Re: Love your new nail polish, Lester!
We don't need no food safety.
62 posts • joined 17 Jul 2007
We don't need no food safety.
Was there any mention of different versions as there has been in the past with Home, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and that choice nightmare?
I wonder if it may turn out that anyone can upgrade to Win10 for free, but if you want the "professional" stuff like support for Domains in XP etc. then you end up paying? We'll have to wait and see but I look forward to seeing if they can truly keep it as simple as the one windows idea.
I'm sure the suits will get involved at some point.
To follow up, The Oatmeal has had a hands on with these and summarises them in his inimitable style: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/google_self_driving_car (long story short, you probably don't want one if you drive fast).
Just look at the Smart ForTwo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnI-LiKCtuE The little, flimsy looking car that can take a serious beating.
Wouldn't want to be in any car going from 70 to 0 mph in just 1 second and I don't think Google's car is really designed for that sort of role but it could make an excellent taxi/cab in towns and cities.
If Apple manage something it's getting people to do more technical stuff without realising. Enabling it on the Apple devices, linking it to you already existing iTunes account, which already has your card details, may take enough of the effort out of it that those with their gold iPhones might give it a try.
Apple already announced a partnership with Uber for the "Ride Now" feature. I imagine retail apps will want to support Apple Pay as it potentially reduces friction for purchases. So they look to have that covered too, at least in terms of mobile commerce.
They're saying complexity isn't the answer. A memorable password might be the answer as long as it's only memorable to you i.e. not common.
Having just forked out the best part of £650 for some body work I'm wondering how it is that I can pay £650 in the UK for the work or ship it to India and get the work done for the same cost.
For the record, that doesn't include getting it back but still, if I'd needed anything more it might just have been cost effective.
Pic please. On train and video's blocked :(
Try LightwaveRF kit. Apart from funky looking light/dimmer switch faceplates she'll never know :)
We used to play multiplayer on the sly in our college library. There was no better feeling when you should have been studying than dropping down on top of your mate and blowing him to smithereens. There's no hiding place when you've all three axis. I probably should have been chasing skirt but I did love Descent :)
ATI and Glide and 3dfx and Voodoo. Heady days. I went the Voodoo route entirely because 3dfx Voodoo sounded much cooler to my teenage self.
I think I know that CTF map.
We used to play UT multiplayer during lunchtimes day after day at one of my old workplaces. We had technical support vs production departments. It was brilliant. The sales guys just didn't get it. :)
Was that CTF map really, really big with little forts at either side? It used to get skipped a lot but I liked it. We had around 4000 maps loaded up so no game was the same. I remember when I installed the MatrixMoves mod and freaked everyone out by running along the walls, double jumping, pausing in mid-air and other such nonsense. It was great.
It's what you do with it that counts.
"What a twat. "
Now hang on, that's a bit unnecessary. A twit maybe...
I admit it has a case and after a certain figure the height becomes irrelevant but it does still work. Even with a case I imagine my toaster would either break or try to kill me.
My iPad 2's been working away happily yet I've been through a microwave, two kettles and a toaster - all of similar age.
Can't speak for your average datacenter but I imagine, where kitchen appliances are simple, datacenters are complicated enough to be more likely to suffer a component failure of some description than my iPad.
Business contracts can get a femtocell with business level support. I'm not sure Tu Go is even close to reliable enough to run your business from it.
Still, for 'consumers' (I hate to think that we're lumped in with locusts) it's brilliant. Especially as where I live though we have a road, community, train station and even streetlights, any sort of mobile phone signal is still too much to expect.
Since Tu Go arrived I've not felt so disconnected from the rest of the country and can finally make and receive calls from home :)
I can't imagine people wanting to stream live content very often but on a small scale that sounds interesting.
Switching between live driver cams/channels on your smartphone when at the F1?
Don't forget iTunes. That's been getting duller with each release.
It reads like a parody of typically Apple hype?
We don't have advertising on the BBC or iPlayer. That's not the same as the US - they make their money from subscriptions (much like the BBC) and advertising revenue/product placement/sponsorship on top.
PVRs do reduce the need for catch-up services but are going to ultimately be replaced by net-connected streaming services/subscription boxes. They fit a current need one sky and Virgin are pushing but when the publishers realise they can resell or license content using boxes that appear to behave in a similar way they'll push them to the majority instead.
My 360 has become more of a DVD player recently spending most of its time playing The Gruffalo over and over again. I can understand MS wanting to move people to a download model ala Apple's successful iTunes and App stores but not having the drive at all will punish people like those with families that use it as an entertainment device and watch relatively cheap (and often older) DVDs or Blurays.
I'm usually the first to suggest tech as a solution but the market for media and the broadband infrastructure don't support the download only model just yet.
