196 posts • joined 9 Nov 2009
The British courts seem to have taken the rather unique view that a photographic reproduction of a public domain work, even if it should by all accounts constitute a "slavish technical reproduction" confers the status of derivative work on the new image, with full blown copyright protection. This is essentially the reason why you don't see high resolution digital copies of paintings held by British museums.
Wikipedia /media decided that this was a non-issue for them as consider themselves subject to US rather than UK law, but seeing as we live in a nation that will happily extradite people for posting hyperlinks (to the US no less) I can see some naive bloggers finding themselves on the wrong side of the bench in the civil courts.
Re: London's a pain in the arse to get to...
I regularly host a regional commentators ball, several nights a week in fact. Sadly the attendance is very poor and I often end up being the only Reg reader there.
This is great news.
Mucking about in space isn't going to get cheap until we move away from this "everything must be triple checked and triple redundant" paradigm. A bit more of a suck it and see attitude to space travel will do wonders for the human race.
The main reason Chris Hadfield is so well known is due to his habit of fucking about on the ISS, during which time he solved at least one long standing scientific problem by putting shit in a bag and shaking the hell out of it.
No bleed, no crop marks, no fold marks. Is this what I pay my taxes for?
Re: units, units!
4,285,714,285,714 Postscript points, the only unit real men use.
Approximately of course
Looks very similar
To the Ferrari Challenge / Daytona cabinets, which had nice chunky servo-drive systems for the force feedback on the steering wheel.
They were bloody fierce when they booted and ran a self test, even with the clutch I bet more than a few wrists / arms got broken by these things over the years (kids and adults alike)
I read it as Fedora Heidelberg and got excited about a new press technology.
Pissing up the wall man
Who uses the LHC to accelerate his urine to relativistic velocities shame bathroom based supervillans into submission.
Neglected to mention
You've got more chance of having a pint with the pope than getting a PS4 this side of Christmas, unless of course you already have one.
I got bored shitless half way through this. I suddenly realized I was creeping through the ruins of an abandoned city whilst being stalked by a giant robot tank and not having any fun, where in any decent game I should have been bouncing off the walls. Finishing it turned into a real chore.
Assassins creed is a much better choice, hamfisted nautical nonsense but fuck me it's fun to play.
I just can't see it working. Kerosene lamps are surprisingly bright, even low-tech updraught / cold blast, never mind the pressurised mantle lamps, certainly brighter than a Watt or so of LED light. They also burn for ages, and they contribute significant heat to the room (may not be an advantage in some locations.)
The prospect of a (relatively) expensive alternative that is inferior to the original in all aspects other than running cost is a bit like marketing 20 grand push bikes as a great alternative to driving a car.
My name all over the reg?
A terrible sign for a sober man to see, especially first thing on a Monday morning.
Re: A fool and his money...
Welcome to the year 2013. All those kids who were playing sonic and mario in the 90's are now grown up and have jobs. To quote (a quote) from wikipedia:
"The average gamer is 30 years old and has been playing for 12 years. Eighty-two percent of gamers are 18 years of age or older."
Should keep the kids busy
While the teacher goes and photocopies another 10 page handout from that particularly expensive textbook.
It's for doing machine relief modeling, so you think "decent machine relief tool-paths" would be pretty high on the to-do list. There are far better programs for far less money if all you want is to knock-up a mock-up.
Is the 21% premium
So they can add 21st century toolpaths to artcam?
For software that costs ~ £5k / seat it has some serious shortcoming when it comes to actually spitting out useful G code.
Re: Just wondering...
Internet ate my post.
People use this stuff on light aircraft so I don't think de-lamination will be an issue.
Sorry, balls up my maths a bit with the last post, so I'll walk through this one
Raw mass per unit area gives me 32g per side. (0.299 sq m x 0.0107 g / sq cm) this is with the ink on it.
Add say 25% for non - flatness will give you 40g.
This is without laminate which would probably add 50%, but make the thing easier to apply.
I would need better dimensions and a higher rez version of the artwork if we were to go ahead.
Id be happy to run off Ariadne's design in vehicle wrapping vinyl. If you posted dimensions I could give you an approximate idea of the weight.
