2210 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
You are confusing decimal number counting with counting using "tuple" style numbers.
A variation is used for very large integers. if the sign bit isn't set then the rest of the word is the value (which can be what ever format you like). If the sign bit is set, then the rest of the word is the number of words to represent the number. Each "word" can be one part of a tuple or it can be a large binary number.
"word" can be software implementation defined number of bytes, need not be the hardware "word" size.
It would be less confusing if the delimiter used was other than decimal period which though "." in UK is "," in some countries. Mathematics usually uses the "," as tuple element delimiter rather than "." I guess a dot "." is more universal and less confusing than than ! | ¦ ^ # + - _ " ' ` etc as separators.
Re: Kicks to the what now?
I guess the legions of XP users need to be using Firefox, Safari, Opera then. (Chrome is Spyware).
"So you could call something broadband which was actually slower than dial-up. "
No Absolutely not.
10x dual channel ISDN is 1.28 Mbps. Pretty slow, but minimum broadband. Mobile's minimum speed is about 120k bps. That's slower than dual channel ISDN dialup.
Mobile isn't Broadband and never will be.
Fast Broadband is more than 25Mbps, ideally 100Mbps +
Ban the Unlimited word. No domestic service is "unlimited"
Ban Mobile operator describing their service as Broadband. It's not and even 4G will never be broadband. It's Internet Access.
Must list average and worst 20% users peak usage time speeds and 3AM speeds.
The ASA is too soft as is Ofcom.
All Mobile and Fixed Broadband is dishonestly marketed.
Satellite Internet is even worse for lies.
Everything that isn't dialup isn't automatically Broadband.
Always on (Mobile is connect on demand and can drop connections with no change in signal if people nearer mast connects or more voice call capacity is needed)
Low Latency (Mobile can be low, but can be over 500ms, Satellite is 550ms approx MINIMUM)
Minimum download speed about x10 faster than dual channel ISDN. Mobile can be easily slower than 128kbps
No non-transparent proxy. Mobile also often uses a Proxy with 1000s of people on same IP at same time
Supports Native TCP/IP. Satellite doesn't.
Supports any service such as VPN (Satellite only supports a VPN if the ISP implements it for you at their earth station).
25 billion won (£14.6m/$22.3m)
Wot US $ and £stg and no Euros?
No-one can afford to build the Grid to supply "mainstream" 'leccy" cars.
Re: No wonder..
There is no HW or SW innovation on Apple Mac
Eye candy on top of BSD and it's practically Intel designed HW.
The eye catching styling is just that, styling. Even that Ives admits he pinches from Dieter Rams on most products.
They will make Macs more like iPads and more locked down when they can. Maybe with cheaper ARM cpu and charge more for the resulting longer battery life.
Idiot tax is right.
More locked down. Less applications and over priced.
More style than engineering innovation.
Slide to unlock
My 1950s radio has that for the lid.
Re: Indeed. It's called broadcasting for a reason
Beamforming works best on higher frequencies and smaller cells. Planning permissions and cost mitigate against any useful "Beamforming" on UHF. You need huge aerial arrays and much more electronics.
MIMO and Beamforming is way hyped and available on WiFi, 2G and 3G also but rarely deployed on Mobile.
When you have small cells (= higher capacity per area) then 2.1 to 2.6GHz bands are fine. There should be nearly 200MHz at 2.6Hz. Since the aerial size is less than 1/3rd size of 800MHz, MIMO and Beamforming is more practical. Also BECAUSE the 2.6 GHZ signal can't travel as far as 800MHz, frequency reuse to have higher capacity is 10 to 20 times more capacity.
But operators are more interested in maximizing revenue than performance and the Licence conditions let them. The most efficient use of any band is a SINGLE wholesale RAN, not Ofcom's and Comreg's pack in as many operators on separate channels (more licence revenue). On average a single RAN gives about x4 capacity or speed compared to splitting up the band the way Ofcom and Comreg do.
Re: Indeed. It's called broadcasting for a reason
Yes, it needs to be said. It may be stating the obvious but Governments and Regulators are ignoring the Obvious.
Mobile, Satellite, Fibre, IP etc is all wonderful but complementary to Radio & TV Broadcast.
It was greedy short-sighted stupidity to sell off part of the TV spectrum to Mobile. That part of spectrum is only good for larger cells and isn't enough channels big enough for decent 4G any better than 3G. A total waste.
Terrestrial TV needs the spectrum to compete with cable & satellite TV, which never can be portable or instantly available at a new location. Satellite is very vulnerable and cable only viable for Urban areas, both are tethered so though "Broadcast" are not replacements for Terrestrial TV, despite Ofcom's and Comreg's agenda to abolish Terrestrial TV entirely.
As we read this, Ofcom and Comreg are planning to reduce DTT further to sell off a 2nd block (even poorer mobile capacity and larger cells).
Mobile to give decent 4G coverage and speed needs MORE cells than 3G. This isn't possible on UHF.
Re: Home Use ??
Ditch/disable the stupid Browser PDF plugin and save the PDF, then open in Foxit or Adobe Reader or Ghostviewer
They got too expensive.
