So - lots of whining, but.....
as a VM customer with cable.... who SHOULD I be getting broadband from? Not BT, not Plusnet, TalkTalk NEVER .... any suggestions?
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as a VM customer with cable.... who SHOULD I be getting broadband from? Not BT, not Plusnet, TalkTalk NEVER .... any suggestions?
Those who can't - always find a way to bugger everything up.
Why does it cost extra money in electricity bills if the electricity was going to be used anyway. I don't unplug my fridge - ever. And when the telly or the washing machine is on - it's on. So what have I missed? Maybe these devices use a tiny bit more leccy than otherwise? Or what?
Recruiters will recruit anybody for anything - the wildness of the mismatch is of no concern to them so long as you last long enough for them to get paid.
There are a very few who take great pains to place the right person in the right position because they know the true value of reputation and repeat business. Like excellent IFA's and honest politicians they are few and far between but they do exist.
"We have the job of writing the specifications ... detailed specifications full operating instructions, photographs and diagrams ... and still the developers ... get it wrong by missing some essential sequence of operation."
That would be some essential sequence that you missed out of the specifications then.
I'm a programmer and I'm sick of being blamed for other people's cockups. If you wanted the red knob turned after the blue valve was shut you should've said so, we're not mind readers.
Ew. End of relationship right there.
No it's a tautology.
It's about the same as a Seiko Divers. I have puny wrists and they fit OK.
Cost Rolex some sales? Don't be silly. Anyone with that kind of disposable income will simply buy both. To add to the collection which will include Patek Phillipe, Omega, Breitling etc etc.
That's funny - it takes a full 5 minutes to start up on my Win7 8-core machine. On a good day.
Running the standard Java dev env I find I can't change the code or variable values when stopped at a breakpoint... surely this should be a given these days?
After the HP series Daniel Radcliffe never need work again, he is rich beyond the dreams of Croseus. Therefore I assume he only does the roles he wants to. In which case
a) he must love GTA and/or
Why doesn't he do some proper indie films with a proper story and proper acting. Oh.....
And not as good as an iPhone 6, which with 64Gb memory is actually cheaper, too! Fail!
So tl;dr - it's more expensive than an iPhone 6, the battery only compares well with iPhone 6+, it's outstanding feature is the camera and it's outperformed by the iPhone 6, the reception is even worse than the original "you're holding it wrong" iPhone 4... WTF? Why would I ever buy this thing? Oh because it's got an OS that's open to hackery, trojans, malware and anything else you can put in an app from the largely unregulated Wild West Store.
Really don't think so.
Tick one of the following:
A) I read this article and came to some conclusions
B) Everything made by Apple is Inferior Rubbish for Sheeple
C) Everything made by Samsung is Wonderful Joy
D) Whatever, I just hate Android
E) I love Apple and Samsung are just wannabe's
F) None of the above
If youtube and twitter can't abide by their own policies they should be shut down. Allowing themselves to be used to broadcast ransom demands and beheadings, and to be the media outlet of choice by terrorist organisations, they should be ashamed of themselves.
Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to blackmail, kidnap and murder.
What goes on? Trying to bring the price in under the iPhone6 AND out-spec some of its numbers (e.g. the camera).
To the extent that my iPhone 6 battery lasts a couple of days - more if I don't check mail/messenger/facebook all the time. And the camera's pretty damn good thanks.
Both my kids have Samsung handsets and the chances of my finding either of them using Samsung's frankly awful "find my device" webpage/system are about 1,000:1
It's buggy, slow, unreliable and soul-destroying to use, to the point where I give my eldest my old iPhone4 if I'm really going to need to know where he's at, because the Apple version works immediately, quickly, reliably and without fail. Everything the Samsung system is not.
I know the apple-haters and Samsung apologists will be downvoting the actual reality of my personal experience but hey. Haters gonna hate, potaters gonna potate.
Samsung, your "find my device" stuff really really sucks.
