76 posts • joined Wednesday 18th April 2007 11:54 GMT
Re: While we're on the subject...
Watching Alan Partridge the other night were we?
It's like the 80's are back, in HIGH RES.
How does this tally with T-Mobile denying roaming data in the EU, unless you pre-buy a bundle - minimum size 10MB I think? I suppose if the actual per Mb price doesn't exceed the regulated rate it's within the regulations.
I asked repeatedly for bill-me-as-I-roam per KB pricing but they said buy a bundle or get nowt. I only wanted a few KB for a quick SSH connection!
Shoretel's real problem
is that you can't understand a word that the Shoretel user is saying (100Mbit connection), with me on a good quality old-tech copper pair.
I don't know what conversion/compression they use, but the speech is permanently unintelligible - no stutters or blank pauses, you just can't understand a word.
Skype though - anything above a 32Kbit connection and it's crystal.
Truecrypt full disk encryption FTW
More like "photo of a small portion of one hemisphere made to look passibly full-hemispheric".
It's like they used a fish-eye 'lens'.
Poorly faked, they think would anyone really believe Mexico takes up that much area of a hemisphere?
UK 3G/UMTS uses CDMA tech already (W-CDMA).
LTE is an evolution ("Long Term Evolution") of the existing architecture.
LTE phones will drop down to 3G signals where LTE is unavailable, and potentially GSM beyond that. So it's already designed in.
Check out the 3GPP LTE/IMS specs elsewhere, they're a thrilling read.
Some plug-in watt monitors are very poor at accurately detecting low power use especially the ones which clamp around your house meter cable.
E.g. my LCD screen uses 150w according to the gizmo that NPower sent to me.
I went and bought a £3.99 watt monitor from Clas Ohlsen which you plug your appliance into directly, rated for a minimum current of 5w, and on that my LCD screen uses 38W. Its rated at 40W max on the back of the screen so seems more accurate.
Better monitors exist which start at 1W, at about £25.
Or, if you're happy with a soldering iron, take the ear bits off your favourite but cheap buds (e.g. creative ep-630) and swap them with the crap ear bits of your phone's supplied headset.
Did it with my HTC headset and now they're great.
Re: Has to be asked
I wanted to see what Lester could come up with!
Has to be asked
Where's the IT angle?
I know, I know, it's Friday, this is el reg etc....
rt: remove the inbox label
You remove the Inbox label by archiving the message - access archived mail by clicking the "All Mail" label.
Not a coherent price hike then
My £10.21 service is 'only' going up to £13, according to the email I got.
Still, it's cheaper than a new customer would pay, and my connection will remain unthrottled and unshaped (unlike any new account or any upgraded/downgraded existing connection) .
Try Winfract - or fractint for old skool CLI users...
One of the first programs that made me sit up and think - 'Wow - computers and maths together? This could be quite interesting...."
Awesomeness from the stone soup group. Lots and lots of types of fractals and other mathematical phenomena.
Metronet (smaller UK ISP which got bought by the Plusnet borg) was doing this back in 2005.
Infected by a bot, spewing spam traffic?
Automated port blocking, with browse redirection to a helpful page.
You can be sure BT will be all over this
As soon as you move house and cancel the line, the wire gets physically removed in some way - cut, pulled, gouged, whatever.
And then the next day the new owner/tenant wants a phone line (solely for ADSL broadband because cable isn't available, natch)....
BT: "That'll be £120 for fitting a new line please sir!"
I'm guessing mephedrone will be a whitish crystal/whitish powder when crushed, similar looking to MDMA, and with largely similar off your headness effects.
So Plod is correct in thinking it indeed could be a controlled substance, even if in fact it isn't, because the other information they have is the possessor gibbering "It ain't pills man. Fark me I'm rushing".
This of course has no bearing on the eventual post-analysis situation where it's confirmed nothing illegal happened, yet Plod retains DNA and fingerprints.
What if you give the correct key after being ordered to, but a fault on your own HD/USB disk has corrupted the original file rendering it undecryptable?
Plod: "That's the wrong key"
Perp: "No it's not"
Plod: "Oh yes it is"
Damn annoying when you want El Reg Gordo but you keep getting microReg forced down your throat (take note Times and Indy)
I can't even be arsed to tear you to shreds on so many basic errors in your misunderstanding of the principles of temperature and radiation/conduction of thermal energy, and your misapplication of this at the working temperatures of modern CPUs and nuclear reactors
Did this laptop get its faulty screen after falling off the back of a lorry?
Back on topic: Old news, I got about £50 out of Dell 18 months ago for Vista Basic and Works which I didn't want. Took a couple of calls, but if you read the license terms to them over and over they will eventually find the part of the script that says "allow the refund".
So all things considered my RAM and HDD upgrades from basic spec were free.
Hardboard impregnated with iron filings
Anyone remember this? Can't find a linky.
The iron absorbs the microwaves in and out - was going to be used in cinemas.
Simply stick it on all external walls (weatherproofed of course) and hey presto, Johnny Hardknox can't talk to his crew.
Similar idea to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8279549.stm
To scan the IMEI barcode I reckon most phones need the battery out, which is to say you have to affect its operation and turn it off.
Is there reasonable suspicion of a phone being stolen due to it being possessed by someone who has been randomly stopped and searched?
Sure you can do *#06# but that's not the point.
Not many PAYG opportunities because you pay for incoming as well as outgoing in US.
And the rate can depend where the call is coming from. Your credit would be there, and well, then it'd be gone because someone misdialled your number from abroad.
Range rather than defined point
I think nominally refers to "within upper and lower acceptable limits" whereas normally would refer to a single "normal" state.
But it does irk me slightly as well, the slow creep towards techspeak/management buzzwords etc becoming part of common vocabulary.
All fair and dandy but
Who buys (yank) Budweiser in Europe?
The local Stag brewery in west London produces the stuff, and they used to go on occasional forays trying to give the stuff away in my local and others nearby.
They put free pints in front of you, without you having to ask, so there was no effort in getting one.
One sip, just to remind ourselves of how minging it is. Then back to paying for beer we want to drink.
The BBC licencing mafia should be all over this.
With this, every recent mobile device has been made capable of receiving live broadcast television. (the transmission medium doesn't matter does it? cable or radio waves...)
But - it's battery operated so exempt.
But - don't plug it in to charge or you'll need a TV licence!!!
Cheaper than internal charges
9p per SMS is a bit cheaper and 79p per MB is far cheaper than what I pay inside the UK, let alone roaming in the EU.
These restrictions will only apply across borders, I'm sure. Time to get an O2 germany SIM for use here........
The current travel rules allow safety razors in your hand luggage.
It's only old skool cut-throats and double edged replaceables that'll get you a free ticket to Cuba.
Mr. Page, good stuff again.
@Paulo - two for one
I think you're reading too much here.
You buy two laptops but you only get one, so it really is 1 for the price of two.
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