47 posts • joined Saturday 6th August 2011 00:41 GMT
Leaving, not because of Murdoch
The whole point of me signing up to BE Broadband was that they were a good company with an excellent customer service team, and that they were going to be a million times better than Sky (previous provider) were. And in the times I had to call BE with a problem they bent over backwards to fix it, unlike Sky who were about as useful as a conscience is to Murdoch.
I'm sad that BE will be no more, I'll miss those Bulgarians an awful lot.
Re: Israel's naked selfishness is gross to behold
Let's get it right
Israel is a state, a country. You aren't an anti-semite because you don't recognise them, or you say they are doing wrong.
You are an anti-semite when you lambast and degrade a Jewish person, or culture. A country isn't a culture
Israel are so, so wrong in what they are doing. And bombing Syria without any condemnation doesn't make Israel look as bad as the UN for allowing it to carry on being the bully of the middle east.
Well done Mr.Hawkins, well f**king done for taking a stand. (No pun intended).
Re: What do people do on these OS's?
"What do people do on these OS's?"
I'm a Web Developer, and I do all my designing of sites, workflow, development (both PHP and MySQL) all on Linux. I used to flit between the two, but it just becomes a problem then.
You're right about Photoshop, and I tried many times to get it working on Wine but it just wouldn't work half the time. As I made the decision to go open source, I ended up using GIMP (The open-source alternative to Photoshop) and do near enough everything I did in Photoshop in GIMP. So I don't miss it.
The one thing that I do need Windows for is Football Manager. Until this game is released on Steam for Linux, I have to continue to use Windows, albeit inside a VM. Furthermore, I use Windows for IE testing.
You are also right about the office suites, they are a bit crap. But I use Google Docs for any word processing and any light spreadsheet work. On the odd occasion I have to create a CSV for a database, I do use LibreOffice which is alright to be honest.
Re: Good news: Stable; Bad news: Name
It makes a difference to people who are all about appearances I would suppose. Me, I just want it to work. It could be called Katie Price's Big Pink Titty Bojangles OS for all I care, as long as it worked.
I don't see a problem either. I have a BlackBerry Torch and I can honestly say I use the touchscreen more than the navigation pad. I just hope this Torch lasts long enough for me to save the £500 I need to buy this Q10 SIM Free.
Re: Good news: Stable; Bad news: Name
Why does the name bother people? You're using Debian, not Wheezy.
I agree regarding Lennart's. I know that Fedora is the test bed for future Red Hat releases, but a bit of stability would be nice. Something similar to Ubuntu's LTS but for Fedora. I know I'm not alone, and I get the feeling you know this too. But no matter how loud someone shouts, if you want to ignore them and be headstrong about your own ideals, you'll just ignore the noise.
I only ever use CentOS on my VPS systems. I may well try it in the future though, I want to see how I get on with Debian first.
I've been using Red Hat/Fedora since I first got in to Linux back in 2005. I remember trying Debian back then, and I hated it. Right now, I don't remember why, I just remember not liking it. But since then having stayed loyal to Fedora, I do feel it's time for a change. It was ok when I first started as Linux wasn't my main operating system, I just used it as something to learn and mess about with. Now though, I use Linux all the time (except for when I'm playing Football Manager), but Fedora continues to become less stable. I often find Evolution, for example, crashes like a bitch without warning. It disrupts my work with applications just crashing. I am getting on with it, but why should ?
So, I read this article and the other Debian article with interest, especially in terms of it not being updated all the time. The idea of Debian, how it works etc, right now appeals to me. I want something that will just work, like an old Toyota. I'm not one for fancy graphics, or fancy ways of doing things. If Debian can provide me with a platform whereby I can just work and not worry about updates etc affecting the system then I'm going to be converted from being an .rpm type of guy to a .deb. So, it's currently downloading, and later tonight I'll be installing it on to my PC at home.
Re: People moaning about the cost of Apple hardware
I have an IBM ThinkPad from 2004, cost me £400, and it still works daily in to 2013.
Amazing how people are so in awe of these developments when Linux has been rocking these very same improvements for the last 12 months.
Carry on with your Fisher Price computers guys!
Guaranteed to give you glow in the dark shit anyway...
At the moment I'm trying to resurrect a GD-ROM drive in my Dreamcast. What I found out was that they are essentially CD-ROM drives but they spin at a lower speed than normal, thus allowing SEGA to pack more data in to a CD-ROM. Furthermore, it allowed SEGA to just use off the shelf parts.
So while it's possible, you would end up with two CD/DVD drives, one just for the Dreamcast and the other for everything else.
I've been mislead all my life
Here was me thinking that when it came to todger size that it was in reference to when the penis was erect not flacid. Now I find out that it's actually down to the flacid size? This explains why I've had no action wearing the mankini...
Microsoft are right, for once
I was the proud owner of a Samsung Omnia 7, after having a crappy 3 month fling with a Samsung Galaxy S2. What Microsoft are saying is complete truth: Windows Phone 7 does exactly what the new Facebook OS says it will do. I could go on someones account on my phone, and see everything they had posted quite easily.
