Those new programmable computers will never catch on.
1523 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
Bigger Picture Please
It may be less power hungry on a client PC but what is the overall cost in terms of power?
How much power does the development office use compared to the others?
How much power do the development servers use compared to the other?
How much power is used in getting the developers to work?
Do the developers take pack up? Or do they use a canteen?
Re: Android Winning
You're not wrong, have you seen the improved unlock screen.
It looks remarkably like a jellybean format. I know you can't do much with the digital format of the clock, but same font, same position. Even my Apple friends have joked they are using a Samsung Apple hybrid.
A loss to the bookshelves
<-----it should be whisky
Croque Madame uses an egg rather than pineapple
Apparently the addition of a pineapple is called Croque Hawaien
<-----knowing this makes me unhappy - damn the internet!
Take 2 slices of bread, toast on one side until dark brown. Any bread will do, except bread with seed toppings. Bread with seed toppings have no place in my house. Grate the extra mature cheese whilst the grill is doing it's job. Next lightly toast the other side, but only lightly. Don't take your eyes off it for one moment. Grills know when you are not looking at them and will incinerate bread within seconds. Once it is lightly toasted it is permissible to spead the light side with butter. No other spread is an option, so no comments on how you prefer soya is utterly stork. Heap the cheese on the lightly toasted and buttered side, and then gently pat down with your palm. You will then be required to dash a little Worcester sauce and a tadge of chilli sauce on it. Of course these are optional if you are in your own kitchen, but in my kitchen they are not. You now need to grill them, I find the best thing to do is place that at the back of the grill pan and push it all the way back. Of course this has many issues, namely poor visibility. As you want it to toast and melt. At no point should you take your eyes off the melting glory. Once the surface of the cheese is starting to brown over remove from grill pan, remembering to burn your hands and eat it whilst it's hot. For those worrying about grease running down their chin simply man up and grow a beard.
When you start to filter things you get all manner of anomalies.
*Won't somebody think of the people that live in Scunthorpe!
I don't think that this is a bad idea at all. You have to start somewhere.
The Pi recently featured on the BBC springwatch program as a board that can record metrics for bird boxes. The average user with an interest in nature may be put off if it's too complicated to set up.
By simplifying the process you open the board up to users that have little interest in programming but do have an interest in other fields. Not everyone wants to program or do some HAB.
Bad News \ Good News
Oh Fudge - My kiddies aint gonna be pleased about Dora moving from netflix.
Although that's champaign time for me and Mrs Gnome
It should me me! Purely based on ...
1. I'm ginger
2. I already wear a waistcoat and pocket watch
3. A casual interest in technology
4. My Electronic Cigarette actually looks like a sonic screwdriver since I modified it.
Ahh happy happy place
I think the true testament to this game and others of this ilk is the test of time. If you walk up any seafront you will soon stumble upon a true gem like space invaders. I understand what PaulyV means though, as it does seem that a lot of arcades have replaced machines with the quid a go brigade. My advice is to go deeper into the arcades.
Strangely travelling fairs seem to have a great collection of old games, and council run leisure centres also seem to have them.
Even now, I hear Gorf calling to me.
I have been looking at this phone with interest, although spec wise it's a bit mishmash
Chipset - MTK6589 (quad-core) 1.2 Ghz
System Memory - 16GB + 1GB (RAM)
Primary Screen- 4.3 qHD (960x540 pixels)
Glass - Dragontrail Glass
Primary Camera - 8MP AF (stabilization + image sensor)
Secondary Camera - 1.3 megapixels
Battery 2000mAh (Replaceable battery)
Weight 165 g
When are you going to scale this up so that Lester can get a ride?
Re: Flick switch, light turns on
£179.95 price tag or a light switch?
Hmm I'm with you on this!
Re: Good old Paypal - Did you know?
You are the reason EULA.......
Oh Fudge! and here was me thinking that it was their failure to authenticate on this occasion.
I guess I will be super careful from now on, just in case I make the EULA even worse for people like you.
Good old Paypal - Did you know?
