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Re: What's good for the goose....
Yeah, but the PACKAGING of the whole is not GPL covered.
Errm, let's not go there… I don't want to see someone take out copyright on Linux kernel + glibc/elibc + GNU coreutils…
Plugged in the headphones which are rated to 20khz and next to the condenser microphone the birds still out did it, breathing in the same room swamped the lot.
Digital modes like ALE and WSPR work well below the noise threshold that one can hear tuning a radio into one of those transmissions, so it's feasible that a signal can be heard by machine and not be easily detectable by a human.
It's also quite possible that the 20kHz rating is not completely genuine, either for the headphones or the microphone.
in the most secure environments, it might be time to just get rid of the computers and replace with humans whispering secrets to each other.
You mean the old "Send re-inforcements we're going to advance!" which gets back to HQ as "Send 3 and 4 pence, we're going to a dance!"?
As for vacuum gaps? That'd just suck.
In other words, the current spec only uses frequencies below 106 MHz
That's still MF (160m) though to the low-band VHF (6m) potentially wiped out, which, I dunno, is only the most useful bit of the amateur spectrum.
Not to mention the other HF users out there such as land mobile, marine HF, HF airband, etc…
Re: Would nun porn be ok?
That'd be for when you get nun at home then…
For me, it's co-operative multithreading. What I see of others, tends to be pre-emptive multithreading.
I don't see true concurrency going on, just the task switching able to happen swift enough to keep on top of everything.
My weakness is recalling the context of a thread when I switch back to it A thought thread where I'm trying to do programming, generally has a big context that doesn't get stashed nearly effectively enough for me to resume it.
Re: Slow write, fast reads...
Actually, it looks ideal for virtual machine image storage. Think the likes of OpenStack Glance, or in VMWare for storing operating system ISOs and images.
Stuff you read from much more than you write to.
Re: The only real fulfilment is self-fulfilment
When you buy your new drone from Amazon, how will they deliver it to you...?
They'll probably take the privilege of sending it to you on its maiden flight.
8.3 megapixels to aim at your retina next year
So bright you don't want to focus it at the other? Or are we marketing to the one-eyed demographic?
Pirate: because they were famous for being one-eyed … although the screens might be a challenge since they were famous amputees too.
Re: Running out of ammo
Indeed, because this strategy worked so well for the Labor party here in Australia, I guess Microsoft thinks it could work just as well for them.
I live in hope! Seeing another OS dominant will be a refreshing change.
Aren't you glad we have an international body to point that out?
Yes, seems obvious, but it's amazing how many people forget that telecommunications networks are built around average load assumptions. They do not handle peak load.
The only reason why electricity is different is because the wires would physically melt if they didn't dimension the network that way. (Or there'd be brown-outs, which burns out electric motors.)
Social media is "great" (okay, not my cup of tea, but regardless) when network coverage is present. Fat lot of good it is if a flood has just taken out the cellular towers in your area. Just ask the residents of Grantham.
Heck. Last time we had a big storm in The Gap, Brisbane, late 2008: we had no mobile phone coverage for two days. For us, ADSL and dial-up theoretically worked, but keeping the fridge/freezer cold and re-charging batteries was more important than an Internet service. If I walked out of the house, literally the only way you could get me was to call for me on 438.525MHz Mt. Coot-tha or 147.075MHz Mt. Cotton repeaters.
We could get broadcast radio, the hand-held amateur set I used had wideband receive, many others had broadcast-type receivers. But Internet services like Twitter? Forget it!
Re: You need a better headline.
Yes, straight into the path of an asteroid or other fatal object if I were on-board forced to listen to that!
Rock gods? Triple J? You're joking! They play nothing but electronic rubbish that drives me up the wall.
Re: Utter Bastards
Don't get mad, get even…
Get in touch with the system admins, get them to set up a mirror of the site, with internal DNS pointing the site hostname to that in-house mirror.
Then on the mirror, tweak it to come up, stay there for maybe a minute or two, then print the word "BUSTED!" in big letters across the screen.
Re: while we're on fake...
