676 posts • joined Wednesday 6th June 2007 15:50 GMT
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.
Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...
How about fighting kites?
Re: As a techie
But who would he flog Microsoft off to for 10x it's real value?
Re: Asus X102BA Touch Laptop - £289?
A step up from that is the ASUS Vivobook S200e, 11.6" touchscreen, 4GB/500GB, 1.8GHz i3 for around 400 quid.
Re: If only..
HSBC and Barclays are major UK banks, not bailed out by the treasury.
I remember a little later on when Radio 2 had its own FM channel, but lent it to radio 1 for a couple of hours a week, one of which was on a Sunday morning. I used to wait to return to hear the music in wonderful clear stereo, rather than the dull mono of AM. When I heard that most DAB channels were in low bit rate mono, I swore never to adopt it. Think of the outrage if they switched of colour analogue TV, and digital was only in black and white.
I populated all 4 slots of my Intel motherboard, and now I get that BSOD at no extra charge.
Magnetic variation twice over.
Four poles is going to make the compass navigation part of the pilots licence a lot more difficult.
You'd think they would use a better codec.
Secure software, my arse!
Microsoft devoted itself to security and over the course of a decade became a world leader in secure software design and implementation
You forgot to flag that comment Doctor Who @ 50 and in an alternative universe...
In the dark
Do these ones have a remote kill switch?
Re: Wintel irrelevance == x86 irrelevance
Intel has nothing interesting to offer the ARM community.
Not true. Intel's process technology is second to none. If they process-shrank and fabbed ARM chips, they would be the best ARM chips on the planet anywhere in the power - performance envelope.
But not anywhere in the price/power/performance envelope, that state of the art fab process doesn't come cheap. Having a processor costing thousands of dollars rather than tens of dollars isn't going go down well, even in a top of the range phone or tablet.
If Intel has to reduce margins down to be comparable to other ARM licensees, their lead in fabs wont last long, as they wont be able to fund the next generation.
Tell that to people spammed from gmail accounts, particularly on newsgroups.
Re: How much????
Just how beautiful a woman, how extreme a kink, can you get for ₤800 that you couldn't just as easily get for ₤100?
Not much as ₤100 is only £0.04, even ₤800 is only £0.35
(At 1999 exchange rates before the Italian Lire was replaced by the €)
Re: That’s changed my opinion of Research Machines
I too was surprised by the early innovation of the RM founders, compared to what it later became; selling under powered PC clones with obscenely expensive support contracts to schools.
Re: You would think
You want nuts, try cave divers. Apparently every cave diver knows 3 other cave drivers that have died.
Re: Viglen customer here
It's been downhill all the way since they stopped doing the green stripy bordered adverts for BBC Micro peripherals in Acorn User magazine.
John P wrote:
No digging out of product keys required. Open store, click on half page button for Windows 8.1 upgrade, go away for 2 hours, come back and its done,
Alternatively: "Something happened and Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x8007004"
Nigel 11 wrote:
A more sensibly net-connected gadget is your fridge. It could be registered with the National Grid as a device that can be commanded "off" at a moment of critically high demand. A fridge will stay cold enough for at least half an hour without power.
You can already do that without any Internet of things or registering with the national grid. The device just watches the mains frequency and temporarily turns off when the frequency drops a fraction of a Hz under nominal, which is what happens when there is a demand spike. See this graph.
I'm sure they could adapt the airport perv scanners we are (hopefully) getting rid of. Would also help to spot anything disharmonious concealed under clothing.
Re: Just add hardware
You need a minimum of 3 MPU's in lock step, coupled to a voting system, and take the majority vote as the correct answer. This has been used in various systems which have to deliver high integrity in an environment with high error rates, such as the space program.
Re: Nuclear energy is expensive
cicero_muc sorry, I'm going to down vote you just for the hard to read double line spacing.
Re: Nuclear gets my vote
We managed to stockpile almost a year's supply of coal before the 1984 miners strike.
I think you'll find far more pollution in the sea and a larger land area is far more hazardous due to all the industrial waste distributed by the tsunami, and will take just a long to make safe.
Re: controllable? - WELL ENOUGH
To date, nuclear accidents have regrettably killed probably 5000 to 6000 thousand people, including Chernobyl, Fukushima, TMI, and others.
What references do you have for figures 100x times greater than generally acknowledged? This mysterious others?
If the liquid sodium reactor near Detroit had actually gone critical (it came very close), many more would have been added to that list. If Indian Point had ever had a massive accident that it has always seemed close to...more yet again.
But none of that happened, did it.
RISC OS Please don't tarnish the name of a greatly respected operating system with the posting of such tripe.
Re: The penny drops - renewables as 'The Answer'. ?
Ledswiger; the EDF deal is for energy prices in 10 years time, and is quite a bit cheaper than we are paying for the least expensive renewable - onshore wind - right now.
