176 posts • joined 25 Jan 2007
Amen to that. Recently returned to the Apple fold after a decade with windows and ubuntu and am appalled by dog's dinner it's become. Craptastic.
Re: RCJ misses the point, again.
I'm not at all sure that GCSE is all about coding - my son is just looking at it, there's plenty of other stuff in there. Although they do hang it off a coding project, it's not 100% code. And neither should it be, for sure.
Re: 100% of teenagers thought it would be vital for their future job prospects
Hm, not sure about the national curriculum. Last year a foreign language was compulsory at my son's comp, this year it's not. That's new and shiny, and has to be a coalition thing, right?
Re: Next time ...
There is a definition of a requirement for peripheral vision in the UK, 85° unless I've remembered it wrong
MMR vaccination rates in the UK
Last figures I saw were for 2008-2009, where MMR coverage was 85% in the UK. It will have increased after last year's measles outbreak. Prior to Wakefield, it was 90+%. 2003 was the bottom with 80%
But that's not for all vaccines
There may be more data here: http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB00220
I seem to be missing a link - anyone obliged?
Re: Cool..but also oddly disturbing
And the one in China, and the one in Blackpool...
More likely Agent Smith (possibly also a reference to 1984 though) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Smith
Re: per cent
Well played sir! (where's the cricket bat icon?)
Re: It would be great if those guys started to understand how WP8 was designed and works...
Isn't it Settings / wifi / off like it is in 7.x? Which is annoyingly one of the few things you can't pin directly on the starts creen
It's an appalling piece of puffery. Not worth El Reg's time. Not at all sure what the methodology is - what one anonymous person thought, apparently.
Great to see the prices coming down. I'd be dreadfully sorry to see ebooks going away. Tablets just aren't the same for loads of reasons - weight, distractions, contrast, battery life, etc
Playmobile or it didn't happen.
LEDs might be OK where there's ambient light. I live on the outskirts of Oxford, and they're shite as soon as I leave the streetlights and get into the real dark.
Go for it, post your comments and we'll see if you're right or not.
Re: Now I'm trying to work out whether IT people are more sexist or racist
First time I've heard AS wheeled out as an excuse for racism and sexism. Utter, utter bullshit, as even a casual search in the psychological literature would reveal
Re: @Mike Taylor RE "Just awful comments"
I'm ashamed of them too. I'm not going to debate anything with them, just feeling very sad that (I'm guessing) I have colleagues in the UK who have these opinions
I guess we're all feeling a little racist this morning
Just awful comments. Embarrassingly bad. I hope none of my colleagues in India read this.
Re: it looks better but....
As someone who uses wp, bb, android and ios, I completely agree. It seems strangely dull and uninviting even compared to the maemo interface without live tiles/widgets.
Re: o/t (ish)
Bought two. Full house now.
WH Smith are selling the small-but-perfectly-formed kobo touch mini for thirty quid again.
Why the caption "Aura - last fling for Kobo e-readers?" I sincerely hope not, they're great bits of kit, and ereaders != tablets
Re: It's a smartphone ?
I bought two Kobo minis at the same time. Utterly brilliant, even with my ancient eye-sight. Wish I had bought four. I'm keeping my eye on the whsmith home page, and will pounce. "Accidentally" bought all John Wyndham's books for the kids (ha!) for holiday, and they love them.
Re: How Much?
£1.40 / litre
4.5 litres in a gallon
£6.30 a gallon
£3.15 for half gallon
Horse shit smells much nicer than burgers. Anyone in MuckyD's clearly has malfunctioning olfactory organs in any case. I see no problem.
Re: I believe ...
An atheist's amen to that. Went to a very nice bar in Cambridge, MA last year that had 400 or so micro-brew ales to hand. I could barely pick up their beer menu. The food on the other hand was burger or ribs.
Re: My left testicle...
My 800 seems pretty robust. Stupidly dropped it as I was going downstairs the other day, it caught my foot, so I essentially kicked it 6m down to the bottom of the (carpeted) stairs, and it's fine. My poor N900 only died after it flew out of my pocket at 20km/h, skidded across three lanes of traffic in to a large lump of granite (it still boots, just the screen's gone awol)
Re: Simple enough
The one good thing about receiving whisky is that it'll last long enough to be given to someone who will like it. Despite the fact that I gag when people mention the blasted stuff, never drink it, never express an interest in it, I have been given half a dozen bottles of it over the years. God knows why. And I'm such an easy person to buy presents for! (Yes, a box of fine ale would be most gratefully received)
Re: What, no...
