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Not just "HAM"s
Also interferes with SW Broadcast, Maritime & Aeronautical HF, NFC tags, CB, Community Radio and low band VHF, cable broadband uplink.
The newer units also interfere with higher VHF Mobile, FM Radio, Airband and marine band.
The more there are the worse the background noise level.
If PSUs and CFLs allowed the same interference level they would be cheaper. The Comtrend / PLT / Homeplugs etc then of course would have to use higher power levels.
It's reasonable that these should be tested in pairs, with realistic data on realistic house wiring. It's unreasonable that they get FCC and CE by testing singly or without data.
"Allen also recalls that the night before he and Gates were scheduled to present their first commercial product – BASIC for the Altair 8080 – Gates had stayed up double-checking Allen's code to make sure there were no mistakes."
It was a port of Dartmouth BASIC.
Did Dartmouth ever get royalties?
Story repeated with CP/M -> 3rd party x86 clone purchased by MS and repackaged as MSDOS & PCDOS.
Microsoft didn't create their BASIC or their DOS. Ferengis indeed.
It shows that's it's not good ideas or orginal product that makes a success, but marketing, management and being in the right place at right time.
The MS and Apple founders not from poor families, but from much richer families than any "middle class" Englishman.
IE10 and Win8
Maybe Win7 will never overtake XP, as it will be bypassed by Win8.
The mix of IE8 + IE9 will be bypassed at same time by IE10
As to what Linux, OSX or OS11, Chrome OS, Android, WebOS, QNX etc will be doing by then, or what Firefox, Opera, Safari or Chrome will be doing?
I have not yet updated to FF4. maybe next week.
I'd expect a big number of FF 3.6 users to upgrade to FF4 once they are satisfied nothing bad is happening to early adopters.
Can we have a Kittens Icon as well as Badgers as the Interweb obviously runs on Kittens.
yes, $1599 for Dev conference is deffo a scam. Shame on you Apple.
Can we build a Z1 on a chip now?
The g doesn't look right.
Gill Sans will do me.
Cameron said: "While Curiosity won't benefit from the 3D motion imaging that the zooms enable, I'm certain that this technology will play an important role in future missions. In the meantime, we're certainly going to make the most of our cameras that are working so well on Curiosity right now."
So HE paid for the cameras and owns them?
Presumably the Zoom ones eat more power, might get stuck due to hot/cold/dust or wear out. Certainly would need a lot of testing.
What does a Film Director know about the technology needed for Science?
I guess he does know it's just Stereoscopic and not actually 3D? 3D Motion? Is he expecting Alien life forms? How fast do rocks move?
The best use is Broadcast for TV, backup feeds to Broadcast sites, Cinema HD feeds, OB feeds and temporary emergency communication.
Internet in Europe by Satellite doesn't make sense. Similarly, the best use for LTE is Mobile, not a replacement for real fixed Broadband.
Mine's the one with GPON specs and maps of ducts and poles for fibre.
It is an "open platform"
And that means?
So in a way Windows NT, OSX, OS/2, CP/M
An "open platform" has nothing to do with "Open Source". Besides Android phones are not usually open Platforms.
Android never has been really open.
All Android development is behind closed doors. The road map is secret and under Google control.
The Google practice of publishing each Android version after development makes a mockery of the normal Open Source practices.
Could someone fork and have really open development of Android? In theory yes, in practice unlikely in the extreme.
Open source fans have been conned by Google all along.
Does Intel care about it any more? What about their Mobile devices and Services Roadmaps?
20 seconds for 90%
You going to need a BRICK of a PSU.
14V 4000mAH approx = 1hr @ 56W (about 90% of a 4400mAH pack), and er, 4 amps
same charge in 20 seconds is 180x, = 10kW! at 720A on the 14VDC, (about 45A, or more than three plug sockets!)
So ... maybe very small phone batteries. But not big laptop packs.
Do I smell burning motherboard?
The point of all the Irish Tribunals is to make sure no-one gets prosecuted and that by the time it's finished as many people as possible have died/retired/left the country/changed party
Otherwise it would have gone to normal legal process in the first place.
