Re: Dragon 32
Yes a clone of the later Tandy Color (sic) computer ... 6809 cpu IIRC.
336 posts • joined 7 Apr 2011
Yes a clone of the later Tandy Color (sic) computer ... 6809 cpu IIRC.
But the resemblance is definitely there.
Measure twice, cut once.
Lacking in calories rather than vitamins/minerals I guess.
How to lose weight; eat less calories.
If someone has a headache, drink water, wait a bit and see if it goes away (as they were probably just dehydrated).
Watching the loss of Louie always makes me well up 8-)
Yes the Elizabethans loved their Spanish Paps.
Or even the BBC's 2008 "The Last Enemy" which had Cumberbatch trying to escape the Total Information Awareness database.
But the first one I fondly remember watching was the "IT Thriller" in the eighties, Bird of Prey, with the late great Richard "uncle monty" Griffiths ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/07/monitor_bird_of_prey_retrospective/
yawn .. survey was TL;DR
Or by a user installing a free security / oversight tool 8-)
Toss a coin .. AWS or Azure?
I'd love UKgov (or anyone) to give me half a million because I would retire from paid work immediately and complete all those impossible things on my 'to do before I die' list.
Switzerland's Direct Democracy seems the closest to true democracy ... However any form of true democracy would surely implinged on everyone's rights due to the implicit suppression of minorities .. For are we all not in some form of minority at some point in life?
You can make EASY MONEY by switching and taking advantage of savings offers (bank tarting).
First Direct pay £100 to switch (and they are very chatty in the customer service department and their mobile app on iOS can use TouchID).
Co-op pay £150 to switch (I've had an account with them for 20+ years)
Halifax pay £100 to switch
M&S pay '£100 M&S gift card' to switch (if you need a new suit, shirts, ties, ladies underwear)
If you don't want to switch then why not open a new account somewhere put a couple of direct debits on it and then after a month or so switch that account to one of the above and make some money .. rinse and repeat.
Also works for credit cards .. cash back on purchases and 0% interest for over a year (hint: put the money you would have used to pay off the credit card each month in to a regular savings account and earn up to 6% [firstdirect], 5% [nationwide])
TSB pay 5% on up to £100/month in transactions using contactless or apple pay .. money for old rope ... you even get 5% on up to £2000 when in balance .. just pay in £500 per month (standing order it around from another bank and then back again).
Remember money makes money but only if you make it work for you and not for the Banks.
I CER what you did there.
Try changing the headlight bulbs on a previous generation smart car .. unless you have very skinny and long arms you have to take the whole plastic front off.
Better still .. don't delete it, instead change ALL your details to something weird to help poison their well.
And change your email address to a specially created yahoo or hotmail one of course. It won't stop linkedin spam to your original signup address but you can redirect that to /dev/null
You really want to look at the upcoming Pebble Time 2 which is on kickstarter at the moment (nearly $10m so far).
I have an original Pebble (B&W but a bit ugly/utilitarian) and a Pebble Time (colour, nice styling and a comfortable fit) and I've ordered a PT2 because of the bigger display and pulse-meter (as its nice to know if you are zombie)
I also have an Apple Watch 'look-a-like' which is, umm, just a red LED digital watch inside but definitely looks and feels like an AW .. fun for hipster baiting 8-)
What? Your MP is a digital proctologist? At least we would know he has his finger on the problem.
or even Trams
Have you seen the latest Sodastream adverts? They are now being marketed as a way of making 'sparkling water' without the need to 'lug heavy bottles from the supermarket' .. hmm
Agree that specific kitchen gadgets are useless compared to a good set of knives and pans.
Their Managed PKI Service seems to have been alright though? .. however that is the tried and tested Verisign infrastructure.
4 as I have a CS PhD and 25+ years of techie experience but at times I feel like a 1 after being asked to 'fill in' when there are gaps in Sales, Helpdesk, Incident Management, Procurement etc.
I am, of course, of the age when Level 42 was the Chinese way.
Just give it a feed from BBC Parliament
I still have the 300/75 acoustic coupler that I used with my Cambridge Z88 in the early nineties. I remember having to use it to connect back to some Unix systems I was managing whilst away and hanging around in BT phone boxes.
By 'swastika' I think you mean the Nazi 'Hakenkreuz' version and hopefully not the Mesopotamian / Indian versions?
