raspi 2 with box, cables, psu, remote is £60 on ebay. This will even come with openelec configured. Being a mini computer you can use it for a lot more if you require. Surely the tech geek inside you will want to SSH to your media box out of principle?
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how heavy are they? might put some strain on the HDMI port I suppose. Probably no heavier than those silly cables you see in PC world though (look, I had to go in for an impromptu external HDD, don't judge)
Re: Let the data flow
Problem is, due to WiFe (mk2) we have to use WiFi (300Mb) around the house; I'd have to do the cabling properly and I have no idea what is wrong with white ducting but apparently i'm not allowed to "bring that ugly fucking stuff home from work".
I have no issues streaming to my RasPi 2 (openelec) and use a small IR dongle with a Logitech harmony for the tv and xbmc (I suppose Kodi now). The was hidden inside the tv (glue gunned to the interior of the back panel) but after changing the media card I never got round to putting it back in the TV and the WiFe (mk2) hasn't noticed it dangling naked down the back of the TV cabinet (muahahahaha, what a rebel I am). WiFi is courtesy of a cheap and nasty USB module, IR module is a Chinese noname "windows media center" flavour. I have no idea the last time I rebooted it. Probably when I accidentally switched the wrong socket off after ironing.
It hasn't been the first time ive used my phone XBMC remote rather than bother looking for the real remote.
Re: So many other options available..
but if they fill the middle in, where will thunderbird 3 launch from?
And fill the pond with piranhas too (making sure all employees and visitors need to walk across the only bridge across it).
unless you only put things overground that you WANT to be seen. All the aliens who really run GCHQ use their own underground railroad of course.
Re: there's an opportunity here
That would make a quite interesting building.
file containing various "pictures" and voice recordings from their mobile (that was turned off in their pocket)
Re: Only Temporary????
Ive been using that strategy for my budget planning for years. I thought it was common use?
Re: Radiation is safe for wildlife...
As other people have said, it is the fallout. Thats why the sarcophagus needed to be shored up because there will be an awful lot of fallout thrown up if the crumbling structure fails.
Re: Snowden better get used to russia...
I have a feeling he knows that already.
Re: @jason 7
I live in the lakes where overtaking opportunities are rare so sometimes you do need a vehicle that has a bit of boot. The dual carriageway sections are quite short too, so if you want to overtake SAFELY (not hoon around, the roads are also slimy and covered in gravel) then you need a car that can pick up quick (otherwise you get stuck behind tourists and slow vans) nad get past the slow vehicles. Our SMAX is an old school 2.5T, the same as the old ST before the new thirstier powershift/ecoboost engines. They are pretty decent engines and can pick up very quickly for 1.8 tons of steel (providing you are over 2500 RPM as the lag is noticeable). Ive test drove a new powershift/ecoboost and wasn't impressed, the lag was a lot more noticeable and the fuel economy no better (even though it lost a cylinder and 500cc).
Not driven anything lower than 1.8 in a long time but I'd be interested to see the power curve on this - probably more worthwhile getting a diesel for overtaking...
good luck hacking my phone. Its on vodaphone and cant get a signal most of the time :(
Re: One word
Diladele at the firewall. Ads are filtered here on any browser be they mobile, tablet ot pc.
Woman makes app that lets people rate and review you, Yelp-style. Now SHE'S upset people are 'reviewing' her
Re: What was the business model here?
Business model full of access to people's facebooks profiles, contacts, mobile phone numbers, ratings. Im sure someone will buy that info.
If sales>DPA based actions then good to go!
Re: Could be great for dating
Nipped out for kebab half way through, passed out drunk. But had Guinness in fridge so 2 stars.
Re: Wonder what will happen...
Obama, goats, party. That should get the site taken down pretty quickly. Or Putin, closet gay might get the owners shot.
I'd advise a VPN chain to a remote browser using TOR.
why does the door not have sensors to prevent prangs? Sure an override can be given for emergencies but still.
The las vegas 777 engine was a General Electric not RR.
there is (well probably was, im talking 20 years ago since I last saw him) a bloke in Hesketh Bank (Lancashire farming village) that has not one but two right hand drive E-Types. He also had a Ferrari dino and the crowning glory (IMHO) was a jaguar 220j (which he SOLD to get an aston martin DB5).
