60 posts • joined 31 Oct 2007
Re: A question of balance
you can.. its just more difficult
The 20p and 50p have constant diameter no matter where you measure them
this new £1 will be the first coin in a very long time not to have a constant diameter
Re: 25TB at RAID5? ...
if you look at their website, you can do raid 1 on an even number of disks, and have a hot spare, or have two raid 1s and a hot spare, or a two drive raid 1 and a three drive raid 0
no one said you had to use all five drives in a single raid 1.....
"The 25TB 5big Thunderbolt box can apparently hit a read speed of 785MB/sec, and write at 695MB/sec – but we notice that's using 4TB drives rather than the new 5TB disks, so your mileage may very well vary."
Exactly how can it be using 4TB drives, if its got five drives and a total capacity of 25TB?
What does it do then?
If the transporter sync only uses locally saved files, in the transporter file, what does the transporter actually DO. Surely if the files reside entirely on the host computer in a "transporter folder" - then the sharing and synchronization can entirely replicated in software - what does the little puck shaped device add to the mix?
This overlooks the fact that almost $100bn of apple's cash is overseas, and they cant bring it back without paying a huge amount of tax on it.
And the 10% is taking apples TOTAL cash (including overseas) as a fraction of other companies US ONLY cash, so its meaningless, if they were to include US companies overseas holdings, as they do with apple, then apple have between 2 and 3% of the non financial cash reserves.
a totally pointless report, hideously skewed by not comparing like for like
how fast do you want...
" It's bandwidth is just 80GB/sec, seemingly unimpressive."
80GB/sec is VERY impressive to me...
If you believe the BBC...
"But with no speakers on the rover, the track was not played on the red planet itself."
As usual, it was El Reg who was wrong...
I just watched the BBC news and one of the first things the reporter said was "Although the rover doesn't have any speakers on board..."
and continues to say how this is the first audio broadcast from another planet...
basically its the first interplanetary spotify
From what i can gather, it doenst have speakers - the message was simply relayed VIA the rover.. it was never played out loud to an empty martian desert.
the first line is wrong!!! the screen isnt OVER twice the size of its predecessor
ignoring that fact that to most people a screen twice the SIZE of a 3.5" one would be a 7" one....
i can only assume you are talking about area - and ironically the advert this article appears on top of says that the XL has 90% more area... meaning its LESS than twice the area
i had about 700 but i had a bit of a purge and im down to 550 now....
I am now on my FOURTH HTC One X... having had to return three faulty units - all with screen problems (the second one also had loose internals that rattled around and other problems too).
This one seems ok but i will be ebaying this and getting a Galaxy S3 as soon as its out.
According to the FAQ there is no such thing as dual parity support, single parity is the only option , contrary to your article
while this is obviously their april fools - its not a very good one, since hard drives with two actuators have already existed ion the past.
" 5 year old £300 laptop wil do EVERYTHYING it can do"
your 5 year old laptop has a touchscreen? thats very impressive....
so exactly the same?
"He reckoned that SSD areal density curve was increasing at 33 per cent a year through to 2020 while the hard disk drive areal density increase rate was 33 per cent."
from where exactly?
"The chief technology officer at BT Counterpane said that part of the threat to privacy comes from governments hiring private firms to get around privacy regulations"
So not say, from BT letting Phorm intercept all of its users communcation?
MMS & facetime
the issue has been fixed now,
if you havent jailbroken yet, when you do, mms and facetime will be fine.
if you have already jailbroken and have lost mms & facetime, just run cydia, it will auto update, then reboot your phone and it will be fixed.
"not available in the uk"
Last time i was in the apple store (three days after the phone's uk launch) they had wall to wall bumpers!
AND the bumper I ordered through apples free bumper program has also been delivered (as have several of my friends!)
the 3GS only suffers from marginal slowdowns, most people probably wouldnt notice, the 3G is basically crippled (the "S" obviously has a much more powerful processor and can cope with the demanding OS4 more easily)
If you havent jailbroken (to back up your blobs) and have a 3GS, then the upgrade is currently totally irreversible
actually - i think this is more to do with the fact that the micro sim can have additional functionality built into it - more levels of authentication.