So is 'island-dwarfing' due to lack of nutritional food on the island and 'island gigantism' due to a surfeit of good food and/or lack of predators?
I'd say anything under the Homo genus is 'human' ... we don't know enough about the social relationships between members of each sub-species to say which one could be viewed as a more 'modern human' than another and so why introduce additional factionalism when it is not necessary.
Modern humans could just be the lucky survivors of a particularly bad winter, that does not make them any 'better' than hobbits.
I recently wondered why they just didn't stick the hobbits on the backs of the eagles and flew straight to Mt Doom? Would have saved a lot of fannying about and (digital) 'celluloid'.
Well, yes, that has a certain Ring to it.
It is not though is it .. it is bluetooth to a local 'hub' and then onwards to the internet. The 'hub' /should/ have the access and encryption controls for both the internal and external use.
The biggest issue with IoT (aside from 'why') is not the comms/protocols .. it is the secure updating/patching of code/firmware. An IoT device needs a secure boot, program code and comms stack with appropriate 'over the air' joining/synchronizing with local hubs and patching.
My view is to use the unix approach of small inter-connectable tools .. i.e. the 'hub' has all the 'smart' elements and the IoT devices are extremely 'dumb' and perform simple functions (turn on/off, measure temp etc) as directed by the hub.
My 'diy' arduino based heating system controller currently uses bluetooth (non-LE) to connect to my raspberry pi 'hub' as a serial device 'coz it was simplest to setup at the time. If I was redoing it I would use an ESP8266 and therefore move to a dedicated wifi vlan with additional layers of encryption and strong authentication (WPA2 + SSL + client certs) but /only/ if I could /not/ use a wired connection using structured cabling.
Bluetooth v4 LE is clearly an option for battery powered IoT end-points and also has the 'advantage' of a typically limited range to help with physical security ... so it seems reasonable to have a mix of comms technologies available.
Bluetooth appears more secure, by default, than 433/868Mhz RF comms and so I would certainly prefer to use that given how much easier these days it is to integrate in devices.
when you let me personally audit its use and see a lambda proof of how it can be used with 'perfect security'.
Click Burr ... Hello? Mr Gov? Hello?
A 13 microsecond slew stops the prevision docking of oil tankers??? I would hope they used something more accurate than /just/ GPS for docking procedures, e.g. ship borne proximity sensors ... or even harbour 'pilots' and lots of eyes!
All systems can fail .. if you rely solely on /one/ system for anything important then you will get burned at some point.
As I prefer the extra typing, because, apart from toilet breaks, it is the only exercise I get 8-)
That would be the typical ... AUTHORIZED PERSONS ONLY
Oh, excuse me whilst I try to find my security badge and tailgate behind you .. I am authorized honest.
Yes there is space, it can be found as a void between a significant number of people's ears.
Ask Hephaestus nicely and he'll make you one.
I still dream of my own large Turnip in the country.
Or at least a reasonable number of sensible people.
So what is greener .. Burial or Cremation?
Yeah whatever, now just pass me that bowl of crisps.
POTATOES! Whilst I'm not bothered about bearing my arms (short sleeve shirts are the norm) I draw the line at having the right to all and any(*) potato based foods available.
(*) but NOT 'piped', 'croquette' or 'gnocchi' which are abominations against the humble 'mashed' potato receipt.
The Atari Star Wars arcade game is still the only computer game I would play again and again.
If I had a spare few grand I would buy an original and relive my Uni years.
You mean the ~£50 infra-red remote control BB-8? I got that one as well (Argos keep discounting them) and it is great fun.
I have a plan to capture the IR codes and play them back via a Raspberry Pi equipped with a camera to monitor where the 'droid is in a room and get it to move around etc.
There is enough room within the shell to put in an ESP8266 + accelerometer + LEDs to pimp it up a bit and get more feedback for the RPi to work with.
"I doubt this is an Arduino killer, unless the power consumption of it is significantly lower than the original 256 meg Pi model B."
Actually it is said to be lower that the original Model A and Model A+ at around 0.8 watt / 160mA.
I was tempted to not only buy this game but also a console to go with it (having been a SW fan since '77 but never a gamer apart from '83 Atari Star Wars vector graphics arcade game which took a lot my uni grant 8-)
Battlefront graphics look great but the subsequent reviews (wonky AI?) and ongoing costs have killed it for me, which is a shame.
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