So much for log rolling being an easy way to improve sales of my new book.
879 posts • joined 9 Aug 2007
Re: Xiaomi MIUI?
Recent MIUI updates have increased my Red Rice Antutu speeds by 50%, so it will be interesting to see what they can do with a larger format version.
Ré Drivers, dont just blame M$, blame the hardware makers as well, I bought an expensive HP office printer 6 months before Win7 came out and found that HP couldnt be bothered to write a proper driver for it; my choices were :-
1/ Sticking with XP (or Vista - HA HA!)
2/ Losing everything but basic printing options - no double sided printing, photo printing, multi-page printing; even the ethernet connection wouldnt work.
I am very impressed with the build quality of my £94 Xiaomi phone, I wait with baited breath to see what they do next.
(Hong Me, aka Red Rice 3G)
Dont forget replacing the pitifully slow SSD with something bigger and faster.
Still use mine for travelling
I found the warranty card!!!
There is another problem though.
The card state the goods must be returned to the store in the original packaging for any refund to be made.
JOKE ALERT!!! (or is it??)
I'll wait for..
a/ the price to drop down.
b/ someone to get Linux, xp or Win7 working on it
Then it can replace my ancient EEPC901 as a travel companion around China.
(8" laptop and 19" laptop bag, cos airlines dont weight them!!!)
Am I safe
"Search" doesnt show up any of these updates on my PC; but is "Search" telling the truth??
The PC I am currently building is going to have Linux on it anyway; as soon as I am comfortable with it, this Win7 box gets Nuked and from then on, only gets used for games.
Any rumours about Samsung fitting it to the Galaxy S8??
Do you mean "Oppo" ?? A well established Chinese phone maker.
By accident, I am currently the owner of TWO Chinese smart phones, an Umi Zero and a Xiaomi Red Rice, both are very good phones for the money.
The £140 Umi is a sleek and sexy alloy job with a glorious screen that feels like it should cost a lot more. Lollipop is only a beta option, but it is so fast it doesnt matter.
The Xiaomi is a solidly made workhorse that cost me £94; as a "copy" of the Galaxy Note 4, it offers 80% of the performance for 20% of the price. It will get even closer to the Samsung when it finally gets Lollipop - a recent UI update to MIUI v6 increased its Antutu score by 50%.
Except, unlike the Samsung, it has dual SIM, a micro SD slot, and a removable battery.
Both are rooted out of the box, and both are being supported with numerous updates and custom ROM options.
I think anyone paying over £200 for a phone, on or off contract, is a mug.
Oh no! I have the NSA on my back!!!
Or was it 12 people and a hell-of-a-lot-of bots??
Joined up thinking
People who ride fixies on public roads are morons.
And so are probably Apple customers.
I MIGHT try Win10
But I am holding off until I am certain my old Win3.1 programs will still work.
My daughter was 16 months old when she figured out how to unlock mummys iPhone (shudder), and make calls.
WE found out when we found several international calls to Canada on the phone bill - the Canadian dialling code is apparently her favourite number combination.
Since then she has discovered how to delete all the bookmarks and history in FireFox using a keyboard short-cut (I now back then up weekly).
She is 2 1/2 now; I expect she will have hacked NORAD and be playing "Global Thermonuclear War" on the WHOMPER by the time she is 3.
Actually, some do try to wipe your drive; back in 2009 the PC I was using for Uni/College work picked up something that deleted 50% of my media files and tried to use my HDD as a store for extreme porn.
My tutors didnt really believe me, until THEIR system went down with the same infection a week later - the way their system was set up meant they couldn't even use a photocopier for the next 2 months.
(NOT a BOFH, but lumbered with looking after a nursery schools PCs for the last 20 years for no extra pay).
I luvs lolcats, but where are the naughty teen-rilla pics?
Re: Anybody know what the rumors were?
According to my Chinese wife the rumours erased include -
Thousands of people missing (you can see at least 3 completely destroyed apartment blocks in drone footage, one of which I calculate was home to 800 people)
Firemen not told that water would react with the toxic chemicals ("tweet" and "retweet" from fireman deleted over 50,000 times).
Photos and stories of ALL the local hospitals being filled with dead bodies.
It is for times like this that the Chinese government pay somewhere north of one million employees to monitor and clean up internet forums.
I have had a similar post to this vanish from a non Chinese forum, so government hackers may also be out targeting bad news hosted elsewhere.
For some reason no one ever bought my bath/CRT TV combo.
Isnt he one of Charlie Browns friends??
Re: Taking the "piss" perhaps?
If they made that wine with CHINESE drinking water, it was probably not fit for human consumption !!!
(It is so bad, I even run the bottled water through a military grade filter before daring to drink)
I have just picked up a Lenovo IX2 DL for under £60 from Amazon, that will do for me.
Not really SysAdmin but....
A few weeks ago I got a call from an elderly friend complaining she could send or receive emails on her iPad; after going through a few hoops over the phone, I realised that her router was switched off.
