Re: Since When?
Maybe it's an Asus thing, I have an Asus board in my PC and had to install low profile RAM to fit under the heat-sink. It was surprisingly hard to find 4GB low profile DDR3 sticks.
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Maybe it's an Asus thing, I have an Asus board in my PC and had to install low profile RAM to fit under the heat-sink. It was surprisingly hard to find 4GB low profile DDR3 sticks.
You see WD bought the hard drive business from Hitachi but weren't allowed to keep all of it so half of it went to Toshiba and the other half went to WD where it is now called HGST so HGST drives are either WD drives branded as HGST or Hitachi drives manufactured by WD branded as HGST. Toshiba drives might be Hitachi drives manufactured by Toshiba branded Toshiba or they might be Toshiba drives.
ummm, it's easy enough to get the old passwords, the users give them to you when they log in.
user logs in check password using old hashing method if correct hash password using new method and store as people log in their hashes are updated nobody needs a new password, sure it's not as secure as changing everyone's passwords but it's going to be a lot cheaper.
you can't just keep the last N hashes, if someone decides that your passwords have to be dissimilar then there is no way to test for this. The has for password1 is completely different to the hash for password2 so there is no way to tell from the hashes that the user has just changed the number on the end of the password.
Also some systems, banks for example, ask you to enter the 3rd and 7th characters of your password. Again this isn't possible with a one way hash unless you hash each character individually and then rainbow tables are going to be pretty quick to construct.
It also makes no sense having your keyboard layout in the qwerty style, the dvorak is a much better layout for a keyboard. Thing is once you're used to typing on a qwerty keyboard everything else is a nightmare, same goes for all the modified keys.
Pretty sure the Nokia Here transit on my windows phone does this as well and has done for at least a year. Still it's nice to see other platforms can catch up.
I thought this article was going to say that clients running 7 or 8 embeded didn't need a license, but bringing them into SA is stupid. It might be cheaper than the VDA but,
1. the saving in the cost of the license will be negated by the extra money required for a thin client running windows embeded over something running a linux or wyse OS.
2. SA is still a subscription that you have to keep paying rather than being a perpetual license.
Of course you are right, if you're going to put files online you either accept that they could be accessed by anyone or you encrypt them yourself, but Dropbox shouldn't be claiming that their service is a secure way to store files.
it's not hard to click the big red X once, in fact it's easier than double clicking the top left corner. However, if your mouse pointer is already near the top left corner of a windows then it's quicker (particularly on a laptop) to double click the top left corner. When you have one program out of all the programs on your computer that responds differently then this is a pain.
Chrome and IE both have similar tab layouts and have both removed the application icon from the top left but they have both maintained the double click to close functionality.
since the dawn of time it has been possible to close windows programs by double clicking the top left corner of the window, a hang over from when that was the way you closed windows. In firefox when the orange button arrived we lost this option. I had hoped that when the orange button went and some blank space appeared next to the tabs that this would return but no such luck. Firefox will remain the only browser that needs to be closed from the top right.
Is it just me or does anyone else think PoE is kind of pointless for a NAS.PoE is useful for devices that have to be in a particular location, phones, CCTV cameras, wireless access points. A NAS is just as useful right next to the switch from which it is drawing power. Any device that needs to store data remotely is going to include that capability on the device, most likely through the use of an SD card.
Konica Minolta made one, for it's time a pretty decent camera. Sony also made some, I'm guessing from the Minolta designs after the acquisition.
I think you have two email addresses one sends the files for free but only if your kindle is connected via wifi and the other you have to pay for.
developer unlocking a windows 8 phone is easy you just plug it in to your computer and visit the developer site.
Your windows 7 phone won't run windows 8 though, windows 8 needs a dual core processor.
"Even at home listening to NS10m's I can tell the difference between a Cubase track made at 16bit/44.1 and a track made at 24bit/96Kh."
The important difference here is that you are listening to a track _made_ at higher resolution. Once you bounce that track down and do your mastering from your 24/96 session. You can convert the file to 16/44.1 and you won't be able to tell the difference.
