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Re: I'd vote Goldeneye but....
But the Bond Car.... A BMW Z3, I half expected Bond to confront Alec Trevelyan and offer him a light perm and a bit off the back.
It could be worse - he could drive a rented Mundane-o, whereapon he'd jump out and try and sell you some plumbing supplies...damn you Cas Roy!
Re: I really want to like the Daniel Craig films
The later movies have become too action orientated...no intrigue, no deductions or working out of the cunning plan (instead, we rely on Mr evil to spell it out), no covert ninja-ing, too much reliance on intel and gadgets to solve the problems for you. All DC has to do is run about fighting.
More brain, less braun please. More John le Carré, less David Morrell (Rambo).
Sinofksy has even attached wheels and used Surface as a skateboard
Because that's important in a tablet. Why has it taken all the manufacturers so long to add this mission critical feature...?
Though it would not surprise me in the slightest to find Apple has 'patent-turfed' this particular feature.
Re: No nub?
Worst than that, my nub just fell off. Followed shortly by the N key. Then my unit started doing random back-to-bios reboots. When I took it to tech support, I find lots of Lenovo laptops having issues.
In short: thinkpads aren't what they used to be.
Come back IBM! All is forgiven.
Re: @ Teecee
He actually thinks?
Wow, I just thought it was a Turing engine with an anti-apple dictionary and sewage farm attached...
Check the small print. They've probably extended the warranty to 5 years.
Which means the engine and gearbox rebuild you'll need in year 3, and replacement of half the suspension, steering and braking systems youll need in year 4 has been built into the purchase price...
Obligatory Scotty reference
"A digital compass? How quaint...."
Is it just me, or this sexual discrimination?
If I - as a guy - applied for a position on the team, would I be rejected because I wasn't female?
Could you imagine the outrage if it was the other way round?
Re: Shitpeas in Orlowski like shocker.
In other news...
Barry Shitpeas' sense of self importance reaches critically dangerous levels. Lucky nobody gives a shit so a Global Apocalype has been avoided. For now.
Re: AC re: Breitling
A Brietling? Pfft. What you want is an Aeternitas. Unreadable and unuseable, but reassuringly expensive. Because to some, that's all that matters.
Anyone else think these "leaks" are strategic ways of increasing click rates, and/or biasing user to visit the vendors site first for these new phones?
Just me? oh. Mines the one with the tinfoil hat.
Re: A suggested subtitle...
"Stay calm and carry on"
Renault always scored well on the journalist reviews, because they only test them for a day or two. Not even that sometimes.
This conveniently skirts the small issue that nearly all Renaults change their badge to LOTUS at exactly 3 years or 60,000 miles.
LOTUS in the contect of Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.
Re: optical drives
Welcome to 201x, where optical media is getting replaced with DRM'ed downloads and streaming. Technically superior? Better quality? Probably not, but it does suit the media companies who 'claim' piracy of conventional media is ruining their business. Yeah right.
That and the small niggle that Apple don't support Blu-ray playback, and you're not likely to be buying crappy low res DVD's these days anyway if you're a media buff.
Re: laptop vs Mini...you do realise this is a desktop machine, right? And your laptop might be thinner, but it will be deeper and wider. But it's irrelevant as this is a desktop, remember...
* rabid. Doh.
Worth is perceptive.
To some of the more rapid fans, they'll be paying only half of what it's "worth".
Re: 500MB hard disk eh?
For those with old mac mini's there's a very high probability they've got external storage attached. I'm one of them. So they'll probably save cash and go for 500gb.
It's nice that Apple thought about us oldies with Firewire 800's, but what about the display port? I've got an old 24" DVI Apple display which now needs an adaptor :-(
Re: The only snag...
For consumers, I doubt the ethernet is a big loss - most people use wifi, and only the towers/gaming rigs have cables hanging off them.
For corporates (who *do* use ethernet), it's not a big deal either - Apples corporate penetration is the exact square root of jack shit and they know it, so no great loss there.
Re: Stop comparing Amazon with your DC
- It will never solve the issue of data confidentiality but, eventually, it will make us get used not to worry about it.
Not if you work for a bank. If anything worrying *more* is the current preferred approach.
I propose a new operating model...
..One where you buy your own kit, and stick it in a DC (your own or 3rd party). That way you know what you're getting, and when it's running, and the costs are fixed. Use your own DC, and you even get added security thrown in.
Surprised nobody has thought of this before....oh wait.
