137 posts • joined 29 Aug 2007
Re: 3G service
3G coverage, huh, what about delivering enough signal everywhere in the UK, so that the phones don't flatten their batteries just trying to enable voice calls. All of the operators, I'm looking at you, don't ignore your customers when they tell you there's an issue, and don't LIE when responding.
Re: If you don't like Heathrow T5...
Ah, Aberdeen, yes, unless it snows :)
Re: "...where we don’t yet have any recommendations to make from your history"
You want an alternative ?
Try NetSurf, currently V3.1, with nightly builds for those who like living on the edge.
No, it doesn't do everything the major browsers do, but if you can code in C, the devs will be happy to talk to you.
Re: Skills shortage is at the hiring end.
Unless you've passed retiring age, you're NEVER too old, & probably not then either :)
Quiz list for you to answer, here, or to yourself.
Where do you live ?
Are you prepared to travel as far as 200 miles, or further for a role ?
Are you prepared to stay away for 1 week, 2 weeks, or 4 weeks as required ?
Will you accept short term, i.e. 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months long contracts ?
If the answer to those is yes, then put your CV on Jobserve, & Jobsite, and create a Linked-In profile.
Start applying for jobs, don't use the bulk apply, don't bother with cover letters.
There is plenty of stuff out there, this week I have had a dozen or so roles offered, with the stand-out one paying 380GBP per day, and on my home doorstep.
Re: Dual SIM
Apple & Samsung neglect the dual SIM market ?
Samsung don't - GT-B5722, 7722, & later models
Apple couldn't care less - buy two devices is their answer.
Re: I can buy such an ARM chip right now.
Would you like to enlighten everybody on what you've bought please ?
A hyperlink or two would be nice as well.
If there are good bits to X86 architecture, where are they hiding please ?
Re: App Permission
Thank you for this pointer, unless I'm mistaken, this is the one by Scott M.
But Intel HAD an ARM licence. They inherited it from DEC, along with DEC's StrongARM, but Intel didn't like advertising a competitors' product, so they called their fabbed version X-scale.
Unfortunately for Intel, the first few iterations were much worse performance than DEC's, so there was a drift away of users (not end users) to other ARM licensees, and Intel eventually sold off the division.
I think it's called Marvel now, BICBW.
The story is much more complex than that, but I think I've covered the essential bits.
I doubt that ARM would sell out to Intel, not in their shareholders' best interests.
Re: Not just local disks
Have you found the culprit, who clicked on the attachment, yet ?
Or is there now a new way of auto-running attachments, by simply pre-viewing the email ?
Never gonna happen.
Check out https://www.riscosopen.org/content/sales/risc-os-usb-sticks
for an emulated version that runs on your OS of choice.
Or buy a Pi.
Is there any third party evidence that it's real ?
FireEye don't seem interested in allowing comments on their blog, nor posting information on the apps that were removed.
Re: To avoid the problem altogether...
Search for NetSurf
No Firefox users
Doesn't work with Firefox either.
I signed up for a live.com account long ago (with Firefox), and used it to download an eval of server2012, so I know it works.
Re: Old Virus - Rapport a joke
It insisted I ought to install it ... on an ARM based Chromebook !
Re: Lee D
Re: WTF is NSFW ?
Just in case you were serious, though I doubt it.
Not Suitable For Work
Re: Curvy screen... why?
More importantly, it can't be hung on a wall.
Why ever not ?
Re: Prescient much?
Argh ... my head's spinning, the bolt's come out, you beat me to it :(
Re: There is nothing wrong with KDE
Haven't tried a recent KDE release, does it still have the stupidity with default 'all-white' icons ?
Re: Some examples of what is and is not prosecutable might help
Nottingham Airport - where's that please ?
Any chance of this moving towards the top of the list please ?
Nice to see that this is now back in it's proper place on the front page - thanks.
However, it does seem to have a problem with the hyperlink colours not changing when clicked on.
Could you fix this please ?
Re: The waste of talent
Maybe because they were incapable of doing it.
Go on, google the performance issues of Intel's StrongArm replacement - the first X-Scales, and the other issues they couldn't fix with the later revisions.
As far as that table is concerned, it's meaningless without the test schedules, so that someone else can independently verify the results.
Besides Intel themselves have said that they can't beat ARM with current fabrications, just get close.
Re: USB as better? No!
There are at least two more USB 'standards', don't know if they are supposed to be mini or micro.
Charger for 3DS, and charger for Sennheiser BT headphones.
My pet peeve is the utterly stupid use of a single microUSB B socket ,where there is enough room to fit 3 full size B sockets, and the box is larger than the device it replaced. (Creative, I'm looking at you here, amongst others)
Exactly how many votes did Benedict Cumberbatch poll please ?
Re: Not just the yanks
I don't know the answer to your question
> I suppose the big question that comes out of all this, is how do you
> change the system without getting locked up for 600 years or
> becoming a professional politician?
