Yeah, but then she just would have had a Guru Meditation instead ;-)
137 posts • joined 22 Aug 2007
If you value your data, back it up.
Which reminds me. I must get around to backing up my data at some point.
There was a fascinating talk about dieselgate
Re: Finns gonna pay the fat redundancy cheques again
Good luck moving anything from France. Closing French operations is really hard.
Well that was a rollercoaster
As someone who bought a Lenovo G50 laptop with the crapware on (incidentally, I think its otherwise a really nice laptop), reading this sentence was like this:
"Lenovo is now offering all customers who had Superfish ..."
"... (those who bought a consumer PC between September last year and January)..."
"... a free .."
Ooooh. I like free stuff!
".. six-month subscription to McAfee Livesafe security scanner"
Nothing wrong with small phones
The HP Veer was lovely, it just needed the software bugs ironed out, but sadly it was never to be...
Not true. I held back on open sourcing hivelytracker (http://code.google.com/p/hivelytracker/) for years because the code is truly horrible. In the end I caved because people wanted to port it, but the comment at the top of gui.c says it all:
** Abandon all hope all ye who enter here
** (consider this fair warning)
and I have other projects that I would want to seriously refactor before opensourcing :)
Re: RCA? Pah. Young 'uns know nothing
wrong on two counts:
1) it was not better than the speccy or c64. It had only 8 colours, low resolution, odd colour attribute system and no vsync. The sound was better than the pre-128k speccy, but that's about it. It also had far fewer games, and a lot of the games it did have were poor.
2) it wasn't french. It was english, but sold better in france and was eventually bought by a french company.
I still have a soft spot for the oric, though. So much so that I wrote an emulator for it (oricutron).
Can't they all just
support the Palm Touchstone? I've got loads of those ;-)
I think the Passport is lovely
My wife just got a passport since she was fed up with touch screen keyboards (something I can sympathise with, I'm going to miss my Pre 3 when I finally give up and upgrade).
I think its a really nice phone. I'm quite tempted to get a Q10 after seeing the passport (unlike my wife, I don't have a handbag, so I need my phone to be pocketable :), but really I'd like to see a "Q20" or so with the touch sensitive keyboard idea from the Passport.
What about the Arapaho?
Do they have a word for Facebook clickbait?
Re: Broadcom 7225
I think they mean 7325:
although that was 5 years ago, so I imagine they'd be using a newer chip now (?).
"Something wonderful has happened!
Your Amiga is alive!"
Those were the days ;-)
Well, it seems the most important question is not answered by this infographic....
Do the Arapaho have a term to describe the Cloud Internet Of Stuff As-A-Service™?!
Re: Not correct!
Ahh yes. I think "chaka demas" is a southern Arapaho variation.
Actually the Arapaho term for pliers is "chaka demas"
I love my pre 3
its still my only phone. I don't want a smart tv, I want a pre 4 :(
Is this the Grauniad? ;)
Re: Really sad..
To be honets, I'm kind of tired of backing the dead horse. As much as it pains me (I never liked Android at all), I'm probably going to join the Android crowd. Its a lot better than it used to be, and maybe when I finally can't hold on to webOS any more, maybe it'll actually be nice to use :-)
An insider retrospective would make fascinating reading, I'm sure. I really enjoyed a Nokia one, that I think might even have been here on El Reg.
Re: Have a BB for work
To be fair to BB, BB10 is (imho) a LOT nicer than the traditional BlackBerry OS!
BB10 looked really nice. It was always in the back of my mind that I'd probably hop over to BB10 when I finally gave up on webOS.
It seems, if you want to know what technology is going to die, ask me what my preference is (I'm still using a Pre 3 as my only phone, and have an AmigaOne XE-G4 that I still use occasionally :)
I wonder if he's looked at the multiplayer yet,
and if not, why not?
That is exactly why I still use my Pre 3 as my only phone. I've never found any other phone UI to be so fluid, it just never feels like it gets in the way.
I am the technical support for my family, and between them they have various Android, Windows Phone and iPhones, and it always feels nice to use the Pre 3 after using their phones...
I'd queue for a Palm Pre 4. But then i'd probably be the only one, so it wouldn't really be a queue :(
Lovely to see the slanted exclamation marks!
