* Posts by mhj

19 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Nov 2008

Nokia N900 Linux smartphone


Moving to Qt

Maemo 5 is GTK based, the next version will use Qt.



The bug is supposed to only affect recent 3 sims, mine is about a year old, so must be one of the first accepted ones. You can still use the device except for the functions that require the sim, at the moment I am using a vodafone PAYG sim. The issue has been fixed in the internal development version, it is just a case of waiting for it to be released. (Bug Report here :https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5315 ).


It is mozilla based

It is MicroB, the version of FF for mobile devices. There were a couple of webkit browsers for the Maemo 4 devices, we will have to see if they are ported.

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I have one, and it's good.

Mine arrived this morning. Out of the box, a major showstopper is that it wouldn't recognise my 3 sim card, but apparently this is fixed in the internal dev versions, it is just a case of waiting for it to be released. The software on the device is a good first release (Of Maemo 5), there are a few things that need work.Overall it is stable and responsive. I could play youtube videos with no stuttering (I'm running the 42.11 fw.

The big issue is the maps application, trying to get map data onto the device is a pain at the moment, nowhere near as good as the old wayfinder app for the N800/N810.

I am very happy with the device, it has combined the features from my N95 and N800 into one handy brick.

Adam Curtis uncovers the secrets of Helmand



Frank, You must be new here.

Ammo rationing at Wal-Mart as panic buying sweeps US



You can buy ammo in their equivalent of Asda? That's nuts.

Labour calls for free Wi-Fi on trains


Wifi already on buses

I know that several new buses in the south wales area have it. Never tried it though.

Virgin hijacks empty pages


Not the first time



London desperately seeking Strategy Boutique


BS Bingo


Sony's Windows 7 virtualization switch-off (partly) reversed



"Very concerned that enabling VT would expose our systems to malicious code that could go very deep in the Operating System structure of the PC and completely disable the latter."

That's Bollocks.

Average UK broadband just over half advertised speed

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What about connection meddling?

It doesn't matter if Virgin is twice the speed of the others, if you actually use it then it will throttled to death.

Ice air con system aims for cool on the cheap


@Simon Hobson

Exactly, the Ice bank system, now replaced with a conventional chiller type arrangement.

Ten of the Best... laptop stands


@Jon Connell

The 'Tesco special' machines use pretty much the same components as a macbook ;).

The real credit has to go to intel for the pentium m/core series of CPU's. I remember P4 notebooks, with battery life of half an hour and hot enough to fry eggs.

BBC seen to yield over website snooping


@AC 14:22

No, those ads use your IP that they get, BBC is nothing to do with it. The mechanism they use to do this is not entirely accurate, which can lead to some strange locations that are nowhere near you.

Obviously, I only know this from researching how online advertising works...

They used 'em, you reeled: the year's most overused phrases

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'netbooks' ARE useful.


Have you actually used one? Many come with that well know and loved OS that is XP. They are perfectly speedy and incredibly usable for the everyday user. I had one of the first 701 EEE;s. Yes, the screen was too small, but that has been address in later versions. It was far more portable than my 12" IBM ultraportable. I could not afford a conventional subnotebook, which are massively expensive. I am currently looking at one of the new crop as a replacement for the aforementioned IBM, as they are about as powerful, the batteries last longer and are more portable.

They perform adequately for web/word processing tasks that ordinary people actually do.

Customs warns of killer consoles


POPstation et al?

Are these crap like the various 'popstation' and 'neo double games' that ashens reviews?

25 years of Macintosh - the Apple Computer report card


@Ted Treen

I can beat that. My OS Is free, works very well and does everything I need.

Ubuntu 8.10 - All Hail new Network Manager

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Fine and peachy for me.

Upgrade on a precision workstation with Nvidia quadro card, worked perfectly and all my printers worked as soon as I plugged them in.

IBM X40 fresh install due to a hard drive replacement- now running off a 133X compact flash card. It's usable, but it is a bit slow sometimes -Probably needs a touch more ram as there is no swap space. Faster CF would help too, but they are expensive. Still feels faster than the previous release on it though.

So my experience has been pretty much perfect. This was on the release day too.

Handheld games console three-way shoot-out

Jobs Horns

Voip? In your dreams.

You will never get any form of voip on the Ipod touch, because then it competes with the iphone...