433 posts • joined 23 Jun 2011
It wasn't just plusnet
BT Infinity was stupidly slow last night - so slow in fact that speedtest.net stalled out halfway through and wouldn't complete a run. When it showed anything, it showed peaks of around 1.1Mb - average about a third of that at best, with lots-o-nothin (tm) in between :(
Roll on the cable guys - they're coming on Monday...
All this bacon talk - Won't somebody think of - the beer!?
And I have it good authority that, according to chemistry, alcohol IS a solution.
It seems there's no fix for my iPhone4
as it still has iOS6 on it, and it will be sold with it on (at a premium I suspect) when the 6 comes out and I get one. (If I don't get a Galaxy 5 that is. Or a Heuwei ?!?). I have been steadfastly ignoring the iOS7 "update" since it first appeared as I have no intention of converting my perfectly serviceable phone into a laggy, power-hungry partially non-functioning brick, thank you very much.
IMO the 4 & 4S should NEVER have been pushed iOS7. It's been written off elsewhere as a cynical ploy to get otherwise happy Apple owners to fork out for new hardware when it really wasn't needed.
If it goes wrong...
The short answer is, don't buy it from Apple. Buy it from your local friendly certified reseller (I could name a very good one in North London - no affiliation...) and they will happily pick it up, fix it and deliver back PDQ, free of charge. They may even have loan machines (I have *no idea if this is true but it wouldn't surprise me). NB They will do this even if you DIDN'T buy it from them. If it's Apple + Applecare (ie in warranty) then no problem.
Stand in line at an Apple Store? Actual LOL!
Final Cut Pro X?
I thought this was now a dead-in-the-water amateurs-only "app"? There's SO many youtube vids deriding it.
Re: The Turtle Moves!
They still do, kinda - on a windows laptop, using drag n drop building blocks of logic - in year three.
He thinks building a simple addition calculator was very cool - and was amazed by a loop that printed out something 10,000 times :)
Humax freeview box
I have the old SD one which still gets used for SD broadcasts - I've been wanting the HD YouView one for some time as being HUMAX it's probably the best of them - but what's put me off is not the price, it's the many many crappy reviews on Amazon, which make it sound like a far inferior product to my old SD one. 3 minute startup time? Yeesh.
So I bought a Sammy "smart" TV and it has all the player apps anyway. So who needs it?
David Eycke! David Eycke knows the answer
Somebody should put them in touch.
Re: Whilst I want Bletchley to keep going
+1 for having been "an actor in a fish museum" :)
Re: Would it be too much...Rosalind Franklin
Rosalind Franklin's boss Wilson got the other third of the Nobel, in fact. Franklin had been dead 4 years and it's not awarded posthumously, I believe.
"not covered by Applecare"
Hmm. Applecare claims to be for all device hardware, and I've never had a hardware problem that wasn't covered. If it were me I would be in contact with head office PDQ quoting their T&Cs at them and I bet it'd get fixed. "Geniuses" they ain't.
Re: “The spectra of hydrogen and antihydrogen are predicted to be identical"
And another! Sorry did I Bohr you? Haha stopit you ar slaying us etc
Re: “The spectra of hydrogen and antihydrogen are predicted to be identical"
Haha two thumbs down? Who do you think you are, Einstein and Schroedinger?
“The spectra of hydrogen and antihydrogen are predicted to be identical"
Really? The spectra of anything depends on quantum theory. They could equally be utterly different. Or similar enough but instead of emitting light could be emitting anti-light ie this dark energy they are always banging on about.
It could even be that an electron jumping to an outer orbit gains dark energy from an anti-electron jumping to an inner orbit and somehow converts it to light energy when it jumps inward again.
It's also possible that dark energy and light energy are the same apart from our perception of it since nothing has any properties at all until it is measured in some way.
Usually I prefer to say hang the sense of it. I never got an award for Norway but I'd rather be happy than right any time.
Re: What's with that?
Spectroscopy depends on the jumping of electrons from outer to inner orbits (releasing energy ie light packets in different wavelengths), and magnetism affects this behaviour.
FYI The fact that light can be released in a non-continuous packet (or quanta) AND have a continuous wavelength is the stuff of quantum theory.
Re: sapphire glass scratches ?
Check the (Seiko) spec. Could be "Hardlex" which I don't think is quite the same thing.
Re: It looks like NO ONE ever audited X Windows
"a programmer that spends ages thinking about the problem then codes a solution that turns out to be a g'awful mess that takes ages to fix" -??
I could name quite a few of those, believe me!
Re: It looks like NO ONE ever audited X Windows
Yeah, but "client libraries trusted servers to send valid data" ! That is SUCH a schoolboy error. Literally.
the term 'rejected' can easily be taken out of context here and escalate
..., especially on social media channels. Channels like The Reg? Which specialises in taking things out of context? #justsayin
Re: iWatch ? I cannot believe
" Tissot make a model with thermometer, compass and barometer which is indistinguishable from a a normal 3-hand wristwatch; touching the face at 12, 3, 6,or 9 causes the hands to display that information instead of the time."
Wish I could afford one of those!
Re: When I were a lad ...
I still have one, and am getting another soon as I quite fancy a diver's style watch (Seiko SK007 or similar) as I like the idea of actual clockwork, er, clocks. Never needs a battery, self-winding, and surprisingly accurate. Not as accurate as my solar-powered quartz seiko which doesn't need batteries either, but within a minute or two is good enough for me.
Now then, that "designer's impression" picture: It's round. OK. So who has a perfectly round wrist? Nobody. Fail...
Don't care about "surveillance"
DO care about being relentlessly spammed.
Re: The ipad's big fail
I regularly "carry" 10s of Gb of docs and music around in this funny little app called Dropbox.