Especially since I suggested it last time :)
Apparently, it was originally developed on the Amiga, but as the Amiga market died, they moved to the PC.
Later, an unofficial clone was released for the Amiga, which was called "Payback", and while it suffered a bit from being developed entirely by one person, it had a certain charm and was fun enough to play. It was later ported to the Gameboy advance.
surely ! is close enough?
Note to El Reg: Please update your headline with slanted exclamation marks! :)
I'd much rather go to a demoparty like revision or sundown!
Re: Bumpy Road Ahead
Can't speak for GM, but the Palm Pre/Touchstone combination works great in cars. The magnets hold it fine.
The Pre 3 made it a bit trickier since they changed the curve of the back made the touchstone not have such a great grip. Some people filed down the plastic a bit to get a flatter curve, but I found in my VW Passat it was fine because the Touchstone perched neatly on the flat bit between the gear knob and the climate control panel, so it held the Pre 3 in a good gravity assisted position.
I would assume that any in car built-in wireless charging would have some method of stopping the phone going flying across the car on roundabouts and bumpy roads.
Every time I get in my car, if my phone power is low, I plonk my HP Pre 3 onto the Touchstone. It really is excellent to be able to do that without fiddling with wires. Its also very tidy since I installed it with the wire to the touchstone hidden.
Re: You might as well complain that Microsoft isn't support Windows 98 either...
But Safari isn't supported either ;-)
Doesn't work in IE for Mac? Doesn't work in Windows RT?
Even Microsoft don't support Microsoft products!
Given that "Amstrad" is "Alan Michael Sugar Trading", "Amscreen" must be "Alan Michael Sugar Creen" (or at least a word that starts with creen). I don't know what a creen is!
Re: still love my V3
I suspect that actually what happens is that your phone rings and nobody cares, then the beat drops and you flip it open, and they still don't care.
Re: Gazes over at Touchpad...
At least the touchpad had a differentiators, even at its original (admittedly ridiculously high) pricepoint, namely webOS and a really good inductive charging solution.
This is just a generic "me too" product.
Re: Its an interesting strategy
I'm well aware of how HP massively cocked it all up, but its not like webOS ever set the world alight before that.
(also posted from my beloved pre 3 :)
Its an interesting strategy
but it is also the same strategy that webOS used, and it didn't get them very far, even though webOS was (and, to me, still is) excellent.
At Sea Parks?!
gimme a portrait slider
and I would probably be tempted to move on from my Pre 3.
certainly android, ios and windows phone have failed to tempt me away from webos so far.
Ahh the Oric
I had one briefly before upgrading to a C64... its an interesting machine...
Many years later, I wrote an emulator for it entirely from scratch, just for something to do on my train journey to work...
I wish Leo hadn't killed webOS...
I would be hankering after a Pre 4 by now :(
OH NO! DISNEY IS GOING TO RUIN STAR WARS!!!111
Oh wait.. Lucasfilm already ruined the crap out it. Never mind, carry on.
if I worked at hp
and they had a BYOD policy, I'd show up with my touchpad and Pre 3. That would probably be more embarrassing for them than competitors kit :)
Re: fresh water
Well, I don't think washing machine water counts as "fresh", but I think I was very lucky with my Pre 3.
it was turned on when it went in the machine, but when I removed it, I immediately yanked the battery before drying it out.
and I thought my HP Pre 3 did well to survive 10 minutes in a washing machine (although it is still fully functional).
I'm not going to put the Pre 3 through any further endurance tests to compare to the iPhone, though ;-)
I'm reading this on an HP Pre 3
and my Touchpad is android free. I'm following this with interest, but even I'm not convinced anything great will happen with my favourite mobile OS. I'd love to be proven wrong...
My HP Pre 3 surived a several minute ride in the washing machine.
Admittedly it had to be dried out before I turned it back on, and the screen has some blotches at the bottom (nothing too bad), but it still works!
I wouldn't recommend it, though ;-)
of course there is lots of water on mars
its used by that machine that arnie uses to create an atmosphere!
Wow... the playbook interface was a copy of webOS. Now they've copied even more from webOS, the sliding panes look just like enyo!