Yep, it's one of the Xscreensaver suite. And I have it enabled in my screensaver rotation.
Which was pretty funny the other day. I have two laptops on my desk. My own personal one, which is my actual workstation, dual-boots Gentoo Linux and Windows 7. Spends most of its time in the former OS.
The other is employer-supplied, dual boots Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, spends most of its time in the latter OS.
I front up to work, look across at the work-supplied laptop, and notice a nasty BSOD. The others had seen it, but didn't know if it was the genuine one or not — until I pointed out that the fake ones, tapping the Shift key would prompt Xscreensaver to ask for a password.
Re: Convection fail ..
And the glue just seals their fate…
Okay, okay ... let's just stick to calling it light.
Yes, lets… I find your light explanation a little heavy.
Re: With MS I wait for the fourth.
Wasnt it the 2000th go?
I hear Microsoft is keen for us server admins to embrace their 2012th attempt…
Re: have some of your own medicine
Did you pay your royalties to Mark Zuckerburg for the reference to the word "bitch"?
I thought X-rays were what I got whilst sun-baking and some prick decides to cast a shadow over me.
Another lawsuit has been filed by Voice Domain Technologies, this time in Massachusetts. It claims voice-controlled personal assistant software Siri infringes patent number 6,281,883, which is called "Data Entry Device" and relates to "a data entry system comprising a handheld peripheral and a processing system wherein the handheld peripheral comprises a microphone for providing a microphone signal representative of a user's voice".
My Nokia 3310 was a handheld peripheral and processing system comprised of a microphone providing a signal representative of my voice, to a processing system that either recorded or matched voice tags of people I wanted to call. It could also link up via the cellular networks to other processing systems such as automated voice-activated menu systems for more advanced processing.
Re: Microsoft, the 90s called, they want their FUD back.
Strange that Microsoft are making so much money then....Record results last quarter.
Yep, they're going supernova. Right now their profits appear to shine really brightly, and they've expanded to a very large size.
Soon as the core collapses though, you'll get one of two things: a white dwarf, or a black hole.
IBM became a white dwarf.
Re: This is why people should have bought the RT version
Maybe in line with their Xbox branding, they should have called it "Windows One" and the device, the "Surface One".
Because you can only do One thing at a time on it. For the rest of us, it's the One to avoid.
it doesn't have Office.
So that'd be a plus then… Funny, I just bought a laptop recently, and it didn't come with Office either. Not that its 32-bit version of Windows 7 lasted very long.
In fact, I wonder what stops a Chromebook from running Office 365…? Isn't it meant to be "web" based?
The only way to be sure you're not being spied upon is to just buy bare hardware and code the OS and applications yourself.
Obviously this is not practical for 99.999% of people, so you roll the dice and take your chances.
Re: Why Windows is doomed.
Microsoft even made a big deal when WP7 was launched about how blazingly quick it was. I remember being at Mobile World Congress, where they had a challenge set up; if your phone can do anything faster than ours, we'll give you money.
Mmmm, let's see…
- Play YouTube in HD
- Sideload an app without any enterprise infrastructure
- Natively access online services without requiring a Microsoft ID
Windows Turkey, now your talking, well turkey?
Windows Turkey, the release that goes Gobble Gobble Gobble into your IT budget, with highly restrictive and confusing licensing terms that not even Microsoft reps fully understand.
The company I work for do a lot of energy management systems for various organisations, some of whom decide they want a screen in their foyer to show off how green they are.
We've got a demo of such a unit running at our office, it's basically a standard monitor with a Zotac PC bolted to the back of it on a VESA mount, running Ubuntu 12.04 and a front-end using the Unity3D games engine and MVX talking to a MacroView SCADA server back-end.
For one of the clients, we did similar, but the display system instead ran Windows 7 and the PecStar client.
Both the PecStar Client and Unity3D are available on Android.
Re: @dogged (was: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...)
This has cut my cigarette intake in half in three weeks. I'm hoping that in three months, it will have cut it to none. And then I can move away from the e-fag because why not?
I want out, Jake. Stop trying to set fire to my ropeladder.
