Re: Speak for yourself
Most of the scientists i know are lovely people.
(with backgrounds in various Chemical, Biological and Physical disciplines)
1039 posts • joined 15 Aug 2008
Most of the scientists i know are lovely people.
(with backgrounds in various Chemical, Biological and Physical disciplines)
I know that, you know that, but these guys were cavemen, maybe they were still working it out, and using bad material at that.
(i found a pointy stone the other day and hurt myself on it, i wonder if i can make this thing pointy by rubbing it on the wall, to hurt someone else with. no, no i can't)
What the hell does the R in iPhone Xr even mean??
certainly used to be the case, but i was (out of sheer curiosity) having a look around the webs this morning, to see how much i could sell my 64gb 6s, should i chose to, err, 'upgrade'. i was seeing offers between £80 and £100.
OK, the 6s is now (counts on fingers) 5 generations old (!) (6s,7, 8, x, xs), but, as many others have said, still works fine, so i will be keeping it for now, and talking to the previous poster about what sounded like a beer subscription service.
I have had mine since a little after launch, didn't realise it was broken. What's wrong with it?
At the Gin festival i went to, different Gins came with different accompaniments, ( apparantly as to not clash with the blend). Some came with lemon, others, ginger, or basil, or even peppercorns or chilli. Different Tonics too.
I must have missed the bit about putting microphones and cameras in lightbulbs.
I was quite surprised to find one of these
In the box for my apple watch, was expecting to find a cable but to have to sort the plug out myself (especially after seeing the size of the box).
it's great for travel, and would get my vote if there was one for a new 'standard' mains plug design.
As several have noted above, Win10 running on cheap (low powered) chromebooks is going to be, unpleasant at best, but from the article....
Google plans to allow Windows 10 to run on its budget Chromebooks....
..low level source code of a branch of the Google Pixelbook firmware code...drivers that Windows 10 needs to run. (edited for brevity)
My point is, at £1k+ Pixlebooks are anything but budget.
Low level firmware code for a Pixlebook, is unlikely to run on a much lower level hardware, budget chromebook.
Apart from actually getting the updates when they are released. I could (on a 6s, coming up on 3 years old) have access to the iOS12 beta, should i so wish.
I will have access to the full release on the day it is released, as will devices as old as the 5s (5 years old?) and the iPad mini2. Even the last iPod touch will get it.
Are we any better off from the meaningless spying? maybe, slightly, but probably not.
For me, CarPlay (certainly seems to) only work when plugged in, despite the car having both bluetooth and wi-fi.
Which is a bit of a pain, you don't always want your phone charging for the whole of a long journey.
No, Apple released the 8, to replace the 7.
The X, was released (originally) as a limited run, special edition anniversary device, to celebrate 10 (X) years of iPhone. (At the same time as the 8)
As i read it,( in articles when both devices were released), the X was never expected to be the better selling device.
I think it was the same on mine. Tellingly, they removed the switch from the iPad a few generations back. Certainly not there on my Air2, which is a few years old now.
Can't find any reference to the switch in the settings on iOS11, on a 6s.
With each new iPhone that emerges, i am still surprised that they haven't done away with the 'mute' switch on the left hand side, above the volume. As it is very much a single function switch, and could easily be replaced by a toggle in the control center.
If you could assign functions to it, as a hardware toggle, that would be useful, but mine just lives very much in the 'mute' position.
Fortunately, there is already an option that says "Allow CarPlay while locked"
I read a bit about a study recently, into the effectiveness of placebos, including three groups.
one - actual medicine, one - placebo but thought it was real, one - placebo and told upfront 'you are part of a placebo control group'. The end results were that all 3 groups proved to be (more or less) equally effective.
They'll just end up hiding in the basement.
I've had my apple watch (3, Nike) for a few weeks now, brought to replace my Pebble Time that was getting progressively more screwy.
I haven't found the need for many apps(other than the built in), but i expect that will change with time. Only one that i have looked for and not been able to find a suitable option is a basic compass (which i had on the pebble).
Generally speaking, I'm finding it great. Nice to be able to go to the gym without my phone but still listen to the playlist i have synched to it. I'm finding Apple pay much less jarring to use than i expected (and better than taking my phone out to use it).
ONLY if it is a collaboration. otherwise, you end up with some albums where there are single tracks scattered all over the place in different Artist folders because track one is "The Guy + and some other guy" track two is "The Guy + and this one dude" for 11 tracks.
If you do, "Track 1, feat some other guy" by "The Guy" sorts all that out.
They do, but a couple of times i have received emails from services i have never heard of, so i go in, have 'forgotten my password', reset link gets sent to my email, i now own the account.
From what i hear, there are a lot that he had to drop, to stop it from looking too much like, self gratification.
Jokes on you ! Ah ha!
i knew that, i was wondering if anyone would fall in to my early April Fool
problem is, with April 1st being a saturday this year, a lot of the internet jokes will go unseen untill people get back to work after the easter weekend on tuesday.
Or, a Polaroid camera
I am going myself this year, first time for this particular festival, only my second visit to the site. Thoroughly looking forward to it.
In the scenario, there is mention of a $150 3D-printed mask. What i want to know is, what is the $150 being spent on?
As someone with no 3D printer and no facial scanning equipment is $150 enough for me to produce one of these masks?
