1799 posts • joined Monday 15th June 2009 08:00 GMT
Re: Pascal had a use (for me at least)
Learning both isnt a bad idea. We started on C++ before moving to java (the good old days of making a mouse driver for DOS and programming parallel outputs to control oscilloscopes). I learnt most of my bad habits in C++ purely due to direct memory addressing etal. That was on an electronic engineering degree at UMIST (early 90's) with A levels in maths, physics, business studies and electronics.
Gave up programming as a pure career as I didnt want to move to the city and stepped into a worse choice of sysadmining (with just as much programming really)
Re: Its nice to hear the honesty
the key is interviews - CV to get the interview then your own self on the day. Ive interviewed people who were near perfect on paper, had experience but there was no way in hell i'd work with them. However, people who come across well are usually hired even if there are boxes unticked.
Arrogance is a turn off immediately.
At the end of the day if you can get to an interview then tweak your technique appropriately.
Re: The only way to get a pay rise...
well I put a proposal forwards and got my pay rise after meeting objectives on my annual appraisal.
Odd I know.
Re: "When to say I quit..."
Depends really. I quit and went travelling for a year. I had money reserves for year +1. I had no problems finding a new job afterwards and had a good reason (on paper) for quitting. In reality my old job was shite, I hated the company, was paid crap thus manufactured a good way to leave, go on holiday and spend time looking for a new job - all without killing my "appeal".
If you can bullshit your way with a good excuse (and evidence to back it up) then quit when you like.
Re: nice speeds @Anonymous 1V
I imagine the people looking at this solution have a choice of satellite, dial up or nothing. So even 100ms would be a major improvement.
100ms isnt too bad for gaming either, I regularly play on US servers (150ms ish) without too much of an issue, sure it isnt as good as EU servers (<50 depending on whereabouts in the EU).
The real reason the ambassador was recalled was due to the stress of working in the same room as assange.
Re: A couple of enhancement ideas ...
Depends which part of the spectrum it is harnessing
Im assuming the US suffers from the same data cap affliction, surely LTE caps will be more severe than cable?
Re: W = V x I
Which bit of the device? Screen? Cpu? Gpu? What test was run? What brightness etc
not enough information
Re: Define "crash"
Cars with airbags already have accelerometers etc. I imagine it will be a threshold based on sensors. The ACU already knows the angle of impact, force, speed and perceived severity. Thats why you see crashes with certain bags undeployed and perhaps the pre tensioners not even fired. The car should already know a "threshold" that is bad enough to call.
Incidentally id love some prick to start thinking with his fists before listening to reason - hell, i'd let him, it'll get me a week off work after my insurance company takes him to court for the pleasure (after the criminal one of course). i seem to remember a few accidents due to faulty pedals (outside the drivers controls) and various floor matting that caused pedal to stick (again not 3rd party added by drivers etc). It isnt always as clear cut as the moron who thinks he is right.
Re: Guaranteed not to track you
How will the phone communicate said "secret tracking data" back to the "watchers" though? Im assuming the phone will simply have a simless "emergency only" cut down phone system. Data roaming across the WHOLE of the EU would be the best pork barrel contract known to man for some telco.
Currently handsets can make emergency calls in the EU anyway regardless of contract/plan etc so the infrastructure already works for the intended purpose.
The price scales then; that seems pretty decent of intel. Normally after a point the price starts to hit a curve making the top end drives less than practical for most. Since speed is also (usually) better due to parallel circuitry behind the scenes it seems even better.
Re: Most not realistic
he's a time traveller with loads of power, knowledge and experience. To be fair i'd probably have a go.
Re: Cumberbatch would be bonkers to accept if it was offered to him
agreed, career wise I would guess he should turn it down. Small "mini series" such as sherlock would keep his options open. A 3 year deal for dr who when he is currently at a peak would be foolish IMHO.
Re: There's nothing wrong with copying
There are two sides to this. I agree that software patents and design/artwork patents are bad. however, infringement is also bad. If I designed a specific looking "thing" and it sold primarily because it was a specific looking "thing" I would not be chuffed if corporation X decided its next "item" was to mimic the look of my "thing" purely to take sales based on the idea people thought it was the same "thing".
