So they will use an 80C51 or dust off the ARM licence?
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So they will use an 80C51 or dust off the ARM licence?
Rats. need to log in with alternate identities via my RBS enabled iPhone to multiply upvote this.
if the hassle was less and the others much better.
The devil you know ...
What's to stop someone figuring out how to use these probably badly written apps on a phone the real user has never even seen?
If you have physical access, then no security will save the owner / user.
They actually existed and used by Napoleon.
"A semaphore telegraph, optical telegraph, shutter telegraph chain, Chappe telegraph, or Napoleonic semaphore is a system of conveying information by means of visual signals, using towers with pivoting shutters, also known as blades or paddles. Information is encoded by the position of the mechanical elements; it is read when the shutter is in a fixed position.
The system was invented in 1792 in France by Claude Chappe, and was popular in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century.
They were much faster than post riders for bringing a message over long distances, and also cheaper in their long-term operating costs, once constructed. Semaphore lines were a precursor of the electrical telegraph which would replace them half a century later. The electrical telegraph would in turn be cheaper, faster, and more private. The distance that an optical telegraph can bridge is limited by geography and weather; thus, in practical use, most optical telegraphs used lines of relay stations to bridge longer distances. This also prevented the optical telegraph from crossing long expanses of water, unless a convenient island could be used for a relay station."
The privacy thing is NUTS. People tapped Telegraph wires.
People wanting privacy (on Semaphore or Telegraph) used code systems, cyphers, encryption. Just like some people today. Semaphore in reality wasn't really any less private than email or telegraph.
UK started having copies of all International telegrams (via UK, which was a major hub) before WWI.
So the world and Europe in particular should be relying on the whim of Putin, Obama and successors for GPS and timing (Mobile Phone masts, DAB and DTT multiplexes use the USA GPS for timing data)?
We need Galileo.
I looked at it for a project years ago.
Mirasol seems to have a problem (though it might be Qualcom Royalties is the issue). Where are the products apart from a proof of concept watch and an early prototype tablet display?
If only it was Samsung, Sony, LG, Sharp etc and not Qualcomm
Is how can we copy this to at least have some bright colour on an eInk type low power display without a backlight.
I'm curious ... what sort of organism?
Like algae or wood lice?
http://www.bbc.com/news/ was down too.
So you in good form this weekend Dabsey.
If you run a DNS box, boycott the new TLDs. They are an evil money grab.
The new money grabbing TLDs should be boycotted by all ISPs and other DNS operators.
Unlike IPs, there is NO Reason to add extra TLDs. Even ,biz and .info etc were dubious ideas.
It's Mobile Internet.
mobile broadband is a marketing fiction
You can fit a 600V flash gun electronics in a WD passport box. With its own pair of alkaline AA cells.
1000uF charged to 600V is a bit more severe than 8uF @ 110V
Not sure if devil icon, flames, troll, coat or nuke icon.
Intel HAS an ARM licence.
They can fab, Fabulously.
They should swallow ego and do ARM SoC for Mobile instead of trying the square peg in round hole
Last year their Mobile was down about 80+ % too.
Jupiter Ace ran Pacman in only 1K RAM.
Also it was a High Level Language, not assembler, as long as you had used an HP calculator (RPN is easy really, look at Forth vs Lisp)
I wouldn't let any child use Siri, Cortana or similar.
Sorry, this is the only good bit.
The rest reads too much like Apple apologist. and is waffle Not to your usual standard.
Mines the one with a phone in the pocket.
50% more members in the Galactic Council
Except no-one has invited us.
These existed YEARS ago!
Perhaps they are not fakes.
Perhaps many predate Apple Watch
Perhaps many are better.
They'd be idiots not to take advantage of the Media Apple Hypegasm.
No, they lost the plot around 2003 or 2004, about two years after Nokia went mad internally.
Windows 10, : Will disappoint, At best no worst than win7
Azure: Pointless to most people
Office 2016, :rent a cloud Office. Stick to Office 2003 or use Libre Office
open sourcing .Net, : Born of desperation!
MS and Apple are now mature companies thrashing around wondering how to to maintain momentum.
I have an LCD watch with same battery, running nearly 10 years. It works without ANY phone.
On my laptop I've upgraded:
HDD (used partition Magic on desktop to copy existing content /OS)
Replaced keyboard, battery pack case fans due to age.