Horse, stable door
I already have this functionality via a nice APK downloaded from source forge that integrates into the youtube app via the share button, except I get nice non-DRM-wrapped files that I can keep indefinitely. I suppose kudos to google for giving me a mobile OS that's open enough to let me usurp their authority over youtube content at a time and a place to suit myself.
Re: He may down play his actions
I think it's telling that this guy was following procedures he himself wrote, this suggests he had a very good conceptual understanding of the system he was operating, rather than just some grunt charged with staring at the computer screen until it told him what to do.
This may have been luck rather than good judgement on part of the Soviet command structure, but It needs to be recognized that putting people who know what they are doing in charge of things is generally a good idea. Your average sys-admin isn't going to be lording praise on himself for knowing that "lp0 on fire" is very seldom to be taken literally, this guy probably feels largely that same way, even if the stakes are exponentially higher (unless lp0 is doing the payroll, in which case all bets are off)
I was hyped for rayman in the spring, having brought a Wii U and then suffered terrible buyers remorse when I realized there were exactly 0 games worth owning on the platform. When launch day came along I ended up getting the PS3 version because fuck the Wii U tablet.
Having played the demo to death on the Wii, Id say the only thing that hasnt translated well are the "smash the fuck out the scenery" levels, on the Wii U you control the little frog thing with the tablet with AI taking over the running and jumping. On the PS3 you have to selectively mash O at an opportune moment, with the target snapping between objects almost at random. This boils down to needing to watch 2 things at once (what your character is doing and what the frog is hovering near) whilst pressing at least 3 buttons on the controller at the appropriate moments. It's not terribly difficult, but it does break up the action in a game that is designed to be played at sonic the hedgehog like speeds.
Apart from that it's probably my favorite game this gen.
Had this problem
Initially just with a KB/M hooked upto the onboard ports and the whole thing running off an underpowered wall wart. Solved that with a powered hub (1 amp) then got myself an external 2.5'' HDD that was playing a bit fast and loose with the USB spec.
After half a dozen solutions I ended up using my samsung tab charger and an A - B usb lead to inject power into the bus and get the whole lot spinning. I really don't like the way that if there is any power on the USB bus, the Pi will keep running, regardless of the state of its power socket, just seems shoddy.
If my understanding is correct the "X width at distance Y" is because there are culminating lenses in front of the screens, so your eyes can "focus to infinity" (i.e. physically behave as if they are looking at something far away) whilst looking at a screen that is in reality only an inch away. This removes most of the migraine potential you get with systems like the 3Ds where your eyes are required to converge and focus at 2 seperate depths.
HDMI, HD, HMD with wireless connectivity and 7.1 virtual surround for 1300 squid? Sign me right up.
Maybe I'm a sad bastard, but between large plasma TV's and home cinema systems I've already spent that for the privileged of playing In 2D when it suits the family. Id gladly pay it again to be an antisocial bastard and immerse myself in some 3D fantasy vistas at my whim.
I've got 2 mates complaining they didn't get paid this week due to unspecified "payroll" problems so I'm guessing this isn't just the odd licence renewal issue.
Sage is a horrible piece of software that gives every impression of having evolved from something that ran under DOS and has only really had cosmetic changes ever since, absolutely everything is unnecessarily difficult and / or convoluted.
Can't imagine why people should feel "entitled" to do what they like with hardware they own, especially as it has been demonstrated to be perfectly capable of streaming local content and has since had this feature artificially restricted. (tbh, I had assumed this was it primary purpose, and would have brought one based on this assumption)
Re: T.S. Update Policy
I'm very wary of updating anything on my galaxy tablet for exactly these reasons, it seems to be about 50 / 50 as to whether an update is an improvement, or removes functionality I had come to depend on (not just google apps either, pretty much everything from the play store)
I was however pleasantly surprised when I dared to update youtube the other day. They seem to have finally gotten round to respecting your autorotate settings, so I can prop the thing up in bed and not have to watch my video at 1/4 the normal size. Now all we need is proper support for comments.
Maybe they didn't have patents on the analog stick because they had existed for donkeys years in both home computing and industrial settings. They probably brought the X-Y pot assembly as a stock park.
