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A cars voltage normally sits around 14V while the car is running, with spikes under certain conditions and severe drops when cranking.
At the very least you'd need a decent regulator. I'm looking at this myself to convert a Marvel Guruplug into a car PC, and it aint as easy as you'd think (although this runs off 5V). You need to supply a smooth, regulated voltage to any electronic device, and the higher the current and the higher the *range* of draw, the more difficult it becomes.
The mini here draws between approx 0.8A at idle and 7A. 7A is enough to make it either hard work to DIY or pretty expensive to buy.
Just something to be aware of before you start complaining that you blew up your brand new shiney overpriced Mac and blow it up
Ah the good ol' screw!
We geeks love a good screw!
Ms Bee: Do you prefer a screw? :P
Paris... Well isn't it obvious?
Not much difference then
"but remember, if you're putting it on a vinyl player, it's shiny side down"
Shirley it'll be "shiny side down" on both?
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"Analyst group Gartner reckons chip sales will grow 27 per cent this year compared to 2009"
It's coz I got me a bigga deep fata fryer, init.
You beat me to it!
OK, my appologies
I am not infullable*, I made an assumption about the plural of virus.
If it's not virii, then it's a common mistake to make. I'll look into it.
* you may notice the Red Dwarf reference... then again you may not. :)
Not in the wild...
but I had a friend 10-15yrs ago who wrote one. It did no damage, was never released into the wild and was just a bit of fun for him, but it existed.
I have also heard stories of them. I could be wrong, but as there is no technical reason they could not exist, I beleive they do.
I know for a fact that at least one exists, if not in the wild, hence my comment is almost correct. The rest of my argument, I believe, would still be valid even if no Linux virii exist.
...but that's just retarded.
I am a Linux man myself, but no system is invulnerable. It is insane not to use the firewall system provided to secure your PC. There are security vulnerabilities discovered regularly for all pieces of software, including FOSS.
I admit that their are few Linux virii in the wild, but they do exist. Also, you could potentially forward on an email containing an infected attachment to one of your mates unknowingly. When a free AV (such as Clam) could scan your email, and use very few resources doing so, I don't see why you would not do it. In adition, Linux virii will likely become more commonplace as it gains more of a following, so as time goes on your chances of infection will increase (and they are not zero right now).
Anti-spyware, I'll grant you, is not as big a deal. But the others... I must point out the huge FAIL in your decision.
Don't get me wrong, I agree with the argument that Linux is "more secure"* than Windows, but only providing you use the security facilities available.
* "more secure" in quotes because it isn't the right phrase to use, but ICBA, it'll do, take it with a pinch of salt
This is the very reason...
... there should be a Darwin's Law.
If you do anything which is so stupid that you SHOULD have been killed, we will remove you from the gene pool ourselves. Firing squad at dawn.
To be a little more serious, why do people not just use a generalised disclaimer: "Stupid people may not enter/use our product etc.." If she is so stupid that she cannot figure out that it is dangerous to walk on what seems to be similar to a motorway, she deserves everything she gets! It's worse than the guy who got his car stuck on that dirt track following his satnav. Unbeleivable!
may be easier to understand as "with built-in support for Windows came with the introduction of Windows Vista", but as written is still valid in common usage.
I love the rationale. Perhaps a little misguided, but it all fits logically, explains much, and would be worth further study. Also, it's hillarious and I'd love to argue this point with an ultra-feminist-bra-burner just for the fun of it :D
Unfortunately if I tried to explain this to the missus, I'd get one or more of the following (probably all of them):
a) a slap/kick/general harm done to body parts
b) an earache (and likely with the volume of her voice, a headache)
c) a nookie ban (although this is probably the most unlikely, if you know what I mean)
d) she'd quit her job saying "I didn't evolve for this, so YOU can provide for me", and start nagging me more, all the while leaving us both in a worse position. AND I'd still have to do the cooking if I wanted anything decent.
Think I'll keep this argument to myself just in case...
"As part of an earlier plea bargaining agreement, Mettenbrink admitted..."
"Mettenbrink... was jailed for a year and ordered to pay $20,000 in compensation"
What would the sentence have been if he HADN'T accepted the plea bargain? Sounds like a bad deal to me, but then again I don't know the alternative...
I have the answer!
Power the balloon using hydrogen, and fill the balloon with hydrogen. As fuel (hydrogen) is used, Gas (hydrogen) is removed from the balloon. Win win!!
Hindenburg? What's that? Basic understanding of what now?
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You guys owe me a new keyboard!!
"showering the little blighter in glass might sound like a good idea, but the airlines will feel differently"
"the flash part could be accessed independently, like a separate device... but what's the point in that? we have usb for that"
Maybe that it is faster flash, on a faster interface?
