Re: Obligatory "Oh noes", TOTC etc.
This just goes to prove that Fukushima was an Argentinian plot to displace the plucky Brits from the islands.
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This just goes to prove that Fukushima was an Argentinian plot to displace the plucky Brits from the islands.
Organic cat litter I get can be flushed down the loo, thus ensuring that the bin I have emptied fortnightly doesn't overflow with cat excrement.
Not sure I'd recommend flushing for the nuclear waste, mind...
Just had a shufty on their site and looked at the "premier line" product. Here's what it does:
"You simply insert as many discs as you like, and walk away. Your Kaleidescape disc vault does the rest. Your discs are automatically copied onto your Kaleidescape System and are ready to be enjoyed throughout your home. Once copied onto your Kaleidescape System, a Blu-ray disc must remain in the disc vault to enable playback of the copy on the server."
Err - surely they need to be shut down, accounts frozen, paper delivery stopped, etc.... They are stealing with this copying!!!
Their head office is even in the US, so perhaps a US judge could be persuaded to have jurisdiction over them, too.
are you in marketing?
"UK Music commissioned an authoritative economic report that the damage and potential damage of an uncompensated private copying exception is quite significant"
Is that "UK music commissioned a report to justify saying that the (potential) damage was quite significant", or a properly independent report operating with no constraints/assumptions and the ability to examine both sides of the argument in full detail?
When the BPI did the original "hope taping" campaign in the 80s, I'm sure they'd have had similar reports on hand, and look how they panned out...
If you like it, all well & good. To me it tastes and smells of fresh wet ash - a bit like putting a ciggy out in a mug of hot water.
Not my cup of tea.
JDSU, although now splitting into the snappily named Viavi Solutions and Lumtentum.
They make a lot of fibre-optic & DSL test gear (Openreach use them) as well as the security solutions on a lot of the worlds currencies
It's a complete bugger even if you've got one telly. Either all tellies are getting an upgrade to have some form of authentication scheme to dictate what channels you can view (whether that's the "hardware dongle card" or a web-login interface) - or you're supplying new decoder boxes to everyone that will effectively perform the same function.
In the former case, there's nothing to do as "upgraded" kit will do the authentication thing inherently. In the latter case, just stick the authentication system on the antenna (although perhaps some method of communicating with it would be nice so you don't have to climb a ladder to change credentials).
Massive upheaval, either way.
Of course, if everything moves to IP TV, rather than old-fashioned radio waves, it becomes a lot easier at the domestic end, but requires BT Reacharound to do a lot more work on the country's infrastructure.
Hmm - well, SmartFlash are the original assignee of the patent, but I have to wonder that the filing date of the first patent in the US is 2006, but the priority date is 1999 (so it was filed elsewhere in 1999 and there is still the possibility that SmartFlash bought it and subsequently filed in patent-friendly US of A.
The first one is somewhat trivial, but in the context of 1999 it may well have been novel. It covers a data store somewhere on the internet, that has a database of permissions and payment credentials for users and the data itself. When a device requests some data, it can check permission, get payment if necessary, and then serve the data to the device. So basically the iTunes store.
For the time, the patents may well have been novel (bit they're still "a shop on an internet", so a bit ridiculous), although there's at least Ritmoteca to contend with as this was established in 1998.
RM data is likely to go stale rather quickly unless all-you-can-eat data packages become the norm - apparently (according to all the latest reviews) their app now won't let you turn off data throughput testing, and so folks are uninstalling it rather than forking out for extra data usage.
Is there a reason that this is not an impact artefact? IANAA, so the question is in complete ignorance. The Nature article (the free bit, anyway) reads:
"For particles reflecting solar radiation, clouds of CO2-ice or H2O-ice particles with an effective radius of 0.1 micrometres are favoured over dust. Alternatively, the plume could arise from auroral emission, of a brightness more than 1,000 times that of the Earth’s aurora, over a region with a strong magnetic anomaly where aurorae have previously been detected. Importantly, both explanations defy our current understanding of Mars’ upper atmosphere."
£235 unpopulated RRP - from the bottom of the last page of the review, where it usually is.
Unless Ed is remarkably swift of finger and updated the page after your comment...
I imagine the downvote was for the naivety. It was indeed a perfectly reasonable assertion, however when dealing with religious zealots, "reasonable" is not in the vocabulary (or doesn't mean what we think it means).
From the extremist perspective, everyone else on this planet who is not ascribing to their value system/interpretation of their faith is a heathen who should be killed. Millennia of civilisation growth into a semi-mature set of nations with on-the-face-of-it fair laws counts for nothing.
