* Posts by Dave 144

9 posts • joined 20 Feb 2013

So... just 'Good' then? KFC pulls Finger Lickin' slogan while pandemic rumbles on

Dave 144

It's fowl?

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal

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What? No blockchain?

I'm amazed that there is a conversation about centralised and de-centralised databases and no-one has mentioned blockchain.

It maybe last years buzzword, but that is positively cutting edge to government.

Microsoft Chrom... Edge hits beta as new browser prepped for biz testing

Dave 144

I've never managed to get Edge browser to, well, work at being a browser. My home laptop runs Windows 10 and even though my default browser is set to Chrome, MS insist on opening the pages they want to open in Edge. Which promptly fails to load anything other than a 404 page. I call that a win.

As for the new version of Edge being based on Chrome, well I'm sure that'll be equally as awful as the old version of Edge. Chrome is mediocre browser, once Microshaft have finished with it, we'll all be downloading Netscape. The future is in the past people.

Fantastic Mr Fox? Not when he sh*ts on your lawn, kids' trampoline and your soul

Dave 144

Obvious joke? No one? Really?

Contact Mozilla, see if they will fire fox.

*Yes my coat is the blue one thanks*

Town admits 'a poor decision was made' after baseball field set on fire to 'dry' it more quickly

Dave 144

Re: Burning question

"it was a baseball diamond they were trying to dry out."

With 90 litres of petrol?

Mobes 'n' mattresses flinger Xiaomi growing like the clappers – outside China, at least

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Redmi Note 5 Pro

I've had the Redmi Note 5 Pro for about a year. The reason I bought it was becuase I dropped my S7 Edge and the cost of an eBay screen was about the same as the Redmi.

For the money they are brilliant. I have a few minor bug bears, the touch screen is not quite as sensitive as the Samsung, the auto brightness is a little dark for my liking (there is no adjustment factor) and worst of all permissions. The pre-installed Apps require stupid levels of permission and ignore the default Apps setup on the phone. My example here is that Gallery works fine, you try and open a video, it ignores that VLC is set as the default video App and insists on using MiVideo. The downside to MiVideo? It requires 'phone' permissions to play a video. It states 'needs IMEI for security', somehow I doubt a video player needs to access my phone at all.

Even with the minor issues, I would still buy another Redmi. Maybe it's the fact I am from Yorkshire, but I just can't justify £1000+ on a device anymore. I own 4 cars and I could have bought 3 of them for the cost of latest Samsung.


Dave 144

PICNIC = Problem In Chair Not In Computer

UK injects £88m into Euro bid to build Hubble-thrashing 'scope

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Re: Because

Apart from it's going to built in another country, using (more than likely) local contractors. The UK as a country don't produce that much in the way of components, so we are no better off there. Keep going, I'm sure you'll find a valid reason eventually.

Clarkson: 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me'

Dave 144

Re: OK by me

Yes, Jackson. Long day?


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