Re: Has Telefonica got money to lend?
No - but they're hoping cutomers do...
And that they can slice a bit off the top.
Of course by the time you are that much in debt the problem is the banks, not yours...
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No - but they're hoping cutomers do...
And that they can slice a bit off the top.
Of course by the time you are that much in debt the problem is the banks, not yours...
They're displaced by fear, not radiation...
The levels in Japan are higher than background - yes, but they still don't register as significant in health terms as measured across the world - bits of Iran have normal background levels of 250mSv/year
So get really.sucks - then make your own subdomains...
Because actually it uses so damned little power that I don't care - and neither do most other people.
If you really want it to be off when not in active use then by all means plug it into the TV USB port - then it will take a little time to boot and become useful each time, but that's the compromise you are making.
Personally I don't think that .7A at 5V (3.5W, although it will be less most of the time) is all that much power to get fussed over. That's about 0.5p per day in electricity (assuming it runs at full whack 24/7).
"... unless I produce a workaround that solves my personal need but doesn't do anything for anyone else?"
If it won't do anything for anyone else then it's not a common requirement, so why add the cost?
"The Pi could do with a proper soft power button to be properly useful as a media centre"
Then make one. I'm sure you could detect a button push and trigger shutdown.
Have the PSU run through a normally open relay and it will power itself down as well. You might want a reasonable time lag on that relay so that the pi can boot before the watchdog timer expires...
OK - whet's the longest duration between boosts then - they are falling, but they are losing energy as they hit the (rather thin) atmosphere. The boosts make up for this energy loss.
No - the record holder will be an astronaut - pretty much all of them beat 15 minutes...
Orbit is merely the act of falling, but missing the planet. So the longest ISS resident probably holds the record. Gravity is about 90% of earth surface normal up there, they are not strictly weightless, it's just that everything is falling at the same rate, so there is no apparent weight.
Interestingly of course if there weren't people and fans moving the air around then eventually everything would settly against either the "top" or the "bottom" surfaces of the ISS - because the orbit of the shell is about it's CoM, any thing (dust, paper whatever) will fall towards the "floor", anything that starts higher will "fall" towards the ceiling. Anything on that centre line will be disturbed by brownium motion and then take one of the above paths...
There is also probably an aerodynamic effect that they are trying to avoid/exploit.
Ground effect lift maybe - makes the mag bit of the lev do a little less work.
Or maybe it just reduces drag by allowing an actual amount of air in there?
I naively assumed that would be one thing they'd want to keep - security cameras (front and rear translated to screen level and overhead) at an ATM are quite useful - keep the pictures with the transaction logs...
Otherwise long overdue.
There are better solutions. One of which is to get space at the other end of your "bit of string" so that the content filter isn't bandwidth limited.
Then a local HTTP caching server with a decent DNS caching server (if you want to be mean then add a half second delay to "other" DNS traffic, to degrade it's performance and improve the apparent performance of the local DNS solution - there is no way you can override the hosts file on the local machine anyway)
Of course with so much stuff being HTTPS nowadays you might find that the caching isn't as effective as you'd like...
Run something over the weak connection to ensure decent utilisation - Something like VoIPbox (which is available on titchy (replaceable) hardware) could improve the observed performance of the network, particularly if you have a good amount of "small packet" traffic. The underlying software is available on it's own, but the productised version probably has support advantages.
Heck, you could even go the whole hog and use the same vendor for a few things; CACHEbox will handle squid - potentially doing so at both ends, the remote end with a content filter (and maybe not even doing any actual caching?), the local one then doesn't need the constant filter updates; DNSbox does very well as a caching server... There are other vendors, offering similar packages...
Then you just need a firewall - and there are plenty of options there, many of which have a much nicer interface than raw iptables (which is what *I* use, but I wouldn't foist it on others...)
OK - I've just put 5 boxes in, to two locations. But they are relatively cheap, commodity hardware, with phone support and a company to post replacement boxes out (and collect the dead unit). Total space is less than 5U, possibly much less. Nice web interfaces, easy config backup/restore...
But the developers want to see what their apps need to handle in the next release, so that they can release updated software at the same time as the OS upgrade.
This isn't beta testing, this is using a beta to test your own software...
Looks like an abstract reference to me - albeit very clumsily translated.
Alternatives - it's the version of mars that causes any other planet to become mars?
Yers, of course I'm looking at it through today's perspective...
In my corner...
I still have stacks of minidiscs up in the loft, as well as a minidisc car stereo, HiFi unit and USB PC drive. I still think they are a very good media - mostly due to the protection they offer the actual media inside.
Of course SD cards are hard to beat nowadays, although they are a bit fiddly...
