2210 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
Only 2nd time ever I have seen Firefox crash.
Please not PLT!
Cat5e cable is faster, no interference and easy to run like a phone flex around the room edge and under doors.
Why bother mentioning Power line ethernet?
WiFi will work too for iPlayer. It's not as if iPlayer is HD.
Yes, very possible
I don't know of anyone that does though.
"This issue was with all the meta-data and links to the photos from other people. If you have some mystica, magical way to backup that lot as well, I'm sure we'd all like to hear it."
Run your own hosted site. Not perfect but better than Flickr or MS Sidekick if you do it right.
I have a daily cron job that exports the SQL server. I backup that file. I can loose at worst the last day's Metadata. If it was a busy site you maight do hourly SQL replication also.
The uploaded files are separately backed up. If I had money and really paranoid I'd have a mirror with a different provider in a different country. And clever stuff with DNS.
They have to de-orbit them and can "lego" or "kinect" a modular village of them eventually.
The reason is
That £10 voice costs them 50 times less than £5 data.
Voice is about 12kbps symmetrical and in a perfect scenario what the pay out for out going calls termination charges is nearly balanced for what they receive in incoming call termination charges.
Many voice calls are on their own network.
Almost all Internet data is I/O on their network to others. All of that they pay for in both directions per MByte, not time.
So maybe 50:1 to 200:1 difference in profit for same Voice and Data Revenue
People want > 1Mbps for Data.
A Cell phone mast sector can only support maybe 3 to 5 people simultaneously streaming YouTube. So capacity/Congestion is a huge issue for data versus voice.
Also if people using it instead of Fixed Broadband, instead of a complementary "on the go" Mobile solution, their data sessions are very much longer than typical phone calls.
Another problem also is that for equal SMS and Data revenue, the profits are maybe 1000:1 as SMS costs them nearly nothing. Especially on their own network.
Make it easier to restore deleted accounts.
So they expect to incorrectly delete accounts frequently then.
No Unallocated but plenty unused
"In reality, the exhaustion of IPv4 has long been predicted but has remained a distant prospect until recently thanks to the use of Network Address Translation (NAT) technology, which meant banks of corporate PCs all sat behind small ranges of IP addresses. Many units of internet real estate are still sparsely used, with only around 14 per cent actually been utilised, according to a study by the University of Southern California, published on Tuesday."
In reality we may not need IP6 for 10 years.
Existing IP4 won't stop working.
How does someone with ONLY IP6 address IP4?
They need to rethink IP6 interworking and security.
I'm leaving quickly.
I like to not be a Pioneer of the Bleeding Edge.
It's unpleasant though watching who gets arrows in the back...
Even NT 3.51 had a not very good Virtual keyboard. I tested the NT 4.0 one with a wacom tablet.
I'd imagine Win7 has one.
I'd rather have netbook with either a slide up screen that covers keyboard, or one where keyboard swivels underneath. The keyboard/tablets with swivel in middle + hinge are fiddly, wobbly and fragile.
By time you add weight of decent screen and batteries, the keyboard isn't much extra weight.
The snag is you will get it anyway
(Man or Woman with so called 3D glasses)
But eventually ALL TVs will be 3D (stereoscopic) as it costs 40cents
cost of IR LED sender to sync the glasses
They will only charge extra for glasses, About €50
You won't be able to buy a TV without 3D,
People buying them now getting ripped off €500+ extra for the 40 cent gizmo + Glasses at €80 to €120.
Of course at the minute the 3D HD is two 960x1080i images side by side in a 1920x1080i frame. That's why it's inferior to HD and works with any 100Hz HDTV with a small bit of software and IR LED to sync glasses.
Very sad for privacy.
Access to the Technology?
If Intel want to waste money on this, only their shareholders need be concerned?
Pope Catholic: Check
Bears in Wood: Check
Content is what makes a web site useful, Flash, H.264, Silverlight: Just containers. Need useful content: Check
Is there a story here?
UK retailers Dominate Irish Retail
TV is MUCH scarier here in Ireland.
They have NEVER had disclaimers in ANY shop that the Digital part of the TVs are not compatible. They sell "Freeview HD" stuff in the UK branches but not the Irish Branches. UK "Freeview HD" works on Irish Digital. Freeview sets don't unless they happen to be pan-European Models with MPEG4. Tesco is worst with only a "Freeview is not available here" disclaimer.