Also possibly the ending of XP on them helps to kill them.
Tablet + optional BT keyboard maybe makes more sense too.
Rubbish resolution for Development work
1200 lines minimum.
Maybe as a 2nd machine?
Actually Cable is affected.
The Transmitter in the 4G Phone/Mobile can block reception on cable by leaking INTO the cable in the house. This can affect Broadband, TV , VOD etc cable services, which will continue to use 790MHz to 862MHz,
Cable companies already did testing and complained.
The 800MHz 4G will not be better than 2.1GHz 3G / HSPA+ when there are an economic number of customers, not enough bandwidth.
Meanwhile Terrestrial TV is crippled on expansion of services and new services such as 3D or higher quality HD. It's handing customers to Pay TV, especially Murdoch & UPC.
They know about 15 but how many had issues and didn't complain, or were near the "Digital Cliff" and a change in weather etc will put them over the edge.
What was the methodology?
How realistic was the use of Mobile Sites?
Actually 15 in 22,000 might be very high. We can't tell from the article.
I'm looking at doing my own / finding existing alternative to Google docs for real time collaborative editing.
Google is too creepy and anti-privacy. I want it on my own rented hosting with only my authorised users, not Chocolate factory Wonkas..
How quick before Apple sue if they do a white version?
This is a "Meh" product.
I'm sure my Ansible is working
But does anyone else have one? I'm not getting any traffic.
Re: I , for one, am fascinated with this
Efficiency has increased somewhat and not as much as the hype. But interestingly not life. Also curiously if we consider volume and not weight NiMH is as good as Lithium when new and after 6 months of cycles may beat Lithium of same volume on capacity. Easily beat on life. Much heavier though.
Water heating at home from solar is still far better than photovoltaic and will repay costs without subsidy. The photovoltaic only repays cost for user if subsidised.
A photovoltaic aircraft is likely only suitable as high altitude "drone". Even at 100% efficiency the photovoltaic aircraft would not have commercial carrying capacity nor cope with weather to land and take off.
Re: Success? Weather
This was the problem with the US Airship "aircraft carriers". They were destroyed by weather.
My laptop is on its 5th battery pack.
Re: Do me a Quaver Bananas
I'm sure Nokia had a banana shaped phone.
Well, if Bananas are grey and flattened a bit.
More demonstrations that the Patent system is broken.
There is no invention, novelty or cleverness about this.
It's not even distinctive enough for US "Design Patent" = UK "Registered Design". Too generic. You can't register a bottle, but you can have the distinctive "coke" bottle with waist and fluted shoulders (reminiscent of the seed) as US "Design Patent" = UK "Registered Design".
Most of the current US Patents and "Design patents" should be ruled invalid. All of the Software ones.
We have Copyright. Which again can't protect the generic.
Certainly not acceptable
It's totally unacceptable that any Government or Utility can decide when and which of my appliances to disconnect.
Power and control of people that Stalin, Mao, Hitler couldn't imagine.
It's because of political stupidity that we might be short of Electricity.
Re: Is it me?
Amazingly the pixels are all the same size.
I'm confused though
Why did they then decide to grow retinal cells on the wings? What has that to do with Bacteria?
Re: What's good for the goose...
OTH maybe Apple is Chinese and not American.
Where is it all made?
iPads and Android Tablets
If they are so great for web browsing why are so many large business web sites try to be Appetising?
Re: I hate Boffins
Meanwhile one barmaid throws another faggot on the fire while another brings you faggots, peas and chips with an Ale. Or Cider.
Re: Archive to disc
Depends on type of disk and type of tape and humidity and temperature and density of each.
Finding an interface to read the disk vs a working tape drive and interface in 30 years is easier maybe for Disk. I can still read any IDE/PATA drives easily. Ancient SCSI via PCI or PCMCIA adaptors. But MFM drives need me to boot a machine with DOS or Win 3.0 or Win 3.1 and full length ISA slot. But new Laptop doesn't take the PCMCIA SCSI adaptor, and some of the newer PCs have no PATA/IDE interfaces, nor PCI slots for older ones.
I do have some drives that are a "kind" of IDE (on board CPU, same connection) but used a custom "PIO" ISA like adaptor. Not readable on anything except original Wang Mobo with ISA riser card and Pseudo IDE connection.
free-content advertising network
content-free advertising network
fixed it for you
But we know exactly how well this works. It interferes with TV for some viewers.
Re: S.A: Put your clocks back...
This isn't about helping SA IT or Education but Exploiting SA to make the system more credible for European & US adoption.
Google is doing this to help Google. There are better cheaper ways to help SA Education. Don't be conned.
There is ZERO need for this technology. But for Google it's better than their Illegal deliberate WiFi Slurp. One end at least of every so called "White Space" deployment has to periodically report where it is and get channel to use from the Database.
Of course Google is offering to run the Database for free. Can't you see that so called "White Space" Radio is simply a corporate ploy to legitimately "spy" on Consumers? It's 100% proven years ago that that it will interfere with some users. Databases and Reception monitoring are not accurate enough.
