Re: Heartbreaking Exit? (Speculation)
Not 12 or 13 - just the 5 listed before the Christmas episode - the rest are due "in the Spring" and then it'll be all systems go for the 50th anniversary in the autumn.
453 posts • joined 26 Jul 2008
I believe Google are about to start allowing you to download specific areas in advance so that Maps can use them without needing a signal. No idea though whether you could download the entire UK data in one go - or how huge that might be
That said - I've been using Navfree and its UK map recently (about 235 Mb - updated every couple of months). Admittedly you have to accept that the data might have errors/omissions, but as it comes from OpenStreetmaps there's nothing stopping anyone from correcting it.
Nice idea - in theory... until the ancient version won't talk to the current one because they've "improved" it
... just like MSN/Live Messenger did to third-party clients at regular invervals...
...and the "latest" version of Skype for Linux (in quotes as it hasn't seen an update for ages) which now refuses to share screens with the Windows version...
It's a custom ROM - yes (Erwin's port of the CyanogenMod 9 ROM) - but as far as I can tell all that's been done is to tweak things here and there to persuade the bits that aren't optimal on the Wildfire to get going (although that's probably quite an understatement)
See http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1473344 for more detail
You can run Ice Cream Sandwich on hardware less than 1Ghz/512Mb.
I have a Wildfire running 4.0.4 right now - see http://db.tt/2cnOFbpK for a screenshot
I'll admit it's overclocked, and there are a couple of minor issues that need looking at, but nothing that stops it being used on a day-to-day basis
Just goes to prove that specs aren't everything...
I'd just put CBBC and BBC3 on the same channel, given the former stops at 7pm, just as the latter starts - ditto for CBeebies and BBC4.
That way they'd save by not having to transmit the channel ident on four channels for half the day, when they could use two channels more effectively.
So what if the UI is amazing? 99% of the time I use my phone to play music - it's either in a pocket, or tucked away in the car somewhere... so the UI is (largely) irrelevant to me apart from manipuating playlists
So, from where I sit, all the UI does is restrict the number of devices it'll run on - and yes, my phone isn't one of them, but I doubt I'd use it for the shiny shiny anyway if I'm honest.
Just my £0.02...
Rather than sell off the spectrum, why not just rent it out to all the telcos on a usage basis?
Guaranteed income for years to come for Ofcom - at least until 5G (or whatever) comes along - and no big pot of money for the Chancellor to fritter away on election bribes....
(Yes... I've said this before...)
Steve Jobs - January 2010:
"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40bn in the bank, to right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."
Steve Jobs - 1996
"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
Can't have it both ways...
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