544 posts • joined Friday 10th February 2012 12:07 GMT
Why would a normal battery be more prone to leakage than a rechargable chappie?
If I think of all the remote controls I've had, I've never once had a leak. They tend to keep their batteries for multiple years, and I'm not putting ever-so-f*cking-expensive rechargables into something like that.
Re: It's a start
So, a lot of craaazy looking phones, once upon a time.
You know film of all the insane things people did when trying to build a plane, the one with the bed with a bouncing umbrella, and the creation with 10 stacked wings that collapses while taxiing? This is like that, but with phones.
10 years ago you'd have said "how is 2Mbs not real broadband". Infrastructure investment should be for the long term.
Do it once and do it right.
Re: It's a start
Meh. Trends. They go one way, then another.
Remeber in the early noughties, when there was a race to make smaller and smaller handsets? At one point they became difficult to use unless you had spindly fingers (the Nokia 8210 was about 40mm wide I think), and the call quality deteriorated because the mic was closer to your earlobe than your mouth.
The trend for Dom Jolly devices will peak (having gone too far) and will settle at a more sensible level, IMHO.
Re: Quantum computer Boffin 'had to sit down"
No, he was so surprised he completely forgot where he was. His momentum then dropped to zero.
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Just three stars - the air conditioning is very hit and miss, and the elevators seems to break down every week. Good coffee though, which is worth an extra star all on its own.
All in all an acceptable space, but a bit disappointing compared to others in the series.
The charts are funny too:
Title: The 10th-percentile latency of NMAP, as a function of popularity of IPv7
y-axis units: PDF
x-axis units: energy (GHz).
Re: All lies!
Ummm....I wrote that after reading most of the first page. Turns out the rest of the artivle was very interesting and pretty cool, and completely stopped ruining my day.
Sorry about the shouting. As you were.
Spooks was a documentary. James Bond was/is a minor exaggeration.
Now stop ruining my day :(
Re: I believe that GCSB can say they weren't snooping on Dotcom before December
"there is no difference between the agencies" ... "NSA or GCSB or GCHQ ... are the same thing"
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You seriously think they share everything with each other? Also, I have a bridge for sale.
"Turing wasn’t eccentric: he was unique."
Can't say fairer than that.
Re: From what i read on BBC...
Back in your box, pedant. According to the OED:
Finger: One of the five terminal members of the hand; in a restricted sense, one of the four excluding the thumb.
So we're both right, but you're restricted in some way...
Re: From what i read on BBC...
Who cares how they measured it. A billion is an arbitrary milestone, which happens to be a round number in base 10, which we use because we have 10 fingers.
I suspect we'd all be using holodecks and backing up our consciousnesses by now if humans had 8 fingers. IT would be so much easier in base 8. Piano music would not be as good, however.
All advice on a new HD freeview box gratefully received. Anyone?
Most impossible Bond gadget. Number one contender must surely be the invisible Aston Martin. Another good (i.e. bad) effort was the magnetic watch which can attract a metal boat from 10 metres. Underwater and flying cars not in the mix as they actually built them for real :)
And a shirt, tie, and blazer. Brogues optional. Pipe not optional.
"can save more energy than would be supplied by a battery occupying the same space"
It's tiny, and it's the difference in volume between this antenna and a normal one that counts (not the absolute size).
I'd struggle to see how it can't improve overall battery life, unless it doesn't work as advertised, or if the power budget for the antenna is negligible compared to the total demand. I know the screen is the biggy, but that's not operating most of the time.
Re: Odd Users Again...
I would actually like to conduct a survey of people buying tablets to ask "what are you actually going to use it for"
I'd be much more interested in waiting 3 months, and then asking "and what did you use it for in reality?". I wonder how many people would answer either "for porn" or "as a paperweight".
"Firefox 1.0 is arguably the most important technology developed in the last 50 years"
You're joking, right?
Re: @James 51, whilst we're doing pedantry
You might want to reply to the right post before criticizing someone. Glass houses, stones, etc.
Re: Bulletproof monk?
Nor are they flameproof, sadly. :(
Or Sumonium, as it's a big fella.
Re: Is it me?
Assuming you mean "round when viewed from above", as opposed to the tear-shaped crater you'd expect from an oblique impact, then I'd very much like to know the answer. It's not as if there's any atmosphere to aggressively remove or reduce the lateral velocity vector.
Meanwhile, at El Reg Towers...
...the editorial team sit back, smile, and declare "Mission Accomplished".
...they'll run on mouldy banan skins, and be called Mr Fusion.
I've seen the future, and it has floating skateboards...
Re: well.. a 100Million years from now..
While "cache" is technically correct, the preferred term is "stash".
Re: Is this a reaction?
Or maybe, just maybe, Lewis lives under a bridge, and is scared of goats.
I think that would descend into a farce. Is a high tackle in rugby assault? In football, mistimed tackles happen all the time (ok, so it's often an excuse, but not always) - would that constitute assault. A wildly swung hockey stick? A broken nose from a thrown basketball?
Way, way too many grey areas there, IMO.
Make a nasty tweet, get a visit from the Old Bill. Beat seven shades out of another player at a football match, no action taken, other than by the league. See also: Rugby.
I'm not saying the rozzers should take a look at this - these things are going to happen in a physical sport - but the double standards are appalling.
Why no go the whole hog and move back to barter.
I'll swap you three cabbages and a spoon for a pint of milk and a pair of socks.
Give the vendor's time to fix it?!?
Given how infrequently Android users update their OS (often never - look at the number of devices still on Froyo or Gingerbread) is this really going to happen?
I think there are going to be a helluva lot of vulnerable phones out there, meaning standing next to a stranger on a train with an NFC enabled phone will be a risky proposition.
Re: "...is small and compact..."
Paris ... head.
Re: Ahoy There
www.talklikeapirate.com - all will become clear.
This is a troll
Why don't people just add an SD card at a fraction of the cost, like I do with my Android phone?
If this let's me phaser Wesley Crusher I'll buy one at any price. Phasers not-in-any-way set for stun.
[Yes I know Mr Wheaton is a lovely chap in real life. But on TNG: *pew* *pew* *pew*]
Not quite the same, but...
There's a Restaurant in Central London which calls itself a "Polish-Mexican Bistro". It's ideal if you've had a few drinks, but not quite enough to find a kebab an attractive option.
Citroen, obviously, not Citreon. The latter sounds like a lemon-based ointment. "Ooo, me farmers are giving me some gip, I'll just rub in some of this Citreon cream."
Try and spell Peugeot and Citroen without looking them up, I dare you.
"French cars are not exactly known for their long term reliability"
Peugeot are by far the best of the big three frog car manufacturers, to be fair. Even Citreon have made great strides, but I'd rather have a rusty Daewoo than a Renault.
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