Re: Not sure what they used...
I don't know that any off the shelf commercial CPUs of the time would be sufficiently hardened against radiation damage.
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I don't know that any off the shelf commercial CPUs of the time would be sufficiently hardened against radiation damage.
I dunno - BT and Colt and Vodafone have big European operations that would be affected pretty badly by tariffs. It's much easier for EU based telcos to do business in Europe than it is for American or Asia Pac based ones.
Virgin is US owned and the effect of the falling pound will be that equipment costs will go up and revenue to the US parent will decline. I'd imagine the UK outfit has fallen down the investment priority list. The same is true I expect for 3 and O2 and others owned overseas - the UK businesses now generate less revenue for the owners.
If there's no workable deal on data privacy standards with the EU then a lot of UK datacentres are going to struggle as any app or service holding data on EU citizens will need to move.
"The perfect opportunity. They can break it up, then the government can buy all the parts and end the stupidity of all this fake so called competition that is allegedly making everything better."
And Virgin's shareholders will tie the government up in court for years, not unreasonably given that they would have just destroyed their business.
Then they'd just refuse the money and rural people would have no broadband. That's not an ideal solution.
"We're a small country who has one of the longest coastlines in europe. You need a large navy to defend it."
Assuming we're under attack. The navy has reduced in size and we don't appear to have been invaded.
"Best speed I can do is 200Mbps with a 3 hour latency."
You have a 25MB external hard drive?
If they did 'no' testing it wouldn't work. It would ship as a non-functional device.
What they might have done is not tested adequately for this issue - but that's not 'no testing'. Precision is important when talking about technology.
Anything running faster than 100Mbps will require a Gigabit Ethernet capable device.
"Basically 10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 10Gbps... It doesn't matter if the speed sold equals to the maximum - we have these speed jumps (at physical level) to work with."
You're confusing line speed with interface speed. Depending on the technology employed there are lots of line speeds available between your interface speed steps.
G.SHDSL and EFM have lots of speed options in the 10-100MBps range, especially where multiple copper pairs are used.
WDM on fibre offers a typical throughput of 2.5Gbps per channel.
Networking 101: Line speed is not interface speed is not throughput speed.
I'd imagine that as electric car use grows so too will the number of charging points.
There weren't very many places to buy petrol at the dawn of the car age.
"The model 3 replaces a hatchback for people with only 1 car - it needs to be able to do the annual holiday trip to grandparents"
How so? My car meets 95% of my needs and for the times it doesn't I hire one. It's cheaper than owning something more expensive and impractical for only 5% of the time.
"My problem with electric cars is simple. It takes 30 minutes at these superchargers to travel 170 miles"
You should be taking at least a 30 minute break after three hours of driving for your own safety and that of your fellow road users. Concentration and reaction are all affected badly by driving too long without a break.
What you're saying, in effect, is that this is an extra Tesla safety feature.
Eventually, probably, but right now governments are encouraging sales as each Tesla sold is a contribution to CO2 and air quality targets funded directly by a wealthy individual.
"Better to have a Lead Acid battery system for your PV panels"
How so? They hate deep discharge cycles so for any kind of longevity you have to install twice the capacity you actually need. They weigh an absolute ton and I've certainly seen lead-acid arrays explode in the past. How much strength do I need to add to my utility room floor to take the weight of a giant lead acid array?
The problem here is that emergency call centres use 'backward holding', meaning that only the emergency operator can terminate a call. Most places around the world have a policy that requires positive confirmation that a misdial has occurred before they'll do that.
I had an ambulance arrive at my house once after a neighbour's kid, playing with my kids, called 999 for a laugh and told them someone was hurt. Even though the operators then spoke to my wife, she didn't do a good enough job of convincing them that every thing was fine.
I forgot to add;
You also run into the insurmountable problem of the machine having no memory management and letting individual co-processors run unsigned code and change the contents of any RAM. How could you let something like that anywhere near a network?
People have foolishly let emulators have access to their PC's real, physical drives instead of a virtual sandbox and have seen their systems wiped by thirty year old viruses.
You always run into the problem of timing though - the Amiga's unique architecture is dependant on timing interplay between the CPU and the custom chips. If you go very much faster you break compatibility - and if you're going to do that, why not just move to a newer platform? If you don't do that, then what benefit is there to all the FPGA work?
Commodore literally blew a fortune trying to update and market the Amiga - a few diehard enthusiasts will not do better. All the new starts have been false dawns because the remaining market is absolutely minute - Natami, Tina, all have come and gone.
