240 posts • joined Tuesday 14th June 2011 16:10 GMT
Re: Couldn't have they just adopted lightning?
And at £25 per cable, it's a veritable BARGAIN.
I suspect the hilarious overpricing of the Apple/Intel solution (and the fact that you'd be handing control of the world's sockets to a company famous for randomly changing stuff and then telling everyone to suck it up) is why they didn't go with lightning.
Re: Shurely shome mishtake
I don't think "left" or "right" are helpful terms here in understanding what's happening in politics.
Re: I see the Windoze Fanbois are out and about
You probably got them from people who are tired of you turning up chirping 'Switch to Linux, it's r0xxorlicious' every time the word 'Windows' appears in an article.
Re: are friends electric?
I have tried it, and used it a fair bit now and I really don't like it. I don't like the way it tries to shoehorn you in to having a special Microsoft account which everything's tied in to, and I don't like the colours on the screen, and I don't like the poxy programs for travel and stock markets which appear by default, and I don't like the fact that it tries to force you to use touch and mouse is a secondary consideration. It JUST doesn't WORK on a desktop. It doesn't.
I do like its ability to work with lots of devices and I do like its speed. But it is too much like Apple's OS for me, where you can use it any way you like so long as it's the way Apple like you to.
Why indeed - so long as it's not THEIR government they'll raise a hue and cry. If it's something that a good Guardian reader hates, like Tories or Murdoch (hate hate hate), they'll go to the ends of the earth to expose it.
And if you want to see the average Guardian reader's opinions on Evil Web Filth, take a little jaunt on to Mumsnet and read some of the many threads cheering for filtering 'Der Porn'. Mumsnet is by Guardian readers, for Guardian readers (the founder's husband was a Guardian columnist who now works for the BBC on Newsnight) and the censoriousness has to be seen to be believed. Mostly it comes not only in the form of 'protecting the children' but also 'objectification', which is the term used by 'feminists' to describe the way men look at women.
What could EVER go wrong with giving the government the tools to ban chunks of the interwebs.
I hope you're watching, Daily Mail/Guardian/Mumsnet readers. This is what happens when you say "If only the government would DO something". That's exactly what happens.
Anecdotes and data, but....
My machine has OCZ RAM in it and has never grumbled once in 4 1/2 years, and my OCZ SSD is rock solid. I must have been one of the lucky ones...
Re: How about some cheapies?
Or 'Ten ways to make a Mac look reasonably priced'.
What about auroras?
Does this mean that there'd be four sets of 'northern lights' instead of two?
Re: On side effects
Mmm, but this is the argument used by bansturbators now. Ban e-cigs! Ban menthol cigs! Ban fracking! Ban nuclear! We can't be absolutely 100% sure it's safe!
Reactionary nonsense peddled by the infantile.
Although it's used an entire decade's worth of precious exclamation marks in just one post.
Re: Same shit new wrapping?
Certainly sounds like it. I have one, and it basically gives me an Android tablet on my TV. A USB slot takes a connector for a wireless keyboard and mouse. It works very well. I think Dell may have been too late to market with this device.
Re: Daily Fail
T'aint just the Mail. Mumsnet, which is basically written by Guardian-reading media luvvie mums for Guardian-reading media luvvie mums, thinks that censoring the internet to get rid of kiddy porn won't have ANY EFFECT on liberties.
Idiots on left and right have united to Ban This Sick Filth.
Re: Rebuild times
Netgear's ReadyNAS Duo offers that feature. My v2 takes drives up to 2TB so not as much storage as the WD one.
Re: Third Price Rise in 12 Months
"But unlike the AC who started this conversation thread, you at least seem to have gone for a business service rather than a residential service - I take it you also work at home and so put it down as expenses..."
It was residential because IDNet were offering residential broadband at the time. They no longer offer it unless you ask.
2Mbit was just about adequate a couple of years ago, but I do work from home, and when fixing a machine that requires 800MB of updates/software which you can't get on DVD any more, 2MBit just doesn't cut the mustard.
