49 posts • joined Monday 23rd July 2007 16:06 GMT
A call from 00 356 .......is the country code for Malta. so like the callers above it an offshore calling farm
" guess the free office apps confirm MS office will be along shortly too."
there is already free MS Office apps with CloudOn http://www.cloudon.com/
death and taxes
most insurance policies have a "Single item" limit....mine is £3000 so any item above that limit you have to tell the insurance company and register the item with them. so i suspect she didn't register the gold with the insurance company who no doubt would have said "put it in a bank safe"...and a bank would have to tell the tax office due to the high value...money laundering rules etc. So no doubt she kept it out of the bank to stop paying tax on as capital gain. Hence keeping it at home and therefore wasn't covered by the policy.
BluRay and Sony XDCAM disk is similar and the XDCAM's hold either 23 GB of data (PFD23, single-layer, rewritable), 50 GB (PFD50, dual-layer, rewritable), 100GB (triple-layer, rewritable) or 128 GB (PFD128QLW, quad-layer, write-once). So no doubt this disk will be close to the variant you are talking about, but it will be used Professionally not on the consumer side as the article talks about Pro.
This isn't about BluRay but the net Generation of XDCAM disk used in Professional TV Production http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XDCAM
But 3840 x 2160is not 4k is called Quad Full HD...ie 4 x 1920x1080 pictures.
Cinema 4k is 4096x2160 and a Full 4k screen costs a loot more than your average home set
i think you find 77.9% of GM business is with other nations other than the USA http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2009/06/04/business/04overseas.graf01.ready.html
Got to say i travel "a lot" (280 days last year) for business and use the E-gates all the time at Heathrow, never had a problem with its a quick and easy way to get through the airport. I suspect if you first encounter them it might be a bit of a hassle but with anything to do with airports it about managing the flow of people.
Re: DDoS attack?
Anonymous Coward.... the police or phone company will never just say Okay.....the phone company will do some basic checks...what date does you bill go out of your account, can you name 4 numbers that you call most frequently, what bank account details are they attached on the account etc before they will block the phone if your not giving then full security information.
Microsoft Office for the iPad
"Microsoft Office for the iPad: Microsoft told The Reg late last month that reports of Office coming to the iPad were based on "inaccurate rumors and speculation." They were telling the truth – so far, at least."
I use CloudOn for my Ipad and can edit Office documents just fine http://site.cloudon.com/
They love me, they love me not, They love me, They love me not.....
Rose are Red, Violets are blue, Microsoft squishes bugs, just for you!!!!
you said it yourself
You wrote "we're anti-just-about-everybody." well you said it yourself! How about being nice for a change and not being that cold, sniping, whining "rag" that you can be. Maybe then the other children might speak to you and let you play in their games!
Well seems the Belgium justice department have messed up in the ruling and mention all domains with www.piratebay.* but not tracker.piratebay.org etc....so looks like they have completely messed the ruling up
Re: In which case ....
Qu Dawei said <If the sad thing is that the government and councils would never have done this (set up this site) themselves, then we clearly need another two sites: </Quote>
Well if you had a little bit of Google-Fu you see that Fixmytransport comes from the idea of
http://www.fixmystreet.com/ Report, view, or discuss local problems
(like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting) which is also run by Mysociety.
the Daily Torygraph seem to have nabbed this story from the MEN exclusive...nothing like a bit of recycling over the christmas period.
Sounds like someone needs to know about the Prey Project http://preyproject.com/
Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It's lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works.
can't patent beer????
They beg to differ
HEINEKEN TECHNICAL SERVICES B.V. (2e Weteringplantsoen 21, ZD Amsterdam, NL-1017, NL)
Abstract of EP0307051
The invention relates to a beer having an alcohol content of maximally 3.5% by volume. For obtaining a beer of this type having good flavour properties, the invention is characterized in that the beer is a mixture of beer obtained by conventional fermentation and unfermented wort product reconstituted with water.
more to the point what have they done to the .co.uk google home page this morning....
why are they using an American skylight on a .co.uk site? surely it should be tilbury, belfast or liverpool docks for the UK
so 60 minutes of 1080p is around 1.2GB (figures from bbc Iplayer) so even if you have BT unlimited *cough* which has a package with a cap of 100GB per month you can only use the device for 2hr 40 minutes per day before you use up all you bandwidth and thats without email, general surfing etc as well. So God forbid that your on a 20GB or even 10GB cap a month . So till the UK ISP get their act together and remove these small caps this kind of cloud based entertaint technology isn't going to fly.
