..as in "part of your licence fee mate".
As a BBC Licence Fee payer I'd like a set please.
157 posts • joined 15 Jan 2013
..as in "part of your licence fee mate".
As a BBC Licence Fee payer I'd like a set please.
Well, a couple of years ago I bought a NUC DN2820FYKH to use as a small database server for my Raspberry Pi group. Not wanting to install Windows, I looked around for a Linux distro and basically ended up with Fedora: at the time, installing other distros was fraught with problems, and having read how many other users had bricked their BIOS without too much effort I was understandably worried.
Suffice to say that *despite* Intel's BIOS setup and overly-picky HDMI requirement I got the thing set up, and it runs reliably to this very day.
However, looking at Intel's "support" forum, I always got the impression that they were developing the device as they went along, based on the number of problems that unfortunate users had. "Oh, you're using 'this' version of BIOS? You should be using 'that' version - give it a try can you, and tell us what happens?" I'm actually getting pissed off with vendors that ship a barely-ready product and expect us to finish their R&D. It looks like the same for that Intel Compute stick - rushed out, allegedly incomplete and basically an interim product.
So, is this one an interim device, or what?
Wot!? You mean there's no filter in place for that?
Ah, we don't do hanging in the UK any more - we just move the perp to better social housing, increase their benefits and buy them a better gaming console.
"Because Apple Watch is water resistant, you can dampen the cloth with clean water"
They're missing a trick here - how long before we're prompted to buy Apple-sourced water as the only way to clean your timepiece?
And how does it work with non-Caucasians with tats?
We're trying it out in the UK now.
I want my battery life back!!!
>> she has a tantrum when she doesn't get exactly her own way
> Future linux kernel dev ?
Future Top Gear presenter?
It'll have poor battery life and only the LEDs on the left side of the board will light up. They'll be red.
I agree, but the problem is they're all just as bad as each other. Surely you've "done the rounds" of the mobile operators by now, only to find your choice is severely limited by mergers etc?
Never let a bit of doubt spoil a perfectly good arrest. If you're really unlucky you'll get tasered and your DNA sample will join the millions of others stored "just in case".
.. they'd fix the Geolocation system as well - they're the only site I know that thinks I'm outside the UK and refuses to let me waste my money. The only "help" they can offer is to suggest that I ask my ISP to register my IP address as being UK-based! WTF!
Of course it's not a Linux requirement, but it'll be very nice to have. I haven't experienced memory usage problems on my Raspberries but I'm looking forward to having the mail server run in a more lively fashion.
Oh, you mean http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/13/your-computer-knows-you-researchers-cambridge-stanford-university ?
Good thinking, but flawed right from the start. Milipede rarely knows what time of day it is, let alone think about a rational response to a problem like this.
So assuming that Dave and chums get their way and backdoors are introduced into software, what's to stop them altering traffic as well?
Of course that wouldn't be ethical, but it would mean they could stitch someone up with relative ease, and "bring them in for a little chat".
As far as I can make out from the safety of my tin-foil hat, the only thing that's really wrong is that the so-called Security Services are so secure they just don't want to talk to each other. I believe the most-quoted post-massacre phrase last year was ".. security service were aware of these people..".
If they're so aware then why didn't they share the data instead of wasting time on PFY playing around with TOR?
Probably not. Most of the time they don't look beyond Westminster's borders. If you need proof, ask yourself (and them) why they're only just thinking about Not-Spots. The fact that there's a General Election coming up is nowt to do with it of course.
Simple! The incoming government needs to scrap all these little MNOs with their dog-in-a-manger attitude towards customers and build British National Mobile; then you'd only have one enormous network to connect to!
It would work for the Tories (if they get in) because they'd have all the Telcos bidding for a share of the revenue. It would work for Labour because it's a Socialist thing to do.
.. boot straight to the command line (login prompt) ? I'd be very interested in one of those, especially if it was optionally possible to start the desktop from there!
Talking of foreskins, it seems rather unfair on the cherub at 50 seconds in to have support what to him must be a veritable wrecking ball of a pearl with just his John Thomas. Or should that be "ball wrecking"?
Presumably this is going to spoil a lot of our MPs "fun", but presumably they'll get around the restrictions by not videoing it.
