587 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
Yep, my first thought too. Lo and behold, a fair few drives, nothing over £500, and most of it a damn sight cheaper than that.
Common sense: the NHS has heard of it.
Best. Bootnote. Ever.
Time and time and time and time again I'm amazed by the hysteria that nuclear power and radiation provokes.
And before anyone mentions Fukoshima: we do not live in an active earthquake zone.
"engineers sometimes keep ideas in reserve for emergencies and continued employment"
And it will be ever thus.
Kirk: How much refit time before we can take her out again?
Scotty: Eight weeks, Sir, but ye don't have eight weeks, so I'll do it for ye in two.
Kirk: Mr.Scott. Have you always multiplied your repair estimates by a factor of four?
Scotty: Certainly, Sir. How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?
Re: I'm not interested, until...
No, no, no, no, no. Just send them to me!
No. Part of the service is that the numbers can be changed for free, just by calling customer services. Presumably you need to stay in their price plan for that. Check out the FAQ on the link.
£40 is for a new handset with different names printed on it. You'd be daft not to just stick a new label on it to avoid that.
I seriously doubt they're making that much profit. The volumes will be low, so the dev costs will have to be amortised across a much, much, much smaller number of units than the el cheapo units you're referring to.
Re: Hang on...
The constant drain is because the phone needs to always be connected to the network, and it actively varies the power output to make sure it does. IANA RF Engineer, but I'd imagine that accounts for 99% of the battery drain between calls.
5 days was what you got from a late 90's LCD phone, and their displays took almost no power at all when the back light was off.
I may well get me arse handed to me on a plate for using this icon, but I'm feeling daring.
Pah! I still copy out my spreadsheets by hand onto vellum, and put that into a fireproof box.
No way an EMP pulse is going to take out my work.
Man, I loved that game. Best use of headshots and sniper rifle I'd seen, and a pretty decent plot too.
Re: Well, there you go
That's a pretty amazing thing to admit on a gaming article.
Kind of like saying "What, beer's alcoholic? I thought it was a type of apple juice, that's why I've been drinking Campari and orange all these years" in the pub.
Take it away George...
If you're gonna do it, do it right...right
Given the telegraph is read by retired colonels and other 'outraged of Tunbridge Wells' types, I think IT literacy is in very short supply.
Although to be fair only a small majority of all people would know to use a proxy, and a smaller proportion still would be able to do it (I know, it's not tricky, but there are a shit-load of people who think that a blue 'e' means the internet, and errrr, that's it).
Ahhh, the French
Sometime you love 'em, sometimes you hate 'em. I'm going with the former on this occasion.
Qu'est-ce que le mot francais pour "jubbs?"
Re: Oh well done.
Indeed. When it comes to spiders, anything larger than my little finger nail moves from Tiny all the way to Stamp-On-The-Scary-Bastard-Now.
Oh look, a spider icon. Must have lost a leg while a mate was trying to eat it.
Re: Foolishly, I was expecting that there would actually be a slideshow here
That more a yawn-inducing "Tales of the Unexpected" horror (US readers: Twilight Zone), than a true Carrie's-Grave trouser-filler.
Standard Oil, the East India Company, Microsoft: all ruled the world and then fell (or are falling).
The loyalty and willingness of Apple fans to spend money has been phenomenal. Couldn't last forever, and the original yawning quality gap between Apple and non-Apple phones and tablets has vanished (and in the case of phones at least, arguably reversed). A more balanced market will emerge.
Next on the chopping block: A certain search and advertising corporation.
It seems you're suggesting making a bloody mary from, well, a bloody Mary.
You had me until "Gordons is great". No, no, no, no, no. It is Budweiser* to other gins' real ale. Plymouth, or the wonderful Sipsmiths for me.
*The American one, or Buttwiper, as it should be known. How on earth can you remove so much flavour from a beer?
"It's not supposed to be 'informative'"
Don't be such a pompous wally, this is a tech news and comment site. The former should be informative, and the latter informative and lay out a writers opinion. Both should obviously entertain. The job of a decent journalist is to synthesize the facts and, if writing a comment piece like this one, provide a reasoned opinion one way or the other (note: you can still lay out both sides of the argument). The reader can then assess the facts and either agree or otherwise. Simply presenting a list of things which may or may not happen is sloppy, amateurish, and rather dull.
It's far more interesting to be presented a point of view on a topic, even if you disagree with it. See also every newspaper columnist since time began, or look at the vibrant discussion generated on one of Lewis's or Andrew O's articles.
So Microsoft might come back. Or they might not.
They might have to change to do it. Or they might not.
They might shift to a hardware/software ecosystem manufacturer. Or they might not.
What an informative article.
Re: It was funny the first time...
Erm...apart from me, obviously.
It was funny the first time...
How about the first person to point out "rounded corners" gets banned for a year.
And anyway, it looks more like the Galaxy S3.
Never mind the length...
...feel the WIDTH. It's all that matters. Feel that pocket stretch.
It amazes me that the Red Button text services are so unspeakably slow and otherwise just a bit shit, considering the it was introduced over 30 years after Ceefax was.
As an analogy: Ceefax started 7 years before the ZX81 was released; the Red Button started just after the PS3 was released.
Two galaxies smashing together over millions of years
Just how cool is that.
Calibre is your friend
With the Kindle plugins, natch.
Re: It's not just sheep
10% of the population is about the same as live in Scotland. I'd say that's pretty significant.
Ironically 90% of the UK's sheep also live in Scotland. [this fact has been made up]
"I had the Corgi model that fired Swan Vestas out of the front bumper"
As, I suspect, did many of us. The bullet-proof screen always ended up jammed, though.
Nice article. Left me feeling warm and fuzzy.
Well played sir. *claps*
Oh my sides!
What's that noise? Could it be the grinding of teeth emanating from One Infinite Loop...
As Miss Poppins would say...
...Practically Perfect In Every Way.
(I bet Mary's periods were accompanied by cute animated animals)
Let's make everyone happy
Put him in a Faraday cage at the bottom of a mineshaft. With some candles.
Re: That would be £40 rather than £50 cheaper, and the magic word is
It's rather disheartening that you're probably right. Still the success of the Galaxy S2/S3 gives me hope...
I've never, ever read an article with so many acronyms (and yes, pedants, some of them are abbreviations). There's well over one per line O_o
OMFG, LOL, LMAO, SWALK, etc.
Re: New odds?
So...Manchester may not be the wettest, most grim place in the galaxy? I'm speechless.
"a genuine El Reg soil mark"
No, not even for a beer. Have you any idea how many pairs of boxers you'd go through to get that right?
Re: A better place to look for today's Bond villain?
The Daily Mail is thataway --->
Re: Circle of Life as we know it, captain
Well, it made me think more than your post did...
Monty Python's Mouse Organ
Specially tuned rodents, played with a mallet. "This one is E-sharp, and this one is G."
I'm very, very relieved they didn't pull a Lucas and replace the shark with a CGI monstrosity.
Smile you son of a b*tch! ... ... BOOOOM!!
Re: Does not compute....
It a cipher. In this case a = 2 and l = 0.
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.
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.
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: Why would you buy this...
And BTW, all "youview" and "yourview box" give you on Amazon is a short list headed by a Humax box, so I think you're a little premature with the £29.99 line.
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