Is the world ready for a lego babbage engine?
Yes, yes, I really hope it is :)
108 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007
Yes, yes, I really hope it is :)
Odds are 2TB MicroSD cards will be pretty cheap in six months time
Didst thou miss the enlightenment of this issue within yon article - "Apple has placed an advertisement with Google to link to its wristjob when users search for the "iWatch", presumably to catch the eyes of novitiate fanbois not yet to fully au fait with the wristjob's true branding." ?
There are no English language standards any more, it's just a random collection of 'close enough'.
women's power over men could be seriously undermined?
You could be talking about the extinction of the human race as birth rates plummet.
Children? What children?
That would be because it would break all her theories (and preconceptions) if she were to accept there are male prostitutes (either gay or straight) or that there are women who use prostitutes (either gay or straight)
Same with a cheap Windows tablet - tablet, keyboard & mouse will come in well below £200. Office 365 is free. You have the whole range of Windows software available for editing and formatting as well as a lot of hardware available for adapters etc..
So, yes, I think we can all agree that the tasks there would have been easy if you hadn't chosen the only tablet intentionally designed not to communicate with the rest of the world.
Maybe, but the NSA won't feed info to the Justice Department - their data feeds are one-way only.
The concept works really well - lightweight laptop for commuting, add the gaming GPU when needed - though I would suggest going for something a little bigger than the 11" screen I went for
I've got an old Sony with an external GPU - connects through a USB3 port
Vaping works at getting people to stop smoking
Big Pharma's products don't
Politicians 'logically' think the best thing to do is regulate/ban vaping
Obviously no back-handers or other pressures involved there then
The number of licenses Oracle require for their systems is ridiculous and, probably intentionally, very confusing. They probably get less customers because of the difficulty but those they get usually end up paying vastly more than they should so Oracle's happy.
That's odd, I've seen both pork and ham flavoured cat food recently
Hmmm, take exceptionally useful UI and make it useless, sounds like the work of a yes-man committee to me
Yeah, I'm seriously wondering how I'll find Win 10 on a 7" tab where Win 8 works exceptionally well right now.
Surely a large number of users in Europe use google.com so restricting the de-links to just the European flavours was pretty dumb in the first place.
Surface doesn't run the cut down "With Bing" version of windows so tends to behave itself better. It also has a few more resources available than the trimmed down tablets.
OTOH you can't pick up a surface tablet with keyboard and mouse for under £100 so the "With Bing" tablets do have a place ;)
ah, but big_D you've forgotten that the new shiny app is always better than the old ways so obviously having some bloke with no insurance or experience driving passengers will be better than another bloke who has been doing it for years and has got all his papers in order.
I've seen both Cortana and Siri in use at airports
But why would you want to double the budget? This format really stands out simply because the price is so low for the performance. Oooh, yes, I see what you mean, we could get some serious power if the basic idea was kept the same but with a much bigger budget for processors and memory.
I trust Android and Google to do he right things
I trust Android and Google
ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!
Thanks for the giggles :)
You might want to look at your outlook settings and tell it to leave the originals on the server.
Renew he Office sub? Nope.
At these prices you buy a new tablet at the end of the year and treat the purchase as the rental price for the software and likely with the added joy of getting the new OS each time. The old one gets passed on, used as a smart clock, whatever.
Interesting thoughts - could get interesting
Currently playing around with the 7" version, at the price offered I felt it would really be stupid not to.
It's a totally different meta to other tablets, think more laptop. With a mouse and a cheap Bluetooth keyboard it becomes a modern-day replacement for the old netbooks but with significantly more power and ability that you can also use as a tablet.
Office runs smoothly and gives full options.
For gamers who cares that you can't access a large tablet store when you can access Steam?
Micro-SDs show as drives - which adds a lot of flexibility.
It's a PC, you can't just plug it into your desktop to sync. The OneDrive space helps though.
All-in-all I'm fairly happy experimenting with it so far.
more balanced perspective, from a dedicated fan site - wrong!
I only wanted ED for when I can't connect to play EVE. Luckily for me they announced the lack of offline mode before I committed to buying.
@Lamont Cranston - Do you remember 80s clubs? Are you totally sure PacMan didn't cause that?
There is that occasional anomaly of doing the sequel right, but oh so rare :(
Have you seen the programmable embroidery sewing machines, very high tech ;)
Ah well, that's a wee bit of cash saved.
My only interest in E:D was for those reasonably common times when I'm stuck without internet access (some of you may be surprised at how often that happens when you don't get to go home every day) so can't get on to EVE.
It's a pity really, it was starting to look nice.
More like Resistance Was Futile :(
It had to happen one day - let's hope the infection can be stopped early
So what you're saying is that the security at the airport near you is a joke and only 'works' because the locals agree to let it. Anyone who doesn't know the system and gets it wrong should be treated just the same as someone intentionally avoiding the joke security which you happily admit wouldn't stop the average six year old?
People get paid to implement this?!?
If your UK company puts customer data on a server in Germany hosted by a US company it's your problem if the US gov hoovers it up as the risk is public knowledge.
Good luck with that David,
I contacted 192.com and they confirmed they use electoral roll data from 2002 on. There was no option to remove yourself from the open roll until 2003 so it is exceptionally likely that their decision to use data from 2002 on was cynically intentional.
Even if you have carefully ticked the opt-out option since it went on the forms 192.com is still happily showing the entries for the address prior to the opt-out being an option. Instead of following the request on the latest extract they are using the newest data they can find that doesn't specifically tell them to keep their mitts off it :(
If it can be proven they've broken the rules the EU should ban them from trading with any European entities for at least as many years as they've been breaking the rules,
Darn, may have to go hunt Sony eReaders to stockpile - haven't found another device anywhere near as good for reading digital media as the Sony :(
It was down when I tried to use it Saturday lunchtime - just the clown instead
Every version of D&D since the wee white box has just been adding unnecessary complexity and whizzy graphics :)
It's definitely a joke, quite an amusing one too.
I just hope he gets enough out of it to complete the set by making a silly potato salad video.
And it can take Brussels with it
Oooh, I like your thinking - 90% of the world's politicians live close to the sea.
This would work nicely for simple storage, but what about SaaS where the service has to have full access to the data to work?
The SaaS suppliers are the ones most likely to be hit the hardest by this as the US gov is effectively making them illegal for European companies, at least, to use.
Whereas I'm much happier with my 100 Mb plus average connection from VM (with roughly one hour outage per year) than my next door neighbour is with his 4 Mb on a good day connection from Sky (with roughly 2 hours outage per week).
It all so very depends on what's available at your location.
"seatbelts, airbags and crumple zones"
All proof that humans can't be trusted to control cars safely
"And yet advanced driving instructors say the best thing to protect people would be to remove all of those and fit a bloody big spike sticking out form the centre of the steering wheel."
Removing the roof and the seatbelt ought to be enough to give most drivers enough sensory feedback on when they're being dicks. The more car handling and in-car safety is improved the more stupid the drivers become as they feel they can survive more and more ridiculous behaviour.
Purely anecdotal, but my local phone shops are struggling to stock enough of the top end Lumias to meet demand as they have recently become way more popular than expected