102 posts • joined Monday 12th November 2012 19:52 GMT
DAB only works in the UK.
Re: Governments have lost control over the taxing Corporates
"What is Nigel Farage's view of this matter?"
"Fibble Fibble Gibber!"
TuneIn makes more sense.
I already use it in the mornings for Radio4 here in France.
The trans-EU 3G data makes good sense. But it all depends on how much BM's annual fee is.
A step in the right direction.
Re: How about a reliable 2/3G?
"Not much use on the move!"
OP was complaining about coverage in his home.
Perhaps he has a caravan, camper or narrow boat.
I assumed none of the above.
(But Hope he flies the Jolly Roger if he's on a narrow boat!)
What a Stupid Hunt.
I don't understand how there can be any errors in an homeopathic prescription....
This is Thatcher's real legacy
Everything sold off to foreign "investors" who then trouser massive payoffs in tax rebates and subsidies.
Trebles all round!
Upvoted for having a Sharp Zaurus.
Re: Apple are not the only ones
The UK driver's licence is still an A4 paper one. The new ones just have a photo ID card associated with it.
Old paper-only licences will become invalid in 2015.
Not much time to get it changed really.
Re: cool software bro
The Sony thumbwheels where pretty useful.
Even the old Vaio Laptops had them at one point.
If a handset designer could just go back and take a look at some of the innovations that were around when there were a multitude of handset type available, and rehash/repackage/re-market these as new features: they could make a killing....
Re: That well
"Judging from the time stamps, I'm guessing Lester's post came in a tad late..."
I'd say it was bang-on-time for comedic effect.....
Fairly common in France
This is SOP for many smaller French online retailers who lack the muscle/insurance to claw back money on fraudulent sales.
Easiest method to deal with the problem is not to use them.
Outlook App on Android
Outlook on Android seems to have only one (big) font available with no way to change it.
Useless for scanning through the list of emails.
Even the default mail client is now more useable.
Re: That well
"What's the 2 metres of liquid in the bottom then? Please enlighten me."
Is it donkey piss...?
I like it.
Had a look round the Tesla showroom at Santana Row last week.
The 'S' does look the business. Very Maserati.
But this car seems to have been developed for the Bay Area:
Flat, quite a few recharge points (now) and most commutes involve siting in tailbacks where this car will not expend too much energy. Also solar home installations to power these make sense in California too.
For Northern Europe, I'd need more convincing.
But it is a very big step in the right direction for EVs.
Unfortunately (as with all luxury items from the US) it'd turn up here with more than the reasonable (62,000) dollar price-tag. e.g. £70,000 instead of £40,000.
"Underkill"? isn't that what happens when workmen get buried at the bottom of a badly shored up excavation?
Re: Mr Hawking, you should listen to “Palestinian academics”
"First true humanistic monotheism"
I think you'll find that was the Persians.
Re: A big list of all the installed programs? Great!!!
"You do know you can arrange them hierarchically to suit your own needs?"
It's still just a list. Whether you put them in folders or not.
It must only be me...
...who always thought the "Start" button on the Windows desktop was always a piece of ol' shite and completely counter intuitive for a GUI? (A big list of all the installed programs? Great!!!)
Solaris OpenWin desktop running olvwm for the win!!!!
Re: A touchscreen for a PC ?
"A touchscreen is only useful when you don't have a keyboard. It becomes necessary if you have neither keyboard nor mouse. If you have both, it is nothing more than a waste of money."
What rot. It's all about personal choice, n'est pas?
I find a touchscreen very useful for browsing stuff.
But I personally need a keyboard for any text entry.
As for poking at your screen whilst coding. perhaps not.
But I can see a future use for onscreen editing and layout work.
Horses for courses.
Might I suggest a reenactment, just so we are clear on the circumstances.....
I've said it before:
With all the technologically advancements since the Psion 5 & 7/netBook came out it's amazing that no one produces a product that even comes near them. Where's my keyboarded 3G enabled touch device with fully integrated apps that doesn't need to be booted or charged up every 2-3 days?
PS You've missed the Epson PX-8 from the list. A cracking 1st gen "netbook" .
It started spamming the **** out of me.
