Re: net books dammit!
My Toshiba Click Mini is a pretty nice device.
If I was picky I'd say it needs an extra gig of RAM and a bit faster CPU
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My Toshiba Click Mini is a pretty nice device.
If I was picky I'd say it needs an extra gig of RAM and a bit faster CPU
For sustained performance you need to see the Anandtech reviews where their testing runs for sufficiently long that it properly exercises the controller and its ability to recycle (erase and add to free pool) disused blocks
many SSDs improve their sustained performance if you don't use their full capacity.
Dear Simon Crisp,
please can you add a table to the results showing GB/£ so we can see which is the cheapest drive for the storage offered?
You spend a lot of time fixing up the s**t left behind by other people, dealing with people who feel they're more important than anyone else, dealing with feelings of entitlement, dealing with people who are willfully ignorant and unable to learn.
It's like being a carer in a teenager's foster home sometimes.
A woman who's already a mother might not want a job that's like being at home.
Sometimes The Onion turns out to be an Oracle
can you not simply disable the MMS service centre in the APN settings?
who cares about MMS anyway?
Am surprised they didn't just nuke Nigeria from orbit just to be sure
I use my fire tv stick instead my Chromecast now, much easier to control Netflix with a simple remote control.
That and kodi are its main purpose
I think it's much miss about public perception and confidence than the actual money.
Since western economies are a confidence trick to create money, the governments must do what people believe will work.
that BTOR decided to can FTTPoD because it was inconvenient, even after jacking up the price massively, suggests something is badly wrong.
then you must have been driving it wrong
there's reasonable evidence that governments have entered into key escrow deals with Blackberry, the US and Indian governments were quite well publicised.
Install the ghostery plugin and enable the alert bubble
then weep at the state of the internet
I found my VPS provider through the lowendbox blog, and signed up with Cloud Shards and found them to be excellent.
> No Darryl, we're not prefixing stuff with an i now, so whilst iBelt makes some
> sense, it'd now be Belt Sport, Belt and Belt Edition
surely the Apple Belt Sport....
> making fun of Samsung for the size of the Notes?
> Yup. I remember. That was me
it's very nice of you to decide what's best for everyone. are you related to Steve Jobs by any chance?
If there's a capacity problem with USA cellular systems, then surely the answer is that they deploy more cells, each cell covering a smaller area. In a simplistic way, isn't that the whole point of GSM, UMTS and LTE cells?
At the very least, the end of the dominance of the x86 instruction set.
I imagine Intel regularly look back at their sale of their StrongArm product/licences to Marvell and kick themselves.
Some Sony tablets and smartphones have sufficiently sensitive touch screens that a pencil will work, so this is nothing new.
I can use a soft pencil with my Xperia Z Ultra, I say soft for two reasons: a hard pencil doesn't have enough graphite, and secondly the anti-shatter film on the screen is easily scuffed (but light scratches polish out easily).
"free content ad network"
don't you mean
"content-free ad network"
why not "high performing"
QUIC has been deprecated in favour of HTTP2
before you get as far as HTTP or HTTPs, the computer will do a DNS lookup which will tell you what website the user is trying to access.
the http connection is to an IP address, so that doesn't say too much, although SNI can occur in which case someone snooping learns something about what website the user is accessing.
what was the purpose of this article?
it reminded me of one of those semi-useless blog-like sites which are set up to garner advertising revenue by publishing articles which use all the right buzzwords but don't actually provide any useful information.
I imagine Belkin have paid Apple to buy chips to go in their Lightning adaptors.
Anon coward wrote:
>32 years ago we 'destroyed' well paid jobs in
who's this we?
you mean the government stopped artificially helping broken business models?
there's an irony that some people say, and I'm not saying it's you, we shouldn't bail out the banks with their broken business models, yet we should have bailed out iron, steel, shipbuilding.
actually, the bank's business model was great *provided* you realise that part of their business model relied on the government effectively being the underwriter. If you're a serious gambler and you can bet money you can't afford to lose on a long shot, knowing the government will rescue you, you should make that gamble!
The billionaires who won't and don't pay tax, well, you still want them to live here and spend money, at least they pay VAT.
And if there are people who would pay tax elsewhere but decide they will stay and be a taxpaer, you're better off.
You're not giving more to the better off, you're taking less off them. It's an important distinction.
I think a citizens' income would be a good thing.
Everybody gets a very basic standard of living, just sufficient to have food and shelter and basic clothing. The disabled, their carers, and pensioners, get additional.
But also reduce the zero-tax band to near zero. Why? A key thing is that all citizens should have "skin in the game", at the moment voters dependent on benefits don't care about government efficiencies, but if they realise they are paying for waste, they might start to care, and they have no reason to not be involved.
A simpler tax regime should be implemented, even a flat rate tax. Some people will say "but the rich should pay more". They do, it's a percentage, not an absolute amount.
Abolish NI, it's a pointless separation. I think should also abolish the abitrary distinction between salary, savings interest, and dividends. All these things make collecting tax more complex and expensive, and complexity causes loopholes which the rich can subvert.
