I first saw it from around Caxton Gibbet on the way back from Cambridge. Close to Bedford it looked absolutely huge, dominating the empty blue sky - very impressive.
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Re: Whats this GUI thingy?
Shortened URL for the NEC link if anyone's interested...
Re: Whats this GUI thingy?
"What would you use the Compute Module for?"
NEC use it for digital signage solutions...
Re: Air France Flight 447 accident
Erm... The computer was in control until it got conflicting readings from the sensors and gave up control. At that point only the pilots could figure out what was going on, and they got it wrong, on this occasion.
Re: The sound
I agree with you and was going to upvote, but then you spoiled it. Have a downvote for expecting downvotes.
American Billionaire Fulfills Wish of Last Hood Survivor
From the Telegraph article...
"Ted Briggs was one of only three survivors from a crew of 1,418 on board HMS Hood when it was sunk by the Bismarck in the North Atlantic more than 74 years ago.
Before he died he had often hoped the mighty ship’s bell could be salvaged from the seabed as a fitting memorial to those killed in the Royal Navy’s worst loss of life from a single ship during the Second World War.
His wish was finally fulfilled last week, seven years after his death, when the bell was recovered by research a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen."
A four-cylinder, 2 litre engine rated at 260 horsepower in a consumer car, built in 1996. Uprated to around 275bhp in 2006 at 69000 miles. Now at 178,000 miles, I expect it will last a bit longer yet.
"people who need accurate footpath information " - FAIL
There are footpaths through the woods to the east of the OS head office building - not visible on the screenshot. Walkers also need prominent contour lines, field boundaries etc. I will stick with my Explorer maps.
Re: Double the memory and 6x the processing power
A persistent troll I see. Please note - arm-v7 was needed for Windows to run not necessarily the extra memory or processing power. This is the same requirement for Ubuntu etc.
Re: Windows Bloat.
Not wanting to feed the troll, but arm-v7 was needed for Windows to run not necessarily the extra memory or processing power. This is the same requirement for Ubuntu etc.
Re: CentOS 4
I compiled and installed the latest version on RH8.0, so no reason it would not work on CentOS 4...
Download 4.3 and apply all 25 patches. Patch 25 is the fix.
"No one seems interested in ... the Lorenz crack".
Re: Mostly Harmless
Well I paid for the Elite: Dangerous premier beta. I have played the game and I have enjoyed it immensely even though it's still a work in progress. Money well spent.
Please ignore the Joerg-bot.
Re: Confused about IPv6 vs. NAT.
Unless your ISP allocates a public IPv6 range for all your devices you will to use NATing and private addresses anyway.
These cars need a human level AI.
So how will these cars cope with roadworks, temporary traffic lights and stop/go boards?
Instructions from police officers at accident scenes?
Obstructions in the road and narrow streets with cars parked on one or both sides?
Will it understand gestures from other drivers or headlight flashes giving way to it in those situations?
Will anyone let one of these cars in from a side road in heavy traffic and how will it know when it can pull out?
Think about every decision you make when driving and then how a computer driven car would know about that situation and how would it be programmed to deal with it?
Does anyone remember the MUD game on Prestel/Micronet?
I have vague memories of there being a rush for some kind of weapon every time the game restarted, but not much else.
Re: And pray that nobody used a web admin interface
A warning to everyone - don't respond to the trolling ignorant f*ckwit.
Re: IBM's skeletons in the basement
@harmjschoonhoven - are you going to do this trolling every time there's an article about IBM? It's getting a bit tiresome.
"Does work know you're storing company data with an untrusted 3rd party of US origin? Just asking.."
Classic "concern troll". Well done.
A bright flash in the bottom left of the picture. The framing means it will be obscured by the video progress bar.
Road Colours Still Wrong
They still have not fixed the road colours - blue for motorways and green for primary routes. I will continue to use Bing for route planning and Google only for street view.
Large Lawyer Collider
Large Lawyer Collider....
