21 posts • joined 20 Feb 2009
One study over a short period may not tell us a whole lot anyway, but
My own experience over the last ten years owning both cars and phones is that yes, using a hand held phone will driving isn't a safe thing to do - did it once or twice and stopped. I have a hands-free kit for the last 6 or so years, and I think it really depends on the call - happy to chat to someone (mainly my wife) low involvement conversation - how was your day, how where the kids, do I need to pick up something from the shop, etc. And happy to take work calls where I'm a passive listener - but anything where I need to think and engage is lethal - tried it once, I'm told that in the middle of a passage of technical advice I just unconsciously started talking about road conditions and other cars - bad, but better than the alternative where I suspect I would have crashed - didn't try that again.
So I guess to me the problem here is that the behavior we want (drivers to focus on driving) and the action taken (banning hand-held mobiles) are loosely aligned, but the action may well not be having the effect we want.
Of course, one other possible reason - lots of drivers didn't use handheld mobiles when driving without the band being in place - I wonder if this group overlaps heavily with the group who would automatically obey the ban?
Another hitchhikers quote might have been more appropiate...
"But Mr Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months."
"Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."
"But the plans were on display ..."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a flashlight."
"Ah, well the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look, you found the notice didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'."
A few bob in the jar from me
Good luck to you all.
PS Does roadkill count? (just asking)
A little different -
* Colin Salmon (Bond movies & Arrow)
* Noel Clarke (was Mickey Smith in Dr. Who)
Re: bark of Saint Peter
Lads I'm pretty sure he said ark rather than bark or else there is rather more being given away in today's announcement than planned.
Psion’s working codename for the project was Brian.
Easy solution - fall back to the Techie mainstay of Monty Python quotes and project "Naughty Boy" would have been born. Surely a much bighter future would have resulted!
The reg typo of the year!!
> According to the company, there will be no set date for release, since individual malware vendors will be tweaking the software for their own handsets when they are ready.
Despite most peoples general distain for them I don't think anyone thinks -
handset vendor == malware vendor
like X-ing the Y
with due respect to the moderatrix - like policing the reg comments
Apple iOS encrypts SD cards
??? Really ??? - I can't think of an iOS device that supports SD cards, never mind encrypts them ????
But, but, but - I am called Paddy and I am Irish....
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Do they really think this is going to be the biggest inaccuracy by the time it's finished?
If Merv/Jim think this is going to be the biggest inaccuracy by the time the movie hits the big screen I suggest the bring a beer along to the cinema to cry into.....
Perhap the best solution is to get a black actor to play Guy, because then it would, of course, be ok for him to have a dog called N*gger...
The love us because of the sh*tty weather, just like MS
To quote MS:
Ninety-five percent of the time the temperature outdoors happens to be the temperature that computer servers happen to love, so we only have to turn on the heat or the air conditioning 5 percent of the time
Low corporate taxes help, of course - anyway we need the money to pay back the EU, IMF, UK gov, etc......
In Ireland at least they already are.....
I wondered through my local PC World at the weekend and was surprised to see a kindle out with the tablet PCs - I just assumed they'd being selling them for a while.....
> When are they going to get round to flicking the switch <snip>
I suspect any switch flicking around Yahoo might not be to switch anything on...
Google is your friend
The engine nacels have been removed from the wings - the wider shot here shows one beside the plane: http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/07/12/071210PhantomEye01.jpg
The potential to be magical
It's ver 1.0 - Apple need to get it out into the hands of consumers and build the market. I don't think it's magical yet, but it has potential.
My own opinion is that the iPad can become the home "computer" of choice - it looks the part, this is critical to make it into people's living rooms. It's easy to use, pick up do what you need and put down again. BUT I think it's final future is as a partner to Apple TV - Apple TV has a sizeable HD and the iTunes connections to do the heavy lifting of holding your media library, downloading the latest shows as they become available. The iPad is a window onto that library, letting you browse, view and copy specific content onto it to consume outside the home.
Now if this comes to pass Apple will have displaced Sky, UPC, etc as well as a bunch of other incumbents and "own" your living room - they manage this any they'll be laughing! (all the way to the bank)
I wonder how the table would appear if you did the same type of analysis, but expressed the price (at launch) as a percentage of the average industrial wage - i.e. how affordable where the products when they first went on sale...
I _think_ this is it...
I went to the Intel SSD page, then onto a particular dive, under support there is a link which (finally) leads to the PDF above, which says:
"Intel warrants to the purchaser of the Product (defi ned herein as the Intel® X25-E, X25-M, and X18-M SATA Solid-State Drives) in its original sealed packaging (“Original Purchaser”) and to the purchaser of a computer system built by an Original Purchaser containing the Product (“Original System Customer”) as follows:"
My mapping accuracy actually improved with OS3.0
I suspect they changed the way the trianglation worked - my mapping accuracy has improved no end since the update when I'm indoors. (outdoors was never an issue)
I wonder has the update exposed some issues with the way operators have configured their base stations? (So it was less accurate across the board before the update, now it has the potential to be more accurate, but badly configured base stations can throw it out to a greater degree?)
Some problems last night, but...
I ran into some of these problems last night with my upgrade. Two things seems to help:
1. Disconnecting my iPhone, openning iTunes and signing into my account.
2. Then plug in the iPhone, when it still failed (this happened a few times) clicking between the iTunes store and My iPhone inside iTunes forced it to retry and it eventually worked.
It seems that the iPhone must be re-activated after the upgrade and it's this step that seems to keep timing out.
Actual photos have leaked onto the web
Looks like the drawings are smack on the money:
- Review Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
- Pics Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next
- Human spacecraft dodge COMET CHUNKS pelting off Mars
- Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
- Downrange Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops