So what happens when the lawyers get hit? Wh are they going to run to when their data is being rifled?
249 posts • joined 10 Jun 2010
If it's that M$ is supporting SQL server, well the number of times I've seen updates in W10 turning it off and stopping software we support that runs it, I'd say they are looking to drop it long term. I suspect that they'll be "dropping it off into the community" at some point. It'll become abandonware.
Getting it on Linux is good, as with exposure to the producers of specialised software, this is a reason why they've not released it cross platform, and with the embedded systems I've been supporting would be far better being on Linux anyway.
Not exactly a developing market
I can name a number of players in this market, for both fertility management, robotic milking and general automation, so it's hardly a new opportunity.
Maybe it'll produce a new opening for the likes of Google? Will cow collars suddenly start to play advertisements for a feed company?
The cows? Well so long as they get fed, access to the cow brush and generally pampered they'll be happy if they're connected or not. Saying that, the state of some of the "broadband" in rural areas of the UK I'd say not.
Never this bad before
I've come across this wonderful update glitch for 10AV. Whereas a program was installed in its own directory, and the data in another it decides to put that program in the Program Files directory with everything else and then of course it doesn't run properly.
Well it keeps me in a job. I'm just hoping our developers are working making our software platform independent.
Making it up as they go along
All these headline speeds are not a lot of use to rural broadband users, in some cases if you can call it that. In doing farm IT work I'd be lucky to get 150k, usually it's a lot slower. The only advantage is that I can go for a coffee, walk the dogs, or indeed have a nap whilst waiting.
A friend's farm has 5 miles of wet string between it and the exchange, the nearest village is 2 miles away but of course that's not where it is, and there is little chance of a green cabinet appearing to service a group of 4 farms. They've sprouted a 4G Yagi and a box, and it means they have a chance of doing anything on line, which the powers that be assume everyone can.
I would suggest that OFCOM make them advertise the speed that 90% of their customers can achieve, otherwise it's like having a Ferrari in a 20 mph zone.
Re: Capable of encryption
You have to be careful here. Maybe they just used the example code supplied in the development kit and ...oops maybe I've said too much there.
I consider that it's bandwidth issues that drive these network level adblockers. When page contents appear to be getting more ad-heavy and problems occur with plug-ins (hello Adobe..) and content (malverts) then it makes sense. After all, the customer will be paying to read the adverts in the end, and if you're not willing to pay then the model is sort of broken.
Of course this really says that the advertising model is not working, it'd be like paying for junk mail to be shoved through your letter box. If they were restricted and actually relavent to the site being visited that wouldn't be too bad, but the scatter-gun approach has just dug them into their own deep hole.
The difference between adblocker on or off can mean whether a page loads on a mobile or not. That's possibly the main issue.
Not really necessary
Funnily enough trains run on predictable routes and don't have conflicting traffic to slow them down. Even then there are signalling and control systems that know where a train is, a system that's worked for over a century and seems to make them pretty safe.
Other factors can't really be controller by a satellite, it'd be a bit like problems in Discworld - you can know how much fresh prawns cost at their source but no chance of getting them to market!
Just wait and see
EE are now owned by BT. We all know that company's reputation for providing services in out of the way places.
I'll guess they'll just sit back now and see what happens. Piggybacking the ESN on the public network? Well I've experience of that when they're a spike in demand they just fail to work, so I'm sure Motorola have plans to provide an alternative network "off the shelf".
Herdwicks? Just come round a bend in the Dales and meet a flock of Swaledales. These are the ones that chase sheepdogs (in fact they gave mine some grief before she decided she'd had enough and put them in the corener of the field). The sheep here are just stubborn, or is it just plain thick?
One flock of Herdwicks saw me (and dog) come over the hill and then decided to leg it - we must have been at least a quarter of a mile away. That's Cumbria for you.
Belgian Blue cattle or Limousins would make the best roadblocks, you wouldn't want to hit one.
Time for me coat, those cows won't milk themselves tonight.
He'll be okay
So long as the ISS Computer hasn't told him the AE-35 needs replacing.
Finish the job properly
Please make available an "Internet Explorer" removal tool for those that have opted out of using it as a browser, it's like having a ticking time bomb in your machine.
Re: Electronic Crop-dusting?
As someone's already made a GSM base station using a Raspberry Pi, I think this has already been done. So get suspicious if your signal improves and you can hear a buzzing sound outside.
