125 posts • joined Friday 27th June 2008 12:14 GMT
business model wrong? No.
"They need to look at how they can provide the light to their target users at a price those people can afford. Perhaps selling it to the more wealthy countries "
In a way they've already done that with the money they've raised for the prototypes, Profitable sales in the Developed world would be a good market but I'm sure they would spreading themselves too thin if they were to do that now and it can't be relied on.
"then use that money to subsidise sales to the poorer nations?" If appropriate charities within the relevant countries may chose to subsidise or even give away the units.
I'm a bit reluctant to say give away (Thomas Paine: "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly:")
I have a lot of friends who work or have worked in developing countries (Micro Enterprise etc) and they tell me anything given away is often broken, discarded or lost quickly.
Short term emergency relief is another matter.
I'm sure the same basic problem happens in this country to!
Wrong deductions. Year 0!
"After that, things get nasty: in year three a surviving disk has an 11.8 per cent AFR." WRONG!
The graph clearly shows that bottom of the trough is year THREE. it is AFTER year THREE things start to get nasty
...apologise for THE' inconvenience. NOT 'ANY' inconvenience
That should be "Kaspersky Lab would like to apologise for THE inconvenience caused.".
Companies saying 'ANY really annoys me!.
Ironic given that Intel's first CPU the 4004 is regularly reported as being a washing machine controller!
4004 begat the 8008 which begat the 8086....
I do agree that a PIC would normally suffice, though being able to monitor it could be useful:
Control to use off peak electricity etc
Logging usage (various uses)
I'm sure there must be more
S, G & A?
Why journalists use acronyms not in common use by their readers without expanding on first use, is bad journalism.
Via Google I got SG&A (alternately SGA or SAG) is an acronym used in accounting to refer to Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
Won't we all be wireless charging soon?
Can anyone quote the efficiency reduction in using wireless charging?
I'd find it difficult to believe that it isn't significant!
Also won't the extra/replacement components weigh more?
It would be very convenient if it could done efficiently, power and weight but I doubt it is possible.
"Ye cannae change the laws of physics, captain"
On the other hand see Trevor Baylis
On the one hand I like many find these sort of patents either absurd or obvious and don't think they should be granted a patent.
On the other hand one of the Sunday papers was reporting yesterday how Trevor Baylis has had to do an equity release from his house as many companies have circumvented his many patents.
No monitor or sound output!
I realise that there are many applications for headless units, but many of them make use of a display in development, testing , installation and support. I suspect they will also price it too high to really catch on.
Credit where credit is due!
Whilst it appears that they've credited Joseph Braybrook in the press release, he gets no mention at:
come on Ordnance Survey show some people skills!
Why use PayPal? Customers like it!
I buy services 10-20 times a month from websites that offer PayPal or Credit card.
if I use PayPal then I enter email address (Normally offered by browser so no typing) and then PayPal password. So easy and quick.
If I use the credit card option I need to enter a 16 digit number, xp date, CV2 then go through Verified By Visa or Master-cards equivalent.
Guess which option I choose?
I'd actually be willing to put a bit of effort in to not use PayPal as I know their fees are much higher than Card Merchant service providers but the time and effort required is too much.
I prefer Tactile but...
I prefer Tactile normally but the Conductive Inkjet Technology CIT which comes from UK company Carclo is one to watch out for, it offers significant benefits over what most smart phones and pads currently use.
My Dad bought me a non scientific calculator on HP!
I think it was in 1972 my Dad bought me a non scientific calculator on Hire Purchase from Dixons! Well it was £49.95!
IIRC it only did: add, subtract, multiply & divide.
FRAND? "You've completely failed to understand what the veto did"
"Because the Samsung patents are FRAND"
AIUI only patents that form part of an agreed standard are FRAND. I didn't think an agreed standard was involved in this case, if it is which is the standard?
Re: eleventy squillion x86 developers?
Your talking from a Software perspective.
How about the number of x86 Hardware developers?
n.b. I don't know the answer.
I wonder how does it does the inversion, with only passives?
I wonder how does it does the inversion, with only passives?
If it was digital it could A to D the shape of the phase change and then D to A in reverse order.
As it has to start outputting the end form of the wave how does it store the middle and start information so it can then output them? All with passives!
Not my field but I'm intrigued
"We are sorry for ANY impact"
It always annoys me when company say something like:
"We are sorry for ANY impact"
Surely it should be
"We are sorry for THE impact"
Is it only me?
I'd have thought this would be apologies 101!
Strops in place ready for tomorrow!
Oops sorry ESA!
Sorry my excuse is I wasn't paying attention and I'd looked up 'Lagrangian points' which the Herschel uses and ended up at NASA:
Very interesting and understandable article. I'm in the UK so don't blame our American cousins this time!
Anyway congratulations ESA.
A premature death?
I looked in the article to find if it was a premature death but couldn't see that info.
According to Wikipedia it had a life expectancy of 3.5 years so survived over 10% longer than anticipated.
Well done NASA.
