174 posts • joined 16 Jun 2012
...is how weekends are started.
Works better in <Sarcasm> tags.
No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off
Re: Standards proliferation
My Nokia E7-00 can do it, and that's not an Android...
Re: Behold, the iPad Macbook Pro Retina
iMacbookProPad Retina, surely?
Here OFCOM are praising UK mobile coverage...
The product is called Cortana. Which infers that the voice will be the same as Cortana from Halo, as that's where the idea came from. Any other voice would just be misrepresentation of goods, which in the EU (and the UK especially), has the potential to open many cans of worms. The UK voice over on WP is some (so far) anonymous posh totty, because that's the accent America deems as "British". Ergo, it's not Cortana, so should be called "MS Digital Assistant".
Compare: If they called the product Jarvis, which is more well known due to Ironman, you would expect the correct voice, and not some random person they pulled in off the street, or some celebrity nobody has heard of. The above argument would still apply.
True, the service can be turned off, but why bother in the first place if 80% of the population will turn it off?
Then they deliver a massive kick in the teeth to the global users that might actually use the service and MS put some shitty nobody as the voice "for your region", because "that's the accent you have", and changing the speech settings just breaks Cortana until restored. While the US users (and those willing to use US settings for everything), get the proper experience. If the WP release is anything to go by.
They wanted to get the basics in place before adding all the extra features - primary function I think was their priority when they decided to bring it to WP. The public beta is also a lot more stable than the closed beta (which I was lucky enough to test).
That's how you start the weekend... BOFH style.
Re: Ah well...
More to the point.. if it's effectively bricked, how can you apply the new firmware?
Re: CAPTCHA doesn't work on phones.
Nigh-on impossible to read on a 20 inch screen as well. I end up going through at least 12 iterations before I find one I can actually make out.
MAC address for the WLAN. They're unique.
Re: This could be a smart move...
"BBM's major attraction was that it was reasonably secure. Why then plug it into the NSA-tapped cesspool which is Microsoft?"
They plugged it into Android, which is far worse if you ask me.
Re: Not in the UK store either
It's here, just restricted to who can download it. Those picked will be allowed to download it from the store. Anyone else trying to will just get a message saying they don't have permission.
Re: Next major revision should be the PiMaster...
Don't forget the Master Compact, Turbo, 512, ET and the Domesday machine.
Re: Ungrateful trolls
"Yes, of course Dr Mallard."
Next will be the B+128 then the Master, which will have more goodies and be a little quicker.
Is it me or Apple going back to the old days? Some of their older budget Macs had soldered memory and in some cases they underclocked the processor so it didn't cut into sales of the model above it. Wonder if they'll start doing that too...
And there was much rejoicing.
Re: Nope, Sorry!
See also: St Trinians. Can't remember if it's the first or second one mind.
"Robert Llewellyn, whose only qualification for the task appears to be his time as Kryton on Red Dwarf, was one judge for example."
Kryten is the correct spelling.
Re: Bear in Woods etc.
They made monitors too... In fact they made a cool 20inch monitor that could happily fit the innards of an old G3 iMac in.
Merry BOFH Day.
Re: No boom today
It won't just go boom... it will go BOOM.
Security by obscurity?
The name of the blob..
Is Krang, as I remember correctly. :)
Technically you can upgrade whenever you like... you just have to pay through the nose if you aren't due for an upgrade, to the tune of whatever is left on the contract.
Re: Oh FFS
And even then in the 300 volumes of addendums.
Am I the only one that misread it as "trolls" and not "tolls"?
Re: IR version
Nah he'd just erase them instead.
Generally, anti-clockwise symbolises going backwards, so if according to them, they are starting from the dot....they are taking backwards steps in innovation etc?
I would have thought that would be first-party... since it was originally published by Acorn's software department, Acornsoft.
You want to go with Opera? It's based on Chrome these days.
Re: So what's different?
Bookmarking with the star has always dumped it into the 'recently bookmarked' submenu. Not really useful when you expect it to appear in the actual main bookmark menu. You have to do it the old fashioned way for that.
Installing that brilliant addon also lets you remove the stupid "firefox menu" if you are sane and use proper menu bars (which renders said silly menu pretty redundant). By default you can't get rid of it, even if you turn on the normal menu bar.
Re: Plucking disaster from the jaws of success is back again.
We're pretty much already there aren't we?
iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C
And most of the Performas I believe were just rebadged versions of other models anyway. Performa 200=Classic 2, Performa 400,450,475=LC2,3,475 (with the 475 essentially being a Quadra 630 without a full '040 processor), Performa 600=IIvi. And that's just the UK models.
Or there's "Desktop Experience", which was a small update you could get on NT3.51 that made it look more like 4.
Windows 8.1 Update 2
Surely Windows 8.11 would make a better name for the update?
And you need to be lucky with the Infinite Improbability Drive in order to reach the right menu option.
Sounds like they were built by BOFH Industries.
"Like Vista and Windows 8," the PFY says.
"OR, You could make the upgrade so appalling that when you gave their old crap back to them and they'd think THAT was an upgrade!" I say.
"Like Vista and Windows 8," the PFY repeats.
Re: Damned if you do
The app store issue affected, from what I gather, all users - including those still on WP8. Most likely cause being everybody downloading WP8.1 and it updating everyone's apps from the store at the same time. It just fell over.
Store came back up sometime late last night I think - working fine today too.
Re: Queeg 500
Re: Queeg 500
"Well - it has a 6 in it."
And it's not 6000.
Yet there are still many places where carrier pigeons are still faster at transferring data.
Re: China = SpaceBalls?
That's the stupidest combination I've heard in my life! Only an idiot would use that combination.
Re: Beware what you wish for!
"Why am I suddenly feeling nostalgic about TISWAS and The Dying Fly?"
Because it was on channel 5 on saturday night (and sunday on their +24 channel)?
Re: Eastenders Game
"Get me to Manchester"
And star in Coronation Street. Who either end up going abroad or to London...
Re: @ Vladimir Plouzhnikov (was: Xtree.....)
"To be fair, over-the-top Windows (what is plural of windows - windowses? :-) ) "
I think it was DOS 3.3 where you could have a hard disk as big as you like (to a point), but your partitions couldn't be larger than 32MB. DOS 4 removed that restriction and 5 (I think) brought in support for up to 504MB until DOS 6 let you play with 2GB partitions, if you didn't mind having 32K clusters and your BIOS supported said size, or you were stuck with only being able to use a quarter of your disk.
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