35 posts • joined Monday 16th May 2011 08:37 GMT
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
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!
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
Impressed with Moody Blues song title reference
Let them die
Nokia is the past, they had their time in the Sun
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
Nuke the hippies :-)
Like we should have done in the 60's!
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