Re: Monday 25th Jan?
round these parts, it's Monday 26th already. where does the time go...
744 posts • joined 15 Aug 2008
round these parts, it's Monday 26th already. where does the time go...
and at least one of them is a nuclear powered, laser wielding monster
That was mostly what I did too (don't think I ever made it out of liberty city). Shame I can't give you another +1 for the pic.
bet these ain't gonna be cheap
as has been mentioned, bandwidth to provide all this (somewhat fictional) 4k content is also a big issue. Another one that I discovered this weekend is (potentially) compatibility with the rest of your kit. I was mildly curious about why the HD logo was not 'active' while watching something from amazon prime (labelled in description as HD), watching on TV screen, connected to AV box via HDMI, which also has my PC HDMI'd into to to provide the stream.
Hovered over the greyed out logo and was given a message about an HDCP problem. Now I just have to work out what is the week link in that chain (For now, I'm going to assume it's the PC).
Fact is, the video still looked fine, and it must have been that way for some time, it was only curiosity that led me to find what I thought was HD, was not. I can imagine that there could be quite a few cases where people have a nice new 4k screen, and just assume that everything they watch is going to be 4k
For an article headed
"What to expect in wireless in 2015
We look at events that will shape the industry this year"
There seemed to be an awful lot about last year.
"There isn't a snowball's chance in hell that I'll use my European provider's data plan when I'm in the US, at $DEITY only knows how many €€ per GB"
As someone who likes to travel in my off time, having wi-fi in the hotel means i can still get internet access to look up local details, places to go things to see, without having to carve out my internal organs as payment for roaming charges to the telcos.
What I'm hoping for is that they will release a 6s this year, as in 6small. Then next year a 7 and 7+ (or maybe 7L ?) Then the year after a 7s. That way, they can keep selling the large phones to those who want them, every other year at the end of their 2 year contracts, and similarly, those who brought a 5s and might be starting to think about upgrading in a few months but don't want to supersize still have an apple upgrade option, and will do again in 24 months time.
I did wonder that myself.
The article states "was able to use to unlock an iPhone", but then goes on to say
"The key question, however, is whether the thumbprint matches Minister von der Leyen's actual digit – and she's unlikely to offer herself up to check."
Which leads me to believe (perhaps incorrectly) that to test it, he used the fake print to set the touchID pattern on his phone, and to also unlock it 'proving' it works, or (very unlikely) that he asked her if he could borrow her phone for a few seconds.
Which (to me at least) only proves that he was able to fabricate a pattern that would be accepted by the sensor, when placed over a finger (to provide the previously mentioned heat/pulse), not, that he has been able to clone someone's prints from a photo.
Yes, we have learned absolutely nothing. Nuclear power hasn't developed at all since the days of Chernobyl. There have been no improvements, what so ever. Every new plant we build will be guaranteed sooner or later to explode in a nice big mushroomy cloud.
..probably already has
I'm sure I have already seen this next week
It does make me chuckle when I read things like that. No doubt, it is interesting to find an example of what our solar system _may_ have been like 4.someodd billion years ago, but the idea that we will be watching it over time to see how it develops, what are they going to do, leave a note on the telescope saying "check back at these co-ordinates in 500,000 years, this is what it looked like in 2014 (pic.jpg)"
considering A) how long the human race has been around, are we even likely to still be looking skyward in 500K years?
and B) given the speed that things move on a cosmological time scale, even if we were able to check back in 5M years, would we really notice much change?
I'm not saying we shouldn't bother, far from it, I'm just saying we should be realistic with our expectations
Because I regularly find myself driving to one of the many Amazon shops, so I can do all my online shopping, physically, in the same place....
Or going to one of the local Netflix kiosks each month to hand over a bag of pennies for my subscription....
I could go on, but you get the point, and I'm off home
" and install an off-the-shelf HDMI recording device and an Arduino keyboard".
so we'll have a nice incomplete deployment of 4g to add to our incomplete deployment of 3g? I guess that if we give it a few years, we will be able to add to the collection an incomplete deployment of 5g, when 6g gets announced to fix all the problems with 5g (which in turn will be fixing the problems with 4g).
As an aside, i thought the whole thing about 4g was that LTE was Long Term Evolution, and that 5g was unlikely to be a 'thing' for quite some time, because they would be able to work on and improve 4g for the foreseeable future. Or is, (as i expect is the case) the whole 5g thing just marketing bollocks to squeeze more money from us mugs?
Well that's ok then isn't it, because we all know that no big data mining firm would ever dream of breaking a law
Apparently, they still work in miles so it's not all that surprising that they don't mix their measurement systems.
Anyway, to hell with that. Congratulations on a successful launch
as long as it wasn't a side effect of the quantum computer getting bored with such a measly problem, and deciding to solve something a little trickier in it's spare time
"forcing users to buy solely from iTunes"
I've been using iPods, and itunes for (what seems like) a very long time (first one was the one with a firewire connector and four buttons round the wheel) and have never had any problems either putting non itunes purchased music on it, or on any other device for that matter.
