re: scissor jack
But that won't get you up the stairs, will it?
1558 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010
But that won't get you up the stairs, will it?
I use cash as little as possible (car parks seem to be a perennial problem), so I've upvoted, as I would like to see cash die out. I do have to wonder, though: what will the toothfairy leave under the pillow when cash is dead?
Extra batteries round the back of the headset, to offset the weight of the contraption covering your eyes?
Most people find 3D to be too much effort, and that's just a pair of plastic specs. I can't see VR taking off in a big way.
To be fair, he froths with enthusiasm about every new development of anything, ever.
Much as I've said I don't want contactless payments on my phone, if it's just a case of waving the phone with no need to unlock, then it's likely as convenient as current contactless cards, and so the idea is appealing, at least. Security concerns loom large, however (not sure I want all my eggs in one phone, so to speak).
A ZX80 ought to be enough for anyone.
As if Android handsets are going to receive updates!
Nice try, but I'm pretty sure I could find some prior art for the concept of the laundrette.
It was swiftly eclipsed by "It Hurts When IP".
More competition in the "relatively low cost, not shit" sector, please.
You're right, this is nothing new. That doesn't mean that it's acceptable.
I'd heard they use frozen chickens (or turkeys) for birdstrike tests. If a plane can withstand that, I can't see a quadcopter causing it much trouble.
Still, flying a drone around an airport is monumentally stupid.
My old man was a road sweeper, and he used the same broom for 20 years. 17 new heads and 14 new handles, it had.
Are there any schools without some sort of IT hardware available for the kids to use? Mine are only in years 3 and 4, and they do Scratch programming on a semi-regular basis (using Windows PCs that they acquired on a highly unfavourable IT contract that damn near bankrupted the school).
The world has moved on. When we were kids, if you were introduced to a computer, you'd probably have had no choice but to use the command line. These days, a child's first experience of computing is probably a parent's iPhone - going from that to a blank screen with a flashing cursor that won't do sh!t until you learn some arcane language, probably isn't going to seem particularly encouraging.
loose bowels at the thought of all that.
I have a DAB in my car, as well as streaming on my phone, and generally prefer to have the DAB on. I'll switch back to FM, if I'm in a poor reception area, but that only works for Radio 4, everything else that interests me is not available on FM.
Currently converting all my CDs to play through the radio's USB socket, but it's much less faff to just switch between the radio stations that interest me. I doubt you're the only one not interested, but plenty of people are able to find something on the radio that fits with their interests.
Bet it looks lovely in the front garden, complementing the stained mattress and rusty washing machine.
Most don't pay because
most reporting these days is a copy/paste from elsewhere and "investigative journalism" is a joke because most news outlets don't want to rock the boat in case the government stops throwing stories their way they don't have to.
I really don't think it's any more complicated than that.
Most phones are a rectangle with rounded corners.
Once if runs out of recommendations, I expect I'll ditch it. Both it and Amazon Prime are rubbish for films, anyway, thanks to Sky having the market stitched up.
You know it isn't.
What were you doing?
Is that Wikileaks getting upset about people leaking information to the press?
I've actualised a lot of blue sky synergies from your comment, AC.
Is that what this is about? 'Cos it looks more like an effort to piss money up the wall.
Seriously, though, if this is about films being refused classification on the grounds that they're "obscene", then that's a legitimate grievance, although it's the government that determines what is obscene, not the BBFC.
Or rather, bored people have money to burn.
Can you please link back to this article whenever you run one about how the NHS has swathes of computers running XP and IE6? Thanks.
have u been to the moon ? or is that what your science book told you
and people would quickly stop using it, and it would be replaced by another freebie. People aren't paying for on-line encyclopaedias, and they won't pay for online encyclopaedias. Authoritative reference sources still exist, and Wikipedia won't put them out of business, so long as people still need them - Wikipedia is just a convenient resource that can be dipped into to get a quick primer on a given subject, or get a bit of trivia.
Yes, it's a monopoly, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over someone having a monopoly over trivia. It's only a problem if you believe Wikipedia is as important as Jimmy Wales seems to think it is.
f2fs (thanks, Samsung!) and Cyanogen - you'll be glad you did. If you're not keen on hacking your device, the Nexus Root Toolkit will do most of the work for you.
My Nexus7 is damn near as wizzy as the day I unboxed it, now. The latest Cyanogen available when I nuked it was KitKat, although I think Lollipop is available now (something to do at the weekend).
... too much money and a bad attitude.
ISP email? Is it 1996 again?
Or are you supposed to be buried with it?
Legitimate concerns if all your family photos are stored in "the cloud", however.
I know we love to blame Microsoft for all of the world's ills, but I think they're probably not to blame for the bombing of your nana's street.
I won't downvote this comment, as it's true that Minecraft could make for some very engaging classroom projects (if you can disguise learning as a game, that's a massive win), but the idea that Microsoft are doing this for anything resembling altruistic reasons is laughable.
Microsoft have form when it comes to shovelling shit into schools and getting them to pay for it. Mind you, that's generally true of all school IT suppliers.
Hasn't Minecraft on the Pi somewhat stalled? Last time I checked, it was lagging way behind the Pocket Edition, and that's already the red-headed step-child of the Minecraft family.
I'd be happy to be told otherwise.
Isn't this the current Labour proposal for the Trident submarines?
as part of a properly regulated market?
This isn't just a data centre simulation, this is an Marks and Spencer data centre simulation.
I'd buy that for a dollar!
In an ideal world, governments look out for the interests of their citizens* - leaving everything in the hands on unregulated markets is just asking for trouble.
*can't believe I kept a straight face whilst typing that
"Free" and "ad supported" are fairly interchangeable, I would have thought - I've always considered commercial tv and radio broadcasting to be "free", in so much as I don't have to pay any money for them.
@Seajay But it isn't free web access in exchange for ads, is it? It's free access to the internet services that Facebook provides (Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.) which is anticompetitive. Whilst free access to a reduced service might sound appealing, when compared to no access to a full service, the truth is that the restriction of choice that it brings is anticompetitive and so likely to harm the interests of those consumers over the long term (by disadvantaging any potential competitors).
For Zuckerberg to claim that he's protecting net neutrality just shows what a brass neck he has.
Unless knitted kitchen utensils are the norm in Russia?
More practical effects than one might expect (at least in the first film, I haven't bothered with the rest). But, no, these look nothing like the characters that they're supposed to represent.
I've given up trying to get my Mint install to print to our wireless HP printer - always prints with the colours misaligned, for some strange reason. Based on that, I've never attempted to get the scanner going!
Everything else is great, though, such that I rarely feel the need to boot it into Windows Vista, anymore (if someone could recommend an easy way of ripping and tagging CDs, I'd been happy as a pig in muck).
If there is, it'll probably be Mint. I've found the hardware support to have improved since I started using it (either that, or I've just become a more confident Linux user?). Where Windows does win, is that you'll almost certainly know someone who can help you out with your PC, in real life, but Linux will probably require searching online for the answer. I think that will change, however (and I've generally had no problem in finding answers to any issues by searching online).
Clarkson & co., locked in a pit and tormented by armed robots?
Needs to be a jab at Apple, somewhere, surely?
Rumour has it that Half Life 3 was available for the Analytical Engine - if only Babbage had finished building the thing!
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