470 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Re: HP Cables Here In The UK Have A Fault To
BS-1363 is the standard for UK 13Amp mains plugs & sockets, so if a company puts them on its power cables model numbers, then it should be the same for all the UK ones.
what is their current orbit?
How low are they? Can they be used in their current orbits? If not, is there enough fuel onboard to boost them to a useful orbit?
move to a LLU provider
Do C&W (I think that's now Voda) home LLU? According to SamKnowes, only C&W (and another who I've got contact details for) provide LLU at my exchange.
No more turning over a USB thing, then turning it over again to plug it in: Reversible socket ready for lift off
Re: Size Part 2...
The USB trident should be on the top-side of the connector, and USB ports should have the top-side upwards, when the device is lying naturally. However, not all devices and cables follow this standard, and if the USB port is sideways, it's not clear which way is top.
System for the
Action for the
The Advanced Recognisance and Avoidance Pattern for Trees - aka Tara P-T (Palmer-Tomkinson)
Why is an app needed?
With an integrated billing system,
all the QR code needs is http://tgi.com/payment/<restaurant- nmber>/<bill-or-table-number>
and it will take you directly to a payment site, with the correct amount, and inform the restaurant that you've just paid. A smart site will allow you to under-pay the bill, aslong as someone else pays the rest of it, thus allowing splitting.
Automatic Google Image Search?
Did Google use a hash of the image, which is easily changed by small changes to the photo, or do they run all photos in GoogleMail through Google Image Search, and alert their kiddyporn team to possible illegal photos?
Re: Writing to keyboards
The keyboard doesn't send the ASCII code for the key that was pressed; it only sends the keycode.
It is upto the OS to decide what to make of the keycode, if it is CTRL or CAPSLOCK; 'Q' or 'A' (UK/FR keyboard), etc. The OS can tell the keyboard to switch on or off its LEDS, but that's about it.
cost no more than outstanding contract
£625? That's £52pm. If if the customer cancels a contract, they should be charged no more than the total outstanding amount, when there is no fault on the suppliers part. Even for a quadplay service £52pm seems expensive.
Re: Missing Sub Editor Found Wandering Quite Large Sandy Desert ...
Will you accept Limericks in Latin?
Re: Still no decent encryption in BitTorrent though
The .torrent you downloaded has a hash of the whole file, and a hash of each blob the file has been split into. If the blob hash doesn't match, then the peer is untrustworthy and should be rejected.
Re: Comment comment comment
Google.cn doesn't know what happened in the Square at the Gate of Heavenly Peace, 25 years ago (was it really that long ago?)
FB page is back
Permission changing apps
Apps such as Advanced Permission Manager let you remove permissions from other applications.
The is already a long-term implantable contraceptive pill; IIRC it has small hole at one end so that the drug slowly leaks out, and into the woman's bloodstream. If it is removed early, fertility generally returns within a few months.
Given this, it could be possible to put a small ball-valve (Silence at the back!) at the end of it, with a NFC powered link to turn the valve turn the contraception on and off; it would remain in its last state when not powered. If the remove can query the state of the valve, then it will reassure both partners about the state of the device. However, the woman, could, if she doesn't want to get pregnant, but her partner does, turn the device back on after sex.
storage shelf life?
Out of interest, what is the storage life-span of recorded data?
The magnetic domains must be tiny, can they spontaneously demagnetise?
Is the game running on the STB, or on a server-farm and streamed to the STB?
If the latter, then how are they keeping the lag down to acceptable limits (sub 10ms)
There are several Android apps that limit the permissions of other apps; they are useful in cases like this.
Ribbons, we don't need no stickin ribbons
Why the blazes is everyone moving to ribbon menus?
Re: What to do with leftovers?
I take it you don't extremely slum it at Whittards of Chelsea?
Re: Is it foraging still if......
Dandelions (when young) and clover are good on salads…
Can the anti-vrius (and Windows updates) be persuaded to go via a caching proxy? Would save on bandwidth, and I'd hope there's a HTTP proxy for when different customers read the same news reports, etc.
Re: No screwdriver?
I can see you not wanting a screwdriver in your hand-luggage, but didn't you have some hold luggage as well?
Re: Then again....
Isn't Voda owned by C&W? Would make it interesting if C&W own BT.
Re: Quick get the oxycetelyne torches
Hermes and Hopper have been cancelled; Hermes was developed at the same time as Ariane5, so the latter is human-rated. The current developmental human-rated module for Ariane5 is IXV, but I'm not sure what state it is in.
Re: Political Posturing
Crimea was part of Russia until 1954 when Khrushchev donated it to Ukraine.
It is now populated mainly by descendants of Russian citizens, the native Tartars were sent to the Gulags for supporting Hitler over Stalin.
Re: Political Posturing
Do you really think that Britain, Russia, or the US left Afghanistan in a better state than they found it?
All three countries found to their cost (Britain did twice!), that Afghanistan can not be controlled by force.
Re: Prior Art
The idea is not exactly "non-obvious to those well versed in the art", or whatever the test is.
Re: Invented Skynet?
A military skynet already exists - it's the name of the UK MOD satcom system…
Re: It's not phone calls, it's data
On Android the top swipe menu lets you turn off "Mobile Data". You can still send/receive calls and txts (not sure about MMS, but I suspect it's no-send, and receive notifications only), but all apps are blocked, until you turn it back on or connect to a WiFi point.
Re: Three PAYG - lock to network
You can lock your (UK SIM using) phone to Vodaphone Italy, or whoever their prefered partner is - you should have got a txt to say who it is.
Re: It's a huge waste of time to attempt BTC mining on a normal PC
If you're not paying the 'leccy bill, then it might be, even if all your victims in total only give you one bitcoin.
One could have a lot of fun by putting a PiBeacon in a backpack and have it broadcast random IDs, related to where you are in.
In Macys'? Broadcast Bloomingdale...
Re: MicroUSB Charging
USB is 5V. There are cigarette lighter socket -> 5V 2A adaptors around.
You are assuming that the daytime and nighttime electricity demand is the same; it isn't. As this PDF (page 16 shows) UK 9am-7pm demand is 45-60GW, whilst evening is 20GW to 45GW. If the cars can be set to autocharge using 20GW for 6hrs, that's 120GWHr, or enough for 7.5 million 16kWhr cars.
Re: Before anybody suggests it is confined to the US ...
Talking about Mr Kyle, a warring wife ran over her husband (and his father) with her campervan, after appearing on the show to 'help resolve their issues'.
Re: Classic bait and switch coming up....
You do know what the properties of a cryptographic one-way hash are? Admittedly MD5 sum is insecure, and has this has been theoretically known since 1996 and proven in 2006.
Now, it depends on your level of paranoia about the NSA developed SHA-2 and the NIST sponsored SHA-3 hashes...
Re: Any chance of a sponsorship logo?
We're stopping aid to India in 2015, looks like we're still helping Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Re: I guess the issue is.....
Possibly, $ISP charge £1,000,000 for a static IP address, payable at £10/month. You can sell the address back to the ISP for whatever amount you haven't yet paid off.
Out of interest, what speed is the satellite link giving you? And is that the fastest contract available (with or without a dish upgrade)?
The guardian think it's a live-fire range in Lithgow,
and have previously run a story hinting that the range started one of the fires.
Re: Forget global warming
> China produces a quarter of the world's CO2, we in the UK create 1%.
China has 19% of the World's population, the UK has 0.8%.
CO2/capita for China is 1.32, for UK it is 1.13.
We seem to be about as carbon-intense as each other; the major problem in China seems to be the soot; no Clean Air Acts out there, AFAIK.
Re: I want "fake data" options - per app, per permission.
If you enable the developer menu, then you can fake location information to apps.
Is "phallice" any better a pronunciation?
I, too, thought it was pronounced "Fails".
Re: Completely unnecessary in the UK.
To do inter-bank cash transfers, you need to know the recipient's account number and sort code.
To set up a direct debit from an account, all you need to know is the account number and sort code - the account holder's name isn't checked. You can get up to all sorts of mischief, as Jeremy Clarkson found out. It will be be rectified eventually through the DD guarantee, but if they cleaned out your account to can be hassle until its fixed.
It really depends on how much you trust the payer, with friends and family it should be fine. With friends-of-friends maybe not.
Is hemp low in only THC or low in the other cannabinoids as well?
Re: News from the trenches
>>> When Scotland becomes Salmond's personal
thiefdom feifdom do you really think he'll start to give an actual fuck about the Highlands?
Salmond's seat is Banff and Buchan, which is the area around Peterhead, on the North-East Aberdeenshire coast. It's not exactly very urban.
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