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Here's the HOWTO...
Gobsmacked that Jolla hasn't had the foresight to send one to El Reg.
Or is it a case of "If you don't ask, you don't get" ?
Just went to the cellar to get my old Canon EOS 600 out. Matching Canon flashgun. Forgot I'd got them.
OK, maybe now I'll get the film loader fixed...
As some wag commented here earlier (I think) "Daddy, daddy, what's a camera?" "A smartphone that can't make calls")
Go on. Have fun. You know you want to....
Oh my God.
Note already on 'fridge for tomorrow.
SSH to kettle. username: Kettle Password 1234
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y
Oh, wait...what about the 'fridge?
Oh, Luvly Jubbly!
Christ, if a virus can find a way to sneak onto my Trinket /ATtiny85), I'll be impressed. Already looking to use a few bytes nicked from the temperature chip.
Way to code, script-kiddie!!! 'Cos I can't.
Re: Wouldn't it be poetic justice
....the phone that Nokia 'should' have made.....
Wasn't that the N9?
I'll check my g-mail
Stuck my name down for one, and as I live in Finland....
where would you fit the airbags and roofrack?
Yeah. Can't imagine seeing that outside IKEA.
Re: Rented building anyway
Google Earth to visit?
Like the impressive sub. video. I guess training operatives / weight of equipment etc ...
Highly impractical, probably impossible (in the near future) but - WOW - If only....
Funny, my limited Finnish has two meanings for "Jolla"
It's one of the 'jo-' words. Like 'jossa' - 'in which'.
I think Jolla chose carefully. A dinghy, to rescue from the burning platform, or..
Jolla - 'by means of which', 'whereby'...
Clever. Please, any native Finns check this out.
Is that the end of that fuc*king irritating Nokia tune?
Or will it be replaced by the Windows 'fanfare'?
Watching the news on YLE (Fin. BBC) as I write.
Nokia down 2%, disinct sense of melancholy. Sale approved.
Helsingin Sanomat (newspaper) quote:
"Siilasmaa: Emme tee mitään typerää ja hätiköityä" (We don't do anything stupid or rash")
Yeah? Really?? Elop???
History now, sunshine.
Takes me back awhile....
When I worked for BT (Post Office then), we got some of those new-fangled FET things. 2N3819. Bloody expensive then - at least a quid, which in the 1970's would have bought a couple of bevvies.
My boss used to get a fit of the vapours when I'd test 'em by sticking an AVO-8 between source and drain, then comb my hair to watch the needle thrash about. They were J-FET's - no real harm if I was careful
(Didn't dare try with the much more expensive and fragile 40673 dual-gate IGFET's. Man, you had to be careful not to remove/dislodge the shorting ring 'til they were soldered in place!).
As to the writer's cct, adding a UJT, a cap., resistor and a piezo loudspeaker - THEREMIN!!
How many in education?
Well, I have it on good authority that a professor is using them in his IT classes here in Oulu University (Finland).
But I don't think they use Scratch...
As an aside, I think most of the Pi's success comes down to the incredibly active community. I considered a BeagleBone Black, not much more expensive and far better suited for my project(s) - RAM, I/O superior by far. But IMO disjointed consensus on which Linux distro. to focus on (Raspbian seems the winner with Pi), and the 'community' it's spawned seems sparse and divided by comparison. I'll stick with the Pi for now...
- all closed-source and all protected to the hilt.
One would assume this sort of work would be undertaken on Earth. I'm guessing that much of the ISS software is developed in-house, so a port to Linux is easier.
Wot? Two Pi articles in one day???
Pi Icon, please (And I don't mean Uncle Ebden with a halo or whatever)
Rumour has it there are some folks still using IE6...How the hell do they communicate?
Bet they still lick stamps. (YUK!)
Still, what's wrong with spoofing your browser ID?
Re: So fix it!
Isn't a bit of the problem that, if you drooled over one of these machines (I remember waiting ages for my MK14*) at least you had the satisfaction and frustration of furtively reading the magazines on the shelves at W.H.Smith's, reading about what you CAN do with it. Embarrassing, standing with the dirty mac (no, not that sort) brigade, and drooling. Couldn't buy the mag. 'cos I'd spent all my money on a postal order to Sinclair to buy the thing.
My first silicon porn was caused by an older guy who mistakenly let me read a dirty book I found in the back of his car. (He also gave me his HP35 calculator, which I still have).
It was the Intel 4040 Manual, and - although at first I didn't understand all the timing diagrams, I soon found the two pages of the Instruction Set. I really should've been studying for my 'O'-levels, but this was better!
Later, by a couple of years, I'm correcting 44-bit ttl-wired microcode in Nicolet Spectrum Analysers, and now live in Finland. Broke, jobless, unemployed. OK, the writer has a point....
My argument...without IT skills, are we to become a nation of shopkeepers again? Or what alternative have you may-sayers in mind?
*MK14. Showed it to my (new) boss at BT, got promoted!
Olilla didn't get an invite to the party, then?
He didn't just turn a company around. He turned a country around.