Re: I'll see your ARM core and raise you a SATA port. ;-)
Errr I would expect an SSD in a USB caddy to be faster than an HD in a USB Caddy!
Also I would expect any SATA interface on a motherboard to be connected to the SOC not via USB
embiggen = not read!
When I come to that ugly useless word embiggen I stop and think do I really want read what a person that uses such a word thinks. I would have to be very interested in the subject to get past it.
Memory? better or worse?
Using the adobe plug in eats memory on my xP system.
How is this new built in reader for memory useage?
Viewing free to air channels not in the FreeSat EPG?
If anyone can tell me how to View free to air channels not in the FreeSat EPG without losing the EPG my wife will be over the moon if she can watch Horse and Country!
"apologise for any inconvenience" NO it is "for THE inconvenience"
"Kaspersky Lab would like to apologise for any inconvenience" Statements like this really annoy me!
It should be
"Kaspersky Lab would like to apologise for THE inconvenience"
My wife nearly threw her laptop out of the Window it was so infuriating!
Embiggened that is one ugly word.
Embiggened that is one ugly word. I couldn't bring myself to actually read the story.
Seems like I was not alone!
More relevant links please. Use of Jargon
Can I request again more relevant links please. Things have improved a bit on what it was like a year or more ago. But I still often have to track down the relevant website / webpages myself!
I understand you have to use technical jargon on the site but an unexplained jargon word is often the main point of an article. Readers are often expert in their own area but total novices in other areas covered by your site, so a little help would be very useful.
"business ADSL with 2.5Mbps not hard to find in most developed nations!" 3rd world UK here!
"business ADSL with 2.5Mbps upstream ....(not hard to find in urban areas in most developed nations) "
BT can only give me 900K upstream in a large UK town. No BT Infinity here.
I'd love one with RISC OS on it
Try to find who's behind it 
Get the servers DNS entries removed
Hacking the server will only temporarily cover up the real problem.
If Hacking the servers can be done without compromising the higher aims, then yes do so, but don't publicize it!
 Follow the money! Most/Many such servers have a traceable financial motive
UK Police no better
We often get dodgy looking orders to our online shop and almost always spot them I've tried reporting some of these attempted fraud when they are using a UK delivery address and think there is enough evidence for the Police do something. But they are not interested, often telling me no crime has been committed which I find hard to see is true!
I was at the junction of the A3 and the A244 to Esher. I got the best information from another spectator using an FM radio. No capacity worries there!
An 'Olympic Size swimming pool' has a set length (50m) and Width (25m) but only a minimum depth (2m) so any use volumetrically is stupid!
"invest in a content delivery service." Why
If it had been "invest in a bandwidth efficient content delivery service." I could understand the last comment but without something like "bandwidth efficient " in there, what does it mean?
Hi Dave great work. Do you have the make and part no.s for the switching regulators to hand?
Shooting the wrong Person! Re: Yeah ... riiight
"hopefully they go bankrupt." ... and thousands of innocents would suffer, workers, shareholders etc (and you may be a shareholder indirectly via any pension or investment you have.) The government would also probably be left out of pocket in many ways. Senior managers heads should and will roll.
Option to play from say a NAS
I realise that because of DRM they don't want you to transfer the data off their 'secure' system, but couldn't a way be found to allow unprotected data stored on your network to be played?
I made money out A310 Archimedes
With the A310 only having 1MB people were soon crying out for more RAM. We (CJE Micro's) designed a memory upgrade that could take them to 2MB or 4MB. To fit it, eight memory chips and one decoder needed unsoldered, sockets put in their place and the removed chips fitted to our daughter board. Because of the work involved we used to arrange collection by courier, fitting and return. IIRC 1 to 2 MB was about £300 and going to a full 4MB a mere £450. I've still got a few in stock, I'm prepared to discount them!
We're now doing Raspberry Pi addons and Accessories. We won't be doing a memory upgrade though!
The old site wasn't much more reliable but it was much more useable!
Some things you used to be able to do are either impossible or much more awkward. Don't they test these sites with real usewrs before going live?
Multiple slip ups then they try to pass the buck!
As has been pointed out Check Point just weren't on the ball, and now they try and pass the blame... Best avoided!
Re: And so the nostalgia trip is complete.
Sinclair delays were 6-9 months, so the R-Pi will have to be delayed a lot longer to be in the same league!
Errr not often
I've posted critical and complementary postings and seen many postings I would delete if I was a moderator language, wild accusations etc, they appear to be very lenient.
Not paying attention!
They did think of it but as the plan was to sell a small quantity to a bunch of developers, it wasn't needed ahead of the Educational' launch, but then the massive reaction moved the goalposts, and RS/Farnell havn't helped by agreeing to distribute it without CE certification then backtracking when the penpushers got involved.
Because it does!
Because it does takes a lot more than about 10 minutes for someone at RS or farnell suitably armed with a scope!
In fact I don't think a scope is one of the pieces of testing equipment used.
When the call is routed into the UK if it has a fake caller ID (i.e. a UK number) why not just block it?
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