Double double, plus, is there a video?
are Apple going to make all their Watches the same size
Noooo, it's Apple we're talking about here. They'll probably make the next generation of cases a few millimetres different in size, so you'll have to buy a new one. Of course you'll have the option to take your expensive, ephemeral slab into the nearest Genius Bar and have it recycled for you.
>> There will be an eventual distancing from the Ghetto to the Bay areas..
Yeah, but they'll always remember their roots, right?
How true! I have a couple of really useful "free" apps which I'd happily pay for, but for some reason the developers insist on keeping them free with those B******* ads at the bottom.
But all of those items are now high-ticket items (especially bike and laptop). Are our Police "service" now saying they won't even get out bed unless an item's got (say) a £5K ticket?
Soooo, where can I get list of routers that can't handle more than 512K routes? This important piece of information seems to be sadly lacking.
If you look at how various Plods up and down the country interpret the legality of use of a camera in public places then you should be worried about proof: http://photographernotaterrorist.org/
Let me guess .. old Head leaves to start new streaming service; grow said service for 6 months or; Indies flock in droves to new savio(u)r; Google steps in and buys them out.
There's a username and password, plus some form of 2FA which can be done on a hardware dongle (which seem to die when the battery runs out) or via Google Authenticator. Sounds like someone had a leetle too much credentials knowledge..
"Exactly how the tat bazaar's passwords were “encrypted" "
ROT13 for the US and Pig Latin for the rest of the world. No problemo.
It's good to know that I can now get twice as much in-depth technical knowledge in one place..
.. is sort out their rubbish, archaic "customer database" that the awful web site links into and they may retain some customers.
It's the road trains you need to worry about too! We were driving the Bruce Highway (we were disappointed to find there's no Sheila Highway going the other way) when we saw the aftermath of an accident up ahead. Two enormous road trains were lying on their side, on a corner, having somehow fallen over. On reflection it may have been that the drivers had not been used to driving in daylight, but there you go..
Can they *PLEASE* make it less battery-draining than OWA for the iPad??? It's nice to keep in touch but not at the expense of having to find mains power halfway through the day!
Hmmm.. maybe "Beverly Hills cop" for the US market, but the UK would get the "Callan/Lonely" version.
Okay, so we have a device that notoriously tracks us relentlessly, it can take your fingerprint, it (probably) scans your iris with an accuracy that UK Border "Control" would give an asylum-seeker's right arm for, and it has a camera that can take photos in higher-res than the majority of the CCTV cameras dotted around London et al.
So with humidity and temperature we have most of the components of a Polygraph machine. Pressure? Are you in a plane or on the ground? Are you sweating? *Why* are you sweating?
Lets face it, Apple are building the ultimate Cop in Your Pocket and best of all, people will queue up to buy it.
" lack of public awareness"
Yes, of course that's part of the issue, especially when the leaflet comes through the letterbox with a dozen other menus offering chicken wings, mega-pizzas and BOGOF liposuction offers.
*But*, the problem is actually that a lot of people have read what they and these "carefully-selected 3rd parties - whoever they are) can do with your personal data and don't want to play ball. So, "they" are retreating for 6 months, during which time they'll undoubtedly try to make it a legal requirement to supply the data and couch it in such basic terms that even chavs would understand it.
Presumably (alleged) terrorists will no longer be buying their kitchens at Ikea then.
We should be thankful that we're not getting a "Tony Blair" note!
..can you make sure it's fast enough for the plebs not to notice the extra layer of content filters we're installing at the request of the Kazakhstan government's spooks? Ta!
Podsmead .. They're probably running it all from Eric at Number 32's shed..
"continued market and business pressures" = we're still making stuff that nobody really wants to buy.
Yes, they (we) have rights, but unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade you'll notice that these are not worth the paper they're written on. As for complaining to the Government, that's another exercise in futility, and no doubt we'll see the populace rise up long before the robots do.
"Carefully selected 3rd parties" eh? Obviously not selected carefully enough.
I "invested" about £30 in bitcoin because I wanted a fast and easy way to buy stuff online (and perhaps locally) and today my wad is worth about £19. I'm not worried because over the next few days it'll go back up, but there again I didn't buy it as an investment. I reckon if people use it as a trading currency rather than a means of sticking on over on The Man it'll succeed.
So *that's* where our £27 million went! Money well spent eh?