Re: "harmed the reputation of the state,"
It is not punishment, it is GBH.
Punishment requires a crime.
5306 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
Mine is just pre smart TV, but it has a ethernet port! And it looks like I was right.
But it has a good panel, a good picture processing engine for I to P, just enough HDMI and I can use a console for the Smart gubbins as they get updated a lot more, Smart TV, what do you need apart from I Player and friends, and web browsing?
Well both online consoles have I player, both have internet (even if crap on older one) and the newest allows me to kick off a web browse mid game, Destiny players understand.
My worry is the market will change from
crap panel no extras -> crap panel some extras -> good panel some extras -> good panel all the toys
crap panel no extras -> crap panel some extras -> crap panel smart -> good panel smart
They are nice, but I can't afford £60,000 for the one I like.
But road tax is high, maintenance is not too easy, some parts can fail and not easy to fix.
My current car (2 versions older of above) has 4 ECUs I think, but I can read them with a £300 code reader, Most things are easy to fix, under £300 road tax, but the ride is not good.
I know I will have to replace parts to keep it on the road, everything is available (including galvanised chassis). But how long for?
The manufacturer is also going more upmarket and moving away from its enthusiast market.
Ok I have no idea whatsover what my next car will be!
We record and watch mainly but Sunday BBC2 20:00 is sancrosant live TV.
My daughter get annoyed at me skipping theme tunes as whe likes to make stupid noises to them, whereas I prefer adverts at speed rather than skipped as I may miss a good one.
Yes If I see a game advert I watch, the Destiny adverts are almost better than the game!
Needs to be robust, immune to interference, and not colour the sound. Gold plating on the ends does help a little in maintaining a good contact.
Optical - Needs to be robust, not kink, and make sure enough light gets through to not lose any data. Gold plating is stupid.
Wires - Needs to be robust, and not leak RF.
So for any interconnect the most important things are, robustness so they don't get damaged, and interference proof so your analogue interconnects don't pick up strange signals and the digital interconnects don't broadcast them..
I just want a computer to do what I want. Different prettyness no problem, but completely methods aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Basically Windows was very similar from the one after Program Manager (95) to 7, that is well over 15 years of the same style. Well guess what they got the basic idea right.
I do not want confusing GUIs, as far as I am concerned ANY keyboard based GUI program should have a menu at the top. Basically the File Edit, so when non Windows OSes look more like Windows than Windows there is something wrong.
All the ribbon applications should have had a proper menu as well, I needed a news group reader in Win 7 so took the easy choice of Thunderbird.
MS Word I have to use addins with the file edit patch.
So basically do not get in the way of me working.
Oh and for anyone saying I could learn all the new features (which are just as likely to be rejected at a later date) of something I use when necessary I would rather use the time to improve my programming skills. (.NET is the next one).
Look I am over 50 now, and the last thing I want to do is spend my own time working out how something should work, when it should just work. It was not hard to build two Win7/Mint 17 dual boot gaming PCs.
I was fine in the DOS days, I loved Netware, Multiuser DOS was very good, I was OK with Windows. I even ran WFW on the Real32 server.
I will have a play with 10, we have a 8.x PC at work everyone avoids, then we will see how annoying it is.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019