A sort of tearing noise
A friend was regularly landed with £7 a day for *any* data with this lot, he's moved to a dumb phone and ditched them. Do they really want to keep anything other than corporate customers?
Hardly a surprise
There's not a lot of money to be made, and if you tag the emergency services comms on the back of the public service, when that goes down there's not an independent network to rely on. Oh dear. We do of course know how reliable 4G services are, especially outside main population centres.
Police cars will now be equipped with a box of pigeons to summon help with to cover the gaps in coverage perhaps?
Omnishambles. You've got it in one.
Coat, there's a PMR handheld in the pocket.
Re: Ergonomics, the forgotten discipline...
Reminds me of something...
... all I want is a cup of tea.
Down the pub
There's a boozer in West Yorkshire that also hosts the local amateur repeater. When it's in use it's been known to desense car receivers as they have awful SAW type direct conversion receivers (cheap) and a signal 600kHz away from it causes problems.
You could always upgrade to Mr Bean type locks.
I understand that TCP/IP was just a thought in Tim Berners-Lee's head back in 1985, back then there would be no thought of connectiong this sort of device to a large and somewhat anarchic network.
Personally I prefer my control devices to be double pole with a nice mechanical actuator.
Spotted the building
Ripon Workhouse. No don't give Iain Duncan Smith any ideas...
Acrobat Reader is but a memory, I'm afraid I ditched it six months ago, so I'll be missing this one. I wonder how much of the original code is left?
Some of the systems designed over 100 years ago have proved to be extremely safe over that time. It's some of the new innovations that appear to have inherent weaknesses. Possibly because there's not a Mk1 brain of a signaller keeping an eye on them.
I'll get my coat, it's got a Bardic lamp in the pocket.
Ah yes, the technological wonder known as the Polyfuse. Take the volts from across it, let it cool and lo and behold it conducts again.
Re: In the news over the weekend...
Possibly as the consumer's demands are simply being ignored. Is smart metering only in the interests of the supplier? I'd say it is. I don't see any advantage of them to me, it's not going to change my power consumtion habits by much, and it'd no doubt be out of date by the time it's installed. If my supplier insists, I'll simply change supplier.
That's leaving aside any privacy and security matters of course.
I'm surprised, none have spotted the Dan dare connection.
I've got LAMP running on a Pi, is that lightweight enough?
Re: 3 TV's
I'd see the future as being through POF, small enough to lose down the side of the carpet but a darned sight faster than wireless, plus no problems of channel congestion.
Something of ours has accidentally destroyed the Mysteron City. Now where have I heard that before?
Please turn the lights off
M$ are banking that the x86 franchise keeps going, but given that a lot of the world develops on ARM based cores, that would really mean an exit from the embedded market for one.
The danger is that their OS that's supposed to run everywhere can't because there's a whole class of processors it can't run on. In that case, Google will rule the roost with Android and M$ will just be selling an office suite as a service.
Forget Huawei, with the current climate maybe it'll be Wouxun who'll be providing the kit.
Re: What a stupid fucking idea....
It needs a bit of care both ways. Of course this system will not work on the windy country lanes in $NationalPark where there is no data connectivity and you can't see round the bend. Takes the cyclist to assume that drivers won't see them til the last minute and be able to take avoiding action, and the driver to be driving such that he/she could stop safely.
This goes as well if the warnings are too frequent they will be ignored, far from the other distractions that could be encountered en route from "sat-nag", phone etc.
There are idiots behind wheels and on saddles, you just have to assume you're going to come across them. However go the other way, if a driver lets you pull out or in other ways behaves well, a friendly wave is appreciated. The driver who ignored you is just going to ignore the unconventional hand signal you want to give him anyway - don't bother it's not worth it.
Yeah, I am both a cyclist and a driver.
How about only being able to advertise the speed which say 90% of customers will experience for 90% of the time in order to be representative of the service they would receive?
Superfast 5MB broadband doesn't sound quite so appealing.
I wonder if the cost of contacting all the "victims" and the cost of the administration has been calculated. The bill for that should be considerable - or have EE just left it? Should this be claimed off the "victim surcharge thing"? However 50p per person seems too small a charge, make it a tenner and send the collectors round.
It's a different PCB than the B+, there's not even a spot to park the Ethernet/USB expansion IC as in the previous version. The USB port goes straight into the SoC.
