2211 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
If Zune and WinMo7 don't do good over Christmas 2010, maybe the whole phone & Zune division will be closed next year.
MS need to concentrate on what they do well *and* make money from.
Xbox could be in trouble too.
Here is a CE PSU sold by Maplin.
It's mysteriously missing all the filter parts that make it CE compliant.
It stops Homeplug and Comthingy Power networking
two chokes missing and jumpered
five capacitors missing
Another good overview
I've added it to the previous coverage here
Aslo 150dpi can be 600dpi. sort of
200dpi on a fax (and some faxes are only 100dpi) is poor because it only uses black or white.
300dpi or 360dpi on a Laser or Inkjet too. Also the pitch may be 300dpi or 360dpi but the dots overlap/bigger.
with just 16 brightness levels instead of black and white, you can smooth the jaggies (anti aliasing) and have x4 the apparent sharpness.
also the gaps between pixels only important at lower DPI. At higher dpi gaps on pixels simply reduces brightness.
So really the 366dpi on a full colour display is a gimmick.
133dpi would be very good and 200dpi + excellent
It's the 1024 that's wrong. Real Engineers and mathematicians and everyone else
Tera, Giga, Mega, Kilo, ___, milli , micro, nano, pico = Steps of 1000
The 1024 is 2^10, ie, derived solely from binary addressing of RAM and ROM, add an address wire and memory doubles. 1024 is 10 bits address range.
The disk manufacturers are correct. Disk storage unlike RAM/ROM is not based on powers of two either.
Created = Patent?
Creation doesn't mean a patent is needed. Patents are now given out too freely esp. in USA.
Copyright or "registered Design" are what should be protecting most creative work.
Good clear introduction.
Misses some points:
1) While implied, the article doesn't explicitly state that it's not 3D at all. Only Stereoscopic. Like Viewmaster or Victorian novelties.
2) Maybe 20% of people who DO see real 3D, don't get ANY depth illusion from Stereoscopic video.
3) The Active shutter glasses may work for some people with one eye slightly weaker where the passive glasses don't..
4) Prolonged Stereoscopic video viewing will cause headache and eye strain. In reality unlike real life or real 3D displays(there are some not holographic), the image distance is actually always on the screen. The eye unconsciously tries to focus on apparently closer or further objects based on the parallax illusion. This is what causes the headaches or even nausea. The definition of "prolonged" is going to vary per person.
It OUGHT to be illegal to gather anything other than public hotspot SSID & MAC.
If you have good enough lawyers and the right country, maybe it is illegal.
It's as moral as taking down number plate of every car in every home driveway or waiting till someone comes out in the morning and photographing them.
They are very sorry..
Because they were caught?
They only adding Folders
And Multitasking now?
I have an Nokia E65
E65: Feb 2007 Has had since then
User defined folders
Video recording & Calls
bar code decoding (not UPC/EAN due to fixed focus camera)
Uploading to Flickr etc
SIP based VOIP
3G & GSM on 5 bands
Typically a week between charges.
BT presenter on PC
WiFi printing on HP Printer
Choice of Nokia or Opera Browser
fits in any pocket.
Doesn't need Protector slip case
Various Internet Radio apps.
Yahoo, Google and Nokia maps work with BT GPS (sitting at window for better reception than any built in GPS)
No touch screen, but really good for phone calls. Oddly that is what most people buy a phone for
My son's Nokia 5800 is large touch screen and works perfect, with FM Radio and GPS built in.
If it ever breaks I might get one the newer phones with Qwerty keyboard and touch screen.
So the latest Apple iOS4 and 4th iPhone is what they should have had and could have had on 1st model. It's the deliberate Apple drip feed to sell upgrades.
Of course the resolution on the new iPhone is a CPU cycle and power wasting gimmick. x4 as many pixels as needed.
Maybe advanced rather than 5 year old?
But it's like a MS Courier!
Even recording location, SSID of a private (not a Public hotspot) may be an illegal broach of privacy.
Worse than number plate of your car in driveway.
Yes, everyone should have WPA2 etc etc.. But Google is just wrong, a criminal bully.