I loved my Amigas and learnt about comms, multitasking, sampling, networking and so on with them, but they're part of history now. Sometimes I lark about with an emulator, playing with software interpretations of machines I could never afford, but I will never buy new hardware and neither will anyone but a handful of people. Most people developing new hardware realise this sooner or later and give up.
Windows, Christian. It has kind of a larger user base.
The screenshot is of Workbench 1.3
There are newer versions of Amiga OS but they're not all compatible with original hardware.
The latest version for classic Amigas is 3.9, and the latest version for newer kit is 4.1
Confusingly, different versions are owned by different businesses - sometimes company 'x' owns one version, 'y' the next and then 'x' the one after. This is mostly down the the fairly chaotic management and dispersal of Commodore's IP after bankruptcy.
"All empires have their day and the EU has passed it's peak. And who would invest in an organisation that has never published an audited set of accounts and it run by elected and unaccountable people who cannot even decide which headquarters to use? Madness, total madness.."
You know that none of that is true, right? You're just saying it for comedy effect surely?
The accounts are audited and the results of the audit are published on the website of the court of auditors. It's an established thing.
I think you made a typo in your second statement, but nevertheless, people are elected. We elect MEPs and the council is made up of the elected heads of each state.
As to the headquarters - changing that requires a treaty change, which thanks to the UK now requires referendums to be held to be allowed to pass.
There was also a plan to make the president electable. Guess which country vetoed it? Starts with 'United'.
I don't know what's scarier - that you either believe this stuff to be true despite it clearly not being so, or that you expect others to believe it. Which is it?
"how many companies are going to restrict that rise to just that which is justified?"
For a global product it's in their interests to only do what's justified, else you create incentive for people to buy from the wrong market which causes all sorts of channel headaches.
"we just need our country(ies), its government and its people to stand up and make the decision work in the best interests of our country(ies)."
The best interest of our country is served by remaining in the EU.
Asking people to get on with this is like decorating while your house is on fire.
The price rise will be to maintain price equality across the EU market. If they don't do that all EU buyers will flood the UK channel trying to buy these things at a discount compared to Euro pricing. MS won't want that to happen.
The same will happen with all products and services sold EU wide - GBP pricing will increase to maintain market equality. This was all pointed out, at length, prior to the referendum.
"no evidence that there is an upside to staying in a club that has consistently failed to deliver anything good for you."
Apart from the whole 70 years of peace and prosperity between nations that were previously in a state of almost perpetual war - ignoring that bit you mean?
"No they wont put the prices up... "
...because the freefalling pound has the same effect on British purchasers anyway?
"This is something the courts will agonize over for years"
No, the UN has formed a group to address these issues and then formalise global best practice.
Wow, a game that was available on my home computer (Oric-1) but not on one of the competing ones*. There's a turn up.
*Ignoring obviously the software houses that were focused on the Oric - Tansoft, IJK software, Loriciels, No Mans Land and so on. Companies like Ocean and PSS and Software Projects would usually only have one or two conversions available.
"We pay more than we take out of the EU, therefore the British government can decide to match what was lost by EU funding"
Don't be silly.
The loss to our economy of leaving means that we'll be poorer. We won't have an extra £350M to throw around, we'll be looking for things to cut just to get back to where we were.
£220K wouldn't buy very much of any of those things.
With about 4 million customers, that works out at about 5.5p each.
"If microsoft vote for it, you know its a shit idea."
I'd imagine Microsoft are against human slavery and putting asbestos in food. Play the ball, not the man (or the corporation, in this case).
How many minimum wage employees do you think Microsoft has in the UK? Or anywhere?
Mind you, if we leave and the pound tanks, those wages just got a lot lower anyway. If lowering wage costs was your prime concern, you'd vote to exit.
"Put the tech out there and people will find a use for it."
But will they pay for it?
"It is a bit concerning that those wanting to remain have no idea what is going on."
There's a significant difference between not knowing what is going on and people simply disagreeing with you.
"For example people claim the leave camp have to explain what will happen when we leave. No we dont unless people are so brain dead as to not understand voting for the party you want to do what you want."
It's significantly more complex than that. Many people's livelihoods and relationships are dependent on how this country interacts with others. If you want me to jump off a cliff you're going to need to do a better job of convincing me than telling me that once I've jumped I should vote for more parachutes. It's telling that no leave campaigner has managed to produce any evidence of positive discussions they've had with other countries about any post-exit deal. Magical thinking from the leave side isn't good enough.
"Surely as we elect the government they should follow the will of the people"
No, that's not how our system works.
Parties publish a manifesto and are elected to carry it out.
If they simply followed the majority (or most significant minority) view on every issue there'd be no point in electing different parties as they'd all have to do exactly the same things. The government is elected to govern.
