2091 posts • joined 21 Jul 2009
Re: It's the carriers, not Google or the handset manufacturers
So no operator branded phones or manufacturer branded phones? Doesn't leave much choice does it?
Windows Vista 2.0
In the UK, there is no freedom of speech. You do have freedom of expression, but there is a long list of exclusions, including things like obscenity, indecency, threatening or abusive speech (and a vast array of others, including "imagining the death of the monarch".)
This sounds like ringing my local GP for an appointment. Ring, enganged, hang up, press redial. One time I had flu (and was convinced I was about to die), I really wanted to see a doctor. Started at 8:30 in the morning, I got through to the receptionist at 12:30 - 4 straight hours of calling, to be told that there were no appointments available today and that "I should have called earlier".
<<-- Nuke, because that was the moment I achieved supercriticality.
Re: Machine readable format
Some clever twat invented these things called "character encodings", so that we can have binary that is readable by both machines and humans.
Re: and nobody's truly on the hook for the first mile
Look, whilst sometimes the quality of BT's cabling leaves something to be desired, most commonly it is the wiring inside your own house that is the biggest issue. If you don't have a replacement NTE5 faceplate on your master socket and plug your router into that socket, then you will be getting a sub-optimal line performance.
This will translate into low line synch speed, intermittent errors and increased susceptibility to atmospheric conditions.
My old boy lives 8km from the exchange and had difficulty maintaining any connection until I fitted one of these. A few calls to BT to get them to reset the line training, and he now gets 3.5 MB.
Incidentally, this is what BT used to install when all installations were an engineer install. These DIY broadband installations work fine when there aren't any problems, but they should really insist on a faceplate installation as soon as there are any complaints.
> Broadband BEGINS at 2 Meg (and it always has).
I agree with your sentiment but disagree with your conclusion. ADSL works by encapsulating communication voice into 0-4kHz range (or the 'voice band'), and data into the ~26-1100 kHz range (or the 'broad band'). Technically therefore all ADSL, including piffling 256k connections are 'broad band'.
OTOH, if you use the modern meaning of 'broadband' - an internet connection capable of watching streaming video - then clearly it is not.
Re: Scraping the Windows version is odd
I'm with you here mate, I couldn't get this thing to work in IE 6, so popped round PC World and gave them a right earful! That'll learn the cock munchers.
No, Apple does not have a monopoly on browsers, anything they choose to do with their browser is entirely fine. MS got fined because they abused their dominant OS monopoly to force their browser on everyone in order to deliberately destroy Netscape (the company).
Apple withdrawing a browser which has a tiny market share from one of its platforms is in no way equivalent.
"Lets you buy a copy of a film or show and watch it anywhere"
Anywhere they choose, on a device they have approved, assuming I have pre-downloaded the media and my device is still authorized to play the media. If I accidentally lose the downloaded file, and I bought it more than two years ago, then I can't download another copy of it, and it is still "illegal" to rip a copy of the film from a bluray.
I'll start buying movies again when they start selling them in HD in a format I can use. Until then, they can go spin.
Re: I'm puzzled
His partner screwed the pooch on the 4th dive, ensuring they finished 4th (instead of gold, which is the position they were in before the 4th dive). It's well documented on any sports site, less so on IT sites...
Re: 1984 here we come....
No, I just chose to focus on you coming on here and spouting a bunch of misinformed nonsense.
If you had actually read the fucking article, it contains all the information that you "don't have hours of spare time" to find. Plenty enough time to check if someone has responded to some of your inane drivel though, eh?
Re: 1984 here we come....
So, to your mind, if he had teased him for being ginger, that would have warranted an arrest, but merely threatening to drown someone should be fine?
Re: Of course you need to use both
If you are suggesting using xbindkeys or .xinitrc as ways to launch xterm without involving the X11 GUI, then I think your cunning plan may have some flaws.
Of course you need to use both
You to need to use the GUI to launch xterm.
Seriously though, this is all about personal choices. For me, it is easier to tap in "CTRL+SHIFT+T, eog /path/to/pics" than it is to "launch nautilus, browse to a folder, right click a file and choose launch in eye of gnome".
For lots of others, it is different, but for me, almost everything is done in a terminal, but I still use a GUI to manage my terminals - I know refuseniks who simply use no GUIs, just hi res consoles. I suppose you could call the SVGA graphics mode of the browser links as a GUI...
Banning these websites the day before the Olympics™ starts is the kind of joined up thinking that will make these games such a success. I'm sure that no-one will have bought tickets from these sites prior to today!
I think outage can no longer the appropriate term when a social networking site goes down, such is the fury generated. Perhaps outrage is a better term?
Re: I sneer at your LHF,...
The problem with SuperUltraViolet is that due to everyone and their dog taking unrelated terms and using them for new products is that it might be confused with an effective version of a digital download plus DRM scheme.
Re: Does anyone remember
As any fule noes, the next superlative after 'ultra' is 'supermega'. Personally, I am waiting for supermegabooks before splurging on a new laptop.
Morg is not lieing, with my old phone I could 60% of the time tell when I was about to get a text or phone call, as my unshielded speakers would start going "BURRRR-BUP-BUP-BUP-BUP-BURRRR".
By your logic, if everyone complained we might get a useful downtick in unemployment. So, please, everyone complain!
Re: The marketing people will be happy.
This is true, but 'British mutual financial institution-bashing' just isn't as catchy.
