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Barracudas normally work best underwater in my experience.
On the ipad I use WeatherPro HD, which has live rainfall radar charts, week-long predictions, temperature, rainfall, pressure, humidity histograms and whatever else you can possibly imagine.
The data comes from MeteoGroup (Press Association division).
Re: Re: Wrong, wrong, wrong
Andrew, I don't want to be overly critical, since I largely agree with what you are saying here.
A regular commentard accusing another poster of being an industry shill would get an instruction to go sit on the naughty step.
Naïve and clueless
Why don't you get back to protesting that 'Capitalism is Crisis', without ever explaining how we go from here to your utopia. Without patents, we wouldn't even be having this discussion, as computers probably wouldn't exist (not in this form).
Face it, human technological evolution relies on one of two things:
1) The desire to kill other people
2) The desire to profit from other people
von Neumann was thinking of both when he patented how to make a nuclear bomb.
Check out the criticism of the documentary called 'Gasland'. Misleading stuff. The director of Gasland is the worst kind of documentary film maker, pre-judging his content before starting filming, and instead of moving on to the next project, spends his time promoting and profiting from his fear story.
This rebuttal is from the 'industry' so obviously you should take it with a pinch of salt, however if you take the biased view of one side, it's worth seeing it from the (also biased) other side as well.
Government are/Government is
It depends whether you see 'government' as a singular or plural. For instance, until the end of the US Civil war, it was common to hear "The United States are ..", where as after, when the federal system was born, it was much more common to hear "The United States is .."
FRAND patents have a requirement to license to anyone. Non FRAND patents can be licensed as the patent holder sees fit.
Apple are saying that Samsung are suing them over FRAND patents which Samsung either refuse to discuss licensing, or patents that Apple feel are already licensed, as they are related to hardware produced by a licensee who has already paid a per chip license.
Apple's patent claims against Samsung are supposedly non FRAND patents that Apple would not be forced to license.
FRAND pools come about when implementing a particular standard requires patents from multiple patent holders. To prevent a Mexican standoff between manufacturers who would not be able to produce anything without the other's patents, the patents are pooled, and a set price for licensing the patents is decided upon.
I would have thought that if the patents Apple allegedly infringe are part of a FRAND pool, then this would have stopped Samsung's action a long time ago. Since it hasn't, it probably isn't the whole story, and we'll have to wait to see what the courts say.
Re: Just how many…
I've got 5 so far. One by my bed, one by my hifi, one by my computer, one in the hallway and one that I keep for travelling.
Could use one for the kitchen, but I think I'd prefer some sort of wall mount.
You've clearly never worked for a council, an LEA or the DfT. Getting money out of a council is like blood from a stone. I've heard a few stories of councillor's evaluating ipads, none of state teachers being provided with ipads, none of traffic observers being given ipads.
Asus Transformer is King Gadget
But they gave the iPad 2 the tablet gong - they think it is a better tablet than the Transformer, but that the Transformer is the better gadget.
Make of that what you will. Personally, I think they are just trying to appease everyone :)
As I understand it, it is your choice whether to upload photos to the BBC. Doing so implicitly accepts their terms, which specifically allow them to do this.
A company doing something that you have expressly assigned rights for them to do is unlikely to be considered illegal.
we delete or anonymise this information within 90 days
So you track them for 90 days then? That's different to not tracking at all.
"Until relatively recently, pirated music downloads were almost exclusively paid for by consumers using credit cards"
I've been doing it wrong :/
You can pry the Falklands and Gibraltar out of our cold dead hands.
The Falklands are British and have been British constantly for as long as Argentina has existed as a country.
Gibraltar is British, and has been since Spain ceded it to Britain as reparations in the Treaty of Utrecht. Spain can give back Minorca as well, that is ours too.
Hong Kong was different, we leased the New Territories (the mainland part of HK) from the Chinese for 100 years (1897-1997), and that is where all the fresh water is. Without the NT, there could be no HK, and PRC made it quite clear that they would not renew the lease on the NT.
