47 posts • joined Tuesday 18th June 2013 14:48 GMT
Re: Is this a story?
"11 miles in a shift? 8 hours? 1.375 miles an hour ~ 40 yards/minute? Is that excessive for stock picking? It's not fun but it's not sprinting"
And how does that compare to someone working on a production line, doing an 8 hour shift sitting in one place and pushing a button every so often while they wait for DVT?
I wouldn't be suprised if Ryanair size the opportunity to add a "being allowed to keep your Kindle switched on" supplement to their ticket prices
Re: DAB is pointless @Ben
Regardless of accurate those calculations are, there is a key issue which you failed to factor in. It's all well and good looking at data requirements for one car's radio, but what happens when all the cars (or at least a big percentage of them) in a cell all compete for resources on the call base station?
My guess is that the BS will max out....and I can't see the networks increasing the capacity on all of their cells, and the underlying terrestrial network, just people can listen to the radio
I wonder what percentage of radio listening happens in cars...no stats to hand but I imagine it's quite high, possibly even the majority of all radio listening
I also wonder what percentage of cars are equipped with DAB-capable sets? again, no stats to hand, but I imagine it's pretty low. I know that a DAB radio came as an option when I bought my last car from new, but after reviewing the full options/costs list, I didn't take it.
"One of the Anonymous protesters, who declined to give his name"
Well, that is kind of Page 1, Paragraph 1 of "How To Be Anonymous"
Should have gone to SpecSavers
...that is all
" the $499 before tax and subsidies means it’s roughly where Atom-powered netbooks used to live"
Where were you buying your Atom-powered netbooks from? I would have considered that the going rate for one of those to be around or just over £200/$300
I like it
It's the ultimate expression of rounded corners
"other details I don’t want to go into because of the security situation"
I wonder how he'd feel if somebody leaked that information?
"the companies already have this option at no cost by having your call automatically answered and playing their own recorded message."
At no cost to *them* - if they answer with a long pre-recorded announcement, then the caller is paying from the moment the message kicks in....and have you seen how much it costs to call an 0845 (as so beloved by so many companies these days) from a mobile?
"We share Google’s passion for 10x thinking, and we’re excited to add their rocket fuel to our journey."
I think I speak for us all when I say "Oh, FFS....."
Re: A few other ingredients
"water, yeast and TIME...lots of time."
Or, Water and lots & lots of yeast to get the job done in far less time....probably resulting in a substandard brew IMHO. I've seen some wine kits which claim to complete fermentation in not many days, basically by putting tons of yeast in which will chew through the sugars in next to no time
Casio Jogging watch
The best watch i ever had as a young 'un was the Casio Jogging watch (c.1981). It looked like a calculator watch (and it was) but it also had a load of functions to help out runners, such as pedometer and more-sophisticated-that-the-norm stopwatch. How I *loved* that watch....
Nowadays, my main watch is mechanical automatic...waterproof, reliable, glow-in-the dark, even has a separate 24 hour hand to allow viewing of multiple time zones. And the nice thing about it is that it actually increases in value each year, which is something I've never been able to say about any silicon-based watch I've ever owned.
I thought it might just have been me...
For the last week or so I've had to use the mobile version of the site. Within a few seconds of opening the main version the cooling fans on my i5-based ProBook are running full-pelt trying to deal with some errant processor activity.
I live in the sticks, and power cuts here are common-ish.
One time I was sitting on the sofa and at the *exact* same time I pressed the button on the remote control to turn the TV off, a power cut happened and plunged the entire house into darkness.
For a brief moment, I felt like I held the world's most powerful remote control in my hand.
Glass and glasses
Serious question: is Glass compatible with glasses, or do speccy-four-eyes persons like myself have to live a life devoid of Googley goggley face-mounted tech?
Re: Debian (w/ apologies to the Beach Boys)
Re: Space Cadet
Actually, I quite enjoyed it. There's something about watching a bunch of gullible wannbes humiliating themselves on national television which I find somewhat amusing.
"I wonder what made them choose Ubuntu over Windows?"
Probably a battery protection thing. I have a feeling that Ubuntu (especially if you decide not to load a graphical shell) will be less demanding than Windows when it comes to power draw.
take him out
The Russians have previously demonstrated that they can get someone into a foreign country to perform an assassination on someone they find troublesome...I'm slightly surprised that the Americans haven't tried something similar with Snowden
WeWi communications? Is this for real, or are they taking the piss?
maybe not as crazy as it seems
That whopping great golden goodby is, well, whoppingly great, but think about it for a minute....