DVD recorders will of course never work on MPEG4 or HD other than to record via Analogue from SCART on a set-box. Irish Digital is MPEG4 minimum. RTE2 is HD transmission only, no SD simulcast. Currys only sell DVD recorders here. Not one single "freeview HD" PVR (which would work on Irish Digital http://www.saortv.info
web chat resolution is about 1/4 VGA usually = 0.078M pixel . 0.2Mbps is odd though.
Sky and all other Satellite 3D transmit the left and right eye in two 960x 1080i images squashed into a 1920 x 1080i 25fps 50Hz frame. So that will work fine.
Only 1920x1080p 100 (i.e. 50fps per eye) 3D needs the higher rate HDMI.
HDMI will also go direct over a pair of shield Cat5e cables. You can even buy wall plate with HDMI socket on front and 2x RJ45 sockets on rear. Distance up to 15m. DIY by cutting a 0.75m 7 euro cable in half.
Visual observation is a useless test. You need to measure signal distortion and that it's simply outside the minimum (better than minimum adds nothing to quality).
Blue eyes are found in the Levant and the Middle East, especially amongst the Jewish population of Israel. However, many modern Israeli Jews are of European Ashkenazi origin, among whom this trait is common (53.7% of Ukrainian Jews have blue eyes)
Photography was invented somewhat later.
I don't know, but red hair (like Finns and Celts have) is Jewish. King David was supposed to have Red hair. But wouldn't that be Green Eyes.
Some Berbers have Blue Eyes?
Starcraft is sort of related to earlier Warcraft.
So new name can be WarStars
"And Microsoft's next-generation operating system has abandoned Intel exclusively for the first time."
2nd Time. NT did support MIPS, Power PC, 32bit and 64 bit Alpha as well as x86, which isn't just Intel.
What was the Survey?
That showed that Advantaged kids with parents that teach them Reading and such before they start school benefit from PC and that Poor Disadvantaged ignored kids have worse Educational performance when they get a PC?
How did Three get there?
Online but not Broadband.
Why not a choice of Mobile supplier and option of paying extra for DSL or Virgin?
In fact at £9 a month Three makes a whopping loss.
Nothing wrong with Penguins. More apps for Linux than OS X.
Open Office, Firefox and Thunderbird are just the same as on Windows.
"Bill how do I format a disk?"
"Bill are you sure?"
All PCs in room start whirling....
It's not a consumer product, so mercury delay lines are feasible.
TV uses glass (or quartz) as 64uS delay line.
Media consumption rather than documents.
only 1080 line.
My nearly 9 year old laptop has more useful 15.4" 1600x1200 screen.
Does NO-ONE make a Desk-top PC replacement any more?
If I want to watch films or TVs, then I'll use an HDTV.
What about a laptop with 1600 x 1200 screen that rotates to portrait mode.
Or 1920 x 1440 screen that doesn't rotate. Space to have 1920 x1080 HDTV and epg/subtitles/ widgets under it.
16:9 is OK for a TV. It's a stupid aspect ratio for a laptop.
Guinea Pigs can take -15C, maybe less. Just can't take SUDDEN changes in temperature. So no wonder they suspicious.
We had them living outdoors for about 12 years. They live "wild" all the way from Tropical Amazonian swamps to snow line of Andes in Peru. Very versitile. But bringing them into Central Heating from Cold Outdoors can kill them. Even though they can cope with 30C summer.
People keeping pets should research them better. Could avoid visits from "pigs" :-)
Lawn around our bird table regulary spawns Opium Poppy (common flower bed plant) and Hemp from the bird seed. Cannabis is kind of hemp. It's grown also outdoors as a clothing fibre. I don't think much used for rope anymore.
Industrial Hemp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp
"common garden poppy" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_poppy
I'm sure there are interesting mushrooms in the nearby woods. The "lawyer's wig" that grows in our own garden is lovely fried. (Autumn Fruit)
We have "fake castor oil" plant (Fatsia japonica) not this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castor_oil_plant which makes Ricin, but we do get Spurge growing as a weed.
Not just South Americans, but Italians eat Guinea Pigs. I don't think it's for any "mind bending". Supposed to be a bit like rabbit.
Virtually all Countries use H.264 for HD Broadcasts. Many Countries use H.264 for SD broadcasts.
