261 posts • joined 17 May 2011
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
I havn't heard any of the grunting masses watching footy in pubs complaining it is still in 625.
On a domestic front there has been nothing I want to watch all week. OK, if the old 'Sharpe' stories could be done in 4K I might invest. But as things stand I ain't going HD let alone 4K. A pigs arse is still a pigs arse seen with more pixels, and I ain't interested.
Talking of Sharpe, I really miss John Tams.
Re: won more design awards than any other phone OS
So, its won more design awards than the UI of phones people actually buy instead?
That, ladies & Gentlemen, boys & girls, tells you everything about 'design awards' that you will ever need to know
...if wet, in the village hall...
Re: Poor review
No-one will be choosing between new & old iphones. It seems an odd basis for comparison. Surely what matters is a comparison with other later 2012 phones.
And I'd have understood this review better if the rushing adjectives had been objective or numeric comparisons, or had detailed examples of build quality or ease of operation. Show your working.
quicker than a drunken 17 year old in a Golf GTI.
You can't get the XR3i anymore.
I've been supplyuing corrections to Giggle maps for ages, mostly duplicate businesses and those located by postcode, not address. I've not really minded because I didn't pay anything to use gurgle maps.
But I bought a TomTom, and even though they have a corrections facility I won't use it as I get no discounts.
If Iphones were free, I might help them out free of charge.
But still, ...
make california come loose and fall off.
Wasn't that an X-men plot?
KLM recently replaced their weird in-flight sandwiches with packets of horrible biscuit scraps.
And where else but an airport would they charge 15 bucks for a hamburger?
Re: Special Pleading
Yes, there are bound to be ways to save money. Your list is full of rich pickings.
But why havn't they done that already? They have been paid to run the department, not to let it get out of control.
I rather think this is not entirely what I would like. If there are cuts, then they must be across the board.
The idea of IT departments being maintained, whether by stealth, craft, art, or deciet, at a time when we have slashed or eliminated public libraries, day centres for the elderly and mentally impaired, meals on wheels, childcare, and domestic physiotherapy is very unpleasant.
Most IT people are youngish, resourceful, and intelligent, and frankly I'd rather throw them (us) out of work than teachers, care workers, and home attendants. We are far more likely to be able to get another job.
I can't say that the achievements of IT in the public sector have been spectacular, and if they are suddenly going to find ways of reducing TCO then I'd like to know why they could not have done so a decade ago, instead of propping up Microsoft, Capita, et.al.
There is no case whatever for special protection other than self-interest. I rather thought we had a more mature world view than that.
Re: not waving, but drowning
Oh look, the mad downvoters are back.
I agree, it is hard to decide what the fundamental problem was with HP & the WebOS devices:
* Why did a dyed-in-the-wool MS shop (at the retail level) think it could handle another OS?
* Why did the devices take so long to dribble out?
* Why were they so ineffably poor (no memory slot, no USB master mode), no product differentiation?
* Why did they think they could pitch them at the iPod price point?
* Why slash and burn like you had a tantrum?
Considering what they paid for it, I too would expect Meg to be trying to find some value in the wreckage.
This is the company that was going to ship every PC with desktop Webos, and then forgot about that bit. Even with the change of leadership I reckon the rot goes all the way down.