60 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Maybe someone who has one can confirm if any of the Blackberry crop are 4G enabled?
One of the obvious things to install when you have jailbroken / rooted a device is an adblocker - which surely would kill this attack pretty effectively...
(I'm assuming they exist for iDevices... I know they are not available on the Google Playstore - but if you're capable of rooting a phone, they are easy to find and install)
Linear or area
"begin taking snapshots of approximately 680,000km of the Earth every single day."
Do you mean 680,000km2 ? or is it really a linear measurement, in which case how wide is the strip it photographs?
Re: The Real World.
Then there are exchanges that are still categorised as Market 1 but that have 3 LLU broadband providers in the building which makes them not Market 1....
Ofcom contacted, but no meaningful response yet....
BBMF flies over my house almost every year when its going to Farnborough.... Heard it but didn't quite have time to grab anything photographic this year.
Remember seeing a Vulcan at RAF Holton airshow (quite a few) years ago when they were still in service. Definitely impressive when he put the burners on and climbed!
They also had a Lightning there that sat on its tail and went straight up....
Last but not least, they had a middle-eastern private airliner do a flypast at low level: its pilot had trained at Holton!
Lincolnshire to see 3 Lancs: have to see what we're doing that w/e !!
Re: Patch cycle
My Google Nexus 7 (2013) updated to 4.4.4 several weeks ago ((KTU84P) - you are on a "stock" ROM aren't you? If not then go an find an update to the ROM you're running!
Re: As others here have said
If you're worried about the permissions of apps (like Messenger - why should it need access to my SMS and contact list?) then an App called Advanced Permissions Manager can clip its wings!
Re: "(the prius) would have struggled to keep the MPG in the 30s "
The Prius engines are also Atkinson cycle - which is something I can't remember to do with the valve timing. It is supposed to improve efficiency at the cost of peak power
Re: Exact Change
I'm sure Boris would like to put all the bendy busses onto it....
Waze does all of this and, being community supported, has real-user traffic/incident reporting as well as user-fixable mapping and navigation errors.
Oh... and it tells you when friends (/partner) are going to arrive at the same location (i,e. home) if they are using it too.
Ask the "premium" SatNav players how often they update their maps (and how much they'll charge you to do it!). It feels strange driving down a road that has clearly been there a couple of years (e.g. around Stamford in Lincs) and be shown as being in a field!
Three don't even understand they have a problem!
I forwarded the original article to 3 support and to start with they couldn't (weren't allowed to!) open ElReg. Then I sent them .pdf prints of the articles and they couldn't open them so in the end I had to paste the words into an email!!
They wanted to know if I personally had seen the problem, and I had to admit I hadn't - but that I trusted that ElReg really had - but they wanted to know if the problem still existed...
So... any chance of a retest? I'm assuming that if they haven't changed anything, it'll still exist...
At least it won't be able to hear/understand Jamaica Inn on the Beeb...
I have a Digikey JACKET!! (from Thief River Falls in Minnesota).
Went there on business once and they gave me one of their staff jackets!
Re: "In conjunction with Electronics Today International. "
>> "[Maplin] were a mail-order only outfit AFAICR"
No they DID have one shop - in London Road, Westcliffe-on-sea in the mid 1970s
My mother in law lived just round the corner from them :)
Also in the area were Scientific and Technical who sold all the tat that you didn't want by mail order ...
(Still waiting for a calm, dry day to try out my Christmas present : a radio controlled helicopter - from Maplin!!!)
2G will outlive 3G
Lots of "hidden" services (like electric meters) use the 2G network, so the phone companies will be prevailed on to keep it.
I left EE because their 3G coverage was rubbish wherever I went though I do see my Three service sometimes roaming to them nowadays in the few places where the Three network isn't.
Maybe I'll get a phone that supports 4G one day...
If the fruity lot do get involved with Tesla, then that's a dream car off my list :(
No doubt they will start claiming to have invented all sorts of bits of cars that have been present since Benz's time!
Haven't you got a picture of a Sinclair Scientific? RPN (which confused people who borrowed it!) and it was *almost* accurate :)
If you want a picture, I'll dig the one I built from a kit out and take a couple....
Took them 15 days to undo whatever had been done to our broadband service IN THE EXCHANGE (I think we'd been plugged into the wrong provider by persons unknown).
Allow other BB providers to have an enforceable SLA with Openreach - with a fixed, escalating compensation to the end customer
One of the big issues with any of the "mainstream" (I've used Tomtom and CoPilot) is that, whilst the maps are on the device, they are often out of date! (Like missing the Runcorn bridge...)
Waze is community supported (users report traffic jams, stopped cars, police(!), accidents - and more importantly can report **and fix** mapping and navigation errors)
It is supported on Android and I-things.
Yes, it needs a data connection when planning a route, but it doesn't use much data even on quite a long trip (which is done by a central server setup)...
