2720 posts • joined Wednesday 14th November 2007 11:03 GMT
Ota tuo, vihreä robotti Google!
(Take that, green Google robot!).
About time. Now, methinks, Nokia might just - just - regret letting go of expensive (read: highly talented) engineers.
Jolla - being Finnish for dinghy, which you'd be glad of, had you been thrown off a burning platform by a Canadian may well add to Nokia's woes.
I think Flop is even now consulting his mentors in Redmond, to see if they can somehow "do a 'Sendo' "on it.
Nordea, my bank in Finland gets it right...(Tad off-track)
OK, have to decide 1, 2 or 3 (Finnish Swedish or English).
(Reads phone number/name from computer): "Hello, Mr. Coatover, how can I help?"
OK, maybe the English bit helps...
There's a button at the ticket machine in the (physical) bank to use service in Finnish/Swedish*. Used to be all Finns pressed it. They'd queue for ages - upto an hour.
I press the button for service in English, get a ticket, and wait - oh, max. 5 minutes?
That was then.
Nowadays a lot of fluentl English-speaking Finns have twigged...my waiting time is slowly lengthening...
*Finland's bi-lingual, most Finns are reasonably fluent in the other.
They've "extended" Brewers Droop.
"Hoppy days are here again...." (as Girlie would say...)
Was this article written by Steven Fry???
Looks to me like a load of old pendulums. Oh, wait
Ah. The 'Gnomon Conquest'. Gorrit.
Re: Go Forth!
Forth on a Pi? YES!! Years ago, I wrote a Forth interpreter for an 8085-based CPM machine. It took a weekend.
I'd do it myself, but unfortunately I crushed my reading glasses with my zimmer frame.
(Fignition is no contender. Specs? nah.)
If a homeopath drowns, is it merely an overdose?
Re: £1? Luxury!
Can I tek' it tha the young whiippersanpper Lester is salivating about losing enough weight to be the first "Reg-inaught" aboard LOHAN?
Save your spittle, lad. You'll need it to lick 't E4 clean.....
You might want to tell it mine! Used it to setup my Raspberry Pi - which it did, in spite of only 800 meg. flash left.
Had to hang 3x USB flash drives around it, plus the SD card, thing looked like a bloody hedgehog!
Girl-on-the-beach? Finland's Sonera are running an advert. at the moment for wireless BB. at the end is a similarly dressed young maiden - on a beach - using what looks like an EEEPC.
Still use it a couple of times a week (easypeasy linux, not xandros), even tho' my Samsung Fondleslab' is with me always. EEEPC? Still bloody useful!
Long, long time before it's landfill (unless by accident I type "dd.........of=/dev/sda1"...)
Re: There is more to Linux than Ubuntu
Yep, you're correct. Ubuntu's 'skunk-works' seem to have produced Ubuntu-ARM-on-a-server.
To test relative speeds. Doubt if it'll be ported o desktop, tho' interesting if they did.
The buzzer? Blame the BOFH for that. I took in as surety for a few beers he cadged off me...
Re: There is more to Linux than Ubuntu
Let me gently explain by means of this buzzy stick.
RPi doesn't run UBUNTU!!!! FFS! <BZZZT!!!>
RPi is RISC/ARM architecture. Ubuntu runs Intel 386/AMD-64 CISC processors.<BZZZT!!!>
Ubuntu has not been compiled for the RPi. It never will be. No need. <BZZZT!!!>
(Damn, still breathing, I see...)
The RPi is not designed to be a desktop.* <BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT!!!>
That'll do it.
Re: a massive operations fuck-up caused by a shortage of components
Dunno...may be true.Remember Philips totally lost their market many years ago. They single-sourced one vital part, and the factory making it burnt down. Bye bye Philips GSM.
It'll never happen in Blighty...
My mate, years ago, went to US. Came back with a copy of (then-banned) Spycatcher.
Decent jovial 'snob' that he was, he nonchalontly left it on the coffee table at his home in UK, when visitors appeared.
Now - imagine your detested mother-in-law's face visiting, only to see "Fifty Shades of Grey" on the bedside table (or much worse, next to the toilet, with an adjacent pack of Kleenex....)
Somehow a 'Kindle' could never have the same effect .
Fud for thought...
Phone in sick, get an extra fiver! Luvvly Jubly...
Never heard of him before today (sorry).
But I think I should read at least one of his works. Recommendations/suggestgions?
So, just contacts, huh?
Couple of small paperclips gripping two bits of copper. Dunno why all the complexity.
or, "we Flop"
Re: Gahhhh, when will people learn kettle style IEC leads are different to others?
Where would we be without a Stanley knife?
To smooth the peak...
