55 posts • joined Thursday 1st October 2009 04:10 GMT
Re: Comparing like with like
$399... no restrictions on sharing and after market.... no always connected DRM...
thats basically what i saw when i watched the coverage. Sony has this one in the bag even tho i still have not forgiven them for the PS3 "other OS" fuster-cluck.
More than two operators.
There are more than two operators in Saudi, three to be exact.
STC = gov run original player
Mobily = newer, parent company is Etisalat (UAE)
Zain = even NEWER, parent company MTC (Kuwait)
Ok they are all Saudi companies as you cant run a business in Saudi without it being Saudi (See HSBC division SABB)
Fun fact, just recently (read within 6 months) you can only get a SIM card if you give the phone companies your ID number, and once they have it you have to type that in every time you want to top up the phone.
It'a a massive pain in the arse that's for sure.
how is this different from a linux box running a Layer 7 QoS that i built many moons ago? apart from the marketing speak and plastic casing.
Bacon bap, not bacon AND etc. bap
Just to express my opinion. A bacon sandwich should not include anything but Bacon, eggs, butter and bread. Add in the egg and it becomes a Bacon AND egg sandwich.
Ketchup... only with eggs.
Precision Engineer has been voted for by me!
The Glass ones are better!
Speaking with my tin foil hat on, I do enjoy a bit of drive smashing. The glass ones are a hell of a lot easier to trash than the metal platter ones.
My metal ones i had to destroy in a hurry, so a bit of rum and coke, scratching with a magnet (and also a screwdriver) and leaving them outside in the middle of a Canadian winter was the best i could do at the short notice. I know that probably not enough to destroy the data but hopefully it was enough to prevent someone trying to access the data (aka too much effort to bother).
So then why is it...
If the hospital can spend this amount of money on WIRELESS equipment and then use said equipment in the hospital, I am not allowed to use my WIRELESS equipment (Read as Mobile phone) in the building for fear it would interfere with the medical equipment.
Is this a case of mobile phones on airplanes? And as for the power requirements, surely you can just bung in some pico-cells to limit the mobile phones power output. And shouldn't the medical equipment be build to accept said emissions?
Anyone care to shed some light on the matter?
"The company confirmed that its primary enterprise systems of hydrocarbon exploration and production were unaffected as they operate on isolated network systems. "
unaffected? lack of SAP inventory tracking, DIMS and other software allowing asset tracking and they say unaffected? Not to mention the Geologists in town being unable to see whats happening in the field (which is actually a blessing) to "advise".
oh well, I guess ill go back to ignoring whats happening on the ground.
Re: Not surprising...
Not sure where about you are, but down here in Haradh all the Aramco computers are vindows 7 systems and the internet is locked down through proxy servers.
Granted once you get on the good side of a company man/IT bod you can get the username and passwords to get through to the outside world, however your still monitored for what actually is downloaded and they change the passwords every month.
Easier to get an STC or mobily sim card and a USB data stick. 350 SAR gives you unlimted internet and it truely is unlimited! ((just get a VPN and your safe from prying eyes).
archived on the pirate bay?
Sorry to tell you but The pirate bay does not work like you are describing.
Magnet links do not contain the original data, just a link to where the data can be found. Said data is distributed throughout the internet on peoples computers and only available when they decide to seed (share).
The only place you'll find archives of the old movies are in legal deposit library's (ala National Library).
Re: waste? WASTE!
What we need is to address the problem of the nuclear waste....oh wait.... we HAVE!
New nuke designs should be along the Gen IV and Fast Breeders for a start! Id love liquid thorium however if I could get one.
As far as Gas power stations, go for them. The Greenies must know that they are a dam sight better for the environment as long as they are TEMPORARY and help us get to the good fun glowing stuff.
Disclosure - I'm a bit bias on both nukes and gas. I work for Halliburton (i hear the Booing already) and i have shares in uranium and thorium.
ICON? cos that sort of thing dose not happen these days unless your watching movies
Re: This calls for a spin-off computer game!
try out the Kerbal Space Program for a space sim game with actual space bits in it!
Ive only just managed to get to the Moon! however getting back again is an impossible task for my inept Kerbal spacemen
Re: Interesting BBC documentry about altitude
Thanks for the link, I don't mind watching these types of programs although i do know about partial pressures etc due to SCUBA diving with Enriched Air (Nitrox).
Re: I went down the DIY route
Again, i too got the HP microserver although i didnt go for OMV. Instead a USB stick loaded with Debian Sid and RAID-Z for my old 500 gig HDDs.
I'm just waiting for the price of HDDs to come down enough to make it work buying 4x2TB (or more) and then ill be laughing!
As for RAID-5... i had a nasty experience with it before and really like ZFS as a file system. Just dont forget to check your RAID content every week to prevent the bit rot!
(use zfs scrub if using ZFS)
buzz the tower!!
We have to assume the new female lead will be the sexy (and smart/confident but having to fight male oppression) will be Old Tom's on screen daughter.
