* Posts by ttGuy

9 posts • joined 19 Jul 2017

The Google Home Mini: Great, right up until you want to smash it in fury

ttGuy
Facepalm

Nice simple touch screen macros be way better

Like I have setup on our mum's Android phone. (A Galaxy S5, water proof, plastic so won't break, v fast and reliable, great battery life.)

She touches one short cut icon to call me, another another family member. Another to launch the calendar app, although her schedule is on the home screen 24/7.

And it has been working flawlessly for 2 years.

AI is AI, and we're based on it, and crash aircraft, cars, write buggy code, cannot spell, and when intoxicated, cannot talk or listen and so on. And Google are trying to replicate us? Really?

Dyson to build electric car that doesn't suck

ttGuy

Re: The date seems very optimistic

Lol! Well, we laugh, but it could actually clean the garage of leaves every time you park it or leave.

Crap cracked fat-attack Pact app chaps slapped in pact backtrack infract

ttGuy

Re: Headline

I'm an order of magnitude beyond that number of tree rings and thought, like most El Reg headlines, it to be rather super actually old chap!

UK industry mouthpiece wants 'near-universal' broadband speeds of 30Mbps by 2020

ttGuy

Re: Use cases please?

Totally, totally wrong, I am afraid. It's the opposite, we need 100M mini. Am on 50MB at home and was on 100MB at work (prev office) and whilst 50 is fine, it's the min you need today to cater for smooth streaming and allow others to do things like collaborative design work. Video conferencing needs resolution today if sharing screens.

I was surprised they even said 30MB by 2020, that's not very ambitious at all. Some Singapore like fibre to the home will allow for 3 or even 6 times that and be ready for 8K that will be the new 4K by 2022, in view of Tokyo Olympics in 2020, being shot and broadcast in 8K.

No, Apple. A 4G Watch is a really bad idea

ttGuy

Still rocking my Pebble Steel Black (ForeverPi.com/990800355938) Got it for about £40 used from CEX and it is so reliable and integrated into my life, I don't even think about it. Always on daylight readable display. Only smart watch that does notifications properly - just the right amount of info, so saves me getting my Note5 out. Best thing really, intuitive tactile controls. No faffing around with complications and a touch screen. Tragic Pebble didn't continue, they were doing everything right, except for marketing to the clueless masses, hence only geeks have a Pebble.

Google's macho memo man fired, say reports

ttGuy

Re: After reading the document...

I worked for a Silicon Valley company in 1999-2000 where it was forbidden from making a move on another member of staff. In my social and professional circle, both here in the UK and in US, a large proportion of my happily married friends met at work. I think a lot of this BS is introduced into the narrative by people who are afraid of their sexuality / lack genuine self confidence, and so project a lot of hate and fear of others, even if unjustifiably.

ttGuy

Re: I now wouldn't take the risk of hiring a diverse team

Exactly. I have actually informed my staff and contractors that if I am ever forced to hire based on anything other than ability, then rather than protest / refuse, I will simply shut down the company, giving the current staff and contractors some notice of course so they are not adversely effected.

I will also refuse to 'install' gender neutral toilets and other nonsense cooked up by some very odd and selfish people.

Whole situation has been cooked up recently to distract the masses and once caring liberals from more important matters such as climate change and such. It's a crafty political strategy that ironically, benefits right wingers who would rather youth and feminists are wound up about self than protesting at fracking sites in Cumbria.

Reap, sow.

UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

ttGuy

Re: This is a bad thing

Precisely.

ttGuy
FAIL

Re: This is a good thing

I just barfed into my free range Peruvian corn free gluten free cornflakes with dairy, soy and almond free milk*.

Are you for real?

*A bowl of air

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