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Chrome most secured and Popular Corporate Spyware ever.
I presume the prices are AUD and not USD?
An interesting PC with a somewhat too small screen based on the Victor 9000 / ACT Sirius1
Both far far better than "official IBM PC" of the era, but not "compatible". Lacking the Reality Distortion field of the Apple, Apricot is now gone sadly.
Not many of today's Jobsian latter day disciples remember OS 9 to realise the X in OS X is a 10, and not "Echs".
Though perhaps Apple is fond of the X and one the more recent releases really ought to be OS 11 ?
It's a really good non-Linux really "Real time" OS. (Linux can at best be "kludged" to be real time). It's quite old and used for storage controller cards, embedded systems. You know, stuff that maybe has an LED or two as a UI.
So bound to take some time to add a GUI. Though years ago QNX got a sort of UNIXy bloat and an attack of X Windows I think, so not exactly from scratch.
Still strange idea I thought to buy QNX, though it does (or did) have a good reputation as a RTOS. Handy for running an actual Phone stack on.
"Television broadcasting is horribly inefficient: a massive transmitter blankets a huge area with a single frequency, while a neighbouring transmitter has to be on a different band to avoid interference – but that means the neighbouring transmitter's band lies empty on the far side of the first transmitter, which is where a low-power White Space device can lurk."
Wrong. TV Broadcasting is up to 10,000 more efficient than Internet solutions.
Wrong. It's only mostly empty. It's stupid simplistic analysis like this that is leading to the fantasy of "white space"
Mobile / Cellular radio has to use 3 to 9 channels with only one available to a particular person for a similar reason.
Wasn't this in 2010? papers missed Christmas and filed it for this year?
Why do people use Facebook at all?
Don't they know how to use Email and the CC and BCC as well as TO
Maybe I should design a local Email client that runs in a Browser and looks like Twitter/facebook/Linkedin?
Wait till the summer before doing Disk upgrades.
Buy it ONLINE and get the Download at once and the DVD is posted to you?
Perhaps they will do that next. Or can you do it now on Tesco's online delivery Site?
Seeing as someone is likely to put the Jars of Pickles and Block of Cheese on top of the Bread, I've only used Tesco's online delivery to send my Mum flowers.
Anyone is welcome to use their online service and get the delivery to my address though.
But probably only by RF boffins
Other well known and less well known tech heroes before 1950s
(Hedy is near the bottom, it's an almost unordered list though)
Grace Hooper and Cobol is too "modern" for the list..
It was redesigned because someone nicked the original when it was on tour. Though when I visited it, I didn't think it was the original, but more mock-up done by someone who had glanced at it once.
I do remember Ian & Barbara being suspicious of Susan's answers and wanting to meet her Grandfather and following her.
Even as a small kid that seemed like a couple of massive plot holes, I may have missed part that made it more believable:
1) Why was she at School /College?
2) How did she get enrolled without address, biirth cert etc?
Someone once said the Best SF is where there is only one "unbelievable" fact . Of course Dr. Who isn't SF now, if it was once. Sort of a rubbish mixture of Horror and Teenage drama now. I guess it gets such good ratings because the dilution of Multichannel T, Reality TV, Soaps, phone in and such that TV is generally now so poor we are reduced to to watch DVD box sets.
If there are repeats of any good programs they are either on daytime or pay tv.
It was a bad "merger" and degraded Siemens' excellent support & Services.
No doubt too much middle managers.
It was a gift to the Chinese.
NSN has been a disaster for Telcos, Nokia and Siemens.
But it SHOULD be Opt-in for Online tracking,
People doing bad stuff is no justification for other people to do bad stuff.
1) HDCP is simply an irritant and extra cost for consumer as content is pirated either from the disc or the transmission (a lot more conveniently as the content is professionally compressed).
2) It doesn't even be secure anyway.
It's simply a royalty revenue stream for Intel. It's pointless, not needed, protects nothing even if it wasn't circumvented and can easily be circumvented.
It should be dropped on all BD players and HD receivers to reduce cost. Then after a while TV makers can drop it too and save money.
They will say this is what they do with the current ink pigments, hence the current high cost :(
It's only the "cloud" if it's run and owned by someone else and off site and you don't know or care how many physical servers it is.
But it needs to be 1/2 the price.
First and last Apple product we had.
it eventually spent most of its time running CP/M on 1Mbyte 8" floppies using a Z80 card. A Research Machine 380Z or S100 system would have worked out cheaper.
The next computer was an ACT Sirius 1 (Victor 9000). Then PCs. It took 4 years for the PC to catch up with Sirius 1.