Apple - yours doesn't.
So, iOS not affected.
Open is better though, right?
It's easily upgradeable. They hold their value so damn well you just flog it and buy a new one every year or so. Cheaper than upgrading components!
But they are cheap. Cheaper to produce that is. So profit margins are hiked twice over: once, given the high price and again, by saving production costs.
Soldering things straight to the board also increases reliability and makes them thinner and lighter, which apparently is what everybody wants.
I don't have to cart a laptop around anywhere so it's not much of a selling point for me, although having said that I would rather sit around with that thing on my lap than our old Dell!
I wear my watch on the inside of my wrist to prevent me constantly banging it on door frames and stuff. I don't know about you but the inside of my wrist is definitely not hairy, and the sensors would work just fine.
Why else would voda be let off £4 BEEELION (as elreg would have it) in tax, and be allowed to continue this roaming charge nonsense?
It's the same one that says rape victims should not be accused of provocation because of what they were wearing "Don't use the Internet" .... REALLY? "Don't wear a short skirt, or you're just asking for it"
However, I'm not surprised people don't want to get involved. A friend of mine once intervened in a bloke getting pushed around on a tube platform one night. The original victim ran away and *he* ended up getting a good kicking.
There must be a mundane equation to work out the best size TV for a room of a given shape/area. Can't be bothered to work it out, myself.... but as used to be the case with websites of old, you can make them as pretty as you want but if there's no content, there's no lasting traffic.
Probably our age but we struggle to find more than 90 minutes of TV a night, and that's including re-runs of trivial stuff we've missed (9oo10cats does countdown for example). As far as new content? There's very little, we're kind of picky when it comes to movies and we don't follow sport.
The only real reason for bigger and bigger TVs is "because we can". The home cinema for the super-rich must be a diminishing market, since more and more wealth is rapidly being concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer people (no citation need, I think)
Not that I want to scam anyone (not even Clarkson), but how, if banks are "secure", is it possible to set up a DD or withdraw money or whatever if all you have is a/c & sortcode.
I am the naivest person ever but I, like Clarkson, assume you could only put money IN with those.
I'm probably also naive if I think anyone is going to explain it to me, tbf, but anyway...
Because it's us that is paying for these Utter Hoxtons to bugger everything up and ruin people's lives. Gaah!
There is definitely a right way and a wrong way, but after 2.5 years of it I still haven't got it all down perfect - every day is a schoolday as they say.
Despite all the razzmatazz, getting HTML5 to do everything Flash can do - at a reasonable framerate (24 and above) - on a reasonable subset of devices (S4, S5, iPhone5, iPod Touch, iPad 4+ .... nobody doing HTML5 codes for *just* desktop) - is Quite Hard. Simple stuff, yes of course, but tens or hundreds-of-thousands-of-lines applications? Games, slot machines, anything properly interactive? Not easy, trust me. Much easier to knock out a swf. Apart from anything else it has built in support for loading all the assets gracefully, playing sounds RELIABLY,all sorts of stuff which you otherwise have to write yourself or use a 3rd party framework. And DON'T get me started on those. You're back to relying on other people and that might as well be Adobe as anyone.
Previously undetected, they have been hiding from us ever since they launched the "B" Ark all those years ago.
The BBC's clickonline have a better one.
Urrr... apparently at least 25% WON'T steal your device, that's what this article is actually about.
Why would anybody want a computer with XP on it any more? Really? With the total lack of support they surely can't even give them away?
I'd have thought they should produce a client which doesn't regularly lose the location of its game files or just plain corrupt them, allows more than one login (as previously alluded to), doesn't run like treacle on all but the very latest hardware, wakes gracefully and has a decent support infrastructure over and above "ask someone else or wait 2 weeks for us to patronise you".
I realise a LOT of people play through Steam. A quick google will reveal that my kids (and therefore I) am not alone in finding the whole thing to be rather pants.
