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Maybe they would have a winner if they made the reverse available - Atom to Android.
@Arthur the cat
Not just the research community but anyone that has to read manuals on the job.
I have both a kindle DX an an Entourage Edge (dual screens - e-ink and LCD). The DX leaves much to be desired in its display of PDF documents, the EE is much better (allows making notes on e-ink side) but is much heavier to cart around.
As you say, price will be the determining factor to this taking off.
Re: Agreed on that
From what I see and hear in this part of France is that there is the official language and the ones the older and younger generations use. The older generation tend to add Catalan in with French, the younger add English. The number of times I've been asked if I could fix some problem with a computer or printer or monitor is increasing. I've even been asked if I can change the French only version of an operating system to an English one.
Why not call a spade a spade or in the case of 'smart' meters a remote disconnect unit, but then remote disconnect unit doesn't have much good PR potential.
Re: You gotta be bloody joking?!
You do realize that all that waffle is good for getting government money don't you? In fact I would go further and say the main object of it is to keep those at the top of the 'charity' in the manor to which they have become accustomed by using tax payers money and has little or nothing to do with raising the level of educational standards.
Re: Dozen eggs for a euro?
You do realise that a dozen is 12 I assume, therefore said 12 eggs would cost £2 or about €2 not the €1 that was paid.
Re: Ten Windows Tablets - the Eadon Review
@Ross K, I think maybe you have missed the point. Eadon may be having a dig at El Reg because there is no comparison evaluation rating between the units given, especially after there has been a clamour for just that.
Now I suppose I will get voted down just because I APPEAR to be on Eadon's side rather than pointing out that one should engage brain before reacting.
Re: The welsh lobby
Pen-y-gors, The cost to Amazon is only small if they don't have to create the e-book and do the proof reading.
All the Welsh publishers need to do, if they want their books to be available for the Kindle, is to supply Amazon with the books in mobi format. Until they do that I can't see Amazon setting up to proof read books in what is a niche language.
Re: Fixed it for ya.
The point is also that with Android you DON'T have to use the Google app-store - most of the apps are available from other places so people using it have a choice unlike those using win 8.
Is this to ensure that Amazon now goes the way of Nokia?
When will these 'scientists' stop producing meaningless graphs and show real life values?
Anyone can produce a scary looking graph when they take a very limited range of values that magnify what they draw. What they should do is show the complete graph with origins at 0,0 then all those scary spikes are seen in reality.
They will never do anything like that because it will show up their scam for what it is - a green money driven crusade.
I am still trying to work out why so many people are taken in by the CO2 con? CO2 is a necessary trace gas in the atmosphere, necessary for plant growth. So necessary that it is produced by volcanoes in quantities that make anything produced by man insignificant.
Re: 2013 progress report
You are saying what I thought.
First they came for the smokers and everyone applauded.
Then they came for the boozers but most pubs were already empty.
Then they came for the coffee because everyone said it was bad for you.
Then they came for the individuals but there was no one to complain any more
Unfortunately a degree with out practical experience is just a piece of paper that says the holder had the tenacity to stick out the time and regurgitate that which the professors considered essential. The irony of this is that most, if not all, of the teachers have never actually worked in the areas they teach about and as such are unqualified to do do the job.
Before anyone gets upset about what I have said, I am speaking from 50 years experience (and 3 degrees) with the last decade taken up showing those with new degrees that they do NOT know it all.
Re: Can't wait to see that.
The same here and fibre goes to the same manhole as the copper to the village - but do we get fibre, no.
Lester, if you are having problems fitting the outside electricity box you are not using the right tools.
I had to do that job for a client here over the border in France. The only difference was that it was for the water meter. The complete job took just over half an hour including the channel up the wall for the water pipe.
Tools used, a hand held motorised diamond saw and a large jack-hammer powered from a generator. The walls are made of stone and where this had to go just under a metre thick. The channel was 10cm wide and had to go below ground level by 75cm. All of the outside work was easy, the fun part was drilling the 6cm hole through the wall.
All fun and games with these lovely thick stone walled houses.
It is bad management if they have to tow the line anywhere, after all you tow barges. What I think you meant to say was TOE the line, as in being up to the mark.
Re: The cynic in me says "What did you expect"?
The other question is, did the foreman work for Seagate? ;)
@AC, upvoted just for your last paragraph.
Re: Air-breathing advantage
Pedant. I think you mean that you couldn't care less
Simple answer 'it just works'. We reboot the servers once a year and then only because we do a full physical check and clean on them. We have one workstation that has been up and running 24/7 for two years, most of the other workstations get rebooted when the servers do. Desktops only get switched off at weekends. We also work on a 'if it isn't broken then don't change it' policy, the fact it would cost over 12 million pounds to do so also concentrated the mind.
@ Lord Voldemortgage
It does run on modern hardware - I'm typing this from OS/2 running on a xox that has an AMD 4 core processor, 8 GB ram, a couple of 1 TB SATA disks and a 1 GB NIC, also using a 28" 1920x1200 monitor. You will need to update some of the drivers for the HDs and video but other than that it should work.
BTW we are still an all OS/2 shop here from servers to workstations/desktops.
Re: Personally I loved OS/2
That would have been the tail end of Warp3 Connect, something like FixPak 42. It was in Warp4 from FP 6 or 7.
The fact that IBM supplied fixpacks for free, many of which added extra features, was something that left MS for dead.
Re: I live in France...
I too live in France and still get free phone calls to land lines all over most of the world as well as free calls to mobiles in France supplied by my ISP.
