Even though it's not possible to run it in modem only mode, it is simple to bypass all of Sky's guff on their router anyway. Just add your own router as the Sky router DMZ, resulting in all traffic being passed through and avoiding any double NAT problems.
66 posts • joined 2 Jun 2009
"I seem to remember that the SIM card will still be a SIM card in a SIM slot, so it is swap-out-able, otherwise other, non-Apple-SIM-providers will not be able to put theirs in."
For now. Come the next iteration of the iPad next year/the year after, and you'll suddenly find the removable sim is no longer removable.
And soon after you'll find the other device manufacturers following suit.
Re: "keyboard doubles as a capacitive multitouch trackpad"
Look at the picture in the article. You can clearly see the reflections from the edges of the raised buttons. They look like they're a single sheet, but each button is raised slightly so they'll be able to be pressed and give tactile feedback.
I had a Samsung NV10 point & shoot digital camera years ago that allowed you to navigate the menus by swiping across the capacitive physical buttons on the back. It worked very nicely. This is (shock!) genuine innovation in the mobile phone sector.
"if they see a version no. they don't like you don't get the site, just a nag message"
You get a nag message and limited functionality. They don't remove your access completely.
"In general, Gmail supports the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. If you use a browser other than those listed below, you'll be automatically directed to the basic HTML view of Gmail."
Guess I'm one of the lucky ones
First of all, I'm not trying to defend VM, just sharing my own experience.
I recently was "upgraded" to the superhub (about 6 weeks ago) and did notice the packaging had been opened to put a label over the power socket on the hub saying "Do not use your old PSU".
I've not had any issues at all (except the routing problem which crippled Youtube that wasn't down to the hub itself), I'd be interested to know if the people who have the problems are using older kit?
Correllation != Causation
"While I agree from a legal/ethic standpoint it seems to be sales this generation were directly related to how easy the console was to hack (WII trivial, Xbox harder, PS3 damn hard)."
Wii launched in 2006 @ £179
360 launched in 2005 @ £280
PS3 launched in 2007 @ £425
I think that is directly related to sales in this generation.
Re: something is amiss here....
"far better for it to be run by a private company that has an interest in keeping it's customers happy and improving services."
And there is the key flaw with privatisation of public services. The private companies that run these services have only one goal. To make as much money for their share/stakeholders as possible, if that happens to result in happy customers and improved services then great! Unfortunately 99.9% of the time it results in customers being screwed at every turn and worse service.
Re: Mobile phone use
"Or would they have been doing their makeup, playing with the radio, looking in the glove box for sweets, reading a magazine, chatting to a friend in the car, turning round to slap the kids
Since there isn't a specific act to ban any of those then they can't pose any sort of serious hazard to driving"
There is an act to ban all of those, and any others. It's called driving without due care and attention.
Re: Out of thin air
From the MediaWiki.org website:
"MediaWiki is free software: this means that you may use it for any purpose without legal hindrance. Furthermore, its licensing conditions apply solely to the software itself. This means that although many wikis license their content under a permissive license, you are not obliged to license the content submitted to your wiki in any particular way. Of course, as a project founded to support sites like Wikipedia, we encourage you to license the texts you write under a free license, but, in short, you are not required to.
If you wish to alter or amend the software itself, in general, you are permitted to, but there are some restrictions and you should consult the full text of the GNU GPL version 2 for details. Because MediaWiki is provided free of charge, there is no warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law."
Re: Great image, but
"If the youngest galaxy was formed 450 million years after the Big Bang, it is not 450 million years old, it is ~13.3 billion years old."
It was 450 million years old when the light used to produce this picture was emitted, therefore in the picture it is 450 million years old.