"neither image has been doctored"
At least to add the Chang'e, unless there is ANOTHER craft or it ejected a camera with a radio link
3913 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
"neither image has been doctored"
At least to add the Chang'e, unless there is ANOTHER craft or it ejected a camera with a radio link
Shortage of coffee error.
I have such a bare drive sitting here. I did mean 1.8"
Though a 2.5" drive version could be only slightly longer than drive (for electronics) and slightly fatter (battery & screen). There are less high 2.5" drives.
They just didn't want to do it.
Plenty of 2.5" HDD available.
maybe though no OEM wanted the hassle of the stupid Apple formatting which means that such drives don't work in other things such as Notebooks, and 3rd party drives don't work in Apple's gadget.
The procurement and engineering needed is trivial. There is a decent market for a 500 Gbyte USB backup drive that works as an iPod.
Or one woman many times?
In the many woman scenario there is much higher likelihood of catching and spreading something nasty.
Yes you pay your ISP for a connection, but usually the T&C forbid public hosting on a domestic connection. In the past providers had to pay per byte for upload AND hundreds of times more for the connection. Why should Netflix get a free ride?
My Russian watch in 1960s wound itself. Other more expensive Swiss ones were better of course!
And how does the charging pad get power? It's Contactless charger connection. Not Wireless. You need to find a suitable plug socket. Fun when travelling.
I'll be losing faith in humanity if this more successful than the Apple Pippin.
I don't think very many new successful product categories in Apple ever (Steve wasn't there for some)
In about 36 years ...
Newton (Not Steve's): Killed by Steve but had potential
Pippin (Failed game console)
OSX based on NextStep/BSD replaced Mac OS
Wristable Ipod mini thing
Various incremental developments of above are NOT really new products. So maybe on average one really new Apple product / category every four years. Did Steve sleep so infrequently?
I see Business as usual in US patent office.
QQ is better features than Skype and works on every platform I think.
From the biggest ISP you never heard of!
Which is worse (potentially) the Chinese listening or NSA/Microsoft?
Unless you are in China / Hong Kong / Taiwan the question doesn't really need answered.
I'd never run Skype as a plug in and always disabled the insecure and web page breaking of Skype linking to what it thinks are phone numbers in a web page.
What next in a Web Browser?
Yes we were here before. I think in 1992/1993 there was some other cpu type that the original development was happening on. The 64 bit XP Itanium Workstation version was quietly dropped possibly even before Vista was released. The other versions died with NT3.5x / NT 4.0
However potentially there are more native applications likely for ARM than Alpha, 64 bit Alpha, PPC, MIPS and Itanium, especially for server. I did after all have MySQL, Apache and X running on Windows before I ditched our last Windows server.
Unless the CFL is garbage, CFL is HUGELY better colour rendition. LED source is simply too long a wavelength to have the decent mix of phosphors.
Colour Temperature is NOT Colour Rendition/Quality.
Also more efficient CFLs have poorer colour than other CFLs, but all kinds are better spectrum that any LED.
Light diffusion is still an LED issue.
We don't even know what intelligence is.
The Computer AI people only make progress because like Humpty Dumpty in "Through the Looking glass" they have redefined it.
If it was possible to write a real AI program and the only issue was lack of computer power we would have a slow AI already.
I'm sceptical that a true AI program can be developed.
There are many other scenarios in the world that seem much more of a risk!
Diet foods must make you fat. I don't see skinny people eating them.
Also we have website builders happy to have your browser run code from a Google server instead of putting that open source code on their own site. Google then gets all the Browser info of everyone visiting that site.
Now I have many domains blocked and only enable them temporarily when explicitly using them (i.e. posting stuff or looking at stuff with various fake identities on Facebook/Twitter/Google etc).
I don't look forward to an Internet which is simply a portal to a bunch of US Megacorps.
Don't welcome our over the horizon rail gunners attacking our town.
Suddenly the Dreadnought is back.
But a rail gun on a truck? Perhaps to shoot drones and incoming missiles? More Nail gun than Rail gun?
Only for ordinary consumers.
