Re: new technology...
Air is a bit of an issue - maybe doing it on the side of kilimanjaro (fairly tall, and near the equator) might be useful
1580 posts • joined 19 May 2008
Air is a bit of an issue - maybe doing it on the side of kilimanjaro (fairly tall, and near the equator) might be useful
Different sample points mean different approximations to the ride on each device, so each device will have a slightly different description of each corner, curve, wiggle....
And that's assuming they are all taking "1 per second" samples, rather than "smart" sampling.
Didn't we do this before, with short range radio reception.
We could even use a wireless charging pad with an NFC reader in it now?!
@Stoneshop - In all the cars I know the handbrake applies ONLY to the rear wheels
Citroen C5 - Handbrake, drive and steering are all on the front wheels...
OTOTH they are often low power, my Father recalls thinking that a company car he was delivering up the M1 wasn't pulling well, then realised he hadn't taken the handbrake off...
Did you read the article?
Not necessarily good that the were such flaws, better than most in that the failure cases were basically* 'safe', if blooming inconvenient.
Much more so the approach to working with the researchers and fixing things, as well as the overall architecture, with modules secured against each other etc...
* Of course applying the handbrake on a level crossing isn't safe, but you get the gist...
If the attacker has access to your machine - then why don't they just look in the synced directories?
So basically yes - they still can't sell a 10G connection...
Erm - so assuming perfect trunking I'm still only able to access 40% of the available bandwidth...
Anyone with a CxO designation gets no remuneration for the year.
The general case - you should get a warrant, which requires more than "I have a hunch", and this seems reasonable
This case - we got a court order (which the court accepted as the corrent thing at the time) in a case where we had pretty good reason for suspicion (multiple similar crimes, catching these guys at/near the latest one).
I'd suggest that would have been good enough for a warrant, but the court didn't ask for one. I therefore see no issue in handing out a "get a warrant in the future, but this case stands". The only surprise is that a court would do something so sensible...
Whilst I'd love to agree with you....
I would have bought a feature phone, except that I had a few devices on the shelf, and it seemed pointless. So I now run an HTC Desire S.
It has most of it's "smart" features turned off - and how long do you think the battery lasts?
A week? more? less?
The 10% battery alert went off and I realised that I couldn't remember when I had last charged it, so I checked on the battery status screen: ten days, 19 hours. And it still had 10% left...
The other thing I like is that I can sync contacts to it once in a blue moon, but that's often enough to have the important contact details available when I need them.
This looks like a reasonable compromise - smart enough to keep contacts up to date, physical keys, protected screen... I guess that if you disable all the pointless ctuff then the battery will last well. I'd quite like an e-ink screen on the outside, so I don't even need to open it up to check if there are any missed calls/texts, or whether it's on silent - but that's a minor quibble.
You have seen how many of these things are sold in Scandinavia right..
They like them, alot - partly because they work so damned well, no fuel to freeze see.
They also have very good road holding and the various computerised "keep me on the road" gubbins can react far faster than a combustion engine can...
to keep it online long enough to reprogram?
Because 120mm fans don't fit in 2u...
That's still a thing?
Never had it enabled on anything of mine for any longer than it took to give a device an IP address...
It makes sense for them - and for most customers actually, it would be nice if it limited it's upload, but since it can't see all the network traffic at the gateway I don't hold much hope for that...
Just firewall off all access to Google from the French (or maybe from the French courts/parliament only?)
'cos I'd run that for a community station if I could - the FM license is stupidly expensive.
@moiety - it won't be safe to wear in public.
But this is designed as a workplace tool, so it doesn't really matter.
What was wrong with the red LED indication which camera was live?
Have people forgotten that every buttonhole might be a concealed camera?
No they're not.
I am reasonable techy - certainly more techy than your average person on the street.
My iPad is my primary computing device, as was the Nexus7 before it.
I have a bluetooth keyboard, which I use on occasion - mostly when I'm sat at my desk - occasionally I'll grab the mac keyboard for longer use at home.
