Re: What a nice bike lamp
Like your own child, you'll forgive its ugliness and love it anyway...
80 posts • joined 7 Feb 2012
Like your own child, you'll forgive its ugliness and love it anyway...
@Chris 3: @Y2K bug: "That wasn't Project Fear then, and it isn't Project Fear now"
I was very much involved in the Y2K circus and believe me, a *lot* of potential issues were re-coded, peer reviewed, tested and implemented. Every sensible software maker did their due diligence at the time and most, if not all, critical systems were overhauled in time for Y2K. As it happens, this massive task worked out fine. If we only would take climate change as seriously worldwide too...
Sorry Syntax. It's no joke... :)
Just to name 1: https://www.duivenvoorden.nl/
There's a growing list with Bitcoin-friendly retailers in our country (in Dutch): http://www.bitcoinspot.nl/waar-kan-je-in-nederland-met-bitcoins-betalen/zoo-frontpage.html
@sjsmoto: I am already into Bitcoin since 2009, but only invested in 2013. As I already pulled my investment out 4-fold 2 months ago (halving my wallets), I now see the remains climbing another 15-fold after 2 months and strongly consider to give notice on my invoices that these may be discounted 20% if paid in Bitcoin. Most customers probably won't choose to do so, but doubling the money in a few weeks on the rest may well be worth it...
@ Anne-Lise Pasch
If you can try it for yourself or have a Note 8 owner at hand, you'll find that the battery life is very good and it charges very, very quickly. Don't mind the figures, listen to the experience.
@Ledswinger: I guess you forget the Note *users*. I can easily do 3 years with a Note and then put my savings on the table for the next big thing. I find it's mostly appreciated by business users and they can easily spare 3 dollars a day to upgrade yearly.
The Note series is mostly about the fan base. If you really use the stylus and the additional software with it, you'll miss that dearly on a "regular" phone.
@rmason: The Note8 by default uses a lower resolution than the S8/S8+. I guess this is the reason that it lasts more than a full day like the Notes before. It'll switch to higher resolution when necessary (video, etc.) or when you make it your preference to go to full resolution allways.
For regular use FullHD is enough for me, can't see the small pixels anyway...
My son already has it. Batterywise: he's doing more than a full day with a full charge and if he then charges it, it's back on 100% in about an hour.
I'm officially jealous (still on the Note 3).
The Note series has its own moderate fanatical user base. I'm one of them. My prediction: the Note 8's will sell like hot cakes, just like the previous Notes. Pricier than the S series, like the previous Notes. Still, they'll sell, as Samsung knows well.
My 4 year old Note3 is definately going to be replaced soon...
"But it's not surprising that many commentards do not have a clue about ARM or SIC/microelectronics IP in general."
Correct. I know such a company like ARM, but specialising on embedded processing. It's the people that build up the IP in such a firm. People out, that's just no business left over. The existing IP rapidly diminishes in value in the current microelectronics market. It's milking the cow and not feeding it. It just dries up.
I'd welcome this. Been a long time user of Cygwin. But April 1 is approaching...
I'd like to read this on my phone... Is ther no epub version available? I tried converting it myself, but there are too many annoying line breaks to make it a good reading experience...
It's a bit big, but it's just a slowly evaporating body as any other comet.
I changed the APN settings for the time being:
- Suffixed a ".not" top level domain to the MMSC parameter to make it unresolvable;
- Prefixed "1" to the MMS Proxy Port number to send it into oblivion.
This is easy enough to undo once the coast is clear again.
"Given the fact Android is free, it is another proof that people get what they pay for."
So, what is your point exactly then?
Allthough it seems te be a lot, the complete amount of water on earth is less than what minor planet Ceres or Jupiter moon Europe holds.
I think it was here all the time, in some form, either bound or free. I can live with the assumption that our infant cooking earth was covered with a thick, damp, cosey water blanket.
At least, as a 3 year user of a Galaxy Note phone, I never felt the temptation anymore to buy a tablet. I *like* them, but don't need a tablet. A good Windows laptop yes. Something serious that works in most environments next to the quick-dirty-and-useful gadget.
@Doug S: hey, 15k rpm translates to 250 Hz, perfectly audible for most...
routes around the problem...
