745 posts • joined 19 May 2008
Kerbal Space Programme....
I can't believe it doesn't even get a mention...
Re: But, But
From a consumer perspective it's probably nice to have a single reference for all of your "alerts from".
So an idle account which follows all your software providers emergency patch people etc could be handy. Of course you could put it together or use that good old fashioned "e-mail"...
Why this past tense talk about migrating to Win7?
Still on XP at work (one of my employers is on Win7) and "post PC" at home (i.e. tablets/phones only - I have a linux VPN endpoint and a FreeNAS box, but they're not PCs - despite the hardware)
I never did get a visit from the police, although I think they might have been confused - I used to refer to it as "the farm" (as was the custom with SETI clusters at the time).
"Yes officer the farm is up in the loft..."
/me hears click of handcuffs, despite the carpet suddenly muffling my ear.
i might need to go and download...
I thought we were at the point where we could launch unmanned solar powered craft which would soar to the stratosphere and then stay roughly in the right place to provide a broad coverage...
Granular controls on the phone...
And a couple of "Ad server" applications so that freeware only needs to slurp an advert from a local service, not have full unfettered access to my network interface, would be a really good start.
But that's too obvious.
Re: Huh ?
And over a high latency network use NX from NoMachine.
Works brilliantly at scrapping the (multiple trip) latency associated with home broadband to remote server networks...
Given the number of times my RSA token code has expired by the time I've finished typing it in and the machine has spent a few round trips getting authenticated...
I hope this is not a time limited process.. OTOH it looks really good for things like ATMs
But can we infer the pattern lock from the distribution of bacteria/fungi?
'cos that would be cool - gross, but cool.
Re: "Dell takes aim at iPad, uncloaks enterprise-level Win8 tablet"
Dell did smartphones?
Re: Looks like a Nexus 7 clone...
Then get a cheap chinese tablet.
If you're looking for a browser then they work well...
My tablet(s) use them.
They don't define a PC though.
3D? - I only see 2D
And if the plastic is cold on laying will it actually allow you to build layers?
I presume there is some fiddling going on here, because the plastic did stick to previously laid plastic in the video - which implies that it isn't quite cold as it's laid.
Why remove them?
Just add another rack (and optionally power them down)
Besides with cold storage I suspect that the lifetime of most of the cells in the TLC will be good, they'll be read alot (eventually), but rarely written to.
legislate against that which you want to restrict - looking into people's bedrooms.
Of course, that's already illegal, so they'd have nothing to do.
The devil finds work idle hands.
Re: Assume it was an auto box.
Some cars DO lock the steering if the ignition is off - non powered steering is OK at speed though, it's the slow speed manoeuvres that require strength
Move gear selector to neutral - which in my renault can be done whilst coasting.
In our old renault my wife (hen fiancee) managed to knock it into neutral at 70mph on the A1 - that was interesting (i.e. "oh, has the tranmission failed")
I'm always sceptical of these stories - there are normally a good number of ways to at least limit the speed of these vehicles...
Is nothing without warnings...
So the Ethernet fails and everything is routed over WiFi. That's fine, but who knows the Ethernet has failed?
Re: Charge time of ten minutes?
And we have at least 20 years to beef up the supply lines to those stations. At the moment we only need to add one charging unit to most stations to provide sufficient infrastructure.
Re: Charge time of ten minutes?
Not a problem - most current petrol stations have 3 phase supplies already.
It's not physics in this case - it's chemistry.
Personally I can't tell the difference well enough to care when someone else is making the tea - but I can quite understand that the difference is there.
But I reckon I get it wrong about 75% of the time. That's why I leave the cables plugged in an disconnect the OTHER end...
So it's self correcting?
It drains the battery - which causes the phone to switch off.
When you charge it and switch it on it will stop behaving in this way
But if IE uses chromium/webkit as well then
it might actually render pages correctly...
Re: <probably mistaken pedant>
NM = torque, so presumably they mean you can use it as a really short lever?
Re: a thought occurs..
This isn't about the desktop (which is being abandoned in favour of slabs), it's about the severs (which do actually use motherboards) - and that is where *nix dominates (particularly in remote servers).
Linux has anything but failed.
Tea needs tea in it
It should be warm, and (if available) it should have a splash of milk.
Sugar is an abomination unto Nuggan.
I often find that my tea is darker in colour than many peoples coffee (also an abomination unto Nuggan)
Re: EVs are so impractical
So how many days a year do you do more than 100 miles - very few people answer more than 1 or 2 (I used to answer 250, because my commute was insane) - and you don't have a few hours in the middle (where the vehicle can pick up some more juice (e.g. at the office or the house of family/friends).
