33 posts • joined 23 Oct 2009
Do smart meters work if I have solar cells and feed the energy back into the grid ?
If they do and they meters then run backbards won't someone sitting infront of a computer in some far flung call centre put a block on my energy because I must have cracked the system.
Either way let's all just get solar panels and bugger them up roaylly :)
"unless a human took the image, it cannot be registered and, thus, would be considered a public domain image freely available for use"
So If I set up a camera that has an infra-red trigger that is set off by an animal, that photo doesn't belong to me but to the animal that set it off and thus is in public domain?
Re: But, but, but...
@ You have not yet created a handle
The best bit is if you use Google's new service of looking at older Street View pics then Tony's house isn't blurred.
Own Goal ?
I wonder if the NSA will help Google install the software into these cars ?
The truth is still out there
Please correct me if I'm wrong but just deleting something from a search engine doesn't actually remove it from the source. So, it's still out there in the Interwebs ready to be found again later.
Also, does this just apply to the EU? So if I search on a US site or a Russin one for that matter will I still find the offending material ?
You're all wrong
It's called the Interweb
Re: I think we should become more European with this
So if all those european countries have ID cards, why is it so difficult for our government to establish whether or not a foreign national should be allowed into our country or not let alone whether or not they can rent a property ?
Straight faced ?
I wonder how they ever managed to get this quote out and keep a straight face ?
Apple welcomed the news and applauded Mr Obama "for standing up for innovation". It added: "Samsung was wrong to abuse the patent system in this way."
Re: No more popular uprising
Not heard of walkie-talkies then and normal cameras?
Pot, kettle, black
Miliband added: "When Google goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying its taxes, I say it’s wrong."
Let me fix that for you
"When Politicians go to extraordinary lengths to hide their expenses, I say it’s wrong."
R stop I stop P stop
A real survey?
Has anyone actually published a proper survey of what speeds people actually get ? Not just what an ISP says you could get up to.
Do the likes of Speedtest.net publish their results on a map ?
I would love to see real world data put on a map.
Re: First-degree burns treatment
I think it might be time for Eadon to put his money where his mouth is a write "that" article that he thinks is so missing from ElReg.
Which Ultraviolet ?
Is that Ultraviolet the film or Ultraviolet the service. I'm confused already . Back to the pub
Re: Decades of road safety research
A few points taken from the study you pointed to :-
Page iv is titled "Some limitations of the study"
1. 77 out of 175, could not be included in the meta-analysis
2. There is a possibility of publication bias in the data
3. The results may to some extent reflect the effects of other road safety measures, not just changes in speed
4. Data concerning speed and/or accidents can be unreliable
5. A number of studies contain multiple estimates of effect.
6. The study does not state what the relationship between speed and accidents is for specific types of accidents or in specific types of traffic environment.
It also states that "The Power Model applies to injury accidents only, and not to accidents at large."
So it's saying that speed is related to the severity of the accident not whether speeding is safe or not.
All of that kind of puts the report in the bin really in this context.
It also mentions other studies that show that cars travelling slower or faster than the mean speed of traffic are more often involved in accidents
So, slow speed also kills to coin a phrase.
There's lies, damn lies and statistics.
The lawyers are lining up as we speak
What with Apples propensity to sue the stuffing out of everything it will be interesting to see what ITV make of this
I'll certainly be buying a couple of these. One for me to play with and one to teach the kids on.
And to all those saying the schools won't be using them, learning isn't something that's just done at school you know!
As advertised ?
How about a screen shot of the option that allows you to install another OS ?
I'd call that a feature and seeing as it's not now there then it's a feature that's been removed.
How would you feel if they removed the BluRay player because it allows you to play pirated movies.
Top quality pictures those
All taken using the magical iPad2 ? :-)
Cut it out !
Typical response from an MP who as we all know are pushing though a load of 'cuts' right now.
If this is aimed primarily at city dwellers where space is at a premium and most don't have drive-ways (as the writer alluded to) how do you charge the thing overnight ?
"Hi can you pick me up?"
Where do I live?
Oh, in a Cul-de-sac
Hello? hello ?
Great for transporting overpaid Footballers on the motorways though.
Pointless system ?
Ford are assuming that the beloved first borns are honest enough not to borrow their parents keys.
If they are sensible enough not to do this then they are probably sensible enough not to need this system in the first place.
If they are of the boy racer mentality then they can just circumvented the 'system' anyway by using their parents keys.
How to save the planet
What I can't understand is if all these people want to 'save the planet' why don't they just turn their computers off ? Would save everyone a lot of bother.
For something that has the potential to be so much more, Sony are doing a damn fine job of crippling it. And no I don't condone pirating at all but I'd like to be able to turn my PS3 into a much better media player and to add the ting i'd like to add.
You managed to use Boffin 6 times in that article. Got to be a record. And one of those was even a 'Chief Boffin'
Way to go
iFondle down under
Not that you'd be able to use the iFondle down-under anyway. The internet is so censored there's nothing worth looking at anyway :)
Did he actually buy the card with his own money or did it go through on expenses I wonder ?
Damn and blast
Just moved from PlusNet to O2 because of their unlimited policy. Used to blow PN's 15Gb limit in 3 weeks every month.
With 3 teenages in the house and the school holidays looming I'm stuffed.
10Gb is absolutely pants in this day and age. Jeez even the French are ahead of us !
Wouldn't it be good if the law was changed to make any promises made in a manifesto legally binding within a certain timeframe. Might make them a bit more wooly and light though.
I can see a lot of pirate radios popping up again to fill the FM void.
Long live Radio Caroline
Does it blend ?
Wonder if these would blend as well as the originals ?
French or American?
Would that be French Canadia or North Amiercan Canadia ?
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