"The phone that works like your PC"
Is that supposed to make me WANT the 'phone??
68 posts • joined 8 Aug 2007
"The phone that works like your PC"
Is that supposed to make me WANT the 'phone??
And let us not forget THIS glorious failure ..
And here in Australia you can get caught in a $90/GByte excess charge plan with EFTel (yes, that's right ... ninety dollars).
A camel is a horse designed by a committee to government specifications.
"CDs have the great advantage over vinyl, of course, that they can be quickly and easily converted to digital."
"Mountain View grovels before Vulture's claws"
Hmmm ... should that not be "talons" (just to be pedantic)?
Move your mouse cursor from the player area and the progress/control bar will (should) disappear!
There was no mention (unless I missed something) of those moving "clouds" in the opening titles. And that was just video feedback ... pointing a camera at a monitor that carried the camera output. Impressive improvisations!
And a CANAL!!!
Playmobil, of course! Get to it, El Reg!
Australian banknotes are plastic!
And Tim Flannery, the chief of the commission, waned us that it was never going to rain again, that Melbourne would run out of water. Since then we've had major floods in Queensland. NSW and Victoria.
Oh ... Flannery also warned that teeth containing fillings should be removed from corpses before cremation to avoid a major pollution threat. Go figure!
Richard Stallman To Launch His Own Fashion Line ... it appeared all over the place but a good example can be found at:
It's not very good in pencils ...
What about the Asus Padfone?
This happened, at least for GMail, some five or six weeks ago.
A while before that I experimented to see if an account could be created with no ID whatsoever. It could.
I then needed to check again (to try to get a handle on some "strange" e-mails) and things had changed. You still did not need to give another e-mail address for contact. Indeed. Google told you that you did not have to. But then, after negotiating the captcha, Google required a contact 'phone number for a recorded message or SMS giving a verification code. The reason given for this was that there had been "suspicious activity on your account."
Ad it still works that way.
How odd that there's no "suspicious activity" if you DO give and alternative address.
Google wants that contact information but cannot even be honest about the reason.
The powers-that-be should be cracking down on the grunting instead of leaving it to people to reduce the annoyance factor.
Much of the grunting is designed to mask the sound of the ball hitting the racquet . The sound can give vital information to an opponent and masking it could be seen as a form of cheating!
A woman was struck and killed instantly by Melbourne tram on Thursday ...
Cunning linguists? But you're a vegan!
... a Stig-a-trix??
... but Linux has virtual desktops ... Apple "invented" spaces!
... and evil Google icon, please?
What's to stop somebody deliberately changing style? We could have a digital copy-and-paste return to those old blackmail notes that used cut-out newspaper headlines.
The anonymous writer could just copy a "suitable" phrase from one document and one from another and so on. Would that work?
Will probably "brick" a significant number of Macs.
I'm not sure if what you're proposing is any different but I had a wildcard on xxx.com because so many people were using the US instead of the UK spelling for the domain.
Suddenly, I got hammered by several thousand messages a day. They were all "user not
known" messages from many and various networks. The spammers had used my domain in the From and Reply-to fields and was scattergunning with any and every username they could think of ... both to and from.
Well? Where are you? Still asleep?
You're winning the bloody Ashes!
There's no El Reg!
This is Christmas??
Interesting ... I crawled out of bed this morning (Australian time) and found a message that Skype had encountered a problem and needed to close. Obviously, the client is affected in some way ...
You youngsters don't know you've been born ... I actually used (and still have somewhere) a 300 baud acoustic coupler ... now ... where's me zimmer ...
Windows for Warships? The mind boggles!
It's also like the FORCE ... it has a dark side and a light side and it holds the universe (and iPhones) together ...
I think the problem is that he's already doing that almost to the exclusion of anything else!
I should think so, too! It's not fair to udders!
All those "my 'phone has been doing that years" comments are a useful counter to the hype every time Apple adds something that's been around for years but gives it a new name so it will appear they invented it.
And it's not just with the iPhone.. Remember "spaces" ... a crippled version of virtual desktops that Linux had for years?
And then "there's firewire" and "airport" ...
BTW, a neighbour of mine has never used WiFi because, "I never go near an airport!"
Another vote for an Evil Google icon!
"Fwiw, airspeed is *not* the same speed as you'd get from asking a GPS how fast you're moving, because airspeed factors in the influence of the wind as well. This is an important difference if you want the aircraft to stay in the air."
Errr ... no ... the figure derived from GPS is the groundspeed and THAT factors in the wind. The airspeed is the speed of the aircraft through the air ... it matters not if the air is moving.
Just a bit of pedantry ...
The South Australian government has backed down on this. The law is in effect but will not be enforced (they promise) and will be repealed immediately after the election (they promise).
The ISP I use here in Australia enforces a strong password policy ... and then stores the passwords in plain text.
The database is available to all employees, including the out-sourced "help" desk!
They insist that there's no security problem.
You can see what he REALLY looks like now at:
Aha! What this means is that Apple want to USE the vulnerability for CONTROL!!
"Grrrrrr. I'd like to be treated as an independant adult, instead I'm assumed to be little more than a child."
You miss the point, AC. They ARE treating you as an independent adult. Remember that independent adults who might actually THINK are the last people they want to be allowed to access any information they consider undesirable!
BTW, can we have an evil Conroy icon, please?
Scroll down to the bottom of their home page at:
Who is going to be the first to welcome our new demonic soul-reaping, parallel globo-Nazi, hyperspherical juggernaut-dinosaur overlords?
Oh yes ,,, and the P910i ... for both of them SE promised on-line upgrades but, for both of them, the "upgrade" site gave the message that the handset had the latest firmware. The problem is that it also did that with a colleague's handsets that had firmware with earlier version numbers.
I'm left with the feeling that upgrades were simply not available and am determined never to buy another SE 'phone.
Actually, given disastrous experiences with Sony's computer products in reliability terms ...
Isn't anybody going to welcome our new cross-dressing, cage-fighting Over ... err ... Thingies?
So they can extend the range to 80 cm by using a relay unit ... what's wrong with a 1 metre cable?
The conspiracy theorists can say what they will ... these are amazing pix.
Imagine having been on the Apollo 14 mission and being able to look at a photo taken from space of the "footpath" YOU made!!
Run that past me again ... Microsoft has a patent for code needed to get around the limitations of its own ridiculous 8.3 filenames???
Put him in a dry cell!
Earlier this year, in Melbourne, Australia, the ambient temperature hit 45 degrees. It was a time of major bushfires. Would the iPhone have failed? So much for emergency communications!
It's worth remembering that getting KDE running on the Eee PC is somewhat trivial using the original Linux installation.
And you can switch between the so-called "full desktop" and the "easy" GUI without difficulty.
Everything works without any tweaking and I haven't felt tempted to bother trying different distros.
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