2844 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: The solution is simple...
I've got some readily available technology - a little piece of masking tape; it's simple.
@Chris G Re: The year is 2050 re. Lox/methane
I was hoping you'd finish your post with a 'cow jumping over the moon' reference.
Re: I honestly do not care who does it...
I just wish they'd do an international effort, which would result in more resources being available for any effort. I can imagine engineers and scientists working together on a project of this nature but I doubt that political interference would be far away though. Woud the ISS or the LHC be a good model for joint projects of this nature?
Re: All your phone are belong to us
If that aspect bothers you, buy a second phone on e-bay and run it purely for data transfers between the cloud storage and the phone and/or your local LAN storage. You don't even need to have a SIM card in it if you limit yourself to WiFi connections.
Economies of scale
"...gathering all of its cable players into a single company with 200 million connections ..."
I wonder if this will result in lower prices to the domestic consumer?
+1 for 'Innovagineer'
Re: Selfie, Girl Crush, Twerk
When I was a teenager, there wasn't a web to post teenage photos on. Kids nowadays eh?
Re: Shame its' not very portable
Strip the case, display, buttons and individual batteries from the phones. Replace the laptop with a custom ARM powered board; etc :)
Re: Must ... say ....it .....
Let's talk about the meaning of the word 'injure'.
Must ... say ....it .....
It doesn't electrocute them. It gives them a small electric shock.
I realise this is totally childish, but ....
.... would it be possible to modify the GPL, etc, so that Microsoft was not allowed to use the code?
re. switching off the cable modem
If you switch off your cable modem for a long time, you risk having a new IP address when you switch it on again. I use my consistent IP address for convenient access to my little home FTP server. It's very useful for saving those 'irreplaceable' holiday photographs, etc.
I know how to make the perfect bacon sandwich ....
... if anyone is interested.
"Should have found .."
Shirley, you meant to type 'should of ..'
Re: why is this unexpected ?
I think shelf-stacker or floor sweeper for a six month trial period, at first, so that your basically good idea doesn't ruin any corner stores or small engineering companies.
Re: Secondary Smartphone Screen
I do use my Android for a shopping list (among other uses) by using a note-widget on the lock screen. This would save me the trouble of having to turn it on then off again every time my short term memory failed me (often). You could also use it for a map (if high enough resolution) for quick reference during a car journey.
How about strapping a micro-SD card to a homing pigeon's leg?
It sounds like a fun thing to do, regardless of effiency or reliability.
Re: CCTV warning notices
A family friend had small CCTV cameras monitoring his large gardens and home. He tells me that the police advised him to angle the cameras so that they did not show anything happening on the public road or on the neighbour's property. As far as I know, he hasn't placed any notices. I assume that you don't need notices on private property? What about at the front door, where unknown callers can be reasonably expected to be (postman, meter readers, insurance salesmen, etc)?
It would be cheaper .....
..... to sell your old iThing and buy a second-hand Android device. This company needs to develop the application for Android to give a much bigger potential market.
Re: Just like OLPC
..... and access to a good library and GOOD TEACHERS.
'A typical lesson plan for maths students...'
If a supplier of tablet computers builds a few more devices than it can sell, and doesn't sell as many as it wants to, after spending more on the advertising budget than it recieves in revenues; then by how much can it discout the initial retail price before the situation becomes totally embarassing?
Re: The Guardian had a chance to ....
"Stating he was refused a lawyer, he wasn't, he refused the lawyer."
According to an article in The Independent today, his solicitor says that he went to see him and was prevented from going to the room where he was being held, until the final hour of his captivity. So, two versions here - your version and the version of the solicitor who actually went to see him. Who do you think I believe? The article also says that it was never explained to him who was actually interrogating him and that he wasn't allowed to take any notes during his interrogation.
re. .. 'hewn'
It's not being hewn, it's being precision laser sintered - 'plintered'.
Will that water stay in Australia?
I assume much of that rain soaked into the ground or topped up lakes and reservoirs, if it is still resulting in a reduction in sea-level. Will it stay in the ground and maybe benefit farming or will it evaporate eventually?
An obvious choice
"... a coiffured head of blonde hair, a glowing complexion .."
He's their golden boy; or possibly champagne.
@Steve Davies 3 Re: More lipstick on a pig. 6310i battery
You can get them for less than £4 on e-bay. I got the high capacity ones about 4 years ago, still going strong.
Nokia 6310i - great phone. I have a Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 - great phone.
Re: Ah, good old NT
So, there is a good use for 'hidden' files.
Re: Shame, but inevitable
If you want funky looking patterns, do a Google Image search for "QR code art". I'm amazed and pleased that they seem to work fine.
"... users could drop into an ordinary service station for a top-up. "
Would it be legal to do that in NZ? Or other places?