If only the TV channels could stagger the adverts. somehat.
After all, that's when everyone+dog switches the kettle on, isn't t? *
Must be hell in Finland, when the sauna (4Kw+) is swiched on, on a Saturday night at about the same time...We've got 2 million of the buggers for 5 million folks.....
* What WAS that bloke from FOX (?) wobbling on about, not watching adverts. is theft??? Go to your average website, see the status bar (connecting to ad-dont-make-sense.com) and realise how much of your monthly 'allowance' is being stolen! S'pose 'adblock' and similar is theft, too?
Finland, natch. NSN manufactures in..oh, wait...
But after all these years, I think it's a freaking bit of what we can do, when we try. Thing's lasted longer then my (late) washing machine, and in a vastly more hostile environment. OK, doesn't have to cope with the missus' overload (Clothes, not weight). Bejeezus, the thing's been out there since I left technical college in 1977 and I aint that far from retirement! Bugger is still going, and so am I (just). I think it'll outlive me!
Re: 21st-century RAM Pack Wobble ?
Problem is, if you look at your photo, the left-hand 'cheek' to hold the card in, on both (same one?) is completely missing. Hence, the card simply fell out.
I'll post photos to RS staff.
Why didn't he create a couple of his OWN accounts, then try to cack them, and only those, then tell the BOFH how he did it.
If it was his OWN accounts that he cracked, not much cause for a hefty fine...or porrige.That's how I'd do it.
Oh, wait. Cattle prod/weekend in the tape safe?
Re: My most dificult RPi project at the moment...
Bad as that. Put card into socket without case, card dropped straight out - vertically, not horizontally. So used a bit of tape, placed it in case. Micro-usb and HDMI sockets obscured by the case itself. Oh, and without a lot of cutting and filing of the SD hole, because it wouldn't sit in the case. Frick it, either it goes back to RS, or I buy and load a 32 gig. card, araldite it into position, drill the case to buggery, thus voiding any warranty I'd hoped for. Or, I solder in a better-quality holder. Warranty void again.I want to be able to change the SD, as-an-when I need to (they don't last forever). Now, again, extra time and expense to return it, and wait another month...Serious e-mail to RS going out today.
Wait till they REALLY minaturise Google glass until it fits a contact lens....
My thinking is the casino deserved it!
Did really like the KISS release mechanism!
A resistor and a matchhead. I'd wondered if the match would've got too sogy to ignite. Maybe that was the delay that caused the latex to flap around for a bit -- match had to be dried out for awhile, before it'd burn.
"That's not helium, it's something lighter"
More like the "Zen of Pi"
No, Leswinger, the card wouln't stay in. Furthermore, the tiny bits of gold (as a switch), to detect whether a card was connected or not were buckled. (I guess I could've just somehow twisted the two together, but I couldn't find my glasses.....
When I've got money, I'll fire the bugger up with 16G card. THEN, i'll persuade the bugger with 16 Gig up its jaksy! That'll make its eyes water!
(That's the problem. I wanna change the card. Duct-tape, etc OK once I get the thing to boot, I'll use a memory stick. Until then however...)
My most dificult RPi project at the moment...
..is to get the SD card to stay in the frikking socket! Returned under warranty, replacement exactly as bad!
Already had to take a file to the RS-supplied case, having noticed the case's dimensions seem to have followed my ex-manager's engineering principle:
"Measure it with a micrometer, mark it in chalk, then hew it out with a blunt axe".
Bloody case looked on arrival like it's been chewed by rats!
(Then, it'll become my webserver).
Re: Sinclair, what was that all about ?
Anybody willing to help my dementia here?
I seem to remember buying a chip, with an aluminium 'armadillo' heatsink stuck on its back (It actally worked very well, but got extremely hot!). IIRC, I stuck it on a board, with the tracks carved out by a scalpel I "purloined" from my mother - who was a nurse at the time. Holes 'drilled' by knocking a nail through carefully marked holes. (Oh, Veroboard! Where would we be without you!)
Put a 'skeleton' gramaphone into a wooden chess-box I had, connected to the speaker of a defunct wooden wireless we had. It worked. Powered by a 6V? motorbike battery I found on the local rubbish tip.
Envy of my friends. Think I was about 13 at the time. Would that really be 44 years ago?
Was it a Sinclair? I bought quite a few bits'n'bobs from Sinclair in my yoof, starting withe the MK14.
No, definitely Cannabis Resin
...as a mate down the pub (Honest, Ossifer!) tried to tell me. "You won't get sh*it like this anywhere on the planet, mate!"
Good point, Robin!
Seems the UK has excess water, after the flooding so shove it up there.