I can't recall why I didn't go in for DAB early - there was something about it that turned me off. My comments above are what I *now* see (with the benefit of hindsight).
I also can't recall what my internet speeds were at the time - must go digging in history.
Late 90's apparently - althopugh the tech was a bit older: I had always-on dialup (and had had for a while). Offices/universities had 10+Mb connections regularly. In 1998 the ADSL standard was ratified, and BT were offering the stingray in 2000 at the latest (ThinkBroadband were talking about it then).
So very early adopters were inside the dial-up period, although some would have had ISDN for 128k ;)
It's amazing how fast the world has changed...
1 - Yes, but |'m waiting until that is the case before I buy anything so speculative. We know that muxes are always squeezed to get quantity of channels over quality, I see no reason why that will change any time soon.
2 - If I'm recording it then why wouldn't I just stream it later from home?
3 - Admirable, but see my answer to 1
Where FM is dire then yes, DAB (if available) should be an improvement - but a decent FM aerial might also do the job (difficult in a car and or a portable device)
As for the freeview idea - see my answer to 1...
Nope - still no DAB sets here...
I suppose if I replace the car then one might appear as a result of that, as it has for my parents.
Since all my entertainment streams into the house over an IP connection I probably count anyway, but that's disingenuous. More interesting is the number of non-DAB radios that cannot easily be replaced (so those in cars which aren't in a nice replaceable housing for instance).
Since there is no compelling reason to change from FM - it's not as if it sounds better, and there are already more stations than I can shake a stick at, many of them are good local services - why do I want to spend silly money on a power hungry radio?
I checked for SWMBO's last birthday, and couldn't find one that sounded decent for a sane price, so I went with an older IP radio, and that sounds great. Has an aux in for the iPod dock as well...
But at least the comms test could *tell* you that the battery needs changing...
to do regular comms tests?
Else "There's a fire" will fall on deaf antenna, since the comms world has moved on in a decade...
Maybe they have already applied an appropriate discount?
"And I'm sorry, cellular providers pay the property owners to lease the small plot of land their towers take up. The same rules of engagement should apply to the wireless network that's accessible from inside my house. I'm already paying an obscene amount for their services, at the very least they should off set it should I decide to OPT IN. I should not have to opt out to have my network unhijacked."
Whyever not - if a road has streetlights then it is perfectly possible to see down it. In fact about the only thing that prevents me seeing a decent way along a streetlit road is the number of idiots with dazzlingly bright lights.
If you don't start a lighting war then there is no need for anyone else to continue it - and the people who are going to sleep don't get their rooms illuminated by annoying moving lights...
Amazingly the moon provides a good amount of light as well, depends on the phase obviously, but it's quite possible to travel without any other light source.
Yes, I *can* come up with a better solution.
I have suggested it here on a number of occasions, and it's generally not badly received...
SSL certs should be pulled down as a DNS record, with the DNS record secured by DNSSEC.
DNSSEC already has lookaside validation, and if the root cert was compromised then the whole world would be shouting about it...
I suggest that each browser company runs their own lookaside validation server as a default lookaside option in their browser (since you explicitly trust them anyway) and allows you to use others if you want to.
This also provides a nice way to distribute SSH host certs etc...
What aplan - a ".yesterday" domain, for celebrity has beens...
'cos they're still fakeable while they are...
They should be able to tell you how many blocks they've reallocated though.
And an increase in that number is taken as an early warning...
No insulting chocolate teapots please:
Is highly recommended. It allows your brain to rest, and your kids to go to the loo.
I take a fairly regular 300 mile journey, and that gets split in two, with over an hour in the gap - because we take lunch/dinner as part of the journey.
Far more relaxing, much nicer for the kids and I'm properly alert for the second half of the journey.
Why does it strip leading zeros and the century indicator.
That's no good. Besides Tau day is where it is at - the USians still celebrate on the wrong day of course...
TV programming to accompany the RasPi would have been a good way to go I'd have thought, maybe a BBC modular component to plug into the GPIO with sane protective resistors etc already in place?
At least the company has some history with doing this kind of thing, although that was in a VERY different environment...
Boss man wants to know...
Aha - google image search to the rescue...
And of course you can't use it if you buy their data+sms package.
Not that they will tell you this when you buy it, nor when you talk to customer services (twice)
"Funny how on El Reg. the general commentariat tendency to rabid libertarianism goes completely out the window into manic social-engineer authoritarianism - making things "more illegal" that are already illegal and when it comes to other people doing things that annoy them."
No - it makes things "less illegal" - or at least subject to lower penalties...
My "Router" doesn't have any IP routing capabilities. It is purely a media transformation device (VDSL <-> Ethernet).
