Arrg The Falconer
He'd love one of these.
The Falcon for Emperors :-D
6952 posts • joined 23 Nov 2007
He'd love one of these.
The Falcon for Emperors :-D
Kindle DX is your friend.
Also a Ghostscript powered PDF virtual printer to change margins etc.
Assuming you can't export the PDF as text and use Mobi Creator or Calibre to make a real eBook that works on little eBook readers and phones.
Despite the commercial axe to grind the Android model is COMPLETELY wrong.
Each aspect should be denied by default.
Only asked for activation when the Application needs to access it and then either:
Denied this time.
Allowed every time unless user changes it later (Choice of notification or not)
Denied every time unless user changes it later (Choice of notification or not)
All settings to be accessible without launching the App.
Of course most economists seem to be as smart as barrel of drunk monkeys. Most of the things they thought were good resulted in the 2008 crash.
(The 1930s crash was probably due to punitive post WWI sanctions on Germany insisted on by France. Which UK and USA knew was a bad idea but didn't prevent. The resultant collapse of German banks caused the 1930s depression.)
I can't see this paper being of any value to programmers, managers or economists except as a warning that someone has "lost the plot".
I have been using OpenWRT on a "home brewed" router based on a Geode based industrial x86 cpu board with two ethernet ports, usb and two connectors for Laptop type WiFi modules or other gadgets for about seven years! It's so reliable I'm loath to upgrade! Unlike the various commercial routers I've used before (and since on other sites) it rarely needs a reboot.
I also have an older openWRT on an old Linksys box with PCMCIA slot that was adapted to have NiMH inside. It was a demo "proof of concept" Mobile WiFi hot spot in 2006 to 2008 with easy swap of off the shelf 3G PCMCIA modem and a pre-production 4G modem. The 4 +1 ethernet ports could be configure as simply a 5 port switch to "router" connected to PCMCIA card or partitioned networks or a router & firewall on a separate Broadband modem (DSL, Cable, Fixed Wiireless, Fibre etc).
Sadly the later OpenWRT wasn't compatible with it as it was an old product only purchased because it had a PCMCIA slot.
Intel swallow pride and use the ARM licence they already have since forever. They didn't flog ALL their ARM to Marvell either. They have an ARM based comms SoC.
2) Connecting ANY Gadget to be accessed via Public Internet. You need at least a 2 layer model. A hardened secured SINGLE "firewall like device" is Internet connected. Then ONLY one device needs security updates and can have all kinds of intrusion detection. It's daft to try and include this in every light bulb and plug top. Possibly the Gadgets should in fact use a non-routeable network protocol.
Really I can't trust any gadget maker for Security or Privacy, especially not Google. I'm sure some suitable plugin SW even HW can be used with OpenWRT and similar projects.
Atheists and Religion are irrelevant to this, both groups have people that think we are alone or there are Aliens.
We have not been looking very long and have poor tools so far. At the minute it's impossible to confirm or deny.
Waste gas from our Fusion power stations?
I agree viruses are likely not a worry.
Bacteria, Fungus and Yeasts could be. Maybe even Algae could be dangerous. Some of them are not species specific and others are.
There is no reason to suppose that Plant life elsewhere is all inedible. It will have Starches /Carbohydrates/sugars/minerals. Some may have poisonous chemicals (like oxalic acid). Vitamins may be an issue. We can of course plant our own seeds and roots etc. But better be careful.
Why not variable 1024 x 1520 to 2800 x 1520? for 19"? (Portrait, to 4:3 to Widescreen)
My 12 year old 4:3 15" screen is 1600 x 1200. Why aim for such low resolution?
I want my A4 display area pocket sized phone/tablet.
With display NOT transparent at all, when on.
Solar panel under the screen on a Tablet though?
Not without a specific warrant
To get a better deal vs PVR which is no part of a regular licence
I got loads of down votes a few days ago for suggesting they are just a Cable Co. Aereo seems to agree with me.
On that basis if they crawl nicely to TV companies they'll get their licence. The Aereo customers will have to pay a little more, but they are after all getting a Cable DVR service via IP they can use anywhere with good enough broadband rather than physical cable tied to the box outside the house..
Speaker wire for 6 speakers is easier to install than the mains power. Only two really at the back, the centre and sub Woofer channel are easy.