Also the capacity and speed is actually poor compared with systems running at more than 1GHz. Try proposing this on 3G or 4G or GSM "White Space" channels and see how far you get. The fact is FCC & Ofcom care about phone operators and don't much care about protection of Spectrum for Broadcast Reception users, because Mobile Operators raise them more money.
The allegedly unused TV spectrum is no more unused that a Mobile Phone Channel you don't see used. Look up "Hidden Transmitter Syndrome"
Consider people in Fringe Reception or blocked from "local" TV transmitter by a local building, trees or hill and receiving from a more distant Transmitter. Google's Database won't be good enough to consider it.
Also it has been made HARDER in most countries for viewers to complain about Interference and on Digital TV it's not obvious till it pixelates or freezes (the Digital Cliff).
The ONLY people supporting this are people that either know nothing about RF systems or deliberately dishonest Corporates or Bean Counters in the Regulators.
Trail it in a place where people are easily bribed and viewer complaints will be ignored.
You are scum Google for foisting this on people and exploiting Africans. it is PROVEN that so called White Space is a myth and we know the devices will be misused.
Re: Why do people put forward the idea that iPads are good for art?
Most people are not David Hockney.
Good photographers can take stunning photos with a Kodak Diskman, 110 or Instamatic. But the rest of us are better off with "proper" cameras and curiously unless it's Kodak funded Competition the good Photographers normally use a camera x100 the cost of an Instamatic.
Where is the upvote link gone for brilliant articles?
Of course this is telling anyone with two brain cells what they already know.
And as an eReader?
Battery life too low, size too small. Even the kindle is a failure as a School / College eText book because it's best suited for linear consumption of a Novel or small magazine, the booking marking and "random" access of multiple texts is too inflexible.
Always the same mistakes. Computers, Laptops, tablets to class without giving the Teacher a personal one 6mths+ earlier and training.
When I trained trainee secretaries in the mid 1990s the best students had come from schools with no computers.
Re: The point of Shares ... [is to] invest in the company
Which is why now it's broken and the "markets" are parasites.
The point of Shares
Shouldn't be to speculate in buying and selling the shares, but invest in the company and get a dividend from the profit related to your share of ownership.
Apple don't pay dividends, nor issue new share capital so the only point of buying Apple shares is to speculate. They might as well be Tulip bulbs.
Apple are also hurting the the US economy as their iShinies suck cash out of circulation to feed their Dragon Hoard and off shore suppliers.
They are obnoxious. They spend more on lawyers, patents and market image than R&D or innovation. Jonathan Ives has even admitted the design styles are copied from Braun/Dieter Rams. The last worthwhile things they did was investing in ARM (for Newton) and Ditching OS9 for BSD based OS X.
It's all smoke and mirrors marketing and egotism.
Why did they choose Datawind?
All their products over hyped and poor on delivery.
Yes, that's one solution.
The other is to ignore it and facebook leave it to folks that want to be spied on, be egotistical and wash their smalls in public.
If I'm really publishing important stuff, surely people using RSS in their Email Client makes more sense that giving an Advertising Parasite a monopoly. The BBC really needs Twitter to Publish? It's lazy journalists and bad management. Article about Twitter on R5 PM today too.
Why are the BBC wasting time and people on Twitter at all?
They have their own IT and Servers. Why do they continually promote Twitter? Do they think people can't use the Internet?
Built on Flash?
I think Adobe has more products than Flash. Also "Flash" as the Video Delivery + DRM is quite different stuff to Interactive Animations controlled by Action Script etc encapsulated as Shockwave Flash.
Photo editing (Photo shopping) and PDF viewing/creation are like Hoovers and Kleenex.
Though I use Paint Shop Pro and Foxit.
They do other stuff too.
Nothing to do with chips.
Is purely software really technology?
Also anything with a stored picture and the application and Internet can do this. No doubt a GPU can run the algorithm faster than a general purpose CPU.
Re: Yet in Ireland
The Levis case was similar but earlier. This was more upmarket clothes.
Yet in Ireland
A man selling Legally purchased US Clothes had his stock confiscated as the Maker's Agents had not imported them but the man imported them himself.
Currently big companies in US appear to be able to control who imports to EU and set EU price. This seems unreasonable.
Re: Bonkers? Yes... Overpriced? Most definitely
Yes, but it's Bonkers. It thus needs to be overpriced too. Maybe Apple should make a Gamer PC that runs windows.
Will most people know this is happening or know who to complain to?
Actually to have HD, 3D and other new TV services the DTT needed to keep this band. Governmental greed driven by 3G auction results. The amount of spectrum and number of operators means when economical subscription levels are reached the performance will be no better than 3G.
Operators will cherry pick locations rather than use this band to give Universal Rural coverage (the frequency is too low for small cell sizes needed to give decent Urban capacity).
Re: No, no, no, no, no....
Also perhaps the quasars are used to calculate the orbit to put satellites in rather than satellites directly observing them. Certainly if you had a Star ship the quasar map would be brilliant.
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