363 posts • joined 9 Mar 2007
Re: Coding is a fundamental skill that’s going to be a part of almost everything
"@dan 1980 I think you are mistaken. In the same way that everyday people use a spreadsheet instead of calculating the figures manually"
I don't meet many people who use spreadsheets to calculate figures - most use them to write table-form documents. If any calculations were needed they would do them by hand. Most people haven't a flippin' clue what a spreadsheet is for!
QNAP TS210 -> Mac Mini (OS X + iTunes) -> Apple TV (all wired GB Ethernet)
Canon Powershot SX260 HS
I love my Canon Powershot SX260 HS camera, it was reasonably priced, is easy to use, small, light, has a good battery life, a small charger, a wonderful optical zoom and, best of all, comes in green!
I had no idea the El Reg staff were in the pay of the Illuminati.
I will say no more. (Believe your eyes, that's all...)
Re: Amazon aren't bad
I have been impressed with Apple many times. The first thing they do is take your number and an alternate one so that they can call you back if the call is interrupted. It carries on from there in the same vein.
Amazon have never let me down, not once. They may not pay honest taxes but they get my vote. I also am impressed with PayPal and eBay who have always sorted out my problems with either them or customers. If I want something nowadays, I rarely buy it if I can't get it via Amazon or eBay because they can be relied upon.
Re: Do I have to talk to someone
Frakkin' BT Mobile had two call centres, one in NI and one in Newcastle. Gawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The trouble with the Lightning socket on my iPhone 5 is that it is a little narrow deep hole that filled up with the detritus of my pockets and then stopped working after a year.
For pocket use it needs either a flap, a cover or, to be really funky, designed like a vagina that is closed until something is inserted (and self-cleans).
Still, I got a free replacement iPhone 5 from Apple because of this so I shouldn't complain too loudly.
Re: I wonder
I set mine to vibrate during sex.
We called our new daughter Ivy Frances, for medical reasons.
In Limerick at the police station
Theres a "shortage of pens" situation
When cons turn up to sign on
They're told the pens are all gone
(It's a sign of the state of the nation.)
Re: iPhone 4S
Most of his "reasons" are just bunk.
I can't imagine how asking people to fill in a form can add up to 4bn of any currency!
Care to enlighten us?
Re: The picture ..
Don't you mean Hoover over it?
Where's the Raspberry Pi download image?
It's not the hardware, it's the users. Had an identical experience here with our own hardware (large Jap company that makes their own laptops and projectors). Amusing.
Enhanced Reality! Think of it - you're shagging the mister/missus and yet it appears you are shagging a star/starlet(/sheep/robot/pumpkin/whatever). Of course you'd both be needing to wear them - fair's fair. Sign me (and my partner) up at once!
Re: Non-Anglii sed Hispanici
South America was already a place for Germans, long before WW2, hence it was an easy place to run to for those able - they had large communities to blend into.
My Shine came out of the wrist strap and has not been seen again.
I am using a Withings Pulse now but the clip bent open so it no longer clips - I keep it in my pocket.
Must go for a walk....
I have a couple of QNAP TS212 boxes and they are OK.
One box I use as an iSCSI JBOD for my Sun T2000, I created a ZFS mirror.
The other one is in standard use but one of the 2TB (Green) drives has failed. There is a USB socket on the back and I have connected a USB mirror device (Icy Box, 2x3TB disks) as I wanted to do a full backup in order to convert the QNAP to 2x3TB disks. Unfortunately there is no facility in the fancy software for that! I ssh'd in remotely and uses rsync instead. I think that the NAS software should support an easy way of upgrading the disks. There is a backup application but it is limited to specified folders, a certain number of folders (five I think) and they must already exist on the target. Ridiculous! I think QNAP technical support were embarassed when they told me this.
Does anyone know if Synology are any better?
Also, can you connect the Synology as a USB drive directly to one computer as well as a network drive to others?
Re: Apple TV set or gaming?
I think that every Apple presentation/Keynote/developer thingy involves gaming with guest speakers/demos from the gaming industry. I guess you've never seen them.
iPad/od/hone is probably the largest games platform.
