* Posts by mrbeardy

10 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Oct 2012

Hello, tech support? Yes, I've run out of desk... Yes, DESK... space


Re: Hysteric Scotland

Its not your job to be as confused as Nigel

Top AI conference NIPS won't change its name amid growing protest over 'bad taste' acronym


Re: Others have dodged that bullet...

I hate to break it to you, but the RUC name change went straight to PSNI. However, the Northern Ireland Prison Service has been around since 1995

Comet 67-P farted just as Rosetta probe flew through the gas plume


What a steaming pile of Hotspur.

Thornhill is an idiot and was proved wrong on every count at 67p.

Your post states pretty much the exact opposite of what was discovered at 67p.

Not into science at all?? Kinda matches fantasy, not reality as observed.

You've got a patch, you've got a patch ... almost every Android device has a patch


Re: Where are those monthly updates?

Must I? I used my nexus 7 for 2.5 years before giving it away to a good home as I didn't use it much. I didn't replace it with another tablet. I buy devices because of the utility, I hold onto good stuff until it breaks beyond repair. I couldn't give a flying monkey what other peoples opinions of my choices.


Re: Where are those monthly updates?

@William 3

People on many forums complain regularly about their nexus 7s. This is the first time I've commented on it. Not shutting up cos its a valid debate.

I said they promised 18 months, i didnt say i thought that was acceptable or not. What do you consider to be an acceptable time to provide what level of support? (Don't forget the nexus line are the BEST supported android devices)


Good to know, I didn't realise the 2013 nexus 7 got marshmallow.


Re: Where are those monthly updates?

Why do people keep whingeing about the first Nexus 7? Google only originally promised Nexus device updates for 2 years, which is now dropped to 18 months. That tablet you have is 4 years old now and was flawed on release, its not gonna get fixed. Not now, not ever.

Go out and buy the 2013 version. Its cheap and twice the tablet of the 2012 version. But its still not gonna get updates cos its old too.

Dead Steve Jobs' life and times are being turned into an OPERA


Time for a rewrite?

I think it would be more appropriate if they re-enacted his life in the form of a Safari instead.

PLUTO: The FINAL FRONTIER – best image yet of remote, icy dwarf planet REVEALED


The Spice Must Flow

It looks an awful lot like Arrakis....

How Nokia managed to drive its in-house Linux train off the rails

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I had a 770 (no N) between 2006-2008 and it was a cracker wee tablet. The maemo os had many similarities with android, but too much like linux to be mainstream. They had a "market" like linux which you had to add repositories to. Far far too techie for mainstream use. Also crippled by a maximum of 4 hours battery life. Still a great improvement over pocketpc!