Anything with a TV tuner is likely to have H.264 codec. It may not be "open" but it's more a standard than Flash is.
This is some sort of commercial or political decision for who knows what reason. It's not because of patents.
Similar issue is DECT phones and Satellite IF cable. Can knock out 5 to 10 channels. Very difficult to cure if you have the problem.
It can be the screening of the coax or a sightly "iffy" connector. Not just the box screening. http://www.techtir.ie/blog/watty/dividend-hurts-cable
First 64bit NT/Windows too was for DEC alpha. 1997?
DEC developed the NT Cluster. I first installed Cluster in 1999 I think.
Windows 8 must be a complete re-write. There is much in W2K, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and Win7 that is x86-64 only. They have not done multiple NT cpu platforms since NT4.0
It's been going down hill in quality..
18.104.22.168 Seems to be last decent version
Windows on ARM
Hardly the NT family, that Win7, Vista, XP and Windows 2000 is based on. It's a long time since Alpha, MIPS and Power PC supported. ARM never was. It's now X86-X64.
WinCE, also the basis of Windows Mobile, Windows 7 Phone and Zune pretty much only runs on ARM nowadays (though it did run on other CPUs).
There are three families of Windows Embedded:
WinCE based (ARM)
Defunct DOS + Win 3.x based (x86 only)
NT Based (NT4.0 version was last to support MIPS and never supported ARM. Now only x86).
So Which version of Windows is this ARM Tablet going to run?
Google will buy the Apps
All google has to do it buy the apps to browse the App content?
Replacing "The Web" by apps only makes sense if you want a small fee paying audience.
It's just selling virtual versions of Magasines limited to particular device owners.
So how many different OS are publishers going to support instead of one (The Web) which can be behind a pay wall anyway.
You can limit even FREE content to be hidden from Sauron by requiring Membership.
How can this work with a normal Broadband + Router + firewall setup?
User has Browser on TV goes to web site with evil stuff that does???
We're running late, let's get rid of people
Actually adding people when you running late is even worse.
Depending what stage your project is at and who you letting go, can make no difference, help or hinder the project.
Three Death Wish?
Either they have a death wish and want to go bust
It's a lie
A 3G/HSPA network doesn't NEED to throttle high users. It has so little per sector capacity it throttles itself.
You'd be lucky to get much more than 2Mbps average throughput (total of all users) with a heavily used sector with people evenly spaced from mast to cell edge with 21Mbps HSPA.
So performance will go to hell and you will be unable to Skype or watch YouTube with a half dozen tethered Torrent users on your mast sector.
A cap on Mobile is often the only way to manage Contention and thus congestion.
Nah.,. It's 75% wireless. Wide band OFDM Transmitter & Receiver.
It mostly uses the mains to power itself.
To AC "well I for one"
Your issue is not WiFi or lack of standards. But the implementation. Disable the WiFi on such stupidly configured box and add your own Airpoint.
If you think folks won't screw up P1905.1 then you have little experiance of Humans *OR* Technology.
The point is that Android is sort of a Mobile Linux Distro that can run local apps.
ChromeOS is just a locked Linux OS with a Web browser.
It's not a netbook platform/OS
It's a Browser Appliance. The fact that it's called ChromeOS isn't relevant. Or even what underling OS it is.
It's meant to be far more locked than a Pre Android Archos PMP. Those had Browser and you couldn't install any apps. Android was a step forward.
The ChromeOS is not a Tablet or Netbook alternate to Android, MeeGo, iOS, OSX, Windows (CE or NT families). It's a niche market, the "Cloud Padd". Internet/Cloud apps only.
Right and Wrong.
Some sorts of apps and users can be "served" by "clould"
Most PC applications won't be.
Data transfer quantity (True HD content? ha ha ha) Compare Broadcast (DVB) with 10,000 users watching HD IPTV 4 hrs a day. Or 10,000 users watching VOD IP vs local BD (BluRay) for 2 hrs a day.
I can see
Why you can post them SATA drives.
I have decent upload speed. I think it would take me 92 days to upload or about 12 days to download. If I did nothing else.
It would exceed my cap.
As well as VNC and RDP. Though it needs a good connection for 3D accelerated games :-)
The Penguin is pretending to be happy.
Not A Notebook
Lets not call this an OS or a Notebook.
