I received a Sainsbury's voucher in my email this morning.
Not sure I could use that at my Sainsbury's.
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I received a Sainsbury's voucher in my email this morning.
Not sure I could use that at my Sainsbury's.
There's a plant in Spain that works at night.
It's quite spectacular to drive past - even after the sun has gone down.
Not a comment.
There's what looks like a bitcoin ATM in the CEX on Tottenham Court Road.
Shouldn't that be 'ignorant jits' then?
Not sure what you mean by 'messy desktop' or 'inconsistent UI'.
Care to explain more.
My desktop looks pretty neat and tidy, and apart from one or two oddities the UI appears to be consistent ove all the app I use.
I'm currently having a clearout of old magazines.
However, it is essential that I read them all before binning them.
So found only a few minutes ago, from MacWorld July 2009,
"On 22 April, Apple reported a profit of $1.21bn (£835m) for its fiscal second quarter ending 28 March 2009..."
I know it's not the same quarter but....
Didn't they also do the Rabbit thing?
(No not that one)
They don't have to scour the world for this particular story - it's leading every news bulletin in Europe.
Everyone knows that "Venus and Mars are alright tonight".
"...& chocolate hob-nob."
There's no such thing as a singular hob-nob.
It's a packet of Hob-nobs or no hob-nobs at all!
"... wear flat ones that don't need to be removed."
So how come I have to take off my Birkenstock sandals every single time I fly?
If you look at Streetview outside of the Googleplex just where the reported incidents have been taking place, you'll see lost of people standing around - and it's making the arms of many of them rise up above their heads.
There is something there, I'm positive!
The question was "When did Bose enter the headphone Market?" so your answer "try 1970..." is not relevant, nor is any reference to SSB and Plessey.
I worked in the pro-audio business from about 1970, on and off for about 9 years and then full-time until the end of the 90s.
In all that time I never saw a pair of Bose headphones. Sennheiser, AKG and Beyer were the dominant pro manufacturers with Koss dominating the domestic hifi side until Sony and Audio-Technica seemed to push them aside. There were other brands, but mostly irrelevant
According to the Bose website and it's official time-line, Dr Bose conceived the mathematics for noise cancelling-headphones while on a SwissAir flight in 1976. Its prototypes appeared ten years later in 1986 but they were not in production until 1989, and then not available in the consumer space until 2000.
It is therefore disingenuous (and bogus) for Bose claim that they have been developing noise-cancelling headphones for 40 years,
Although I can't immediately find proof, I'm convinced that RACAL were using an identical system of 'anti-noise' at the same time that Bose claim to have invented it. (Bose quote: "ANR is a technique to reduce unwanted noise by introducing a second sound source that destructively interferes with the unwanted noise," ). In the claim against Beats, the earliest patent is from 2004 and appears to introduce the digital domain into the second souce sound - something that should be fairly obvious to anyone working in that area.
Also, your claim that "..everyone came and used it, there are USD $30 Japanese headphones, and there are USD $500 German headphones, all licensed and blessed by Bose." is contradicted by Bose themselves here:
"Our patents cover our unique approach to active noise cancellation," Carolyn Cinotti, director of public relations at Bose.
"Other companies may have their own unique approach. We don't license our technology to other headphone manufacturers."
did Bose enter the headphone market?
Certainly not in 1974.
According to the firm's own website, Dr Bose didn't come up with the basic idea for noise cancelling headphones until 1978.
Therefore any claim that Bose has been working on noise cancelling technology for 40 years is bogus.
(And I'm sure that I heard a story about RACAL doing noise canelling headgear for pilots at about the same time.)
Both myself and my younger daughter can retrace our steps to a starting point without any difficulty over a journey of several tens of miles in unfamiliar territory. We can also revisit a place having only been there once - even if was many years ago. My wife and my elder daughter are completely unable to do either - even if the the journey was only an our ago!
My youngest amazed us when she was about 3 years old, by taking my wife back to our parked hire-car in a huge, crowded, Florida theme-park parking-lot when she could barely see over a car bonnet.
She did the same in London once aged about 5. We had parked up near UCL in Bloomsbury. We split up, I went with my eldest to an event and the wife and the yongest went off to go shopping in the Covent Garden area.
At the appointed hour she reappeard at the car with mother in tow, with mother saying "I don't know how she did that - but she's walked straight back here and I've been following all the way."
Just the same with the wife's Ford Ka. It doesn't start working until the engine is well and truely warm.
We do get the instances though (when it is warm), of the engine shutting off just when you want to pull away - and , as in the post above, it sometimes starts itself if you are sitting in a queue for any length of time.
Are you sure about using phones instead of Oysters?
Only yesterday I was talking to the man at my station barrier and he said that you couldn't and he hadn't heard any news about it coming. card-clash yes, but phone-bonk...?
Smaller = more dazzle
I get dazzled by the ridiculously bright "points" of light from the current crop of pushbike headlamps.
I can generally see them over a mile away and sometimes they are brighter than the car light behind them - unless the car behind is an Audi with its side-lights on.