She will have a Fighter pilot Boyfriend who Daddy Tom dosn't approve of and therefore must win the approval in order to be able to marry the young'un.
This allows us the following;
A) sexy time with young woman + boyfriend
B) tension and conflict with daddy Tom
C) reconciliation using the power of blowing the shit out of baddies in a joint mission with Tom (hes the only one who can save the day!) and the future husband (hes proposed by this point... or about to)
D) happy ending! with joint buzzing of the tower.
Cant really see how we can get Tom into the cockpit yet. but it could be bring-your-future-dad-to-work-day aboard the Nimitz.
Oh, and baddies have to be traditional Hollywood "terrists" of the week.
Have we moved passed the foreign enemies yet and onto the domestic ones!?
OH!! and of course that has to be said in the movie too.... to protect America against all enemies etc. etc. etc.
I cant wait for mine!
Unfortunately being in Cyprus means i'll prob have to wait a little longer than most (although RS Cyprus is just a forwarding address from RS UK technically) for my little beauty!
Registered my interest with RS UK for the moment but it'll give me plenty of time to find a suitable case for it.
Amazing that the site is still (20:00 +2 GMT) on the static webpage to conserve bandwidth!
Well this is a heated topic
And as the wise once said...
"Arguing on the internet is like running in the special Olympics. Even if you win..."
Any-who... Molten Salt Reactors with Thorium fuel cycle is the way forward in MY book, but that might be different in somebody Else's book.
Nuke icon? Well that's the LAST time we will see them like that if things go the way I'm hoping for.
http://energyfromthorium.com/ <--- I don't work for them, but i like to read what they put online.
You've basically hit the nail on the head there. Working with the stuff (not the effected PLCs in this instance but we do have S7 PLC controllers) its far too easy with the new kit to just connect it up to a network that is open to the tubes.
Its "easy" and they bill it that way from the manufacturer. Build your SCADA network over commodity network hubs/switches using regular ethernet connected to bog standard x86 windows computers.
As you said mission critical networks should and need to be isolated, all the way down to the floppy drives, CD drives and USB ports. BUT that takes time, effort and someone who knows what they are doing.
Would this O'Brien happen to have a rank of Chief?
blooming FF updated itself automatically the other day to v7.0.1 and promptly borked the java-script that i have to use with Juniper Networks and citrix to login to my corp server.
No big deal, i understand these things happen, so i down graded and specifically told the "new" old version i had just installed to NOT update unless i told it to.
Two hours later and FF updated and is back to v7.0.1.. WTF?!
its alive i tells ya!
I have signed up for this!
I have signed up for this, i know for a fact that the cable outside my street is made of paper and string so anything to let other people know about it.
Maybe it'll make Cytanet get their finger out... maybe?!
and yes... i promise not to reverse engineer it although its going to be difficult!!!
well i guess ill be buying this on import in order to get avoid the upscaling costs. And i shall echo the worries of others about the 16:9 strech.
Maybe they can take the future frame when the camera is panning to add in the extra bits at the side from 4:3
maybe some temporal-shifting is in order.
what deal was struck then? Am i being THAT dence?
That number wont get you the emergency services.
But this one will!
0118 999 881 999 119 725 3
IT? as in IT crowd
As is customary...
Pics or it didnt happen!
ill get my coat.. with the crumpled pics in the pockets.
Blu-Ray > DVD
Blu-Ray and DVD are mutually exclusive
HP purchasing budget.
Incidently i too have blown the budget for a microserver thanks to a tip off from El Reg, although if i can find a tablet for the price listed im snapping it up as soon as possible and then will take a hit else-where...
humm... the food budget has money so ill just go hungry for a little while.
What have you done Aunti!
"So were taking yours. Analy..."
Thats far too sinister but I dont want the BBC taking things from me in THAT way!
I need a new keyboard, and a scrubbing brush for my mind
I shall counter-patent
with my very own patent for using toilet paper. However my flow-chart will go as follows...
Sit on toilet - deposit faeces in toilet – take sheets of toilet paper – wipe rectal opening – deposit Toilet paper into portable wrapping
again im ommiting "put portable wrapping into bin" as that can be mixed in with the patents that relate to kitchen or garden waste.
Portable wrapping could mean plastic/paper/cloth bag etc.
am i doing patent right?
I asked the google for its cache.
Unfortunatly for ofcom their mistake at not being able to redact from a pdf has been captured by google cache.
Of course you have to click the "view as HTML" link instead of the PDF link provided (at least OFCOM have removed the original pdf from the server).
But yeah... nothing new and i could argue a little patronising too.
Use one FM freq. then get the device to buffer the content and play it after the correct time delay worked out by the GPS. After all, EM moves faster than sound does.
This is why the system cant be done with a non-smart FM device and why it wont work at close range to the stage.
The flaw is using the GPS and its ability to lock onto a good enough signal.
does the laptop dock have at least one USB port on it?
