Re: Then there is the "send me a copy"
I have a coffee mug with that cartoon on it.
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I would love to have 5G. Currently living on the outskirts of a rural town in Oz. ADSL2 speed has dropped to 5Mb/s due to crappy lines, NBN will never be seen in my street, fixed wireless is 5Km away, but there are a million trees in between, so no signal, and satellite is a joke. BUT, I do have a mobile tower 300m away, and can get 50Mb/s on a good day, with about 35ms ping. Can't wait.
I would love to have fixed line broadband, but that is never going to happen. Fixed wireless?, no, there are a million trees between me and the tower, so no signal. Satellite, don't make me laugh. However there is a mobile tower 600metres from me, with both optus and telstra, so 5G will suit me nicely. And optus just put in a dedicated fibre line to the tower.
Yes, I remember that, and documented the whole sorry episode.
Windows Phone 7 is set to outgrow Android and IOS over the next few years
IDC forecast puts Microsoft in second place by 2015
By Dean Wilson
Thu Jun 09 2011, 15:16
WINDOWS PHONE 7 (WP7) is set to outgrow the rival mobile operating systems over the next few years, according to a report released by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Microsoft’s late-comer smartphone OS is expected to grow its market share from two per cent in 2010 to 3.8 per cent this year, a downward revision of IDC’s previous forecast in March of 5.5 per cent.
That’s a relatively tiny share of the market, particularly for an OS that many people would consider a potential third rival to join in the battle between Google’s Android and Apple’s IOS, but the real strength of Windows Phone 7 will appear during 2012 to 2015, the report predicts, when IDC expects to see WP7 market share increase significantly to 20.3 per cent.
Recently, google was looking at ARM chips for its servers. The following is a quote from the article.
But Intel has been in this game for a long, long time, and as a consequence can bring process advantages and expertise to bear that mean the chance of Google being able to actually develop a better general-purpose chip than Intel is slim.
Intel is going to be taping out 14nm low-power chips next year, which will combine excellent performance with a lower-than-usual power draw. ARM processors, by comparison, will be pumped out of fabs operated by TSMC, Global Foundries, and Samsung, among others, which are thought to be running at the high-20nm node at the moment, and may move to 20nm by end of 2014.
“With over 50 server, storage and communications designs based on 22nm Intel Atom C2000 (Avoton) SoC launched in September, we are well on our way in leading the low-power 64-bit system-on-chips (SoCs) segment,” an Intel spokesman told El Reg. “Today, Intel Atom is still the only available 64-bit server SoC offering leading energy efficiency and performance and we expect that to continue into next year and beyond as we approach yet another generation of 14nm-based SoCs.”
If tim99 could ping various places on the net, then it would seem that iinet/TPGs dns server was not working. Maybe they have gone the same way as telstra, who earlier this year rolled out automatic updates to their modems, pointing to telstra's dns servers. When it proved possible to get around this "update", they did another one which prevented changes.
google Orac3. A guy in Australia made his interpretation of Orac. Look for results in bit-tech.net.
It is a very long article, which is well worth it if you like reading about invention and perseverance.
Plenty of pictures if you want to skip bits. It is a truly novel and interesting computer.
Good idea for many reasons, mainly ease of use for the fat fingered or those with failing eyesight.
The next step would be to pair it with a bluetooth headset, with optional vibrate, so it could be kept in a pocket. Then add a small display to indicate who was calling. And it would need good battery life.
There is no evidence at all for macro evolution, so who is teaching fairy stories?
No evidence for primordial soup, amino acids do not spontaneously form proteins. Scientists estimate 80 proteins needed for the simplest conceivable living cell to function. How are you going to get the correct number doing the correct job in the same place. A membrane is needed to enclose them, but it must pass the correct nutrients in, and waste products out; how does it know how to do that by accident. Then the cell must have enough DNA to replace its proteins, and to replicate itself. All by accident. Just about every living thing appears suddenly in the fossil record, with no gradual lead-up. Look up Cambrian explosion.
Could somebody please enlighten me. We are told that the rise in CO2 from about 300PPM to 400PPM is going to cause catastrophic rises in global temperatures. But when I do some maths on the figures, I come up with 3-4parts in 10,000. So a rise of one molecule of CO2 in 10,000 molecules of air is going to heat the planet. That is astounding insulation material, maybe scientists should be looking at CO2 to insulate houses and factories.
"I just wouldn't fancy being around in another fifty plus years. Just maybe this work will make life in the 2060s a little more endurable."
Why wouldn't you want to be around in 50 years? The earth is not warming any more, that is why global warming was dropped in favour of climate change. Australian scientists in antarctica drill the ice every year to measure thickness, it is getting thicker. Their data is more accurate than that from a satellite. Sea levels are going up by about1.3 per year, as they have done since the last ice age. We had the medieval warm period a thousand years ago and the little ice age 400 years ago, so the climate is always changing.
Don't worry, be happy
Well Tim, that was a nice MS advert you produced, I hope they paid you well.
"XP fails to take full advantage of today’s hardware in areas such as power management, graphics and multimedia." Why is that, one operating system rendering graphics with a video card, or playing noise through a sound card,is much the same as any other.
IE9 won't work on XP, another reason to use firefox.
Vista was not a step forward, it was, and is, a steaming pile of shite; have a look at this article.
Win7 is a bit more shiny but it still has problems, and no real compelling reason to update.
Bite the bullet, change to Ubuntu and use the money you save to train people on it; couple of hours should see them up to speed. They update every six months, for free:)
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