Re: IT'S NOT BLOODY FIBRE!!!
I thought Virgin used co-ax into the property?
Maybe it depends on who laid the cables in the time before Virgin took them over...?
92 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
I thought Virgin used co-ax into the property?
Maybe it depends on who laid the cables in the time before Virgin took them over...?
That's hit the nail on the head as to why the proposed solution for so called "exchange only" lines is going to fail (basically, put a cabinet at the exchange and connect fibre to it...). Whilst it might work in some urban areas, there are pockets of houses served as "Exchange Only" round here that are >800m from the exchange even as the crow flies let alone as the cable runs - so VDSL will be lucky to manage the same performance as ADSL2....
I just wish they would acknowledge that our cute little concrete pillar that has all the phone joints inside it really is a cabinet (it is, but its not green and isn't very big!).
Doubly frustrating as the fibre to the next cabinet down the road actually goes past our concrete cabinet through its underground chambour!
Maybe they could make the current, orphaned "Exchange only" lines FTTP? After all we MUST be close to the exchange, mustn't we? (well only about a mile from the exchange...)
Currently there is no plan for the "exchange only" lines to get faster connections. I'm lucky that I get about 8meg but many don't.
(they don't seem to count our "concrete connection pillar" to be a cabinet - nor will they make it into one. If they did, we could probably latch onto the fibre that already goes through the underground chamber next to our pillar and give us FTTC...
The US Patent Office (http://www.uspto.gov/) seems to have things in rectangles on it.
Surely that's an indication of prior use!
Do you really mean pigs might fly - over Battersea Power Station?
Pink Floyd were there before you: http://www.hipgnosiscovers.com/images/animals_lp_uruguay_front.jpg
2G is going to be around for a long time because lots of the so called "Smart Meters" are using it to communicate...
We have a so called "Exchange Only" line (that funny little concrete pillar containing all the telephone line joints clearly doesn't rate being called a cabinet!).
Whilst the local exchange has been "upgraded" to fibre to the cabinet (though I'm seeing lots of complaints that the speed isn't anywhere near what was advertised!) we are still on regular ADSL... There seems to be no real plan for our sort of line. There's talk of a cabinet by the exchange - but I can't see that will give any faster connection that we have via ADSL (the "Max" version) which gives about 8Mbs as it has the same line length limitation.
Wish we could get Gigaclear here but as BT are in the exchange, we can't...
With the 5th August patch MOB30X, Nexus 7 is down to one (CVE-2016-5340).
"Owners of pure Android Nexus handsets are already patched, provided they accepted the over the air updates..."
No they aren't! Both my Nexus 5X and 7s report 2 vulnerabilities despite being patched to July 16 level...
Maybe August's goodies will really provide the fixes...
maps.me (from my.com BV) is a free, completely offline (once you've downloaded the maps of your choice...) mapping and routing app (Android - don't know about iOS..). Uses OpenStreetMap - so if its wrong, you can correct it. Likewise it has lots of detail available (like house names for the blocks of flats in East London!)
(and yes, @Will Godfrey, it does show foot and bridal paths!)
Are these out of copyright now? I think there's one an quite a few disks up in the loft (of scenes like the Coronation!)
Trouble is, there are are now lots of M2M services (like energy - gas, electric, heat etc meters) out there that are dependent on the 2G service.
Lots were installed before there was much 3G (and no 4G!)...
Many are privately owned, so there's no "utility company" to foot the bill for replacing them...
I think we are tied to 2G existing for quite a while yet...
Nestle Double Berry
(all from WikiPedia's list of confectioneries - personally I quite like Nutty!)
If they were concerned with the reduction in the number of mobile operators, why didn't they block the merger of T-Mobile and Orange a few years ago?
Exactly the same scenario.
The only difference (from my recollection) was that TM and Orange were French and German owned, whereas O2 and Three are Spanish and Hong Kong owned...
If you have a rooted phone, you can change your (2/3/4G) DNS provider to one of your choice: http://thedroidreview.com/how-to-change-dns-on-android-3g4g-root-without-root-methods-1984
BT should never have been allowed to take over EE. It has given them an unfair advantage in the telecoms and networking arena...
I too would support splitting Openreach away - that way I might have some hope of faster broadband with my lowly "Exchange Only" (discounting the cabinet / pillar that we have in the road!) line...
