Is there a declared date?
I can see a "not disclosing it until..." policy, but "we say nothing" is just bizarre...
1580 posts • joined 19 May 2008
I can see a "not disclosing it until..." policy, but "we say nothing" is just bizarre...
Had to go and check, but PoE can provide >30w over cat5, slightly more over cat6 - so I think this is a great idea. My kitchen is the only room that would take more than that - but I can easily provide it with two "zones".
Of course I can't sanction ripping my existing wiring out just yet...
Of course it also make dimmable lights etc, much easier to deal with...
Please dont - those numbers would contact you to the emergency services in both locations!
You might want to make it a little clearer...
People's lives can genuinely be put at risk - it's VERY scary being on hold for the emergency operator...
Testing the limits of force sensitive touchpads
Not sure I'd describe a rocket as "pulling" (possible exception for the "Thing to help people escape really fast if there's a problem and everything is on fire so they decide not to go to space")
They tend to push against propellant...
@fuzzie - Packaging
DVDs and blu-rays are already overpackaged - both are the same physical format as CDs, but the DVD case is the same height as a VHS...
The BluRay cases are slightly smaller - for no discernable reason.
We could easily make SD card cases the size of a housebrick if we wanted to - or we could package them in slightly thinner CD sized cases - enough room for some artwork and a booklet (most of the packet could *be* the booklet)
I'm sure they can do bulk loads of data - and given the firmware in these devices they could reasonably secure it at that level after writing.
What they secure it with (or even whether they allow anything to read the first n bytes, but then only play the remainder if a cryto response is provided) is of course up to them, but I suggest that minimal security is probably the best security.
Physical media doesn't have to be optical disks...
I'm sure that a microSD card could be shipped in a VHS sized box. Heck, even a full sized SD card would fit.
They have the bandwidth and capacity already - I'm sure a read only version could be designed. But let me guess - they'll make another new format.
Why wait for Apple - the Google mini pod already is completely autonomous - as are the greenwich vehicles...
I'd suggest that alot more people want it than you recognise.
Freedom to do what you like whilst you travel, still in your personal pod, without having to actually walk (heaven forbid you should have to walk 30 yards to get to the gym door)...
@ Rupert Fiennes
Surely the point of the autonomous vehicle is top reduce thrid party claims, so it's going to vastly reduce the third party component of insurance, which is the majority of any insurance policy (after all yuou're insuring millions of public liability, not a few k of metal).
You also have a perfect record of any event, so can accurately determine who was responsible - win win. They will be MUCH cheaper to insure.
Probably not in canada, but it's likely that Volvo have some experience of snow.
Of course it makes a good deal of sense to solve the main problems first, before fitting skis ;) One the roads can be navigated well without adverse weather then you add that in, gradually, and see what you need to tweak for the new conditions.
Similarly when we teach a person to drive we start off on quiet roads, or better still off road entirely, before introducing different challenges up until the point when they are tested.
In the UK any concept of training then goes out of the window and we throw people at motorways without any consideration of how to handle them...
You just put it in your pocket glass side towards your leg?
@Smooth Newt - But what I really object to is having to use poor protocols and being made vulnerable to downgrade attacks because the server operator doesn't believe that data protection is a priority.
So have it flag them as insecure protocols.
Have a "score" by the adress bar that rates security from 0-10, where 0 and 10 are green (i.e. "current best practice HTTPS or HTTP) is fine. Have scary warning pages, and limit access to anything 0<x<5 to RFC1918 adrewsses only...
And yet my wireless devices *can* connect to a WEP, or even an unsecured, access point - because backwards availability is useful!
This - Why can't they add a plugin or something to support "crap SSL" - it can turn the whole damned window red if it likes - but just occasionally a bit of embedded kit needs a reset, and goes into https only mode with SSL3.
Earlier this week I ended up in Opera's archives, because they were the people it was easiest to get "previous versions" from.
Even a shim proxy would do the job - I need to go and look at stunnel (assuming OpenSSL doesn't drop support for said protocols), but I'll have to push said connections through the firewall at home, since the iPad etc won't run them...
For archive is it important to have it powered up?
Where is my 10TB WSRM SSD?
Write Sometimes, Read Many.
I don't even need silly read rates - what's an HD stream? Let's go wild and assume that in ten years there is some UHD content - what's the bitrate on that?
Give me a small (<10) multiple of that and most home users would be happy.
As for write speed, I really don't care, It's be nice if DVDs etc could be written in reasonable time, but that's what overnight copying is for...
The build cost is marginal on a project like this - the launch cost is virtually everything, so you could build two, but you won't get it at 110%, but more like 180% - 190%.
