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But lots of people hate those.
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But lots of people hate those.
Having been at some and found rarely much of relevance, unless it was a prearranged meeting at with a vendor, and never had time to see other than airport/station/hotel, I'm not really missing them.
Infosec sounds ghastly.
Which US TV services does Rupert Murdoch's tentacles control?
But that's the result of soft touch regulation on powerful multinationals.
If someone small blocked Apple be sued quicker than you could say Texas.
Might as well install Centos, Debian, redhat etc. You can even pick GUI at install time.
But we upgraded to Server 2003, decided it was too bloated compared to NT4.0 Enterprise and switched to Debian.
Are MS determined to alienate? Why would you want Win10 experience if you did decide to have a GUI shell?
More systems are relying on SW.
Never mind hackers or cyberwarfare. Companies can't even get simple bits of SW correct!
Just an hour ago:
Selected Eurosport Deutschland on Sat box.
Hit OK to go from list to full screen.
Sat box rebooted and erased all the channels on all the satellites!*
[*the four stored ones, 28.2, 19.2, 13 and 9 E, not the ACTUAL satellites. That would require a modem, ODU, 4.8m dish etc ... I hope!]
That was the mini-DIN. Soldering the 8 pin version isn't fun.
This is worse. This is every mini-DIN that used a different connector (say keyboard, scanner ADF and Y/C video cable) on the SAME connector!
USB-D will also have fibre.
bring back 3mm power jacks. Properly made ones are fine.
Most devices there is now no way to use data and charge at same time as the ye old laptop doesn't do the 1A to 2.5A wanted by the USB gadget.
Or HOW do you put USB keyboard (USB2Go host mode) and charge?
The ORIGINAL RUBBISH USB spec was root of problem.
1) It was purely Host - Slave
2) Not reversable in any sense
3) only 100mA, later 500mA
It should have been
negotiable up to 1A
Peer to peer
Negotiable higher speed
Same plug at both ends
Hermaphrodite (IBM token ring plugs), so socket and plug identical.
Totally different functions on same plug is disaster.
The SCART (apart from falling out) was only reliable as Stereo + Composite as they had separate pins for each direction.
Basic Signalling (two pins) was unidirectional
RGB was unidirectional
S-Video AKA Y/C an afterthought
Data signalling was non-standard and there was I2C as well as RS232.
I've noticed that HDMI isn't perfect, sometimes it's too fussy about which end is on first and connecting cables first, but it's better than this disaster called USB C
I have now THREE incompatible types of cables for laptop Host to gadget for USB. They are now adding a 4th!
Not only that but some USB gadgets (not even counting Apple's USB Optical drive that originally only the Apple thing could power) came with a Y cable to try and get enough power. No luck on that from some USB hosts / Hubs were the power available wasn't per socket but shared!
You'd have thought on the USB 1.1 iteration they would have sorted out USB.
Only rich people can afford them.
1) Subsidy buying it
2) No road tax
3) No fuel Tax
Benefits rich folk and folks like Musk.
IP6 will be fun.
Do I trust any security mechanism for IP6
It's pretty easy to stop IP4 devices phoning home.
Epoxy in the ethernet socket. Let them use it with tuner and HDMI.
It's a bit obnoxious the way the WiFi pay service has been bundled into Skype rather than separate. A lot of the other changes are obnoxious too:
No way to disable adverts
No way to disable microphone
No way to disable camera (perhaps accounts for the massive CPU usage on on some netbooks).
QQ isn't 100% straight forward to get or configure in English. But when setup properly it's superior to Skype, I expect if the Chinese use it to Spy that's less bad than NSA if you are not Chinese?
My tame Architect pointed out
1) No water supply and no prospect of one. The owner had filled a tank.
2) The top floor built recently on the old house out of cavity blocks and needed dry lined.
We bought a different house.
I know people think they need it, but uPnP is a daft concept, or at least staggeringly badly designed. Up there with Autorun on USB devices, CDs etc.
Devices on a Network that could auto-install code on your PC?
I always disable it on Routers and Windows Services.msc
HTTPS doesn't protect against Man in the Middle attacks. A VPN will
If the site has no personalised content, it's the same for everyone (say wordpress with NO comments enabled), what actually is the point of the HTTPS?
It's horrendously more expensive compared to ordinary shared IP address Linux hosting. Before you even factor the certificate costs.
Usually crippled by a mix of bureaucracy, approved pork barrel vendors and lack of budget.
Scary that komodo dragons can do it. They have an interesting predation method:
1) Bite prey, transferring infected gloop.
2) Follow prey till it dies from infection.
If you find one following you, you may need an antibiotic.
But there are no males at all. I think a species in Mexico or New Mexico are entirely clones. I've never understood how that can work in the long term.
Yum foods have no sense of humour.
On Apple, CP/M etc and copied from Dartmouth Basic.
Indeed back to roots.
Blackberry popularised a particular style of keypad.
They don't deserve any protection of the idea at all.
South Americans and Italians eat Guinea Pigs.
Windows 10: The new mechanism to increase Soylent Green production. A few months of use and people will be queuing ...
Have MS become the Reality TV / Daytime TV of the Software industry.
This is disgusting marketing.
If you are running a Bank or other financial services you need to become world class IT experts and sell IT services to others. Absolutely not outsource it. Because today the core of banking isn't about a big safe full of banknotes and ledgers.
It's pure IT.
So unless you become an expert in IT, Programming, you are just a Franchise operation for an IT services company and not a real bank at all.
Yes, Itanium needs put down.
Intel already had ARM.
This will make zero difference to Intel's ARM strategy, it's about the FPGA
When they proposed making Sat boxes and TVs instead of welly boots people laughed
When they proposed making phones instead of Sat boxes and TVs people laughed.
