107 posts • joined 25 Aug 2011
Its not just Sonos
Lots of software houses say that you cannot have the latest app unless you upgrade the core OS, however they normally do not stop the old app from working.
Ideally they should provide a way to not upgrade the speakers and keep the status quo (other crap bands are available!)
clip on units already available
The manufacturers magnetic attachments that can go on the meters and capture the LED pulses that the meters give out every x units of energy. These attachments can also 'talk' to the meter to obtain information such as units used etc.
It would not take much to extend these to send this information to the 'internet' so that your smart phone can read it.
The manufacturers obviously will not like this as its cheap and they will not get lots of new meters, they will whine about security of the meters, though this simple comms is not using security.
Note that payg gas meters already have a clip on unit that does this and communicates with a smart card to limit gas and display information.
"We will re-invent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more."
Does this mean they are migrating to Linux then?
No roaming because of 999/112
Surely they can check the dialled number and if its one of those route via normal phone connection, otherwise used WiFi
Its not rocket science, though it allows them to make roaming money
could be worse
Chubby as he was, at least he was a sidekick to a superhero
Maybe they are believers in homeopathy, drinking a microscopically dilute amount of this perps pee is the same as drinking gallons of the stuff!
its about time
someone used URIs properly
now will we have an app that can handle gopher:// once again?
Be on the lookout for apps that register themselves as being able to handle yourbank:// etc
it could describle a smartphone
as a bluetooth 'button'
it gets my vote, I would like a simple thing like this to control music on my phone or take a pic etc
Playing with friends FTW
Whether split-screen or lanparty or all getting together in the same online 'world', is always a blast, especially if you can manage to keep killing the same person time after time, even if its you being killed like that, very funny
Game/life theory - doing things with friends is more fun than on your own
Should have used perl
Everyone knows God uses perl.
He messed up the results because the researcher uses the language of Satan!
Its doesn't happen often
That government sponsored software is delivered to spec, on time and under budget.
We should be celebrating the positives of this nasty snooping system!
10,000 a week
or 5 million a year, to give all 20 million homes and who knows how many businesses, its going to take some time
New pound coin - Worth less than a thrupenny bit!
£1 may get you 1/3rd of a pint and somewhere between 1/7th and 1/12th of a cinema ticket
That's inflation for you
Its been 2 factor for ages for me
For some reason I need to enter the password twice every time :)
Even though my browser remembers it!
Stupid 365 website
Normal advertising is nudging?
Surely there is more to it than this?
Just let us have UK roaming
And they would not have to have these kind of deals
An internet connected weather station
with a photo of Lewis Page on it?
Amazon Perl devs go to conferences
At least here in the UK and give talks etc.
Maybe it depends on languages used etc as to how sharing the various devs are ;)
missing lots of content
Plus the high bit rate stuff I uploaded, seems to come back to me at a very low bitrate.
£9.99 compares to spotify, so the £7.99 early adaptor price would be a draw if it had more of the music I like
active vs passive brewing
Should the bag/leaves be left to stand and brew the tea due to convection currents in the hot water or should you stir it like a b4stad till the spoon stands on its own?
So do they want these
Because they cannot be snooped, or because they can?
Surely they want to shutdown RIM, as they provide encrypted messaging like Lavasoft and Silent Circle did.
Doesn't NuoDB already do this
From the data they repeatedly send me, they do
... and the programmers wherever it is that they wish to be (as it should be of course).
If only IT type companies accepted remote workers, living in the North and asking companies based in and around London if remote working is available is a lesson in futility.
However I do know quite a few people in other businesses that are accepted as remote workers, for some reason IT companies can't keep up with the pace of IT or do not trust their workers
If they have not made a profit
And are giving £5M that they do not have to pay to the government, then surely this is some sort of payment offset.
And hence they can claim tax back on it.
So google are going to be be hiring like the oher companies?
tell us something hard you have done
where do you see yourself in 5 years
why did you leave company 'x'
Re: Fired in Anger?
Maybe it was fired from Angers?
