1562 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
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...
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?
I was always wondering why Apple thought it's own music-centric social service would be able to compete with facebook et al.
It would have been better to offer the "social service" as an anchor, and provide a list of compatible social services via plugin or something (ie like search provider in Firefox)
Then again not providing a f*ing pointless social service at all and working on performance and stablity of itunes would have been the best option...
Only the quiet solace of corporate death will give them the peace and protection they need.
Re: Small Claims Court @ Charles M
Indeed. I doubt any court in the land has enough lob-able chairs...
Good to see call quality warrants a one line entry near the end of the article. Has everyone forgotten these are still phones?
Makes you wonder how good audio could be, if it had advances at at the same rate as the "smart" features.
Genuine technical query - why would you want to run/store VM's in the cloud?
I know the OP talks about making use of "better" storage, but is that it? If you already have all this kit in your DC, what's the value add here?
Re: Have you seen...
Simple solution. Don't buy it. Educate others on the dangers, and watch them away in droves. Marvel at the effect on FB share price.
Designed for humans?
Designed BY humans too, by the sounds of things.
Though quite how they managed to churn through a million $$$ worth of units before noticing the problem is interesting. No QA? No preprod unit testing? Hmmm.
There is a 4th option...
...a sponsor with a fetish for white cats, pools of pirhanas or sharks and under ground lairs.
Maybe once Daniel Craig gets back from floucing about with side projects, he can get started on unravelling this diabolical scheme.
Beer...because apparently Bond drinks Heinepuke instead of Vodka martini's these days.
You and me both. Except there's already talk of the CH housing market bubbling, and and in danger of being over valued.
Then again, when a non-penthouse lake front flat is already worth 600,00-900,000, you might argue that has already happened. Maybe I should move further south...it's warmer south of the gottard at least.
Re: and above 31mph
Is your nickname woody woodpecker by any chance?
<-- my brain.
Re: @Benjamin 4
The scarily depressing part is the way things are going, it'll be US customs that are more likely to do this type search rather than a visit to a supposedly "hostile" nation.
<-- Still, at least they're winning the war on terror...
Re: Cue Q
Pfft. As if he'd allow case access anyway. He'd have the case wired into the live circuit of the power supply.
Blue Smoke? Good luck getting this past CE approval for sale in the EU.
One feature missing from the self destruction option; remote "detonation", in the event of theft/loss etc. Quite how you'll get it to 'phone home' is another issues though...
@ AC: 18:20
Yep - wot you said.
If you earn money on US soil, you pay tax on that. Same applies here in the UK, resident or not.
Many are missing this key point, but it's even hinted at in his canned statement.
...most GM cars are crap and unmarketable?
Re: WinNok is no WinTel .......
I spent 5 hours with MS India Tech Assistance trying to get Outlook synced .... and they managed to delete ten year of notes and all calendar entries ....
Sounds more like another shining example of outsourced support, rather than an issue with the phone per se.
I still think multi-core is a necessity these days if you want multi-tasking. And with a sufficiently robust ramping algorithm, it shouldn't suck that much more than a single core. If I have browser session with flash running (ok we're talking android here), and backgrounded, I should still be able to run my new foreground app without stuttering.
1080p video - There is a point to be made about storage, yes. With a fixed 16gb internal storage, you won't get a lot of video in there at 1080p. However, the resolution is pretty common in Nokia's competitors these days, and people want to view their movies at the native resolution of their HD panels. Is the quality of 1080p better than 720p, given the poor/cheap sensors in these phones? No probably not. But people *still want" 1080p.
no microSD - FAIL
16gb only - FAIL
no dual core - FAIL
no 1080p video - FAIL
no hardware home button - FAIL
Connector on the top, not the bottom - JURY STILL OUT
Bigger battery - SUCCESS
Bigger screen - SUCCESS
Front camera - SUCCESS
So that 5:3 to the fails. Though not all are Nokia's - MS's OS limitations are a bit bonkers (no multi-core? no microSD support?).
..or an inch of snow...
Re: "jam packed with baggage handling systems"
Sunny tarmac? You've obviously not from the UK then...
+1 all the same.
- Weight: glass is surprisingly heavy. And breakable - even the tough stuff. Ask the many iphone4 users with the same problem.
- FAIL on the lid opening. While the anti-fanbois will whail and knash, observe Apples Air lids for simplicity and ease of function.
Re: Had to break suddenly just the other day
Good job we still live in the 19th Century then. Oh wait...we don't.