I think ours is even worse than that:
The fibre feeding the cabinet down the road in the next village goes through the underground chamber immediately next to the somewhat rare concrete pillar junction box (cabinet!) that serves us. However, despite the concrete pillar junction / cabinet we count as "exchange only" lines, so no fibre service. We are about a mile and a half as the cable runs from the exchange (which used to be quite a major routing exchange for the large tower!)
Shame the government / BT didn't think of a decent plan for the not insignificant number of exchange only lines....
I can't understand why the ROM doesn't have 2 partitions:
One that is "generic Google" and can be kept up to date easily direct from Google
If the OEMs (and carriers) want their own "customisations" etc, then they could be in a ../local/sbin still in ROM but that doesn't get wiped when the Google partition is updated...
If the local/sbin was in ROM, it would be more persistent than if the OEM/Carrier just loaded their "customisations" from a play store - i.e. harder to delete...
The big challenge would be for the OEMs to keep their stuff maintained so that it worked with all versions of the base OS!
"2- How long will Ultra-Ever Dry coating last ?The SE 7.6.110 formula’s longevity in use is susceptible to environmental conditions (UV / abrasion). This coating will generally last 2-8 months in direct sunlight and outdoor conditions before recoating of the top coat would be required. When used in indoor or covered applications outdoors, the SE 7.6.110 coating should last for a year or more. Other formulas are being added to our product line that can provide years of useful life before any recoat is needed."
Sounds like the "really useful" FB Purity is being impacted by the new FireFox:
Does this mean the Uber charging mechanism has been overcharging if GPS has been overegging the distance?
Class action anyone?
is to use Blueonyx (https://www.blueonyx.it/)...
Based on Centos 6 (or 7 soon), it is a derivative of BlueQuartz which ran on the Cobalt Raq range of 1U servers (subsequently owned by Sun)
Suitable for multiple virtual hosts (from its heritage in hosted solutions!)...
Boot the CD, follow the prompts and you're done: all administration can be done via a web interface... If you want you can add a webmail client (eg Roundcube) and mail filtering (spamassassin, clamav etc). Being Centos you can install other things if you like or build them yourself but there is a "shop" if you want to buy some of the packages...
The real bonus is that it is being actively developed, and has a very responsive support group.
I got several this morning, and, as I was suspicious of a .docm attachment, submitted the attachment to Virus total for a comparison of which AVs detected anything in the attachment and which didn't.
Hats off to those that did!!
Complete scanning result of "OFCOM_REN04_20150715_0976659.docm", processed in VirusTotal at 08/05/2015 09:52:57 (CET)
[ file data ]
* name..: OFCOM_REN04_20150715_0976659.docm
* size..: 49614
* md5...: da8d771db68ed6e27119ccbc528b2ab4
* sha1..: f532ba5c4aa6d2877e46d52cc0cc8e9702662d69
[ scan result ]
ALYac 18.104.22.168/20150805 found nothing
AVG 22.214.171.12492/20150805 found nothing
AVware 126.96.36.199/20150805 found LooksLike.Macro.Malware.g (v)
Ad-Aware 188.8.131.52/20150805 found nothing
AegisLab 1.5/20150805 found nothing
Agnitum 184.108.40.206/20150804 found nothing
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.05.02/20150805 found nothing
Alibaba 1.0/20150803 found nothing
Antiy-AVL 220.127.116.11/20150805 found nothing
Arcabit 18.104.22.1685/20150805 found HEUR.VBA.Trojan
Avast 8.0.1489.320/20150805 found nothing
Avira 22.214.171.124/20150805 found nothing
Baidu-International 126.96.36.199473/20150804 found nothing
BitDefender 7.2/20150805 found nothing
Bkav 188.8.131.5279/20150804 found nothing
ByteHero 184.108.40.206/20150805 found nothing
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00/20150805 found O97M.Dropper.GO
ClamAV 0.98.5.0/20150804 found nothing
Comodo 22933/20150805 found nothing
Cyren 220.127.116.11/20150805 found nothing
DrWeb 18.104.22.16870/20150805 found nothing
ESET-NOD32 12045/20150805 found nothing
Emsisoft 22.214.171.1242/20150805 found nothing
F-Prot 126.96.36.199/20150805 found nothing
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45/20150805 found nothing
Fortinet 188.8.131.52/20150804 found nothing
GData 25/20150805 found nothing
Ikarus T184.108.40.206.0/20150805 found nothing
Jiangmin 16.0.100/20150804 found nothing
K7AntiVirus 9.207.16786/20150805 found nothing
