775 posts • joined 25 Jul 2007
If you know the 2003 shortcut you can use it in 2007 or 2010.
For example ALT,E,S,V ENTER still works in Excel 2007 and 2010.
Takes about a week to adjust from using the 2003 menus to the 2007 ribbon. You've had 4 years so probably time to quite moaning about it.
More base stations should be better all round
More base stations should be better for the not in my back yard crowd. More base stations closer together means less power used in transmission so lowering any perceivable risk.
auto start icon
At least Microsoft might be able to sort out the ridiculous way that skype starts up as taskbar application rather than minimised to the system tray.
I only have very limited experience with EVA but our 4100 has run perfectly without ever throwing an error from installation more than 2 years ago.
last time I checked silverlight is cross platform, it runs on OSX as well as Windows. Moonlight is just for linux
whilst I'm sure that sometimes when an SSD fails it does so in read only mode. My Kingston drive died after 6 months and it isn't even recognised by the system.
If this had a dual purpose screen, capacitive for when you want to use your fingers and and active digitiser stylus so you can use the windows handwriting support it would be perfect.
Unlike the current crop of tablets it has a proper OS on it and unlike netbooks it has a proper resolution screen.
Is the phone locked?
If the phone is locked then no point buying it from three, just pay the extra tenner and get it from Apple.
Then stick a giffgaff sim in and top up £10 for 250 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited data and unlimited on net calls.
Looks like a rounded rectangle with a black surround to me, Apple won't be pleased.
and why when you run dual screens does the menu bar for the app you have on your right screen appear at the top of the left screen?
I thought this was a tech site, where are the numbers? What's the range of this new super wifi? What kind of bandwidth will this lady be getting? What kit is installed in her house? Where does the signal come from? How many people can the source serve? What are the drawbacks?
of course it can
As long as you're using the zune player app. Windows phone 7 can multitask in the same way old versions of iOS could always multitask. It's just restricted to the Microsoft apps. However you can't listen to tune in radio whilst browsing the web.
Whilst I agree that this should be a feature, what kind of an idiot hides their SSID?
If it doesn't have one, then it's no good.
mini ≠ Cinquecento
Cinquecento is tiny, mini is huge, but I agree with the sentiment. Why bother making an electric car big and comfortable when it can only go 110 miles. Until we can get 200 miles from a 30 minute charge they will remain play things for rich families who don't need two cars but have them anyway.
I definitely meant queue as in
"to arrange (data, jobs, messages, etc.) into a queue."
but thanks all the same :)
Come quietly or there will be trouble.
Queue the robocop quotes.
Pretty sure the stylus on this is an active digitiser type. This is totally different to a resistive stylus found on PDAs and a million miles away from the £2 type you can buy for capacitive screens.
I'm guessing that in pen mode the touch screen is disabled so that you can rest your hand on the screen whilst drawing.
"A series of tests"?
That'll be checking the file a-times then.
Just make freeview better
Aside from the 4 HD channels, the quality of freeview is terrible. We don't necessarily need more HD channels but more bitrate on the existing channels would be a step in the right direction.
BE do 24Mb/s but you have to be basically sitting in the exchange to get it.
Storing data in the cloud is great, you can access it from all over the world and if your house burns down or you lose your disks then you can get everything back, but I would never trust that as my only copy of something so important.
I have my emails stored only in the cloud because that's convenient, it would be annoying if I lost them but not the end of the world. My photos are in the cloud on two providers and on my local drive because they're important.
if you sell apples it's fine
You can have a store and call it "the apple store" if you are selling fruit. Apple might try and stop you but I doubt they'd even take it to court since it's not possible to confuse a fruit shop with a computer shop.
Only 4 USB ports?
What a joke, on a PC that has no other way of adding hardware. These tiny PCs are great as Media centres since they are quiet, low power and capable of h.264 at 1080p but only 4 USB ports is going to hold you back. Once you've added 1 or 2 TV tuners, an IR receiver, a DVD or bluray drive, dongle for wireless mouse and keyboard, you've run out of ports and need to start adding a USB hub.
There's also no optical output for 5.1, I know all modern gear is using HDMI to receive the audio but there are still plenty of people with old amps that don't really need replacing but need optical or coax for sound.
The over exposure is not an issue with the new sensor, Nikon makes a distinction between how a consumer SLR exposes and how a pro model will treat the same scene.
