406 posts • joined Thursday 1st March 2007 15:13 GMT
Re: data rate explanation?
Now I'm no expert in the field but as far as I can tell this isn't being sold for AV use, so whether it is 'crap' or not is immaterial.
It IS being developed for encoding/decoding of optical communications, where that is probably more than enough accuracy to support various multi-level encoding schemes.
Offline maps for starters. Very useful when route planning whilst out of coverage or to avoid roaming costs abroad. It's the one reason I used Symbian for as long as I did.
Re: No brakes?
Won't do much as it will only put mild pressure on the rear brakes. Net effect will be just like having to tow a dead weight, so might reduce acceleration. I do know of someone who managed to do a whole motorway journey in her Range Rover with the handbrake on - I think a new set of pads/disks was all that was required.
Make sharing data a part of the licence agreement
If they want to use microwave links, make them cough up statistics as part of the deal.
SetDNS from the PLay Store should do the trick, already has entries for OpenDNS, Google DNS etc as well as allowing ad hoc configuration and handling web proxies.
Re: @AC, 15:27
Move to the 5GHz band then, at least for your laptop/PC usage. Plenty of non-overlapping channels and hardly anyone uses 802.11a/n kit in residential settings. Of course, most smartphones and tablets only do 2.4GHz, but a separate network on channel 13 should do for them.
Re: "More western technologies to corrupt their ways of living"
You think "they" didn't have such things before white man came along? Really?
Chimpanzees are not monkey's.
Not monkey's what? Uncles?
Re: Wonderful. Nothing to worry about then.
Yeah, more forced abortions! That's the way! If the plebs won't stop breeding, chop their knackers off. After all, it's for the greater good...
Did anyone mention the Antarctic?
Howz the ice doing there?
Re: Oh Danny Boy(le)
It is not 'so bloody great', it is the *concept* that is 'so bloody great'.
If I may, erm, agree with that statement. The concept is fine but it is the current structure that is wrong. Like with software design, sometimes you have to start with a new codebase cos you can't keep cobbling new features onto an old design, so with the NHS. Keep the ideas but redesign the mechanism of delivery. Bring in private operators (objects) under a standard API (service agreement), then let them get on with managing their own processes. If they do not perform adequately, remove management and reboot. Take metrics from patients (outcome and satisfaction) and build that into the contract.
Re: Yes Mr Cameron, except...
Call me naive, but I should imagine someone would come up with some sort of standardised data access method. Profound, I know, but it might just be possible.
As for dismantling the NHS, doesn't sound like a bad idea. As long as treatment is free at the point of use and of good quality, who cares! Do you refuse to use your GP because he/she is a privately run business? Do you even know that GPs are not part of the NHS?
Re: Yeah, those evil researchers
Oh well, looks like you win that argument with your persuasive rhetoric!
Oh Danny Boy(le)
Looks like he isn't the only one brainwashed into thinking of the NHS as some sort of sacrosanct organisation. I'd rather have a health service that really is the best in the world, not just in the fertile imagination of some socialist who has never actually had to deal with it.
If it is so bloody great, why are our cancer survival rates so abysmal compared to other countries?
Yeah, those evil researchers
All big drug companies are pure money-grabbing evil, giving us nothing back. Burn the lot! I want drugs that have never been tested on any sentient beings or other life forms. What's that you say? Cancer? Give me organic carrots!
Re: May I ask what the point of these things are?
Well, in my case I am a PAYG pikey, running up a bill of less than £2/month. It's true, I have no friends.
On the other hand, I have a contract mobile broadband SIM from Three, paying £8/month for 5Gb and a Mifi that I use for my laptop, my daughter's iPod (when she doesn't mind being seen out with me), my tablet and even my phone.
Like someone else said, if the battery on the device dies, you've still got the phone to use.
Also, got to remember that most phone contracts charge a lot more for "tethered" data.
