"due to the volume of important data being generated by (sensors) and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook,"
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"due to the volume of important data being generated by (sensors) and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook,"
"64-bit Linux, LibreOffice, a full software development system and various graphical packages takes a full 6GB."
I'm rather confused - the table of features claims capacitive touchscreen but the text mentions optical sensors - which is it ?
(The optical sensor often picks up your finger proximity without you actually having to touch the screen)
Well I number crunch a lot in spite of being retired but in fact my main need for power is editing 1080p/50 video which eats enormous amounts of processor time and memory. In addition processing a few RAW DSLR images eats lots of processor and memory and although nothing like video it needs to much more responsive as it's more interactive - rendering video can run in the background or overnight. So I'm looking for ~10X increase in performance over my rather aging dual-core AMD and maybe 8G of memory.
Indeed he does and also on something ( I think it was called a calcpad ) that might be a rounded rectangle.
All from the opening pages of "Foundation"
10 tabs open here and 220 MB in use. That's on a 32 bit Linux
"I also have hydrochloric acid in my innards"
And it's quite strong too. It can even drop below pH 1
( Incidently one of the reasons that you don't suffer damage is that your stomach is coated with a layer of goo that has sodium bicarbonate secreted into it to provide a neutralizing barrier)
"duplicated effort by each individual who wishes to install"
Well it took me 25 mins last night - mind I was doing something else at the same time
" Rolls is, and has for some time, been owned by BMW"
Hint : There is another RR who make MUCH more powerful engines & nuclear reactor cores
I think the one you are referring to is called RR Motor Cars
""with the power-hungry, large and inadequate""
The one you highlight is 10cm*16cm*4cm and weighs 250g
Quotes from reviewers "Need to buy battery pack or use on mains all time." , "Lack of opportunity to use 'normal' batteries may be a drawback for some people", "Cost of battery pack if wantind a portable radio (costs more than the radio itself!)", "The only failing is the price of the battery if you want it portable"
The damn thing is £30 and then you need to buy a mains adaptor
It''ll be no substitute for the Roberts' FM radio I use walking in the hills which lasts 8 hours+ on ONE AAA rechargeable and is the size of a box of matches.
So I assume all you other OpenSUSE people are having to use root password to connect to WiFi - is that right ? Am I the only one that doesn't ?
Or are the downvoters actually the ones who know nothing.
I've read it before -- it makes no difference to me , I'm writing THIS on a laptop that doesn't need a root password for WiFi - I don't know what Linus was doing but I do know that root is not needed - Network Manager runs as root automatically from startup - for that matter it handles my 3G dongles the same way.
"Before commenting on something you know nothing about" - that's just a stupid comment - I obviously know something about this to have so many machines using it that I've set up.
..that regardless of what is said on the subject ( and given I don't know what Linus had configured on his daughter's laptop ) that you DON'T need to use root password to access a WiFi point with OpenSUSE
The usual install for networking on OpenSUSE defaults to the 'old' network system but can be changed to use Network Manager which is what is needed for easy access to WiFi roaming. The only time the root password is needed is to make this switch - from then on all WiFi networks only require their usual authorizations.
I have set up 7 or 8 in the last few years of which 4 are current. I travel extensively with laptop or netbook and never have a problem with WiFi
BBC are reporting this as ARM & Imagination in competition
"high-quality, focused, blur-free, still film..."
Oddly enough there was a news report recently ( sorry, can't just remember where ) about UFO societies being disbanded due to lack of evidence - one spokesman being quoted as saying something like "with everyone having cameras these days and yet no clear images..."
"He didn't say which direction he expects the ramp to slope"
I expect it will go quiet !
"KDE is a fine piece of work."
I agree entirely - I've been using it since it first came out and indeed SUSE since v5.0 and never really had a problem, somethings I don't really like but I switch them off generally. Most people that seem to have a problem with desktops or indeed distros seem to chop and change and never actually become familiar with any one.
Just to add - all that's necessary to set the proxy up from the remote computer is :
ssh -C -D 9999 -pSSHPortNumber -N Username@MyIPAddress
Change Firefox proxy to 9999
Well, we haven't got a TV in Switzerland so the occasional dip into Mastermind, University Challenge, Only Connect etc.makes it well wothwhile
Compared with the countless millions of rats that the flooding will have disturbed - no
Just to add :-
I can assure you that minimizing animal use is VERY important in the life sciences - 2 reasons
2) Money - using animals is VERY expensive.
I could go into the many reasons why it is necessary to use animals for certain purposes but the people who 'believe' that animal use is 'unnecessary' or 'misleading' or just ethically unjustifiable in any circumstance would never be swayed by argument.
"a slide rule, , though portable and deserving its place in every engineers' desk or briefcase, wasn't really pocketable.
Circular ones were , at about the size of a drink mat
The rather more accurate helical ones were about the size of a mid-sized torch
I was using slide-rules well into the 70s
Agree wholeheartedly - was taught Physics by someone who had worked on it as a student.
