161 posts • joined 16 Jan 2009
Hope its better than the DC01
That both sucks and blows at the same time but not it the way you'd want of a vacuum cleaner.*
* To be fair it's fine so long as you empty it when half full, change the filter every time (washable thankfully) and change the HEPA filter twice a year. Got a soon-to-be-banned 2kW Miele now.
The killer app for these
will be when there is a framework that makes it easy for the likes of iFixit & Haynes to publish their guides for it. I can see a hell of a market as a golf range finder too.
"The company doesn’t currently produce models from ultrasound,....
.... but, we wonder, if the technology was used to produce 3D models from the scans of unborn babies would that be a cool advance on the printout on the mantelpiece or would it be just that little bit creepy?"
Very creepy indeed.
This sounded interesting but I remained sceptical until I could establish whether it was another damn Nest. Thankfully it didn't take many clicks to find this:
- OpenTRV should not require the Internet or smartphones to operate; it should be possible to do basic operations with a simple UI physically at the radiator or its associated control unit.
Excellent. Good luck Damon
KeePass keeps the data locally but the software is closed so as you say you're boned.
LastPass keeps your data in the house of cards called 'cloud'.
Firefox, bit of each I think but I confess I've not dug deeply.
Truecrypt as a project seems to be dead but Truecrypt the storage format and Truecrypt the software (7.1a) isn't, so far these have stood up to independent scrutiny. Since the volume format is open and documented there are other programs that can open a truecrypt volume. If Truecrypt the software became untrusted I can use something else to get my data back. If Truecrypt the storage format gets busted I can simply use 7.1a to migrate my data to a new container.
Duplicate post deleted. No idea how that happened.
"There are other password manglers out there and they all seem to me to lock your eggs up in thier basket. I suppose that is the nature of the beast."
Try a .txt file stored in a truecrypt volume. Sure it doesn't have all the conveniences of LastPass, KeePass or Firefox built in tools but nor does it have the failure modes. My eggs, my basket.
If ARMADILLO proves effective El Reg SPB could fund future ventures by licensing the technology to golfball manufacturers.
"Honestly, if you've any better advice at all for any of it, ping me and I'll make sure it gets in front of the right people at Synology."
A minor point in the grand scheme of things but these two seem bass acwards to me:
B. Update DSM to the latest version
C. Backup your data as soon as possible
Don't forget to pack your cluebat for that meeting.
Re: Michael C
You're thinking way too black hat, I doubt it's remotely that hard. Among the advertised features of the Phison PS2251-01 are:
- Support Program RAM (Firmware Upgradable)
- Supports VID, PID, serial number & vender information update
- Supports multiple partitions and hidden mode
You probably just need to ask for a copy of the datasheet & tools, how could they advertise these as features the customer can use if they don't provide the info & tools to do so?
Re: Is there anything like this for android?
Here's an idea - RTFA
I'm struggling to understand Exodus' motivation in this. The flaw they have identified seems like exactly the kind that to them is saleable product. Surely their customers would be foaming at the mouth to get hold of this and would pay handsomely for it? Why render that product valueless?
Perhaps Exodus already have other better attacks? In that scenario I'm still struggling with why Exodus are highlighting that I2P is vulnerable. Forget any 'good of the community' argument, it doesn't wash given their business model.
Could it be that Exodus do have a much better attack, one that is so good they are asking a kings ransom for it and their customers won't pay up? An attack so good that the customers see it as too good to be true? Exodus are therefore trying to improve the credibility of their expensive attack by publicly demonstrating their skill in attacking I2P?
Ah hell, I seem to have drifted into tinfoil hat territory.
Re: I have argued for many years @ cortland
You're a Taxi.
Re: I'm guessing the Ecuadorian embassy doesn't have vehicular access @Tom 13
HTF? On foot, they aren't all grand gated compounds. The embassy is on the first floor above a solicitors office. Go find it on Streetview, you can see their banner in a couple of the first floor windows. The door is the black one 2'6 wide around the side.
Re: Cost a government
"London to Ecuador surely goes via our border somewhere. Couldn't he be picked up there?"
IANAL but I believe diplomatic vehicles, cars and private planes for example, have the same protections at the embassies. Therefore if your embassy has vehicular access and you can arrange to drive straight into a diplomatically badged military transport then no you don't ever cross our border.
I'm guessing the Ecuadorian embassy doesn't have vehicular access so the plod are waiting for him to leave on foot.
Re: Big deal @Charles
Is that a JTRIG post?
