Don't trust USB
I just use my USB cable which comes without the data pins connected.
941 posts • joined 19 May 2008
I just use my USB cable which comes without the data pins connected.
I appreciate the paper based charts and notes at hospital, they have a tendency to carry on working in all sorts of situations....
You can't get much more remarkable - although the failure of the harpoons AND thruster may have cancelled each other out somewhat
At least the recoil didn't take it away from the comet!
But as ever implementation is hard.
Ir ecall being told that I should avoid writing code as cleverly as I could, because bugs are always subtler than the code around them.
With really smart people working on this stuff I imagine some of the bugs are *really* subtle, and massively bad.
Or just small print with a link off to other T&C's somewhere
What happened to limitations on click through T&C's - is it possible to access the information without passing through the T&C's?
XMPP is certainly the way forward on a PC, but the floating heads do have some advantages on a proddable device.
I just need an XMPP proxy somewhere, so that I can get store and forward delivery to my XMPP clients, since they don't "catch up" when they reconnect.
"Do you want decent mobile coverage or do you want a village untainted by modern transmission equipment? Pick one of two."
Because we couldn't put one up that looked like a telephone pole, or used a street lamp, and looked like a rock.
There are some really good ways to make these things non intrusive.
Yes - we should remove their license to drive, and they should go to rehab.
Why - I catch it with my right hand (so I still have three points of contact) then put it on my right wrist (retaining those three points)
I can't be stretched out, because then I'd have been unable to take it off my left wrist in the first place.
I quite like the idea, although I'd suggest not trying it on anything other than a windless day
Only because the bleeding doesn't stop at the edge...
The beeb are trying to restrict the online catalogue to BBC only devices.
This will inevitably hit those with "smart" TVs, because the likelihood of "updated" firmware being available is, um... small.
Yes because you're not using a BBC manufactured TV you can't view our online content.
I wonder how long it will take for nitro to be used by the likes of get_iplayer - since it is plugin based I reckon a few hours should do it...
I can almost imagine buying one of these...
I'm assuming BT4, and hoping that additional sensors can be employed via said interface (but that's not a breaker)
I'm also assuming that it can do route following, with beep/vibrate alerts to look at it for directions.
Have nothing else windowsy to connect it to, but so long as it behaves reasonably as a standalone device that's no problem.
Microsoft back to doing what they do best - peripherals hardware (Microsoft mice and keyboards have been on my desk for years...)
Sounded like they were going for 108% thrust at the time - which is "normal".
Full thrust from the rockets would destroy the launchpad (yes, I know this did some of that as well), as well as being possibly unstable for the vehicle. Ramping the throttle up allows for smoother flight.
Peering arrangements imply traffic goes both ways.
Yes they should pay for their own connections to the internet - that's what these interconnect charges are aren't they?
" The firm gave the iPad Mini 3 a repairability score of 2/10, making the slab next to impossible to fix for most."
Surely it MEANS it's hard to repair, rather than making it hard to repair (that was done by apple)
This is why I like the rsync and hard links option - rsync means every backup is an incremental (after the first, obviously) and the hard link architecture means that ALL of them are presented as full backups.
Obviously this would need more work in a serious enterprise, but for a smaller office, or a larger home this it works very well...
" Is it really practical to change the laws and penalise everyone because the 'bad-guys' accountants are better at finding loopholes than the Governments are at closing them?"
Yes - if a couple of kids in a playground can't avoid breaking the windows when playing cricket then no-one gets to play cricket any more.
Profit exporting is clearly daft - tax laws are far too complex and need a good rewriting (preferably onto no more than 4 sheets of A4)
Is water sufficiently conductive?
Given enough dissolved ions....
"i'm waiting for the shirts or jackets with gps and mapping to you can find your route just by looking at your sleeve... there's certainly nothing glassholish about that, is there?"
And how many are you going to buy?
I'll take a slim watch over something woven into a single item of clothing any day.
It would also need to be phone/tablet independent for many operations - so needs it's own GPS and storage.
Observed traffic down.
And VPN traffic? given that only the torrent file/magnet link need to be vpn'd...
Statistics measure use of gate, ignore broken fence...
Doesn't need to shoot or retrieve enemy birds, it has enough fuel to simply deorbit them...
"What's to stop someone chopping of your fingers to get you to reveal your pin?"
I'll give my PIN before my fingers get chopped. it's not worth it...
Can you set up an MVNO on each network, and then effectively merge them?
Would that take too much smarts on the devices themselves?
you simply swap the SIM into.. oh wait.
"Sony is forbidden in my household as well.
Unfortunately, Microsoft is not so easy to do without."
Nothing Sony gets a connection.
Nothing MS gets a look in, well that's not quite true.
They do make good mice, and quite nice keyboards.
"but you can't do any real work on them."
Oh dear - not that old objection. Yes you can.
Just in case you think I'm guessing my wife got a contract to write her second book from a publisher and fulfilled that contract on an iPad. If that's not creative "real" work then I don't know what is.
Yes - video editing is probably best left to beefier devices, but most "real" work can be handled by a tablet. You may want to consider the opportunities presented by bluetooth.
For the hardware?
I paid for my NowTV boxes, and they do a great job.
