81 posts • joined 31 May 2007
Re: Laugh? I nearly cried.
'What caused the Fukushima disaster was a catastrophic power failure, that's all. They lost power for days and therefore couldn't cool the reactors once they had shut down. There are many possible screnarios that could cause such a thing here, if were were at war for example. Not to mention the fact that nuclear reactors would be a target in such an instance.'
You seem to be ignoring the fact that modernish plants don't need any power for cooling when scrammed.
Re: If you've got a little patience.
$35 = £22 according to google. HD over wifi has always been a struggle unless you've got a shit-hot signal (at both ends, remember), the psu, according to the website is pretty much any usb phone charger, and as for the remote ios/android both have apps that'll control it better than any remote control (directory browsing, etc) so in my case, that point is moot.
The thing's so small you could just blu-tac it to the back of the telly anyway.
Aberdeen has done this for years
you can get a prepaid card that deducts the fare or an unlimited pass. unfortunately the former seems to be the transport industrys best kept secret, probably because they lose out on the exact change only scheme.
This doesn't bode well.
I haven't seen one in years apart from one being due to hardware failure.
On you go
I'm regretting posting as AC now.
In before Spartacus.
Given the fact it was a BT employee
Who emailed unencrypted excel files matching names to "infringing" IP's I think this may be a case of closing the gate after the horse has bolted.
Various analysts have speculated that...
The any-network iPhone could "cut the carriers out" of the phone business, and suggest that the new tech could herald a major upheaval.
Are these the same analysts who were going nuts over the nexus one?
You've clearly not used xbmc.
That said, you can get an ultra low powered pc (~10 watts) for less than this, that'll do hd and the like. Dead handy for nas+media+scheduling.
They're like a remote-controlled rugby tackle.
Little difference between 2d & 3d
It's just a case of syncing a pair of shutter glasses to the screen (and a panel fast enough to do it) this was successfully done in the 80's on the master system. A lot of tellys have built in usb for media etc, a firmware upgrade could allow a usb dongle to transmit sync pulses to the glasses for an after market upgrade. Doubt it will happen though.
The bladerunner collecters edition does this.
To an extent, the 2008 cut is separate to give it more bitrate, and i think they had to break the workprint out due to different audio and a lack of post-production. But there's one disc with 3 subtlety different cuts of the film.
Isn't this covered by the computer misuse act?
I'm sure one of the main crux's is 'lying to a system that you're authorised to use an account when you're not'.
upto = no more than.
That's pretty clear. Can we go back to arguing over the definition of 'unlimited'?
They still haven't made it so that formatting is preserved when going between mac and pc.
All good points.
However another theory could be that given that they're (or were originally) affordable to the point that anyone who wants one already has one.
is my window manager of choice for crap hardware.
Some time in 2011 someone will provide a solution for jailbreaking said reader, should it arrive.
Channel 4 experimented with this.
Sending an OTA flag to VCRs' that supported the feature. Then the advertisers caught wind and pointed out where their funding comes from.
But they weren't bringing *their* point across.
They were quoting someone. As a grown up, I feel I can handle quotes verbatim, without someone removing the swears for me.
Ever noticed how the sun will asterisk out swearing but broadsheets will print the quotes?
but as a professional organisation we have a responsibility to remove expletives
They're calling you unprofessional again.
I can tell my browser what to open automagically.
I get the impression the iphone doesn't have that option
In a similar vein
My housemate recently went to a party where they made everyone use disposable cameras. Mainly to get rid of the whole "let me see.... that's awful, take it again" bollocks that seems to plague digitals.
I've also discussed with someone the idea of using a small (~128mb) CF card in my dslr and taping over the lcd to simulate film and make me think about composure before banging out a shot.
If the meter were to hold the supply closed, rather than open, then bricking them would still mean you get your 'leccy until they fix your meter. They wouldn't lose much (aside from the cost of fixing the meter) since they could guess your usage (far more accurately than before).
Most telivision adverts
Are DVR friendly these days. All the information is present on screen for the duration. Fast-forward just turns them in to blipverts. Which make fat people explode.
Growth in china?
