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* Posts by Thomas 6

15 posts • joined 9 Aug 2012

TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

Thomas 6

Re: Could it be what is on offer in the shops/online?

The cost quote was in the context of the entire comment.

In the early days of HDTV (or 3D / smart TV), the customer paid extra for this feature. Now it is on all TVs, there is no extra charge. It is just part of the cost of the TV.

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Thomas 6

Re: Could it be what is on offer in the shops/online?

Try finding a 48in+ TV that isn't HD. Plenty of people have HD TVs but only use SD.

3D is just something that comes as standard on TVs now whether you want it or not. It isn't something that really adds to the cost.

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John Lewis to respray with coat of Oracle ERP: Don't worry, we won't be 'wall to wall' Larry

Thomas 6
Joke

Re: Oracle & TATA?

Don't worry, they've got a guy from Accenture to project manage it.

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London's King of Clamps shuts down numberplate camera site

Thomas 6

I think you are getting confused. Us in the north are benefit scroungers. We don't have enough money to be genuine tax dodgers. Those are all in the south.

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One day we'll look back and say this was the end of the software platform

Thomas 6
Linux

"For now, Android doesn’t have to be much better; and only a widespread consumer revolt (which is hard to envisage) will force either Samsung or Google (or both) to improve the rotten UX and performance with well-written native code, and better design."

Somebody is not a fan of Android.

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Tweet like escaping Hell depends on it, Twitter Catholics told

Thomas 6
Pint

Re: Lord Jesus Christ your Creator

Not au fait with the ridiculous Trinity doctrine then?

Beer 'cos it is the only sane response to an insane world

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UK gov's smart meter dream unplugged: A 'colossal waste of cash'

Thomas 6
Alert

I'm gonna need a bigger house

It plans to put 53 million smart meters into every home in England, Wales and Scotland by 2020 (Northern Ireland has its own policy).

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Hey mobile firms: About that Android thing... Did Google add a lockout clause?

Thomas 6
Big Brother

Google apps optional

The manufacturers are able to use Android without using any of the Google apps and plenty of devices do run Android without them.

All Google specify is that if you want to use their apps then you have to meet certain criteria.

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Forget tax bills, here's how Google is really taking us all for a ride

Thomas 6
Thumb Down

A free €100bn

Just where does this €100bn come from?

Would workers get higher wages to pay for it or would they just spend less on other things?

By providing a free service, they enable people to pay less to multinationals and more in their local shops.

The less I spend on emails the more I spend on apples (at the greengrocers!)

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Jammy b*stards: Admen flog chocolate bars with 'Wi-Fi-free' zones

Thomas 6
Holmes

Re: I just don't get it...

Going with their slogan "Have a break, have a Kit Kat" I think they're saying have a break from modern life (i.e. tethered to a smartphone) and have a Kit Kat.

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Thomas 6
Boffin

Re: Puzzled re. legal jamming

I assumed they were jamming the GPS signals so that they could practice what it would be like if GPS was knocked out.

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No GPS in the iPad Mini Wi-Fi: People are right to criticise

Thomas 6

Re: Offline mappage

Not sure why you seem to be so upset about this. I have admitted that the solution isn't perfect by any means. It is, however, better than not having GPS at all. I have noticed it is a trait of certain fans of products, both Apple and otherwise, to not only to forgive a missing feature but to actively argue that it is better not to have the feature at all. This is not behaviour that I understand.

Maybe I wasn't clear previously but I only tether to download a route as it drains battery to leave it on too long.

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Thomas 6

Re: Offline mappage

I agree that the offline aspect of Google Maps is not perfect and is obviously limited to what has been downloaded beforehand. However, the combination of this feature plus the WiFi tethering feature of my android phone means that having GPS on my WiFi only tablet is extremely useful.

I appreciate it is not perfect but I would imagine there are few people who would rather not have GPS available.

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Thomas 6
Devil

Offline mappage

There is also the point that Google Maps can be downloaded so can be used offline. Very useful on my N7.

Icon: Well we are talking about Apple.

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Amazon Kindle Touch Wi-Fi eBook reader review

Thomas 6
Meh

Re: How?

Before I begin let me state that the Kindle is probably my most used and most loved gadget.

However, the major failing for me is the library side of things. My Kindle can store 1400 books according to Amaazon. Finding anything in that would be impossible. I currently have around 150 on there (most sideloaded using Calibre) and it is already bad enough.

Collections are a good start but are very fiddly. If they want to make it better a simple way would be to allow multiple-selections to be added to a Collection in one go e.g. select all Steven King and transfer to Steven King Collection. At the moment each book has to be moved individually.

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