Copyright, Privacy, advert bots that track what you read, Gmail & Google Docs scanning.
They are out of control and need slapped down hard.
Folks, they are not a cuddly bunny, a caped avenger for GNU/Foss/Freedom. They a a giant transglobal ADVERTISING agency. Since when was an Advertising agency safe to be making their own rules?
Wastes trees and ink.
Several magazines had them as home computer "cover discs" You connected the Record player turntable up to the Audio Input on the Home Computer or Game Console and typed LOAD or some-such. Then you could run and even often edit the program before storing it on backup tape.
The network card can't make a difference of more than 1ms
Fibre maybe 12ms
Cable < 20m
ADSL2+ with IP not ATM backhaul and no interleaving < 40ms?
ADSL with ATM backhaul and interleaving high maybe 70ms
3G/HSDPA maybe 120ms to 1000ms
3G/HSPA+, iHSPA, maybe 80ms to 300ms
It can only make a difference on the top 3, which are already so low that it doesn't matter.
Umm the rest of the world is on 3.6.3 at least
a la carte software model?
We have had that since the 1970s.
The Microcomputer AKA PC since 1981.
All Netbooks etc.
It's only Internet tablet "wannabees" that are really personal media players that don't have "The result will be that buyers of slates will be able to take advantage of this a la carte software model, adding only the functionality they want on their devices."
And actually you can only add the functionality that Goopple permit.
Your Sky Belong us
Sky UK or all of Sky (Italia, Mexico etc)?
I wonder what he is up to. Go Private and then ..?
Although he owns less than 40% he does in effect control it. A lot of money to spend unless he plans to do something that would make more than 51% of the 60% of "others" howl.
My XP doesn't look like that. I have a slightly edited Classic NT4/Win98 theme. I'm not 6 years old so don't need the TellyTubbies Theme,
To get drop shadow on Icon text and plain background, add a plain wallpaper of the same colour as chosen background colour, as Drop shadow only turns on with wallpaper.
Hurt US economy?
More like help it.
Phones made in China.
Apple doesn't spend it's money, thus money spent on iPhones goes to Chine and Apple's iPiggyBank, thus less money in circulation in US?
Not a tablet
I've used pre iThing tablets. The iRex isn't a tablet, only a too expensive Reader. It's the Kindle and Nook et Al that has done it in. Not the iPad.
Mine's the one with an Archos tablet in the pocket.
half a kilo the size of D-Cell or a D-cup?
A 500g D cell is dense stuff.
The devil is in the detail
The limits in many ways are no different to many other places. The issue is in how the Authorities interpret a rule/law being broken.
Symbian & Meego
As Symbian & meego makers do phones more relevant to US Market expect an upset. Esp. if they get offered by Operator.
46% Worldwide and 2% in US?
RIM, PalmOS and Windows are only going to lose US Share.
Meego will increase Worldwide and Symbian will only slide slightly World Wide.
Symbian and/or Meego could easily wipe out Palm & Windows and you could see Android, Apple and Symbian/Meego (not just Nokia) neck and Neck ahead of RIM.
RIM is poor outside USA.
seems much better than the earlier embedded Application.
STUPID Chocolate Teapot regulators in UK!
How can it be right for someone to own the only viable UK/Ireland Sat. PayTV platform and own even more of the channels?
The Irish regulators can do ZERO.
Because Sky is Foreign and the Irish Regulators can really only regulate content uplinked from Ireland.
The ONLY thing the Irish Regulators can do is monitor the installing and Selling?
Sky are somewhat over VAT exempt limit. They do charge Irish VAT on installs, but last time I looked they "breaking" the rules and repatriating ALL subscription VAT to UK. Over a certain amount of sales you are obliged to open a local company and charge Local VAT.
But chicks are impressed by you
carrying out trash
ironing your own shirts
sewing own buttons
putting down toilet set
remembering all anniversaries
buying chocolates/flowers/whatever as present anyway and ignoring the "don't get me anything this year"
lifting your castoffs into clothes bin
Keeping your word
Letting them have last word
and many other things.
