92 posts • joined Saturday 30th June 2007 22:47 GMT
To all those people bemoaning Windows Mobile...
...and talking up BlackBerry, iPhone & Android:
I, with my dated UI and unfashionable logo, am able to RUN ANY CODE I DAMN WELL PLEASE on my handset! Not only that, but I'm not locked to a particular network (or e-mail server) and it's been around long enough to have a much richer, more useful, and less novelty-ridden range of apps available.
Who cares about WM6.5 with it's fancy new skin and smudge-tastic finger interface? Ugly old 6.1 is where it's at!
Paris icon because she's pretty but useless.
Nowhere does it say the students were underage.
@ andy re: linux
sometimes I want to just install a program and use it! eg:
a) the linux way:
1 - configure repositories
2 - spend 3 hours learning how the program was coded before you can figure out which cryptic option you should select.
3 - spend 2 more hours researching and obtaining arcane dependencies
4 - code half the functionality yourself by writing a .config file to replace the bizarre one included in the package
5 - discover that it doesn't run on your hardware anyway
b) the windows way:
1 - download setup.exe
2 - run setup.exe
3 - use program
There have actually been 2 branches of Windows versions through the years:
#1: 'Home Use' - 9x kernel
95 = 4.0
98 = 4.5
me = 4.9
And there was never version 5 of this.
#2: 'Business Use' - NT kernel
NT4.0 = NT4.0
2000 = NT5.0
After this home & business OSs used the NT kernel
XP = NT5.1
Server 2003 = NT5.1
Vista = NT6.0
Server 2008 = NT6.0
7 = NT7.0
Every (STS) Trip
These type of scams have been around for years!
If anything, "canceling" a wave (which is an extremely dumbed-down description) is going to excite the molecules and PRODUCE heat!
Remember folks, today's Top Tip is:
Energy cannot be destroyed!
"Sexy horny webcam & juicy tits sex webcam."
Doesn't seem like pedophiles to me.
God damn reactionaries.
So the terrorists have won.
Because some stupid prats like to blow themselves up the entire bloody world gives them special treatment.
Religion (AKA My-imaginary-friend-is-better-than-yours) should just be banned from all media channels.
If anything is going to get censored it should be the intolerant views of a minority, not the perfectly harmless things that they get their knickers in a twist over.
I don't give a flying s**t about islam, it should not be intruding into my life like this!
So when do I get my
Zero-Point Energy field manipulator?
Mine's the orange one with the crowbar
In our shop (we're a PC reseller so our goods are a target for easy sell-on)
We refuse to "fall-back" to mag strip if the chip doesn't work - and we keep a record of the three-digit security #. If someone does manage to defraud us, we're protected from the bank accusing us of accepting a cloned card!
I would think...
that this is only relevant to people with USB modems?
Anyone doing fresh installations probably has a home router anyway!
@ How does a fake [...]
Lights say 2.8v , 0.3a.
USB provides 5v @ 0.5a.
So yes, there is enough USB power to run *that bulb*.
Whether that bulb can output enough heat to pop popcorn is the actual sticking point, for me.
Somthing strange in your neighbourhood?
Don't call the Ghostbusters, their car's been impounded!
Where's the photo of Girls Aloud?
60 years of experience
And they don't know to never tangle with the BOFH?
I wouldn't mind a merger
Despite BT's heel-dragging and reluctance to speculate, I have a lot of confidence in both companies of the ability to deliver quality products.
Maybe it's the lack of being HQ-ed in the cut-throat Taiwanese market, or just the native-speaking English documentation, but they just seem to be more 'finished' & polished, without seeming to have cut corners (Asus, I'm looking at you! - Eee PC excepted of course ;¬).
"Human bodies naturally emit T-Rays"
So no more "bench builds" then? And what sort of sheilding will our PC's cases need to keep the interference out?
So let me get this straight...
Unlike in the UK, US customers can't just put an arbitrary SIM card (or equivalent) into an arbitrary Windows Mobile device (for example) and run software that uses the TCP/IP stack? (For instance, the highly capable Google Maps Mobile).
If that's the case, no wonder Google are so keen to open it up. If not, what is the actual situation? It's a little unclear for us on the GMT side of the pond (or at least me).
I think that's the angle nVidia are taking with their incarnation of Hybrid Crossfire, imaginatively named Hybrid SLI. Specifically the bit called HybridPower.
That and the Vista-only requirement make me think it is simply a feature of DX10.1 that both houses are trying to market as original.
Don't be silly, they are so small that dust won't be able to get in.
Also, they'll be sealed like HDDs.
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