F*ck patching and everything to do with it.
455 posts • joined 5 Jul 2007
Thon pipe is a thing of beauty.
Re: A grand for a phone
The stupid ip phone on my desk in work would suggest otherwise
Re: A grand for a phone
Except its not. Its my entire filofax, primary media consumption device, occasional document creation device, library (reading device) and go to contactless payment option with loyality cards.
It also takes all my photos (and stores them in my google account) and lets me phone people when i need to.
It also lets me communicate through instant messenger apps and is my alarm clock for trying to get out of bed in the morning.
It lets me tell the time occasionally.
Its also a great sat nav when either walking or in the car.
Which you have a good chance of losing or dropping down the toilet. <- if you are clumsy enough with it.
It stings how close to the truth this is.
Yea, dead idea. The underground system exists. If he could combine his hyperloop theory with the existing underground systems around the world to make them more efficient etc then hes on to something.
Re: Sadly true
This is very accurate. I went to the nearest one a couple of weeks ago and just left feeling depressed on behalf of the staff who had the look of broken people on death row. The product range had no USP and prices didn't beat anywhere. The could plausibly close 150/160 stores and double down on the hobbist market but they would need to make their prices very keen to outdo direct from china via ebay purchases.
I got the S8+ on a finance deal with Samsung and will probably upgrade to the S9+ at the first opportunity. For all the arguments, the S8 is a great phone and I'd expect the S9 to be a great increment on that.
The DEX Dock is going to be what i use to replace my main PC.
I'd be inclined to think that if they are letting him go because he did something offensive against another person and are making that news public knowledge, then thats what happened. That sort of thing wouldn't look good in a court room if it wasnt true, regardless of how the Telecity buyout went.
Maybe MS getting on board with arm processors was foresight based on insider knowledge....
Re: One winner - not really.
Ive been guilty of letting my son have you tube access but I do my best to avoid it at all costs. I prefer he watches Netfix and Amazon prime. Youtube is too much of a cesspit to allow youngsters to run riot on. Trolling videos, unboxing videos and kids being exploited by their parents by making videos of them playing with toys are some of the reasons to avoid it...
As for myself - Youtube has been a great resource.
If things are so bad, why did Amazon suddenly add chromcast support to Amazon Music?
The S8+ quickly feels normal and sensible (if you are after a bigger phone, which i was).
The F**k is all the hype about? I'd feel cheated that there is a permanent black bar taking a chunk out of my screen. Its the same thing when Motorola did the flat tyre on the 360 watch.
Re: I like Touch ID...
To be fair, i thought i had hit peak phone with the Samsung S6, but the S8+ has been a bit of a revelation for me. The key point is the battery though. Its amazing how much more you do when you dont worry about battery life.
Re: Sounds like my S8 and facial recognition
I actually moved to iris recognition and it works significantly better. The only problem I have found with it is when my glasses are filthy (which my kids ensure happens lots). But i do not need to be holding the phone in any unnatural way to make it work, it just does.
I like it. MS clearly understand that sysadmins are feeling the squeeze so they are giving non-IT management the opportunity to really F*** up their own infrastructure to the point of realizing that they desperately need IT staff to steady the ship. Good to see MS helping the small guy /jokingnotjoking
No. Thats the beauty of apple, they set the trend and then normalise it.
Let three buy o2 and make it a fair fight.
S8+ was the right move then. The best of both worlds. I only got into computers because my handwriting is terrible...
Thats why they are selling it.
Surely if memory and battery usage is better controlled, many older devices are coming back into usefulness?
If Apple can upgrade ipads from 2013, surely Samsung/Google can upgrade my flagship GS6 from 2015?!
Means you can get shitfaced and just fall into the back seat and wait for the car to take your passed out self home./joke
LOL@ voter currency
You are suggesting policy and performance dictate how people vote in NI
The DUP will be reelected. Even after the numerous scandals, stances towards parts of our community, courting of terrorists (of all types) etc etc etc.
Re: Vanilla Android?
Just had a play with a Google Pixel and the S8. The s8 experience is just nicer.
So I have a 3 mobile and a lottery account. Good job I don't use talk talk broadband ffs.
Re: Upgrade cycle
I'm in that minority. The Galaxy S6 has everything I need in a phone and combined with an unlimited data sim only contract and google drive, storage is not an issue. The battery is reasonably good, the screen is great. It has an IR blaster which I use often (and is missing from the S7) and the camera holds its own. I am clean out of compelling reasons to replace this phone with anything else on the market.