Once it's out there, it remains accessible somehow. Lawmakers keep having their hands full, but in the end, it's just an arms race. At least, IT technicians like myself always have something to laugh about...
"Moot anyway, I'm pretty sure your eyes can't focus on something as close as the end of your eyeball."
Just project it on to the retina...
@Dave126: 'I just looked at the specs ... and thought - "what have I missed here?"'
That this operating system is far more lightweight than Android.
In the early days (I was there too), Bitcoins were a geeky novelty, worth no more than idle gossip.
I had my PC mining for a while, but soon found my mediocre CPU was not suited for calculating hashes and gave up. I *did* request BTC 5 for free though that some fellow miner delivered to anyone who asked for it. I'm very sorry now that I lost my (then worthless) Bitcoin wallet after a number of PC moves...
It was very common in the early days to just move around "huge" sums of Bitcoins. They had no real value then and only a few very early adopters willing to sell real stuff for Bitcoins...
"But, if using those rigs is profitable, why sell them?"
You can only put so many of these rigs in the backroom before you need to upgrade your own power line. You can sell the remaining rigs out of the batch a little delayed and give your own rigs a good head start.
A lot of people forget it's easy to do more than just 1 single thing at a time ... :)
Seems an easy target to me...
"Based on your talkingpoints there, I'm pretty sure you've either always been on Apple or are one of those people Apple pays to go post positively about them in forums."
Where do I leave my other plusses...? Spotted that from a mile of myself.. :)
"Nope, the region locking is just for first activation."
Nope, not even that.
It turns out "first activation" means "several days use with a local SIM". It takes a while to turn off, but it does eventually.
There was a lot of complaining after a number of users found their phone still locked after they initially put in a local SIM and some outlandish SIM straight afterwards, It seems Samsung was serious about local activation: you need to use it for a while what effectively destroys quick-insert-and-resell-later schemes.
"All the talk about the the stylus on the Note 3 neglects to mention that on the Xperia Ultra you can write on the screen with ANY pencil."
Well, my friend complains about all the minute scratches he finds on his Ultra Z after using a 2B pencil... They won't come off anymore.
There a probably a good number of Chinese universities willing to host the conference...
Nothing special. Last I took a wrong corner and ended up there... It's a village nearby I didn't know of:
I owned the N9 and it happily outran Android phones while using inferior hardware. I had to move to Android again later due to lack of a few important apps I relied on before the N9.
To have the speed of raw Linux combined with the resources of Android... nice: best of both worlds. :)
Roo: "The article suggests to me that the JVM is your only line of defence against your entire box being compromised."
"Only" being the key word. A few layers less to worry about w.r.t. 0-day vulnerabilities. If this OSv becomes popular, it will also make sure all flaws in JVM will get full attention and quickly be ironed out. This will help all JVM related projects (quite a lot). In the end, this could upgrade Java's current bad reputation a lot too...
Just 2 cents worth.
Only needs root or a root enabled launcher I'd think.
And what if one could include a "wipe all" press combination sequence ? Would it make a nice toy for villains...
Barfing sour grapes, eh ?
...need well-tested patches for upgrades. The Linux kernel is probably the most wide spread and ultimately most important piece of kernel code in the world. It *should* be stable.
If I were Linus and got sent improperly tested patches for such an important product, hell yeah, I would be angry too.
Linus' rants have been well known for ages now and serious developers know very well they get blasted if they fuck up things they are responsible for. It keeps them in check and they know it. I even think they depend on it.
I think it's a good thing. And nice to read about too... :)
Wasn't it Intel that discarded development for the then new iPhone, reasoning "it has no economic promise" ?
They might never learn...
As the first pron app for Glass is being developed as we speak, it shows that Cook did not learn the lessons from the past: open up your stuff for all-regarded-as-filth and in the end the market will embrace you.
Glass has a bright future a-head... :)
"I will never own a phone which requires 2 hands to operate."
No problem. There is lots of choice. Personally, I love my 5,5" Galaxy Note 2. I *can* handle the phone: I still have 2 hands and my eyes get some comfort with the big screen too...