My server, which is connected via ethernet, does the PPPoE negotiation with the exchange and gets a public IP address itself. I doubt if the modem has an IP address, although I suspect it might respond to something in the 192.168 range if directed at it (since nothing downstream would accept that IP address it's a reasonably intercept) But what could I configure on it - it's a dumb link negotiator and media translator.
Genuine question - what can you configure on a BT OpenReach VDSL "modem".
Hmm - quite some: https://huaweihg612hacking.wordpress.com/about/
"I use a Sky router modem, because as far as I know I have to"
This is the problem - ISPs don't "support" anything other than their own router.
I convinced the BT engineer to leave me an openreach modem for my VDSL line, and subsequently have swapped out the ISP provided router with a debian installation doing PPPoE itself.
That's beyond most people, but we used to have the concept of having a modem and a router as separate devices, and that is a possible solution.
"600 is somewhat more realistic, at least thats less than my annual fuel bill for the car (I only fill the tank once a month)"
So you pay no insurance, VED, servicing, MOT costs?
I assume your vehicle is already fully depreciated.
If you rag the battery too often it will need replacing at some point, but hopefully battery tech can have stepped up a generation each time you do (and you can always stay one generation "old")
Do you have experience with this?
Because it's just not supported by any of the people I know who run belts - both Gates Carbon and other similar belts.
It's almost as if Ford haven't been around for the last 100+ years. Derailleurs are new kids on the block (sorry) when it comes to gearing on a bike.
With anything from 2 speed automatic to 14 speed manual gearboxes, or 350% CVT hubs available that belt isn't a bad idea. Although getting the correct belt pretension each time you get the bike out would be a bit of a pain.
Why not have it fold like any other mixed mode cycle - the brompton, for instance, folds the chain into the middle of the package, so there's no need to be concerned about it - well certainly no more than the wet road soup that drips off the tyres...
Want, even without the insane performance.
Torch - just use the camera flash on your pho... oh
Not necessarily - it might be that they'll do the electronics later, or are doing it in a different class.
In this class you learn how to control the stuff you are learning how to build over there - that's not a bad idea, the proof of your electronics is instantly available - you can see where both classes are heading...
Not everyone has to specialise in everything...
Change tracking by use of diff?
Or is that just too complicated?
Because letting people choose software to interact with your services is too hard?
How do I get friends onto IRC?
200+ certs on my machine.
Let's get DNSSEC based certificate delivery -trust the root, have browser manufacturers offer a DLV service for *when* the root (or a country TLD) is suspected compromised.
will be outdated by the time the exam is taken.
Any chance of learning the underlying theories was lost when politricks got involved. They couldn't tell a reference from a pointer.
They've omitted the left hand glasses arm, which wouldn't have obscured anything else in the image, but left in the right hand arm, which runs across the main point of the inv^H^H^H patent.
...me to highlight myself to the likes of the NSA/GCHQ etc.
I can only presume that those records will be looked at a little bit more closely before they are reported on and (possibly) deleted (although not from backups), wouldn't it be a shame if there was a dB failure and we had to recover from tape?
Or maybe they'll just do the modern "delete" of adding a column in the dB to say "deleted"
Yes, because I never have a service that I just run on one machine, because any HA architecture would be pointlessly expensive.
OK - I'm open to whole pile of possible failure modes, but to remove one whole set of "scheduled maintenance" outages would actually remove all the outages I've had over the last 18 months (possibly longer, but I can't remember)
Since it still runs Jabber you can.
I use PSI for all my comms protocols (except iMessages grr...)
At least on the mac the messages app handles them all, but elsewhere I just sacrifice iMessage - Oh well...
No - but not being accessible excpet via a VPN is pretty good start.
This is what I want - someone to make one of the control hubs that is just locally accessible, doesn't do cloudy stuff... Or at least that you have to actively enable cloudy stuff...
Just sits at home and I can control stuff from inside the house. If it's Pi based under the hood then great, but I don't really care all that much - just have it self contained.
I'll deal with communications from outside thank you...
All those automated cold calls will start talking to an advert rather than waiting for the ringing to finish...
"Recieve at the same time" is slightly skewed by the fact that at the moment much of it can *only* be recieved at that time. Despite the number of channels, and the number of hours TVs spend "off" there are a phenomenal number of them in the UK.
How much of the currently viewed content could be happily transmitted (transport agnostic statement) to PVRs overnight, for viewing as convenient the next day (say when the decrypt key for that content was broadcast/published - low bandwidth at "time of delivery").
Genuine question - haven't watched any broadcast TV in a long while - how much of it isn't prerecorded (even if recorded "as live").