273 posts • joined 17 May 2011
Re: Two pub remarks
"America is the first country to have gone from barbarism to decadence without the usual intervening period of civilization." -- Oscar Wilde
Re: I don't have a smartphone...
Only if you go round with a sim-equipped laptop switched on in your backpack. Since that's unlikely on at least two fronts, then no
Re: No exposed metal bit
The presence of 0.1mm of plastic does not constitute a perfect insulator. Ignoring dielectric effects, the material may very well break down at a few tens of volts, the voids between parts may be contaminated by moisture, and many plastics are loaded with carbon, either to make them nice and black, or to make them anti.static.
Re: no revenue
a downvote? I can't fathom why. Here, have an upvote!
That's very informative
I havn't "known" any German Ladies, but it appears that I would have a lot to re-learn if I did.
did they need to?
Was this absolutely essential? or just an unmissable opportunity to blow shit up?
I am sick and tired of finger-in-the-air futurology, especially by Gartner.
Why do journalists not go back to thier previous pronouncements and call them out on them?
Re: Kids today!
What is this "change of clothes" and "toothbrush" of which ye speak, strange person?
Re: I suspect Hudl Phone will beat it to the market, in the UK
Not heard much about the Hudl. Did they make a 2nd batch?
Re: Good stuff
Presumably the single downvote was from a tax-evading shit?
Didn't Fred Hoyle write a novel about that?
"or face 6 years' porridge"
Or? Or? Do criminals get to chose their punishment now?
Re: Crucial difference
> Why don't we say "mouses" or "hice"?
you can if you want. I just tried it.
victim user of Juniper products much loved by $MEGACORP, I would advise Nokia to get back to the Welly Boot and Tree Felling businesses.
>LibreOffice doesn't have a web-based version equivalent to Office Online.
No. True. But There is always https://www.rollapp.com/launch/lowriter - etc - they are actually pretty good.
All those thousands of brits programming in their bedrooms on BBC basic, the availability of Icon, Perl, Python etc on any platform, and now? Glossy pamphletware. shrug. ignore.
Come on lads, make a nice sandbox that people can programme in using some modern interpretted language and let us have some fun!
You are lucky. The great unwashed are treated like supplicants at the throne, to be kicked or thrown to the pit of serpents as whim dictates.
Re: Don't want it
Why would anyone downvote this? does someone think you are lying when you say you don't want it?
Last friday I was on the train from Edinburgh south, talking to a bloke who used to be a KGB colonel, who now exports flowers from Russia. The week before we had an impromptu bridge tournament between 4 tables. (I lost).
Re: Jar sodding Jar sodding Binks?
I want one!
I see what they did
It adds a whole new dimension to 'talking out of yer arse'
Re: Yes, that will work well.
Nah. Don't wait, start now. You know you want to.
Re: Tell you what, Ray
6A - Bidirectional video, so I can use the screen as a monitor on summat else. It's all defined on the connectors. Do it.
Re: Screen res
this one is x1080, but as someone said up there^ 1080 is not enough when we have tablets at far better resolutions. And x1080 is a kick in the nuts at 1200 quid.
Yes, for the last few years we have been treated like mugs by the makers who have been using cheap TV screens in expensive computers. Expensive for someone, anywa. I've not bought one.
I'm very tempted by some of the chrombook/nexus hardware, and am thinking of putting Linux on them if that works.
Meanwhile how about an Android dongler for yer tv? I discovered this morning that by using a FWSE for "hdmi android adaptor tv" there are dozens of 60 or 70 quid things out there that will turn yer TV into a giant tablet-like thingy, needing only a wireless mouse.
Re: Linux again
I think all reviewers, not just here but magazines as well should always do this.
Is it just another 'Spring Heeled Jack' phenonemon? Mass delusion, good story for the pub, bit of excitement sort of thing?
Why shouldn't people believe it? They are preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse.
I think it has escaped from a bizzare secret government genetic laboratory somewhere in the woods.
Godwin? are you sure?
I thought Stalin cancelled Hitler, leaving a null result?
re-used posting makes clever link to other story. Snide.
I'd buy most of those.
I like the mirror idea a lot.
But the rfid dust idea, with time-to-die, is genius. We have been hearing a lot lately about how useless passwords are. The idea to just be your identity just by being there is terrific.
Re: Down side
Why has some idiot downvoted an expression uf sympathy with the victims?
Yes, I had a phillips integrated digital telly, which had no epg 'cos onDigital hadn't written, or at least, air-loaded it. When the reciever chased me for return of the box and I told him to naff off, they wrote back asking for the subsidy they had paid Philips. I tore up the letter and sent it back in halves. They never replied again.
Can I just say
as a life-long advocate of jobs for women in engineering, I am delighted to see her take a position of such responsibility. Regardless of what I think about the company. Good for her!
Re: Will it ever be cheap?
Ignoring any subscription, 25,000 royal portraits is something like 950 average price tickets to the RSC in stratford, or 1250 ringside seats at Giffords Circus, 431 of the poshest seats at the Edinburgh Tattoo, 500 return flights to Budapest. or 135 nights in the Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Krueger national park. Or 4 Triumph Bonneville Steve McQueen Special edition. There are many more interesting things to spend your money on than 'casualty' or 'the X factor'.
Adding more pixels won't make 'Dallas' into 'Henry V'. Especially as the chance of anyone offering those pixels is slim.
Won't be many of these in Tesco.
@AC 9:42 "impossible to make an operating system secure by design"
>impossible to make an operating system secure by design
Oh really? what other technique would you suggest? magic? bribery? barbed wire? wishful thinking?
Best Vac. I've ever bought.
Re: I can't say
Kirby: 1930s design, 1940s build quality, 1960s pressure marketing
Aye. It would be nice to get any signal at all when I visit customers on the Fens.
Have they got a vaguely suggestive name? A lego figure in the pilot's seat?
Not really trying.
and they will sell it to you without an OS!
For certain values of "1"
Re: Get attacks at SSH all the time...
I don't have any ports open normally.
I have a server script that polls an email account, and I can email a few special passcodes to that, one of which tells it to open a non-standard port for ssh for half an hour. The passcode is date-sensitive, and the whole package pgp encoded before emailing. It emails me on a wholly separate system before opening the port.
Other messages to that email account tell it to start recording TV shows. 20 years back it had a minature printer, and could leave mini-telex messages for Hardcastle the skirtwearer, before we started using text messages.
Ergonomics Vs Appearance
I'd quite like a front mounted USB, as having to grovel round the back, or having an extension cable, rather spoils the neat visual effect.
But I reckon I'm going to get one of these for Hardcastle the student.
I am now running Mint Debian rolling updated, and have tried several desktops. I am still fond of Enlightenment. Hardcaste the skirtwearer perferes LXFE, so it all works for us.
Re: I let them know.
Word seach - like it!
I still have a telex to RS232 adaptor
Re: Or maybe not bother at all.
Ah. You might have me there. I didn't bother about what device it was.
Or maybe not bother at all.
Oi! I have a patent on that!
We have saved 6 characters in every govt. URL. That's going to save the UK economy, millions of, err, characters.
Has anyone got a different UK I can go and live in? There seems to be something wrong with this one.
Working class me. Part rime coder, part time carer
- Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins
- That GIANT ASTEROID that killed you? Just 'colossal bad luck', old DINOSAUR chap