241 posts • joined Wednesday 12th September 2007 19:02 GMT
a cupful of DNA would hold “a hundred million hours of high-definition video”
Provided I can select the content of the high definition video then from a hundred million hours worth I could supply many cupfuls of DNA.
Have I just created a perpetual motion machine?
Not so anonymous then...
Bet he is regretting verifying his paypal address now!
Mugging deterrent more like
Once the nasty man on the tube sees you shooting laser beams out of your eyes he is going to run a mile. Pretty sure Clark Kent could do this and that boy kicked ass.
Kryptonite equipped muggers may be an issue, but if you hang in those circles then you will need to find your own solution, or wait for Specsavers to start doing second pair free.
of hearing I will struggle to receive the data speed I expect to from a company who I associate solely with receivership is not wasted upon me.
His real secret
1) Get in early while everyone has shitty 33.6k modems ,or 56k if they are lucky, or 128k ADSL if they work somewhere cool.
2) Create a search engine which isn't Yahoo and loads absolutely nothing but company name and a search box , rather than the page Yahoo has which will sap 2 days of your bandwidth to load.
Obviously point 3 was actually sell advertising, but you all knew that anyway. This isn't a criticism, I'm fine with what Google do and applaud the fact they give most of their services away for free*, but the fact is they got rich by nailing search at the right time. Everything else they have done is a consequence of that. The end result is to retain that initial revenue stream they created, not because they love you.
*In exchange for your data, so they can sell more ads. (You knew that too though, right?)
Mega FAIL is the new tech launch protocol
Haven't you heard?
If your product launch isn't FUBARed in some way then nobody notices it. Fuck things up and get column inches from everywhere. Google Nexus 4 and Apple Maps are recent examples, it just shows you Kim has his finger on the pulse.
Although I have no real opinion of the guy I'll be cooking up the popcorn for this one. Having the cash to rent a huge mansion and live the lifestyle he does might be enough for some people to quit once they get raided by gun toting law enforcement officers but I'm pleased to see Kim's balls are in proportion to the rest of his body when it comes to dealing with government agencies and mega corps.
For reference, my attempt to register via my Virgin connection is currently greeted with an egg timer set for hard boiled ostrich.
Re: Good plan
I'm hoping Kim Dotcom is the buyer, and he is going to turn Manhattan into some sort of Tracy Island from which he can sit beneath this building in front of a wall of video screens, stroking his cat and running his evil empire.
Somehow he can escape capture from the US government at the end of each episode so we can all enjoy "moar lulz" at their expense. Perhaps John McAfee and Julian Assange can rock up there at some point too.
Funny how these things go full circle
The wrist watch became popular because it was seen as more convenient to have your watch on your wrist, rather than carrying a pocket watch.
Nowadays many people don't bother with a watch. Instead they rely on their phone, which they keep in their pocket....
I send it back to them
I've got my own domain, so when I have to sign up in this way the email address I use is firstname.lastname@example.org
If I start getting a load of spam then I just create a mail forwarding rule on my domain and point that address back at the contact email address for the relevant company.
Re: "...damped by gravity..." ???
You all thought the process through much more than I did. I just read the gravity damping statement and wondered if it was followed up with the recommendation of a Monster HDMI cable or some oxygen free silver interconnects for my HiFi.
Re: I want to remain anonymous when I travel
You had better leave your mobile phone at home then
Pretty sure only the Plod could get that CCTV
Nope. CCTV footage is covered under the Data Protection Act so for the relevant admin fee (£10 I think) you can request a copy and the CCTV operator has a legal obligation to supply it to you.
I can't be the only person...
...who actually just wants a dumb tv?
Spend the money on a good panel and making the hardware performance top notch. I don't want it to overlay my twitter feed on to what I am watching or any of that nonsense. I certainly don't want that coupled with countless gaping vulnerabilities.
While I'm on the subject I don't even want speakers. Audio and smart features are better handled by connected devices so I would rather not pay for duplicated functionality which is not only inferior but that I will also never use.
When I see phones without it I think its a scam to force people into expensive models/replacements.
Its a £239/£279 phone which is better specced than many costing double. I felt like a scammer buying one!
It is just like every other platform. There are far more Joe Bloggs developers than there are Microsofts and Adobes, but the big bucks go to the big boys.
It also seems that once you come out with a decent (popular?) app like instagram or draw something then the big boys come and buy you out anyway.
"Time for a rethink" suggests Dr. Karl
Was that quote regarding his thoughts on black holes, or something they picked up at his hairdressers?
Re: Touch down
The simple solution would be to post on Twitter before you fly out about how you are going to tear up the USA on your rampaging holiday. The TSA will ensure you never make it out of the airport.
Does Robin Hood airport have flights to the USA?
An MRI scan costs about £800, so this is like buy the MRI, get a free print out.
Re: But will
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess it will just include a link to the file on your Google drive account, as the article says you need to update the sharing permissions for any files you " email" in this fashion.
My sadness over Nexus 4 is appeased
Flashing the trusty Galaxy Nexus with 4.2 as I type!
Re: I'm impressed
"more nuanced and well-grounded than Charles Arthur manages at the Guardian (a good journalist and a well-informed man, but manages to sound like a fanboy even when he's trying not to be)"
Charles Arthur is a rabid fanboi, in his iPad mini review he tried to justify the letterboxing on video content viewed on the 4:3 mini by including a screenshot of a Nexus 7 playing a 2.35:1 video and saying "look, it has big black borders too!" A tech editor who doesn't understand aspect ratios? C'mon....
