionality, and as time passed the choice of phones that supported it began to shrink until none did and eventually the service disappeared altogether. Which was a shame.
Damn you, Weibull!
When come back, bring pie.
Re: Promotional feature?
Thanks for writing this, Tim. I don't really care if it is promotional or not because it has told me about something that I didn't know about and am interested in.
I've been using Visual C++ for years but for the past year have been at a client who uses GCC under Linux and it has been quite a shock for me. Eclipse CDT (ie. Eclipse for C++) seems rather pants by comparison and Code::Blocks doesn't do it for me either. So I'd be quite interested in a decent IDE even if it's one I have to pay for.
Just one thing though - the use of "C/C++" is a pet hate of mine. You correctly say "C and C++" in the body of the piece but the title says "C/C++".
Are those African or European sharks?
@Arnaut the less (Re: Is this intended to be a permanent fixture?)
You mean like Tesla, which has paid off its government loans early because it has been so profitable?
Not such a new concept
People have been saying this for decades. I remember a New Scientist article in the late 1980's postulating that we were entering a new "Dark Ages" for the reason that hundreds of years from now historians would be unable to read most of our digital records.
Also, Iain Banks' book "The Crow Road" centres on trying to read a diskette from an obsolete computer, and it was published in 1992.
Grim Fandando was one of the few LucasArts adventures I never got round to playing. I think of everything they did, this and Sam & Max were the only two I've never played.
I think I may have to rectify this.
Re: That sound you can hear ...
The best thing about 4K TV is that it will mean that 4K LCD panels become a lot cheaper and computer monitors and laptop screens will hopefully gain a welcome resolution boost (or, rather, decent resolution screens will fall in price).
As you say, a welcome end to "1080p is good enough". Because it isn't.
Re: Not a new concept
I was just about to post a near-identical post but you beat me to it.
More thought required
Sounds like they should have considered the implications of their spying more Caerphilly.
(I have already got my coat and am on my way out)
I bought an SIM unlock code from a seller on eBay recently and they made it clear in an email that they would mail out the code by post but they were including the code in the email too, by way of backup. They also said that for the purposes of eBay's rules and regulations, this did not constitute a digital sale due to the fact they were posting the code. Needless to say the paper copy never arrived (which was no problem, of course, because I had the email 'backup').
I doubt that loophole would remain open for long though.
So, as was said in the Telegraph yesterday:
"This new VAT procedure was intended to prevent internet giants such as Amazon from avoiding paying VAT by basing themselves in Luxembourg. Instead of this intended effect, the new rule is in fact going to make complying with VAT so difficult* [for small businesses] that the only way to sell e-products will be to sell via large platforms like Amazon or Apple"
(* - or not worth the effort, or whatever)
Not mentioned: Moto G v2 also has Dual SIM
One thing that the review didn't mention about the Moto G is that it is Dual SIM. This is pretty unusual for a UK phone (usually you have to grey import to get this feature) so is worth mentioning.
I find being able to have different lines for business and personal in one phone to be extremely useful. Ever since Orange's Line 2 functionality was phased out, the choice has been to run two phones or to find a Dual SIM phone.
Anyway, I just thought it was worth mentioning in case people weren't aware.
Re: Wot, no Data?
Quite. If you're going to exclude Data for being an Android then Ash should be excluded for being one too. In fact, Data is more robotic than Ash is.
Furthermore, you could say Ash is a Synthetic in which case what about Roy Batty from Blade Runner?
Re: I voted for Gort
There's a school of thought that says that Gort was the one in charge and the human was his subordinate.
Is a mech a robot?
Possibly splitting hairs here, but isn't Gypsy Danger a mech rather than a robot, because it is piloted by humans (like a tank or an aircraft is) rather than being autonomous?
Still, at least the poll didn't fall into the trap of including cyborgs which is what usually happens with things like this.
Re: Once upon a time ...
Indeed. Frankly I'm surprised they kept up the "BSkyB" charade for as long as they did.
I expected them to revert back to just Sky years ago, in much the same way as Autocar magazine "merged" with The Motor to form "Autocar & Motor" before the "& Motor" got continually smaller in font until it disappeared altogether and the magazine became known as just "Autocar" again.
So I guess what they're saying is that, if the thieves have your safe in a secluded lockup and have a range of power tools, plasma cutters, explosives, etc, it doesn't matter how good the locks are on the safe. Whereas if you have armed guards standing over your safe 24/7 then it's less important how good the lock is.
Ok, that's a fair point. I'll concede there. :o)
... a word used by people who don't understand what "Carpe Diem" means.
Multiple user accounts have been available on Android since KitKat, but only on tablets. The user is asking for this ability to be enabled for phones too.
'Clunge' pre-dates the Inbetweeners by decades, although perhaps you're right in saying that it brought it to the attention of a new generation.
Just goes to show how resilient and long-lasting a "floater" is.
Re: Password Managers?
If your only keep your password manager locally, and your local machine is compromised to the point where your password manager has been hacked, then I would submit that you have far bigger fish to fry.
Obligatory XKCD (was: Password Entropy)
Ah, you beat me to it. :D
Re: Exact Change
You Poured it On a Fish?
Punt & Dennis?
All too familiar
Reminds me of a phone conversation I had with my dad recently.
"Ok, which web browser are you running?"
"Ok, it'll be Internet Explorer then. So open it up for me..."
"Ok. Go to the internet..."
"Right. So I need you to tell me which version you're running so hold down the alt key and..."
"Oh I recently changed it. It's Windows 8.1"
"No, dad. That's your Operating System. I'm trying to determine which version of Internet Explorer you have. So hold down the alt key..."
"The key to the left of your space bar that says ALT"
Re: Does my budget look big in this
I completely forgot to congratulate the clever fellow this week who signed up to Twitter and LinkedIn as "Hank Waggenburger III" complete with public profile apparently for the sole purpose of inviting me to join his networks.
Re: Scary Man
Blackadder: Tell me do you ever stop bullying and shouting at the lower orders?
Wellington: NEVER! There's only one way to win a campaign - shout, shout and shout again.
Blackadder: You don't think that inspired leadership and tactical ability have anything to do with it?
Wellington: NO! It's all down to shouting. BEHHHHGGHH!
So totally true. I was nodding all the way through that one.
These days if a client wastes my time, I just console myself in the fact that they're paying me by the hour.
Yes my Nexus 7 2012 only just updated to 4.4.3 too.
I'm at a loss to understand why the GoPro 2 is superior to the GoPro 3.
"first known example"
Hasn't this already been done on Mythbusters ages ago?
Re: Loving my G...
I completely agree.
Having said that, I will probably upgrade once the new G comes out, just to get the SD slot. I bought my G outright SIM-free so it could go straight up on eBay to mitigate the cost of the new one or else be kept as a backup.
Dab of Oppo
Troy Queef would no doubt wax lyrical about this phone.
Re: Subtle hints
Saaaaaaaaaaay no more. Eh? Eh?
Although even Kris Akabusi acknowledges that he nicked it from Red Dwarf.
Re: Nope (@Chemist)
"How would your gran do it in Windows?"
The same way as you describe for KDE - drag it from the browser to the desktop.
(Tested with Firefox and Windows 7)
Re: “faggot” and “bitch” @TheBigYin
@Brewster's Angle Grinder
> "Abort. Retry? Fail!"
Mi aerodeslizador está lleno de anguilas
I will not buy this tobacconists; it is scratched.