I admit I laughed
These immature people deserve what they will get, but I do admit I laughed out loud when I read the 404 joke.
203 posts • joined 8 Aug 2007
These immature people deserve what they will get, but I do admit I laughed out loud when I read the 404 joke.
Even consumers will respond badly to a 40% annual failure rate, and many do use the drives 24/7. That sort of thing poisons the value of the brand.
As usual, check the warranty that's offered with a drive before purchase, particularly with the highest density drives. If the manufacturer offers the minimum warranty, expect minimum lifetime.
We need to eliminate the storage of a large amount of energy in the vehicle. Perhaps one day, roads will have built-in superconductors to supply energy to vehicles via induction. Then you'd need only enough energy to get to a major road.
However, the advent of the aforesaid superconductors would probably change everything else beyond recognition, and the era of driving yourself in your own vehicle might draw to a close.
The existing video cable transmission system sends potentially hundreds of channels simultaneously to each customer, despite no one and no device watching the vast majority of them at any one instant. As a consequence, when you do want to watch something, you see it aggressively compressed with consequent loss of picture quality.
So, the cable companies should switch to using IP transmission exclusively, transmitting only those streams that are wanted. The consumer can get better picture quality because of less compression, and the cable company can start to offer even more shopping channels. Of course, if we had better quality HD available for every channel, we might be less inclined to pay extra for 4K, and they know that.
No comments about this yet, so maybe I have this wrong, but...
Isn't the fuel taken to the sides of the tank by centrifugal force, i.e. a force away from the centre? If so, centripetal force would be the reaction from the tank that stopped the fuel going further out.
If your wife were hit with a well-constructed spear while she was tired, the attack might succeed. If you insist on black and white behaviour, use a machine.
ICANN should be employing a lot of machinery to protect people from themselves.
It would be helpful for both law enforcement and customers, if broadband customers were always given a static IPv4 address plus a group of static IPv6 addresses for as long as they were customers, as with PSTN phone lines.
I note that some (perhaps many?) of the ISP-provided routers have firmware that conspicuously lacks support for DDNS services or supports only one professional DDNS service. ISPs really don't want to encourage VoIP services, which could explode if static addresses were widely available to the average residential customer, OFCOM permitting Or maybe despite regulation.
So what we have here is a battle between ISPs and government, who all want to maximise their control and use of the customer, some for commercial purposes, some for political purposes.
amidst the professionally-produced bullshit we see so much of in the media.
I think most of the world would disagree with you. Our freedoms in the UK are a very new thing in the UK, by historical standards. We have those freedoms not because of government but despite government.
Even today, we have a Home Secretary who will abuse our terrorism laws to detain the relative of a journalist who has politically valuable information. I suspect that, if she weren't restrained by publicity and possible legal challenges, she would have held him as long as it took to get what she wanted.
I view Robert Hannigan's article as a political signal that he's on-message, and equally prepared to abuse and stoke fears of terrorism and child abuse, as if these were the primary physical threats to our people.
"The Apollo program went through an incremental, lengthy test series of every piece of hardware"
Not true, there was a race on to beat Kennedy's deadline and beat the Russians. However, the deaths of three astronauts did concentrate some minds.
40 years ago, money was no object.
By this standard, the Entertainment and Devices division is not a successful business. Far from it. Current Xbox sales are not profitable enough to pay back all the previous losses on Xbox. Now Surface is repeating the same pattern.
Doesn't the final verdict rather contradict the title?
The more shopping channels they can squeeze in the better, from their point of view. Also, anyone who complains is required to do so by telephone, whereupon they can be advised to solve the problem by upgrading.
I hate to imagine the quality of current SD broadcasts from Sky. I have to imagine as I switched to Freesat HD after 12 months, as planned, and now had the dish I needed. Freeview was not an option where I live at the time.
Many people are persuaded to believe that it's digital, so it must be high quality. Few people understand that with analogue, the transmission quality was fixed at quite a high quality standard (for SD), and that the reception was potentially dodgy. With digital, it's essentially the other way around.
I meant plaintiffs, not defendants.
So how much did the lawyers get? The figures suggest about $7 million. I wouldn't be surprised if the suit was their idea and they then went on a short hunt for someone willing to play the part of the wronged idiot.
In the UK, we have a system where defendants can be made offers, such that if they win, but fail to win more than was offered, they're liable for all legals costs after the offer. I doubt such cases would get so expensive in the UK. I am not a lawyer.
Not available to me here in the UK, yet. Maybe the update's been pulled to apply a patch to the patch. Maybe the recent update to Mavericks broke more than TextEdit and Preview on my Mac, also breaking Software Update.
Maybe Apple will one day stop breaking as much as they fix. Grrr.
I read elsewhere that Mark Pritchard MP (one of the others being targeted) said he would contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
That's the insiders' two-fingers-up-to-Leveson-and-public-opinion organisation. Should this MP also resign because of gross naivity? Maybe he's trying to hasten the end of IPSO? I think we can't rely on MPs to help with that, just the opposite. It's probably going to require another child victim, unfortunately.
If it's unreliable, take it back to the retailer, or at least let the retailer know that you're unhappy.
Whatever the price, products must be fit for purpose. Cheap products are not a licence to rip off the customer. Retailers who want repeat custom are likely to be sensitive to complaints about products that are more trouble than they're worth.