"If you dont like TouchWiz, then just install Nova. Problem solved."
Could not agree more. Way better UI than TouchWiz, but you still can use all Sammy's additional goodies.
Maybe they're not quite the tax spenders either....
Sometime 18 months ago, an iPhony yelled during a board meeting that the iBeetle would be *it*. Being fanbois, the unanimous vote to set it in motion put the process on rails.
As time passed, they just forgot to see what happened in the outside world...
Ah, so that must be that $7 million Google had to cough up in the US ?
... coming from Microsoft ? What's new...
"No, it's very easy to grasp. However he fact that the atmosphere is saturated with water vapour, but not with CO2 seeems very hard for some people to grasp."
Given its nonlinear behaviour as greenhouse gas, puffing more CO2 into the atmosphere won't do much anymore. We'll suffocate of its abundance before dying of heat IMHO...
"And the fact that there is NO TREND in solar flux changes is hard for some people to grasp."
There's more to solar flux than an IR component. Other EM radiation types as well as particle outputs can all attribute to our climate in different ways. It's not the solar flux itself, but primarily its composition (as well as other cosmic radiation).
Concerning the CO2 greenhouse issue, there are multiple reasons to have great suspicions towards it. But most other (80%) climate changing factors have not nearly been researched as good as the (modeled...) 20% CO2 factor. It's just not a clear cut issue. Dwelling on CO2 is easy to sell to the public, but we may miss other more important factors while riding the CO2 bandwagon all the time. Funding should be spread more to give all possible attributing factors a good chance to be researched. That's my 2 cents at least.
> "Because it's contradicted by actual evidence. Eg:"
A model does not equal "actual evidence"... At all..
> ""We find that water vapor is the dominant substance — responsible for
> about 50% of the absorption, with clouds responsible for about 25% —
> and CO2 responsible for 20% of the effect. The remainder is made up
> with the other minor greenhouse gases, ozone and methane for
> instance, and a small amount from particles in the air (dust and other
> 20% isn't "tiny, tiny"
Okay, a well written article and fine piece of scientific research. But you only pick an issue that helps your view and discard everything else it seems.
1) Modeling finds a 20% attribution of CO2, so would it not be well worth to look into the other 80% ?
2) Modeling finds that the CO2 attribution behaves non linear: "the impact of removing the CO2 is approximately seven times as large as doubling it" or as gary27 stated: "greenhouse effect of co2 now mostly done - think saturation law of diminishing returns";
3) Every model makes assumptions of values of other variables. In this case, the model greatly simplifies the earth and weather. It can therefore by no means be seen as being "actual evidence". It is, at most, a very good piece of work to understand what the effects of CO2 could have been, given a certain basic environment. It helps getting an understanding of the issues at hand, no more.
4) The article describes a negative net greenhouse effect of clouds, which of course creates a negative feedback to heating. Cloud cover also increases as more cosmic radiation falls upon earth, so which percentage of our current heating can be attributed to less cosmic radiation than usual ?
I mean, it's not so simple. Any model can find suspects for both cooling and heating. The real world is way more complex than that. I think CO2 is much overhyped. Farting animals and vulcanism ? Good suspects too. But we really don't want to get rid of our cows and pigs or welcome big vulcanic eruptions. We *can* get a grip on CO2, so come on, create world peace and join together to fight it.
gary27, you made my day.
No one ever seems to point out the differences of IR absorption between all gases/vapours that enrich our atmosphere. The tiny, tiny greenhouse effect of CO2 in relation to others, (most of all plain water vapour being very, very abundant) seems to difficult to grasp...
Even small amounts of radiation differences we receive of our Sun have vastly greater effects.
It's not easy to jump of a popular bandwagon it seems. CO2 it is. It *must* be. Yeah... :(
.. between Apples and Googles judicial fights: Apple only wants to prolong them and Google mostly wants to avoid or close them quickly. I wonder which method is cleverer. I *know* that I appreciate Googles method way more...
Well, 4 superfast cores solving the problem quickly, what results in a 95% mean idle time on a single low power core is very power efficient.
It seems counter intuitive, but more power and good power management can easily result in overall low power solutions. The battery will probably last much longer than the Galaxy SIII's...
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