IF that was how they did it, the flash benefits from the 300MB/s interface of SATA-II and the RAM Cache, and would work much better than using a USB stick for the data.
Beg to differ...
Have you ever tried to watch Video in Flash on Linux? It's bad enough on Windows, where it's almost acceptable in terms of load times & frame rates (I'll ignore stability) but their Linux offering is shocking.
So I'm then forced to use "illegal" tools to allow me to play the video in my own player just to get a decent frame rate. Lo and behold, even streaming (rather than dling to mpeg) I get flawless, smoothe video.
So I would modify your comment to "Flash is doing a fair job of making Windows video streaming and rich UI implementations accross browsers possible" (definitely not a good job, and certainly not practical).
Good point well made
Love it! Sarcasm at it's finest (or at least I hope it is...)
I am simply bored of this now.
Note to Microsoft: put up or shut up. If you have valid patent claims, tell us what they are. If you don't, FOAD!
That is all.
You miss the point
Your HDD will produce better peak streaming transfers, but I doubt it will come close to the access time on an SSD. For random IO, the SSD will likely be better, hence it is probably a good choice for a system drive (at a low enough price point 2 in RAID0 will be a possibility)
I'm not so sure
'A postcard with the words "Hi from KiwiFoo" crudely pasted from letters cut out of a magazine'
Phase 3: Profit
Apart from the living at home bit (I couldn't wait to leave uni) you seem like my absolute double.
Lazy - Check
Do required work - check
Expect higher pay for Windows - check
Like the work if interesting - check...
I'm starting to wonder if I have some mental problem which has caused me to forget posting an ever-so-slightly inaccurate comment here... I recently told the DVLA I was 27, when I'm actually 28, due to forgetting how old I was.
Ah well, if I'm loosing my marbles, at least I'm enjoying it :)
Couldn't have put it better myself
When the IWF block list was brought in, people shouted about possible function creep. The response was always "we will only use it to protect the children", and those complaining were looked down on by most non-techies for "not caring about the children".
Now "the technology is already in place", it can be used for other things, like "Prevention of Copyright Theft". When it's function has been extended once, it is easier to do so again, and again, and again, and before we know it, "All Your Internet Are Belong To Us".
First they came for the Child Porn Sites, and I did not speak out—because I was not interested in looking at Child Porn.
Then they came for the File Sharing Sites, and I did not speak out—because I was not interested in File Sharing.
Then they came for those interested in how explosives are made, and I did not speak out—because I was not interested in how explosives are made.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Or to put it another way... TOLD YOU SO!
"The occupants of the other vehicle were treated for minor injuries"
They were lucky. Sounds like a close shave...
I know, I know, I'm going...
No Shit Sherlock!
"If you're talking to a student about cheating on an exam, and one of these ads comes up, you can bet they are headed straight to the bar."
Select a random student, at a random time, and I would place money on them being either in a bar, heading to it, or heading from it. They're students!
There's a time and a place for everything, and that place is college...
That's also where I live (although not for long, moving this month).
Who'd'a thunk it? It's a small world...
And personally I use it as a commuter base to Oldham. Half an hour away, but still on the Right Side Of The Pennines(tm).
I must agree
Unless this is adjusted for inflation, it is meaningless.
I beg to differ...
"The crucial thing, of course, is that vendors are working on this technology now, ensuring it will be in place in time for the emergence of LTE networks."
For me, the crucial thing is that there will already be a second-hand market for LTE devices by the time it rolls out in this country. This will mean a wider-spread uptake at the start, helping to lower prices, and get the technology established quickly.
Only my opinion, but if this doesn't happen it'll be a few years after launch that most people will be ably to afford the tech... as with most things only the rich get the newest.
I had almost forgotten about the EeePC girl...
Anyone know what...
...the US military response would be to seeing a woman being raped?
Obviously the answer is shoot them both, then blow up the Chinese embassy.
I'll get me coat
It cannot be true!
Simon? Our BOFH? Dead?!?
This has got to be a windup!
On a side note nice episode.
If it's so dangerous, ban smoking.
In the same vane:
* Ban alcohol because of the amount of trouble it causes
* Ban cars because of the number of road deaths
* Ban TV and computer games because it causes obesity in kids
* Ban fatty foods because they cause all sorts of health problems
* Ban knives because they can cut
* Ban food which hasnt been reduced to a milkshake-like consistency because people could choke on it
* Ban movement because people can hurt themselves (twist ankles / fall over etc.)
I am a smoker. I don't like the ban on smoking in pubs, especially pubs like my local where the majority of people smoke, so the pub seems empty until you get to the smoking area at the back, but I live with it. I respect others right to choose, so I wouldn't even smoke in my own car with a non-smoker if they didn't want me to, or in my own house. Can other people PLEASE respect my right to choose and stop with this bullshit research which is never backed up by real evidence?!