All the wireless speakers and sound bars I've seen are junk anyway. No way round having a big sealed box yet for a speaker.
Then it would be wonderful.
But it's 30m (or 70m of slower) under good conditions. So only from the cabinet. Problem is lots of cables from cabinet is more than 900m which means ADSL2+. If you have 30m to 100m then today's FTTC + VDSL is already better than 95% non fibre.
Also how much RF interference from those copper wires on the pole to the 1MHz to 106MHz band?
This is interesting. But I'd hate to see it used by politicians and bean counters to justify FTTC/FTTK rather than FTTP/FTTH. If it's only 30m to 70 then in most cases the existing cable can be used to pull in a fibre.
The best value for it may be apartment blocks? Fibre to each floor and then existing copper.
The Sahara was 1/2 the size I think 2000 years ago. I think they blame goat keepers.
Not sure about Australia.
Ireland used to be forest. Now look at the Burren. Manmade.
'vampire' tap in at your wrist to power them.
Also used to measure Iron, Insulin, Blood Sugar, etc and means no wrist strap spoiling the clean lines of the design.
"I am NOT your father"
adds more TLDs to make fraud easier and push up domain costs for everyone
MS Would make more due to volume selling
1) A SP4 roll up / bug fix /some feature for XP £4.99
2) Selling an XP classic based on (1) with all the STUPID stuff off by default (i.e. Classic shell with minimal animation, no personalised menus/Icon hiding, no auto run, all server and other vulnerable services off by default (no File/Printer sharing by default), new users NOT administrator by default, no startup /welcome screen, log in only, file name endings off, no Active X in Browser / Email. No desktop remote HTML or email remote HTML, remote images or Active X by default etc etc. £19.99 Or £29.00 on a USB stick (able to run from USB)
Of course actually I have no desire to see Apple, MS, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Google, Amazon etc be more dominant or successful. Time for USA dominance to be diminished. Let's have some fresh innovation without the American cultural arrogance.
Yes MS IE, especially 6 was stupid. XP though isn't inherently slow and insecure. Problem is stuff on by default, people being admin, stupid MS IE & Outlook and badly written apps that needed gurus to set them up so non-Admin users could run them.
Or Kepler's 3rd law anyway, not much harder than F=MA
"original manufacturers spec... 1800mAh"
So believe the Chinese manufacturer but not the resellers?
In Ireland simply having equipment that COULD be used triggers the TV licence requirement.
What if you make a new OS, a new device? You are at the mercy of the DRM provider. It's inherently bad for competition, innovation and the consumer.
The nature of how the service is delivered has no relationship to justify DRM.
Sure stuff should be paid for.
But that is not ever a justification for DRM.
Install a Virtual Audio cable
"Record" the stream.
Or a 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack cable and 2nd Laptop if you don't know how to install and configure multiple virtual audio devices.
DRM has never ever prevented commercial Piracy. Only inconvenienced Home Users.
DRM on Video, books, Music, images should be outlawed as it extends control past the date copyright expires, allows commercial control of Public Domain works "republished". Limits platform portability etc. It removes normal consumer rights and 'fair use'.
I support copyright. But for a reasonable period of time and only the traditional way, take a civil suit against those that break it. Don't penalise all those ordinary customers.
DIE DRM DIE!
Does Word 2.0a run on Win7?
I must see, if the "gold" CD I transferred the floppies on to still works.
When I get my Fusion Generator working I'll sell the Helium as a sideline.
Interesting project for younger kids.
Perhaps the pods should be hermetically sealed and opened in isolation chambers.
/me remembers Quatermass (TV) and The Andromeda Strain (book)
Though you are still getting details wrong
"Content Free Ad Network"
is possibly a slightly more accurate description.
Hardly surprising. I wonder what they are doing today?
There are real Audiophiles and also complete Audiophools.
The Audiophools buy rubber rings for their valves, expensive gold plated mains leads, Litz speaker cable with arrows on it etc.
I built a pair. Fantastic frequency response (separate sealed mid range units and horn tweeters). Brilliant Bass.
But complete rubbish to listen to actual music or speech on due to the temporal distortion. Presumably.
It's hard to make decent speakers without a giant sealed box. Murphy of olden days loved giant baffle boards, which is another route. But people don't want speakers larger than their 42" TV.
