415 posts • joined 9 May 2007
Sky is satellite, Freeview is not
Sky only have one satellite to worry about. BBConeHD on Freeview comes via your local transmitter from one HD encoder in the Beeb, BBConeSD comes from an SD encoder in your local Beeb area. Broadcasting local SD content on the HD channel would require the HD content be fed from Beeb central to each local area and an HD encoder in each local Beeb area to mix in the SD content when required.
Given that local Beeb content is bollocks it's not worth the cost of duplicating the HD encoders. ITV do area based HD but there are just two areas for the UK (London and the poor) so less hardware required.
This will work but only if you can flip the whole picture horizontally. Displayed normally you will have to diverge your eyes or have a screen narrower than the distance between your eyes, easy enough if you are a chameleon or an elephant.
If you cross your eyes you will see 3d with the depth reversed and it will hurt your brain even more than Brucie's jokes.
"some of the best pit barbequee in the city"
Is it just me or there something really unappetising about that phrase?
So does it take off
or does the middle part open up like a giant lens aperture to reveal a giant underground lair?
I wondered why Dabs had stopped being any good
Missed the news that BT bought it in 2006. Explains a lot.
Here's hoping you keep your job for the next five years. If you don't like it you can always quit and let someone else have it, maybe that would be fairer.
P.S. It sounds like you have a two hour commute in each direction, maybe you should move home/employer. 1.5 hours each way is my limit. above that and I stay away some nights.
As eny ful kno
If you want to keep a secret don't tell anyone.
And don't carve it into a brick. This is more likely a typo and since bricks were expensive it was used elsewhere.
And anyway the Mayans have had their doomsday haven't they? Or are there some left somewhere?
That could offend
Maybe you should offer a version that corrects the post.
Not sure how you will read that text
since moving your eyes along the line will move the contact lens and the text. Have you ever tried to look at those floaty things you see when looking at the sky - you can't unless it's slap bang in the middle. I do not want adverts scrolling all over my fovea thanks. Blink lights in the peripheral may be useful though.
So don't call it a PC
Get one of these: http://www.mini-itx.com/store/basket.asp?action=add&product=4059&qty=1&c=65 and put it in one of these: http://www.mini-itx.com/store/basket.asp?action=add&product=3839&qty=1&c=3
Together with an SSD, HDMI cable, USB MCE remote and gig ethernet you get a completely silent MythTV frontend with no moving parts. It will do 1080p in most formats very nicely but you may have to google "nvidia 50Hz" if your TV is 50Hz. You can even bolt it on the back of the TV as there are VESA mounting holes in the case and VESA mounting adaptors are on ebay.
I worked in lots of companies with remote CEO's
Quadrics - Bristol based, CEO in Pisa
SuperH - Bristol based, CEO in California
ARC - Watford based, CEO in California
Turned out badly for all of them, maybe there's a pattern, hope it wasn't my efforts.
I'd be more comfortable with Morris Men doing their thing.
After all I don't think God will mind if you don't get to work a couple of times this winter.
You can't beat Flashdance
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Time to thank Goerge Soros
For costing us so much in the ERM that we never joined the Euro.
Bog means wet
And it's wet because it's at the bottom of a hill or somewhere where water doesn't drain away well. Surely a rise in global temperatures will result in more rain or rising sea levels so the bogs will get bigger or wetter not drier?
How flexible is your PVR/remote?
Why not arrange for the skip button to mute? I think I can arrange for MythTV to mute for a couple of seconds every time skip is hit so I won't even have to hit unmute after the break.
I'll tell you where they are.
My previous contract was at Intel and the whole place is run on SSD laptops (with Linux server farms for the real work). There did not appear to be any desktop machines. Unsurprisingly the SSDs are all Intel.
What's with the pixelated bottoms
I anybody really offended by a bum? I'm not talking about goatse but just normal buttocks. They even did it on the X-factor, whereas I would rather they pixelated Louis Walsh into oblivion.
Drop the exit(0);
That way you pass back the return value of printf().
You never know, he might have taken stdout with him.
Many thanks to DMR who has enabled me to make a nice living - sort of, I write Verilog.
