Re: As someone who currently designs chip-enabled cat interface devices...
"Are we getting a generation who can only do things via their phone?"
As soon as I can get the app to work I'll up vote you...
844 posts • joined 9 Dec 2010
"Are we getting a generation who can only do things via their phone?"
As soon as I can get the app to work I'll up vote you...
"Shoot to injure"
That's just Hollywood bollocks I'm afraid, all that "just wing him" shit is exactly that.
If you have to fire a gun at someone you fire for the biggest target, torso.
Do a lot of "social media" do you ?
The P20 Pro doesn't have expandable memory, 128gig on board and that's your lot. I don't really consider the ability to access a USB stick as "expandable memory" in the same sense that sticking a card in the phone is.
I really don't understand why people get so upset about lack of a headphone port. There's an adapter in the box and it works very well; recharging isn't an issue because the bloody thing barely seems to use any power
1) I don't consider 2 days between charges in anyway "absymal" and no app on my phone (p20 pro) has been broken by "power management"... I'd look to your apps if I were you.
2) The UI is a bit clunky but can be changed. I have a few icons and then a bunch of icons in folders *exactly* like I had on my Xperia Z1 - As well as an alphabetized list on a single screen - so I think you're talking more bollocks
3) The majority of people don't give a flying hairy monkey fart about this.
have a nice day!
"You get the government you deserve."
I don't necessarily disagree however... until we have a "none of the above, please think about your offer again" box to tick; we simply get the government we have to vote for.
Since I take my franchise quite seriously my vote is more often than not a "least objectionable" rather than an "actively like" because to not vote leaves me without any kind of voice or right to complain.
"Wear tin foil?"
There's a world of difference between a bit of due diligence and wearing a tin foil hat
"i have alcohol and a cat..."
I very much doubt the cat has any respect for you.
But once again no mention of price without a frustration-inducing hunt
yes, that "SHOP NOW" button was very well hidden in the middle of the page... 4 clicks later and I arrived at abase price of around $1200 us
Are they sure they actually have internal storage?
"Let's start by programming vehicle AI to more accurately identify country & western singers"
Then it can change channels
I have to say I've not got any complaints about Three. I generally find their signal and data rates to be spot on. There are a couple of places around where I live that no operator seems to get a signal in.
of course, with Three I also get the added benefit of using my phone abroad as though I'm at home. I travel quite a lot so that's important to me
"I don't think there is really another alternative layout for a reusable rocket launched winged craft"
Well Gerry Anderson would disagree!
"over-priced peddled trash"
over priced... possibly
trash...I think not.
if it's not for you then that's fine but I don't really get why you're so angry that some people like their kit.
"I bought a Sony Xperia.. never again."
I know we can only speak as we find BUT...
I had an Xperia Z1 that suffered premature battery drainage problems after about 15 months. I contacted Sony to see what it would cost to have it replaced. The website told me it was still under warranty, here's a shipping label, I sent it off as per instructions , it was returned to me repaired within a week. At no point did I talk to an actual human. I couldn't fault any part of the service. Pretty sure I could have walked into a SONY shop and got equally good service.
"And there's no constitutional right to free football or whatever."
'm pleased its behind a paywall , makes it easy for me to avoid
in what way?
I honestly can't see anything racist about it. Are scammers a "race" now? I
The country you're talking about never really existed.
try watching "The Vietnam war by ken Burns" and you'll see it was just as insane 50 years ago.
"he'd be a free man by now"
he'd also be a forgotten footnote in the history of twats.
And he'd never be happy with that.
Innovation is not now and never has been a strength of the Chinese.
They are however excellent at taking an existing product, making incremental tweaks to it and producing it at a prices considerably cheaper than the inspiration.
Chinese companies play to these strengths superbly.
I really liked my Huawei watch... it did all I wanted it to do plus a bunch of stuff I had no interest in.. (making a phone call from it, play music with it) but in the time I had it (2 months) wearOS updates broke it twice. The last time permanently nothing I could do would repair the phone integration. The Huawei stuff like fitness tracking all worked brilliantly and the companion app was superb as well.
I've got a Garmin Vivoactive 3 and have found it to be flakey as fuck in comparison. I might take a look at one of these.
"Has the P20 been getting monthly Google security updates"
My P20 Pro has been
I bet it's rubbish"
There speaks a bloke who knows literally nothing about photography despite knowing the word Bokeh.
If you think all mobile phones produce rubbish images you're not using it right, still if you ever learn to get out of auto mode you may begin to understand.
They also make excellent substitutes for Ferraro Roche chocolates when wrapped in the carefully removed wrappers from actual Ferraro Roche choccies and given out on Halloween :)
I find the parents think it's hilarious, the kids not so much but there's nothing in the rules that says my "treats" can't also be "tricks"
"How exactly do you shoot down a drone, with a pistol?"
Hollywood shoots down all kinds of shit with a pistol
The problem is that there are fewer actual banks to go into, those that do have very limited amounts of cash to hand and in a lot of cases the staff don't actually have access to the cash
down voted for the use of "no problemo"
"I just dredged up enough change for the return ticket I wanted."
I had to get off a bus I'd hailed recently because there was no way for it to give me change. :/ It would be fair to say I got several dirty looks as the bus drove away
The fact that you have to pay a higher price and that it continually fails at their (presumably) busiest time leads me to believe that behaviour is by design.
Well, the *fact* is I read headlines about mass shootings taking place in the US considerably more often than I do of mass shootings in other countries.
why do you think it is?