Mine's the one with plane tickets in the pocket
This auction as it stands
Shows no thought at all. Ofcom deserved to be sacked.
A huge waste for 10 years of a unique National Resource.
Missed the Boat.
They had the Communicator 9000. But messed with S60 instead of a decent GUI for a Symbian Smart phone. by 2002 the 9210i had Flash too.
They had the N770 Linux tablet in 2005 but made tiny incremental changes to produce N800, Nokia N810 and Nokia N900. Never produced a large enough screen size or good enough GUI.
Nokia lost the plot years ago.
QT was a nice idea. But they bought Trolltech and killed it.
Nokia missed the boat because they went to the Train station by mistake and took a rickshaw..
You can't have it both ways.
Yes Nokia is still the market leader by volume. But their smart phone products are mostly just used as phones.
There is no doubt that even if Nokia Sales are increasing, the Dumb and Feature phones are under threat from China by price and their Smart phones are under threat from everyone.
Apple may not see much more market share. But Nokia has demonstrated that they can't do GUIs. that the best aspect of Symbian was designed by Psion. Symbian is still best choice for a basic feature phone. But with falling ROM. RAM and CPU costs, cheap Chinese Linux Feature phones may be "good enough".
I doubt Intel and Nokia can ever deliver a decent GUI experience on Meego. Meego is 5 years too late. That's why Nokia has missed the Boat.
Win Phone can't Scale up to Tablets and ARM Win8 is yet to be proven to be any use at all on a Tablet. MS has been trying to get GUI right for Tablet since 1993 Win3.11. They may have finally got Phone screen GUI on WinCE "OK"ish via Zune for WinPhone7. That's not a Table OS. They may be too late also. Getting WinPhone7 on Nokia may be too late. Has MS missed the Boat?
"Isn't this technology a spread-spectrum thing? Why can't they give the same block of spectrum to all the operators, and let their use of it be determined by the number of customers they have? "
CDMA-1, EVDO, FOMA, 3G/HSPA/UMTS/W-CDMA and CDMA2000 are all spread spectrum. There is no free lunch. Google Cell Breathing. On 3G each operator uses 3 x 5MHz + 5MHz separate channels, or it would be rubbish.
LTE is like DAB, WiMax, DTT , it doesn't use Spread Spectrum, but OFDM.
The off quoted 100Mbps is for ONE user only connected, in one sector, on a 20MHz + 20MHz channel with a perfect signal. Cell Edge is 0.6Mbps with only a SINGLE connection in Use.
To make a cellular network you need a minimum of THREE different channels, and 6 or 9 is much much better.
To get more capacity you need more channels or much smaller cells. Random isn't evenly distributed. So with smaller cells and more operators, it's more likely some have too many people and some have only 1 or 2.
various nearly accurate Wikipedia articles on all this too.
Words fail me.
LTE needs 120MHz + 120MHz to even think of being decent.
You need Shared RAN (wholesale). This makes the speed on poorest Mast sectors up to x5 better.
Tax profits. Not Roll out cost (Big Licences).
Tax Mobile use x8 more than Fixed Wireless.
Iraq is on the list
"...it periodically and proactively checks tape cartridges in its libraries to ensure they can be read..."
Doesn't that wear out the tape?
If win 8 is Bad, switch to Linux or wait for Win9 ^_^
Windows 8 will be out before 2014 XP EOL.
People are best to look for alternatives to Exchange and Sharepoint which are clunky, proprietary and need expensive Windows Servers. Servers is one thing Linux does do well.
So the netbook/Laptop/desktop choice is Windows 8 if you insist on being locked to MS Server apps. and Windows 8 or Ubuntu for XP replacement if your Server side is "open".
I see no compelling need to upgrade to Windows 7 unless you have vista.
The ISPs, Government s everywhere need to ignore these guys. Yes there is some significant downloading of Copyright Material. But the response needs to be appropriate and proportional and not penalise the innocent majority.
Wide Spread monitoring would add cost and drive the minority that do real piracy to use BluRay disks in post or encrypted vpns. It would catch very very few real pirates and substantially add to cost.
