But of course to an RF Engineer's eyes, the RF cages were worth far more that the platinum bar was.
99 posts • joined 30 Nov 2010
Re: Red flag
"unprecedented levels of protection"
When I see hyperbolic statements like this in relation to security issues, I get very, very suspicious that the security is flawed.
Me too, I remember some time ago I was looking at dongle based software protection only to be told by one vendor that they used 'Military Grade Security'.
Having been in the military in the past I immediately deleted their email and went to another company who were happy to specify which algorithm and key length they used.
Now you can tell someone to literally go f--k themselves over the internet: Remote-control mock-cock patent dies
"You would be able to keep a safe braking distance from the car in front to start with, at which point the auto-pilot's reaction (full on braking the instant it sees the stationary car) would prevent the collision."
Errr no. The auto-pilot doesn't have any reaction to stationary objects. This is deliberately done to stop the many false alarms that would occur when roadside objects come into the field of view.
Re: Souk an e-cig
"Indeed, how long before we discover that vaping is as bad (or worse) as cigarettes..."
If Big Tobacco could throw a million pounds at a proper qualified medical study which found a serious problem with vaping they would do it in an instant, it would just come out of petty cash.
But they haven't.
Instead people rely on a series of (very) bad science and tabloid journalism.
Re: Nearly got fired...
Yup, me too
As I lived half a mile from the calibration lab I was asked to pick up a DSO as it was going to be ready at about 10am. Had a lie in, drove round and picked it up (no paperwork or any sort of ID check!) then off to work with it sitting on the back seat of the Ford Fiesta.
It was only then that I realised that not only was is worth wayyyyyyy more then the car was but possibly more than my house was....
But we got the BT payphones designed ;-)
Re: I found it stupidly easy to 'give up' with vapes.
"...Problem is, I vape like it's going out of style, sit there working, puff, puff, puff..."
That's why I still treat vaping like smoking, i.e. going outside for a vape (yes even in this weather!)
And to echo others in this thread, yes, stupidly easy to give up, fag free since July 21st last year after about 30 years smoking.
Re: Reminds me of a story
"When she was told to click with the mouse on screen - she took the mouse and physically tried to click on the screen."
She did that because that was exactly what she was told to do.
If she had been told to 'Use the mouse to move the cursor to a part of the screen and click...' then the result would have been different.
Re: Of course, if the government wanted to avoid pollution or monetize this...
"Of course, if the government wanted to avoid pollution or monetize this...
They'd instruct the cars to drive through the potholes, or make you pay an extra $50 a month to enable the optional pothole-avoidance algorithm"
No, that's a Microsoft car
Reminds me of when we had problems with one of the mains phases going off in the building where I was working.
We got an electrician in to put a box with lamps connected to each phase to monitor the problem. These shone through Red Yellow and Blue lenses on the lid of the box.
He couldn't figure out why the blue phase kept blowing when he put the cover on the box, then magically it was on again whenever he took the box lid off.
It turned out he was using neon lamps...........
Re: We should use neither
"Its too low powered for most proper computing tasks "
Define 'proper'? How about a backup server?
I've got one sitting at home blu-tac'd (yes really!) to a USB hub and a USB hard drive. Each night it reaches out to my office and several servers around the country and backs up the daily data via rsnapshot.
Been working over a year now with no problems.
Re: Sub contractors
Reminds me of when we had a Mercury box installed to escape BT's horrendous call charges.
It was screwed to a plasterboard wall with screws and ordinary rawlplugs. It developed quite a lean and we were all carefull to go to the other side of the corridor when walking past so as not to jog it.
Re: If proof is needed...
"Its 2016, and, I can Google for my Drivers boo hoo hoo!"
Why do you need to Google for your drivers? Don't they just come with your OS? And are updated via your OS's central update system?
Linux user for 8 years now, mildly amused by all this driver business with Windows that seems to involve downloading random executables from the Internet!
Re: Vote with your wallet
> > That is the efficient way guys: don't buy it, and you'll see, things will change!
> Didn't have any choice, but to buy it. It's a "free" upgrade to w7 so I paid for w10 when I purchased
> my w7 licences.
Interestingky enough I was just looking at a new laptop from Novatech (where you can get them sans OS) and the prices for MS are as follows..
Windows 10 £79.99
Windows 10 Professional £109.99
Windows 7 Professional £119.99
So the older (and apparently inferior) OS is more expensive!
> Doesn't seem that complex to manually install, similar to the Noobs install http://ms-iot.github.io
Errr..... no. Downloading Noobs doesn't require you to register for something that includes a 13 (yes, thirteen!) page agreement including such gems as....
'you may experience occasional crashes and data loss'
'The Program Services, if installed on a mobile device, may inadvertently damage your device rendering it inoperable.'
'The Program Services may automatically collect and transmit data to Microsoft and its partners regarding activities on your devices, including personal information'
'The Program Services may stop working, be updated, or removed from your device automatically without notice'
'From time to time, Microsoft may change or amend these terms..... You agree to visit the Program Website at least once every 30 days to check for potential notice of changes.'
'By using the Program Services, you agree to receive automatic updates without any additional notice, and permit Microsoft to download and install them for you. You agree to obtain these updates only from Microsoft or Microsoft authorized sources.'
'Limited or no support may be provided for the Program Services.'
'Software is licensed under the terms of this Agreement, but it may also include additional license terms.'
'Some or all of the Software may cease working on its expiration date. You have no right to use the Software after its expiration date.'
'Microsoft reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Program Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.'
Re: No, thank you.
> MS practically gave away XP Home to OEMs building netbooks to get Linux off them. That carried
> on until Windows 7 was updated to work with netbooks and by then everybody (most importantly,
> shops) expected Windows on their netbook.
They didn't 'give it away', they forced manufacturers to install it by threatening to raise prices on their other Windows licences if they didn't.