Re: Keep on popping those NSA piggies
"Strange the similarity between the letters NSA and NAZI...."
Equating an organisation that collects all your information with an organisation that rounded up Jews and set up death camps and slave labor factories. Right on!
Re: I'm surprised that in 2014...
"Perhaps when Britain can put a camera in orbit".
We may not have the launch vehicles but we certainly build complete satellites and cameras for many more, including Hubble.*
Re: Breathtaking pomposity
Do you really think she wrote that? This is a document written by the government and signed by the monarch. You are an ignorant racist...
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Forcing someone to use any kind of "desktop" OS on a 1024x576 screen is just being cruel.
No Combustion Involved
I know I'm being pedantic, but the line "here's another COMBUSTIBLE CETACEAN" is just wrong.
"Perhaps the chief inspector should have specified just which celebrity Ian Watkins he meant."
This is probably the dumbest comment ever in a Register article. The clue was in the previous paragraph. "The lead investigator in the case of the Lostprophets Ian Watkins". Who else would he be talking about?
It sounds like the author of this story is another anti BBC troll. It was a technical error nothing more. I watched the 3D broadcast on a Sky box and no issues with that.
Re: Wintel irrelevance == x86 irrelevance
You seem to be remarkably ignorant of the x86 world outside of Wintel. There are quite a large number of x86 systems running Linux on the desktop and in the server room, not to mention all the Apple Macs.
Re: @enerider (was: Now ask me why ...)
I've got some tinfoil hats you might like to buy...
Re: People still watch TV?
A TV is an output device for displaying moving images. As long as there is content to show on such a device then people will still watch them.
Re: "Later we had Ealing Studios’ Went the Day Well"
No, this was about "a strand of British storytelling called invasion literature", and "later" was after H.G.Wells etc.
It looks like it landed right in the middle of an MOD training area. The Playmonaut could have been mistaken for an enemy spy and shot down.
Re: Though Prism was bad enough
Are any of those situations a life threatening emergency? Please enlighten us.
Re: I bet the police will love this one...
That would require police being out on patrol keeping an eye open for offending motorists. Nowadays enforcement is left to speed cameras alone.
Re: Silly comparisons
People are comparing 'Android' and 'iOS' as found on the 'iPhone' and 'iPad', so who's actually the dork?
To add to the anecdotal 'evidence'... I have an iPhone 4 (still on iOS 5) and a Galaxy S3 (on stock 4.1.2). The iPhone has crashed at least twice in the past two years. The S3 has never crashed in the six months I've owned it.
I am still searching for the best option to backup 40,000+ (nearly 200GB) of photos.
I would happily pay to increase my Skydrive storage to 200GB, but they don't want my money (125GB maximum).
Moving From BE LLU To PlusNet FTTC?
Anyone know if there's any difficulties with moving from an LLU service to FTTC? I've heard it used to be difficult switching ISPs once you were on LLU - is that still the case?
Waste Of Space
Why is there a notification bar and a button bar wasting all that space on the screen? Surely they can combine both together?
Nintendo Also Guilty
The new Wii-U 8GB has only 3GB available for users...
Addiction Leads To Sickness
I think it was spending so much time trying to complete Dark Forces 2 that first gave me motion sickness. I have been unable to play PC FPSs since. Even playing a console FPS on the TV gives me motion sickness now.
The main problem now is with clueless users, and it sounds like you are one of those.
Mitac Mio a701
Probably the first phone to include a GPS chip (SiRFstarIII).
I'm going to buy an Panasonic LX-7 camera next month, so that should help them out a bit.
Re: No thanks
"Uptime > three years".
Are your neighbours not allowed to switch off their PCs then?
Surely if an intruder has got as far as to access the password hints in the registry then the damage is already done!!!
There's Uranium in the oceans!!! Why are they just telling us this now!
The environmental and green groups are going to be up in arms demanding we clean it all up.
The article says... "convicted for signing and anti-Putin song".
Is that signing as in an a signature, or signing as in some kind of sign language?