Jesus can have all the tail he wants, married or not! Why would he accept the random chances of chucking his keys in when he can just choose the 4-5 ladies of his choice?
shirley you mean...
But Everyone Is Doing It
OK, maybe "everyone" is going H.264, but that does not mean it should be part of a standard. In any (stupid, backwards, corporate-centric, capitalistic dog of a) country with software patents, this means that anyone who would wish to comply with the standard would have to fork out shed loads of money. This is not the way to go.
Yes, H.264 is a nice codec, with many advantages, but it is not right for a web standard. Nor is Flash. Ogg Theora may not be the right way either. But we need to find something, and restricting content production to those who can afford it (or are willing to break the licenseing terms) is unacceptable
"MusicDNA files will be backwards compatible with existing MP3 players though, so will offer no improvement in sound quality"
The music industry wouldnt want an improvement in sound quality. Most of their (newer) artists sound aweful, so bad quality (and audio processing) hide this.
If they want me to buy "digital" music:
a) Produce music I want to listen to, and
b) Sell them in FLAC
Someone has to lower the tone...
For a start:
"Doubts have been raised over whether they would have detected Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab's device concealed in his underwear"
Why? Was it that small?
And point B: I tried to put that quote in the title, and was told it was too long.
Obviously a problem he didn't have.
Something escapes me....
1) Put satellite in space
2) Convert light energy into electricity
3) Convert electricity into light
4) Send light to earth
5) Convert light energy into electricity
Surely you could do better with mirrors and optics to skip steps 2 & 3? I know, there are probably advantages when it comes to wavelengths etc, but then again the photovoltaic cells really arent that great yet anyway. Focus sunlight into a concentrated beam and send it to earth, bypassing the middle man
What we really need is a giant 'leccy cable into space... Anyone got a spare extension cord?
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You can let it rest AFTER hitting them with a 2x4...
Surely thats the second best cure for anger (the first of course being go home, bend the missus over... OK I'll stop now in case I offend ;) lol)
Here's the rub...
"Kids especially become insensitive to violence"
I disagree with your logic. I have been playing such games since I was in my early teens and I personally would "think twice before dishing it our for real".
If kids are playing the games earlier than this (personally I would say that pre-teens should not, but thats just my opinion), then it is the parents who are at fault, not the game. There is nothing wrong with an adult taking out his frustration on a bunch of pixels in the comfort of his own home. In fact, I remember hearing of studies which showed that simulated or organised violent activity (whether computer games, paintballing, laser quest, martial arts etc...) REDUCED the likelihood of the person committing violent crime.
that these free Laptops and Net Connections will be restricted to use only for jobsearch. I can just see all the unemployed who are not looking for a job jumping at this.
IMHO if the govt want to do this, all PC's should be locked down so no additional software can be installed, and 'net access run through a proxy restricting them to a whitelist of services. No games etc to be installed on the PC, no access to facebook, just jobsearch.
To keep costs down, a thin client would be best, and the broadband connection connected to a private network ONLY allowing them access to the terminal server (preferably Linux-based, again to keep costs down).
Alas, what I see instead is Jobcentre paying for a broadband connection and PC, then all the jobless scroungers spending all day on Facebook.
On the one hand, I can see why BT need to raise revenue.
BUT, it is them who should shoulder the costs, not everyone else. They could always raise their own broadband package prices.
I dont know, just smacks of "We need money, give us money" to me...
"When will people ever learn? By grumbling about this innocious billboard, they've instantly catapulted the image to worldwide fame, making the effect many times worse than it would have originally been"
Have you considered that, maybe, that is the desired consequence? There's no such thing as bad publicity. Maybe people are wising up to the Streisand effect and putting it to their own uses.
Twice in 2 pages
I always love to see twats get whats coming to them.
Here we get:
a) The story, in which 2 twats get beaten up by people they wanted to beat up, and
b) Carl 4, a twat who doesn't know what the bootnotes section is all about, getting a Bee in his bonnet (pardon the pun).
I take it you aren't having a great day, Ms Bee? All the shouting, not like you at all, but well done anyway :)
Friday isn't quite Friday without BOFH. I think I would reach for the hammer too if they'd delayed my pay!
In honour of a troll
"Naturally NO2ID would like reforms aimed at rolling back the database state"
What?! They're scared of a ****ing databse! The pansies.
(An homage to the irreplaceable Aaron Kempf)
"No one can not be that stupid they are unable to retune there box?"
Are you suggesting that everyone is so stupid that they can't retune their box?
Or are you pointing out to the world that you are so stupid you cannot form a sentence or spell, and really mean "No one can be so stupid that they are unable to retune their box?"
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