Nikon expects a pro to want to save highlights and then bring out the subject in post if needed. They expect a consumer to want the subject to be well exposed at the expensive of sky or other background. They do this by giving a greater weighting to the area under the active focus point. Unfortunately this can lead to unpredictable results. The D80 is the worst for this, the D90 improved the situation, hopefully the D7000 is another step in the right direction.
this was granted?
whilst I salute Apple for apparently trying to stick to standards, recognising most headphones have 3.5mm plugs and fining a way of incorporating them into a device, this should never have been granted a patent. It comes under the category of obvious. I reckon more than 50% of people would come up with at least one of these three methods given the same problem.
Also, what is Apples obsession with making things thin, less than 3.5mm is very thin. Why not just concentrate on making stuff lighter and more durable. The iphone is already plenty thin enough, make it much thinner and it will become really annoying to use as a phone.
giffgaff trumps this with 300 minutes, unlimited internet and unlimited texts for £15 or 1500 minutes for £25.
Only real drawback is that you have to put up with O2 for network coverage
The 46Mbps figure for VM customers relates to 92% of their customers. I'm guessing the other 8% get significantly less.
I'd love to see a somehow accurate figure advertised but I'm not sure how you go about that. You could advertise throughput as a % of sync speed but that figure is easy to manipulate by simply lowering sync speeds. Also for a poorly performing ISP with heavy over subscription people with lower sync speed will raise the average % throughput.
I think the thing to do is to publish independent tables and allow people to drill into the data. The truth is it's a very complicated subject. VM on average provide the best speeds, but they also have one of the harshest FUPs.
I think the answer is to force get out clauses into broadband contacts, when you sign up the ISP must tell you what they think your average speed will be based on your line length. If you've already got a service via BT wholesale then that information should be available to the ISP to predict your speed. If the customer is happy with the prediction they sign the contract. If after 2 weeks the customer isn't getting within some % of the indicated speed then the customer has the right to cancel the contract and try someone else.
I was stuck with VM for a year on a 20Mbps service which mostly ran at around 5Mbps
SPDIF is an audio connection, you'll see it on audio equipment. Inputs are generally found on surround amps, you'll see the outputs on most TVs, games consoles, digital STBs etc.
They'll start to die out slowly in consumer gear because HDMI carries the audio channel on modern kit.
enforce the policy with software
It's not hard to do, when we implemented our data protection policy we had a look at software that prevented the use of unencrypted USB drives and found it was a function of our existing AV package. If you plug in an unencrypted USB drive then it is mounted read only by Windows.
I haven't seen a mention of apps for online bookies. These sell a service via an app, is Apple also going to ask for 30% from everyone who puts a tenner on Man U to win 3-1?
I have no problem at all with Apple taking 30% for these transactions, if that's what they want to charge then no problem. However I don't understand how they can make rules that state that a developer isn't allowed to sell the same content outside of the store for less money. It's an abuse of their position in the market. I know Apple only have a small percentage of the smartphone market but they have 100% of the iOS app store market.
Of course there is an answer for most of these cases, stop writing these stupid apps. So many of them are just small device friendly interfaces into online content. If that's what you're writing then you don't need an app, just write a small device version of your website. That way you can write one version and target all small devices.
continuously variable transmission, it's a type of automatic transmission where there are no individual gears, instead the ratio is varied continuously between the top and bottom points.
.NET != corporate
I think I might have more .NET apps on my home PC than my work one, it is, at the very least a close thing.
Java on the other hand is a very corporate affair, lots of those at work and very few at home.
it's not very well written but I think what he means is
"Most organisations are virtualising the desktop to regain some of the efficiencies of the mainframe era while retaining the productivity of the desktop environment"
By this the author means most organisations who are virtualising their desktops are doing so to regain ...
All the the sentence is slightly ambiguous I think it's fair to assume the author doesn't think that most organisations are virtualising desktops.
people still do that? I thought digg was pretty much forgotten about and everyone was using reddit. Not sure what that says for webos
No spell check; no good
I like IE9 especially now they have fixed the tabs on the same line as the address bar. Thing is it has no spell check. For that reason it will never be my browser of choice.
In my experience the service is very similar to Be, network speeds are identical and you get the same rubbish Thomson router. I think it's just the branding and call centre that are different.