"The US has a problem with violence and mental illness"
Just stop right there.... the vast majority of people that have mental health issues do NOT and are not violent.
I don't have a gun, I don't know anyone with a gun, none of my neighbours have guns.... none of their friends have guns... how many gun deaths do you think there were in my neighbourhood?
It really doesn't matter how you try and justify it the US has a problem with violence and a ready availability of guns. full stop.
"A loss prevention employee"
They probably can't spell "security guard"
perhaps they could consider paying their staff a proper wage and treating them as actual people adn then this problem would mostly go away.
I got the impression that these were groups setup specifically for use as a communications tool for work rather than Nurse Gladys' private facebook page
"I can't see how that passes the confidentiality test"
don't really see how that's an issue unless they're posting things like "Look at this picture of Valeyard with a wotsit up his bum!" lolz
Yes, he's President but doesn't mean he isn't a Racist, sexist misogynist
"in the absence of a World Cup"
Or possibly they'll be boosted by European Cup? And there'll be an Olympics in a couple of years too.
I suspect they're all very traditional times for people to upgrade their TVs.
"Which neatly brings us back to why councils should stop encouraging the fly tipping in the first place and simply reinstate the services we're all still paying for but no longer receive. Weekly rubbish collections and open access to the tip / recycling centre."
The vast majority of fly tipping is by individuals claiming to be "commercial enterprises" (at least round my way it is and everyone knows exactly who's responsible for the "do as you likey") that offer cheap clearance to ordinary people, the reason it's cheap is because they don't pay commercial rates for disposal at the local tip.
The problem would go away (as with a lot of issues) if people were willing to pay the going rate and were always asking to see the carriers licence but they're not (mostly) and as long as that is the case no amount of "local council doing this or that" will make any kind of difference.
I don't know where you live but there is no restricted access to the tip round my way (beyond normal business hours) and they operate 12 hours a day / 7 days a week. I'm actually spoilt for choice there are 3 state of the art recycling centers with easy reach of me.
I still get weekly bin collections, alternative weeks are for different types of rubbish but there is a weekly collection.
So really your argument really doesn't stand examination and simply saying "local council deal with it!" is a bloody stupid argument in the first place because we all pay for the services supplied by our local council.
"As it is, the flaw - the compromise - of "top up battery during day if near desk or car, else use battery pack" is one that a lot of people find preferable to the alternative compromises."
Is that right?
My Xperia Z1 lasted 1.5 days no problem, in a time when most other phones barely made it a day. I got nearly 2 days out of my Honor 8 and I get 2 days out of my P20 pro. I don't sit at my desk with it on charge, I don't get in my car and immediately plug it in... and I definitely don't plug it in when I'm at home because it's hardly a "mobile phone" if it has to be tethered to a charger at every opportunity.
I do all the things with my phone that others do... web, mail, take pictures, make calls. I don't compromise my usage in anyway. It's entirely possible.
it's equally fair to say...
"Apples idea of "marketing" is clearly "This is what we sell. Now buy it.Don't like <feature> ? Tough. That's how we do it.""
So I don't think your point stands. The reality is that people associate Google with "free" (as in beer) and being asked to pay a grand on a phone doesn't make sense to them.
@Loud Speakers.. indeed.
It's the same reviewers who cry out in abject horror that device A is 1.2mm thicker than device B and immediately state that device A is shit and unusable as a result but then complain about battery capacity in the same review
I think that's bollocks.
I've said previously, that FIAT always seem to know when I've bought or sold one of their cars (FIATS and Alfas) the FIAT Security register is always updated with the correct details.
"The new wiring mandates that a spur must be connected to a trip switch and contain no more than three to eight wall sockets"
Whereas here in the UK a spur can have no more than one socket attached to it unless the spur is itself fused.
In all the years I've been using various flavours of USB cables I've *never* had one fail and I've never had a *charging port fail. WTF are you doing to your **cables?
* I know this means all my cables will fall apart tonight
** I have no experience with Apple cables
to date I've had 5 "prime trials" I see no reason not to make use of the benefits if they're willing to give them to me for free, I stat the trial and immediately cancel it.
In exactly the same way that I see no reason not to make use of "interest free periods" , I have the money right now but "they're" willing to wait 6 months for it *shrug* I decide it's better off in my account than theirs. I set up a calendar reminder and always pay before the due date
I've no doubt it *may* happen sometime but so far (touch wood) I have avoided it. My cousin had some kind of reaction to a wasp sting... his forearm and hand swelled up most alarmingly :o
I, of course, made off with his pint.
I believe drunken Deer are a real problem in the highlands and the west country. They eat apples which ferment in their bellies thus getting them pissed :D
I have *never* been stung by a wasp or a bee.
I put it down to my calm nature when they approach... I simply put a had over my beverage and use gentle wafting motions to move them away.
I do so enjoy the comedy moments when people run around, screaming while waving their arms about.
I have also observed that if you kill a wasp in a very few minutes another of the stripey bastards will turn up and unerringly approach it's fallen comrades body before checking out the group to see who it thinks is to blame!
"My building inspector told me I had to get an "Architect" to do lots of complicated maths to work out if my garage roof trusses were strong enough."
That is not an Architects job... that is the job of an engineer. I would not step foot in a building that had it's engineering specs drawn up by an architect.
I agree, I would add that the US marines in particular are a traditional "expeditionary force" rather than say, the UK marines who are more commando / special forces.
Traditionally, marines were stationed aboard ships to protect against boarders and then more recently to "project force" as part of an amphibious assault
A US marine and a Royal Marine are very different beasts.
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