We got a contract service/maintaining TRS80, BBC Micros, Apple II, Research Machine 380z etc in schools. Most of the computers in Schools in early 1980s a sheer waste of money. They should have bought the teacher one for home first.
Even in the mid 1990s teaching trainee secretaries about PCs, Computer Filing, Word-processing and Spreadsheets the easiest ones to teach and best students came from schools with no computers.
Computers in schools could have achieved so much more. Even today the "tool" is badly taught and under utilised.
You're new here Iainn?
Unlike most Authors she helped newcomers. Her love of Opera and Music is obvious.
The later Pern books maybe suffer by being more written to satisfy the demands of Pernese Fandom than her own. Plenty of good reading apart from Pern or the later Pern books.
Many of her books are better than some more popular authors. Depends what you expect. Pern is a tricky mix of SF and Fantasy actually.
Connectivity isn't cheap enough, reliable enough or ubiquitous.
Letting Google mind all your data? Stupidity.
No real saving in cost. This has been the case for over 25 years that a computer that has a terminal application is a comparable price or cheaper than a full function graphics terminal.
Not a new concept either. Simply a different protocol to the past (VT220, X-Windows, Citrix, VNC etc). If you have enough "grunt" to run a modern browser and all the stuff for remote docs and video you only need storage to have a decent real computer.
A Traditional OS too complicated? Well iOS and Android are appliance type solutions and OS X is heading that way. MS Windows and Ubuntu is attempting to be like that hence newer versions more irritating to those needing "traditional" flexibility in configuration, desktop and applications.
So called "Cloud Computing" (a new name for an old system, older than Microcomputers or PCs) is a complement not a replacement for either the "Appliance" type gadget (locked down tablet, like Archos, Apple, Kindle, Android) or full fat OS experience (GNU/Linux without a limited tablet interface, Windows XP and earlier, older versions of OSX, Solaris, various IBM stuff etc).
If you *COULD* do a Chromebook for $50, probably a netbook could be $50. So it would be still doomed. ANY Computer or "appliance device" with decent Browser can do what a Chrome book does.
They are not spending enough and it's a pale shadow of what it used to be.
Some of the stuff of course is worthless and stupid. Without enough resources and budget too much will be trivial.
The BBC Database thinks otherwise.
(which even lists nearest city rather than my ISP HQ).
My IP rarely changes (pool of 3 I think according to Fixed Wireless channel used)
I'm on a 14km Microwave link. Not DSL or Mobile.
Odd. I wonder can we persuade the Beeb to use your database for iPlayer?
I've El Reg maybe twice ever from UK and I always had the ratings.
Maybe you mean which domain people use to access your site?
A real weepie.
I try to avoid them
I have a gmail address I can send and receive, but do web mail on other accounts. Mostly I use a regular Imap & PoP3 client.
When I have to use a "creepy" Google App I use a standard browser. I don't use Chrome "spyware" either.
If I was buying something especially for Google Apps, I'd make sure and buy a Google approved device. Archos and others AGES ago had devices not support by Google so no Google Apps.
You sir should not have been given space to blow your ill-informed Trumpet on El Reg.
If I bought a "kindle" anything though it would have to support technical PDFs. Or maybe I'd buy two, a big one for PDFs and paperback book sized one for novels.
However I'm happy with my laptop (1600x1200 so allows A4 PDFs) and paper novels. Maybe when price drops for an 10" to 11" approx kindle I'll buy it and a small one.
Google apps would be irrelevant. As would iPads.
The post is required, and must contain letters.
People just want a connection, a pipe.
Operators have NOTHING else that people want or need.
SMS? Charging lots for something that costs nothing...
They charge about x300 times per MByte for voice (2G, 3G) than Data. Expect data prices to double when the old licences to print money (SMS and voice) evaporate.
maybe they will next open source the Flash player.
Sounds not impossible now.
But Shirley the "blues Bros" should get a mention in passing at least?
Mines the one stuffed with DVDs.
Hardly an unbiased commentator.
Don't tell anyone ARM is based in the UK or UK "investors" or the Government will find a way to wreck them.
Inmos Transputer was a good idea too.
Yet again the promising Linux has shot itself in the Feet. Removing both legs.
Not everyone uses a Tablet / Mini-Netbook.
Debian + Ice Window Manager for Older HW anyone?
It doesn't make sense that newer versions of OS need new HW unless your partner(s) are AMD or Intel.
Essentially the only bit of PCs that wear out are the keyboards and Mice and on Laptops/Netbooks additionally the Battery.
Of course HDD or SSD can fail any time.