There's just no market for this
You've got the set of people who own a bluray player
A subset of those being the people that own a bluray player that isn't just a playstation or an xbox (fan noise from these devices is going to negate any theoretical audio improvement)
A subset of those being people who have their bluray connected to an audio system that isn't just the TV
A subset of those being people who listen to music at all
A subset of those being people who believe that they can tell the difference between music at 24/96 and a CD.
You see the music industry thinks that the reason people bought DVDs over videos was because they were better quality. This isn't true, the main reason for DVDs becoming popular was that you didn't have to rewind them. Same with CDs, they were smaller than vinyl and unlike tapes they didn't get chewed up. Bluray audio is worse than CD for most people, can't play it in the car, can't put it on your iPod, costs more.
Is it just me that thinks 4.5" isn't particularly mini? The original Galaxy S only had a 4" screen. My HTC Touch Diamond had a 2.8" screen, that was mini.
I'm all for big phones (up to a point) my current phone has a 4.7" screen and I find it useful, but if I want a _mini_ smartphone I kind of expect it to be mini, like the mini car, oh yeah I remember that's not very mini either anymore.
"I would buy a whole lot more CDs, if they weren't STILL pricing at £20-£30 a piece even for old school stuff such as I listen to."
Where are you buying your CDs? I can't remember the last time I paid more than £8 for an album and even that is the price you pay on day of release.
Thunderbolt has some uses, it makes a great universal docking station connector for one.
Using it as an interface for a single portable hard drive via a SATA 3 interface is just stupid. In the future maybe we'll see some sort of PCI-E SSD connected over thunderbolt which would actually take advantage of the speed but ultimately very few people are going to benefit so the price will remain high.
That battery should last at least 10 minutes.
My understanding of these kinds of robots is that they don't actually solve the cube. They instead lookup the current state in a database of solutions. The robotics are pretty clever though. A couple of thoughts though, 1. would it be quicker to use 6 hands rather than 4, 2. are they still spinning the cube at the start and using the camera on the phone to read in the current state? If so wouldn't they be better with 6 cameras so they could scan all sides at the same time?
Alibaba deal in wholesale. If you've ever bought anything from ebay that orginated in China from cheap audio connectors to no name tablets right through to small diesel generators or hand tools. Chances are it was sold wholesale on Alibaba.
"For mobile companies in the bulk / "free" handset segment, selling directly to carriers instead of end-users, Apple and Samsung are not "competitors";"
I agree with you on Apple, but Samsung compete across all phone markets from crappy candy bar handsets that struggle to do much beyond make calls, through a succession of Android devices from the very cheap right up to the S5. They also dabble in other OSes including Windows phone. I'd say Samsung is exactly the company Huawei are trying to compete with.
One of the really useful features of the nokia here maps on my windows phone is that you can choose to download a region of maps to the phone. This means you can download a map of a foreign city you are visiting and actually use some of the features of your smartphone without needing to hunt down a wifi hotspot.
forget $1000 power cords, you're not going to get any kind of decent quality unless you use £1600 Ethernet cables http://www.chord.co.uk/product/chord-sarum-ethernet-tuned-aray/
"But when taking closer look at the actual explanation it becomes even more bothersome. For starters this thing is for i386 (32bit) environments only, that doesn't sound too reassuring to me. I also don't quite grasp the potential of this still being a userland process."
Where to start with this?
First up EMET runs fine on 64bit systems, some of the mitigations are only available for 32bit processes. The ASR mitigation (the one that deals with java in the browser) is available for both 32bit and 64bit processes. However modern versions of IE don't have 32bit and 64bit versions, they run as 64bit and spawn 32bit processes as required to run plugins.
The article you linked to concerns EMET 4.1 and includes a paragraph at the bottom thanking Microsoft for working with with them and I would expect the new release 5.0 to include fixes for the workarounds Bromium labs presented.
A lot of the functionality in EMET is already built in to Windows 7, the toolkit is there either to allow you to configure it on a more granular basis or to add that functionality in to XP or Vista.
