Short range two way IR would make more sense.
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Short range two way IR would make more sense.
Your own servers you manage yourself, even if CoLo != "Cloud Computing", which is outsource to someone else's servers.
They only really do lights and healthcare. The Philips badge for TVs and AV licensed to two Asian companies, so less connection to that stuff than Argos has to Bush (Argos decide which Chinese/Turkish stuff to stick the Bush badge on).
Semiconductors spun off as NXP and now getting extinguished for the IP by Qualcomm, I mean bought.
No idea who does the kitchen stuff that used to be Philips, the tumble driers, fridge, freezer, washing machine.
In 1926 they only made light bulbs and diversified into Valves (tubes) then Radio. They were once the largest Consumer Electronics in Europe.
Only in the sense of getting some answer rather than nothing. However it's usually made up stuff that the victim thinks you want to hear.
Not only is torture a crime, it doesn't even work.
Nor do polygraphs.
Probably an Intel made in Israel, Ireland, China or USA, packaged somewhere with cheap labour?
Chandler, Arizona, United States
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
See also Intel's own website
Not all design is in USA either.
Intel has loads of Fab plants outside USA.
Non-US soy is often the main kind in Europe anyway as the USA soy is more likely to be genetically modified.
Is there a list of actually made or grown in USA products with no viable good alternatives? US branded doesn't mean USA made.
Biometrics, as understood now, are inherently worthless for access security / password replacement.
Except in Okinawa due to USA presence. They also manage to have 50Hz AND 60Hz electricity on same landmass (I forget which bit).
Used Japanese cars from Japan used to be popular in Ireland. The UK ones have been more popular in recent years.
Yes, lets have a XP/Win7 style Windows, ditch the crippled "Home" version and all the "Cloud" stuff and all the Telemetry / spying and all the eye candy (but proper shadow effect icons like Win 3.1 to Windows 2003). Even MS admitted that Aero was a mistake. Bring back a proper native Forms API, but move/keep GDI out of Kernel.
However don't drop important but little used features. Unlike never wanted (ribbon) or never used features, little used features might be important.
Instead of gold plating and adding features, reduce bugs, inconstancies and vulnerabilities. Write NEW kinds of software instead of version 15 of Word or 12 of Windows.
Maybe you can run Cromix on it then?
Anyone else ever have a Cromenco with Z80 and 68000?
Lasers can work as propulsion, I can't see how this can be working, note the propulsion is so small that you can be looking at some sort of systematic error, like you can't shield from the effects of orbit or moving masses. They need three of them at right angles.
"One theory is that protons fired around the nozzle are providing thrust, but it's going to take a lot more testing to see if that's true."
Do you mean photons? Protons would use up the material of the engine.
Excellent points, Neil, that I really agree with, though I'm hoping someone is working on IP7, I don't like IP6, it seems to ignore too many real-world problems.
Indeed, why is the setting on Firefox to block 3rd party cookies off by default? There is no reason EVER to allow 3rd party cookies.
DDR = German Democratic Republic. (Stasi ridden Communist East Germany)
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
"Do No Evil" former motto of Google
Why would I trust an addon called "Web of Trust"?
Rich purchasers and rich owner subsidised by all tax payers.
You can't deep discharge Li at all.
The Lead is 100% recyclable.
The ONLY reason for lithium is lowest weight. It's shorter life and more expensive to recycle and can't take ANY abuse or it goes on fire.
Better to have a Lead Acid battery system for your PV panels than Musk's tiny "boil a kettle" model with fire risk (really no fire risk with properly installed Lead Acid).
Is this better tool than Gibson Reseach's one (which maybe just looks for uPNP stupid settings, though they can scan all your ports.)?
Scroll down to ShieldsUp!
Compared to GRC's site they want far too many different domain's scripts enabled according to NoScript.
It also gives false positives!
"The scanner couldn't access the device on your IP address [redacted], possibly as a result of it being infected with the Mirai malware.
Please restart your connected device to enable scanner access. Why?"
Either it's incompetent or a scam to sell cloud services.
"Q: I restarted my device but the scanner still can't access it. What should I do?
Nothing, you're good. If after rebooting the scanner still can't access your device, it's because the remote access ports are closed and your device is secure from Mirai injection attacks."
