792 posts • joined 19 May 2008
We have no police any more, so the chances of being caught are sufficiently small that noone cares.
At least that's what I see on the roads - huge numbers of people still using handheld phones.
Re: Two factor ...
You can lose something you have (or have it stolen)
So a thief could steal my RSA token, and maybe beat the PIN out of me. But they'd need to go towards GBH to get my vein patterns (seems to be the in vogue biometric) - or just take me with them.
Both of those are harder than just nicking a token/swipe card.
"I was a bit surprised by this. I figured that the liquid cooling would yield a better flop/watt ratio vs. the air cooled systems.
However, my analysis could be flawed. I don't have figures for exactly how much power each team was using for the LINPACK run they submitted. All I know is that they were using an amount that was less than the 3,000 watt power cap."
So you assumed 3kW for all of them and are surprised that the GFlops delta is mirrored in the GFlops/3kW delta?
Re: Numbers always confuse me
Not using spectrum from 0Hz to 28GHz, but some bandwidth around the 28GHz carrier...I think
Re: I don't like it.
"What will people give me for these here two chickens and a goat? .. don't laugh, I believe even the tax man would be after the eggs on a barter transaction."
Certainly in Australia (where bitcoin is not a currency, but barter, and therefore taxable)
Re: I'm going to catch hell for this...
Since it's not an "on the street hailing" service there is no issue with people setting their own conditions - and saying "I can't take dogs because I'm allergic to them" is a reasonable restriction.
It simply means you won't get chosen for that fare.
Re: I'm going to catch hell for this...
I could reasonably accept drivers who were allergic to dogs - but then they should specify that they can't take assistance dogs.
Re: The Good Stuff Is Encrypted, So Bite Me Surveillance State
Just don't come to UK when failure to hand over the key is an offence with time involved.
And of course on release you can be arrested and asked to hand over the key.
No, forgetting it is not an excuse.
Line on this year's published reports:
- Protecting user privacy against unconstitutional surveillance from US Gvt. $90m (See Secret court transcripts #2343/24b)
Smartphone glued to ear?
He doesn't get out much - the phone is a distinctly secondary (or lower) function...
Re: Engage smug mode
Yep - although there are a couple of things I've had to install from source (although at least one of those the "source installer" was itself a package, so it may well get updated automagicaly anyway)
"There are five per cent of people who don't pay - so the funding available to make those quality programmes is less by £200m (sic). The criminalisation does ensure the payments are made."
5% of people don't pay - fair enough. How many of those watch live TV broadcasts.
I don't pay, but then I don't watch live broadcasts either, so that's £145 you can take out of the £200m. Neither do a couple of colleagues at work - so that's another couple of fee's you're overestimating the shortfall by.
Remind me of the Hollywood Mafia.
When I'm riding, something that notifies me of upcoming turns, and that I can have a decent look at (i.e. not on the bars, a long way away and inevitably pointed to optimise sky reflections) would be useful.
Would it be £200? Maybe - if it did HR measurements from the wrist, and could pair with ANT+/BT sensors for other "sports" information then there could be a market. But the thing has to do this independently - it needs to not rely on a phone.
Tape is for stuff you want to read sequentially...
And these files are sequential in nature.
£50 for a 2TB HDD (consumer grade)
£35 for a 2.5TB tape (LTO 6)
Re: I don't geddit.
I read it as underage pics = ban.
No mention of if it even gets down to EN1078, or if it manages to achieve the higher (but still very low) SNELL standards?
I know this isn't a high end machine, but 600 pixels is a little limiting. It's an 8 inch screen, 1024 shouldn't be beyond the wit of manufacture...
My eeePC 701 had a titchy screen, but then it defined a new way of working. Eventually (last year) its keyboard failed, and it's not worth repairing it (shame).
These are late additions to the tablet party, use a, how do I say this diplomatically, less popular environment and have pretty poor hardware to boot. Why are they costing as much as $200?