Or is it that, once you have the correct equipment to be able to produce these masks (costing $X in the first place) these masks would then cost $150 each to produce (materials etc..).
I get that this is a case of proving the technology is beatable, but, it still seems that if someone were to be mugged in the street, the mugger wouldn't be able to use this to unlock the stolen phone.
That was my first thought as well, but thinking about it, i have a couple of possibilities. Mainly, if it is nice weather, you might want to take one into the garden, still within reach of Wi-Fi, so that you can control your music, and do other things.
Other option, much more likely, you cant stand to be disconnected from the hive mind, so carry it with you around the house, from room to room, where you can plug it into the mains.
Do you often have multiple deliveries on the same day at different times?
I know that there are many situations that i find myself outside the 'normal' categories, but the likely hood that I will have more than one delivery a week, let alone a day, are vanishingly small.
(for the record, i also don't think this is a great idea)
My question is. If this year is iPhone 8 and X (10). Then will next year be the 9 which is 'better' than the 8, but not as good as the X (better screen, no sensors? Sensors and same screen?), but then, the year after, when we are due an iPhone10 and 10+, well, we already have the iPhoneX (10) so what then?
I'm surprised it took till page 3 for me to find someone else saying this, specifically, how do you know (apart from on day 1) how many red balls are in there?
Every day, someone takes out 1 ball, but you don't know what colour it is. so there is a possibility that after say, 15 days, all 12 red have been taken out, but because they were removed on non test days, you have no idea. As the tester, every day (whether you are testing or not) there are between 0-12 red balls in the bag.
As others have said, there is a chance that people are coming in drunk on consecutive days, so that could be two or three reds in a row, which would increase the immediate chance of getting caught, but in the long term it would decrease it (which i guess balances out?)
i think I'm getting carried away here because it's Friday morning and I'm full of caffeine, but, with the 'balls test' (in this case) surely the correct way to conduct it, is for two people to be involved, one (the 'drunk', chooses a ball from the bag, and keeps it to them selves, unless the other person (the 'tester') asks them what it is, repeat until either the bag is empty or the 'drunk' gets caught.
or Gin. Neat.
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What, like signatures on glaciers?
I came to the conclusion that i was the centre of the universe a long time ago, right around the time i got stuck in a machine that appeared to be powered by a fairy cake.
Easy jet already prefer you not to bring hold luggage (or, well, charge a bloody fortune for it), so make that even more 'preferable' and use the space in the hold that would have suitcases in it, for freaking giant, easily removable, batteries.
During passenger loading / unloading, forklift comes and takes the old batteries out, shoves some new ones in.
What i read elsewhere is that it is less about the overall price of the vehicle, and more about how much of a deposit you are able to put down.
Even so, with nowhere to charge one of these things (can't do it at home or work) , i will be sticking with good old dead dinosaurs for some time.
The camera in my phone is considerably better than the camera that used to be in my bag, as a result, i do have some photos on my wall that were taken with each.
If you are running vista and looking to migrate to Win8.1, i feel exceptionally sorry for you.
iOS11 has been in public beta for weeks, if not months.
Would that be MultiConvert by any chance? I am going to miss that.
I don't use it that often, but it has soooo many conversions to offer. I can understand why it hasn't been updated in so long, afterall, what do you change in something that offers factual conversions? maybe add some more categories, but it is already pretty exhaustive. I hope the developer does 'update'' it.
What stocks app?
Oh, the one i deleted when iOS10 came out.
my guess, is because it is a (effectively) a 'data only' SIM. We have loads of them here for our mobile staff. They have cheap nokias for phone calls, and a tablet with a data only SIM for, well, everything else.
Also, to me at lease this explains the '2 SIM's 1 number' issue. It's not that that both have the same number, it's that only the one in your phone -needs- a number, because the one in your watch is only dealing with data, it doesnt need to care what 'number' it has.
"That's why Apple added the disable where you hit the sleep/wake button five times and it will only unlock with the password."
I've seen a few people mention this, and it sounds like a good idea. I'm assuming it's an iOs11 thing? as it doesn't work on (otherwise) up to date 6s. Can't find anything in the settings either.
Can happen any where.
I'm currently mourning the loss of my Pebble Round. The other day the case popped open, due to the battery swelling, and of course now that there is no more Pebble, chances of a service are, slim, to say the least.
Sure, right after you have 3D scanned the face of the person who's phone you've just pinched.
As with the 3D printer a finger print solution that has been suggested before, it seems to me the main problem with most of the ways that i have heard of to 'beat' these various methods of biometric security, involve having access to fairly complicated equipment, and time. Not things that your average mugger on the street have access to.
Bluetooth with iPhones seems to work fine for certain things.
Sure, in my car, wirelessly, i can listen to and control the music, and send / receive (have read out) text messages as they come in and make and receive phone calls.
However, as OP said, you try doing something as simple as sending a photo or phone contact card between an iphone and an android (or anything other than an iThing for that matter). Aint gonna happen. Even between iThings, it's not bluetooth that does those things but ad hoc wifi (in the form of Airdrop)
what are the useful applications for a 400GB micro SD card?
I'm not saying i'm not impressed, (if a little freaked out), I just can't think of what it would be genuinely good for, over say a 128GB card.
GoPro? Surely you'd be backing up / using that footage long before you hit 400GB (or is UHD footage much larger than i think?)
Music in a smartphone? really?
Media store in a media server / rPi? maybe.
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