205 posts • joined Saturday 25th August 2007 09:49 GMT
Re: Surface Pro?
"(I'm confused how he thinks he'll play it on an iPad)."
He will probably download it from the app store and just play it.. theres been a version of minecraft for IOS for ages, wife had to take it off her phone because the kids kept nicking it for toilet visits!
Also, I don't think that you can complain about windows 8 not working properly - it did warn you!
Windows 7 is much better suited to old netbooks compared with 8.
Also, lets face it, if this is going to be used at school you can be sure that the teacher will whip out some windows only software that will be required at some point... Not saying its right, but its going to happen!
Im fairly sure you could get an OEM windows7 starter on eBay fairly cheap - might not strictly meet terms of the OEM licence but its close enough to keep me happy!
or... you know...
Buy a new battery for £30 and save the cost of a ChromeBook?
Other games are available.
I have a 6 and an 8 year old (Actually they are only a few weeks from 7 and 9.) but they play minecraft, mario cart, Unreal Tournament and Halo amongst others.
Of course unreal and Halo are the more violent amongst the games that they play but its cartoon violence, no worse than power rangers.
The only person to have mentioned GTA is you, by any chance do you read the mail?
Last friday I took a call from the service desk:
Them : "We have a priority 1 call logged for the purchase order import system"
Me : "Never heard of it, The purchase order system has an import facility is that what you mean?"
Them : No its an access database that user x made, but its not working and he left last month
Me : hahahahaha, CLICK.
Of course being a finance application its now "BUSINESS CRITICAL" so the end result was that I fixed it because people several grades above me wanted it done, but thats with the understanding that they will raise a project to get it moved into a properly supported process right away (yeah right), this will be the last I hear about it until it breaks again next year!
Users/Departments outside IT should not be doing their own thing without some input from IT.
Lets just remember
This is panorama.. the same series that brought you the WIFI routers of death a few years ago.
I've had a few jobs which I think qualify as worse than this, whilst finishing high school I worked NIGHTS in a salmon gutting factory, there wasn't as much walking involved, but it was a chilled warehouse with ice, water and fish guts being splashed over you at regular intervals.
I then upgraded to working the summer on a prawn trawler - similar conditions but better pay because of the threat of falling overboard...
I get what they are getting at with this documentary - the conditions are hard, the workers are stressed... but lets face it, their conditions are quite good by comparison to some people.
As for the walking, is this really a problem? I have a desk job but just the walk to work clocks up 3 miles a day.. and as for people saying "try doing it every day" yeah, it will be boring, but 11 miles isn't that much of a challenge, you might be stiff on day 2 if you are not used to it but a few days you'll be fine.
Lies, using my Nokia 620 right now, been on fb and twitter... Don't have a live/passport/whatever they are calling it today account set up on the phone...
Re: Nice to see them catch up with the girls
"Without brain-washing, atheism is the default position of any educated person. And by "educated" I mean actually educated with and understanding of critical thought and the scientific method."
Id argue that its the default position for EVERYONE not just the educated - whether you remain atheist depends on your upbringing, there has never been a religious baby born (to my knowledge).
Re: Nice to see them catch up with the girls
"Atheism is a religion thats core tenet is that "There is no God" this is a belief as it cannot be scientifically proved."
"Atheism is a religion..."
And that's where you lost your credibility I'm afraid.
Re: Start Icon != Start Menu. This the problem.
"What key? I ask, you tit- this is a tablet."
Probably the one, bottom centre below your screen... you know, the one with the windows logo on it...
"Indeed. Fandroids can be dismissive but anything Apple does tends to get imitated by others."
yeah, anything.... Maps? *cough*
Re: 8, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0
Ahh yes, because the jump between windows 7 and LINUX is much smaller than the jump between windows 7 and windows 8...
"The Googlers had spent around 20 mins outside at the time the shot was taken and hadn't been told of a fire drill"
Why would they be told if it was a drill? Its not a proper fire drill if they all know about it and are sat with their coats on all packed up and ready to go five minutes in advance.
Unfortunately like copy and paste this will be missed in iWatch 1 but will make an appearance in iwatch 3 to much fanfare and screams from the media about how original it is.
Its the 21st century there is no paper manual but there is one in the form of an eBook preinstalled on the nexus.
Id guess alot of people buy these to get away from printed books, what's the point of printing a manual?
Re: What would I do if I was running Apple's TV project
Quote: 'tuners (too much localisation work) so input by HDMI'
Yeah HDMI I'm certain that apple wont ditch that for their own proprietary connection then sell you a $100 adapter.
This is what the (Teletext) service existed for...
C4 text page 182 BAMBOOZLE!
Re: doddy sites?
Though I suspect that would be on the IWF list of doddy sites.
Re: I still like
@Giles Jones --
At least with optical if nobody can see the screen then nobody can scan it.