$200 would get you a current generation Nexus7 (First hit, I'm sure cheaper is available: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/google-nexus-7-16gb-black/1484847.p?id=1219052238174)
OK, you might want to add a keyboard, or an OTG cable. but the hardware difference...
"The information could allow users to uninstall affected apps until fixes were produced or could run it over trusted networks."
If only you could rely on apps shutting down, and actually being shut down.
Your complaint is that there is no outlook clone?
How many people outside their office use outlook/exchange? I can't think of many people who use a mail client at all, pretty much everyone I know uses webmail (gmail, outlook, hotmail, take your pick).
Country / company
“We were gearing ourselves up on the basis Russia would become a full member of the WTO [World Trade Organisation], operating the way other companies operate but this is disappointing,"
That's where we've been going wrong, we need a CEO, not a PM...
"The idea is to make pirate sites more inaccessible for the casual user - although they're still accessible to the determined tech savvy leecher. BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor said the top 25 pirate sites were now blocked by the major UK ISPs, reducing traffic to them by around 80 per cent."
So the UK accounted for more than 80% of the traffic to these sites?
We'll not tell you who
No, it wasn't atheros.
SO I just need to start a rumour against each manufacturers, and get them all denied except one?
So no CPR on Casualty until the "correct" gender of nurse can be found?
She hadn't yet passed out, but this was basically the "PR" bit of CPR...
Although there are many male nurses my experience suggests that they are outnumbered by their female colleagues. So women need to be doubly sure not to require CPR on TV now...
" I certainly wouldn't wear an expensive watch for exercise."
Iff it can do standalone navigation (as per OSMand for example) then I would -more convenient than a Garmin or similar. For that matter the BT4 would pick up a cadence sensor and the watch does HR itself. It would be a nice device. I'd get one...
Re: "Sometimes wish I never gone up at all"
"At least this time it's not feet vs. meter."
Metre - a metre is a distance, a meter is used to measure something.
Stupid USians - the order of letters in a word is important.
Surely this would be a useful feature to add to keys (and enable by default)?
It's just two words, both of which are already in the dictionary.
Combining their usage doesn't add more information than was already present.
I eagerly await other combinations of words being added, and of course each and every one of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets etc. should be first.
That should keep them busy for a while.
Re: @Suricou Raven (was: @ Brian Scott (was: Broadcast?)_
Very useful to allow it - OK, it's on a limited subnet, but when many things need to listen to the same data - it's useful.
Particularly if that data is out of date as fast as is it created - say in an audio distribution network.
Re: When I can self sign, and provide my CA by side channel (e.g. DNSSEC)
"Encouraging the use of self-signed certificates is never going to happen. On a public facing website, their use only encourages users to blindly click through security warnings. Their only appropriate place would be where you have control over all the client devices so you can install your own certificate authority."
Hello - there is a really big clue in the title of my post, let me just quote it for you:
"and provide my own CA by side channel"
There would be no security warning, and rather than trusting some Iranian cert authority I've never heard of I'd be asking you to trust, for instance, the DNS root cert - which feels alot safer to me.
The root cert signs the country cert which signs my domain cert which signs my "SSL CA" record.
The SSL CA is then trusted within that domain, so I can use it to authenticate my website, and the encryption comes for free.
I can update my CA on a daily basis if I'm paranoid, or more likely an annual basis
When I can self sign, and provide my CA by side channel (e.g. DNSSEC)
Then I'll go HTTPS more freely, but at the moment I don't feel the need to pay people
This, alongside that new map stitching, is a real "value add" service, which would be well provided with on a server... (cloud if you must)
Re: A US patent doesn't seem to be worth the paper it's printed on anymore
"I think you'll find somebody has already patented that idea, as long as it's printed using a computer."
So I can patent it by adding "or mobile device" at the end?
Re: We are all going to love...