In 10 years there will be no more onshore wind locations, leaving only offshore wind which is currently over twice cost, and even more ridiculously inefficient solar. With coal having been banned by then, and then being at the mercy of foreign supplied gas, that nuclear deal is going to look like the bargain of the century.
Re: The penny drops - renewables as 'The Answer'. ?
itzman is correct. Our local gas power station has just been upgraded at great expense to bring up it's efficiency to close to 60%, however with cheap coal taking up the base load and having to drop out any time wind become available, it is no longer viable to run continuously, but is now powering up and down on a daily cycle. This means it spends a large proportion of its time only running at around 30% efficiency (the same as coal), completely negating any CO2 savings from the wind.
The cost is enormous, not just from the obscene subsidy paid for that tiny amount of wind, but at the same time running cost of the gas plant increases due to reduced life of components from continued cycling, the staff all need to be paid whether its generating or not. Just to top it off when the wind stops during very cold calm spells in the winter, some of the energy from the gas plant has to go back to the wind farm to heat the blades so they don't ice up.
Re: A bit harsh
The 64bit ARM is no slower or faster working with 64bit registers than 32bit. The advantage comes from having twice as many registers in 64bit mode, for compilers to take advantage of.
From little Acorns
I hope 4a Market Hill in Cambridge is going to be treated in the same way.
Re: Quality drop
Let me help you out here:-
I'll never use <insert manufacturer 1> drives again as I've had <insert infeasibly large number> of them fail, but I've never had any from <insert manufacturer 2> failing in <insert infeasibly large number> years.
Then repeat the post swapping manufacturer 1 and 2 around, ad infinitum.
My experience of soft sciences, (gained from having to explain how to work word processors and printers to people), is that the bulk of the degree is producing dissertations which consist of endless references to other peoples work in books and journals, with a very small amount of original wording to glue it together.
Given the poor quality of IT graduates I've seen recently, perhaps these days they too can get their degrees by writing a hundred lines of code, and cut and pasting large chunks of standard libraries in to their source.
Hush you rant-o-tards
Leaving aside childish name calling of the PM for a moment, has anyone bothered to even read a summary from of this bill, and seen the minefield it will create for businesses in any country unwise enough to enforce EU directives as written?
Re: "Who remembers netbooks?"
I have an eee pc 901 (linux variant, naturally) and would love to see something in this form factor with a little more umph.
i5, 8gb ram, 128gb ssd and a 9inch screen. No fancy graphics, just a portable workhorse.
Few usb 3 ports, an SD slot and hdmi out(and in?)
Oh, and not stupidly expensive!
Closest I could find was the ASUS Vivobook S200, 11.6" touch screen, 3 USB including one USB 3.0, with both VGA and HDMI out for less than £400. It's only an i3, but plenty fast enough for everything I've tried. The only real concern is the fixed 4GB of RAM, but I've only hit that running VMs. There is the 13.3" S400 which can take up to 8GB, but I wanted the smaller form factor.
Re: the keyboard conundrum
The snag Microsoft faces with Surface 2 is nobody uses them without having a keyboard cover to hand.
Meaning what they really wanted was a notebook rather than a tablet.
Perhaps something like an Asus S200, 11.6" touch screen display, proper keyboard, runs Windows 8.1, all for a lot less than £400 these days.
Re: i like rt
Even the cheap as chips hudl has both a micro USB and micro HDMI, allowing both to be used at once.
One of these running crippled Windows RT for £400, or with a couple of Tesco club vouchers; a Hudl for each of the family. Easiest decision I'll make this year.
And yet we can pick up factions of a billionth of a watt coming a space probe billions of miles away, in a typically noisy interstellar environment.
Windows 8.1 This application wasn't installed - view details.
"Something happened and Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x8007004"
I really can't even be bothered typing in a stream of expletives.
Re: 3.5Gb per PC/VM
The NSA can safely ignore all downloads from Microsoft, they are well aware of what is in them.
Also being considered is Nokia CEO Stephen Elop – an outsider marked to become an insider once Microsoft’s acquisition is completed.
An outsider? He never really left did he.
Re: A can of worms..
We've got the DC-23 Animal, the suction is terrific, same now as it was 3 years ago and a couple of filter washes. We went through a load of cheap and expensive vacuums before that, and the Dyson is undoubtedly the best. A Great British invention!
Re: Is it a wonder
We've got that top of the range Ford, and the DAB dropped out everywhere we've tried it, where as FM was perfect. There is no option for DAB in my other car, and never will be, so if FM ever goes I just wont be listening any more.
Windows RT makes ARM look bad
I sometimes wonder if Intel didn't do a deal with Microsoft so people associate ARM based crippled RT tablets with bad, and Intel based ones running full fat Windows with
good less bad.
With some tinkering you can enable the Aero-lite theme on Windows 8 to make it less dull and flat.
Only trouble is by the second time WIndows 8 has thrown a wobbly and dumped you in a temporary profile, causing you to have to create a new profile and re-do all of your windows and application settings, you'll have forgotten how to do it.
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