Check out here-we-go.org, I suspect the site is about to get a lot more traffic.
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Invisible != Harmless
Wrong, the vapour turns invisible but it doesn't dissipate/disappear, it lingers just as long as the harmful fumes from burnt tobacco linger.
To me it is akin to walking near someone who has poured an entire bottle of aftershave over themselves, who really knows what harm all those aerosol compounds can cause, only time will tell.
Can't believe you're getting so many downvotes for stating the obvious. I also have Windows 10 running perfectly fine, including all the laptop special function keys, on a NP-RF511 though officially not supported.
And yes I've swapped out crappy wi-fi modules on a number of laptops over the years, even a PC World Tech Guy should be able to do it.
Re: specialist software and expertise
"Yeah, so they know how to use a TOR browser and a port scanner... whoop-de-doo..."
I think you'd need a bit more than that to find even a reasonable percentage of the available anonymous sites, or does Google now index this stuff too?
Re: "We've been doing this since before the US was a country"
@Pascal: "Well we've been murdering each other since the dawn of Mankind, but I do believe that public opinion on that is pretty much Not Good."
Hmm, I think you need to look for a better example, especially where the US is concerned since they still routinely murder people in the name of law, religion, oil or trade. It was the biggest hypocrisy in Catholicism that woke me up as a child, that the Catechism allowed for killing at the behest of the people running your government while still stating that killing was a mortal sin.
Most are pretty unlikely since they rely on side-loading a malicious application, or receiving dodgy MMS messages (unlikely due to the expense that would be incurred by the sender). Only a couple appear to be exploitable by browser misdirection to a malware site or MITM attacks.
What is interesting is that quite a few of these are Linux Kernel issues and binary device driver issues which aren't in the strictest sense Android itself and could apply to any device running the same Linux kernel or device drivers.
Re: Header image
And you sir are exactly the sort of person they want to rid the world of thus justifying their actions. You hide behind a forum handle, degrading and insulting people based on their looks.
She may be a horrible person, her actions certainly are, but deriding someone's appearance is pathetic.
Re: 'precision docking of oil tankers, as well as navigation'
That 13 microsecond error can equate to 4km. That can be rather significant when you have to start slowing down 25km away from the dock and could certainly be the difference between stopping or ploughing straight in.
Less competitors = lower auction revenue = lower network costs = lower consumer prices or higher margins, take your pick.
It's certainly obvious where Ofcom stand and it is NOT on the side of the consumer.
MIKEY-SAKKE are they TAKKING THE MIKEY?
What you mean with two women who aren't teenage, lesbian or timelords? And only one of whom could possibly be considered mutated.
I know I'll probably get loads of downvotes for even asking this but has anyone actually checked whether any of this information actually does get sent anywhere if you don't sign up to the 'Let us see everything you're doing programme' or as Microsoft call it the 'Customer Experience Improvement Program' ?
Oooh look, someone's made a Strawman with twigs for legs so that it is easier to knock down than any other.
Check out Beyerdynamic's range, I have the DT770 Pros and they are the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn even when wearing glasses.
No, I meant what I said, Windows 7, not other ancient UIs. Though of course you should note that many applications written for those ancient systems you appear to like do actually still work on Windows 10.
FlameButt: "What gets me the most about that 'upgrade' comment is (and no-one else seems to have mentioned it yet) is the look and feel of the new OS!"
Ah, so you haven't actually used Windows 10 then, fair enough. When you do get around to looking at it you'll find that you don't have to use any of the new UI stuff, in fact you can pretty much make it look and behave just like Windows 7. This was the big U-turn people were talking about a little while back that I guess you missed.
" Win 10 doing a neat BIOS update"
Now I've heard everything, Windows 10 is able to flash your BIOS without even prompting you - Wow! Next we'll be hearing that Windows 10 can actually modify the user's DNA!
"Forcing an update to an operating system that's incompatible with many people's software?"
Whereas I'm sure there are a few obscure bits of software that might not work, I certainly haven't found any. For me, with all the developer tools and bespoke apps I run, I can't say I've really noticed any difference going from 7 to 10. I didn't even have to reinstall anything following the in-place update.
That's all it really is you know, just another update, not really a new OS. Yes they've added a few things and tweaked a few bits under the hood but backwards compatibility is not broken for anything Vista compatible onwards, everything that worked for me under 7 works just as well under 10. Though of course I'm not still holding onto any tools from that long ago.
Oh well learn something new every day, since the major two, Visa and Mastercard, only ever use 16 digits and most online shops only accept 16 I made a false assumption that it was standard :(
Oh dear, how poor maths ability is these days, looks like some can't even do basic maths.
