It would be lovely to lose those grey bars down both sides of the screen. But I said that last time as well.
405 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009
Re: "the Windows 7 hold-outs should finally feel able to make the upgrade"
Not while there are features that disappear with the upgrade. I'm not the only person who uses Media Centre as a television.
Laserjets and double-voltage don't mix
Back in the early '00s I was working on a US Army base in Germany and needed to print something. There was a handy Laserjet 4 nearby but no power cable.
Being an inventive type I borrowed a power lead from a spare monitor and plugged it in. All seemed well at first, until the smoke started.I realised, as the alarms went off that the little box next to the printer - that I'd ignored - was a 120v to 240v transformer...
I pulled the power and followed everyone out whistling as nonchalantly as I could manage.
We all recognise HP there...
HP's site is and always has been tortuous.
Hats in the gaps?
I recall reading that the heat expansion during flight was sufficient that a large gap opens up on the flight deck and that, for the last flights, the captains put their hats into the gap. After slowing down the gap closes up again. The hats are thus sealed in for ever, unless the plane flies again.
Is this true? And did it happen for this Concorde?
Reminded me of the tube's 'control room flooded with wet concrete' story from 2014
You'd think it'd be a tale of months of disruption but, no, 24 hours later it was all fixed. I'd still like to read about how they did that.
I was quite a long way into the article before I realised that this wasn't referring to upmarket Jaguars and might be a Mercedes problem.
Re: If Apple can patent "round corners" and "paper bags" ...
Here's how it will pan out: Vauxhall will complain and Apple will give the Voxel the 'sosumi' start-up sound.
I've been patiently waiting for Android 7.1 to come to my Galaxy S7. If Google could offer me the latest OS upgrade now for a modest fee I would jump at the chance. I think plenty of other people would too.
It would give them a chance to monetise their investment, it would allow them to wrest control back from the phone companies and manufacturers with their added dross, and would let Google effectively dictate which devices were worthy of their effort, potentially steering purchasers towards vendors they like the most. It would likely distort the market by concentrating on premium devices but that would also go some way to solving the issue of devices lagging behind on updates ('our customers get them fast and first').
I'm not sure that this would be a good thing, you understand, but I can see that it could be done. I'd guess that it's politics that stops it, not any technical reason.
Or because they used to be known as 'Research In Motion'?
Maybe they've seen the Gemini PDA?
That's a smartphone that's already running Linux and has a proper keyboard too.
You've tested 'several' and have concluded that 'most of' them do nothing. Care to share your data for peer review, or name the offenders, perhaps?
"No living memory of the horrors of WWII"?
I can introduce you to my grandparents if you like. They both lived through it, and they're both very much alive still with memories of the war and its horrors. My grandfather was an RAF navigator so actively part of what was going on too. You could ask him about it but you might have to speak up. He's a bit deaf these days.
Google does not collect, scan, or use data from the core services for advertising purposes."
Added emphasis to point out the possibility of 'non-core' services.
Re: Public wifi?
"...it is however quite possible I'm sure."
Yes, it is more than possible. Martin Lewis' site reports one victim still finding fraudulent transactions eight months after cancelling a lost card.
This is possible because banks do not automatically check all contactless payments immediately. Some are processed as 'offline transactions' and are only checked later. One bank told the Guardian that virtually all transactions for less than £15 were not immediately checked.
Re: Crowdfunding is just an unsecured loan
You do it at your own risk.
If you've paid by credit card doesn't Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act protect you?
My understanding is that credit card companies are equally liable to deliver the product, or refund you, as long as you spent over £100. But does that not apply to crowdfunded sites?
Just curious - nothing to do with wondering if the Gemini will go the same way or anything...
Am I the only one saying 'Hoyven Maven Glaven!' in Professor Frink's voice after reading the orbiter's name?
6Mbps per second?
Is broadband like gravity then? ;-)
Am I missing something?
They are only talking about demoting the illegal search results. So anyone who wants a dodgy MP3 will simply click straight to page 5 of the search results, won't they?
"...the internet has been running a bit slowly recently."
"Did you call Vint Cerf?"
Worth a punt on definitions?
Since the word 'paedo' literally means 'child' there must surely be a legal defence to that angle?
Without the addition of the suffix '-phile' it could be argued that the only criticism here is an accusation of immaturity.