Likewise, if a company designed a brand new file system that was the "best ever". I wouldnt be too happy that other companies could simply rip it off withought fear. Software and design patents may be seen to stifle true innovation where common sense would prevail. However common sense matters not to huge corporations that only care about bottom lines and new ways to avoid paying tax.
Whats the answer? Perhaps another layer, a specific "patent" that covers design/software that needs to be narrower and more detailed in scope - that way rounded corners on a phone would not translate to rounded corners on a GPS device etc.
Re: Nothing to do with the Hypervisor AFAIK
it could have been shitty UPS that downed a load of SANs for all we know.
not really. The Athlon was the only killer part as the P2 was long tooth and initial P3 rushed, the celeron overclocking was stamped on and the P4 was initially too expensive and slow.
K6/iii wasnt great as it had a deadend board (everyone knew about the forthcoming slot A) and the celeron ranges at the time overclocked 50% on air and were much cheaper (plus you were guaranteed to support P3s on the same slot board). Coupled with a voodoo card you were king of the hill.
ive tended to buy what was necessary to get the job done. From intel 386, cyrix 486, amd 4/100, P133, celeron 300, amd 900, amd 2000+, P4 3.0, AMDx2 4400, amd b50x4 unlocked, i5 2500
I dont understand fanbois either, just get what you need at the price point you want to pay. If you are gaming then a GFX card is generally more important anyway.
Re: AMD's plan to beat Intel.
so just buy a proven i5 instead. Not sure about you but I cant see many games needing 8 cores (most wont use 4 efficiently either).
surely you would be better off with an i3 and a much better GFX card in any case.
and whilst ive never had 21Mbps "3" has given me 10Mbps reliably in places (i.e. at my office and at home if I get a good signal) so it does work.
which makes it a good thing surely. Bigger screen + much bigger battery = win
Re: Cornish aren't quite so lucky...
Penrith + villages have good coverage. Most of the west coast do too. Hillier places around carlisle have wireless broadband on offer too.
Re: 2 Megabits per second?
The wireless provider in cumbria and lancashire do it just fine. Their infrastructure is substantially cheaper than BT too.
Pork barrel spending obviously.
our government cares enough to spend a truckload of cash on a 24hr guard. Torygraph reckons over 4M now. Jebus.
whilst it might sound all "daily mail" of me, jesus christ how much money are we spending "guarding" against him escaping? 3M in feb was it? fuck me, that would have been better spent catching more dangerous criminals.
Re: Can we make this 100 Upvotes ?
you must be new around here.
I have *never* been stopped by UK border. TSA on the otherhand just love to queue up the british for "S" treatment.
Re: I'm not seeing the problem
perhaps they were looking for droids?
Re: The worst thing about censorship is
And dictatorships (even a benevolent one) are great so long as you agree with the dictator.
Re: Sounds like a frame-up ...
I thought that was how business worked. Hey cambodia, want a shiny new hospital/mansion? Here ya go. Mind you, we could do with helping our neighbours out; any chance of an accompanied free flight for "one of our mates" hiding in your country?
Just good business.
'about four million pieces of data'
he managed to get the index id's.
Re: @ MacDiamond Gang Clothes? Seriously?
Junkers are the way to go. My landrover had no roof most of the time (soft top but visibility was shite with the canvas on and the fumes built up to hallucinatory levels). The seats were vinyl and there were rolls of black bin bags to sit on when it rained. The panels had been beaten out many times with a patchwork of pot rivet pieces where various branches had gone through (I was a member of the red rose off road club).
It wasnt stolen in the 3 years I ran it. worst thing that happened was the odd bag of chips left in the back if I parked on a "way home from the pub" road.
Re: Ha ha
Yeah, people losing thier livelihood whilst the directors get rich is a real laugh.
Lots of schools and businesses still buy ipad 2 as they are cheap and do a good enough job.
Re: Snake oil or Marketing cream
WWho posted it? MGraves perhaps? Great viral marketing idea.