It has replaced an S4 which is still a very capable handset except it seems to have an issue with its sim card slot. But, thats no problem. It has instead become a very capable media remote for the home and lives in the lounge, replacing multiple remotes and working with chromecasts etc etc. It has its own google account which is part of my Google family set up and if i'm really really pushed to use it as a phone, Skype fills the void.
Basically I have stopped looking at the phone in the way the industry wants me to and just see it as another computer like my laptop or PC.
Re: People have been saying this would happen for years
Tizen 3.0 is aimed at other devices like wearables and TVs and IoT things because it didn't compete against IOS/Android.
I think if Samsung make a success of the platform in these areas, they will revisit the mobile phone market and have a stronger position from which to compete.
I did, until i turned the ad-blocker off and realised just how hideous websites are with ads down the sides and across the top and popping up and so on and so forth.
Why is the pension thing not raised more? I mean that should be a headline on the 6 O'clock. BT need to get that shit sorted right out as a priority!
Then take Openreach off them.
Theres all the potential here for a reverse takeover...
Sad news indeed
Lester's articles where the sort you went looking for when you wanted some comic relief with your tech news.
Re: Yet another landfill flagship
I don't know a single power user who doesn't have access to an entire other device or can't walk into a shop and buy one if their main device fails (by which i mean gets chucked at the wall when a deal goes south or an employee screws up).
Most of those guys use IPhones...
Samsung S6 FTW
They should reflect their purpose more and go for something along the lines of "TechGallery" where people look at variations of a product before buying from Amazon.
Still using my S4 and have yet to find a compelling handset to replace it with. Battery is crap, but i've learnt to adjust and its made of plastic, but then so is the Speck case on it that hides the entire device bar the screen. Even if i were to get a swanky metal and glass upgrade, it would be hidden by the plastic cover.
Still waiting for the Samsung GS4 to get 5.0....
Except they are not because Apple.
"But it wouldn't impress a Clarkson"
The Skoda Yeti did though and it is just as practical...
Next up in 2015: end-of-life for Windows Server 2013.
Really? I'm properly behind the curve then!
Re: Screw OneDrive, when are they gonna fix WINDOWS????
That is actually the best reason to go Linux - it scares the end user into doing nothing more than what you tell them they can do.
Re: You jest!
Thats the point of a national broadcaster - show the stuff that wouldn't be commercially viable for private television broadcasters.
European TV is GRIM. About 5 layers of suits need to be taken out of television management in the UK so channels like 2 and 4 can start producing more properly off the wall shows.
America has the advantage because it can mass produce english language television and every now and then it gets it right.
Re: Why does
Really? So a website that runs a few stories with a vague tech angle and a comments section gets a load of posts on a story about people who generally insult the concept of "intelligent design" causes you to lose your mind?
You are taking this Monday way too seriously.
Or maybe you are taking El Reg's lighter moments too seriously.
Or maybe you need a long cool drink of CALM THE FUCK DOWN.
Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
Monty Python were at this a long time ago....Matching Tie and Handkerchief.
Re: first 10 days is when most fail
"I have mulitiple devices within each ecosystem, because it's better that way. Being a one brand fanboi is daft; a failure deep within the reptilian brainstem. Fanbois should get that fixed."
I only need 1 device. Should I now buy an IPhone just in case my Samsung S4 goes feet up? Even at that, the first thing I would do is install Google apps so I can check the 1 email address I need...
Re: Time you went home
Correct. I got one for my 7th birthday and it was bloody brilliant. It didn't need to use the telly or an old tape deck and it lived in my bedroom, where i could sit and play Joe Blade, Dizzy and Chuckie Egg 'till the cows came home.
It may not have been the best, but it provided enough entertainment at the time.
Re: still behind.
I'd love to know why you think microsoft are so far behind??? - because market data.
Get a reality check!! - really?
I had written a longer answer, but since you seem to be incoherent, I'll stop here.
Well, she's saying all the right things, but still hasn't addressed the core problem for MS in the mobile world - they are playing catchup and an 18 month delay to pulling their mobile OSes together is not good enough. Android and IOS will have progressed further in that time and any number of competitors could be in the market by then. MS are essentially saying its going to take them nearly another 2 years to join Apple and Google in their ongoing dual OS strategy, a poor show from a software house majoring on OSes....