Shows the need for that large spike on the steering wheel to be reconsidered to remind drivers whose bum is going to get bitten if things get a little bit out of shape
138 posts • joined 16 Mar 2011
Probably a little something he picked up in South Africa, I recall stories of flame throwers being installed under cars for dissuading carjackers in Joberg
Seems I do recall right ...
Re: Safe drone use...
Well I don't think the likes of Amazon will be happy if they can only perform drone deliveries when you are in LOS of their warehouse. So I'm guessing they think some of those restrictions could be dropped if their tech works and was on board the 'aircraft'
Finding fault capacitors with high current PSUs used to be the norm
Back in the early 80s when repairing old memory boards, at a time when 48 KB was a board about 2 foot square with a gazillion small decoupling caps and one of them was dragging the psu down
A quick application of a car battery to the 12v line would sort the men from the boys capacitor wise and reduce fault finding time no end
Note: No I can't remember what chips they were that needed a 12v line either - but certainly remember the process
Re: Emergency Retract
Yes I remember the 80MB and later 300MB SMD drives (made by CDC as I recall ), and being very wary of the emergency retract, especially when replacing a head and doing the head alignment - watching the 'cats eye' on the scope with your hand on the tool ( like an elongated wind up tin opener on cans of sardines ) currently attached to the head carrier , you touched that tool very gingerly indeed !
Seems its not only the product name thats Hyper !
Re: Two wrongs don't make a right
Americans, re-writing history ? surely not
I'm sure we would all be shocked at what the design agency charged for that change or maybe we wouldn't
Remember once being in a <large Japanese corporate> local office. in reception hangs a big poster of their logo with about 20 or so arrows pointing at different sections, with a paragraph of text 'explaining' the meaning / reasoning behind that section.
Any logo which requires any level of explanation / interpretation , let alone on 20 points clearly is NOT WORKING !
Probably just a co-incidence then that the majority of C level execs all dumped large quantities of shares just days after this happens despite allegedly having no knowledge of the actual hack having taken place
Re: I'm sure
"but that won't stop idiots flying drones ...... using them to spy on people.
Somewhat ironic then, that it was in fact the police who were the ones caught spying on the people from their 'drone' aka helicopter
Re: C90 cassette, as that medium was the dominant way? No!
"The 8 track would have been useless for home computers."
Although that is exactly what Sinclair went on to do with their Sinclair QL computer - using same, but smaller tape looped cartridge as its data storage - Plagued with problem !
ICL even sold that computer as the 'One Per Desk' colloquially known as the 'One Per Bin' after a short while
Re: Minecraft subscription?
Not long after MS got hold of it I'm guessing
"do you not find it very suspicious that 99% of the channels on VM TiVo (other than terrestrial) seem to have magically sync'd their advert breaks? Get bored and channel hop? More ads..."
I'd say they've pretty much pulled off that trick on terrestrial Freeview too
"Rent up a few bots though, and no chance of disease,"
Are you sure ?
Rental cars I'm a bit less fussy about , after all I only sit on the seats,
But I'd want some sort of guarantee of a full hygiene valet of a rental sexbot !
But once its bottled, Its "use by date",will be two weeks next Tuesday
"Full disclosure: my startup OpenTRV has received funding from EU and UK government sources"
Is it all that red tape thats holding the OpenTRV project up ?
To quote Captin Mannering ...
"I think you're entering the realms of fantasy there, Hyphen-howe "
But you said they did a drainage check ....
And presumably ignored the results, since even killer roots don't grow that fast
Re: Come to Spain
"That butler could buy a respectable house outright with his first two month's wages in many parts of Spain,
The commute would be a bit of a bugger though - wouldn't it ?
"and would be happy to engage in any discussions as to how we can continue to better the consumer’s online experience"
As an Ad-Blocker ? - Just block ALL the adds !!!
Watch the TED talk ! - It dealt with a woman in a wheelchair in the road chasing a duck round & round in circles
Last 2 cars I scrapped, were due to the excessive cost of replacement of a failed engine management unit
This looks a lot more complicated !