I think i had the same trainer. Taught me Quark at about the same time it got half point type. She was a lovely lady, outrageous flirt, but very happily married. She was incredibly popular.
Re: I love mine but..
I think you wife is right, if you're after a picture of a cow. Gorgeous!
Dominic, obviously I'm writing on behalf of a friend who may have an interview with a recruitment agency for a pretty senior (exec-level) job. I^HHe was preparing for it in the usual manner, but another friend has suggested that this level of interview is quite different. Effectively, you need to persuade the interviewer that you're not an embarrassment to pass on, and check the boxes. In particularly, the interviewer won't know much about the job, so it's more like an audition than an interview. I wonder if you have any useful advice or comments. For him. Thanks!
Not on EE yet, can't upgrade <huge sulk>
<clicks twice, turns winpho 7.8 background to white>
Re: Fail assumptions here
Got to say - I'm not a big outlook.com fan - but when I do use it, it's on Firefox or Chromium on Ubuntu and it works just fine, as does our corporate Outlook web app
Re: Flagging emails?
How funny - Andrew has mentioned this before now, and I've always thought - "silly omission" - but since I don't use it, I've never noticed it. But there you are: winpho 7.8, and it has flags.
Re: What is this article supposed to be?
Amen to that. Why are there five ways to run a programme in OSX?
You get it from a stationers. While you're there, get a dictionary. And a sub.
It's a pity no-one provides a link to a story that discusses the geology of the mother rock. Poor reporting.
Zune was awful. Hope it stays dead.
Re maps, I can't tell the difference between Nokia Maps and Winphone Maps. I prefer to use the awesomeness that is OS Maps app. Especially with the 1920s layer, it's a bit fun / sad to stand at Terminal 3 and think you used to be in a farmyard pond. Nokia Drive needs to have the maps for regions downloaded, but I can testify that it works bloody well in rest-of-Europe and no data usage.
Top of my son's christmas present list, I guess they still have something going
Amazon and book VAT
The Guardian reported last month that Amazon do play with VAT. Rather impressively from both ends.
Anwayy, upshot of all this is that !'m not buying Kindles for my kids this year, but will go to a retailer that does pay tax. And have spent all the money i usually spend at Waterstones instead. I feel a bit conned.
Re computer kit, dabs has always done me proud. I hope they pay tax :-(
Re coffee, Starbucks? Really? Coffee?
If only there was some way of being able to report this white noise in 140 characters or less
Re: Some questions for the author
I didn't get that reference either. I have a nokia windowsphone 7.5. I get email from my gmail account into my messages bit, along with other email and facebook messages. Contacts are pulled in from linkedin, outlook, live, google, twitter, facebook and google. Seamlessly. Calendar ditto, i don't have to think about it, it's really sweet and built in. Andrew has been critical of these parts before now. I guess he'd prefer some native set of apps, not this cloudy synced rubbish. :-)
Re: tethering isn't new...
My Nokia with WI phone 7.5 has tethering. Maybe a network thing?
Re: Weird, isn't it.....
As someone who ended up with WP7.5 more-or-less by a mistake - somewhat fuelled by a desire to have as many different environments to hand - I'm lucky enough to have an evidence based opinion. I have ios / bb / android / maemo devices.
WP feels completely different, it's UI is simple, but very alive, something that none of the others seem to manage. ios feels dull and passive in comparison. I very much like the 'live' tiles, photos changing, information, tweets, status etc. I like the integration of apps (and dammit, I like the choice of apps too, only one I'm missing is words with friends - but all the ones I use are there - evernote, mapping - lots - vnc, ssh, running stuff, internet radio, astronomy apps, etc.). Next time I'm looking for a pad, Surface (or whatever) will be a true contender.
Can't see me moving away from linux desktops though.
I guess you can write / download source code and compile it to run.
Maybe they're just copying linux a bit too closely .
Re: What happens.....?
Good question. I don't like this trend, even if it is just a fancy version of aptget - at least you can install other repos. Winpho fires marketplace, gets the app and installs it. Obviously it needs to be in the marketplace.
Remote network access
I expect both ssh and vnc will be available in windows store, as they are available for winpho 7.5, so should be easy to use other routes to get onto remote networks / boxen
Re: Education? More like car aftermarket...
Amen to that. Or - god help us all - having conversation with the rest of the family. Something I look forward to with every long drive.
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