But whoever owned the website would be a Criminal and it would be proceeds of crime.
Not a HW or design Style company.
Software and Services.
And they told me one way mirrors are impossible, aerials are exactly the same on Transmit or Receive Etc.
I suspect though they can't make very big pieces of this!
I've no wish to trust faceless corporations, only have access where there is suitable infrastructure and rent the storage forever. Or trust someone not to to delete / copy and trust backups.
Also most people are about 1 x JCB from losing their cloud connection.
I can write more convincing SF & F than cloud marketing.
I have a spare bridge if you want to buy it.
Which is faster?
Ordinary post of 2T Byte to a Data centre or 2T down any affordable fibre even in 20 years time?
P.S. I rent hosting too. It might be in Kansas. It was supposed to be in the UK. But who knows next week.
Cloud is just renting Hosting with free arm waving, whale song and joss sticks.
But having started with 5M byte HDD, 64K RAM and 4MHz clock 8 bit CPU, with ASCII graphics, 300 bps or 1200/75 modem and worked up to multiple HHD (some are 2,000,000 M Byte), 8,000,000,0000K RAM and multiple core 64 bit cpu at 2,400MHz with dual 1600 x 1200 32bit screens (or dual 19200 x 1080) with GPU using 128,000K RAM and 8,000,0000 / 1,000,000 bps fixed microwave link modem (nearly 9 years for the link) at a fraction of the price of 1982 (real inflation cost) I'm now expecting stuff better than SF and at poundland prices.
I know no satisfying some people.
Pity the software is mostly just prettier than 1988 and full of bugs :-(
I had FutureNet Schematic Capture, Spice, Spreadsheets, Wordprocessor, DTP, CAD / Vector drawing, email via X.25 pad, BT Telecom gold / Bitnet (300bps modem!). My last taped up MPU board was 1982.
I want my entire BluRay, DVD, CD, Vinyl, cassettes, 78s, film photos & slides in original format or digitised losslessly, plus all the files I've been saving since 1988 which includes all email since about 2001 (don't ask why).
I'd like to save whole websites as the archive.org wayback machine often doesn't have the associated download files.
An afford and fast so I can have complete copies elsewhere easily.
A bonus if it can slip pass U S or Chinese Customs as something innocuous.
1TB is piddling amount even though my first HDD was only 5 M byte (in 1982)
Maybe we are the local compost heap. Might explain lack of visitors?
What would the gravity be though?
The guy is making weird assumptions. Every measurement has backed Maxwell's and Einstein's Theories and Predilections arrived at from different directions.
We need to know more about Super nova. Observations should be from a very safe distance.
Next we need some nice portable Fusion Reactor and then see what we can do next.
Amazing what we have achieved with practically only fireworks and Electronics. OK, Ion Drives, some amazing Mathematics, materials science and Mechanical Engineering.
A Fusion reactor power source would really jazz up our ion drives.
Or just not bother at all.
It's improved slightly recently
But too much junk, too much crap "boys toys" too many dodgy bits of kit that you wonder about the CE
In Ireland (6 shops?) Consistently too much stuff that is for UK market and doesn't work at all here or even illegal (CE ! gear)
I unless they stop trying to compete with a Franken imaginary combination Poundland-B&Q-PCWorld they are doomed. They need to do better tools, Chinese EBay prices (it's the EXACT same stuff) and compete with RS & Farnell etc.
The Disco & Sound & PA and Security & Security TV & Hobby / Ham Radio are good categories, but need to be done properly.
Nah, it's Cable TV. Cable co have to pay.
Install as few plugins as possible on your CMS/Blogging platform.
Well, I'd not try it in Turkey even with Laser off. Especially if you are Greek.
Insert other Countries and Nationalities of choice.
Can I get a 15" laptop with this resolution screen?
In terms of typing text with an external USB or BT real keyboard how many lines and columns (approx) is possible at normal paperback book font size or a little larger?
My Sony-Ericsson Xperia though refuses to wear out.
Only if she was standing in a puddle in bare feet. RCD detects a mismatch in L & N current. If say the metal on an MP3 player connects to live (L) and the mesh on earphones connects to neutral (N) and you have insulating footware (most is unless hobnailed) then the RCD only sees a normal load while the poor human is toasted.
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