Re: Your redesign stinks, sorry, but it does
I hate the change, but my middle button / mouse wheel still works in firefox to open new tab.
4735 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
I hate the change, but my middle button / mouse wheel still works in firefox to open new tab.
It's rubbish on a 4:3 15" 1600 x 1200 seriously un-mobile laptop too!
I feel like I'm using 640 x 480 screen instead of 1600 x 1200
Bring back the old site.
It's like a design for TV?
Till actual program content improves. There seems to be less I want to actually watch each year.
That might explain the low accuracy.
So would Mecanno be more accurate?
What limits the accuracy?
Should be illegal. The folks elsewhere in the Galaxy can buy each others video.
I have no illegal copy DVDs. Despite in Europe Region I have had to buy some USA (inferior 480 line vs 576 line and sometimes films with gratuitous 3:2 pull down shudder) DVDs as the title isn't available anywhere else. They play on my DVD player, but not on any BD player.
How is this news?
Though the article was a bit confusing with some irrelevant detail.
Obviously you send important targets a very nice mouse with a trojan. Much cheaper and more effective.
If you really want to do this you supply a nice monitor with this built in. Perhaps with a special cable dock for ALL cables to pass though (Protect your Cat5, USB, Mains etc from surges and lightening, or equipment replaced free) The nice surge arrestor of course listens on all and uses the ethernet to call home.
Icon because the example is baby stuff.
VB5 & VB6
If you had never used BASIC you could apply all the good stuff you learnt doing C++, Modula-2 etc, for the code you wrote to make your visual design work. No Gotos, No pointers, no go subs and everything typed.
You did have to remember to assign a VB String to a big enough literal if calling C, C++ or Modula-2 based DLLs.
I ignored Windows programming completely till there were real 32 bit versions and 32 bit VB.
VB.net is con for VB6 refusniks, it's a C programmer's concept of VB. Pointless. Better off learning C# for .net
A proper VB for .net would be nice, (not likely), so it's C# (really MS version of Java).
All back now.
Someone fed the Hamsters.
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Which site you get depends where you live.
They have UK hosting (but you need a UK address).
If your address is in some European countries you can only order via .com and you get US (Kansas) Hosting,
My Kansas hosting is still down via Web, but my control panel and SFTP is OK. So my content is still there. Perhaps DNS will take a while to catch up?
are all up though.
My Kansas hosting is down.
Still, over the last year it's been better than Microsoft and many other Clouds/Hosting.
If it's not back soon, I'll worry. Is the UK and German hosting down too?
Google in the Taxi or Delivery business?
Only as a sideline to sell more adverts.
Do they make any SIGNIFICANT profit from anything other than selling adverts?
I remember installing MS Xenix on 286 boxes very long ago.
Maybe Linux is MS plan B if MS Win X is a fail?
Same actually for NT and LInux, except one Floppy I think.
I have a floppy that expands into RAM running a Linux, then allows a USB boot of full Linux (for laptops / PCs with USB, Floppy, no CD/DVD and no BIOS option for USB boot, i.e. before May/June 2002 approx.)
I don't care if x86 or x64 or ARM.
There is very little I want connected to the Internet, and nothing more than I had 10 years ago.
In theory you can use Netbeans too. But while I prefer Netbeans to Eclipse, sort of, I'm more familiar with Eclipse on Windows and LInux, I've only used Netbeans about 6 years ago on Windows.
Having recently started to do Android, I can imagine the 1.0 IDE can easily be better than Eclipse. Maybe try it next week.
Pulsars. That's the lads.
Neutron stars are the Galaxy's GPS.
We are mapping them well enough for Solar System Navigation.
Dwarf, but not red.
Not a viable replacement for more than tiniest fraction of a percent of Server Users.
Windows Server Later versions ... Paying thousands to have what you have now?
Time to look at migrating from IIS, Exchange and Sharepoint, the only compelling reasons to have Windows Server at all? Lots of people never got locked into those in the first place.