This trick works because the microsim card slot in the ipad is backwards compatible with the electronics of a regular sim, but in future its perfectly possible that you could just take a microsim and put it in a plastic container to use it in your regular mini-sim phone.
im guessing the first reading should be to with in a kilometer?
"Using the 3.5m telescope at Apache Point in New Mexico, Murphy and his colleagues were able at last to get a laser reflection back from the missing moon-prowler, getting its range to within a centimetre. A second reading less than 30 minutes later gave another line of position and pinned the machine down to within 10 metres. In time, Murphy believes he can refine this down to within a centimetre."
188PB for 2.7 million hours works out at 69GB/hour
which even for HD seems outrageous, thats well above blu-ray where you can squeeze a 2 hour move onto a 25GB SL disc.
"What this last test shows is that there's really not much in it. O2 was quick to point out that London was one the place where it delivered the fastest web page transfer speed, 1.7 seconds, and that was 30 per cent faster than its slowest rival.
That not only means that the slow one transferred the page in 1.3 seconds"
surely a SLOWER page will take longer to load - so it would be MORE than the 1.7 seconds of the fastest. according to your article loading something in 1.3 seconds is slower than loading it in 1.7 seconds?
" has now been uncovered, thanks to the release of a downloadable SDK for application developers"
that and the fact for the last week you've been able to buy a phone running that OS - you dont need an SDK to find it!!!
Google "nexus" and see how many hits you get :P
Mine arrived today (London, UK)
who care what OS you have?!! just use the HD2 to download the file - you dont even need a damn computer!
More to the point - its very nice they have fixed a minor bug with the camera - what about the MAJOR bug with the SMS feature (i.e. that it doesnt work!)
an AWFUL phone
I have had mine a week today...
There is no argument, the hardware is amazing
Sadly the software is a disaster.
The alarm function regularly stop making sounds (a problem if you are relying on it to wake you up!) - it pops up but stays silent
The audio manager crashes every 60 seconds (seriously...)
the "volume" rocker on the side control the volume in every app EXCEPT the audio player, where it mysteriously shuffles between tracks (you already have a skip control on the headphone lead!).. meaning that when listening to music there is no way to change the volume - the only way to do it is to LEAVE the app - go to a differnet tab on "sense" THEN change the volume.. THEN go back into the app!
What moron though that up?
And - by far the most serious problem:
It cant even get messaging right. three times so far (in a WEEK) its simply stopped dealing with text messages.. you can write them.. you can hit send.. it even tells you that they have successfully sent, but in fact, its just storing them (somewhere!).. it's only when you next reboot your phone that it sends them all at once after it has finished starting. Its also failed to receive a few texts. If it cant even be relied on for sending a freaking SMS then how can they call it a phone?! - and this bug isnt even new - it was in the Touch/HD too and they STILL havent properly fixed it
How on earth this PoS got past any kind of quality control with so many bugs i have no idea
im HOPING that they will release a firmware update which fixes this issues, but as it is, its damn near unusable and i can only say avoid it at all costs.
interesting everyone automatically assumes its about race - and yet they left the asian guy in?
maybe its because the black guy had grey hair and was the oldest in the pic, maybe they wanted it to reflect a younger more "dynamic" image ?
while i'm aware that burning hydrogen and oxygen - as current liquid fuelled rockets do - produces water vapour as an exhaust...
I was under the impression that hydrogen and oxygen aren't the ONLY ingredients in a liquid fuelled rocket. There are usually various additives and stabilisers etc etc - some of which are extremely toxic, so maybe an ALICE engine could be more environmentally friendly than a "convention" rocket?
"the car performs like a standard Toyota Prius."
