25 posts • joined 1 Aug 2008
Re: Buses, huh?
So THAT'S how starts are born!
terrestrial or martian carbon?
In the "graph" picture, it mentions that it's indeterminate that the carbon from the chlorinated carbons could be martian or terrestrial and that further analysis is required.
I thought carbon is carbon. How would you tell if it was from Earth or not? "Made in China" labels on the protons?
The Holy Jellyfish?
God was a jellyfish?
Re: The title is too long!
I'm sure you know more about this than I do, but I'm struggling to understand how an 89MHz ARM CPU is better suited to realtime operation than a 700MHz ARM CPU. I'm assuming that it's the connectivity (Arduino pin selection vs the Pi GPIO header) that makes the distinction?
There is a difference between embedded and real-time.
A real time system is a system that will guarantee a response within a set time to an event. You don't want commands to a nuke reactor cool down to be delayed a few milliseconds because the linux kernel decides to spend too much time sorting out its memory paging or something. :)
You can get customised versions of the Linux kernel that can be realtime.
But, the arduino would be coded for a specific task, and only that task. You don't expect to run bittorrent in the background. :) Plus, a 89MHz processor would be cheaper than a 700MHz, for a washing-machine control board.
Are food prices extortionate enough?
Here we go again... :-)
It made me laugh when the Pi's were being bought on ebay for 100+ quid. Nutters! You could've bought a much better platform (beagleboard, pandaboard, cubox, snowball, etc) for not much more with more memory, faster processor (even with hardware floating point!) and more on-board peripherals.
As for the arduino vs pi argument, I definitely agree with the sentiment that they're different tools for different jobs.
Depending on the project, you could use the Pi as the main processor with the arduino (or the leaflabs maple, or even a bare-bones ATmega with arduino bootloader) as an "intelligent" I/O daughter board powered and communicated via the Pi's USB host.
Re: Failing Passwords 101?
Quote from the article: "It's unclear how the credentials were obtained, although one strong possibility is that hackers slurped the data from a phishing website that tricked users into revealing their login details."
Re: Why is it only for premium users?
The premium is so you can cache/pre-download the music so you don't need to stream over the airways when you want to listen.
Have you seen the state of the state of our roads?
With all the pot holes from the last two or three year's worth of winters and the councils not wanting to fix them, we'll be back to horse and cart before we know it!
There will always be needs for HDDs.
Just because mobile applications are going cloudy, and maybe documents too, don't forget that there are other uses for HDDs.
More and more TVs and STBs (Freesat+, Sky+, Virgin with TiVo, etc) are being built with internal hard-drives for recording purposes.... and I'm guessing a lot more people have TVs than PCs...
So... basically, it'll be a pyramid scheme?
probably a case of..
it's probably a case of:-
doctor: "subject has high pulse after playing the game. as expected, due to adreneline, etc"
reporter: "pulse is high. gotcha. what would be the effects of resting pulse was that high, normally?"
doctor: "not good."
reporter, writing headline: "playing 3DS makes your heart go boom!"
And there was me thinking...
Before I read the story, I thought it was going to be about the two Hilton sisters...
I hope my phone battery doesn't die before the ticket inspector comes along.........
What's the LAN port on the second photo used for, then?
1 in 4 kids admit to something that sounds cool? Hmm...
Is there a countdown of the number of launches left before the (currently planned) end-of-life for the Shuttle?
Has it been two years already? bloody hell. that went quick!
I'll have no problems with this database as long as I personally receive the following information:-
The names, addresses, telephone numbers, photos, and fingerprints of every person that has access to the database information collected about my children.
"Sorry, miss. I couldn't do my homework because the battery on my electronic reader ran out and I left the charger in my locker."
Dr Who's daughter?
Oooh.. what about the lass from the episode where she was Dr Who's daughter? Can she take over the reigns? I'd enjoy that!
Go for it!
Switch it on, and watch those billiard balls fly... and crash... and do strange physical weirdness...
If it all goes pea-soap-like, at least I won't be subjected to any more X-Factor / Pop Idol crap or listen to any more impending financial doom.
webmail and spam
So, if the webmailers scan emails to create a targeted ad campaign, would a lot of spam generate targeted ads for viagra and pr0n?
If only they came out with a system to stop those annoying screaming kids at the checkouts...
Or a system to reduce the amount of time taken for the nice old dears that spend at least five minutes trying to find the right money off coupon in her purse...
@ Money For NOTHING
only 5 year copyright?
Ye gods! That won't stop Hollywood reproducing crap.. it will just encourage tens or hundreds of nearly identical crappy clones from everyone else!
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