has been woking great for me, both to my home pc and my n900....
133 posts • joined 14 Aug 2006
So what if the resolution is that high? It's also pretty useless.... On my n900 (800x480), I also can't see the pixels, or can zoom out so that the text becomes so small I can't read it (and no, that isn't because there are not enough pixels to create the small letters).
Same goes for my 19" 1600x1200 desktop screen and 1920x1200 15" laptop LCD (3 years old!).
Did Apple just invent something new? Nope. LCD tech has had enough resolution for years.
I would compare this as to putting a 1000HP engine in a small car. Technical marvel? Probably. Useful? Nope.
Maybe Apple should concentrate on making their screens perfectly readable in sunlight (high-fives to the transflective TFT of the n900!), or antenna design (har har)
Apple marketing speak. Nothing to see, move along...
1) above posters assuming Google collected the data on purpose. If they did, why would they come out with this now, and why did they only collect 600GB in 30 countries. That's peanuts, and probably consists only of 1 or 2 IP packets per AP. What would they do with that? Nothing.
Google was trying to map AP names to GPS locations to allow yet another way of getting your position (for google maps et al). If THAT rises privacy concerns to you, please do not visit sites like http://wigle.net - wifi spots have already been recorded by many, why can't Google.
2) If Google hands over the data to Germany without analyzing it themselves, they might hand them data from other countries too. They should indeed just delete the data and get on with it. Any further processing or moving around of this unwanted data is plain stupid.
oh, I actually have a third one. For the paranoid idiots above. Get a life.
Maybe it is to get past firewalls easier? Both parties connect to the server (outgoing, so no problem usually), and the data can then be routed over it.
I'm personally getting fed up by these paranoid google bashers (Cade Metz & co included). They aren't doing this to look at the printing data, they are punting this as a solution to the obvious printing problem in a cloud based system (hint: the source of the print command could in the future come from the cloud (google docs))
MSN, Jabber, IRC... all go through a server. Google is just another company using the same concept...
"Google Maps' rise at the expense of former market leader MapQuest is well-documented, and the filing argues it would be unwise to say this can be attributed to the superior design of Google's mapping service"
Oh come on... I was a MapQuest fan and regular user, and the day Google Maps came along, I didn't hesitate to switch at once.
MapQuest development was 0 (zero). The interface was old and slow. And the Google Maps showed up: easy to enter addresses, dragable routes,... MapQuest lost because of their own faults.
So where does Google say they are going to do deep packet inspection of internet traffic? Nowhere.
On the other hand, there are several big providers that have such systems in place right now, but they can get away with it because they are not called Google. *sigh*
I's about time somebody offers good internet connection speeds at a good price. I'm sure that the offer Google is preparing will cause the other ISPs to change their offerings too. Can only be a good thing....
Where do I sign in for affordable high speed internet?
Some important facts told in the clip:
1. the normal routine would also include a side scan, not just front/back
2. the scan is always done without jacket. The pockets of his jacket were floating in the air, not blocking any body heat.
Also, this is just a thermal measuring system, not really an active scanner that emits radiation to scan through everything.
The problem with linux is always the same: usability. Linux still isn't where Windows was 5-10 years ago in terms of usability and integration. People need more than stability and security. As long as linux distro's stay a bunch of different tools and apps thrown together on a kernel, The MS and Apple guys will keep smiling...
(yes, I know linux, my main desktop and laptop run it)
Another proof that El Reg has become a bunch of sorry Apple fanbois... I already missed some Google bashing in the article, maybe the writer forgot to copy it from the main El Reg share of Google bashing articles?
The only one kicked down by this article as El Reg itself, not Woz. If this continues like this, I'll just stop reading and go to another news site.
The iPhone? I mean, this crappy hardware (look at the screen resolution! Comes nowhere near the 800x480 I'm used to) and look at the crappy OS (what, no multitasking? No copy/paste until recently?)
The iPhone is also full of USELESS gimmicks, like that multi-touch pinch and rotate. Why would you want to look at a picture under an angle of 23 degrees on such a low-res screen anyway? There is only one way a photo should be shown on a mobile screen, and that is the way it fits best. Why didn't Apple think of that, huh? Because my WinCE PDA already does it for 6 years (on a better screen too, mind you!)
