190 posts • joined Thursday 30th August 2007 23:19 GMT
Most people I know
would turn their nose up at this.
Re: Same article?
I've recently put CyanogenMod 9 on my Huawei Ascend - and it's a transformed beast. While I was pushed into it by a factory reset bricking it, I'm not looking back. Even before that, I decided I didn't like Huawei's launcher so used LauncherPro on the thing, and it runs well under ICS too.
Re: Vista moment.
> W9 will no doubt use a new experimental UI that does away with the screen
Do USB teletypes exist?
Re: The government itself is guilty anyway
03 numbers are NOT freephone.
They are charged at the same rate as calling a regular landline, so if you have free calls to landlines, you'll get free calls to 03 numbers. They also come out of inclusive minutes on mobiles.
Re: Mail client
In K-9, go Menu --> More --> Accounts, then Menu --> More --> Settings Import & Export.
The catch is when importing, you have to already have an account in place to import the account settings!
I didn't like the mail client in my Wildfire, so I downloaded K-9 from Google Play, and haven't looked back. When I upgraded to a Huawei G300, I didn't even bother with the internal mailer, just used K-9 - and was even able to copy the settings across.
Re: They need to reduce their product portfolio.
Prices have moved on so they could release a "Wildfire 3" at low-end prices with the performance of the Desire.
If Huawei can do it (my G300 was cheaper than my Wildfire!), why can't HTC?
Re: Chickpeas trivia
Downwind, surely? If they're upwind they won't smell anything.
Re: Too poor to pay for food?
The linked article mentioned US$150/month - that's about £100/month - enough to keep me going for the best part of a year.
She really needs to check her tariff, as she's being royally scammed by her mobile operator!
> "...even pretending she’s a nurse to quicken the pulse rate of her potential victims"
That'll be the fight-or-flight response. Adrenalin.
Re: i wanna move
Take a look at giffgaff then - O2 network, much better rates.
Re: Read the article
Sticking the phone in flight mode before allowing the anklebiter to play with it will prevent this.
And back they go..
They're back on the .se domain, as the Greenland authorities have already suspended the domain.
Re: 'The Mouse That Roared' (film 1955)
Yes - they inadvertently stole the prototype Q-bomb, and being the most powerful bomb in existence, the American surrendered.
Re: what WiFi service
It worked well enough to connect my giffgaff phone (using details sent to an Orange PAYG) and make a VoIP phone call at Waterloo's Northern Line platform!
Re: UK mentality still blows goats
That was PCCW - and none of my PAYG SIM cards I had at the time (Orange, Virgin, China Mobile CN) would roam on to the network to allow me to send that text.
Re: "customers who want Skype can just switch networks"
There's at least one mobile provider that permits VoIP (including Skype, SIP and IAX2) - and their data rates are very good too.
Not going to name them, lest they (1) become overloaded, and (2) I get the post deleted for advertising.
Re: "Why IT teachers are seduced by pretty, but wholly unsuitable toys?"
This sounds familiar. Back in my junior school days, in a room full of BBC Master machines, there was a worryingly high occurrence of people switching on the machines with books on the keyboard.
For those who need a reminder, switching on a BBC Master (or Archimedes) with the R key held down erases the CMOS RAM - and on the BBC, the defaults were rather less than helpful.
After the first few times I was called out of class to fix it, I started carrying around an ADFS floppy with a !Boot script that fixed the machines automagically. Giving a copy to the IT teacher didn't help, I was still called out to fix the machines. Only then it took me about 15 seconds instead of several minutes typing in a long string of *CONFIGURE (yeah, I know, *CO. worked) commands.
A beer, because I now do on call work on my day job.
BBC: Pointing finger at China was a mistake
Apparently, the "Chinese" IP was used internally by one of the bank servers that had been compromised in the attack.
Muppets. Couldn't they just use RFC1918 for internal addresses?!
This is all they need.
I mirrored a copy of one posted YEARS ago...
(And, I later discovered that for about a year the author was one of my colleagues at $ORKPLACE[-1].)
Re: "I can see it now films brought to you by Tesco"
Horses for Courses.
This selection of main courses was made from... okay, I'll get my coat.
> I thought one of Apples USP's was 'It's standardised hardware to reduce support and problems.'
They've succeeded on the "reduce support" line. It no longer supports WiFi.
How long before word starts to leak that Psy's recent track is a shameless rip-off of the Nork smash hit "Pyongyang Style"?
Re: The joys of open software
> I can't remember when Microsoft dropped support for the 386 but it could have been as far back as Windows 95.
Windows NT4 certainly ran on the i386. My university had a few compter rooms filled with Compaq 386SX-25s with 4MB RAM.
OK, "run" isn't quite the right description. More accurately, the code executed.
Re: Whatever it is up there, it's a lump...
> Just to show everybody that there is food in North Korea.
Was. They just launched it into space.
Take your place amongst the stars, Sir Patrick, and join your beloved Lorna who has been patiently waiting for you up there.
Re: HELLO? HELLO? YES, I'M ON THE PLANE!
> I'd love to see a cell phone that works when out of range of land based cell towers.
When logged into a plane-based cell transmitter, with satellite uplink.
Re: I am sure that a quiet word has been said...
> "Restricted" is the lowest level of classification
Nope. "Protect" exists below "Restricted" but above "Unclassified".
Re: List of banned words?
Never mind, link fixed now.
List of banned words?
No one would have believed....
... that I read through all of that looking for the joke.
Re: Fond memories of Acorn
I definitely remember the Krisalis release of Lemmings for the Arc. Many hours were lost to that game.
I still have it somewhere.... unfortunately it won't run on the Pi.
> Last time I threw something away it was 7 days then I needed one
It's very unfortunate that the "under penalty of perjury" clause only applies to claiming to be the copyright owner of the allegedly infringed work, and not to the claim that each and every URL in the DMCA report infringes their copyright.
Re: I wonder
No, the publisher just did a Hachette-job on it.
Re: "even though it's unwise to operate an unencrypted Wi-Fi network."
>It's fracking mental!
Nice to see I'm not the only one who uses that word (as does my fiancee).
Still, you can never again hear those news reports about earthquakes in Blackpool from the gas extraction with a straight face.
Re: Not a (just) Touchwiz problem
>Don't know why the reporters keep saying it is down to TouchWiz when the basic vuln has been shown to work on other phones
It's TouchWiz that shortcuts special USSD codes into other phone functions like Factory Reset.
Re: Nice plug but GiffGaff oh my!
My fiancee is on giffgaff, with a Galaxy S. I've configured it that in 3G areas she calls China for 1p/min, out of 3G it'll call for 1p/min + goodybag minutes. No need to pay a quid a minute.
Your information is out of date. £10 will get you 1GB (from November - unlimited for now), and £12 will get you unlimited data.
Re: Sounds good
I've got one, fantastic bit of kit for the money. Even better that Tesco's clubcard deal is still on so if you've got enough vouchers do the voucher exchange and get the phone at around half price!
I rooted mine last night (a download from Modaco is all it took) and used a freezer app to hide the Vodafone and Arsebook crap they preload, and the phone feels even faster now.
Re: I completely disagree
Re returning Samsung tablets, are the buyers really so thick to think that even if it says SAMSUNG on the box (and no apple logo) there'll be an APPLE device inside?
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