He really covers all options
Temperature: RMS only operates between 22°C and 25°C
Dogs: Dogs must either be mute, or not be able to jump higher than RMS's knees
Hotels: RMS can only stay in hotels that don't ask to see your passport
Streaming: RMS can only be streamed in Ogg or VP8
Clearly you've never read any of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Säpo are out to get you.
When you say 'ass-n-age', we know it is you, Ian Michael Gumby. No-one else says that on here. You may as well have signed it "AC - Ian Michael Gumby".
What is this 'facebook' of which you speak?
Nothing you said has got anything to do with anonymity on Wikipedia, multiple accounts and trolling - nice refusal. Did I say Wikipedia is a shit encyclopaedia full of misinformation?
No, I said that is a fail for Jimmy Whale to be complaining about trolling when any trolling on Wikipedia is due to his own rules. Nothing to do with the quality of Wikipedia.
Sexy as fuck. I want a 4U full of these.
The chip also has a SATA 2.0 controller capable of supporting up to five 3Gb/sec ports; older 1.5Gb/sec SATA devices are compatible with this controller, but newer 6Gb/sec peripherals are not.
This is misleading; SATA 3 devices are all backwards compatible and will run fine on SATA 2 - they just won't run at SATA 3 speeds.
Do you know why AMQP is a wire protocol and not an API? Having a standard API for middleware has been tried by tool vendors before (JMS). It wasn't interoperable and it didn't solve the problems it was designed to. Eventually it got to the point where GS went 'fuck this, we want something that will work' - enter AMQP.
You still haven't explained what problems MAMA will solve that AMQP does not, apart from giving us greater fragmentation, reduced interopability and some wonga for tool vendors.
Jimmy the Fail strikes again
The reason Wikipedia has problems with trolls:
1) Anonymous users can edit the site
2) They insist on not tieing usernames to real identities
3) No limit on the number of usernames you can use
If he actually cared, there are two or three simple technological solutions that would remove the vast majority of wiki trolls, but he doesn't care.
Plus, in most cases trolling is not illegal. Where it is illegal, get the police involved, but calling the fuzz because someone keeps calling you a tool on facebook is retarded.
I really don't get this argument.
You don't really watch TV
Not watching TV is going to be pretty easy and won't upset you
Since it does upset you, the only logical conclusion is that you do watch a bunch of TV, and being forced to pay for it will upset you. My heart bleeds for you.
They seem like a good idea - cheap, managed switches from the same supplier as your servers, your racks. Then you start putting traffic through them, relying upon them and then boom, its gone. Cisco kit is expensive, but Cisco kit having spent up on Dell kit first is even more expensive.
Some governments block online services and content, imposing restrictive regulation, or incorporate surveillance tools into their internet infrastructure
He's got first hand evidence of at least one...
Also lots of winmodems ran very happily under linux, particularly lucent ones. After all, a soft modem is really just a sound card that samples/produces the right tones and shoves it over an rj-11, so under linux you could actually do a whole lot more, like using it as an answering machine.
They were also super cheap, so you could get on the net for £15 rather than £75.
It's not quite like that, is it. After all, he hasn't specified how he buys the computer, he could be buying components and building it himself. If that then doesn't work with your choice of operating system, then why shouldn't you get a refund?
Are you suggesting that BSD/Linux users should have to go and find a motherboard certified for BSD/Linux?
This isn't actually that far from the current truth, a lot of motherboard manufacturers write shoddy BIOS and ACPI tables that completely violate the specs, but work only within MS's loose interpretation of the specs.
MS don't mind this, they encourage it by getting paid to certify kit that violates the specs as 'Designed for Windows N' and adding workarounds to their own code. This reinforces their 'Open source is hard to use' FUD.
I use gigabytes of data per month on Three, I've had constant 3G signal in most places I've been with it, from London to the deep south-west. I get good signal inside my flat (E15) and inside my office (EC4), and I'm currently synching a couple of new albums to my phone from spotify over 3G.