There site and service is terrible.
Did you know that you can link your bank account and make a couple of transactions? You did, I thought so.
Did you know that you can then close your bank account and continue to pay for things using Paypal? You didn't, oh well you can.
Did you know it takes a couple of days (at least) for Paypal to notice? Great system isn't it.
I had actually paid for some items, had them delivered before they even noticed.
For anyone that hasn't been to sea, and I don't mean a ferry to france....imagine if you can a terrace house made of water crashing into you on a near constant basis. Coupled with constant three directional motion.
It's akin to waterboarding whilst on a spinny office chair.
yes, does this mean we owe you a quid?
Re: Secure compared to Windows
But I have a double deadbolt on my windows and only a bowl protecting my apple.
“We seek to find a perfect balance between engineering and humanity.”
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is the T101"
Are yes, but these ones are pronounced twat-oo's
For those that didn't bother to read the small print....
It also includes a free brown paper bag with 2 eye holes cut into it so you remain anonymous.
"Bzzt Once I have let you in and put the kettle on will you let me out of this box? Bzzzt"
Re: superhero powers
Tell that to the Fantastic Four!
I thought it looked like Eadon, that kettle clearly hates Microsoft!
No wonder Google and eBay set up shop in Ireland, they must of known about this fruity fortune.
Oh Heck! Does this mean they will be paying even less UK tax than usual?
This makes my distressing return home using Greater Anglia a positively fluffy kitten.
<----A beer for the brave Men and Women that do this
Re: With 20Mp sensor - NOW will you try Windows Phone 8?
no amount of hardware can make up for a crap operating system.
You have probably never seen a lumia, let alone used one. If you had then you would understand why it deserves to be the No1 smartphone on the market.
Android is a mixed bag, too many handsets and too many versions of OS
iPhone has stagnated and failed to innovate
Win 8 \ Lumia is a robust, fast, almost sexy phone that has power (sadly lacking in some apps)
I'm an android user, but as soon as my old phone gives up the ghost I will invest in a mid-range lumia!
Re: Legal opinion needed
Surely there is a difference between a review (good or bad) compared to profiting from someone else's IP. Sadly the chap had adverts before his clips which generated profit for himself. If I had had "x" and someone was using it in a video without my permission then I would be miffed. Especially as the terms and conditions of "X" state that i cannot copy\ distribute\ use images of etc
Yes Nintendo are miffed that they are not profiting from this, but is it right? NOPE! (IMHO)
I thought the playmonaut was the first!
Re: London centric obsessing
Totally agree - If they moved location to somewhere else they wouldn't have this problem.
Based on rail links and the like a great location would be Doncaster. Although it's not everyone's cup of tea!
Re: Please start being parents...
+1 - what this chap said.
I know it's easy for us types that seemingly spend our working day online, and as such are meant to be a little more intelligent when it comes to dealing with the internet and it's many dark corners BUT maybe parents should have some more assistance. Most of the rejects I meet when picking up my Son can barely stop themselves from swearing like sailors in a brothel. In fact most of them can't actually stop themselves!
I doubt that the majority have the understanding on how to configure a browser or how access to such sites can be blocked.
Now I don't want an imposed opt in scheme, so maybe parenting classes wouldn't be a bad thing. Oh jeez, I realise I have just suggested that we bring back the ECDL.
Re: Made up fact
Yate Shopping Centre has 4 car parks with over 1650 car parking spaces, which allow free parking for up to 4 hours.
Top work that man - Have a virtual pint
Beep - Beep - Beep
Unexpected human in the baggage area
Re: Of course, we could just leave the EU
"so Google would close it's UK office and open one in Europe."
The UK is in Europe you dummy!
Schools of some sums!
I say bring in the Gove
As education minister he should have this nailed in no time at all. It's only a pesky GCSE maths problem. For example....
Dave, John and Simon are sales reps in London. Brian is their manager that works from Dublin. If the sales reps email their sales reports to Brian then how many bananas are sold in France?
