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Re: Spanish rip-offs
Actually, that's how ROAMING is supposed to be paid for.
If I call someone on a cell, I expect that call to cost a certain amount.
If that someone is in another country, someone must pay the extra that the network supplier in that country wants for relaying the call. Should it be the caller who may be unaware that the other person is in another country?
Would he even have called if he knew that the person is in another country?
Should he get a 'horrible voice in a can' system telling him that the number he's trying to reach is in another country before connecting?
(Now we're into Private Information issues.)
Re: Just a TV show (and a boy band)!
The Five doctors episode is crap...
I plan to move the sofa away from the wall and watch 'The Two Doctors' on the 23.
Re: Schmarketing & manipulation of adolescents
What did you smoke?
Best album ever is Vidar Busk & his True Belivers' "I Came Here To Rock"
Re: Lacks a bit of style...
I have considered doing Solargraphs, and that usually means leaving the camera outside...
So I just backed your project, too...
Of course, you get the coolest solargraphs when using photographic paper, not film, but that's a minor issue.
Both 120 and 135 is still 'alive'. Even 4x5" and larger film is still being manufactured.
It's the 126 and APS formats that have gone the way of the dodo.
Just be prepared for a bit of a shock if you want to get a roll of 120 film processed.
(I stick with B/W film because that I can process at home without too much trouble. )
You are aware that data rescue/forensic companies consider recovering data from a smashed phone as routine these days?
The only thing saved in your SIM is your contact list, and quite often that too is also copied to phone memory because the SIM is a rather slow storage medium.
Unless the FLASH chips in the phone are destroyed, don't expect to hide anything...
Re: Still not "secure"
Also, consider this little bit...
Even information that in itself is no longer sensitive may have meta information that IS sensitive.
The cleartext of a previously encrypted message may be used to help cracking the cipher used. Sucks if other messages was also sent using that cipher...
(This is why one-time pads should never be reused... )
A document may contain verbatim text from a classified or encrypted message which will reveal the source of the intercept. And if you know the source, you can probably figure out which documents he had access to, and which may have been compromised.
Documents that always have the same beginning really sucks...
German Enigma encrypts had a pair of characters that was repeated in the very beginning of each message. Ordnung über... whatever... That is what the Polish military intelligence realised and which was the key to cracking the messages.
(The characters were 'offset codes' to be used to modify the 'daily code' into a one-time code.)
The Enigma system was in use until well into the 60s...
Nope, a company called 'TNNSA'...
(Totally Not the NSA)
" it can - but very rarely does - result in trouble."
It didn't cause any trouble for us, either, even with the old 'boot with a CD and type in the name' solution we used for WinXP... Until a series of machines was incorrectly marked using 'SelectaMark'.
(We used an 'in house asset code' and the computer suppliers got assigned blocks of numbers. Then two suppliers were handed the same block...)
Install one computer... OK...
Install another computer in another county... OK...
First computer no longer works on the net...
Reinstall first computer because of assumed borked Windows...
Second computer no longer works on the net...
After a few rounds, someone spotted the second computer with the same name...
Lacks a bit of style...
Made of cardboard. Just add glue...
Uses 120 roll film. Complete plans for a 135 film version is available for the KS backers.
(I got this kit on monday, and haven't had time to even open the package, yet.)
Hand crafted wooden pinhole cameras. Not held together with something as crude as rubber bands, either. (They're using magnets)
Available in sizes from 'compact' 135(panoramic also available), 120 film(normal and panoramics), 4x5" film, and even a 'sliding box' design that uses 4x6" photographic paper instead of film.
(Waiting on the sliding box version. )
You input the name during the install process?
Sounds like asking for trouble...
That name is asigned when we buy the machine, and the supplier sends us a list of serials and their corresponding MACs. Goes straight into AD and readied for PXE automatically.
Then the machines arrive a week or 5 later...
So the routine is 'Hammer the [F12] key in the hope of getting into the boot menu, pick 'Onboard Nic', wait for the hurried chance to press [F12] again, then twice on [Enter] and leave to cook'...
By the end drivers, SW and AV is all in place.
Then the user logs in and everything goes pearshaped...
Re: To summarise
Did I miss something vital?
Just wondering why the downvote...
