Not that Talk Talk are being crap, I'm simply surprised that so many Talk Talk users had an internet connection good enough to even get infected
582 posts • joined 21 Mar 2007
Not that Talk Talk are being crap, I'm simply surprised that so many Talk Talk users had an internet connection good enough to even get infected
Such issues are easily fixed by making such calls chargeable.
If the contract didn't cover such calls being chargeable then the people involved in the bid should be sacked
Nurse Ratchett his meds are wearing off, swat him with his Daily Mail
In sport mode it can hit around 40 => 45 MPH though that probably isn't enough to stay in front of an aircraft and climb 150 metres at the same time.
Once again I will make the proviso that there are stupid people out there who do stupid things, but where are the events likely to occur, close to the ground and close to locations nobody should be flying anything larger than a piece of folded A4 paper.
Wi-Fi isn't used (that's info coming from people who don't know what they're talking about, or who are talking about toys)
Output is limited to 100mW and in the case of the very common FrSky Taranis the absolute max range is about .9 of a mile on a standard setup and perhaps 2.7KM with the long range TX.
Further ranges can be gained by shifting down to 433MHz and going mad with antenna trackers.
I've never sent a machine out past 150 metres as a 450mm machine is difficult to see even with nice LEDs installed.
Personally I don't like FPV flying, but even then with a totally illegal 600mW 5.8GHz transmitter the range isn't massive. Those who want long range go down to 1.2 GHz (those require physically large antennas)
On the whole the people who are causing issues are idiots and who buy a ready made machine and fly somewhere stupid, usually through ignorance.
If you are referring to me then I suggest you read what was actually written as opposed to making accusations.
There are issues, I have personally reported flyers to the cops on 3 occasions for flying in and around airports (and a couple of times in city centres) and will continue to do so, so watch where you point fingers.
However the altitudes (and speeds) quoted simply smell of piss for consumer (and even commercial) machines.I have no doubt that several such sightings in the US where very large turbine powered fixed wing machines (which everybody insists upon calling models, so that's OK)
I have watched the PSNI UAS flying within the Belfast City Airport approach path so maybe the police force mentioned where dicking about at the time with some monster machine they own.
As such sightings have been going on for donkeys years what where they called before multirotors became available?
There are issues but they aren't DJI Phantoms 2 miles up, they're in and around entirely inappropriate locations and probably much more dangerous.
Perhaps the Daily Mail have a job you may wish to apply for?
Firstly you are presuming this ever actually happened.
Frankly the technology simply can't do what is claimed in this 'article' (by article I'm wondering if a pair of tongs, bleach and a boil wash would be appropriate for the offending item)
At best it would point to military kit if the claims are to be believed. In times past when such claims where made pilots where breathalyzed, maybe they should start that procedure again
Secondly you are presuming you have a clue regarding what you are commenting upon
4000 feet at 200 knots, I think not
Flying around the nose of an A340 at 9000 feet yeah right, what speed and altitude do they think these things fly at exactly?
Full out racing machines are lucky to get much over 60mph and are lucky to reach 4.5 minutes flight time
What! you worked for Fujitsu 3 times ;)
Sorry I will ignore the reference (if you had any confidence in your humour you wouldn't have hidden anyway)
He fucked his own life up
Ever had to look after somebody who has only had a couple of kicks in the head, no I thought not.
Land somebody on the ground then kick them in the head is a damn good reason for somebody to go to prison.
BTW: FoboFool should actually be RoboFool
Also although the machine that crashed yesterday didn't have autopilot (it seems) none the less it's the autopilot facility that is the reason much more attention will be paid to any incidents with the Tesla product line.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and considering the the meatbags are pretty poor at driving I consider claims of safe computer controlled driving pretty damned extraordinary
From memory a Lithium fire will strip the oxygen from the carbon, that's why water doesn't work so well either
Ever experienced a LiPo fire even a small one?
They can do anything from sit and lurk, bend, attempt to swell, emit smoke and steam, burn (nice and hot) with lots of smoke and pretty colours, or simply detonate as they see fit.