Have they said why they want to re-implement this? Seems just like NIH-pettiness.
RabbitMQ is pretty damn tasty and on the money, I doubt they will get it any lower latency, reliable or interoperable than that.
IS that Amazon selling them from the UK, or is it 'Amazon Marketplace' shipping from the US?
Either way, they must have lots of stock then (or be fibbing), since ebuyer's prices compare with dabs (£108), scan (£100), overclockers (£100)…
Rare for ebuyer to be so much more than the others.
I'm not saying he did it right, but you can see why he did it. I consider most everything Mugabe did up till ~1990 as the best he could for his country, his people.
Since then, he's gone a little bat shit crazy.
20%? Chance would be a fine thing
3 months ago I bought a 2TB HTGST drive for £45+VAT. The cheapest 2 TB drive available today from the same supplier? £125+VAT.
277% price increase in 3 months. Please let it stop raining soon in Thailand.
Well, when the white farmers (<1% of population) 'own' 70% of the best arable land, and the former colonial power reneges on the buy back agreements (thanks Claire Short), I think he went a little nuts, to say the least.
Remember that until Mugabe, this was the attitude of Smith, and the other leaders right the way back to Rhodes:
"the native is to be treated as a child and denied the franchise. We must adopt a system of despotism in our relations with the barbarians of Southern Africa"
You can see why he's a little paranoid.
Think about the 5 million Zimbabweans under the age of 15 who can benefit from this.
Read more about it, its not 'Apple' and 'Mugabe', its a pack put together by IADT to address the needs of rural Zimbabwean kids, so they can hopefully get a better education.
Conflating this with Mugabe is funny, since David Coltart is an MDC politcian, not ZANU-PF.
On the iphone 3G/3GS the GPS is provided by a separate Infineon chip, on the iphone 4 it is provided by a much more efficient Broadcom chip.
My iphone 3G would slaughter the battery if it couldn't find a 3G signal, my iphone 4 does not - similar deal, on the iphone 3G, the 3G radio was a separate chip to the 2G.
Hard drives contain some wickedly strong magnets. About 2 minutes with a screwdriver will have you inside the innards of the beast, extract the magnets. Once its been open like that, its unlikely to be able to recover any data from it, unless you work for the NSA.
Hit it with a hammer, and even they will have a hard time getting much off there.
Also, you end up with loads of magnets. Magnets are fun.
"All our drives are encrypted"
I call BS.
Yep, I meant Honeycomb. Act in haste, repent at leisure.
Fact: No SE 2010 phone is scheduled to get ICS.
Oooh, its coming "soon" is it? Can't wait for "soon" to get here. Do you think it will be the same "soon" that the Gingerbread source will be available "soon"? (then "maybe", then "never")
Did you even read the links you posted? Rather than prove your point, they backup mine:
"Beyond Gingerbread 2.3.4, we plan to upgrade our 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio to the next Android platform made available to us"
2011 phones are new phones. 2010 phones are not new phones. Not new phones are not getting upgrades from SE. Has this made it any clearer to you?
Contrast with iOS, the latest version of which could be installed on the 2009 version of the phone (3GS), from the moment it was released.
Blame the Chinese
Every time 'industrial espionage' is mentioned, it is nearly always blamed on the Chinese. Whilst I don't doubt they are 'at it', I would have thought that almost everyone else is as well (and we are at them). Trying to scare people with the yellow menace is a regression.
Julian, my heart bleeds for you
Poor guy, stuck away in his mate's country house. All he wants is to tell the world the truth (and get paid), stick it to the man (and get paid), be worshipped as a demi-god* (and get paid) and philander his way through Europe (and get paid).
The Anonymous fellas seem pretty adept at releasing information without requiring £1.75m a year to do so.
* You should have seen him at St Pauls the other week, to certain portions of the population it seems he already is a demi-god.