To convince an extremist that they're wrong is a long drawn out process, and all the way through that process you'll need to keep them away from pointy things and opportunities to stick aforementioned pointy things in you. At the end of it, you'll then never be confident that they're no longer an extremist who wants to kill you.
"smart" features can be useful
What I want is a telly that can stream from a NAS box with a client/application that respects account/folder permission structures (unlike DLNA unless it's changed recently). Also able to connect to Netflix & any other subscription service (ideally in such a manner as to easily be able to add such a service).
Currently (nearly) achieved with a dumb tv, WD Live TV mini-box and a Synology network share.
"Dumb" tvs are going out with the dinosaur - the future is (whether we like it or not) streaming on demand. Broadcast will probably end up as a niche market.
For additional boxes, I would imagine that when they fire up and connect, they need to register with the gateway box so that they can be establish some form of IPSec tunnel between them. Then there will probably be a proprietary handshake or two to set up the link - perhaps over the daisy chain of site, or perhaps direct, but nonetheless there will be plenty of authentication, possibly also against a list of device serial numbers that are expected to be installed.
None of the above is much different to the macro network infrastructure.
At the end of the day, GCHQ heavies can still lean on the operator to give them access - whether via a Legal Intercept gateway, or one of those mysterious black boxes that do pukka DPI
Indeed, they read:
"We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these Terms if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond our reasonable control. This condition does not affect your statutory rights."
"For One-Day, Express and Evening delivery please see their respective terms and conditions."
lastly, from the One Day T&Cs:
"If you choose One-Day Delivery, your order will be dispatched with the intention that it's delivered one day after dispatch" (emphasis added)
I think more than enough scope for a Get Out Of Jail Free card, although IANAL and I have no idea how many of their conditions are legally acceptable. But, the One Day conditions do state:
"We use a range of carriers to provide our One-Day service and delivery time frames may vary by carrier, but all deliveries will be attempted by 21:00."
That'd be the site that waves the flag for internet startups then? So no conflict of interest there as they would like nothing more than for startups to disrupt established "firms" (to become "firms" in themselves, in some form of Ouroboros metaphor).
Business models need to change to adapt to the fact that it's very easy to provide a service in the age of the internet - that's all that's happening. Small stuff that needs doing quickly is very easy to farm out to some freelancer you find in a market place - although I suspect YMMV with regards to quality of work, but you could always hedge your bets and get three (or more) people to do the same thing until you can find your "stable" of reliable workers if you need skilled work (be it coding, writing PR fluff, or developing management strategy powerpoints).
Big multinationals did it with off-shoring, now the smaller outfits can get in on the game. Where it takes us, who knows.
BTW - were you hinting that you wanted a Nobel with this piece? Keep up the good work and I'm sure it'll come :)
True - although it may be a stretch to call that a pint by volume of terminator.
Perhaps one of the missing kill methods was the T1000 liquefying into a targets mouth, down into their stomach and then "branching out", as it were.
A pint of terminator?
It's "content-free ad platform", not "free-content ad platform"
Interesting - I didn't know that - although the current set of ministerial posts are occupied entirely by MPs, with only two Privvy Counsellors in the "supporting roles" categories (according to wiki, they're two baronesses so both in the house of lords). Reading a bit of the history, it's not that common for a non-MP to be a cabinet member, too.
Well, it might be nice if they had a relevant qualification to do the job - for example insist that the minister in charge of the defence of the realm has served his/her time in the forces, or have the minister for health have some health related qualification of some sorts, etc...
It might make candidate selection a tad more interesting for constituencies as the party leader would need to ensure that sufficient amounts of qualifications are elected so that they can have a few choices for the ministerial post to cope with the occasional balls-up.. (so yes, this is probably completely unworkable)
I, too, worry that it will end up with aforementioned MP opening MS Word, typing "Hello World" and then using File -> Save as -> HTML and thinking that's all there is to this interweb lark. If you're lucky, they may use the Insert picture from file option...
More likely the FA was up in arms with unauthorised telecasting of the match
...and a beer to wing it's way to them for an exciting Friday nights work
Perhaps they will have a future upgrade which features the option of a gyroscopically stabilised mount that swivels with the steering wheel to keep the phone always oriented in the same direction.
Or a launcher app that detects the phones orientation to the nearest degree and rotates the home screen/current app/keyboard appropriately. Endless possibilities to ensure the drivers attention is captivated by their little device, thus ensuring more phone-faceplants when the airbags go off.
I wonder if there's a Bulgarian equivalent?