Also you don't know how many batteries are left inside the machine.
As for clickbait, well for the most part other cars aren't performance cars and can have "FoboFool" driving while the fleshy idiot is watching a film on his iPad (or whatever they do)
The vast majority of multorotors don't have any GPS capability.
The vast majority of fixed wing and helicopter models also don't have GPS either
Is the story a bigger load of crap than the comments being posted (I'm not sure)
No doubt this won't be approved, but look at the statements made before unwrapping the pitchforks and lighting the torches
The statements in the story smell of wee and I'm surprised that Saturdays episode of Causality wasn't mentioned as additional evidence.
Firstly there are idiots with ready to fly machines that's why the DJI Phantom is known as The Phantom Menace within the flying community but anything at 7000 feet wasn't one of them.
A twin bladed drone at 7000 feet, firstly that is called a helicopter or a plane in common parlance so No that's not something some moron bought in Maplin or online.
To me that smells one of the following : Commercial, Military or Police.
Commercial wouldn't risk their ability to make money and most commercial machines wouldn't stand a chance of getting that sort of altitude.
Military is possible, particularly if they probably forgot to set the home point and it was trying to fly back to the US or Israel (ask the Irish army about that one and the second one as well)
The Police are arrogant enough to fly anywhere they want and they have been spending a hell of a lot of money on UAV systems (see I know the lingo) but unlikely
5 years ago a pilot would have said UFO, a strangely common occurrence and probably made slightly less common by pilots being breathalyzed upon landing.
Any remotely operated vehicle is a drone (including your kids toy car) but as usual the Daily Fail would have you believe only drug smugglers, pedophiles, psychopaths and abortionists have such devil machines.but
As an aside one commenter who said model planes and helis require skill and multirotors don't, well tell you what try a 250 racer in acro mode and see what you make of it.
BTW stupidity is common everywhere I have had to call the cops about people flying both fixed wing models and kites less than 200 feet from the end of a UK airport, no doubt the story would have become satanic drone pilots as the other story would only have involved really stupid normal people
BTW a LiPo fire in your pocket, car or ear would be an unpleasant experience, however the energy carried and heat generated is probably a gnats fart compared with the untold millions of Jules and hundreds of degrees C the jet engine is producing.
No it wouldn't be good to bung anything into a jet engine, but a consumer grade machine is a plastic shell, (perhaps some glass bubble impregnated nylon), 4 small PCBs, a credit card sized computer, a few small motors and a soft(ish) battery pack.
Not a good thing to be ingested, but I would be a damn sight more worried about the damage a flock of geese or seagulls would do.
The 1% probably multirotor owners (no it's not a drone)
Anybody who runs Cleanflight, Betaflight or Baseflight or wants to flash SimonK speed controllers will be very irked
Dunno why the said Masterlock was OK as only takes 2 hammer blows to open their bluetooth padlock.
Actually it's fairly easy to break modern double glazing and it's quieter than regular glass, you just have to know how.
The purpose of any lock is to cause a thief to think it's too much bother, I will rob somebody else instead.
If the average thief knew how vulnerable many modern locks are then we would be in a considerably worse position.
Instead I have seen window frames pulled out, holes cut in the side of bungalows and caravans, snapped euro locks, slates lifted (and piled very neatly) from roofs, flat roofs cut through, melted uPVC frames and hundreds of broken windows.
Main entrance method though is the already open window or unlocked door.
Having switch to using a Nexus last year I am fairly happy with the update situation these days.
However I had an unlocked Samsung S4 and was getting almost monthly updates which cheered me up.
However those who are locked to carriers are pretty much doomed because carriers obstruct updates to keep their bloatware in place (don't tell me it's for network compatibility)
Samsung are not blameless for not so good updates but carriers should also be held to account
"For the Apple TV, this Fall"
No, simply no, only Americans (and Canadians who are Americans too as they have the same country code) call it Fall
Or did you mean "this Fail"
While attempting to ban decent padlocks
Oh well now I know what those 5 entries in the SSIDs logs are, I'm was surprised that there are so many Mitsubishi WiFi access points roaming past my house
Along with the Skoda, Vauxhall, Ford, Porche, Audi, Mercedes and BMW.
