400 posts • joined 10 Aug 2007
I don't recall being asked, via a political and ethical discussion on the trade-offs, to help set the balance prior to our gub'ments engaging in the mass surveillance of us citizens. Must not have gotten that memo.
While I enjoyed the Mars trilogy back in the day and always thought it would make good viewing as movies or TV series, why not do a practice run on something simpler like Antarctica?
Re: Governments shouldn't control 'content, technologies or services'
No, monopolistic ISPs should.
Why bother with the BT?
If you're wandering around your space with your device in your pocket, then, sure.
But as this product, specifically, has that 'groove' to hold your device, why not just connect through the 3.5mm Aux jack? That should save battery use on both by not using the BT radio on either and provide better audio fidelity.
I say that as owner of a similar (if much more diminutive and less expensive) item.
Thwart the competition?
Can Mark account for his whereabouts this weekend?
But do they match the carpet?
Like your mom said ...
If eveyone was jumping off a tall building, would you do it too?
I'm with Diogenes on this, though my play dates extend a bit further into the twentieth century (just *downloaded* the symphonies or Arnold Bax this very evening, in fact).
I suppose I could stream at work instead of listening to my downloads/CD rips but wifi really eats through the battery so why bother.
Clicked on article apparently thinking it said Vivendi and Unchanging Unicorn was a new game.
Use of "Frikkin' Laser!" in headline but no mention of sharks in the article.
Re: I say good for them
If it were EA, they'd have put an "On Sale Now!" sign on whatever unfinished but semi-playable piece of crap the devs had managed to come up with.
Those aliens from District 13? Have big barbies the Aussies must
more money than the GDP of a small-medium sized country
Why not, then, buy a small-medium sized country and move their entire operation there, lock, stock and barrel? That would put them out of the NSA's and FISA's reach, no?
same problem with Swiss Army brand mice
Wonderful portable wireless mice sold under Swiss Army brand, nice comfortable shape with rubberised sides. Eventually, the rubber became very sticky (even the spare one I bought that was just sitting in a cupboard.
I figured it was the adhesive that had leeched through.
Of no use to me personally
While I'm glad people who need it will/do have the option, it's of no real use to me since I basically just use my devices for music players. I don't want to waste CPU cycles and battery life with encryption on my music folder.
Re: It's called Nexus
My HTC One's interface looks remarkably similar to my Nexus 7's and seems to operate in pretty much the same way, as well. Samsung must really be out there.
Is that where you close your eyes while ... well, you know?
I've done my part then
I recently bought a refurbished HTC One (M7). :) A bit north of a 100 quid, though. :(
Does it still count if it's not used as a phone? (I've an ancient Samsung feature phone to make calls with.) I bought it to use as a music player as my N900's getting a bit long in the tooth.
... to avoid possible crashes on Fri
What about the other days of the week?
wiser to wait?
Possibly better to wait on spending that dosh until the investigations/lawsuits are resolved in his favor?
If he loses, I don't think "I can't give back the money 'cause I've spent it all" would sit very well on the courts.
the public was never in danger
until they gave this lady the suitcase with explosives in it.
Youtube is considered a 'social network' site? I thought it was an ad delivery network (with some content thrown in to make us not notice the ads).
Re: WiFi enabled pocket HDDs
Good news! World + dog have been making these things for a while now.
Thanks a lot!
I'll never think of Simon Pegg in quite the same way again.
Talk is cheap, Mr Wheeler
So stop f'ing talking and actually *do* something about it.
proof Bing using Getty images?
Can Getty show that Bing's widget is pulling in any of its images for these slideshows?
And, no, no vulture slideshow for me either.
reasons to open up their wallet(s)
Perhaps if the oligarchs doubled our wages, we'd have extra money to buy more of the tat we produce for them. Win-win all around.
You are here!
The image accompanying this story in the Guardian contains a helpful "You are here!" label.
no need for social media
I can devolve to bat-shit crazy entirely on my own, tyvm.
Re: accidents waiting to happen
Here in the States, on the filtered water dispensers used in homes and offices which feature a hot water option, the hot water lever has a secondary mechanism (push lever in, then lift it, as opposed to just lifting on cold, for example). These faucets need something like this for to be safe.
... some serious wrist action
What?! I'm just charging my phone!
implantable and/or wearable models?
If legally mandated for all citizens, gub'ment could know exactly where everyone was 24/7.
If you've nothing to hide ...
Yes, I'd be curious to know if these peeps use a headset or just slap the slab up side their face to make calls. Seems to me a headset would sort of defeat the purpose of having a phab.
loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
Wait! Facebook is a news site? When did this happen?
I thought it was a "social media" thing, where narcissists posted the minutia of their daily existence (because they just know other people are interested in it) and grandmas posted pics of their grandkids. When did they add news stories?
Re: rather than living under a rock
Yes, apologies for just glancing over the beginning of the article before posting.
Still, amazing that 17% haven't even heard of this, it's been front page on the Guardian every day since it happened and I would imagine, from comments here in the past, that it's probably gotten even more play in the Daily Mail.
rather than living under a rock
we chose to show Mr Foley some respect by not watching it.
a world wide web for machines
Why not, what could go wrong with that?
It's spelled schadenfreude.
Re: I'd call it "Spinal Tap"
Not it they're done right.
Could have turned that to their advantage
"Stop the butt-hurt of your daily commute with a new <car model> - it's like lube for your sore arse!"
fixed it for him
News of the World's invasion of privacy is nothing compared to the NSA's.
Yes, mom definitely wrong
I've known mom was wrong about sweaty, tatted-up guys for, like, forever.
confused by ...
“99 per cent of mobile phone owners still use their handset to make mobile phone calls”.
Assuming that other 1% refers to cellular-capable tablets, what else *would* you use to make mobile calls except your handset?
Ashcroft ... left encryption alone
Probably because the NSA assured him they had broken it.
Such bonkers. Much sad. Best advising, stop tweet doing.
Good thing it's just a robotic probe as I seem to remember a movie about humans landing on a comet - didn't end to well as I recall.
you know you've hit the big time when
like sharks circling the scent of blood in the water, lawyers start circling a possible source of lucre.
covering their tracks
If these Chinese hackers are so 1337, wouldn't they be better at covering their tracks.
Or are they purposefully not doing this to show us they can hack anything, while the governement denies everything?
"producing superior products through innovative technology"
Bose? Shirley, they jest!
those ... sofas?
Those wooden, S-shaped sofa thingies, with no backrests? Accidents waiting to happen, I'd wager.
WTF is wrong with people?
- Analysis Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT
- Vid+Pics Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really
- Xbox hackers snared US ARMY APACHE GUNSHIP ware - Feds
- You dirty RAT! Hong Kong protesters infected by iOS, Android spyware
- Ice, ice maybe: Evidence of 'Grand Canyon' glacier FOUND ON MARS