This is a cork.
I can't see (from the photo anyway) how the two plugs can mate - regardless as to which way round the attempt is made.
The tongue in the centre of the new plug has to have a finite thickness which means that it will always bang up against the fixed part of the the receiving socket - unless of course there is a chamfer (not obvious) which then causes the tongue to bend the correct way - moving its contacts away from the mating contacts in the receptacle.
If it works then brilliant, but...
But that was a rose thorn DNA testing device not a phone - so no prior art there (unless the iphone can do DNA testing from rose thorn)
Was it the Billy Cotton version with the radio traffic "P Popsi, P Popsi ...."?
'cos if it was, it was the first record I bought too.
10 incher and it must be up in the loft somewhere.
No burners on a Vulcan.
"Creating a specification that must be complied with is much different than restricting trade. Apple does the very same thing with all it's products and software"
Except that Google do not make any phones. Apple can do it because they make the phone and the OS and, as far as I can see, that doesn't restrict trade.
I've just come back from a holiday/wedding in Spain with 2 companions who each own a Galaxy 4S.
One was permanently complaining about battery life (though to be fair, he did seem to have an unhealthy addiction to FB) and the other (who was complaining about her phone before she arrived) swearing that when the contract was up she was getting an iPhone.
What was quite interesting, that in similar circumstances, the iPhone and the iPad in the other room, picked up and connected to access points much quicker than either of the sammies.
I must say though, that the camera on the Galaxy produces much better pictures than my iPhone.
"I've got a lot of page 2s and I can't work out which ones goes with which page 1."
(Clue: older person, management consultant.)
How's about it knowing that it has wandered away from your iWatch and therefore might have been 'lifted'?
Wasn't it called something like 'Neal's Yard Abbatoir'?
(For those not getting the joke, at the time Neal's Yard was a hive (or epicentre - as the BBC would describe it) of health-food/whole-food/vegetarian/alternative therapy businesses.)
If it would fly in front of you?
It could be following anybody!
BoldMan is doing the right thing.
Every day when I'm on the tube now I get multiple warnings about avoiding Card-Clash.
If the touch-and go card readers can't differentiate between an oyster and a Visa then what hope is there?
A couple of nights back I was in Tesco buying some Champagne Magnums (the ice-cream not the bubbly) and the chap in front of me was trying to bonk with a card. After about 4 failed attempts he
stuck the card in the reader and entered his PIN.
Is it one of those weird things you do once you fasten a GoPro to your head?
an interception point in Seeb monitors coms entering the Red Sea.
Except that iMessage is not SMS as it works with computers that are not phones and also with non-cellular iPod and iPads. It is not tied to a number but to a user.
And here's me thinking that there was a room full of anoraks at the other end.
Also what colour dress she was wearing and how many children she had.
I'm amazed I haven't heared anyone mention this before.
According to the nokia he didn't becasue it says the world record is 20.53ms
Or do they use some weird microsoft time units?
If the BOFH and the PFY got to control it?
I fully expected to see George Clooney drifting by in that video..
And at least a half-dozen shoe shops.
Or did it have a bunch of GoPros attached to the bottom?
But there was also another called Text 'n Walk at the same time.
There's been an iPhone app available since 2009
(still only shows the feet though!)
I remember when all the Saville stuff started to break, Clifford was quoted as saying (something like) "There's an awful lot of famou people going to be very worried now."
This has nothing to do with the missing flight.
I often wondered why the Google Earth imagery of Holland went from fanstatic to barely useable a few years ago. and also why several other high-res pictures siddenly became similarly bad.
The example I would quote is of the prison in Scheveningen in Den Haag.
Originally the view was so fanstastic you could see the schadow (sorry) of the tennis net on the court and actually see the netting (true - not making it up for effect). It was also possible to clearly identify individual items in the exercise yard. I'm sure that if any of the tennis-playing inmates had access to the pictures they could easily have identified themselves too - particularly the guy doing press-ups (and his guard).
A short distance from the prison is Madurodam, Holland's world-famous model village. The images there of the model jumbos at Schipol and the ships in Rotterdam were as good as the images we now see of real life ships and planes now.
It's all gone - the Holland imagery is now rubbish - as is Paris and London.
Except that Apple doesn't have a proprietry charger. It's charger will charge every make of phone.
And the Needle-nardle-noo pliers are quite good for removing goons.
Generally you will find them with the several 3-way 13A plug adaptors that the wife has put away so that you know where they are.
Not really. Back in the 60s and 70s there was an amazing shop at the bottom end of Steep hill that was a lot like Proops. It was run by an amiable soul called Johnny Birkett.
He sold loads of 'government surplus' and had all manner of stuff in his window and store rooms (plus all those cheap Eagle things). It was where you went if you wanted an HF receiver from a Lancaster bomber or a servo gun-sight for your Aden cannon.
Rumour has it that when a Vulcan at Scampton was desperately short of an item that stores couldn't get (even VOG) (never understood what that meant) a quick call to Johnny Birketts was enough to keep our nuclear deterrent on QRA (I knew what that one meant).