32 posts • joined Friday 24th February 2012 04:05 GMT
why don't they ban something that's actually dangerous instead of toys you can buy in toysrus in preparation of a crime(?) that hasn't happened yet?
their own money?
Usually people that rich don't risk their own money in bullshit startups. They have plenty of VC contacts that are ever so keen to lend them $$$ for whatever they put their name to...
If you owe the bank $1000 it's your problem, owe them $100,000,000 and it's their problem...
Re: SSH scans?
My rackspace server has no firewall for technical reasons and got > 5000 hits/day until I put iptables to block wrong attempts for an hour. Now its only 30 a day. Root is blocked too. But rackspace has acres of ip ranges that are allowef through.
Re: Win 8 is really not that good! Has anyone else sensed it?
+10 for pallet-challenged
Re: Boffin needed...
If they can (man in the middlw) compress the data and make 10MB look like 1 MB then it will look like their phone downloads 10x faster than anyone else's. Maybe everyone else is already at it, so they have to so as not to look 10x slower...
The fact that your secret banking/terror hit list/naughty pics data can now be seen in clear somewhere along the line is very worrying and demonstrates how broken Nokia are.
At least they could have given people the fucking options:
1. slow and private
2. maybe faster and compromised security
If it was real tax, I wouldn't have to earn £200 to pay the £140... Think about it.
What all politicians fail to recognize..
The world has changed and its not because of twitter or facebook. China and india have taken great chunks of the economy, but left the benefits system so regardless of whict twit tweets from the top, it doesn't change the new world order or the uk's declining position.
I think they misread the "account number" instead of "account balance".
Or maybe they didn't see the -ve sign in front of it.
98% indoor coverage
Ha ha ha ha.
Congratulations! - You're in the final of Cyber Security Challenge
First prize - 10 year all expenses paid trip to a tropical island.
But honestly, I'm sure there is much better use to put these sort of talents - Cyber Security Challenge red team perhaps?
do you need a licence or anything this?
Seeing as you're not allowed to even fly a kite above 200' or close to an airport etc.
and the transmitter frequency?
Just curious... And think this is great stuff.
There is no successful example of fixed wireless broadband anywhere
Cos they all went bust.
The exchanges need fibre to backhaul the base stations and if you do that you might as well put a dslam in and give everyone 2M each (not shared over some crappy radio link).
It is absolute fantasy to do broadband over radio and compete with a wire...
Re: Right, that's it
The Japanese have a few unemployed nuclear engineers I hear.
They thought they had a job for life too...
Re: Not only that..
Theres good gdp and bad gdp. Building the pyramids increased gdp, put money in the pockets of someone, but it didnt improve the lot of the population... Like building say canals or diverting water or improving infrastructure instead.
Changing roadsigns and pints is like building the pyramids, no practical benefit whatsoever.
The worst thing I found in the US roadsigns was lack of consistency...
Exit 1/4 mile
Exit 400 yds
Exit 2000 feet
And that they were in english, not a symbol...
Seems a load of people still don't realize that LTE/4G works in multiple bands.
Whether you call it 4G or not, there are many frequency bands (like 20 or so plus another 8 or so for TDD version) - and the devices are not all-band/compaitible.
There is no common global LTE/4G device/frequency band.
There is no device that will do all LTE/4G bands either.
Apple is obviously aware that the stuff would not work on 4G in the UK as the band allocation is different.
Re: if gold bars were stcked on the moon
I stand correvted about the exact stuff supposedly on the moon, -which doesn't mean its in asteroids though, cos theyre not bathed insolar wind
if only fusion was working, we could get bavk to complaining about the weather.
typos cos I'm using a smart phone ..
if gold bars were stcked on the moon
they still wouldn't be able to get them down economically (ignoring crashing gold prices)... (a comment by some lunar investor)
though the moon fanasists claim there is loads of duterium on the moon - and that would make it economic. supposedly.
personally i think its a shit idea. processing seawater, somwhow, is much more straightforward, and less inefficient.