But hopefully I would still be able to drive the car ? or maybe not
Convenient and timely smoke screen
Do they think the people who want to fly 'off piste' are really likely to register ?
Just like DVD anti -piracy messages at the front of DVD playback only going to penalize the guys whos doing the right thing
All ideal products for Harry Enfields shop "I saw you coming"
Except for those muppets who take their phone on holiday and forget to turn off roaming,running up and come back complaing of 100s, maybe 1000 pound bills - When they become poverty increasing devices !
Trouble is they don't remove the adverts if you do pay ! - so they want their cake and eat it too
So he would have preferred it just to run him down !
Complaining it stopped seems a strange argument
Bit of a pain if you spin off on the far side of the track - but suppose an F1 driver shouldn't do that
Pure Douglas Adams ...
Who describes their (Sirius Cybernetics) marketing division as "a bunch of mindless jerks who will be the first against the wall when the revolution comes",
If the cap fits !
Just call him Von !
Re: It's hopeless
And didn't he also say that they keep all their info on archival paper EVEN though its all been scanned in
Re: LG do it too
"I've set all my regularly used Smart tools in the quick menu so I can avoid the ads."
That sound like an LG fail ( from their point of view) too - allowing the end user to control / dismiss the Ads - what ever next !
Just maybe they meant,
A selfie stick can be used in two modes, one as the name implies, but also in 'periscope' mode to get a better shot or view of the action which it looks like the original Aussie tweet was addressing
But never let the (possible) truth get in the way of a good rant against iPhone wielding narcissists
Has Brin's Google Glasses girlfriend (Amanda Rosenberg) been axed too ?
With the average UPVC door they DO need to be locked from inside !
"errm, virtually all doors these days don't need locking to be secure. You need to key to open them from the outside, to get out from the inside, just push the handle."
With the average UPVC door they do !!
if you don't want your house broken into + car stolen !
Very common for a large bent lever to be pushed thru the letter box to apply downward pressure on the handle - Bingo ! door open, car keys usually on the hook by the door
Another good try from Netgem
Netgem have had a number of good outings in the freeview arena usually ahead of the curve , there was the original Netgem freeview box with full wireless keyboard, then later the quite popular Tesco HD pvr from Fetch TV which was a re-badged netgem unit/software - but Fetch folded killing that box ( can't remember exact cause now)
Netgen : always the best man but never the groom and if BT buy EE the same may happen again -
Chips have been cashed ?
"There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary"
And this could be the hotels obit !
Thank Sonos : Que ?
Not entirely sure what we are thanking Sonos for here ?
Link seems fairly tenuous to me
To quote ....
"I'll give you my gun when you pry this lump of 3d molten plastic from my cold, dead hands"
Not related to / prompted by the recent Microsoft / Dropbox tie up then ?
Can Uri Geller bend one - just by stroking it of course ?
Just need to sort out the of content now then !
Cancelled my trial after 1st month due to lack of new content
He would do well to team up with ;The Gadget Show' in the UK they also perform equally mindless and irrelevant 'testing' on all sorts of kit
Does this get over the basic issue of normal TRV usage which requires the boiler to be 'on' 24 hours a day ?
i.e can it switch the boiler on when ANY TRV is calling for heat and leave it off the rest of the time ?
EDIT : RTFM !: Yes it does
"That implies thermostats per heating zone, possibly even per room, controlling local TRVs to regulate temperature and able to bring on the boiler ("call for heat" or "boiler interlock" are common terms) if any zone needs heat "
Re: Beemers are old hat
On a recent era of Audis, a year or two back, the design of the rear indicators was reduced to such a small slit to make them almost ineffective even if they were activated by the wet bag in the drivers seat (IMHO)
Is that why the governments head of the recent 'coding' project for schools/education is a girl ?
Oh no - she hadn't a clue !
" I love trying new products and sending feedback. ..... Count on me to keep ideas and inputs flowing."
Keep sending the feedback Steve - I'm sure someones filing it, probably under T for Tra....
Love the low key Win 1.0 sales pitch though !
Still 18 billion, Nice problem to have