In reality few chicks are impressed by cars (that's to impress other men, like Clarkeson fans) and fewer chicks are impressed by gadgets, unless they actually want it and it's exclusively theirs. Otherwise it's just a boy-toy that helps reduce time you spend watching sport, drinking and womanising. So if they seem impressed, it's only because they think it will keep you from more annoying activity.
Most prefer a reliable unobtrusive car that either has an owner-driver that takes them wherever they want without argument, or that they can easily borrow and drive.
Don't believe the adverts.
It runs Crysis at very high resolution and frame rate, but they forgot to put vga/displayport/DVI/HMDI or any kind of video DAC or video connector,
So you can't actually watch it running crysis. Unless you have an optical dataport fitted to your neck (those gizmos Intel prefers to USB3.0)
I bet Archos does a slimmer 5" pmp/video player/tablet with one of these. The A605wifi is a bit fat :)
It's voyager returning?
It's OK. The price and lacks are deliberate.
There is nothing "wrong" with it, except that it's overpriced and lacks features in competition and that a later model will add.
The existing iPhone has no features that could not have been on original. I think Apple does this deliberately.
Why has is the 3G/HSPA not an easily replaceable module you can add? Because Apple want to resell the product.
Similarly they won't spend 40c on adding an SD or MicroSD card slot on any product. They want to offer a range of prices according to storage. Rather than one model with adequate built in storage and a 40c slot.
Earth Final Conflict.
If this is on the horizon I won't update my E65 phone till this is in a phone.
10" x 5.8" display in a 6" x 2" phone. Yes please.
WiMax Whole of Irish Republic?
Ha ha ha.
What spectrum will they use? There is no National Spectrum on offer till MMDS closes. LTE is the main contender.
The existing Imagine setup is giving WiMax a bad name. So much that people selling FIXED WiMax only mention specs, not that it's WiMax.
This is also where the Government pretends that 3G phone Network can provide Broadband with a max ping of 120ms, min speed of 1.2Mbps and Always On and < 20:1 content. None of these can be Guaranteed on 3G, even if it is got iHSPA+ In fact you can't g'tee these on Mobile WiMax either.
Fixed WiMax (Aerials and even LOS) is OK. But Mobile WiMax was always a non-runner and over hyped. As is LTE.
100Mbps LTE or 42Mbps iHSPA (3G/W-CDMA) or 10Mbps Mobile WiMax are all pretty much figures ignoring the realities of multiple users, streaming video and inverse square law reducing speed to 1/4 or less everytime you double distance to mast.
Maybe in a while Shareholders will ask why Intel did this?
Here is an example of Mobile WiMax going bad. Problem is that it's 3.5GHz (poor mobile / Nomadic band) and people are NOT using it as a short bursts of use Mobile Product but as an alternative to Fixed real Broadband. When Imagine 1st started Migrating users from Ripwave to WiMax people saw improvements. As user base grows to normal performance plummets to 2.5G EDGE standards at "busy hours".
What Imagine needed was FIXED WiMax, with Outdoor Aerials. But Intel wasn't going to foot the bill for that, even though on 3.5GHz the capacity/performance would be x16 better approx than Mobile / Nomadic with Indoor aerials. They are using some fixed outdoor aerials where the signal is poor, but unless ALL aerials are such and the parameters/ Protocol is Fixed WiMax you overall get Mobile/Nomadic 3.5GHz performance.
NT4.0 and USB
I had USB on NT4.0
It was a deliberate marketing decision NOT to release USB on NT 4.0 as it would hurt Win2K sales. Same reason they killed SP7.
Win3.0 loads on 8 old PC with XP via DosBox in < 20 seconds.
DosBox is a virtual environment also available for ARM. You can trivially run 3.0 on DOSBOX on Symbian.
Can Microsoft Count?
he logic is this:
NT variants = version 3
Windows 2000 = version 4
Windows XP =version 5
Windows Vista =version 6
Windows 7 = version 7
Actually Win7 is 6.2 or 6.3 really. see Ver. It's a SP of Vista in reality.
Windows 2008 is 6.1
First version may be 3.1 for two reasons:
1) The next 32bit MS OS after MS Version of OS/2 + Lanmanager. NT has OS/2 and LAN Manager subsystems.
