70 posts • joined 22 Oct 2012
But then what to expect of a company which...
Dude, you're a barista...
For those of us gifted the other way around, can we have all our beard hair transplanted to our shining pate?
It's like that rotating beam out of Hellraiser, with random body parts and torture tools nailed onto it.
Re: Photographs / Recording Video
No, what they are doing is harassment.
Re: fund it from general taxation
Why should I have to pay more for a TV to subsidise your viewing when I only use my TV to watch dvds and play games? Make it a subscription service and leave the 30% that don't want it in peace.
Someone like Samsung makes (IMHO) makes pretty mundane, plastic products
Re: I sympathize with the attackers message,
You also forgot about LBE Privacy Guard, and AdAway...
The English Play store version of LBE hasn't been updated since 2012, so your options are either the Chinese version from the Play store or the English hack from XDA. Adaway and AdFree are basically the same so doesn't really matter which you choose as long as the hosts are updated.
ApOps isn't perfect but does a decent job in addition to DroidWall in place of LBE.
Re: Third-party ad scumbags
There's a similar thing on Android for download sites (for custom ROMs) where you either get a "download our app" prompt of death, or it automatically downloads an apk for something you declined to download. Sometimes you can end up with multiples from before/after the "click to download", CAPTCHA and "wait 30s to download" page refreshes. Obviously I don't install them, but it's annoying as hell.
Re: I sympathize with the attackers message,
But that's assuming the paid-for don't also have this or similar code. Looking at the permissions required by even paid apps, you can see they are asking for things that have no relevance to the apps core functionality.
Droidwall + AdFree + ApOps/permissions revoked is about as good as you are going to get as long as you are happy to root.
Re: Wait a minute...
The iWatch was rumoured long before the Samsung watch.
Don't worry, Apple will soon be awarded the patent for "wrist mounted electronic device with integrated screen" and will sue Samsung. And as for those cheeky upstarts Seiko, them releasing a digital watch in 1973 will be proven to have been done by copying Apples "innovative intellectual property"
I would imagine a lot of people are in the same boat as me and waiting for a more significant price drop. It looks a good machine, but Nintendo need to be more innovative with their software, there's only so many ways they can re-re-re-invent Super Mario (as in the sorta 2D version) before people get bored of it.
So I guess using your iPad on the train/plane will result in 1 icon on the screen?
Re: The history of earth according to computer games...
Yeah, Guitaroo Man was far superior.
My partner has a Windows phone, and other than some app shortages it's not a bad smartphone for the price. Certainly more than good enough for someone who isn't into techie stuff and just wants to use it for social media.
I think the app-mad days are waning a bit, where people had to have as many novelty apps as possible on their phones. I know over the years I re-install less and less apps as time goes by and it is now at the point where it wouldn't matter if my next phone was iOS, Android or WP. About the only thing on my wishlist for a new phone in a few months is a decent camera with slow motion/time lapse video recording.
Tell you what, when providors start beaming out all channels in boring old 1080p for a few years I promise as soon as I get bored of "HD" then I will consider a 4K TV.
I can imagine this being popular with ravers, just imagine popping a
pig pill and glowing under the blacklights!
Yeah mine is the coat with the Easy Groove tape and a whistle in the pocket
Two 1.35V mercury button cells provided the juice
I'm hoping you didn't just shove a pair of 1.5V batteries in there as that may be what caused it to die after a few minutes. I collect old cameras and one thing you learn early on and sometimes at great cost is not to shove 1.5V batteries into a 1.35V device. You can buy "Wein Cells" which are a 1.35V Zinc/Air battery designed to replace the old mercury batteries.
I doubt any kid is really hampered by these blocks, the "Go Away Cameron" Chrome plugin is being widely reported in the media so should be common knowledge in the playground soon.
So, we are in agreement that this product is designed for pervs then?
I'm sure even Fox Talbot had thoughts about secretly photographing the skullery maid when he was perfecting his process.
X-Ray specs next.
The only bone I want to see in a woman is m.....
Why yes, that is my coat, is it time to go?
Re: I have better idea
[i]My wife has been driven mad by Windows 8 and 8.1 on her new laptop.[/i]
Just install Classic Shell on her machine, takes two minutes, same applies for the epic wall of rant above.