Re: Idiot's Solution
When you grow up and get a driving license you'll find that not all parts of a journey are the same. No one system can be ideally suited to all. Having a composite drive system that can handle the cruise, hard accelerate, stop-start and all the other variations of motion with one or more subsystem seems damned handy to me.
If at first you don't succeed use a bigger hammer.
si non prius succederent uti malleum majorem
Guilty until proven....
"(not that I have any sympathy for the defendant in this case)"
Really? I've not seen any evidence of his guilt, only the accusations in the article. Until I or a jury does I reserve judgement. Meanwhile I'd like to know if his arrest was legal under international law. If it was and if there is enough legally obtained evidence for a judge to have issued a warrant then due process has taken place and his dad can shove his moaning and posturing where the sun don't shine.
I used to be just like you Mr Dabbs, it used to drive me potty the wasteful ways in which things are done and then done all over again each time a PHB tweaked the requirement spec for his own aggrandisement. Trying to care was giving me no end of headaches and blood pressure that at my age now would be a problem. Over the years I have developed a credo that helps keep me sane. The long version is:
I am paid as much to rub out as I am to write.
The short version is:
Is the voice recognition carried out on the device or at the mothership?
Thanks Reg! I've been searching for a wireless 7 day 4 period thermostat and had not found Heatmiser, looks like a PRT-WTS is exactly what I seek.
I would like to meet the plumber or electrician who installed the system in our new house and explain with the aid of a blunt instrument why it is not a good idea to put the only thermostat in the same room as a log burner. I could move it but that would mean redecorating two rooms and taking up one carpet and one wooden floor.
As for all the mothership connected controllers, nice but no thanks.
Re: sizeable fine?
Mars needs women.
3:2 screen ratio - hallelujah! Someone at last understands that business users don't watch DVDs all day so a 16:9 screen would be inappropriate. Bravo Microsoft.
Now, can we have that on a proper laptop please?
Re: They missed a trick...
As to how the religions would react, same way as ever - badly.
Re: Who uses Heathrow anyway?
And anyone who's tired of never seeing their baggage again after going through Schipol? I was there recently & saw a bag with two Zebra heads poking out the top and tagged 'Noah'.
See page 2 of the article, text under the first picture.
Sounds a lot like my first two player on a mates console. Simple castle each and a catapult to lob rocks at each other. As with yours all you had was force & elevation. I wish I could remember the name of the console or game. Pant wettingly funny for a couple of young uns each time we took out the others catapult the the wreckage was dragged away.
XOR on the BBC made a good brain challenge against mates, the satisfaction of being the first to figure out a section. Another vote for worms during my uni years plus Turrican and Speedball on another mates Amiga.
Top era for me was Doom, Quake, Descent & F1GP on the work lan in my first job. Quake got up to ten or so players at times, heady stuff back then.
Re: Laptop resolutions...
Nice res but 16:9 yet again.
Re: Laptop resolutions...
Apple are doing so. Apple are also sticking with an aspect ratio that suits laptops rather than following every other manufacturer in assuming we do nothing but watch DVDs all day. If my 5 year old Acer dies before this stupidity ends I shall need a new forum handle.
Human stupidity is the only unlimited resource in the universe
I think I shall print that large, frame it and hang in on the wall next to the rather blood stained* "The only entity in the universe capable of sustained growth is the universe itself."
* From beating managers & the occasional politicians head against it.
Re: XP Needs to Die
" Windows 7 brought bloat, eye candy, and features barely anyone used such as bit locker, but it wasn't all that much better than XP"
Bzzzzzt: Wrong! XP started the bloat & eye candy with the Tellytubbies hill and many transition effects, Vista took it to stupid extremes. Win7 development included the WinMin process which reversed a hell of a lot of bloat. 7 introduced little new candy and it can all be easily switched off. Put 7 in classic mode with visual effects set for best performance and it is perfectly acceptable.
Win 7 even introduced useful tweeks such as when you press F2 to change a file name the extension isn't selected. The 7/2008R2 combo is superb for GPO admin too. Ok so that exhausts my list of known improvements but at least there are improvements with 7 unlike Vista, 8 or any office after 2003.
Re: WSUS Offline
I was going to suggest a WSUS server in VirtualBox but your suggestion is far superior. Downloaded and building an ISO to try out.
What ideas do you have?
You could lean on the Reg house elves to get secure access to you working and default.
Re: That's the way to do it
Somerset? You should be safe from igniting the landscape there.
Great, they've put bigger, fatter and more modern locks on the front door to the vault they want me to put my files in. I've still no idea how many other doors there are on the vault and who has the keys.