Theora is nothing but small web video
Theora does have a major architectural problems with regards any encoding with HD video in that the max motion vector length is only 16 pixels. In non-technical terms, that means that the codec can only track MOBS (motion of objects) between two sequential frames of less than 16 pixels. At low resolutions, this isn't a problem, but at highresolutions, it just doesn't work....one of the reasons it never be good in HD
The cooling off period and right to cancel do not apply to contracts for:
• goods made to the customer's specification;
• perishable goods (flowers, fresh food);
• CDs, DVDs, and tapes with software, audio or video if unsealed;
• newspapers and magazines;
• betting, gaming and lotteries
Lets hope Google don't delete there images before fixing some of the school boy error is there street view maps, the classic being in soho where they have the street going through some buildings not where it should be going.
Ps. yes it was reported on the first day Street View was released, Google are as speedy as Apple at fixing their errors.
on a budget
Easyjet and Ryanair what a suprise, I blogged a while back about how they extort money out of people http://www.kking.co.uk/blog/2009/04/flying-on-budget-airline.html and how booking a traditional flight with BMI can save you hundreds. Nice to see the commission thinks the same :-)
testing the figures
I have to say that looking at the figures they might seem big but they are true for us as a SMB...we've monkey'd around with Virtualization and now going to take the plunge and remove a number of legacy plus web systems to VM. About 33% of our servers will be VM by the end of the month, not just to save cost but space and get over the dying hardware on older boxes therefore keeping maintenance down and freeing up our valuable rack space needed to expand.
Sing with me Tom
what was missed from the original article "ITV is not the only media company that is having to write down the value of websites acquired in 2005 and 2006. Daily Mail and General Trust has cut the value of dating and shopping websites, while the American firm EW Scripps wrote off almost the entire £210m it paid for the price-comparison website Uswitch."
as Tom Jones would say "Its Not Unusal....." lots of companies which were over valued and bought in the bubble are now getting crunched.
"Fraud implies deception, No?"
No precise legal definition of fraud exists; many of the offences referred to as fraud are covered by the Theft Acts of 1968 and 1978. Generally, the term is used to describe such acts as deception, bribery, forgery, extortion, corruption, theft, conspiracy, embezzlement, misappropriation, false representation, concealment of material facts and collusion. For practical purposes fraud may be defined as the use of deception with the intention of obtaining an advantage, avoiding an obligation or causing loss to another party.
i think they got it...
2012, and rushed through in the summer as we're all too rapped up in the Olympics to notice....
Passive field, January two thousand and twelve.
A nation that stands alone.
Cold voices, faces pale, gathered unto their judgment day. -
track: Honour - VNV Nation
RE: BBC to clever for me!
P.Alan Smith said "I may be sitting in the middle of East Anglia, but the portal for the company's net is in Germany and the BBC don't like that. I have to watch at home where I've already got a TV ..."
Why are you wasting company resources watching TV online haven't you got enough work to do???
"supercomputers and mainframes???"
Come on guys get with the programme a lot of facilities that use data transfer as their bread and butter use fibre or copper. Frankly i would go as far as every television editing company (my industry) uses fibre to the edit work stations which nowhere near mainframes or super computers more like desktops with ego problems.
"10Gb Ethernet offers similar speeds, though is still a developing technology," I think the technology is more than mature and frankly is being rolled out in facilities across the country to the desktop.
Get yourself to storm watch
i think the Reg staff need to get themselves to Storm Watches as they have had watches of much the same design for about a year,
See http://blog.kking.co.uk/blog/_archives/2007/9/21/3243827.html for my love Storm Circuit with LED display
"Steve any fingerprinting in the modern digital age is going to be based purely on the binary codes that make up your video, they'll have sweet f*%k all to do with your content!"