Re: Apple will allow you to trade in your old one for a new one if unopened
So, as an example, my brother in law bought my sister an engraved iphone 3GS from the Plymouth Apple store for her birthday. In between buying it and her birthday, Apple released the iphone 4, he took it back there, they swapped it no questions, despite the custom engraving.
Re: we try very hard to keep our product roadmap secret and confidential
I know you've used the troll icon here, but Apple are actually quite good at handling that. Normally Apple will allow you to trade in your old one for a new one if unopened, or give you a hefty itunes voucher. Phone or drop in to an Apple store.
Course, if you bought from O2 or Carphone Warehouse, bad luck chum.
Re: Baffled now.
Indeed, if Aggers, Blowers and Sir Viv have rubbished it, it must be useless. Yea flash, talk nah.
Re: Prior Art
Surely they get paid per application, rather than per patent that they issue. I can't imagine that if you apply for a patent and it is denied, that you do not pay anything.
In which case, if the USPTO simply wanted to maximise revenue they would reject each patent application outright, forcing each patent to be re-submitted at least once before approval.
(In reality, you pay a filing fee in order for the patent to be examined, and pay a maintenance fee every X years, so maybe they just think the more on the books, the more they will make)
Re: I smell some sport!
Oh, some bitter non Londoner. Have you been paying extra council tax for 5 years to have these games? No? Then pipe out.
Re: What a ridiculous situation
Are you trolling?
MS have/had an OS monopoly that they unfairly abused to gain a browser monopoly. The EU fined them because they refused to do anything about it, the fine gets ratcheted every time they "accidentally" stop obeying the ruling.
Google have a monopoly on search, which they use to promote their own services above others and subsidize other, non profitable services so that they under cut similar services provided by other companies. Once they have achieved a dominant market position, they ramp up prices. The EU are considering whether this is anti-competitive.
Apple, as many gleefully tell us, have neither a monopoly on phones, nor on their OS, app store or music store, so what they force/require their users to do is irrelevant; they can simply use a different phone.
Another banging open source column
…enough latency compensation to deal with any the powerline adaptors add.
It would have been nice to measure and quantify this for us. Do these adaptors add in the order of 0.1ms, or in the order of 20 ms?
You forgot to use the troll icon matey.
The Pi is not a PC, it is a cheap ARM based SoC motherboard that you can do whatever the fuck you want with, including making a cheap ARM based PC out of it, if you so desire.
If you don't want to buy a SoC motherboard, then don't buy one.
Re: Oh Joy @ Boris
Hello! It looks like you're trying to troll on the internet...
"Cedega" or "Play on Linux" are just Wine.
Who do you think buys the kids their lego sets?
Re: "a triumph for nuke power"
I don't get this argument. We dig up radioactive material that is decaying in the ground, concentrate it together and use the side effects of the decay to generate electricity. We then put it in big concrete boxes, and stick it back in the ground. What's the big fucking deal?
Fukushima is no more a disaster in progress than Sizewell or Civaux.
Re: iPads in the enterprise
"We have meetings where some bring Ipads and some bring laptops"
The ones with ipads are playing Angry Birds. It's a hint the meetings are too dull :)
Re: There is only one way to stop passwords being stolen from a web server
Re: How many times people?
A hash is not an encryption. You should not encrypt your passwords, but generate a salted hash from them.
Now I want to click the link. At work.
You don't have any affiliation, but post an affiliate link? Well done.
When a program tries to access an address in swapped out memory, it generates a page fault. The OS then has to locate an unused page, or a page that has not recently been used, move that out to disk, load the requested page from disk and insert it into the page map.
Under this system, the page fault is eliminated. When the program tries to access a page, it is not paged out, it is on the FusionMemory device, on DRAM or on disk. When most of the data you need to access is on DRAM, or can be intelligently put on DRAM by the FusionMemory device, you get massive speed ups.
Hold up guys, AC's guessed the secret. Fusion must be crazy-mad now!
This is not "swap on SSD on PCIe", its way more than that. It consists of multiple layers of caching, some DRAM, some SSD, moving data intelligently between the layers. If your application suits, the speed ups are massively impressive. If it doesn't, then they are just impressive.
Don't trust me, read the docs.
Re: And in what public forum
I wanted to show the kids some sort of sci-fi/fantasy epic on the goggle box tonight, so I found this lovely artistic work called "Avengers" on something called a pirate bay. I performed a diligent search and found that this is an orphaned work (as far as I can tell) - there were no attributions where I found the content, at any rate.
Anyways, since this abandoned piece of work is going missed by the general populace, I've run off a couple of thousand on DVD, selling them for £2 a pop in the car park of my local. I'm collecting 20p per DVD to give to the copyright agency, so its all good right?
Re: Where on earth are you getting your numbers from?
I did the read the previous post, it was full of bullshit. Mechanical devices with moving parts fail quicker than non mechanical devices without moving parts. Just because your dear old dad soldered on blown transistors doesn't make this less true.
Re: Where on earth are you getting your numbers from?
SSDs do not have moving parts and are more reliable than spinning rust. They do have a shortish life time, due to limited write cycles.
Re: Forgive my ignorance, I know nothing about Android
You can't actually install the Kindle app yet, it isn't compatible.
I'm sure it will be soon.
Welcome to the world of choice!
Re: "aren't always in arms reach of a hotspot."
No 3G = no GPS. No GPS = no gorgeous mapping apps.
Good for Boxee
But a bit shitty for anyone else who wants to come along and compete - no market share = no leverage = no agreement with comcast = no decryption goodies for any newcomer.
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