108 posts • joined 6 Oct 2010
Re: What else IS there?
I did have a phone that did this, unfortunately it was a let down in other ways. A single slot, accommodated 2 sim cards, one on each side with one sideways, and a microsd. Unfortunately the Elephone S2 idea has never been replicated. But the clever slot was let down by the abysmal battery life...
Re: Just more BS
I've been using an iPhone recently. After Android, it's like going back into the 20th century. All the fiddles and loops one has to jump through to actually do things with apps because of the rigidity of the elderly iOS. It's quite an eyeopener how they've managed to get away with it for so long.
Reminds me of the old IBM salesman's manual giving all the 'ethical' rules that were to be used during sales projects. Of course, the rule book could be interpreted and then used in exactly the opposite way to the claimed 'ethical' intention. No wonder we relatively gentlemanly chaps in UK firms lost out all the time...
Do they still use that manual I wonder?
Re: Lingua Franca
A couple of weeks ago I was trying to buy a nice Italian T-shirt to bring back to the UK as a souvenir for a 7 year old. There were some fun toddler's ones, with sayings that looked exciting, even though I didn't understand them. But this boy takes T shirts for 9/10 year olds and by the time they get to that age, Italian kids want slogans in AngloAmerican, not their own language.
Not an asus issue, but I dual boot my Dell XPS13 with Win 7 and Win 10 for various reasons. I reformatted the drive to get rid of all the 'secure' boot stuff. It all works, but Microsoft or Intel are certainly still up to sillies because when I choose Win 7, the machine loses the sound drivers on the Win 10 installation and I have to reinstall them each time...
Re: Missed the boat...
"So, why oh why oh why, didn't someone at the BBC do the "proper" thing and ensure that all set top boxes could take a subscriber card..."
They knew it very well, and went out of their way to ensure conditional access facilities were optional only. This was to preserve the guaranteed income that the licence in its existing form gives them.
Re: Easy fix
" people say "you can't put a mast there"
BT of course don't have that problem because all those nice telegraph poles, which they own, are already everywhere. Ideal for cellphone or wifi repeaters. That's why it is very dangerous to encourage their monopoly to extend itself into the mobile arena.
And all in the name of 'localism', as Big Brother strides further over our lives. Localism? The truth is the exact opposite, encouraged by weak councils who have been conned into believing renaming their main committee as 'the cabinet' gives them some importance, as well as more fees.
It's very sad to see.