DAB is a car crash. Awful sound quality and it seems worse than streaming radio online.
FM is still the best way to listen to the radio.
214 posts • joined 7 Mar 2008
""four or five devices" that do WhatsApp already"
Quick office survey of the 9 people sat round me. We all have exactly ONE device that can do Whatsapp.
If I wanted to use a basic phone I'd just dig out the 12yr old Nokia 6300 in my drawer. It doesn't get used much these days apart from hammering in nails and removing ice from the car in winter.
Sony are the only ones making any headway into VR becoming mainstream. There are over 80m PS4s in people's homes worldwide and these days £230 gets you the VR rig, move controllers and bundles Vr game.
PSRV skipped past 3m+ sales earlier in the summer. Wouldn't be surprised to see this at 4m+ by Christmas given further potential discounts and specials.
Yes the universe is vast with uncountable numbers of stars and planets. However, time is also incredibly vast.
To me, the odds of a civilsation existing in the tiny window (relatively) that the human race could detect them seems impossibly small....of course how small will depend on how long we last.
They can scrap the TV licence if they want - just pay for the BBC by other means. To be honest it would be fairer if the BBC was funded through standard taxation as this would mean the wealthy paid slightly more for the BBC than the poor.
But of the taxes I pay, the funding of the BBC is one I completely approve of.
"A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law"
The 2nd law is flawed - I think the movie iRobot made use of the flaw? The issue being that A.I could decide to ignore orders of humans if it has concluded we need protecting from ourselves. If A.I ever does come to this conclusion, it's probably right.
Clerical staff where I work are already being fed the line about A.I. and robotics being the way forward, allowing staff to be free of the mundane tasks they do and freeing them up to do more worthwhile activities........hmm I've heard that line before......oh yes, it was when IT started offshoring jobs to India.
I have been tempted to leave Virgin because their call centre is a shambles but I really can't fault their service. Since the Blueyonder days and now with VM the service I've had has been absolutely first class.
Threatening to leave now and again is of course helpful in terms of keeping your costs down so I make use of that tactic from time to time. Virgin is far from cheap though so I won't be feeling to guilty about that.
If a particular game runs at 30fps on a standard PS4 @1080P it will also run at 30fps on a PS4 Pro but at the higher 4K resolution. Early signs are that developers will also offer the option to NOT play at 4K but instead choose to play 1080P @ 60fps.
PSVR seems to be getting a nice bump as well with crisper visuals and better framerates reported.
Did Britain ever NEED to be on the bleeding edge here? Would a boatload (or airfield load) of Super Hornets not have been good enough for little old us? Cheaper to buy, cheaper to run, and would have actually worked on day one rather than needing a decade of software and hardware upgrades and fixes.
.....and we got into this mess to start with by not choosing nuclear carriers which of course ruled out any cheap options for the aircraft themselves. Mad mad world.
I'll eat my hat if our carriers ever end up with more than 12 navy F-35s operating from them. All that dosh to deliver the punch of 12 aircraft? It's laughable.
I have had a few Samsung phones over the years and still rate my S3 as maybe the best smartphone I've owned..for it's time. However, the prices of the recent high end Galaxy phones has gone stupid.
So a couple of weeks ago I bought a Oneplus 3 for 300-odd beans. I hope these guys are turning a small profit for their efforts because the phone is frankly superb.
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