I only wish that the various tablet remote control apps would allow you to NAME the devices, rather than remembering which one of "NowTV" and "NowTV" is the one the kids are watching downstairs, and which is the one sat in front of you upstairs.
And I thought bitcoin was the new currency of the internet.
Am I already out of date?
Surely if it's true - and a matter of record... then can not be libellous or defamatory.
This is truly Orwellian news, although combined with the Streisand effect it has resulted in me being completely uninterested in one person's financial woes - and concerned about what politicians/judges are looking to hide via this precedent...
Why would they knock it over - there was no benefit to be had. They knew he was in one of them, so you start at one end and open the doors!
Knocking it over onto it's door (so you can't get into it) is just the icing on the intelligence cake.
...thinking that that was what the major version number was for.
"The update, which skips a version number to signify a new generation of Windows"
"I'm using wood heat in a large historical building and I think that's still fairly secure. However, your neighbor's kid is welcome to have a go at hacking my wood pile."
Arson is no joke...
Weren't there new payment methods only available from today - so if you wanted to move to DD (for instance) you couldn't do it in advance.
And all the permission is there...
I assume they don't require a full interactive session explaining why leaking the data is bad...
for a direct hit?
After all I never click on any of them (sorry elreg), so it must realise that it's pointless showing them to me?
"No rule book can cover all circumstances"
Yes it can - it just needs to be made simpler than the tomes which are currently provided to define tax law.
Twitter/Facebook etc aren't providing communications, they're using them (to sell more adverts)
"Yes, it is remotely exploitable and yes it is only exploitable if CGI script writer did not bother to check input for garbage. Well, boohoo, who's fault is it ?"
By the time the CGI script is run the environment has already been set up and the exploit code has already been run - you're dead before your script starts, so it can't do anything to protect against this.
The CGI environment builder could do something, although I've not heard of any efforts to fix that yet (I know it's virtually obsolete, but still)
so that I can get temporary access to a remote system?
Or will it lock them out halfway through the typing phase?
Thank you - that's a brilliant video.
Higher sample rates are useful, you better define of the sound at e.g. 16kHz:
With 44kHz sampling you get 3-4 samples per lambda, so you can tell it's there, but nothing else. With 96Khz you're sampling it nearly 8 times per lambda, with 192Khx that's 16 points.
Draw a sine curve with only 3-4 points, now do the same with 16.
Now assume you don't hit the perfect sync between them, you might have two points at "-50db up" and 2 at "-50dB down", then repeat. Is that a sawtooth, a sine wave, a square wave? They all sound different. Take 16 points and you have defined the shape of the wave, better allowing you te recreate it.
By the time it comes out of most home speaker / headphone combinations then I'll agree. But when I'm recording I'll go higher rate, then drop it down as the very final step.
(I mean aside from the stuff up there)
Since they never called NASA out on it, and they would have been tracking it pretty carefully...
That's a pretty sweet photo!
...the others will be able to sell more devices, and so will make be able to recoup the cost of the devices they sell?
Isn't that the principle of supply and demand - at the moment supply is way too high, meaning no-one get's to leverag economies of scale, so some companies will fail and/or quit and the others will get a larger slice of the pie, and be able to make it work?
Or maybe I'vce missed something.
And what's the typical lifespan of a monitor?
I haven't bought a monitor in (/me thinks) crikey, nearly a decade - and it might get replaced over the next few years, but it might not... It's served the full life of two three computers so far...
I remember the office I was in when I received them, and I have had three jobs since then, so it's somewhere between 8 and 11 years ago (probably 9).
Let's assume a 10 year life...
So if you're selling 0.4% touch enabled monitors this year that's an installed share of 4% of a single percentage point (from this year's sales), and probably a little less than that again from last year.
In the laptop market it's going to become impossible to buy a laptop without a touch screen soon (assuming you still want a laptop rather than a tablet)
""We have no police any more,"
Well there's around 130,000 people currently being paid as police officers, plus another 13,000 PCSOs. Over ten years that's a fairly minimal 3% reduction in real coppers, with the number of plastic plods rising by 12,000, so I'm not sure what your baseline is for "any more"."
Of course we still have police officers, but the actual rate at which they monitor for basic bad driving or dangerous vehicle maintenance is virtually nil. Even with the PCSOs and the Highways Agency (who I've never seen clear anything up, let alone quickly) there is virtually no enforcement of any law on the road.
Motorists jump traffic lights, ignore speed limits, use hand held mobile phones, fail to clear their windows before setting off, only have one head/brake light working, use their foglights in good visibility, fail to indicate, ignore double white lines, ignore double yellow lines.... and none of this is regularly detected or prosecuted by the judicial system (yes I know illegal parking is now "decriminalised").
Obviously not all of the above applies to all motorists all the time, but it doesn't take much of a journey to observe them all.
Currently the judicial system makes important what is easy to measure (speed), and ignores what is not (tailgating) - then they give such massive latitude against what is easy to measure (such that the police have told me that the speed camera just up the road from where I live is set to 37mph in a 30 zone that habitual speeding is practically encouraged.
This general laissex faire attitude towards driving, and the complete lack of any punishment if you ever do manage to get to the courts, means that bad driving isn't dealt with until you kill someone - and at that point the motorist was "unlucky".
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.