1599 posts • joined 24 May 2011
Non-technical dumbass asks stupid questions
If i cranked this up for 1 second, could I:
- put a really big hole in something
- plunge the US into complete darkness, and trigger another recession?
Ok, so I still prefer 2003, and the button bar simplicity of it all. Maybe it's because I'm a simpleton, and I do simple stuff, up to and including mail merges.
This just looks like...a f*ing mess. Look at all that crap - buttons, pullsdowns, menus...total overload. ooh, so MS chose a simplier font...sorry guys but that doesn't disguise the barrage of buttonry on the screen, and the learning curve to make use/find everything.
Still nothing here to tempt me to upgrade. So until Office starts writing my letters for me telepathically, I'll stick to 2003.
Re: Not just women that need to watch out
Methink the "get the coat icon" would be more appropriate for that howler...
Re: Amusingly, *none* of the iPads ever made meet any of the requirements
Being registered != being approved
Re: Depleated Uranium
Unfortunately you can't opt out of the vehicle being hit by one of these babies...and the results are particularly gruesome, even if you somehow survive the original shot.
More pressing than the apps is the inherent lack of enterprise security eco-system - a gap companies like MobileIron are trying to fill, but it's a bit like fitting the square peg in the round hole.
Unrelated query: Why is the windows user icon a tramp?
Re: "......peak at inappropriate content."
Inappropriate content? So that's Lancet, New Scientist and all the works of Darwin banned then...
The shape of this makes me crave cake and participation in dangerous testing for some reason.
Just got ICS for my Note. Can't see anything on the JB spec list to give me an urgent desire to update.
Now if it could give me 12 hours usage under moderate/heavy usage, *that" would do it for me.
I do have to confess though - as a recent Android convert from Apple - I do prefer Apple's "available immediately to all" approach. Why can't Google do the OS releases (as per Apple), and the manufacturers do their own "bloatware/UI tweaks" seperately?
Foxconns dollars with go further than Apple's though, given the low cost base of China. It would not surprise me if it's "effective" profits are 2-3x more than the dollar figure.
This is assuming that money stays or is spent in China. If it needed to important anything from abroad - say strong CHF'ed Switzerland - then it's more of an issue. You'll only get 12 toblerones from your £1.1bn these days. 13 if you go for the horrible dark chocolate ones.
Re: Been there, done that (long time ago)
Yep - Item 2 on the clean build action list "Switch off all the unneccessary crap". Gadgets and sidebar disabled, never to return.
Item 1: install AV
Item 3: Run windows update & reboot. Repeat for items 4,5,6,7,8,9...
Moon vs really big asteroid
When does an orbiting asteroid become big enough to become a moon? Enquiring minds must know.
If you can afford to spunk 60m of your own "cash" into a black hole you obviously have far too much of it...
I think I'll nominate it as a permanent running track for the guy who downvoted my last nine historical posts in under 3 minutes.
A running track with no lights, spikes on the walls and hunger pitbulls for running partners.
Enough bickering you lot...
...time to put those minds to work...
We've got 15 miles of a 54 mile loop built which we could no doubt pick up for peanuts. If we built the remaining 39 miles, could we actually use it for something profitable? Or fun?
Ok, I have the attention span of a fish, and I can only aspire to it's intelectual capacity. Because this article - to me - read as:
blah, blah, blah
"It's David Attenborough!! Talking about physics! Cool!"
Re: Germany, Italy
Because German is close to Britain than Italy...?
Well...at least looking at porn on the train will guarantee the seat next to you remains free...be sure and wear an old trenchcoat to complete the "I'm-a-dirt-perv" look.
That's assuming you get a seat in the first place, of course.
Ha, ha! almost got me there...
...Britain actually *leading* anything to do with rail services (other than charging the highest prices, and having the highest passenger to carriage ration outside of India) - almost had me there.
God, I'll be glad when tomorrow comes and all these April fool jokes are done.
Re: Why - @ LarsG
For once I actually agree with Lars...this thing is indeed a paperweight. And the thing with the splash screen arrows pointing to nowhere? This smacks of poor testing, and poor design.Which doesn't bode well for the rest of it...and indeed it was proven to be so.
My opinion: Avoid. 300 quid is better spent elsewhere.
Re: USB Charging
Personally, I stopped wearing a watch 20 years ago, when my last one broke, and I realised that time is so all-present in a modern lifestyle (on mobile phones, town squares, TV, buses, trains, shop windows etc) that a watch is *functionally* no longer required.
So now on special nights out when I wear the watch the rolex just hangs there like jewellry, pulling the hairs out my arms and generally being annoying...