Surely you mean
"the car performs like a standard Toyota Prius lugging around a sodding great battery in the boot"
a 4 Slot drobo with 4 x 2TB drives can only store 6TB since it HAS to use 2TB of capacity for parity information.
the difference is that you could be waiting longer for that 100MB to come round under the heads while the drive spins slowly.. rather than having it start to read much faster of a drive with a faster spin speed
especially since that 100mb is unlikely to be in one nice big continuous file
go look up rotational latency
@ mad hacker
yes, quite obviously, that entire paragraph was completely re-written following my rant
it originally talked about dynamically varying the drive speed
a or an
he is right that its entirely down to the sound rather than the specific letter,
the easiest example is:
even though M is not a vowel, in this context it is pronounced:
so its "an em-pee" :P
For about the millionth time
these drives do NOT vary the spin speed dynamically.
WD even had to issue a clarification because so many people were incorrectly making this assumption.
people have hooked up microphones to CRO's to measure their hum to prove the drive speed never changed.
the make a hard drive motor which can change its speed in the way suggested would be VERY difficult.
Unless by vary you mean : 5,400rpm and 0 rpm (the only variation it can do)
a better clarification:
some of WD's other marketing material makes it clearer (last two words below), but i would have hoped for the tiniest bit of fact checking from a hardware review! peddling this kind of BS only serves to perpetuate the myth that WD have done something remarkable
IntelliPower™ — A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. For each GreenPower™ drive model, WD may use a different, INVARIABLE RPM.
Read the picture?
Evidently there is a dedicated box for the fuser unit - it says "fuser unit" on the side of the box in the photo!
its NOT the same as a notebook drive
"The VelociRaptor takes advantage of the latest advances in areal density by shrinking the platters even further, to 2.5in such that the new drive has the same 99 x 69 x 15mm dimensions as a notebook hard drive. There’s no expectation that anyone will use VelociRaptor inside a laptop as the smaller form-factor is aimed at Enterprise customers who want to stuff their blades with storage."
The other reason no one will stuff them into notebooks is that notebooks use 9.5 mm and 12.5mm high drives, I have never seen a notebook which could take a 15mm drive (let alone deal with the eat or power issues of this one). So it is NOT the "same dimensions as a notebook hard drive".
@ AC who cant do maths
58million iphones weighing (NOT waying...) 7.7million KG would come in at 133g per phone,
for your 7.5kg you distributed the phones amongst the weight, not the weight amongst the phones, by your maths its 7.5 phones to the kg, rather than 7.5 kg to the phone
if you are going to correct people you should make damn sure you are correct yourself (especially if you then call yourself a pedant)
maybe its because we all (most of the posters in london/nottingham/milton keynes) live in the UK , which is currently on BST... and the comments timestamps are all in GMT, so are an entire hour different? so picking 5 mins here or there is stupid?
I have just picked up my shiny new 16GB iphone from the O2 store on the strand london, where they are just filing out all the paperwork and sending people off with UNACTIVATED phones.
apparenlty it coudl be a couple of DAYS before they get thru all the paperwork and data inputting and actually get around to activating our contracts.. this has been going on since 8:02 this morning and its 10:30 now.
how exactly is this "swimmingly" ? i have a brand new phone which i have paid for, that i cant use because their systems have crashed YET AGAIN
i use dual layer media in mine all the time!
joel beat me to it, but the BBC isnt adding all this traffic to the network, the users downloading it are, and they are already paying for the privaledg!. if the isp's arent charging enough, that is their trouble
i happen to read el reg a lot, but you dont see my isp demanding that el reg pay them for my downloading
and in reply graham, its NOT a compulsory licence, you CHOOSE to have a TV, you need a licence. feel free to chuck away your tv and tear up your licence,
you are paying for a service (quality public service broadcasting (their remit - the argument over whether this is what they provide is an entirely differnet matter)) it is not compulsory, if you dont wish to watch tv, you dont need to pay for the license either.
tsince it says it is left in the shade by its competitors, it might be useful to name and a few alternativesand say in what way they beat this canon?
maybe it should be more of a xmas wish than an april fool?
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