36 posts • joined 27 Jan 2010
Apply occam's razor
Netflix works well on most providers but suffers buffering on Verizon and Verizon claim Netflix has poor peering arrangements which affect only Verizon...
Laudable but flawed
The proposal is wholly sound. One hopes some of the plutocratic vanguard are inwardly feeling nervous. The way I see it the majority of American politicians aren't corrupt but a notable minority react so readily to their strings being pulled by their "sponsors" and Big Business™ they appear afflicted by Marionette Syndrome. Attempts to halt the creep of plutarchy are therefore welcome. Flawed though as I suspect more than 14 politicians will be required to deflect the deluge of spin headed their way and vote the relevant changes in to law.
Why would Sweden send him when we haven't...?
It's not as though our government is adverse to capitulating to the American Governments every war mongering whim.
Re: Probably the death knell of the "industry"
It probably is. If there is no minimum number of lines of code before it becomes copyright infringement may I be the first to wave goodbye to:
The safety / door open protection system on most modern electronics would fall foul to this patent. Most of them don't even have an operating system.
Re: Anti-game crusaders in 5, 4, 3......
They aren't completely fruit loops IHMO. I have begun to wonder how mentally healthy it is for some children to spend most of their free personal time playing computer games. You don't have social interaction (losing subtle non-verbal cues and the affirming notion of belonging to a group) and in the isolation of the bedroom, where I assume most games are played, there's little oversight of a childs emotional state and thus missed opportunities to moderate excessively defeatist / aggressive behaviour. I don't believe excessive play of computer games for most children will do more than bring early onset of carpel tunnel syndrome, but I do worry for the children who already have poor emotional control / lack good social skills. What I wonder and worry about is if excessive engagement in isolating activity could promote or exacerbate traits leading to a Personality Disorder whereas inclusive social activity could alleviate them.
Team America - World Police...
... strike again.
App name is choice
App package name: com.deviant.security.shield
Swindlers with a sense of humour at least...
The primary adopter of New Technology...
...will no doubt exploit this new technology to create the best interactive 3D porn yet!
Android and Kids = install child safe launcher
Installed KidRead and set it up. Everytime the kiddos inadvertently press the option in their Disney game to buy something in-app - KidRead kills it. Other launcher replacements are available.
Re: Who appointed America as the world's policeman, judge and jury?
Simple really. Look at where the buck (literally) stops it's the corporations who were harmed by high levels of fraud. They being VISA, MasterCard and American Express - all US Headquartered companies.
Wrong in so many ways. I can't tell if this is just misogyny or outpouring from an array of unrealised sociopaths. I'm serious - go see a psychiatrist of you can't understand why this website was so utterly denigrating and devastating to it's victims.
Re: Another win for open-source leechers
IMO the hardware I/O interconnect design, device drivers and UI are what are most important. If those components aren't well designed and programmed then nothing else matters. Using a mature, stable and well understood base operating system to build on sounds like a very good choice to me.
Apple innovate and don't copy rivals... Hmmm... Apple vs Creative?http://www.macnews.com/content/apple-pays-creative-100-million-ipod-related-lawsuit
Almost forgot this gem:
(may be NSFW - not the video - but the comments)
Users are misunderstood geniuses
A user had misplaced their laminator and had attempted to substitute the device with their HP Laserjet 4200... The fuser couldn't be saved...
Sleep as Android
Sleep as Android will - with your permission - spy on you whilst you sleep. A nifty app for the curious:
The simplest solution I have used so far to gain root access on my Samsung Galaxy S2 is to download a busybox installer package from XDA Developers and save it to the MicroSDHC card. Shutdown the phone and restart in recovery mode (Vol Down + Home + Power) and choose to install a file and select the installer zip file. Once rebooted there's instant Root access without the need for a carefully matched pre-rooted kernel.
New NFC SIM for S3 to enable Quick Tap?!?
Nipped into a Orange store today to quiz whether a different SIM Card was being shipped for the Quick Tap enabled Galaxy S3 - hoping to nab a new SIM for my NFC capable S2 which could do Quick Tap with the appropriate SIM Card... Sadly even though the store had the S3 in stock they had no clue whether the SIM card was different.
Microsoft have a working system?
Strange this alliance doesn't include Microsoft as they have a working system based on multiple WiFi transmitters. IIRC they installed and mapped the Tesco Extra at Gallows Corner in Romford over a year ago - again IIRC the access point had an SSID of Agora - but each it's own station/MAC address.
Re: I can't wait for them to go under completely
Oh yes. Hundreds of High Streets will benefit from another empty shop / £ Shop whilst the economy desperately needs *000's more unemployed... Muppet.
Easy phone to "hack"
Using the tools and knowledge on the aforementioned XDA Developers site I was able to turn my T-Mobile UK locked SGSII into an unlocked (from network) generic device. It's really quite easy.
SIM card says Rogers..
This is most likely a Canadian Samsung Galaxy S2.
Single feed option on SkyHD box
@Tom38 Your comments about the Sky+ box and a single feed are correct though there is a secret menu on the SkyHD box which allows the selection of a single feed so things work more nicely.
@Mage As long as people are honest about their political ideology all points of view are welcome. I have listened to opinion from independent financial types who have held the same opinion (Greece will default eventually) for many weeks.
Listen, for example, to Johnathan Davis - jonathandaviswm.com
MOV, AVI.. yes but...
MOV and AVI are the container - which codecs?
Most likely a recipient of the BBM BroadCast message took affront at the cry for a riot and informed Crime Stoppers. Someone I know received three BBM BCs trying to start a riot in SE Essex - they informed the Police as they don't agree with it.
On a small screen...
..I initially read Cockbum then realised it was Cockburn. Considering the claims I decided I was correct the first time.
.net domains under American governance
@ScottJ - I would guess that since the domain was a .net the US Government was able to instruct VeriSign to alter the Domain registration. Certainly at roughly the time the domain was seized it moved from CyberBunker in Holland to 1and1 in the US.
I have only just noticed that part of the Seized image refers to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. How nice that the United States Government proactively protects the "copyrights" of commercial entities...
Will iOS5 Bluetooth photos?
My only question and the issue which causes me the most grief during the working day - will iOS 5 allow the phone owner to Bluetooth photos from the phone to a kiosk for printing? Trying to explain to an irate user their super amazing phone is incapable of this seemingly simple task....
Precisely the question I would like answered. Who would buy this pilfered kit?
Obscene violence ok - boobs bad
No doubt moderated by our cousins over the ocean.. Anyone remember the uproar caused by the Janet Jackson boob slip at the Superbowl? The half-second view of a breast was considered indecent and cost CBS a $550,000 fine...
@Moz Most likely the FB T&Cs say under 13s cannot have their own account but a parent or guardian may create one for them to use under supervision.
N900 and Flash Video via BBC iPlayer
The BBC iPlayer works rather well on the N900 - but for fast motion video the framerate suffers. As such I have added a utility to my N900 which allows me to select the browser User Agent string. Why? Simply this - now my N900 can pretend to be a Nintendo Wii. The BBC iPlayer streams a lower complexity codec for the Wii and video renders more smoothly (though lacks some definition). Stick Flash playback and User Agent String customisation in your iPhne and smoke it!
All your Apps are belong to us.
Polluted tracker list
Not sure if you're aware but The Pirate Bay admitted they populated their tracker list with fictitious IP addresses with the intention of making evidence gathered from their tracker - unreliable. Since ACS:Law will not provide information about their detection technique we cannot be sure if they are connecting to the potentially infringing address and ensuring the infringing file exists.
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