Supposedly due to the switch from the previous FCO site it thought I was interested by such riviting news items as Billy-Whizz Hague's African trip with Angelina Jolie.
Yup: Bio-engineered, ethanol producing algae
As seen on Horizon's "Tomorrow's World" recently.
In the mean time. I'll stick with 98 Unleaded for my car.
Better for the environment, and cheaper than the E85 stuff in the long term
in terms of car maintenance and fuel consumption.
To echo others who've purchased an Asus, I'm really quite impressed with the one I bought.
The user experience is good with full Windows 8 (It's not Pro though) on a tablet with a keyboard dock/extra battery.
The main benefits compared to my previous Asus Android tablet are that the ability to run Office and printer support.
Touch/keyboard/mousepad + stylus combo works really well. Whatever you want to do, you have the configuration that suits the job.
I don't understand the Win8 knockers. You have the "Metro" side of things for tablet mode and then bring up the desktop and dock it into the keyboard for a more traditional device. What's not to understand/like?
Qudos to Asus for championing this format of device. Real world usable innovation.
Re: Switch off data
3G is (still) notorious for sucking up battery life. Especially if you have push email active etc.
In which case you actually get better battery life if you have the WiFi on/connected all day at work/home.
Re: It's not a radio base...
"Anon to avoid being beaten to death..."
or being outed as a Daily Express reader?
"Last week I may have given the misleading impression in this column that I could fix home computers. Judging from the number of readers who helpfully suggested the kind of hourly rate I should charge my neighbours for delivering such a service,"
I don't think people were suggesting you start and IT helpdesk business.
Just to throw large enough figures around to stop people asking you to perform "menial" tasks for them.
Same for the work environment:
"Okay, I'll take a look at that for you. If you finish this report for me....."
Prior art in a 2003 Michael Crichton (badly) penned screenplay, shurely?
EDF are preparing to increase the price of electricity by 30% over the next 5 years to cover the cost of a ludicrous government push for "renewables".
(In a country with 80% of electricity generated by nuclear and 10% from hydroelectric!)
And let's not forget gouv.fr controls EDF with its 85% stake....
Re: Do not want, and in fact this kind of thing is a fucking 'orrible idea.
Rant against courtesy? Nice.
I hate pedestrian crossing hangers.
You know the ones: loitering at pedestrian crossing looking like they wish to cross the road,
then madly gesticulating at you to move-on after you've stopped to let them cross.
Re: Gas-based energy policy for a country with no (more) natives reserves?
"Using other means to generate electricity will not help with those who use gas for heating and cooking"
I think you'll find if you're not burning gas to generate 'leccy then there's no shortfall for domestic heating & cooking.
Domestic use of gas isn't the problem:
40% of UK electricity being generated from gas is the problem.
Gas-based energy policy for a country with no (more) natives reserves?
What morons where involved in that decision?
They use product unplacement on French TV
Any factual programme output on the publicly funded stations (which so advert) have all shots with any product names or company logos mirrored to try and obscure them.
Not sure if that's a BBC style editorial stance, or the paying advertisers calling the shots...
"So countries with more hours of sunshine will bring the costs of recharging down, for many it will be free. Heck, enthusiasts in California have been enjoying dirt cheap motoring for decades by converting their existing cars to electric and running solar chargers."
Free PV solar chargers you say?
I didn't know poly silicon production was so clean and easy it was now free!!!
Re: Fire drill
Or the nascent eco-green warrior who tripped the sensors when leaving after visiting one nuclear power station.
After much angst and shouts about being irradiated by the CEGB someone pointed out that the guy was wearing an old watch with luminous dial markings. "You'll get more of a dose wearing that thing than working here!" one clever so-and-so pointed out to him....
After so many many SE phones...
... starting with the then brilliant K750i through the K800/K850i and the (frankly best all-round phone ever) W995i right up until the current Xperia Mini pro, there is just nothing in Sony's line-up to entice me.
Touchslab phones are the norm now. Where's the innovation?
Re: Where in the world is there lots of sunshine?
"It would be genuinely stupid for the UK to invest significantly in direct solar energy, given the general lack of sun."
If that's the case, how come Ecotricity is making someone very rich...?
Oh yeah, FITs, my bad!
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