Ancient Roman version of The Register?
This image (http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/67333000/jpg/_67333533_staffordshire-hoard-624.jpg) at the BBC would suggest so (story link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-22359844)
They were recruiting for STB developers back in February for UK roles
Same goes for double click, I nowadays expect zoom, rather than nothing
Generally not had a problem
With recent-ish (last 3 years) Dell laptops and Linux, distro of choice goes on and laptop works.
Not sure why they need to create a special one.
Re: No Psions?
The series 3 was a fantastic design, I would have one again if it had an android phone in it
Now that the GCSEs and A levels are generally easier to pass, the entry levels to uni are easier to meet, the current trend that all school leavers go to uni, it is no surprise that people getting degrees come out of their education not getting the jobs they have been told they should get with their shiny degrees.
Surely it should not take some uni research types to work that out.
Reminds me of the government expecting that most university's would not charge anything near the full allowable price for tuition fees, hahaha, new average course fees £8,500 vs £9,000 full price!
Re: A fool and his data
Well I use a crypted filesystem in dropbox and have that inside a google drive directory and let dropbox and Insync keep things copied.
Its not that the oceans have gotten deeper, its that you have gotten shorter
Looks like sci-fi tv from the 50's
Love it :)
RDBMS vs NoSQL
Try not to throw valuable data away, it does not matter if you store it in RDBMS or NoSQL, if you failed to store it you will always fail to find it with a search.
A number of RDBMS allow you to store semi-structured data (think JSON or XML), just like their NoSQL brethren, this allows you to manage structured and semi structured data in the same system, allows you to keep to ACID and all those things that are important. Just don't mess (update/delete entries) with the JSON/XML structures too much as this could be a big DB hit.
Do indexing, yes even in NoSQL, saves your big HBASE batch jobs from taking far too long.
Most importantly understand your data and its relationships, if you don't know that a field exists because your developers are a bit vague, then you will never be able to search on it, unless it is in a RDMBS of course, where you will have that helpful schema to fall back upon.
I am sure I have heard him on Radio 4
Just before the 5 O'Clock news
Poor timing for Eric to go
But no one has said that its poor timing for New Mexico governor Bill Richardson to go.
Dual standards at work or something more sinister?
Saw plenty of spiders when I was there
But not this one, will have to go back!
2Mbs for fibre?
are they not also investing in some quicker kit at the exchanges too, appalling data rates.
Oh, thats the best we can do, unless UK gov stumps up more cash in a couple more years.
Shouldn't that be
The the father of C++ is just coming round to the idea that passing pointers (or references) is a better idea than passing full scale objects.
Maybe too much believing that the OO paradigm is the one true path?
Re: Console name
Easy, just call it Portal
Could you send a copy of your data
Cue a fax of the floppy disk.
Another send the data on a 5.25 floppy, stapled through the disc attached to a covering letter.
Ahh the good old days
Handy Christmas presents
Saves buying the kids those dinosaur bones archaeology things from the museums.
Don't buy cheap bluetooth devices
Get the more expensive ones that have their own chargers and stands.
My Logitech DeNovo Edge has been going strong fot the past 6 years or so, no worries, put it in the stand once a month and its good!
Don't get a smart TV, get a smart STB they are much cheaper
And you can replace them every couple of years as they improve/decrease in price.
TV UIs are often a bit crap as Rovi have loads and loads of patents in this area meaning that the developers either have to work around obvious prior art functionality or get their companies to stump up cash for licenses.
Finally the software generally is not as good as PC software as the margins are so much tighter than on PCs, though the retail markups are much higher. This means less testing, cheaper development teams churning out any old crap in a few months for the latest variant on a tier 1 product, software is not backwards compatible as chipsets have changed, meaning the consumers have to suck it up or buy another TV.
Not so 'smart' now are they!
Acer are not very good with ongoing support
So even though the price and spec are good, I would not touch one.
Don't expect any android updates after 6 months, it will effectively be EOL'd.
Just the same as their tablets!
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great