"sorry but birthdate is incredibly sensitive and useful for identity theft"
Yes, it is one of the factors used in identity theft, however given a full name to work from it is very, very easy to obtain from public records.
"But before they had an email address and a password and afterwards they have an email address, email password, BG password, full address, DOB, and utility bills. See why it's a problem?"
Nope, not giving a toss about protecting online BG info is not the same as being dumb enough to use the same password for important things, so no they wouldn't get email password. And all the rest is freely available public information anyway. And any organisation that accepts a printed utility bill as proof of anything these days is just asking for trouble.
"How on earth do you solve this problem for people who don't give a toss? Maybe BG shouldn't let them have online accounts."
What? Just because I really, really don't give a toss who knows how much my Gas / Electricity bill is I shouldn't be allowed to have an online account?
Note: no bank account or card details are accessible via online BG account but a hacker could of course add their own card and pay my bill for me :)
That's got nothing to do with net-neutrality, all that would have still been possible with all the amendments because ISPs would still have been allowed to manage traffic on their networks, including cross-connects. There was no amendment that said that they had to provide the same bandwidth from other parts of the internet as they do from within their own zone.
You could have all that now if you wanted, all you need is someone with a few spare $blns and you can build your own open, free, non-commercial internet and let everyone use it. However, in the real world, I think we'll have to stick to having commercial interests invest money in the system and for some inexplicable reason put up with them expecting some kind of return.
"Yes but what happens when you spend big bucks for your Porsche and then you try and drive down a road that is 'sponsored' by Toyota."
You don't, you choose a road that is 'sponsored by Porsche' or that is neutral. Your analogy fails because you assume you only have the choice of one road, while in real life this is often the case it is certainly not the case when it comes to ISPs.
Re: Would it have been too much to ask
@Markablejones the biggest point you and many others miss out is that in Europe we typically have competition between ISPs unlike in large parts of the US. If an ISP did start favouring one service over another then users are likely to notice and if they don't like it switch ISP.
Yes I know some small parts of Europe don't have many options but if any of the ISPs started doing anything like this it would still be too big a hit in areas where there is choice for them to risk it.
Re: Call the lawyers!
Yes, HTC copied Apple with assistance from Dr. Who. As usual Apple's reality distortion field seems to have had an effect on design.
Re: But even when you are no longer making "calls"...
Sorry I don't get your point, in the UK at least, you don't pay line rental on mobile networks whether your using data or voice or SMS.
I know you do however on fixed lines and other physical services like electricity, gas, water but that's because there is a fixed physical connection aka line that you are renting.
Re: Viking electric eels ?
Artistic license, they probably felt eels worked better than electric rays which would have been both local and probably more powerful.
Re: Waste of time and money, you can't break the rules of biology.
"uoted in diagonal size appears to be screen sizes for marketing purposes). Using Pythagoras' theorem, a square pixel of 0.56mm would actually have a diagonal size of slightly under 0.8mm, but lets not split hairs here."
WRONG AGAIN! Yes a square pixel of 0.56mm would be < 0.8 but your original calculation of 0.56mm was wrong (FHD = 1920x1080). I did compound the error by typing 0.9mm instead of 0.8mm but that's finger trouble for you. The diagonal dimension is what your eye will be able to detect unless of course you have CCDs for eyes that are perfectly aligned with the display.
I can think of quite a few things that have distinct edges on TV programs that I watch, like people, houses, plants, in fact I'm really struggling to figure out what it is that you watch that doesn't contain any high-contrast edges.
Anti-aliasing is a work-around for poor resolution, ask any gamer who has a QHD or better screen whether they actually keep anti-aliasing turned on.
Re: Waste of time and money, you can't break the rules of biology.
@Loyal Commenter: "Assume you have a 50" TV, that is the diagonal size, which translates to a screen width of around 1100 mm in a standard 16:9 layout. In standard 1080p HD (1960 x 1080 px), that makes each pixel 0.56mm."
WRONG! Each pixel is about 0.9mm wide (diagonally), so definitely around about your supposed perception resolution and the last thing I want to see is individual pixels, I want to perceive smooth sharp lines and curved edges not a jaggy mess or edges anti-aliased into a blur.
Re: New Type of Crime Announced by Yugguy!
The point is that you actually did have the choice of which phone to buy, if you made that choice without knowing anything about the stock software then that's your fault, no one forced you to buy it. Plus, you could always put some other software on it instead.