Won't be long until affordable apple clones hit the market running osx86/doing that weird efi stuff then.
With open platforms
It could be an interesting time for clones, given that the knock-off iphone-a-likes and ipods were usually let down by terrible software.
open to devices
provided they support closed-source authentication.
pain in the arse it no longer works with xbmc.
Anyone who doesn't approve of such restrictions votes with their feet. Of course they won't, they'll complain. Then maybe complain even more when they get suspended.
10GB is pathetic though. I've seen the best part of a gig go through our connection in a day when my housemate spends the day hungover on iplayer, if you're an average family with kids you could easily do that in a month without even going near peer to peer.
Broadcasters pay sky for the bandwidth of the channel plus the cost of having themselves appear in the EPG.
How do you think broadcasters afford this?
Refund the immigrants that were forced to get an ID card to work in the UK, I have no sympathy for those who voluntarily signed up though.
An iPad can do everything my netbook does.
But my netbook can do them all at the same time.
Want to browse the web when listening to spotify? There's an os for that.
Steves job was only ever marketing and shouting at people.
I think he's given up the marketing these days as well.
They can't just give this data out to anyone.
What would their 'trusted partners' think?
Bill Drummond argued
That art ceases to become art the minute it is commissioned by councils/government, because it has to be modified to fit in with whatever agenda it is supposed to be supporting.
I'm starting to see where he's coming from.
Burning a million quid would probably be cheaper too.
All well and good
But I figure I should mention the aleutia t1. It's small, fanless and only £160 for an atom-based pc. If you're willing to forgo the embedded wifi, you can add a full hd hardware decoder for about £25 which is compatible with xbmc and windows media player. It's also dead handy for doing always-on background tasks (streaming/nas/firewall) since it only consumes around 15 watts.
At what point
Did the copy protection mechanisms in games out-innovate the games themselves?
Er, Hang on
Don't the french rely on around 80% nuclear power?
Which probably means that since you can't really "stop" a nuclear power station for the night, instead having to wind it down a bit; there's probably spare power knocking around at night (after around 11pm/midnight anyway), meaning street-lights probably spend most of their time running off spare electric anyway.
"If the rest of you don't do it"
Then people will read your news instead of my shit, and since my news reports on things in a way that protects my financial interests (notice how i don't report on china much any more) it could have a knock-on effect.
Some services do that
Bleep for example, when Itunes was pushing out aac only at poor bitrates they were flogging standard 320kbit mp3, now they offer flac (and in some cases wav), they remember what you bought so you can always re-download it (provided they don't go bump). Sadly, they limit themselves to electronic music that a lot of people have never heard of. Depending on the record label, if you buy their output on vinyl, you can get the flacs for free.
Clearly they've been speaking to the wrong spirits
Surely at least one would have mentioned audacity. Maybe Stallman has to die first or something for them to hear about open source.
The bandwidth cost of streaming a popular show to all the Iplayer viewers far outweighs the cost of writing and serving static pages.
Most of the beebs pages seem to be some sort of website by numbers anyway, so the design is uniform and one would only need to know basic html (if any) to write the actual content.
Google Docs would instead be the way users must open and edit Office documents
Is this some sort of distro where I can't install my own packages? There's no must about it!
The whole reason I gave up on ubuntu was because they started deciding what apps I should be using to do various tasks and installing them by default, which invariably weren't the ones I wanted to use.
You give me a working clean-slate, I'll decide what I want to do with it.
I have no idea if they're near their rated capacity
But it doesn't hide the fact that my portable fm/am job will last weeks on less of them.
This has been the opposite in my experience, every time I've borrowed one I've nearly gone through the windscreen.
It's not really nexus vs iphone though is it?
It's more android vs iphone. Which could be analogous to windows vs osx, if it takes off as a universal platform.
Where google is the sysop? No ta, it's *my* computer, I should be able to do what I like with it.
to be fair
the data would only get left on a train anyway; might as well make it open in the first place.
Then they'll get them taken back off them.
When they get caught breaking Darth Mandy's p2p rules.
There's an app for that.
Just get a provisional driving licence.
At £50, much cheaper than the passport + Id card combo, plus you get to keep your biometrics to yourself.