Hang on, so you can have BBC/ITV content for £70/y if you're outside the UK or £145/y inside?
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Re: Vickery, of MacOS security software house MacKeeper
Yeah I came to say the same: MacKeeper is 'security software' almost exclusively sold thorugh pop-ups & fake system alerts.
So... <2p per text?
£130K for 7.7m texts is... 1.6p per text
This seems like an acceptable cost of doing business, rather than a fine.
Re: "it needs to push carriers to push over-the-air updates promptly after fixes become available."
I disagree, my old Note 2 on Three was landed with a pile of random lock-up bugs which I could ultimately only fix by replacing the Three image with a pure Samsung one I found online.
The operators still can and control the image update process and they certainly don't push updates monthly. For phones more than a couple of years old it's more likely never.
Re: Fingerprint detector
That's what I was thinking too. In fact it's odd that the article compares the phone to the iPhone 6+ in a couple of places, but never to the Note 4.
Re: "back-lit colour e-paper"
Well, just like the original mono product, when they say "e-paper" they do not mean e-ink, though they're happy for you to make the assumption.
In fact it's just a more-reflective-than-usual LCD panel.
What they called transflective, back in the days of the original iPaq.
Remember when Apple though it could take on Google Maps, massively underestimating how many dollars & years of research + data collection actually went into it?
Wanhao Duplicator 4S
I've had excellent results with a Duplicator 4S, which is basically a £700 clone of the Makerbot Replicator Dual. This will print ABS, which is "strong enough", as well as PLA. I've printed functional stuff like replacement curtain track clips with it, as well as prettier stuff like these Raspberry Pi cases & stuff, here.
Can't imagine I'd have been much happier if I'd spent 4x more on a machine.
You can get a Raspberry Pi and an SD Card for about £30 and run all of your Spectrum games on the TV via the Fuse emulator. You can make it auto-boot the emulator if you like.
I know this because I do it and 3D-printed a case (or two) for mine - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pyramidhead76/15845903305/
But you obviously don't need the printed case to play the games...
It's difficult to explain without a diagram but doing it in one step would result in a jagged image since you'd be visibly dropping pixels.
By rendering in two steps - First at the imaginary 2208x1242 resolution and then scaling down, you can blend the dropped pixels into their nearest neighbours.
It's likely that the GPU can do this anti-aliased down-sampling operation in very little time.
Also the Google Play Store
... But perhaps they cache access to that too?
"T-Mobile was forced to cancel planned Huawei handset purchases"...
... Because now (after stolen-robo-testing) they'd be more reliable for T-Mobile's customers?
Are you inviting Lindsay Lohan to the launch now it's in her own back yard*?
*Still probably around 2000 miles away.
Re: Use of technology
The recording would be inadmissible in a tribunal/court unfortunately.
Although, recording it for your own use is legal, AFAIK.
Yeah, he's placed the wheel in the cloud & will be charging by the turn rather than for the whole wheel.
Re: Tesla S?
The difference is that this can recharge from its own solar panels - See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNSW_Sunswift
However (although I could have missed it) the article seems strangely silent on how long that would take exactly.
"If we receive a demand we can push back against the agency"
I suspect this really means, "If we receive a demand we can issue a quote and make sure we get paid for granting access"
"The P7, however, is extravagantly well-crafted and boasts a slimmer profile"
If only there was some way to demonstrate this. Perhaps one day the internet will allow for pictures, if only on technology sites at first.
Planet X can probably be retired now we have the new catch-all of Dark Matter to blame for everything...
> eBay's continued success is largely due to it being the first point of call for auctions.
And it will remain the only point of call, thanks to owning ALL of the patents relating to any online auction process.
ALL of the patents.
Re: British Law
I think UK law varies a lot depending on if you're a hobbyist - Mostly common sense and contained within this doc:
... Or doing "commercial aerial work", where the regulations & licensing seem to be more complex http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=1995&pageid=11213
High res mars pics
But... They do and already did release high res photos and all raw images. I posted the links the last time around.
Edit: Here - How much higher res did he want? These were available the day after it made the news.
The rest are here: http://tinyurl.com/bnm2z
And I'd say it's reasonable to suspect this image shows the hole in the ground that the rock was flicked up from: http://tinyurl.com/qg983lp
Better pics here
NASA kindly make all of their raw images for spirit/opportunity (and MSL) available to all for free & practically in real time.
Opportunity raw images here: http://marsrover.nasa.gov/gallery/all/opportunity.html
And a particularly good shot of the mystery object here: http://marsrover.nasa.gov/gallery/all/1/m/3541/1M442544805EFFCAEOP2955M2M1.JPG
It's about time ESA did the same thing...
This car may not be for you
I know The Reg is based in the UK, but this is a Ford concept out of the USA, where there's no shortage of space (in most, but not all places) for parking & building concentrators at home or at work. There's also no shortage of sunlight for millions of potential buyers there.
Just because something might not work in central London doesn't mean it's a bad idea for everyone.
Raw images for everyone
It's worth repeating that NASA put all of the raw images for this mission online almost immediately for anyone interested to look at:
The MAHLI camera is used for these wheel inspections - http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?s=490&camera=MAHLI
Re: Legs v Wheels
What multi-leg technology existed in 2011 when this was launched?
The Boston Dynamics stuff is all absolute state of the art as we move into 2014 & seems to require more electrical power (via a petrol generator) than the rover can provide even now. I don't think we'll see robots running around mars just yet.