Anti-virus just doesn't work
I'm not saying you shouldn't have it since it will stop some stuff but I see loads of computers with infections that have always had up to date AV.
This is why you should never pay for AV for a home computer. In the enterprise it's a different issue because you're paying for the centralised management.
Far more important than AV is making sure you are applying all the relevant updates for your OS and software, especially adobe flash and acrobat and your browser.
If you don't use office much then don't have it installed, it's just another attack vector, use one of the free online alternatives, Microsoft and Google's offerings are both good enough for most people.
wow not much hope on this forum
personally I'm looking forward to a Nokia with the camera from the N8 but a decent OS. Also this sounds like Windows Phone will get turn by turn satnav which is the main thing holding me back from buying one.
people who should be sacked
The idiot with the laptop? Not really their fault, they are unlikely to know better the laptop required a password to access they almost certainly thought that was enough.
The idiot who gave them the laptop? Maybe, but probably not they are almost certainly working to a policy.
The answer is to sack the person in charge of data protection, the person responsible for writing the data protection policy or the person that should have employed someone to be responsible for a data protection policy.
I agree there's no point in giving the council a fine, reserve that punishment for businesses, if you fine a business then the CEO doesn't get a new Jag this year. If you fine a council the only people who will lose out are the residents either financially or as a result of a loss of service.
It has composite output so you just need a cable with a scart plug on one end and 3xphono connectors (red, white and yellow) on the other.
There are two main differences that I know of between digital lenses and the older film counterparts.
Firstly digital lenses will have better coatings on the lenses to counteract ghosts and other reflections from the sensor.
Secondly, particularly with wider angle lenses the angle at which light strikes the imaging surface can be quite steep. For film this is no problem but for a digital sensor it can be an issue. Leica get around this buy setting the microlenses on the sensor at an angle to accept this light.
filtering doesn't work
Even if you decide that this is fine and you have no problem opting in or out there's only one kind of Internet filtering that works and that's to have a white list of all the OK sites and only allow access to those. Problem with that is that you can't possibly know all of the OK sites so most of the Internet is suddenly unavailable.
Internet filtering has to be dealt with locally because it's only at a local level that you can decide what is suitable and what isn't.
How much do they think this service is going to cost to run? I'm guessing they're expecting the ISPs to pay for it. That just means that Internet users will have to pay for it. Well I don't want to.
Who's held accountable the first time a child manages to visit a site that isn't on the blacklist?
If this was possible to do ISPs would already run a service where you could opt in to a filtered Internet connection, but it's not so they don't. What they do is offer advice on how to do this yourself at home.
You're next then
of course it was avoidable, the answer being to use your own computer for looking at porn and your works computer for work.
The software used in this case includes key logging, and also is installed on the laptop so encryption is useless since the software has access to the unencrypted info.
In any case it's trivial for an employer to be a man in the middle as they can very easily set up their own CA which signs certs for websites on the fly. The root cert can be pushed out over AD.
at least it's not animated
It's a pretty basic favicon, I thought modern icons were 128 or 256 pixels across so they look nice pined to the taskbar in windows 7.
Make it decent quality
Must have 5.1 sound
choice of streaming rates with at least a 3Mbps rate
720p and 1080p options I know streaming 1080p is pretty hard with current Internet but just queue playback. I order a film and in an hour it's ready to play.
Do all or most of this and I'm first on the list.
I hear they've just introduced usage based billing for Internet connections at $1.90 per Gigabyte
I fully expect he does have a copy of all the photos somewhere else, if he doesn't then he's a complete idiot for putting his trust in a service that costs $12 a year.
However there will be links to those deleted images in forums and blogs all over the net which are now 404s that can't be rectified. Uploading 4000 images into the correct sets with the descriptions and names and tags is going to take some time.
Then you're on to the flickr side, what kind of an organisation deletes an entire account without having a method of restoring it on the basis of a complaint from one user?
archiving data to an electronic medium
Just doesn't work for any serious length of time. Harddrives will break and you won't have the right interface to connect to them. Tape drives will break down or the interfaces won't be available or the software you used doesn't exist any more.
The only way to archive data is optically. Those accounting files you might need in 40 years? You need to photograph them and store them on film. That way they can be read by anyone with a lamp and a magnifying glass.
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