K7GW 9.207.16787/20150805 found nothing
Kaspersky 220.127.116.11/20150805 found nothing
Kingsoft 2013.4.9.267/20150805 found nothing
Malwarebytes 18.104.22.1685/20150805 found nothing
McAfee 22.214.171.1244/20150805 found nothing
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015/20150805 found nothing
MicroWorld-eScan 126.96.36.199/20150805 found nothing
Microsoft 1.1.11903.0/20150805 found nothing
NANO-Antivirus 0.30.24.2668/20150805 found nothing
Panda 188.8.131.52/20150804 found W97M/Downloader
Qihoo-360 184.108.40.2065/20150805 found nothing
Rising 220.127.116.11/20150731 found nothing
SUPERAntiSpyware 18.104.22.1682/20150805 found nothing
Sophos 4.98.0/20150805 found Troj/DocDl-WH
Symantec 2022.214.171.124/20150805 found nothing
Tencent 126.96.36.199/20150805 found nothing
TheHacker 188.8.131.52.613/20150805 found nothing
TotalDefense 184.108.40.206/20150805 found nothing
TrendMicro 9.740.0.1012/20150805 found nothing
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001/20150805 found nothing
VBA32 220.127.116.11/20150805 found nothing
VIPRE 42634/20150805 found LooksLike.Macro.Malware.g (v)
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0/20150805 found nothing
Zillya 18.104.22.1689/20150805 found nothing
Zoner 1.0/20150805 found nothing
nProtect 2015-08-04.01/20150804 found nothing
Yes. And got it running whole system on Win 8.1 successfully. (Convert the partition to MBR!)
Slower to boot than TrueCrypt though (I gather it is doing more "trial and error" to determine precisely which encryption was used with more variations...)
Other than that, working fine
Having worked with both Zigbee and Z-Wave in real houses, I'd choose Z-Wave every time!
868MHz (which is what UK Z-Wave uses) goes through walls MUCH better than 2.4GHz Zigbee, With Zigbee you need mains-powered repeaters which all adds to the complexity and cost of an install (yes, Z-Wave can have repeaters, but I've never had to use one)
Getting Zigbee units from different manufacturers to talk to each other can be a nightmare: yes, there are standards for applications, but there are so many that finding a common one is tough - and that's before arriving at an ideal product that uses the Zigbee protocol layers, but puts a completely proprietary application layer on top...
Horses for courses...
(Never used IP6-LOPAN which is supposed to be Zigbee like, but marries to WiFi / internet better...)
The really bubble shaped ones were Heinkels (looks like they were later branded BMW / Isetta...) - the cigar shaped ones were Messerschmitts
(Not particularly an enthusiast, but I remember being taken out for a ride in my cousin's Messerschmitt when I was little!)
OK, its Wikipedia, but this seems reasonably accurate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_car
I always thought it was Edition 7 not V7....
At least you were in good company: lots of Chelsea Tractors in Marlow...
You may, or may not, be aware that Marlow Bridge has a weight limit of 3 tonnes.
In the old days it was really only lorries that exceeded this gross weight. However some of the increasingly popular large vehicles in common use today are quite heavy and the owners may be completely unaware that they do in fact exceed the bridges weight limit, even in an unladen state.
For example the following vehicles are, and have always been, to heavy to go over Marlow bridge:
Range Rover- 3.2 tonnes
******* Range Rover Sport- 3.175 tonnes ********
Land Rover Discovery 4- 3.24 tonnes
Land Rover Defender 110- 3.05 tonnes
Mitsubishi Shogun- 3.03 tonnes
Toyota Landcruiser v8- 3.35 tonnes
STREET LIGHTS SET TO BECOME MOBILE MASTS
12:07Tuesday 23 December 2003
Tuesday, December 23: Lampposts all over Hemel Hempstead may soon not be quite what they seem.
T-Mobile put in a clutch of planning applications this week for the removal of several lamp standards, to replace them with look-alike telephone masts for the new 3G system for mobile phones.
The masqueraders are planned to be placed on footpaths outside Greenacres Tavern in Bennetts End, at the junction of Eastbrook Way and Adeyfield Road and on land adjacent to Long Chaulden at the junction with Pulleys Lane.
Seems that BT forgot about the XO lines - that go straight to the exchange, not via a cabinet....
We've got one and despite them spreading fibre around, we're still "not available" as there's no cabinet
Mine is still on the bedside and I use it most days - albeit mostly just on FM...
Remember having it in Greece on holiday and listening to the BBC reports on the death of Princess Diana on shortwave
"based on 4.4.3..."
