36 posts • joined 15 Sep 2008
Re: Mornington Crescent
Mornington Crescent is not utter rubbish. It was a popular game played on the platforms of London tube stations used as air raid shelters during the blitz. At least that's what my American cousin believes to this day.
You just know that all these new meters capable of high accuracy will be calibrated on the knife edge of the old +-3% accuracy allowance. And we know in whose favour the edge chosen is gonna be on, it for sure won't be the consumer.
ps. My current meter displays gnuplot graphs in X-windows on my phone. Bet the new one won't be that smart.
Tracks and a camera.
How long before those tracks come off on a tight corner ?
Can you access the camera output remotely ? Can others !
Remember Q's toy robot spy from A View to a Kill ?
Re: Way too simple.
Yeah that's not engineering.
Looks like low grade sysadmin stuff to me.
"I started with Unix v6 on a pdp11" usually works for me. That and an old rather crufty driver in the kernel.
I'd probably fail the "exam" as those are all tasks I havn't even thought about in years.
Open council web sites. Secret bin collections
Not so long ago Basingstoke and Deane required you to set up an account on their web site (providing numerous personal details like inside leg measurement) just to get the bin collection schedule. We'd phone the office and get them to send us a printed copy, no doubt at great expense, rather than fill in all the details.
The issue is now fixed and the bin schedules are open to public scrutiny, but what where they thinking ?
Re: The ISP needs to be responsible too
Yep another happy A&A customer here.
Was amazed when the ADSL speed was trippled to almost 11Mb/s by changing the wholesale line supplier from BT to TalkTalk. Same exchange, same copper wire. Just shows how happy BT are to sit on their a**e and leave whole communities with poor service.
The lecture was at the Lancaster Gate hotel London perhaps. 1990 I think. Part of the UKUUG "Unix the Legend Evolves" conference.
One thing I remember from that or a later lecture was that when they designed the Plan 9 C compiler the one ANSI requirement they didn't implement was K&R backwards compatability. After all if anyone had the right to do that, they did.
We have not received a leaflet.
When I presented the health centre reception with a written opt out request letter for the data protection official they didn't seem to know what to do with it or who that person might be. I suspect it was filed in the bin, I've certainly had no confirmation that it's been acted on.
Zero information about data-protection or this latest attempt to sell our personal data in any of the health centre public spaces.
Re: Why single this one out?
I suspect scenario goes.
Dump plod clicks on attachment and gets caught.
To cover his embarisment desides to make it the cause for alert.
The Skype message is so last week, looking at my filter output it's all DHL alerts this week, actually they have been running for some time.
Using mutt/spambogo here so I guess I'm well insulated.
I thought 1Mbps was the government definition of "Superfast broadband".
Why bother with a little plastic car when you can have an Android controlled RoboRoach ?
I'm sure you could race two or more of these.
Does she come with her own twitter feed full of hate mail and bomb threats ?
Since the report said broadband will that be "Up to" 622Mbps ?
The bit the motor manufactures won't like is punters being able to disable the forced dealer service revenue stream.
Hey I was taught assembler programming using a pdp11 .
After it's nice clean structure, the mess that was 8086 code came as quite a shock.
Asteroid 2012 DA14
Gonna pass us less then 25,000km away, 9 days and counting.
Too late to send Bruce up.
Monopoly what monopoly
This exchange has BT Wholesale as the sole provider of broadband services.
Hence no reason for BT to imporve the service. Welcome to the club.
Fine BT for calls
Fine BT and the other Telcos ten pounds for every international nuisance call they forward to a TPS protected number.
I bet then the "problem" would be solved very quickly.
The least they could do
So the inlaws in Matlock, who hav'nt got a computer could get it. My sister in London, and my brother, but me, the computer professional who could really use it, in deepest darkest North Hampshire can barely manage 4Mbps :-( and we were one of the last for that.
