697 posts • joined 24 Jul 2007
Re: NFC? . . . .Sid_the_Kid
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.
That's not a cork.
This is a cork.
How does it fit?
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...
Re: The iPhone was a copy anyway
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)
Re: Is it just me...
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.
Re: Hardly any different than....Dan Paul
"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.
Re: slagging off the competition
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 my Page 2s all mixed up.
"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.)
Re: Re distance from your pocket
How's about it knowing that it has wandered away from your iWatch and therefore might have been 'lifted'?
Re: Tax avoiders?
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.)
Wouldn't it be more useful
If it would fly in front of you?
It could be following anybody!
Beware of Card-Clash
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?
I'm wondering how
an interception point in Seeb monitors coms entering the Red Sea.
Re: I really don't see...
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.
If he'd been a woman it would have been obligatory
Also what colour dress she was wearing and how many children she had.
Re: Amazed its not called an iTV
I'm amazed I haven't heared anyone mention this before.
Did he really beat it?
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?
And what would happen
If the BOFH and the PFY got to control it?
I fully expected to see George Clooney drifting by in that video..
Re: No Bar!!
And at least a half-dozen shoe shops.
And how much wifi info did it slurp on the way round?
Or did it have a bunch of GoPros attached to the bottom?
Re: Prior Art
But there was also another called Text 'n Walk at the same time.
Re: Prior Art
There's been an iPhone app available since 2009
(still only shows the feet though!)
Re: mirrors the endless discussion of Max Clifford's penis
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.
Re: Deja Vu
Except that Apple doesn't have a proprietry charger. It's charger will charge every make of phone.
Re: Needle nose pliers
And the Needle-nardle-noo pliers are quite good for removing goons.
Re: @ Aaiieeee
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.
Proops (in Lincoln)
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).
There's still a Henry's in the Edgware Road, same location for the last 40-odd years. Not sure if it's the same ownership though as all the other shops seem to have gone.
Then there was Lasky's (the length of TCR)!
I've still got a load of Bulgin plugs (but no sockets) bought from Home Radio.
With regard to Maplin prices, they were the cheapest place to buy the little half-length lithium PRAM batteries for the original iMacs. I seem to remember buying them at about £3.90 or thereabouts. Now they are over £9.00 - which is a bit steep when I can buya pack of 4 AA Lithium Enenergisers for less than £6.00.
Re: Two way adapters
And then, after christmas, you'll find them all where the wife put them.
It might be made of plastic but it's certainly not plasticky. In fact it feels like enamelled metal.
I must admit that after the launch of the 5S and 5C all I saw were 5Ss, even in the phone shops - the 5C was nowhere to be seen.
However over the last 3 or 4 weeks I have seen an increasing number of 5Cs, mostly (as reported above) in the hands of young (teenage) girls.
One exception is an eighty-year-old client of mine who has bought a green one.
I am tempted to get one myself to replace my trusty reliable iPhone 4 - which iOS7 has turned into a dog!
Re: Buzzwords buzzed my sheeple!
But some of these quad-copters (or whatever the correct term for them is) are not toys.
Take a mosey down to the Excel next week and you will see a range of these things, ranging in size from a couple of feet across to a couple of metres across and capable of lifting hefty DSLRs with remote pan, tilt and zoom.
I'm guessing that the flyer in this case was on the larger side because the overall stability is very, very good and the height it acheives is impressive. (Yes it could have been stabilied in post, but I don't think it was).
As I've said earlier, this kid knows how to fly this thing.
The BBC used something like this over the flooded tracks at Datchet - but their film was nowhere near as good.
I didn't realise what a beautiful city it is.
This lad's film is a brilliant promotion for the city.
And...This kid can really fly.
Re: Didn't Apple deep-six profssional users with Final Cut Pro X ?
Why not look up some new comments - July 2011 is a long time ago.
That was then. Look at the date of the link you cited - two and a half years ago! A lot has changed since then.
The Film is being edited by 6 editors working on the latest version of FCP X working together as a distributed job working with 4K video and 40TB or raw footage.
Here's a quote from an editor of 37+years experiencel
"We have been using FCPX on a professional level for a long time now, so the fact that a Hollywood studio feature is being cut on it neither surprises me, nor does it make any difference to us. But I hope it will finally stop some people from still posting idiotic statements as "FCPX is not ready for professional use" on various forums. "
Re: Final Cut Pro X?
Wrong. Warner Bros have a $100M film being edited in FCP X right now. And from what I've been reading in various video-related postings, some of those who abandoned the FCP ship after the intiial launch have been revisiting and are finding that the new version is so easy to use and so slick (and capable) that many are adusting to the new workflow and returning to the fold (as it were).
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equals 1000 megaspliffs
Re: How the Mighty Have Fallen - Samsung are simply better value
Until they Kack.
Re: How the Mighty Have Fallen
Daughter bought a Samsung TV, we bought them a Samsung cinema system to go with it.
Just over 18 months later the TV screen went kack. 6 or so months after that the surround sound went kack.
No more Samsung anything for me.
On the other hand, I know a number of Sony Trinitrons (and some monitors) still going strong.
So are these patents 'world' patents or just 'American' patents ? (regardeless of were they are held)
Just tried it here on Bing and HMRC came up first as well - no ads either.
If there's anyone out there who can print me out a bunch of Archive and Quill files from 4MB ED floppies.
d love to hear from them.
Re: Nice article, thanks Reg
"It got to the stage where people wanted standard floppy drives and to use standard printers."
WhenI eventually retired mine (it's in the loft staring at me when i go in there) it had twin 3.5 inch floppies and was on its second 'standard' printer. The first was the universally popular Citizen LSP10. Evenually I got sick of the noise and replaced it with an Epson Laser that cost me about £700 (possibly more). Both of them connected with a 'standard' serial to Centronics (bought for about £29 at MicroAnvica's first shop in TCR.)
I'm another one who didn't have problems with microdives - but as soon as the floppies came along the MDs were never used again.
That machine earned me quite a lot of dosh at the time. Th Psion suite along with Tony Tebby's QJump OS made it a terrific machine to use.
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