172 posts • joined Thursday 13th September 2012 10:23 GMT
issue a free metal detector
and a short training course to all crims
got so fed up with waiting
for UK availability and a smidgen of UK-centric apps on this that I instead bought a used laptop as my AV center. Sits under the telly like a super slim set top box and has a nice sleep mode to save power when not in use. It accesses EVERY UK catch up or rental service I can think of plus some foreign ones I use for language practice. Have a nice little remote keyboard/trackpad to control it. Now I do not foresee the need for Chromecast ever unless one drops out of a cornflake packet.
we need a spare airport on the Thames Estuary to land everything on the next time the control system goes pear shaped
Re: One million lines of code
My vote goes to
Re: While still a young nipper
which is about how long your DAB radio will run for as you listen for new about when the power returns
You will need it once everyone jumps onto 3's most unique low pure pay as you go price - 1p/MB with no expiring credit + the roaming.
3's 3g bandwidth will then becomes as congested as o2's and be useless, forcing yo to upgrade to 4g.
plenty of other things to do
I used to work for a co in a semi rural area that got several long power cuts per year.
An excuse to go home?
Nope, we had to prepare the jumpers on PCB boards in the semi darkness instead, just in case the power returned.
Don't know they're born, youth of today!
Re: All it needs is a
Exactly, and what is really wanted is a low power consumption, zero footprint equivalent in a USB stick. Hence the crowdfunding.
Yup, buy into something else... then Google gobbles it.
Moved to Cubby a while back, more flexible
Re: 3D Printing plagued by hype
Yea and the nice side story is he has 2 prosthetics, one for winter one for summer, to rack his tan.
Apple would have to fight back with it's own enterprise partition and finally, at last, allow more then 1 document to be attached to an Email.
So dynamically predicting demand for a resource and then preparing the resource to be available to that demand would need to be a new novel thing, to get a patent? Aren't some city traffic light systems already doing this, not to mention the U.S. military?
Fight in the toughest markets first
As the chairman of Chinese manufacturer Haier recently said on a rather good episode of Peter Day's "In Business", design & sell to the hardest and most demanding markets first - eg sell home appliances in Germany & Japan. Then you might get the rest right.
Seems the West needs to learn something from him.
"I've had cops catch me off guard when I was riding my bike to work and picking up aluminum cans along the way"
I suggest dismounting from the bicycle before picking up cans
not very green
Green MP visits Moscow, Snowdon to visit Berlin. All those flights.... not very Green, eh? Where's the use of videoconferencing in all this?
Homeplug standard most likely
To flog these en mass the manfrs are certain to implement the tech via Homeplug type transmission carried over the mains wires to get the signal from router to the lightbulb access point. Which will become the weakest link as the mains carried signal will not be particularly securely encrypted.
..before sticker tech offers you in effect a dual SIM phone
why can tarmac do it?
To build a tarmac road and and 'leccy to every tiniest hamlet in the UK at £?? per metre... Done! With no fuss and a massive dollop of public funding.
To put fibre within 10 miles of very hamlet int he UK with lower tech cable or radio to connect the last 10 miles... er... not doable even if much much cheaper per mile than new tarmac or pylons (you can string fibre over existing pylons...).
Does it come with a positive pressure ventilation system?
Where is the the Reg article about iPhone 5's fingerprint security having been easily hacked by the Chaos Computer Club?
4g will be useful in places where there is already good WiFi
Wonder if they fixed Photo Stream on iPhoto on the Mac - if enabled, it brings the WiFi to it's knees with up to 1s ping time and 1/10th of normal speed on all devices on the WiFi, a reboot of the modem giving only very temporary relief. as it is I've had to disable Photo Stream.
The stories of power cuts & explosions on flipping a switch reminded me...
As a young student I was gazing at the back & white TV (valve based) and commented to my landlady, it's owner, 'that's been a reliable TV, hasn't it'. At that very second fine smoke rose from the rear and it stopped working. She gave me a rather hard look. This only happened once in my lifetime, fortunately.
So if your Waze and Google accounts get merged, Google will be able to track your web searches and navigation/movements in a nice integrated way?
