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Genuine question. At any given time how many iPhones would sit in the distribution change?
Every Apple shop in the world probably has 50-100 in stock.
Every mobile shop probably has 10-20 in stock.
Every mobile company and Apple will have a warehouse for online orders, with, 100s or 1000s?
Add in the supply chain warehouses
I'm guessing in the millions even assuming it was flowing? Presumably the real problem is the stock isn't flowing.
Re: Arrghgghghghg MAAPLIIIIIIIIIIIN
" I went in for screen wipes yesterday"
What, had you run out of bog roll and spit? What's wrong with you!!
"Plus of course there's the additional lure there of the damn meatballs"
They have those in Maplin too. They're the ones asking you every 15 seconds if you need any help and lying to you about product features.
Re: I think he's just afraid of the tax claim he'll get
"If he's got $400M in the first place why does he not have the lifestyle to go with it?"
Because it's not real money. Regardless of bitcoin's "worth", good luck getting that sort of value out of the system to reflect in the real world without the value of it plummeting.
Besides, he amassed $400M by creating the first few bitcoins when it was relatively computationally easy to generate them. They were worth naff-all when *he created them.
*Assuming it's him. Story I read said he didn't deny or confirm, just didn't want to talk about it. Presumably because many many people have already asked in the past "ohh, you have the same name as this guy, is it you?"
Re: How MS could really help
Thanks Tannin - I've done an SP3 slip-stream on XP in the past, for some reason I thought Win 7 didn't let you do that.
The stand-alone installer though, thanks! 1.9GB ISO covers all architectures and 32/64 bit (have had one had to do a 32-bit version due to old drivers). I assumed it wouldn't exist, given the number of updates it makes you go through before offering that in Windows Update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842 is the link.
How MS could really help
I've installed Win 7 on two relatives machines from some re-claimed licences (machines that have since moved to Win 8 or decommissioned) and have got at least two more to go. If MS wanted to really help they could make installing an up-to-date version of Win 7 a 1-2 hour process instead of the 1-2 day process it currently is. At last count, it takes 8-10 update cycles to bring it up to full patch, 4 of which occur before SP1 even presents itself as an option, and many of them take a few force checks of Windows Update before it thinks there are any new ones to offer.
Does anyone know of a reasonably quicker way to do this?
It's moments like this that remind me of the advance of technology. I shudder to think what I spent on a machine to play Q3 at a decent frame-rate.
Re: Not sure what to think
"I wonder if her father made it clear that they couldn't tell others about the settlement?"
Doesn't matter in this instance. The settlement made clear *he* couldn't tell anyone the terms, including his daughter. Her post was apparently evidence that he had blabbed about it.
Nuts to think you can't tell your own family, but equally nuts that you can't show the outside world the cost of treating employees unfairly - settlements like these should be printed in full-page ads to deter companies from being dicks, and act as an advert to employees who don't realise they're being mistreated in a legal sense
Re: "the currency helps facilitate criminal activity"
"Obviously cash should be banned and only traceable credit cards and bank transfers should be allowed"
Ah, but pretty sure credit cards are used to divvy up the substances that rolled up notes subsequently hoover up
Re: And on the subject of cooling....
"I could build one for less"
No you couldn't, that's my point and has been shown on many write-ups elsewhere.
This is just one example: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buy-new-mac-pro-build-answer-might-surprise/
Re: And on the subject of cooling....
"People daft enough to pay that much for a glorified PC will buy them for home use"
Find a same-spec PC for the same price or lower then.
"1.5 million kilometres from Earth, as seen from the Sun"
1.5million kilometres from Earth as seen from anywhere surely?
Re: A rule of thumb
if ( ( case (tweet) == "upper" ) or ( spelling_mistakes_count (tweet) == "rife" ) ) then false
Re: Ugly design and expensive
The shape lends itself to a single central heatsink through the centre, meaning all that kit has just one fan cooling it. Hate how it looks if you like, but the layout is so simple it's difficult to see how it wasn't thought of before.
Re: But can it run WIndows?
As per the article, no (or at least not yet)
I doubt that, especially in an office environment.