It is nice to see that you have overcome some of your problems. I've been here in the Pyrenees (French) for 20 years and 5 years ago we got ADSL in the village. Before that happened France Telecom re cabled the village when they were doing the Perpignan to Andorra fibre link. We had hoped they would bring fibre to the village as well but no luck so I'm still on the end of 6.5 km of copper but at least we don't get the drop outs when the wind blows or it rains as it did on dialup.
If your house is anything like mine the half metre thick walls should be an advantage both in keeping the inside cool in summer and warm in winter. The biggest problem I found was keeping the cold gales out in winter, that necessitated some work on the windows and doors but now I only need heating on for a max of two months a year. I do have a fire that allows for pushing warm air round the place through ducting though.
I do envy you though with your garden - I don't have one being almost at the top of the village which flows up the side if the hill.
Re: IDF tracking Anonyputzs?
Matt, you are banging your head against a brick wall in trying to get through to those that have drunk the anti Israel kool aide provided by the the arab terrorist loving left - the FCO has been imbibing it for years so what hope for the younger generation.
Re: Meaningful statistics?
It is now up to 10.0.9 so you are not up to date, sorry.
Maybe it would be a good idea if the government gave a fair proportion to the Skylon space plane project first.
@ An 12.28.
The simple answer is that non of the top heave management of the NHS has a technical background therefore they haven't a clew about technology - see the multi billion IT f**k ups.
Re: Sample of one...
Should be 'I'm not...'
Re: Sample of one...
Make that a sample of two. I'm well up in the 70s, went bald when I was 19 and now walk the dog twice a day, beat most of the youngsters in walking up the hill to my house, do all my own housework, keep the companies servers going and in my spare time build and repair electronic equipment.
Oh, and I', thinking of quitting any time soon.
Re: So cancel corporation tax
So you would like us all to pay 40% VAT? You must be joking or not thinking.
So our little piggie Tim Yeo of a certain parliament select committee has managed to get one of his green companies as a preferred supplier backed by Borris. Now all he has to do is get the extra runway he wanted at Heathrow to let him get to China faster and everyone should be happy.
Since they say a lot of the failures are broken cables it would be a good idea if the power converters were able to be taken apart - that way a new cable could be fitted with ease and the unit would not end up in landfill until it died.
In fact I have a nice setup doing just that, although getting some of the units apart can be a PITA.
This was discussed over at Bishop Hill a couple of days ago.
One commenter looked at the reality of what was said, I quote:
Thoughts on the reported figure:
Daily ice loss: 190,000,000 Tonnes = cu m , roughly.
Wow that's a lot of tons, if you're an innumerate liberal-arts grad reading the Age in Starbucks .
And that ice loss is going on 365 days a year. Terrifying
That's 69,350,000,000 cu. m per year.
Antarctic ice cover area, sez Wikipedia 13,720,000 square clicks.
Times a million, for square metres: 13,720,000,000,000 sq. m.
So, annual depth of ice lost: 0.005 m.
That's, yup, five millimetres a year of Antarctic ice, folks. Every year.
WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!
Oct 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterThon Brocket
When looked at like that and considering the several kilometres thickness of said ice it's going to be a very long time to see much of anything happening.
Re: Picture 6, the man in the hole.
We have the same sort of thing here in France just north of the border.
Being near Canigou we have our fire in the car park and in the 20 years I've been here we have only had one case of someone getting a burn when jumping over the fire and even he agreed it was his own fault by taking a table cloth with him.
Re: My opinion
Indeed when linux grows up.
At the moment the community appears to the outside world as a load of children squabbling among themselves.
I have asked questions on linux forums and have either been totally ignored or given answers that require further translation and heaven forbid that you should ask a question about some other distribution - it's either linux or it isn't.
Re: My opinion
I couldn't agree more with your analysis.
We are an OS/2 shop here but I see some of the linux problems because people are porting linux apps to OS/2. While that extends the application base for OS/2 it also raises the linux dependencies problems.
As you say the average person using a computer does not want the aggravation of messing about when installing a program, they just want to double click on an icon or a file and have the thing install. Until linux can get to that position it will never be more than a geeks playground.
I have a computer at home with linux on it (suse) that I use to try and learn how to use but invariably I give up in disgust because I can't get something to install or I can't do something simple like edit a text file because I don't have the necessary permissions.
When linux grows up it might be a good alternative operating system but to do that it will have to have a simple way of installing programs no matter where they are from as long as they are for the linux operating system. There also needs to be a simple way of adding drivers for things like network cards, wireless adapters, video cards etc. I don't need, or want, to be told to recompile the kernel.
All these 'reports' have to be taken wit a shovel full of salt. This particular one is showing a reduction of sea ice recorded after a storm that drove to ice to another place - after all it is floating on water and waves will break up most things given time.
Another thing that all the warmists ignore is the fact that the UK and other EU countries CO2 reduction is totally negated by on new power station being opened in China.
They also ignore the fact that any CO2 reduction energy production is casting everyone a small fortune and don't give me the bull about reducing energy usage when people are having to decide between heating or eating.
From the Royal Academy of Engineering come the figures for cost of production per kwh.
Gas 2.2p, Nuclear 2.3p, Coal 2.5p, Onshore wind 5.4p, Offshore wind 7.2p
With those figures in mind I say lets get fracking.
Re: One-sided much?
Not when the company pledged to license those patents under RAND terms.
And when the company that doesn't own the patents just uses them without paying anything, you call that fair - I think not.
Re: Nevermind the gaps.
@Ken Hagan. You ask the question 'what would be the reaction of the general public?'
The answer is simple, what ever the MSM tells them it should be.
I too am very cynical, especially when a private, non accountable company is running what is supposed to be a public police force paid for by the public.
Abuse the system - never, like hell.
Re: Slight correction.
Flash for OS/2 was EOL years ago and was only missed by a few of the young generation.