Technically, they don't "slurp" at all - instead they advertise that they are a cell for carrier X (perhaps also Y and Z), and phones will, if the signal is stronger than the one they're currently latched to, ask "can I have a go?", and part of that request will contain identifiers (including both IMSI and IMEI, under certain conditions which I assume they are meeting)
You can already track anything with an IMEI - products are already in place within the UMTS/LTE operators operations centres which do that so that they can easily see where network congestion is happening, or track VIPs, or a variety of other use-cases for performance monitoring and optimisation. Assuming the IMEI has been correctly registered (and not spoofed), you'll be quickly able to see which are your problem devices with a simple filtering of the data against your TAC-list database (operators can get one from these folks, for example: http://www.tuv-sud.co.uk/uk-en/about-tuev-sued/tuev-sued-in-the-uk/tuev-sued-babt/other-services/imei-number-allocation/imei-database).
Even if the IMEI is spoofed to say "I'm an iPhone 6+", it would still be possible to detect the general performance of such phones and look for outliers in the data - either highlighting a faulty device, or a fake device.
> The way I see this, these damn kids are too worried about trivial things, like what other people are saying or doing, that they cant or wont focus on the task they were HIRED to do.
Says the person posting to a forum during working hours (under the generous assumption you're in the UK and gainfully employed to work 9-5, M-F)
Why have a system that can be remotely turned on? They'll have an "engineer" come out with some crap dongle that can just get plugged in to do it and then charge you £100 for the privilege.
Power gives way to sail, my arse. Perhaps with teensy boats & putt-putt Sunseekers that might well be the case, but if the "power" is a massive supertanker/cargo ship and you're in a tiny sailboat, don't expect the laws of physics to change to enable the big boat to get out of your way because you thought it was a good idea to cut them up. An "emergency stop" can take 15 minutes or more in a fully laden cargo ship, so instead expect to be steam-rollered under the large ship (which may not even notice).
Not only the same school, I even had the same history teacher so we're roughly the same era :)
Well, hopefully this article and the work by Kingston Aviation will not consign their work to a footnote. I went to school less than 100m from the Canbury Park Rd and there was not even a mention of it in any of our history lessons, which is a real shame. I remember the days of nipping out the school to go down there to the local newsagent to buy a shandy and pretend we were drinking real beer.
Not eaten anything from Findus, then?
Have had horse a long time ago in France - can't remember it, though. Had zebra in Kenya (Carnivore restaurant) and it didn't seem that tasty. Eland was nicer.
International Business Times (also scraped into Yahoo!!!):
3D-Printing Industry coverage:
Keep up the good work, chaps!
>>"I would also log each and every request, looking for evidence of abuse of power."
>YOU would, perhaps, but today we're talking about the telcos...
If there's one thing the telco's can do properly it would be traceability of these requests. There are a lot of comments on here spouting about how anyone's data can be grabbed most easily by the plod, which is very true indeed. However, all access requests are going to be tagged via some plod_id login, and most likely referenced against IDs of whatever mandated court documents are required to initiate such a search (at least from plod, GCHQ are quite likely to not use this system). This is because, at the end of the day, these searches are likely to be used in court cases, and if the defence solicitor does a check to see if the telco didn't receive proper notification with proper authorisation, then that evidence will get chucked out. The telco's systems will need to be able to provide that, as well as demonstrating that the data associated with that request hasn't been tampered with.
I expect it's rear wheel drive (cheaper than running a drive shaft to the front, plus this mechanism might interfere with the turning circle), so should be ok in the snow (although I'd go round corners carefully with less weight over the front)
in the flooding of '07, all you could see were french cars (peugeots, at the time, I think) with low-slung air intakes abandoned by the side of the roads
Perhaps he didn't phrase it correctly - "dramatically cut down on Customs wait times - now that some folks with the biometric passports get stuck in the automatic-immigration queue where someone invariably hasn't read the pre-conditions for using that queue and cannot use the machine for whatever reason, thus reducing the main queue-size to see a fleshy customs operative"
So, it's trained on Chinese faces, does it work as well on other nationalities, or would it need extra training?
> Agreed, silly string is the best weapon. Short bursts so you can't be traced.
Or pennies - test out that gorilla glass...
When you're running you are unlikely to notice nuanced tones in any music you're listening to, and you usually need to be able to hear stuff going on around you too (approaching cars, etc). I've always hated having to have a second battery powered device for heart rate monitoring so this is a useful device. Hope the price tag isn't too high as I want a pair just for that reason.
There is already call preemption for emergency calls. If the network is congested it will dump calls to handle an emergency call request
I saw UMTS networks that gave users different data rates based on their subscription type. Not a huge leap to "optimise the network" (aka penalise/throttle heavy users) via policy control in this way just by expanding the enum for "subscription type" to include that information, ignoring the probably extensions added into the LTE specs - this could be set to only kick in when there's congestion, or run all the time..