As a lay person, everything I hear about shingled drives gives me the willies. It may make sense in big data centres with lots of redundancy, but I will never buy such a drive. Until HAMR or better technology comes along, I'll make do with current PMR, even if that means buying extra drives.
... to use the b word online these days?
... but will it blend?
Seems like a good reason not to trust the app.
Perhaps Ae for Aeon?
Don't assume that Google is only interested in civilian uses. The military spend a LOT of money, and that's attractive to any business. The U.S. government may already be paying Google for research.
I imagine drones are the stuff of nightmares for some security people.
So put some sensors aboard normal commercial aircraft, map the concentrations, and publish the maps. There need be no mystery about where the CCl4 is being released in any sustained way. This isn't a science problem, it's first and foremost a political problem.
"You're", not "your". Someone should be catching these errors before publication.
...they're trans-dimensional beings who have been performing intelligence tests upon us. We keep failing, but they're optimistic that we'll eventually figure things out.
That you can have so many transistors on a chip and reliably get chips that work is mind-boggling. The purity and quality control must be stupendous.
I knew I'd heard of this before. A bit of Googling and I found a reference to some Japanese research from 2009. http://www.wired.com/2009/03/ultrablack/
So, it's just an advert dressed up as news.
My old WD TV has had its share of problems, and the few updates tend to add as many problems as they fix. For example, I also have compatibility problems with network shares.
And speaking of compatibility, I see that WD are cranking up the claims of media compatibility, past the limit of what is reasonable, IMHO. With claims like "Play all your media files on your TV", and "You have it, we'll play it.", there are going to be quite a few annoyed customers. For example, most WD TV boxes have been unable to play my .ape audio files (yes, I know I can transcode to FLAC), despite this not being an exotic format and it looks like this new box can't play those files either.
At the moment, governments can heavily control and tax automotive energy. It strikes me that when electric cars become ubiquitous, this becomes much more difficult.
This techology could become as disruptive to this sort of taxation as the Internet has become to censorship, because it's much less feasible to heavily tax all electrical energy distribution.
OK, let's change the point of view.
Assuming that the capacity is 20kWh (it has to be less than 2.3*9), and the speed is 60mph, the promised 93m range will be completed in a little over 1.5h. Divide the capacity by that calculated time and you get a continuous power rate of less than 13kW for motion. Subtract some for lights, wipers etc.
I'm not surprised that the experienced reviewer baulked at doing a 50m round trip, even with a relatively new battery. What's the range going to be after 8 years of use?
The subheading was changed after I posted my message. Originally, there was no mention of XP.
I considered withdrawing my message, but it's still attracting thumbs up, presumably because of the remaining reference to "everybody".
Not the 25% who are still using XP.
"mixed with dissolved salts like sulphur, sodium and potassium."
If you change "like" to "containing", it will make sense.
Now that DynDNS has ceased its free service, I expect we'll see more battles like this between the free providers, business interests, criminal interests and perhaps political interests of one sort or another.
Roll on IPv6 when everyone can have a static IP address for every device, and end users can then perhaps avoid getting caught in some of the crossfire.
They seem to be contriving to artificially disassemble something illegal into parts that individually may be legal. I very much doubt that they're the first people to try to get away with something like that and I expect there to be plenty of legal precedent.
Any lawyers about who can comment?
I agree that it seems unlikely that a computer is vulnerable if it has no active hardware designed to listen to radio signals. A computer communicating with others on a LAN via wireless networking may not be connected to the Internet, and thus be "air-gapped" as far as the author is concerned. Pus, this all could just be a professional windup aimed at certain people.
However, the short range mentioned is indicative of an attack using Bluetooth which is often enabled by default in laptops and other devices. if you don't need it, turn it off and prevent it being turned on behind your back. The same applies to other sensors such as those using infrared.
When Maile Carnegie said that Google didn't need Australian engineers, she should've been asked why Google had hired them. Any genuine attempt to sensibly answer that question would've been instructive, as would any attempt to evade the question.
.. or TwoCrypt.
I don't see Apple being keen to acquire the brand FartingHippo.
You can't sensibly compare SpaceX with Virgin Galactic. The latter is merely an extremely expensive amusement ride, for people with a very high wealth to sense ratio.
"3gb for the month. That's not a typo."
If you meant 3 gigabytes, you should've typed 3GB.
A lower case b means bit and an upper case B means byte, which is 8 times as large.
When it comes to prefixes, case matters there too. For example, m means milli and M means mega, which is a billion times as large.
Sometimes when people make these mistakes, context rescues the situation. Not always.
"Supercaps are purely electrical devices, not electrochemical"
According to a nice article on Wikipiedia, this is wrong; they're a combination of both, storing most energy electrochemically.
Graphics cards are being sold because they don't make financial sense to use them for mining. Surely the same applies to mining machines upon first sale, whatever technology they're using, else the manufacturers could make more money using them themselves.
I suspect that most buyers haven't figured this out, or they don't plan to pay for the electricity.
It might be more effective to stop a smaller asteroid rotating, and then keep it between the Sun and the crew during storms. You could put nuclear-powered ion drives on the side opposite the crew.
"Someone jostling you in the train? No problem."
Err no, 'cause while your attention is absorbed by Glass, your pocket is being picked...