134 posts • joined 18 Apr 2007
I wonder how many 'poor' households have a 60" set, satellite dish and a full package of channels, costing a lot more every month than the licence fee...
Privatise the profit, socialise the losses. Except in this case they are indirectly paying his salary and bonus from the welfare budget, so guess they have anti-socialised the profit...
a suitable name as a trademark.
Yep, it's called an iPad...
If you want a touch interface on a Mac that is called a Trackpad and you can use gestures to interact with the system without having to point at a vertical screen. Great, innit?
attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way
Or the five point palm exploding heart technique, perhaps?
is better than Time Machine for creating bootable images of your Mac. Not free, but a lifesaver on many occasions.
It was more about having a crush on men and being very happy to spend time with girls, I guess. And not being interested in ball games (although that is a stereotype, of course).
I knew when I was five that I was different. I didn't have a name for it until I was thirteen, by which time I had learned that it was 'wrong' to feel like I did. 48 years later I would hope that kids can see role models for how they are rather than how their parents would like them to be.
If it has a bigger screen than the iPhone5, this sheep ain't following the herd!
I want a phone (y'know, calls, text, bit of t'internet) not a portable cinema.
Except that that makes the BBC a state organ and (even more) subject to the whims of the government of the day. At least the licence fee and the Royal Charter give the BBC nominal independence from the state.
I suppose those larger phones are carried in the front left pocket to increase the Visible Packet Lump...
owing to over-size phablet in pocket!
Please supply belt, braces or a Manbag with larger-sized phones...
are rarely built to accomodate screens larger than than 40". Maybe house-builders could start to get more generous with the proportions so that the larger screens do not dominate the living space. Nothing looks more naff than a 60" screen in a 10' * 12' room!
IT angle: it's the angle of the dangle...
It seems that these days it is considered acceptable if things work 'most of the time', even if the service is worse than what we had before. Think digital tv dropouts, DAB car radios and VoIP reliability. They all 'work' more often than not but when there are problems it tends to be worse or more annoying than the older, dedicated hardware issues or analog interference. Ditto web-based apps vs full-fat local apps.
Ahh, the Great Unmentionable…
+1 for mentioning it.
Robots require neither light nor toilet breaks...
How time (and technology) flies.
Screen sizes are being pushed upwards; try finding anything smaller that 4" these days. So choice is limited to large, larger or largest...
I want a phone I can slip in a pocket, not one that requires I carry a man-bag...
Much like articles about Apple products, then...
Just hold down the Option/alt key whilst clicking the File menu - Bingo!
and a nice hot cup of tea.
Hold down the Option/Alt key whilst clicking the File menu (or pull down File menu and pres Option/Alt key to get 'Save As'.
Multiplan and the first versions of Word shared a common interface; a menu system accessed by hitting escape and then typing single-letter commands to carry out tasks. Guess they developed them on Xenix using vi as an editor, then!
I inserted a baking foil-wrapped piece of card into the lining of my wallet and placed the Oyster on one side and the PayWave card on the other. Now I can bonk with whichever side of the wallet is appropriate for the transaction.
Unfortunately there is now an entire generation who will never have read a map and who probably have no idea where they have been nor how they got there. The nice lady (or man) said 'Turn left' and 'Turn right' and 'Destination on the left', but they have no picture in their head of where they are. Just look at the number of cars getting stuck in fords, or the lorries stuck in country lanes and you can see that people unquestioningly rely on the technology. That is not a good thing, but it does mean the technology has to work well or not at all.
How sensible, a scapegoat posting! You, sir/madam, are my hero
Glad that you are involving your wife in the decision-making process, then ...
' ... Windows phone OS going forward.'
Using corporate-speak like that, no wonder it feels like Nokia are going backward
And some dudes enjoy other dudes in kilts!
light, fluffy, seemingly insubstantial, but apply rising heat and they can do vast amounts of damage!
I haven't reproduced and yes, I shall remove myself from the planet before I become a drain on care budgets. In the meantime, any attempt to fiddle around the edges just ignores the fact we are overpopulated.
What have you done?
Seven billion is too many
... would make the BBC a state organ, subject to the political whims of the current incumbents. Come the next recession, bye bye Auntie Beeb. At least the licence fee, for all it's faults, maintains a fairly safe distance between broadcaster, state and treasury.
And without having to have an (often unannounced) advert break every 6 minutes, as is increasingly the case on commercial channels, rendering them unwatchable to anyone except demented gerbils.
I wonder how long before the advertisers get wise to the fact that PVRs mean no-one needs to watch adverts, so they pull their business, and the commercial channels all collapse.
Just make sure you install flash from Adobe, not some dodgy site, Simples!
Oh, and install a virus checker for the other 3 possible threats.
in using such a de-humanising term as 'human resources' when they mean 'people' or 'personnel' ?
and built-in networking and a very large 960Mb of user RAM. Oddly enough, it also had a fore-runner of USB in the form of PicoNet, which could daisy-chain peripherals and interfaces off a single RJ45 (i think) serial port.
'cos it's light and fluffy and insubstantial, I guess
As I understand it, it ensures that your Mac, PC, iPod, IPhone are all synced without physically having to do it yourself. As a bonus, you get a backup of your stuff on iCloud in case of nasty accidents/theft of your device(s).
As I wrote in an earlier comment,
" This is the largest misconception about iCloud.
It is all about SYNCing, nothing to do with STREAMing. All iCloud does is ensure all your iDevices (including Macs and PCs) are transparently synchronised. This may include your music, which does not have to be uploaded to iCloud if iTunes Match has a copy of all your tracks. If not, then only those non-matched tracks are uploaded, but ONLY for the purpose of re-synching back to other devices, not for streaming.
They want you to store data and use apps locally, otherwise you would not buy high-capacity iPhones etc, and would not pay for local apps.
To summarise, iCloud keeps your local off-line world in sync; it is not about the on-line use of data or applications."
They brought them back for a refund ...
Extinction Level Event, Nasty Impact Near
Instead of thinking 'what is the best thing for usability?', the programmers think 'how do I want to implement this?'. In open source thinking, everyone can program and everyone will adapt the source to their taste. No wonder we are still waiting for Linux to take off with the general public!
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