246 posts • joined 1 Dec 2011
Re: I see what you did there
@Lee D, when the commentard says "beloved", they are being sarcastic. Read the comment; they're saying when it's Apple being jailbroken, it's reported as a good thing. When it's Android, it's a bad thing and needs to be stopped.
Re: Up and down an inch or so...
I came on to comment on the exact same thing - a 75,000 ton ship will naturally rock way more than an inch either way even in very still water, so I can't work this out.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Apple have taken the tactic of copying Samsung too far this time!!!
Wikileaks offered a glimpse of one reveal about Clinton; "Can't we just drone this guy?", she said about Assange... and people think this would harm Clinton? Actually, I think it'd bolster further support!
They haven't bought Salesforce.
This is why we can't have nice things.
Re: How much cheaper than HS2?????
Compulsory purchase orders for land? You don't have to buy land underground...
Maybe I've misunderstood the statement or it was written horribly, but 200TB of data is estimated to be "more than 16 million times more data than the human brain retains in a lifetime"?
So it's suggesting the human brain retains less than ten floppy disks worth of data, in a lifetime?
I've been with Easily.co.uk since I registered my first domain name in 1999, never had any problems with them at all. Sure, they may not be quite as cheap as the cheap-as-chips competitors like 123-reg, but you're talking a difference of a pint of beer over the year (or two) registrations.
Re: Love the video!
Agreed, though shame most of that video is actually CGI!
Re: 20% of mobile searches are voice?
Probably getting on for half of my searches are voice-based - if I'm on my own, in the car, whatever, I'll default to an OK Google voice search, which works probably 90% of the time.
Yes, pseudo-Anchorman quote; "half of the time it works 90% of the time"!
Re: any small balloon ... banned from large swathes of airspace below 2,500ft
@Anon, at first I thought you'd got lost in the double-negatives, but you're quite right, the actual wording of the order says the definition of banned aircraft within it includes "any kite weighing not more than two kilograms", ie. anything more than 2kg. I'd like to see someone contest it in court!
> "peak electricity demand is already down by 2,346 MW"
Hmm, that's suspiciously close to double the 1.21 gigawatts the DeLorean parked on the drive requires!
Re: Have they finally solved strobing?
My issue is most of my lighting is dimmable, and despite specifically paying extra for dimmable LED bulbs, I get a quiet but noticeable buzz from them when they're on anything but 100%. I also get some flicker when they're like this too, but again nothing when they're at full.
Re: VR sounded shit in the 90s
> VR sounded shit in the 90s
Says people who've never tried it.
Re: Same here
@ Dazed and Confused
> "Number2 son burns through well over 100G each and every month these days"
This why we can't have nice things.
Re: Oh dear
You can already set pass-through video at least, on my S6 anyway - though it doesn't have the cajones for augmented reality itself, I'm hopeful the S7 might.
I do wonder sometimes, with all the keyboard-warrior outrage at the Security Services' actions, what exactly people think they should do. General consensus appears to be that yes, we do need them, but it seems to me that people just want them to stay over there, don't invade our privacy or collect any information about us, but somehow magically know who The Bad Guys™ are and therefore keep Us Good People™ safe.
There's also the other angle of "okay, so they're collecting all this information about us, and for what, we still see bad things happen to Us Good People™", blindly ignoring the fact that bad shit is being planned and prevented all the time - those one or two bad things that do happen are unfortunately what slip through the net.
The good guys only have to fail once for bad stuff to happen. The bad guys only have to get something right once.
Re: Not quite the same
Look, you're preaching to the converted here! Amen, fella!
Not quite the same
Sure, I've got the previous generation of that, and I use it for my NAS. But the difference is this thing comes setup with all the software you need - plug and play. The HP box is just hardware.
I'm not saying the Qnap isn't overpriced (as is most of their stuff), but it's not an apples to apples comparison, and they have to make money somewhere.
> and 83x83 is less than 7000 pixels
Sure, but it's hard to have 0.6660026534 of a pixel.
"Sharp's new TV has over 7,000 pixels"
Wow, an 83x83 pixel resolution? Welcome to 20th century mobile phone screen technology.
Re: OS X
@ Carling > "Then Download and install Linux on your old Mac"
This is an 18 month old MBA. And thanks, I'm not going to willy-wave, but yes, I knew Mac OS is based on FreeBSD. In fact, I pre-date FreeBSD by a good 15 years.
