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I *have* done so in the dark, and I don't know where you got your GS4 from but mine has its USB the right way around. Or at least according to the USB symbol on the various USB cables I use (said symbol is supposed to be facing upwards when plugging the cable in). And no, not all of them are from Samsung.
Let's put this in a simpler way : I have figured out how to do it automatically without having to look at either the plug or my device. You appear not to have done so.
"But this flashlight app left them in the dark..." Sounds like a broken app to me. :p
Re: And let the flood of ...
@Jake: Because you asked so nicely.
"...emotional arousal..." hur hur hur - he said 'arousal'.
Software/protocol update only or will it require new hardware?
I have two USB charging cable: The one at work has a corner "missing" on the plastic casing, the one at home has a raised "fin" to help you grasp it. So long as the missing corner is to the left (when looking down at the cable) or the fin is "up", the USB plug will happily go in.
There's no need to make the *plug* reversible, so long as you make it easy to differentiate orientation via the plastic cover to the plug.
Re: RE: AC @ 07:16
@RyokuMas - because it's *my* hardware which I bought outright, just like the last 3 phones I owned. It's not the Telco's and it's not Google's. I should be allowed to do what I want with it. If I want to void the warranty, that's my right. So far as I know (IANAL) nowhere is it illegal to void your warranty (but the manufacturer can now refuse to help you with your device).
So your trying to lump me with "thieves" has been taken rather badly. Your statement ranks up there with "thieves use cars, so you don't need a car... unless you're a car engineer or a thief."
Amen to that. I have an eBook reader (a Kobo Touch as it happens) and an Android 10" tablet. Love them both, but the tablet is too heavy for prolonged reading, especially if you are standing up in public transport.
A colour eBook reader, roughly the same size and weight of the Kobo Aura HD (say) would allow me to read books, magazines and graphic novels without having to worry about excessive muscle strain, glare when reading outside or having to recharge the device every day (I read a lot). Especially since I don't give a damn about listening to music (I have a smartphone, a tablet and an MP3 player for that) or watching video (smartphone and tablet). But I do want a decent all-round *BOOK READER*.
Wishful thinking, I know.
Re: I want to play with VMs
Thanks. Licensing is not a problem - I have a few old WinXP licences from dead machines, a spare Win7 Home licence, I play around with Linux/BSD and I think I have a disk with MacOS X Leopard on it with two spare install licences - although I understand that last OS may be a moot point in terms of install on non-Apple hardware.
I want to play with VMs
A few years ago, a local company moved and sold some of its IT equipment. I purchased their rack cabinet, all 1.9 meters of U's.
First thing I built was a storage box - got a rackmountable computer case and stuffed it with 9x2TB worth of hard-drives. Still running like a charm after 3+ years of almost no downtime.
Now, I want to play with Virtual Machines, Hypervisors and the ilk. So my question is: considering that this is a home project, what should I get i terms of hardware and software? I have a fileserver with enough storage (well... two now - I got bored), so local storage is probably low on the list. But what CPU/motherboard would be best for a home set-up? What about the choice of Hypervisor - bare-metal or running in an existing OS? And if so, which?
Choices, choices, choices. What are your pearls of wisdom?
Talk about your case of split personalities.
Re: A rational explanation
"To understand if wireless is adequate or not you first need to explain why 47% would select 12Mbps when for $5 extra they could have 25Mbps."
First of all, this means that 53% chose a higher speed - I'll point that out since it always seem to escape those who plug that "47%" number.
Second - I worked in an IT position that put me in contact with John and Jane Citizen on a regular basis (luckily, I got promoted away from it). The average Australian doesn't understand the concept of the Internet. To them it's plugging a box to the wall and having their web-sites downloading. I'll point out that my Mother fits in that category. Most of them have problems understanding how streaming, or even (gasp) video on demand works. If they have come across video on demand it's from Foxtel where said videos are pre-downloaded onto the STB.
So the answer to your question "why do 47% choose the lower, cheaper option" is: because they don't know better and the companies currently in control don't want them to learn.
Can you imagine what would happen to Foxtel if people could get IPTV whenever they felt like it? Oh, and Foxtel is owned by Murdoch, whose press arm is constantly telling us how bad the NBN is. Wonder why.
I want to see how much power is consumed by the WiFi transmitter before and after these receptors are introduced. And for kicks, both while nascent, quiescent and during heavy data transmission.
Nothing will be gained.
So the EFF hauls the NSA into court and wins. (humour me).
The courts issue a warrant and the NSA says it will comply.
Three months later, the NSA announces it is now complying with the court's order and no longer being a naughty boy.
And you'll believe them because...?
Re: Oh, dear...