"Go check it is plugged in and switch it on" I suggested
"Oh no, I cant do that" was the reply, "I'll have to get a man in".
SUV drivers should pay double (or triple) parking fees due to the excess space they take up. I saw a tit blocking two spaces yesterday (parked exactly down the middle of the white line), in a carpark that was already full to bursting.
Had another one today, taking the disabled space closest to the shop, no badge and jumped out athletically.(no passengers).
The article suggests that most of the affected are iPhone users; so who cares
The golden age of games ended not long after.
The only reason I am not still playing this is because my son nicked the console when his mum and I split up - and of course the CSA left me penniless, so I could never afford to replace it!!
Thats my tan coloured jacket, bought in the late 80's THAT I STILL OWN!!!
Lets hope he isnt black
We wouldnt want anything bad to happen to him "accidentally"; especially while in US Police custody.
Useful for travellers, both for business and pleasure
I've used a dual SIM phone for years, I can keep my home SIM in there for calls, and a local SIM for cheap calls/internet access.
That central molecule appears to have rounded corners, Apples lawyers will be in contact soon.
It almost makes it worth giving up the porn and moving there.
Well, we will always have Paris.
Re: If manhole covers look a bit like dustbin lids...
Ooops, someone dropped a Clanger
In the spirit of Lurkey
May I be the first to christen this product Lurcon.
How fast can we get it shipped up to the ISS, so it can become a real space food??
Upvoting this, but really surprised the veggies and animal huggers havent given it a historical level of downvotes.
Re: Does the XP Point of Sale improvement still apply?
Yes it does, the windows update installed this afternoon, including the malicious tools removal whatever it is called.
Obviously I blocked the IE8 crud.
MWB updates still works, as do AVAST, Spybot S&D, and LOADS of other stuff.
Me, spending the money I have saved on White Lightening!!!
Welcome back to the 1970's
I have been saying for a while that it was time to stop pushing global warming and start touting the Ice Age again, and here we are!!!
(See previous posts in Global Warming threads over the last few years).
Hows that Watson??!!
Ré email failed
Could that be because you TYPED the letter, instead of writing it??
Could you use one of these pens to write a letter asking permission to link to the aboves Pan Am Games website???
(They require a WRITTEN letter, and my PC currently only does TYPING).
"severely limited social skills and a significant educational deficit."
added to "severe narcissism, has emerging psychopathic traits, and is oversensitive"
Career prospects ...
1/ Pop Diva
3/ A cop in mostly black townships across America
The company developed six smartphones in total
Was that total production, or total sales??
Dr Sheldon Cooper has already pre-booked a ticket.
The Chinese and Russians are going to build it??
What could possibly go wrong.
See that coat with three sleeves?? Made in China.
Re: here's your thread
I'm just READING the thread, yet I am sure I can hear the black heli............................
Why are the forums currently being hosted in Costa Rica ??
Re: Another caution
Different brand, but same issues.
I bought an Umi Zero just before returning to the UK last Christmas, a great phone, but sadly the GPS system wasnt working, so I returned it for an exchange or repair.
They have JUST told me the replacement will be shipped some time in the next two weeks - so I expect it will arrive in time for THIS Christmas.
Thats my face, stuck with a stupid, borrowed SIII that keeps insisting my 80MBps fibre connection is "too slow".
Re: BA, Bangalore to Boston with a 90 minute layover at T5
I was supposed to be flying 2 shorter hops on KLM, but missed the connection due to snow at BHX.
These days for SE Asia, I use Emirates, as Dubai is almost exactly half way and you get plenty of exercise on the transfer.
Re: Jets - pah, that's for softies
You think you are sooo hard; try a flight in a Herci-bird from Brize Norton to Belize - via Iceland, Newfoundland, Washington, and Florida. THREE FRIGGING DAYS!!!!
Re: BA, Bangalore to Boston with a 90 minute layover at T5
I disagree, I have broken up several 16 hour flights with a 1-2 hour stop over and it makes it a lot more manageable.
I started doing this after my one and only (10 minutes short of) 16 hour flight.
The first 8 hours were OK; 9 &10 dragged a bit, but by 12 I was getting very restless and by 15 I was ready to open the damn doors and jump!!
Every hour after the 12th hour seemed to last at least 4 hours.
I was flying Air France, so of course, when I got off of the plane my luggage was missing.
ICON?? Thats how I felt when I landed (at 3:30am local time).
Back to the story
You know to me, it sounds as if you are a tiny bit pissed off that YOU didnt have the balls to wear the pink tie, do the bullshitting and get all the money!!.
(Waits for the highest down vote total in El Reg history).
I still have that 5 page pull-out of Beckham jokes somewhere, I favourite is the joke about the shopping trolleys.
Re: Dubai centre of excellence....?
In my experience it's all euro/us/china design and indian construction and Russian Hookers.
there, fixed that for you.
WinSun apparently keeps its tech tightly under wraps.
That will be a box containing 2,000 coolies armed with tubes of araldite then.
Either that or the box contains nothing we can understand and eventually it will print nothing but a nose.