My Gemini is now pretty much a novelty paperweight. Still works fine, but it was never quite good enough as an everyday phone. Skipped the Cosmo as that came out too soon after the Gemini, but I'm semi-tempted by the Slide, but given the poor support the Gemini's had I don't fancy finding myself in the same position a couple of years down the line.
34 posts • joined 1 Jun 2007
Planet Computers throws Linux fans a bone, improves calls, and adds virty trackpad to Cosmo Communicator
Microsoft has made an Android phone. Repeat, Microsoft has made an Android phone. A dual-screen foldable mobe not due until late 2020
Is there anything advertising can't make worse? Venturing onto the web without an ad blocker is, these days, like voluntarily walking behind a farmer's muck spreader at full flow while trying to admire the scenery, and that's before you even consider it as a delivery vector for malware.
SOP for this outfit
I worked for this gaming outfit back in the mid-90s and this was very much Standard Operating Procedure for them. I witnessed several 'nights of the long knives' where whole swathes of employees were escorted off the premises, often once the naive wide-eyed youngsters realised how they were being taken for a ride and started grumbling about being paid so poorly. Only true believers got to stay.
I left before it inevitably happened to me.
Re: Any HP 320LX love?
Get yourself another one - they pop up on ebay fairly often.
I too sold mine, to fund the purchase of a Psion 5, which was superior in every way, especially once you'd got over the novelty of a having a baby version of Windows. At least mine went to a good home - I advertised it in Micromart and it was bought by Professor Heinz Wolff, who undoubtedly went on to do some serious boffinry with it!
I wrote my dissertation on a Portfolio - the fun part was trying to get it printed!
I'm obsessed with miniaturised/portable computing and had many of these over the years. I've even started buying them again on ebay and am proud/sad* to admit that I have a display case full of pocket computers going back the old Sharp PC-1211. My Psion 5mx still goes everywhere with me.
* - delete as applicable
The road I live on doesn't exist on OSM (fair enough, it's only been there for 13 years) nor does the road it comes off (again, it's only existed for 20+ years). So no problems there.
To all the Apple apologists out there, it doesn't matter that Google's satellite views were a bit shit at first. Apple are competing with Google Maps as it exists *now*. You can't replace one app with another that's significantly inferior without expecting to get kicked for it.
Re: No one wants to mention the HP Jornada 720?
Quite alright old chap. As well as the Psion, I went for a Jornada 680 (rather than a 720) - less than £42 for the pair. If the Jornada proves to actually be useful I'll upgrade to a 720 or 728.
First order of the day will be installing JLime on my IBM 1GB microdrive! It still makes me wince when I think of how much I paid for it back in the day...
Re: No one wants to mention the HP Jornada 720?
Damn you! I'd forgotten about these. I desperately wanted one when they were new but couldn't afford it. Roll forward to now: a quick trip to fleabay later and one will be winging its way to me shortly. I have absolutely no need for it now, but I absolutely must have one!
I really must stop looking at Psion 5s as well...
George, please put down the stick...
Dear god, *another* version of Star Wars? Put down the stick, George - the horse is well and truly dead. Someone really ought to enforce Mr Lucas's retirement - no amount of re-hashing or technology of dubious value can hide the fact that it's been a long time since he's done anything even vaguely decent.
Re: Takeshi Kovacs
Joel Silver optioned Altered Carbon for a reputed seven figure sum. My guess is that it's still in pre-production hell while they figure out how to make a film where the hero swaps bodies multiple times without confusing the hell out of the rednecks ;-)
Paris, because she's not had experience with multiple bodies, or so she says...
"As soon as Clarkson and his Leftie cronies are removed from TV the better."
Clarkson a leftie? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Anyhow, while all you sheep are happy for nanny to tell you what to do, some of us prefer to think for ourselves. Clarkson may be a bit of a twat, but I'd rather have him making policy that the current mob.
Have to agree wholeheartedly with this. As much as we'd all like to tell Microsoft where to stick their 'standards' the real world doesn't work like that. I can only assume most of the posters here don't work in web design/development on a commercial level. To adopt such a stance would be a very swift route to zero clients and bankruptcy.
Paris, 'cos even she knows clients pay for results, not standards.
Just because the website is only being used to display adverts doesn't mean there aren't other services attached to the domain.
Unfortunately, for most people these days, domain == website - little or no consideration is given to anything else. The article says there are still 18 people using email services on the domain - what about their rights?
The sooner Holywood implodes the better
It's bad enough with DVDs already, non-skipable ads and trailers before you even get to the menu, but worst of all are the patronising threats about piracy. FFS, I've *bought* the bloody film already so just fuck off!!! Aaargh! No wonder more and more people are turning to P2P - if you're going to be treated like a criminal for *buying* a legitimate copy, then why bother?
And now the idiots at IBM have come up with this little gem They really don't get it, do they?
Re: Think different
If they wanted to name *themselves* 4real, 4skin, 4godssakekillmenow or whatever then I say great, go for it. It's that they want to burden some poor kid with such a name that's not on - they're the poor sod that will have to live with the results of their parent's faddish idiocy.
Oh, and everyone knows Mac users are fanboi spazzes anyhow...