Re: Battery Life
Frankly, I have no idea why you insist on destroying your batteries like that...
My iPhone 5 still has a perfectly good battery, and I often let the battery run 'rather low'
(it was at 5% when I got to the office today... )
My 12" iBook G4(last of the series, 2005) was my main computer for years. It was with me everywhere. And by the time that Sony finally fessed up that they had indeed made 'Zippo brand batteries', it still gave me nearly 4 Hours of continuous use. The 4400mAh battery(Thanks Sony!) that replaced the old 4200mAh battery is 'still going strong'. Of course, as I now have a Mac Mini and assorted netBooks, the iBook doesn't get as much use as before.
Even the HP nc2400 that the office equipped me with back in 2006 still has a good battery, and that machine sometimes spends weeks on a shelf, far from a charger... (Why would I drag that piece around if I had a nice iBook?)
Re: To summarise
I think you'll find that most buildings have a front door that opens outward.
small interior rooms also tends to have doors opening outwards.
Have you ever a panicked crowd trying to get out of a building, and one of the doors swings INWARDS?
The poor buggers at the front will end up squished against the doors, possibly fatally, and the doors will be impossible to open.
I believe there has been more than a few such disasters in building fires...
Lets hope they get their drivers right...
If a normal printing job can cause one of their printers to spew hundreds of sheets with a line of random symbols on top, imagine what could happen on a 3D printer...
Did you take the GS to a garage?
Your description of the suspension sounds as if it was a bit off...
(It should be stiffer the higher you you set the road clearance)
I loved the GS(had a 1975, GS Pallas. 1.2L engine, green metallic paint and vinyl-covered roof.)
What I miss the most is the hydro-pneumatic suspension.
(I now have a slightly tattered Berlingo, a car that really could use that kind of suspension)
Living in Norway, I don't miss the 'heater' in the GS, though...
And the only one I know of who has ever had any problems with the handbrake on that car was my 'phase 2' driving instructor, when it was time to hit the 'slippery road' course.
(They like to suddenly pull the handbrake to induce a skid sometimes. Not something you want to do if the handbrake operates on the front brakes)
Of course, the GS is one of the few cars that it was legal to DRIVE(at low speed) to the garage if you had a complete failure in the normal brake system.
burn on Youtube?
Will it Blend, though...
That said, I just need to add one story from season 1 and 2 from season 2 to have all existing First Doctor in my collection, so yeah, I'm a fan. (Hope to fill those holes before the anniversary)
I have both Torchwood and Doctor Who stored in subfolders on the same drive. Is that bad?
None of the people who sent me a LinkedIn invite ever admitted to doing so. Most wouldn't even admit to having an account...
It's not even effing possible to get LinkedIn to stop sending you these messages without creating an account.
Not even FarceBook is that hopeless...
At least that's how it was, the last time I got an email from them last year. Then I added a filter that deletes ALL mails containing LinkedIn in the subject or sender.
Re: This will likely not be a unique event
Which would mean they'd get more data samples on the same phenomena.
More data without spending cash on new equipment, got to love that. ;-)
Pushing around, dragging, noisy...
Why does anyone want a vacuum cleaner like that, anyways?
I just take the hose out of the closet and plug it into the wall. The vacuum - still in the closet - starts up, and a whole lot of sucking is accompanied by a muffled sound(if I remember to close the door to the closet). The noisiest part is when It sucks up salty peanuts from under the couch...
Doesn't need a HEPA filter, either, as it exhausts to outside the house. ;-)
Re: Oh for a steam roller..
That's not programming, it's marketing.
Also, real Geeks doesn't party.
Unless they can play Beer-compile...
(Pick a language you're not entirely fluent in, write a program, compile... No errors? Have a beer! Repeat until programmer 'unstacks'.)
Re: So no-one else is wondering
That won't last long with the BOFH and PFY's hydration requirements...
Re: @Arctic Fox; regarding Lutefisk
I wouldn't do that to even my worst enemy...
Dunking a person in lime to get rid of the evidence... sure... I'm a BOFH after all...
Dunking a live person in lime... well... depends on who...
Dunking good fish in lime? Never!
Accounting doing an audit?
Remember that there's an even easier solution for that scenario.
I figure that if it works on roaches, it probably works on beancounters also.
