223 posts • joined 30 Mar 2012
Having had a Fire HD since last Christmas its been in use pretty much every day.
Music - seems good, amazon cloud of most music bought through amazon, plays mp3s, havent tried ogg or flac.
ebooks - will take .mobi natively, Moon+ reader (free in kindle app store) will take epubs.
Access to usual apps, iplayer etc prices comparable to google play store.
Video - vidOnme app plays xvid fine
Battery adequate -ymmv depending on what app your running
Carousel - meh would rather have icons like most tablets.
Any UK release date for the kids version? Can't seem to find it on amazon.co.uk
Icon for what junior will put one through.
Re: Why no tracking device? @ShadowDragon8685
And that would be a problem because?
Re: Pebble's nearly there
Funny I was just thinking the Bluetooth in my car pretty much does that already.
Outside of the car I can spare the attention to the phone.
Just a question of :
a) remembering to turn bluetooth on when I get to the car,
b) not leaving the phone on the dash when I get out of the car.
Re: environmental cost
I also read it as don't expect a quick killing on aseteroid mining stocks - it will be a long time before they are price competitive for most materials.
True, most of them would drop Sky before Benson & Hedges.
BBC produces quality TV that the market can't...
Science and Natural History?
Someone better let Discovery know.
Name change by deed poll to include...
Re: Special Circumstances?
However the "Grey Area" is the one you really don't want to piss off.
Missed entry (ooerr...)
The elite conscripts from Haldeman's Forever War
So what filth does the error message in system shock refer to?
"Our System Has been Shocked! But don't forget to salt the fries!"
on second thoughts I don't think I want to know....
Re: FTSE 100 yield is about 3.5%
True, however careful choice of investments can give somewhat higher. My SIPP is currently running around the 18% p.a. mark, if I had paid a little more attention and liquidated my small caps I could have made 25%+ this year. 30% if I wasn't limited in my choice of investment.
Working for one of the big 4 I need to be careful not to invest in any of our clients, I really don't need internal compliance asking me those type of questions.....
Re: @Hud Dunlap - Why have a license at all?
Some of us still do have bows, and practice. Mines a 60lb Grozer biocomposite recurve - yes I shoot trad, no sights, no arrow guide, not even gloves. Arrows are wood, fletchings feather with linnen bindings and the nocks are horn and not dayglo plastic.
No licence required, not even club membership needed if you have somewhere to shoot.
A 60lb draw bow is considered adequate to hunt deer in the states so will seriously inconvenience/kill a human. However it is not exactly a concealable weapon and can't be left strung and ready to fire.
Just a pity bow hunting is illegal in the UK - even for grey squirrels.
Look up quickly - nope its gone.
It's a H2G2 reference.
Re: Odd List
Tits like coconuts.
"you may have thought they'd have sorted out an exit strategy"
Why would they have done that? Someone else will have been voted in by then, it's their problem.
Re: Religion is like a penis @Moultoneer
That appears more cosmology, unsuported by observation I may add, than religion and not relevant to this discussion.
Religion is like a penis
Its fine to have one.
Its ok to be proud of it.
Just don't whip it out in public and wave it in other peoples faces!!
(Disclosure: I consider myself a Militant Agnostic - I don't know and NOR THE FUCK DO YOU!)
Re: It's Troll time!
Unlikely to move its employees out of Scotland?
Yep much easier to sack them and get fresh ones.
Denies plans for London HQ move?
Yep much cheaper in teh Norf.
Just reading between the lines........
It's Troll time!
As an Englishman I am fully in favour of Scotland voting yes.
Why you say?
1 - Standard Life and most of the other big pension firms will move south of the border, probably to somewhere cheap with lots of drones to hire - say the North East. (making Newcastle the financial capital of the world! Muhahaha...).
2- The Basques kicking off will distract the Spanish from whingeing about Gibraltar for a few years.
Icon for what Scotland should do.....
Re: Where's my vulture?
Same here, mines gone AWOL (argh! worn out liver? XD)
"What's going on in recruitment here?"
Maybe women just aren't willing to put up with the shit involved with the job?
Re: title is too long
I managed to get it to do what I want.
Uninstalled the fucker.
Re: "Looks like an ostrich, kicks like a roo."
