Just remember the US is not the only place with radio amateurs who chat with people in orbit :-)
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Re: add audio-comments/updates/street names
I cycle with headphones on, and I *can* hear traffic noise. I am aware of what is going on around me - not a problem.
I have used the Google Maps navigation whilst on the bike before, listening to its voice prompts with the phone (also providing the FM radio) in my pocket. It did work, but used an awful lot of phone battery life.
BUT, the difference between Mint and Windows 10 is that you have to pay an enormous amount of money for the latter, so you *should* be able to expect a lot more from it, and criticise it when it doesn't deliver the required value for money.
Re: Here's an interesting poser that I have posed elsewhere.
Maybe they should get permission for it to fly the loop just one time - that would be an awesome sight!
Yup, in the middle of the Pacific right now. Come to use the secure key, and, you guessed it, the display is shot. I don't know who they are getting to make these devices, but the Nationwide one that I also have has never had a problem (other than dead batteries (pair of CR2032)). Not impressed.
Re: Smart phones where *you* decide which Apps are on them.
The Jolla may be what you want - comes with almost nothing on. Runs Sailfish or Android apps.
Re: Oh FFS
In reply to Don Jefe
I think "hatred" is a very strong word, and I am not sure thats it. I like some of the things Apple have done. Lets take, for example, the earlier versions of the iPod. They are great products, and I have two. But *why* make it so difficult to use from Linux? Why not actually document how the database system on the iPod itself actually works (maybe that has been done now, but it hadn't when I last looked). If there is a variant of iTunes for Windows, why not make one for Linux - I doubt its that hard, and I suspect it would actually be used by quite a few people.
Then there is the subject of the App Store Police, and (as the Reg reported some time ago) the incident where someone developed an app, which was then basically copied by Apple and then integrated into iOS.
All these little annoyances and frustrations add up.
Anyway, just my opinion.
How difficult it would be for Apple to make an iMessage client app for Android (and maybe <cough, splutter> Windows phone) devices... But then, I suppose they don't want to do it for the same reason they don't want to provide iTunes on Linux...
For all those wittering on about latency over satellite being a problem for www.theregister.co.uk, I suspect its not that bad. The home page loads up in 11 seconds. Forum page for a topic loaded up in 8 seconds. not. Thats in the middle of the Pacific on a 2Mb/s MTN Vsat link shared between about 30 people.
Re: Not just a blow to Microsoft's attempts to assure non-US customers
If you do want a non-iOS & non-Android phone, there is always the Jolla (www.jolla.com). I have one and its not bad. The software is still a work in progress, but I like it.
Strange how comments about an article not directly about tape, degenerate into a debate about it, just because its mentioned in the title :-)
Anyway, still using LTO5 here. Why? Because the tapes are smaller and cheaper than equivalent disk drives. Thats important when you have to shift several of them several thousand miles.
Re: @Numptyscrub. You were lucky...
Vaguely remember having a total of 6MB of SIP RAM in 80386sx (20MHz) running (don't laugh) Coherent.
Re: @Numptyscrub. You were lucky...
Vaguely remember having a total of 6MB of SIP RAM in 80386sx (20MHz) running (don't laugh) Coherent.
Just a thought. Once you've got the installation done, maybe image to hard drive (or maybe a partition on the machine's hard drive) and take them through restoration? Probably won't need it, but I think its a "would be nice to have" in case TSHTF.
Yet another pizza joint in Staten Island, New York on the corner of Victory Boulevard and Jewett Avenue.
Cool running laptop
I have a very nice (and cool) work laptop. It is a Lenovo T520. I'm typing on it right now. Other than not putting a foot wrong in the two years I have had it, it runs cool and has the best keyboard of any laptop I have ever used.
My only niggles are that you need an adapter to go from Displayport to HDMI (when I need to connect it to a large monitor/TV), and also that it doesn't have a particularly great graphics (i.e. I couldn't run a decent flight sim on it if I wanted to)-:
But for work purposes it is the bees knees. Oh yes, and it runs both Windows 7 and Linux Mint 15 (dualboot).
Live at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, and every so often the Lanc flies over the house - has to be said, thats a rather nice sound :-)
Re: In other words, the current spec only uses frequencies below 106 MHz
Just because it currently uses frequencies below 106MHz does not mean that you won't get significant harmonics above there.
Re: what to do with a giant fish?