It may even work on Bosses and departmental figureheads, too...
Re: "Hold øynene av våre premie, Tim Cook" I do beg your pardon?
Having mangled the Norwegian language(actually, we have two variants of written Norwegian) for a lifetime I can say with a good degree of certainty that a line like that would make any teacher cry...
@Tim, I'd smack you with a cod, if I could...
Your punishment will therefore be to watch this video on replay for 2 Hours:
The secret to IKEA packages is to check the contents list and sorting the bits. Reading through the entire sequence before starting the assembly doesn't hurt, either, as it'll help you to be aware of the workspace needed and possibly orientation. (Some pieces of furniture needs to be flipped over or rotated during assembly... )
From what I understand, a lot of the 'returns' they get has marks of screws in plug/pin holes and glue residue where no glue was supposed to ever be used. Sometimes even on furniture that came without glue at all...
Aren't .22 lr rimfire cartridges?
(I can't be bothered to remember all the different .22 types out there)
And yeah, I'd love to see him try that stunt with the 9mm...
Mostly because I like explosions...
Picked the 9mm parabellum as it's a very common cartridge, so should be easy to get hold of.
(I was going to mention 7.62 NATO rounds first, but... decided to not be that mean... )
Ceramics seems to be completely ignored by the 3D community, unfortunately. A pity as that's where they'll have the best chance of succeeding. (Not pottery clay, of course, but modern high-teck ceramics such as zirconium dioxide. Not an expert. Other mixes may be better... )
I doubt he can get more than ONE somewhat accurate shot out of it, even if it's not a hoax.
(The fact that he hasn't published his files yet, but are only promising to do so is an indicator that it's a hoax)
After the first shot, the inside of the barrel will be a melted sludge that solidifies again in a 'less than perfect shape'.
And that's IF he even got the diameter right for the first shot...
Aim is 'less than perfect' as the barrel with front sight is removable by hand, and therefore can't be locked too tightly in place. (A metal design can use tighter tolerances so won't lose accuracy when you remove/re-mount the barrel)
.22 rimfire... honestly, there are probably metal pens that can be adapted to work as a barrel for those. And will hold for more shots...
Until someone designs one that uses 9mm Parabellum and can reliably hit a full figure target at 50 meters with more than one shot I won't consider it a viable weapon.
Re: That's why they put WEEE recycling symbols on them
I saved a HP 7475 A3 pen plotter with serial interface at the office. Even the pens are still good.
And I know of another still in storage...
Re: So ...
The problem is that a 'normal' blast dissipates too quickly.
That's what Thermobaric bombs are for.
(Thermobaric : Fancy word for Fuel-air blast)
Re: So ...
Maybe they think that if they set it to blow if it penetrates into a bunker, the blastwave will do more damage?
(It won't. And any bunker weak enough that the MOP can penetrate into can probably be knocked out with much smaller penetrators, too)
A thin-walled, extensive bunker system is probably better taken out with the MOAB.
Oh man, that sucks...
That thing was even more disappointing than the writeup led me to believe.
Now, the 'walking' contraptions made in Scrapheap Challenge, THAT was art!
This is SANDSTONE!
Even the act of removing the grafitti will cause damage to the stone.
No one forced you to read the article, or the comments...
Re: The battery is only one part of the problem - @Trygve Henrksen
The reason why manufacturers doesn't try harder?
I would guess that a lot of the engineers are too set in their ways.
To them a car MUST have 4 wheels, all driven by the same big engine.
And if there' a Gasoline engine anywhere near it, of course it has to be the driving force...
Frankly, I'm sometimes surprised that they don't stick exhausts on pure EVs...
Why aren't I impressed?
The first Citroen 2CV did 80mpg, and a Citroen AX did 87mpg when it traveled from Dover to Barcelona on 10Imperial Gallons...
(Those are real world numbers. Just check the book the next time you're in the pub, enjoying a pint. Nope, not buying for you... )
Doesn't matter to me. Off-roading is generally not legal here in Norway, and my Berlingo gets me everywhere else without problems. (A diff-locker would have been nice for winter use, though.)
Re: The battery is only one part of the problem
Your math may be right, but your presumptions are wrong.
How far do you drive on that 40L tank?