Re: Hardly surprising
Yeah, everyone knows all the kiddy fiddlers play Tera
Hear that? that's the sound of every IT security bod in the known worlds drafting up a "security" business proposal to bring their gaming rig into the office.
Was thinking about a PS4 but went for a PC upgrade instead seeing as PS+ has flooded my PS3 and Vita with more "free" games than I have time for. Don't need a 4th device clogged up with games I don't have time to play. Will get the PS4 when the price drops a bit more, but anyone with PS+ and no PS4 should make sure they "buy" the free PS4 games on the Playstation website so if/when you do get one, you will have a nice back catalogue of PS4 games built up.
Re: Fairly meaningless
Is the Wii still outselling the WiiU? I saw some figures last week saying the PS3 was outselling the WiiU by a considerable margin.
I was thinking about a device like this the other day and was pondering just how functional Android would be as a desktop OS. From a quick perusal of the app store, yes, you can get pretty much every generic home/small office requirement covered. Obviously hardcore CAD/Video Editors would require something a lot more powerful with more storage, but the idea still holds true, as hammarbtyp said above, could we eventually see the end of Windows on the desktop?
I think Google are missing a trick not releasing a £200 device like the Chromebook but running Android with a 500GB hard drive. I know of the transformer tablets and bluetooth keyboard/case options for regular tablets, but Google could easily release the Chromebook chassis with Android for less than Acer & Co equivalent tablets with optional keyboards and dominate the cheap laptop market.
For £100 I would buy a semi-smart watch with a camera*, so if the Samsung watch gets its price slashed to clear stock, sign me up as a £100 gadget is within my disposable toy budget.
*Camera not for perving but for new baby sudden photo ops where something is better than nothing, and I can't have my DSLR strung around my neck 24/7
I have a box of various e-cigs and keep going back to rolling my own as I have not yet found an e-cig that makes me feel like I'm sucking on the exhaust of a JCB. I have found some that "hit" the back of your throat nicely, I have found some that make me spin out from the nicotine, but I have not found one that gives that "hit" on my lungs. Closest I can get is overheating the liquid by drawing slowly.
If anyone can recommend one that gives a "hot" vape, let me know. Cheers.
Agreed, or you can pick up one of the many Chinese knock-off pinhole kit cameras that you assemble yourself for a fiver on eBay.
I think this is just meant for the uber hip hipsters that wouldn't be seen dead with a Lomo.
I remember once installing a new multi function printer, and during the "bag of spanners down the stairs" initial calibration, someone using their phone turned to me and asked if I could turn down the printer volume...
Still have a box of Acorn ADFS floppy disks waiting for a native x86 port of RiscOS...
Aaaah flashing aerial upgrades, those were the days... I wanted one for my Nokia 7110 but I think the aerial was fixed into place and couldn't be replaced without dismantling the entire phone. Speaking of which, my Nokia 7110 with original 1999 battery still last longer than my Galaxy S3... I think lunchtime will be spent researching what WAP pages are still kicking around so I can relive that monochrome revolution.
"Tachikoma used to work in IT, it was probably currys tech support :P"
Would have been quite nice actually, instead of government cuts, outsourcing and crappy canteen food for the last <double digit> years, I would have had a staff discount for printer paper!
I know the software is legitimate, we don't use it as our management think Windows RDC is still the only way to connect computers, hell we only updated to IE8 in the last 12 months...
My elderly, retired neighbour had this with her Windows laptop the other week, they convinced her to "confirm" her bank details then make her install:
And then ravaged her online accounts before clearing out her bank account. She was terrified when she realised what was going on, wouldn't answer the phone or go near her laptop until she found out I worked in IT and could secure her laptop. I had to help her over the next few days to sort out all her online banking, paypal, email, FaceBook, ISP, phone number, everything. She is on a pittiful state pension and they cleared her out of her (small but significant to her) savings.
I'm name dropping the software company as not only did they ignore the feedback I gave them about the "hack" but they make their software nearly impossible for regular users to remove as it doesn't appear in All Applications or Add/Remove Software.
Re: Fish as alternative to bacon...
"the additional benefit that it would allow us to glow in the dark!"
Can't wait for a thick rasher of glow in the dark bacon, will make post-pub ninja snack time easier if I don't have to turn the kitchen lights on.
Think of the children... no... not THAT way...
