* Posts by Paul2724

17 posts • joined 29 Sep 2009

Finding the formula for the travelling salesman problem

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You have a decent Tesco near you ??? I guess there has to be one somewhere !

How practical is an electric car in London?

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Re: On Street Parking

That's a myth - Google "ev pollution generated by electricity for charging"

Despite the source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_car#Air_pollution_and_carbon_emissions is pretty good. The actual results vary greatly depending on what mix of power stations is used, but remember these are 1st Gen EVs (things will only get better as the tech matures) and most countries are looking to reduce their electricity grid's CO2 emissions over time. And already EVs are mostly better overall...

Grand Theft Auto 3 fires towards fondleslabs

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Great on the Asus Transformer - not sure I'd want to try this on a phone - I'd consider it mostly for tablets

WHSmith Kobo Touch wireless e-book reader

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The Kindle works just fine with Calibre FYI - I have one and the Wi-Fi was only ever on long enough to activate it...

Dell Alienware M18x 18.4in gaming notebook

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FAIL

Hmm

Trust Dell to cock up the Alienware brand....

Oi, Android, get gaming sorted out NOW

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WTF?

OMG 30 !

Me too - ZX81 ....

Been a fascinating journey from 3D defender to Eve online and pretty much every space game I could find in between :-)

BioWare blows brains with intro cinematics for Star Wars MMO

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Very cool but...

Before we all get too excited - where in there did it even imply that was "in game footage" ? Fancy CGI is all very well (and its a cool clip)..... but I'm not letting myself get my hopes too high for this one, the industry's been churning out too much rubbish of late... I so hope I'm wrong :)

Acer Iconia Tab A500 10in Android tablet

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WTF?

Agreed

Bizarre omission from RegHardware not to have reviewed the Transformer....

I've had mine about 3 weeks now and its very nice indeed.

Sinclair ZX81: 30 years old

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At todays prices....

A quick search online shows the Retail Prices Index was 78.3 in 1981 - in 2010 it was 228.4.

That makes the £49 equivalent to £143 at today's prices - or the £69 pre built for about £201.

Memories - lots of them and glad to see so many of 'us' still around - also lmao at the 'old arguments' about who's was best resurfacing after all these years :D

Times websites want £1 a day from June

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FAIL

Hahahahaha

No chance - get some proper journalism on there instead of the tabloid crap it has become then maybe.

Apple strips top shelf, leaves corporate smut in place

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FAIL

Fail

And this people is why closed platforms are a bad thing. Doesn't matter what the things being removed are on this occasion - the fact that Apple have this power is sufficient to mean I'll never go for their platform(s)...

Microsoft made a phone, and I hate it already

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I agree with the OP

I am also in the 'I want my phone to just be a phone' camp.... I carry a WinMo6 PDA (very nice HP iPaq) around with me that does all the 'Pocket PC' stuff like eBook reading, mobile video player, picture and document viewer as well as email and web browsing. Its far better at all those functions than any 'smartphone' I've tried (and yes I have tried a Jesus phone - didn't like it). And it multitasks :P

The main problem with smartphones is they are just physically too small to do the 'Pocket PC' stuff well enough for my liking. To make them big enough to do that they become too big to be a good phone - I don't see this problem going away anytime soon...

My phone is the most basic I could find that had the ability to give internet connectivity to my PDA when I don't have access to Wi-Fi.

Computer Engineer Barbie coming soon to a toy store near you

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Haha

Nice try but a search for "Computer Engineer Barbie" (or variations thereof) on the shop you linked finds no hits :)

OpenOffice 3.2 - now with less Microsoft envy

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2007 compatabilty - not !

Been having some issues lately with a number of xlsx files prepared by a client - they all open just fine in 2007 but 2007 refuses to convert them to xls format (I think its because its full of conditional formats) and what comes out of the convertor installed in 2003 is no use to anyone.

Just tried OO 3.2 and guess what - hangs trying to open them....

Remote tribe discovered worshipping iPad

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LMAO

Classic :D

Hack slots hotspots into Windows 7

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This is cool tbh

Turns my netbook with built in 3G into a mobile wifi hotspot - works well.

MS opens up Security Essentials downloads from today

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Woah....

ITT : MS haters starting to sound a bit rabid vs the people talking sense and saying well done where its due....

I mean I love a good MS rant as much as the next man but lets do it when they deserve it (and its not like we need to look very hard to find such).

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