Bruce Schneier explains well in a recent newsletter why government wouldn't want "backdoors" in their own stuff and why it's pretty silly for NSA to want them in stuff for ordinary consumers. Assume that whatever NSA can do, someone else can do.
@ Dave Bell
If accessing or providing a particular "Cloud" service or vendor needs added special OS "sauce" then don't use that steaming pile of proprietary nonsense.
Irrelevant to an OS, server or workstation.
"Cloud" is marketing remote services. Any viable Server OS can provide them and any viable OS can use them. Nothing SPECIFIC to "Cloud" is needed.
I'm getting sick of hearing this marketing meme.
They could borrow a nice looking girl or use poor focus + realistic shop dummy.
QQ seems a good alternate.
Don't leave webcams plugged in
Put tape over built in ones.
Next year we will brand it Windows.
Even probably the Xbox.
Didn't you get the Memo?
2nd was Sidekick / Danger thing they managed to mangle in months.
At least FTDI responded quickly and changed their mind on the extreme solution. Good.
I wonder what they will try next?
I have sympathy for FTDI's problem, just not the solution of setting USB ID to zero. The consumer can't tell
a) exactly what they are buying
b) what happened,
In general, in the EU, the CE mark scheme is buggered.
Though having a different shell last worked reliably on NT3.51 and NT4.0 (3.51 did have Explorer Preview and running Filemanager possible on NT 4.0 and /or Program manager instead of Explorer Shell)
It would be truer to say that on NT4.0 they stupidly made some stuff needed by GUI move into Kernel and on Vista and later they messed up the conventional GDI / WinAPI to make the newer GUI components work faster and put a performance penalty on the old way of doing Windows via API.
No they don't
it's the same crap they ever had. They did Excel and Word for Mac before Windows!
Once upon a time they tried to Make Server, NT Workstation, Win On Dos (Win 3.1, Win9x ME), Win CE, etc be all the same as desktop (either Program Manager or Explorer).
They are still doing this nonsense, Servers, Workstations, Phones, TVs, Media Centres, Game Consoles etc might in many cases have related Kernels. (Though sensibly CE wasn't, stupidly a Phone is supposed to migrate to same Kernel as Server/Workstation). But One App for all and common branding and common GUI is stupidity and arrogance.
No they didn't. They inflicted the STUPID ribbon.
Physical Kindle with Radio turned off.
But no it doesn't!
The Sync feature across devices is publicised feature you can turn off. Amazon oddly are NOT doing the same as Adobe!
Railo fixes some bugs in ColdFusion and seems to do all that older versions do. It seems to me a better product. It's not trivial to migrate a very large existing site using CF and Oracle to Railo and MySQL or MariaDB. But possible. If starting a new project, using Railo & MariaDB is probably some advantages over various PHP frameworks if you have a lot of Coldfusion experience.
There is an alternate to Coldfusion
No-one needs Dreamweaver, sorry. That's like claiming you need MS Publisher to produce a Magasine.
Flash is Action Script and/or Video. There are alternate ways to do both.
Very few people need photoshop or Illustrator. Some people that use those seriously would not be happy with the alternates.
Most people using Adobe products don't need them. Also they are making it that you can't even buy, but only rent. Stuff that!
An Estate Agent in USA is a Realtor. In Ireland an Auctioneer, possibly because in 19th C. an "Estate Agent" was a rent collector for Absentee Landlords.
.Reality is for reselling to USA Estate Agents
Yes, I agree it's daft, I have no idea why USA Estate Agents are Realtors
Though I can only read pinyin, not that I understand it.
No, babies learn Chinese just as easily as English.
English is hard for Chinese Adults to learn
Making Lawyers for Patent Trolls look good.
Making Halliburton look less like a weasel. Though I think someone has been sanitising Halliburton search results?
Absolutely they should have 1/2 as much or less staff and just be part of ITU.
Much as ITU has flaws it works better than ICANN and is ultimately answerable to its members.
Formed 17 May 1865
Survived a gazzillion wars and technological changes. WWI, WWII, League of Nations and UN. Agrees usage of every aspect of Communications (including most international physical layers) except the actual stuff ICANN mis-controls. IP4 was handed out very unfairly. Loads of US Universities, US Corps and US state agencies still with more IPs than many countries, that they don't even need.
