1078 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
they mean Simplified Chinese as in the modification of the traditional Chinese writing system developed for use in the PRC. (That last bit being, I suspect, significant).
every gaming site have a "Signs you've been playing to much X" thread?
they gave up on Crysis comparability when they decided to go for a tablet form factor.
I'm also sure that the Earth would recover from humans breaking the climate - after it eliminated the cause that is.
everything that goes into space automatically becomes radioactive and as a bonus if it's living it acquires super-powers.
"If the sun isn't overhead, I should probably be sleeping."
You just lost your geek licence.
Once you have the technology
there's nothing stopping you putting the power station in orbit (theoretically).
On the other hand
I like the fact that you're not forced to buy two when you only need one.
Or just use a sacrificial camera glued to the top plate. It's not like decent quality webcams are expensive these days.
If you really believe that surgery is a requirement you need to to some research on what I believe are correctly described here as specialist websites.
Executive summary: gender is about a lot more than whether you have a vagina or penis or what clothes you choose to wear.
it:'s not like we didn't already know physics simulations.work well on massively parallel co-processors.
It's a Transformer but without the convenience of something that actually transforms.
You might be right
about the Powermat. If so that means it isn't doing induction charging right. The touchstone on the other hand is induction charging done right. It answers all four of your points.
1. It needs a PSU ,yes. but what charger doesn't and this one's the size of a C cell.
2. It's slightly less portable but there's nothing stopping you taking just the plugpack and USB cable.
3. It takes up less desk space than the phone itself.
4. The plugpack plugs into the mains socket. The USB cable connects it to the charging stand. No mains cable needed.
You can call me lazy but tracking down the end of a USB cable (especially when the whole thing has decided to disappear behind the table) is a daily ritual I can do without. Plus when my phone is sitting on the charger it turns into a very nice bedside clock.
Yes, I'm enthusiastic about the technology. But since it's turned keeping my phone charged from one of those constant annoyances of modern life to something I just don't think about, I think I have good reason to be.
On the other hand
while I have no time for homophobes I don't think I could be bothered to mention www.briansouter.com.14feb-youth.com.
To paraphrase Star Trek IV
How do you know they haven't just invented them.
Flash in a pan - hardly
She's around 30, been a model for over half her life and been Australia's best known model for maybe half that. The thing is - she's a professional - she doesn't do phone slinging tantrums or coke-fueled binges which is probably why you've never heard of her. And why El Reg will never name a special project after her. At least I hope not.
they didn't need the glow-in-the-dark gene for 'tracking' - they were just after the free publicity.
Defacing a web site
is no more terrorism than teaching children that they'll burn in hell if they think "bad" thoughts.
Oh wait. I think I'll need to adjust my analogy.
I've said it before
But obviously someone who has just piloted a spacecraft across 300000 km of space and put it down safely at the designated landing site wouldn't have the technical ability to take an in-focus and properly-framed photograph.
Where's Harold Holt?
I smell FUD
Anyone claiming to be able to make quantitative predictions about technology 20 years into the future is talking through their arse.
As I understand it
that the problem with quantum computers - you get the right answer(s) along with the all the wrong ones, hence the need for a secondary non-quantum computer to sort it all out.
This will be a great idea
once they find a flexible screen to put on it.
Only if you're turning Japanese
Mine's the one with the early eighties compilation CD in the pocket.
"unmanned ocean-going robots"
Wouldn't a "manned" robot be a sexbot?
is a colour Palm Pilot. We're just arguing about size.
Everyone else forgets about Windows Mobile as well.
Bright Sunshine will be no problem
I'm sure they'll come with a large black blanket like a nineteenth century view camera.
most buyers won't pay the equivalent of $600.
Maybe they could try $99 in six month's time.
I'm tired of these slabs
Wake me up when someone makes a PADD.
re:RE "Who would want to target Iranians?
So you're suggesting that the Iranian Government uses Gmail and Google Docs to do it's secret business. Seriously, even if they did, the CIA, NSA, whatever must have a dozen more effective and less clumsy (meaning you will never find out about them) methods to snatch the information.
And yes, the Iranian Government certainly does monitor it's own networks. But here's the thing: the Iranian opposition movement contains some very smart people and there are a lot of them. The Ayatollahs' boys aren't fully in control and they know it. This is just the sort of stunt they are likley to try.
Who would want to target Iranians?
The Iranian Government, perhaps.
That'll be 20 thousand cubic kilometers (ATW). Not that any of the cleanup workers cared after they'd got through the first few litres. Most successful disaster cover-up in Soviet history that was.
Can't have a repeat of the time that brewer's yeast escaped and turned Lake Baikal into 20 million cubic kilometers of alcohol.
I think you've you forgotten something.
The answer as others have indicated
is Slatedroid. Porting Debian to tablets is an official sport over there.
You have to admit
jumping up and down like an idiot in front of a herd of mammoths in the hope that they will all pile over a cliff is a pretty sexy line of work - on a par with being James Bond I'd think.
It saves confusion.
And a good thing too
If I've gone to the trouble of constructing a query to specify the results I'm looking for, I don't want the search engine second guessing me.
Not in Australia.
That reminds me
of an episode of Lois and Clark where some shyster acquired super powers and began advertising his services by means of crappy commercial on late night TV.
As Supes had to point out to him, that's not how it's done.
A letter ->k
Never say anything different?
How about: we are take our customers safety seriously and purely as a precautionary measure have initiated a review of the security of our products.
Protecting your legal arse doesn't actually require sounding like a couldn't-care-less jerk.
The Real World
Invented so geeks could have somewhere to use GPS.
It's not just
"the more adventurous games". I haven't played a decent game of Tetris since everything went touchscreen.
That'll be why
they've tried and failed to introduce colour and sound every decade for the last fifty years.
I get your point
but I'm still trying to work out how to label microSD cards.
For some values of 'idea'
Why not just have a phone/netbook combo that syncs wirelessly and shares a 3g connection. For extra points you could have some sort of remote view into the phone for people who really want to run phone apps on a larger screen. Of course, as pointed out upthread, that makes it pretty much a Foleo. But then the main problem with the Foleo was that it was overpriced and before its time.
Ultimately though, the problem's software not hardware. No amount of messing about with docking arrangements will solve the problem that people now have multiple devices with their data spread across them and no straightforward and non-proprietry method of syncing it all up.
the Foleo was better designed.
I mean, phone sticking out the back - elegant and functional?
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