No obvious shortcomings...
....apart from the fact that it's flippin' huge!
What happened to normal-sized phones?
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....apart from the fact that it's flippin' huge!
What happened to normal-sized phones?
Where's the old geezer icon when you need it...
There you go!
But it shouldn't be POSSIBLE to send an email with multiple external email addresses in the cc: line.
It's not digital illiteracy - it's incompetent IT.
So they're basically asking the UK to buy their car booty...
I'm quite impressed that you managed to get two different wrong usages of "there" in one short sentence.
"Whereas assault, ABH, wife-beating etc. all result in a small fine."
And shoplifting from a supermarket gets twenty weeks. Yeah, right.
Citation needed. The Daily Mail editorial pages does not count as a citation.
So a tinker's dam is a shoddy solder joint? Really?
Then why do people say in my part of the world that they don't give a tinker's cuss?
When I graduated back in 1976, I had a degree in Mathematical Physics, rather than Computer Science. During my first couple of years, I found that new graddies with CS degrees frequently had to spend the first few months of their career unlearning the bad habits they'd been taught at uni.
There were some exceptions - Hatfield Poly in particular produced excellent CS graduates, if my memory serves me right.
Me, I never type any password into a phone for anything important.
But I use a password safe and good old copy'n'paste if I do need to type a password on my phone.
So despite the Reg's sarcasm, I actually think that the advice is sensible. I use 12-char randomly generated passwords and a password safe.
In my whole career, I have never once met a manager who has learned the trick of the second part.
"When caught and tried for this heinous crime they were sentenced to 30 years each."
Bear in mind they were not just robbers - they were armed violent criminals who beat up the train driver and at least two other people. It actually was a heinous crime.
"This sentence, which was far more than usually given for murder, shocked the UK."
Murder was then, as now, a mandatory life sentence, with a recommendation for a minimum term. Thirty years, though significant, is less than life. And they all served far less than thirty years. And did the sentences really "shock the UK"? Any evidence for that?
"The result was that, knowing that the judges might be very harsh on robbers, the perpetrators started killing those police officers and members of the public trying to stop or arrest them."
Do you have any actual evidence for this remarkable assertion?
Well, at least I can't prove that one is wrong, as I assume it was originally in French, and I'm not an expert on French Philosophers.
It may well be right. But I'd still like a little more evidence.
“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
I know Alice pretty well, and I am sure that phrase does not appear anywhere in it. But it's always good to check...good old Gutenburg.
And what do you know - the word "imagination" does not appear anywhere in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or in Through the Looking Glass.
It's interesting that the phrase appears all over the internet - most people believe that it's said by the Cheshire Cat. But it ain't.
So, it's quite a nice phrase - it might even be Lewis Carroll - but it's nothing to do with Alice.
...of the time when the USSR were trying to launch a war against alcohol. Mikhail Tal, a brilliant chess player who also liked his tipple, was heard to say "The State against vodka? I'll be on the side of vodka!"
Hmmm. Mont Blanc are to pens what Bang and Olufsson are to audio - very good, but overpriced. Sort of thing a beancounter would buy really. So, no sympathy here.
It's *not* true that men want only one thing. We want dinner too.
Bloaky1 - you really really needed the Joke icon.
I liked the pun, but I think a lot of people missed it...
Two British driverless cars approach a junction at the same time.
"No, after you."
"No, I insist, please go ahead"
Bill has better hair and a less annoying voice [than Trump].
That's hardly setting a high bar, is it.
Nah - doesn't need to be. The "average" is probably a mean, which is a very poor average to use for something like this.
It's like the "average bonus" figure that's given for an Investment Bank every year. It's normally something ridiculously huge, but it's massively skewed by a very few very high bonuses - and 99% of the people who get a bonus get below the average.
Similarly, a few ultra-successful apps (Flappy Birds being one such example) skew the average figure.
“I’m sorry, I cannot play with chewed moolah bells by your coal field.”
No, dickhead, I said Tubular Bells by oh never mind I’ll do it myself you cretinous, steaming pile of over-rated development failure.
Just brilliant. Laughed out loud. Have a virtual pint.
Thanks - bit late now, as I already bought a Z5 (which I like). But I'll keep that gsmarena search in mind for next time...!
If you want a 4.5" or less phone these days, it's got to be either the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, or....er, that's pretty well it.
I can't be the only one who wants a phone I can use with one hand.
how other users FARE with it
fair - noun: place with roundabouts
fair - adjective: even, just; also colour of hair
fare - verb: get on with, manage
fare - noun: food etc; also amount paid for travel.
The dinosaurs might argue with you about that, except that they all died as a result of a meteorite strike 65 million years ago.
First human fatality, perhaps. Though that rather dazzling web site referenced above seems to indicate that even that statement is dubious.
Bridgeworks says this "performance makes off-site tape replication into a realistic and attractive proposition for organisations of all sizes," and that would certainly seem to be true.
Where on earth is your usual cynicism, El Reg?
Replace "and that would certainly seem to be true" with "but I for one would like to see these results repeated by someone else before I was in any way convinced."
How about a Chromebook? Some of those are really good now. And if you want Linux, use Crouton.
OK, you won't have 500GB disk space; but if you can manage without all that space (say with a NAS or similar) then you're fine.
You never know - you might actually LIKE using Chromeos as well.
I was still at school, in the early seventies. It was a BASIC program which typed out (on a Teletype!) a horserace commentary based on a simulated horserace. It obviously needed a sort to decide which horse was leading, which I wrote myself.