(Suck it back when the next UK hosepipe ban starts, of course! OK, one place to park the 'overflow...
Always wondered why Stonehenge was constructed where it was.
Any Ideas, folks?
Oh, and how it became to be so damaged. Unfortunately, one speculation - an invasion of the Finnish.
Re: More to the point, which set of bastards are pushing Nokia this way?
"Their success was never based on break-through innovation but in commercial savvy and ruthlessness."
Don't get it. I thought being 'ruthless' and 'savvy' was how you made money, and became competetive nowadays.
Oh, well. What do I know.
Thanks for a good read!
Funny, I've often used the expression "It's always easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission". Didn't realise the source...
One of the Greats.
This is one day I wish I was a frog, so this princess would take a chance...
She hasn't lost any of her beauty. Unlike me, sadly.
Re: Look on the bright side.
I got 2m/s included in the rent price. It's enough to watch BBC News video/ Bbcgoodfod.com's cookery class.
No cap, nothing. "All you can eat". Easy peasy. But, the quality of the connection is brilliant! Undecured WiFi, so even my neighbours use it - and I can still log in and watch po - sorry, aforementioned cookery programmes.
OKAY, stuck to 'arcade games'...
I never, ever finished "Trinity" - text based. They were REAL games!!!
Sorted out the "Gnomon Conquest" bit, never worked out the rest. I guess I needed to play a few more games of "Kensington" (still have my 1979 edition) to help me overcome the nannies pushing prams in the park.
Oh, my God...
I actually wrote a copy of "Space Invaders" that ran on a UK101. 6502-based. Wrote it in Basic...
Head bean-counter tried his hand, somehow even he couldn't understand that the srength you hit the keyboard made absolutely no difference to the force of the missile!
Alright, it worked, but admittedly a tad slow.
Totally agree with the dude!
Cyclists are a total menace to our environment!
Grief, when I jump on my bike, after a full English breakfast containing baked beans, bacon, couple of eggs or so, lard-fried slice, mushrooms, fried tomatoes, grilled onions and (horsey) sausages, I could give out more "ventus foulus" than the Queen probably did last week. Gawd, even the buses keep 20 yards away!
Linux Mint 13, MATE interface.
I write letters, open internet, play music/videos. Create presentations, whatever.
Just 'floats my boat'. Unity simply got up my nose. It seems to be a classic case of engineers showing what they can do, without listening to the end-user's requirement.
I've seen it in a lot of products. Almost without exception, they are all landfill now.
(Nicolet 660B is the exception - yet I'm possibly the only bloke left drawing breath on this planet who could still fix one, saw one advertised for $25,000 the other day. 25 years old, fuse-programmed ROM's..Joking or what?!)
Re: A lot of work...
libdvdcss2 illegal in Finland??? Yowser, didn't know that. Of course, I could always buy the T-shirt with the Perl script written on the back, and type that in before Girlie does her usual 'bleach my Hard Rock Cafè" shirts into oblivion.
Alternatively, walk up the road a bit (OK, 500 Km) and ask that young kid in Norway who sorted it to stick it on my USB thingy.
Re: Don't sign up to a commercial provider..!!!
Of course you're gonna have a New Mexico on any new planet. How else will the first colonists - 'Merkans' - get their clothes washed and ironed, or their dishes washed? NASA's in Texas, yeah? 'Nuff said.
Re: Privacy controls ? How ?
Agree. I use FB daily, mainly to see what my kids are up to. (Oh, and ave a laugh with George Takei..He finds some really funny stuff!)
Point is, I never 'Friend' anyone unless I know them personally (Takei is an exception). So if the parents implemented that rule, FB would be a safer place.
Also agree with a previous poster that "Internet Safety" must be added to the school curriculm. You never know what little toe-rag is gonna tell his '10-year old new girlfriend' called Bubba, which window is insecure, so he can meet Bubba...
Re: Not a meterorite
Of course it was, dear boy!
That's exactly why everyone living under Heathrow approach have to replace their window when a plane goes past. About 300 times a day. Glaziers must be happy!
Oh, FFS, Matthew.
Forehead, meet palm.
Re: ELOP FAIL
@dogged. Can't really agree about the documentation. I find Linux fanbois can do a good job.
On the other side of the coin, I tried to watch a video from Microsoft's Academy (usually excellent) about WinServer 2012. It was supposed to be 'introductory'. Almost immediately, the presenter starts wobbling on about 'Cloud Conputing' , which we don't need in our NPO organisation. I wanted to know about IIS, MS-SQL. I almost dozed off. No. Bugger that for a game of soldiers, I'm sticking Debian Squeeze, and a LAMPP stack on it. Lots of documentation, don't have to pay for the info.