Not sure why he's so bothered. IIRC doesn't he read websites by using SSH?
40 posts • joined 14 Jul 2007
I'm sorry are you from the past? Did Digital Switchover not happen?
Admittedly there are plenty areas (hello my flat in the centre of a city) where only Freeview Lite is available. Hence I throw my money down the Virgin black hole. Netflix would be an incredible boon as I'd not have to clart around plugging HDMI leads into my laptop anymore.
I've had one of these for a while, got it for about £21 at PC World, and I love it.
The alternative, the type that is attached to my friend's TV where the TV remote supposedly knocks the other things off is a pain in the arse to operate nicely. My main concern it has to be said is not the electricity but the hum of my speakers even when they're off on the switch.
Another excellent product are the £5 pack of three remote sockets you get in Asda. Use two sets of these for mood lighting / xmas lighting and they're worth every penny (although need resetting after any power cut > 10 mins)
In the interests of full disclosure the receiver on my first one of these broke after 14 months, however it has a lifetime guarantee and Belkin posted a brand new one out within a week so no complaints there (also means I now have two remotes for even lazier operation).
You'll note the BBC button is actually implemented quite differently than the others and thus doesn't track in the same way. Only once you actually click the bugger to share something does it contact FB.
Much as I want to stick up for them though they probably did it for performance reasons rather than privacy concerns.
I think that DSGi renamed itself to Dixons Retail a few years back.
Least that was the impression I got when the woman I was arguing with re: a faulty Currys dishwasher gave me the wrong email and then wondered why she'd not got the photos she was wanting.
Replacement came from John Lewis who were delightful.
I note that the inevitable has occured:
"A new ‘sexy party’ computer game has outraged parents with lurid adult content which they claim will encourage orgies and under-age sex."
Btw, if you view the video on youtube itself rather than embedded there are a selection of increasingly desperate aternative endings. Woo.
Mine's the one with the wiimote in the pocket that's pleased to see you.
On my Windows computer I have two "printers" set up in Control Panel for the same colour laser.
The default has its settings set to mono, thus saving time printing as it doesn't have a fit whenever it encounters a blue link on a webpage and starts to fanny on with all the other toners.
If I want to print in colour I simply send the document to "HP Colour" and it prints in CMYK goodness.
I presume a similar system could be set up here where you have a few defaults on the mac with different names if you want to use settings frequently.
Beta 6 is rather "meh" however out of curiosity I've been using the nightlies and just a week after that beta there was a significant improvement in speed and the interface looks MUCH better and works in a much slicker manner.
It doesn't have the same incredible speed as IE9 yet however its far faster than B6.
Hopefully these next few months will be spent on performance issues as that seems the most major issue on the nightlies.
Paris, because performance is key to her success too.
One thing i'm not clear on, is the £322 the total ad money or is it "profit" ?
If I was to put the usual set of contextual google text ads at the bottom of the page and earn say the £80 or so it costs to host a website, would that disqualify me for letting my hobby site offset its own costs?
Or does it only kick in if I'm getting direct kickbacks from airlines for profit over and above running costs?
Both this article and the one on the Graun are distinctly low on info regarding the exact nature of the ads involved.
Please remember this is the author of
"Mr Clark told me PNG it stands for portable network graphics which is an image file much like a JPEG."
It?, because I wonder that whenever I read her blogs.
I spent an entire morning battling with this god awful software, not least because it wqasn't even clear what file had downloaded. Three other people did the same as I did and went looking for the .iso and accidently deleted the completed download by relaunching the downloader expecting there to be a button on it.
Eventually it was sorted by putting it on a flash drive, burning it to a DVD might have worked if it then didn't ask for a driver for the DVD drive it was running from :S
I was also excited to see the google car going through Dundee, filling in the gaps from its last trip.
Naturally having spied it coming down my street I instantly slammed myself against my window to try and get my mug on the site :)
Paris, because everyone has seen her Outer Hebredies... Maybe coat then...
The service itself is stunning, I was amazed at the quality and am impressed at the new resize button - the way they've implemented it is far better than the way it was in Labs.
It'll be intersting to see how this will play out with the ISPs. Playing with the service last night I noticed that Robin Hood had a download size of 900Mb. Therefore once you watch three HD shows in a month you'll be well over the cap level of the smaller broadband services. Even on Virgin you'd likely hit the limit with two shows in an afternoon.
Waits for Daily Mail: "BBC WANTS PEOPLE TO PAY TWICE TO WATCH SHOWS??!!!!" in a week.
Unlike some I'm very happy with my virgin connection after years of suffering poor ADSL out of in the sticks but I would be intersted to know exactly what happens to us existing L customers. Do we get upgraded to 20mb? Do we get a price cut?
Paris, because her throughput is above average.
When I worked at WHS our book ordering terminal was a dos contraption running on 3.11 coupled to a fabulous dot matrix printer that used to jam every time you turned it on. All of this helped us on the weekend team discover the wonders of playing 16bit solataire without a mouse.
Then they replaced it with a dodgy website thing that ran on the XP (with no service packs) tills inside a full screen IE6. This was vastly less reliable.
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