115 posts • joined Wednesday 29th August 2007 08:06 GMT
Any chance of this moving towards the top of the list 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.
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 ?
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.
So are Toshiba.
Not just postings, but complete forums as well.
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: 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.
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.
Re: @yossarianuk - If it isn't broken...fix it until it is....
That article doesn't provide any citations for OEMs doing this, can you ?
Microsoft were forced to change certification requirements for W8 after all the hooha when the original implementation was announced.
The current requirement is - 'To be branded as W8 compliant, one requirement is that it MUST be possible for the end user to DISABLE secure boot'
I'm not going to provide the link, plenty of references on ElReg to it.
And, no I'm not a Windows fan, as anyone who knows me can attest.
Re: Is the error message only for me?
Don't c where the uncertainty is :(
Did it for me too.
Re: @Dave Lawton Consistency
OK, thanks for your response.
All machines were laptops, just used keyboard + trackpad.
As described above :-
AFAICR on one (at least) your desktop route didn't work.
On one (at least) Metro mode didn't work.
Anyone else ?
I recently had occasion to visit my local (the nearest ones - there's 5 of each within 25 miles) PC World / Currys, not that I needed to buy anything since I already have 4 laptops, & 4 desktops in current use.
With all that's been said about W8, I thought I would look it over. I expected that all the laptops would be locked down, with pretty much the same basic installation of W8.
However on a random sample of 5 makes, trying to establish what the maximum screen resolution was required me to follow 5 different approaches (actually 4 - I failed completely on one) to get to the necessary screen.
Now I'm not going to try & remember what I did in each case, nor do I want detailed instructions on how to do it.
What I'm hoping for is reasoned responses (I know, I know), is this sort of thing other peoples experience or not ?
Please bear in mind that I am not wanting the likes of 'W8 is great on my computer', or 'W8 was crap on my computer, so I zapped it', it's the experience of those who have had to deal with multiple instances, hopefully on different brands, that I'm hoping for.
Re: @Eadon Shooting themselves in the foot? - yes, by releasing Win 8.
NTFS vs ext4
Try this rough test.
Using something you can remove the power to easily (simulated power cut).
(If you want to be pedantic, create a checksum of some kind)
Set off a file write, a large one, or a bunch of small ones, so you can be sure writing is taking place when power is removed.
Report back with your results.
Re: "Bob"? Bit of an odd name...
No, I don't think there has been any mention of the Laundry.
Thanks, guys, I thought TFM was a one-off, now I know better.
Pint for the nudge.
Re: They don't even spam well
Better still, just blackhole it, and log the sender for weekly analysis, just in case it might have been important.
I think they were trying to emulate Acorn's Replay.
That was launched in 1992. I'm not sure if it was that year or later when I saw it running 4 simultaneous windows of the Space Shuttle take off. I seem to remember that was on an A5000 (25MHz ARM3 4MB RAM), but it could have been an early RiscPC (30MHz ARM6 8MB RAM 2MB VRAM), which probably meant it was 1994.
Re: Mixed Feelings
You know, I thought this thing called a GUI (Graphical User Interface) was supposed to make the basic operation of a computer easier. Instead of remembering lots of esoteric commands that had to be typed in, you could point at things to select them, and click them to activate. That is the point, is it not ?
Re: Ghostery + Adblock
+ Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
Re: Loft, Spare Bedroom, Garage
Oh, yes, found under a cabinet in the house, when a friend called with a laptop with a suspect busted PSU, a luggable with built-in PSU running DOS 3.3, which after waiting 15 minutes for it to finish booting, still worked. It must be all of 20 years old.
Loft, Spare Bedroom, Garage
Can you tell I don't have anyone nagging ?
Speccy + Microdrive, QL, C64 + 1541, various Acorn kit from Beebs through Arcs to RiscPC.
Lots of other stuff, too numerous to mention, or even count, including boxes & boxes of cables.
Dell RDRAM box, still in use for MythTV
Nascom 1 SBC
6809/6802 eurocard development rack mounted system
The above three still all working when last checked a year since.
Amiga 1200, still boxed, because it didn't work, probably because it never had had any RAM soldered to the board.
Beer, because it's time I had one, though it'll be somewhat stronger. :)
Re: Most read/ commented
Not for me, it's at the bottom on the front page (Firefox 3.6.10 on Suse 11.3).
At the top, above Spotlight, is 'Click here for your daily newsletter'
Re: Most read/ commented
Drew, thanks for this, I really missed it.
Any chance of having it above Spotlight, rather than beneath it, please ?
Re: The best response to malware is a permissions system that isn't broken
There's an equivalent to this, if you're a T-Mobile customer. It's called TopApps. It is installed at some point after you fit the T-Mobile SIM, and the user can't remove it. It has all of the above, with the exception of 'modify battery statistics', and it nags every day about needing updates. I wish there was a way to permanently kill it.
Re: @ Lee Dowling
Thanks for the extensive reply Lee.
I'm told that the current Pi no longer has the composite output, so was halfway looking out for one of the earlier ones.
If you don't ask, you can be sure of not getting :)
Re: feature overboard!
Do not like Spotlight, which appears to have replaced it.
Please bring back 'Most Read/Commented, it's much more useful.
Time for a restore/backout me thinks.
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