Re: I remember Watch being laughed off at launch
I still wear my series 1 Apple Watch every day.
435 posts • joined 9 Mar 2007
I still wear my series 1 Apple Watch every day.
You couldn’t find a photograph of a black woman to put at the top of an article about facial recognition failure rates when analysing at black women?
If there was a Female Driver button for taxis I’d always press it. Sorry male drivers. I know I would hate to be a passenger in my car or on my bike!
Stuff the cars, I want a decent electric sports/tourer motorbike. 150HP, 500 mile range range, 0-60 in 2 secs, etc.
And for a reasonable price!
I rented a VW Golf and couldn't take the handbrake off because it didn't have a lever. The rental people didn't know how it worked either. I eventually gave up and changed to a car that had a normal handbrake.
I rented a Vauxhall that I couldn't turn the indicators off - it was ether left on or right on with no central off position.
There should be a law/regulation/standard for car controls. Indicator stalk here, wipers here, light switch there, handbrake lever down there, etc.
Car manufacturers are idiots.
Mind you BMW have decided to replace the High/Low lights switch on their motorbikes with a combined flash switch which is equally bonkers - I think they're sulking after finally converting to a proper indicator switch, even if it doesn't have any movement at all and feels like you're pressing something solid.
If it runs OS X I'm interested!
Umm, the US dealing with Korea "properly" didn't work very well last time, did it now?
I thought they used heat to melt the glue and therefore make it very easy to disassemble the parts for recycling. Apple also have a robot for disassembling. It's just hard for us to do if we want to replace parts inside. They always want us to buy new anyway... Thankfully it is fairly easy to change the batteries on iPhones. But, why does my iPhone 6 run so slowly nowadays compared to my iPhone SE? Also my Mac Mini (2.53GHz CPU) is really slow. I am almost certain that Apple deliberately cause older models to run slowly so that the newer models appear to run much faster and make you glad you spent all that money replacing your perfectly good hardware. Grumble mumble moan.......
I still play my SA90s I recorded in the 70s on my car cassette player. Plus all those 10 Baht rip offs from Khao San Road that were inresistable. CDs are too awkward to use in a car.
Not sure that the method of transport used by the criminals is relevant here. I am a biker and am not involved in this crime. Criminal gang would be more apposite. Is this transportism? Vehiclism? after they've stolen the jeeps, won't they be a jeep gang?
Can you run IOS on it?
My partner has an Apple Watch and it is perfect for her as she keeps her iPhone in a bag or "nearby". She never puts it in her pocket even when she has one. Now she can answer calls, texts, Skypes, etc. Perfect!
I have used mine as a satnav screen on my R9T by pulling up my gauntlet to keep it visible; a real hipster!
I love my Apple Watch - the missus does hers too. The battery life and the wrist raising and strap prices are all minuses but do not outweigh the fun, usefulness and niceness of the product for us. The exercise and breathing reminders are great. Might even consider the next version at some point.
3rd Time Lucky
I bought the first Pebble for my missus who is always leaving her iPhone "somewhere" and misses calls and texts. She wore it for a week and that was it. I gave it to my son and he likes it. I then tried her with the latest Pebble and that lasted a month or so but the charge cable stopped working and it took ages to get a new one from them. Then she just stopped wearing it. This one went to my daughter who likes it. Finally I bought her the cheapest Apple Watch and it hasn't been off her wrist since. (Unless she forgets to charge it over night.) I personally love my Apple Watch but of course the battery life is crap. Score is Pebble 2, Apple 2 in our family. I hope the Pebbles can keep working.
Ah yes, this is the iPhone that comes with a set of earbuds with a Lightning connector AND an adapter for your other ear-thingies, right? Oh and also Bluetooth....
iPad Mini. Minimum 32GB. Cheap and wonderful. Too expensive for you then get a used one. They only go wrong when people physically break them.
I recently "upgraded" to Sierra and now I can not change the default web browser away from Safari and the default video program away from Quick Time. Is this deliberate or a bug or both? Pah!
Not wanting the truth to get in the way of a great story - you did notice that an adapter is included in the box, right? And earphones, right?