1600 x 1200 ultra sharp totally matt finish zero reflection 15" screen (other screens were possible)
1.8 GHz P4 CPU (other CPUs can be fitted).
OK, perhaps it's a little large and heavy. The Mac Air is indeed an x86-64 tablet with built in keyboard. It's expensive though unless you want OS X.
I wonder how long before Apple drop OS X and only have iOS though.
"An error occurred during a connection to cve.freakattack.com. SSL received an unexpected Server Key Exchange handshake message. (Error code: ssl_error_rx_unexpected_server_key_exch) "
Firefox on er er er ...
13 years old Windows ... last re-installed June 2002.
On most systems there is a cap to limit traffic, so that busy time the connection isn't too slow. An exception like this slows the ISP for even the users that don't use netflix.
You don't understand how an ISP works. They do not have the capacity to deliver anything like your package speed if everyone used it all the time.
Just getting more difficult to do properly.
The Cloud is at best another tool and at worst a disaster waiting to happen.
How does the Cloud provider backup?
How good is their security?
How do you access them and have you a backup internet access?
This is just typical nonsensical "cloud" hype. It's just someone else's servers, It's just outsourcing with more than usual level of opacity about what you are really getting for the money.
The point is it's pretty lame how rubbish most domestic gear on sale in Tesco, Argos etc is compared with a generic controller card and 7 year old open source software.
This isn't hard at all.
They have lavished more attention on the box that no-one is going to look at.
Icon, cos I have no halo.
Sorry I didn't explain my point.
My ISP's "cable modem" is nearly 10 years old. It's purely a DOCSIS 2.0 modem. The cable Modems or ADSL modems with router built in and no bridge mode are evil. At least xDSL you can put your own. Very rare a DOCSIS (Cable) based provider will provision anything other than their own.
I was fed up with router reliability. I "made" my own 7 years ago using an industrial computer board with two ethernet ports. (no 5 port switch made to look like Wan port and 4 x Lan)
OpenWRT + serious passwords.
It uses a laptop WiFi card to act as an airpoint too.
OS on a CF card.
spare card holder (2nd WiFi?)
2 x USB hosts unused
1 x Serial port unused.
I experimented with other features but decided router + firewall + Airpoint (bridged to LAN ethernet) was enough due to security concerns.
I stuck it in an old 300 Baud Sagem modem case.
Loads of stuff 3.5GHz to 20GHz been doing this cheaply last 10 years (various speeds).
Problem is in some EU countries the licence is 10K per year per link!
Fibre can actually work out cheaper. FTTH for 90% of people costs less than the infrastructure for real 5Mbps peak time LTE. (the 100Mbps is meaningless if you need to be only user and in sight of mast, which is pretty much the case. Every double of distance from 100m is 1/4 speed. Then divide by total number of users).
Actually it will be the second.
Europe's first spaceport (construction started 1960) launches over half of payloads already. It's also on an East coast (in case launch aborts) and near Equator (saves fuel).
You don't want to be under the immediate launch path.
It's not even the UK's first, the Australians are re-furbishing Woomera,
It's not even the first site IN Europe (though none are used any more as the European Space Port is better).
It might be the first spaceport in the UK. But that actually makes little sense. Kenya would be cheaper. There even is some sort of disused base there already. Kenya or South America would be cheaper for launches than in Great Britain,
Breakfast time: Filter coffee. Needs no thought.
Other times I use the the Italian stove 2 part thing, jug/press (cafetire?) and a cheap £20 espresso maker. Some times I make "mud" coffee (tall cup, pour boiling water WITHOUT stiring, sprinkle cold drips of water on top to sink grounds)
Five flavours just from one purchase of tinned grounds.
I've never heard of "polaritons" before. The plasmon, barely.
(laser safety goggles on)
Mine's the one with Shannon Nyquist papers in the pocket and graphs of closeness to Shannon Limit for Edge, 3G, HSPA, HSPA+, WiMax, LTE, Flash-OFDMA
This will end badly... Except for whoever got the $3 Billion.
MS should bring out a Windows Classic Edition.
Basically an XP SP4 with bugs that are STILL in Win7 and Win 8, (or stupidity) fixed. File copy in Explorer is crazy limited compared with xcopy and ordinary users don't realise that it copies or moves depending on if explorer thinks directories are on same drive letter. They don't know about holding cntrl or shift.
Also the explorer views are buggy.
The Classic Edition should have only safe network clients on by default. It should have 32 bit (faster for some things and needed for old cpus) with NT4 Enterprise PAE on as well as 64 bit. No need to resurrect the long dead XP 64 for Itanium.