Re: Good for them
You might not need stuff, but there are quite a few people living on this planet who don't enjoy your decadent western lifestyle and really could do with things. You know, those people you see on your digital 3D LCD TV who don't have twitter accounts, are still awaiting their first general purpose computing device and could do with a bit of help in the medicine/food production/general survival department.
We could :
a) Tell them to stop having so many children.
b) Decline to offer assistance and help in improving their circumstances, thereby limiting population growth naturally.
c) Keep bunging aid, so that they are forever dependant on the largesse of richer countries and tied to doing our bidding
d) Give them the opportunity to grow and prosper through free trade, and take a chance that they wish to acquire the trappings of a successful modern economy.
Seems like China has tried a and is now applying d, so "stuff" has to be made from "something" which has to be obtained from "somewhere", and if it's not from corrupt African dictators then the sea bed seems like a valid option.
Obvious joke alert!
Why should the regulators care? You don't *have* to buy it and there are plenty of alternatives. That's the beauty of a market economy. As long as M$ doesn't stop selling Windows to other manufacturers then it's business as usual.
Voting rights to be withdrawn from people who express a preference for right-of-centre politics, cos they obviously aren't going to vote with the welfare of the world in mind.
Re: Points to ponder...
I'm sure M$ are considering those very points, and no doubt many more. The whole point of research is to find out what is possible, and how. And if it's not possible, what needs to be done/invented to make it possible.
On a brighter note
My son's school is planning to introduce GCSE Computer Science into the curriculum form September, that is assuming enough pupils want to take up the option. Might have to get out my Acorn Electron from the loft during the summer hols...
Re: The difference is clear?
I did exactly the same and saw a THD of -93dB, which isn't even 16 bit! £3 worth of DAC for £150? I bet it doesn't do DTS or AC3 either but is plain PCM so not much use for watching movies. And a cheap'n' nasty digital volume control can only lose bits on the way so giving even poorer THD.
Just as the Age of Enlightenment gave way to Romanticism, so rational scientific enquiry is giving way to touchy-feely emotion-led decision making now. An easy bandwagon for politicians and other ignorati to jump on.
Aye, we're all doooooomed.
Re: Avoiding the tinfoil hat for a moment...
You don't *need* to manipulate people to reduce population growth. All you need to do is give people the chance to get out of poverty - and the best way of doing that is to give them access to plentiful quantities of cheap energy with which they can make life more comfortable and productive. Then the pressures on having a large family (because survival rates are low and children are a resource that can be put to work) dissipate. OK, so on a per capita basis CO2 might go up, if there's a lower population then the total CO2 (or whatever gas is flavour of the month) will go down.
Gaia needs nuclear/shale/whatever.
The BBC and a Grauniad Journo not entirely impartial
Who'd a thunk it!
I would have thought it would be very good idea for the likes of Microsoft/Apple/Google to encourage their employees to use devices form competitors... on the proviso that they each write up their experiences stating WHY they have chosen an alternative product. Might be the best way for the developers of said products to get feedback on what could be done better etc, and would reduce the likelihood of not-invented-here syndrome from taking hold.
How hard is it to use W*kipedia to answer your questions, unless they were purely rhetorical?
Here, have this one on me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second
Re: Sex toys.
Or is that because every c*** wants one?
Re: Charitable giving
Here's an idea: They could give it all to billg to invest in good works. I'm sure he wouldn't spend it on Apple shares and close the shop down.
All they have to do to get the cash
is to somehow link it to AGW.
Socket to me
As opposed to a TCP socket, or a socket set (for playing with your nuts)...
LTE seems like a mess
Not only are the frequency allocation and transmission standards jumbled up, but it uses more power than 3G, which is worse than 2G. Expect mobile phone standby times to drop again...
Mine's the one with the car battery in the man bag.
Haven't heard of those SI units...
"Using the energy equivalent to that consumed by just one lightbulb to perform the calculations of 100 laptops."
Is that a 3w CCFL or a 500w floodlight? V-Tech "my first laptop" or Alienware gaming rig?