Rights holders need to pursue real commercial pirates and also make content available to buy, universally in all markets at same time and price.
A warrant should be needed to monitor someone's Internet connection, just like phone or mail.
When will the World and US in particular ditch Software and Business method patents.
I accept the idea of Copyright on implementation. But not Patents of this kind of stuff.
Photo of guilty "patent" holder included.
Routers and ARM SoCs often have dedicated HW for cryptography. About 1/100th of cost and power consumption of using a "core".
Most people best to ignore Cloud blandishments.
Also DVB-T and DVB-C
"H.264 is used in Video Cameras, Mobile phones (in hardware), Bluray and DVB-S2 (Digital Satellite). H.264 enjoys universal video support in professional video software too."
Almost all HD on cable TV. Soon SD on Cable too.
All recent DVB-T, not just DVB-T2 use MPEG4 H.264 L3 for SD and MPEG4 H.264 L4 for HD
Over 20 countries.
It's rapidly replacing MPEG2 for SD, not just HD.
All consumer video devices/ TVs will have (and many do have) Industry Standard H.264
If you want to replay that WebM as a file you may need to re-encode it to H.264 or inferior DivX, losing quality.
What is Google really doing? They don't care about open source except to exploit it. Android development is never open sourced till it's released.
They don't care about Privacy or Copyright. If MS is the Great Satan who is Google? Not the Saviour of Mankind.
Remember Direct X security issues?
Also, isn't for most people the Limitation the actual Internet connection speed or Server in the Cloud.
I use OpenOffice. But Frankly it's very slow and clunky compared to MS Office 2002/XP/2003 version.
You should see how well Word 2.0a runs on any modern PC. Or the fact that Win 3.1 boot time in DosBox is 2 seconds.
The bigger the Hype
The more people are let down.
If these Mobile Wireless Internet Services are realistically sold there isn't a problem. The problem is pretending it's Broadband. Unless nearly every street has LTE or Mobile WiMax, it won't be Broadband.
but no L1, L2, just RAM at CPU speed on the Chip
No-one can see you when you are on radio.
Not sure why BBC Radio Announcers had to wear a suit and possibly more formal.
Just reject 99.9% as
Not inventive or Novel
Simply applied Engineering, Software or process
Design or Art not Invention (most of Apple)
What will they do if the management are so frightened that they approve the plan?
They might have to then do real work and see a big cut back on other budgets.
industry changed massively and that shook Sinclair, Acorn ... others back down to nothing.
I have 1987 Acorn User with review of Acorn's ARM based Archimedes. Also later issue featuring RIscOS.
As many ARM licensed cores shipped per day as x86 from Intel in a Month, or more.
MS win2008 will run on ARM.
MS winCE/WinPhone/WinMobile/win7Phone runs on ARM. MS for some years now has only really supported ARM for WinCE/Phone family.
ARM also runs
That 8.5% is irrelevant. That includes non-Worrdpress hosted copies installed elsewhere.
The attack isn't against all wordpress installs, but only against Wordpress's own servers.
I remember all this before. The problem is not XP but the BIOS.
A million years ago we used to stick a tiddler drive that BIOS understood on Primary and NOT INSTALL on BIOS the 2nd LARGE drive at all. NT3.51 and NT4.0 Diskmanager could see them. It's supposed to deal with Exabytes...
Anyone tried this with the > 2 Tbyte drives?
There were various bios updates and various size limits. But none ever applied to Drives that BIOS didn't know about, but Disk Manager did.
Like Google knows all you buy, when you buy, where you buy to formulate their search results and adverts for you.
The computer is pedal powered I need a Drink?
480 x 272 lines is so nearly 5 years ago. Toy Sat navs have this. A new Model with nearly 5" and less than 800 x 480 is crazy.
A Satnav with built in TV is crazy. It's obsolete too with much of Europe (and even UK for HD) using MPEG4 for SD and HD.
Ireland's DTT is MPEG4 only and no simulcast of SD and HD.
This is a truly obsolete and daft product.
A real Designer
Sorry to hear he had a bad fall, long illness etc.
Something like that design deserves Copyright, Registered Design etc.
Great and original idea, and actually made.