My Mac, since Yosemite, is slowly and surely pushing me back to Windows... and from what I've seen of Windows 10 on my experimentally cheap tablet (Linx 8), I quite like it!
I must be misunderstanding something - if these bad boys are so easily customisable, why is it so hard to put in a nice clean Euro VI or VII (or whatever it will be in 2020) compliant engine?
Or if it's the average of a company's range of vehicles which have to be below an amount of something, do what Aston Martin did and have one small model to balance it out?
They can sure stuff a lot of data in their ring.
Re: Sod Big Blue's storage slide...
I was about to say the same thing - using a 3D scale which goes up towards the right, means you can have declining values without it looking quite as bad as if it was flat!
Cable and streaming
I love the fact that it's Cable talking about the merits of streaming TV. I thought Virgin and the like hated Netflix.
"Apple icon's deposition won't be given to the public"
I read that as Apple icon's decomposition won't be given to the public.
Re: It is only a draft law
But isn't this draft law designed to be generalised and a catch-all? So it's basically a law against using legal and obviously immoral loopholes?
It's basically saying, "if you utilise a scheme which clearly diverts profits out of the UK, you have to tell us, and then justify those actions"
I'm not sure how you'd work around something like that, but then I'm not a devious wanker corporate accountant.
Re: Portcurno Telegraph Museum
Yes, indeed - I was also disappointed Goonhilly was no longer open, though I wish I knew about the Segway tours then! And yes, big recommendation for Porthcurno too, I was the only one there when I went (out of season), and had a personal guided tour everywhere, even to the beach to go cable spotting!
Vodafone. Say no more.
Dr Gui, do you reckon he's a down to earth guy - ie. WYSIWYG?
Re: Undedicated follower of fashion
The one I'm picturing (and just confirmed with a Google image search) is the word Vans with the trailing top of the V extending over the ans:
Undedicated follower of fashion
Weird - I'm the least fashion-concious person around, and I can even picture the Vans logo without having to look it up. I thought it was quite a distinctive and well known logo, not sure why the EU (or whoever) came to a different conclusion.
I thought going the soft-SIM route violated the requirements of GSM certification, or something? Or have Apple managed to work out (bribe/convince/blackmail) these issues with the relevant authorities?
Re: Insert usual grumble about the term Drone
Couldn't agree more. As much as I love my tricked out Phantom and its capabilities, my Hubsan gets many hours more use day to day.
The Phantom only comes out on special occasions, when I can really be bothered - it feels more like work, more of a chore.
Re: What's changed?
I suspect maybe a small portion of the former, but more likely a large helping of the latter.
Re: Battery Life
> You're missing the bit about the brick only having 1/2 the size battery capacity compared to the paddle phone
<thuds head against desk>
Re: Battery Life
> Why is it some people are so insanely angry about the idea of a telephone just being a telephone?
Insanely angry is a bit melodramatic, but anyway; because people keep coming into stories about pocket sized but virtually fully fledged computers - commonly known as "smartphones" - and writing sneery comments about how an old fashioned brick of a telephone which could do nothing but make calls and send texts lasts twenty times longer on a charge.
Well, duh, no shit.
Re: Battery Life
What the fuck is a GTE1170???
After a quick internet search, I think you should consider the following:
Infinite battery life - much better than your Samsung GTE1170 and Nokia 515 - and about as much functionality.
Re: Oh well
6s = 6sapphire
Re: Solution or problem ?
It makes it more snarky, for sure, and as much as I zzzzz at Apple stuff, I zzzzz tenfold at snark. Maybe I'm getting old, but there's a bit too much snark round here for my liking, and the snark is increasing. Maybe it should be renamed The Snark Register.
Just wanted to see how many times I could mention snark in one comment.
@ Camilla Smythe
Just sprinkle hash and salt and whatever on the stolen plaintext passwords, and compare to the hashed values in the database. You don't need to know the plaintext password in the database to be able to compare it to the "stolen" one.
Re: Wanna know....
Given Helium floats up, which would be lighter, a Helium filled drive or a vacuum filled drive?
Re: Apple announcements restricted to Apple owners?
Not only "Apple owners" - didn't even work via Firefox on my work-supplied MacBook, had to use *spit* Safari
Will they fit a lightning conductor?
> "RootMetrics tries to make calls in areas where there is no coverage"
In other news, man dies while trying to breathe underwater.