Well, I'm not 'hard working' like you, because I can't imagine a driving limit of 60 miles to be acceptable. You're forced to alter your driving habits to fit the poor technology - which is exactly the way the ecomentalists want it.
0-60 of 11.9 seconds and a top speed of 89mph is 'fast enough'?
For some, I suppose. People living in flat warm places where they don't have to be anywhere in particular any time soon.
Oh my paws and whiskers, it turns out the Nissan Leaf is perfect for pensioners in Bexhill.
Re: Third Price Rise in 12 Months
Depends where you live and who you live with. You are fortunate to live in an area with serviceable ADSL and you clearly don't have a large family sucking your broadband dry like a crack pipe. For your circumstances, 13MBit is fine. Where I live the standard ADSL was 2.1Mbit. My fibre through IDNet gives me 26Mbit.
Definitely targetting the 'deep pockets' demographic.
It's twice the cost of a Ford Fiesta, with less boot space, roughly the same amount of interior space and (I suspect) about the same running costs once servicing and insurance are factored in. And it's certainly faster but when you're nose to tail in a traffic jam, does that really matter?
Yes, it's innovative, but - £26,000 for a supermini!!! £26 grand!!!
Not saying it isn't clever, it's just SO expensive for an electric supermini.
Edit: Downvoted by an iPhone owner, no doubt. ;)
The 'Humane Society University'?
That sounds like the very definition of something that isn't a 'university'. A university is surely where you go to learn and have your views challenged, not where you apply a pre-existing set of values to every circumstance and find that circumstance wanting.
That sounds exactly like the end of ROTJ.
This is JJ Abrams. He's likely to blast that canon in to tiny, tiny pieces and wee all over them.
Re: The no campaign is grasping at straws here
Much as I would love us to break free of the EU I'm afraid that isn't how it works. There are laws which regulate what happens when a chunk of a country breaks away and those laws state that everything which applied to the UK with Scotland in it now applies to the UK without Scotland.
The best and most sensible way out of the EU (IMO) is to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty rather than trying to repeal the Communities Act. The former gives us a gradual, organised breakup whereby competencies are returned to the UK, the latter creates an almighty mess whereby all our treaties are abrogated and leaves us with lots of paperwork to do in a very short space of time (and given the average ability of the average civil servant these days will lead to chaos).
Re: The no campaign is grasping at straws here
McHaggis - Nobody's saying that Scotland would be 'chucked out'. But Scotland would have to renegotiate membership, and that includes the Euro.
Don't take my word for it, here's old Jose Manuel to tell you himself:
Scotland will be forced to adopt the Euro.
Except that the SNP's policy on EU membership is very clear. They want to be balls-deep in the EU, not out like Norway.
(Norway is not 'part in' the EU. It is a member of EFTA, and not 'in' the EU at all.
Re: The no campaign is grasping at straws here
The EU says you're wrong. The Lisbon Treaty states that in the event of a country breaking up, the bit that's buggering off to be a new country has to reapply. That means Scotland. Act of Union, pish. It's like claiming that you could leave the EU by revoking the 1972 Communities Act, it's been superceded by EU law.
Re: Wouldn't it be nice
Whose facts would they print?
Re: Colour me skeptical...
The problem with fully multiplayer is the players you have to multiplay with, IMO. Just like in real life, some of them are ghastly.
IIRC Elite's solution is that you can choose to limit who you play with online.
I think that Star Citizen should also be a great game, and I hope they both do well. There's room out there for both games. I just hope I can find time to play them.
They didn't actually test it on bees, did they?
They did the chemical stuff, but didn't test their hypothesis on the animal they're claiming is affected. Odd.
Re: Tech skills- not so much
I notice you didn't say "have had other jobs in the private industry of the field they were regulating".
But, of course, anyone who raises even the slightest objection to the All WIse EU must be a swivel eyed DM reading racialist, and anyone who loves it is wise and clever and far better informed than the monkeys who read newspapers with short words and big boobs. It must really grate on you that your vote is worth the same as theirs.
"You Romans, you never bother to learn anyone else's languages" grumbled the Carthaginians.
We ran out of eyes.
It's shit like this which makes people support communism (right up until the time when they get it).