Shows how stupid SW patents are. The most that software should have is Copyright.
One really good point.
If all the other WinMo Licencees run off to Android and MS *DOES* regard Nokia as unique and valuable sole HW partner then this could work.
Initially I thought this was the stupidest thing Nokia could do. But on reflection they are probably doomed in 5 years anyway if they didn't.
Nelson points --->
The silly money has nearly destroyed football and the exclusive "rights" distorted Pay TV market.
It's not true that WInCE was bad. It was a quite good "cut down" NT concept with little DOS/Win3.1/Win95 junk. The stupidity was trying to make it have the same Branding and especially GUI as Desktop Windows.
Zune was then the first decent GUI on Win CE for small graphical devices.
After the Communicator N9200 it seemed downhill for Nokia. They should have turned Maemo into Consumer Phone in 9 months. Instead they choked it and then nearly killed it merging with Intel's Moblin to give Meego. The QT debacle also was poor as the article points out. Another good idea strangled. They'd have done better simply outsourcing to Trolltech.
The open sourcing of Symbian was another great idea gone bad.
So the choice for Nokia was continue as is and asphyxiate or adopt the now "nearly good enough" WP7 and hope for W8 x86/ARM for Tablets.
It's probably too late. Unless there is a radical change in the way MS partnerships, maybe Nokia is doomed in 5 years as the Chinese eat the basic & Feature phone market and Android, RIM, HP and Apple eat the Smart phone/Tablet market.
MS too needs major change or the next version of Windows Phone could be the last.
The Real World More Difficult.
There is nothing new about this. Analogue phone lines do it for voice and 1Gbps Ethernet on CAT5e does it on each pair.
I'd say vanishingly impossible on RF. You need over 90dB of isolation. On a Cable the characteristics are 1000s of times more stable than RF in a room and the Transmit and Receive signal levels not that hugely different. On a Wireless Set, the Transmit can be +18dBm and receive at -85dBm.
Mobile phone networks mostly use separate channels for Transmit and Receive. The main application would be WiFi and it's not going to work in the real world. You would be doing fantastic to get 18dB isolation, which would make for VERY short range WiFi.
A router with USB hard drive running OpenWRT.
Some Commercial Router/WiFi/Media boxes can do this off the shelf too. At the minute the cost is closer to $290 though (including Hard Drive).
Also it can be done securely today with a hosted Server account from about $20. Solves issues of traffic and "always on". Customise the free mail server, add Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla and whatever plugins. Give your friends accounts. Say goodbye to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google Docs.
H.264 quality not that great?
Really? That's why almost every broadcaster uses H.264 L4 for HD and all newer Digital TV systems use H.264 L3 for SD?
I can't tell
Is this is really clever or complete suicide for Nokia?
Android would be no good as everyone is doing it.
Their problem is that Meego isn't ready, probably "wrong" because it's part Intel and They messed up the GUI aspects of symbian.
Also Phones are becoming "lego" kits. Samsung, Texas, Qualcomm, Marvell lego. Not actually clever Apple, HTC , Motorola or Nokia hardware.
Last Hurrahs of DEC
64bit NT on the Alpha. Long before AMD 64 or XP.
Their version of ARM that was acquired by Intel and became xscale family now mostly sold by Intel to Marvell, the main ARM phone competitor to Texas, Samsung and Qualcomm
Wolfpack that became NT Clustering.
In the end, too much proprietary legacy stuff, inability to focus quickly on shifts in Technology (VMS vs UNIX, PC vs Alpha.
Could have been there at the start of PCs and UNIX for the Masses, before IBM and Compaq.
But IBM doesn't do PCs any longer.
Windows has reached a crises point unless becomes leaner, cheaper, faster and better on x86 and ARM on win8, it's going to lose relevance.
Really the sale to Compaq was the old horse going to the Knacker's yard. Very sad.
Obviously being telepathic lack of 3G, or indeed any cellular service wasn't an issue.
I wonder would I enjoy it as much now as then or simply think it silly?
Badly thought out "glizty" product let down by lack of compatibility and MHEG5
Most places won't have good enough signal.
Waste of money.
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