Ah yes, the technological wonder known as the Polyfuse. Take the volts from across it, let it cool and lo and behold it conducts again.
228 posts • joined 10 Jun 2010
Ah yes, the technological wonder known as the Polyfuse. Take the volts from across it, let it cool and lo and behold it conducts again.
Possibly as the consumer's demands are simply being ignored. Is smart metering only in the interests of the supplier? I'd say it is. I don't see any advantage of them to me, it's not going to change my power consumtion habits by much, and it'd no doubt be out of date by the time it's installed. If my supplier insists, I'll simply change supplier.
That's leaving aside any privacy and security matters of course.
I'm surprised, none have spotted the Dan dare connection.
I've got LAMP running on a Pi, is that lightweight enough?
I'd see the future as being through POF, small enough to lose down the side of the carpet but a darned sight faster than wireless, plus no problems of channel congestion.
Something of ours has accidentally destroyed the Mysteron City. Now where have I heard that before?
M$ are banking that the x86 franchise keeps going, but given that a lot of the world develops on ARM based cores, that would really mean an exit from the embedded market for one.
The danger is that their OS that's supposed to run everywhere can't because there's a whole class of processors it can't run on. In that case, Google will rule the roost with Android and M$ will just be selling an office suite as a service.
Forget Huawei, with the current climate maybe it'll be Wouxun who'll be providing the kit.
It needs a bit of care both ways. Of course this system will not work on the windy country lanes in $NationalPark where there is no data connectivity and you can't see round the bend. Takes the cyclist to assume that drivers won't see them til the last minute and be able to take avoiding action, and the driver to be driving such that he/she could stop safely.
This goes as well if the warnings are too frequent they will be ignored, far from the other distractions that could be encountered en route from "sat-nag", phone etc.
There are idiots behind wheels and on saddles, you just have to assume you're going to come across them. However go the other way, if a driver lets you pull out or in other ways behaves well, a friendly wave is appreciated. The driver who ignored you is just going to ignore the unconventional hand signal you want to give him anyway - don't bother it's not worth it.
Yeah, I am both a cyclist and a driver.
How about only being able to advertise the speed which say 90% of customers will experience for 90% of the time in order to be representative of the service they would receive?
Superfast 5MB broadband doesn't sound quite so appealing.
I wonder if the cost of contacting all the "victims" and the cost of the administration has been calculated. The bill for that should be considerable - or have EE just left it? Should this be claimed off the "victim surcharge thing"? However 50p per person seems too small a charge, make it a tenner and send the collectors round.
It's a different PCB than the B+, there's not even a spot to park the Ethernet/USB expansion IC as in the previous version. The USB port goes straight into the SoC.
However it does mean it's shrunk a bit, and the power draw is reduced, useful for portable applications.
My brother in law trained his fish with the remote control from the telly. Obviously as they started to connect a flashing infra red light to food, you could point it at the tank and the fish would respond.
Does just setting adelogs.adobe.com in the hosts file to be at 127.0.0.1 work?
Great minds think alike - or did I get back from the pub 2 minutes too late?
Given the areas that Mountain Rescue work in often don't have even 2G coverage, what hope is there for LTE?
As someone who's involved in providing emergency comms in such remote areas, you can pull the wifi dongle out of my cold dead fingers. We use these for linking into existing networks, for some ops it's about the only thing we could use reliably. I do remember when (large cycle event) traversed the Dales, the data links provided by (large communications plc) didn't actually work when called upon.
I have no confidence this is a good idea, and although TETRA/Airwave is fairly resiliant, backing all the eggs into the LTE basket seems like a very bad idea.
Coat - it's got a handheld radio in the pocket.
Ben Heck paid a flying visit to our office in Leeds. He was careful to call it the "Zed - X" all day. We suspect he got it in the neck from our folk here. He was on his best behaviour.
I'm sorry Adobe, but our relationship has come to an end. I've noticed that you've been spending a lot of time trying to fix things, parts that I never actually asked to have and have generally putting on weight and getting rather lax about my security. It's over, you are but a memory on my hard disk, and I've got a new more lightweight partner.
With just 1W erp max I don't think it's an issue really.
My dog sitter sent me an email saying that she was stranded in a bus station in Amsterdam, Holland. All pretty good as half an hour earlier she'd sent me a text message saying my mutt had been for a good run round.
Several hours later we'd got her GMail account back under her control!
Couldn't they just issue an update that terminates IE6 permanently? Just get it to display a static page with "Internet Explorer 6 is dead, please change century"?
Not C++, just a little Scratch and some Python maybe. Hmm, not blowing raspberries at this one.
We'll be back to just enough bandwidth for 5 channels, from only main transmitters, so back to square one?
I remember these, I had one years ago. It showed all these nasties resident in my C: drive which was pretty awsome, considering the machine was running something with ext3 as the file system. Just a browser animation it seems.
There should be a box saying " the information provided is for Electoral Administration purposes only " for you to tick. No selling it off, no third parties, no excuses.
The browser choice option should have meant when selecting to use a browser that's not IE, that all the working components of IE are permanently removed from the system.
It's cos Microsoft haven't grabbed the idea of lightweight and power efficient computing. Hence their near absense of support for ARM based devices, the bus that they have totally missed. The RPi and similar have shown that there is an ecosystem outside Windows that doesn't need bloated hardware to run it. Of course there are other single board computers available - Beaglebone, RiOTboard etc
They could have laid off all of the development team for IE, and do a lot of us a favour. After all it doesn't make any money does it?
