454 posts • joined 1 Mar 2007
Re: Trellis Quantisation
Was that the one invented by a Mrs Trellis of North Wales?
I'm sorry, I haven't a clue...
Not sure where you're going with this line of thought. Please explain, would you rather the Jews jumped in the sea, vacating all the land to whoever wants to fill the gap? Or perhaps Hamas should be allowed to honour its charter and kill them before they jump?
My point, if I need to make it again is that it seems to be perfectly acceptable for Gazans to ethnically cleanse their land of Jews and others, which has happened yet Israel is attacked for being an apartheid state. I know it's not deemed appropriate to quote Wikipedia round these parts, but this snippet may give you a clue:
"Most of the Arabs living in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed, were offered Israeli citizenship, but most have refused, not wanting to recognize Israel's claim to sovereignty. They became permanent residents instead. They have the right to apply for citizenship, are entitled to municipal services, and have municipal voting rights."
Do you think Hamas would reciprocate should they have been in the same position?
How about this, from further down:
Israel Defense Forces: Arab Generals in the IDF include Major General Hussain Fares, commander of Israel's border police, and Major General Yosef Mishlav, head of the Home Front Command and current Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. Both are members of the Druze community. Other high-ranking officers in the IDF include Lieutenant Colonel Amos Yarkoni (born Abd el-Majid Hidr/ عبد الماجد حيدر) from the Bedouin community, a legendary officer in the Israel Defense Forces and one of six Israeli Arabs to have received the IDF's third highest decoration, the Medal of Distinguished Service.
Brave coward, you didn't answer the very serious question, because you know the answer.
16% of the population of Israel are muslim. Again, I will ask what percentage of the population of Gaza is Jewish? What percentage Christian/Druze etc.?
Time to wake up from your simplistic stupor where the goodies (Arabs) fight the baddies (Israelis) - it's a lot more complex.
Try not deal with your cognitive dissonance once you've watched this video:
Re: "extended stay in shelters.”
@ratfox. I used to think they were too stupid to understand that they can't win that way but now I realise they just don't give a shit about the lives of their own people. Funny how it takes an Arab news site to report that Egypt is is also trying to deal with Hamas.
Remind me, how many Israelis are there living in Gaza?
Here's another Carl Sagan quote for you to chew over:
“The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.”
Anybody who has bought a Chinese tablet/phone etc. knows this isn't unusual... I have cupboards full of old things like tablets etc. that have so much potential but can't be used because the software is rubbish and the manufacturer won't open-source kernel code.
Re: There are cheaper, less environmentally harmful options.
Whilst I agree with your sentiment, I think it's only fair to point out that most modern cars weigh considerably more than their 1960's equivalents. All that passive safety does come at a cost!
As for aerodynamics, that's another area where things haven't advanced as much as one might hope. For instance, there was car from the 1920's with a Cd of 0.28 http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_113084/article.html
Apart from that, give me modern any day...
Re: AMOLED screen ?
Not the first...
What exactly where you expecting? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically... Sydney Opera House?
The 1980's called
They want their hardcards back...
Mine's the one with the 20Mb MFM drive in the (deep) pocket.
Re: Battery, battery, battery.
Just occurred to me
What would happen if a waveform was sampled at non-regular (but defined) intervals? This way, the chances of always measuring a signal as it crosses zero would be solved. One for the mathematicians, I think.
Been hankering after one of these for a while now, but can't quite justify it...
4Gb RAM, Celeron for £315
up to i7
Re: UK Chancellor George Osborne doesn't want iScotland to use the pound
Of course, anyone is free to use Sterling, they just don't have a say in monetary policy. Plenty of small countries have hitched their local currency to a bigger player e.g. Alderney Pound.
Re: Bad news...
Don't be silly! C & W didn't evolve, it was designed that way! (or so the audience would rather believe).
It's no good
Even staring at Ryobi Girl isn't shifting that thought. Please, no Playmobil re-enactment.
Wasnt there a film about this?
Re: All this proves is that TVs are TOO BIG
Let's play Spot the Bully, shall we? Looks like someone could do with a bit of "re-education" via a sojourn in N Korea in order to appreciate the benefits of free choice.
Re: I don't know...
...nothing else indeed. It'd be like bolting 10 Nissan Micras together to give the same number of seats as a coach.
Re: Got 4G ?
"The phone is usually showing 'H' (HSPA, eg 3G) or 'E' (Edge, also 3G) ...sometimes falling back to venerable old GSM modes. Have been keeping an eye out for the long awaited 'L' (LTE, 4G) mode but never seen it ... the phone only ever said '4g' once."
EDGE is not 3G.
EDGE/EGPRS is implemented as a bolt-on enhancement for 2.5G GSM/GPRS networks, making it easier for existing GSM carriers to upgrade to it. EDGE is a superset to GPRS and can function on any network with GPRS deployed on it, provided the carrier implements the necessary upgrade. EDGE requires no hardware or software changes to be made in GSM core networks. EDGE-compatible transceiver units must be installed and the base station subsystem needs to be upgraded to support EDGE. If the operator already has this in place, which is often the case today, the network can be upgraded to EDGE by activating an optional software feature. Today EDGE is supported by all major chip vendors for both GSM and WCDMA/HSPA.