Well, I don't have anything exposed by my Router/Firewall (Open WRT on a PCEngines SBC)
The problem is that Whatsapp has all the phone numbers/contacts on a users phone.
The problem is people posting info and photos of other people on their facebook account.
Also people blindly following signup instructions like on Linkedin to share their email account with the so called Social Media so all the data can be mined and all the addresses spammed.
The Regulators are largely ignoring it all and only take notice if there is outrage on mainstream media. They are not proactive about misuse of clear single pixels, 3rd part cookies (both should be illegal), icons with tracking scripts etc.
It was too late when Facebook was allowed to buy Whatsapp.
Facebook has been totally disingenuous about privacy on their own site and the scripts in the "like" buttons that web sites add (just put a LOCAL icon and a link, the Facebook script breaks privacy!).
This is meaningless.
"Analysts are predicting untold riches in enterprise cloud and ERP-as-a-Service thanks to the underlying switch from buying on-prem licences."
Maybe they are right, if so then really stupid people are making the decisions. People outsourcing core aspects or mission critical or private aspects of their operations to so called "Cloud" may not personally suffer (any failure claims by our customers will be less than our cost savings), but the human race will rue it when they can't buy food at the checkout or make calls on mobile (because EPOS is down and Billing is down, all backends on the "cloud" to save money).
Someone here suggested they only make laptops at all so that Apple staff aren't using machines with Dell or Lenovo badges.
I've been saying since they axed the Mac Server and "Computer" from their name, look at the profits. The Mac is a tiny niche, with little after market Apple income compared to iOS pads and iTunes, hence the experiment of the Apple version of Surface Pro.
So I don't expect them to axe Macs any time soon, but I think any feature not needed by their own staff is a very low priority.
I bought two 14" Lenovo laptops instead. No dongles needed.
How do I connect my satellite dishes to a Kodi box? Most won't work a USB DVB-TV stick fully (MPEG4 (SD & HD)+ MHEG5 Interactive) or at all without hacking.
MediaPortal is only win7 and later.
MediaPortal is no use for Linux. The MythTV is.
Kodi is primarily for streaming.
MythTV is primarly for Satellite cards and DVB-TV Sticks etc and can work VERY well on Linux. (ProgDVB on Windows is superior to any MS MediaCentre version for Broadcast and even does MHEG5 Interactive), but no use for Linux, and not free. However I'd pay something for decent Linux TV reception software that just works, like ProgDVB or other packages on Windows.
The problem with Linux is setting up the PCI satellite cards and USB TV sticks in the first place.
Is there a future for Windows with OEM sales of Win7 now ended?
Good, this was a daft proposal.
I'm encouraged by the sudden breakout of common sense by those two, who haven't demonstrated much lately.
I think Randell Monroe is the expert on that?
Or maybe Mrs Robinson.
Or Black Hat.
There are 1 0 types of people.
But so is the Amazon Echo.
I'm baffled why anyone thinks these "spies" in the home are a good idea.
They are not much better voice control than 20 years ago and horribly inflexible too.
Yes, at least mildly interesting, the rest is uncomfortable and boring. It doesn't help those with chronic congestion, skin conditions, breathing issues etc that the aircraft are not fully pressurised. You need to drink stuff with water to avoid dehydration, with risk of drinking too much or not enough.
"In a typical commercial passenger flight, the cabin altitude is programmed to rise gradually from the altitude of the airport of origin to a regulatory maximum of 8,000 ft (2,400 m). This cabin altitude is maintained while the aircraft is cruising at its maximum altitude and then reduced gradually during descent until the cabin pressure matches the ambient air pressure at the destination."
IMO this little mentioned fact (apart from how little space there is and insufficient humidity for those used to the Emerald Isle, and how horrid airports and airport security is) goes a long way to explain why I hate air travel. I don't worry about safety, my car trip to the supermarket may be more dangerous.
I can't resist asking those sort of questions. My last boss deliberately took me to foreign vendor meetings when he wanted to unsettle the vendor before signing (or not signing) the contract.
Engineers are not so welcome at meetings when their own company is selling.
I don't have a fear of flying, I just hate it.
I do occasionally have a slight nervousness about take-off or landing when they seem unusual.
I've occasionally bought a ticket, but always had the expense refunded. I hate flying so much, I can't see why I'd ever want to spend my own money on it.