Last month we waited half an hour for some enormous (paid-for) game to download only to be told "oh this only runs on windows, sucker". No refund. No warning that it wasn't going to play despite being obviously downloaded to OSX. And again, no refund. WTF.
Using the contact details provided on the page we won't let you access.
"No keyboard detected. Press F1 to continue"
It was more historically accurate. And the singing was better.
and so I know all about Denmark. There's industrial quantities of potatoes with everything and the beer is incredibly weak. Lovely people, too. Danish pastries and bacon, not so much, at least where I was.
We did a thing, because we can. And it got reported. So it must be a valuable contribution.
You *really* wouldn't want to switch that one back on though.
You're complaining that a computer remembered your registered email address so that you didn't have to? I thought that was what computers (well, databases) were *for*?
iMessages are still blue and text messages green though
I've never had a problem with iMessage except from occasionally in shopping centers for some reason, but the handy "send as text message" option always does the trick.
I now have an iPhone 6 and it's a really nice jump up from the 4. Fast, slim, light, great battery, screen size and so on. I'm not worried about the sticky-out camera as I keep it in one of those leather flip cases that holds a couple of credit cards, and the leather's easily thick enough to protect it, as would any kind of bumper or skin be.
Incidentally, I think there is one massive advantage to having the lens stick out a bit like that .... when using the camera with the phone in its case, when the flash is on, you don't get that truly awful lens flare that I used to get on the 4, which made taking flash photos impossible without wresting it out of the case first, which is always a PITA.
True, but people forget - there's so much else to worry about when changing ecosystems.
That's fine if you have a small room. Our previously enormous 26" set suddenly looked like a postage stamp when we plonked it down in the front room of our new house: subjectively, the 46" set we replaced it with only looks like a 32" would have done in the old house.
OTOH I don't see why anybody would need more than 640k of RAM
Not sure about the phoning home - I think my Samsung can only do that if you set up a Samsung account - a requirement of some of the "smart" features - but the only things I actually use are the iPlayer & other catchup apps, and youtube, both of which I find very handy indeed.
Costco won't have done any kind of setup on those screens .... they often default to some pretty crappy settings and viewing them under a massive wash of striplighting may not help things.
For me - and I suspect a lot of people - there are 2 things at play here which utterly override the whole 720->1080->4K->[...] upgrade path thing.
1. At some point, everyone decides that a good enough picture is good enough. I have a 1080p 46" screen and it's absolutely fine. I will change it when it breaks or I move and need a bigger or smaller one.
2. The whole point of a TV is the content. Yes, you can enjoy that content more when it's Attenboro' or sports maybe, etc, but for the most part one watches the show not the picture quality. A really good programme could be on anything and it will be as good as the writing and acting can make it. First time I saw Das Boot it was on a 12" black and white set, and it was as riveting as when I saw it again on a 26" TFT.
There will always be the er, TV-o-philes same as there are audiophiles who listen to the Hifi rather than the music, but they are rare by comparison.
Surely you just drive it from one of your country mansions to another of your country mansions?
Windows 7 -> 8 -> 10
XBOX -> XBOX 360 -> XBOX One
Is it just me and Sheldon Cooper thinks this is ALL WRONG?
Lacklustre and grimy-sounding "reading experience". Virtually no content available (er - remind me again what the point of an ereader is). A bit large and slippery to be held comfortably. Also - HOW MUCH??
Oh but it's 3mm thinner than a paperwhite. Pardon me for not rushing out to get one.
No wonder nobody has heard of this turkey. And they never will.
Really? Where - in that huge boot?
Er hang on. It's currently not a subscription service, and I "own" 3 or 4 seasons of Breaking Bad, Doctor Who and a few other bits n pieces.
So if TalkTalk (Worst. ISP. Ever) turn this into a subscription service - what happens to the stuff I "own" ... am I going to have to pay again to watch my own property?
I will never trust digital content, and this is why.