2833 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Re: What's the focal length?
You'd not want it in a sunny room - come home and find a scorched line across the carpet. And the cat not speaking to you.
Just F**k off, set makers.
Some years ago I paid good money for a TV with 1080p resolution. I have yet to watch anthing other than a 625 programme on it. I've looked at the list of things available in "full HD" and it is pathetic. Do I really want to see Bill Oddie in shagwatch again? There are movies - which mainly seem to be about improbable ways of killing people - and, err, ...
Do NOT keep inventing standards for which there are no worthwhile programmes.
Presumably the glass will now be half full?
Re: Perhaps it's time to change the security model
Why can't we have a touchable token as well as a pin? Have an RFID pen that we would have to have in pocket when we use the machine? Finger prints? Iris prints?
I envisage terminals accepting up to 8 forms of ID, and we could choose 4 of them, and if we wanted ask it to pay out on at least 2.
head/desk - why are we still stuck with the typewriter thing? Newton and palm got close to handwriting recognition, and we have had various types of voice input. Where are the brave ideas like the microwriter? I can still send morse code at 25wpm. perhaps we could have a phone with a morse key? What about direct neural input, or using the smartwatch to somehow pick up the sort of nerve impulses that are used for moving prosthetic limbs? What about a giant projected keyboard that is half whole words and cameras to detect eye movement, something like thegdget that Hawkin has, only - err - better?
There are thousands of engineers making me-too replicants of what the other bloke is selling, and not enough trying to make something genuinely new.
How they threw it all away?
Management, I reckon. The engineers were still making stuff, like the linux tablets and other wierdos.
I think that companies mimic people. They have a foolish childhood, a vigorous adelescence, a capable and stong midle age, and descend into senility and refusal to change.
Re: Tough to fit in a pocket.
Oh. I was sort of thinking it would be the same size as a passport.
Re: All Macs have obsolescence built-in
Which seems to be the 21st century way. I can't get a sump for a 7 year old italian car, and there are no spare window motors for the 5 year old nissan next door to it.
At least with the iMac the OS it already has will remain working.
Re: Everyday performance
This is the cybercafe machine for airport lounges and posh hotels. I reckon Apple need to market these quite hard at that sort of slot.
Re: Bing maps or Here maps?
According to the Windows Weekly podcast, it's Here maps
Why are all multi-sim phones low spec?
Circle of time
Are they trying to re-invent Netscape?
Pinched, stolen? or just copied?
Permenantly deprived the owner, or just intruded into privacy?
Re: Watch the lawsuites fly...
>mapping your own personal cloud storage to a drive letter would be feckin' ace
Drive letters? how quaint. How 1970s.
Really? Is our PM incapable of using landlines? Don't the secret service all around him have TETRA handsets?
I have taboola blocked by ghostery, it seems to specialise in "how to get an ipad for $3.99" type scams
I want a robot mower that can deal with the clippings.
Anyone who tells you that a mulching mower produces no mess obviously does not have dogs, and anyone who tells you a toy cutter like that has can mulch is having you on.
These are going to be methane powered.
So Hang on
... the most complex one so far (almost by definition) and probably the most expensive, is going to be built by 100,000 agricultural labourers dragged out of the fields at the very last minute? Doesn't bode well for reliablility that.
Except that not one of our local corner shops wants anything to do with it. They reckon it is all work and no revenue.
Re: Airstrip One
It's not free. It costs two monkeys. At least one of which is wearing it.
Are we going to get a Playmobil reconstruction?
Re: Has anyone ever heard of the KISS principle
I think PARIS was the KISS project.
Indeed. I'd forgotten it was Friday, and this has cheered me up.
"when they land"?
Err - do they mean 'crash'?
Re: Hang it from the cross-member of your tent?
You have to be very carefull hooking things over ridge poles - in a single skin tent the pressure point can cause an annoying leak.
Most tents worth buying have a couple of fabric loops sewn into the roof for hanging lanterns from.
Where does the initial energy input come from?
I am quite impressed. It's good to see someone not following the herd, but actually thinking about what you can do with all the wizardry about.
I don't want one, of course, as it is a temple to consumerism by a tax-evading group of shits. But it is a clever temple to consumerism by a clever tax evading group of shits.
Surely the time honoured method is to dress up as a washer woman and walk out carrying a basket? As long as he remembers to wear big black boots and say "Lawks" a couple of times he'll be fine.
Re: Watch a front door
All this economics baffles me. Do we /only/ pay him while he's looking at a front door? Would we not have been paying him if he'd been e.g. Stop-and-searching some poor black kid?
Re: Load of Shite
as you were, then. Sorry.
Re: inverse case
>was the review consistent with the (eventual) content of the book?
It was essentially a personal attack on the author for having the temerity to write a book on that subject, and saying all his facts were wrong. I suspect a rival publisher who hadn't noticed the release date.
A friend of mine had a devil of a job getting Amazon to remove a negative review of a book they were listing but which wasn't going to physically exist for at least 12 months.
Whilst I applaud the principle, I don't see how this can be policed.
So something I don't want won't be available on something I don't have before it becomes available on something I have but don't use.
I don't care
I've never twatted nor facebukked anything that I didn't want people to know.
And I do support certain political viewpoints on there, and if MI* are collating my remarks about IDS and Blair and Gove and Microband, then there is some chance they may get to hear my views, if only as part of a bell curve. Good. 'cos they ain't listening any other way.
For reasons you don't want to know, I once wrote an AT command parser in the script language for the procomm plus terminal emulator.
Just 'cos Turing said it was possible, didn't mean he said it would be easy.
I wonder how many he owns?
I do hope this chap isn't just indulging in stock pumping, by predicting higher earnings using pure guesswork. I wonder how many he owns?
As long as it's ointment you need, not oinkment
> starting to baulk at “spending £500-plus of their own money on a device they will use for work”
I'm several decades ahead of that curve then.
Re: I know when I've had enough!
I like a man with literary pretensions
"...allowing electric cars to drive in bus lanes.... California allows electric cars...car pool lanes,..."
Given how ordinary all cars look now, surely this would require all electric cars to have a BFO "E" stencilled on the bonnet in flourescent paint, so that the camera operators would know they are entitled?
It must be Friday. I was getting worried for a bit.
I've actually enjoyed this week. Siemens S7 programming. Training Ladder, statement list, real-time interrupts. Accumulators, register indirect addressing, binary. Made me think I was back in 1974.
Just wait till the boss discovers he booked me on the wrong course!
Al of that.
I think that Dell rubbishing the idea of innovation is of a piece with Boeing giving up on innovation and all the other death-of-the-west retrenchment in businesses run by accountants and engineers . We desperately need innovation and R&D.
But I too have my doubts that HP will make a success of this. Their track record in recent decades is not encouraging.
My view is that
* Snowden was, by simple definition, a traitor
* The world is better off for what he revealled
So he was a Traitor working for a corrupt regime. He decided he could not keep the secrets secret. That makes him a good man, but does not stop the unfortunate side effect of being traitorious toward a regime that neither he nor I respect.
FFS can't they make content I actually want to watch?
Named by whom?
I find the BBC this morning was fascinated by the name. Just because someone dreamed up a name, it doesn't make it any more real.
I am interested in the science, but this populist crap is a dilution of it. Why didn't they name it "Norman"?
Re: slightly less bonkers cabinet minister
are there any?
A friend recenctly described the spat between Gove and May as "A battle of wits between unarmed combatants"
Quiant, indeed. I am getting the same effect.
Ah well, it will be a thousand years before it gets to PE10 anyway.
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