They are still a quite large telecom infrastructure company, having absorbed the Siemens and Motorola sub divisions that did the same stuff.
It could be a Robin Reliant or a Volvo.
Why didn't they just give him a shoulder cam?
Only because they told porkies about the state of their fridge.
Beleived to be rarest element in the universe and yet we are unlikely to ever run out of it!
Even if the Euro was a World currency and CRTs made a comeback. Yet really no reserves, it's a by product.
Worstall has said this before convincingly.
Are there still people that really don't get that it could be 5,000 years before we might need to mine asteroids?
No Interstellar war by hypothetical aliens with FTL travel / Jump drive or whatever would ever be over resources. Or for human slaves.
With perhaps a touch of Heath Robinson (Rube Goldberg on other side of pond)
Oddly in UK & Ireland the Kindle touch is same price with or without advertising screen savers and by law in all of EU they have to offer two years warranty anyway. SOGA.
(Apple was fined in Italy for charging people for 2nd year).
About €79 in Tesco Ireland (high sales tax aka VAT compared to USA perhaps).
Only if you sync and/or have 3G/WiFi on. I only use mine via USB and Amazon lets me download to PC.
There is also www.gutenberg.org
My grandson is saving for a regular kindle touch for 8th Birthday
Yes, but both are stupidly more expensive than they should be.
But then when you see £2 neoprene sleeves for tablets at £30 in Tesco, it's to be expected I suppose.
No, it's not.
There is no date in Genesis. The 6000 years is based on uneducated simplistic interpretation.
I must have stepped on a load of apple fan wrists getting here. Proof the Reality Distortion Field is back
Did Apple really research at all ?
There was research in 2013 highlighting the issues.
The Android wearables are a bit pointless, but considering the Apple hype of quality and design, their watch is shiny junk.
Citations. Have they recharged the Jobsian Reality Distortion field.?
An iPhone extender to Wrist with some monitoring, Jakob Nielsen's outfit slates it's UI too.
Massively expensive, for people with more money than they know what to do with.
For Hardware and Software with a different badge is $50, certainly under $100?
maybe because expensive Intel CPU and not a cheap MIPS SoC or ARM SoC like most routers have.
Or is it 19" rack mount, steel case and a built in UPS.
Intel used to have a big ARM range (obtained from DEC), they still have one ARM comms processor I think, the rest sold to Marvell.
There is no reason for Intel or anyone else to buy ARM, they are not a chip maker.
Intel, I think, still has a full ARM licence, Their biggest strengths are in marketing and Chip Manufacturing.
Perhaps Intel may make ARM chips again more generally, they seem though have a "Not invented here" ego issue as Intel processed and Intel Peripherals on SoC Arm makes far more sense than their vast expenditure in Mobile Sector, making them less x86 sales every year.
Yes, it's a pity ex Philips NXP is doing so little and Texas Instruments gave up doing phone chips and then swallowed National Semiconductor.
Motorola Semi is split now into two also rans.
As fab building costs rise and markets become commoditised (Apple original iPhone almost stock parts) and fewer gadget makers, now just using bought in chips and not designing them, such consolidation is inevitable.
There are a tiny fraction of the companies making Semis today as there were in 1960s to 1980s.
Sanyo, Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic (Mitsushiba) all used to develop loads of chips.
The UK (Inmos, Ferranti, Plessey) all gone
Intermetal, Telefunken, Siemens ..?
I think this ex HP Avago purchase saves Broadcom.
Better than Qualcomm, Intel or Apple.
On the upside, I've got a job for eternity (well, it sure as hell seems like it).
It sounds like it's in hell too.
Or actually set fire to the turf.
The Thermostat only adds the upstairs radiators to the solid fuel stove. But the system still heats one one room and the water if there is no electricity.
What does all this IoT stuff do in a power cut. Or a digger where the broadband cables are. Or a small disaster.
But compared to Apple's Watch that only extends an iPhone, their dustbin styled workstation, It sounds like Lenovo are actually trying to be innovators?
These are more than USPTO documents (that often today are entirely copying prior art).
The Apple Newton was a good attempt. But Jobs killed it when he came back.
I wish I could afford a Lenovo laptop,
This is why Twitter and Facebook delude their members.
"Individuals who get their information from the same sources with the same perspective may be under the impression that theirs is the dominant perspective, regardless of what the science says,"
People need to use a wide range of news and other sources. The BBC etc need to stop dumbing down their journalism to recycled Tweets. BBC shouldn't be allowed to promote or use proprietary services like Twitter at all.
The Internet has increased the Echo Chamber syndrome far more than favourite newspapers, Radio or TV ever did.
I'd like option for a high resolution Matte finish screen (available since 2001) with at least 1200 vertical resolution. Shiny is done to save money. At 800 I'd expect a better screen.
I'd otherwise like a machine like this.
We need an independent investigation and regulation of all these mega corp so called cloud providers. Google, Yahoo, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin
How private are documents sent to Kindle via Amazon?
Good luck though with perhaps the 2nd largest provider/social media company in the World. Not on the list, TenCent. Though I think they may be registered in the Cayman Is.
Certainly the Irish Data Protection Regulator will do nothing about those 29 out of top 30 Internet companies based in Ireland for EU, and now many transferring all non-USA stuff to Ireland, not for low corporation tax but soft regulation. The current enquiry into the 2005-2008 Banking Fiasco in Ireland is enlightening.
Such drives will even work on XP, that's not the issue.
Would a Book Title be an analogue?
The book cover, layout and contents, text, images are all separate copyrights. There is no protection for the title of the book.