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...but it won't. This IS a step in the right direction, even if it is electronically actuated.
What is really needed is a "bumper sticker" (of the VERY sticky variety) that says "Parking Slob" (nice large type) that one can stick on the windshield (windscreen) of the offender, preferably in the drivers line of sight!
Maybe this is a product ElReg can offer in bulk to us mere peons.
For digital sakes is a fools proposition. Unfortunately we here in the USA have had this thing called DTV foisted on us, and even in a wonderfully hilly area (the SF bay area) unless you are in the right spot (luckily I am) the channels pixelate and drop out all over the place.
We also have some silly digital radio thing that (from what I'm told) all the stations are waiting to take off the air, as they don't work very well, given multipath and all that!
a Ford product.
Oh wait, they use something called SYNC by Microsoft. So now we need to worry about BSODs on the vehicle, having them only boot up with a Microsoft operating system.
I should go back to vehicles that (originally) had a 6 volt battery system (I was involved in a conversion of one to 12 volts).
In between my watching of TV (it is right across the room) and browsing all over the web, and then I get delivered my lunch. Of course there IS the occasional interruption, when the wife walks in and suggests something that is NSFW (lucky for me!) and I get delayed an hour or two.
The other problem is that I usually get started after the hours with single digits pass by, but that is another problem.
It makes me think that BOFH should be part of a job description for those who actually DO work.
The article says: "will offer completely unlocked processor clock multipliers for easier PC enthusiast overclocking ... giving overclockers and PC enthusiasts complete customization and flexibility.". What this does is allow normal "clocktards" the ability to see just how far they can overclock a processor chip. When they go to far and burn up a chip (they do generate heat!) AMD will gladly SELL them another chip.
Wow, another sale! What great margins. AMD stock soars.
As another said, this will probably be the minimum necessary for Windows 8!
The signal level of "-30dBm" is quite small. In fact is is only a MICROWATT. Yes, one millionth of a watt. I would check the original papers to see exactly what the power level really is.
Yes, GPS receivers are sensitive, but with an interfering transmitter at that level, I suspect it would be easy to filter out. As for Lightspeed, they are trying to barge in on a VERY successful service that our nice (US) government provides (our tax $$$ at work). Unfortunately there is a history of one minded companies taking a prototype with a commonly used frequency and asking our FCC (US equivalent of Ofcom) to grant a waiver for the frequency it wanted to use (I know of two examples). The problem is that these allocations become VERY permanent and after the company who originally wanted the allocation loses interest in the device/function/frequency, they have NO incentive to give back the frequency.
On Part 15: This is only for unintentional transmitters, of which GPS receivers are not. The GPS signal (from space) is properly allocated as a satellite service worldwide.
Now if those who got stung by his operation can get their accounts un-frozen that would help. I have a friend that got taken by someone who drained his account, and while the bank has restored some of the money ($100k is all we have "insurance" for) it is (as well as ALL his accounts) locked down where he can't do anything with it. They (some three letter agency of the US government) say "any day now", and that has been happening for at least 4 years.
Some investigations are a total disaster, and when they are in foreign countries, seem to crawl along slower than a snail. Our (U.S.) government at "work"!!
...that driving in San Francisco is just like a video game. You need all the skills and will probably wreck a few cars in the process. The biggest challenge in San Francisco is finding a PARKING SPACE, which is next to impossible. Of course if you have been there enough you know the little out of the way spots where to park.
Look, real life is more and more becoming a game anyway, why do I need it on a console? Reality, what a concept!!
I like "The Real Thing", not something that one (recently in the news) called simple sugar water.
So, Pepsi: YUCK, Coke: Ahhhh
There is no substitute for that wonderful stuff in the nice bright red cans, all 12 ounces of them.
Then one could abide by the quote: "Pardon me sir, you mistake me for someone who actually gives a damn".
Apollo 12 did more than take pictures of the Surveyor spacecraft. They actually took a piece of it back with them (the camera, I believe). There was a rumor that cockroaches survived the round trip, but that isn't true.