Looks like the MBA crew have taken full control and see hardware (and R&D) as unessicary expense
This is a news story about a "researcher" that is using a bug that was patched by google back in January.
Bit of a non story, apart from the shite service provided by phone manufacturers and carrier branded phones which we all know about anyway
Google co-chief executive Safra Catz
Are you sure?
No doubt only the footage they want will survive the holding period and like a friends medical records anything inconvenient will vanish.
Personally I was hoping for a meltdown resembling Jason Russel's (of Kony 2012 infamy) meltdown.
But instead all we get is a whining post on a website.
Tell a pack of lies and then whine when you get caught, yeah either a banker or a politician wannabe
If Google have a monopoly due to the play store then what have Apple got with their app store?
I can choose to purchase software from alternate stores and frequently do (from Amazon for example and Samsung when they had their awful option and I had a Samsung phone)
Guess I don't spend as much time thinking about penises as other do
Even after the alleged similarity was pointed out I still don't actually notice it
Would be more mortified about somebody I know sending me prayers than receiving an embedded gif of a minion
Should I break out my time machine or just travel through time the slow way?
Periodicals MUST have DRM, the guys at 2600 are not at all happy about the must have DRM (it also enforces a limited number of editions on the device, so it deletes older editions and you have to redownload them)
If you unsubscribe then you lose all purchased material.
Needles to say 2600 printed my letter describing how to unDRM their publication
I would be more concerned about the build quality and choice of materials if even a large multi-rotor managed to break through a carriage window.
Doesn't excuse the idiots that ruin radio control flying for the rest of us though.
(I still have the scars on my forearm after assisting an idiot photographer with his bloody (quite literally) DJI Phantom several months ago)
I had a habit of including numeric constants which where MD5 hashes of certain strings, these constants where never used.
But it was interesting to listen to a certain individual and an supposed expert Lotus Notes dev accounting for these constants in a Lotus script to track 2 ton newsprint rolls.
They had taken my prototype application (constants and all) changed the colours, added a couple of images and claimed it as their own (adding no functionality whatsoever)
The Notes expert claimed that they wrote it over 3 days ans I could have as I wasn't a registered developer.
I almost felt bad asking them about the constants then supplying the strings to pass through the hashing package.
No I didn't feel bad about their written warnings from HR
Maybe if we searched the internet we would find what site Bounce carried out the original copy and pasted operation from
The example looks very close to a chunk of tutorial code to me
Or perhaps you simply havn't a clue?
It's a bit like UNIX boxes vs windows in the 90s.
You want the job done properly use a UNIX box, you want a machine where anybody can make changes get a Windows server so the less skilled person can click on something in the GUI.
The UNIX box, restore the OS, run the install scripts, create the mount points, copy your scripts back on to the machine, get your startup scripts in place, get your cron jobs and it's fine.
OK so it's a few hours of hell but it's back to the original state (that is supposing you do not have a proper backup)
When the Windows box dies or the monkey pressed the wrong button, dear God it was awful and a restoration was never managed in less than a day and the fallout lasted for a week or so.
Needless to say windows boxes are used almost everywhere because you don't have to pay for arrogant gits protecting their jobs because a monkey is cheaper most of the time
Considering the number of products where the GUI gets things wrong or functions are simply not implemented in the GUI (Aruba and Citrix comes immediately to mind)
Couples with the additional joy an fun that web interfaces bring either through security concerns (hello all vendors) or that require you to use ancient versions of browsers to work (hello Cisco ACS) or insist that you must have a particular browser plugin to view the statistics pages (would you install THAT Adobe plugin?)
Nope I think I will stick with the CLI thank you very much
Oh BTW I do very much like the Meraki Dashboard as it actually works and does let you implement a lot of stuff very quickly and they have actually paid attention as to how it should be done.
