91 posts • joined 26 Jan 2011
I have a SimpleTouch with GlowLight that I bought before the summer. I use it quite often to read books. It does have a few problems with some pdfs that have images. Otherwise it is great.
The image on the right
The image on the right with all the doctors in a line reminds me of "The Krypton Factor"!
I will be watching the latest instalment. I have introduced many to Doctor Who and they have become fans.
LED used by those who have a blocked dose.
I absolutely hated Gridlock. It was utter cack. Blink, on the other hand is probably the best episode there is.
I also liked the episode with the happy/angry faces. There have been many very good episodes.
I still remember comet Hyakutake which filled a large proportion of the night sky. It was amazing.
Better to have no gadgets during take off
I think they should probably keep the ban for take off and landing. These are the most critical times for a flight. If the airline needs full attention, they won't get it if people are listening to music or are totally engrossed in their novel.
Re: It's whether the degree is *hard* or *soft*
I guess the quantum physicist will be too busy trying out Schrodinger's Cat experiment with their patients.
Oops, I thought you were talking about Alistair Campbell.
Re: Oh, I love this!
I have about 150 tabs open in Firefox and I only use 450 Megabytes of RAM. So, I have no idea what has happened to your machine.
Re: What's that, then?
Gorilla in QBasic was brilliant. :-)
How on earth did that error happen? How come it passed the testing phase?
I was going to say the same thing! It even has the cheek to tell you to download from Oracle! I wonder how many MB that is!
In the past, wireless technology was not in the reach of individuals, so companies did not even consider securing their pacemakers and such. It is sad in these days of technology, there are those who are desperate to commit heinous crimes can do so with such ease. Before, to steal millions of pounds, you had to plan a bank robbery that involved arranging getaway drivers and such. Nowadays it can be a one man job and clicks of mouse and keyboard.
In these times, it is imperative that everyone from the ground up actually learn to improve their systems to be secure. You also have to be able to maintain your system because the cracker will always want to crack the system, so be ready to update the system with better security.
I guess as a short term measure, they will have to get those wearing pacemakers and such to wear some kind of Faraday's cage around their chest area. I hope no one patents this because there is prior art here.
I was worried when I saw him tumbling through the sky! Absolutely riveting to watch. I could not sit down.
For some reason, I thought they had actually strapped a camera to an actual falcon!
Re: Here at Luddite Towers ...
I'm in the same boat as you. Also with a CRT widescreen telly. It works, so why bother dumping it? My motto is to have the same thing until it breaks, not when the new thing is out.
Re: 2004 scanners are not vintage
I remember having to get an ISA SCSI card just for the scanner and you could only use it on one machine, unless you wanted to open up the machine and move the SCSI card. These days children have it much easier with USB.
I remember four years ago, I saw Barclays had Windows 2000 machines in their branches. I only have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit because it was installed on my laptop. It allowed me to get 8 Gigabytes of RAM. :D
Wow! Looks like all the nutters are coming out here! I never understood what is fun about hurling abuse at people. It seems that because it is free to post stuff on the Internet it has been happening a lot more. If it was free to post letters, then I am sure it would have been just as bad through the postal system.
The constant abuse by a minority will mean much worse to come with reference to Net freedom.
I got a £300 laptop with 15 inch screen and full keyboard with number pad. It had 2 GB RAM and 160GB Hard disk. However, it is an i3 and runs for 5 hours without Wifi and 3 and half with Wifi. How come many of those netbooks cost a lot and only run for about 4 hours?
I wasn't born until after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. I have seen footage of the walk when the BBC had their programmes on the moon a few years back. It is amazing to think that only about 70 years after achieving the first flight, people were able to go on the moon and come back.
Imagine what would have happened if governments did not spend much of our tax money on wars. Instead spend it on helping others and advancing the exploration of space and science. Neil would have been around to see people on Mars. I watched the programme on Neil Armstrong on the BBC and it was rather fascinating to see just how much he wanted to live a normal life, despite being the first human on the moon. Nowadays people will just milk the fact that they slept with a footballer and other ridiculous claims to fame.