(Happy Chrimbo, all!)
Fruity patent opportunity?
No doubt they will try to patent the tube / tower design - forgetting that the Cray 1 had that design (albeit somewhat larger!) back in 1976....
The Interdata 7/32 was a very early Unix platform (the first non-AT&T according to K&R Ed 1!)
It certainly had memory protection and used user and system level interrupts to process things. Processes were isolated from each other.
(admission time: there weren't any 7/32s around when I joined the company, but there were the slightly newer 8/32's!)
No Traffic Announcements on DAB - useless in cars
The fact there is no provision for a similar facility for RDS-style traffic announcements (switching to a local station for traffic announcements when they are broadcast from whatever else you were listening to) would make me resistant to using DAB in my car even if it had a receiver.
I do listen to "digital radio" from time to time (usually TMS on Radio 4 longwave!) using internet radio from my phone (which is then interrupted by TA announcements from the FM tuner as needed).
I remember building mine - only way I could afford it!
I also remember having a transformer in a box with a small PCB and a reused earphone lead that plugged into an additional socket to power it from mains.
People used to laugh at the "almost accurate" answers (2/2*2 didn't come back as 2 from what I remember)
Is this likely (I suspect it is...) to support USB on the go?
If so, your expansion is a set of flash drives and a cable
Problem solved, albeit not as neatly as having a memory card internal to the slab...
Will the garage have to use iTunes to communicate with it?
Re: Happy doggies
Shouldn't they be chasing Styx?
Re: Where will video conferencing be by the time HS2 is actually working
The Chiltern (nee Great Central) line isn't too low:
"Unlike other railway lines in Britain, the line was built to an expanded continental loading gauge which meant it could accommodate larger sized continental trains, in anticipation of traffic to a future Channel Tunnel. There is, however, a popular myth that the GCR was built to the standard continental Berne loading gauge - impossible, since the Berne gauge convention was not held until 1912." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Central_Main_Line)
Where will video conferencing be by the time HS2 is actually working
By 202x (might even be 203x!) where will video conferencing be?
Why would you NEED to travel across the country just for a meeting?
When I'm travelling around I've normally got a car-full of kit, so the train wouldn't be an option even if HS2 actually stopped in the county that I live in....
Then there's the route... Why doesn't it connect with our major hub airport at Heathrow?
A much simpler and cheaper solution would be to put a couple of carriages on each train (maybe double decker for the commuter stock) and extend the platforms accordingly...
BBC been there before
Isn't this like the BBC 3G survey from 2011?
Shame they're not still gathering data to fill in the gaps...
AND it covers more than just Hull!
Not new - done in Oxford
A similar trial is taking place in Oxford.
Don't they have a debugger that they can run the virus under until it has unencrypted itself - then they should be able to see what it is looking for (and satisfy its search so they can see what it does when it finds what it is looking for!)
Mine's the one with the assembler card in the pocket...
An awful lot (majority?) of the telephone exchanges round the country outside of the cities ONLY have BT-provided wholesale broadband - so it doesn't matter if you use BT, Sky, Virgin or any of the host of other ISP's: you're still using BT broadband as that's all there is....
Some of the ISP's (O2 springs to mind) simply say that if you live in one of these "market 1" exchanges, then you simply cannot have their service.
Whilst there's no competition in the exchange, a) broadband is more expensive and b) there's no incentive for BT to upgrade the kit in the exchange to provide better/faster equipment!
Comparing "download" speed on its own is also a little arbitrary: whilst a 7Mb/s DOWNLOAD speed might be adequate (or even quite good), being hamstrung to .5Mb/s UPLOAD speed is likely to be limiting to a business (and actually many domestic users too with the growing prevalence of "cloud based" applications!)
Personally, I'd do away with the ability to have an analogue phone line if I could have more bandwidth for broadband to the house itself - and simply use a VOIP phone when I need it (I've seen places in the US that use this arrangement).
Can be funny though
still makes me chuckle.
Using you phone in the shopping mall can be risky too...
(total immersion of your phone probably isn't good for it either... wonder how the insurance claim was worded :) )
No, it was "tamper protection", not "copy protection". It meant you couldn't dissemble the executable from the disk image, change it and re-assemble it (easily!).
However, if there were Copywrite statements in the program, they were the first bit that got "patched" over as they were spare space - the longer the message the better :)
was it piracy as we owned the program (usually!) and were just making it do what we wanted...?
Interesting that the Smithsonian's keyboard unit doesn't have the numeric keyboard which means it must be a "level 1" from what I remember...
Another memory was the "tamper protection" that quite a few people used: load the code into memory in one place then use the "block move" instruction to move it somewhere else to execute - made it somewhat harder to disassemble (and modify!)... Meant all the long jumps went to the wrong place if the code hadn't been moved correctly...
