261 posts • joined Tuesday 16th June 2009 21:14 GMT
Most Americans won't watch the Fifth Estate because they missed the first four movies already - nobody likes sequels anyway.
Emergency OK. Otherwise not.
A 999 call should roam on any provider, I have a feeling it already does. Emergency services should have their calls prioritised and be able to roam on any network.
Joe Sixpack shouldn't, there should just be regulatory and customer penalties for service providers who fail to provide a service.
As anyone in IT will understand, if everything is a P1 you don't understand priorities.
Re: XBox One vs. Playstation 4? Or...
So where is the documentation? This will never be passed into service as it is a support nightmare.
It's not rocket surgery
There is such a tiny margin for error in this approach what we should all celebrate in India's behalf if they pull it off. I recall a comment about the US moon landings that said it was like firing a pin at a pea from across a football field using only a slide rule.
Re: And still no client-side encryption?
I manage fine with Dropbox following symlinks, that is all my Dropbox folder contains: symlinks to a whole heap of useful folders and files including some config files I like to mirror across machines.
Tech's forever blowing bubbles. Nerds come up with stuff then sales chimps tell the world it is a revolution and people who know nothing about tech buy in to it. Eventually the accountants point out there is no real money to be made and lots of people realise they were fleeced.
We have seen it before from infrastructure to software to Web 1.0 - the whole Web 2.0 thing was just clever sales speak for 'this time you won't get boned I promise'
Notable exceptions are those services that fill a need or create a need while making actual money cf Google, Facebook.
Re: two coils
They should compensate.
The big surprise here...
The big surprise for me is that there is an IE 10 and 11. Not used a computer with it installed since IE 9 was "the next big thing".
Apples and oranges
One wants to eradicate horrible diseases using personal wealth and the other(s) want to use corporate resources to increase the number of users of their systems and so increase their advertising reach and revenue.
Obvs use a prepay amazon card to pay for your aws account
1 set up aws account
2 script setup of ssh server
3 tunnel your traffic to it
4 terminate the ssh server and refresh daily
5 block that fuckers
Is Slough the sum total of the David Brent angle? Wernham Hogg exterior shots were done using 40 Liverpool Road which is a Kall Kwik sales office.
Forget the member...
The photo is not the problem, it is the fact he is so flagrantly denying it despite the evidence. As a politician he has lost the trust of the public. Had he said "yeah, bit embarrassing eh, I made a mistake" then he would have done nothing wrong but lying in the face of the evidence is ridiculous.
It's only a phone. Enjoy your weekend.
Nice one, fellas
Blackberry is the classic self fulfilling prophecy. It has taken years of pundits saying they are going down the tube to discourage people from buying them and ultimately lead to their downfall. Expect the same from iOS now as Steve's death will of course lead to the downfall of Apple in the creative mind of hacks everywhere.
Jess, I call bullshit. What mail system sends mail it has not received yet. Did you put 4tb because it sounds impressive rather than realistic?
You can say what you like but nobody* bought a playstation since the PS2.
* for statistically significant values of nobody
A few ideas...
What is hidden about this cost? Are you so smart that you are the only one who has figured out that your data might be compromised if you share it. News flash, stuff in the paper isn't confidential either.
Don't want 'free' stuff?
If you don't want free stuff don't use it, simple as. Ten TB is a lot of space for all that junk data that you don't want to delete but also don't want clogging up your own spindles, just make sure you run it through some fairly hefty encryption. If the PRC want to brute force your 2048 bit encryption keys just to see your archive of holiday snaps then let them. Meanwhile if the data has any commercial value you will have it stored locally somewhere that has good information security and physical security principles applied.
In soviet Russia...
So what we are saying here...
So it looks like all you need to do is be very contentious in your comments. The people who disagree with you will seed you with down votes and that will cause the people who agree with you to up vote you and that will lead to a feedback loop of aproval.
Sent from my Blackberry, still the best smartphone on the market.
Here we go
So this is already a thing that kinda exists http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braille_e-book - build it please, Amazon, and they will come
If there was a market
If there is a market for something it will probably exist. Given that Ebooks are just text files with a lot of DRM it is up to the likes of Amazon to produce a device that renders the same content via audio or Braille, can't imagine e-Braille would be that hard to achieve.
