47 posts • joined 8 Jun 2011
because the manufacturers perceive those who would want the dual sims to be poorer folk. The presume that anyone else would obviously buy two phones.
Which I know is daft, but that would appear to be their thinking.
Re: "cannot see or avoid any obstacles in its flight path".
So that rules out using it with any mountain biking in forests.
if something like this becomes a standard on cars (I doubt it)
How long before the car manufacturers decide it should display advertising if your car is stationary with the engine running? Or if it detects a car is following behind you etc.
I seem to remember
Audi experimenting with AMOLED displays for the tail lights a while back......looked way better than this.
Re: Industry not thinking things through - whatever next?
"Your figures presume zero capacity left in the batteries of cars that use the facility."
If the batteries have any charge left in them, it would probably be a good idea for the facility to do a discharge first as batteries still don't like constantly being charged from partly empty. Which means your cycling will probably take longer for a battery that isn't completely discharged.
someone's got to say it
surely they're taking the piss?
alright I'll get me coat and be on my way.
Re: 'Camera Failure' pop-up error message
"Fingerprint reader anyone..."
The HP iPAQ H5450 had that back in 2002......
No FM Radio
Yes some of us still listen to that.
I see the HTC One M8 has a FM Radio, so that might have just made my decision for me. (a small thing I know, but do use the FM Radio on my S3 a fair bit)
People estimating dollar values have a nasty habit of assuming if you didn't buy their product you would have bought mine.
The problem is I could have just as easily bought someone-elses product.
For example I am one of the few weird people who was happy with my WinMo2003SE to WinMo 6.1 phones....I only moved to Android after the WinPho7 cock-up....for me Apple was never an option worth considering.
The fact that I went with a Samsung Galaxy S was because it was better than the offerings that Sony Ericsson and HTC had at the time, likewise with my S3.
And now when my contract is coming up for renewal again, I'm looking to decide if I want the HTCOne, the S5 or if I'm willing put up with WinPho8 for one of those awesome cameras the Nokia engineers managed to squeeze into the Lumia 1020.
Re: Please get rid of this f**ker for us
Although I do think it would be nice if he could also pay the people he owes money to before we put on the plane out of here.
I wonder what the flag for the Internet Party is going to be? That red and black one he has stashed away in his basement that Whale Oil mentioned?
resurrecting Microsoft Reader?
It wasn't a bad app, and infact still works just fine on my old iPaq 3630 when I fire it up. That's what originally got me sold on the idea that eBooks were definitely going to largely replace hardcopy books.
Could someone please clarify something for me
In my admittedly limited understanding of bitcoins each bitcoin is unique (which is why mining them is taking more and more computational power).
How are fractions of bitcoins then managed?
Brilliant Simon. Have a pint on me.
or this one from Oakley?
Add some citrix portals to the broken list
I tried logging in to one of our clients this morning on IE11.....had to switch it to compatibility view (after I found the damn button) to get the site to render anything.
who didn't see that one coming.
The Trojan horse has done his work.
I will stick to to Kingsoft Office.
Re: Oh dear...
thanks for that. that was one of my issues with the update.
I recall a BOFH episode where they did something similiar.....
do these people not even try look for prior art?
*has a look at his 3 year old Logitech headset*
Hmmmm, I see two very similar ones on there. the mute button even has a circle around it.
Re: Romans? Not likely...
No, the Romans probably did record the Hatepe Eruption of Taupo in 186AD
"The Taupo eruption was at one time dated to approximately 130 AD based on 14C from carbonized vegetation enclosed in the eruption products. However, the 22 selected samples used to obtain an average date of 1,819 ± 17 years BP (131) had much larger standard deviations than the average date itself. Most if not all geologists now accept that the tephra or pumice fall from the eruption was far greater than previously thought, approximately 150 km3 (36 cu mi) instead of 14 km3 (3.4 cu mi). This means the event would have been visible from China and Rome. It was therefore posited by Wilson et al. (and is now generally accepted) that the meteorological phenomena described by Fan Ye in China and by Herodian in Rome were due to this eruption, which therefore can be dated exactly to 186 AD. However, recent radiocarbon dating by R. Sparks has put the date at 233 AD ± 13 (95% confidence)."
Re: Theories about why this is happening
Meh, we took the kids down to Whakapapa Ski Field (on Raupehu) this winter a week after Tongariro erupted earlier this year. Apart from a bit of ash on the one road, and signs saying "no stopping due to volcanic activity" it was fine.
Of course the folk out Nelson way dealing with heavier ash raining down on their gardens didn't agree.
But that eruption was a small short one.
Re: Theories about why this is happening
Jucy Rentals? Wicked Campers?
They're pretty cheap.
Re: Must watch more news
no more like they got pissed off with Hamas firing hundreds of rockets at their civilians in the past couple of weeks.
1.) Israel got out of Gaza in 2005....who was the US President then? oh right Bush.
2.) Ahmed Jabari got what he damn well deserved
3.) it's simple, you want Israel to stop attacking you? Stop attacking their civilians.
In Sderot civilians have 15 seconds from the IDF radar picking up Hamas rockets and sounding a warning before the rockets hit. In the week befor eIsreal took out Jabari they had fired over a hundred into Sderot.
Re: Great, but what about us four-eyes?
I got myself glasses with an older pair of these frames about 6 years back for that very reason: http://www.parasite-eyewear.com/en/collection/optical/led-vision/scion-2/SCI289.html
They're light, comfortable and most importantly as the nothing sitting between your ear and your head you can wear big headsets.
Of course mine are getting old now and I can't afford to replace the damn things.
Didn't affect us on the otherside of the Firth either.
