239 posts • joined 18 Dec 2009
Re: It's easy enough
You're usually behind a NAT gateway when connected to a wifi connection, so all you need is for the local router to accept your MAC address, which it has no reason not to.
The ISP network only talks to the local router, which has a correct IP and MAC address.
It can be disabled :)
A bitcoin isn't a tangible asset per se, and you can trade fractions of a bitcoin, so that makes it quite difficult to have a "serial number" on one.
Re: Building blocks
Re: In the words of John Mckenroe
How about not creating the records in the first place? That should please everyone, except the ones getting rich on screaming "ermagherd terrists!"
It was the P800 I believe, but your point probably stands.
The P910 had a "proper" keyboard with microswitches.
Kickstarter is probably correct in stating that the hackers didn't have access to credit card data. Afaik, they use Amazon for the actual transactions, and Kickstarter isn't really involved in processing the credit card payments.
Re: Funny old thing...
The question I have is why current "smart"phone manufacturers do not offer that feature today, since obviously it is trivial enough to have been implemented 20 years ago on a budget cellphone.
They do... Both 'droids and iShinys have a remote wipe feature built in. Not sure about BB and WinPho, but it would really surprise me if they didn't have that feature.
Re: Excellent Idea!
.. my rear-wheel drive Beemer's a total nightmare in the snow!
You need to get a better set of tyres then. Or learn how to drive.
My E90 has no problems what so ever in the snow. Or on the ice. Or whatever else the winters have brought so far.
I don't see what "problem" this product is supposed to "solve".
If you need small and embedded, you choose one of the proper Arduinos, and get microscopic power usage and direct control over the hardware.
If you need power and programmability, you can get a Pi, and still get something that can be battery powered in a pinch.
Re: Oh the irony
Among the small and perhaps not so small text you are understand to service your car at authorized service points. If not, you will loose your guarantee. And that is OK.
Actually, in Europe, that's NOT OK. EU has ruled that any capable service point is allowed to service any car, and the manufacturer is explicitly not allowed to drop your guarantee if you use independent garages.
Re: 89% is over-rated
"which can't hold near the bandwidth required to stream HD"
Someone has forgot to tell that to my connection then. I have DSL, at 17Mbps downspeed.
1080p streaming is no problem at all.
Re: Talking computers
[i](incidentally the most common layout designs were primarily designed to slow the typist to mitigate a major design flaw in the original technology)[/i]
This myth has been debunked
Have Acer started making reasonable quality computers again? I remember a few years back (maybe 10 years or so), Acer was known to produce good and cheap computers. I bought a high end model back then, and it still works today.
However, later on, their laptops seems to have started falling apart and black-screening if you even look at them in a wrong way. My last one died with a permanent black screen just outside the warranty. That's when I stopped buying and recommending them.
Have they improved?
Re: Cue lots of pictures appearing on the internet
Don't punch them, or break their Glass. Just get one person to hold them still while you apply *something* to the lenses.
*could be a sticker, jam, an angry bee, anything that wont cause an actual offence, but would be annoying for the wearer. Rinse and repeat every time they clean them.
I think you'll find that's still an offense.
You can always block it from ever starting if you disable it in the app manager.
"Android runs Java applications on a JVM called Dalvik"
No it doesn't. It runs Android applications on a VM called Dalvik. The language is quite similar to Java, but it isn't Java, and Dalvik isn't a JVM.
"having to rely on an entire frontend written in Java"
No matter how much you want it to be Java, it never will be. The front end is quite likely written in C/C++, and the Dalvik VM runs Dalvik bytecode, which is often compiled from a Java-like language.
Nothing on Android runs Java.
Re: Artificial scarcity
You have to ask the studios for that answer.
If Netflix could, they would make available every show and movie known to man to every subscriber on the planet, but the studios won't let them.
So replace most instances of "Netflix" with "the studios" in your rant, and it's probably correct.
Typo in the article
I wonder if Paul Smith is using a Norwegian keyboard layout...
"Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith’s expected departure in this year’s Christmas Special will mean heÆll fall just short of Tenth Doctor David Tennant’s tenure, (...)"
The Æ and ' is next to each other on the Norwegian standard keyboard layout.
It is superior to all other layouts, so I can't blame him ;)
Re: Bring in the Butcher
Downvoted for using the word "synergies". No human ever uses that word.
Re: Old who
Perhaps they should broadcast *EVERY* episode.
I think I remember reading somewhere that a few of the earlier episodes are actually lost.