It's purely a Web appliance. The fact it runs Linux, Chrome or looks like a Notebook will be irrelevent for anyone that needs to use this.
It's for Companies or people that don't want the hassle of a computer.
Secure? Of course when you are not meant to install stuff. Of course nit-wits will "jailbreak" it to have linux desktop, thus potentially allowing Chrome OS appliances to be added to the legions of the undead.
As a competitor to Windows, then, OS X is still below 5%
Much much less if you exclude USA.
Poor penguins still out in cold. But of course no figures for how many Macs and Windows Pre-installs are running Linux.
Browser figures don't help either as Linux users may fake their user agent.
The other problem?
Internet can't actually deliver TV. Not at Broadcast reliability and quality.
Only fibre/cable operators can actually deliver IPTV or VOD that actually works, at reasonable quality, from servers on their own network.
And it's much much more expensive than Broadcast TV. VOD/IPTV is about 20x to x 100 more expensive (if server on ISP's network) than Broadcast to 10,000x more expensive overall if it was on the "Internet".
Also very few people have bandwidth to watch more than one channel and do anything else on BB, even fewer have the performance for HD.
Or the Caps.
IPTV/VOD is not really happening till the majority have cable/Fibre and even then it will be the ISP that delivers. MS, Google and Apple would only be "me too" appliance shifters. Samsung, Sony, Philips, Motorola, Cisco, Panasonic, LG, Toshiba, Sanyo, Sagem, Humax, Vestel etc are ALL well able to deliver TVs and boxes that work perfect on Broadcast and IP without any Apple/MS/Google help.
HDD more battery?
I don't think so.
Expensive SSD is faster than HDD
Cheap SSD much slower to write than HDD, though faster to read.
If HDD is single process/user it can be as fast as SSD. If multiprocess/user then SSD wins by wide margin unless the HDD is about 6x drives HW RAID 5. (random access speed poor on signel drive)
160G HDD is less power in Notebook/laptop than SSD same size.
Boot time more affected by OS than storage:
on Same Laptop
"User training + Properly setup PC + External to PC Firewall and Zero AV software."
Has worked for 20+ years for me and the users.
No remote content or vulnerable email
No clicking on attachments.
There has been Zero infections. I'd actually have expected one or two.
ALL AV fails.
ALL AV hurts the system with false positives
AV gives a false sense of confidence
Many AV damage productivity and make PC slow
AV is NOT a substitute for best practices of PC, email and Network set up.
All the most successful attacks con the Mark into deliberate install (This content needs codec, click to install)
If you are insecure in your abilities or the users, fine install AV and have EXTRA trouble that can outweigh the risks. But PLEASE research how to setup PC, Networks, Applications properly. The defaults on most things are wrong.
Yes PROPERLY setup PC, Network and Training of users is NOT perfect. But lower TCO and less damage (none from AV products). We have a WSUS running, but that's just to save WAN bandwidth. We may junk it as Linux use rises.
The way AV works is inherently going to fail, especially if it's a substitute (which it usually is) for proper setup and training. Our mail server blocks all executable attachments. not just exe, com, cmd and bat but all the less well known ones. The users are trained how to spot camouflaged filenames such as mypartypics.jpg_____________________________________.exe where ___ is loads of spaces.
I've removed viruses from MANY PCs over last 12 years. All had AV products. Some up to date (How up to date is up to date? Daily? Hourly?)
I check our systems periodically with script from silentrunners.org and various root kit detectors such as gmer and others. Any unusual traffic on Router is investigated (usually a teenager watching video at 3am and never has been a zombie bot or mailer). Even if you have AV you absolutely should do this.
The real reason fewer Linux servers than PCs with cable modems and no firewall are compromised is the training and expertise of the setup. Not just size of target.
ALL the setup, training etc is not optional. It should be done even if you do have faith in AV.
Of test of AV products?
User training + Properly setup PC + External to PC Firewall and Zero AV software.
If lots of people
Are saying the same thing, it means they feel someone is not listening.
There is no IPV4 crisis. A HUGE percentage of issued / allocated IPs are not used publicly or even at all
IP6 is not a solution. It needs scrapped and re-designed.
A weasel or other Badger cousin could do it better.
There is LOADS unused
Loads and loads hoarded by US Corps. Unis and Military
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