Re: so as to be able to run apps without need for change software.
You can use the Kryton-2 zoom mode....
I also went from iPad 3 to iPad Air and what a difference! When I unpacked it I thought they'd sent me an iPad Mini instead! It is light enough to use in bed, doesn't get hot and is super-responsive. I bought the 128GB version so have plenty of room for all my videos and music, photographs and apps. It looks really nice (I have the white version) and feels great to use. I have not had a network problem with either WiFi or 3G whereas I would sometimes lose connectivity with my iPad 3.
Definitely a recommended upgrade.
I can't remember what I paid for it but it was affordable.
Re: Better storage
Linux check 3.6.11+ #371 PREEMPT Thu Feb 7 16:31:35 GMT 2013 armv6l
Welcome to check Unix
Last login: Mon Nov 4 16:01:55 2013 from 220.127.116.11
nick@check ~ $ uptime
15:44:00 up 212 days, 20:58, 1 user, load average: 0.12, 0.38, 0.29
nick@check ~ $ top
top - 15:44:08 up 212 days, 20:58, 1 user, load average: 0.10, 0.37, 0.29
Tasks: 86 total, 1 running, 85 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 0.7 us, 1.3 sy, 0.0 ni, 98.0 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
KiB Mem: 481288 total, 449468 used, 31820 free, 72548 buffers
KiB Swap: 102396 total, 0 used, 102396 free, 282804 cached
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
16825 nick 20 0 4664 1364 1024 R 1.0 0.3 0:00.10 top
37 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.3 0.0 1096:12 mmcqd/0
1 root 20 0 2140 608 516 S 0.0 0.1 10:27.76 init
2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:06.17 kthreadd
3 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 10:07.40 ksoftirqd/0
5 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kworker/0:0H
7 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kworker/u:0H
8 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.01 khelper
9 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kdevtmpfs
10 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 netns
12 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:03.48 bdi-default
13 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kblockd
14 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.22 khubd
15 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 rpciod
16 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:19.07 khungtaskd
17 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:11.12 kswapd0
18 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.01 fsnotify_mark
Re: Quote.... It's just an iPad, FFS
There is ONLY Miele.
"The boy then admitted to sharing the sex video during at Skaraborg District Court, where he was ordered to pay damages."
"In light of the reigning ethical and social values should serve as the starting point for the assessment of the size of of infringement damages, these circumstances should not have an insignificant impact on the appeals court's review."
"Oisín Cantwell, a columnist in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet columnist Oisín Cantwell, accused the court of "trivializing" the girl's pain."
What about this article's readers' pain? Will no-one think of the readers?
Re: In 5 years time ...
I believe that history and the truth shows that he invented neither. He did want us all to use DC though and murdered an elephant...
Re: why not try
IOS7 has a whole Do Not Disturb settings page, fairly comprehensive and quite welcome. The new alarm sounds are pretty good.
Recipe For Disaster!
A SINGLE FOUR Terabyte disk, balanced on its end - they must be laughing all the way to, well, somewhere!
"Hello?" "Yes, what?" "Your drive fell over and now you've lost four terabytes of data? Oh dear. You did have a backup, didn't you? Oh, I see, this WAS your backup - your PC's disk died and you tried to restore and - oh dear oh dear oh dear. Never mind."
Re: I've ordered a 5C
Having had to use an Android (HTC Desire X) for a week because my iPhone was off for repairs (our baby slobbered into the charging socket and her drool is corrosive like Alien(tm) slime) I can understand these figures - it was HORRIBLE! I was SO happy to get my iPhone back.
In 1986 I had a Philips PSR80 mobile telephone, Philips CD player, XJ6, pocket colour TV, Apple computer, Yamaha FJ1200, programmable calculator and many other wonders. Things have gone decidedly downhill since then...
Re: It's perfect
Use the latest plugin and return it to normal. http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ModerationPlugin/
They had a huge factory in Swindon - it was used in at least one film, James Bond I think.
s'Funny, an Asian company (Honda) can make cars in Swindon and make them well and profitably, but Motorola can't make mobile telephones there any more.
Mi kredas ke estas utila aldono. Ĝi estas bona por paroli!
