447 posts • joined 19 Apr 2012
To be fair, Tors nether regions are often quite a bit more netherly than most.
I always wondered when FB would wake up and realise it could take on ebay and amazon. Frankly, both of those could do with a bit of competition anyway. Not that I'd want to use the FB version, but I'd certainly welcome a drop in ebay fees.
Re: I agree
Ah, so what you're basically saying is that you would prefer to be using iOS or WP?
<--- Ducks for cover.
Re: If it ain't broke....
There have been some recent changes to Flickr for the better, well, better than the god-awful monstrosity they made last year. Still probably slower than it was before, and portraits are still much smaller than landscapes in the main view. I even signed up for a G+ account to see if it was better, alas, it is not.
I just hope that when they finally cop it, someone with some sense buys up the still vaguely popular bits.
Re: Battery Times
It also may lead to more efficient motors which will help with the range of normal electrics just as much as higher density batteries.
Re: Slow learners?
All in all this is probably a Good Thing(TM). Hardware manufacturers are basically crap at software interfaces anyway. Every TV/PVR/DVD/VCR I've ever owned has had some bewildering and ridiculous UI or menu structure.
Also, none of them have ever had an update released, even for glaring bugs (like my Panasonic TV doesn't accept a PC input from it's VGA port in its native 720p resolution, it either a) takes a 4:3 signal and stretches it, or b) takes a 1080p input and forces you to scroll around it, a 720p signal just causes a blank screen).
How large are the replacements?
The thing I liked about quickoffice (aside from the fact it could open pdfs as well as office docs) is that it was a small program with just enough functions to make it useful. How large are the replacements? Apple and MS's three individual apps take ~700MB each, that's quite a large chunk of a 16GB ipad for all three.
Re: Why the colour screen?
The moto 360 looks a lot better than the LG one too, i.e. it looks like a normal watch.
Re: Integrated Strap?
I too have to punch extra holes into leather straps to make them small enough. I also had to search far and wide to find a nice unisex watch, as men's watches tend to be larger than my wrist is wide. Any screen on there is either going to be too small to be useful, or ridiculously huge on my wrist. I vote for a wide-screen version, though (as other previously posted) I'd like it to actually be the smart phone itself. Then I'd only need a smart watch and wi-fi tablet, for when I wanted a larger screen.
Inside there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor running at 1.2GHz with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
That's more or less the spec of my (slightly old) phone anyway, though it is little slow now and then, it gets the job done well enough.
Re: It is no different that following people around with Video Cameras
Or standing at some considerable distance with a Very Long Lens.
Re: Re 1000ft high walls
The wall will not survive a tornado, but it's not supposed to is it? I thought the point was that having walls in the right places will prevent the tornado from starting in the first place? As for bricks, I doubt they'd use bricks for the wall, they'd use concrete, like a dam. Bricks only came into the discussion because someone above said about building houses with bricks instead of sticks. Do try to keep up old chum.
After a bit of experimentation, I can tell you that € is found with an AltGr + 4, or a Ctrl + Alt + 4. On a standard windows UK keyboard (presumably would work the same with linux, but I'm not going to take a guess at a mac).
Human Brain in ability to separate formal and informal communications shocker!
Re: Double the fine
Well, it would take double or nothing gambling to a new level, if nothing else.
Re: correction needed
I'd prefer it if all the tax was on petrol/diesel and nothing else (i.e. no 'road tax'). If you own a Hummer but only drive it 100 miles a year, you are doing less damage to the roads and environment than a diesel/electric doing 10,000 miles a year. So the amount of fuel you use is directly proportional to the amount of tax you should pay. Until we all drive electrics, then they'll have to tax something else (they'll still want the tax, after all).
err, ever heard of the green cross code? Look left, then right, then left again, before crossing the road.
Especially the one that uses a small petrol to charge the battery for an all electric drive (the vauxhall ampera/Chevy volt?). Seems like the best idea so far, as it has no need for a gearbox, and the petrol runs at a constant (efficient) speed. Electric motors make a lot more sense for cars than petrol engines.
1) Legislation is coming in to stipulate that electric cars must make a car-like noise, which is a huge shame as a lot of the appeal is their quietness. No. People should learn to look where they are going.
2) Why do they have to make them so ugly? Without an engine, small motors could be placed at each wheel, so then the entire front could be glass*. They could actually look cooler than 'normal' cars if they tried.
3) Standards. The batteries need to be standardised so you can buy them from 3rd parties in 10 years time. That way, you can take advantage of each improvement in battery technology as it comes along. Just need a standard shape, size, working voltage, and charging voltage. Current and capacity should improve as the tech gets better. Just make it modular enough that small cars have 1 or 2, large/sports cars have 3 or 4, and lorries can have 18 or whatever.
*May not be a good idea in the event of an impact (or a stone chip), but they could make them look a lot better than they do now. If they are heart decisions and not head ones, then looking cooler than normal cars is a must, surely.
Re: Acquired a negative connotation?
Ah, but those of us referred to as such wore it with pride anyway. It went something like:
Idiot: "You're such a boffin"
Boffin: "Yes, I am cleverer than you, thank-you."
Re: Before acquiescing to his demand...
But not a pristine white coat. Any old idiot can where a pristine white coat. It has to be stained with unidentifiable stains, and the odd patch of oil or grease won't go amiss either.
See, the EU does do good things occasionally. Seems sensible to me.
Re: Tetris 2
The Sam coupé?! My best friend of the time had one of those.. In fact, is that you? He name was (and I presume still is) Thomas, and his surname began with and H. Does splitting a certain road-sign in half with bicycle ring any bells?