What ever crazyness ITU might do, it won't be as bad as ICANN record on charges, TLD, DNS and IP.
These domains are more expensive than decent hosting.
Money for a database entry.
Paid every year for ever.
Having a decent domain name is turning into something only big corporations own. Eventually 50 or so big companies will completely control the internet and host all it's content. Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, eBay etc.
The bike shop will have to rent space in someone else's cyber mall. It will be no place for the small guy.
Maybe the IBM guy wasn't totally wrong... Just call Google's system a single distributed parallel processing Computer.
What if the device ISN'T a fake, but the FTDI programmers make a mistake? (Cue FTDI getting sued)
Are they ONLY looking at USB ID? What if it starts disabling real FTDI IDs due to a bug?
This is arrogant unacceptable behaviour. At the most their driver should simply not operate non-FTDI hardware. It's immoral of them to change the ID.
If they have a problem with vendors allegedly doing fakes they need to
a) Prove the copies are illegal. Not all kinds of functional copies are illegal
b) Use due process of law.
Some people still believe in God. Did anyone ever believe in MS
a) After ME
b) After Vista
c) After Win8
g) Active X in Browser
The biggest issue is users lack of security sense,
They'll still install fake codecs, click on silly links in emails, enable all remote content in email by default, add stupid toolbars, download and install malware riddled pirateware and have too much faith in AV.
Total security is impossible. Someone will find another way to load code hidden in content.
We need something better than sysvinit
But systemd obviously isn't it as it seems to create problems.
The attempt by Babbage to build various machines made UK a leader in Machine tools and advanced Science and Mathematics. The Chess Turk was an outright fraud with a dwarf inside.
Bell was 1st because they had bought in more recently produced purer Germanium.
The French about the same time as Bell Labs. But admittedly not very good transistors (they were recycling the Germanium out of diodes in WWII proximity fuses)
Westinghouse and RCA hampered by "bean counters" wanting them to use existing stocks.
Gradual Materials Science developments more than any one person enabled transistors and ICs.
With ICs the 6502 and 8080 based PCs that pre-dated the IBM PC were inevitable. The idea of transistors and ICs was in 1930s, but materials where not good enough and valves cheap (almost fully automated production, films transferred to video on YouTube). The Wartime 1940s era computing made transistor research very attractive. No-one really wanted 20,000 valve computers.
MS Basic was a port of Dartmouth Basic, a cut down beginers version of Fortran for Dartmouth (USA) students on their University Computer (Anyone know if it was IBM mainframe or DEC minicomputer? I think only the UK much used George on ICL, Students there having actual Fortran.in early to mid 1970s
If the sites are doing illegal stuff, take them down.
You don't block the road to a dodgy shop. You get a warrant, court order, prosecution and close them.
This is plain lazy and wrong.
5.8Ghz and 10.6GHz bands are used terrestrially. (WiFi and LOS Fixed Wireless).
5.8GHz outdoors is really just Line of Sight. 10.2GHz to 10.6GHz band gives smaller aerial panel arrays and blocked easily by one tree.
Both only good for roof top or wall fixed aerials.
Above 10GHz to 400GHz you are looking at HAP, Satellite and Point to point Line of Site.
5G doesn't exist. If it does it will be about more flexible infrastructure, not faster or higher frequency mobile.
3.5GHz band has been tried for Mobile and Nomadic, it's rubbish compared to 1.8GHz. Propagation too poor except for fixed wireless.
Mobile has various bands from 700MHz to 2.6GHz, Operators and Countries use spectrum poorly. There are good arguments that Mobile should be only 880MHz to 2.2GHz (with gaps for DECT and GPS) and a single wholesale infrastructure for best utilisation/spectrum efficiency.
Regulators want to sell as much spectrum to as many Mobile operators as possible to maximise Licence Revenue. A truly stupid way to assign & manage spectrum
I'm glad the animated gif is gone. That was wrecking my head!
What a pity no suitable spacecraft partner,
It's like Poison letters, or malicious adverts in paper. Just cheaper to to do. It doesn't need new legislation.
"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence.
It was stupidity to put "Happiness" in it.