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50 posts • joined 18 Jan 2011
More than just a doorstop...
I have hacked (bit of a grand word... installed some software would cover it!) my Wii to run the Homebrew Channel.
It now has a second lease of life as a media server under my telly, a reasonable juke box and handles netflix, youtube etc reasonably well, albeit in SD. It will stream movies as well as playing them direct from a USB stick.
I think that if this functionality (yes, I know Netflix and YouTube are on there now) was baked in and available from the start, there would be a lot less dusty Wiis switched off and sat on top of the sky box under the TV.
Re: Just wish
Dear Top Gear
Just wish you had tried a Vauxhall Astra engine on the Ford Mondeo that you were previewing...Even just running it from a Ford Transit engine, to be able to give us an expectation on how well supported (or not) it could be ......................
The (rather weak) USP of this device is the integration of two operating systems, namely win and droid. It doesn't state "Linux ready" or "Linux capable" or indeed "this device has been stored in the same room as a copy of Linux" so why should the tester (testee???) want/need to try it out?
I am a happy multiple OS user, including Linux... just so's you know!
Re: Hangouts for SMS
My second post on this topic so before I go any further I better just say that I'm a happy WinPho8 user!
I believe that it is possible to "link" contacts ie once linked, a single contact shows address book details, G+ info, Facebook Messenger etc giving a choice of messaging options from one contact card.
Social media accounts can also be disabled from showing in the address book and so if, for instance, Hangouts annoys you, it can be kicked out of the contacts section...
Re: "This post best viewed in Netscape Navigator..."
Actually I have been running my own design company for a number of years... although I will tip my hat to my employees for knowing far more than me and keeping me in tea and biscuits! I just "encourage" them and buy *Ferrari's
*which is in fact an 11 year old Honda with a bungee cord holding the exhaust together...
Let me pass you your coat.
"This post best viewed in Netscape Navigator..."
I'm no Microsoft fanboy... I oversee an eclectic mix of machines and OS's.
I do however feel a teensy bit sorry for the Internet Explorer devs lately. For years they got it in the neck for not following standards and now they are being crucified for following standards too closely!
I am a satisfied user of a large swathe of Googles products, but even I have to admit that their response of "Download Chrome" to reports of bad rendering smacks a little of the "best viewed in Netscape Navigator" days and the archaic times of having to maintain two or three different browsers to use with various sites.
No browser should pander to proprietary code, just because one or two of the big players say this is how it's going to be done...
For the past year I have been using three, no longer wanted, Sony Ericsson X10i android phones as IP cams, one of which is inside a Ferrero Rocher box and giving great service outside!
I don't understand why, when Apple run to catch up with everyone else, it has to be published as the latest and greatest thing since sliced bread!
Wouldn't it be easier...
Forgive my ignorance if there is a good reason not to but... wouldn't it be easier to simply block the mobile coverage rather than try to keep phones out?
(not affiliated to the above link... first hit on google!)
Re: Moto Xoom UK - still waiting
It's a simple process to turn your UK Xoom into a Google Experience Device. Took my UK Xoom through ICS and then directly on to Jelly Bean with no issues. Very worthwhile, Jelly Bean really (and I mean REALLY) improves the Xoom.
(no link to the software authour, just a happy user)
"ICS rolled out in US, JB already started in US too.
EU ICS variant still in development according to their Android support page.
Now Google own Moto, hoped development would be quicker.
Come on Moto!"
Been around for years
google coaguchek, I've been using one for years. Tiny thumb pinprick sample and Roberts your close relative!
Still worth popping into your local Phleb once every couple of months to keep calibration but my older model has never skipped a beat. You may have to buy the unit yourself but I believe the test strips are available on the NHS
Just out of interest...
At what point does resolution cease to matter? My bog standard monitor looks fine to me, no jaggies and even if I put my nose to the screen, I can't make out the individual pixels (my eyes admittedly date back to when man first stood on the moon!)
This isn't an anti technology rant, I just seem to be missing the point of having to shuffle four times as many pixels for very little gain?
I still use a Miranda flash unit from around 1984 on my dSLR. It hasn't failed a shot in some 27 years on a myriad of different film and digital cameras. I also have a fully functioning Saisho 14" telly that was purchased to hook up with my new (at the time) ZX Spectrum!
I'm a cheap date!!!
Why is it...
after sitting exams, paying for licenses, calibrating my equipment to 5 decimal places of a MHz and reporting every contact I make via my legally required log book... if I cause the slightest bit of rf interference ofcom can come in and confiscate my entire multi thousand pound set up.
And yet when my local "I know everything about networking", PC world loving neighbour wipes out everything within a 50 MHz range with broadband radio interference it's called progress?
And by the way, there is a hell of a lot more radio traffic below 50MHz than just amateur radio. http://www.fcc.gov/oet/spectrum/table/fcctable.pdf
My problem with DAB is that they use the same terminology as the phone companies... ie 99% coverage of the population, NOT the country.
Over here in Ireland for instance, that means that the phone companies smugly quote 99% coverage, when probably only some 50% of the actual land mass is covered. It'll be the same with DAB radio in the UK
No one is ever smug...
...about nuclear power generation. However, due to the design of this generation of reactors, we are still only looking at a minor release of caesium, well within limits to dissipate completely within the atmosphere and a reactor that is never going to work again.
Maybe an explosive event if they cannot release the pressure, but no Chernobyl style "kaboom", the fuel rods will just melt and then cool to ambient temperatures.
An earthquake is a fairly difficult event to contingency plan for.
I would say that far more environmental damage has been done where the tsunami washed through the industrial centres and then pulled back it's cargo of toxins, heavy metals etc back into the sea / dumped it on the surrounding land.
I don't think that there is any doubt about the effects on eyesight when using backlit display technology.
Read 10 point text for an hour on a backlit device... even the manufacturers tell you to rest your eyes every fifteen minutes. Now try the same with e-ink... oh, thats better isn't it?
And thats the simple point we're making.
PS my eyes are in no way enfeebled and I don't think I need to turn off my "effing monitor" Thanks for the input though.
In other news...
... apples to outsell oranges.
Consumers buy book readers as they are terrific devices on which to read books, eink displays, 1 month battery life etc.
Consumers buy tablets as they are terrific devices to do things that don't quite warrant firing up the laptop, bit of facebook, quick email and a trip to you tube
I can access the internet on my Kindle... it drives me batshit within five seconds.
I can read books on my tablet... it will send me blind in 5 seconds.
apples / oranges