Does this mean the Uber charging mechanism has been overcharging if GPS has been overegging the distance?
Class action anyone?
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Does this mean the Uber charging mechanism has been overcharging if GPS has been overegging the distance?
Class action anyone?
is to use Blueonyx (https://www.blueonyx.it/)...
Based on Centos 6 (or 7 soon), it is a derivative of BlueQuartz which ran on the Cobalt Raq range of 1U servers (subsequently owned by Sun)
Suitable for multiple virtual hosts (from its heritage in hosted solutions!)...
Boot the CD, follow the prompts and you're done: all administration can be done via a web interface... If you want you can add a webmail client (eg Roundcube) and mail filtering (spamassassin, clamav etc). Being Centos you can install other things if you like or build them yourself but there is a "shop" if you want to buy some of the packages...
The real bonus is that it is being actively developed, and has a very responsive support group.
I got several this morning, and, as I was suspicious of a .docm attachment, submitted the attachment to Virus total for a comparison of which AVs detected anything in the attachment and which didn't.
Hats off to those that did!!
Complete scanning result of "OFCOM_REN04_20150715_0976659.docm", processed in VirusTotal at 08/05/2015 09:52:57 (CET)
[ file data ]
* name..: OFCOM_REN04_20150715_0976659.docm
* size..: 49614
* md5...: da8d771db68ed6e27119ccbc528b2ab4
* sha1..: f532ba5c4aa6d2877e46d52cc0cc8e9702662d69
[ scan result ]
ALYac 188.8.131.52/20150805 found nothing
AVG 184.108.40.20692/20150805 found nothing
AVware 220.127.116.11/20150805 found LooksLike.Macro.Malware.g (v)
Ad-Aware 18.104.22.168/20150805 found nothing
AegisLab 1.5/20150805 found nothing
Agnitum 22.214.171.124/20150804 found nothing
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.05.02/20150805 found nothing
Alibaba 1.0/20150803 found nothing
Antiy-AVL 126.96.36.199/20150805 found nothing
Arcabit 188.8.131.525/20150805 found HEUR.VBA.Trojan
Avast 8.0.1489.320/20150805 found nothing
Avira 184.108.40.206/20150805 found nothing
Baidu-International 220.127.116.11473/20150804 found nothing
BitDefender 7.2/20150805 found nothing
Bkav 18.104.22.16879/20150804 found nothing
ByteHero 22.214.171.124/20150805 found nothing
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00/20150805 found O97M.Dropper.GO
ClamAV 0.98.5.0/20150804 found nothing
Comodo 22933/20150805 found nothing
Cyren 126.96.36.199/20150805 found nothing
DrWeb 188.8.131.5270/20150805 found nothing
ESET-NOD32 12045/20150805 found nothing
Emsisoft 184.108.40.2062/20150805 found nothing
F-Prot 220.127.116.11/20150805 found nothing
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45/20150805 found nothing
Fortinet 18.104.22.168/20150804 found nothing
GData 25/20150805 found nothing
Ikarus T22.214.171.124.0/20150805 found nothing
Jiangmin 16.0.100/20150804 found nothing
K7AntiVirus 9.207.16786/20150805 found nothing
K7GW 9.207.16787/20150805 found nothing
Kaspersky 126.96.36.199/20150805 found nothing
Kingsoft 2013.4.9.267/20150805 found nothing
Malwarebytes 188.8.131.525/20150805 found nothing
McAfee 184.108.40.2064/20150805 found nothing
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015/20150805 found nothing
MicroWorld-eScan 220.127.116.11/20150805 found nothing
Microsoft 1.1.11903.0/20150805 found nothing
NANO-Antivirus 0.30.24.2668/20150805 found nothing
Panda 18.104.22.168/20150804 found W97M/Downloader
Qihoo-360 22.214.171.1245/20150805 found nothing
Rising 126.96.36.199/20150731 found nothing
SUPERAntiSpyware 188.8.131.522/20150805 found nothing
Sophos 4.98.0/20150805 found Troj/DocDl-WH
Symantec 20184.108.40.206/20150805 found nothing
Tencent 220.127.116.11/20150805 found nothing
TheHacker 18.104.22.168.613/20150805 found nothing
TotalDefense 22.214.171.124/20150805 found nothing
TrendMicro 9.740.0.1012/20150805 found nothing
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001/20150805 found nothing
VBA32 126.96.36.199/20150805 found nothing
VIPRE 42634/20150805 found LooksLike.Macro.Malware.g (v)
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0/20150805 found nothing
Zillya 188.8.131.529/20150805 found nothing
Zoner 1.0/20150805 found nothing
nProtect 2015-08-04.01/20150804 found nothing
Yes. And got it running whole system on Win 8.1 successfully. (Convert the partition to MBR!)