Re: An upgrade?????? You're joking right?
Or you could just add an SD card adaptor, and give yourself - you know - removable storage.
Re: @Philip Storry
Where's a link for that, then. Accordng to Apple you do it through the app store. There's no link on their website that I can find.
Re: I think you mean
What utter BS - these things are all made in the same places by the same people in the same circumstances. Are you seriously suggesting otherwise?
Note to self
remember to tell my kids what strangers "asking the time" actually means, and how to deal with it.
The buggers make WAY too much money, our country is falling apart from lack of it, and they've got it all. Give it TF back!
Great deal BT
Currently you get a choice of two "great" kinda average handsets and a whole 10Mb data. An extra half a gb os only £5.70. Go BT! No really - just go.
Re: Pix or it didn't happen.
I saw a pixellated version the other day, before they were all taken down. Yes, it was him. It wasn't the face that was pixellated ;)
OTOH who really cares. Silly fail and all that, but hoho! Now move on.
Re: Is it worth over a grand?
OSX on a PC?
mmmmm... maybe not. Back in the day, my mates and I used to drool over Triton motorbikes - hand-built hybrids consisting of a nicely tuned Triumph twin in the legendary Norton Featherbed frame. One day, a friend turned up on his Triton - a Norton engine in a Triumph frame... oh how we laughed. And no, it wasn't any good. When it worked at all.
Microsoft on a Mac
Yes, because there's some decent Windows software that people need or want to run (ever tried using Pages as a proper word processor? Really??), but Windows boxes are awful by comparison. Cheap, shoddy, short-lived, buggy and no resale value. Makes perfect sense!
Re: Never again
My Pure internet radio bust its power socket a month out of warranty. They told me to throw it away and buy a new one off them at a discount (which was still more than retail), because they wouldn't fix it. They never fix anything, it turns out - if it's in warranty you get a refurb or something, if not you can get stuffed.
Re: CD/DVD drive @jdx
The kind of retard who reads the whole post and realises that the punchline is about the screen. *Your* kind of retard, fellah.
Oh surely you remember - it's the thing that imports CDs and movies and stuff that other people have made for you into the computer, and allows me & the kids to make our own movies which we can show to Grandad or watch in the car or anywhere or post to rellies, which we use ALL THE TIME, so PUT IT BACK you CHEAPSKATES :(
Otherwise that is NOT an all-in-one as it has peripherals hanging out of it, so don't call it that. You might as well call a mac mini an All-In-One - hey just add a CD/DVD drive .... and a keyboard ... and a mouse ... oh and a screen.
I suppose it does get around the problem that a lot of people found that the "superdrive" was very unreliable and expensive to fix or replace, as now you can just throw it away and plug in a new one. But I don't really think much of that "solution".
Yes, thats definately it!
My smartphone has a dictionary, too. Which tells me how to spell "definitely", should I need to look it up. Maybe you need a better phone.
Re: Apple support versus an Android: you usually have to go to a CM build.
That's the problem right there. WTF is CM build, and who the hell cares? I just want my phone to work, and when it doesn't, give me a new one (or an identical refurb, I don't care) within 10 minutes, please, as I have stuff to do that doesn't include finding out about "CM Builds" and how to install them.
choose that over a HTC One?
I'd choose a pair of tin cans and a piece of string over an HTC One. What a piece of junk!
the Nokia blows the Xperia Z1 out of the water.
On that evidence I'd say the opposite. the Nokia is too dark, too contrasty and the colour rendition at night is just bad and wrong, the sony looks very natural by comparison.
Friggin celebs on charity jollies telling us how spend our hard-earned....
"The flights have been organised by Space Expedition Corporation and World Privilege Card, which are raising the money for Arms Around The Child"
Why don't they just give all that cash to the charity, solve the kids-with-HIV thing and buy their own space fights?
AFAIK there is still audio output through the cable, but NO VIDEO. This FWIW is why I'm not interested in a 5/5C/5S, as I like to dump my phone on my hifi - which has a DOCK... and links to my TV, so I can download and watch movies from it. I *suppose* I can continue to use my old iPod for that when my phone finally dies and needs replacing. Going to be a good few years yet though touch wood.
Re: Buy old records
Thumbs down for that? You clearly have no appreciation of sound quality. Buy vinyl - japanese pressings - masters - put them on your Rega3/Linn Sonndeck and turn it up - preferably through a Leak amp and a massive pair of old Tannoys.
Buy old records
They should call it "rendre fromage coloré" in France
Or just "fromage" - that's usually yellow - ish - innit.
Re: Ah, cassette tapes...
And not forgetting the magic inherent in the pocket degausser.
Re: written by someone who clearly has no idea about science or technology
Annoyingly, I agree with both of you.
Popular science reporting *should* be just that - popular - or it won't get watched by a mass audience. i.e. it will be unpopular, literally. It should make a great jumping-off point for personal research if one's interest is piqued. I am reminded of many of my better University lectures which did not impart hard information so much as point out that, to paraphrase, "over there is a big field full of all these things that you might or should find very interesting. Now go over there and investigate for yourself."
OTOH if I have to endure one more program about space which explains that "the planets go around the sun, and Jupiter is Very Big, oooooh, look, it has moons and Saturn has rings!" I will - er - be very bored indeed.
Sign me up
I can sit in the front and read a book all the way to - wherever the hell we have to go that weekend. The mother-in-law's.
These things won't be autonomous, you'll still need a "driver", well, operator. Like with aeroplanes, y'know.
Re: What's interesting
I'll be in the queue for a baby blue one
Shifting the blame to the workers, rather than the management, for the project's failings is odd
No it's not, it's entirely obvious and the reason why NOBODY SPOKE UP!