847 posts • joined 19 May 2008
"“All notebooks in five years’ time will look like Ultrabooks; it’s just the way things are going,” report author Daniel Ashdown told The Reg at the time."
He can't see any use cases for any other format?
Personally I like my serial port, it's useful for a variety of things which aren't going to change, I like having an optical drive in some machines. If I don't need those, then I'll get a tablet (at the moment a transformer)
Most maybe - but I doubt all
Re: Re: Re: @ Probing analyst (PS)
Why lock it when the plan is for every student to have their own? The case will (for the educational version) be included in the price. I have knowingly bought a device without a case...
I have a great keyboard with a mini USB hub, that'll deal with the storage - or you could lose the mouse. I mean, who needs them? :)
Personally I have umpteen keyboards/mice lying around, and with networked storage (or even just a second partition on the SD card) I don't need more. An unpowered hub might be useful - maybe £2?
Monitor? I'll be using my telly thank you. A DVI-HDMI convertor might make it's way into a kit if I do buy a second for my friends kid.
Re: Re: ""It's been a phenomenal day"
Farnell have given me an EDD of w/c 12th March
Sat there participating in a manual DDOS for nearly to hours - 7:53 order time.
Although I had managed to register interest on the RS site a long time before then. I'll either decline that offer if/when it comes through or get it for a friends 8 y/old who already loves scratch.
Re: Re: Tesla is the future, old people....
@Da Weezil: As opposed to the GT40 which Jeremy RAN OUT OF MONEY to fill up in ?France? on their super car test^H^H^H^Hjolly.
Yes battery technology, or more specifically charging technology, is improving rapidly - but how often do you actually drive more than 200 miles in a day?
I can't remember the last time I did.
Need very low price/power thermometers (in a plug maybe)
Then I can put any PC (or an RPi) under/near the boiler for control purposes.
It'd be nice to have WiFi based valves - that report temperature and how open they are - then the whole lot could actually be configured decently - none of this "whole house" heating based on crudely set thermostats.
It would be even better if they were really low power radios, and had a little solar panel to charge from during the day or evenings with the lights on.
Re: Public electricity
Do you pay for public transport?
Public != Free
You use verified by VISA???
It's a pointless, rarely used (and therefore regularly forgotten) password that can be reset using publicly available information.
If any transaction ever shows up as VbV then I KNOW it's fraudulent - so does my bank, I have several communications with them where I state that.
(Actually I have once used VbV - I was on the phone to my bank at the time, and they purged the registration straight away)
Looking forward to it.
But strangely, more for digital cameras than anything else...
Needs a "selectively allow" option though.
There are so many apps that just ask for "everything", and I put many of these down to laziness on the part of the author, not malice.
Being able to allow some access patterns would be good. Actually as would an "advert fetching" permission, rather than full access. Then run an ad server on the phone...
Anyone know if unbound is affected?
2 seconds? TWO SECONDS?
I can't believe no-one else has picked up on that particular "restriction"...
Two seconds is about three times the average braking distance left on our roads. At 30mph (because driving to the conditions is impossible) that's basically 30 yards!
In 30 yards you pass how many houses? How many people? How many pedestrians?
Re: Re: Re: Simple solution
Let's try a trailer.
I manage to cycle home from work collecting two kids on the way. I can't imagine that it would be harder on a motorcycle...
Or I can go to the shops and do a week or two's worth of shopping. Or I can pop into to some nice shops on the way home, a different shop each day and I get better produce at a better price than from the "super"markets...
If they never observed motion...
How do we know the little guy wasn't trying to suffocate the big guy...
DNS based VPN?
Send data as a query, the TXT response is the reply.
I know it sucks from a latency/throughput/reliability perspective. But to try and kill DNS is a pretty interesting proposition, even for Iran...
It would be nice it was configurable - maybe stored in a cookie?
Than I could have those things I care about there - I use shopping, translate, images and maps. Not so much the others.
I don't know about you, but I don't think we're all identical.
Of course the chocolate factory assumes we're all too stupid - so auto-configure it. You know what I don't click on, stop filling my page with it!
Erm - only apply if your premium is already >£1000
That's what their quote me thingy said.
Not that I can fathom how the "insurance miles" are calculated / penalised...
I quite like the idea of pay as you go insurance...
That's all (Yes I know they don't care about win8 certification, but the system idea is right, and if the SoC manufacturers want to put Win8 on then you're screwed.
Except in ten years time when that fails and there is no longer any way to get anything other than Wondows 9 (because why would they upgrade after that?)