Re: Norwich University? @ James Hughes 1
Are you serious, Norwich is a nice city.
Oh dear boyo, Norwich is actually fine city according to there biased advertising slogans, Nice just doesn't cut the colemans!
And as I actually live in the city of mustard and turkey I can say on record that it is much like any other city except it doesn't have great roads or practical rail connections and the airport is a bit shit.
It's the sort of city that you design in Sim-city when you don't have much money.
(Biased Norwich resident)*
* Not local though, my genes come from the north!
Re: An ethical vegetarian?
Oh dear, I used to spout this kind of clap trap to other vegetarians. (and I am one!) Put simply most vegetarians are not Buddhists and do not subscribe to this blinkered view on what it means to be called ethical as per your insinuation. After all, you could also list insects on windscreens, weevils in cotton and the 8 spiders we eat whilst sleeping. All of which would be classed as some sort of vegetarian genocide attempt.
Most vegetarians that I know tend to take the view that they will not eat animals by way of an act of concious decision but have the understanding that some animals inadvertently expire due to the harvest of natures bounty. Vegetarianism isn't (usually) about a superiority complex, we are no better and no worse than meat eaters. In fact I will go as far as to say that the modern vegetarian diet has probably changed the landscape for the worse, whilst assisting in the deforestation of the planet and the killing of the bees. Although most vege's will also take the time to assist in replanting as well as the encouragement of preserving natural resources for the insects.
Oh and YES I do grow my own food, and I chuck the snails onto my bird table - I must be seem unethical by your high standards. Oh, and for the record I would consider trying lab grown meat, but not whilst it is in it's early stages.
When the turtle detector is invented
I will be able to follow my kids movements on twitter!
Wouldn't the heat from all those valves melt the bricks?
*the one with the EF36 in the pocket socket
Missing equipment and H&S nightmare
I find the picture of the nice builder chap in all his PPE quite frighting, he is clearly missing a grubby cup of super strength builders tea!
Also I note that you have pink plastic patio chairs, don't you know how lethal they can be, a total H&S nightmare waiting to happen?
Re: " ... Dr Who homewares, a range of crockery and other kitchen kit."
That's not a laser, it's a screwdriver!
Such as shame
That the next £6 you spend will be on bog roll.
Enjoy the wipe!
Actually Jake me and missus gnome often grow our own. Well I say me and missus gnome when that in fact is an outright lie. Missus gnome does the veg whilst I work mainly on maintaining the flowers. Although this year I am growing some onions amongst my flowerbed.
Currently we have the following :-
Rhubarb, onions, peas, spuds, lettuce, cabbage, pumpkins and courgettes. unfortunately the leaks and carrots have died. I expect this of the carrots as I have never had a great crop which is unusual as i live in Norfolk. But the leaks, this brings much sadness into my life. As for the flowers I grow, put simply I use a meadow mix of lots of different ones. I couldn't tell you there names, but they do look pretty and the bees and butterfly love them.
Whilst saintcroix has a minor point that wealthy people do not know the true meaning of poverty I do think he has rather missed the point. The challenge isn't about experiencing poverty but surely highlighting poverty whilst earning money through sponsorship.
Also, as Lester is possibly the only journo that I would be happy to defend in a knife fight (SPB is the foremost reason I stick with the Reg) I can safely say that he probably isn't a millionaire tycoon. Not many journo's are. Usually they are greasy sweaty men that look like poor people or overweight puff balls that spend any surplus expenses on irn bru and cake. Of course I may be incorrect, and if I am the Lester can you lend me a few quid guv?
Does anyone fancy crowd funding this business and setting up a diligent search company?
I foresee a lot of money in this venture
Great customer support
I had cause to phone them yesterday - they recovered my HD boxes functionality within 5 mins. That was an excellent service.
If they could ditch a shareholder then it would be an excellent company
Am I missing something as I though the tender to fibre the land was put out to numerous companies and BT won. Wouldn't that mean that Talk Talk was offered the chance to bid but didn't and now they are in a huff that another business is charging them to use the infrastructure that it has put down?