But I have a couple of suggestions :-
1. Make being an MP, Congresman, Representative, or whatever, be something everyone has to do, like jury service, for say 4 years, and make it that twice is all that you could ever serve.
Sure, long term planning would suffer initially, but would you really say that what we have now is fit for purpose ?
2. If anyone shows any tendency to want to be a politician, then they are permanently, and irrevocably barred from that sort of role.
Shame it isn't ARM powered
Battery life would have been even better, AND they could sell it even cheaper.
Re: Kiwi, as you seem to reside on the other side of the planet,
Well, I ain't Kiwi, nor am I using the Cinnamon desktop of Linux Mint 15.
But I suspect that it won't be too dissimilar from the following :-
Right-click on your digital clock on the desktop
Pick the option 'Digital Clock Settings'
Hopefully you will have a 'Date Format' selection box, with an advanced selection (spanner perhaps) button.
I would expect that to take you to a 'Country/Region & Language' multiple selection window.
In that 'Date & Time' should provide all the customisation you need.
Graphical User Interface
I've seen an awful lot of comments along the lines of 'Windows KEY + letter KEY is so much easier'.
Even 'The best user interfaces for me are when the CLI is the prime focus.', and 'Powershell has a great ui' (Apologies, I'm not picking on you, but they were items that stood out).
Most of us on here tend to be IT professionals, who use the best tool for the job in hand, but GUIs were designed to make life easier for everyone, especially the great bulk of computer users, whose use of a keyboard is to input 'data', not remember esoteric commands to start programs.
Isn't the goal to make things easier to do, without making it easier to screw things up, and make computers more intuitive, and consistent, and closer to being appliances that 'Just Work tm' ?
I f anyone can demonstrate how W8 takes everyone closer to that goal, without using unprovable personal anecdotes, and with properly documented examples, then I, and I'm sure lots of others, are prepared to listen, at least.
Thanks for reading.
Re: mint is really doing things no linux has done before
Ah, the Windows 95 interface that's such a great example of how MS manage to make a poor copy of something innovated by others. In this case the British RISC OS desktop.
And there was me hoping for a quote from Mentor :(
Re: Only one of many misconceptions
Point of order Mr Chairperson.
You mean it was 60.
Now if you want a bus pass it's 63, or possibly later.
If you have a private pension with Aviva, it's still 65.
Re: Dual SIM
I have one, Samsung B5722, works quite well.
Since nearly all mobile operators still charge these at their full rate (34/40p per minute), and are excluded, unless you pay extra when that's possible, from included minutes, these are really only suitable for POTS.
There are, however, a series of non-geographic numbers, 03xx, which are covered by inclusive minutes.
These do not appear to be well publicised for some reason, but I try to make the point to any company using 08xx numbers that these were great when everyone used POTS, but they are not mobile friendly, and give them the info about 03xx.
Thanks for reading.
Re: Decisive action and commitment
I need to amend your statement:
To add to that....no UK government ever has really been able to make decisive actions and commit to them fully.
Re: Nonsense, it was a UFO crashing
D & C, intervention required an up-vote.
Re: HTC One - lovely phone
No, not one mistake, at least 3, no memory slot, non-replaceable battery, nano SIM instead of micro.
Removing things that your earlier models had is a sure way to loose customers.
Unfortunately Samsung have started following their lead
Free Download ?
This is the link for the free trial download of Windows Server 2012 ?
Add on storage
No add-on storage - useless :(
Bet it uses a stupid nano SIM as well.
Re: It does not work!
Works for me, Firefox 3.6.24 64bit on SUSE 11.3
SPAM = HTML email
Virtually all these spammer tricks rely on the email client not being set to read in Plain Text only mode.
I.e. read in HTML mode, and by implication send them as well.
Kill that stupidity, and most of the problem will go away, at least until the spammers put some serious effort into a new attack vector.
More drastic, prevent HTML emails from being transported in the first place.
I expect lots of down-votes for being a Luddite, but it would cure most of the problem.
Re: 10 hours?
Then I think there might be something wrong with it.
Under light use mine usually goes 3 weeks between charges.
Can't be sure about continuous use, most I've ever done was 4 hours sat in A&E.
So are Toshiba.
Not just postings, but complete forums as well.
Re: I reckon the other source had it spot on
@ andy mcandy
Just for clarification (I wrote clarifiction first, is that a word ? speeling chucker didn't barf at it), it is Mike Smith's post you are referring to, if not which one please ?
Don't all the operators lie ?
These sort of issues have been around from 2008.
It would help if the operators would be honest, but there's fat chance of that when they won't even tell their tech guys that changes have been made in some areas of the country, and not others.
The poor techies were baffled by this until a lot of digging by them showed that they were being misled (deliberately ?) by T-Mobile manglement about a 'phased roll-out' of the proxies.
Re: FAIL felt as far as Oregon
Wouldn't touch any part of HSBC with a bargepole (or something even longer if someone can point me at it).
If you don't like the mainstream browsers, here's at least one alternative - NetSurf.
If you can code, I'm sure the devs would be happy to hear from you.
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