Oddly enough, I used the Power of Attorney service and it was really good - not the online part, but the behind the scenes service when things did not go to plan. In fact the online part could do with a 'workflow control tool' to ensure you do all the right steps in the right order.
All in all maybe we in the UK are among some of the best served in the world by Gov websites:
Gov.uk wins (2013) Design of the Year award
Who wants multiple accounts?
As an existing Yahoo user, when the free offer was on I had a look then realised that you cannot link the new user name to an existing Yahoo Email account. So you's have to log out/in multiple times to check your multiple accounts?
In olden days part of the holiday was taking maps and even reading the occasional UK newpaper bought at a holiday resort in France.
Now the same things are done by Internet.
Main point of a hol is to get away from the office and work. Never had a problem with that.
Oh, and if everyone in this story had put a £2 per day for 25 MB roaming data o2 SIM in their phones, the story would not have been such fun to read.
When will Marissa get rid of that embarrassment that is Yahoo Answers?
When using Google as a search engine, I always skip over the near-top Yahoo Answers result links. Because you can nearly guarantee junk or FUD answers and if an Answer voted as the solution, it will be even more junky.
A Reg reader that does not know how to use Google Maps?
Which part of "install the app or visit the mobile website" do you get stuck at?
Apple maps app still has no public transport or walking navigation in the UK.
When will this app even get started?
Is innovation going over to the East?
While Western cos are locked into counter-patent and turf wars, it seems the Chinese are just getting on with innovating in this space.
Look at WeChat - which in my mind replaces MSN Messenger very nicely since the MSN-Skype omelette was cooked up to clog up my phone. WeChat now has walkie-talkie style Voicemail messaging and a neat multi-browser Web app for Windows/Macs.
Nasdaq and iCloud also had serious downtime this week...
Is someone not telling us something?
Has anyone done a poll to show that only 1% of IT pros like FB?
Anyway, Internet has been free for a while, Ovivio will send you a SIM for phone or tablet at a token start cost, free ongoing so long as Ovivo can push it's ads at you periodically.
So Zuckerberg is very late to the party as far as the UK is concerned.
And in Africa, Google may get there first with its Loon Balloons.
to pass the time...
Log into Linkedin and hook up with the partners who already hinted they have jobs going... it's what Sales people do with their customers before they leave, so no need to sneak out a USB with the customer list.
Don't worry, a copy of the trashed data will turn up on a rubbish dump on one of GCHQ's own unencrypted hard drives.
Suspiciously rounded corners on that.
Swap PRISM for the bomb
and it was all perfectly predicted in Dr. Strangelove
Re: that machines are probably better at doing
Ahem, did you forget to put the 't' in morals?
On first glance I read "And no inconvenient mortals to get in the way"
Notice how Google Maps held back from doing the obvious AdWords when it first snuck back onto IOS 6?
Just to make sure it was at home...
Step 2: sneak in the ads with an update
Softly, softly cachee monkey
Exactly what I needed when I mislaid the car in one of 6 car parks in a tourist town once
How about an unlockdown, Apple?
Apple could do a no-cost revamp of it's IOS policy
1. Allow media and doc files to be moved around the file system
2. Give iTunes an almighty rocket so it looks like a simple drag'n'drop interface once more - and lets you most things you want to.
3. If Apple wants to refuse an API so that Apps can show up how congested the local Wifi environment is, then build in a proper native way of seeing this. "Wifi Analyzer"
4. Some proper widgets.
5. Stop doing special lockdown agreements with networks. Why will my Ovivo SIM allow tethering on Android and the same SIM not allows tethering in an iPhone?
It's not a lot, but the above wish list would keep me with IOS when I next renew my devices. As it is the trajectory is firmly Android.
And I think it will help stop the sales drain for Apple.
on the other hand
the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system
iMessage on Windows computers next?
Dont try this at home
Latest news is that the waste nanoparticles given off by these are very bad for you if your home is not industrially ventilated.
How does a product recall work if you printed some of the parts on your mate's 3D printer?
Has anyone else noticed we're all being bombarded by "Clear 800" advertising from at800 ?
Presumably in case we need snake oil delivered to fix our Freeview.
Obviously Clear800 has a big fat budget. Who's paying ?
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