Supercaps are good but I think batteries still have the edge in power density.
127 posts • joined 17 Nov 2011
Re: It could be called both fraud and engine optimization.
Cobblers, you had a dodgy/stupid MOT station and a faulty car.
Re: So, Ad Age thinks I'm a "thief" who's "interfering with business"?
'fraudster' may be closer to the mark but let's not give the leeches any ideas.
Ad Age I would hope will be losing a lot of business for calling their client's clients thieves.
Likely to have reverse engineered them?
Occam's razor please.
Most luggage thieves will just use bolt cutters, destroy the cases or some other *SIMPLE* method to get into your dirty washing in the hope of finding something they can flog down the pub for their next fix or whatever motivates them to steal luggage.
What am I missing?
Don't get it, sorry, I may be being a Luddite here but I have a smartphone I really like, I have a selfwinding watch I really like, what benefit does a smart watch give me?
Re: Just the tip of the iceberg
Umm, P.S. did you not see the slew of security problems around keyless entry systems and the like which allowed thieves to drive away high priced German cars?
There's good money in stealing cars.
Re: Probably Android for Cars
Umm, no, they really don't *have* to talk over CAN bus, they just chose to make them that way.
24 hour garage
Have the local Pizzahut buckled under the strain yet?
One might also ask
If it's a business critical service for their clients then why didn't their clients also have redundancy in their business plans?
Re: Why does the government fear private computers?
It's not about 'terror' or 'drugs' or whatever the current whipping boy is this decade, it's about having control and the easiest way to keep control is to know what everyone is saying.
As one man (or his speech writers) said 'You're either with us or against us' and having oversight on what your population thinks and says is one hell of a way to keep people on side and marginalise those who aren't.
Re: 32.23MB/s for 4K random reads is disappointing
*slinks away, creaking and feeling very old*
Re: A few problems here
The issue is, at least in part, that the software is used in schools.
If one of the tabloids picks it up and runs with it on the fallacious 'paedo hackers are stealing your children' line, the company will suffer *huge* losses so, sadly, to be seen to be carrying out swift and 'decisive' action to remove the 'threat' of hordes of nerd child molesters is possibly the best course of action to take in terms of image management.
We all know it's bollocks, we all know Slip was an arse for doing it this way (unless there's more to this than we are being told) but it's the way of the world, posturing for effect in the public arena is a business tool.
Re: Excellent article
Clingfilm is better, it prevents listener created airflow if you wrap it tightly around the head and relevant orifices.
Re: for dogs only
Well, actually, it is important to have those sounds. I'm not an audiophile by any means, in fact I actively try to debunk the bollocks the audiophools punt about (previous comments include dipping audiophools in liquid nitrogen to lower the noise they emit) but in that particular instance they're right, supersonic and subsonic frequencies can be important.
It's basic theory (and practice), if you mix two fundamental frequencies together you will have an output that contains the two fundamentals *and* the additive and the subtractive frequencies of both.
So even though the fundamental frequency of such a sound is outside your hearing range, it will heterodyne with other frequencies and produce within your hearing range, they contribute to a fuller, more rounded sound.
For an example of how harmonics can make something sound different, grab a copy of audacity and have it generate a sine wave and a square wave at 440Hz. Mute one track and listen to the other.
Then swap tracks.
The square wave track will sound 'smoother', more rich, a fuller sound. performing a fourier transform on the square wave will reveal that it's rich in harmonics.
A little light reading, might want to take a pencil, notepad and calculator:
Oh goody, I can see the anti Islam conspiracy theories coming anytime now...
Congress isn't a zoo?
Well that's one day of the family holiday to the states ruined. Thank you, next you'll be telling me Westboro Baptists aren't an anarcho cynical group commenting on the lunacy of post war religion in the age of science by means of interpretive dance
Re: Got any more from this loon?
Oh but his proof will be that someone wrote a book about it.
And further proof will be found in that famous documentary 'The Land that TIme Forgot'
Need a plumber?
Drip drip drip drip...
It's that time of year again, new iPhone on the way so the Cupertino leak machine starts up again.
Surely those fanbois must be wise to it by now and not a little cynical?
Re: F1 is pants...
Lost the will to watch when it became a processional that was won on pit lane strategy.
All the tweaks and twiddles they've made with the rules have taken away the balls to the wall racing that used to happen and turned it into a statistics geek's wet dream.
The app is just another manifestation of that.
F1 may be a great spectacle, the sound of an F1 engine being started and warmed will I hope always make the hairs on my neck stand up and give me the most stupid schoolboy grin but that's as far as it goes, the only reason for F1 now is if I've had a rough night sleep and don't fancy taking a tablet.
Had its day, I'd rather watch the amateurs at my local circuit.
Re: Another airgap-proof virus vector?
I bet I can get far greater bandwidth by UPS Van than most countries can afford.
Nice to know, so. you'll have one of the older Keeloq equipped cars or, prehaps, one of the older still non rolling code RFID chips as immobiliser/remote unlock then?
Both heavily compromised and exceptionally easy to circumvent.
Now, be extremely careful what you leave in your boot.
Please Check HCL
I'm sorry, your hardware does not meet the minimum requirements to install this malware, please consult the Hardware Compatibility List and upgrade.
