do something that literally has never been done before
what, put a probe on the moon?
I think that has been done before. What makes it unique?
542 posts • joined 26 May 2016
what, put a probe on the moon?
I think that has been done before. What makes it unique?
In most towns, you would be hard pressed to have clear enough road to excessively speed, you wouldn't make much of a difference for the cost of a camera.
Small villages with A-roads through them on the other hand... guess where I see cameras the most?
IMHO, that's good use of the camera. Enforcing the speed limit where the opportunity for both speed and harm coincide.
Well, I don't live in a town centre, but there is a 4G mast operated by O2 and Voda right across the street.
When I joined Vodaphone, it was because O2 were not willing to do a decent offer on a new phone, and Vodaphone were happy to beat the rest of the competition at the time.
Their slightly flaky network at the time has only improved since then, and I personally don't have any issues unless in the heart of say, the Peak District, amongst the hills, where a) I had better signal than my Father who is on 3, and b) I had brilliant reception once at the top, away from the ground clutter.
There may very well be places where Vodaphone's network isn't as good, I can't try it everywhere myself, but I have no problems with it.
Not being a shill here, but they have always done a good service for me, at a good price, and across moving from one corner of the country to two others, visits to family spread out all over the place, plus holidays here and abroard, I have very rarely been lacking in signal when others across a whole range of networks had it.
If this changes, I will be happy to jump to another provider, like I left O2, but I at least am very happy with the current state of affairs as I fit into it.
Note: I currently live in a small town in the South East, but fairly regularly go to the North and the West, and have been on holidays around Europe and Wales, The Peak district, the Lake district, along the South Coast and through the New Forest, and more, providing a decent set of data samples.
Probably don't need that much, so 30 will be fine.
When I moved into my current house, I had the choice of accepting a BT connection with an estimated peak speed of 2.5Mb/s, or badgering Virgin until they linked us up to the cable cabinet 15m up the street.
I went with the latter, and after a short while had a stable 30Mb/s connection.
The only problem I have ever had with the connection is the upload soft-limit, after which traffic shaping occurs and the upload speed gets slashed - personally, I would like to stream games more, which I recognise is a niche that doesn't apply to most, but I also ran into the issue of my upload bandwith getting snuffed out when someone decided to share videos from their iPhone - sending minimally compressed full HD videos to their friends - interupting my gaming.
Annoyingly, Virgin hubs don't have a QoS setting (grrr)
This has since gone up to 100Mb/s with a small increase in upload.
The upload isn't enough still, but the download bandwidth is nice. The fact still stands though that I don't need it - back when I was on 30Mb/s we had no problems with running out of bandwidth even with multiple people streaming at once on multiple devices each (only when I was experimenting, I'm a heavy user at times, but not wasteful)
Unless you need a business connection (and imho if you are providing internet to a large number of people, i.e. student housing - that's a business) then 30Mb/s should be enough, but maybe add a higher allowance for upload - that would be useful for the people who need it, or when people are doing remote support for relatives etc. or, just sharing their videos taken on smartphones.
You don't have to go back far to not have the net at all.
It's like after the Model T came out, someone were to say "the current generation spend a lot more time driving than the previous generation"
two individuals shown as an example by an expert who presumably has done / studied pure research on the subject.
They don’t actually spend a lot of time talking and writing about these groups. They spend most of their time talking about how to organize themselves, the issues that face white identity movements and the philosophical points of their thing.
Well, I wonder how the author split "the philosophical points of their thing" from "these groups". I would assume that whatever line is drawn would be done to suit their particular world-view. If they were sympathetic then they would isolate all they could from the "talking and writing about these groups".
Besides, the actual Nazis, despite the horrors the wought hardly spent all their time doing just that, they still had a country to run and a war to fight etc.
The key point is that they do actually hold those views.
It also had portholes, presumably for seeing things outside.
Not a lot to see 100m down. Not much point going deeper unless you are hiding from other vessels, collecting surface (sea-bed) samples, or simply want to brag that you went that deep.
Safer and just as fun to cruise at a more confortable depth.
It's all you need to fire an ID-locked gun...
You very quicky get into the routine of locking it when you close the door to leave -
unless you are going in and out regularly (i.e. getting shopping from the car) when you leave the door unlocked, you generally leave the door locked at all times.
