848 posts • joined 19 May 2008
Re: Thats your problem right there!
IM is where you think it would be a pain?
IM would be fine - it's VoIP (Voice or Video) calls that would be intolerable.
But then there are often other solutions for Voice calls - even if BT aren't the best broadband supplier they are pretty good at getting voice lines to places. And you could always try phoneing skype ;)
Re: I must be missing something...
> but the point of the article is that you should really be comparing the maps app on iOS6 to the maps app on iOS1 - or rather, the very first time that google release maps.google.com to the world.
No - Look at what the iPhone1 was - a well engineered device. OK, it had a few foibles (cut-n-paste anyone?) but it came out the gate in a good state.
If Mr Jobs had been alive I don't think the new maps would have made it out of the door.
Re: Gosh. Someone gets it. Finaly
You might not need it.
But I reckon that most second cars do less than 10 miles a day.
The only killer is the cost - and that won't come down until a manufacturer bites the bullet and mass produces something. If they got together and designed batteries that could interoperate then we might see appropriate economies of scale - and the ability to upgrade your battery chemistry as needed.
Then all we need is a "dirty" fuel cell (yes, I just made that up) that will run on petrol.
Why not inspire a new generation by, you know, doing something new and difficult.
Not by trotting out some pretty old* tech.
*Yes I know it's impressive old tech, but really - we're relying on 30 year old tech to inspire - what have the kids who were inspired by the shuttle first time round done?
So we'll end up with three designs of wheel....
four if you count apollo as well...
Re: Only for some though .....
You're not a long term customer - you're a one off customer.
A long term customer would have upgraded each year....
This person might not have done it before, and it provides a nice low power display.
OK - I'm still waiting for a DSI-eInk (or hdmi eInk would be nice) screen for the thing - that would open up all sorts of interesting portable functions.
I just don't allow most games internet access.
I'd not have an objection to them pulling ads from an "ad server" app locally - which has limited 'net rights, and be limited to using wifi only (caching a few ads for "offline" use)
So in general I don't see many ads, quite a few blank boxes though...
Re: "Taken over by Samsung"
Just install Android then...
Personally I run CyanogenMod on my phone, I'd be happy running the same on the Kindle - it just made my birthday list I think...
Need to run a side by side with the Nexus before I put one on the list properly.
Hmm - KFHD / Nexus
GPS vs extra memory
Really - you're describing a machine capable of Full HD decoding as "underpowered"?
You're describing a full PC that sells for £30 (add £4 for storage if you don't already have an SD card). A PC with 24Gflop (which is the RPi GPU alone) Core 2 Duo P8700 is only 16 GFlop.
Re: Nice remote
I'd like the remote for controlling RPi's around the house - but the box is just too expensive for what it seems to offer at the moment.
At "sane" rates is required.
Of course how you define "sane" is anyone's guess....
Lies, damned lies and statistics.
And which does Google use for translation? Statistics.
Slightly surprising that Bush is still the most common translation for POTUS.
Re: International power strip
My version is a cheap 4 strip UK adaptor, but with the 3 pin plug replaced with an IEC socket. Not been to a country I can't easily get hold of a "kettle lead", even in a hotel.
I also have a few IEC leads at home, pilfered from the bins at work, which means I don't need to find such a cable in Europe, or the US.
Any why not do backward compatibility with a VM - heck, they could even do "window exports" from the local VM to the "host desktop" - a la X forwarding which I use quite often.
I'm sure RDP supports (or could support) such behaviour very well.
Makes backward compatibility rather easy doesn't it - and once the facility is in place you can use it next time you need to "break" something
Freeview has limited bandwidth - you can't push everything over it!
I'm just hoping they maintain the same level of coverage for the Paralymics.
I had only two comments for them:
- They failed to use a "replay" indicator
- They left venues broadcasting empty - why not show highlights or previous events for most of the time?
Re: Energy density?
For a fixed install density is not high on the priority list. Just fill the inside of a wind turbine tower with them....
Re: For those w/o time in the military:
No - building *accurate* barrels is hard.
If the MythBusters can build a cannon out of gaffer tape then I'm sure someone can craft a musket barrel out of steel.
It doesn't need accuracy, just the ability to withstand about 10 seconds of full automatic fire before jamming.
"When a match is identified rights holders can choose whether to block the use of the content, track its use by leaving it up or elect to take a share of the ad revenues generated around the video's use."
That's an interesting set of options.
If they elect to take a share of ad revenue can they then decided to take it down later?
Re: I wouldn't have guessed
You need a lighter rucksack - then you could carry useful stuff
Re: Plenty of loony units of measuments measurements
The scientist was called Joule, the unit is a joule, which is abbreviated to J
Most typewriters had a shift key.
Multitouch doesn't mean mashing - it is always limited to sane inputs.
"*Though in the Foundation saga this was only possible with vast galactic populations of the far future, with humans as numerous as gas molecules in a pressure vessel, and even then it was necessary to keep the existence of Psychohistory a secret."
Presumably you're not talking about the LOHAN pressure vessel...
Re: Parking on a skyscraper
Or a smaller vehicle.
You could even suggest one with no tailpipe emissions, or one with no emissions at all...
(Excluding the driver of course)
"Over the hedge" (great kids film) has a lovely scene where the animals are gathered round an SUV - saying "wow, how many humans fit in *this*" to which the "knowledgable" animal replies:
"normally only one"
If they are computer controlled (and frankly I'm not sure anything else is sane) then they can just fly off home until you need them in the evening - or to a local charging facility if they are electric
Hang on a moment....