However it does mean it's shrunk a bit, and the power draw is reduced, useful for portable applications.
Re: no surprise to me
My brother in law trained his fish with the remote control from the telly. Obviously as they started to connect a flashing infra red light to food, you could point it at the tank and the fish would respond.
Re: There is no way to opt out of this short of deleting the application.
Does just setting adelogs.adobe.com in the hosts file to be at 127.0.0.1 work?
Great minds think alike - or did I get back from the pub 2 minutes too late?
Re: O/T: Mountain Rescue
Given the areas that Mountain Rescue work in often don't have even 2G coverage, what hope is there for LTE?
As someone who's involved in providing emergency comms in such remote areas, you can pull the wifi dongle out of my cold dead fingers. We use these for linking into existing networks, for some ops it's about the only thing we could use reliably. I do remember when (large cycle event) traversed the Dales, the data links provided by (large communications plc) didn't actually work when called upon.
I have no confidence this is a good idea, and although TETRA/Airwave is fairly resiliant, backing all the eggs into the LTE basket seems like a very bad idea.
Coat - it's got a handheld radio in the pocket.
Leeds and elsewhere
Ben Heck paid a flying visit to our office in Leeds. He was careful to call it the "Zed - X" all day. We suspect he got it in the neck from our folk here. He was on his best behaviour.
Re: Who few still use Adobe Acrobat and Reader?
I'm sorry Adobe, but our relationship has come to an end. I've noticed that you've been spending a lot of time trying to fix things, parts that I never actually asked to have and have generally putting on weight and getting rather lax about my security. It's over, you are but a memory on my hard disk, and I've got a new more lightweight partner.
With just 1W erp max I don't think it's an issue really.
Re: More than you asked for?
My dog sitter sent me an email saying that she was stranded in a bus station in Amsterdam, Holland. All pretty good as half an hour earlier she'd sent me a text message saying my mutt had been for a good run round.
Several hours later we'd got her GMail account back under her control!
Re: I don't understand...
Couldn't they just issue an update that terminates IE6 permanently? Just get it to display a static page with "Internet Explorer 6 is dead, please change century"?
Re: I'm all for teaching children how to program...
Not C++, just a little Scratch and some Python maybe. Hmm, not blowing raspberries at this one.
Re: NOW JUST WAIT A COTTON PICKIN MINUTE
We'll be back to just enough bandwidth for 5 channels, from only main transmitters, so back to square one?
Still doing the rounds
I remember these, I had one years ago. It showed all these nasties resident in my C: drive which was pretty awsome, considering the machine was running something with ext3 as the file system. Just a browser animation it seems.
There should be a box saying " the information provided is for Electoral Administration purposes only " for you to tick. No selling it off, no third parties, no excuses.
Re: Another reason
The browser choice option should have meant when selecting to use a browser that's not IE, that all the working components of IE are permanently removed from the system.
It's cos Microsoft haven't grabbed the idea of lightweight and power efficient computing. Hence their near absense of support for ARM based devices, the bus that they have totally missed. The RPi and similar have shown that there is an ecosystem outside Windows that doesn't need bloated hardware to run it. Of course there are other single board computers available - Beaglebone, RiOTboard etc
They could have laid off all of the development team for IE, and do a lot of us a favour. After all it doesn't make any money does it?
As one who was sat on a lonely moorland road with a relay providing a communications link for "large sporting event" recently, where even Mountain Rescue were using a sat phone data uplink, I can say that coverage in the Dales is somewhat "undewearish".
Do you know how much those sat phones cost to actually use? When you've a sudden inrush of spectators then the cells quickly fall over anyway, they're not able to cope. Oh well, but even if every village has full coverage there will still be blank spots in valleys, round the back of hills etc. VHF radio in your National Park vehicle works a lot better than the phone.
I doubt however if the backhaul could cope. A well know national communication company's recent "upgrades" spectactularly underperformed, and the all singing all dancing radio system hired in didn't talk between centres, so the backup deployed was ticking over all day.
Nuff said, I'm off, and that is a VHF handheld radio in the pocket.
With the carrier taking a slice of the loot, they're reluctant to deal with it because they'd then lose the dosh they've got for acting like the getaway driver. Just make it difficult, and hope that the amount of money the customer's been robbed isn't enough to want them to escalate the complaint.