Keep the desktop site
I don't mind the redesign as such but please keep a non dynamic version which let's me fit more information on a mobile screen. I have always used the desktop version on mobile for this reason.
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Is there any way of obtaining a webcam feed of the talk? The light and dark on the internet talk sounds interesting but I don't especially fancy the journey into London and for a lot of people it would be impractical, so it seems it would make sense to me to offer a web feed for say £5. Especially since we're supposed to be a tech website.
I don't understand what people have against flash. Sure it has a few secuity holes, but I've always maintained that a good secuity program will mitigate this. Sure it used to be a resource hog, but since I got my current laptop (i7-2760qm 16gb ram) I've never noticed performance issues related to flash, so I think it just needed computers to catch up to it.
There are many sites that still rely on flash especially since I can't stand Firefox past v20 or so so most of the html5 video etc doesn't work properly. As long as you have a decent computer and security I don't see it as a problem. I do however agree there is no need for it on business computers.
I don't think there's any part of this that I think is an improvement.
Everything is too big, with too much white empty space so its hard to differentiate between stuff on the homepage. The always on top title bar means that using page down to scroll chops off a line of text.
I miss the carousel on the homepage, it was helpful to easily find some of the more interesting stories, as were the links at the bottom of artucles.
Why do companies repeatedly feel that they need to change something that works as it is? I don't want a 'more modern and fresh experience'. Pretty soon we'll just get blank screens with nothing on them because it's too difficult to use otherwise. Come on, give your readership some credit, we're not complete idiots.
I regularly read, but don't normally comment, however I feel I have to make an exception here.
"everyone buys seagates"
I'd rather backup to floppy discs. Not really, but I lost a number of earlyish (2-12gb ide) Seagate drives to stiction and have never trusted the brand since. Never had a WD drive fail on me (without being dropped in a laptop) yet.
Transcend for SSD / flash storage all the way.
My previous phone I bought off ebay since I was stuck with an HTC Hero on a ridiculously long contract and just couldn't deal with it any more.
However when I went to renew my contract (a little while ago now) it was £25 for sim only with unlimited data or £26 for the same deal with an Xperia S. Who wouldn't pay £24 more for a £300 phone? This is why people still buy phones on contract.
I can't believe all the downvotes and comments you've recieved from people who just fail to understand the issue. You raise a very good set of questions.
For those that don't understand the main question behind the questions; over the course of the life of an electric vehicle and the equivalent class of petrol vehicle, which requires more energy to produce, which requires more energy to maintain, to run, to dispose of, which is less environmentallly friendly to dispose of, and ultimately which is actually more environmentally friendly.
And to be honest, if I had to guess, by the time you've swapped and big Li-Ion battery packs five or six times (assuming the car lasts 175-200 thousand miles which is not unreasonable for a modern IC car) and dispose of them and created the electricity using coal or gas plants (as in the UK) and extracted the rare Earth magnets for the motor (I know they're not strictly speaking rare, but it is a dirty, pollutive process to extact them nonetheless) I wouldn't be so surprised of the electric car loses.
Why? Just why?
The rest of the world is movining away from broadcast TV towards streaming so lets invent a new broadcast standard on a platform where broadcast TV has never worked?
Though frankly all mobile TV apps (live and streaming seem to be a bit crap). Even the iPlayer mobile app has atrocious quality, though accessing the desktop site improves quality tremendously.
Sorry, so what's the outcome going to be. A committee will find that they pay more than other countries, and then what? They'll legislate that an iPad can only cost $500? Somehow I don't quite see it. The only way this can be resolved is through the market (i.e. another company comes along and starts selling a competitive product at lower prices).
I'm all for protecting children if there is genuinely a danger, but methinks this is a rubbish way of going about it. Sure there is an age where children shouldn't be able to access content currently rated at 18+, but I'm not sure that this is it. And I'm not sure that this would solve it even if it was enforceable.
We would be far better off if parents sat down with their children and explained that there is violence / sex / whatever portrayed within this game. It's not representative of real life. Treat it as a fantasy and a way to blow off the stresses of your real life.
Wouldn't that be far more sensible than an unenforceable legislation? Even if shops abide to it and people don't buy from abroad and adults don't buy the games on behalf of children they'll still play it round a mates house who has an older brother who got it.
It's the same with all the f**king stupid legislation they keep trying to introduce to block porn. Massively expensive, never works, and doesn't achieve what they set out for it to achieve.
I'll stick with using an AV suite ta very much. I've used unprotected machines, admittedly back in the dark days of XP / IE6 so maybe things have moved on, but they were riddled with viri very quickly. (I use viri as a generic term for viruses, worms , trojans, adwere, spyware, whatever else the latest term de joure is)
I use Eset Small Business Security, cost something Like £15-20 per machine per year which seems a worthwhile investment and I've never had a virus slip past it. Maybe I'm lucky, maybe I'm not the target of this report, but for the money it costs me I'll stick with it.
I'm just guessing here but he stated that he specifically wanted vPro and a set of remote management capabilities. I don't know about remote management but certainly vPro is restricted to Intel cpus (unless my brain is playing tricks on me cause I haven't done any major virtulisation work for a couple of years).
100% agree with second hand ThinkPads being the way to go. £180 off eBay for a proper 15.4" 16:10 1680x1050 screen - beats any other laptop in this review. A proper keyboard not one of these stupid cichlet keyboard, a track point and 4-8 hours battery life (dependent upon model and battery) and virtually indestructible to boot. A 500gb hdd and £20 on Amazon to boost the RAM to 4gb.
I seriously don't understand why more people don't do this.
I disagree that moving to satellite or cable would solve anything since those are proprietary networks and unless you want to pay for upkeep on them for me as well it wouldn't work. We should just spend the money to get internet to everyone, scrap timed content altogether and then watch shows off the internet when we want to (i.e. shows would be available to watch at any time during the day / evening / week after etc that they want them to screen on).
There should be a law that says laws and police departments etc can only be used as intended. For example local councils would be banned from using surveillance under RIPA etc and an anti-terrorism police department could not be used to help collar Assange.
I recently purchased a ThinkPad T61 from eBay for £180. 2.2ghz dual core, 4gb ram, hdd from my old laptop, decent battery life, and that should see me for another couple of years. Likewise I built my desktop three years ago with components that were old then and it still does everything I want.
There has been minimal improvements in the market for years now (apart from cutting edge applications). Manufacturers need to come up with something to make me want to buy computers, otherwise they're going to keep loosing sales. Basically they're making computers too good (not that I'm complaining).
And how often do you watch television (and I mean actually watch it, not just have it on while you pay attention to something else? TV is in decline, it has just taken a while.
As is music. Very few people actually listen to music.
My point is that all these once great things are relegated to second / third place and not the primary draws they once were!