If you do happen to leave your keys inside, you simply open the door again and get them.
Exactly, most people will just "next> next> next>" their way through the installation and configuration.
The default setting will be perfectly fine, right?
For something like this, 30% is actually a pretty significant number.
that stat doesn't mean much. What were you expecting? 50% Typically, cases only go to court when they can be reasonably sure of getting the conviction. Waste of time and money otherwise.
It's fairly quiet where I live now, but I used to be able to pick up 137 access points...
And that's what 3.4 is for.
I've committed myself to my hockey team, I aim to play in every game, and play my best.
I've committed code to my git repo today.
Yowser!, lock me up for all these things I've committed!
Not to mention the difference between "never" (not ever) and "ever" (err... ever)
Any chance of them making it resizeable by dragging the window around?
ah well, I run Cygwin for more than just that anyway
It's the rocket science version of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle!
when I move next year. My new place will have FTTP installed with the option of Gigabit internet should I wish.
The only things that could be better, as far as I am concerned is a beefier SOC in the Tivo box, and a nicer upload throttling cap, as it makes live-streaming content at peak times impossible.
The Redmond giant says that from now on, Windows and Office for desktop and notebook PCs will get roughly two updates a year that add features and bugs.
Because I did.
2 years on and it's still a hodgepodge.
Control panel and the new settings menus? still? And I've been hearing complaints about Windows Update installing bad video drivers again this week.
Have you tried changing the colours you are using? how is that less clicks when you have to click on the primary/secondary selector, then the colour you want, then repeat for the other colour?
The ribbon is mostly ok, but only because on Paint, there are almost no controls.
Zooming is better than it ever was on XP (even with the additional hidden zoom level)
Why the fark did they screw up colour selection? Left click for primary, right click for secondary - great right? Aparrently not.
Now you need to make sure that the colour you want to change is selected, then go to the palette, then click it, then go to the other colour selector, click that, then select the colour for that. urgh.
Not hard to find but frustrating to do.
It also wont work if your father has a MS acount on two machines, and has only updated his settings (for Creators Update) on one of them.
Other things that won't work incude, but are not limited to:
So when he came home from an extended holiday, I had some fixing to do.
Annoyingly, with the calendar broken on one machine, it then also required a password reset before it would begin working again, and even then it is refusing to sync the updated calendar...
These things should be simple.
like refusing to respect that some files may use '\n' for line endings and not '\r\n'?
like choking on UTF-8 files that don't have a BOM included?
Wordpad does handle the '\n' case, but is terribe in all other respects (but it is still fast).
I use neither and opt for notepad++ for text file editing - fast, and packed with actually useful features,
For me, I use a mix of Vivaldi and Firefox. I don't have a definite preference for one over the other, they each have little things I like and hate.
I only have the Google assistant. It pretty much only ever gets used when I need to change my destination when using maps as a satnav, or making a hands-free call while driving. It is admittedly very useful for that, but I find no use for it at all at any other time.
You need to clap right.
If you cup your hands slightly you can trap and compress a bubble of air. That compression makes the sound of the clap much louder when the air escapes.
How many users don't run a backup already?
Nope, just the security nightmare android is instead.
All I know, and all I want to know about that pig is that my brother refuses to let either of his kids watch it.
Percy Pigs, on the other hand, are delicious gummy sweets, and are by far and away M&S's single most popular product.
You mean, like some sort of... security theatre?
Agree completely on the middle lane hogger issue.
Leaving some space though can help reduce traffic - think of all those times someone ends up in the wrong lane, intentionally or not, and needs to pull into the stationary lane of traffic and so stops (or drastically slows) in the moving lane, stopping that.
Leaving a space allows them to pull in, keeping other lanes flowing.
When this isn't the case, having a buffer zone can allow you to keep moving smoothly and slowly, instead of constant stop-start.
There is also the fact that a well behaved app should just be paged out when inactive - then when you open it again, it comes back as it was, while also being faster and less power hungry.
By all means, kill off active background tasks that are sucking resources, but apps like Firefox on the mobile don't need a close button in the menu.
Worst comes to the worst, you kill it in the app switcher.
Exactly my thoughts
it would greatly prefer users opt for the paid membership plan over local storage
I've been thinking a similar thing for a while - I only know of one person with a factory desktop - and that's because they wanted an all in one.