It costs 45 Euros to see your GP in Ireland and 110 Euros to go to A&E. Car road tax is exorbitant and motor insurance really really expensive. Income tax is high and it is difficult to get pork pies and custard tarts. Plus there is not really any good ale. Oh and the ferry is expensive. Did I mention the current exchange rate?
What is a Mach O file?
I used to use Scala Riders, the ones that come with a TomTom Rider v2, purely to listen to the satnav instructions but nowadays I just glance at the satnav screen from time to time. I never liked the faff of keeping them charged and pairing, etc. I prefer to listen to the sound of my R nineT. (Yet another Unix contractor biker.)
What's the point of a two-hour trip to New York when you have to spend two hours or more in the airport queueing to have your body scanned and your Swiss Army knife confiscated because the blade is 1 mm too long?
In the late 70s I used to get a ride into work from a guy called Eddie Badcock. He drove a Stag...
Perhaps he's American?
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I have one.
The owners of Rentboy.com (see a previous article) should relocate there.
At least they have custard tarts in OZ, unlike here in Ireland.
Anything so long as we get to keep telly with no adverts!
And available at Amazon.co.uk!
I challenged my "self appointed audio expert" friends to try if they could decide which was a record or a HiFi Dolby cassette recording of the same record, played back to back. None could.
I have never been to a recording studio to listen to the "original" and thus have never had any means of comparing a recording to this "original" sound. The originals for me are whatever I hear the recording on. For all I know I might not like the "original" sound. I know for sure that some pieces of music I really like I do not like the live version of.
If The Register became a subscription site, could it still exist? Would enough people pay enough to offset the loss of advertising revenue?
One supposes that more than half of the current readers block the adverts...
(I guess that The Register also gets money from Microsoft.)
Check out the pound and Euro prices for the same! Are they using an Intel Pentium to do their conversion?
Whenever you buy Viagra it's for a good cause. FFS!
What has happened to the well-intentioned BSD people porting BSD to the Raspberry Pi? It seems to have died or at least is having trouble breathing. I'm still waiting...
(Actually I'd prefer to have Solaris 10 running on it!)
As opposed to other peoples' overpriced products?
Are we hoping that the EU can fix a US problem? Like the EU taking Google to court instead of the US. Are the Americans indifferent to these issues or already bought over or what?
You mean: "on their superior camera".
1951 I believe. What a hoot!
One wonders how many Spooks are working on the "audit". Those backdoors won't stay open by themselves.
I swapped our CFLs in the chandeliers for ugly LEDs (designed by the same people responsible for the Ducati/Fiat Multistrada/pla one supposes) and our electric bill is €50 less each month! (Also swapped the Sun T2000 for a dumpster-dived laptop for our web server hardware which I suppose also added to the electrical consumption savings.)
Still waiting for the promised Mac version...
I teach in a Coderdojo, Python on a Pi. We currently have Pis on wheels zooming around. We connect things directly to the Pis using jumper leads. Cost is very little.
Every child should be taught to solder. And type.
Been three times, enjoyed it immensely each time. There's always glitches, problems and other interesting things with events of this scale. The spirit is wonderful.
Can you actually order a Doner Kebab for delivery?
I am trying to improve my German and so signed up for a Premium account with Busuu. Unfortunately I could not access their content; I discovered it was because I was using Ghostery on Firefox. I looked at what Ghostery was blocking and discovered that they were trying to send data from the Premium web page I was trying to access to, amongst others, Doubleclick, Criteo, Google, AdRoll, KissMetrics, Facebook, New Relics, Quantcast, Twitter and Saithru Horizon. This was not a free service. This company wants it both ways and I objected and received a refund. If it was a free service I wouldn't mind so much.
I've given up on my Withings scale, can't be bothered to go through the whole setup faffle every bloody time I use it. I lost the Pulse thing somewhere too.
Now I use Runkeeper as it just uses the sensors on my iPhone 6 and doesn't need anything else (to connect to or lose).
BMW R nineT here. Man I'm having fun! The car (Mazda 323) is for taking the family places.
All cars are dreary when a) looking for somewhere to park or b) driving or waiting in traffic.
Shouldn't that be tissues?
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