Ofcom Classification: Market 1. "This exchange has BT Wholesale as the sole provider of broadband services."
There's the problem, no competition, so no effort.
Re: ... 1,000,000 iPads or ....
Uhm someone slipped a decimal point ? That would be 44.79084 square meters per pad ?
Re: GPS underwater?
The GPS systems were all on land on the islands surrounding and in the caldera. GPS signal cannot penetrate water to any great depth.
Lifetime. Let me guess that'll be some strange usage of the word like:
Free, a phone that costs you only fifty pounds a month subscription.
Unlimited, unless you actually try to use any of the bandwidth.
Flying saucer repair stand
Aliens land then ancient man stands back, draws air in through his teeth and says "I'll cost you, this is an obsolete model, you can't get the parts you know."
The plasma lights can be dimmed
Let's hope that's more than two steps between full on and full off.
And instant on would be good too.
Hording my collection of hot wires here.
Plenty of time to pay
Well Southern Electrics Feed-In-Tariff meter reading page was down altogether when I tried it 6 days ago, had to email the reading in.
They give you just a 5 day window to submit the reading and then say "We aim to make your payment within 65 working days after receiving your readings" so 13 weeks.
If that's their terms when they owe you money I guess it only fair we apply the same terms when we owe them.
And there's always Maple
Arduino footprint, ARM cortex M3, 72MHz, 128KB flash, 20KB RAM, available now.
I have no affiliation with either company.
And to answer another question, yes you can use "native" code. I program Arduino Duemilanove in C using Gcc, don't see why you'd want to use assembler though. Gcc gives you all the special register and interrupt support you need. Wanting to use sleep modes and interrupts is the reason I didn't use C++ and "Wiring".
Guess they found a couple of AAs
Looks like things are coming up again.
Starting to see email trickling in.
Open or shut?
Do they still insist M$ is the one and only true software as they did a few years ago ?
Open software didn't get a look in on my geology course. The only software support they would give me was "Well use a M$ PC at the local library". Ironic given the name of the institution.
Just shows you can't trust them.
Sub 4M here and falling on the BT wholesale monopoly. I can remember when it was 6.5 but as it slows and it falls below the fault threshold, BT look at it and regrade the line with a lower threshold.
Deepest darkest Hampshire.
Down the pub it was suggested the quickest way to get an upgrade would be to burn down the exchange.
Just the zoom!
What no split screen or Quantel ?
You'll be telling us the nipples don't work next.
Pre order, what pre order ?
Ordered online Saturday, arrived Wednesday. Can't say I spotted the queue.
It's a pocket computer, not a phone. If you thought you were buying a phone then you are a fool.
We have a shell prompt, now to start porting my own code to it.
Humax all the way
Thanks for confirming my choice of Humax Foxsat HDR back in December. Been running without a hitch since then. It just works, very smooth even if a few of the operation menu steps feel a little strange, you quickly get used to them and it quickly feels natural.
It seems Panasonic still has some catch up to do, especially at that price. If I wanted a clunky interface I could build my own for less.
Thanks for the warning
As others have already said, thanks for the warning guys.
Been to a few SEOne events in the past but guess I'll visit them no more.
Don't want my details associated with any sort of marketing database.
I have government photo ID, with home address verified by a physical police visit, but I'll only show that to someone for the purpose for which it was issued. That's not strictly true, I once used my shotgun certificate to gain access to a lap dancing club, bet that put a skew on the database.
Well RFC-868 uses 32 bit unsigned but set a epoch of 1900.
So it's gonna run out in 2036, two years before the Unix clock.
So Unix is gonna outlast the the Internet :-)
Size is important
A important aspect of a UMPC has to be it's size, how else does it qualify as UM? Since the EEE 701 was launched just about every announcement (with one poor exception) has been for a larger box, where are the smaller ones?
It would be so useful if that table had a column with X*Y*Z in it.
Still looking to shave about 15mm off the width :(
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