196 posts • joined 13 Sep 2012
Re: Great headline!
Makes me think of the time I had a local hardware shop in a quiet Cheshire town. My door handles in the house were hanging down so I went there to ask about replacement springs.
"Don't make 'em any more, sir!"
My face fell.
"So I keep a box of second hand ones, perfectly serviceable, in this drawer, that'll be 50p each!".
Now that's what I call ironmongery.
Couldn't this have a future in sat comms, where bandwidth really is at a premium and some frequency spectra are much contested for?
...in the Captain's probe
alright, better not go there
Re: Interesting times
Well by next Xmas Amazon will be delivering the presents thru the chimney using these
Google Maps already integrates a feed from cell tower triangulation to get real time traffic info.
I found this to be so much better than Waze that I switched from Waze to Google for phone sat nav.
It works for best journey time routing each time you plan a journey too.
What ought to have happened with the acquisition is that Google's traffic feed got onto Waze, Then Waze might be worth going back to.
Dang, thought I'd gone vitual
Just 2 days ago I ordered my first 'CD' as a download only and didn't bother with the physical thing.
Had decided that CDs do clutter up the place and for mainly car/phone listening after a year or 2 the music disposable.
Only point of note is, for just £2 extra I could have had a CD brought by postman. Profit on downloads only must be humungous.
Does this say something about the strength of Dropbox's cryptography?
Not an entrepeneurial bone in Virgin Media's body.
There is a Virgin Media cable cabinet outside my building - block of 40 newly developed flats. Neighbours to the right and left have VIrgin cable. I phoned and Virgin have no interest in even looking at the issue of connecting anyone in the new block. Something abut a standing policy of not connecting new developments.
To add insult to injury, they are carpet bombing the everyone at this address with leaflets imploring us to sign up!
Which is more or less what I said in this thread
the only platform for me ever is...
A laptop and VGA cable connected to TV seems to be the only flexible way to kick back and catch up on all 4 main channels if you don't lock yourself into that £200+ PVR with Youview. But the PVR wont stream or catch up on channels abroad, which is what I need for language practice. So a laptop it is.
Will Apple take a leaf out of Samsungs's book and geolock it's hardware to certain regions if there's the possibility of a £150 iPhone 4?
Or did Samsung patent that idea?
Re: iPhone 4, 3 years later: FUBAR
My son had his 4s shattered screen (he dropped it - don't blame Apple) replaced for £35.
I had the home button on my 4 replaced along with the battery (new battery is excellent) for £25 together.
All in backstreet fixit shops and while-u-wait.
Our phones run 40 apps fast.
Wonder how many Android landfill phone owners can expect similar repairability and decent performance on older kit?
The cheapo Plusnet technicolor modem/router that arrived with my mother's Plusnet has never been turned off since installation a year ago and still works.
I think this is all proof that the Germans really won
Us freetards in the UK have it good - Ovivo Mobile for free smartphone data, Spotify goes free on smart devices too now. Was that a bird or a plane? No, LMI going in the opposite direction.
When I created the account it said enter password twice so I did this. Just following instructions guv.
This is as valid as the average urban myth.
Photos or it never happened.
I was in a group of 5 in Paris, one half of the group spoke no English and one of them had a wheelchair to aid mobility.
First discovery: Taxis refused to take more than 3 at a time. Larger vehicles did not exist. Most kept their sandwiches and hat on the front passenger seat not to be moved. We could not split up due to language issues and fear of losing one another, There were always long chaotic queues at stations for taxis and elsewhere none to be seen. We ended up having to carry the wheelchair up & down the Metro including squeezing it through narrow turnstiles. Never, never again.
GCHQ already has all the taxpayer funded mobile equipment to log the phone IDs and intercept. Make it a GCHQ junior training exercise to collect the info needed. Cost = near zero.
Although the reality is, the Govt does not have the heart (political will) to actually prevent usage.
Or: ALLOW personal mobe ownership (and the internet access that comes with it...) but advertise the fact that all mobes in range of the prison will be monitored via an agreement with the service providers. Hard luck for the privacy of people living next to prisons.
How about one that's hydroelectrically powered by turbines located in the windscreen drain channels?
So this tablet will cost less than a week's internet access in India?
I always give my wife all my data at the beginning of the month and she lets me have an allowance each day
No one has mentioned that all the DAB classic rock stations - yes ALL of them - use MONO ONLY!!
Ah the Casio FX-570
Just reached into my drawer and pulled out my old Casio FX-570 - turned it on and... it works!
So this is officially my oldest digital gadget.
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
The hair styles of the day indicate that job security was not an issue then.
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.
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