Have you ever used stems cells (apart from your birth)?
Stemcells have not set the world on fire then.
"only good outcome... general acceptance that far too many trivial and bad patents areallowed" - yes, but when have judges ever said 'such and such is a bad law, so I'm gonna ignore it'....
But fully agree - there is 'an inventive step, non-obvious to someone familiar with the art' in the UK at least... (I thought) so that would rule out 90%...
As for Frand - that was supposed to be for everyone in at the beginning taking part in standards doing the real reseach work. Its not so fair or resonable if new guys come in and get access to those patents at the same terms as the originators. Especially if all they can come up with is cutting a bit more off the SIM card.
I have been re-employed by almost every firm I worked for for last 20 years... This is very important as a contractor. I maintain good relations even with those who laid me off, who subsequently found me work and tipped me off about other opportunities 6 years later - my cuttent job. So never burn bridges and similarly - cultivate the relationships you have.
Simless is a crap non-idea. What if you go on holiday or biz trip you can pick up a local prepaid sim from 7eleven. I dont really care which operator its on, but I do know how much it costs.
Imagine now arriving in Athens or chongqing and trying to call some greek or chinese operators call center to get your phone activated and explain you only want prepaid not signup for a top of the range 2 year contract including ipad.
With a sim it so much easier. Anyone who wants to talk to an operators call center for any reason is a fucking idiot.
Re: You'll trade a lot of freedom for that convenience
Or if you go on holiday and want to swap SIMs to a local mobile operator.
Or coverage is so shit at home/office you need a different operators SIM.
Or if your battery is dead and you can to swap the SIM in your mate/wifes phone - if only to setup call divert/send text to get the important (but rare) call about that new job.
Or if you drop and smash your iPhone you can swap the SIM out to the old Nokia you have in the bottom drawer.
Or your job is benchmarking different operators coverage performance you have 10 SIMS and can swap them to test each with the same device...
Or your job is testing phones and you need to test the phone on different networks...
No, a soft SIM is a bad idea - one that Apple will try to patent, no doubt.
A friend did the same- long ago
Bi - Before iPhone - or mobiles for that matter, a friend of mine did similar damage accidentally walking into a glass door in Debenhams in Ipswich. It shattered spectecularly in two places caused by his head and knee.
He fell down and staff rushed to his assistance - he escaped serious injury but felt like a bit of a dick.
He didn't sue, he was just happy they didn't come after him for a new door.
Ouch - that gotta hurt - but feeling like a right dick is worse.
Re: Pretty crap analysis from Hackett
"attract high quality jobs to the UK" - thats all right for me and you.
But what about all those guys with 2 CSEs I imagine there are more of them than you and me. We need jobs for those too. Simply paying more tax to subsidize their enforced idleness is unsustainable...
We need high, medium and loads of low level jobs in all sorts of industries. If we are lucky we will get world class at a few of them too...
Regardless if offshoring works or not...
"Offshoring works... I don't mind competing against the world on skills"
However, if those with the skills/knowhow are getting laid off and leave the industry, then the overall skill level will go down, knowhow will be lost and ultimately there won't be enough of 'you' to compete.
How could we be world class production engineering experts if we don't make anything? Even if you are an expert who can compete - if you aren't in the game then your its a matter of time before you get overtaken - even if only by virtue of the sheer numbers of competitors.
Sure thre will be some jobs left behind, like window washers, but who will be able to afford them?
Re: maybe if they
...and all these unemployed guys aren't going to be buying the stuff that was once made in locally - cos the dole cheque doesn't stretch that far.
The west is well along the accelerating spiral around the crapper .
Re: How did they do that?
Installed during constructin... Not so. The MTR predates gsm by many years. Except possibly for the newer airport express the coverage which was designed by some brit firm and was shit.
Its a morse key!
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