As one who was sat on a lonely moorland road with a relay providing a communications link for "large sporting event" recently, where even Mountain Rescue were using a sat phone data uplink, I can say that coverage in the Dales is somewhat "undewearish".
Do you know how much those sat phones cost to actually use? When you've a sudden inrush of spectators then the cells quickly fall over anyway, they're not able to cope. Oh well, but even if every village has full coverage there will still be blank spots in valleys, round the back of hills etc. VHF radio in your National Park vehicle works a lot better than the phone.
I doubt however if the backhaul could cope. A well know national communication company's recent "upgrades" spectactularly underperformed, and the all singing all dancing radio system hired in didn't talk between centres, so the backup deployed was ticking over all day.
Nuff said, I'm off, and that is a VHF handheld radio in the pocket.
With the carrier taking a slice of the loot, they're reluctant to deal with it because they'd then lose the dosh they've got for acting like the getaway driver. Just make it difficult, and hope that the amount of money the customer's been robbed isn't enough to want them to escalate the complaint.
The other working member of the household, because she's on the safety list at one of her places of work, has an email address. For a bit of a laugh I put her profile on LinkedIn. She's had offers of jobs all over the place, some local and one at Network Rail in Milton Keynes. However she'll happily persuade stray sheep to return to pasture and chase rabbits for mere biscuits.
Stray Livestock Control Operative. Hmmm. Skills include herding and livestock management! Upgraded from sheep to cows to boot as well.
She gets better offers than me. It's not fair.
Just think of the potential for three letter agencies and cash starved software companies. Uniquely selected advertising related to the confidential report you're just typing. Details of flights to Cuba perhaps.
I can see it just going SO wrong here.
Microsourcing. We put the packaging machine straight after the pasteuriser, it prints a 2D barcode which can identify which cow made the milk and when. Not that it would be any much use to anybody really.
It's all possible, but I just can't see the point.
Coat, it's time to go and milk the ladies again.
Available as part of Office 365 subscription in Windows 9, stripped of Active-X we hope.
Pig 1 you are cleared to taxi.
A few hours after the rest of the communications networks have been knocked out, F-layer propagation will be excellent. Trouble is, with social networks down, will any of us have anything to talk about?
Hope they're careful not to upset the Mysterons then.
Okay, we're already giving measured suppliments to our* cows and automatically recording milk yield in a herd with 200 going through the parlour each day. We don't have an wireless access point in the dairy and I doubt one'd handle the numbers passing through. Good luck getting it all to tie in with the milk recording software, and even more trying to get one of those down the entire herd's throats without being kicked.
*Not mine personally but as I seem to spend a disprortionate time assisting sorting out their tech then they might as well be, they even "borrow" my collie on occasions.
Sorry Adobe, but if we're having to have patches for what should just be a blooming document rendering program every other month, it's time for me to retire it. There are other products to do the same, and I'll be looking at Flash next. I'll be getting the firewall to relate everything from adobe.com as malware in future.
You mean they have one? I thought, by the actions over the last 20 years that we didn't.
Sorry I mate I scratched your record on the leadout...... doesn't quite make it on other formats.
So if I rush off and buy a W8 machine the first thing it'll do after starting (and maybe several hours of chewing through, multiple reboots) is to then download a gi-normous patch, get my broadband to crawl to a halt, and then mess everything else I might have done between starting the new machine and it deciding to update?
Maybe my ex-XP* machine will stay in action until enough of the caps on the mother board have died and then I'll just give up and just use Raspberry Pi's or something on a one machine per task basis. I have a Windows 7 machine, but just how long will it be before they drop this, but then I have tested it booting into Mint and I could live with that.
XP will live on as a VM here for some time here. However if your supplier delivers you a product that requires major changes before you can actually use it, I would say that they've messed up.
Maybe M$ ought to introduce a scaleable product range that doesn't require bleeding edge hardware, but I suspect it's beyond them, they've gone too far.
*I couldn't make my mind up between Mint and Xubuntu so I've got dual boot.
At least analogue doesn't go all bitty at the bottom end of the dynamic range, it just goes into the noise. Note how these are "classic" recordings as I suspect the use of compression in more recent ones destroy the ambiance and dynamic range anyway.
Commercial services get charged on their maximum demand, chances are they have a peak reading VA meter on the premises, which should be periodically reset. One would suggest that no-one has bothered reading this device.
I'm like you, have a BT customer number, but they never got round to activating the phone line. After 3 months of being passed from pillar to post I actually got my money back off them. So you can be a customer without getting anything.
Wonder if we'd have had F-layer propagation up into the VHF region, would have made reception interesting (and a chance of getting a few new records made on 2m ! )
Hmm. I seem to have an Ubuntu One shortcut on my desktop. Oh confusion!
They really charge silly money for data, and with scare stories of paying hundreds of pounds to update Twitbook or Facer (or something), no wonder it gets switched off. Also if you get one of those "updates" that could also kill your wallet. Hence smartphone stays off.
After the Scots have decided to go their own way, shortly afterwards the rest of England will vote to change London into its own entity similar to Monaco, and put up a border fence round the M25, to allow the rest of the country to get on without interference, we'll be able to avoid those sites based inside there won't we?
Barcelona or Nuremberg? No choice here, being dispatched by work, so Nuremberg it is. Might even get to see this if I can unshackle myself from our own stand.
Beer - might be able to get one of those in Germany.
Apparantly they'd like my email address, and offer a bribe of 100 tea lights. Come on, I'm not that cheap.
Alas the meatbag end of the system wouldn't notice any difference at this end. My peepers just about make standard HD not beyond.
However with silly bandwidth required for possible transmissions, we could just go back to having 5 terrestrial channels again.