542 posts • joined Wednesday 23rd December 2009 13:57 GMT
"communication between the two always goes through a server"
You lost me there.... was there anything else interesting in the article?
I have seen enough devices that need a server run by the company go from nice tool to paperweight when said company went bust, got gobbled by a bigger player/rival, or simply wanted to force your hand into buying the newer generation.
My devices will connect to my own server/cloud, thank you.
Acceptable performance trade
write 20MiB/s slower, read 200MiB/s faster... sounds like a good compromise
Re: great article
+1 for SqueezeBox... I bought quite a bit of reserve when they announced the end, and prices were already falling, so it was dirt cheap compared to Sonos.
And since Squeeze was the only real competitor for Sonos, I'm not surprised to read this article on El Reg. No other choice.
And while I'm at it, here's a big F.Y. Logitech. Bunch of idiots!
Re: Hey you don't like it.....
The sad thing is you keep seeing the damn ads months after buying one...
Same goes for a friend/relative visiting you, asking advice about something, you google it and hey, more useless ads for months :(
Get a (QNAP) NAS
Ditch the USB drive, get a proper NAS like a QNAP one, which can handle your local backups, and then sync to one of the many cloud providers they support (dropbox, amazon, elephant drive, symform, ...)
I don't sync to the cloud however, I sync to a set of encrypted eSata drives that cycle their presence at work (read: offsite backup by storing the drive at work in my desk)
Re: Ha ha ha
Well, there is a small difference between Google serving you ads based on your data, or police turning up at your door because you happened to look up the wrong topics on the 'net.
Not that I'm pro-Google, but the comparison is a bit too easy...
Re: A very timely article...
There's also the QNAP offering, being very modular and, at the end of the day, linux, in case you want to install something not provided for.
I'm halfway in the process of moving everything to my own could, it already holds all my data, streams my music, offers photo albums, shares files with unique links and expiration. Owncloud runs and RSS was on my list.
There are even rumours of a chrooted desktop you can log into :)
Indeed, I'd rather have same thickness but added storage and battery life.
Same goes for smartphones: there's a simple solution to the only-lasts-a-day problem of all current smartphones: stop trying to make them thinner. As a bonus, you could add a full-size USB port for mass storage so we don't need those OTG cables that we end up not having with us anyway.
Some nokia's do well on ebay
Try buying an N950, for example.... and soon the N900 will be bloody expensive too :/
Lennart Poettering already answered....
ONLY if you're STUPID enough to enable the administrative interface on the WAN side.
It's like a door that can be opened without a key (unlocked), alas there is no handle on the outside, so you can only open it from the inside. It IS relevant if they can get on your wifi though...
Re: Now if D-Link would...
I don't think you want to see their crappy code....
opt-in or opt-out?
As far as I can tell (from the limited profiles I checked), the setting is opt-out by default?
Anyway, nothing I really like, so time to really make some work of de-googlyfying...
um no, because on x86 (desktops and servers) we needed to break the 4GB barrier. On mobile phones, we might need it in a year or two, because by then devs will also be writing bloatware for mobile :(
Merely playing catch-up?
QNAP recently released its new line for SMB, and it includes the option of placing dedicated SSD for caching, a nice expansion system to increase the number of drives, and loads of software features like storage pools and support for all the latest visualization and iSCSI bells and whistles...
And it runs Linux, not Windows... that alone should be a good reason ;)
Actually, having read up a bit and watched an interview with Englert, the story is quite sad.
Higgs got his name used for the particle, but Englert was the first to publish, did so in a more fundamental way and only his theory is used by the CERN for the verification.
So Higgs just got to give his name and get the fame...
Actually, Englert was first, Higgs published second and they would have included the third group if the number of people they can give the prize to weren't limited to three.
Apple sells two models, and these get compared against one model of Samsung, but their portfolio is much more diversified (S4, S4 active, note, ...) and Samsung is about to release newer models so it's in a natural dip.
Re: Just remember
there, solved it for you... if you have the source you can have the binary
Re: Who knows...
A 20K page showing 'closed'? What bloatware do you write????
Hello NSA'); DROP TABLE Marina_DB;--?
I hope it worked :)
sorry that video is private :(
Somebody should tell them, if they want to fight the grey market, they shouldn't have created it first by asking different prices depending on the region, and not releasing the devices everywhere at the same time.
Too bad, the note 3 was aso on my shortlist. Bye bye Samsung.
I'm surprised S4qFBxkFFg didn't get many upvotes.... If you really want to have safe clever charging, you need a controller in between that negotiates on both sides what power they want to pass, hence the complexity of this device.
All that your cheap (DX) charging cable will do is either cause 100mA charging, or overload the USB port by making the device draw (for example) 2A from a PC port because he thinks it's a dumb charger.
