* Posts by Dante Alighieri

23 posts • joined 20 May 2010

Archos 32 Android media player

Dante Alighieri
Badgers

San Fran?

how does it compare to the equally well priced Orange San Francisco on PAYG as per your earlier review of cheap Android phones?

Capacitive screen, easily rooted/upgraded (apparently), free phone for the same price

Just curious

1
0

Mobile phones immobilise bones

Dante Alighieri
Flame

Lies, damn lies and statistics

both P values are at the significant level of 0.05 fpr variation left/right

the paper states no difference in mean BMC/BMD

r value is a coin toss

I call shenanigans

Primer of Biomedical Statistics might help the journalist

I love the smell of male bovine faeces in the morning...

.

0
0
Dante Alighieri
FAIL

DEXA

is part of my job

0
0
Dante Alighieri
Flame

and another thing....

if both populations have a significant left/right variation then maybe it is normal...

shame they did not do ANOVA

or have a decent sample size

or study

FUD

0
0

Spooks' secret TEMPEST-busting tech reinvented by US student

Dante Alighieri
Paris Hilton

News flash : Fish can't Fly!!

Strangely, a Faraday Cage, designed to block transverse electromagnetic waves doesn't stop longitudinal compression waves of ultrasound. Who'd've thunk?

Ultrasound does travel in gas, just not very well

It travels better in liquids and better still in solids (issues around elasticity not withstanding)

It is the interface between materials that is the biggest issue, where most losses occur. A coupling agent generally required (hence icon).

Nyquist applies to A-D conversion. Ultrasound (US) is not inherently analogue.

I use US professionally.

And it is fabulous at assessing steel / welds / metal fatigue / submarines....

0
0

Courtney Love in court over 'Boudoir Queen' Twitter bitchfight

Dante Alighieri
Grenade

I call....

shenanigans for when the court order to disclose AC's IP is sent.

0
0

MPs shocked at Taser supplier overlap

Dante Alighieri
Badgers

I call....

shennaigans

roll 2d12

(TSR reference shouldn't need to be explained...)

0
0

Three cops spanking in mobile user ranking

Dante Alighieri
Coat

NSFW

I read the title a little differently and thought, YouTube, truncheons and popularity were being discussed.

Mines the one with the hosepipe in the pocket. Mind the stairs Sir.

3
0

Berners-Lee: Facebook 'threatens' web future

This post has been deleted by a moderator

LG tablet to be flavoured with 'Honeycomb' Android

Dante Alighieri
Stop

junk?

no GPS is a deal breaker for me - I want to navigate with a tablet so the sooner a proper compliance document is out the better.

0
0

Samsung Galaxy Tab data contracts compared

Dante Alighieri
Headmaster

N/A

is that not available, not applicable or some other abbreviation.

Are you claiming the wi-fi is permanently switched off or that the tel-co doesn't specify?

Enquiring minds need to know - 3G only data isn't a great option

0
0

Apple trade marks 'There's an app for that'

Dante Alighieri
Pirate

Prior Art

a phrase commonly used in RISC OS.

All fun and games, until some one loses an "i"

4
0

Dixons touts tablets

Dante Alighieri
Headmaster

GPS or it's no use

can we know if there is GPS on board so it can navigate - a deal breaker for me, and many others I suspect

0
0

WD Livewire four-port powerline Ethernet adaptor

Dante Alighieri
Headmaster

4port + WiFi

similar but with added WiFI is the Devolo AVeasy wireless 4 port adapter - can be part of a kit with a single port adapter to plug in near router. I use one successfully and am considering adding a second both for WiFi coverage and the increasing living room demands for ethernet connectivity of consoles/telly/decoder boxes etc. Bit dearer than quoted above.

0
0

Vodafone shares subscriber info with world+dog

Dante Alighieri
Black Helicopters

he walks among us, and uses Hotmail!

Jesus uses Vodafone according to the undocumented feature ;q

fortunately I've never shared my email with them so I remain less spammable.

I think my next phone will be bought outright and a selection of monthly SIMS used as I see fit with no disclosure of such information

0
1

NHS Online consult service to live on: Calls go to 111

Dante Alighieri
FAIL

no chance of misdialling

111 is awfully close to 112

333 would have been a better choice...

its not too late yet, wait, it's government so it's waaaaay too late.

0
0

Cleveland residents get RFID-equipped recycling

Dante Alighieri

cost differential

I may have misunderstood, but sell for $26 or pay $30 to dispose gives a profit of $56 per tonne, rather than $4

and when the rfid reader or chip fail you get fined??

can they really read from a passing bin lorry?

0
0

ISS cooling pump refuses to come quietly

Dante Alighieri
Grenade

just don't

stir the tanks

5
0

Synology DiskStation DS410 Nas box

Dante Alighieri
Headmaster

The train now arriving

All the additional benefits of the 410 over the 210j are part of the spec of the DS210+, launched 17/5/10 according to a brief google/browse having studied the spec chart linked to.

So you can have a 2 disc set up with the processor/memory/eSATA for less.

YMMV

0
0

Time to kill the zombie health records

Dante Alighieri

CfH : new chief exec announced as Phineas T Barnum

emergency treatment will not be changed/affected.

Chronic problems seeing someone else about - you can talk to them

You will still have to give a history - all those questions whether this happens or not.

Minimal benefit at the end of the day.

Might stop some "gaming" of the system - if the person doing so admits to who they actually are.

And if you have a severe allergy, I would rely more on bracelet/tattoo than CfH

And I am in a position to know lots about the care delivery - and the reality on the ground of CfH

0
0

iPeds, iRobots, and the Chinese iPad clone machine

Dante Alighieri
Black Helicopters

Segway / segue

and I though iRobot made bomb disposal equipment and vacuum cleaners...

0
0

Boffins aim to warm watersports enthusiasts

Dante Alighieri
Paris Hilton

Two flavours

Dry suits come in two types though.

Neoprene - restrictive

Laminate - full mobility.

And you are meant to dump the air out to avoid the Bibendum effect

I use both types, and wetsuits for a variety of watersports activities so not unaware of the relative merits.

And I would love to learn to kitesurf, having watched it at Scarborough Beach - the one in the Southern Hemisphere though

Paris because she would look good in neoprene/latex/whatever

0
0
Dante Alighieri
Boffin

Improvements

a better wet suit has been available for ages - it's called a dry suit. ;)

0
0

Forums