But I don't see it adopted for datacentres any time soon (well at all) even though Cisco are trying to incoroporate it into Prime
Wear some gloves?
No not idiot mittens, with the sting and made from wool
Strangely enough my Samsung S4 started getting monthly security updates in October I was fairly happy about that (though they never listed what the update addressed)
Though that was because EE sent me an S4 that was a standard UK model without all their crap on it, friends with 'official' EE S4 phones never got a thing and only received 2 updates last year.
If you look at Sammobile it's amazing the difference between carriers when it comes to updates (when I say amazing I actually man shit BTW)
I swapped to a Nexus 5X in December and am happy about receiving monthly security updates, though I would be happier if EE could actually give me the WiFi calling that they promised the 5X back in September
Funny thing is the government is the closest thing I have ever seen to gangsters running a wide range of protection rackets, pay this charge/tax/fee or get locked away....
When I do not have to pay for transporting adverts that I don't want, the adverts stop being intrusive and they aren't trying to fling malware and aren't misleading then i MIGHT consider not blocking them.
Bit like being charged for every piece of junk mail that passes through my letter box, and if somebody decides to post a fire bomb through the letter box the insurance company holds me responsible
Perhaps because the hash for the PIN is server side and the new card record is simply pointed at the old hash?
It's a good job that you haven't got a mind then isn't it
My last phone was a Galaxy S4 and EE mistakenly sent me a bare EU device with no EE crap on it whatsoever.
Last year I received 4 or 5 updates (couple of them security related) while friends with 'proper EE' S4s received 2.
I also started receiving the Samsung equivalent of the Google monthly security updates on October, my 'proper EE' equipped friends have never received such an update.
After seeing the difference in service, I got myself a Nexus 5X and have been very happy ever since, it may not be as shiny and flash as the S6 that I was considering, but I gave a straight Google build and get the monthly security updates quickly (and Android ones PDQ too)
If only EE would stop saying that Google have to bake their WiFi calling code into the Nexus and admit that they are using the standard Google code I would be a bit happier though
I for one would be irritated at having to clean eagle blood off my 450 considering the number of tree collisions where the carbon fibre blades simply chopped through surprisingly thick sticks.
Considering sticking something into the path of a quad the ESC simply piles more power into the motor to keep it spinning at the right speed
Firstly, AVR processors are all over the place, the Arduino is only a very minor use for it.
I know several hardware designers who will walk away if they are subsumed by PIC makers.
Microchip are notorious for only having partially implemented features on their processors and a habit of changing behaviour without any notice whatsoever.
ATMEL may not be perfect but the other lot are awful, at least it isn't Jennic buying them I suppose
“When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it’s a pretty strong bacon flavour,” Langdon says.
I take it when he says as I have done, it involved a large quantity of bacon and some imaginary dulse.
Unless of course their idea tasting like bacon involves simply being salty.
I have eaten dulse on several occasions (it's very commonly available here) and it's awful
/mutters about corn not having made it to Europe when the Vikings where doing their thing either
So how is it racist to acknowledge that slavery existed in times of yore and that very often the slaves where not (for want of a better term) white.
Surely it would be racist to pretend that such things never existed.
I'm sure the collar would have fitted on a more pinkish tinged figure, but the ship doesn't look very Turkish.
Then again it may also represent that he may have been locked up for being a criminal, before cries of racism tuen up, please remember that pirates where in fact viewed as criminals, particularly amongst those that they robbed, kidnapped, raped and killed
Singapore Post are notoriously poor, taking several weeks to put stuff onto an aircraft and that aircraft taking several weeks to get to Europe (or perhaps they didn't get it onto a plane at all)
Frankly I wouldn't be srrprised if they used herds of rats to consume the mail, then tey herd the rats arounf to the address and the recipient had to reconstruct their letters from the rat faeces
I suspect that if I work there I would suggest that the egotistical arse should leave via an upper window and no ladder