2) Match DOS GUI Win numbering?
NT 3.51 is NT3.5 with the gratuitous WinAPIs added to win95 that Office 95 used and only existed to stop Office95 running on Win3.11
NT 4.0 = 4.0
Win2000 = 5.0
XP = 5.1 (a complete version of 5.x)
Windows 2003 = 5.2
DOS Versions GUI
Win1.0, a failure
Win 2.0, Win286, Win386 all 2.x versions
Win 3.0, Win 3.1, Win3.11,
Win 3.2 (Chinese?)
WFWG3.1, WFWG3.11: Versions with Client For NT Server and LanManager Peer to Peer Networking. NetBEUI by default. TCP/IP and Novell options. Support to connect to NT named Pipes but not create them.
there is a DOS WG version with Named Pipes and TCP/IP
The only extra of Win95 was Explorer and bundle all the free option add-ons that WFWG3.11 had.
NT 3.1, NT3.5, NT3.51 were REAL OS and Windows. 1993 to 1995
NT4.0 was 1996
The inexplicable was not cutting price of NT3.51, offering the later explorer desktop (which was available via MSDN before NT4.0 arrived) and promoting Win95 for Business.
Win95 was a Games Console. NT3.5x was a real OS. Shame on you MS.
Also Win95 /Office 95 was still largely 16bit. No more 32bit than WinFWG3.11 + 32bit disk + Win32S + 32bit TCP/IP. NT3.5x really was 32bit.
1995 to 2002. The wasted years.
OS/2 came later?
No. It didn't. Maybe you think of OS/2 Warp.
By 1989, a year before Win3.0, MS & IBM fell out and MS released their own MS OS/2 with LAN Manager as a Server OS.
Why do you think NT "starts" at version 3.1 in 1993?
The development of OS/2 began when IBM and Microsoft signed the Joint Development Agreement in August 1985. The first version of OS/2 was released in 1987, 3 years before Win3.0 Unlike Windows1x to Windows 3.x (non NT), it was a real OS.
At consumer end it couldn't compete with Win95 and at Server/Network end couldn't compete with NT3.x which could run all OS/2 non-GUI server/Console apps natively.
H.264 is the standard. If everyone used it how easily would revenues be charged?
Not an eReader
It's just an LCD Tablet.
That was the Anglican version?
I wonder how the Pentecostals do it?
Most have FM anyway, and then the own listens on the better quality FM.
I don't see any DAB Radio in Tesco or Currys with LW, MW, SW AM or LW, MW,SW DRM.
Most don't do RDS and many don't do stereo!
Many are terrible styling.
This is almost a criminal act,
But MPEG4 H.264 *IS* a world-wide established standard. All new Digital Broadcast is moving to it. The only TV Digital broadcast not using it is older MPEG2 systems.
The other option is for EVERYONE to use H.264 in everything and not pay royalties. Apple can't sue everyone.
I don't want anyone to have a database of Macs, SSIDs and locations. Never mind the payload.
Only a tiny fraction of WiFi airpoints are public hotspots. It's an invasion of privacy.
I don't want people to be able to type in my car registration plate or Social Security number and get my geo lat long either.
I think it's nonsense to claim XP can't deal with it.
What they mean is can't do it out of the box, or may not run efficiently . But since 1993 you could add drivers for storage devices. XP out of the box won't install on SATA. (I know it's a different issue).
NT (and thus XP etc) since the beginning (1993/1994) has supported Exabyte sized file systems. It's purely a matter of suitable drivers.
The main problem with SAP is that their ERP is too expensive and UI clunky.
I'd never have thought of them as a DB company, Simply to have their own MS-SQL like DB to bundle with SAP ERP this sort of makes sense.
But the price seems way too high.
AFAIK there is no older MS-SQL than 6 as it's based on Sybase. Surprised that Sybase are still around and not gobbled by MS. I assumed they were, like visio etc.
I just don't believe you can do this by accident. They got caught, public and governments don't like it so as PR they claim to stop.
But how do we know they will stop?
(What's that Wop, Wop, Wop noise?)
People don't want Vista, Win7, Office 2007, Office2010?
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