Re: America? (while we are stereotyping)
If it had been named after him it's more likely we'd be talking about Vespuccia, based on the last-name-based traditions of the time.
Richard Ameryk seems like a more likely candidate to me.
Re: It'd be nice to have a system...
Every PC is a VM? What would you run those VMs on? ;-)
"It's turtles all the way down!"
Re: OK, I'll bite
"What problem is this a solution for?
Let's see what device permissions the new app requires first. My guess is that it will want to read all your known associates, sorry, 'contacts', and it'll want location data too.
They'll have almost everyone who signs up effectively carrying around a trackable ID card which can be cross-referenced with ANPR cameras...
Still having trouble working out why they like this idea?
Re: Raising more red flags than a Soviet military parade
Don't forget that Opera is data collection and advertising company first.
Thank goodness Chrome comes from an organisation that avoids these areas. *snort*
It seems that Samsung are again supporting two processors - either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or one of their own Exynos ones, depending on market.But my understanding is that Cyanogenmod's developers prefer the Qualcomm. Anyone yet know which processor the UK will get?
A 60W incandescent bulb that's three times more efficient than before will still lose over 50W of that as heat. But if you're comparing it with a 6W LED, the inefficiencies surely don't change the fact that it is still cheaper to run for the same amount of usable light?
I seem to recall reading that some ransomware variants now wait a month or more before appearing, precisely so that your backups are all also compromised.
At least part of that difference is accounted for by VAT - ebooks are taxed and real ones aren't.
Finding the ability to selectively grant permissions to apps is my favourite feature of Cyanogenmod's Android builds. It was also the only way to get my ageing Galaxy S2 to a current-ish version of Android.
Re: If you really - really have to run Windows 10
The operating system isn't called 'Window' and neither are its owners. So you don't get a 'Window's Store'.
Re: Faraday cage with a window ...
We know the base has wifi - it's mentioned in the story. And Android phones can route calls over wifi.
Leaving me here in the desert? Wow, Dad really doesn't like Apples.
It's always fun to deliberately trip over a 'Caution: wet floor' sign and then complain about the hazard.
Re: "the UK's attempt at high-speed rail"
As the first production use of maglev technology was in Birmingham airport they're used to the tech already. Theirs was a bit slower though.
I took this as movement-detection, rather than just seeing who was there. Many animals (including humans) are able to pick out movement more easily than a stationary object.
"...a regulatory regime similar to that of the UK would mean significantly less broadband investment, higher prices and bad customer service."
Because American telecom companies are famed for their high quality customer service...?
Re: The Facebook Generation
And Mel Smith answering the 'How did you work that out?' question with 'That's how much we got for it!' in another sketch.
Brings back memories
My former employer sent our jobs to India and also expected us to train our replacements. We also exhibited a staggering lack of commitment to that task, not least because our redundancies were involuntary.
There was lots of schadenfreude when the newbies were asked to shut down one data centre for maintenance and instead accidentally shut down every single datacentre, globally.
The estimated losses were far greater than the gain from losing all those years of experience and goodwill but, hey, they were cheaper...
Don't the British government have a spare range?
I'm sure that I read that the British government have an unused IPv4 address range (126.96.36.199/8).
Surely that would be worth a couple of billion to someone?
So why not sell it and reduce the deficit?
Best lesson is experience.
My old employer had an office in Manchester's Arndale centre at the time of the IRA bomb. All the backup tapes were in a fireproof safe, inside the sealed off powerless building.
Fortunately an unaffected ISDN2 line lasted just long enough to take a full backup...
"...your a moron"
If you're (or, as you might say, "your") going to call someone a moron it is sensible to check your own grammar before posting.
Re: We cannot spare the money to hook you up...
Speaking as someone who has been TUPE'd, you don't get 'equivalent benefits'. You get the same basic terms of employment, the same basic salary, and length-of-service treatment. But anything above that (sharesave, pension etc.) is out of scope. You get what the new firm chooses to give you.
BT probably saved a small fortune.
The Drupal vuln was being actively exploited within seven hours. Just sayin'.
"...hard to wean off of it." Seriously? "off of"?
They're still around
I have one in my hallway and my kids love the novelty of dialling on it. It's not difficult to rewire one to connect to the modern sockets using an old modem's lead.