The on screen keyboard does most of what I need though, most things I type are relatively short, with the irritation of an occasional autoscrewup comedy moment.
It is quite capable of holding a VPN to my wider network, as well as SSH sessions and a VNC/VPN option to my VPS (mostly used for game playing actually).
Virtually everything I do is perfectly well catered for, and its battery lasts all day
The iPad fits in my pocket (as did the N7), so I always have it around. The keyboard folds up and sits with my "normal" kit that gets carried around, so that's normally close by as needed.
Maturing market sees smaller niche markets emerge as viable segments.
Smaller providers make suitable specialised devices and reap rewards.
I'm not sure how often this headline can be considered news?
If a woman's work is never done... why start?
Given the current (reported) state of W10...
Tax isn't the issue - you've just pissed off the mob...
My password is horsebatterycorrectstaple - I'll have my chocolate bar please....
720p is good enough for most things - I have various things on bluray - which *do* look better, but if the content is good then 720p is just fine.
Most stuff is exDVD anyway, so it never was 1080p...
I'd quite possibly subscribe to a BBC Store - there is a huge amount of decent material there.
I *do* subscribe to some OTT media provision, but have no live TV capability - I just don't value it enough
The middle operator wasn't offering the deal I *thought* I had read...
But it took very little time. Yes, a unified SMS number (maybe 722 (or PAC)) to get a PAC by return would be good...
They really don't
see the renaming of NMR to MRI as evidence...
@jake - "Intake of nicotine, fat, alcohol, salt and sugar is far worse when it comes to mortality ... Do you want those banned in your lifetime, too?"
Nicotine doesn't - it's the asscociated tar I think...
But the big difference is that (except for certain aspects of alcohol consumption and smoking, which are already legislated against) these items don't kill other people.
But there are already plans to levy taxes on salt/sugar rich foods, and I support those.
"Electricity will never kill off feeding horses"
Huh - deliberate misreading?
"Horses & other manually driven vehicles are here to stay"
No doubt - but neither will be used as a mode of transport. They will both be sport/hobby instead. Which is fine. I have no desire to stop people having their fun - but they can do so in an environment which doesn't threaten the lives of others...
There is some overlap for other forms of transport - Walking and cycling are used both for sport and transport, but they pose very limited external risk.
"He refused to listen to me when I pointed out the leaking fluid ... and then told the engine control system to stop complaining."
You know what - I don't think anyone can blame that on the gearbox. That's user failure.
I've driven a mix of manual and automatic, petrol and deisel cars for longer than I care to think about. If you ignore the warnings then anything will break. One big advantage of electric drive is that there are far fewer things to go wrong (potentially down to one moving part per wheel) - and I think that the electric motor will kill the gearbox.
"Shirley you are discussing fast-so-called-food rather than automobiles in the above sentence?"
Don't call me Shirley. And no - people (including myself) are by far and away the weakest link in the system. Even the current generation of autonomous vehicles are better than humans (including me).
Even if they did ignore the odd defect - that would still leave these vehicles far safer than the current generation of control systems.
I strongly suspect that the legislative framework would react fairly strongly in these (by definition rare) events.
The current control systems don't pay attention at all times, they don't look all around them, they do get tired and distracted. They generally overestimate their own ability (last survey I saw said that something like 85% of drivers considered themselves 'better than average').
In fact the current control systems kill multiple thousands of people each and every year - more than 5 people EVERY DAY in the UK alone.
Proper legal controls would help, like a willingness to revoke licences (even fairly short bans would be effective if they were regularly issued), but the majority of deaths aren't caused by malice.
The driverless car is coming, and coming soon - and we'll all be better off for it. Those who enjoy the act of driving can go and play on a track*, where you can *really* enjoy your driving.
* Race or off road.
@Jake - None of mine [change gear for me]. Nor will any of them, ever.
Hopefully the act of changing gear will be as old as feeding horses anyway - the electric motor will kill it off. But seriously - when did you last see an automatic gearbox fail?