Over how many days?
When going from a gasoline/diesel-based vehicle to an electric you also change refill/recharge patterns from 'Fill when near empty' to 'recharge when parking'.
Also, you assume that an electric uses the same amount of energy as the equivalent size gas-guzzler.
That said, most electrics today are poorly designed crap only manufactured to keep the greens at bay.
You have a 'mostly stock' vehicle with a big Electric motor, a gearbox, and even a differential and axles in it.
That's a lot of heavy junk that steals power.
The best way to design it would be with 2 or 4 smaller electric motors placed in the wheelhubs.
The only problem then is that you'd need a slightly more advanced motor controller...
A bonus is that it makes it much easier to implement regenerative braking.
The Hybrids out on the road today?
With gas-guzzler engines almost as big as the 'normal' version cars, a big electric motor and a heavy lump of parts to make them work together?
Also a disgrace of engineering.
They need to drop that crap and go directly to the 'Extended Range EV', with a small motor to continuously recharge batteries and a set of electrics for propulsion.
A small gasoline engine optimised to drive a generator is much more efficient than todays car engines that are built to 'perform over a wide range of speeds'.
Also, the generator doesn't even have to deliver enough power to replenish what the car uses at 'cruise', much less what it uses when accelerating.
It just needs to keep the batteries from draining completely before you get to your goal. And any time you stop for a red light, to do a number 1, or to get something to eat, the little engine that could will still be busy recharging the batteries. (Unless you stop at an IKEA or other place that has charging stations of course... )
PINless at the supermarket?
Who the H! thought that was a good idea?
Besides pickpockets, of course...
Which Supermarket was it, anyway?
(In case I ever come across it in my travels)
That only exists in old German operas...
No viking would be daft enough to go into battle with something like that stuck on their helmets.
Not only would they catch on everything(low branches in the woods, low ceilings, doorframes), but they'd also guide an otherwise harmless glancing blow directly to the temple...
Got 9(8) out of 10...
Don't have the second on the list, and my Psion MC is the 400, not the 200.
My Toshiba has a dud screen or driver(stripy display), but otherwise they all work.
My Eee701 runs eCs, barely.
The MC400 is a good all-day word processor.
(Nothing comes close to the battery life of a MC400 loaded with 8 x AA alkalines)
Great keyboard, too.
What about the Olivetti Quaderno PT-XT-20 ?
It's a DALEK
Deuterium ALuminium Electro-Kinetic drive...
We may need to call the Doctor about the weird noises coming from the control systems...
Re: GPIB?!?! AHHHHHHHH!!!!
Stop wasting your (and the company's) time and money.
If the equipment has a serial port(they can be implemented even easier than GPIB) you can go directly to a Serial-to-Ethernet adapter.
Oh, and all the GPIB equipment you now no longer need can be sent to me... ;-)
No Allen keys?
B - but...
You can't have flat-pack without an allen key in the package!
Re: compared to 3d printers?
It doesn't seem to be for 'serious' work. It's for 'fun'...
I was among the first 50 to chip in, and nw they're passed 200 and the halfway point already, so financing at least seems to be orking out.
As for fabrication, if you read a bit on their website, you'll find that they have prior experience with pushing product through fabrication.
Whether or not they manage to keep the promised delivery or 'September 2013', remains to be seen, though.
(If so, I know of someone who would love to get one as an Xmas present)
Re: "....make the act of attaching a camera to a flying machine illegal."
That Silverlit is junk.
Get one of their BT or 2.4GHz models instead. Some of those can handle calm outdoors...
Mine's the one with his in the pocket: http://www.silverlit.com/toy/heli-cube
Who the F! cares about the 'compressed capacity'?
I have to back up a large library of pictures(creeping towards 10TB), and I challenge anyone to get a 2:1 compression(or whatever imaginary ratio that the storage manufacturer has dreamt up while smoking his socks) on that...
I NEED to know the real capacity when planning a new tape library setup, so that I can get a big enough robot and also have enough tapes available for vaulting/offsite rotation.
No, Peter Storm was a bit off the mark there.
Anyway, Mercedes seems to think PSA knows something about engines at least, and the 'Prince' engines(used in some A-series, Cooper-S and whatnot) is built in France... ;-)
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