Re: Empty arguments from Fanboys
iOS/Android drinking game revision 1
Fandroid said "iOS 6 maps" - drink
Fanboi says "fragmentation" - drink
Fandroid says "holding it wrong" - drink
Fanboi says "build quality" - drink
Fandroid says "walled garden" - drink
Fanboi says "malware" - drink
Fandroid says "overpriced/underspecced" - drink
Fanboi says "better apps" - drink
Fandroid says "lack of innovation" - drink
Fanboi says "just works" - drink
Fandroid says "crapple" - drink
Fanboi says "Fandroid" - drink
Fandroid says "Fanboi" - drink
Re: The bastards
All you do is:
go to www.o2.co.uk/unlockmyiphone (doesn't matter if you have an iPhone or not)
enter details and wait for unlock code (got mine within a few hours, despite the 14 days claim)
go to T-Mobile store in USA and get PAYG SIM free, just add credit and get unlimited calls and text and unlmited data (200MB at 4G speed)/day for $3/day and Skype/WhatsApp everyone back home
Reading that article was like watching one of those YouTube videos where the bully picks on the fat kid and then ends up getting owned.
Re: look at the reasons
John Lewis springs to mind as a good bricks and mortal example of a place to buy consumer electronics. Good staff, free 5 year warranty (used mine when my 4.5 year old TV stopped working, no drama and they gave me a loan set while mine was being repaired) and will price match the internet. I always buy my TVs there now.
4.2 would be well suited to it
The addition of multiple user accounts added in 4.2 would be a good feature for a console. I'll be interested to see how this pans out....
Amazon prime is £49 for a family of 4
You don't have to live at the same address, even in the same country. My Dad has a prime account and lives in France, he added me (UK), my gran (UK) and my sister (Canada) so now we all have prime. Not bad for £49 or whatever the euro equivalent is....
Re: No kidding
This says more about the cost of iPads than it does about the cost of displays...
I'm totally guily of this too
I have untold amount of tech like this, not to mention a cable monster which is expansive enough to need mapping. I keep it "just in case" I need a 10m DVI cable or similar one day. The problem is you never need any of it *until* a week after you throw something away, right? I can't be the only person this happens to...
Sent from my Nokia 9000i communicator.
Re: To quote Jeremy Clarkson:
I heard they were going to surround a huge iron core with magnets and then connect said core via a shaft to Steve Jobs coffin. Upon announcement of the iPad mini they are expecting the coffin + core assembly to spin at such a rate they will be able to sell the surplus power back to the grid.
"Those who dare to take the plunge"
Just to be clear... We are talking about installing an app store from a well known and trusted internet company here, not jumping out of a capsule at the edge of space or anything, right?
Re: @The BigYin
"Until Ofcom force VM to allow it VM won't, primarily because they'll have to harden all their nodes against potentially dodgy hardware that doesn't conform 100% to the spec as VM run it."
Like the Superhub.
I applaud this decision, but still can't help thinking having this hang over him for a decade must have taken it's toll on him regardless. Hope he can get on with his life now.
Invitations to world+dog
I assume you mean world+dog-el reg?
Beer to compensate for the journalistic piss up trip someone there has missed out on.
I bought a HP Touchpad bluetooth keyboard for my Android devices, was the bargain bin price of £20 and a lovely bit of kit. Can highly recommend.
It seems that stock Jelly Bean doesn't support a proper UK keyboard layout for bluetooth keyboards, but I managed to fix that with about 10 minutes of googling and tinkering (requires root though)
Wired or wireless...
In the world of broadband then words tend not to mean what you think they mean. In this case "free" is simply the new "unlimited"
Lets be serious for a minute. Organised criminals have outlets to launder their money already and these obviously work, otherwise they wouldn't be able to spend it.
Bitcoins doesn't sound like the sort of thing they are suddenly going to jump all over as dirty money usually originates as cold hard cash. Try things with "legitimate" large cash throughput like taxi firms, nightclubs, tanning salons, amusement arcades, hotels and petrol stations first...
The dimensions of his suit don't look right
How does he fit his balls inside?
"Google Play shop to which the Nexus 7 is tightly tied"
I'm sorry but this is just sensationalism.
The Nexus 7 runs vanilla Android, it has access to Google Play which comes pre loaded but absolutely no restriction on installing apps from elsewhere or even installing other app stores eg Amazon.
It isn't tightly tied, it isn't even loosely restrained.
Re: can't resist
>Thanks to Verizon's knuckle-dragging update certification process my Galaxy Nexus only got the official OTA update to 4.1 yesterday!
No need to wait for the OTA if your carrier is slow, you can always get the latest Nexus updates at https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images
Google maps the defacto standard
Unless you can come close you should go home.
I launched a business with no advertising except a (free) Google maps listing, the phone started ringing on day one and never stopped so I sense the existing userbase is huge.
It is foolish to imagine people will "make do" with something which is nowhere near as good, even the most hardened fanboi needs to know where they are going, and as this has failed so publicly it must smart a bit when you pull out your shiny iPhone 5 and instead of oohs and aaaahs you get a smug droid user pointing out how poor your maps are.
I don't have an iPhone, but I use sat nav on my phone every day and if I were an iPhone owner this alone would stop me upgrading unless I could get iPhone 5 with iOS 5.5 or whatever came before...