The hordes of civil servants doing the administration of benefits and taxation will massively reduced. Ok, this will create a spike in unemployment, but the burden on the taxpayer will be reduced because they'll only be receiving citizens income rather than a full salary!
How many? There are 70,000 workers in HMRC, if that could be reduced to 10,000, that'd probably save about £2.7B. There's 45,000 at the DWP, cut to 10,000, that'd save another £1.6B. Total £4.3B
If the citizen's income was set at say £6000 a year, those savings would be enough for over 700,000 people.
Schrodinger's dog still reported as missing, after a bizzarre experiment into wormholes went wrong.
I have one of those too. Not expensive. Am on my third strap - replaced the rubber one, then replaced that with a metal one. Still on its first battery, quite a few years on.
likewise button-flies on trousers.
For my last birthday my wife bought me some smart jeans with button flies.
I wore them a few times to keep her happy, and then they mysteriously found their way deep into a charity bag where they wouldn't be noticed.
it seems to be a mobility scooter that goes a little faster a bit further and has a canopy.
I'm amazed The Register can write an article about broadband without mentioning Entanet, from whom many smaller ISPs buy service.
This article was pretty short on useful facts.
Like why BT Wholesale is more expensive than TalkTalk and others? Hint: BT Openreach control the market, and BT Broadband doesn't have to make a profit despite in theory paying the same prices as all their competitors.
What about a discussion censorship to limit access to pirated software and pr0n, the abuse of the cleanfeed mechanism, and the default being to turn filters on.
Please go away and write a real discussion about how consumer broadband is actually done in the UK.
they can pry my GPG password out of my cold dead fingers
there was a time I visited the USA two or three times a year, then it became two, then one because travelling there is such a hateful experience. Very long lines at immigration, then queuing again through more security, being x-rayed, being fingerprinterd, being treated like a criminal.
And I suspect I am lucky as I am a typical western white male and less likely to be racially profiled and thus singled out for extra attention. Last year I didn't go at all.
Total cost to the US economy just for me about $3000 per trip, so up to $9000 a year lost. And I know I am far from the only one.
they still need a list of recipients
why didn't they just hand out live linux cds? or USB thumb drives?
it would probably be cheaper than paying all the conslutants to clean everything up.
totally agree, I have often felt BYOD is really BYOM - bring your own Mac.
BYOM was pushed by people who don't like having a locked-down windows box which can only do what the company permits deciding they want a shiny Mac to use because it makes them look cool.
I'm not sure whether this article had really all that much content.
I too have an XZU, and occasionally I think about getting a tablet but for nearly all the times I'd use a tablet, the phablet is actually more convenient and likely to be within arm's reach. And if I want to do something "productive" rather than "consume", I have an ultrabook which resumes sufficiently quickly if I open the screen when I'm standing up, it's ready to use by the time I sit down, and it has a keyboard and runs a real OS (linux).
Given that Microsoft seem to be slowly losing their grip on the business market - like them or not Chromebooks are hot sellers - then there would seem to be less need for an entire ecosystem based around Window Server, Windows desktops/laptops and Winphones.
I really don't see Winphone getting a market share to meet android or iOS. I can see Blackberry disappearing entirely.
"When asked for source code, MediaTek asks for money. They literally charge a Licensing Fee to device manufacturers for Linux Kernel source code"
BYOD is fine for companies where their corporate data is worth less than a few hundred quid and it doesn't matter if a member of staff loses their device or simply resigns and takes it with them, and/or their staff are paid so badly a mobile phone, laptop or tablet is worth more than it costs to employ a staff member for a few weeks.
A colleague added the corporate exchange server to his personal android phone. Something went wrong with it connecting to the server and it decided the device was stolen and wiped it to factory, even including the virtual SD card.. every app, every configuration setting, every photograph, every music file.. all gone!
I am wondering when VMWare they will offer a virtual chromebook desktop environment.. this would be amusing since its just a platform for running the Chrome browser... Google's version of the thin client.
Of course, VMware could be doing all this because they realise that a chromebook as a thin client could kill off their lucrative Windows VDI market.
you're allowed to measure their speed, or work out their position, but not both.
You can buy a basic bluetooth to OBD2 adaptor off ebay quite cheaply, it's quite interesting to use a smartphone app (e.g. Torque on Android) and see the engine management's workings... air intake flow and temperature, turbo boost, engine load etc.
A few years ago now cars were switching over to using CAN bus for control, makes the wiring loom simpler with a power bus and separate control bus, but also allows good diagnostics helping notify blown bulbs etc.
My recently purchased Qashqai has electric power steering rather than using hydraulics. I am not sure if the air con is driven by the engine or has an electric pump, I would guess the ones with the larger diesels are driven by the engine, but the new 1.2 turbo petrol might be electric.
I think when Google or Apple will become an MVNO in various countries in such a way that they can use multiple carriers or switch carrier easily and thus truly render the carriers into being just pipes.
VoLTE will play a part of that because then everything is just data, and you won't even need the PSTN interconnects that the mobile/cellular operators provide and make money on, since G or A can do that themselves.