To be fair, that happens with any video game if you play it long enough. I've had it with wipeout, tony hawks, even doom.
I've got the GB version on the 3DS now, and the music started playing in my head as soon as I saw the the word 'Tetris'.
But my favourite version has to be Tetris 2 on the ZX. It had a challenge mode with 99 levels. Some gave you a quota of 1's, 2's, etc, others gave you certain bricks to destroy, or just survive for 10 secs of stupid speed.
If you completed all 99 levels it would tell you to F*** OFF as you must have cheated. As it was, I was playing on an emulator, so I was able to save my progress and come back later. Which is cheating I suppose, so they were right.
Re: Why are Sky bothering?
Not not sure Sky are bothering, are they even involved?
As for the Roku, I got one and it does more or less all I want from it, especially since 4OD was added. I also have a pre-smart Freeview PVR for recording stuff, which is the preferred method.
But there is a major problem with the Roku: Every channel is allowed to use their own UI. And most of them are crap. It's ok for me because I'm used to these sort of things, but for my in-laws, not so much.
So all that really needs doing is adding ITV to the Roku, and also fixing at least the main TV channels so there is one consistent UI between them. It doesn't matter what UI it is, just so long as there is only one to learn.
No note-taking application? Surely that's what app downloads are for? Evernote? Google Keep? A myriad of others? If you just want text based note taking and nothing else (no cloudy backups) then try Jota, it's basically notepad for Android.
Medibot loves hundreds and thousands!
Asus, not Acer, ah yes, my mistake. brain a bit slow on account of a small boy crying instead of sleeping last night.
Acer made the nexus 7, which is peddled by Google in these results...
Also, 3.3% market share is enough to get you into 4th place? No wonder all the other brands are struggling.
Change the font colour to black as well and I'll buy one. What the point of being dark social if you're just going to advertise it?
Re: Real issues
I would suspect the software, especially if it has sensor and video proof that it was stationary when backed into.
Re: Middle Laners Anyone?
Or just maybe the designers will think of this and all them to do something like, oh I don't know, split ranks and allow you in if you use your indicators to indicate that you would like to. Of course that would necessitate the use of an indicator before manoeuvring, which some road users do seem incapable of.
2560 x 1440 screen
With a camera to match!
So that would be 3.7Mp then?
Sell me this toaster now please.
Re: XP x64 screwed?
Ahem, I've got a lovely update stream for you sir, free of charge of course, just point that update.microsoft.com over here and we'll have you served with 'updates' no problem.
Why don't they let you see the password instead of the ******? A check box to see it would be handy, since most of the time I'm at home with no one looking over my shoulder, and most passwords are hijacked remotely.
My advice to anyone having difficultly remembering passwords is to have them written in a book next to the computer. Seriously, if someone is sat in your house in front of your computer all bets are off anyway. Obviously this advice does not extend to keeping that book in a laptop bag or your pocket... But most of the time people are sat in their houses online, even if they are using a laptop/tablet.
Re: password123456 is bad?
It's ok though, password1234567 is still hacker-proof.
Far too long for most (all?) password fields for a start.
I would have thought that Solidworks is the de-facto 3D CAD package these days anyway. Our lot have even cancelled the Autodesk subscription entirely now, after years of migrating over.
Yes, but if the machine just recognises that you're speaking Spanish, it should just switch over to Spanish. I think that's what he meant by 'intuitive', do you want to prod those buttons forever? Or do you want it to just ask you how much cash you want today?
Re: A great success
Don't forget they also own motorola now, who are doing pretty well with the G.
Looks like someone forgot to close a bracket, the PDF link extends to all the text below it. Also, the mobile site has no 'send corrections' link.
Re: A year too late
Depends where you get stuck. If stuck on 2.3 plenty of apps don't get updated. Even 4.0 seems to have more app updates that break them now (I'm very wary of updating anything that currently works). Security patches? Pah! You're out of luck if you get stuck on anything other than the latest. We'll have to wait and see if MS gives 8.1 to all 8 devices, and if Moto give any updates at all (they say they will, but they've said that before along with plenty of other droid manufactures that back pedalled as soon as you bought it).
Re: Not just outdated...
I don't know, it probably won't be long before such things are considered retro, and therefore cool. Personally I look forward to non-mobile phones coming back to being a sensible size for your face, and mobile phones coming back to a sensible size for your pocket.
Or type it in Wordpad. No spell check, minimal formatting, and output to RTF, so can be read with anything. Though yes, not having the internet is probably the most work-inducing feature of the DOS box.
To me it looks like the two men are having a serious discussion, and the girl is wondering what on earth this computer thingy is...
Maybe not what they were intending?
Re: Well said that man.
1) As previously pointed out, Nokia are still their own company, albeit with several billion in the bank from selling their phone division to MS. There are still 3 other divisions of Nokia (a company that has been around for ~130 years), that are still quite profitable.
2) I would prefer a European alternative to these services not only for privacy, but because I find European products generally better than American ones.
3) Who said anything about the company crown jewels? I was talking about personal services, your company should probably pay for it (of which there are several EU companies to choose from).
4) To take on Google/MS/Facebook in the consumer space you would need a well known brand that people generally trust. I think there is still a lot of fondness for Nokia in Europe, so they would have a fighting chance.
In the end it comes down to trust, do you trust Google/MS/Facebook? I'd be more inclined to trust an EU company, especially a Finnish one.
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