Everyone else I know who owns a desktop put it together themselves, or had someone else do it for them.
Those who don't want the power to do so, value other attributes, and are on a mixture of laptops and tablets instead.
The author of this article is characterising this as a war to define who the bill is paid to, but that seems to be a little odd to me.
The fundamental issue I am having with understanding this is that I see the two sides as different. One is infrastructure, and the other is a service provider, that operates at a different level.
In theory, the infrastructure costs should be 'fixed' - in that all you are shovelling down the physical connection is bits and bytes, what they represent shouldn't mean anything at the infrastructure level - it's just transport.
The same way that a road is uncaring as to whether the lorry passing over it is filled with coal, or the equivalent mass of bottled water.
(Of course it might be more comparable to a toll road, where the more you use it, the more you pay, instead of just paying your road tax each year, in which case it would be pro-rata, not fixed)
It therefore shouldn't matter whether a user is watching youtube, or netflix, or just browsing the news, there shouldn't be an additional charge from the infrastructure for carrying those bits, just because of what they represent.
Or at least, that's my understanding of it. Exactly how that maps onto Title I or Title II I'm a little fuzzy on, as I understand it, neither are a great fit, but Title II is closer to that ideal?
What about the ASUS Transformer? - to pick a similar device from the same timeframe
The article talks about apple having shiny laptops and the PC having square plastic boxes - true, to a point.
The reason for this was because it was cheaper - you get what you paid for. You spent about the same amount on PC hardware as you would on a Mac, you got equivalent hardware. Also my mid-priced laptop from 2008 still looks pretty sleek and modern (though obv not at ultrabook slimness)
Virgin don't throttle downloads at all now (and even before, it was temporary throttling, not a data cap).
Now they only throttle if you use too much upload...
Having had the chance to try them out a couple of weeks ago, I feel no desire to get one.
There were colour 'ghosting' artifacts - where the colours for objects were in different positions for moving objects (though that may have just been the app that was running - more testing would be needed, but my guess is that the RGB channels are each drawn seperately leading to this issue)
The field of view was the worse problem though. The area actually covered by the the 'screen' is roughly akin to peering down a loo roll tube, which leads to onjects of any size vanishing into thin air well within your real field of view.
All the hardware reviews I have read downplayed just how bad this is. The kit is actually quite nice, but this is a deal-breaker for me.
...to my desk, and the laptop to be on the desk. The freedom of wireless!
This is as useful as wirelessly charging phones - on a recharge pad. "Oh look, I don't need to plug in my phone to charge it"
"Oh look, I can pick mine up and use it while it is charging, and it charges faster." Backwards wire based technology wins again.
Yes, but purely for gaming here.
I like the idea of powershell, an object based interface is a really nice concept.
And then they made it stupidly verbose. While some linux shell commands can tend the other way, it at least doesn't take an essay to do simple tasks.
Uber's argument that it needed to see its rival's corporate secrets to determine whether they were actually secrets...
Uber were trying to get hold of a rival's secrets, at a hearing about them (possibly) having obtained another rivals secrets?
"He's sick of users."
"I... is that news?" he asks.
Do they finally have a boss who gets them?
Granted, you shouldn't be using it for a production system, but if you are / want to be an insider, you should be using it as a day-to-day system.
There is little point booting up, checking that you can run your browser and maybe one or two other maps and calling it a day.
If you are not following a particular testing process, then you need to exercise the system as much as possible. Maybe don't use it as your (only) storage for all your important documents etc, but you should most definitely be using it as much as possible, so that if there are problems, you are more likely to run into them.
Well if the insiders don't complain when testing the beta builds, the average user gets shafted when it goes through to release without opposition.
highlighting (complaining about) problems (and reduction in functionality where that functionality is used is most definitely a problem) is kinda the point of the whole insider program...
I seem to remember Male to Male cables being popular for transfering files to new PCs before home networking really took off.
I seem to recall that they had an active unit inline that would do whatever magic was needed to make it work.
You must be joking. Went looking at TVs recently, and they were flogging HDMI cables to purchase with them, 'on offer' for 'only' £79.99
If they can sell just one of those to a sucker, then that's worth over 25 sales of a £3 cable.
I don't know - a pink hippo named George? One could get ideas...
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