749 posts • joined 6 Jun 2007
Re: LoT is a stupid concept
Just goes to show; there's always a new generation of Luddities to claim we don't need any new form of technology.
Didn't mention post-profit once.
Re: Google can't be split so easily.
And they need to sell advertising to fund the search engine.
How exactly do the EU think the worlds largest (and arguably best) search is supposed to be funded?
Or is their next proposal a splurge of billions of Euros of tax payers money to set up an unwanted euoogle search engine, to be what Gallieo will be to GPS. With the added disadvantage it can bend completely to the will of the EU over crazy legislation, such as the right to be forgotten?
TCAS is only advisory, it's up to the pilot to decide to go up or down as instructed (faster than left or right).
Re: I for one will NOT be using Yahoo!
Or it could be the kick needed to just use Chrome all the time.
Re: Standard mistake to make
And lets not forget that BBC Micro version only had a handful of Kilobytes to play with even with the cleaver split screen technique reducing graphics memory, but it still managed to have 8 different galaxies with thousands of stars.
Re: Sounds like Vodafone is unhappy
Make that 11, and have a down vote for name calling, without addressing any of the valid concerns made in the above comments.
Re: Good, but not good enough
You don't need X-rays for finding cracks in rails, eddy current detection is far easier.
Re: Wi Fi meters...nothing but bad...
If the smart-meters ever get home networked/domotics & Internet of Things, then it'd be just your Fridge/Freezer that was switched-off for 4 or 5 hours, your freezer wouldn't really notice, but the Grid would survive better.
You don't need a smartmeter or internet of things for that. All the device has to do is monitor the mains frequency, when it is below the nominal 50Hz (or 60Hz in some places) the grid has more demand than capacity. With a few pennies worth of electronics fridges, freezes, washing machines and dishwashers, etc could just pause, not for four hours, but a few minutes is all that is normally necessary before fast response hydro kicks in, giving time for slower backup plant to come online.
Re: Suing for the reality distortion field?
The Bose system in the RX-8 is pretty damn good. It's got 11 speakers, and compensates for environmental noise, which is pretty important in a car.
Re: Well it's not just the hassle and faff is it?
Either grow a pair and stand up for you right to decent speaker placement, or covert the garage, or at least get a man shed.
Re: So Nexus 6 still 32-bit
There are also some performance-oriented subtractions. ARM used to be famous for making every instruction conditional and allowing each to include a barrel roll. Both of those things are gone in favour of a shorter pipeline.
Yes, they've destroyed the beauty of the original 32bit ARM instruction set, the 64bit set has no character and could be anything. But then who actually programs in assembler any more to notice such things.
Re: MiniDISC, anyone?
DAB is to radio what MiniDISC was to pre-recorded audio - A nifty improvement on its predecessor, but quickly outdated by a better, less expensive successor before it became widely adopted.
DAB isn't an improvement in any way shape or form over FM.
I remember in the 70s and early 80s being stuck listening to Radio 1 on flat mono Medium Wave before it got its own FM channel, and looked forward to the hour a day when it took over Radio 2's FM frequency and you could listen in high quality stereo. Most of the DAB channels are sub 128K mono, which is just as bad, if not worse than bloody 1970s medium wave.
Re: Defunct products?
The Reg writes: Watching tech giants fight over defunct products is a magnificent spectacle. We'll keep you ringside.
Except in this case they've named Samsung's latest products.
It did occur to her to pretend she hadn't seen it. She spent half the morning on the phone trying to confirm the time and location (missing from the email), complicated by the fact that voice mail wasn't working due to peoples email in-boxes being full of spam. In the end she went down there and did the presentation, and was glad she did.
My wife has started a masters at UCL and has only just been given access to the university mailing system. This afternoon she was trying to plough through the thousands of spams in her inbox, when she found that she has to do a presentation - tomorrow morning!
Re: The singer was cute
The Singer was Foxes.
Didn't want to take a car like that to Tesco, but paired it up to the Netto of mobile phones? At least the GF has some taste!
Go for It
I have an 11.6" i3 Vivobook, the wife has the 15.4" i5 Vivobook. I put in a 240GB Samsung 840 SSD in mine, and it's far faster than the i5 for everything. Of course now she wants an SSD too, but it will have to be a 500GB to hold all her unsorted junk, so it's lucky the price has come down in the year since I bought mine.
Back in the 90s I ripped all my music collection to 128Kbps MP3 to fit on small SD cards of the time, and with no psycho acoustic model due to lack of of hardware FP on the ARM. I always wanted to get around to re-ripping it in much better quality, but I recently found out my hearing drops off a cliff after 8KHz, so not really much point.