This isn't the first instrument to fail before it's life end, and it won't be the last - but if you actually look at how good they are at these things now (*cough* spirit *cough* opportunity) then I think they know roughly what they're doing - it's called science, and it's things you don't expect that teach us what the universe is like...
"SpaceX is currently grounded for a couple of months, following the expensive fireworks display"
Wasn't it a firwork display (singular)?
@Don Dumb - So if I understand correctly that's 28GB less than my iPhone .... why is it so difficult to allow additional storage in mobile devices?
Yes, apple - SD cards *do* exist, and are useful...
Quote note: (Took the second option in the second quoted sentence)
My guess is that they probably can't try it again, because the other mines are now built.
Reopenning a mine, and the associated processing plant is likely to be much cheaper and quicker than building a whole new one (as happenned last time)
@ Camilla - we can do nothing 'faster than light'
Well they physics is a bit wierd - doing things (with mass) at the speed of light takes lots of infinities and is therefore deemed impossible. But if you can avoid travelling *at* that speed then the numbers become sensible again on the other side. In fact keeping your speed down might be an issue!
Given that there are various quantum tunelling possibilities it might be possible (on a quantum level) to jump the light speed limit, but you would then have to "jump" back, in a controlled fashion. To all intents and purposes it is impossible for the forseeable future. But that's the thing about the forseeable future, it may be quite short.
If it's only a light speed drive then we're doomed - you can't transmit the message faster than the deathrays anyway.
If it's an FTL drive then you've (probably) just invented time travel, and you can just fly back home to warn people, no need to send a message.
Time is relative, lunchtime doubly so.
Since there is no universal "now" it possibly only makes sense to describe the age "as seen".
It's amazing how quickly I've got used to having numbers on a Fn-row, then again alot of symbols are on "the other" Fn-row as well...
It was something I was concerned with when I bought the keyboards, but it's not something that I even notice any more.
A tablet is more than enough for 99% of people - these keyboards are a good input device.
Heck 99% of the time my laptop keyboard isn't used, because it's sat at work with a dekstop keyboard (and two monitors) plugged in. Ironically that means that the screen isn't used either.
My tablet on the other hand is pretty much alweays with me, and the keyboard is with me most of the time - when I want to write longer messages I open up the keyboard, easy.
Most of my tablet usage doesn't need the extra bulk. Emails/messages are relatviely short and the on screen keyboard is perfectly good enough for that.
Browsing requires minimal typing, again the on screen keyboard is fine.
I've not come across a laptop that boasts all day battery life, a mobile data connection, and fits in my pocket. The iPad mini2/3 does that easily - the keyboard can sit in another pocket, and I'm sorted.
Heck most of the time I don't even bring my "work" laptop to work (I'm permanently onsite and have a customer company laptop which tends to stay on site as well) because my iPad does everything I need (and more)
Bad form - replying to myself, but hey...
I've now seen the video, and think that it would be unusable on anything other than a table, or similar firm surface. There doesn't appear to be any locking mechanism to stop it rolling up if you put it on your lap for instance, or hold it in one hand...
I use a Think Outside Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard
Unfortunately I don't think they are available any more - but if you see one on ebay then jump on it!
Looks like it folds, rather than rolls - so assuming there is a decent locking mechanism on the fold it could be OK.I use a Think Outside Stowaway keyboard - it folds in half with a Psion5 like Z hinge - which mean it's solid in use, no folding as you type.
@Loyal Commenter - I don't understand some people's reaction to ...
Heck, *I* don't understand my reaction to wasps either.
That's kind of the point - my brain is broken is a very specific way, in this instance it doesn't really affect my life, but if I had Bipolar/ Schizophrenia/ Depression/ OCD/ Anorexia/ .... then it would, and they all deserve sensible treatment. To declare that they are "imaginary" is massively disrespectful, and actively harmful to those affected. The brain is the least well understood organ in the body, yet people assume that it can't have failure modes?!
I have those rackets (one at work, one at home) I still don't go looking for them - that's not how phobias work.
Mine is sufficiently mild that I can deal to some extent, but it has taken solid work over the last 10+ years to get to the point that I can force myself to stay in the same building.
@Mage - A mental disorder, also called a mental illness, as it's imaginary.
That's (wrongly) lumping a huge number of conditions under the flag "imaginary".
Mental health is a serious issue - and it's comments like that the perpetuate the stigma attached to it. I have no problem telling people I have a bowel disorder, no more than I would a broken leg - but if it's my brain that's broken... that's a whole different story.
