and a pinkie is an Electrical engineer
30 posts • joined 26 Jan 2012
What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse
I had the zx81 my mate had a spectrum. Born in 69 was the right time. by the mid 80s when I was in comprehensive school we had Commodore PET and BBC B micro and a little bot with a pen. I think the program was called LOGO. pen up move 10 right 90 pen down move 10. I remember me and a friend drawing out the full map for manic miner on graph paper and sticking it to the wall. it was a big map. I remember my dad coming home from work wtht a parcel and gave it to me. said the IT guy from head office had brought it ( dad worked for Ciba-Geigy at the time.) it was a massive printout of a game. on green and white listing paper. looked like something from nasa. took me ages to type it all in and save it to audio tape
Ive been with virgin over 20 years now. from when they where diamond cable. even when i worked for BT. when broadband first came out. i was working for BT. had a chat with an engineer about having it at home.was told don't bother go with diamond media as most of our main cables back to the exchange are still the original wires laid down in the beginning of the GPO. I then went to work for then called NTL.
did my own install in my present house 16 years ago. barring 1 tv box failing an a power supply for the modem. Ive not had any network issues. Always had the speeds i've paid for. I even remember when people where leaving NTL for AOL broadband and i would turn up with an AOL broadband modem. SAME as NTL but different sticker. no cable changes whatsoever. just plug in and use install CD. My lad worked for BT and now sky so i keep updated on offers and kit. For me Its just not worth me changing.
where i am. Because anything over the bt network. will be useless. I would be better firing up my ham radio packet bbs at 1200 baud i would get faster speeds.
Amazing new WikiLeaks CIA bombshell: Agents can install software on Apple Macs, iPhones right in front of them
just pondering a few thoughts.
With the latest airline checked in baggage news about tablets and laptops and other gizmos.It seems not many people have picked up its actually traveling FROM certain countries and not too.
So are the spooks looking to target certain people coming from these countries. Are these people are a bit tech savvy and the spooks have not been able to tamper with their gizmos by their normal spooky means.
Im just wondering whats going to happen.If Apple say it can not be done without destroying the data.
Without the password the phone is actually secure. I see this playing out a few different ways.
1 Apple do help get the data. But actually make out that they cant and go though a play of being dragged through the courts. The result is everyone jumps over to apple in thinking they have a secure phone. In
reality its now wide open
2 Apple design a backdoor Everyone knows and your never secure. Some dumb idiot leaves a laptop on a bus with the backdoor tools on and it gets leaked.
3 Apple have done a good job and the phone is actually bullet proof. Nothing can be done.
Every spy agency is now pissed off. Apple execs start jumping on to planes to go to countries with no extradition treaties. As the the government now try to shut down apple.Because they have given the people what they want and not what they should have and the Iphone becomes a banded item. if you own one your a bad guy.
most car alarm keyfobs in the uk are on 432.975 which happens to be in the ham radio band. as previous stated just a simple £30 handheld radio can be used to jam a large carpark.
also popping up on the market nowadays are drones with telemetry running on the same freq.
this type of thing has been happening for years now.
Just jam the frequency with a carrier and the cars wont unlock or lock. Though some cars if you did lock it with fob.Then unlocked it with a key the immobilizer is still active and you cant start car.
we believe you have been involved in an accident
It appears the police have kicked your back doors in.
You do not get any compensation
do not pass go
do not collect £200
Go straight to jail.
This message and your phone will self destruct in 5 seconds
opps I lied it was 1 second
Have a nice hands free day
its not a CRB any more the rules changed its a DBS check. I am a volunteer for a group and another organisation ask for us to all be DBS checked. but as we dont fall under the criteria for a check we cant get one.
I dont regularly work with children so no requirment for DBS. Even though now and then I may come in contact with a child. That being said the child would either be with a parent or responsible adult
Bring out a phone with 2 sim slots and illicit mode. no need for 2 mobiles then
unlock phone on way and your in normal everyday mode. unlock it with a different code and your in illict mode. you can check the messages and calls you dont want the other half to know about.
Dual mode the ability to to uses both sims at same time. recieve calls and txt on either sim at same time
A thicker phone with dual batteries
I remember the programs well.Also I still remember in school sitting there typing the code in from a mag to play a new game.
First we had the commodore pet. Saving all the typed in code to tape and when we got a BBC computer saving to floppy disc
Also we had a little line drawing robot using software i think was called LOGO
Tell it to move froward 10 pen down move 10 pen up
My first steps in to computers was the old zx81 then i found out about girls it was not untill I started wiht ham radios and a programe called FBB a radio linked BBS and using baycom boards. then venturing onto the net Demon was my isp. but some of the good stuff still out there seems to be forgotton or not know by users today like IRC and Newsgroups. Even had one kid say to me a few months back about a new program called Mirc and recon its going to wipe messenger off the web.
Yes I like the gimmicks and gadgets of the samsung s3. im intrested in the s4 .Ive never been an iphone lover dont know why but I have always prefered android.
but for me the biggests selling point in future would be battery life. Give me a phone that last days not hours.
I use to love and still do my old Nokia 6310i. Boy did that battery last.
give me a samsung with a nice drop in mobile cradle like the old nokia 6310i had with ext ant connection
non of this fitting it in the dash clamp in car then plugging in power lead. Just drop in and go
give me a phone that can have external phone, wifi , gps ariels. that i can just drop in to its cradle and it starts to charge either via power lead or wirless charge i dont care.
Ipones have docking stations evening the galaxy tab have but not seen one for the phone.
I think its the aftermarket stuff that makes the iphone sell more. walk in to and high st phone shop and look at all the case covers and stuff for the ipone and you have an alladins cave of choice.
look at the samsung and you have a small choice in the corner. other wise i have to trawl the web for stuff