* Posts by Powerpointmonkey

7 posts • joined 11 Aug 2011

Can't fit slab AND mobe in your tight pockets? 10 tablets with built-in 3G/4G


Re: Nexus - it is not just the dialer

It IS just the dialer...

I have a nexus 7 2013 LTE on EE. Tethering works just fine on the stock build (I'm typing this on my laptop tethered to the nexus via wifi), as does SMS. just install the 'tethering shortcut' and any SMS app from the play store.

I can however confirm that voice calls definitely do not work, even if you install a third party dialer.


Adobe kills Creative Suite – all future features online only


Re: @sjsmoto


Or maybe even try and get the exposure and composition correct in camera? It ain't rocket science..


I'm a part time wedding photographer as well as an IT guy. One of my recent brides was paranoid about the fact that she had a small double chin when she smiled and she wanted me to edit it away - A straightforward task in Photoshop. Could you show me what combination of in camera exposure and composition settings would achieve the same effect?


Senator threatens FAA with legislation over in-flight fondleslabbing


So you want to ban all passenger use of electronic devices, but are OK with pilots using iPads as electronic flight manuals for the entire flight duration? If an iPad is certified as being safe to use in the cockpit, why is it suddenly unsafe when it is moved to the cabin? http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/09/11/american_airlines_pilots_begin_using_apples_ipad_during_all_phases_of_flight

How about a logical conclusion to your argument:

Probability of passengers sneezing during a flight, causing their false teeth to fly out and critically injure a flight attendant as they are walking past with the drinks trolley - Low

Consequence - catastrophic

Effect of false teeth ban on passengers - Minor Inconvenience

Recommendation: Ban all passengers from wearing false teeth during a flight

Personally I do not want mobile phones being used on planes - but that is due to their 'CAN YOU HEAR ME!!! I'M ON A PLANE!!!' annoyance factor, not because of any safety concerns.

As someone who flies at least twice a week on business I just do not understand the logic behind being forced to switch off my kindle during takeoff and final approach, and none of the arguments made so far make any sense to me.


Re: What a dumb fuck

Your projectile argument makes no sense - why am I allowed to read a large hardback novel when I have to stow my (much smaller and lighter) Kindle?

Your distraction argument also makes no sense in this context. Why is reading a Kindle more distracting than reading a broadsheet newspaper?


Overclockers UK swallowed by private equity firm Afinum


Insurance Scan

The last time I used Scan it was for an external USB hard drive. They aded £1 'installation insurance' by default that I did not notice until after I had completed the checkout. I called them to point out that you don't really install a USB hard drive, they weren't interested in refunding me and I haven't used them since!


Think your CV is crap? Your interview skills are worse


It's a three way street

I'm a contractor who tends to end up in tech lead roles, and as such I usually end up interviewing the new hires. I've interviewed hundreds of candidates over the years, and I always go into an interview with the aim of answering three questions:

1) Can they do the job

2) Do they want the job

3) Will they fit in

The article focused on ensuring that a candidate has the best chance of getting question 1 right, but even if a candidate is technically capable of doing the job they may not want it - It could be because as an interviewer I have not done my part in selling the role or the company, or it could be because the agent / pimp has mis-sold the role to the candidate.

Even when I have a candidate who looks technically capable and who is showing signs that they want the role, I am still conscious of the team dynamics and have on occasion turned down candidates who pass questions 1 and 2, purely because I felt they would not fit in with the existing team.


LinkedIn pulls Facebook-style stunt


Direct Link

ere is the direct link to the page where you can turn off this preference




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