1304 posts • joined Thursday 20th November 2008 16:14 GMT
Re: education issue.
ISO 21482 is designed specifically for this.
It's a pretty serious warning sign.
Re: Interesting idea
Of course, but when talking about human effort, energy calculations have nothing to do with it.
Would you rather have sexual intercourse for 20 minutes or jog for 15?
Goodness me, the human effort involved may not make this entirely "efficient", but that human energy is almost worthless to talk about.
The kids running about for 2 minutes would probably use more energy, and they'd do that without gaining light.
The human energy cost is obvious, but not important in any way. Better than giving them easily broken solar panels and toxic batteries.
So, a hard to repair solar panel..
... and a toxic battery that will wear out, be heavy and costly, and need replacing is a good idea for the target market?
Nonsense, pure nonsense. Their first design WAS to do exactly that, and then, like any sensible person, they realised that is basically handing a hopeless black box that will break down to people who cannot repair it or have it serviced easily.
This way, unless it is abused, it will give service for an extraordinarily long time, with nothing but simple lifting motion required when light is needed.
Adding parts adds complexity, cost, and repairbility issues - not to mention handing out tons of toxic batteries is not exactly a great idea in a poor region with no recycling capability.
Re: Shurely shome mishtake
Such a naïve view of course.
The law has giant holes that have been clear draws for immoral behaviour for a long time.
Re: DAB Fail
DRM, what an unfortunate name...
Re: are friends electric?
Sadly not, I tried it, I still don't see the point. At all.
Re: If DAB is the answer
a) what way do people NOT want to listen to the radio.
b) should we try to get people to landfill perfectly good radios?
c) shall we render most cars useless, as they have fixed, proprietary head units?
d) make people listen to garbage audio quality
e) reduce signal coverage for radio
f) make radios last for no time at all and consume batteries like old school ghettoblasters
g) all of the above.
It's a huge waste of time to attempt BTC mining on a normal PC
It's not even worthwhile on large GPU arrays now, with the ASIC miners out there.
There's no real reason for this stuff to mine BTC. But other random cryptocurrencies that still have relatively low burden and possible trading use? Sure.
Even then, only really if the machine has a decent graphics card..
Used to listen to Radio 2 in the office with DAB
Just a general radio on there, but the stupid bubbling mud noises and the cutting out led me to turn the ruddy thing to FM.
Now it works perfectly, all the time. A major town, not a suburb or village.
DAB can be crammed up the arse of the people who are pushing this fæces into our faces.
(Yes, my preference would also be Radio 4, dear reader, but it is not mine for the setting. I listen to Radio 4 in the car).
Re: Does anyone else think that 'paedophile' is not strong enough to describe this guy?
Because apparently they've been reading internet logs and emails for years, and he was supposedly very active online in certain seedy areas.
It was more an amusing piece of cynicism, jokingly expecting GCHQ to have known already. Presumably they were too busy using their powers to track piracy.
Does anyone else think that 'paedophile' is not strong enough to describe this guy?
After all, it's not illegal to be a paedophile, until we step into the realm of thought crime, but it certainly is illegal to be a child molester.
This guy is a sick and twisted individual of the highest order. Drugs to babies? Baby rape? Goodness.
It's this kind of thing that will help GCHQ gain favour, but I think this actually shows how inept they are: you might do well to notice the fact that people for the last few years, including ex-girlfriends, have notified the police of the fact he was a paedophile before, and said that he watched child porn all the time.
That sounds like damning evidence easily available, but it seems PC Plod is terrible at seeing what's in front of him.
See: Jimmy Savile.
Re: The thing that gets me...
But powertools make everything more fun!
Our IT tool collection is extensive.
Drills, cordless, corded SDS, hole cutters, countless manual tools.
Not long ago I was sawing wood in front of the server rack.
There's a simple name for that phenomenon.
My hands ache from playing Carmageddon too much.
Fun, but phones just aren't good for a lot of gaming. San Andreas is a wee bit complex to play for a touchscreen, I'd wager.
Re: So then, a shit smart watch
You mean ANOTHER shit smartwatch. Why would anyone want a Galaxy Gear?
Bovine intestinal gas collectors
That's what we need! When you hook up the dairy cow to the milking machine, also hook their arsehole up to pump out the gas and burn it to provide power for the farm!
I know they also belch out methane, but I can't imagine it's very easy to collect that while they, you know, eat.
Re: This sounded brilliant..
Agreed. It's a hack job, with a terribly slow SSD from the specs.
Basically, they were lazy
This needs caching algorithms in hardware and appear is a single 1TB drive. Have, say, 16GB partitioned off as write cache, so all writes hit this first, flushing to the platter internally when platter requests are low. Other than that, fill up ssd first, over time, kick out infrequently read data and pull more frequently used data from the platter.
What they've done is lazy and a bit silly. You're not getting the most out of the ssd.
Re: The thing that gets me...
Idiots. Their numbers are overwhelming.
Re: The thing that gets me...
Well, if they didn't back up their data, and they need that data, they have literally no other option.
That's kind of the whole point of it.
Verizon was my first guess, actually
Go.. me? I suppose.
Toq doesn't look too bad, but it's expensive, and will be a limited run.
Make the design of the Toq a bit more attractive, give it the ability to put a decent strap on (oo-err), drop the price a bit, you have something that may interest.