Good thing you understand the brain *so* well that you can determine that all "mental illnesses" are imaginary - imagine the amount of R&D spend you can save for companies all over the world.
PS - I agree that there is no real sensitivity, but then I don't have a real sensitivity to wasps either, doesn't stop my heart rate doubling, or more, in the second or so after seeing one.
@ James O'Shea
That's a HUGE amount of information you just gave out.
There aren't that many languages with <100k native speakers in the world, you've massively reduced the space of the search.
Actually you've managed to reduce it seriously,even ignoring the language thing:
9 letters -> 26^9
1 number -> 10^1
position of number -> 10^1
position of capitals -> 9*8 (since one position is taken by a number)
That's a pretty small search space compared with the scale of the attack before you published your method.
Now let's asusme that I care, and figure where you went to uni - I reckon I could guess the language, or at least limit it to one or two.
Then look at some stats about transliterated letter combinations.
[If you see a q in english then the next letter is au - 99+% of the time, so the next letter isn't a choice of 26, it's bascially a choice of 1]
Then I've probably cut the search space by another significant factor - maybe 10?
@cbars - touching the middle dot
The middle dot is easy to avoid, you don't have to drag in a straight line...
Hardly a surprise there...
The limitations are in terms of allowed attempts etc.
And how exactly do I use upper and lower case letters on my debit card pin?
I use my RSA token.
I have between 10 and 15 pins which have been generated this way, and yes I can remember them. Takes a little while to start with, but we can recall short numbers with a fair degree of success. Then again i remember phone numbers as well...
Maybe you're getting old, maybe not.
I'm not with the news though, bored by would be much more appropriate.
It's a common usage, although probably not for use in formal settings. I'm pretty sure that this isn't a formal setting though.
I'm getting bored of this "news" being repeatedly trotted out.
Both regarding phones and tablets, oh and PCs...
@Chronos - We do know what is in the exhaled vapour
Is that because they are so well regulated?
Seems to be a plethora of cheap stalls thrown up for a few days at a time selling goodness knows what around here.
And we, here in this office, don't know what's in the vapour. Frankly I don't care either - the smell is enough to make me not want them anywhere near me - those with nicotine content freuently give me a (very specific) hell of headache as well.
Aside from that the first ecig link I found was an FDA page from last month saying that they hadn't been fully studied and it wasn't known, amongst other things "how much nicotine or other potentially harmful chemicals are being inhaled during use".
If you can smell the vapour then it isn't 'just steam' as is commonly claimed.
And the vapour does smell - it's not as noxious as the combustible version, but it isn't clean, and as a non smoker/vaper I don't really want to be inhaling your product.
They're banned in the office here - quite rightly. This means that people step outside, as they would with any other similar product. Of course they rarely step outside by far enough, but that's a different issue.
Because they stink, and we don't really know what is in the fumes.
There may also be issues with various smoke detection systems.
Not quite sure I'd consider upvotes as an indication of being liked...
We've had at least a couple of good discussions in the past, but I'm not sure I'd say I considered any other commentard as "well respected".
Mine was more a comment on the generally dismissive style on these forums than any reflection on the level of respect between commentards on these - in hindsight it could prbably have used an emoticon.
@1980s_coder - well respected
Interesting self description - given a couple of posts I've seen recently which mention your name in slightly less glowing terms.
Also - do we respect (beyond basic human respect) other commentards anyway?
@AC - Please take your "blankie" and go back to kindergarten where you belong.
How long until you're allowed to go to nursery?
If you're going to launch personal attacks on someone then at least stand behind them.
I had a look at the shootings stats between the UK and the USA a few weeks back and I was utterly horrified by the statistics in the US. In 30 years (of increasing gun control) the UK has had 3 mass shootings, one in a school and one involved a school - the US had over a hundred in the last 5 years in schools alone...
Also - my car can do 150mph, that doesn't make it legal to do so past a school at chucking out time.
But it's "out of the box" functionality... WaaHaa...
of the data in this data centre, or of their global data store?
Looks likely to be the data centre, but I generally assume that stats are fudged...
Although I can't see any way to get hold of one...
Whislt normally I'd be right behind you regarding the Car tax....
The word is shorter, and it's more correct...
Anyhow - in this case the idea is to shift the remaining VED onto fuel, an idea I fully support - but it would make the pump more expensive so...
Even if it was done in a revnue neutral way (i.e. costs the motorists of the country less, since there would be less infrastructure required to collect it) the majority would object to seeing the pump price go up - despite the fact that it is inevitable that significantly more than half would be better off...
@Lars - Not only smoke
It's an H2/O2 engine - there is no smoke, it's all water...