Re: Not really that different
I thought MOST phone stolen from people (rather than smashing a car window) ARE snatched while in use.
3581 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
I thought MOST phone stolen from people (rather than smashing a car window) ARE snatched while in use.
A decent laptop with a sensible matte screen will cost over £1,000
£300 gets you something with a super shiny screen and only suitable for basic consumption, not serious content creation 12 hours a day.
I was waiting for the better Osborne and they went bust.
It's a Dell.
It has been cleaned (mild soapy water), otherwise by now you'd not be able to see through the grime.
No excuse given Apple profit margin.
My laptop anti-reflective screen is MUCH older and perfect. So old I won't divulge the model.
I started with a Zenit in 1970s after years of "toy" cameras and occasionally using my dads.
I have about 4 or 5 film cameras including a big Olympus OM10 kit and a half frame range finder.
In the later years (1990s) I got the films processed to "gold" archival Photo CD, (not the later rubbish over compressed poor quality consumer jpeg format Picture CD). This allowed the content for media projects and internet.
Keeping the negatives and slides safe is a problem.
I borrowed a prof. slide scanner to scan all my Dad's old slides, but most had deteriorated badly. Scanning old photo albums on the SCSI based scanner and repairing fade was more successful
I'd not go back to film. I can backup my photos easily now. Colour balance is less of an issue too.
Film is a hobby for people with lots of spare time and money.
We are actually in a bubble of low density space, probably caused by a supernova long ago.
I love this sort of boffinry
Google is a bigger threat than Halliburton, NSA, Microsoft, IBM, USSR, Red China etc ever were.
What's more rather than just big business, they threaten small business more and massively exploit the consumer.
Perhaps all their evil people tracking sites need to divested if they want to remain an advertiser. Including but not limited to:
Google APIs and other resources used by 3rd party sites
Their Cloud services.
Google Play Store
One sign on for all is plain evil too.
Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Harry Harrison, Philip K Dick, John Brunner , Robert Sheckley and others could not have dreamed of such a privacy stealing exploitive monster.
They are having their cake and eating it.
They are not a kind Tech Company. Tech is only a means to the end of making more money via adverts.
Active X in a Browser was the single most stupid thing ever that MS did.
It's cheaper to do a miniature reflective LCD, actual pocket TV LCDs are only used in home brew projectors.
Most of the cost of LCD is area of glass. secondarily the driving electronics. Having 1200 x any number of columns is driven as 2 off 600 x any number columns on on panel. Or even as four panels on one substrate/glass.
DLP for 1080p is tiny, but these won't use DLP, too expensive and needs either 3 + prism or a colour wheel.
Typical full HD LCD on Silicon (LCoS) cells are about 1-3 centimeters square and about 2 mm thick. They are reflective. Larger projectors use three chips/cells and optical combiner.
Whilst initially developed for large-screen projectors, LCoS displays have found a consumer niche in the area of pico-projectors, where their small size and low power consumption are well-matched to the constraints of such devices.
NO-ONE commercially produces projectors based on transmissive pocket TV style LCD panels any more, most of those were only 640 x 240 or less though! Even at 6" Look at the resolution of most cheap "photo-frame" displays, they don't even do 480 lines!
A 1987 standard.
The projector chip isn't large, so 720, 800, 1080 or 1200 lines would make little difference to size of package. Obviously since that's the expensive bit, they have cost reduced to level where these are pointless, except for the 800 line model.
1080p may be HDTV, but it's NOT HD for computers, 1200p is over 14 years old.
480 vertical is rubbish outside north America (Their SD is only 480). In UK/Europe, Mid East, Russia, Africa, Australia the SD is 576 lines.
only the 800 line model is worth considering
The old analogue bias of NTSC / 480 favouring North America and Japan and ignoring the higher quality in the rest of the world is alive in the digital age.
576 rescaled to 480 looks dreadful
They use phosphors. They are not LEDs in the sense that regular LEDs are, but are more like the Electroluminescent technology. The phosphors suffer more than CRT types with ageing and burn in and the blues age worse.
OLED is fine in a phone as those don't have a huge life. But a 4K display ought to last 10+ years. Will these be much good after 4?
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.