End of support, not end of life!
Why the panic people, just because XP falls off of support in April does not mean it can't be used... for anyone with decent firewall/AV and who doesn't surf on the darker side of the net it's going to be perfectly fine. Seems M$ can't win whatever it does...
Remind me, how long is the support cycle for $linux_of_choice? Are there ANY 13 year old linux distributions receiving security updates and patches from their creators now? And no, I don't believe it's possible to do an in-place upgrade from one to a current distribution any more easily than the loops that have to be jumped through getting XP upgraded to 8.1.
The reason why there may be little to no orthodox Jewish farmers outside of Israel is probably more to do with the time back in the day when Jews were prohibited from owning land.
If I were a rich man...
But they never release enough hardware-specific source to compile new kernels, so support for older chips disappears as soon as the next shiny comes along and there's nothing anyone (hobbyists, phone manufacturers) can do about it. That's why MT6589 still stuck on Android 4.2.1 - no-one can build KitKat for it so far.
Re: By Gove! I think he's got it!
Of course they hate him. I have never known an education secretary that was loved by the teaching "profession".
Yup, same here in the mid '80s. I think the rot set in during the 90s.
By Gove! I think he's got it!
Gets my vote. Good luck teaching teachers though, they don't like change!
Re: @ Arnold...
Yup, you're right. Choice is between the devil and the deep blue sea.
They are slimy
Just like the offer to upgrade my STB to a V+ HD for £20... plus £49.99 installation, which is only mentioned at checkout time. Of course there is the small print somewhere in one of the web pages but you've got to go looking for it.
And there's other things like the ability to upgrade a package online, but not downgrade, mission info about TV M, only M+ etc. etc.
If the broadband wasn't so good and the "loyalty discount" sufficient, I'd be off.
All that's needed to make it perfect
...apart from a better screen, processor etc, is for the tubular part top open, revealing space for a set of AA batteries a la Psion S5.
Re: Thermal stores would help too
" Most of the energy use in most houses is actually gas- as your laptop, TV, washing machine get ever more efficient the good old gas boiler remains the same."
Um, these items only get "more efficient" as they are replaced. Same with boilers - our old one (1980s) was <70% efficient, new one is >90%.
Crappy PR picture
In the real world, the picture is going to suck in a room like that - too many white walls, and have you seen the cost of top-notch projector screens?
Oh and Royal connections
Monarch Airlines ultimate parent company:
AMERALD INVESTMENTS NV
Doesn't sound very British to me.
To coin a phrase: Other monarchies are available.
C2 rated, don'tyaknow...
Also Clover Trail +, beats the Geekphone spec handsomely.
Same problem with a table
Got a new dining table recently, in a gloss white style. Was convinced that the cat had anointed it to indicate how pissed off he is with all the changes going on but even after washing it with soapy water the smell is still there. Must be something in the paint.
Had 3 Vertex SSDs in my workstation - 2 are showing errors and my Windows installation is so borked with corrupt clusters that it now refuses to boot. Have 2 Revodrives in our main server - the 240Gb one has completely died (not showing up in BIOS). We'll see how long the 960Gb one lasts.
Terrible, never again.
Re: Anyone see a Trojan Horse here ?
Ah yes, the Arab Spring. How is that going now?
Re: It will
A fool and his money...
*You* might only be getting 100Mb/s, but there are these computer things called servers that shift data across a redundant array of inexpensive drives all at the same time. Serial read/write speeds easily in excess of 1Gb/s from DAS is possible without exotic hardware.
Only ever use vouchers
When my own darling daughter took her first hit of fruit-based lunacy I ensured that no payment method bar vouchers was used on her account, so the worst that could happen is that she squandered her "own" money. So far, so good...
Got an LSI MegaRAID controller?
Then CacheCade is your friend... just upgraded the 600Gb drives on our main sql server installation with some 3Tb enterprise drives for space reasons, and was really worried about the performance hit, but adding a 400Gb (Intel) SSD as cache has done a more than admirable job of keeping performance up. And the installation was a POP. Would't trust a OCZ Vertex to that job, mind...
Re: I feel for Pichai...
'cos iPhones "just work"?
Re: Star N9589
Perhaps you misunderstood... that wasn't a brag (precisely why I *don't* buy labels), but to point out that you can get a lot of tech for little money if you're not wedded to the name brands. The phrase "landfill Android" does a disservice to the capabilities of relatively cheap phones.
That is all.
My current phone has:
1.2GHz quad core processor
Will take a 64Gb micro SDXC card (32Gb atm)
5.7" 1280x720 screen
2 SIM slots, 1x HSPA, 1xGSM.
Android 4.2.1, regularly updated.
GPS, BT, Wifi N etc.
It lasts a couple of days with regular use and comes with a spare battery.
All for £160, delivered and SIM free.
Does everything I need of it. Why would I want to pay more?
Re: Did someone's synthesiser say boycott?
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.
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