Any relation to Panasonic Lumix cameras?
I wonder what is Andrew Orlowski's take on the BBC's Olympic coverage?
Re: ch 4
Jessica Ennis Goodnight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5RCgXqoyLc
Re: The ultimate answer to the universe and life in general.
Even though I could probably afford an iPhone and other Apple products, I am deliberately avoiding them. After years of being bullied by Microsoft, they have themselves become bullies just like Microsoft. For that reason, I am out.
I will consider my next phone once this current phone dies.
I have been able to share files on Bluetooth on my cheap mobile without needing any additional stuff since 2005!
I tried to use the paper on a mirror trick, but from what I can tell, it does not quite work properly. Only useful for bigger things blocking the sun like the moon.
This trick only works with refracting telescopes, NOT reflecting. Also, most Dobsonians are reflecting.
I hope the photos it produces are not in Jpeg format! I guess it will be a nightmare for Deep Sky Stacker. You will only get it if you are familiar with astrophotography. ;-)
I am in two minds. I would like youngsters to get some idea of what is programming. Probably letting them use something like Scratch or Python will give them an idea. Python is probably the closest we have available that is similar to Basic as we in the 1980s had. Scratch will be suitable for the junior school and early senior school. Python should be suitable for GCSE levels.
What really got people interested in programming was using the Turtle with Logo. If the schools can get a Gertboard with their Raspberry Pi, then that will be excellent. They will see motors turning and LEDs flashing, which will really inspire the children. They may want to carry this on and become the next Alan Turing.
However, telling people that HTML is programming is really putting the hopes of those who wish to do something useful and is belittling to those who program.
Oh heck! What are the chances that the databases will be hacked? Also, what are the chances that Indonesian government will be forced to hand over data to the CIA?
Lawsuits in Motion... Those were the days!
I wish they would spend this amount of effort in trying to remove scammers from the Internet which affects the finance of the general public rather than the amounts that affect big corporations.
I guess it means that people will think twice about what they post. They will not have the problems of Internet trolls or cyber bullying. That is the only advantage I can think of. However, it does curb freedom which includes the ability of saying what is really happening that the Chinese government may find embarrassing and thus will want to be silenced.
There are advantages and disadvantages to this system.
I just wonder who applied for funding that HUGE phone call?
There was a red alert this morning at 06:45am from Aurorawatch who are based in Lancashire and have instruments in Scotland.
Re: I just went ouside, looked up
That was Mars :-) You can see Jupiter and Venus as the two very bright stars a bit after sunset towards the west.
What if a dog lifts its leg to urinate? Would that open the boot?
If you weren't feeling sick from watching 3D films, you will definitely feel sick now! I guess it will not just be sticky popcorn on the floor, but yucky puke!
I am holding on my normal mobile phone, waiting to see whether there are webOS smartphones coming out. It's not that I need to upgrade my mobile phone as it does what I need it to do. :) Although I do hope it is not going to be a long wait...
Why spend millions?
I'm sure someone can make something similar with an Arduino or even a Raspberry Pi and Gertboard combo. :p
I take it that .ramsbottom is out of the question?
For those who repeatedly spout this rubbish
Spend all your money before then, go into huge debt! Live as though it is the end of the world! But don't have sex with the beautiful women.
You can tell I don't believe that it's the end of the world then!
It is a sad day, not just for Apple fans, but all computer fans. He may not have invented the mouse or icons, but he did make it available to the wider world. His support for the early days of Pixar was revolutionary, and we have him to thank for the wonderful enjoyment we all have had from Pixar films.
Could it be because of a fault with the A5 processor? I heard rumours saying that it can be rooted and that Apple cannot do anything about it without fixing the hardware in the processor.
I don't know much about iPhone hardware, so I don't know if this processor is in version 4 or 4S.
If I said "I had a horrid time at Tescos", does that count?
Maybe because Amazon announced that it is possible to root it and they won't take any action.
As this was made public by a security consultant, there will be many more cases that have gone unnoticed.
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