Also this is a technical preview of version 5.0 of the tool. Version 4.1 (the current release version) is fully ready for the enterprise.
Seems like quite a short link, what kind of speed can they get over 500m or 2Km of multimode?
If you've only got 60 metres of fibre then it's not going to be a big cost to replace it with singlemode if the need arises.
Judge - "How does 15 years suit you, you selfish little fuck? <Bangs gavel.> Take him down..."
sounds like a great system, of course UK judges don't have gavels.
This is a micro SD card, it's not for putting in your £2000 camera, it's for phones.
Also, this is news because it's the first _micro_ SD card that holds 128GB. You can already get fullsize 128GB SD cards and they are massively faster than this so would be far more suitable for readyboost.
The only thing I can think of so far is a digital camera. Pictures can be geotagged whilst you're out without waiting for acquisition times and without draining the battery too much. Then when you transfer the pictures on to your computer you can calculate the actual locations.
It doesn't work for any kind of live GPS system because your power saving is going to be outweighed by the power use from the data send/receive. Also GPS will stop working if you have no mobile signal.
There's no point for anything with an engine because the power used by GPS is peanuts compared to that generated by the engine.
as above, I've never had a problem with prime. They've even started delivering items on Sunday that you ordered on Saturday.
seems to be some confusion here
Lovefilm by post = huge selection, pretty much any movie you want
Lovefilm instant = poor selection of both old and new films
If lovefilm instant had the selection of lovefilm by post, I'd sign up straight away, and I'd pay more than £5.99 a month. For £15 a month you can get a cineworld cinema pass that lets you watch every film that gets shown in the cinema. It should be possible to produce a streaming service that does the same and includes old films.
PTR records have nothing to do with SSL certificates. I'd bet most websites have either PTR records that don't match the A record or have no PTR record at all.
The certificate for https://gofail.com is perfectly valid so that site should load correctly on any computer, what the site tries to do is load a png from another server/vhost hosted on a different port at the domain. That server has a messed up certificate and won't load if your browser works properly. The site then uses a bit of jscript to show/hide an element to tell you if your browser is vulnerable or not.
yep, loads of people are still on iOS 6 on there phones because they don't want iOS 7
there are loads of podcast apps and I use one of them. Fact is windows phone has built in podcast support with background download over wifi but you can't use it outside of the US which is plain stupid. Even if the podcasts aren't made available in the store they should provide a way to grab the xml link and subscribe that way.
One of the big features on Windows Phone is the integration, you don't need separate apps for facebook or twitter because that stuff is built in to the OS. Podcasts are also built in to the OS just disabled outside of the US
Thing is your clothes stay pretty much the same size, data grows. Photos get bigger, more megapixels. Videos get bigger, HD higher framerates. Emails get bigger, used to be plain text now they're html with images in the signatures. More emails are sent if I want to keep a years worth of emails I need far more space than I did 5 years ago.
"My suspicion is no such scheme has been introduced as it's a useful source of income for the Royal Mail."
There's already a system for opting out of un-addressed mail. http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-and-support/how-do-I-stop-receiving-any-leaflets-or-unaddressed-promotional-material
That should stop the virgin stuff.
" It was designed and implemented for single CPU single core 32 bit PCs with less than 1GB of RAM"
XP worked fine with multi-core CPUs. The NT kernel had always been designed to support multiple CPUs. The 64bit criticism is more valid, XP 64bit is actually fine, it's based on Server 2003 (OS version 5.2) and server 2003 64bit is a decent OS. The problem as you've mentioned is drivers, hardly anyone published drivers for 64bit XP.
I'm personally fine with using Windows 8 on my home PCs. I like how quickly it starts up and I like the changes made to the desktop UI, particularly around dual monitor support. However anyone that claims the start screen is OK is either working for Microsoft or only has 5 programs installed. It's fine if you can remember the name of the program, you just hit windows and type same as you do on 7. When you have no idea about the name and all you can remember is which sub folder of the menu it's supposed to come under, you are in trouble also using the whole screen isn't a good thing when a menu is spread over the entire screen it takes longer to move your mouse from one side to the other.