"Hands free strap on"
..isn't that the whole idea of strap ons...? To be hands free ?
Re: seems I'm less extreme than I thought ;)
So..in short...you've got no friends then..?
Re: Sounds like they need...Clippy
See icon! <--
Re: no backup of the schedule?
+1. My phrase for the week!
At least Sonyhas experience...
....of losing money on niche form factors
Re: Train of thought
Comment of the week!
The irony is...
...this incident happened around the time they paid their own staff. Most of those missing pay packets are likely to be their own...
Re: Fancy a quick dock?
A slow but sure easing in giving entry to a larger chamber.
Naturally, one assumes all the appropriate safety precautions were taken first...
Dammit, and I just bought the "old" version last month for the wife.
Someone plase stamp "muppet" on my forehead please.
Re: Lucky Bastards!
Only Snag is your latest Episode of House will be 16.5hrs Late.
Re: Blogger was causing 'distress and harm'?
+1. Just looking at it makes me want to cry.
Sounds lovely. All it needs is some triple and some eels, and you're all set.
Re: That's not a problem.
It does. It just corrects it to "Spain", if you have the spanish language option running.
Gibraltar...to the British it's politically another Falklands. But warmer and with monkeys not sheep.
Digital TV hookup? Bzzzt. Nope.
Retinal display? Bzzzt.
30" screen? Nah
Ivy Bridge? oooh very likely
Speed bump CPU and new GPU? Also very likely
Bigger SSD? Yep
Release with ML? Yep
It won't be anything spectacular, so lets not get carried away?
My - admittedly "non-apple-approved" upgrades (not quite latest gen AMD GPU, upgraded XEONS) to my 1.1 should see me right for a good while yet*.
Those complaining about non-latest GPU's in factory fresh kit have a perfectly good point, but those of us with older kit outside of warranty are more than happy to flash the BIOS on a PC GPU, update QE_CI, and bingo - cheaper and faster GPU's than we'd ever get as standard.
*...*if* 10.7 doesn't consign it to the legacy cul-de-sac of death...
Re: @AceRimmer (was: The next time you're in San Jose)
There's been many a time after a hard bike ride, where you've bonked, and any food is fuel. Cold peas, the dog's dinner from last night, anything.
However, if we treat all food as fuel, we might as well just start munching soylent green...
Why would you want 6 speeds?
Wouldn't you only need two:
1. Slow, energy efficient mode, for preparing the lunchtime batch ahead of time
2. Fast, for when you miscalculate lunchtime load and need to rattle off a few hundred ASAP
6 speed just looks like showing off...
If the ads are contextual to my conversation (eg: talking about "boats", and an ad for a yacht dealer in my area comes up), I will unplug all my appliances, and go live in a cave. Or sue.
This is what counts as a midrange phone these days? Holy crap, I need to try and keep up...
A lawyer recommends we trust lawyers.
Something wrong with this picture?
...intuition in the boardroom...
Best joke I've heard all day.
Re: At least
...and I suspect, a lot, lot shorter.
Re: do train e-tickts really exist ?
Oooh, beat me to it.
Should be noted that the scanners often have problems detecting the image; many conductors are complaining about it.
Is it just me, or did the mekon always have really cool t shirts?
In other news: shrinking EU brains shown to decrease ability to hold attention.
Bollox to the wifi
...how about some damned air con that actually works, for use during the summer months?
Devil, 'cos it's devilishly hot down there.
I was a classic "traitor"
ie, upgrading from a BBC to an archie was what I was after...I worked all summer to save the cash I needed for the now-mature A4xx.
Only to end up going for a Viglen X86 box at the last minute so I could play MS FS.
I hang my head in shame...
Multi-tasking in the real word
And example of real world multi-tasking, which can occur easily:
- download a torrent
- playing a music (or video) playlist
- email and/or IM
- Typing a report.
While typing the report, you would like to be kept abreast of what the other apps are doing, and likely all at once. This does not take much cognative power, as monitoring can be done "passively". This is also not a strange scenario, and is actually very likely.
So MS is correct, and the OP is correct. The apps will stilll run, but you can no longer monitor them all at once via Metro.
Personally, it sounds like MS is trying to justify metro as a useful tool. It's not. If you want to do the above, just switch back to "normal". How much time the average user spends in normal vs Metro, will utlimately dictate who (MS or OP) were right in the end.
(My personal view: OP)
Siri IQ boost?
What he probably means Siri will now understand PROPER english and England.
Because everyone knows that using PROPER english automagically entitles you to a few more IQ points and makes you appear more sophisticated.
And a lot, lot cooler as well.
Where's my "Rule Britannia" icon?
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