I tried and enjoy this brand. It has all the right words on the packet and tastes good too.
Milk always has to go in first. Also always use a teapot, obviously. Dunkers should be hung or exiled or both.
Semi-skimmed milk of course. No sugar unless you're an idiot, foreign or both.
I'm currently contracting in Dublin and have to say that the Irish do on the whole know how to make a reasonable brew.
Re: There are two kinds of radio amateurs.
In the same category as a lot of Amateurs, a bit of both. I have a Yaesu 480 to a homemade 80m dipole but also make my own valve radios and collect and use Eddystone stuff. I have a Raspberry Pi driving a valve for my QRSS beacon. I use an iBook in my shack. We're a diverse lot, just like most techy people I think.
13 Years and a Baby Later...
We met online in September 2000 and are still tolerating each other. The new baby is a bit annoying though.
No Apple Shops In Ireland!!
What pisses me off is that there are NO Apple shops here in Ireland at all! Not in Dublin or Cork or anywhere! Have to risk the crazies in Belfast to visit the nearest one. That's just a farce.
Drobo: slow, expensive, proprietry. What is the attraction?
Re: Who'd have thought the robin reliant...
You mean the Reliant Robin!
Have you ever heard of an Escort Ford or a Shadow Rolls Royce?
My mother bought a Mac Book Pro to play Facebook Scrabble on while her partner watches the football.
Then she persuaded the PC World tech guy to come to her house to find out why e she couldn't access Facebook. Of course she didn't have WiFi...
Re: This is all too familiar.
Exactly! There are fewer people with Macs and almost none of them need any assistance. Bloody whining whinging meddling Windows users! Never admit to knowing ANYTHING about Windows! Unless you like pain.
Lessons From History
Nothing in history stopped the Americans from trying to conquer Afghanistan (or the British either). The military doesn't read history books and they never learn.
I have both Pascal and Python on my iPad.
Sorry to disprove your rubbish with actual facts.
Re: Wot no Raspberry Pi?
I have a Sun T2000, 32 CPUs and 32GB RAM (Solaris 10) with a 2TB iSCSI NAS sitting on top, in the loft above the dining room. I have 3 wireless routers and four hubs including a 64-port 1GB/s one. A RPi sits under my main desk, powered with a home-made UPS, running Xymon, monitoring everything.
Re: I hope you didn't just leave them slumped at their desks?
Do you mean: "it died" by any chance?
"Went dead" is incorrect in many ways.
Re: " Most of its one-time advantages are now commodity features"
I was given a Nokia Lumia for a works' mobile but gave it back because it was too heavy and had sharp corners - not a good combination in your trouser pocket! I bought an iPhone 5 instead and it is light enough to carry around comfortably in said pocket. Funnily enough the rest of the department's Nokia Lumias were changed for HTC mobiles because they couldn't get Outlook e-Mail to work on them - unlike the iPhone. Sadly the HTC doesn't work with it either so I remain the only person in our department with works' e-mail on their mobile telephone. I expect they will all get iPhones too at some point. My only other smartphone was a Nokia e71 which was annoying and fiddly - the iPhone 5 is a massive improvement on that.
Xymon Server, etc.
I use a battery-backed up RasPi for an Xymon server. It monitors all my routers, SANs, servers, cams, etc. I find it quite useful.
Another RasPi is being used as an executive alarm clock. Another one is used as the heart of an old-time radio that plays random MP3 recordings of pre-war radio show recordings through a small valve amplifier.
Another RasPi is a QRSS TX controller.
Some Model A's work as environmental monitors around the house, sending back temperature, light, humidity and other values back to a master Pi server. These might be extended to control radiators/lights/curtains in a future project.
I am thinking about replacing my Apple TV with a RasPi media centre.
I am experimenting with FreeBSD on another Pi.
Re: Or a cheaper Raspberry Pi + LedBorg alternative
Too dim for a room. I have this and operate it via a bash script quite well enough without having to learn Yet Another Language.
Get down to the annual Air Tattoo in Fairford if you want to see amazing things. Seen SR-71s flying, the stealth fighter, etc.