3224 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Here on the small island ....
Can 'our' UK government exercise any kind of opt-out on this. I'm sure the big players like Vodafone and VM would be look unfavourably on all this.
I'll ask my mum to show me how it's done. This basement is getting a bit dusty.
@Aldous Re: The science behind Doctor Who?
The 'Titanic IN SPAAAAACCCEEEE' was a fully certified (for paying passengers) spaceship that had been built to resemble an old style ocean cruise liner. You need to pay more attention.
Imagine a Starbucks with one of these in the ceiling
It would charge your phone (if it had the internal receiver kit) and keep your 'coffee' hot at the same time.
re Quark smaller than Atom
They should have released the Proton, Neutron, Electron family first.
they are one step ahead ....
(Use Tor or a VPN) - www.hobby.uk.com
Thinking about it ...
If you consider the size of France and Germany (as a European example) and their short distance apart, we don't express surprise that the people in those two regions/countries speak in different languages. Then consider the size of the regions of China and their geographical separation from each other.
"A 1TB USB stick fits in the palm of your hand"
Great, but it costs over $3,000 in US money; not mainstream yet :)
Full marks for the speedometer arrangement.
For as long as I can remember, I've had cars where the steering wheel blocks my view of the speedo between about 65mph and 90mph; a critical range. I wish more car makers would take this into account.
Apart from that, I don't like badgery and I'd prefer black flashing instead of red.
Re: I call bullshit
" ... I can not come over ... management porno."
No matter how hard you tried?
Switching from big iron to x86 virtualisation
What does that have to do with Unix??
Re: Shurely shome mishtake?
Assuming that I follow what you are saying, would it be more correct to describe that as a 'measured/observed interaction in a Quantum Field'? Are you saying that photons are an intellectul construct of the observer? What does that imply for all the other force/field interaction particles, including the Higgs boson?
Cheap tag and cheap reader ......
.... means easy to obtain and easy to monitor in detail in a small electronics lab. Then the forger can carefully determine the required charateristics of a genuine tag. The interesting part of the article is where the reader also writes data to the memory of the tag. That part could take some figuring out.
@John Savard Re: Twas ever thus
I did a recognised apprenticeship at the same time as a thin-sandwich degree course, obtaining a first class honours degree. How do I fit in to your terribly restricted little world?
I have two. They pick up a signal just about anywhere.
Lessons never learned
The people who create/implement/operate a system or process are not the people you should trust to tell you if it is working properly.
I'll wait for the M&S version - cheap and bland but does the job.
I've got 16GB of cloud storage .....
... in the form of a memory stick plugged into the little FTP server (NSLU2) that is connected to my home router. I worry about whether it could withstand a sustained brute force attack :)
"I'm not a pro, but I know enough to be dangerous"
That is often the problem and may be her epitaph.
Re: This is new?
The last time I (accidentally) drank the lees from home made beer, I manufactured my own very spreadable product about twelve hours later.
Re: Ah well...
Maybe if you invented your own 'private language'; I'm thinking of the Navajo code-talkers of WW2 here. Then again, language is a form of encoding of meaning, so can encryption breaking techniques be used to translate an unknown language into your own language?
Whoever could it be?
Maybe someone who's trying to establish the IP address and location of 4000 relays of a Tor network? Or, maybe someone who's applying for funding to fight the menace of increasing Tor traffic? Oh, the possibilities.
@Graham Marsden Re: @frankl ly - Time for some social engineering
I may have tried to get too much concentrated goodness into it.
Time for some social engineering
Flood Facebook with pics of neatly dressed, well scrubbed teens reading books while helping elderly people to cross the road.
Re: The "Streisand Effect"
"But my goal of learning something new each day has been accomplished, thanks to El-Reg!!"
That's the main reason I read this site, and the comments of course.
re. energy drinks
I'm waiting for replies from combat wombat and mutated wombat.
How the heck?
"... 8,500 Lumia and Asha phone patents ..."
How on earth can you get 8,500 patents from developing two smartphones.
Re: Not exactly flashing
Indeed. I'd claim 'reasonable expectaton of privacy'. The cops had to make a deliberate effort to find them so it's their own fault for seeing what they saw.
re. Refused domains include .AFRICA and .GCC.
Did they give reasons why? Would/did they also refuse ASIA, EUROPE, ...etc? Has anyone applied for ATLANTIS?
Re: The latest progress report filed at Companies House today revealed that JP Associates (JPA),
There's no way they would have taken the job on unless they had guarentees that they would be paid for their work.
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.
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