39 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd April 2008 10:58 GMT
I'll take anything going.
The 868 10% duty cycle is a killer, hopefully we'll get something a little more usable here.
In aircraft combat how useful is this?
Surely thermal imaging and heat sinking missiles, as fitted to fighters for donkeys, would be totally unafected by this pimp my light bend bendy shizzle?
I'll get my coat, as you're bound to tell e that we don't all have FLIR goggles.
The fact this doesn't have a capitalised "in ssspppaaaaaaacccccceeeeee" title disappoints me greatly.
Please correct this glaring ommision, even if it wasn't actually stolen in space.
Tuition Fees Anyone?
If this isn't a first class advert for exorbitant university tuition fees, nothing is.
The marketing people will be happy.
You're simply not a bank these days if you don't have an IT cock-up. #BangOnTrend
Anything for us?
It would be nice if we could have a slither...
2.4GHz is congested as hell, 5.8GHz has the worse building penetration ever, and we don't even get the 433MHz or 900Mhz that our European and American peers get. 868Mhz has got a crappy 10% duty cycle on it.... The list goes on.
Hardly encouraging innovation is it?
This is more and more like some random blog site by the day. It's pretty arrogant to think we give a shit about your movie taste, food taste, or just about anything other than technology. Youre a Journo, perspective.
Isn't this what inertial navigation is for?
High end Inertial navigation is at a point where it could feasibly detect and correct any GPS spoofing/jamming for many hours at a time. Surely a completely onboard system is the answer?
So why did we hear about it in the first place?
Modern Science seems to be too busy playing the PR game to do any real Science. If your job is to relay information to the wider public, you need to check that the information you release is accurate, or at least has reasonable backing.
The fact that this could have been double checked behind closed doors before any front-page tabloid claims were made makes me ignore scientific claims a little more each and every day.
Paris, because I'd much rather see her on our front-pages than the latest half arsed Cancer/Health/Science/Environmental story that will be contradicted in a few months.
How many people use these things?
The Reg seem a little obsessed with these things given what I would imagine would be a reasonably small user base. Are they popular?
Of course we can't have it!
It might actually be useful, and as numerous people have said no more dangerous than most pedal bikes (at least not to pedestrians).
Why would uk.gov want us to ave something like that?
Is this actually new?
I thought those smart whiteboards and those laser keyboards all include similiar technology? OK, it may work differently, but they track the fingers on something without embedded sensors....
Copy/Paste that press release....
Hmmmm, there's nothing like the smell of lazy journalism in the morning....
So when does it hit Argos?
Stop declaring it's wonderfulness and make something with it I can bleedin buy!!!!
Unless of course you put a timestamp in the encrypted GPS data and then bang! Compare the delayed packet to the onboard clock and you can, from 500 miles, in the dark, spot such an attack. Blinfolded.
Come on, that's not really any newer than IPv4 sequence numbers! Where you been the last forty years?
IMUs don't have that functionality. If they did, you woudn't need GPS!
An IMU basically deals with the question of "at what angle is the aircraft in relation to the ground" it's just a bunch of gyros, accelerometers and a compass. It knows if the aircraft is level, pointing up etc, but needs the GPS to tell it where it is.
He was right!
In 1997, Apple didn't have the Ipod, the Iphone or the Ianything worth having. They had Ifuckall apart from a loss making company selling obscure devices in graphics and eduction.
Michael Dell was right. Apple's fortune was completely out of the blue (not neccessarily luck, but not predictable either) or the share price wouldn't have risen 150% in the year following the first IPod.
Apple have done well, but the only logical decision looking at a 1997 balance sheet was pull the bleedin plug and fast.
How to lose your users......
In one easy hit!
Life was easier when the world was IE I suppose....
Not for non commercial purposes...
Woolwich doesn't exist in BBC land.....
I watched Woolwich getting torched on Twitter without so much as a mention on the BBC. Then, 4 hours later when they did show the video they labbelled it as Liverpool.
This is fine because if SE18 doesn't exist, they can't chase me for my license fee!!!!
Small number of users?????
Bullshit. The IPad is one of the most standardised devices you can possibly run this cr-app on. There sre no obscure video drivers, network drivers, or other things to worry about ala Windows world. This issue is affecting most if not all IPad users:
"although it admits many have reported problems to the BBC iPlayer message "
It just couldn't be bothered.........
Did your models come from toys r us?
1. Gps guidance is now a £200 addition to most planes. Plot course in Google Earth, upload and go. No need to worry about Rc range (ignoring legalities). Telemtry downlink et all, COTS.
2. A ceiling altitude is not an operational altitude. This thing could work at 500 feet quite happily. Granted 22k seems rather optimistic.
3. At least for WPA PSK you get the handshake and can perform an offline dictionary attack after landing. No need to be in the air for the duration.
4. Thousands of RC pilots all overthe world fly video systems with no interference at all. The 35Mhz frequency is dead and we are on 2.4 ghz with 80 channels frequency hopping every 2ms.
Look on the bright side though, the antiques roadshow might take you on with your planes, Pops..
@ Gary F
1. I believe the plane has an autopilot which locks the plane in a circle over the target Without any input from the pilot. Checkout www.diydrones.com for more info on these.
2. Hovering a helicopter for a length of time is no mean feet and requires far mre pilot effort than circling a fixed wing plane.
3. Fixed wing aircraft tend to have far greater flight duration.
In short, no, it shouldnt be a helicopter...
Is this the Nokia ive suffered for the last decade?
Nokia's phones are shite. Simple. They have zero build quality, the firmware has bugs a 12 year old would by ashamed of and they exhasperate the issue by trying to manage a range of 183 phones while getting properly shafted by one.
The phone in my pocket? A Nokia! Till I upgrade to a BB in a few months. My current BB (email only) has outseen four shiteias easily.
What is the fascination with this stuff?
"Powerline networking, which uses ubiquitous home electrical wiring as a pipeline for data, has had a hard time winning popular support."
So why does El Reg keep on about the bleedin stuff? We don't care, they are commodity items. It's only the Radio Hams that give a sh*t cos it screws with their play time!
The pound is strong today!
What a crock of sh*t.
What the NHS need is to stop investing in ridiculuous multi-billion pound EDS failures that expensively reinvent the wheel (webmail as an example) and go firmly back to basics.
Clean wards please, a team to crack down on MRSA please, an A&E bed not covered in faeces, cancer drugs when I need them, not HD, 3D, 5.1 surround sound x-ray machines that help in a minority of cases.
Statement from the department of the bleedin obvious.
"The new model has to be the most likely candidate for these enhancements."
Well lets have a kit kat and a ponder shall we. These features aren't in any current model, they have been promised, so yes, I'd have to agree the next model out is certainly the most likely candidate for them, compared to the ones that are already out and err, don't.
Thanks for that, I'd never have got there myself.