The only reason I'm not using a Windows Phone now is that I just can't stand touchscreen devices, so I'm using a BlackBerry instead. But if you're going to slag off the Windows Phone OS, do it on a point of usability instead of units sold. Remember Betamax was far superior to VHS, but no one brought one. Just think about it.
iPhone Sales Point
iPhone development has been stagnant for years, it's desperation to try and stick a "Designed by Jobs" label on to the new iPhones just to make consumers think they were designed by a visionary rather than a committee.
Whoever gave Mr.Fry the broken nose should be recalled to finish the job.
SimTower + Streets Of Sim City
After cutting my teeth on Sim City 2000, I was in my local Cash Converters years ago and bought SimTower. It's awesome, and I still play it now. So simple, and you could loose hours playing it. The only thing that annoyed me with that was you were limited to the number of lifts you could have.
As for Streets Of Sim City, if you can find this on eBay BUY IT!!! You need Sim City 2000 to play it, and essentially what it allows you to do is drive around the city you've created. A bit like the way Sim City 4 Rush Hour works, but this is totally first person and you can't switch it off and go back in to Sim City. It is it's own beast.
Just a shame then, thinking of these three games I've mentioned, as well as the games mentioned in the comments, that the new Sim City will be a leap year away from the simplicity of the originals. I personally don't want a game that forces me to be online. I want a game like I fell in love with years ago. So really, I'll be stuck playing the original Sim City games instead of it's new incarnation.
"This is the EU Anti-trust people, remember us?"
It sounds as well that they're following what Microsoft did with their original Xbox. If the components are ready to come by and cheap, then the profits per console will be huge.
As well as this, Nintendo have been using ATI for graphics for years. ATI could be found in their GameCube, and anyone who's played Rouge Squadron II (especially the Hoth level) will testify to the beautiful graphics it could generate.
Well hello there...
I'm quite impressed with what's been said so far. I'm not a Sony fanboi at all (I cut my teeth on the Nintendo 64), and have been out of touch with gaming really. But this has got my interest, especially with the inclusion of a proper processor. This is key, as the PS3 was too difficult to develop for, now that it has an x86 processor maybe now it'll be easier to develop for and we'll receive PC-like games to a console.
Yes, I'll be getting one.
Re: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk arguments are pathetic
Pfft, I bet if Broder had Musk's money he could! And besides, Broder doesn't have a stupid sounding name, unlike Musk. "Elon Musk", sounds like a crappy game you'd get on the Atari in the 70's....
Re: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk arguments are pathetic
You are paying supercar prices for a Tesla car. You would expect supercar performance for that. Obviously, you're not going to get that. So you would then think that you are buying a premium luxury car for that money (like a Jaguar). So you would expect it to match that in terms of range and comfort. So far, that won't be the case either.
Essentially, you are paying supercar prices for a car you could only realistically drive to work and back. Why bother paying that much money for a car when you could buy a super economical supermini or a dual fuel car (such as the Vauxhall Ampera)? It's complete nonsense.
There's an old saying: You get what you pay for. With a Tesla, or any other electric car, you aren't getting it.
Re: The Balance Of Evidence
If you're in traffic and your on cruise control, your not going to have a constant speed. Also, on the one car I drove with Cruise Control on it as soon as you press the brake pedal the cruise control disengages for safety. So in reality, while the journalist may not have driven it steadily, he still drove it in a way similar to that of a normal car, which is something that this Tesla is going up against.
Re: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk arguments are pathetic
Does how it's driven actually matter?
Who here actually drives their car with no items in it, with no passengers, and travels at 50mph to hit the manufacturers stated MPG? No one. So why the hell would you go out and pay hundreds of thousands of pounds/dollars on a car which you should be able to drive like any other car, but change your driving habits to get the most out of the vehicle? It's nonsense.
This reminds me of a quote from Quadrophenia when they're in the bath:
"Why don't you just f**k off?"
That's exactly what I'd be saying to Intel if they dared put any bloody camera in their set top boxes.
I'm in agreement. What exactly is wrong with playing a game that doesn't need to be connected to the internet?
No, I feel I will be playing Sim City 2000 and Sim City 4 alternately instead of the new Sim City.
Teletext would be awesome
Aren't you forgetting something?
Checking out the link you gave for Windows Phone 8 and iOS, there's a strange image on the right. An image, of four phones: Android phone, Windows phone, Apple iPhone, and BlackBerry phone.
But! What is this? There is no BlackBerry app to download!!!
Re: Parents are the problem
I can clarify that the 9 year old sister to my 24 year old girlfriend is indeed the younger sister :)
Re: Parents are the problem
I should have written it in what I said that the mother in law said it wasn't suitable because of it's content. I just think it's unsuitable for any general viewing because it's crap.
Parents are the problem
The NSPCC, for some reason, have this all wrong. While it's good to educate the kids, this isn't actually the cause of the issue. It's the parents.
