1342 posts • joined 11 Dec 2012
Speaking as a long time fanboy
I can't wait to hear this. They still manage to shame so many young pretenders
A website link checker
AudioSwitcher - because I can't be bothered to alt-click the volume icon in the menubar
SmartReporter - a menubar icon that goes red if your hard disk is failing
Microsoft One Drive - lots of free space and the app uses less resources than Google Drive or DropBox
Wunderlist - great for keeping to do lists in sync cross platform
Re: Lots of other good products....
Also for TextWrangler
I'd quite like the Dual autochanger
The one shown in the article thumbnail
That and a nice Telefunken valve amp and some minty Grundig Raumklang IVs
Re: It makes sense to have an ex-HP CEO as Pres.
I'll give you that if you'll agree that George Bush was Bob
It makes sense to have an ex-HP CEO as Pres.
Politicians are like Windows PCs. You can't get enthusiastic about them, only use them when unavoidable, and only ever buy them with other people's money.
Re: Hamill time
Oh, go wind your oranges!
Jasper's started using the royal we. His descent into full clockwork orange status can't be far off.
Daft as a mahogany frying pan
"we are currently the only species known to have deciphered its own code"
If you're going to bother asserting that, might as well make it correct
"we are currently the only species that I know of to have deciphered its own code"
Amanfrommars may know differently
Mercury delay lines
Cathode ray storage tubes
Old memory tech is mind-boggling
I can see where this is going
Public services outsourced to the sharing economy.
Been a victim of crime? Log onto Rozzer and find the lowest priced Rentaplod
Need brain surgery? Log onto Numbskull and some geezer with a Black and Decker and two bent teaspoons will sort you out
All thoroughly and independently vetted of course
Just to send a bunch of the above
A Windows PC without paint.net and notepad++? No thanks. And VLC - I install it on everything user device I own.
No, no, this will never happen
Until it does. And then it will be late
Now $199 in the US
That's the unlocked, no-contract price. The only reason the current inflated prices have been announced in the UK is so they can soon announce the inevitable price cuts. I give it a week. They must be hoping a few mugs take it at double the going rate but I doubt they'll sell more than a couple of hundred at that price
I suppose Amazon can at least be trusted ...
... to keep its ecosystem up and running. Unlike Vodafone which promises a free 2-year sub to Spotify Premium and whose forum is full of tales of woe from people like me who've been prematurely booted back to the free mode - a problem they seem unable to solve.
Anyway, wouldn't it have made more sense to build a phone that was a decent eBook reader? Solving that might have resulted in something not so ... boring.
Hi HP, I'd like a tablet
"Certainly. Would you like an HP Stream 7, HP Stream 8, HP 10 Plus, HP Slate 8 Plus, HP Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra, HP 7 Plus, HP Slate 21 All-in-One, HP Slate 10 Plus Tablet, HP ElitePad 1000 G2 or an HP Pro Tablet 610 G1 PC?"
"Ermmm ... I'll have a think" (Slopes off to buy a Nexus or an iPad)
Re: Jump on the privacy bandwagon
Poor form to insult us just because we don't agree with you. I would never resort to calling you, for example, a fat-headed twangler
Re: A secret policeman in every internet chatroom
The secret police are too busy under activists' duvets to hang around in chatrooms
Re: Assuming nothing more material was said on Facebook etc.
Why stop at BT? Better have all the post steamed open while we're at it. And what about those pesky face-to-face conversations? Ban them unless in the presence of an agent
If I were designing this
I might break it into two bits -
An assessment system - that sounds like case management so there should be a COTS or FOSS package
A payments system - that sounds like banking - there should be a COTS package
Once you think of benefits payments as banking, then other government payments in and out look the same (eg tax and rebates)
Give everyone a Government account on a government wide banking system to handle all payments in and out. S'easy.
(I'm glad I don't have to do this for real)
Re: IT angle? Who cares?
There may have been a pocket calculator in use at some point - that should cover it. Great article.
Can we now hope for some valve electronics hackery?
No need for ASSIA to get arsey
In a race to be arsiest, BR's gonna win. Better butt out now
Microsoft used Excel to calculate their tax liability
Re: I have never had girl problems
You mean none have escaped yet
Peak keeps on peaking, not yet plummeting or even plateauing, plunging Hamill precipitously into a pique.
Re: True, but could be truer
Was the the that the sentence didn't need the the that preceded complaints or the the that preceded company?
(I don't really need to know - I just enjoyed writing all the the thes in the above)
Re: Pix or it doesn't xist
I believe Therese May would be keen to stop you dropping the E. Unlike George Perec: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Void
re: reinvented the Space Shuttle?
Yes. It needed reinvention
Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Ireland
Who could be their common enemy? My money is on Lichtenstein
Re: Wandered into an alternative universe...
What could be more relevant to an IT nerd than a rechargeable handheld docked sucking machine?
OK, it's a cyborg in a B movie
But the movie of Algis Budrys's Who with Elliott Gould is quite creepy
Thanks for the Koeppen review
My reading list just got longer - again
The dashboards flip open and some game controllers pop out - fight!
The real threat
It's that fat bugger that keeps getting stuck in the sewers. What's he doing down there any way?
Re: "In defence of Uber..."
Yes - they need a sensible and mature CEO with sector experience in charge. Someone like John Griffin from Addison Lee ...
I love this 'shipped' metric as a measure of success
When the unsold stock is shipped to landfill, can you double count them?
Re: Where should America turn for advice? Not GDS. Not if it's the truth you're after
The indefatigable Moss. Keep up the good work!
"The reason that Bracken is able to have an influence on UK government policy (and he has hit a number of brick walls as we have covered in the pages of The Register) is because he keeps bringing in the results."
Under the cover of writing plain English web pages, he has centralised all formerly impartial government online content under the control of a highly politicised unit. He has claimed credit for initiatives delivered without his team's help. And he has consistently failed to deliver any of the transformational projects that were promised.
He's good at PR though
Re: Ok enlighten me.
If GOV.UK tries to get you to implement Verify, just ask them, 'who owns the risk?'
You won't hear another peep out of them
Re: Ok enlighten me.
They have to be live with themselves after doing all the fucking pointless things mandated by CESG, Cabinet Office, GDS, Efficiency Reform Group, etc, etc,...
Hey, let's bespoke a payments system
Because doing payments is nothing like a COTS banking engine /sarcasm
Disclaimer: I haven't a bloody clue what I'm talking about. Just like everyone else who'll comment on this
Re: Still using the term "Fanbois"..... really?
Very good. Almost like humour but without the slightest attendant risk of having to involuntarily contort one's mouth muscles or emit strange barking noises.
Poor apps developers
Having to develop apps at their own expense. Maybe they should demand that Apple let them charge money for their apps. Who knows? Some might even make a modest profit.
Is there a word for trolling articles? Trolltickles? Orcwords?
Can someone check the underside of table 3?
I nailed a kipper there in 1948. It was still there last year
Why can't we have this in real life?
Imagine your light-switches and heating thermostat being able to roam your walls at will, ready to be on hand wherever they think you might need them. Possibly also able to respond to simple voice commands like 'where's the bloody light-switch gone?!'
It includes an interesting new biometric tap sensor
labelled, 'Knock here'
I'd like to see it as the centrepiece of a retro Batman movie
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