Why are politicians making these decision anyway - surely they get a budget request from the armed forces, and say "yay" or "nay" to it. Then the armed forces sign some cheques to whomever they see fit (saving some for wages, and some for war - when they suddenly need to buy alot more fuel and ammunition than normal)
But the notice is still issued by a rights holder, not the courts.
Re: @Dave 126
Given that we have to say "no improvement will be made" to thousands of parents in that situation each year with a fleshy bag behind the wheel I think that would be of more comfort...
Re: Perv list.
I am opted "in" on my mobile connection.
Because the cycling forum I frequent is blocked otherwise...
It's really rather sad that any politician thinks that this filtering is anything like a good idea. I'm not keen on the overt sexualisation of kids which is being promoted through all the media.
Nor the rampant increase in sexual imagery being shown over all media. The internet isn't different from other media - yet I don't see restrictions on TV or print media.
There is no justification for this censorship - there is justification for education, particularly of parents. This could fairly easily be done by schools/leas - who necessarily have contact with children's guardians.
When my kids start to be able to use the computers on their own then I'll implement some filtering at home, but more than that we'll supervise them, talk to them.... No technical filter is ever perfect.
Re: Math error
No - Maths is an abbreviation of Mathematics, a multidisciplinary science.
Math is something the USians invented.
(USians - because canadians, mexicans, peruvians... are all american as well)
Cheaper earlier versions?
Does that mean???
The page refresh is alot quicker on an eink device than a tablet after 10 hours of reading...
I barely notice it any more - I'd just like to see an A5 screen so that at least A4 PDFs can be displayed in two halves at a legible size.
Other than that they're brilliant devices (even if they are single purpose)
Re: Still better than the current arrangement
You develop cold fusion and you'll have people jumping over themselves to give you enough money...
As for ARM I think that licensing for production counts as production - actully even if that license isn't being taken up (sanity check required on license cost - must have previously sold at a comparable price)
The problem with live distros...
is that you can trash the host hard disk - as I have just accidentally done to my wife's machine.
I think I can recover it - but I read el reg. I'm not a normal parent.
Re: Explains nothing
Probably wouldn't - unless it carried a VERY small amount - i.e. just a few molecules.
Then there is a (reasonable) chance that they'd all be L or D.
The concept of opening up TLDs is a bit odd - maybe we should be tightening them up so that people don't feel that they have to own them all.
Given that most people I know don't use URLs anyway (google does it for them, then click on a mail link or use your address book) I can't see the benefit.
Those 2D Bar codes are also becoming somewhat more common - and make (in the world of smart phones at any rate) a good alternative to a conventional URL. Mind you various TV adverts seem to come with a FB URL rather than a company URL anyway!
Screen/Battery/Boot times are all far better with the Asus Transformer than any netbook I've used, and better than pretty much every laptop as well - maybe excluding a MacBook air, which competes on boot times/screen.
But besides that the simplicity of use and the fact that you can just grab the screen and flop onto the sofa to "consume", and slot it into the keyboard to do some real work makes it more valuable than a tablet and a laptop seperately.
People here are a somewhat refined breed - but for *most* home users I can't see anything that I would want a PC for - I have a wireless router from my ISP, a network printer (or plug it into some routers) and maybe a small NAS, or cloud storage, or plug a USB drive into the router.
The Transformer can take external storage - SD cards, USB devices etc - it can push data to various network devices.
It can do word processing, email, FB, skype, twitter, games, media, browsing etc...
NB - I actually recommended that my parents get one - and they have. I really like it, although admit that the keyboard would take a few hours to get used to for serious work.
In my eyes is a game changer.
I can't think why I'd buy a laptop any more.
Let's hope they're not curved ....
You're making it wrong...
unlike certain other manufacturers...
need to be excluded for home working to be possible.
Re: Too expensive.
Profit - and cloudy infrastructure...
Re: Prototypes are never CE marked
They've already sold the first 10k - they can't sell them again.
No they weren't unaware - but dev boards are frequently not tested. The plan was to test the educational release (i.e. the cased release) later in the year.
The media got a bit excited, the foundation had to offload the distribution (and scale up production).
They're no longer dev boards by any reasonable metric.
RS and Farnell are (annoyingly, because I'm in the lucky 10k) doing the right thing.
Re: "Chrome catching IE slowly"?
Firefox users are unemployed, or workaholics?
Re: MRI + metal tattoos
They're actually alot more rigorous behind the scenes. But you are right - they are an entertainment show - scientific rigour doesn't make for good TV.
The Myth they actually debunked was "will your tattoo explode if you are given an MRI"
The results were that they managed a little excitement with bottles of doped ink - but nothing from any normal (or doped) tattoo.
Therefore they "busted" the "myth" that a decorative tattoo always explodes under MRI - not whether they could be heated slightly.
Never had an issue
on any (european) flight with reading the kindle from boarding to leaving.
To be fair the kindle isn't actually DOING anything different in "reading" mode from "standby" mode - with the exception of a few (infrequent) page turns - I can't envisage those causing any significant RF.
PS - Yes the wireless was off - it always is unless I'm actively wanting to connect to something over WiFi.
I'd have thought that a wiimote style collection of IR beacons around the lawn and a decent camera on the robot would have done quite well.
How undulating is the lawn - From any point on my lawn I can see the two top corners of the house (i.e. ideal locations for beacons/reflectors)
Why do OTA OTP not have an associated PIN?
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