All in all Microsoft have kind of ruined Windows 8 by reputation. They've fixed it up as best they could in 8.1 now they need to draw a line under it and get Windows 9 out
We don't have a 6 year warranty on anything. Goods have to last a reasonable amount of time what that means is going to vary from item to item. The responsibility for this is with the supplier not the manufacturer, I think most people buy their servers from their favourite distributor I know I do so HP aren't liable for anything.
In any case B2B doesn't count.
I see most people just like to read the headline then head here for a quick rant.
I can't see any issue with what Mozilla are doing here.
To all the people who can't be bothered to read the article, you'll only see these "Adverts" if you install firefox on a new computer and you will only see them until you have visited 9 different websites.
If you are already using firefox then there will be no change, once you've been using firefox for any normal period of time it will be no different to how it is now.
This is no different to the way the start screen for firefox is a google search page.
joystick port on the CPC took any standard stick with a 9 pin D connector. I think you only needed the Amstrad sticks if you wanted two joysticks.
Try getting the DHCP server to hand out a custom DNS address.
I agree, I just can't see this working. The technical side alone is full of holes. Currently you pay for 1 license per household, it doesn't matter if you have 1 TV or 10 TVs, or any mixture of TVs set top boxes, USB dongles, PVRs etc.
In a subscription model every one of these devices is going to need a card. Lets say I have Sky, I have a single sky box but also I have 3 TVs in bedrooms upstairs that don't have Sky subs and are currently viewing free to air BBC. Under the new system do I pay my BBC sub to Sky? Do I then have to pay a second sub for my upstairs TVs? Is that per TV or am I covered for the whole house? If I'm covered for the whole house how many cards am I allowed? What stops me from asking for more cards than I need and giving them away or selling them on the black market?
What about all the devices that don't have card slots? My TV has one but my media PC just has USB tuners, will my subscription cover the cost of new tuners for my PC or can I only use a BBC approved PVR?
Virgin have a huge advantage over all the DSL providers in that they can provide broadband without a phone line. They should make more of this with deals for Internet only or Internet+TV+mobile which would suit loads of people far better than having to pay for redundant a land line.
"However... freeze frame on a scene involving a letter or a page of a book, held at arms length. Most of the time, you can't read the text from a DVD but you can do that just fine from a BluRay. Or watch Apocalypto, for example, one of the best early movies for HD."
I generally prefer to watch all movies like this. I just pause them and then advance one frame at a time, that way I don't miss anything.
Look at the current UK box office top 10 according to imdb
12 years a slave - shot on 35mm, 2K digital intermediate
American Hustle - shot on 35mm, 4K intermediate
The hobbit - shot on red, 2K intermediate
Frozen - digital animation, 2K intermediate
Last vegas - shot on digital, 2K intermediate
The Railway Man - shot on digital, 2K intermediate
Delivery Man - shot on 35mm, 2K intermediate
Mandela - shot on 35mm
Anchorman 2 - shot on digital, 2K intermediate
Paranormal Activity - unknown
So out of 10 films, only 1 uses a 4K process. My point is that this is totally different to when HD arrived. When 1080p came films were being shot and processed at that resolution so the benefits for new films was there. Now people are being sold 4K TVs and the content they are being sold is actually up-scaled 2K.
Where is this 4K content from?
Most cinema is processed at 2K.
4K just strikes me as a way to sell new TVs to idiots.
"The left and right buttons are incorporated in the one piece surface trackpad. This required extreme accuracy in clicking or the cursor went shooting off"
If the trackpad is like the one on my vaio pro then it's one of the better ones. The trick is to learn to use the gestures, don't use the click it's clunky. Tap the pad to left click, tap with two fingers to right click. Once you get used to it, you'll wonder why this stuff was kept to Apple's for so long.
The downside of having a touchpad that supports gestures is that Microsoft think you would like to have random menus appear when you swipe in from the left or right of the pad with no way provided to completely disable.