If they managed to get a working knock-off then I'm hugely impressed, that's really no small feat but I suspect that what they managed to get going was a laptop/notebook board with separate Radeon compatible GPU board with heavily modded firmware. Again no small feat but slightly less impressive.
A very worthy and difficult challenge.
Food for a quid a day, that is easy.
*everything*, now that's a lot more difficult and I'll be following this with great interest.
Did I misread it or...
WTF happened to a write protect jumper on the board that ties the /WE or WE line so it cannot be written to?
(Yes, I realise most BIOS are now in some sort of serial flash but even so... )
Catalysts can be 'poisoned' by improper use, malfunction, impurities, reducing or eliminating their effectiveness. Manufacturing costs and security of supply are also important so yes, the cost of a catalyst can be important.
Another problem with precious metal catalysts is that they are attractive to thieves who will realise their value and potentially take advantage.
Re: IT Angle?
Says the man who has no clue as to the diversity of systems and benefits controlled by said systems.
It's not that UC is so complex, it's that the current range of benefits and systems are and they don't 'talk' to each other in any kind of sane way, the nasty old legacy systems are tied together using people and paperwork.
Simplifying that sort of rats nest is not an easy job. Simplifying and implementing a replacement on the scale of the UK benefits system is an horrific job.
Re: Sadly missed
TA is a wonderful series and I have, as a 40 something year old, enjoyed them immensely. As has my ten year old daughter.
I will shed a tear if I finish the book as I did when I heard the news but I'm mulling over the idea of buying it and keeping it, unread, on a shelf, so there's always one more book
Mains lead, USB plug. Simple.
Bye PTerry, see you on the other side of the desert.
Apple are in the marketing business, they understand the value of something as ridiculous as a $17K product because it generates headlines and column inches.
Like all bullies, trolls and other attention whores, ignore them and eventually they will go away.
Re: Bye bye upgradable laptops
Can only speak from my experience with Wintel laptops in the ecosystems I work in, they do get upgraded, more RAM, larger HDDs or even retrofitted with SSDs.
It's not a 'small' ecosystem but is rather narrow so it may be untypical.
Weren't Apple the ones who soldered in an SSD?
'Apple has told The Register it is investigating the pocket bomb allegation.'
Apple talked to El Reg!
TLA's have the ability to infect the firmware on a hard drive, run hugely effective tightly focussed attacks against persons and companies/countries of interest so how are organisations like Gemalto able to say that?
Re: Seriously. WTF?
Internet. Kittens. Lasers. Unicorns.
What more expalantion do you need?
I can see where this is going
'OK, here is my question: Given that God is infinite, and the universe is also infinite, would you like a toasted teacake?'
Re: but the '...w.dll'
Re: "fleeced $7.3 million through ATM withdrawals"
He refers to a daily cash withdrawal limit via ATM of $1000 from any account which means it doesn't make a jot of difference which or how many ATMs you use but I would posit that anyone with several million in readily available funds in their account could have a much higher limit making both your points void..
I'd vote for anyone who proposed refitting the Houses of Parliament with chairs like the ones in The Simpsons Family Therapy episode.
It'd make BBC Parliament worth watching.
While it's popular to bash the Tories don't forget...
When has that worried any political party, we soon forget the lunacy of the last bunch, the ones who tried to mandate ID cards for every citizen, the ones who introduced RIPA etc.
They're none of them innocent in the continual erosion of our liberties, our rights and expectations.
Not a single one of them.
This election has me terrified, I am in fear of my government, past, present and future because they're clueless fuckwits, lead by the nose by populism, by the spymasters, by anyone who has a loud enough voice and they're scared of not being friends with those people.
What we need are true, honest conviction politicians who aren't afraid to make the hard decisions and not be seen as popular.
What we have are a bunch of career idiots who live or die by the opinion polls and we are to blame, the X-Factor generation who believe that a pretty face and a few nice words are enough.
Re: There is no sensible way to encrypt those on a budget
But they're not limited to simplex by hardware, a quick look at the datasheet for the Nordic chip will tell you it's a transceiver so the only thing stopping key exchange is firmware...
Re: 'Position and shape'
Waste of time, the chances of anything coming from Mars must be a million to one
Re: Why is wind a problem
Because they'd never find a rock big enough to knock the poles in with.
Well of course we will, we need a way to use up all that free energy from the fusion reactor that's due any time now.
I was going to type up a witty and incisive comment about the media spin and management, the tie it in with a comment about how Steve passing has changed everything, again.
But I just can't be bothered.
Apple, be careful, you could have someone's eye out with that dummy...
32.9MPG out of a 362HP supercar.
It's pretty damn good.
You knew greens were bad for you
Nothing to do with Iceberg lettuce being a great way to clean up contaminated land...
Re: The next step...
You laugh, and I hope it's not an urban legend now I mention it but I seem to remember a story about a semiconductor fab failing an unusually large number of wafers on the night shift because a security guard was using an oven to bake pizza... Apparently the pizzas were contaminating the wafers.
Quite what the chemicals used to process the wafers were doing to the pizzas I shudder to think.
(yeah, I know)
Quite surprised it's not running OSX though