How exactly is giving out a copy of the Dell restore disc for a Dell machine piracy? No piracy has taken place, the machine has a licence that is entitled to use. The restore disc simply reinstalls the OEM version of Windows, that is fully entitled.
1624 posts • joined 20 Nov 2008
Re: PC world
It's clearly one of those thin flimsy plastic ones with the fabric backing. It would have required a good shove to force it in.
24 down is adequate enough for most home users
But it is certainly not "superfast" in this day and age.
Re: Non alchoholic?
I don't usually expect my drinks to lick me, but OK
Re: Want one ... but will it sell?
I would imagine the exact opposite will happen with regards to price if it fails: I reckon it will rise sharply as it becomes a collector's piece, a unique device with a following.
Just look at the Motorola Photon Q, a phone from 2012 that is STILL today in 2017 the best landscape slider that exists. People still mod these to include a SIM slot (it was only available on one network, with an embedded SIM).
It's just getting slow with the newer OSes and bloated websites of today with its dual core 1.5GHz Krait and 1GB of RAM.
If there continued to be more phones like it, it would have basically no value today. The Gemini fills a slightly different need, since it is much larger, but I feel like for most people who wanted a phone with a decent keyboard, it's going to be close enough/be the only modern alternative anyway.
Re: Gemini will ship in 30 flavours - are they mental?
They're really just referring to the localised keyboards, as far as I understand it. There are not that many options, otherwise.
Re: Almost there
Fighting cameras? Not sure that's a feature I needed.
If you meant 'dual' cameras for stereoscopic imaging, I think that's a waste of money.
Waterproof, nah, it'd probably wreck the keyboard feel. Stylus? Maybe, no Bezel? Not critical, but a nice to have, although some space alongside the screen for decent stereo speakers would be more useful than eliminating all the bezel.
Re: I prefer the Gemini
I've been keeping an eye on the Moto Mod project too, and the bulk of the Gemini is a concern. I'll see how it goes when the thing actually arrives.
Re: I prefer the Gemini
I've already pre-orderded two of the buggers, one for me, one for the wife...
I'm no fan of large phones, but at least the Gemini makes damn fine use of the given space.
Looking forward to it!
Still not competing with the likes of Huawei. Not seeing the attraction here.
Windows 10 is basically malware.
The only passable version is LTSB, which basically gives you an ugly, slightly less responsive version of Windows 7.
Re: Friends don't let friends buy HP Laptops
Yeah, pretty much.
I don't get the 4G hype, let alone the "5G" hype.
3G was slow to start with, but the final form of HSPA+ can be very fast.
100% coverage would more interesting..
Not hugely surprised
Any mid to high end phone from the last 3 or 4 years, as long as it doesn't have an actual problem, is pretty much indistinguisable from the newest devices, bar say, camera quality.
Designs have stagnated hard, too. No landscape keyboard sliders, very few high end smaller devices, phones are dropping basic features people actually want (SD card slots, headphone jacks, removable batteries).. and so on. You can't even buy phones in the same line and expect features you used to have (Qi charging being dropped in the Nexus line).. etc, etc.
At least the obsession with absolute reduction in thickness has waned - that was just stupid, made devices harder to hold, and killed off battery life.
Now the obsession seems to be getting bezel size down to the point where any minor drop is guaranteed to break the phone. I guess that's a way to get people to buy new devices with features they were indfferent about.
Possible ghetto fix
Have the phone run an intensive background task on a low priority when:
The screen is unlocked AND
The temperature is below a specific value
That would warm the device up to within operating temperature, and would count as a software "fix". Battery life be damned.
Sick and tired of all these huge phones, no real choice
My wife is stuck with a modded Motorola Photon Q (with Android 6 CM installed) because it's STILL (5 years later, no exaggeration) the best landscaper slider available.
I have a pair of phones with 5.2" screens, but only because I really couldn't find anything smaller that caught my eye (after owning a Sony Z3 Compact that had problems, I didn't much feel like buying a Sony again just yet, which is a shame, because they're the only ones taking that segment seriously!).