"...it when the driver engages the regenerative braking and the stop lights come on every time the "throttle" is released. Still, it should stop tailgating :-)"
Tesla lights do this as well (on the S, not the roadster) since to slow down that hard on a normal car you'd have to hit the brakes. At a measured 40kW of regen braking it's actually quite significant. It's a good idea to have the brake lights come on when you start slowing down fast, whether you're heating up bits of disposable material or refilling the "tank" whilst you do it.
How long is the battery warranty
Was 100k miles too hard to guarantee - 99,360 miles is all we can offer, those extra 640 miles really do the damage...
Re: Simpler Solution?
There is always a bottleneck - maybe if they used BSD then the memory *would* be a bottleneck, and a slower one than the linux networking bottleneck.
In which case hiring to improve the linux networking stack is a good call...
Re: At last
"Real Scientists, when they get the same result with their null control as with the DUT, look for flaws in the measurement instruments."
Yes - but they didn't get the same result, they got some thrust, but much less than with the test thruster.
Re: "a tool Microsoft uses to hide its source code from being copied"
I'll grant you merge issues - but the user/machine separation is handled just find in *nix world.
/etc contains the machine defaults
Your home dir contains your preferences, which may override the machine defaults
Parameters set at run time override both...
Re: Post PC
Reasonable assumption, it was mostly prose - although as is pointed out in the article/linked review with Wacom inputs for a tablet they're moving rather well into the graphical space as well. I've not used a tablet-ised Photoshop, then again I rarely use more than the most basic of features in the GIMP either, so I'm relying on reviews rather heavily here.
I believe I made specific mention that video editing was an exception - but that's more to do with sheer computational grunt than anything else. Yes the lifetime of workstations and "mobile workstations" will be measured in decades, if not more (unless pulling in remote CPU becomes feasible - and that feels a long way off, and running secondary++ monitors becomes the norm). Of course the Surface tries to accommodate this by being a full bown OS and docking in to a monitor at your home/office - so a high powered tablet of that kind could replace them. You might even be able to dock onto more CPU???
What's the difference between an iPad running Pages and a mac running Pages?
The OSX version has a few more formatting features to choose from, but it's the same(ish) keyboard into basically the same software. The iPad has a smaller* screen, but doesn't have lumps taken up with menu bars and docks etc. it's still perfectly capable of holding a decent amount of content on screen in a visible fashion.
*Although not that much smaller than the portable end of the laptop/notebook range.
Frankly I think the point is that peripherals are king (assuming that software exists to do what you want).
The advantage a tablet has therefore, is that most of the time you don't need the peripherals at all, but they can be there when you want them - and for *most* people (i.e. non el-reg readership) that's a fairly rare event.
Re: Post PC
My wife did it. Her second book was written on an iPad. She's not particularly technical, so the "just works" element is very attractive.
No I don't expect you to use the soft keyboard, any more than I expect you to click on the onscreen keyboard on a PC. She used a BT keyboard, and with Apple selling some rather nice models it's an excellent combination. An "origami" case protects the keyboard in a bag and provides a convenient prop for the iPad (with case) in and orientation.
Tablets are perfectly good devices, and deserve well chosen accessories, just as your PC does.
Oh, and I don't expect a hunt and peck user to type a full manuscript, so an onscreen semi alphabetic keyboard puts the keys in an order they recognise.
For most people (i.e. the non el-reg readership) I *still* think that a tablet outdoes a laptop, and a desktop.
Simple to use, no moving the mouse to move an arrow on screen, decent battery and screen. Pair a keyboard, or for true "hunt-and-peck" users simply install an alphabetic or semi-alphabetic keyboard on screen.
Email, web browsing, writing a book, all things that are easily achievable on a tablet. Video editing might want more grunt, but that's as niche as compiling large software packages.
I've stopped with smartphones now. If/When I upgrade my Nexus7 (1st gen) I might get something with 3G capability, but my feature phone shares it's 3G connection by bluetooth, so it's hardly a deal breaker. My mobile operator will do me a data SIM for the same cost as the data bit of my existing contract, so that's not a change either way. I don't buy into the phone upgrade every 18 months lark either.