Damn, AC@9:48 beat me to it.
Valentine Michael Smith
I grok this reference.
"The prevailing theory now is that the asteroid is being spun around so quickly that it is breaking apart under the strain of its own rotation. "
Wouldn't this create a spiral effect like the arms of our galaxy, rather than the straight-line ejecta the photos show?
Anybody else notice?
In that second table, Chile issued 1 request and was granted 1 request for a grant total of 0% requests granted.
Makes you wonder what spreadsheet/DB software they used to come up with those numbers...
I don't suppose the man was born in August 1966?
It was also the month when US citizens demonstrated against war in Vietnam. Make of that what you will.
" Pope. Benedict XVI, formerly aka Cardinal Ratzinger, advanced the idea that the Star of Bethlehem - which guided the Three Kings on their way to hand over their gold, frankincense and myrrh - was a supernova in a book about Jesus last year."
Funny, I remember an A C Clarke story call "The Star", published back in 1955: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star_%28Clarke_short_story%29
Seems even Popes copy other peoples' work.
I previously worked for the government, in IT, and sat in on some tender negotiations.
I now work for an IT company that does contract with various Government and semi-government agencies. So we do a lot of tender, sometimes for very big projects. We offer two kinds of pricing: Fixed cost/time and variable. Yes, our tenders are higher than some of our competitors; which sometimes costs us the contract. But I assure you that if you opted for the Fixed cost/time, the damn thing will have been calculated to an inch of its life.
Thus, I have sat on both sides of the tender table.
So no, I don't feel sorry for the contracting company - if they cut corners in order to present an unrealistically low bid then they deserve all they get.
Let me be the first...
Jawbone of an ass?
Where's the problem?
"At issue is whether NBN Co should backdate its payments to 2011, when the deal was announced, or 2012, when Telstra shareholders ratified the agreement."
An agreement cannot take effect until *both* sides of the deal agree to it. Since Telstra ratified (i.e. accepted) the agreement in 2012, then that's the date the agreement came into force.
Or am I missing something other than Telstra's usual all-we-can-get attitude?
When they catch the perp, they can add a new charge: "assault a battery".
Australia circa 2001, I went to buy a DVD player. Since I watch a lot of anime (and in those days the only to get them was on NTSC tapes from fans overseas), I already had a multi-system TV and VCR. So naturally I wanted a multi-system DVD player.
I eventually found one at a reasonable price, with the salesman telling me that it was not only multi-system but multi-region as well (note that this is *before* that specific law was passed). Since I was planning on buying discs from overseas, I bought the DVD player. At which point the salesman reached under the counter and pulled out a photocopy of the manufacturer's repair manual detailing the sequence of buttons to press to set (or completely wipe) the region setting on the DVD. Completely illegal at the time.
Moral of this story: we're a land originally made up of crooks, thieves and rebels. While we won't go out of our way to do you out of your fair due, we'll have no compunction about circumventing "restrictions" if we don't believe your dues are "fair". You have to live down here for a while to get the feel of it, but it's oddly true; your average Australians *will* pay high prices IF THEY FEEL IT'S RIGHT. But heaven help you if they feel you're taking advantage of them.
I assume that security problem only applies to a ReadyNAS which is accessible from the 'net?
I have a 6x3TB ReadyNAS at home (I rip my CDs/DVDs/BDs to it without re-compressing) but it is behind a router with no port-forwarding, so unless someone convinces me otherwise I will not risk updating the firmware, potentially loosing my files and spending 4+ hours re-initialising the RAID array if it goes wrong.
When a government finds itself breaking the law (i.e., the public found out about it) the standard tactic is to pass a law that makes whatever it was legal, preferably retroactively.
A UK kid hacks a US server looking for UFO evidence, he faces deportation and life imprisonment. The US hacking everyone else's server, it's just a daily occurrence.
There is another problem here: as far as I can tell from the article, Volvo is also touting these panels as replacements for normal car batteries.
I live in QLD. The conditions here are such that "normal" car batteries have a tendency to cook if you're not careful. I've had to replace the battery in my car twice in the last 12 years (they were no longer holding a charge). This was done at the roadside easily, quickly and (relatively) cheaply - I don't see this happening with these new panels.
I lived in Belgium for a while and I remember IBM building their headquarters just a little outside the village I was in. One of the primary requirements placed upon them: no installation (buildings, etc.) could be seen from public roads. IBM built dirt-banks, levies and planted trees and shrubbery all around their campus. Apart from the company sign at the entrance of the campus driveway, you could drive by the place without knowing it was there.
They've moved to Brussels since then, but still...