Re: I found in my dads garage.
and if you're like me, you'll scour ebay to max out the RAM, HD, maybe find a video card...under the vain pretense you can make it relevant and useful again. Only to find Crysis does'nt run.
Indeed. Cable and connector hoarding is absolutely natural. You never know when you might need that 20m CAT5 ethernet cable. Or that 3m SCART. Or that USB cable with that propriatory terminal (usually Sony). Usually for that 2mp camera...that's in the other box. As a backup, you understand.
I personally felt CR earned one of it's downticks for that travesty alone. I mean...Jimmy Bond...in a rented Mundane-o...that isn't being crashed, riddle with bullets or being driven like it was stolen (usually by him).
And I hear the next one means ditching his vodka martini's for...of all things...a Heineken. FFS.
I believe most of the problems were not that the BMW were bad car per se. It was that they made bad stunt cars. Mainly due to the hardwired electronics not realising that doing a massive power slide, on the rev limiter with the tail out was *intentional*, not accidental.
Theoretically, I can now max out my drobo at last. And my credit card at the same time.
On a serious note, this could be important. Apple will need to prove direct damage to their bottom line by the introduction of these "offending" Samsung products.
And even worse, they'd need to prove that it's the design from the violated patent that cause Samsung to gain market share at the expense of Apple.
If the judge has any sense, he'll tell Apple to take a hike with their multi-bn claim, and peg it at $1.
Re: Still smiling
You always know where you are with Samsung
In court, fighting Apple?
Credit where it's due
Acts of micrometeorite aside, navigating something travelling at 30,000 on a journey of a million miles and parking it in orbit at it's destination deserves some kudos.
Re: Fandroid name
It was probably the same guy who came up with Fanboi; the aim being to cleverly cause equal amount of afrontage to those as rabid about Android as those rabid about Apple.
if being insulted by being called a Fanboi or a Fandroid, it means either:
a) You need to worry less
b) You need think about whether your love of a particular platform is perhaps not as objective as it should be
Re: Linux laptops
Linux might be the funky monkey as far as OS'es go, but with only 1% of the audience using it, you'd really need a strong offer to go into this vertical market (by providing a native linux build) and hopefully make a profit.
The margins really are wafer thin at the best of times, and the additional overhead of building a 2nd channel into your production model purely for linux builds (and then there's the issue of which one to use) for only 1% of the market probably isn't that cost effective for all but the largest of vendors. You - as the customer - won't see any significant cost savings.
Should the car park really be a worry then travel by motorcycle, as SwishPARK admits that the lack of front plate makes two-wheeled transport invisible to them
That and the fact most (but not all) council motorbike parks are still free anyway. And probably closer.
How very "unsporting"
No more the calculated gamble of being a few minutes later for the meter (c'mon...who *hasn't* done this?)...instead, the second you go overdue you get fined.
Once again, technology has taken the fun out of another of life's games. Gone now is the chance of a small victory celebration as you go overdue by 5 minutes yet avoid a ticket.
Re: To all the computer OEMs
- A minimum of at least 8MB of RAM or better.
I think we broke the "standard 8mb RAM" barrier some time ago...
However, the ethnological and art historical details of the “iron man” sculpture, as well as the timing of the sculpturing, currently remain speculative
I love the way Scientists come out with statements like this. Why can't he just say it properly? ie:
"That's just a load of total bollox innt?"
Universe = depressingly vast
At 50 millions years, even if we *could" travel at 10 x 'c' as NASA would like, it would still take us 5 million years to get there and see this with our own eyes.
Note to NASA: 10 x c (or equivalent) will not be enough...space/time dimensional tunnelling required methinks...
A sound concept, except a lot of the (detectable) crap up there is only a couple of inches across, making recovery tricky and high cost. And getting hit by a metallic object at 500 m/sec is gonna do damage whether it's 2 inches or 20 feet in size.
And thus the NASA dilema on how to clean it all up.
Re: half life?
You're maybe thinking of whether it should be called an element if it cannot survive in natural conditions...anywhere in the universe.
Re: It's an 11" Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain
I don't think DSLR's can maintain the necessarily framerate, and given most of the image processing is done by the telescope, the SLR part is mostly overkill.
Given you can now blow £10k on a top end road bicycle (never mind the accessories or clothing), it's fair to say that hobby spending - any hobby - really knows no limits.
that the red zone is a 50 km square, 1.5 km deep, surrounding the ISS.
Given Space is 3D, surely a sphere would be be more logical? In fact, surely it would be rugby ball shaped, with the long axis on the path of travel?
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