Then again it is all a conspiracy, so it doesn't matter, even though I was involved in bouncing signals from the surface in a couple of missions.
When do we go back? It has been a few years! Has the place changed? Is it under new management? Did they add any new buildings? Any new drinks at the bar?
You can move to Greece, and "retire" at 50-55 years. They seem to have a nice scheme.
Oh, wait that country is going broke.
Originally the retirement age of 65 years was set when the mean lifespan was 64 years. Now that healthcare has improved (at great cost to governments everywhere) the lifespan has improved so that we net a few more years (15-20) over the "retirement" age.
The only solution is to raise the retirement age a few years (which they are already doing here in the states!).
As I watch _Top Gear_ (yes, we even get the UK version in the colonies) I wonder if this will be available. It would be wonderful to get away from those vile speed cameras. Now if this combined with radar absorbing material to get away from those pesky "smokey shooting pictures" highway patrolmen.
A wonderful application if you ask me!
Look Presbyopia strikes us all (it started happening to me at age 50). No need to go to the fondleslab version of things, as there is a nice plugin for Firefox named "NoSquint" that puts things in a proper perspective (render things at 120% text).
Unfortunately not all web sites (thanks for being kind ElReg!) aren't up to the task and you get overlaid text (or worse!). Unfortunately, many of these sites are ones used by employers, or their agents, and they don't work well at all. But I seem to get through, which may be part of the test. (*SIGH*)
Pennies from heaven.
I suppose this "thin client" stuff could always include a $20 bill printer to be "real thin" as well.
I suspect that all this boils down to having a simple 8 bit micro in the thing and a bunch of memory. It would get all the display images from the "network connection" and send back button pushes back to the server. Then the server will send "dispense (print) bank notes" back to the ATM.
Where do I intercept the connection to flood my paw with nice pieces of green paper with distinguished elder statesmen/crown heads/presidents/bridge icons?
One word: Skylab.
The shuttle program was SUPPOSED to be ready before it crashed into the Oz outback.
So, when will the ISS crash? I suspect it will be a few years out, but given how governments spend (or not as the case may be) I give it around 10 years or so before we here on terra firma are picking up the pieces (regrettably!).
Right into the pockets of the corrupt officials that started the "investigation" in the first place. Does it help us low life consumers who want the lower prices for our Lipitor? Not one bit.
Then again, it pays for running the government for a couple of hours (if that!).
Let's see now:
1) Make computer biz "Compaq"
2) Change ticker symbol back to HWP.
3) Sell LOTS of ink.
4) Sell lots of inkjet printers (not really THAT necessary, as they are "loss leaders").
5) Make investors happy.
6) See Bill & Dave roll over in graves.
7) Maybe be bought out by Agilent, who knows.
8) In the words of the Beatles: "Get back to where you once belonged"
Greece now issuing coins with "classic" portraits of Plato, Aristotle, and Alexander the great. Silver optional. Price: multi euro's. Greek currency crisis solved, and retirement age back to 50 years.
Oh, by the way, you need to volunteer for service in "the 300" to get benefits....
Everyone is an "expert" and with all them "experts", we can have a "consensus". You would think that they know everything. If they are so "accurate" in this "climate change" stuff, predict with 100% accuracy the weather next week.
Good luck, the weather service can't do that, and they have lots of computers AND real experts to back them up.
By the way, there is a tropical storm of the US Atlantic Ocean. Have your "consensus" "experts" tell us what is going to happen with it. Make my day!
Tides come, tides go, but the ocean stays the same!
Spends almost a tera-buck on "stimulus" and has VERY little to show for it. It spends such a little amount on NASA and we get things like good computers, and this silly thing called the internet (with a little help from ARPA).
I could probably throw money away more efficiently than they do it (and keep enough to live from). (*SIGH*)
That's what we people get when we (no, I didn't vote for him) elect a socialist president.
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