Lglethal, may I suggest you read http://www.digimarc.com/tech/docs/dmrc_mpeg4_dwm.pdf and maybe you'll understand why the content has everything to do whi what the watermark can be can how it is held in the file.
The Abstract in case you don't want to click on the link —A novel MPEG-4 compressed domain video watermarking method is proposed and its performance is studied at video bit rates ranging from 128 to 768 kb/s. The spatial spread-spectrum watermark is embedded directly to compressed
MPEG-4 bitstreams by modifying DCT coefficients. A synchronization template combats geometric attacks, such as cropping, scaling, and rotation. The method also features a gain control algorithm that adjusts the embedding strength of the watermark depending on local image characteristics, increasing watermark
robustness or, equivalently, reducing the watermark’s impact on visual quality. A drift compensator prevents the accumulation of watermark distortion and reduces watermark self-interference due to temporal prediction in inter-coded frames and AC/DC prediction in intra-coded frames. A bit-rate controller maintains the bit rate of the watermarked video within an acceptable limit. The watermark was evaluated and found to be robust against a variety of attacks, including transcoding, scaling, rotation, and noise reduction.
This is a general comment and not just directed at you Lglethal
I wish some people who leave comments on articles would at least be read up on the subject they are commenting on and not just shouting from the choir.
bbc recipe is a bit off
I got this from http://www.podrush.net/default.aspx?id=9f5347a5-dbb3-4bea-92f2-0770def2a6f6
The chef mixes the charred chillies with 4½ of garlic flakes, more than 2lb of dried shrimps, 6½lb of palm sugar, 2½lb of shrimp paste, more than 2lb of tamarind and 9 pints of vegetable oil. It is served cold.
Having eaten in the Thai Cottage on many occasions I can say that the black chilli sauce they were making is amazing. If your ever in Soho, London its just off Wardour Street oppisite The George Pub. Its a place well worth checking out. great food as tested by the Bomb Squad.
640x480....what kind of res is that for a "SLR"
I'll stick to the Canon EOS-1D Mark III with 110 full-resolution JPEG images rather than some res that more approriate for a Fisher Price Toy.
If you want the stats on shooting RAW, (A proper mans format) the
start-up time, maximum continuous shooting speed, and shutter release lag.
The fastest digital SLRs
1 Nikon D3 - start-up 0.12sec; 9fps; 37ms shutter release lag
2 Nikon D2HS - 0.2sec; 9fps; 37ms
3 Canon EOS-1D Mark III - 0.2sec; 10fps; 55ms
4 Nikon D300 - 0.13sec; 6fps; 45ms
5 Nikon D2XS - 0.2sec; 5fps; 37ms
"I'll leave you to work out what the content providers are going to tell the Beeb to do. There will be two short words containing three Fs."
"The BBC is their own content provider, and so are likely to be slightly more polite to themselves."
I'm afraid that the BBC do not own the content, they only have the right to broadcast it in a short window. The independent production companies that make the programs now own the rights.
The BBC has agreed new Terms of Trade for commissioning programmes from independent producers, it was confirmed on Monday.
The agreement was reached with Pact, the trade association representing the commercial interests of the producers. It will apply retroactively from January 6, 2004.
Under the new terms, the BBC has agreed that independent producers will own the copyright, and all other rights, to the programmes they produce. The corporation will then licence the programming for use across its TV channels for five years. Repeat usage fees will be paid by the BBC to the producers when the programme is used in a way not covered by the initial licence fee. This licence will also cover "public service" new media rights. The licence can be extended on a rolling two-year basis whilst the programming is recommissioned.
Independent producers will also retain control of all distribution rights to their programme, "subject to certain protections required to protect the BBC's licence," although the BBC will still "be entitled to a share in net profit from the exploitation of all rights in the programming."
The two big ones there were sitel/clientlogic which is a outsourcing customer service company and Taxi inc there advertising company.
You got to support and advertise for more customers while your product is going down the pan.
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