Is the home owner the only person who can control it?
It's just that since smart electricity metering now allows the energy company to ration your energy based upon demand (part of the Grand Plan for cutting electricity consumption), does that mean that the gas company can do the same?
If so, I think I might just keep the one on the wall that I have to turn up and down with my hand.
Re: Never again
My Xerox Phaser printer was repaired for free 2 years outside the warranty. Called them up, they came out, chap fixed it free of charge.
My house isn't full of Xerox Phaser printers.
Re: CD/DVD drive
I don't agree that the best solution to stop idiots putting SD cards in a DVD drive is to remove the DVD drive. I think the fault was the designer who thought that easily accessible slots were somehow unattractive. Which is why you have to root around behind your 27" screen every time you want to plug a memory stick in.
Re: And the first step towards Skynet has been taken...
That's an awful lot of extra weight there - pilot plus fluid plus tank. It might work (although I suspect the whole plane would need a redesign to accomodate the bulk) but the performance loss would be an issue. Consider, too, the problems with ejecting.
Rome II - "Superfluous detail"????
That's what I buy it for. I suppose detail and micromanagement could be superfluous if you're 14 and just drink Red Bull and have the attention span of a gnat but there are still some grown-up gamers who like our brains stretched as well as our trigger fingers.
Re: Let me get this straight...
Games aren't films. Lack of replayability makes a huge difference to a game and any game which you can't go back and enjoy again should be marked down when compared to ones you can. The best games (IMO) are the ones you can come back to and enjoy again. Of course the games studios don't like that because if you are playing the old game you won't buy another one.
Not necessarily. Galactic collisions lead to a burst of star formation, and short-lived large-mass stars explode magnificently, sterilising everything within a few light years with a burst of radiation. It could be that the super-future-robo humans living on XXXzzixki 211 in 4 billion years time will be irradiated.
There's certainly more obesity around but that doesn't point to a poor diet. Rather, it points to an a greater availability of food. Yes, there are people who live on junk food, but that isn't the case for the majority.
As for the increased rates of illness - these are occuring for many people at an age where they would have long been dead had they lived around WW1 and had a WW1 diet. (Hope that sentence makes sense). We're seeing more disease because we're living far longer - and part of the reason for that is diet.
Re: Five-a-day campaigns - I've yet to see actual proof (rather than bizarre warped surveys from bullying so-called-charities) that people aren't eating as much fruit and veg as they were 40 years ago. Incidentally, the national diet in the 1970s was atrocious.
Re: alcohol consumption - IIRC it has been falling since the 1970s and continues to fall. Figures somewhere around, I forget where. As has smoking and related diseases. Not that you'd know it from the relentless bullying campaigns from the Temperance League (or whatever they're calling themselves these days).
Why don't you give the 18th century diet a try, then, and see how you get on? Since salt was the only preservative available, you'll find far more of it in an 18th century diet. Fresh fruit and vegetables were only available at certain times of the year, otherwise it was salting and pickling.
You only need to look at the average height of today's human compared to one from a century ago to see the difference in diet quality.
The part where yummy mummies who run websites and whose husbands work for the BBC and who have dinner with the Camerons get to decide policy.
Matildas were knocking seven bells out of the Panzer IV until the F2 revision with the long-barrelled 75mm gun.
Re: Doesn't surprise me
Don't worry, China has you on their list for re-education, just like the rest of us.
Re: Twas ever thus
There speaks, I suspect, someone who hasn't seen a freshman class of media studies undergraduates.
Only if you assume that we have to bring the people back from Mars. If it's designed and planned as a one-way trip to develop a Mars colony then the radiation issue can be ignored.
Re: That's nice then
You can see the effects across the globe. The earliest settled human communities had already appeared in the middle east at this time, but around this date they're abandoned and settled communities and agriculture take about 2,000 years to reappear.
If the effect is powerful enough to guarantee crop failures for the first, small scale settled human communities half a world away, and force them to return to hunter-gathering , I suspect that the effects on vegetation in North America would have been quite sufficient to cause mass starvation for plant-eating megafauna and consequently the meat eaters which preyed on them.
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