I really don't get how people (including the El Reg Google Bashers) can talk so good of the iphone and come down so hard on Google. I wonder what the real motives are behind this. I'd guess the El reg journalists all have a free iPhone from Apple....
ActiveX/Flash/Compuserve/... were/are closed systems, vendor lock-in. Google has the code open, so there can and will be ports to other browsers.
They are just creating an open system, but I see you'd rather use closed systems just because they are more popular at the moment or come from your dear friends at MS/Adobe/...
The article mentions three times that this DNS service gives them more control. In what way exactly? You type the name of the site and they return the IP address. They can't really get redirected to another site, right? That's something you'd probably notice ;)
Anything else interesting in this article? Nah...
It looks to me that some people (including this author) will never be satisfied with what Google offers or does. If you look at the vast amounts of services and software this company shares for free, and the amount of money it invests in Open Source, I am not surprised that it equally has the right to hold on to its own secrets in order not to be cloned by another company taking the gems and using them.
I'm quite happy with what Google offers, and what they offer for free is often much better than what other companies sell you. So shut up and enjoy the goodies.
Upgraded two systems last weekend. One went smooth, no issues. The other gave me a blank screen. Turned out to be an issue with the AMD/ATI catalyst drivers. Went back to a clean X conf file, and when that gave me back my gui, I re-installed catalyst. Worked fine.
So a minor (but for inexperienced users FATAL) hiccup
I have to say that some of the features in 9.10 feel less than properly tested.
I find it really stupid to push things like that for what is a free service. If they force Google to unblock, what do you think will happen? They'll either start charging money or stop the whole thing. In both cases the consumer is the loser.
It is time the regulator thinks about the consumers....
I've been able to play (shortly) with an n900 last weekend at the Google SoC mentor summit. As an n810 owner not really being happy about the firmware and its support, I had told myself never to buy from Nokia again. But the n900 was a positive surprise, and they certainly learned a lot about the mistakes they made in the n8x0.
As much as I hate the tactics used by MS, their facts are not far from the truth. I moved to 100% linux (ubuntu 9.04) some time ago, and there is *a lot* of work on usability in Linux. A LOT.
Also, my printer is 'supported' but the quality is crap, so I have XP in a VM whenever I need to print pictures.
Video chat indeed doesn't work well, or try to find *any* open client that combines IM and VOIP well. Only one is available (empathy) and they are STILL busy fixing their bugs to get VOIP to work well.
NONE of the email clients comes close to what outlook offers. Can you imagine that the thunderbird addressbook doesn't have a field for birthdays? This is 2009, you stone-aged idiots. It will be supported in a few months. Wow.
Sometimes I think of handing MS the money and install windows. Just to get my work done instead of fiddling with linux for hours to get it working the way it should.
Actually, if there's one thing I am positive about, it's the screen. 800x480 is usable for a lot of things, and the n810 has a hardware button on the site to ALT-TAB the open programs.
It almost has the resolution of a netbook, but this one goes into you pocket!
So please only comment if you have actually *ever* used such a device please
Ever come near an N8x0 tablet (previous generations)? It looks more like a pc than a smartphone, and it lacks the usability of one too.
I seriously hope Nokia gets its act together on this N900, because the SW of the previous models sucked BIG time. I' still waiting on Mer/UbuntuMID to mature to finally take advantage of this expensive toy after more than a year.
And the new version that comes with the N900 isn't even compatible with the previous models. Thank you Nokia, why should I upgrade hardware after being treated like that?
Sure you can put together a small pc cheaper and use it as server, but in the end I bought a QNAP NAS and am happy with it:
- small footprint
- reasonably fast
- reasonably silent
- low power (and this ARM version needs much less power than the atom one!)
- hackable out of the box, but already very complete
0/10 for doing your research properly.... here are some extra links you really should have checked:
What's so new about this? QNAP for example has had this for almost a year, and at this moment already offers a 6-bay and 8-bay model supporting 12 and 16 TB respectively.
I thought the article would have read that LACIE *finally* introduces 10TB model....
And I don't think that you'll get any RAID protection if you want 10TB, since that is just 5x2TB in JBOD configuration (linear volume).
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