What I don't see mentioned is the fact that there is a built-in permission manager in Android 4.3
Now all I got to do is get a non-branded version of 4.3 which works on my S4 (currently running 4.2.2)
Re: TCP/IP has been multi-path from the git-go.
@Jake - I downvoted you because:
(A) IP has always been multipath, yes; but
(B) the article specifically talks about multipath TCP (see the header).
"...firms will not have to remove content ... reposted by other people..."
And for all that people have picked up on the impossibility of imposing this on non-Californian companies, no-one noticed the fact that since this is the Internet, and since the Streisand Effect works at full force on such, any "embarrassing" pictures will be *reposted* within seconds and thus make this law null-and-void.
You wouldn't let a mechanic work on your car without them having learnt something about cars, but politicians seem to think they can pass laws on things they do not understand.
I could have sworn I had these kind of features on my old Galaxy S2 and new S4 quite a while ago. Oh, wait, I did! Including constant ringing, wiping the phone, tracking the phone, etc, etc, etc..
What annoys me is not that Apple announces these "new" features; it's the way they try to make it sound like they invented it or that it's only available on their products.
Re: Beware cheap cables?
Paul, read again - wasn't my PC. All my boxes (Win or Lin) have autorun disabled, either by default or by force. And you can't teach some people (you don't want to know the amount of software/games/TSRs this guy has on his PC)
Beware cheap cables?
A friend of mine recently bought a cheap USB cable from eBay. He told me that when he first plugged it in (cable only, no device attached to the cable), his PC popped-up an "installing driver" message. He immediately unplugged the cable, threw it away and ran several anti-virus scanners on his PC.
This got me thinking - considering how SMALL they make USB memory sticks these days, it would not surprise me to find that some entrepreneurial b*stards managed to add a small memory chip to the PC end of a USB cable (under the plastic plug cover) and loaded it with malware.
"“…the shell, which is 30 mm thick clear Makrolon polycarbonate”
30mm (or 3cm, or about 1.2”) is awfully thick and heavy for a lightweight covering, but that's what their website says - http://eclipse.etsmtl.ca/voiture/
I figure there's been a typo somewhere...
I agree with DA, but not for his stated reason.
I personally believe that human evolution stopped (for all intents and purposes) the day we became good enough a moulding the environment to fit us rather than the other way around?
In other words - now that we can effectively do away with most "problems", why would we need to evolve? If the environment is stable, so are those within it.
Tell you what:
Get the AEC to introduce a "None of the above" option - <deity> knows I could have used one this time around. Let the politicians know exactly how many people think they are utter morons. Here's another thought - if, after the introduction of the above, no candidate manages to get the requisite percentage of votes then ALL candidates in that district are barred from running for office for this election and the next, and a second election is called with new candidates. (yes, it might be painful the first few years, but how quickly do you think the politicos would get the idea?)
Having said all of that, I used a wonderful site called "Below The Line" which allowed me to see who the candidates were for my locale (both local and senate) with links to their web-sites. I could then move the candidates up and down the list and at the end of the night print out a cheat-sheet which listed the candidates in the same order as the official ballot paper and with my preference already filled in. It was then a matter of simply going down the groups and copying the numbers. Made things easy and ensured I wasn't duplicating/leaving out a number along the way.
More prosaic objection to this watch
I have very acidic sweat. As such, I tend to eat through plated-copper or flexible-plastic items. Which is why my watch is 100% stainless steel including wristband and my glass frames are made of titanium. More expensive, but in the plus-side, they last a lot longer.
The wristband of this watch is made of flexible plastic and contains both a camera and a speaker. As far as I am concerned, this is an item I will render brittle and thus break in roughly 8 months.
As it stands, this watch is a no-go for me, regardless of any other pros/cons.
My 2 cents
I have a tablet (OK, more than one) and I have a Kobo Touch. I thoroughly enjoy reading books and manga on the Kobo, but I use the tablet to read IT/Tech magazines and old french/belgian comic books (due to their colour content and size format).
I like the Kobo because:
(a) it's light-weight
(b) it's the size of a paperback/manga
(c) it doesn't chew the battery
(d) I can side-load any damn files I want easily enough (i)
I like the tablet because:
(a) it's bright
(b) it's the size of a small magazine/european comic
(c) I can load different software for different file formats
(d) I (usually) can side-load files.
Since I rarely watch movies or TV shows on my tablet, this is a non-starter for me. So having said that, if they ever brought out a colour version of the Kobo Touch eReader with a larger eInk screen, I would seriously consider it.
(i) as far as I can tell, every software-only version of an eReader seems to go out of their way to make it difficult to side-load. This include Kindle, Kobo, Sony, etc... Annoying if you got your files from somewhere other than the officially approved site (yes, I'm looking at you Kobo and Kindle).
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