Re: Eye predict
If Google were willing to reward me in some way, I'd be happy to spend my free time gazing at lingerie adverts. In fact, if they outlined the ads with a distinctive marker of some kind, I'd be happy to gaze at any advert. Can I patent that idea?
I always thought that Google Glass ....
would be in vogue one day.
@Kubla Cant re.
I assume it monitors keypresses, since that's what happens when you type.
Could it be ....
.... that Microsoft see Open Office as a competitor to one of their own products and are trying to stifle it? One interesting aspect of this is that Open Office is free, so there is no company has its sales and therefore its profits affected - so no damages can be claimed.
I can imagine
"The board and I had some differences about the direction of the company"
The board had noted her lack of interest in chasing squirrels or patrolling the perimeter of the premises, with no inclination to bark at strangers. She didn't even mark her office so how was anyone supposed to find her? It was felt that she was not a good fit with the company ethos.
Re: And is illegal in the UK
The near field of a transmitter contains stored energy that forms part of the operation of the transmitter and tapping into this certainly constitutes 'stealing'. When the radiated field has been 'launched' and you tap some power from it, you are not affecting the transmitter in any way. If you created a large enough signal shadow to affect people who wanted to receive the signal, I'm not sure what the legal situation would be.
Evernote on Linux
The Evernote Windows application runs ok within WINE on Linux (MINT 13), in my simple and limited useage experience. The fonts are a bit rough but I haven't made an effort to improve them.
Are you funded by the Ad industry?
Getting the entire story
It would be interesting to talk with the actual designers/developers for this product and ask them what their initial ideas were, what time and budget pressures they were working under and what management/marketing interference they were subjected to. However, I'm sure that Phillips would fight tooth and nail to prevent that and would quietly threaten dismissal to anyone who spoke to the press.
Would any ACs like to give information?
I watched "Oranges are not the only fruit"
Does this mean that I'm a closeted lesbian?
@Spoonsinger Re: It's like a bad movie with no review showing in advance
"... telestial TV ..."
Is that like a joint venture between terrestrial and celestial TV? Oh, the rapture!
It's a slippery slope down that rabbithole
" ...some disdain for the gateway distros .."
I've been snorting Mint for four months now but the thrill has worn off. I'm worried that I might move into trying Debian and then start installing from the CLI.
@Pete 3 Re: Excellent re. Titus Andronicus
I believe that sort of fiction is now illegal in the UK, or is it just pictorial representation (for the moment)? I'm a bit worried that I downloaded Oedipus Rex, but that's freaky anyway so I suppose I deserve to have the book thrown at me.
@Zola Re: Lackluster
If you want a weekend/party phone, there are lots of cheap unlocked ones to choose from on e-bay, especially if you're used to Android and don't want the hassle of learning how to use a new phone OS. I bought my first two Android phones on e-bay and they are both still working fine.
If wishes were fishes
"...capabilities that could be developed and none of which are workable right now."
I bet they were working hard to develop those capabilities and working out how best to 'monetise' them.
re. 5GHz and walls
I was thinking about putting a WiFi router or WiFi extender high up in the loft and using a directional antenna to spray the signal downwards. Is 5GHz easily stopped by plasterboard and cheap floorboards?
Not learning from history?
From what little I know (by reading about it), I understand that the senior figures in the Chinese government are 'technocrats' and so you'd think that they'd do their research and understand what is likely to happen when a 'free market, capitalist' economy is unleashed onto a previously 'socialist' society. They have the recent example of the USSR to consider. They also have access to a hundred years of records of what happens in the traditionally capitalist societies of the West when politicians pass laws to modify people's economic behaviour.
So, is it because becoming a politician makes people stupid and arrogant, or is it only stupid and arrogant people who want to become politicians?
"... plucked with golden tweezers ..."
The tweezers should be made of wood, from the root of an old tea bush. This reduces the stress on the young leaf when it is plucked. You really can taste the difference.
Google can afford to think big
"... such pricey projects as harnessing the cooling power of the North Sea, or in some cases redirecting entire rivers."
Have Google revealed their 'payback' period for the initial costs of these projects and the ongoing annual savings?
I've always said that large date centres should be built in cold costal areas to use the sea for cooling; or even better to sell the waste heat to nearby industrial, commercial, residential, whatever consumers.
The benefits of ageing
" ..everyone on Facebook aged between 18 and 54."
I'm just outside the demographic - woohoo! Oh, ... I don't use Facebook .. I forgot about that.
Re: Problem with this idea...
I downloaded a file called See-Nekid-Wimmin.deb and clicked on it and it seemed to install. It doesn't do anything when I run it so I suppose I need one of those obscure library packages to be installed as well.