Re: The Liberator - a bargain
I'd be more worried about a tanked up glaswegian than one of these one shot wonders.
a phone on contract normally comes with more junk than ones sim free and you might have difficulty installing "stock" firmware updates too. I have found ONE caveat to that. Ive always bought my phones from buymobilephones. Not *one* of those phones have been sim locked! Thats from an old omnia, omnia 2, xperia pro mini and an S2. Not saying that all their phones are like that but from my experience they have come without bloat and unlocked as standard (no physical branding either)!
However, its not available from buymobilephones yet so i'll hang on to see what they charge.
It all depends what you want out of your phone, it is a midrange phone not a top end one. £300 for an unlocked phone of this spec is pretty reasonable. some people simply look at the specs and WANT the higher end S4 class phones when in reality a rather long tooth S2 class will be just fine. I still have my "from launch" S2 and for the time being im not upgrading due to the cost. that being said if you have an older class phone this looks like a decent phone.
OH has a "from launch" xperia mini pro that she likes but was looking at swapping. She likes the sony interface and although I was prodding her down the S3 direction im guessing this will be the phone for her. At £300 most people will be better buying it on their credit card and facing interest rather than contract (once you factor in somthing like a virgin 30 day rolling sim with 1gb data etc). It has some decent options, she'll love the physical camera button and uSD card too.
seems decent spec for a midrange phone.
Re: Cable TV overlays?
nothing here that will make me buy one either. I only bought a (refurb) first gen XBOX to install the first incarnation of XBMC, I dont think the "bundled" games ever got opened.
to the poster a few blocks back, I didnt know you could sync PS NAVI remotes to a pc. I'll look into that (and if it works in linux for my more modern XBMC)
Re: How many will drive with them unplugged?
pin through the antenna to ground? That should drop the transmission range...
indeed. Grandad who may as well have been driving 40 years but only covers an average of 2000 miles per year has done less miles in his life than I covered in one year of driving. so 5 years as a delivery driver driving 100k per year *accident free* still costs me more in insurance.
Re: New unit
IIf so then "au pair per tank" can be a unit of work done.
Re: Two years baby
Ive never had to use KIES although the option is there for people who have no knowledge of phones, transferring, syncing etc. Im happy to copy from the phone directly. Touchwiz can be replaced by whatever you like, launcher pro, nova. No rooting necessary. There is a world of differnce from forking to building a complete OS. Odds are a fork would still be able to run apps in the same way.
Same can be said for the sony offerings or the htc offerings. All have their own systems, some people like them others do not. The beauty of android is that you can swap them if you like.
As for samsung forking, I think google would play ball. It works both ways. Google want as much data as they can slurp. Mobile internet traffic is on the increase and with samsung having pretty much the lions share of android do you think google would want to gamble people will simply switch to HTC or sony? Perhaps they would switch to their direct enemies instead.
No, I suspect google would certify the fork insofar as being able to bundle the google services (depending on how variant a change it really is, I cant imagine them sanctioning default BING for example).
Re: ...never seen them win or LOSE.
well if you swap loose for lose then watford have a 1 point bonanza record. Then again if he has never seen them win or loose then perhaps watford should think about relaxing the formation a bit? Perhaps a 4 2 3 1 as enjoyed by the rather flexible german teams.
Re: Enjoy the Iron Bar Hotel
too true, I wouldnt ruin a good steak with mac and cheese either.
hope the judge threw the book at them for that.
Re: Block by IMEI
The point is convenience. If it is convenient to steal and sell then it will happen. The more obstacles that are put in the way can only help. IMEI blocking is a start and will certainly slow the desirability. Not all criminals are tech savvy enough to do the required work of IMEI swapping adn then you need to see if it is worth their while to do so.
Re: With a court order
I imagine the thieves pass their wares along. Simply track the sim to the sim owner and go from there. I thought this was the whole point of IMEI numbers anyway?
like most things. Extended warranty from the point of sale is always more expensive than a third party. Same as breakdown cover, you can normally purchase insurance instead of repair cover and get better results and service.