My impression has always been, of course they want you to use itunes to buy your music, but if you don't no problem, hence why they allow you to rip cd's into itunes.
Won't be renewing my prime next year, not because of this, but due to the general poor quality of the 'next day' delivery.
More than once (this weekend included) I have been tracking a package, waiting inside for the delivery, only to see the status change to 'failed' despite no-one trying to make a delivery. Also, seeing it changed to 'delivered and signed' when no attempt has been made, only to find that it has been delivered next door. Thankfully I have honest neighbours (at least on one side)
"Well off the top of my head I'd say it was something like a 78 per cent chance."
"So 78 per cent?"
"No, LIKE 78 per cent. So it could be 7 or 8 or 78 per cent. It's hard to tell with all these calls."
made me laugh, out loud.
So glad i have a quiet afternoon ahead of me.
Picked up from Amazon on the lightning deal earlier this week. Nice little unit. Slight shame that Amazon video isn't available, but Netfilx is, and it has USB support for videos from 'other sources'.
tacky? maybe. Cheap? Unlikely.
To be stored, in the Daaaaaaaanger Zooone!
also worth noting that you only get the speaker on 8GB or 20GB a month contracts, also, (perhaps tellingly) the speaker itself is not listed in the Kitsound area of the Accessories corner of the site, me thinks they have a few out back that need getting rid of (maybe that had been purchased and returned?)
I find Royal Mail to be pretty good (however living round the corner from the sorting office has it's advantages), and even Yodel (seem to) have improved recently, but "Those c*nts in the green and yellow vans" well, says it all really.
Apparently, I didn't answer the question about twitter, didn't know the one about the Facebook uni (guessed Stanford, Harvard seemed too obvious)
Would have been slightly less, had I not read the article, didn't know the one about Mosaic, also had no idea who the woman was. In my defence, not because she is a woman, but because she works for facebook. I also would probably not recognise the higher ups from many other tech firms.
This isn't the first wrist based device that seems to have the screen (or at least the content there on) facing the wrong way. To me, that looks like you're going to have to be contorting your hand, to be able to read what's on it.
How long to these 'similarities' last after the marathon snog session? How likely is it that you will be sharing your previous partner, with your next?
I recognised the images, didn't know the name of the phones, never mind.
We did have a communicator pass through our office recently. I really, really wanted to find a valid use for it, but just couldn't
I remember a few years back, a DJ friend of mine dropped one of his down some stairs. Not a scratch on it, still worked perfectly. Try finding pretty much any other hardware that would survive that kind of abuse. (especially one with moving parts)
yeah, but, when you're broadcasting from a sound stage, it's bound to be easier.
I'm saving up for a real watch. The Omicron Spymaster, with knockout gas and a garrote
if you're talking difference between the 'sport' and 'standard' versions, then there is also the addition of a sapphire screen, which probably bumps up the price a bit
yeah, but it's hardly brain surgery
anyone know what the box gives you that the stick doesn't?
The thing is, all, smart watches, regardless of how small, light, user friendly or whatever, need 2 hands to actually do anything on them, at all (apart from read the time)
I can do a fair amount on my phone one handed, it is only occasionally that I need to hold it in one hand, and operate it with the other, but you try performing any 'smart' function, on any of these watches with one hand, and your going to have a hard time.
err, smartphone maybe (just stick it on a lanyard) thing is, still needs charging daily....
(I might have missed the joke, if so, I already have my coat, just need to finish my pint and I'll be gone)
I grew up in Kingston in the 90's after my family moved there are the end of the 80's.
I am slightly ashamed to say I had no idea about this fairly significant piece of what is fairly recent history, of what (until recently) is my home town. Reading about areas that I know (many summer evenings spent in Canbury gardens) and having a lot of the names of places make sense has been a revelation.
This is why I read the Reg.
(might have to hop on my bicycle this weekend and have a look around with newly opened eyes)
The thing with "textonyms" is that now everyone* is using smartphones with full qwerty keyboards, it no longer holds true.
unless your device has a non removable battery, like both of the devices mentioned in the opening of the article....
I would be a fan, but the mrs only allows it at the weekend
I wonder if the bean counters at nintendo have any idea how much money they could rake in if they ported a load of games iOS (maybe they do and dont want to give apple 30% of it..)
I can't be the only person that grew up on a steady diet of ever 'improving' game boys, that now, doesn't have the inclination for a dedicated hand held console, and less and less time for the one parked under the tv, but would gladly throw a few quid here and there for iphone ports of my old favourites to play on the bus, or train, or whatever...
was more that i liked the sound of the Kano project, so helped with the funding, the hardware was a bonus.
Through the kickstarter. (with a nice bright orange t-shirt)
Great little all in one box (minus display)
Just need to get working on it, and find a long term project to use it for.
iOS8 has that now (for a small charge)
then it probably is