Found a great explanation of it: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/northstar-engines-system-technical-discussion/7027-limp-yo-self-home-n.html#post58534
Re: And a lovely player it was
2.78 is what I used for the longest time too, I'm sure. That's not the last 2 version, but it's the last good version overall.
It was excellent. But then that's a problem for AOL. How can you make money out of people who want to keep using an ancient version of Winamp?
That actually sounds like a good time
Booze and servers, what could ever go wrong?
Honestly, not very much. The biggest problem is simply forgetting what exactly you did. Maybe if you get drunk again when you need to support it, you'll be in the same frame of mind..
We output on a $200 monitor..
But now we're outputting it on lots of $100 monitors.
Seriously, that works out to be 60× 1366×768 monitors.
1366x768. That well known exclusive resolution. Still, impressive setup.
Re: At some point, in the not too distant future
Use "Media Hint" - an addon for Chrome or Firefox. Problem solved.
♫ I'm an asshole, the world's biggest asshole ♫
That's what came into my head after reading your post.
Re: Acer ripping off UK
$249 is £154.50 now, but whatever, remember that US prices are always without sales taxes, and ours are always quoted with VAT on top.
154.50 + 20% = 185.40.
You're "getting fucked out of" £14.60 at most. Not a big deal. Blame the government.
Re: On the initial map
Most of our land is open farmland, really..
Article says it has 4GB
It actually has 8 - 16 512MB chips. 8 on the top of the board, 8 on the bottom.
The other 256MB chip is for the "standby" processing background chip!
Re: This news has cheered me up this evening
Yes, it is. If you were given $300 million and you couldn't live the rest of your life comfortably from it, you have money managing skills worthy of Michael Carroll.
Even if you had it in nothing other than the safest possible and lowest return investments, looking at that base figure, that would take you 60 years @ 5 million a year, you should trivially be able to return greater than or close to inflation through those years....
... But with even a modest amount of money shuffling, you should be able to return far greater than inflation, so yes, you're looking at a lifestyle afforded by $5 million a year in today's money, for the rest of your life.
If you think $5 million a year isn't enough to live comfortably, I don't know what else to say.
Re: Reality Vs. 3 billion.
You have to be one arrogant bastard not to take $3,000,000,000 in cash for a shitty little business based around people sending images to each other.
One, I should add, I have never heard of before this article.
I have no problem with removing the extra features
If I ever did purchase a PS4, it would be for one reason, and one reason alone. To play games exclusive to that platform.
Same goes for Xbox One.
For the rest of the stuff, we have PCs that are simply far more flexible and powerful, so why would you even want a ton of half baked features in your game console?
Nah, we're not going to like or have to like Metro.
Re: 27 per cent of people work while eating out
Maybe they're a porn actor, and that's their jo...
Sorry, no men in porn give a crap about how turned on the woman is, I couldn't finish that line.
Re: There are so many things you can do in a bathroom
Bog, shitter, pisser, dunny
Re: Microsoft is late on tablets
No, the point the guy made totally stands.
A desktop GUI is pretty bad for a touch only device.
A touch interface is pretty bad for a desktop interface (mouse + keyboard).
To be fair, it was worth it to see them get massively screwed over by hacks.
I'm no enemy of Sony, if they make a decent product, it's a decent product.
Different departments have made varying reputations for themselves.
Re: Again with the PS4 ad?
As did every other human being on earth.
Original Walkman? But that was a different time. Bulky and ridiculous devices were en vogue.
Ghetto blasters, oh yes. How I wish they made a comeback. Well built, loud, bassy ghetto blasters.
I guess they wouldn't be green enough today, because they used to go through D cell batteries in an extraordinarily ravenous rate.
To be honest, it is saving me time
For whatever reason I can no longer post any comments, which I rarely did anyway, so that's fine.
But what's more weird is when I try to, it asks me to sign in, then says my account is blocked. Yet as long as I just use the site as normal, I am not blocked. I can see my subs, my favourites, upload videos, the works.
But I can no longer comment at all. Oh well.
Basically, they broke the shit out of it. Then again, it seems to be Google's way these days - look at Google Maps on android, version 7 is a fucking disaster, thank christ someone had the newest version 6 APK. Does my head in when they change things and remove features for no end-user gain whatsoever.
You can take your Windows 8, 8.1, Internet Explorer, and especially an artifically degraded version of Internet Explorer (degraded IE, now there's an oxymoron) and cram it up your arse.
Re: This article reads like an ad.
You're on The Register, and you don't know what Spiceworks is?
Well, primarily it is an asset management tool for your network, and help desk.
You host it locally and it gathers data about the kit on your network, it is configurable in many ways, and often spits out some very useful information, it does things like automatically look up warranties that are soon to expire and so on, and it's all free.
The social part is something I don't know much about, but I do know they have free support and forums that have had helpful resources that I've found from searching sometimes.
It is primarily NOT a social network, and is NOT subscription based.
Maybe it could be used in those ways, but I've never found that necessary.
Re: Maybe it's not a problem...
He's the sort of guy that would probably love to build a battery plant in the US, but at the same time he's not so crazy that he thinks he can pile more debt that isn't necessary right now to make his cars.
Re: "most-viewed pixels"
A combination of adblock and ghostery rids my browser of this filth.
Re: give me a dislike button
I personally like to read it. Plenty of people like to pass the time by reading pointless things about others.
Seeing as you do have a Facebook account, fit into that category. Da dum. Tsch. Or something.