All day battery life seems pointless if you never have to go anywhere
65 posts • joined 22 Feb 2011
Can't believe nobody has brought up Peter Kay's The Icecream Man Cometh - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0720300/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_29
It's even based in the same county.
Includes the best line ever - "Crunchies, Crunchies, how'm I supposed to make 99's with f**king Crunchies" (might need translation for non-UK readers)
My parents bought the kit for me and my uncle (who worked on library computer installations) built it up. Later I got the Memotech 16kb pack (no wobble) and then said uncle fitted like a large rs232 connector to the side of the machine and from then on I could plug in an external full size keyboard. Later I got the Memotech high res pack (192*256 ??) but wasn't much around to use it.
It did teach me BASIC though and the last 22 years I've been a developer in some form or other.
For me I prefer to add the music to iTunes and then it automatically syncs my playlists (latest added, top 1000, least played 1000 etc) to multiple devices without me having to even plug them in.
It's always good to have the option to drag files but it's a so slow process and I find it just wastes my time that I could be doing something else.
Precisely! I remember using dongles in the past and they had nothing to do with adaptors or convertors - they were an anti piracy measure.
I half expect the BBC to get technical stuff wrong but the Reg calling them dongles is a bit absurd.
I thought Apple were taking the pi** when they dropped the ethernet connector but it's getting silly now. Hey Apple listen to what people want NOT what you can make to advertise as fractionally better because this or fractionally better because that...
Should be a good few years in my MBPro yet but it's not looking like it will get replaced with the latest version at this rate when the time comes. I have a not-cheap HP Elitebook for work and it's terrible in comparison. I mean no back lit keyboard on a 2016 machine...really?????
Not sure I understand why if an exemption has approval from the official body and is therefore in effect legal that it should remain secret. Closed systems in this area seem to lead to a huge level of distrust which athletics as well as many other sports doesn't need in this day and age.
>> Who installs version x.0 of anything? The prudent wait for x.1 or even better x.1.2 or x.2 <<
Prudence makes sense (at least for the first couple of weeks of any release) but these days you have to actively stop it from updating so not like it's just the fanbois that get the x.0, everyone should get it.
The FB app on BB was ok, certainly faster on my Z10 than FB app on my iphone 4S which I gave up using a long time ago.
I did notice last week that there was an update waiting for FB on the Z10 and turns out it just replaces the app with a link to the website.
Whatsapp talking about not supporting because it doesn't do the new stuff they want to do.... It already does far more than I want it to do anyway, although whatsappweb was quite a nice surprise and saves me having to use crappy touch screens when I'm sat at home working on the laptop
>> We are told to keep a eye out for people taking photographs of the site <<
Is there any actual evidence that bombers/terrorists are stood around taking pictures of buildings they are going to target. Anyone can view most of the outside of the world through google maps and if they were even half competent they would manage to get someone inside with subtle/secret camera.
Like the government's "we need this as it's proven to help us prevent terrorism"... does anyone have any actual proof that taking photos has ever led to an event or more pertinently preventing photos from being taken would stop an event from taking place.
Oh and if in Canary Wharf taking photos and you get stopped then you're not technically on public land. It's private land owned by a corporation so they have a bit more say in who they want to allow to take photos. I'm pretty sure it's possible to get advance permission though if you ask and tell them what it's for.
I got a free upgrade to 4G on 3 network and at home in the evening I've seen 40mbit speeds up and down - amazing speed!
2 miles away in one of the financial districts I struggle to get 1mbit and in the new office location I don't even get a signal at all, so it's pretty pointless most of the time.
You put 100,000 people/phones in a 2km square area and it just doesn't have the throughput it needs on the backend, doesn't matter if it's 3G, 4G or 5G, the higher number just makes you more annoyed it's not working as marketed. Holiday day trips to lightly populated Med' islands show how decent even 3G is when it's not over subscribed.
Oh and on the IoT... I love the quote I read on t'internet - "my boiler won't turn off because it can't see the internet". I would laugh hard at that except the landlord controls the heating for the flats from his phone....
>> "He also questioned whether the low prices offered by some apps are kept artificially low to drive out competition — a form of predatory pricing." <<
But on the flip side if the drivers are able to move companies easily then the app charging the low prices is going to struggle to get drivers. Supply and demand works on the driver side as well as the customer side as long as drivers can leave with no/minimal penalty
You could always tell someone that cheated by swapping the stickers as they quickly became loose and fell off. Also if you know how to solve it then it's easy to work out near the end if pieces have been swapped around incorrectly.
I learned to complete it from an A4 set of instructions someone sold me back in the day and I still have them somewhere and practice a few times every year or two to keep the muscle memory working.
I can remember a conversation back when they first came out with a neighbour who in a bit of one-up-manship was convinced she'd completed 5 sides...
>> It was nearly midnight and her battery dies despite being plugged into a USB adapter in the car. <<
What happens if it's a longer journey and the spare battery runs out?
Something's not right there. Why would it discharge when plugged in? Sort that problem out and the need for a spare battery goes away in this scenario...
I've had it installed for the life of this 4S and can't remember the last time it required an update - if ever...
And panoramic in OS8 is NOT the same as Photosynth. If you want to shoot a long horizon then both might provide something similar but you can get pretty creative with Photosynth. I used it several times last week in Rome including getting a full 360 view of the Pantheon. No chance of doing that with built in app.
Anyone else providing similar tech for app/phone?
So we probably don't really care who's getting the money for the click through but these things are annoying. Recently had the misfortune of using a friends machine which had exactly one of these extensions. Type your search in google and the list pops up as expected and then just as you're about to click on the link the whole page scrolls down while a new list of mostly the same links is shoved in at the top.
Would be interesting to see what happened with 3 or 4 of these installed - browser injector wars! Only the strongest will survive!!
>> The shows here in Germany are often American programs that have been dubbed in German. I'd like to be able to switch them back to the original audio - but they either broadcast just in German, or in multiple German editions. Just gimme the original language ffs. <<
I did a student exchange UK to Germany in 1986 and I was amazed that the cable tv they had could do exactly that - they had English and German sound tracks switch-able at the press of a remote control button. Good to see after all this time and massive advancements in tech that they've forgotten how to do this....
Weekend at Bernie's style - wheeling him up to the window once in a while to make it look like he's still there??
If it's just watching then surely "SecurityRus" are cable of placing some cheap labour outside the door for a lot less. Give them a paygo mobile and tell them to ring 999 if he pops his head out of the door.
I've seen Rapport cause the fans to kick in on a windows laptop doing absolutely nothing. It's a horrible piece of software recommended to me by my bank. Needless to say it was soon removed.
I run no AV on my macs but I do use ad-block, flash-block etc as well as Little Snitch which should I happen to catch anything will generally highlight that something new is trying to access the network. I've seen evidence before where malware looked to see if this product existed and didn't install itself it it did.
Oh and stay off bit-torrent. That's the easiest way to get someone to type their password in to install something they think they want when it's actually compromised.
You should test your ABS on the road partly so you know it works but more importantly that YOU know how it feels on the bike when it does work. On cars most drivers will lift off the pedal once they feel it pulsing (ABS working) when really they should just keep their foot pressed down hard and just worry about steering. Having not ridden a bike with it the first thing I'd want to know is what it felt like when it was doing its job.
<< which followed people queuing for the last iphone, one punter in the queue who queued for a long time, but cited colour for the reason to be buying a new iphone. Not security, not faster processor, not larger screen ... colour. >>
I think the programme was valid but perhaps this tells us that in the main phones are good enough now to do what we want them to do so differentiation by colour is more important to the average punter. That certainly used to be the case 15 years ago where most phones managed to do the same thing (calls and texts) and so people were more interested in colours than marginal new tech.
I can recall back in 2000 having Indian colleagues who would fly home with empty suitcases and bring back loads of IT related books as even at RRP over there they were a fraction of the cost of UK RRP and still significantly less than UK discounted price. Publishers are very fussy about regions and licences - hence why we have strange things like we can buy versions of books in airports that we can't buy on the high street.
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