The "limited" range is rather nullified by the convenience of recharging when you park up for the night (yes I know not everyone has off road parking)
For the rare occasions you need longer range you might also want a larger vehicle (e.g. to take the whole family to the other end of the country for a holiday) so you can easily hire an appropriate vehicle. I've very rarely drvien a vehicle which is appropriate for the journey I'm taking - they are a compromise between the "long heavily laden" journey and a "nip to the supermarket".
The EV serves the bottom 99+% of those journeys really well, so you buy one in a form factor that serves those journeys well (and those are now covered *much* better than they were before.
Then on the couple of occasions a year when you need something outside those parameters you hire something for the day.
Re: best buy a couple
Problem is that recovery would likely take out the remaining disk - copying 4TB at a sustained rate of ~100MB/s will take how long?
40,000 seconds ~ 12 hours of SOLID activity
Assuming a more realistic continuous rate it's going to take a long time to recover that data. I'd go for at least Raidz2, if not more...
I'd imagine the comet to be travelling slowly enough that we might get more than a few hours to view it, so clouds should break eventually - and if it's at the full predicted brightness it'll probably show up even in daylight.
Having said that I'm now doomed.
Re: More to the point...
"And I also had the fold-up (Ordnance Survey style) map of Sodor... Does that make me a geek?"
Only if you still have it
Very nearly a very wet landing....
Pretty good shots of the thin blue line...
Re: Will someone think about the nozzles?
The nozzles are big enough to heat and then poke with a needle...
Re: Why not launch from altitude ?
The two miles aren't important in terms of final distance, but they are the most expensive both gravitationally and ,most importantly, aerodynamically.
It's not a daft idea, until you work out where mistakes land. The Russians just happen to have a whole pile of empty ground (and/or a disregard for anyone who lives there) over which they can fire stuff.
The Americans dismembered a spacecraft over a few thousand miles of the southern states 10 years ago...
Re: I woud rather
Isn't that what "-site:facebook.com" does?
They need to be available
for most existing frames.
That's the issue with them. I'd happily have a discreet clip on my glasses (which I wear anyway) to provide useful information in a convenient location.
Of course a couple of coloured LEDs would be sufficient to tell me about emails/sms/missed calls/incoming calls etc. Not sure I need much more most of the time. Either I'm using my hands (driving, cycling, whatever) or I can hold a phone/tablet for the detailed info.
Are the libroffice crew working on a port?
If not they should be...
I find Polaris/KingSoft OK for most things, and it should certainly suffice for bashing out some copy, but libre office (supporting a BT/USB mouse and keyboard) would be rather useful.
Re: There are these things called...
Well, you can - but only for a limited subset of strorage
Yes, you can - but that isn't as nice as inserting an SD card.
Heck, I'd settle for having to open the case to insert it - yet I still want to get one later this month (hoping I can do a deal with my mobile comms provider)
BogoMIPS (or mBogoMIPS?)
This - I have an e-ink device.
What would I like to improve on it?
Battery life - no - 3 months is fine
Screen size - no - dead tree publishers settled on a good size, this is the same
Colour - no - if I want colour I have other devices, this is for text (and e-boarding passes)
Maybe I'd like to fiddle the buttons a bit, they're too easy to hit accidentally on the side you're holding...
So - will I buy a new one?
Will I buy a new tablet as better devices emerge, well - not for a while, but yes I will.
Re: Not impressed.
Well said - where has childhood gone?
Apart from the fact that we can't seem to hold to account motorists who drive like idiots....
That application doesn't need range - it needs good directionality and low range (order of 10's to 100's of yards).
And then it needs 100% take up, because otherwise it will just be another beep that it ignored in the cab, or a beep that is totally relied up - precluding the use of protoplasmic scanners.
I'd quite like to have a cycle computer using this - small battery on board, take 6V AC from the dynamo and have my trip data available at home/online wherever I am...
Of course the base stations would need to relay, sometimes across most of the country, but I assume that's the point.
Re: The Department for Work and Pensions
So it probably doesn't need to be in public IP space...
It's not a security hole
until it costs us money
Re: @ Graeme
Back in 1937 - you remember that?
Churchill actually started that to "stop motor vehicle drivers claiming ownership of the public roads"
It helped for a few decades at least...
Re: Beats me
A meter used to measure something (like an ammeter, or a spectrometer) - a metre is a unit of distance.
They don't accelerate all the way from space - they accelerate a bit, then slow* with a parachute, then slow further as the air gets thicker.
* Yes I know slowing is acceleration, but clearly not in the way that "K" meant.
Landing on stuff is one of the things you look at when you release a balloon - you look at the weather patterns all the way up if you can (and with the internet you can get some idea). Sometimes it will be wrong, but that's why you do it in the middle of nowhere, not from a London rooftop.
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great