Warning, science content
The error is in counting days as rotations, and ignoring the fact that if we orbit the sun, but have zero days (i.e. it's always noon at greenwich) then we'll have rotated once, not zero times.
So if we've observed the rotation (by the sun apparently traversing the sky) 365.25 times in an orbit then we've actually rotated one more than that (of course if we rotated the other way then it would be 1 less, but we don't)
Get Bing and Google (are there others?)
to simply go dark for DC on Wednesday....
Yes it is - although only 7 left last time I looked.
Cheaper versions will be out in next 4 weeks hopefully.
assuming that GSM is still in use...
Just give it to them in YottoKiloMetres
WiFi is fine...
Surely most people who want one of these have a phone that'll provide a mobile WiFi hotspot for them...
Why the obsession with everything having a direct 3G connection?
This is a single donation - not their entire giving.
Of course they probably don't tithe, but dealing with US tax it wouldn't be entirely surprising...
Should we change the system
So you have to prove all patents in an action to gain a ban. The fact that two were thrown out should be a slam dunk fail.
Why cripple it
with a spinning disk - what would the battery be like with an SSD in there?
That would be in "all day" territory, and make up for the "lacklustre" performance (when did a Core i5 become slow?)
32MB storage or a keyboard?
No question - keyboard all the way.
I mean, just how much storage does a tablet PC need?
No IE6 or 7?
Not getting close to picking up 93% really are they...
Could have been really interesting to see how the main three (I agree, 5 would have been more interesting) browsers have improved over the last n years.
But with "Code fast, break things" as a mantra they will have security lapses...
Not Large Print...
It's standard sized - although a welcome difference from the sub pixel fonts we're normally expected to read
Other window managers exists - why not offer options at install time.
My preference when I was allowed to work on a real OS was actually ion3.
I was really impressed with the latest Ubuntu install - it asked me about the partitions I wanted, then went off and formatted/installed in the background while it asked me the remaining few questions. For one of those to have been "Which window manager do you want to use" with screenshots of each wouldn't be that hard....
are far to easy I presume....
Of course they'd be an easy way to put a power source within 2cm of the eyeball...
take yours off you then :)
DNS based VPN?
If DNS requests get through then you have a data pinhole, and therefore a VPN could be established...
Extend HDMI over cat5 or cat6.
Then you can leave the PC elsewhere, but reap the benefits of a "proper" system.
For control you can either just go wireless, or use smartphones etc. At a push then you could use another run of cat5 to extend USB to the room and use a cheap wireless keyboard/track(pad/ball) combination.
But does the fire have BT?....
With Bluetooth (and more importantly HID support) I could envisage this being very valuable. I just don't get touch screen keyboards for more than SM length typing...
Missing the point.
"Human error shouldn't occur in nuclear power plants"
No - human error should be expected, and systems put in place to mitigate any damage to acceptable levels. Did it really take 7 months to find a hoover? (yes I know it's more likely that the ire did damage which has taken time to clean up - but that's why I don't writ headlines.
Not until they can do something about it.
Unscrew the antenna maybe (I know it would probably require a scalpel)
When this code was written was what 10 years ago?
2001 - No one thought of security? I doubt it, they just thought "!windows == !vulnerable"
how much solar capture is being chopped down?
Surely a biomass mini power station would be a more efficient system.
They can just turn off their core routers for three minutes before they get ordered to turn them back on?
Or maybe just cut off access to anything from the judge...
road worthy wheels - so a well made bike wheel
Well apparently phpbb3 logos are naughty - because the $mobile_prover filters won't let me look any anything phpbb related...
So I'm now "unfiltered"
How many people change from their default browser on their mobile device?
I guess MANY fewer than on the desktop
So surely they'll seel the rights to sell it for viewing in one country and then shaft the provider...
Or it's like Swatch suing casio for making a "portable clock designed to be worn around the wrist."
or "a time measurement device using two hands sweeping across a circular face"
Buy machine, wipe disk, start to install ubuntu - return PC to store as faulty
Repeat with every machine there...
And average broadband speed - surely that be a comparison between "paid for" and "achieved" with a checkbox for "wanted to pay for faster, but unavailable"
For takeoff - so they'd have been committing suicide...
Why do we need to keep in sync?
Might be nice to have holidays that move around the seasons - then we can have a few years of skiing, then a few sunbathing....
I presume Farmers look at their fields and at the sky rather than the calendar when deciding what to do with their crops.
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