I love this vision of the future, I can't wait until I go to the pool/kids school play/etc and I'm told I must leave my phone, camera, glass™es and watch at home in case I'm a kiddy fiddler trying to take photos.
Re: VLP == Vain Losers Poserphone
Actually this phone is perfect for the father-in-law, with his massive shovel hands from decades of manual labour. Not everyone has slender fingers from a lifetime working in IT. If the keyboard/dialer can be scaled up to full width this phone would be ideal.
your wife has had sex at least twice. No evidence to show that you had anything to do with it :)
Sadly(?) they are mine, they have inherited my lugs that took me 20 years to grow into... *sigh* That reminds me, need to book them into Karate lessons before they hit comprehensive school...
just watched by blokes in their underpants who live in their Mum's house. Anime, eh? Is it so hard to get a girlfriend?
Boxers not briefs
House in the Cotswolds, mother lives 80-odd miles away
Long term relationship
Two kids (so had sex at least twice)
Anime isn't all tentacle rape and cat eared schoolgirls. It's easy to stereotype when hiding behind that little "anonymous" tick box, eh?
Re: something decent to watch on TV
Is there ? something decent to watch on Merkin TV ?
Breaking Bad starts this weekend, but I think that's about it until Game of Thrones returns next year.
Here's the actual phone, was reported back in July:
Was going to say the same thing about "how'd that law work out with regards to mobiles?"
I saw a guy the other week using his phone (was an old Nokia or a Blackberry, something with buttons) whilst driving... his motorbike... approaching a roundabout... thankfully he didn't end up a greasy stain on the road.
it's like they're trying to keep it a secret
One thing I have noticed since the DS was first announced, and subsequently with the Wii and WiiU is that Nintendo are great at coming up with something innovative (well, maybe not with the WiiU) and tech demos to show them off, but are too slow to release actual games to show them off. It's like they themselves don't quite know what to do with the new features they invented, and instead rely on 3rd party games until they figure out what use it really has.
Take Mario Galaxy on the Wii, what did the Wiimote bring to the game? you can point at stars to collect them or waggle the controller to do an attack (or whatever it was)
I'm not surprised they are being quiet about the WiiU, whoever thought up the idea of bolting a £40 Chinese Android Tablet onto a Wii is still trying to think of something to use it for other than Solitaire or using it as a map/inventory screen (which they did with the DS originally)
Re: They can still turn this around...
[i]Shenmue III would be great[/i]
The scars... they still have not healed... damn the world for not appreciating Yu Suzuki's masterpiece!
During my student years, I used to work in the local PoundLand for extra beer money, and they used to do very strict searches on all staff as they left the building. Cash office staff I could understand, but what would us shelf lackeys be able to steal other than a bottle of Jucee Squash or a Chinese knock-off Moshi Monsters Lip Gloss set?
Re: Hmmm.... a Nanny State.
The thing is, this idea will never work, a huge majority of the UK will have to call their ISP and opt out as soon as they realise they won't be able to view:
The National Lottery
The public will soon kick up a stink when they can't get through to their ISP as it's innundated with calls to unblock so people can check their lottery numbers or place a bet on the grand national.
Re: Are they also going to ban
the Daily Mail website for the sidebar of shame?
Yeah I found it funny that the Daily Mail has been "campaigning against porn" when its own site is full of celebrity T&A including "look who has grown up" 17 year old celebs in bikinis.
Re: App Developer Default Settings?
These aren't really uncommon permissions for an app.
Read contacts: Lets you text a mate a link for a song
Internet: Probably to download the songs to make the app smaller
Location: Usual marketting thing to find out how popular it is per city, helps advertising in the real world
Phone information: Probably embeds information into the songs to find out if you put it on PirateBay
Modify phone contents: Download the songs to the phone
Wake from sleep: Stops you using the app with the screen off so you are more likely to click an advert
Invasive depends on how it is used, like the article says, it doesn't mean a permission is used for bad things. I have installed plenty of free apps that have "services that charge you money" so you can send a premium text/call to unlock a feature in a game/app yet have never used it and have never had a premium text/call on my bill.
Obligatory PRISM reference.
She must obviously be one of those Commie Samsung users, I fully expect Apple to go to the US Supreme Court and have the judge sent to guantanamo bay for being anti-American.