Was lucky enough to see one of these (alive) from a research ship in the south Atlantic - amazing! Got it on video too (with a a few expletives!) :-)
So could you have legally fitted the glider with a radio control receiver so that it could ditch the should if you could see it on the way down and then glide?
What hoops do you have fo jump through in order fo use
amateur radio from HAbs etc in the UK now?
Thanks and well done!
I believe it was also the name (Mir1 and Mir2) given to two Russian submersibles.
aeronautical mobile operations
I think it is silly that we're not allowed to use amateur radio from airborne devices. I have listened to a US Ham transmitting from an aircraft (on 14MHz) returning from a disaster relief operation in Haiti.
I can understand that they may wish to limit the power, and possibly dictate which bands are used (perhaps 430MHz and higher) so as to reduce the possibility of interference on a wide scale, but I cannot seen any reason for the current outright ban.
Paul (another radio amateur).
Ummm... don't you mean "current"?
Re: Private sector needs to show the public sector how it is done
I thought it was Lunar Excursion Module - LEM...
Hmmm, well after months mine was despatched from RS on the 9th... Not seen it yet as I'm at sea, but I'm now hoping it will be a new one...
Ummm... X-Plane works very nicely on my Galaxy S3 :-)
Re: Re: Maps
I did wonder about that. Apparently you can use them on a Tom-Tom using OpenTom (http://opentom.org) , but I have not been brave enough to try it yet!
UKube 1 has this spoiler thing which is designed to limit the time it can stay in orbit, so it won't be up there forever, getting in the way.
Beebs still running :-)
Have a Master 128, B+64, B+128, 6502 2nd processor, Music 500, and a teletext adapter. What I would have loved to get my hands on was the 32016 2nd processor. Has anyone actually seen one? Haven't actually switched one on for a while. Real life and having a son seems to get in the way of doing "real" computing these days...
I'm still a little curious to see how well one of these handles a lighting storm...
Apple and openness...
I'm mostly into Linux, but I have scrounged an old PowerMac G5 and it is a beautifully put together piece of hardware - both inside and out.
That said I'm dismayed about the Apple app store Police, and will almost certainly not buy another iPod because (as others have already said) managing it is all but impossible without iTunes. This is a shame really. I do believe Apple could still succeed, as a company, purely on the design of its products, if they started using open standards. Please note: this doesn't mean they have to *support* use of iPods/iPhones/iPads under Linux, but they could at least make it possible by either using an existing open communication protocol, or documenting the protocols they use.
And yes, I know... Not strictly on topic. I'll stop waffling and leave now.
Well, even then you'd still have GLONASS, COMPASS and the very beginnings of a GALILEO constellation. And lets face it, its not gonna happen tomorrow.
My guess is that increasingly there will be receivers that can use all four systems to get a position. Hell you could get a combined GPS & GLONASS solution (Ashtech GG24) at least ten years ago.
Well, we had SunOS/Solaris workstations from Sun 3/60. through SPARCstation's 1/IPX/IPX/5/10/20, Ultra's 1/5/10 and Sun Blades 150 and 1500. It came time to replace the 1500's and... we couldn't. So we ended up getting a Sun Enterprise T5120 to run our stuff on. Problem is that we have some legacy stuff that will only run on SPARC, so we will have to keep it going for a while...
So, we are continuing to use the Sun Blade's as X terminals and to run some things.
I wonder if there's an open-source SPARC emulator that will run on an x86 Linux box... :-)
if they actually wanted to win back the science market they should consider building a workstation based on it... But I guess the days of the Sun workstation are permanently over...
My 2p's worth...
Hopefully it didn't happen, but suppose someone within one of these cell blackout zones suffered a heart attack, but help couldn't be summoned because of the lack of cell coverage, and the person ended up dead. I imagine it could be a rather interesting time in court for the railway people.
As for police with guns (which seems to have come up as a side-topic on this one) I believe that they should not be armed, other than in special circumstances. I travel to the US quite a bit (my other half is from there) and I am dismayed to see that even the people checking the passports of people from incoming international flights are armed. I honestly believe that the US should sort out its gun problem with the aim of eventually getting to the situation where regular police do not need to be armed with deadly weapons. Of course it will almost certainly never happen.
Galileo still only being built - not operational.
Last time I checked (which was a while back) the operators of GLONASS (ex Soviets) were struggling to maintain a full constellation. I was on a research ship in the1990's which had an Ashtech GG24 GPS/GLONASS receiver. Just for a test I put it in GLONASS only mode. Did not get much coverage. The ship was operating between the UK and the high Arctic at that time.
