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Re: Micros SD is against google policy
And the "official" explanation is very unconvincing. I thought the same about FAT licensing, but if it doesn't support FAT it won't have to pay the fee.
Power requirements: 3.3 volts 0.6 ampere-hours?
Re: Google knows what it is doing
No, Chrome is not "basically Linux" - there's an awful lot more to an operating system than a kernel. But even if you want to dismiss the rest of the OS, the kernel itself is not free to Google because it has spent money contributing to it - akin to the Microsoft R&D of which you speak. It's not a charity, so how do you think it recoups its investment? Either by advertising or by selling cloud services.
"negotiating with the charger" in this case is a fancy way of saying it employs Ohm's law.
Judging by the number of people on this thread who have talked about the "license fee" I think you're flogging a dead horse.
Good. I await the update, and the withdrawal of such a head-scratchingly bizarre attempt at Beeb-bashing. Surely there are far easier targets to pick on? Or was it just calculated that nothing attracts the eyeballs like combining both sides of this site's schizophrenic attitude towards the BBC - everything about it is awful, but, erm, Dr Who is great - into one article?
Google knows what it is doing
Google won't release a Chromebook with a 500GB drive - the Google business model is built on targeting advertising at you by mining your data, so it ensures it gets its grubby mitts on it by preventing you storing it locally. Proprietary OSs don't come cheap you know.
Re: Excuse Me Dell
Unfortunately, while it will be sans the heavily discounted price of OEM Windows it won't benefit from the crapware subsidy, so it might cost more without it...
Re: How could they find an SD-card reader....
No it won't. My Samsung Series 7 has a USB card reader ("Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller") which has not worked in Ubuntu until Saucy (13.10). USB just adds another layer of abstraction to the problems.
I'm not so sure
The photo shows a silhouette of a micro SD card with the caption "STORAGE 8GB". The article interprets this as "8GB of SD card storage," which is ambiguous but implies an SD card slot. I don't: I interpret it as 8GB of internal non-volatile storage, as the internal storage figure is not given elsewhere and an 8GB SD card doesn't cost a fiver nowadays so isn't really a selling point. Use of the silhouette to represent non-volatile storage is an ironic reminder of the good old days before Google declareth that SD cards were evil.
The Motorola Razr I has an SD card slot. Google hasn't had time to sew it shut.
Remember this is the Untied States of America.
Re: is it 'cause I is black
Seeing as Prez Obama is described as "black", is anyone actually "white"?
Re: Nice to see America catching up to the rest of the civilised world.
Indeed - created equal, but then recruited by those filthy homothexuals whereupon they chose to be "sinners".
And like Queen Victoria, that says nothing about lesbians.
Re: And religion.
And vice versa, unfortunately.
Re: Wouldn't a vacuum be better?
Just to expand on Natalie Gritpants' comment: a fundamental principle of hard disk drives is that the heads float a tiny distance above the platters on a cushion of air (or helium). They are not like floppy disks where the heads rub against the surface - neither heads nor surface would last long if they did.
Re: less helium than a balloon
It's a tiny amount of inert (non-poisonous) gas which is less dense than air so as soon as it escapes it will float away from you rather than suffocate you. If you're that paranoid you shouldn't allow an aerosol can in the house - that contains liquefied gas (i.e. there's a lot more of it) which is also inflammable and denser than air.
Re: Not as hard to close as you think
Maybe you can't, but I can, and judging by the thumbs up, I'm not the only one.
Re: Evolution at work
Read a good book that explains the subtleties of evolution, such as Almost LIke a Whale - it will answer all your questions.
Re: Digital stamps
Lies, damned lies and statistics. I've never read a more convoluted claim!
Am I missing something, is more than one person here missing something: why on earth would the same private key be used for every attack?
Re: Another good reason to move to Windows RT
Another good reason? What's the first one?
Re: Good news....
Hopefully you've re-gained a little faith.
Re: One size fits nobody
Ever heard of a false analogy?
Works for me... sort of
Update went without a hitch, apart from telling me that my 898MB download would take approximately 1 second to complete with my connection. Looks the same as before, except the lock screen says "en" on it and there's a corresponding character map/keyboard layout widget. Switching off Bluetooth still removes its icon, the keyboard illumination, fan and wifi hotkeys still don't work, but finally the SD card reader does - yippee! (Samsung Series 7.) No need to use the new widget, somewhat laboriously, to help me type "plus ça change"...
Not as hard to close as you think
Yes, I was surprised by this too, but you don't have to resort to a terminal: you can right click on its icon in the launcher and close it from there.
"I'd rather spend my money on a new oven."
I did. It's made by Samsung. And it cleans itself.
I wonder how much of a "British-made" Henry is actually made here, and how much is shipped in from, say, Malaysia?