So clever indeed and NO prior art.... If I had a vulnerable smartphone and travel a lot, I'd get one....
Re: Ticks a lot of my boxes
Too bad it unticked others...
Why the different screen and less battery life? Not to mention lower camera specs...
Re: How about
Nutella is crap. Hear this from a Belgian ;)
Do know that the chocolate sold in Belgium in normal shops in neither designer nor expensive, only bloody good...
You're confusing with the expensive crap they sell to tourists and abroad.
Re: I still haven't forgotten, WD!
Can't find any links directly but the issue was that with certain models / firmware versions (EADS/EARS) WD introduced things that were not OK for RAID usage, like intellipark and insanely big TLER settings, and when they noticed that people were tweaking them with hacks and tools, they locked those settings in firmware so the drives stayed incompatible with RAID. And then the RED line is announced, which has intellipark disabled, lower TLER, all the things people were changing in the normal drives (and that were OK in older models).
Sadly all the internet remembers is tons of forum posts with complaints
Somehow the name always reminds me of kitekat
which is cat food...
Anyway, being from Belgium, I wouldn't touch that 'chocolate' anyway ;)
I still haven't forgotten, WD!
I still haven't forgotten, WD, how you modified the firmware of your desktop drives to make them incompatible with NAS boxes running RAID, only so you could charge more for the new RED models.
So your marketing money is wasted on me, and I hope many others also still haven't forgotten.
What was wrong with UPX?
Good luck filing that patent anyway, Apple....
Schiphol has the free wifi attached to your MAC address, enjoy the unlimited free wifi ;)
I always thought the green forces in Germany were hypocrites... Shutting down nuclear plants and building fossil ones because, what will you do on a windless night?
I'm pretty sure their strategy will turn out to be not only more expensive, but also worse for the environment.
Re: Mixed Messages?
"I think the problem is, they scanned that document and emailed it to the PR department. Some of the text got changed along the way"
new keyboard please
alright, then how did the Chinese woman get electrocuted when picking up the phone?
There used to be a time where electric equipment with a metal case needed to have said case grounded.
Stopped reading after the word 'SandForce'. Will continue reading if somebody confirms they have managed to create controller that isn't full of bugs.
wireless ibutton then?
Sounds like the ibutton system of Dallas, but wireless. The ibutton will also charge an internal capacitor from its only connection line (apart from ground), and use that to power itself when the lines is used for communication.
I thought the wireless equivalent had already been thought of elsewhere?
"Now I wonder why a perfectly reasonable comment about providing water to arid areas gathers 2 downvotes?"
Because it is off-topic?
What's worse is that the Latitude API is gone too, with no replacement... bye bye 3rd party location support.
I wouldn't mind using G+ for location, but now my n900 will not be able to update position anymore (worked fine with Latitude and the excellent Zaploc tool)
And it looks like there are no obvious alternatives....
Why? I can write quite well with the stylus or any other not-too-sharp object on my n900, pretty good resolution too (oh look, resistive does have an advantage) :P
It would be great if these companies would stop trying to sell these technologies as new.
Seeing Intel comment on graphics performance... maybe they should start criticizing their own crap first?
Their biggest crowd-driven maps app
On the one hand it is nice to be able to correct an error so that next time you use the map it can offer a better route. The very nice thing is you can fix every little detail, even if it is a recommended road for pass-through or bikes (tip: check the road you live on, fixing this if you live in a residential area makes maps avoid the place when looking for a shorter route)
On the other hand, it pulls you away from also doing this on OpenStreetMap, not everybody can be bothered to fix on two sites AND if more people use android the Google Maps one will be fixed faster.
Re: The way to do it safely
No, but interesting link.
I just posted my opinion based on experience digging a well myself, still scratching my head about those downvotes :/
Re: As if
Indeed... the rule is to change them about every 2-3 hours unless they got full faster or with a more smelly substance.
Making parents change them faster (after every bit of pee) is a waste (pun intended)
That said, we went for the traditional washable ones, and for them this would be great, as you don't want the little one running around in them when they are wet (and yes, they get more attention than just checking their diaper)
The way to do it safely
Dig a hole for one ring and put the ring in, and another one on top. Then start extracting earth from inside the rings and watch the whole thing sink slowly while digging. Put another ring on top when you can.
Digging the complete hole first is just madness because of the very real risk that the whole thing will collapse with you inside. Dead.
Re: Quick Eadon!
Please stop spreading this FUD!
For one, they don't even know how the malware is installed, and given the relative small number of sites, it it believed each one was hacked manually.
One reason is that you can't simply go changing the apache binary the way they did, unless the one doing it had root rights.