So.. given 4.4.4 was release mid-june, why haven't Amazon incorporated it (at least!) into their new product? 4.4.4 was supposed to include security fixes - so does that mean this new shiny is missing them?
Not even mentioning Lollipop which has been out in developer preview form since the end of June....
My summary of the product would be "somewhat dated software - possibly even having security vulnerabilities"
Maybe someone who has one can confirm if any of the Blackberry crop are 4G enabled?
One of the obvious things to install when you have jailbroken / rooted a device is an adblocker - which surely would kill this attack pretty effectively...
(I'm assuming they exist for iDevices... I know they are not available on the Google Playstore - but if you're capable of rooting a phone, they are easy to find and install)
"begin taking snapshots of approximately 680,000km of the Earth every single day."
Do you mean 680,000km2 ? or is it really a linear measurement, in which case how wide is the strip it photographs?
Then there are exchanges that are still categorised as Market 1 but that have 3 LLU broadband providers in the building which makes them not Market 1....
Ofcom contacted, but no meaningful response yet....
BBMF flies over my house almost every year when its going to Farnborough.... Heard it but didn't quite have time to grab anything photographic this year.
Remember seeing a Vulcan at RAF Holton airshow (quite a few) years ago when they were still in service. Definitely impressive when he put the burners on and climbed!
They also had a Lightning there that sat on its tail and went straight up....
Last but not least, they had a middle-eastern private airliner do a flypast at low level: its pilot had trained at Holton!
Lincolnshire to see 3 Lancs: have to see what we're doing that w/e !!
My Google Nexus 7 (2013) updated to 4.4.4 several weeks ago ((KTU84P) - you are on a "stock" ROM aren't you? If not then go an find an update to the ROM you're running!
If you're worried about the permissions of apps (like Messenger - why should it need access to my SMS and contact list?) then an App called Advanced Permissions Manager can clip its wings!
The Prius engines are also Atkinson cycle - which is something I can't remember to do with the valve timing. It is supposed to improve efficiency at the cost of peak power
I'm sure Boris would like to put all the bendy busses onto it....
Waze does all of this and, being community supported, has real-user traffic/incident reporting as well as user-fixable mapping and navigation errors.
Oh... and it tells you when friends (/partner) are going to arrive at the same location (i,e. home) if they are using it too.
Ask the "premium" SatNav players how often they update their maps (and how much they'll charge you to do it!). It feels strange driving down a road that has clearly been there a couple of years (e.g. around Stamford in Lincs) and be shown as being in a field!
I forwarded the original article to 3 support and to start with they couldn't (weren't allowed to!) open ElReg. Then I sent them .pdf prints of the articles and they couldn't open them so in the end I had to paste the words into an email!!
They wanted to know if I personally had seen the problem, and I had to admit I hadn't - but that I trusted that ElReg really had - but they wanted to know if the problem still existed...
So... any chance of a retest? I'm assuming that if they haven't changed anything, it'll still exist...
At least it won't be able to hear/understand Jamaica Inn on the Beeb...
I have a Digikey JACKET!! (from Thief River Falls in Minnesota).
Went there on business once and they gave me one of their staff jackets!
>> "[Maplin] were a mail-order only outfit AFAICR"
No they DID have one shop - in London Road, Westcliffe-on-sea in the mid 1970s
My mother in law lived just round the corner from them :)
Also in the area were Scientific and Technical who sold all the tat that you didn't want by mail order ...
(Still waiting for a calm, dry day to try out my Christmas present : a radio controlled helicopter - from Maplin!!!)
Lots of "hidden" services (like electric meters) use the 2G network, so the phone companies will be prevailed on to keep it.
I left EE because their 3G coverage was rubbish wherever I went though I do see my Three service sometimes roaming to them nowadays in the few places where the Three network isn't.
Maybe I'll get a phone that supports 4G one day...
If the fruity lot do get involved with Tesla, then that's a dream car off my list :(
No doubt they will start claiming to have invented all sorts of bits of cars that have been present since Benz's time!
Haven't you got a picture of a Sinclair Scientific? RPN (which confused people who borrowed it!) and it was *almost* accurate :)
If you want a picture, I'll dig the one I built from a kit out and take a couple....
Took them 15 days to undo whatever had been done to our broadband service IN THE EXCHANGE (I think we'd been plugged into the wrong provider by persons unknown).
Allow other BB providers to have an enforceable SLA with Openreach - with a fixed, escalating compensation to the end customer