But what does it taste like?
That would be why I never noticed any DNS problems then.
Definite fail by VM for locking the Superhub DNS away from the users.
I have heard that the reason is so that they don't have to support any user change to the DNS but since the third thing* they ask you to do is factory reset the router I don't see the point.
* First thing - reboot your computer, second thing reboot the router.
Re: How bizarre
or have you found a new market for Scandium?
Re: When do you create a Closed Timelike Curve?
Thats the third law:
You will not violate causality, OR ELSE.
With thanks to Charles Stross.
Re: "Regular brits"
I think your toilet habits are your own business.
Me? I'm fairly irregular.*
*Yes, I know you did not ask, but I like oversharing.
Good safety boots?
God no... blunt too many blades.
Re: Agenda here?
Invite a vegetarian to dinner and they expect you to cater to their dietary choice....
Get invited to dinner by a vegetarian and what are the chances they will take your meat eating into account and cook accordingly? Yup square root of fuck all.
(disclaimer I am an omnivore with carnivourous tendencies and a Coeliac - went to a vegetarian wedding and the food was all pretty much high wheat/gluten - their response? Well theres salad you can eat. - Things you put up with for family.)
Re: Using basic building blocks you could create anything...
Just a pity the Millenium Falcon kit really is pants compared to the display one at Legoland (19,800 pieces ffs!).
However given the Death Star is a little over 3,000 pieces for £300, its probably just as well it's not available as a shipping crate.
Processed meat is that which can flow out of a faucet
How do I get Northumbrian Water to pipe bacon into my house?
Why does the secretarial pool, or accounts need a bunch of i7's?
Operating system bloat.
Given that 2 survived I'd say the hospital was negligent too.
Biggest problem with financial statements?
It's that most of them were put together by numberblind monkeys.
This is the reason the big 4 have departments that specialise in correcting the accounts before they get signed.
If they do manage to add up? They can't spell (nor can I after half a brick of cider... ) a certain large former building society used to spell mortgage without a t....
For those who have never had the joy of reading a glossy annual report here is a brief run down...
<cynic> Chairmans statement: utter fiction about how good the company is.
Financial review - repeats the back half in words of one syllable for the analysts
Directors report- doesnt tell you anything you need to know - but keeps companies house happy.
Strategic report - This in theory gives you an idea of how the company is doing, however it usually contradicts itself.
The financial statements - tells you how the company did and how likely it will still be in business next year. Pity the numbers wont agree between the notes and the primary statements.
Re: It was a triumph....
It was a triumph....
Anyone else notice that they used orange and blue for the opposite sides of the porta.... I mean message?
@ Sarah Balfour
Cold Turkey with a change of routine.
Go on holiday without the gum.
Disclaimer - this worked for me 8 years ago - went from 20-40 a day (depending on whether I was drinking that day) to nil. Stopped the cigs the day before we flew, the first day was tough, second day, stuck in a no smoking airport, not so bad.
Not having any of the usual day time triggers for a smoke helped a lot.
Now - kill it with fire - I mean really kill it.
1Kg of termite in a couple of plant pots.
that would be probably the worst case without access to fissionables.
Re: Racetrack Playa
That's what she said
Wonder if i could cash in... I mean get similar video views with putting a bodkin tipped arrow through a phone.......
Re: Guy that owns most of Soho
Thought it would have been Gerald Grosvenor,
live and learn
Re: Next gen WiFi???
I prefer the name "MacinToy"
The mind boggles at the images.
Would surprise me if each line started:
Re:looks a bit sci-fi WAS:To be fair
I thought Blake's 7 teleport bracelet. just needs a big pink rubber oblong.
I remember watches
Pretty much stopped wearing a watch with the advent of the mobile phone - after all even the most basic 90's phone had a clock on the display. Failing that there was always the windows clock or even, dare i say it echo %time%.
One benefit is the hair on my wrist regrew.
It does bring a swelling of pride doesn't it?
Well, the swelling of something anyway.
Trebles all round!
- 'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
- Crawling from the Wreckage THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models
- Moon landing was real and WE CAN PROVE IT, says Nvidia
- Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
- Bargain basement iPhone shoppers BEWARE! eBay exposes users to phishing vuln