Made his money with a sunbed company in the 80s. I used to do some IT work for him in the early 90s when IT was still a bit voodoo, was always great to see what car he was driving that day (and to drool/dream)
my 2.5T s-max only get 28mpg and that's when i'm being not-so-heavy footed (it does get better on longer journeys but not by much). This sort of MPG from a 6l twin turbo is astonishing.
swiftkey isn't bloatware as it is very easily switched off. Having O2/3/vodaphone/EE "store apps" and all the crap that comes with it is bloatware as these are very hard to get rid of (short of rooting and killing etc). Ive seen phones with all sorts of shovelware games, gambling apps, own store apps etc.
Re: The title is too long.
They probably got angry with ebay too. Plenty of games are played in our library, not up to date codex either, just friends having fun.
Re: I am so glad
I have android phones but I don't randomly sideload apps from 3rd parties. My phone hasn't been pwned yet.
My PC doesn't get viruses either (windows) as in a similar vein I don't click install when a random adverts wants me to. My Linux extends to the router (centos), the NAS box (freenas), the filters (Ubuntu with diladele) and a mediabox with openelec on a RPi2
Re: It is not portion size which matters
just balance out the takeaways by eating at a dodgy indian every now and again. Your body will automatically flush both ends as necessary.
It only shows the time whilst charging/you are asleep. The rest of the time the watch reminds you how awesome you are. Then in the future will remind you to purchase the new iwatch as you aren't as awesome as you used to be with the old iwatch.
Re: Title is too long
I doubt they care. How do you fight a company with $178b in cash? Challenge the patents through the US courts? errr.
Re: And Apple wants to build a car?
I'd wait till service pack 1
But adobe acrobat has offered this for quite some time. PDFs have the ability for secure esign. Or perhaps S/MIME etc. Perhaps by swapping the term "signature" with "autograph" is the key to innovation.
Re: if something is free...
not always. Many "free" AV have limited functionality - they are more "demos". They expect to upsell the full package to you.
Re: We wont pay for data slurping pesterware
AVG 8 "free" agreement says it is for personal use only, not for commercial or business use. Just email that link to your boss and get him to sign something to clear yourself. That should get you either a budget or a nice pass should you get audited.
Re: Well, there's still Adaware
avast gives me one pop up per logon (sometimes another appears it if auto updates). Cant say I mind clicking one small window every day.
usually in big news cases these things are reported. Not that it makes much difference but that's the media for you.
Re: Huh, whaa?
Unless NZ has secretly signed an extradition treaty that says otherwise. Then yes indeed this would be enough.
I assume this is the same as in the UK; the home secretary can overrule any extradition regardless of what the courts say, for example Andrew Symeou. B Ahmad and T Ahsan were extradited without charge for "terrorism offences" - irrespective of their guilt they were never charged in the UK (although the Met investigated) and after 8 years arguing they were extradited. Irnonically with G McKinnon, the home secretary refused extradition and that particular right has been repealed from the home secretary powers.
Re: UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime
UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime looks to be based on people trafficking, firearms smuggling and migrant smuggling. Mega stores the actual objects and has no ability to search for what it stores, it is the exact opposite of google.
Re: Getting Interesting now
but the NZ politicos are to blame. It is surely a judicial thing and nothing to do with politics. The US petition for extradition, surely there is an extradition treaty/agreement that will be passed to the courts. This is then challenged by the defence and that is that - the courts decide.
what happened in that the politicos had a chat with the US (who probably said, give us this person now, don't care how you do it) they tried, made a hash, became more public, people questioned how close is NZ to being told what to do by the US and now we have open court with probably all the underhand dealings being brought into the open.
It wouldn't surprise me to find out if the NZ politicos are stalling so that their political careers aren't brought to a halt after the case falls over completely (due to no NZ laws being broken therefore the fault will simply be the NZ officials trying to roughshod an extradition to their "friends").
not everyone wants to root their phone though. I am loathe to trip knox on my note 4 as it is a new phone, I don't want to lose (or have to argue whilst my phone isn't with me) warranty status if it goes wrong. Sure I rooted and flashed the crap out of my older SGS2 but im leaving my new phone alone. I would love a proper http & https ad blocker, I would also like my old memory scanning apps, my backup software etc etc but for the time being im having to play unrooted.