It worked fine most of the time, and I'd have my friends all watching, cheering on their horses. But every so often, it froze - just stopped dead. Took me a while to discover that my handcrafted bubble sort had a bug - it used a >= instead of a > - which meant that if two numbers were the same, it swapped them, and the sort never finished.....
Just one more reason to persuade your aged rellies that Chromebooks are the answer. Then they can't install alternative launchers.
"I hate meeses to pieces!" was actually Mr Jinks, referring to Pixie and Dixie. Sylvester's arch-nemesis was Tweety-bird.
Well, it's too late now - but if it was never implemented on the server, how come it was the default on the client??
It should also be noted that if Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer hadn't done what they did, someone else would have. We'd still be using personal computers and cellphones; it's just that it would perhaps have been Digital Research or Borland or someone else who would have written the ubiquitous operating systems. (Or perhaps Sun Microsystems might have seen things better, and it would have worked better too.)
But if Bowie had never existed, we wouldn't have Ziggy Stardust or Station to Station or.....
I know which I think is more important, culturally.
No-one will EVER get that from me until I am dead or incapacitated.
And my LastPass password and spare Yubikey is squirreled away somewhere in case that happens.
Beyond that - no way, not never, not for any reason.
I am a First Direct customer and have been for ten years.
Their on-line facility is perfectly fine as far as I can see. What do you want different?
Their telephone system is also excellent, with generally very friendly and helpful staff - an exemplar of how a telephone help-desk should work.
Honestly - I don't work for them - I'm just a happy customer. It's difficult to believe that HSBC own them.
Well, I guess the fact you paid EE £60 indicates you needed internet access in a shopping mall, but I'm still at a loss to understand what could be so important on the internet when you were shopping that it couldn't wait till later.
Doing a cube fast is an impressive feat of dexterity and memory. But it's only dexterity and memory. Is it really that big a deal that a fourteen-year-old can do it in five seconds? I wonder if he actually solved the cube himself, as opposed to finding out how it was done on the internet?
The vast majority of people I know who can do the cube have not actually solved it - they were just taught. In my day, it was via a photocopied crib sheet or a book; nowadays, it's on the internet.
I solved the cube - I actually solved it, from scratch, without recourse to help of any kind - back in 1981. It took me about three months. And yes, I found it useful to dismantle the cube and rebuild it. The algorithms I worked out are not efficient - but because I worked them out myself, they are well and truly stuck in my mind. I can still pick up a cube and do it. Normally takes me about five minutes.
So, I wonder how many people world-wide have actually solved the cube, rather than just learned how to do it from some other source? I wouldn't be surprised if it's a few thousand at most.
We are talking about a bunch of figures which need to be entered accurately to ensure the plane gets off the ground safely.
a) The figures presumably have been calculated, and exist on some computer somewhere. Why the hell do they have to be transferred by hand into a iPad? Why can't they be transferred by some software system?
b) Even if we assume that they have to be typed in by hand, who the HELL thought using a touch-screen rather than a keyboard was a sensible idea?
I'm surely missing something. Surely no-one in their right minds would believe that this is a sensible and safe way of doing things.
I don't know much about Periscope - it's nothing I would be interested in. So I'm not sure how it works.
Is that title something she actually put into Periscope before the video started? Did she actually put up a live-streaming video onto the public internet which she labelled "Driving home drunk"?
Is it really possible that someone could be that incomprehensibly stupid, even when drunk?
My favourite recent example of the victory of aesthetics over functionality.
And what's really depressing is that, not so long ago, we Linux nerds were able to point and laugh at, say, Vista and say "Well, you'll never get anything on Linux sacrificing functionality for looks."
I need a "sad penguin" icon.
May I of one have whatever you're smoking please?
Have course you may!
Thanks to all of you for the support. Perhaps I'll start a campaign.
This may of been set to test the engine.
No, no, no!
This may HAVE been set to test the engine.
Or, so that it sounds like what you've written...
This may've been set to test the engine.
But please, please - not "may of".
This particularly egregious error is becoming increasingly prevalent - I'm really scared that in ten years time it will become acceptable.
In the original version of "The Wrong Trousers" Gromit opens a birthday card and it sings an electronic version of "Happy Birthday". If you buy the DVD now, it plays "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" - presumably because Warner/Chappell got on their high horse.
I hope they put it back again.
You're new here, aren't you.
Of course Pink Floyd acknowledged at the end of the album....
There are no tracks on Dark Side of the Moon. There may be track names, but no-one ever paid any attention to them. There's just Side One and Side Two.
Supersede, not supercede.
(I didn't believe it either, and had to look it up to be convinced.)
GNOME 3.16 also offers some new scrollbars, which are now only displayed when needed.
Oh, joy. The fun of trying to scroll using vanishing scrollbars. The final straw for Unity as far as I was concerned, and the reason I moved to Kubuntu and Mint.
Look, one reason for having scrollbars is that it actually gives an indication that there is something more on the screen lower down. If a scrollbar only appears when it's needed, you may not even realize that there is something on the page below the bottom of the screen.
I am getting so sick of aesthetics being given priority over functionality.
You are allowed to withdraw the money and place it in a high interest account.
Good luck finding one of those these days!
If you want the REAL biological facts, you should read Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice To All Creation by Olivia Judson. It completely debunks the "men want to impregnate everyone, women are looking for one man" myth. It's also extremely funny.
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