Of course i wouldn't expect the phone itself to power an external HDD but if there is a "multimedia" doc with 3x USB and 1x HDMI i would expect there to be at least one USB on the laptop doc!
Ive been musing....
I dont think that the kiddies would have seen anything at all apart from breasts and arse...
VHS tape with porn stars = BBFC licenced material.
These restrictions can be found over at http://www.bbfc.co.uk/classification/guidelines/r18 but the obvious one to see is that there can not be any penitration.
Bums moving in and out, tits and thats about all that could be seen. OTHERWISE she might have illegal content!
Somthing to think about.
he's going to be inside PARIS!
paris... well PARIS
maybe it can be done...
Maybe these swarm of battle bots will use electric ion drives or other such electric impuse drives that are being tested.
It didnt say that they had to move "fast" but just that they needed to move away from each other and then back again.
Elec'y propulsion would be capable of doing that and save on the weight/fuel requirements.
Acer Liquid, and Acer Liquid E
Having recently spent some time looking arround for smartphones i did notice somthing that would prob be a deal breaker to get an ACER
The "Acer liquid" and "Acer liquid E" are exactly the same phone but one comes with Android 1.6 and the other comes with Android 2.1
ACER do NOT release updates for Android. (not currently).
I suppose there will be an "Acer liquid F" soon for the Froyo version of Android. Same hardware of course.
CISCO... in SPACE!!!
I believe the idea is to use the new Space routers that CISCO launches a while ago. That way you can just ping data off one inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Netwok) to another and get comms with your swarm from there.
No need for LOS to your swarm..... simples!
they have their own Gov'mnt
I was under the impression that the reason the Isle got 3G first is because of their ability to make up their own choice when it comes to all matters apart from Defence and Forgin Policy (those being handled in Westminster).
SOOOO old jagger will need to talk to the Isle of Mann Gov about the legalisation of narcotics and not the UK.
Unless ive been grossly misslead by the parents.
Interestingly enough they make space sats on the Isle too!!! (according to wiki)
i bid you adue.
As said, newzbin will be missed. Convenient and a hell of a lot better than the competition which obviously raised their heads above the parapit.
nzbmatrix it is for the time being, but they arnt as intrigrated as newzbin was.
One for the road me thinks.
so thats why they effectivly banned the use of XBMC to connect and view BBC iPlayer content.
They want to be commercial (bbc.co.uk) and support themselves, which CAN be done by licencing the tech interface to TV/console manufacturers and which CAN'T be done by backroom (or front room) coders.
Money is money after all.
Tux? cos i liked my linux XBMC setup for the BBC before, and now i have to fart arround with a workarround that isnt nearly as elegent or passes the "wife test".
I for one welcome...
our "ballbot" masters.
sigh.... them again?
"When you've been through the 10 screens of IE settings, you are limited with what you can be bothered doing next."
And there it is....
So off Opera, we cant be bothered.
Why move to Opera when we cant be bothered? Cos we want be bothered.
Im getting a little tired of Opera's bitching and running home to mother.
where is my crowbar!
oh god! i didnt wear enough tinfoil im sure of it.
Dr Dark Energy, your the only one who could save us but arnt the gov'munt going to shut down el'Reg for posting such an important story?
At least some good will come out of this.
Now there is precident it shouldnt be too hard to get an automated system up and running to do what the editors did. albeit with some rather interesting results from time to time. OR we just get a new "newzbin" that isnt located in any country that observes copywrite rules (Russia perhaps).
but newzbin didnt do themselves any favours by the sounds of it.
as a regular user fo Newzbin, its intergration with my usenet downloader was second to non at the time i signed up for it. And yes there may be content on its index that is copywrite, but they activly took it down in a speedy manour.
Much how wikipedia gets its content from users submissions, so does newzbin. You cant control the masses all the time.
As others have said, Nezbin IMO was an easy target. Bad judges, bad lawers.
Nar mind, ill just have to get my NZB's from elsewhere.... like Google!
resource hungry flash
Having been the one to originally throw up the debug log on the xbmc forum (same username), its appaling that the BBC rely so heavily on adobe flash to impliment their iPlayer platform.
Adobe have always shown no interest in improving their platform resulting in bloated software which can tax even the most powerful of systems.
I have to remind my partner that her system is running at full tilt due to her playing a flash game or because there is a flash advert running on the web page she is looking at.
My ION box (which i use for XBMC and therefore the iPlayer plugin) was THE best thing since sliced bread. Easy to use, and perfect quality with hardware accelerated BBC. Now im stuck having to load up a web page and suffer artifacting and slow quality.
hopefully Aunti will actually sort this out, or ill have to go and get my content via less official means.
This is really good news!
However, as this water is now a natural resource on the moon. How long till get get the Gray-brigade (the moon isnt Green now is it? ) telling us that we cant use the natrural resourse as its not sustainable.
"Leave mother moon alone!" i can hear them cry.
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