* Posts by Tony Jarvie

10 posts • joined 27 Oct 2007

Vinyl, filofaxes – why not us too, pleads Nokia

Tony Jarvie

Already exists...sort of.

On my Sony Xperia, there's an "Ultra Stamina" mode in the battery settings which, upon restarting, will restrict the phone to the most basic features. It says "Internet connection via wifi and mobile data will be disabled". And the only apps available are; phone, contacts, messaging, camera, album (I guess so you can view the photos from the camera), Calendar, Calendar (yes, it's listed twice, must be an error by the devs!) Clock, calculator, FM Radio, Settings, music. So, pretty much a 3310 but with a decent camera and music player.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Thank goodness I hid behind this log - they've taken Aleksander instead!!

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Lexus CT200h hybrid

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Missing El Reg staff

Er, hasn't Sarah Bee just left?

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WTF is... DLNA?

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WTF?

Nice....6 months ago!

You say that "only this month, LG announced that its debut Windows Phone 7 handset, the Optimus 7, will support DLNA-streamed playback." Well, that's nice, but you make it sound like something new.

I'm sitting here with my Sony Ericsson Vivaz (yes, I wish I'd got an X10, but it was too expensive then - my Vivaz was free) and if you go into apps, Media serv. then you see the DLNA server already installed on my phone out of the box.

Since the Vivaz is a Symbian device, I assume that it's on, or at least available to, many Nokia handsets too.

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Sony seeks 'universal console controller' patent

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Prior art?

So... are you telling us that Sony have applied for a patent for the Optimus Maximus keyboard, only in a keypad format?

http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

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Note to Captain Kirk: Warp speed will kill you

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FAIL

I object!!

How can you call ANYONE a "boffin" when they clearly haven't watched/read enough Star Trek to know how this isn't a problem?!?

Warp bubble - protects the ship while it travels at sub-light speeds therefore mitigating the collision speeds.

Navigational deflector dish - what part of the word "deflector" befuddles you?

BTW, for all those talking about the Bussard Ramscoops - may I point out that they are at the end of the warp nacelles, therefore BEHIND the leading edge of the dish? Not relevant.

Note about relativity;

When in a warp bubble, the ship travels at significantly BELOW light speed. There was a novel written (I think a TNG story) where some-one had lost everyone they knew apart from those on the ship because their warp drive failed and they spent a couple of years travelling at high impulse speed. Because they had then been travelling closer to light speed, time dilation was more noticeable and they had aged at a reduced rate relativr to everyone else in the universe.

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Humax ships Freeview HD box

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Phones?

Reading through the specs on the website, I think this is supposed to say "photos".

"Play media contents in external HDD or memory through USB (MP3, JPG, XViD) "

http://www.humaxdigital.com/uk/products/product_stb_terrestrial_hdfoxt2.aspx

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Microsoft kills Santa Claus

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GPS for the guy in the red suit?

You: Where are you?

Santa: I am in the North Pole. Where are you?

You: Scotland

Santa: I have no idea where that is. Tell me a little about your life in Scotland.

Erm, isn't this the guy that's supposed to know where everyone lives, and visit them on Christmas Eve?

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santabot.com

You: Do you like Microsoft?

Santa: I want to replace Windows with Artificial Intelligence.

Don't we all?!?!?!

That has to be the best response to that question!

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Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot K850i camera phone

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K810 Torch

If you're looking for a torch for the K810 (might work with K800 too - I don't have one, so I can't say) then visit esato.com. It's a website that reviews mobiles, etc, but specialises in SE.

Do a search for k810 and torch, and you should find that there's a small java program that uses the auto-focus red light as a flash.

I've been using this since upgrading from my old K750 and discovered that I used the torch a lot more than I realised, and have been happy with the results.

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