In the very early 80's my wife's PhD theses was written in Scripsit on a TRS80 model 1 (with expansion box).
The expensive bits were the floppy disks! 84kB (I seem to remember) a time - which subsequently got updated to double density through a US-sourced "doubler" board that had a different controller on it....
Relocating the RAM (on bigger, 64kb chips that weren't available when the machine was on the market) to the keyboard greatly improved reliability as like others of the era, your whole document was in memory!
Scripsit got hacked to make it do all sorts of things that more modern printers could support - like addressing individual pins which we used to print Greek letters!
After the thesis, it got used to produce - both analysing the data and writing up - what has become quite a seminal paper in its field that's still findable on the Web as a scanned image of the (new printer ribbon!) dot matrix printout produced by the TRS. Someone even wanted a copy of the (compiled Basic) program I used for the analysis which made me rather chuffed..
One of the things that set the TRS80 apart was the fact it had a decent Cherry keyboard - that taught me to touch-type although the keyboard unit needed a wrist rest as it was thick...
Happy memories - I think its still in the loft!
One thing you didn't comment on was the shutter delay...
I would assume as there is no focusing to do, it is lightening fast which could be an advantage for some applications
Re: My perfect telly!
I'd like the satellite tuner (not just Freesat - so I can watch RTL1 for formula 1!) AND the DTV tuners to be used without reconfiguration of the tuner.
ALL channels' online players - not just iPlayer and capable of downloading programs to attached disk for repeated playback.
Online movie rental is quite nice too but I don't know how often I'll actually use it. Too many a month and I'll blow my broadband cap...
Better integration with home cinema / BlueRay boxes as the speakers on thin, flat screens are understandably dreadful.
An app shouldn't need an (expensive) Griffin box to talk to network-connected TV (Samsung et al)
3G on T'Mobile
GPRS on Orange
No doubt it'll be subtly different from the "standard" method of NFC payments and will only work with fruity terminals (that won't work with Droid phones, of course...)
How much will iPounds cost (or is it Pounds of Apples?) - probably more than a pound (£1.30?)?
Review programs on TV
I can just picture one of the technology review programs on the TV demonstrating "Siri : change to channel 27" at which point the TV hehttp://www.reghardware.com/Design/graphics/icons/comment/trollface_32.pngars its own output and changes to channel 27 :)
Does it carry any of the (non-UK) channels that will be showing ALL the F1 races?
That would be a HUGE attraction!
(Wonder if they'll do a version for "Smart" IPTVs - that would also be good...)
Could and RCD block it?
As there are current measuring sensors in RCDs (to detect inbalance in live and return), which have some of the characteristics of a choke, could they block the PLC signal?
If so it'll have problems in "modern" wired houses that have different sets of socket mains on different RCDs.
I don't know if this is what they mean by "can't get past a fuse box" but it could be....
If it isn't, you're likely to have interference from the people 3 doors down who are on the same mains phase - even if they've just got another PLC networking product....
Electric toothbrushes have been doing contactless charging for years - bathrooms are damp places that corrode contacts and all other exposed bits of metal, so being able to seal the toothbrush was a no-brainer.
Wonder how long before the fruity lot try to claim the iCharge was their idea?
Lost veteran ship
Having been at the National Maritime Museum at the weekend I heard about HMS Implacable.
Another ship that fought at Trafalgar (albeit on the French side from where she was captured at the battle of of Cape Ortegal), wasn't finally sunk (deliberately) by the Navy until 1949 because there wasn't the money to preserve her!
"Windows 8 also ends Microsoft’s decades-old history of x86 monogamy by going with ARM"
"Windows NT 3.1 was released for Intel x86 PC compatible, DEC Alpha, and ARC-compliant MIPS platforms. Windows NT 3.51 added support for the PowerPC processor in 1995, specifically PReP-compliant systems such as the IBM Power Series desktops/laptops and Motorola PowerStack series..." (Windows NT Wikipedia page)
Windows NT 4.0 ran on DEC Alpha as well as Intel.
Various people also ported NT to Sparc and Clipper though these weren't released.
Shame they didn't do more on DAB
Then we wouldn't have been stuck with something that doesn't even do the equivalent of their own RDS service!
iThing to bluetooth?
The smart way to have done this would have been to adapt the fruit connector to bluetooth and just have a uUsb power plug to power the phone/slab/....
That way you could use BT to get your sound and control the media player on the Droid - rather like the Parrot mki9200 that I have in my car does!
Housing Associations / Councils fitting PV
Quite a number of Housing Associations / Councils are fitting them to their rental properties.
The HA/Council take the FiT, which helps their funding after the kit has been paid for, but the tenants (who are often in the "fuel poor" classification) get free electricity.
The problem the HA/Council have is how they are seen to be fair between those houses that have suitable roofs and those who don't....
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