Such a shame
Well, I guess they won't sell many that way. But I suppose it means that there will be the odd one turning up on eBay, and that is probably where I will look to get one - if I do. Oh well, still have the N800 and N900 to play with :-)
I'm with Chris Long, except that I don't believe you need to gymbal the whole engine, I think it might be possible to have a steerable thrust guide, sort of like a kort nozzle on a ships prop. I think that would get rid of the worry about flight control surfaces during the first phase of the flight - just leave them centred.
Nag, nag, nag, bloody titles. Nag. If I'm replying shouldn't it do it for me?
I was gonna say exactly the same thing, but it looks like people are - even though its not perfect. Take a look at:
I would love one...
If they weren't horrendously expensive. Yes, like others above I would have liked Nokia to have made Meego available on my N900 - which I still use and love. I bought it unlocked for an awful lot of money, but have used it on two different networks, so it has definitely been very useful.
I wonder how difficult it will be to unlock an N9... And how soon they will start appearing on eBay at sensible prices... And also, how long before someone ports Android to it :-)
Bought one of these and used it in Bangalore a couple of years back and it DID work. I know because we forgot to turn it on one night.
Yes, ISP''s have to take a lead on this, and once they offer an IPV6 service, then they have to shout about it, and make sure their customers know that it is available.
At present I run a Vigor 2820, and I understand that Draytek will not be upgrading the Firmware to deal with IPV6, so I will have to get a new router, and obviously there is no point in doing that until my ISP supports it.
Stop sign - for obvious reasons.
1 Are you saying the published birth certificate is fake?
2 What do his educational records have to do with the price of eggs?
3 Why do you care about his step-mother and half-siblings?
10 Personally I wouldn't want all my medical records to be released to all and sundry... Why do you want them?
13 Does he have to baptised to be president?
Why couldn't they simply move all the videos across to YouTube themselves? Can't be that difficult.
I have one but...
Unfortunately the screen was damaged - the glass is actually cracked - whilst it was on its way to me.
Anyone know where I can get a replacement CRT? Or how I can actually hook up an external screen using that edge connector?
I do know that the computer itself actually worked (and I guess the review who wrote the article can try this too), because I hooked up a terminal to the serial port and used something like:
It may not have been *exactly* that command, but it was something similar. Different CP/M boxes called their serial ports by different names.
Great article though. Please, someone, do one on the RML-380Z - I have a non-working one of those too :-(
<sigh>A title - why doesn't it automatically put a title in when you reply?
I thought MFM wasn't an interface type... There was ST-506 (SASI?), ESDI, the old narrow SCSI that I used during my early career.
But I do remember bodging of IRQ's, including the use of 16bit IRQ's on an 8 bit ISA card... I'm fairly sure little bits of wire and solder were utilised. You could do things then that you probably couldn't get away with now because of the much higher clock speeds.
You cannot be serious!!
"At the very least I can see this leading to WP7 taking a lead position in the business market."
Where I work, the people who are given mobile devices for business are currently ALL given Blackberries. The previous phones were all iPhone 3GS units. Nokia & Android not even in the running. I think when it comes to business, RIM have got a very solid product that gets the basics right *for business* - not as a toy, and they will not surrender that position easily - if at all. I think pressure from employees may give a reasonable share of the business market to the iPhone, but I don't think Microsoft will be able to make much impact.
I agree... Why?
I will never understand why they did not want to continue development of Maemo. Like you I own an N900 (which I bought, unlocked as soon as it came out!) as well as the older N800, which I still occasionally use. But Maemo seems to have stopped all development, other than a little maintenance of some apps by 3rd party developers, so I'm seriously thinking about sticking Android on the N900 - someone has already done the hard work.
Like you, right now, I can't see me ever buying Nokia again. Great shame.
This is my title. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
Thank goodness - seems like ages since the last one...
A shame, but...
There are some things I *need* Windows for (bespoke database software + timesheet software). So, at work, the primary OS is Linux Mint, with Virtual Box allowing me to run Windows XP and Windows 7 when I need to.
As with many organisations(I imagine) many of the forms I have to fill in are now Word or Excel documents, and I've filled all these in with OpenOffice. Not a problem.
But not all workers are going to want the relative hassle of operating virtualisation software to run a few nasty Windows apps, so I can see that it might just be easier to revert to XP :-(