@Jake - what will happen the first time a self-driving car kills somebody?
It will be an event which will be analysed thoroughly and the lesson(s) learnt will be taken on board by all other vehicles on the road, and *never* repeated.
The possibilities for carnage are *far* higher if you put tired, distracted, fallible, meatsacks in control of a lethal weapon.
Yes - because there are no cars which can do this at the moment.
OK, they can't yet do it in all weathers, but the GCar regime has shown it is well within our capabilities - and there are others out there.
I don't think this will take decades - I'm hoping that my kids will never have to learn to drive (they may well choose to though)
@irmoko - (perhaps it'd be collecting license fees if those phones would be Android).
I've wondered for a while whether Google isn't powerful enough to write a decent ext driver for MSWindows (and macOS?) and ditch the FAT system on Android - it would also allow dedicated cameras/media players to do the same, since the FS driver seems to be the main reason that people stick with FAT.
Surely 3-128 is a "band" of 125...
QI has been a well known "2 letter scrabble word" for a long while - certainly more than a decade, probably longer.
Don't think I've used a monitor or TV anything other than VESA mounted to a pole or the wall for about 5 years...
But I can't see all that much advantage over a dealer version.
When you update the car firmware you also program the version number into the entertainment system - then it can notify you that there is new firmware available from your garage.
Were the robots provided?
So it was an AI test, rather than a robotics one?
"Noon can hack my mind"
Really? Has noone seen Derren Brown (other such tricksters exist)
The human brain is fairly predictable...
Because that would mean they needed to implement multicast properly - and their techs haven't heard about it yet...
Their network is pretty much the perfect environment for testing this kind of solution - but since the existing system works (sort-of) they stick with it
Clearly means something different in the US:
"Intelsat isn't waiting around for SpaceX or the FCC to voluntarily release the information, either. It has simultaneously filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that would compel the FCC to release SpaceX's confidential documents."
@icesenshi - No way to challenge a warrant's legality or defectiveness until it's it's executed. Then the government can say 'oops' but by that point it's too late. Only in America.
I *think* that the point is that all such evidence gets thrown out in court, and that is meant to be the guard against overly broad warrants.
Of course the data has still leaked, and we don't trust the police to deal with is sensitively :(
With it being geotagged are there particularly dense areas where speciality foods are mentioned alot, but mostly by tourists?
Or is it drowned in the narcissistic ramblings of the general populace?
The Gubbinment can provide a fund totalling one pund per annum.
The music companies can then go to court to argue over how it gets split....
@AC - Why arn't dividends taxed at the same rate as any other income?
Because politicians get them?
The concept is that the income has already been taxed (when it was company profit) so to tax it again would be double taxation (or triple if you include the VAT you'll inevitably pay on anything you buy with the income).
It's to encourage people to make sucessful businesses - but from the IT contractor market it gives an advantage to the small firm - one or two people who work together and share the profits - over the huge conglomerates.
@Grumpy Fellow - The point is to figure out how their processes allowed a defective critical strut to be assembled into the spacecraft in the first place.
You say that as if there are only a few *critical* struts.
They're all critical - and they have now started an additional testing regime on all the strruts they are using (hopefully not just in this location), which they have also redesigned somewhat.
I expect my tablets to last a fair while, my phones to last longer and don't use a laptop.
The iPad (moved to apple for specific audio control applications) will do me for a good while, it's not going to get replaced quickly, much to Apple's displeasure.
OTOH, after using Android until this iPad I'll be getting another when it does die...
My phones don't seem to die quickly either. Currently my Desire S is running with about a 10 day battery life (it complained this morning about low battery, with 10 days and some hours reported by the battery usage meter) - amazing how well these things last if you leave them in a pocket - it gets WiFi every month or so to update the contacts from the Goo machine.
In the western worldd the market is both saturated and mature.
There are no killer features, there is no obligation to replace products that work - so people don't.
Shock results indeed.