"But such money needs to be traceable, unlike Bitcoin he noted."
The brown beer tokens in my pocket aren't traceable, there's no way to establish who's hands they have been through until now. Did I get them from a cash point, as change from a purchase or as a gift? No way to know. Physical notes are uniquely identifiable by the serial number and can be verified as genuine by those who know. Digital currencies must be identifiable and verifiable but why traceable? I'm sure the spooks would love it but that's no reason at all in my book.
Re: TO THE LAB!
Does it have an Igor? All the best labs are equipped with an Igor.
I don't know if that is a fashionably piss poor spelling of You Are The Cast or a play on EarthCast. Either way I need a bucket.
Re: You've touched on the reason why there's a problem
"as opposed to polishing the desktop environment to a mirror shine, which is what people actually wanted."
That's not what I wanted at all, shine on the desktop gets switched off for speed as a matter of course. What I wanted was to be rid of the annoyances like the whole OS freezing when one network connection in one explorer window takes a long time to respond. Or when you click to open Program A then select one already running to get on with while you wait Program A should be kept in the background while it loads not allowed to keep grabbing focus.
It didn't oversleep at all, the author hasn't checked his facts.
Re: Was briefly enthused...
Your point about it being pretty trivial personal data arguable. It is personal data and should be treated as such regardless of how trivial it my seem.
The bigger issue is the loss of control. What if this thing flops and the servers get shut down in a couple of years? All perfectly working units sold are landfill and your investment both time and money is round the u-bend. Tell me Tony, what does having the internet server in the data path add to the product for me? I see what it adds for the vendor but I see no added value for the customer.
I have 12 thermochrons and 3 hydrochrons around our property, I'd love to replace them with something wifi enabled to save me the chore of downloading every 21 days but it will not be with these.
Want that screen.
Oh why won't somebody else, anybody else, build a laptop sporting this lovely 16:10 screen?
Opt out required.
Here we go again. I have to do something, change my SSID, in order to opt out. Why not have a _map suffix if you want to opt in?
Re: Don't worry!
It really is an unlucky country, America. Or rather North America. Whoops no, I mean the smaller southern portion of North America. Big as countries go sure but for a space rock heading for Earth with so much surface area to choose from, even so much land to choose from not actually large at all. There must be some magnetism effect I guess. Poor merkins.
Re: I really wonder who would see the difference.
Many many people. 16:9 is great for watching DVDs and a pain in the ass for anything else. 1920x1200 is 16:10, the difference seems small but it is a great deal better for most work tasks. As for RAM, you don't use VMs do you. If you did you'd know there is no such thing as too much RAM.
Re: Perspective please
I would imagine that the fingerprint on the scanner itself would be the one to start with.
At least with the swipe type of scanner an attacker would have to try every print on the phone.
Re: "High frame rate hologram generator."
Glad it's not just me that read that and saw that Musk has solved the easy part and glossed over the hard. Hand tracking? It's called a Kinect. Slap yet another new UI on AutoCAD and you've got the design software. The hard part remains, er, hard.
The number of pixels would be nice but more useful, to me at least, is the 16x10 aspect ratio. The 5 year old Acer I type this on has it (1680x1050 15") and is 2 years past it's scheduled retirement date because I can't get a 16x10 screen again. Apple get it so why doesn't anyone else? 16x9 was invented for, made for and is great for watching DVDs, it sucks for real work. Only 1920x1080 or above has acceptable number of vertical pixels and they are all either too small to read if below 16" or too big to conveniently carry if above.
A 15" MBP with bootcamp would be a lovely replacement but £1799 is a smidge over double the price of this Acer. It wasn't quite as close to the bleeding edge in it's day as the MBP is now but it wasn't a long way short either. Oh and I've replaced the battery on this Acer when It got down to 45 mins run time from 5 hours when new. The duff one is still used when on mains to preserve the life of the replacement, it takes seconds to swap. Can I do that with a macbook?
Agreed. Hell of a lot of tin foil hatted nonsense being spouted forth about this despite absolutely no details being available yet. 100,000 voluntary cancer and rare illness patients represents a very focussed 0.16% of the UK population. GeneWatch would have us think it's everyone without any choice.
The lack of detail available at this early stage is in complete contrast to the IMP draft bill which is out, examined and positivly identified as bloody awful. Properly implemented this could be a good thing. Just so long as we can keep BAE, GCHQ & a certain Mr Farr away from it there is at least a chance.
I am mindful though that 'properly implemented' and 'government contract' are generally mutually exclusive. Ho hum.
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