16 posts • joined 21 Mar 2011
at least they didn't choose €
Re: I love this...
Popcorn I fucking hate
Re: "The battery life is underwhelming, but that’s the only real weakness"
worst thing about the keyboard is those stupid tiddly half height arrow keys
Re: hang on there
BTW i like the keyboard... hasnt got those silly half height arrow keys.
Re: hang on there
Yes that vertical res looks awesome, its annoying how rare laptops are that have decent vertical resolution. I don't care about how many there are going across. 1680x1050 would be a nice compromise, especially on a 14" (train-friendly) screen.
Why do we have a set pass mark for grades?
Instead, why not have say the top 5% of students awarded an A, the next 10% B, the next 20% C and so on. Or even like that then down to say 50% mark for a D no matter how many there are.
That would still give a definite mark to aim for to avoid failure but avoids the success-rate creep problem that we have.
Re: About bliddy time
@JetSetJim, Completely agree - for A level maths i took in 92, we went back to about 1980. The questions back then were so hard in comparison, i'd never have even passed if i was given a paper from back then. IThe paper i took was appreciably the easiest i'd ever seen and that was 20 years ago. I got a C which i believe would have been more than 50%. I wonder what you have to get now for each grade, and I'd like to see past papers from then till now.
Considering the eBuyer £1 sale fail i'm somewhat surprised
i remember some documentary a couple of years ago that showed experiments with ambient light in a pub/restaurant. it seemed that blue encourages us to be more active, telling our body clocks to wake up basically. so probably the same affect going on here.
i also remember another one where blue light made time seem to pass more quickly!
You never know, they may have been broadcasting for the last 600-odd years anyway i.e. we might not have to wait
that model seems backwards to me
Wouldnt it make more sense to be able to download a copy to watch *now* (without having to navigate Tesco's), then they post you the dvd version later?
Can't see why you'd download a (presumably) compressed / lower quality version when you have a superior blu-ray version to hand.
what were they thinking
Anyone with any sense could have said all that will happen is they will kill their own site.
And as others have said, also lose regular trade, and generally piss people off.
What they should have done (if it isn't still available) is have the £5 lucky dip as a regular stock item. Far better way of getting rid of tat they don't want.
@JC Sky+ UI is excellent?
Compared to Tivo it's bordering on unuseable
I thought the rule was "if your data isn't in three places then it doesn't exist"
even numbered MS software
That model kind of breaks down after version 12 as MS folk appear to be fairly suspicious....
The Lounge web site
I noticed you were on new.thelounge.com instead of www.thelounge.com, what a vast improvement. About time too, the old one was/is basically unuseable.
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