New Type of Crime Announced by Yugguy!
According to Yugguy you can now walk into a store and they'll hold a gun to your head until you buy the phone they want you to.
Re: Google has also sought to make the Google Now virtual assistant more prevalent with Marshmallow
"I also don't want to be forced ..."
Please look up the definition of 'forced' in the dictionary.
Re: Faraday Cage?
"If you want a pysical off switch, how about taking the SIM out?"
Phones without a SIM or with a locked SIM can still make emergency calls so I suspect they are still able to communicate.
If someone really wants to MITM my browser's connection to VM and spend 75 hours breaking the key to find out my name and address and how much my VM broadband costs me please go ahead.
As to those who let VM store anything more than that, well ...
I know it's no use to anyone who is having issues, but it's all good for me :D, my mobile p̶o̶r̶n̶data is being delivered just fine.
"serious budget and effort" - you are joking right? One tiny accelerometer and a line of code that says 'When accelerator pressed, if g == 0 then engine-profile = A else engine-profile = B'. Which would also have the added benefit of cutting emissions for those who like to blip the throttle while sitting at traffic lights.
Re: Prices are more reasonable than the Nexus 6
@Patrician: I have no idea where you are getting your specs from for comparison but both the LG G3 and Galaxy S5 specs-wise offer better for less than the 5X with the only exceptions being the fingerprint nonsense and the separate sensor stuff. Of course the 6P beats them but for comparisons with that you need to look at the Note 4 or LG G4 which also offer better for less.
Re: Prices are more reasonable than the Nexus 6
The Galaxy S5 is also <£300 these days.
No, he's absolutely wrong. If you couldn't see a pixel that is 0.25mm square you'd have serious eyesight issues.
At 0.25mm (85" 8K) versus 1mm (85" FHD) dot pitch you'd have really bad eyesight not to be able to see the difference. Though of course the distance at which you can see the difference does change.
Re: "Hello can I speak to Mr A Coward, please?"
I had that exact conversation with a certain three-letter bank several years ago, needless to say that I don't bank with them anymore.
Re: 4K gaming
Utter nonsense, if you can't see the pixels on a HD screen at 6' then you really need to get your eyes tested. (BTW: If it is HD then the pixels are 1.5mm square but I guess you actually meant FullHD since you mention 1mm square pixels.)
But you also totally miss the point of higher resolution, i.e. to NOT SEE the pixels, just the nice smooth curves and diagonals which must look really, really horrible and jaggy on your screen from 6' away - if only you could see it.
Sorry, but I just don't get the point of this article.
4K/UHD gaming is still a pretty new thing so why is this guy using kit that is well over a year old? Perhaps that's why he leaps to such ridiculous conclusions, such conclusions would probably make sense 12-18 months ago.
We now have fast G-Sync compatible UHD monitors (even IPS ones) and we have graphics cards that could blow away a single 295X2 without even using crossfire/SLI.
And what's this 'uncanny valley' thing? I thought that was to do with human like robots.
Re: Screen size
Ribbon? What Ribbon is that? Or perhaps you need to update your software to something from the last decade before you get a new laptop. (I actually can't remember exactly when MSOffice started allowing you to auto-hide the ribbon but it has been quite a while.)
Though I do agree that 768 is not really acceptable since most phones exceed this now and it seems daft that you can actually see more detail on a phone screen than on a 10" - 13" laptop screen.
Re: PET 2001
My memory fails me too on the screen colour, but according to wikipedia, it was blue phosphor on the first model.
Being top in my maths class granted me the privilege of using my school's only computer and it was a PET 2001. I then moved to a college to do my A levels and did Computer Science on NETWORKED CBM 8032s which had access to a shared dual-floppy drive!
We were spoilt in them days.
Spooky ghost town vid perfectly sums up YouTube's 8K playback: It's virtually no use to anyone (yet)
@foxyshadis: Rules of Thumb
But there are some misleading rules of thumb. FTFY
FYI, most of the 'rules of thumb' rely on determining horizontal and/or vertical dpi and calculating what would be distinguishable by the human eye. There are two problems with that calculation, a) who on earth wants to see individual pixels anyway, and b) human eyes don't have linear grids of receptors that are perfectly aligned with the screen. A more realistic dpi to use would be a diagonal one and that would approximately halve the screen sizes you quote.
Re: "Yup, it's a feature, not a bug ..."
We need a 'fail at science' icon to cancel out the 'boffin' icon used above. Though giving the benefit of the doubt it could simply be a typo because X and Y are next to each other on the keyboard aren't they?