Moaning about second hand games is a non-starter. EMEA is notorious for reducing game prices not long after launch. Other (larger?) markets keep game prices higher for much much longer. It's retailers and distributors here that are worse for the publisher - they have created an expectation of lower prices a few weeks after launch.
I'm distracted by lady's fingernail on her little finger in the first photo.
or those with MKVs for that matter. Most don't know there even are different formats and containers and don't care. They'll continue to buy whatever they're presented with.
They have a using a name even though the specs change considerably over time - and they don't have version numbers so AppleTV seems the most likely to me.
I remember getting a text a while back and thinking whatever - I'm sure all those moaning probably, at the time, ignored it too.
That's not a real photo is it?
On topic, I'm not going to sign up to a sports package just to get F1. I want to watch the F1 not the football.
Thank you so very much for ending my day with this :-)
The idea of Voyager floating through space with only its 8 track for company is brilliant.
If only it was blasting out Rita Coolidge's Higher and Higher, Fleetwood Mac's Don't Stop, Foreigner's Cold As Ice and of course the theme from Star Wars (also a number 1 hit in 1977).
(Before the pedants get on their soap boxes: use your imagination dudes)
Thank god for that.
ASFAIK it needs 10.6 installed first and if you have that already, purchased separately or included with a machine, then you're looking at 20.99.
Lion is then an upgrade from a clean, patched up-to-date, install of 10.6
A pub with no beer?! That's it. I'm going home.
That is all.
...on gettin love juice into a url!
Paris 'cos well, just because.
Does that include: "Joe le taxi?" Surely that can be excluded? ;)
Paris, cos she probably thinks French pop music is ace.
Can we have some in Britain please?
"Asus's Eee PC scored highly for customer satisfaction, but not enough respondents had one for it to be included."
Surely, if it wasn't included you'd not know it scored highly?
I'm suprised the country isn't panicked at the thought of all the kiddies playing about with the 'blades' on their xbox interface.
I think they're referring to the fact that the 80GB model over here is a cheaper version of the original 80GB model (based on currency conversion) that was released in the US and Japan but not over here.
Their original 80GB model featured backwards compatibility by effectively also having PS2 hardware inside it. So be removing this and some other features like memory card readers etc they can relaunch it cheaper (and in all territories this time).
I'll be looking for an older one now if they end up getting big cuts in an effort to offload stock.
It sounds like the only real difference is going to be a hard drive change. The drive bay is user serviceable anyway, and it might possible to replace an offloaded 40GB with a 250GB+ drive and still cost the same as the new model with an 80GB drive.
I'd love to see a fleet of popemobiles driving around our towns and cities.
Put them in the sewers.
the cables that is, of course if they never get round to sorting out a decent fibre network maybe we could put the bigwigs at ofcom down instead.
The whole point of consoles is that you can play in the comfort of a massive sofa with mates and a big screen tv.
<rant>You only need to buy a new version of the hardware if you bought something that was designed badly and has an inherent fault. If you really want to of course you could buy one again after a few revisions so that you can have a slimmer case, lower power consumption etc. The key fact is that a game made for the 360 or the PS3 will work on any revision throughout the life of the console which is not the case with the myriad of options (that are constantly being replaced by manufacturers) with a PC build.
Although there have been several versions of the PS3, you won't need to buy another version (in theory) for up to 10 years. My guess is that you'll have upgraded your PC significantly by then and probably replaced it - which is fine if you can afford to do that and don't mind doing it every couple of years.
I've not yet made the jump to a next/current-gen consoles and am still using an original PS2 - the first revision - that makes it almost 8 years old and it still plays all the new games coming out for that platform. 8 years later. Can the same be said for the Pentium 3 at 766MHz with a Nvidia GeForce 2 or Radeon DDR (DX7!) and Windows Me? No?
Kinda makes 300 quid seem like a good deal.</rant>
"training and incentives will be improved for all store colleagues."
It's the incentives that are ruining the company. The last thing they need is improving!
I know they want to become profitable but if they removed the incentives and just trained the staff then the customer would get the product that is actually right for them and they'd be able to develop a decent product range.
Of course, the ability to use common sense seems to decrease the higher up the management of DSGi you get.
Paris could probably do a better job than the sales staff at these places. Maybe her next series will include a stint at PC World.
I think he might be trying to stay low in an American supermarket:
I think he's referring to the last line of the article:
"And indeed, the US military is also seeking tech which could get jetfuel from alternative feedstocks - such as algae scum or even mushrooms - which could potentially be carbon-neutral one day."
Erm, "Drop the gaming stuff, and cut the price massively and then you'd have a top notch Blu-Ray player (as the PS3 is supposed to be) for a bargain price."
Wouldn't that be a bit wierd for a PLAYStation to not play games? Surely what you're looking for is simply a standalone Blu-Ray player? I'm aware of a few on the market.
The PlayStation 3 is a games machine first, it just happens to be able to play Blu-Ray discs rather well.