8 posts • joined 6 Jun 2013
Re: Composite Output
ah ha, its very satisfying when one of those old cables (that I have been told to get rid of on more than one occasion) can have a new lease of life. like for example a SCART (worst AV connector ever...) cable that found a new home by connecting a very old TV to a DVB-T box.
Agreed, i always assumed that future automated cars would by default gather information from their surroundings and feed it back to a central system for various purposes e.g. updating maps, real time traffic reports, spying on your driving habits etc. etc.
Autoplay video with sound? nice.....
Re: Snowden suffers from the ASSange syndrome
hmm, i don't think so. Snowden has made info available that exposes the reality of total surveilance. Something that many suspected was happening but one could not be quite sure it was technically possible (think of the enormous amounts of data that are being slurped and sifted everyday).
Snowden is in my opinion a hero and I hope that he survives to a ripe old age.
On the short list
The S4 Active has definitely made it on the short list for my next phone...
Re: What was that plotter...
It was called LOGO (i think). It was supposed to be an educational tool to learn programming. Some form of BASIC i think. I remember seeing it on Blue Peter following a strip of black tape on the floor. Exciting stuff at the time.
i wish this had been around 4 months ago before I bought my Nexus 7. My Galaxy S Plus is getting a bit long in tooth (even after a revitalising rooting and installing SmoothieJB custom ROM) and needs replacing. But I don't want to replace the Nexus 7 which is a great piece of kit. Downside on this Fonepad is the lack of a camera which means for many people it can't replace their existing smartphone.
LinkedIn getting more and more intrusive
I am getting more and more put off by LinkedIns persistent attempts to scour my contacts. Was genuinely shocked when I saw them asking for my work Outlook account details. I work for a MegaCorp and I just know that loads of MarketingDroids will be merrily plugging in their details.....It is a major security FAIL in the making.
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