I had a DC01 and now have a DC24. The later models are a complete revelation, so don't base your opinion only on experience of earlier models.
Galling though it must have been when Dyson moved its production line to Malaysia, it seems a little odd to criticise when most other vacuum cleaners were never made in the UK in the first place.
Henrys are cylinder cleaners so inherently inferior compared to an upright of any make, as they do not brush, merely suck.
Re: "...help customers to consider environmental concerns..."
Oh and a point of my own - feel free to argue :)
Modern gas boilers have control systems designed to prevent them "short cycling" in central heating mode, because this is very inefficient and also reduces the life of the boiler. If you have a simple combination boiler without a thermal store, it has to fire up every time you turn on the hot tap or the washing machine fills. I imagine, therefore, that with the small amount of water modern machines use, heating it up with a combi boiler will not be very efficient. (Modern machines have recirculation pumps so there is no wasted water sitting in the pipework at the bottom, and the clothes are washed with a jet from above so don't need to be submerged.)
Re: "...help customers to consider environmental concerns..."
Um - that hasn't resulted in the "banning" of hot-fill washing machines, as a simple web search will demonstrate. So why else do you think they've disappeared?
Rather than ranting about your EU overlords, read an article here about why hot fill is pretty much a waste of time, even when the water is heated from a renewable source. TL;DR:
- Opening the hot fill valve fills the washing machine with "standing" cold water from the pipework before any hot water arrives from the boiler/tank at 0.7l per metre of 15mm pipe (some of which has to heat the pipe, too)
- The standing hot water then left in the pipework is wasted, unless you happen to have the heating on. Unless you have more renewably-heated hot water than you need, you will be paying money for this.
- Washing machines use far less water than they used to, so this problem is much more significant than it used to be (i.e. the proportion of heat wasted is much greater)
- Modern detergents work better at lower temperatures, reducing further the amount of hot water needed, and thus making the problem even more significant. How often do you do a wash at more than 30 degrees nowadays?
- Some clothes can be damaged by thermal shock - better to heat the water up slowly
@ John Brown
Wouldn't the power rating of the toaster give you a clue as to how long it would take? Anyway, I don't think there's an EU energy rating for toasters, so you can't really blame "headline targets." If any reduction in power is occurring it's probably greenwash by the manufacturers.
Re: A to G
Some understanding to the 95% of the population who don't understand what kWh and joules are. (And it's likely to have absolute figures like that in small print next to the energy rating anyway, for those who want them.)
What happened to the error reporting button?
Does Microsoft get paid?
Probably not, as it doesn't appear to have an SD card slot and hence presumably has no reason to support the FAT filesystem, for which MS has been extracting licensing fees.
Thanks, AC 11:50. Amazing the hate expressed by those who accuse others of being "haters"!
Re: No USB3
Apologies - should have checked. The lack of both the "SS" logo and the blue colour normally associated with USB3 sockets fooled me. Should have realised that the colour blue at least would have been verboten ;-)
...even though I bet it would cost virtually nothing to include it. But that's not the Apple way - the Apple way is to spend much more on "Thunderbolt" peripherals. Just like micro-SD in mobile phones is not the Google way - the Google way is to spend much more on on-board storage.
The USB3 A-type connector is exactly the same size as the USB2 A-type connector, and forwards compatible.
The micro USB3 connector is an abomination though, I'll grant you.
4K is a temperature
4k video is the correct term.
Re: The author attended the summit as a guest of Intel
I presume they actually paid for accommodation.
What's happened to the "send corrections" link?
Re: One really cool feature...
OK, maybe I'm just being paranoid about the prospect of damage, although I have read recommendations to put the interface chips in sockets so that they are easy to replace.
However, I have definitely experienced problems due to using lights on different phases in the one DMX chain, which opto-isolators ought to solve. (I say "ought to" because I didn't have such a thing to test the hypothesis at the time.)
Mystery about MIDI's odd baud rate not solved yet. :)
Re: One really cool feature...
The very comprehensive article does mention opto-isolation. I wish DMX lighting control did the same thing. With DMX you often have lamps on different mains phases where earth potentials can be a long way apart, and with all that mains flying around, the potential for it getting into the DMX chain and frying a whole string of lamps and the lighting console is significant. Perhaps fast enough opto-isolators weren't cheap at the time, or the lighting guys weren't as acutely aware of earth loops (being more likely to be the perpetrators of interference than the victims of it!)?
Incidentally, every ethernet port contains galvanic isolation, but by transformer rather than opto-isolator.
Regarding baud rate, I thought it was so that cheap NTSC subcarrier crystals could be used to generate the clock, but the figure doesn't make sense. DMX is also a non-standard rate of 250kBaud, but that's because it's easily obtainable from microprocessor clocks of 1MHz * 2^n.
Re: Anyone know of the Fire Brigade issue ?
Beautfully taken out of context!
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