* Posts by B B Beyer

12 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Sep 2008

Angry Birds struggle to take on Androids

B B Beyer
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No iOS fragmentation my arse

iPod touch 1st Gen has no mic. (and no facility to use the capsule one in an Apple headset), hence it can't run Voice Memos, Shazam, Guitar Tuner apps etc. So far, so reasonable.

What about a nice simple recipe app like "River Cottage Every Day", then? No particular hardware requirements there, yet it won't run on iPod touch 2nd Gen running iOS 4.2 - a pop-up window states that: "This App is Incompatible With This iPod touch. P2.requiredCapabilities.thisAppRequires"

What's that all about then, fanbois?

Oh, and my iPod touch 2nd Gen couldn't keep time for s*** up to OS 4.1 - constantly 10 minutes fast. Let's hope that is fixed in 4.2.

Off to watch to some embedded Flash video on my HTC Desire...

New iPod crew: 'Phoney, futuristic, retro, doomed'

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But can it keep time?

Retina display and video camera are all well and good, but have they fixed the clock on the new touch? My 2nd Gen. iPod touch can't keep time for s*** - it loses about 10 minutes a week. A £1.99 quartz watch from the garage would do better. And why do I have to tell it the time anyway, since it's connected to the internet by WiFi a good deal of the time (same goes goes for Nokia 6300 on 2G).

Apple fans drool over Liquidmetal widget

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Liquidmetal = liquid for brains?

Just looked at Liquidmetal's website and they do seem to be a bit muddled.

"Amorphous" denotes that there is no long-range order of the positions of the atoms in the solid, as opposed to a "crystalline" structure in which such order is observed. This is nothing to do with "atomic structure", which of course is your protons, neutrons and electrons.

Apple pries iPad moniker from Fujitsu

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Jobs Horns

Change the name of the your product, Steve...

...not that much of a big deal, surely?!

Apple celebrates first year of App Store hijinks

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You can't give booze to a baby.

Wacky Jacqui spanked by husband

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Poor old Jacqui...

...she does have her knockers.

(Remember that low cut top she wore at the despatch box?!)

'Talking' iPod Shuffle spills guts

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Very wee.

Almost too wee!

World's 'smallest, lightest' laptop launches

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The world's smallest, lightest laptop was, of course, invented by Peter Serafinowicz.


Just press the single key 26 times for the letter "z"!

Dawkins' atheist ad campaign hits fundraising target

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Adrian Jackson said: "[atheism] . . . may not be a religion per se, but it *is* a religious belief."

Mmm - in the same way that thinking Nazism is wrong is actually a form of Nazi belief, presumably? Come on - a view about religion is not a "religious belief".

"the strong form of atheism . . . is one that's based on a leap of faith in exactly the same way as a religious belief is".

It's the same "leap of faith" that leads me to conclude there aren't pink fairies who really want to love me playing fragrant luminous harpsichords at the bottom of my garden. Never heard them , never seen them, never smelt them - just like God, in fact. But I don't sit up all night worrying about the slight possibility that they might, in fact be there, and that perhaps I ought to "believe" in them.

BTW, if I'm wrong, and He does exist, thanks for the most excellent blue sky, green grass and fluffy bunnies, God dude. But earthquakes and cancer? What's that all about? I can only conclude he is, in fact, a right f**cking c*nt, and therefore I won't be worshiping the insecure, megalomaniac omnipotent bag of sh*te.

"Have a good time, *all* the time. That's my philosophy on life, Marti."

Apple takes wraps off rumour-matching MacBook Pros

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Paris Hilton

The trackpad...

"...has 39 per cent more finger sliding area, and four new gestures."

Hopefully not including one that downs a QANTAS jet.

Paris, because she knows how to slide fingers.

Laptops to blame for Qantas jet plunge?

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Patently ridiculous

Simon (15:42) and Anonymous Coward (21:19) got it absolutely spot on. I know nothing about electronics or avionics, so I won't advance any kind of technical argument. But let's assume that laptops and other personal electronic items could cause an aircraft to take a sudden dive. Are the powers that be seriously suggesting that the risk control measure is to appeal to people's goodwill to turn them off?? That's like saying: "you can bring a gun on board, as long as you promise not to shoot it."

If electronic devices that dangerous, they simply shouldn't be allowed in the cabin. As has been said, why bother with the hassle of trying to smuggle onboard box cutters and shoe bombs if you can down the aircraft with a Gameboy?

Next they'll be telling us that TV detector vans can determine what channel we're watching!!

Reg competition: Cisco goes isup

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As Mr. Joseph Franklin of the U.S. Council of Standards and Measures informed us in introducing the metricated "Decabet" to the American people, "t" is one of the so-called "trash letters". So perhaps it's not surprising it's gone. Presumably it will be followed by the other trash letters (p, q, r, s, u, v, w, x, y and z) in due course.