From a FreeNAS perspective, I wouldn't get too excited about it. I used it for about 3 years and promptly stopped using it 2 months after a RAID 5 member failed and FreeNAS didn't think to generate any form of alert, either via email or even through the GUI until you dig into status screens a bit further. As far as I could tell, it doesn't support this feature, which I'd consider pretty critical to a NAS's duties.
Try it - pull a disk out of your array and see what sort of response you get. That's now my first test on any NAS device.
"That said, you need to ensure that the door is re-latched properly or you could be in for a very, very long wait while the array re-builds. Go on, ask me how I know this."
*Chortle* thanks for the morning coffee spill :-)
Interesting concept, though already explored in Black Mirror?
Re: This ought to be unnecessary
That's the equivalent of refusing any sort of antivirus because you have a good firewall.
Re: So El Reg...
No. Curiosity is travelling about 6 miles in a year - it would be showered in debris by now if it were even remotely in range.
"While Mars gets a lot more tiny parking-lot dings due to its thin atmosphere, this one would have easily mde it through Earth's atmosphere."
We don't know what size it was to begin with, only the crater impact size, but it'll certainly be a lot smaller than 30m, probably on the scale of 1m or less.
By comparison, it takes 20m objects to get through our atmosphere, as demonstrated in Chelyabinsk last year, and even that one didn't really create a crater.
Re: A bit puzzled...
"Can't you remember ceefax?"
I can, and I can remember the excruciating agony of waiting to cycle to the correct page - and that was only for 5 or 6 pages. Imagine the wait-times to cycle through 4.5m wikipedia articles!
Re: "businesses that are heavily invested in InfoPath"
It's the component you tick to not install when setting up a new Office installation.
"I find it a little disturbing that people make jokes about such a tragic incident "
I find it even odder that a news site would invite comments on such a story?
"Not American boffins, obviously"
In fairness, the Yanks launched a similar detector, but it was entirely temperature based
If $temp<3 then $beer=true
Re: Outdated snark
"f***ing close to water..." :-)
Agreed though, the range of US microbreweries is astonishing these days, and not hard to find in the right bar.
Re: Polish cryptographers!!
"The initial work was done by guys from Poland"
And there's a memorial to them at Bletchley.
I've been to Bletchley twice now, once about 2 years ago and then again last October.. The difference was quite telling, in that it's now more public-friendly (shorter tours, eletronic "tour guide" iPod Touchs with video clips narrated by Jonathan Foyle and some "re-enactments").
I preferred the older version, which was a lot more rustic and feeling like you were exploring the old site, instead of what is becoming a tourist attraction built on the old site. But I know what is more likely to attract people to visit, so I can understand the motives.
The computing museum though, is very much a SPB style shed outfit, which I enjoyed immensely.
"Exploding star a mere 12 light-years away"
And article says 11.5 millions light years away?
Re: good media
"Also what clock is being used on board the aircraft?"
Well, it's not an aircraft ;-) There are 4 clocks, and the software was designed to ignore the primary clock if it drifed by more than 2 hours.
"The spacecraft was due to signal back to ESA at 10am UTC on Monday morning, but overslept by over eight hours."
No, it was due to "wake up" at 10:00, not signal then. It then spent the expected 8 hours warming itself up, turning on its star trackers to figure out its orientation, fire it's thrusters to correct any spin and align its transceiver with earth. THEN it signalled home, with the signal taking about 45 minutes to reach us.
It wasn't 8 hours late. If anything it was 15 minutes "late" compared with completely accurate time-keeping, but even then was 15 minutes inside the window of expected contact.
Voda & BSkyB joining forces?
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."
Re: Probably the most expensive 60g anyone will ever buy..
You've never bought printer ink then.
Although in all seriousness (interesting factoid alert) anti-matter is possibly the most expensive substance - running into £trillions per gram :-)
"Always wondered why contracts offered 2-3k free texts a month..."
Because it costs mobile networks about a penny per thousand texts. Each text is about 140 bytes - it's the golden egg of mobile comms which thankfully other apps are replacing.