He's bound up in NDA's and can't work for a rival company, to protect his last employer's interests. Effectively that means he may not be able to ply his trade again. That sort of situation is quite common, I believe, in senior management....upon leaving a suitably senior position, you may never actually be able to work again, hence the high-value kiss-off payment.
Although, as I said, the sum quoted here does seem on the high side
“What the bloody heck is that for?”....my exact words when I first saw the tower when driving past Northampton.
I did a bit of Googling so knew a bit a bout it, but this article tells a lot more...thanks for that
"The Ecuadorian government also suspects its emails have been intercepted."
After all the press coverage about PRISM, they only *suspect* interception.
I like it
Any time I want to feel better about myself as a human being, I watch an episode on iPlayer...it makes me realise how much better I am than some others.
Re: Windows 7?
Time for the Henry Ford quote again: "If I made what my customers wanted, I'd be making faster horses."
so MS gave their customers an asthmatic donkey...with a limp
Re: The problem...
I agree with it being a good idea to replace the Monkey-Dancer-In-Chief, but who is the natural replacement? So much of the good, long-serving talent from within MS has jumped ship during Ballmer's reign.
From what I've heard/read from him, I would like to have seen Nathan Myhrvold at the helm, but I can't see that happening now
Re: Windows 7?
They could, but I suspect that a very small percentage of them would choose to move to Win8, thus preventing Microsoft from getting a Win 8 sale....which, ultimately, is what they're looking for
Much as I would love to wind Eadon up (where is he these days BTW?) and say I like Microsoft (which generally I do) I don't follow them fanboi-style. They've done a lot to turn me away from their products over the last year or so....and when I saw the words "Steve Ballmer said..." I realise why
A company running on ego? Maybe, but I suspect there's some BS in the fuel tank as well.
Re: What terrorists?
We survived the Blitz (well, WW2 in general) by funding intelligence work through the likes of Bletchley Park, SOE, etc.
And I'm sure that the security services had reasonable budget to fund their work against the IRA (through 14 Int, etc.)
The work that MI5/6 and CCHQ need to do nowadays is higher tech = higher cost = bigger budget.
There's no such thing as a new problem, but inflation is real
Given the media bruhaha of recent days, how much of the increase will be headed straight to the PR department?
If he's technically in neutral ground right now in Moscow, would he not be in similarly neutral ground (and so safe from the local authorities) if he transited through any other airport on a connecting flight?
One thing that the Chines have is sheer weight of population. They can afford to throw people at something and if it fails, there are plenty more where they came from. It might sound harsh to say that they view the general populace as some almost inexaustable commodity, but if you look at their track record with things like mining and general industrial safety, I Think you'll get my point.
That being the case, you could imagine how they could afford to have a few shots at the more ambitious ventures, like a trip to Mars, without worrying too much about the human cost.
Having said that, such a mission would be so high profile, it would be hard for them to keep it under wraps. I can't see them launching 'x' suicide missions to Mars with no mention of launches, until they get it right, and then fanfare-ing their success only when they successfully land someone there
Looking at the length of those scarves that they're wearing, Baker-era Dr Who featured heavily in their research into space travel
Re: "sentencing by BBC Newsnight"
That's exactly how I read it too....mind you, having seen Paxman at work, I think I'd rather throw myself on the mercy of the court
colour me impressed++
If someone put together a billion+ pixel stitched image of some landscape photographs taken down the road from my house, I'd be impressed.
The fact that these images originate from a remote controlled machine on *another f***ing planet* is total amazeballs with added awesome sauce.
Re: About sofas
"the humble sofa...truly one of man's best friends"
and protection from Daleks
@Eadon - .NET "killed off"
"In any case MS have already killed .NET for Metro"
.NET is a development runtime/frameowrk, Metro (as it was called) is a user interface.
Neither is a replacement for the other.
What you probably meant (if you'd bothered to get your facts right and come out with some reasoned argument, instead of your usual knee-jerk anti-MS rhetoric) is that under Windows 8, the runtime of choice is WindowsRT (not to be confused with WinRT).
And, as dogged points out, .NET is not dead.
Do try and keep up...or, even better, grow up.
Re: MS Learning Fail
"For the majority of students, computers - like Eadon - are a tool."
A most excellent soundbyte - here, have an Upvote
Re: MS Learning Fail
Don't get me wrong, I love the Raspberry Pi, but it's horses for courses. The Pi is a great tool for teaching programming and the like, but it's usefulness as a tablet is practically non-existent....so it's not really fair to compare it to the Windows devices referred to in the article
MINIATURE COMPUTER THAT CAN'T BE USED AS A TABLET FAIL
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