Albeit it's a small one. Smaller than NY state. Even so...
They could've done worse...And I think thy're going to.
Radical think at Microsoft. Will I see Windows 10.1 released as a .deb in my lifetime...? Nothing surprises me anymore, after Nokia --> MS.
Re: Why wait - use existing solutions?
Pi does have some kind of LCD interface, but strangely, notdocumented or code available (AFAIK).
Love the concept, but for many apps, I personally think it's a solution waiting for a problem. Most bods who'd use Pi where they need portability would be OK with a much lower res. device. In my project (Portable 'lab' with camera, environmental, etc, relatively low res. is all I need for basics. If I want more, I can (e.g.,) VNC to it using my fondleslab. But I may be missing something..
Actively massaging their patent portfolio.
In the hope that it'll grow. With few R+D types? Nah.
Reminded me instantly of the old joke, about a very expensive wallet made from foreskins. "But, Sir, if you massage it, it turns into a suitcase!"
Patent troll, indeed. Hope this won't become an SCO remake...
...I think my previous manager had something to do with the ion engine...Pint, Steve, if it's you. Long way from Oulu, though...
"Ballmer would not sell his soul, he'd rent it."
He'd licence it.
Tried and tested in Finland...
...and found wanting. From Wikipedia:
"he Finnish broadcasting corporation YLE started DAB transmissions in 1997, which covered approximately 2 million listeners. However, not many compliant devices were sold and hence the DAB transmitters were switched off in 2005, although transmissions of the digital radio channels continue in the digital television network.
Finland is providing digital radio via other digital broadcasting systems, such as DVB-H."
... understand the definition of an algorithm .. before they are due to be taught algebra...
If (I_am_Good == TRUE)
(ax*ax) + bx +c ? "meh...So what?"
"seven to 11 year-olds will have to code programs "in at least two programming languages"."
Pisser, that. My son was fluent in both Finnish and English when he was about 10, then started Swedish and German. He wants to tackle Russian next, fluency before he's 16. Exceptional? No, not really.
Oh, and his bit about teaching (computing) in prisons? Didn't think stripey-shirted guests could get access to internet (which they WILL need to program anything more complex than an 8-string rosary bead processor (Abacus?)
No, I'm no coder. I just use Python (BASIC for Geeks)
Re: Under new management
" I now own 2 phones that will lose support long before they fail..."
My N8 failed a couple of days ago. I threw it to the floor in frustration, smashed the display.
Quandary...shall I get it fixed...
Or get an Android...
Get it fixed!!!"
Was I the only one...
...who had to watch this video whilst peeping from behing the sofah?
Re: A big magenta cock would look great soaring through the skies.
Playmonaught's last words?
From the RockBLOCK spec....
I see it's using Iridium's "Short Burst Data’ (SBD)"
When I were a lad at school, SBD stood for "Silent But Deadly" in reference to the Latin teacher's wont of letting off a "Ventus Foulus" at regular intervals...S'pose it's fitting...at altitude, no-one can smell your fart.
"...the optimal mobile experience...."
...Is for me to use the fuc*ker mobile - i.e., where I want.
Reads like the justification for Windows Genuine Advantage!
With the constant TV criticism on Finnish TV...
...over the last few days, I'm wondering if it's Finns Revenge.
Make Elop so toxic, that even Microsoft may think twice...
After all, why did YLE (Finnish 'BBC') bring up he divorce, except to spit more venom at this "trojan"?
Well done guys - great video
(IT angle..) Didn't realise until I looked at the task bar that I was using Midori to view it...
Finland's press has really got its teeth into this:
Me,too. Now,can anyone read the tiny print at bottom left?
Wouldn't be a datecode, would it?
The silence tells us nothing...
If it didn't, the SPB team obviously went to the boozer to drown their sorrows.
If it did, the SPB team obviously went to the boozer to celebrate.
Either way, I wouldn't expect much till the mother-of-all-hangovers subsides...
Surreptitiously secreted 7" tablet, and a long toilet break?
Re: Just how...
Well, 'welsh speed daters' seem to know
Why does everyone assume it was a ewe???
Just wondered...Nowt as queer as folk...
Arrr. I await yer reportin' scroll wi' bated barnacles!
Damn yer black 'eart..Oi fergot it's "International Talk like a Pirate day"
Cap'n Scumbucket - at yer service, or yer dubloons!
(Icon - cos it's a bit like a parrot...)
Re: One possible use...
...unhitching and hitching their safety lines...
What are these new-fangled "safety wires" of which you speak, Sir?
Re: One possible use...
And they've all got "Eddie Stobart" written on the side..........
Roses are red...
Violets are blue
Some poems rhyme
That one donẗ.
Dr. Who has definitely gone downhill.
Can't remember the last time I had to hide behind the sofah.....
COSH - new idea???
When I was a kid, I thought that's the only way they could control the boyancy - recompress the gas. Blimey, I was about 10 at the time. I thought it was exactly how they worked.
Didn't know it was a new-ish idea, 40-odd years later!
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