"I'd prefer my pilots to be able to see things in the last few miles"
Me too. We were standing on the beach in the south of France a few weeks ago - very dark, beautiful starry night, far from any serious light pollution and then suddenly a brilliant green beam started up from inland pointing up and out into the med. sky. It flashed all over the place for about a minute, no obvious pattern like a laser light show, and then stopped. What it might have done to a pilot or even a sailor doesn't bear thinking about.
...amanfrommars had a day job !
"The whole purpose of patents is to protect ideas"
No it's not - patents protect implementations of ideas -workable inventions
Open ocean tsunami waves move VERY fast (100s of km/hr) . What happens in lakes I don't know - where did the figure of ~1hrs notice come from for Geneva ?
I've already sent in a correction about this. I drive past this spot 3-4 times a year.
It actual enters west of Villeneuve, south of Montreaux.
I'm rather inclined to agree with you about the water already in there. There *may* be some shift in the ester <-> acid equilibrium as more water is added but I drink so fast I'd never notice esp. at ice temperatures.
The 'ordered water' does sound like nonesense.
" And they'll need new rigs because Linux won't support their current one"
I think 1% of users choosing to build there own machines ( as I do ) or installing LInux over Windows or as a dual boot is an extremely good percentage as probably 90+% of users never think about it all as their machines are either provided by the company or already have Windows installed when they buy them.
(no I don't build my own laptops but I've netbook that has never seen Windows and a laptop that was recycled from a relative that gave up on it after a Windows update trashed the hard drive)
"If someone commits the same act in another country then that is a different matter UNLESS there is some treaty in place to cover this."
I suggest you learn about comprehension !
"USA law does apply globally."
This is nonsense - IF someone commits an offense in the US either in person or remotely then the law will apply. If someone commits the same act in another country then that is a different matter unless there is some treaty in place to cover this.
Not seen any since the days of having to compile the kernel - so late 90's ? - ghost processes, or rather zombies - sometimes but that's generally other software not the OS and indeed they get reaped anyway.
You really should keep up-to-date or better still silent !
"constant twatting about with sudo and command lines. "
Certainly I remember that Windows 2000 crashed frequently using large Excel sheets or complex Word documents
"you need sudo to get things like popular wifi adapters to work"
Not on Opensuse. I've used if for years with all manner of hardware and hardly ever use sudo or indeed root other than to authorize updates or system changes. I'm currently running 4 wifi adaptors and a 3G dongle without any issues
"Linux - You still have to compile most things!"
@RICHTO - you usually claim that you have 'evidence' for the rubbish you spout.
I call on all fair-minded, informed users here to refute the nonsense that is you claiming that most things need to be compiled to install Linux. Almost all installs of Linux require NO compiling and that's for the complete system (OS and applications).
You really are pathetic !
Just to mention the ONLY port that is forwarded from the router is the unusual SSH so it shouldn't respond. All others are closed
Well using Firefox it shows nothing at all but add the actual port number it responds : - SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.8
Ditto with Konqueror
"Don't open ports for any services. Use OpenVPN or some other VPN instead."
Not an area I've done anything with other than setting up remote access via a vpn to my wife's school's computer but surely I'd need to have an open port to access my server via OpenVPN.
Well I salute your solutions. I leave it open for a number of reasons but mostly recently proxying from our holiday home in Switzerland to watch iplayer. I did toy with setting a flag file on my web-site (on my ISPs server) and having (my) server scripts check that for a variety of reasons ( I have a PIC microcontroller that's controlled from my server that can do remote measurements like the house temp and remote switch on/off of kit) but so far non-standard port/username and really horrible password + up-to-date SSHD seems fine.
but I've got a non-standard port, the router redirects to my server where the only allowed user for SSH login has a VERY non-standard username and 20 digit 'difficult' password and I still check the logs. Almost all attackers go for the standard ports.
Me: "I want a set of brake pads for a 2004 Astra please"
I had a related experience many years ago
"can I have a steering wheel bearing for a 1972 Viva" - " Sorry we don't stock them there's no demand, you'll need to order it, I said the same thing this morning to a guy that wanted one "
Suggest you read-up on this - the predictions are all very weird but many have been experimentally confirmed.
Wikipedia's Special Relativity is reasonable as is Time dilation
If you are on a craft at near c the light you measure ( from the TV or otherwise) will be measured as traveling at c - that's the cornerstone of SR - the observer will always measure light - ANY light - as traveling at c. To reconcile the problems that brings up other measurement s have to give way - in particular time varies.
This may all sound silly but experiments all agree. Sub-atomic particles with a known short lifetime last longer at high speed and do so by exactly the amount that SR predicts.
Further down this topic someone mentions that IF a craft could reach close to c the traveler inside could tour the galaxy in a short time by their measure although thousands of years might have passed on Earth
Incidently GR also predicts time changes due to gravity, the closer to a large mass the slower time runs - these effects are also measured as predicted.
It's a weird universe.
"The Kraken Wakes"
"Hard drive is memory"
Yes, I agree BUT I've met many intelligent but computer naive people who thought the hard drive was the ONLY memory.
"Hall is a climate skeptic, he explains, because – at least in part – "I don't think we can control what God controls.""
Give up on disease and famine as well - no point apparently !