I imagine that grabbing a screen shot of your QR code could be quite easy... at the simplest wouldn't it be trivial for a member of staff with ill intent to hide a small web cam near the scanner? At least NFC has some level of security.
Re: It's not too bad
Until you get outside and realise that they gave you:
a. Too little change.
b. a mixture of £sterling and some ones lira left over from a holiday in the 80s that they managed to pass off as a pound coin earlier in the day.
c. Coins that have been handled by a number of people, some of which (statistically) didnt wash their hands after their last wee/poo/fap) - Im not overly concerned about that level of cleanliness but really when you think about it thats minging.
Re: It's not too bad
Card dropped in street : Phone for new card.
Cash dropped in street : ?
Thats one of the reasons I dont like carrying cash.
Another is that card payments are faster than waiting for cashier to count my change, getting it wrong, sorting it (Or more commonly just not realising that they gave you the wrong cahneg in the first place.
I really dont care if some one wants to pour over my card purchases.. the only thing that I would be concerned about would be what they thought was happening on the days when my girlfriend borrows my card and goes clothes shopping.
Re: Er, he was trying to hack them?
No you missed the point what he was trying to do was find the geographical equivalent of a charged number (rather like in the UK calling the 017xx number rather than the 084xx number) nothing illegal, in fact some companies will give it out if asked.
Re: Into the Canal Instead
In my Defense I said should, I know that it won't happen!
Re: Into the Canal Instead
I don't see where the dump comes into it?
Refuse and recycling is collected from outside most peoples houses in the UK.
As for he canal, fair enough, didn't spot that, but wasn't he op talking about this scheme being used in the UK?
Re: Don't we already pay
Well researched there...
Point 4 on the first bulleted list, I have lived in several local authorities over the UK and this is common in all.
Re: Into the Canal Instead
Maybe if you live next to a canal... for me it would mean a 15 minute round trip (driving) to empty my bin... I dont think I could justify the time/fuel to save 0.5p per kilo or whatever the change would be..
you have to remember, our refuse collection is not free in the UK, you might not pay for it directly but part of your council tax is for refuse collection, so this may end up reducing CT charges (or at least it should).
Re: IT Pros?
Yeah, but if your post is anything to go by the spelling/Grammar checker isn't that great.
From my experience a high pixel count is no substitute for a good lens.
I have a 4.3 mp camera that takes better pics because of its lens than some of the 14mp ones I have played with.
Its also worth noting that these phones have replaceable covers, so no need for a car to prevent scuffs and scrapes so the fact its a little thicker doesn't really matter, most people go out to get an super thin device and then jam it in 3mm of ugly plastic to protect it anyway!
Shirley the reasoning will be:
Someone untechnical wants an iPad (Bearing in mind that a good proportion of the population consider iPad and Tablet to be the same thing)
They buy a samsung because it is a tablet has rounded corners etc and looks like their friends iPad, it does what they want so they have an iPad in their mind... in this case apple lost a sale because the person was going to buy someting that looked and functioned like the tablets that they have seen apple advetising, that their friends have...
However Im with you, apple shouldnt get away with it, no one should, its anti competitive and a huge waste of everyones time.
Given the state of the patent app process I'm sure they would be awarded it.
#this #doesn't #do #anything #here.
Re: They must have amazing staff...
They stated in previous articles that there will be no electronic facial recognition it will all be down to the orange interface between the iPad and the customer (ie cabin crew)
Re: Yes you can replace the battery
Soo...$200 for a battery and fitting when I'm perfectly capable of getting one from a third party for a fraction of that price and fitting it myself (or would be if the machine was easily serviceable).
Sounds more like a way to drum up more money from your customers to me.
Re: Having fun
Yes, This http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_involved/events_and_challenges/vertical_rush was fun.
In fact I would recommend signing up for the next one.
"It was considerably safer to be "severely obese": the people in this category were just 1.26 times as likely to die as 'normals'"
Funny, I would have thought that they would be just as likely to die as anyone else (100% certainty, given enough time)
Re: 8 to 15 people per square metre
Four of these and a big blender?
You're holding it (in the) wrong (country).
Re: Fair play!
Read the article again...
Paypal do not take 30% of everything, is that what you're sugesting?
Re: Passive version
Not sure how passive it could be, its still going to have to detect and chase stuff to match speed etc, I doubt a big ball of blu-tack will do much when a space bolt hits it a 2km/s.
"I swore for my next update that soldered memory is preferable to a mem that might not be there when you need it! - so WinP7 won. Duuno what I'll get next time!"
Hmm, then the Mozart must have been a tough choice given that its bundled memory is provided by an 8GB MicroSD card. Its a fu*ker to change (requires a void waranty and a torx) but at the end of the day its just a concealed SD card held in with a piece of tape.
I believe the mozart can handle upto 32GB but its a bit picky about what it wants shoved in it.
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