Less than the cost of Gravity
And the Indians understand physics, unlike those responsible for that plonker of a Hollywood film.
I'm very surprised it's using wireless-N and not the new 802.11ac.
I'd imagine a big problem is the comet's highly irregular shape, the lander will be making a very slow decent so as not to bounce off, but it also doesn't want to be whacked by the big bobbly bit as it rotates.
Re: Stealth Baloon
There aren't many helicopters at 13,000m (43,000ft), and the tiny balloon + payload would have zero affect on a jet engine, which is design to handle ingesting large birds.
The whole 9 yards
Why not go the whole 9 yards and bring it over to 64bit ARMv8?
Re: He was a very naughty boy
You think the tricks used by SEOs to punt their worthless sites constitutes an honest living?
Re: Talk About Dizzying Hardware Specs.
Hardly impressive to Android users who have been enjoying 1920x1080 on sub-5" devices since 2013, maybe WinPho will be able to match that by 2016.
Re: It's not just a GUI change, it's a "trendy" infection....
What next, bloody upper case menus too?
Good on you Aussies, for ripping up extortionate green taxes.
Re: 90% market share
ARM has 90 per cent of smart phones
Really, as low as that? If so the other 10% sure as hell isn't Intel, they account for less than 1% according to Forbes. So what is in the other 9%? My guess would be more ARMs.
If UAE said the sky was blue and the grass was green, I probably wouldn't believe then now.
At least not until they'd answered and FOI request and released their data.
Is Nadella's new memo writer Steve Bong?
Re: How many laps?
Can't even do a full race distance - pathetic.
Please elaborate on those scales falling from your eyes, as every time I've driven a car with DAB, I've been forced to retune back to FM within 15 minutes, given the shocking signal quality pretty much everywhere. Even when you can get it, why suffer low bit rate mono, when the same channels are in glorious stereo on FM.
This will have been done by a IP Protection agency hired by Qualcomm, who will have googled "Qualcomm" and fired off DCMA takedowns without bother to check the ownership of any of the matches.
I haven't quite spotted how BG is going to get those 2.5 billion people to do mobile banking on Windows phones, but I'm sure it's there somewhere.
I used to get that view of GCHQ everytime I flew in or out of Staverton airport (2 miles down the road), it's quite amazing they allow anyone to fly over such a sensitive building at under 1000ft.
The best obfuscation of code I ever saw was an application written in interpreted BASIC for the Archimedes (under Arthur, pre-RISC OS). Every variable and procedure name in the code had been replaced with the word ClaresMicroSupplies - but using different combinations of upper and lower case letters. The computer has no trouble recognising these as different symbols, but it's impossible for a human to tell thousands of these apart.
Re: Mint or Kubuntu...
I bit the bullet and did an apt-get upgrade, and it didn't go too badly; taking a few hours and about 1.3GB download, and only a couple of errors reported which seemed to be sorted out with an apt-get -f install. The only thing missing was the Mint 17 wallpaper, but that was easily fixed.
Mint does use a few 100MB less than Kubuntu in most circumstances, but it seems to make a lot less difference to performance now I've got an SSD in the laptop.
Mint or Kubuntu...
I've been using Mint since 13 and liked it very much, however Kubuntu has grown on me recently, and liked the way that did a hassle free update to 13.10 to 14.04. The recommended way of doing a major Mint upgrade is a complete re-install, and I really don't think I can be bothered again. It's about time they made major upgrades hassle free.
Three attempts at humour in one thread - stick to climate change stories, that's where you get the biggest laughs.
No tank involved, it was all CGI with a physics model of pure bollocks.
I'd been trying all morning to remember the name of Microsoft's windows class library, and up pops this article - thanks!
Have a search on The Register for fasthosts, you may want to rethink that.
It would seem from the images that the less Neanderthal (heavy set brows and prominent jaw) you look, the more intelligent you appear. We all still have up to 3% Neanderthal DNA, so selection is not based on the appearance of intelligence alone.
Re: Hope they're using a good hash
Just append a zero byte to the file, and the hash collision is solved.
Re: Prior Art
There was RoadSMS when I had my first Android phone, amusement value of at least 3 seconds.
Re: Colossus is in H Block
Andy Taylor wrote:
Finally, the fence has been erected with gates which remain open at present. What happens when they are closed remains to be seen.
I saw we start a tunnel from underneath hut 11.
I'm guessing you haven't used a large touch screen display but like our MPs don't regard ignorance as a reason not to go out of your way to tell people your opinion.
You guess wrong, but thanks for hiding behind an AC so we can't see your history of posting such baseless accusations.
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