With Noscript, external firewall, Firefox, no non- web except up to date Flash in Browser (no PDF, Media player, VLC, no added toolbars, no Java) all non-essential services off (upnp, telnet, server, no sharing, remote desktop, remote registry, HTTPS & HTTP server, FTP, SSDP etc, no autorun on any media inc net drives) etc XP used by a knowledgeable user is safer than Win 7, Win 8.x or Win 10 used by average user with a false sense of security in AV products and the default configuration.
Thunderbird or other client with no remote content enabled for email.
Using Libre office (or Office 2003 with no macros or activeX).
The default Windows settings for services are madness and always have been.
An alternate view
I use silentrunners,org and gmer, often booting in safe mode to check out people's PCs / laptops
Increased patent revenue for Qualcomm. That's the motivation.
This is a bad idea for every existing user of WiFi, esp in Apartment blocks etc.
Er .. no.
Because it needs a tablet, phone or Laptop. If you have those, then an HDMI cable may replace the Chromecast.
Chromecast is not in same league of thing as this at all.
Like spoilt kids.
Always have been
The problem with Styles in Word is that they breed with every edit and copy/paste. Anything other than typing in text tends to create a new style!
Styles are brilliant (as is CSS). Misused by user or the WYSIWYG application programmer they are a disaster.
Amazon seems to be using the command line mode of Mobi Creator.
Mobi Creator (and Amazon) are more predictable if you output to filtered HTML first from <insert favourite editor> and then check fix up the HTML. / CSS / Images. eBooks are basically HTML with a few custom tags, CSS and images in a single file.
You can find specs for what Kindle internal HTML is supported (sadly not client side image maps, but there are two extra useful tags: Force new page and block scroll to page.)
The block allows you to have text/images that can ONLY be reached via hyperlinks. Thus a text adventure book is possible.
Direct upload of .doc or .docx to Amazon for Kindle can have images (size and location), internal links and foot notes not working as expected).
Also Charset and fonts are more limited prior to Kindle 4. Using Mobi Reader or an older Kindle to check what your HTML -> Mobi Creator is doing.
I use Notepad++ to do the creative part of writing and each part is a separate file.
At some stage you have to use Word format for Publishers and Agents.
I proof read on a Kindle via HTML import to Mobi Creator and make notes on the Kindle.
Office 2003 is last decent version.
Select desired compatibility mode in Libre Office and save as .doc. There are now incompatible .docx versions. Tell the Word users to save as .doc not .docx and compatibility for Office 2003 or similar. Or even Office 97!
Amazingly it's true that he was supposed to be on the Titanic, or maybe it was his family, I forget the details. But his radio installations reduced the death toll at sea.
People though found Marconi's English perfect (his mother and relatives). He was very much into dressing smartly. He made a big impression on people.
Tesla was truly one of the inventors. Marconi was the most successful Radio Entrepenure perhaps till David Sarnoff (RCA). Marconi was one of the original RCA founders with GE, but kicked out by US government.
RCA bought Victor Talking Machine Co. Which in UK was HMV and in Japan JVC. When in 1928 UK Columbia Graphophone was taken over by HMV, the holding company was EMI.
The US part of Columbia became CBS.
Hence when Marconi wanted to divest the loss making domestic Radio and concentrate on Marine & Industrial, RCA (Sarnoff) encouraged him to licence Marconiphone name to EMI. Hence HMV and Marconiphone models in 1930s pretty much identical. Also why EMI and RCA collaborated on the Electronic TV. especially the camera, which defeated Farnsworth (his was inherently rubbish) and Baird, who at least came up with electronic film scanning, but otherwise didn't invent TV as his Mechincal TV was a Victorian era invention.
Bairds film to TV system was used in Satellites before suitable CCD cameras. The film was developed and then slowly scanned and transmitted.
And also today for anything not tied to a cable or fibre.
Even Satellite is Wireless.
He was half Irish (Jameson Whiskey family) and one of his wives was Irish too.
He didn't invent Wireless, but he realised the need for Aerial and Earth. The Whip aerial used on all mobile devices and many WiFi used to be called the Marconi Monopole and was his invention.
He never wanted a Nobel, as he regarded himself as an entrepreneur and not a scientist. Far more honest than Edison and maybe the only Entrepreneur that Edison liked. Edison himself said it was because he hadn't gotten round to Radio.