* Posts by JonRussell

10 posts • joined 5 May 2011

Ten external battery packs

JonRussell

whats more important than mAh is Amps...

My wall charger does 5v @ 2A. Most of these things only do 500mA. Maybe 1A. I've yet to find one that does 2A. If you had quoted the maximum current rating in the synopsis for each device, that's a good differentiation ...

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Exotic Russian rock CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

JonRussell

Outer space ? Really ? It just looks like they found the origins of wall paper, thats all ... :-)

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Southampton Uni climbs aboard LOHAN spaceplane project

JonRussell

That's cheating ...

... Everyone knows university boffins can build space planes.... It's much more fun watching journalist's try to do it ... ? :-)

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MS and Samsung tout interactive table

JonRussell

IIUIC there is an important bit of tech missing from the article... The new surface has a clever thin film image capture technology. The v1 surface has a camera built in to it so it can recognise objects put on the surface and the funny dot based codes printed on thier base. The codes also allow the surface to sense the objects rotation, allowing complex physical interactions. But the cameras made the old surface very deep. This new model has the same image capture function built in to the screen, in a couple of inches. Very clever. And worthy of the price tag ... Maybe ... And IIUIC.

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Virtual cloud monkeys go bananas writing Shakespeare

JonRussell

oh come on, lighten up...

He used the example to teach himself programming on EC2. It's a much more interesting first program than "hello world"...? It's not a waste of money or waste of computing resource... It's just a bit of fun. I like it. Chill out ! :-)

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Microsoft bags two more Android patent deals

JonRussell

insert title

Consensus is it's for the FAT filing system....

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Femtocells at tipping point: Don't want to become also-RANs

JonRussell

femtocells are great ! but too often used as another revenue stream...

I bought one for my wife's phone on Vodafone. Genius. Plugged it in and now get 5 bars all round the house, verses 2 bars outside all over the village. Well worth £40. And it's self manageable. I log on to the VF web site and I can add up to 10 numbers. So my sister gets 5 bars when she visits. Perfect. Just what IT should be all about. Cheap. Easy. Intuitive. Enabling.

However... my phone is a company phone on a BT corporate contact. No problem i think. BT mobile is just a Vodafone white label. I'll just call them and add my BT phone to my VF femtocell... ha! Yeah right.

They say that's not possible. I give up after a couple of weeks of asking. However they offer me a BT femtocell... seeing as i have no choice, i agree. A second femtocell arrives at home. Its exactly the same device i have already for VF. Obviously.

However the catches... It costs more than £40. But worse, BT charge ££ PER MONTH PER NUMBER !!!! can't remember how much exactly. About £3 per number per month. WTF!? and it's not self service. I have to get BT to add numbers. Obviously, so they can bill me!!

TOTAL RIP OFF! clearly BT will be loosing our corporate account (300 phones) later in the year.

But that is exactly what IT should not be. A route to rip of the consumer... its so sad. I now have two identical femtocells in my house. When i actually only need one... just because a company is to lazy and greedy to find an alternative...

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Formula 1

JonRussell

yes there is...

... just touch/click the column headings. If you touch the "lap time" heading it cycles through "Lap time" "Gap" and "Interval". Same feature on the sector column. And if you turn the phone sideways in landscape the sectors expand...

I've been using it religiously since the start of the season. It’s a great app. Very useful if you can’t be in front of a TV at the time the race is on.

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It does ...

... just touch/click the column headings. If you touch the "lap time" heading it cycles through "Lap time" "Gap" and "Interval". Same feature on the sector column. And if you turn the phone sideways in landscape the sectors expand...

I've been using it religiously since the start of the season. It’s a great app. Very useful if you can’t be in front of a TV at the time the race is on.

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Want an untracked Android? Here’s how

JonRussell

it's about time....

You wouldn't dream of connecting your laptop to the internet without running a firewall... would you... ? With the continuing convergence of computing devices, there's not much difference anymore between a phone and a laptop. Is about time phones came work built in firewalls... maybe this is the start of a whole new market sector.... Firewall One Mobile anyone ?

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