My interpretation of the photos, combined with what I've read other places, the metal thing underneath the watch is a safety device to keep journalists and others from nicking them from the stand.
It should (in theory) be a bit slimmer than the photos show.
And we are talking "top of the line" from HTC and Samsung that got abandoned, not landfill units.
You may be right about HTC, but the Galaxy S2 and S3 are still getting updates.
Those already exist
I'm guessing Tasker. It's what I use, atleast.
I wish we would grant him asylum
... but as a Norwegian, I doubt our ministry of foreign affairs have the balls to go against their American overlords.
10,000 km service intervals on a modern car? wtf are you driving? mine has 30,000km or every two years, and I believe that is fairly typical. Also, the usual average speed is closer to 50 km/h than 100, so by that math, mine needs as service after around 600 hours of driving.
Re: Codec patents
What's the difference between a patent on a physical process and one on a software process, other than the medium?
A physical process requires the invention of physical devices to solve a physical problem.
A software process is solved using math.
Re: Photo Backup
DropBox might be an alternative?
$200/year for 200GB, or $500 for 500GB
Re: Remember citizens
So far this year, more toddlers have killed people than terrorists have.
The Government should ban toddlers!
Re: Competition on Desktop
"Google on the other hand, (...), are not after your wallet they are after your soul.."
I don't believe I have a soul :)
Re: When will we able to define *which* WiFi connection to download apps over
Atleast on Jelly Bean you can tag WiFi connections as being a mobile hotspot, which will make Android treat it as a mobile connection, and not a regular WiFi connection.
Settings -> Data usage -> (options key) -> WiFi zones for mobile
(Translated from my native language, so sorry if the option names are wrong)
Re: Understanding what is Android and what is not
You're not talking rubbish. This is indeed how Android works
MS gift standards to the world (OOXML)
Oh wait, you're serious.
OOXML was a rushed job to stop OpenOffice getting a foothold in the public sector, and they even had to fill the standards committee with their own "partners" in order to force it through.
On the part of it being a "standard", not even Microsoft's own software follows the spec.
Re: EU competition chief & Google..... cosy as FINANCIAL REGULATORS & BIG BANKS...?
The uppercase was for emphasis to ease speed reading.
I'm not the AC you replied to, but if that was your intention, you failed.
@m a d r a
It's not Java based, as it's neither written in nor runs Java
Re: Not just sharks
To quote The Science of Discworld
"It may not be politically correct to say so, but most primitive humans did as much environmental damage as their puny technology would allow. When humans came to the Americas from Siberia, by way of Alaska, they slaughtered their way right down to the tip of South America in a few tens of thousands of years, wiping out dozens of species – giant tree sloths and mastodons (ancient elephants, like mammoths but different), for example. The Anasazi Indians in the southern part of today’s USA cut down forests to build their cliff dwellings, creating some of the most arid areas of the United States. The Maoris killed off the moas. Modern humans may be even more destructive, but there are more of us and technology can amplify our actions. Nevertheless, by the time humans were able to articulate the term ‘natural environment’, there wasn’t one. We had changed the face of continents, in ways big and small."
Re: Java applets
Atleast it wasn't ActiveX :P
Pass straight through it? Just like neutrinos do with ordinary matter
You're asking users to stop and think; that right there will stymie most people. Have you never done technical support before?
I have, and you're right. I try to forget that fact :)
What's so difficult about pasting the public dropbox link for the file in an email and send it?
Re: @Rampant Spaniel: Rights
the law simply prohibits the jury in a criminal proceeding from making this obvious inference
Yes, but this isn't a criminal proceeding.
"Nothing to hide, nothing to fear"
I want to set up 24h surveillance in this guys living room. I don't see why he should protest, as long as he has nothing to hide.
Re: Finally a use for QR codes
My guess is that the program required to generate and display a QR code is quite a lot more complex than the ThinFilm circuits can handle
Re: And just how much is the Oracle RDBMS going to cost?
It seems like we have our very own Oracle employee on this forum
Re: Doesn't need to hand it over
Skype stopped being proper decentralized p2p after Microsoft bought them, so it's not improbable that a central supernode can alter the routing of your calls to go through a central server to facilitate wiretapping.
it's worth remembering that a replacement case was promised, and demonstrated, for the Galaxy S3 but never materialised - we asked Samsung if the S3 case will ever be available, but the company isn't saying.
Samsung did make one, but for Verizon only, iirc. There is also a bunch of third party ones available on ebay, Amazon and other places. The third party ones are usually Qi compatible.
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