Re: Stereo sound
@Neil - he doesn't say 400ms (milliseconds, or thousandths of a second) though, he says 300 or 400 microseconds. 400 millionths of a second - 0.0004 seconds.
While head movement won't make that much of a difference, I've just done the maths on a set of speakers 1m apart, listening position about 2m. The distance to the left and right channel, if you're directly in the centre, is 2.062m. If you move even 20cm to the left, the left channel is 2.022m away, the right channel is 2.119m away - a difference of 9.7cm. Or, in other words, a ~300 microsecond delay. Just by moving 9.7cm off-centre.
Re: Stereo sound
"If you have Stereo sound it's important that the sound arrives on time"
And it seldom does. You'd have to be rigidly fixed between your two speakers and never move.
Re: Less than 25us? Why?
"Ok. 400ms is an utter disaster."
Nope, he said "300, 400 microsecond", not milliseconds. That's (at worst) 0.0004s drift.
I agree, 0.4s would be bad, but to answer his question:
"they're sending the exact same audio information to each speaker and just kind of hoping that their 300, 400 microsecond drift is not that noticeable to you"
They're getting away with it then, as no, it's not f**king noticeable! It's the difference between 12cm, which frankly I could generate by accident simply by turning my head.
"These pockets will likely eventually merge into larger clusters, helping researchers to answer questions like whether supermassive stars always form in clusters or whether they can be born in isolation"
Would have thought that it will take millenia before there's any sort of clustering or merging? This'll help researchers in about half a million years, no?
Re: Dense enough?
" it’s a black hole, the light emitted from the gas falling into it are in the x-ray frequencies."
Re: Dense enough?
"Is the center of our galaxy visible in the night sky in the northern hemisphere?"
Nope, the rest of the galaxy is in the way! You can’t observe it in the visible spectrum at all due to the volume of stars and dust in the way. The only way to observe it is via the higher frequencies (in this instance, x-rays).
Even if it were visible, the event wouldn’t be visible – it’s a black hole, the light emitted from it are x-rays.
"flaws in the implementation leave Yahoo! webmail far more vulnerable to snooping by intelligence agencies such as the NSA and others."
Let's face it, that's probably by design.
Besides which, does anyone think that bog standard email is by any stretch a secure channel? Switching on encryption between you and your mail server is like blindfolding the postman as he hands over your postcard at your doorstep - doesn't stop anyone reading it at the sorting office or along any of routes from the sender.
At best, encrypting the final hop makes it a bit safer using wireless hotspots.
"Quite. We used to have one number, easy to remember, which was free."
I don't remember it being free? But I remember it being a lot bloody cheaper than the services that were introduced to make it cheap.
Re: Glasses free 3D
Saw a demo at London City Airport ages ago of 3D display, but no idea how it worked. Was good though, and seemed to work from all angles/distances.
Easy, don't put a disk drive on the mainframe terminal at Langley and maybe stick a security camera in the room instead of relying on poncy pressure pads on the floor.
But if all else fails, get Marsellus Wallace to point his phone at Max's laptop.
Re: Splendid, I am delighted to hear it.
"Without reading the actual tweets"
So maybe you should read the tweets? They're available on other news sites. Context doesn't really pay into it either.
Worth noting that these weren't the worst ones, just the twitter accounts the CPS/police could trace.
Isn't there a possiblity it's just early in its formation? Don't all planets start as gas/dust that eventually clumps together?
"Galaxies can be quite the dust-gatherers and astronomers already think that supernovae could be a primary source of that dust, especially in the early life of the Universe"
My guitar, r/c helicopter, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and many other short-lived ventures could well be similar sources.
Statistically speaking, I'm a man, if I live in the world. In the UK though, statistically I'm a woman.
Re: Well I'm convinced.
I suspect some went with #IwillhazCheezeburgeryesterdayz in error, thus revealing their time travelling ways. Fortunately, they then saw the register's report that time travellers *had* been found on the interwebs, and thus went back in time again to delete the tweet.
I thought it was already known that it only worked for spherical chickens in a vacuum?
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