Also, nintendo basically invented and pioneered region locking, so any IP brownie points they get for not patenting the shit out of everything are moot as far as I'm concerned.
can't see howit will help
Well maybe you could diagnose yourself with malaria and seek appropreate help, possibly via a video conference with a doctor. Or alternativly look up ways of avoiding getting malaria in the first place, organising a local infrastrucutre project that removes breeding enviroments for mosquitoes.
Giving people access to the sum total of human knowledge can only be a good thing, Bill gates views are rather short signted IMHO.
As there seems to be a consensus that a one way trip to mars is far more practical, combined with several million volunteers it seems not entirely unlikely that the first humans on mars will be predominantly female, along with 2 or 3 very lucky men.
maybe they will sit up and take notice when the mobile operators start talking about ping time and jitter when writing up the SLA, because god knows they haven't given a flying fuck when their customers have complained over the last decade.
Re: Is Android - or any other mobile OS - a good DSLR OS?
came here to say the same thing. My DSLR boots in about 0.5 seconds, and can hit 11 fps in continous mode, shutter lag is practically non existent.
Compare with your average smartphone; minute long boot times, and shutter lag that can be measured in whole seconds, not what I'm looking for in a camera.
The US (and by proxy the UK) has been in a perpetual state of "War" since the 1940's
First it was Nazis
Then It was Commies
Now it's HurrDurr Terrorism
Throw in a few Sadams and Norks to fill out the gaps.
It's nice to always have some sort of external threat to blame your domestic policy on, especially if it's something suitably intangible and/or un-quantifiable like alternative systems of government or Islam.
Who's more trust worthy on spectrum allocation issues?
The guy who dedicates his spare time to tinkering with radio kit, a significant fraction of which he may have built from scratch.
Or the other guy, in the £1000 suit, whos profit forecasts are based on the assumption he will get ofcom to give him exactly what he wants.
I fully expect ofcom to bend over for the phone companies as per usual. All in the "national interest" of course.
for certain values of low.
Wikipedia gives a typical altitude of 20,200 km for MEO, thats about 67.5 ms each way.
Pinging a server through one of these birds will have to make 4 trips so that's a whopping 270 ms just for one segment in the link. Acceptable for web browsing, but not much use for anything else.
twinnings english breakfast
or failing that yorkshire, they know their tea.
Re: Xbox One?
They let the engineering team name it.
Because when you see the XBox One, you'll turn 1π radians and walk away.
Re: The problem with "If it ain't broke"...
it just so happens they have
surprising how many engineering problems can be solved by throwing expensive FPGAs at them.
There's a metal shop by me with an ancient CNC who's controller will no longer boot, lovely old VME backplane machine . I think I'll offer to replace the whole thing with a begalbone and stick it in the back of my van as payment.
Have they added multiplayer to LINPACK then?
A whole article about a new particle colider, on el reg no less, and not a single mention of inverse femtobarns.
Now when are they going to kick powerline networking out of the HAM bands? (and pretty much every other band for that matter)
92 GPIO Pins?
Shut up and take my money.
This is my single biggest complaint about the Pi. If I can get this thing running EMC2 I'll be in motion control heaven.
"Uncompromising camera bulge"
That lens looks rather compromised in my opinion. There is really no point in putting a bells-and-whistled CCD behind a $2 piece of glass.
Because not having a product on the market is going to lose you a hell of a lot more sales than selling one and having kids trading it in for credit against the sequel.....
Sony makes the console explode when you insert a used game, I can't see microsoft winning out this time.
The reveal seemed very much along the lines of "Yeah bro, you guys like Cowadoody and Football right?!, well now you can do both, at the same time!"
"Not always online" became "Not technically always online, but that's pretty much how it's going to work"
"We won't block used games" became "We will block used games, until to explicitly transfer the licence through our service"
Maybe football and pew-pew shootan it enough to sell to the domestic market, but as a gamer I'm looking longingly at Japan and praying for some nice new IP on a beefy console that doesn't try and nickle and dime me in my own house.
Re: Whoever thought security through proximity was a good idea.
It so happens I have a streamline machine about 8 inches away from this keyboard, and know well enough how to empty your account in 10 seconds flat using cardholder not present payments. I don't see how removing the need to "verify" cardholder information is going to make a system that relies so heavily on vendor honesty any more secure than it already isn't
I may only be able to do you over 20 quid at a time, but I can still do you over, and now I don't even have to go to the trouble of physically nicking your card.
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