Re: They should also kick him off the developer program
so now someone else will do it and rather than the app developer turning the "first one people would remember" into a more "ethical" (is that possible with ads?) program he yanks it.
Re: Paving Slab Construction
Ive seen similar cigarette/cat/dog fur combinations. The sheets look like loft insulation, if it wasn't so icky and gooey it would be quite neat.
I didn't read it as replica, more use a san as a storage for your backups. I have a "cheap" pseudo SAN in the form of a dell 3220 that is full of nearline drives. It is carved up into a couple of 12Tb RAID 6 arrays and host my backups (not archive, they are stored on paired BR and put away in the safe). The array was 4k (refurbished array, new drives) and blu rays are cheap. Now we aren't a powerhouse of data but the convenience and simplicity is helpful. People regularly lose files and pupils are forever deleting their own things so the speed of restoration is good too.
Scale up and of course this isn't a good idea (we are only a few TB in data all told so this solution is small scale).
but its a digital clock running on electrickery!
HERESY! BURN HIM!
oh sorry, that would be a school in Utah.
Re: I hope..
America is a huge place. However, parts of it are just plain stupid, this is one example of brute force stupidity. I wonder if the kid was even invited to bring his invention into school by his engineering teacher, of course the kid will want to brag about his achievement so he shows everyone. One teacher (please tell me it was an RS teacher, that would be hilarious) goes hatstand and somehow the cops arrive (without a school evac etc). Hysteric nonsense. Meanwhile in the same state people can walk the streets with rifles. Ironically in this case the president has openly stood by the kid, that goes to say something. It is highly doubtful any repercussions will happen though and that is a shame.
In some parts of the country they force creationism down people necks. Errr. Ok then.
But there are sensible places in the USA, I spent time on military exchanges in Minneapolis and Washington. Fairly rural areas but pretty sensible from what I got involved in.
Re: I am not sure of the law in various parts of the world where microsoft operate
Wnsxs is a collection of softlink files. Deleting files from there will screw your system over.
There are loads of tablets with limited space including MS own surface tablets. Not a great move.
Not to say 3gb will take a chunk of grinding from people with low bandwidth connections too.
Dick move by MS.
Re: New rule...
businesses like the surface because it is just another office device. Add a VPN and there you go, a tablet hooked up to the network with all the usual domain bells and whistles. When the boss comes in with an ipad and says "where are my documents? where is the shared finance drive?" he doesn't like being told "well you cant do it like that unless you buy me a shiny new apple server"
with a surface it just works. Sure that's not for every business but for quite a few it is really that simple.
Re: Looks pretty impressive
Indeed my old SGS2 wasnt supposed to work with >32gb but sandisk worked just fine. Still for the price looks a damn good phone. impressive even.
There are loads of models around the transformer book too. Some have 32gb some 64gb. Some have additional storage in the keyboard too. some have extra batteries (but need charging separately!) some are glorified Bluetooth keyboards attached to a tablet, some have USB3 in the keyboards etc etc. There are so many SKUs it took us a while to settle on the H100TAM (USB3+micro+HDMI and 64gb)
We bought a number of asus H100 for £240 some time ago (they are much cheaper now), they are tablets with an detachable keyboard. Ours are running full fat 8.1 enterprise and connected to the domain. Keyboard has a full size USB and there is a HDMI and micro USB on the main screen portion. Keyboard has no issues being detached/reattached as necessary and the keyboard has a trackpad so you can use the touchscreen or trackpad as appropriate. People tend to use both depending on what they are doing. Had no issues running them as a normal domain machine here.
We also have a number of fujitsu A514's that have SSDs in them, they were sub £330 (all inc vat).
Laugh all you like about curling. We did it as a christmas staff night last year in lockerbie. It was exhausting and we were aching the next day. Uses more muscles than you think...
Re: App already exists
im a proper walker, I bought memory map. works on phone and I print out what I need. co-pilot gets to to the hills.
Re: Apology to The Register
ads? you mean those white boxes on the side?