Slower to boot than TrueCrypt though (I gather it is doing more "trial and error" to determine precisely which encryption was used with more variations...)
Other than that, working fine
Having worked with both Zigbee and Z-Wave in real houses, I'd choose Z-Wave every time!
868MHz (which is what UK Z-Wave uses) goes through walls MUCH better than 2.4GHz Zigbee, With Zigbee you need mains-powered repeaters which all adds to the complexity and cost of an install (yes, Z-Wave can have repeaters, but I've never had to use one)
Getting Zigbee units from different manufacturers to talk to each other can be a nightmare: yes, there are standards for applications, but there are so many that finding a common one is tough - and that's before arriving at an ideal product that uses the Zigbee protocol layers, but puts a completely proprietary application layer on top...
Horses for courses...
(Never used IP6-LOPAN which is supposed to be Zigbee like, but marries to WiFi / internet better...)
The really bubble shaped ones were Heinkels (looks like they were later branded BMW / Isetta...) - the cigar shaped ones were Messerschmitts
(Not particularly an enthusiast, but I remember being taken out for a ride in my cousin's Messerschmitt when I was little!)
OK, its Wikipedia, but this seems reasonably accurate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_car
I always thought it was Edition 7 not V7....
At least you were in good company: lots of Chelsea Tractors in Marlow...
You may, or may not, be aware that Marlow Bridge has a weight limit of 3 tonnes.
In the old days it was really only lorries that exceeded this gross weight. However some of the increasingly popular large vehicles in common use today are quite heavy and the owners may be completely unaware that they do in fact exceed the bridges weight limit, even in an unladen state.
For example the following vehicles are, and have always been, to heavy to go over Marlow bridge:
Range Rover- 3.2 tonnes
******* Range Rover Sport- 3.175 tonnes ********
Land Rover Discovery 4- 3.24 tonnes
Land Rover Defender 110- 3.05 tonnes
Mitsubishi Shogun- 3.03 tonnes
Toyota Landcruiser v8- 3.35 tonnes
STREET LIGHTS SET TO BECOME MOBILE MASTS
12:07Tuesday 23 December 2003
Tuesday, December 23: Lampposts all over Hemel Hempstead may soon not be quite what they seem.
T-Mobile put in a clutch of planning applications this week for the removal of several lamp standards, to replace them with look-alike telephone masts for the new 3G system for mobile phones.
The masqueraders are planned to be placed on footpaths outside Greenacres Tavern in Bennetts End, at the junction of Eastbrook Way and Adeyfield Road and on land adjacent to Long Chaulden at the junction with Pulleys Lane.
Seems that BT forgot about the XO lines - that go straight to the exchange, not via a cabinet....
We've got one and despite them spreading fibre around, we're still "not available" as there's no cabinet
Mine is still on the bedside and I use it most days - albeit mostly just on FM...
Remember having it in Greece on holiday and listening to the BBC reports on the death of Princess Diana on shortwave
"based on 4.4.3..."
So.. given 4.4.4 was release mid-june, why haven't Amazon incorporated it (at least!) into their new product? 4.4.4 was supposed to include security fixes - so does that mean this new shiny is missing them?
Not even mentioning Lollipop which has been out in developer preview form since the end of June....
My summary of the product would be "somewhat dated software - possibly even having security vulnerabilities"
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)
"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?
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 !!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
>> "[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!!!)
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!)
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!)
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?
Shouldn't they be chasing Styx?
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)
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...
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!
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).
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
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.