66 posts • joined Wednesday 17th February 2010 02:57 GMT
30Bn for (up to?)25/? Mb, vs 45Bn for 100/40 Mb?
Half again as much for something 4 times faster, with the possibility of 1000Mb as an easy upgrade in the near future? Sounds like a no-brainer to me.
Says 6MW over here:
That's more than the nuclear reactor next door, unless you meant 1.1 gigawatts :)
Re: Re Spiral?
Who says everything was moving in the same direction initially, or even on the same plane?
Re: I love you but...
I checked 2 sites I previously had to open in chrome (google docs (spreadsheet selection box didn't line up with cell borders) and codecademy (cursor position in editor box didn't keep up with actual character spacing)), and they both work properly under opera now. So the tally is at minus 2 pages for me so far.
It wasn't that difficult, but I did cheat and use another information source. Do I win a prize?
Not going to publish the address, but I don't think there will be any crazed fans turning up on the doorstep even if someone did :).
Re: Whose who's?
Whose what now?
It's a perfectly cromulent word.
didn't you hear?
HL3 will be a linux exclusive...
Re: 3G/4G is not an alternative
How well will 4G work once 6 million users make the transition to devices that support it?
Sure it's fast now, but there's barely anyone on it.
must be coming soon
Telstra have started posting leaflets saying they've rolled out bigpond cable to my area now. Obviously trying the same dirty tactics they used against the old optus cable rollout. Thanks, but I think I'll wait for the fibre.
Also, the main concern I'd heard about the NTUs was the physical size of the units. Personally, I'd let them install something as big as a fridge if it meant I could go from a flaky 3.5/0.7Mb/s to a solid 100/25.
Optus are going to lose a customer...
...come contract renewal time if they don't alleviate some of their oversubscription issues. Maybe try adding bandwidth to cell sites, put towers closer together, and increase the capacity of their internet gateway(s)? Coverage isn't everything anymore, capacity is a big deal these days too.
capacity growing to 9.6TB...
...so they're making a 2cm cubed one?
Encrypted/decrypted at the client, versioned backups and all the other features of the rest. It's the only one I'd consider paying for, and possibly necessary since the 2GB free account is a little low.
OT, but does Skydrive still only allow uploads in 50MB chunks? That's one sure way of ensuring nobody uses all 25GB.
Galaxy Nexus linux-usb support
Ubuntu dev Bilal Akhtar wrote up a guide to connecting it using MTP mode recently, so I'm expecting most major distros to support it out of the box in their next releases. For those that can't wait and don't mind a bit of command-linery here 'tis:
What they need to do....
....is instead of just displaying the permissions requested by the app, allow the user to say yay or nay to each one. If App A wants to read my contacts, sms, and location, I may want to say no to all but location. If it breaks the app then so be it, I probaby didn't want it anyway.
That gives me an idea, maybe what's needed is a modified client that can provide bogus data for the apps that want access to sensitive areas, so no app breakage but no unwanted 'functionality' either...
Get a move on. My ADSL2 line is flaky as hell, the telco that owns the infrastructure has no interest in fixing it. My area is in rollout stage 2, due to start in October 2011 according to the plan released last week, but as far as I'm aware they haven't even selected a contractor yet in this state.
@fuzz : exactly
When they went from doing an AND search to an OR search the + (or "", now) became necessary. If they'd left well-enough alone there would never have been a problem. The early appeal of google was that all terms were included in the search, leading to fewer results. This is how a search engine should work. Randomly making search terms optional is a failure, if a term is optional (ie not specific enough) why would I bother typing it into the search box?
Perhaps they need an " I am not a fscking idiot" checkbox on the settings page to revert it to the old behaviour.
Exactly. The only difference between 5MP and the 8-12MP cameras in these things is the file space required to store the extra noise captured in each photograph. A decent 3MP DSLR will likely still take better photos.
It's not as if people taking photos with their phone are expecting to print them out A4 sized or larger.
oh come on
Facebook did not invent the social network.
Apple did not invent the touchscreen smartphone.
Both companies improved on what came before. Are you saying that IOS/facebook are the height of perfection and that nobody else can even try to improve on them?
Naked plans also increase
Telstra must have upped the ULL charges too, there is now almost no advantage to having a naked line vs ADSL+phone bundle. Hurry up and make with the fibre NBNco, I don't need no stinking dialtone (besides the one provided by my ATA).
I'd be happy...
...if google would stop automatically substituting search term I enter with similarly-spelled, but unrelated words. My searches are geared to finding a small number of relevant results. If I wanted to receive 3,000,000,000 results per search I'd go back to using infoseek. This seems to a a fairly recent phenomenon, and tricks such as using quotes around things doesn't seem to defeat it.
I'd like a copy please
I can't read these things half the time, a program to do it for me would be quite useful.
Yes, sometimes I zigzag into the next suburb over, thanks to the super-duper GPS capabilities of the samsung galaxy s (maybe someone needs to make an attachment that holds the phone on the top of your head so it works better). Makes for interesting stats when I return from a walk. I wouldn't go out running with a $600 phone in my pocket though.
so they shot the messenger instead
I still don't see what Mr Grubb did wrong by reporting on it.
"The force has estimated that the task of replacing its “LEAP” database could blow out by as much as $100 million beyond what’s already been spent. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Wednesday night (April 20) that $45 has already been spent on the project."
Holy crap! $99999955 over budget? That's about a 222,222,222% cost blowout.
eye can see the difference...
...on a computer monitor with higher resolution, because the screen elements don't scale with the resolution. So the toolbars and UI elements are smaller, leaving more room for the actual documents and content and allowing more open windows to be visible. Stuff the TVs, bring on the the 4k monitors...
agree with all, except the screens
The average vertical pixel height is shrinking, especially on laptops. Before all this widescreen madness, an average display had 1024 vertical lines. Now we're lucky to get 768. If MS are determined to foist the ribbon on people, perhaps they could allow the option to move it to the left of screen rather than the top. Better that than peeking at the visible sliver of your documents between the ribbon at the top of screen and the (also widening) taskbar at the bottom.
Someone should fwd this to M Turnbull
Until we work out how to punch holes in the void-which-binds and make our own datasphere, mobile will always be an over-contended, expensive, second-rate service. "Up to" 14.4Mb/s (HSPA+) means nothing if 2/3 of requests time out. Give me my 4Mb/s ADSL2+ any day.
Going to need more HT links
Surely 2 HT links is a bit anaemic for an 8-way board?
"Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan reportedly responded by programming his site to automatically establish an encrypted, HTTPS connection with anyone trying to view the site from inside Tunisia's borders."
Why stop at just the one country?
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