No one owns a Cat. A Cat might think it owns you.
Previously he was forced to drink the sludge at a press conference to prove it safe.
Or is it plain vanilla obsolete DVB-T + MPEG2 + MP2 only?
The UK will have SD on DVB-T2 + MPEG4 ffrom end 2012
Some countries ONLY have MPEG4 SD.
The DTT networks in UK and Ireland are planned assuming roof top aerial. Only those areas in direct close view of transmitter can expect an Indoor aerial to work.
Copernicus was a Man. I'm not sure why you "really, had to say that". Or what the joke value might be.
In the 1490s everybody had long hair and most better off wore robes that looked a bit like a dress but more like a long dressing gown really.
They had already decided on these names. It's just "finalised" or something.
A further meeting will look at proposals for names for 113 to 118 (the last of which was agreed to have been created in June 2011). Then another meeting will ratify the final choices.
Advanced boffins are trying to make the Periodic table obsolete by synthesis of elements 119 and higher. It's not clear what happens after 120, if indeed any higher can be synthesised.
It's not certain that any elements above 118 will be created, or which ones (they tend not to be created with sequential atomic number, so the "next" one above 118 might be 132 or anything).
Broadcast is instant, but linear.
YouTube and other OTT content at decent quality depends on Cable or FTTC or FTTH. It can't be delivered easily on older Broadband systems. Also very little "connected" viewing causes contention on non-NGB / NGH systems and uses up all the viewer's data allowance (Cap).
So... Maybe add a HDD or other storage to buffer the popular likely to be watched content and download it in the background to give viewers instant stutter free VOD. Except Broadcast with hidden PVR partition can do that 10,000x cheaper.
Also Google has to compete with HbbTv, MHEG5 and youview from the Broadcasters delivering non-broadcast (and hidden broadcast) streams via Internet.
But for widespread acceptance you need Fast Broadband with no cap (or a cap over 200GByte a month) and minimum speed of 20Mbps+ at peak times (not an "up to" speed) so users can use internet at same time or even use OTT internet content in more than one room.
A student or single person can use a Laptop/netbook/tablet anyway, Families are the more likely users of TVs with OTT content and they often have more than one TV and/or may be using internet at the same time.
Our BluRay Home theatre adds internet to our TV and we have a PC Media centre on it too. But Internet browsing or YouTube "clip" viewing is mostly a personal activity, not something done on the shared living room TV.
How long before the local Internet can compete with BluRay for instant viewing at same quality vs simply a download to watch later or after enough has "Buffered"?
They need to test Google TV in the Real World, with real people not in the Fibre fed Googleplex by single Geeks.
Depends on price. My nearly 10 year old Laptop running XP (120G HDD replaced original 30G about 3 years ago) boots about the same time as many cheaper Flash based Linux running Netbooks.
You need big money for fast Flash. My CP/M system is faster as it doesn't have to load much.
ROM booted non-PCs back in mid 80s were impressive boot time. But not so useful as CP/M or MS/DOS.
But Embedded processing needing more than 4G RAM? I don't think so.
Can't Airbus also make a Dreamliner sized plane of Scandium -Aluminium alloy? But can Boeing make an an A380 size composite?
Not first PDA or touch screen. It failed in the market unlike some others.
So Cities will get a small improvement using 2.6GHz LTE instead of 2.1GHZ HSPA+, most noticeable on very busy cells, where speed is least like broadband.
And in the sticks you'll get slow LTE on 800MHz (due to fact entire band only has 7 x 5MHz channels for LTE or 3 x 20MHz and one 5MHz channel, total for all operators and the distances) replacing GSM EDGE. They won't increase the basestation density. Not economic. So not "Wireless Broadband".
Just 50% to 200% better depending on location and cell load.
UPC uses it for wireless Cable, AKA MMDS.
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A 1907 Coherer for Radio probably works better than any detector for Neutrinos
Logitech and Sony.
I expect both to abandon ship.
Intel has an ARM licence. They even kept one XScale chip, a communications processor.
All Intel has to do is make like ADI, Texas, Qualcomm and Samsung who design their own variations of ARM. Like Samsung leverage their own processes / fabrication too for the 3 layer Flash + RAM + CPU chip trio.
Only Texas does the OMAP version ARM
Only Qualcomm does the Snapdragon version ARM
Intel can use their design expertise and fabrication to make an ARM that Texas, Samsung or Qualcomm can't compete with. Maybe they already have a skunkworks team and should add all the Itanium resources to it. After all, the only Itanium customer, HP, is flirting with ARM based servers.
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