We need less weird tax rules not more.
Agreed - why not just make things simpler by just not having to pay Employers NI on the first ten employees, or no corporation tax on the first £50k of profit.
Please stop calling it Silicon Roundabout
There is no Silicon being produced there. There isn't even much Silicon being produced in Silicon Gorge or on the Silicon Fen but they do stuff that is close enough.
Can't believe it. There has only ever been one email sent to an emailer and that was from Alan Sugar complaining about the lack of emails.
You can still buy HP test equipment
It has an Agilent sticker on it but it's designed and build by the same people who made it at HP. They have Agilent badges now. It's still really good.
MythTV is designed to record TV not watch it
I don't record stuff I don't want to watch. Don't watch TV in realtime very often and when I do I really miss the 30s skip button.
Not sure you realize how bad that sounds.
Why do you even need to do a survey
Surely you just divide the output of the drinks industry by the size of the drinking population.
Thanks for the memories that word brought back.
I think he means gizmos are subject to the vagaries of fashion and HP are not fashionable. - worthy of a NoShitSherlock icon.
It's approximately one Fort Knox
> United States Mint Police, who are equipped with bicycles
They are also equipped with a handy army base complete with soldiers, guns and helicopters etc.
I don't imagine they are going to have a problem with looters any time soon.
So can I sue the blood-sucking ambulance chasers they set on me
after they tried to bill me for services after I had left?
As taught to me by my Grandmother
Two beans and a bean; a bean and a half; and half a bean
Holy CRT Batman!
I've got 1 fake out of 1 attempt so far.
Or do you really think my name is Aaron Aardvark?
Barry Biscuit. (next months ID)
Turn your Ipad into a laptop
And have two batteries to worry about.
While on the subject of worries: padding usually makes a good thermal insulator as does the glass screen. How does the heat from inside the iPad get out? Did you check the temperature is gets too when playing video / minting bitcoins?
It is rocket science
The R in DARPA stands for research, that means things won't be predictable. This is how we make progress or are we all so old we have forgotten that we had to learn what we know.
I'd prefer NFC outside my phone.
Why does this have to be in a phone or use the phone network. I'd like a little tag on my keyring that works when I've driven to a cream-tea shop in Cornwall with no mobile coverage.
Out of the two things that you always take when going out, which one always works? Your keys or your phone?
Is this ironic?
All these cloud service providers felled by something that came out of a cloud?
I find that with the right website I only ever need to 20 seconds of one handed holding.
Is this a bad thing?
So you've left your machine connected to the internet and some use is made of it to benefit someone. Sounds just like SETI but without the hassle of installing it. If you actually need the CPU cycles you will notice it and remove it surely?
Those are my bollox!
I claim copyright even though they are scaled down by about 50%.
I guess the leave the unsintered powder around to support the layer above.
Otherwise this would only be good for making pyramids and bricks.
Twitter should talk to someone in Italy
I'm sure the t.it domain is available.
And this month Mathew, my real name is Aaron Aardavrk
Yes it really is, well at least it was when I cleared out my Google cookies and set up a new account. Since then my real name has reverted back to what it was before. Next month I think I'll be Barry Bignob for a few minutes.
Here in the UK your real name is what you chose it to be and you don't have to go through any hoops for it to be so. It may be illegal to drive if you don't update your driving license, and you should inform the taxman etc but you can call yourself anything you want at any moment.
Please do Chuckie Egg
Or tell me where to get hold of it again.
So now it's OK to drink (coffee) and drive.
And by the looks of the video it's OK to stare out of the side windows while driving around busy urban streets. And that's some serious smearing when the wipers operate, pretty bad for a new car.
Please Ofcom mandate some signalling around breaks
I don't care how you do it (mpeg stream meta-data, blank video frames, beeps, subtitles). Then I can program MythTV to cut them all out.
Left handed eh?
That explains a lot.
I just don't trust this bloke
Can't put my finger on it, prolly the backstory, but he just comes across as a motormouth more suited to a car showroom.
In the interests of inclusivity
they should rename the dog "Cunt", then we can all be offended.
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