If this is working for you, then go for it. That said, because the devices look and behave a lot like cigarettes, probably best to treat them as such — go outside to have one. If you're outside or in somewhere well ventilated, it won't be a problem, but in enclosed, less ventilated spaces, it could be seen as a problem (even if it is only steam).
My big objection to regular cigarettes is the smell of them … they stink, and some smokers generate quite thick clouds with them. If there's a good breeze though, this gets dispersed quickly, and so is less of a problem. I'm not sure how much the e-cigarettes produce relative to their analogue cousins, maybe less, in which case this is a step in the right direction.
Re: Ok if QNX could do it why not linux?
You mean like this?
*BSD has been doing this for years. Linux/MIPS was also able to do this with some SGI IRIX binaries, although from what I heard, it could only emulate a subset of IRIX 5.x syscalls.
WINE also does similar things to get Windows code to run on Linux and BSD… a PECOFF loader pulls the application into memory from the .exe file and any .dll's (since Linux only natively understands ELF and a.out) then the linker goes hunting for the Linux-native implementations of bits that are missing.
Still, good on them for giving it a go, hopefully it works out for them.
Now THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is what intellectual property law is for.
Well done, and keep it up.
Re: Oh no - what happened to windows phone?
Windows Phone: Designed by clowns
I just LOVE how…
… these "middle-aged managers" think they can pigeon hole an entire generation into doing the same thing. They've got the attribute mapping backwards.
Repeat after me: You can't put people in boxes … people are the boxes you put things in. Just because I'm <40 does not mean I want to come within a bull's roar of social networking.
Re: An alternative
My problem there is that then I start tapping to the music, then colleagues complain.
Yet I was more than a little sad when the delivery chaps came to take the treadmill desk away.
As a cyclist, maybe some peddling might be in order. See if you can organise a set of pedals hooked up to a flywheel and use that to drive an alternator.
The power could be used to power a small tablet or laptop — computing with renewable energy.
Just bought a new laptop…
…and was presently surprised that it came with an "operating instructions" booklet. A4-sized, and about 26 pages of actual content; with the remaining half dozen covering licensing agreements, specifications and warranty.
The instructions covered where all the ports were and some of the basics. So such manuals are still produced.
Re: Off-topic: Electric cars?!?
Unless one has aeroelectric or hydroelectric (and what percentage of us might that be?) one only displaces the emissions, from the tail-pipe to the fossil-fueled generator station smokestack
The tail-pipe moves, the smoke stack doesn't. That makes it much easier to capture emissions from the smoke stack and deal with them.
The smoke stack (and power station connected) will also eventually be replaced by something cleaner (e.g. solar, wind, hydro … or when they get the waste storage problem sorted … nuclear).
Re: Put the screen in a phone
Spoken like someone with no idea how e-ink displays work with frequently updating content
Replied like someone with no idea how frequently the content I typically want to look at, updates. Not all of us buy phones to play games or watch movies.
Re: NIC card?
Yeah, they use them to connect to their local LAN.
There was one alcholic I knew who had a clock…
It had 5's all around the clock face instead of the hour numbers, and the text:
I never drink before 5 o'clock.
I know coffee drinkers like this, and I myself, do drink a lot of tea.
Re: @AC 16th November 2013 04:55 GMT
Actually, if it's just getting yourself from A to B, there's no reason to buy anything more fancy than a bicycle. Unless of course you've got a physical disability that prevents you from riding one or A and B are sufficiently far away to make it impractical.
I do exactly this … saves me a bloody fortune on gym fees.
You'd be able to get the requisite 9V out of those too by putting a few in series. 3 ought to do it.
The trade-off here is that the internal resistance will be higher than what you get with AA cells, so not as much current.
Meh, they've got a business model that works for them … for now.
Let them have their time in the sun. The sun will set soon enough.
Re: Talking with passengers
Some day I can see some foolish state will try this… maybe they mandate that all cars have microphones fitted to the exterior of the vehicle, providing an audio feed to noise-cancelling headphones (perhaps inside a helmet) that the driver is required to wear, preventing them from hearing anything inside the vehicle.
Don't see that taking off myself.
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