"There will likely continue to be alternatives to relying on an individual’s consent to process their personal information" - In which case the new rules probably still aren't strong enough...
Re: Car analogy
Agreed: The FEAR of screwing up computers is a very strong limiting factor against tinkering, and not just for children. For me this is the absolutely critical difference between 'Today's Family Netbook' and the 8/16 bit computers many of us 30-somethings grew up with, it's not just about the cost.
If you totally, utterly screw up your Pi OS & don't know how to fix it, you can just stick in your backup SD card and carry on within 30 seconds. No harm done.
Re: I'll buy one
A bit like this one?
But if you read up on the Cube it's strongly implied that their refil carts feature DRM 'so that the printer knows how much filament is left' (AKA so that you can't just feed it cheap PLA from someone else)
Yeah that's very clever I'm sure. Except the 3DS doesn't use a Lenticular screen...
Who pays for the electricity that the smart meter itself consumes? I'm sure they're quite efficient blah blah blah, but just wondering...
Re: Completely Wrong.
I think it's also wrong to assume that RealMoneyMail™ wouldn't take your money AND plunder your data or do whatever else they can to maximise profits.
Sky are all to happy to take a subscription fee AND show you adverts, for example...
Re: @asdf (was: This plonker claims to have invented the common or garden padlock?)
Correct. Jake is embarrassing himself by repeatedly insisting he's right when he's demonstrably not.
* A padlock opened only by a key (something you have) is 1-factor authentication.
* A padlock opened only by a pin (something you know) is 1-factor authentication.
* If you had a padlock with both, *that* would be two-factor authentication.
Claiming that the lock itself is a factor if authentication is just plain wrong: Making a payment with your chip & PIN card is 2-factor auth. Making a payment with a NFC 'tap to pay' card is 1 factor auth.
*Waits for Jake's downvote*
Enhanced user experience
"...seamless and enhance the user experience"
I understand that they have to add ads, fine. But... No experience in my lifetime has ever been enhanced by the addition of adverts, or likely ever will be. I suspect I'm not alone.
You have to wonder if these people *actually believe* what they're saying sometimes. I think I'd prefer if they knew it was bullshit, but I think they really might believe it...
Already done, more or less...
This basically already exists in the Chameleon.
You can power it from USB (no actual C64 required) and have an FPGA-based C64 running cycle correct and plugged into a VGA monitor. You can even stick Amiga or Spectrum firmwares on the FPGA instead & have those running in hardware.
Re: "Something seems amiss."
Or you can stick a raspberry pi into a real C64 case, like I have here -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-kvtKI-Tp4
Re: Presumably because it's risk-free and saves a ton of money
Well, therein lies a very interesting question: Would the author apply the Freetard label to paying Netflix subscribers who are sitting in the UK watching US content?
I'm sure that commercially & probably legally, it's clear: Those people are viewing unlicensed content.
But to Andrew, is this THE SAME as piracy, or a grey area?
Re: the perfectly average
I was going to post much the same thing. There are almost no fields in which you'd take a set of 'unusually gifted' people and proclaim that their average would be 'better' than any of the individuals.
You might argue that you average out the flaws, but you can't do that without averaging out the, err, peaks.
Re: another shitty black & white image?
Sure, there you go:
However, that's as close as this camera can get, I think. Which is why they gave us the clearer but mono image from the other camera instead...
Re: Jai, I agree but with this qualification......
"What do you do when it locks up tighter than a nun's knickers?"
Hold POWER+HOME until it powers off. Although this combo is detected by the OS if operational, after 10 seconds it's a hardware reset switch which cannot be prevented regardless of what's locked up. I imagine it's implemented this way *because* you can't just pull the battery.
I've had to do this a few times to a jailbroken iPod Touch.
Ah, I see: When you say "You" you actually mean "You if you work in the USA". Which a lot of your readers still don't.
In the UK it's common to see T&Cs that require you not to damage the reputation of your employer. But just lately the news seems to be full of employers embarrassing their staff...
A good question is asked over at the BBC:
"But, hey Mark, why did you not do what you tell the rest of us to do, and share your plans with your Facebook friends a few months ago?" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18142566
"opting NHS patients into its data-sharing plans would help remove delays within the system"
This really is double-speak at its worst: "Opt: To make a choice or decision from a range of possibilities"
If the proposed system had any credibility they'd have the courage of conviction to rely on opt-in on a per-patient basis.
What's proposed instead is that all data is stolen and re-sold, with patients later given some (most likely obscure) mechanism to opt out. It's clearly not compatible with either the spirit or the letter of DP laws to use people's medical data in this way.
When the S2 battery runs flat...
I stick another one in. It doesn't take a (certified Apple) Genius.
The 125cc bikes I had will do 60ish on L-plates & were entirely legal.
The West Midlands has a population of over 5 million, so they'll need a different excuse.
3DS - Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
Got a 3DS? Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is a distant relative of XCOM too, created by the same designer.
It's no XCOM really (the strategy / R&D is effectively removed), but the turn-based shooting is good fun & the 3DS graphics quite nice.
The ".0" is part of the title in the UK, so one is the name of the film, the other isn't.
Again, 7.5 on IMDB and 69% on Metacritic means that you are not speaking for "Most people" (I have never claimed to...)
Letters and digits
Saw, you mean?
Yes, I like both of those films. They rate 7.5 and 7.2 on the generally quite critical IMDB so I'm by no means alone.
I think many of the comments about the outdatedness of DNF could and should be equally applied to those films, but it doesn't hurt their objective ratings like it apparently does with the game here.