Curran is probably just wanting to distract the MMS from the coup going on at the Labour Conference this week,
Re: He Was Hoping To Get $89 Worth Of Stuff For $0.83 - Really?
According to this article, yes.
" Soon after he placed the order he said he received an email saying some of the goods had been shipped, and then other emails to confirm the order had been processed and his credit card charged.
'Two or three days later they came back and said the order's been cancelled because there was a problem with the price.'
They told him they would honour the part of the order they had already shipped, but later managed to intercept the courier package. "
"The music volume isn't independent of ringer volume - still."
And this is the reason I, the rare happy Windows Mobile user, jumped ship to Android.
My Windows Pocket PC 2003 SE iPAQ hw6500 phone can do that.
My Windows Mobile 5.0 HTC Touch HD can do that.
sure they've added a lot of nifty new features, but on some core features they generally seen to have gone a step backwards.
Re: So, 24 hours have clearly elapsed....
scroll down on the apple.co.uk page. Apple have made it so you can't see the text unless you scroll down.
I remember a BOFH episode from 2003
using the basic idea, with bluetooth dongles to provide better granularity through the building
Re: Good typing and mousing experiences
My Acer Iconia A500 has a full size USB port on the tablet. Chuck a Logitech Unifying receiver into it and you can use a mouse and a keyboard at the same time.
Why on earth
do you insist on quoting Florian Mueller?
His opinion's on Android are worthless.
Re: Does Outlook.com support POP3?
Yup. (we're a small business that moved to using Office365 about a year ago......Outlook.com plays nicely with setting it up on an android device)
Server name: XXXX.outlook.com
Encryption method: SSL
Server name: XXXXX.outlook.com
Encryption method: SSL
Server name: XXXXX.outlook.com
Encryption method: TLS
Re: Looks like a nice enough keyboard
depends on the power usage of the keyboard.
I've been using a Logitech keyboard for over a year, and still on the original batteries which are still sitting at over 50%. (Logitech also a solar powered keyboard which doesn't need to have the users replacing batteries ...never used it so can't comment).
I must admit though that my wife's Microsoft mouse goes through batteries a heck of a lot faster than my Logitech mouse does.
Re: Users and their backups...
I take it you never used any old PDA's?
Windows Mobile devices all they way up to 6.5 used to do that. if you let the back-up battery go flat it would reset to factory defaults. (some had a place to store a back-up of your contacts so it could restore them after the reset).
was that people noticed what they had done.
As I recall at the Australian Olympics they ran out of condoms at the Olympic Village, I think it already is... unofficially.
Speaking as someone with kids.
I do let my kids play games on my phone and my tablet (both Android), but I put them into flight mode first.
And certain games that do pop-up "buy this" every 5 seconds get uninstalled fast (and I play all the games I let them play first so that I know what they are playing and what prompts and offers there may be)
Re: Not quite...
I've never used Metro, but I have an Acer Iconia A500 (which one day will get ICS.....hopefully before the end of the century) and at work we've just got a couple of Samsung Slates running Windows 7 (http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/pc-peripherals/notebook-pc/ultra-portable/XE700T1A-A01AU-features). And Windows 7 is definitely not all that finger friendly in comparison.
You have to use the stylus a fair amount, rather than your fingers (which was always the old complaint about WinMo.....I miss my old WinMo phones but Android easier to use as you don't have to muck about with a stylus.)
(that being said the slate is an impressive little machine and we will be putting Win8 on one at a later stage)
What I still find amazing
is the novel Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan.
Which is a book about about Titan, the Largest Passenger Liner in the world, that is described as being unsinkable, hitting an iceberg and sinking. A shortage of lifeboats results in massive loss of life with over half of the 2500 passengers drowning..
Was written a mere 14 years _before_ the Titanic sank.
He needs to choose better names.
Maas is a fermented milk product. (Afrikaans name is Maas, Zulu is Amasi)
You've never encountered teenagers have you?
My nieces and their friends generally have 3 sims (Vodafone, Telecom XT and 2 Degrees) because of different packages for texting. They will swap out their sims several times a day.
I think Top Gear's point was not so much the 55 miles they calculated it would do ("we _worked_ out that on our track it would run out after just 55 miles") because actually that's fairly comparable to other sportscars they tested at race speeds do on their track. It's the 17 hours for a recharge vs the 10 minutes for a refuel.
And the fact that a blown fuse means you have no breaks is frankly scary and I hope Tesla has implemented a failsafe for that.
Spent many an hour
playing this, Infact I was just playing Civ IV yesterday. And did the whole "one more turn" thing until 3am.
The Colonization series also isn't bad, but could do with allowing you more turns.
(And FreeCol is heaps better than FreeCiv).
DosDOX for Android should allow the older versions to run on my tablet......hmmmmmmm
I think this is actually a rather decent idea. I know a couple of people who want a PDA, with a slightly bigger screen than the smartphones, but they don't want a "phone" (yeah yeah, I know, work with me here people)
And the same people do want a stylus, because they don't do too well with using their fingers on a touch screen.
All the best Steve.
I personally don't own or even like Apples products, but at the same time wish Steve Jobs all the best and hope that he beats the odds (the transplant he had gives at most an extra three or so years to people) and remains strong and healthy for a long time.
I was over in Australia the other week (I live in NZ), and the data roaming was NZ$5/Mb (recently decreased from NZ$10/Mb). So as a result, my smart phone had data roaming turned off, and I wasn't paying the extortion rates that the hotel I was in charges for WiFi.
This meant that the apps on my smartphone that rely on an internet connection were completely useless (like Navigation).
And there-in lies the problem with the Cloud. Until we have dirt cheap (i.e. free/unlimited) wireless internet available globally, moving everything to the cloud simply isn't practical.
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