Ember and PostgreSQL because its low cost, can be developed quickly and will work on all platforms such as Apps and PWS.
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Yes all children should be supervised online at all times until they demonstrate that they can behave as their parents deem appropriately. If they do so, give them the opportunity to demonstrate that they can do this without supervision. If they break the rules, no access without supervision.
Yes there is. Mistakes can still happen. Given the failure combination that is required to happen and the fact that you can over come it by pressing the break this isn't really that significant. Beyond the number of vehicles that require to be reprogrammed by a dealer. This is more annoying as they deliberately make it difficult for non dealerships to fix, which in turn slows the whole process down.
The on-going issue is that academics (in the main) don't want to accept the risk associated in a spin-out. The reality is that most spin-outs would be better run and managed by the research fellows/assistants/PhD students that actually develop the technology. A large number of universities continue to make it very difficult for people to spin out due to their desire to claim 20-30% stake in the company and maintain high levels of control over the company. This doesn't sit well with VCs and angel investors making it harder still to succeed.
Academics tend to try to use the spin out process to help their academic career by proving the impact their research is having in the real world and using the company to gain further research grants that require a commercial partner. The motivation for academics is to stay in academia. They should be given the option, leave the uni, with the option to return in up to x years, or leave control to someone else that is willing to take the risk.
It is all relative.
For example, in our small team, we destroy our entire staging environment and perform complete restore from backups once every month or two. We also use the production backups for restoration to verify that these are working in a separate environment. I deliberately get someone that hasn't done it recently to check the documentation is correct and everything works. Given that we also have the git repos and source on multiple dev machines also for everything, the worst case data loss is from a dev not committing regular changes. But everything is tested, and I believe regularly enough for a team of 10.
If I was hosting thousands of peoples data, I'd expect a more regular testing of the backup and recovery procedure. The can never have tested it with production data as they have no working backups. That is just incompetent.
If anyone from the register cared to look up the regulations you can make the CE marking hollow:
18.104.22.168. Principles of affixing the CE marking
"The CE marking can take different forms (e.g. colour, solid/hollow) as long as it remains visible, legible and respects its proportions. It must also be indelible so that it cannot be removed under normal circumstances without leaving noticeable traces (for example some product standards provide for a rub test with water and petroleum spirits).
Nevertheless, this does not mean that the CE marking must form an integral part of the product. "
Nope, we have been forced to use office 365 as other departments are using it. Only, no Linux support so we need to either restart into a windows machine, run a VM or remote desktop onto a Windows PC to work on documents or browse the random locations where others have shared files.
The web interface is a joke for document editing.
The fact that you can't selectively sync files is painful to deal with.
What would we do without academic studies to tell us what is bloody obvious.
There are plenty of large scale sensor networks have been running for years without issue. You design your system for the environment and make compromises based on real measurements and deployments.
Build enough nuclear power stations, use excess power to generate hydrogen.
Build some zero emission methane burning power stations next to the nuclear plant
Combine the two gases to get more methane.
Should keep the lights on for the next 1000 years or so. Might be inefficient, but at least we'd have a relatively easy gas to store and burn on demand to account for peaks in demand.
RAID 5 can handle one disk failure. If there is a sector failure also you can not recover the associated data.
RAID 6 can handle two disk failures, or one disk plus one sector but not two disks and one sectors, or even one disk and two sectors.
The proposition is for encoding of sectors to enable recovery of disk failure and a simultaneous disk failure. By adding additional parity to the disk contents you can recover from a disk and sector failure in RAID 5 which you could not do normally.
An algorithm can not be patented.
Of course, solving a problem that potentially you could sell for thousands more may be considered stupid, but is does show you skills off and perhaps some of these people will be employed by the supposed market leaders to improve their software.
Thought I'd update on my purchases:
£180 Lenovo Q180, ebuyer
£55 PCTV 290e USB dual DVB-t USB stick, and USB DVD drive. PC world
£30 samsung se 208ab tsbs external slimline DVD writer
Total cost £265
Installed mythbuntu, TV tuner just worked, sound for live TV and recordings no problem. Still haven't got sound working in mythbunutu dvd plyer, but works in VLC.
HDTV not working unfortunately. I assume that this is a driver issue as the ATI 6xxxx series graphics card should handle it no problem. Tried the AMD drivers rather than the ones in the repository but to no avail.
PC fan could be quieter, but you don't notice when the TV is on.
Still to get a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Using my android phone for the remote.
I'm looking for hardware recommendations to build a Linux based HTPC for less than £300.
System needs to have HDMI and support for 1080p. Not overly fussed about blue ray, but definately want DVD support. This can be via USB.
Also looking to record and watch live TV simultaneously so DVB-T tuner suggestions would be welcome. Everything has to be on one system, running in the living room and as close to silent as reasonably possible for the price.
How exactly? You still need the wired back haul to the room. Personally I'd rather the hospital paid for a nice reliable cable if they need network access so that the receiver/transmitter doesn't get block for any reason.
Or you know, use maybe a tube to focus the light beams to a specific point in the room....
Why can't the government just lease the frequency for say 5 year periods with the current holder guaranteed the lease again so long as they meet minimum requirements?
Place minimum requirements on operators for usage of the spectrum, and coverage, with the requirements becoming more stringent over time. This enables operators to build up nation wide coverage over time, ensures people don't hold on to spectrum they aren't using and reduces the one off cost to operators. Longer term, they may pay the government as much, or more for the spectrum.
"People who spend excessive amounts of time in front of a screen - primarily watching TV - are more likely to die of any cause and suffer heart-related problems.
more likely to die of any cause? So someone who spends all day watching TV is more like to be killed in an avalanche whilst skiing than anyone else? Amazing bit of research that, probably the avalanche will be a result of the heart disease....
Anyway, I'm off for a mars bar supper and to catch up on some TV.
I don't have one of the phones Jobs' mentions, however, here are some real numbers for the HTC hero.
Lying on desk signal strength -95dBm
holding single handed (left or right) signal strength -101dBm
completely shielded with both hands I eventually managed to drop it to -109 dBm.
Is this unacceptable or unexpected. Not really, there isn't much that can be done if you have an antenna internal to the phone and someone picks it up. Fortunately, I rarely use my phone with both hands wrapped completely around it to answer/make calls.
The iPhone 4 I tried at the weekend immediately dropped ~22dBm when I placed one finger over the link between the antenna. Add that to the problem of shielding and signal reception degrades beyond use very quickly. Other smart phones share the problem of shielding, some are better at coping with this than others. The iPhone is the one that is incompetently designed because it looks better. Style over substance as per usual.
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