* Posts by Jon 84

11 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009

Huawei Honor 10: At £399, plenty of bang for buck – it's a pity about the snaps

Jon 84

Are you sure face smoothing is something you're "stuck with"?

It's an option on the Honor 9 too but can be disabled.

Tesla to stop killing drivers: Software update beamed to leccy cars

Jon 84

Given that the USA's drivers have killed two million people in the last 40 years, I for one welcome our new autonomous vehicle overlords.

Apple: Crisis? What innovation crisis? BTW, you like our toothbrush?

Jon 84

"By abolishing analogue there’s now a clearer digital path to your ear"

Dunno about you, but my ears hear in analogue.

Strong ARM: The Acorn Archimedes is 25

Jon 84

Re: Those were the days

and Chocks Away! Has there ever been a more fun and playable flight sim than Chocks Away?

Review: Raspberry Pi

Jon 84

The important question which nobody has asked yet

Can it play "Chocks Away"?

BOFH: Where's my free fondleslab?

Jon 84


It had me laughing out loud, while also thinking "I bet a lot of people just don't get it".

Reminded me of the semi-satirical product placements in Billy the Fish.

Google Android Market fee favours big brands

Jon 84

Google need to make up their mind

Do they want a broad and open ecosystem or a controlled proprietary structure?

Elite coder readies £15 programming gadget for schools

Jon 84

It looks really cool

But I did see in another article the line "Braben hopes to distribute it within 12 months".

If ever a man had a motto...

Wading through the software licensing minefield

Jon 84

"Things get easier if you're using virtualized desktops"

Wellll... yes, maybe, but companies are failing to manage the huge trap that this can lead them into with software licensing, particularly in hot desk environments with roaming profiles.

Take Microsoft's policy, for example: "Software Licenses are needed for all devices, be they traditional PCs, thin clients, or blade PCs, etc. that are used to access virtual images of Office, Project and/or Visio."

So, we've granted a couple of copies of Visio Professional to a couple of users. But they're wandering round the whole office, using numerous PCs with their roaming profile. It's certainly *easier* to track where they've been, I guess, but the potential cost is much higher.

DVLA pledges investigation over Castrol spy posters

Jon 84

Anyone can look up the make/model of a car from its Reg number

It's a free service on the DVLA website.

You can't get drivers' details quite so easily although they're quite happy to punt those out to all sorts of fly by night "private ticketing" operations and the like

iPod saves lightning-strike teen

Jon 84


A good response by Apple to Nokia's announcement the other day that they were researching the possibility of trickle charging their mobiles using ambient EMF wave energy.

Apple might want to turn this one down a bit. Fast charging is all very well, but this seems a bit excessive.


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