34 posts • joined Tuesday 24th July 2007 10:25 GMT
Wasn't there some talk a while back about using inductive chargers?
They would prevent any sort of accidental electrocution if you handled the power end and there could be no spark jump if power was still live when you unplugged it. Meaning you could host them in existing petrol stations with no danger from petrol fumes.
Maybe Coca-Cola et al, could just run a hose into the ocean and make cheap cola!
Paris, even though she isn't cheap.
Am i the only person who is thinking, that if IE8 is standards compliant then there is nothing that the web devs need do? Surly it would render as well as Chrome or FF?
Paris because she complies with my standards. :)
.. the most oxymorinically named company product in history! Virtually guaranteed to generate all the problems you have with anything you use it with. And thats when you have their "qualified" monkeys turn up at £1500/day
As this seems to have been going on for some time, could this not be proof that mobiles don't actually affect the planes equipment?
The inverse square law would dictate that a mobile in the cockpit would have a far greater effect on the equipment. It wouldn't even matter if they didn't receive a call as mobiles reregister themselves with the network all the time.
Paris as we would like to inverse her square.
What a pain
Apart from the concerns about bricking the gearbox in an update. I for one don't like the idea that this is yet another piece of software we will have to maintain. I have to waste far too much time updating stuff on my computer, i don't want to have to do it with my car too.
Apart from seeming like a group of people who can convince themselves of anything when it comes to sound reproduction., would any "true audiophile" be using an ipod as they are accoding to reviews on El Reg pretty rubbish in the sound reproduction department.
Not that i can tell the difference between most sound sources.
...why do i feel as though they should be calling it "Fisher Price Edition?".
Surly it would be simple enough that during installation you could detect a netbook and just install appropriate drivers for it?
I would debate the need for even having two editions. The group policy stuff should be there by default, if you don't know what it for then you won't use it. Which is as good as not paying for a service you don't use.
Sell bitlocker as an add-on if you must.
Paris, coz she isn't this confusing.
What is the battery life of this thing? Personally i measure the battery life of my remotes in years. Putting a remote into a docking station is the same as those people who think that the correct place for a remote is on top of the device it controls.
It also looks like you have to use two hands with this device.
Paris icon because you need to use two hands with her.
After 3-5 years on a laptop i would probably be looking to replace the whole laptop. I have never replaced a battery in all of my electronic stuffs.
Might have to get a longer life battery for my Android phone though!
Paris as i bet she lasts a long time and won't need replacing in 3-5 years time!
The more likely reason for the delay would be the domain they are no doubt on. Vista doesn't seem slower than any other OS i have encountered recently, if setup by an even half-way competent admin. Roaming profiles can take the best part of forever, and some of the security policies can be time consuming.
Still don't like Vista and would rather use DOS like Sceptical Bastard!
Paris as she never wastes time!
"Er ... you press the Start button and then ..."
"The Start button? Really?"
I remember having the same conversation with an ipod user when i asked them how to turn it off. "... you press the play button??!?!?!?!" :)
Please please please, tell me you can disable this properly and universally and also get rid of all those retrofitted clear type fonts.
I for one cannot use any of them for the constant eyestrain they cause.
Paris, coz she is easy on the eye.
DVD Style encoding..
and hopefully DVD style enforcement, i.e. it is by-passable by entering a "secret" code.
Paris because as the jet-setter she is, she would like to play games in any region.
Ultimately I don't care if a car is green or not, and i dare say other are like me. The things that are important are price/usage costs, 0-60, top speed. MPG under sane usage conditions and whether or not you look like a prick driving it about.
Paris as we all look like a prick in her.
For anyone who remembers the intro to the game Another World.
For those that don't:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgkf6wooDmw
Just hope they will not be doing any experiments during a lightning storm. :)
Paris icon coz she is from Another World.
118000 Chains to the hogshead....
.. is the fuel efficiency of my car. Who can be bothered translating that into something readable?
As for the acre, i only know how much an acre is because of the video to Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall. And given it seems to be based on two other largly obsolete Imperial Units, it's about time we ditched all of them. Imperial units are all variables and are just annoying and illogical.
Paris coz she likes her chains and hogsheads.
Why are manufacturers allowed to lie about battery life? It is about time they all stopped testing thier devices using 64kbs mp3s played at a gnats whisper, and start playing 256K+ files at ear bleeding volume.
Paris as i she will be staring in her own video on the device.
This seems like a varient of the bloke who turns up in a van with some "high quality" speakers. Sells them to you, leaving you to discover that you have a high value brick.
I very nearly laughed in the guys face when someone tried this scam on me.
Paris Icon, coz even she wouln't fall for this scam.
I want to see posters like the ones used in an episode of Red Dwarf.
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Paris icon, because we need to escape there.