1323 posts • joined 23 Apr 2007
"wouldn't it be much easier to use loudspeakers?"
And for the messages, surely?
Re: Why is it not a good outcome for Apple?
"declaring they can break the iPhone so that the department saves face."
That seems very plausible. They didn't want the matter debated anywhere that might result in a legal precedent, and they can re-think their strategy for next time. If I was the magistrate, I would ask to see the alleged phone data.
Re: "Windows 10 is a tremendous operating system platform"
I thought that. A bit like government ministers receiving the PM's "full confidence", which announces their forthcoming doom...
Re: Hope and Pray
"Do HP even offer such a choice?"
Have they even considered it? Sales of lightly used PC's with Win 7 on seem very buoyant ATM (s/h values are surprisingly high) which you'd think they might have noticed, but then it is HP.
I'm so old I remember when those initials meant something.
Come on 45RPM - off that fence with you!
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
H. L. Mencken
I've always thought that the only reason Dyson cleaners didn't 'lose suction' was because they never had much to begin with. We bought a cheap 'bagged' cleaner a while ago and find that having the rubbish all bagged up ready to go in the bin when it's full a real advantage (it doesn't fill the kitchen with dust, for a start). Also, the new bag is also a new filter and thoroughly affordable at 50p a pop. I'd suggest a patent, but I gather it's rather an old idea...
Dysons are style over substance.
You'd think a digital mirror would provide the perfect opportunity to show an image that wasn't laterally inverted, so the user could see themselves as everyone else sees them. No?
Re: Just asking....
The Grauniad would not use the word 'sexism' as that is itself sexist, in their well-intentioned-but-loony* view of the world. I notice that they do use 'brocialism', however, which probably tells you all you need to know.
Would it be fair to say that AM will shortly be going tits-up..?
Re: Wow, all 4 presto fans in one place
All 5, actually. I'm still on 12.17, too - I think it's even given up telling me I need a new version...
Never bought a Ford since. Not that that was a particular hardship.. :-)
Re: Windows only though
"Lenovo's S&M dept"
They have one of those, too? Wow.
(Having read down, I see I'm not the first to spot this. Must stay in more..)
"targeted attacks against customers"
as opposed to..?
Re: Why I did not buy from carphone warehouse
"company policy to insist on the information"
I wonder if it still is..?
I'm not sure that someone who thinks it's OK to wear a plaid baseball cap should be giving advice about anything.
It's surely a nettle that the Beeb will never grasp while it's got such a vast income from the licence, whose payers won't exactly welcome top-up fees.
I have a pet called Win2k. It lives in an old laptop that accompanies me to the theatre, where it helps with lighting and sound cues. I expect it to last as long as the laptop, which on current form will be until at least 2020. I'd have a penguin, but they don't understand the lingo.
Re: It puzzles me too
"lots of CO2"
How much do you think is there already? 0.04% isn't really 'lots', and the oceans are still alkaline, you know.
Re: I had a smart meter fitted last week
Still, at least Mrs Cowherder will take her jumper off.. :-)
Re: I had a smart meter fitted last week
I heard Roger Witcombe, too, and of course no-one on the Today programme had the wit (or knowledge) to tell him that smart meters were, in fact, a hindrance to switching suppliers - the exact reverse of what he had just stated. But then, anything remotely Green is given a free pass by the Beeb, who only believe what they read in the Grauniad, anyway!
Re: WinPho not doing better than before?
"the betamax of smartphones"
Although Betamax was technically superior.. :-)
"...government policies on power generation..."
I think he means the EU directives on CO2 production (still mythically linked with global warming) that require early closure of fossil-fuel power stations and the erroneous belief that they can be replaced by wind turbines and PV panels, aka 'unreliables'. Hence the increasing likelihood of power cuts.
"a memory-span of at least three months"
In which case, they're probably still pretty annoyed about being flushed into the sewer. Mutant Ninja Carp, anyone..?
Jet fuel can melt steel, but only when first put through a working jet engine. Go figure, as our transatlantic cousins like to say...
"people who can afford these are often too old to fully enjoy their performance."
But people who are young enough don't have the musical experience... :-)
I like that 1975 amp, though. A golden era.
Have Apple sued over i-Rex yet?
"my car makes a really terrible boat..."
Strange analogy. This is an OS trying to be an OS, shirley?
"Schneier, CTO of Resilient Systems.."
Company slogan: "Things are worse than you thought".
Re: It's almost like Government wanted to control the media
Ain't it just? I have long wondered where the 50% uptake figure came from, and why that implies that the other 50% can then be ignored. IIRC, the digital TV switch required >90% of users to have necessary receivers, and I suspect that most households have more radios than TV's. I should also like to know how many DAB radio owners are classified as users when they operate it in FM...
More on GDS and HMRC here, who needed an FOI request to supply some fairly basic information...
"Doubts over whether cost savings will ever become reality"
No doubts whatsoever, IMO. Cost savings are just mooted to ensure a project goes ahead - they never really happen.
"no explanation from GDS about the lessons learned from the RPA system has been forthcoming"
That's because they haven't learned anything. They never do.
"still no DAB sets here..."
Likewise. We have 8 radios in our household, including a £10 Lloytron 'tranny' that runs on D-cells. These last 2-3 years in a set that is used daily. Given that most DAB sets also have FM tuners, are there stats for their usage in that mode? I suspect not.
Re: Never a day...
"If you're up there looking down on us, I know you'll be bloody annoyed.."
If he was, I'm pretty sure he'd have found a way of communicating the fact by now, assuming he'd got over the initial shock.
Re: In the news over the weekend...
" the overwhelming demand from the consumer"
Or possibly the overwhelming demand from a consumer.
Perhaps the clue's in the name...
"I literally think about him every day."
I think he means that he thinks about him every day. Unless there's a way of thinking figuratively that doesn't involve actual thinking.
"sounding like Darlek's"
Sounding like Darlek's what..?
"some form of degradation"
Not to mention the fishy smell...
"expected Godzilla to make a guest appearance, or at very least Al Gore"
Not much difference, really. Except Godzilla probably didn't come on to a masseuse...
There's always one who spoils it for everyone else...
Windows with Bing
Isn't that the worst of all possible worlds..?
I'm pleased to see that the old Pi will still be available. They could probably charge more for it...
If the police make an arrest, they can tick a box and add 1 to their totaliser.
If it's the wrong person, those actions are not reversed.
The PND is about as reliable as the BBC.
Anyone who wants their cornea 're-profiled' by a laser is welcome to take the risk. I'll stick with my glasses, which I can have fine-tuned to suit my current prescription, or variation thereof (for close work, driving, etc). The last ones I bought (on line), with photochromic lenses, cost £30.
"would it still beat the Tesla if it was carrying five adults and two ankle biters?"
I rather doubt that the Tesla itself can post those figures when fully loaded. They probably have a test driver who used to be a jockey...
Re: Oh, dear
What about the lovely Ms Stob, I wonder? Or does beauty x brains still equal a constant..? :-(