563 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
Re: WARNING - Plantronics headphones are low quality garbage!
I'll counter that and say I absolutely love them...
I first had the old 903 which were already great, but when moving about a lot with the phone in the trouser pocket there was an occasional short breakup, happened more when on my bike. Phone call quality was superb both for me and the calling party.
Sadly they (physically) broke (should have not tossed them in my laptop bag every time), and I now have the 903+.
The 903+ material is a bit more stiff and I'm not too fond of the new volume button placement. But BT connection is way more stable now (no breakups). And I now use the small bag they come with to avoid physical damage again. I also like how it tells me battery life when turning on.
Once you get used to the concept, wearing them is great, you soon don't even feel them.
I also like the fact they are not proper in-ears, so outside noise comes in which is good both in traffic and in the office. Even with that design the sound is great and I never use the bass boost function. Then again, I'm also not a bass head....
Because the world really needs another OS
"Because the world really needs another OS"
No, it just went from Moblin -> Meego -> Tizen and has been with us for quite some time.
The concept looks good
because the back-view has slightly different dimensions than the front view. Must be magic.
Re: Anyone know what it is using for water resistance?
"I will say if you take it snowboarding you might want to avoid getting the white one, as water resistance might not be your biggest worry if you lose it at speed :)"
white, black, whatever... doesn't matter really, if it falls in (deep) snow it's gone. I have seen a complete ski get lost and not be found again until summer.
how's that for a takedown notice
While they were serving takedown notices to several open connection libraries, they managed to take themselves down?
Check the length of the robot arm and serve it a well-placed drop shot. And I hope they programmed the robot to absorb extremely hard shots or it will see some fly over the table :)
The problem with the n900 micro usb connector was more of a production issue and there is even a nice guide how you can make yours stronger.
Mine never had the issue and still works for me every day.
Other Half problem
One problem I see with 'The Other Half' is you can't have it all. There are already a slide-out keyboard, thermal imager and e-ink being made, as well as extra battery / solar chargers.
But you can only stick one back at a time, and I don't see people taking a collection of halves with them...
Look further than mobiles
Given the Moblin -> Meego -> Tizen progression, and the fact that Moblin was used quite a lot in automotive, it should not be surprising that lots of Tizen talks at Fosdem were actually automotive related...
The actual novice "My Cloud" problem
Having helped out many users set up their (QNAP) NAS for personal cloud use, I can say this device doesn't solve the most important problem novice users face: getting the NAS reachable from the net.
Getting the NAS set up for local use is a problem that has been dealt with for quite some time now, but unless the user has a UPnP router that plays nice, getting them do have proper DDNS and port forwarding can be a pain if the user has zero IT knowledge.
When I saw the title I thought they had found a clever way to fix this, but nah.... just another NAS. And as others wrote above, might as well pay a bit more and get a proper one ;)
Telenet (Belgium) is just as bad
Charge a lot, piss-poor service.
They even manage to block all ports below 1024 and are incapable of putting their digital TV on a VLAN so it can pass through my router - requires a direct link.
If the Russians are so anti-gay...
... why do they force journalist (of the same sex) to share beds at the Olympic village (due to hotel room shortage)?
Losses are losses
If Motorola made losses while owned by Google, those should be added to the costs of Google, since that money went from Google into Motorola. Right?
WD10EADS in RAID?
good luck with that....
(icon shows what will happen to your data)
"Just think - Apple (iMessage), Blackberry (BBM) and WhatsApp are making it even easier for NSA to harvest the data, all kept in one handy location.
Still - it's free eh?... :-\"
At least you have choice, you can also use Viber and your data will go to Israel ;)
1) Country A and B both have laws that prevent easy snooping on own citizens
2) Country A and B snoop on each others citizens
3) Country A and B share said snooping data
Bingo! Snooping on your own citizens without breaking the law!
Re: It looks like NO ONE ever audited X Windows
Trolling, sarcastic or ignorant?
I'm sure that a suitable bdf font will be part of the attack, as the bug clearly isn't triggered by the normal fonts you have around.
Sony has some neat paint / projection screen that only reflects certain wavelengths, which makes it look (dark) grey in normal daylight, and lights up using their projector. Sadly not seen a lot of this lately :/
Sounds pretty reasonable
Give the AV guys a way to run outside the sandbox and before you know it the nasties use that trick too... Control is best left to the OS and the user/admin.
Re: Google has gone from "dont be evil" to being the schoolyard bully
my friend, the neo900 project is just the thing for you ;)
"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
comes with its own private cloud and dropbox-like sync tools
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....
there you go...
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.
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