Only if you want to treat the developing world to our rubbish. it's a better Idea to give them a sustainable power source instead of a continuous stream of dangerous scrap.
Probably there isn't much more reach possible at 100Mbps. So they experiment with shorter distances which inherently allows more speed.
The future is fibre. Even VDSL2 is becoming a Niche for existing apartment blocks, hotels, guest houses etc that don't have Cat5e or similar. At about 900m to 1200m (depending on cross talk, noise, cable condition etc) the ADSL2+ becomes better than VDSL2. Most VDSL gear will fall back to ADSL2+ on poorer / longer lines.
Another aspect also is RFI production as you increase power and bandwidth for higher speeds.
He "cheated" to get toe hold in UK during BSB. He cheated to acquire Italian Operators. His money has distorted UK Football and pricing to have Sky sports is predatory.
Personally I'd never watch Sky Sports even if free.
He should not be allowed to run Channels AND a Platform, one or the other.
We need a decent Europe wide probe into Murdoch's monopolistic activities. Do we want one Europe wide American owned* Satellite Pay TV company?
(*Though Australian he bought US Citizenship).
Telefonica just sold Ireland's O2 to Three and might sell UK's O2 to BT, so perhaps they can afford it.
The Irish DPC is FAR better than the Communications Regulator (Comreg) and the Financial Regulator.
Of course that's not perhaps a good comparison.
They did slap Sky's wrist once.
Will India or China be first with someone on Mars?
MS, the Cloud isn't a stable, universal solution. MS Cloud is a worse lock in than Win95, so no thanks.
So non-tech people under 40?
You should fix the Wikipedia entry for ESA.
Actually ANYONE should fix it. It's a bit confused and rambling.
Most non-tech people haven't heard of ESA, NASA is better at publicity. Yet Arianespace launched 61% of the current in orbit satellites, was 1st commercial launch company and does over 50% of launches.
The European Space Port was started in 1960. It now has a pad for Soyuz launches. In South America, though most control/co-ordination seems to be in Darmstadt, Germany. There seems to be a back-up centre in France (probably a CNES facility), anyone know where?
The connections, funding and membership between Arianespace, ESA (Canada is an associate Member, UK seems not, but EU funds over 20%, so UK pays anyway, there are non-EU European members) and CNES (the French equivalent of NASA) is fascinating. Arianespace seems majority French owned (or they are biggest) with Germans 2nd biggest.).
Spaceports and Launch tech are crucial to getting the parts up to assemble a Spacedock, or a Generation ship Starship. Arianespace doesn't get the headlines of SpaceX, Virgin Galactic or others, perhaps because they just keep iteratively advancing capability and reliability?
ESA and CNES are MUCH more than Arianespace. Even if Arianespace was under cut out of business, there would still be ESA funding using other launch platforms. ESA & CNES do Science, Research, Exploration, Satellites for Weather monitoring, resource, gravity and climate. Also the only civilian alternative to Military GPS (The US and Russian systems exist for Military reasons and can be disabled for civilian use).
STYLING the company's kit.
He doesn't program, design electronics or systems for Apple. Only styles the box (and sometimes GUI appearance) copying Dieter Rams designs for Braun in late 1950s and early 1960s.
He hasn't created any kit ever, as far as I know.
Nearly as nice as Notepad++
LibreOffice : Isn't already on everything?
But the rest of the list? Really the best 8?
"They" employ cheap humans to put adverts on sites.
I'd prefer if the "proper" Orion craft (which would do the trip so quickly that the only shielding consideration is from its propulsion) was launched well away from anyone. The middle of Pacific perhaps.
Though maybe using conventional launchers for its parts and lighting the blue touch paper in LEO would be more acceptable.
We need the PROPER Orion spacecraft.
It needs a keyboard.