I like the 7" device size - it just slips in a pocket nicely.
Tablet + feature phone (so it actually makes calls and the battery lasts me all week) is an attractive combination. Add a bluetooth keyboard and I've suddenly got everything I need with me - miniHDMI out would be nice for a second (or replicated) screen
Re: Rather a reversal of roles
Or maybe.... local control
Promising the earth is much easier when you are promising cheap flash with low rewrite cycles.
I don't need my main storage to be fast, I need it to be able to chuck me data a reasonable rate, but most of it is load and leave - if I can buy a couple (one at my house, one at a family member living on a different tectonic plate) for a reasonable price/GB then I'm in.
10TB SATA backup disk for a few hundred quid?
That'll do nicely for all my home data archiving. How often do I delete photos/videos of family?
Re: "Far more of an issue for Android than Windows these days"
Of which no instances were found in the APP^H^H^HPlay Store.
..."for those on our unlimited" is merely for the convenience of those not on that tarrif, who won't be using much data anyway...
Re: sounds absolutely stupid
At what point does 50 commodity boxes become more effective than one monolithic RAIDed, multiply redundant hunk of a machine.
So they use redundant boxes, not individual components. I can't really see that as a bad thing. A few shelves of Mac Minis, needs a network switch and some cabling, a power distribution system, and a tray of USB keys. Pop the Mini on your desk, configure it into the cluster, power it down and pop it on a shelf.
I can see plenty of use for this kind of resilience in a system. Wasn't Google reporting that consumer drivers were actually basically as good as enterprise drives, and they were using them, since with a globally multiply resilient architecture you design the thing expecting regular failures.
I like driving, I'd happily trade that for safer roads though.
For 'fun' driving please refer to your nearest track
Minister for silliness?
"Science minister Greg Clark added: “Britain is brilliantly placed to lead the world in driverless technology. It combines our strengths in cars, satellites, big data and urban design; with huge potential benefits for future jobs and for the consumer.”"
Strength in cars - erm where are all our manufacturers? Even JLR is now indian
Strengths in urban design - really? Because our cities are so much nice places than Copenhagen etc.
We didn't even make the top ten cities from the torygraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertypicturegalleries/9477990/The-worlds-10-best-cities-to-live-in.html?frame=2311083
We do have strengths, but urban design and cars aren't really them...
Having said that - bring on the driverless car - where can I trade my car in for one?
Re: Remind me again why we "need" this BS?
"There are two problems with the washing machine scenario:
1. You have to have already loaded your washing into the machine.
2. It's not a good idea to leave damp washing in the machine for a long time. It can start to smell fusty."
1. You'd only set it when you had loaded the machine (exactly as per current timer)
2. Hence the rinse and spin at 7:20
It's a marginal case, dependant on a whole pile of development, and probably free electricity for people who allow such scheduling.
Re: Cut or compress
"In order to axe all of the repeats, it would be necessary to produce many times the current amount of new programmes."
Or you just don't have so many channels - repeats are the kind of thing that work well on demand, and if you actually look at the amount of programming produced there is plenty of time to broadcast it on just a couple of channels. Yes it would require time shifting equipment, but most people have that already, we don't need itv, itv+1, itv+2, itv+3 - how many do they have nowadays?
The messenger app is actually quite good.
I wish they'd release it as a pure Jabber client (which is how I access FB most of the time) - but the floating heads system actually works. Having the "draw over other apps" option means you don't need to stop what you're doing either.
Not got the FB app, nor do I use their website. It's a convenient, and widely used, Jabber service though.
Actually if anyone else released said Jabber client... Then Google Chat (or whatever they call it this week) could go as well. The only remaining issue is that neither service attempts redelivery if you were offline when the message was sent, and other people expect that behaviour.
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