725 posts • joined 6 Jun 2007
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.
I hate to dismiss a form factory out of hand, but touch just doesn't work on a screen that big. It's fine to use with thumbs on a 4-5 inch smart-phone, its fine to use on a 7-10 inch tablet to browse with on your knee, but to have to swipe your entire arm across a 21" screen sitting on a table - that gets painful very quickly. And that's before we even talk about trying to use the Windows 8 desktop on such a system.
Whoever is making the delete request should be named, so they can be subjected to the wrath they so richly deserve.
I hope the new EPG is ad free, unlike previous Panasonic aberrations.
Sonic pliers would have been so much more useful than a screwdriver.
Plenty of ill affects
Maybe in the vast empty expanse of Austria they couldn't find anyone affected, but in the UK with the damn things springing up everywhere, there are thousands of people affected by the horrific noise they make, and many epilepsy suffers triggered by the flickering when the sun is low.
Then there are in the indirect effects, every wind turbine should come with an attached memorial plaque to a dead pensioner, who froze to death after not being able to pay energy bills pushed up by the huge subsidies paid to renewables.
And lastly there is my blood pressure pushed up by thinking of the sheer stupidity of wind power economics, with highly efficient gas plant being switched off when the wind blows and back on when it stops, which does of CO2 emissions exactly what start/stop driving does for your car's mpg.
It is an obscene green con, which we are all having to pay for through our energy bills.
Re: Nope, this is all about getting rid of them because they're unsightly.
Nothing has been proved, all someone did was develop a model which gave them the answer they wanted - pretty much like the rest of the climate change research. It doesn't look like anyone has actually measured the affects on an area before and after a windfarm was built.
I agree in that for most users there isn't the performance improvement to make upgrading worthwhile, there also isn't a huge difference between laptop and desktop performance for real world tasks either. I have a very modest i3 laptop to which I added an SSD, and since then I really don't notice any difference between that my a i7 desktop for more things. In fact I'm having to run 4 Linux VMs on it, so the 8 threads and 16GB of memory have something to do.
Re: More like a PR relkease then a serious review
It's amazing that it is that low. Considering that it is the default search engine for IE, and most users are too lazy/don't care/can't figure out how to change the search engine in IE, you would think that it would have a much greater market share.
That 20% is down to people typing "google" in to Bing, then using Google for the next 4 searches.
Or giving us secure email access?
No secure email
Their email servers still offer no security after 4+ years of complaints, so is unsuitable for use from public networks.
Re: Where were the generators?
We are talking a substation covering several acres, I don't think they come in portable versions.
Re: Where were the generators?
You need those generators to last 30 days if you are located in Gloucester.
North Gloucestershire came within 1 inch of loosing its main substation following the 2007 floods. The substation was unmanned and wasn't checked until 48 hours after the rainfall, at which point they found the control room starting to flood. The only reason it was saved is the flood barriers meant for Upton-upon(in)-Severn where stored elsewhere and couldn't be transported to the village in time with all the roads blocked, so were available to be redeployed to the substation. The army had to be called in to top it with sandbags before the spring tide arrived (the river Severn is tidal to south of Tewkesbury), and just kept it from going under.
As it was Gloucester was only without power for 3 or 4 days when it was shut down as a precaution, but it could have been weeks if not months if it had flooded when operational. But just as that crisis was averted, the water treatment plant at Tewkesbury flooded, and we were without mains water for 6 weeks - which wasn't pleasant.
Re: A bit amateur-ish and not entirely honest, it seems
This is cock-up just the latest instalment in a long long list of failures. Look for the many previous stories about this blight of Gloucestershire's IT reputation.
Please Mozilla, make sure there is something in the contract about not letting Panasonic plaster adverts over the EPG if they use Firefox OS.
Re: Probability and Mathematics
We wont get 7 billion off the planet, so we'll need to cross off a few names. Lets start with all those who wont be able to get along in a tin can travelling through space, because they have arguments over who's flying spaghetti monster is best.
Nothing says desperation like paying for a promo for app development.
Nothing says desperation like accepting a promo for Windows phone.
I had hoped for better from The Register.
Re: Parent present
Plenty of new hudls going on e-bay for a small mark up, if you are really desperate to get them before Christmas.
Camera for oldies
If you are getting a decent camera for oldies, or just anyone over 40, get one with a viewfinder and dioptre adjustment so they can use with or without glasses. With just a screen on the back, they'll either have to have to hold it at arms lengths to see, or find the correct pair of glasses for close up, and then wont be able to see what's going on around them.
Re: Good luck with that
VPNs are then only available to registered business users on business tariffs.
Re: Not quite the first thing to take out...
Taking out a faster than light weapon just means throwing more conventional weapons at it than it can engage simultaneously, as is the case for any technology, or even just storming a machine gun post.
Nigel Whitfield wrote:
Using film at least forces you to think "I only have 36 shots" and certainly I find that I spend more time looking round, taking in the splendour of somewhere, and deciding what might make a good shot, from a particular angle. And, when I do return home, I have the memory of actually drinking in a magnificent sight with my own eyes, rather then second hand.
It was like that for me with my first digital 2.1mpix camera, I went out to Australia for 3 weeks with only two 16MB cards, but luckily found an affordable 64MB card during the stop over at Singapore airport. That still only gave me a ration of 10 pictures a day, but I took a lot better shots than most of the ones now when I can fit a few thousand 12mpix shots on a 16GB card.
Re: @Peter Simpson
I bought 3 Cree 9W GUI10s for the bathroom to when one of the halogens blew after about 4 years of use. The first bulb failed after about 10 minutes, the second 5 minutes later tripping the breaker. They looked naff anyway, so back in went a sub £1 halogen rather than a £7 LED. Luckily Amazon gave a full refund.
Re: Was briefly enthused...
If it did allow that, I'd buy a dozen of them right now. The hardware is just what I've been after, but the software needs a rethink.
- JLaw, Kate Upton exposed in celeb nude pics hack
- Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search
- GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait