14 posts • joined 12 Jul 2012
changing from going 65mph then up to 85mph, then down to 75mph then up to 80mph then up to 90mph, then down to 50mph etc etc
So it worked then? Oh, how annoying...
a ukelele what?
"...Ps it's a ukulele dick"
I want one of those! I could play with it all day! Oh, wait...
Mate into HDDs
>>> Can it be mate into a 1PB HDD?
They ran some experiments mating the ReRAM with Rhesus monkeys, but the survival rate was so abysmal that Panasonic scrapped that division and returned to making electronics. They seem to be ok at that business.
Re: Phone for grown ups
Sounds like you want a BlackBerry Bold? (or Q10, but haven't seen one in action yet so can't match against your request).
Re: the headache
"You can always decline the contact request that comes up in Lync"
Yes, and you can do this again and again for every yahoo that attempts to cold-contact you. What a headache...
Re: And in a kick in the teeth for Jobs' memory...
>> Be more specific people!
It's hard to be specific in 140 characters, or if you have twitter-induced ADD.
Re: Ten Windows Tablets - the Eadon Review
I've developed a bad habit. I find myself now reading reg articles that I might otherwise have skipped over, just so that I can read the Eadon love-a-thon in the comments.
It's like playboy. You know, buy it for the articles...
Re: Game or Pub
Great idea! I think we are going to need some beer too...
It's all of the male escape options rolled into one glorious backyard getaway!
Low power PC's - traps for new buyers
"...There's not much can go wrong for the average user..."
I fell foul of that line the last computer I bought for my wife. Rather than build a power machine from the ground up, like the hardware geek in me wants to, I bought a pretty-looking Asus AIO. She doesn't need all that power to run hotmail and facebook, right?
Turns out that the AIO, with it's Atom CPU and slow everything else is completely miserable to use, even after uninstalling the bloatware and stopping unnecessary services. It seems that Facebook in Internet explorer actually does push the machine a bit, and even just loading the front new page of canada.com can take up to 10 seconds to render. Click on a link and you wait another 5-10. Try doing some product-purchase research online with 10 or more windows open, and it's unusable.
Once bitten.... Next machine will be a hand built geek rig. I imagine none of this would have been a problem had I purchased a cheap but "traditional form factor" PC. The point is, I think there still are traps out there for the average user.
Re: It Is OK
I have found it a little rough at the edges. Sound quality is not as good as Skype, and running an "Online Meeting" with Lync doesn't work with external attendees that don't have lync unless you manually edit the url that the meeting request creates, every time.
Re: Re High Street
"shops in America that are beginning to charge people to try on clothes and shoes- presumably because they are sick of people trying them for fit in the store and then ordering it on-line"
Surely they could try and do something smarter, such as adapt, rather then just punishing potential customers...? If you hate your customers and show it, you aren't likely to increase your sales income.
Re: Only half- awake!
My (limited) experience with using slider phones is that the top-heavy screen pulls the device down and away from my thumbs, making it a strain to hold and type with. Perhaps this is a reason for smaller screens on sliders?
Anyone got a different experience with sliders?
Water contamination and fracking
"...water contamination so dramatically illustrated in Gasland, with domestic water taps jetting out fire, preceded fracking by decades: it’s caused by methane much nearer the surface..."
I'm no fracking expert, and haven't watched Gasland, but I understand that in order to get to the deep geothermal sources, you need to drill through the surface and through these pockets of methane? I am sure it is possible to detect these pockets and avoid them, and this is probably a common practice, but humans are quite capable of making big mistakes in their enthusiasm to reach the goal, and this raises quite reasonable concerns about water contamination from fracking.
"Cranks who claimed that the aurora borealis makes a noise when it lights up the Northern sky have been proven right by science."
Yes, sometimes, just sometimes, science can be arrogant about the little people. "You are a crank if you believe something that is yet unproven by science". Remember people, it's still ok to think for yourself.