If they did that then there would be no need to make their device good for everyone.
Ecuadorean couch surfer yells 'me me me'
Expect a statement from the lady bothering Ecuadorean couch surfer every time Manning or Snowdon so much as fart. The soap dodging sofa slumberer is looking for any excuse to raise his own profile now that he has realised we don't care about him and don't pity him for running from a rape allegation.
Non random signals from far away
OK, so assuming that we can tell the difference between a random and a broadcast signal here's the problems:
Given the distances involved the power of the transmission would have to be huge. Remember that radio disperses like any wave and in this case in three dimensions. Unless it is very directional the further out it gets the more the signal decreases.
This signal will have had to be broadcast quite a while ago. As we only listen to a small part of the sky for a relatively short period of time the broadcast would have to be pretty much constant for thousands if not millions of years way back in prehistory to stand a chance of arriving during the brief window when we were listening.
Doppler shift is likely to be a problem as well. As the universe is expanding we can assume that the source is moving away from us so the wavelength of the transmission will be far longer than during the original broadcast. This brings us back to if we can actually detect it.
As for the challenges of actually detecting it one commenttard said he could tell that a radio broadcast in another language was not random. This is because it was audible in a recognisable language. Imagine it's a base 3 encoded digital transmission of direct brain waves, that is likely to look a lot like pure entropy.
That may be true but it's extremely expensive to do anything about it if they *do* go wrong. Your CIO either has balls of steel or [s]he's an idiot.
@goats in pyjamas
You didn't understand that sentence did you.
Either that or you are a conspiracy freak. Both quite pitiful.
You need two qualities:
A) Smart people
B) who get things done
If you have neither quality you get nowhere. If you have lots of a) and little of b) you probably have a PhD and if you have lots of b) but little of a) then you have probably headed up a number of failed startups.
I don't want a hard wired warning light on my webcam because I have software to capture the image of any tool who steals it.
These guys are amateurs and need to learn from the pros. If you bounce your calls off a VoIP service and over a couple of international borders then only give out the company name of your holding firm outside the EU you can avoid all this bother.
Bored of him now
I shall shortly be posting a Chrome extension that changes the term "Julian Assange" into "Lady bothering Ecuadorian couch surfer" on any web page you visit.
Re: Need a combination lock
Enjoy having your voice recorded at knifepoint before they chop off your hand and cut out your eye.
Re: Only a matter of time.
Are you from South Africa?
Locked or unlocked
Locking allows for phone subsidy, if you want a cheap handset then get a locked one, if you want an unlocked one you can buy them at a greater cost and use a cheaper SIM only contract, whichever suits you best.
If he was happy to pay 9m doing the damage he should pay at least 9m cleaning it up.
You mean the cabin boy from the titanic served up as jailbait to Captain Jack as a thank you present at the end of Russell Tea Lady's reign as Queen of Who?
Give me Helen Mirren as the Doctor please.
More down to earth...
I have a more down to earth use for one of my RPi - It is currently hooked up to a webcam and WiPi adapter to broadcast live Duckling Cam. If you fancy your daily dose of cute check out http://bambuser.com/channel/duckcamuk
It was fairly simple to set up for live streaming and gives me 15fps of 320x240 in a couple of hundred kbits/s
Penguin because it's running on linux and it's a bird.
Games are a luxury product. If you can't afford the product you have no human right to get it by installing from media you obtained without paying the original content creators.
Why should a whole ecosystem exist to allow people to play games without paying the content creators a penny?
Re: "Have your users managed to force iOS devices on you?"
Not a service oriented IT department then?
It's worth a knighthood just for his 'wringing a towel in zero gravity' video. He is a great role model for kids who want to excel at something and achieve a life long dream.
The 95 effect
MS do this every time, they release something very different and everyone hates it, two or three years later they change the GUI a little and fix the bugs and then release it as a new version which people love.
Windows 95 < Windows 98
Windows 2000 < Windows XP
Windows Vista < Windows 7
Windows 8 < watch this space
It is as predictable as the Star Trek odd/even rule.
Re: What do people do on these OS's?
I need a browser, rdp client, ssh/telnet client and text editor to do my job, that is all. I can get all that on just about any lightweight Linux distro without all the crap you get with windows.
Re: I can't form a proper title
"They had to use bigger print.."
I love you.