A step change in cost from $400M to $80M tends to come only through having competing suppliers.
"BT Retail charge £18.99 a month, so that covers the majority of line rentals, though not sure of BT Retail's exact share of the consumer line rental market, "
Less than a third the last time I looked at an Ofcom report.
" Personally I believe it's the People's Job to take care of each other, not the Government Job. "
That doesn't work though, does it? It's why, for example, animal charities in the UK are fabulously wealthy while people are using food banks. Government can enforce fairness, charity tends to see over-provision to some groups and under-provision to others.
We might have volunteer fire fighters, but what they do is regulated, managed and funded by government because no other approach would work.
", they are sponging off the folks who are working. "
The government's safety net ensures that people unable to work don't starve or have to live on the streets. That's not sponging, it's just one of the requirements to consider your society to be decent and humane.
"On Mobile (where MS is tiny and needs a reason like a major free upgrade to the latest and greatest to pull in punters)
People who want Win 10 have to beg for it and still may not get it."
In your scenario they've already bought the phone, so how does an upgrade pull a new user in? A new user will buy a new phone that will come with W10.
They were already in deep trouble by the time of that memo, hence that memo. Nokia was months from terminal failure, Elop did a great job with a business circling the plughole.
"If it was, as some evidence suggests, designed by Nazi industrialists to dominate Europe after defeat in WW2, it has delivered."
It was Churchill's idea. He called for a "kind of United States of Europe" to end the almost perpetual state of war between European nations. It seems to be working according to Churchill's plan.
"The point is that it will be OUR decision, made by considering what is BEST for US. At the moment, if something is seen as good by Brussels, but is obviously bad for us, we are forced to accept it.
As an example, what happened to our fishing fleet...?"
You should probably read up on the Tragedy of the Commons.
If we hadn't have been in the EU and if our fishing fleet hadn't have shrunk, those fish would be extinct. Humanity has to take long term decisions that deliver the best results for all of us, else we all lose. Doing what's right for Britain alone is blinkered and ultimately harms us.
Guess which national government vetoed making the EU president electable directly by citizens? I'll give you a clue - two words, first word 'United'.
Your solution to having a group of people it's easy to recruit from and a group of people it's harder to recruit from is to make it harder for the easy group?
Given that your 'tidal wave' don't require visas or permits, what possible difference does their removal make to the people and processes used to recruit outside of the EU? If anything, isn't it going to increase the workload as those EU inhabitants will now need to do something other than just accept the job offer and move.
Removing ourselves from a pool of potential overseas recruits doesn't make recruiting people from overseas easier.
"Because, a business operating exclusively in the UK with UK customers won't have to adhere to EU regulations that they currently do? Same if they deal with non-EU businesses. The burden will only come into place if you wish to deal with EU businesses.!
You're going to reduce red tape by having two completely separate regulatory regimes? The first time my UK widget factory sells a 2p widget to France I have to completely change the entire set of regulation my business operates under?
I'm not sure you've thought that through.
"If we do leave (in my view, we should stay), what is to prevent those workers from still working in the UK? Nothing from the EU side of things."
It's pretty clear that for most people wanting to leave, immigration is the key factor.
If the exit campaign's stance is that we'll still allow free movement of people after an exit it rather suggests that they are conning people.
If exit means "still have to pay, no longer have a say", the Norway model if you like, it looks pretty daft.
That would only matter if they ever used the phones for voice calls!
It's cheaper to buy an Android TV box thing and a high quality webcam than it is to buy the Sony camera. you then have the advantage of lots of other apps, Youtube, and so on, as well as being able to run things like MAME (if that's your thing) and big screen minecraft which the kids love.
It just stopped playing content from my NAS. I could still navigate to and select content, but nothing happened when I hit play. After a torturous process to actually get in touch with tech support, their two step process was; 1. Factory reset 2. Give up.
I suspect (but it's only a suspicion) that I hit some kind of hard-coded limit in terms of file or folder volume as it stopped working just after I reached 1,000 albums (I buy a lot of music).
Every other device in the house plays the content fine still so nothing changed with the NAS or network. The TV is now just a non-Smart screen that displays whatever my NAS, BD player or ISP-TV box is doing.
Gradually all of the Smart features on my Sony TV have ceased working. DLNA, then YouTube, now Skype. I bought one of those little Android tablet without a screen things and plugged that in and it seems to work much better and get more updates than the TV ever did.
That's not a real world scenario though, is it?
Your phone will be charging all night and probably while you're in your car and at your desk.
The real number is 0.8% x hours away from charger. Nowhere near 20%.
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