A low pass filter on inputs (mic) and outputs (speakers).
The actual transmission channels can't actually carry true ultrasonic signals as they are limited to less than 22 to 24 kHz.
FM Radio to under 15kHz
Ha Ha Ha
Laudable but hilarious.
Bought two Lenovo Laptops this week, they came with Win7 pro "free" if you ordered Win 10 pro,
Whatever about the "regular" versions, Vista Home and Win 10 Home at least seem like crippleware.
I see MS has only just ceased OEM Win 7 sales.
One at least will "dual boot" to Linux Mint + Mate, I hope (no SSD).
Used to be true, maybe.
But a properly set up Linux Mint, with Mate, Redmond theme and Wine for a couple of programs etc is MUCH easier for XP users and even Vista / Win 7 users than Win 8.x and Win 10.
Not sure if Sage and payroll runs under Wine, but very few home users and small business users not doing accounts / payroll need Windows any more.
Games? The appropriate graphics cards can cost more than an Xbox One or PS4. PS4 seems to be winning there.
Maybe they sketched out the case and logo.
Depends what they mean by design. I did a 4G (not Wimax or LTE) VOIP only "handset" using a PCMCIA modem using a handmade case and catalogue industrial PCBs in 2007. In a sense I designed it.
Did they really pick the chips, layout a PCB etc, assemble it, debug, do the approvals etc?
It's not UK software, it's Electronics design isn't in UK, parts and assembly are not UK.
But maybe some people think Roberts Radio is UK (Chinese OEM designed and built, badge / brand is owned by Glen Dimplex conglomerate). Or that Bush is British.
Because it's UK marketing, not really a UK phone, (but then I think Apple phones are barely American, though they do more designing than WileyFox who are really outsourcing the HW/SW design and perhaps only having some input on the cosmetics).
Only matters to Apple Shareholders, and indirectly to how much the buyer is over paying.
To shops, accessory makers, IT support, App developers, Malvertisers, black hats, people wanting support, it's market share.
Perhaps people are realising that Apple is almost x2 overpriced for what you get. Despite having only 13% of market, they have maybe about 70% of the profits. It's not due to especially clever manufacturing, though the glue helps reduce cost.
"This is not the Victorian era when British goods were made from British steel, using British machines powered by British coal."
Even then it was involving exploiting Indian and Egyptian cotton growers, whose production was increased due to collapse of the Slave produced US Cotton at time of USA Civil War. There are many other examples.
If it was Government intention to have no Parliamentary vote they needed to make that clear, it's not that Smooth Newt thinks so.
Ultimately it's not about Exit or Remain, but is UK ruled by Referendum, whim of PM or Parliament?
The axion is a hypothetical elementary particle postulated by the Peccei–Quinn theory in 1977 to resolve the strong CP problem in quantum chromodynamics (QCD)
(I'm nearly sure it's time and not colour)
Or there is some other explanation for the cosmic observations and/or solution to the strong CP problem, which might be unrelated anyway.
"because people who believe the DAC has a real influence on audio quality will use Lightning or USB-C for audio when they have headphones with a built in DAC even when they have a 3.5mm connector at their disposal."
I have a nice bridge I can sell you cheap.
Which given space, cost, battery will generally be inferior than built in DAC & Amp in a phone, tablet, laptop, which will have a DAC and Amp ANYWAY for the built-in speakers. Even 10m of suitable analogue audio cable makes no difference to quality. No headphone cable makes any difference to analogue.
The idea of removing analogue 3.5mm jack has nothing to do with thinness or quality. It's about product differentiation. It's stupid. The extra cost of earphone DAC and Amp is more than cost saving of jack socket. The Bluetooth stereo earphones are even more stupid than wired unless you really need wireless, battery life and additional degradation due to re-encoding.
Indeed. NTFS itself has already different versions. I think NT3.51 can't read an XP / Win 2K format. I forget when the major change was.
Yes, given that that there was other CPU specific code and HAL.
Actually too, the original NT was for 32 bit Alpha. The 64Bit NT4.0 was for Alpha 64 only and came out later after regular Alpha 32 NT4.0. I never saw the 64bit Alpha of Win2K, though I may have existed, it's not on my MSDN collection.
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