If you want choice in the market today, you're screwed. If you want an enormous slab with the same features as other enormous slabs, you're well catered for. I can't believe leaving out a sodding 3.5mm headphone jack is something the market has decided is OK. Pathetic.
Re: Techies will continue to sneer.
You have one downvote. I didn't know Amber Rudd read El Reg. It seems way out of her field.
BYOD is mostly a load of old bollocks
.. and has always been.
That said, nothing wrong with connecting to your work email on a device of your choice. But in terms of managing actual machines to get work done on... BYOD is just going to be a headache.
It'll most likely be used for CompactFlash, not old school drives.
Re: Stop at the door
It's Symantec Endpoint Protection in business guise.
Re: >What happens if terrorists simply flood the internet with tons of false leads, using botnets?
No-ones saying they necessarily co-ordinate online other than Theresa May; I'm simply pointing out how pointless this effort could be.
What happens if terrorists simply flood the internet with tons of false leads, using botnets? "Intelligence" services would be absolutely overwhelmed, and the whole idea of finding terrorists online would be finished.
What do you think the >4 socket support and 6TB RAM is for?
Been around for some time
Peaking with the 2011-2012 Motorolas, which booted into a dedicated Linux environment. You could buy various docks, including a laptop style one, just as Apple has recently patented.
I can tell you for a fact that a house becomes a lot more interesting on Street View when it's covered by a blurry block.
Re: Not much of a chemist then?
Not really, found an article that says the Scottish ones don't contain tallow: http://theukbulletin.com/2016/12/01/scottish-polymer-bank-notes-are-vegan-friendly/
Re: Made my day ...
Made me smile 'n all.
Been using uBlock Origin instead for some time now. I suggest everyone leaves AdBlock Plus well alone.
Re: For extra horror, look up DVHS/DTheater
No horror, the D-Theater titles I've seen look.. great. Really great.
In fact, there are still a handful of films that, if you want a copy in HD, are still only available on D-Theater.
A real shame
A sweet idea.
A real shame
That's a real shame to hear. Only 55.
A great loss for his family and everyone who reads El Reg.
Which we took from the French, as opposed to the Dutch-sourced cookie.
Now that's a fix of beauty.
I'm hoping on Vulkan, for one. DX12 is just another lock-in.
There's really no reason to...
... Because someone on the internet has worked their arse off to give HD quality versions of the films as they originally were shown.
Look for "Harmy's Despecialized" editions.
I use another provider that was attacked: Runbox, and similarly had no issues. Chuffed.
You just need a simple, free and zero performance impact modded hosts file.
Re: And your point is?
What? A car key fob most certainly has a battery in it.
I achieved 3 mpg over the combined figure for my car on a very long drive across Europe. Some cars really do hit their targets.
I suppose your day job isn't Windows admin, which is of course fine (or indeed merciful!), but to change permissions like that, you'd have to take ownership first, then allow full control.
Re: My car is still faster...
I actually disagree on this one, I think the range with the top end model is good enough, because they have superchargers all over that are free to use. It's a nice price to 'refuel'.
Most people probably don't drive that far in one stretch without a break very often. For those that do, they can drive a diesel as they do now.
Just extra options on the market. Shame the price is high, but it is a nice bit of kit if you have the cash.
Yeah, I use keepass, and don't use any browser plugins. I only load it when I need a password from it.
Lastpass always seemed like a dodgy idea, to me. Any centralisation.
Re: It has the same problem as every other hybrid / pure electric vehicle
Same as the normal one, so that's nothing to do with the electric gubbins.
Also, are you really saying the Tesla Model S is ugly? I don'think so.
Re: Total waste of time
Crikey, you've no appreciation for quality. The bitrate of streaming media is terrible in comparison.
The point is, I guess, that someone could be in possession of a lot of promotional codes for games, and keep activating their accounts using them. $5 isn't exactly a lot.
I believe that's also the nand failing.
Then you REALLY loved HTC phones?
Re: Um, what?
That's the biggest shame. Opera has never been the same.
Goodness me, that's a pocket breaker!
Re: XP vs 2003
Then it's still supported due to XP embedded updates.