48 posts • joined 16 May 2011
Re: Oh fsck. Not Lewis Page again.
Downvoted for waffle :-)
I get this sneaky feeling that some New Zealanders take stuff too seriously. If I lived there I'd vote for the Mega party
Visualisation of TALOS
Find this handy statue of a TALOS (In Cambridge) here
TALOS was also a rather nifty US Navy anti aircraft missile with optional nuclear warhead back in the 50s/60s
Re: Poles do and Die
Plenty of Poles decorated for their service in RAF and the British film "The Battle Of Britain" contains a very favourable amount of coverage of Polish squadrons exploits.
Standen should be replaced by someone with the remit to integrate the National Museum of Computing within Bletchley Park so that the Tunny and Colossus machines can be the star attractions alongside the Bombe rebuild. The Bombe rebuild is in a silly place at the moment - it belongs in a bleedin' hut!
Whoever replaces Standen should also wholeheartedly approve of the concept of "ramshackle". Lets face it those of us who appreciate the place don't want hoards of visitors getting in the way :-)
A literary national treasure
Who really should keep his gob shut about technology and gadgets - unless its a word processing program about which he's probably quite knowledgeable
Goodbye little friend
If you can call a machine 5' wide "little"
May be interested in what's under the bonnet but probably not know or care much about the iDrive system & all that stuff unless they're lucky enough to be able to afford a higher spec BMW
Regarding the above (And possibly below) comments
Some people are never bleedin' happy!
A joy for the motoring aesthete
It may play just like previous editions but it is just better. I started with the first Gran Turismo on the first Playstation and have queued outside the shop on day 1 for the next edition ever since. I have Forza 4 too on xbox 360 which is quite satisfying as a racing simulation but the graphics seemed rather clunky compared with the previous Gran Turismo 5. also the car physics seemed more simplistic. Gran Turismo is just so much more nuanced - more of an actual simulator - even if the intelligence of the virtual drivers is still questionable. Gran Turismo 6 is just more... beautiful - buy it for the views alone!
PS also worth it for the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb that you get invited to drive ever more exciting cars up as you progress in the game
PPS Was the Carrera RS Touring a boring spin off of the 911? - thought not
Re: What about Tim Cook
There is nothing evil about the military
Though I can only speak for the RAF where you will find a thoroughly decent bunch of people who are only nasty to our enemies - and that's a good thing
Re: I'm kinda conflicted...
6502 assembly language is a thing of beauty. Ah, my old Commodore 64 that teamed the 6510 (6502 variant) with the Vic 2 's hardware sprites and the SID chip. Sys 64738 rules! &60
Never mind the software experience
For those badmouthing it - Feel the build quality - its a seriously well built piece of kit which gives it desirability as a gadget if not as a working tool
I think that's a case of justifiable pedantry
Tap it and unwrap it
Maybe they thought it was an intergalactic chocolate orange?
Re: I see a market...
Minecraft phone anyone?
This firm hasn't actually launched anything yet... (I don't count that small homebuilt kit thing they strapped a small rocket to - the "Rocket Racer")
Re: It is affordable and useful
Buy a Nexus 7, better AND much much cheaper
Is it just me...
or does the back of the 5S look like a HTC One copy
The New Zune phone!
Whatever happened to Zune?
I thought the comments on this story would be worth reading
and they were...
Re: Bad Firmware!
The firmware should be robust enough to not brick the machine because of bad code!
Re: All they need to do is put the start menu back on as standard
I have tried it on my Acer convertible tablet and, whilst its great in touch mode, it is cr*p with a mouse & keyboard
All they need to do is put the start menu back on as standard
I would love Windows 8 with a start menu on a desktop or regular laptop, and I'd love it in native mode on a tablet. I shouldn't need to install 3rd party software to use it with a mouse
"IBM produced its first PC in 1981: the Acorn 8088 running MS-DOS." Really?
Impressed with Moody Blues song title reference
Let them die
Nokia is the past, they had their time in the Sun
And not only that
Donk your iphone on top then carry the Beolit 12 across the room
Think about it (Sorry, just dropped into nazi store keeper in Falling Down)
for that price I want a class A amp!
Looks cr*p and the handle is stupid!
Storage density not 1 bit but 100 characters per inch
Some of us had real computers with proper keyboards & disk drives
Vic-20 +16k rampac
Commodore 64 + 1541 disk drive - the beauty of 6502 assembly language
Commodore 128 + 1571 disk drive - ran CP/M nicely with its built in Z80 2nd processsor - Wordstar & dBase II
Diversion to Atari 800XL - for a fortnight
Amstrad CPC6128 - 3" disk drive 100 times faster than Commodore
Amstrad PC 1640 with 30MB hardcard
etc etc etc
An evening at the house of an atomic scientist from Harwell trying to get his child's ZX80 to load anything at all put me off Sinclairs
I've been using mine in McDonalds & Greggs for months - slight waistline problem however - can I sue Barclays?
Nuke the hippies :-)
Like we should have done in the 60's!
Real abomination: "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers"
Hitchhiker's Guide film was fairly amiable (As one who read all the books and enjoyed the TV series)
The most recent version of "Pearl Harbour"
Anything with Leonardo Di Caprio in it
Why was "The Sound Of Music" not in the list?
Poor real world economy
Autocar in their exhaustive road test got worse economy than the standard diesel
Petrolheadonism - hardly. No one who enjoys driving would go near the Nissan Leaf - it is a soggy pudding. The 500 TwinAir is sprightly but CO2 is proportional to the fuel consumption and this thing struggles to do 35mpg if you cane it - which is worse than my Mondeo 2.0TDCi with 130bhp hauling nearly two tons around. Peugeot's 1.6HDi struggles to move a 307 so the 508 must be about as fast as a Morris Minor. The new Focus looks good and has some great tech but it doesn't handle like the previous model which was its USP. At least the MP4-12C is worthwhile and I have to say looks better than the 458. The Italia looks a bit gawky IMHO whilst the McLaren is exactly what I used to draw in my school books
Better than Android?
I think not
New failure mode for keyboards
Lets make keyboards fail in more complex ways
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