The idea isn't without merit, but as it stands it won't work. The only sensible solution is a wholesale company that runs ALL the base stations and whose licence says 99.5% Geographic (not population) coverage and minimum capacity standards (thus mast density has to vary with population and not just the current scenario where mast density is based solely on ROI vs capex. Like SES-Astra runs the Satellites that Freesat & Sky use.
Then every one else is a MVNO.
It's a RAN.
It would also on average double capacity because you wouldn't have the stupid situation where at one location your speed is 0.12bps or you can't connect or make a call, on ONE operator, but the other operator's channels are sitting idle.
The problem is weak regulation from Ofcom, who supports operators against the consumer and a totally blind devotion to idea that competition is always good. It's not like baked beans. There is limited spectrum. The real reason to have multiple operators on the spectrum instead of one Wholesale RAN operator is to get more money in licence fees. The RAN operator should pay NOTHING for licence and the revenue raised from the retailers (VAT gets a lot already).
Google Wear and Apple Watch are wrong direction. Pebble (and maybe the Sony) have it nearly right.
It's not eInk, though, but a special low power memory LCD. eInk is maybe higher resolution, but slower response time.
What innovation? Competition yes, innovation less so.
They have a good Search Algorithm and fantastic Advert Selling business. You know that Android, Earth etc are bought in developments and Google Glass isn't the first such device?
Also Android is basically Linux + Desktop Java, using Davik instead of Sun/Oracle JVM because Mobile Java is for ancient phones and Google wanted full Java, but the Desktop Java licence forbids it for Mobile?
They also have an ARM based comms chip they kept when they sold the originally DEC ARM family they had to Marvell. They have had an ARM licence for years.
It's baffling the ego that makes them stick with the clunky x86 instead of applying their good process engineering to making a better ARM.
Probably Intel could do a useful 0.1W ARM SoC.
No, Nokia does other things now, they don't make phone. They periodically change. They used to do paper, welly boots, TVs, satellite receivers. They do Networks.
"Windows" is becoming a millstone brand.
Also calling different things windows (NT Server, Windows For Workgroups or 95, Windows CE) was always stupid.
Deliberately trying to make it one platform is the stupidest of all. That's why "Windows" is getting a bad name. You can't make a 3" keyboard, 4" touch screen, 11" tablet, Laptop, Workstation, TV /Setbox, Server sensibly be the same.
Except the eCig Vaping marketing is being done by Tobacco companies. These gadgets still have addictive nicotine. They allow the images of sexy smoking on posters & TV too.
If it was something other than Gnome ...
But Gnome 3 makes Win8 look enlightened. Gnome has lost the plot, so their judgement can't be trusted. On Ubuntu I use "Classic" and on Linux Mint and Debian other things. (Not Cinnamon or Gnome 3)
Poor as the sysinit system may be, systemd is terrible. Not a step forward. Given the religious devotion on both sides a fork was inevitable. Eventually systemd will bear no relationship to today's version.
This won't do anyone any good.
" it is the parts of the spectrum in a given area which are apparently not in use for TV broadcasts, requiring a device to be location-aware in order to know what frequencies and transmission powers to use. "
Exactly. Unfortunately just knowing your own location doesn't actually work, unless EVERY TV tuner device is reporting in real time which signal source it's really using, as for many reasons some viewers need to use a different one to the "normal" service area.
It's been proved time and again, that a single planning agency needs to allocate all the channels. In most networks there are no real holes. The "Hidden Transmitter Syndrome" is only part of the problem. Also who will police so called "White Space" devices and ensure they don't add illegal power amplifier, bigger aerial (easy ways of ignoring the database), or the user simply deciding the frequency is free and over-riding the database.
Only Angels could be trusted to use "White Space" and even then sometimes the database will be wrong, users will have interference and unlike Analogue (i.e. you HEAR the CB) , will only get pixelation or occasional freezing and will not know what is causing it or who to complain to.
The very concept of "White Space" is inherently flawed.