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* Posts by Puffin

12 posts • joined 31 Jan 2011

A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers

Puffin

Don't fly over water

Just ... don't. (Have had to rescue a Phantom2 from the bottom of a pond...)

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Extreme ultraviolet litho: Extremely late and can't even save Moore's Law

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US wireless downloads hit 1.1 trillion MB/year

Puffin
Headmaster

1.16 trillion megabytes = 1.055 exabytes

Was there some special reason to use Megabytes as the units here?

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Vodafone silences punters in mini-mast upgrade bungle

Puffin

8Mbit to carry a 9600baud GSM audio signal? HMmm....

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Sigma SD1 Merill 46Mp DSLR

Puffin
FAIL

Foveon sensor good, Lens bad

I don't see any part of any of these shots in good sharp focus. Another advert for why you don't want a Sigma lens. And the grain is surprisingly high on all above ISO100. I do wish for a good DSLR with any sensor that isn't bayer format though. This ain't it.

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Best and the Rest: ARM Mini PCs

Puffin

No bone?

You mention BeagleBoard multiple times, but ignored the BeagleBone. Bizarre.

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Voda in 3G blackhole probe by ASA

Puffin
FAIL

It's even worse than that

"Calls on 2G seem to be unaffected by this issue so you can still use your phone for its purpose" -- that's completely untrue too. I only have a 2G phone - a trusty Sony Ericsson K750i -- and this phone works perfectly fine everywhere except in the centre of Glasgow. Texts that won't send, calls that won't connect or get cut off. It's a total disaster and Voda keep telling us all is ok? Utter crap.

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China Telecom plans iPhone launch, says report

Puffin
WTF?

Unicorns!

Unicorns!

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BT vs Sky vs Virgin

Puffin
FAIL

"unfrorgiveably unusably awful crap boxes from Virgin" - yes!

I've got whatever they gave me as their "current" / "latest" box. It's so completely unusable it's shoved in a back bedroom and really never used. Completely unbearable crap. I only have to keep it so that they give me the tripleplay discount. Cheaper to get 3 services than just two. Madness.

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Puffin

Sky Anytime+ only for Sky Broadband customers - that's stupid

I can't get Sky Broadband where I live, so I have Virgin cable. Fine. I also have a Sky+HD box. But I can't use Anytime because, despite the fact the box hooks to my home network just fine, they won't allow streaming via anything other than their own Sky broadband service. This is a total nonsense and really pretty disappointing. I can't see any justification for this really. Shame is, in comparison to the truly unfrorgiveably unusably awful crap boxes from Virgin, the Sky+HD box is an absolute joy. So I'm stuck with half-a-service from each provider not making up the whole experience. Fantastic. :(

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Virgin Media kills 20Mb broadband service

Puffin
WTF?

"Urging customers"

I've not been "Urged". Nor have friends also on the 20Mbit service. Where's this "urging" eh?

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Dixons offers Angry Birds on the house

Puffin

x76?

We love typos

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