I'm sure we've all seen it at some point, but parents let their children have laptops or iPad's with no parental controls and don't supervise them. They go to their rooms, alone, with just the laptop/iPad and themselves. They can go on whatever they want, when they want, and the parent doesn't know. Of course, the parent finds out when their child is the subject of "sexting" or finds an indecent image they have downloaded off the internet. Then it's everyone's fault BUT that parent for not taking a damn in what they are looking at.
An example of this would be my girlfriends 9 year old sister, given an iPad for Christmas by her mother. She never looks at what she's up to, and as far as the mother is concerned all she is doing is using FaceTime to speak to her friends. So on Sunday, I'm walking up the stairs and I can hear that Miranda's woman's voice (I can't stand her, and no one in the house can stand her either). I pop my head in the bedroom of my girlfriends sister and she's watching an episode of Miranda. I asked her what she was watching, and she said she was watching Tracey Beaker (LIE!). I told her that Miranda wasn't suitable (not because it's crap, but the language etc) and told her mother. The mother in law asked the 9 year old, and apparently she wasn't watching it although it was a good third of the way through the episode judging by the play bar at the bottom. The mother, like an idiot, took her word for it and didn't check it.
This mother in law isn't an isolated case, there'll be millions of families like this up and down the country. They need back bone and to stand up to the child and say "We're having a desktop down here in the living room, and you will go on it when I'm around". That is really the easiest way of combating children seeing things they shouldn't see, but alas for some reason this country/society seems to think it's the responsibility of others, not themselves, to police what their children see.
It's an absolute joke.
Re: It's sad.. it really is...
I left BlackBerry and went to Android like yourself, but I've hated the 12 months I was using an Android phone. I went to Windows Phone 7 then, which was better but nothing really gives you that sense of quality that the BlackBerry does. As soon as I've the £500 saved up (which will be about the time the QWERTY phone is released) I'll be buying the BlackBerry. And I think once people see how much of a jump this is compared to Android and iPhone (which, be honest, it is) they will go back to BlackBerry.
They may never go back to 40% market share, but I feel that after these phones they'll recoup 20% hopefully.
This Is The Day...
"This is the day, your life must surely change", as sung by The The (and also by the Manic Street Preachers). Quite an apt song for today.
I really, REALLY, hope this phone kicks arse. I'm sure it will, and I'm excited enough about it to be planning on buying one outright when it's released here in the UK. My last BlackBerry was a Curve 2 years ago, and I switched to Android because I was young and wanted Angry Birds. Since then, I've gone through an Android 2.3 phone, an Android 4.0 phone, and a Windows Phone 7. None of them match the feel of security and quality the BlackBerry gave me. As my last phone met it's death down the toilet, I bought a BlackBerry Torch. Instantly I fell back in love with the brand, and couldn't understand why I ever left.
Say it quietly, but this could be the iPhone killer we've been waiting for.
This will make...
A great Air Crash Investigation/Mayday episode when they find out what's wrong with it.
I think because the press have been alerted and have gone in to panic mode regarding the frequency of these events (the Daily Mail will be proud of it) they have had to ground the planes. Nothing more.
Could not agree more. I put off buying a new ThinkPad for about 6 months until I could afford to buy the one I wanted. My girlfriend (who I was borrowing a laptop from at the time) couldn't understand why I wanted a particular one when Comet were selling an Acer for half the price of the ThinkPad I wanted. PC's and Laptops are a commodity now unfortunately.
What did I just read?
Bit confused by this article to be honest. Right now, on my laptop I have Fedora 17 with GNOME 3 on it. Without any tweaking (because for me it worked right out of the box) when I click on the Activities button it automatically shows me all of my open windows. I stress, I haven't tweaked Fedora to do this, it has been doing this from the moment I installed it. This leads me to wonder what sort of background or past experience the writer has with Fedora.
The general feeling I get from this article is that the writer really didn't hold much hope for Fedora, and would rather be using Ubuntu or something with a bit more polish. By all means, if you want a Linux OS that looks lovely and pretty use Ubuntu or Mint. But, in my honest opinion, Fedora is aimed for the developer and/or system admin who isn't after screen candy.
I last used a BlackBerry device in 2011, and the only reason I stopped was because the Samsung Galaxy S2 looked so impressive.
Since then, I've gone through 4 phones (Galaxy S2, Samsung Omnia 7, Galaxy S, Alcatel OneTouch) and none of these phones fill me with the confidence that the BlackBerry handset delivered. I sincerely hope that these BB10 devices are the ones to restore confidence in BlackBerry's again. There is still a place for BlackBerry hardware in the workplace, as a physical QWERTY keyboard is just far superior to anything being offered by Apple, Android and Windows at the moment.
What's the problem?!
The kit is identical to last seasons strip.
I can see this pissing people off more than the usual BSOD's. The new one makes light of the situation, and does raise a smile. But imagine if your working on a document and half way through it you get that?
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