going well on Shell!
6142 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009
going well on Shell!
But it's the same surface area, so the same light density, no?
So long as they can sort out auto-connect better than The Cloud. Currently with The Cloud you have to type in passwords and usernames (except Phones 4U customers) on a web page that comes up as a result of DNS redirection, meaning the whole process takes several minutes. This means you have to get your device out in public (mugging/snatch risk), reveal your password to shoulder surfers etc. If the whole connect and verify process can take under 15 seconds, then you could, just, pick up your emails as you go through a station.
Also, the correlation of WiFi hardware addresses with GPS data might break unless there is some mechanism for manually entering the geo-location data, which means that a geo-logging service, like Track My iPhone or the security services, could follow you within a station. There is also the possiblity it could be used for terrorist activity, but there are enough other ways to achieve that kind of disruption.
is there a Virgin monopoly set as well?
that crisp, crunchy sound as you grind them underfoot.
Are you using a rail at all?
Hmm... so, in order to get the number one spot... Britain's Talent's Got The Strictly Dancing On Ice Factor On A Phone.
This time next year, Rodders...
I think I'd reassess my time-management if that were the case. If I never saw a programme, I don't think it would be life threatening. If I wanted to watch it that much, I'd make time to. I never count a commute as 'otherwise wasted time' because I watch the people, watch the world, look out of the window.
consuming digital media on their iPads, iPhones etc and wondered why? Why would one want to watch a film on the train with people jostling you to get past (because you've not noticed someone fidgeting as you approach their station), the screen rocking all over the place, the sun reflecting off the screen at a crucial moment... No, I'd far rather wait until I got in, could shut the curtains if the sun was a nuisance, settle down in my comfy chair with a cup of tea and a bag of crisps / plate of food, turn the surround amp on, and then watch ST:TNG or whatever it was. I mean, isn't that just doing the programme makers a courtesy, making sure you can concentrate on their programme making? And what about the tiny details in the background of a crime drama? The time on the clock on the mantlepiece and the half-empty wine glass? Watch it on an iPhone and during the detective's reveal you would be going, "Eh? What mantlepiece? I didn't even see the fireplace."
So long as they serve butter beer and Bree.
"It's trademark not copyright."
Dammit, Jim, I'm a geek not a lawyer... :-)
(When can we have a Star Trek icon, El Reg?)
Well, it has us lot Tolkein about it. Sorry.
why the f**k don't these kinds of people not just look at the history of a place and say "you know, we have to protect our interests, but we'd rather work with you than against you, so you can license what you are currently using for a peppercorn fee until the copyright expires."
Besides, you can't copyright FACT.
Has anyone got any pictures of these guys? As agents of the dark side, you'd think they'd look fairer yet feel fouler.
Boffins render fibre obsolete -
Just point your neutrino gun and say hello
resistance is useless.
Single cluster connected to one end by, say 5m ropes, to the other end by 8m ropes, rocket launched from a tube in the centre of the truss.
Not that I'd want an iPhone to use as a phone anyway. I'd rather have a phone to do that, you know, something where the battery lasts more than 12 hours between charges. I have an iPod which can bluetooth PAN to the 3G network if I really find I need data access in the middle of a field or somewhere.
Actually my iPod; I can't afford an iPhone. And I do have two mobiles, private and general.
I stuck a label with my name and mobile number on the back of mine. Simple.
Or get it engraved.
I think the "stages of a forum" fits the Douglas Adams model; survival, inquiry and sophistication.
(1) Survival - membership is the lifeblood of a forum, so let's attract as many members as possible.
(2) Inquiry - Why do our members come here? What do they get from our forum? What does the forum get from them?
and (3) Sophistication - Sorry, you're not on the guest list.
I'm wondering if there exists a space-to-Earth descent video of an inflatable whale, possibly with Jean Michelle Jarre's "Oxygene" or the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's "Whale Theme" dubbed onto it?
(Thumb icon for obvious hitch-hiking connotations)
No, but (with a faux Japanese accent)
"To Ro-bbie go, where no-one has gone befoe!"
right at the very end.
I use mine all the time thanks to that bloody stupid bit of kit that stops you using VCD etc. to make a clone of a CD/DVD.
I'd rather not handle my install media every time I want to play a game. Looks like I won't have to handle it now, though.
The letters are Elvish, but the language is that of Mordor...
was that a violation of an Apple patent I saw?
Damn! Pipped at the post.
Dunno. I reckon PoE would be a rather useful thing for this little gadget to have.
Meh. Flares are so 70s.
To be fair, I don't think I was the first to say that. It's so obvious, it must have been done before somewhere.
Oddly enough, my two most up-voted comments have both been Trek related. I think that says a lot about the El Reg readership, and possibly indicates a new icon requirement.
Why thank you. And the same back to you, all of you "well played" commentatorards. It took me a while to get it; nicely done.
I would have been even more impressed if they had deployed one of these:
with all the bluetooth adverts beamed at your phone when you go to the cinema. Mind you, that is one way to make sure you have your phone switched off in there.
Well, let's put it this way, you'd expect some individual car models to be lemons, but for the French, it's a whole make.
Re. setting an engine speed independent of road speed. That would be a drive-chain similar to the one in the Prius (infinitely variable planetary system or the Synergy as they call it). I don't think this one has continuously variable transmission, just the usual stepped kind. When using the engine to turn the alternator, yes, disengage the clutch and run it at its most efficient speed and under Atkinson cycle timings, but when it is driving the wheels using set gear ratios, you can't do that.
God yes. The building where I work was a PPI job with a French company. There's been a power cut almost every other weekend for the last two years fixing problems, and in the last 6 years, we've lost 20 working weekdays to dodgy power supply components, all of which were French and needed couriering from overseas.
That Metro Ui looks like a bowl of angry fruit salad. With added Haribo.
I beg to differ. Bend over, Richard!
It's worse than that, Jim.
To be fair, I don't think Google *has* a complaints division. Oh, you said Marketing Division. Carry on, ignore me.
Data files, e.g. offline maps.
Real style, of course, would involve training a robot monkey butler to open the tailgate for you.
No, but you can activate the automatic distress call to summon a tow-truck by beating the bonnet with the branch of a tree.
Presumably the ignition is activated by making large circular gestures towards the bottom of the radiator grill?
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