* Posts by Dean 4

5 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Nov 2009

Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

Dean 4



Raspberry Pi Linux micro machine enters mass production

Dean 4

Strange choice of picture

Unless they have gone back to the alpha design its rather unlikely to look like that.

Standard smartphone charger to dominate in two years

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The title is required, and must contain otters and/or stoats.

The chargers work by having a low value resistor between the data pins. (typically ~100 Ohms) thus letting the device know that they are plugged into a AC charger and it can draw more current then normal.

I'm thinking this is becoming standard as both my Galaxy S and my Desire can both tell the difference between either a AC charger and a USB port. and both charge happily from any of them, (slower from a USB socket obviously).

Both came with a micro USB lead, and a charger each, (The Samsung with a charger with a plug. The HTC with a socket on the charger to plug the standard USB lead into)

Are West Bromwich Borg pliers actually side cutters?

Dean 4

Check the facts :P

1) Pliers, not Side Cutters.

2) Cradley Heath, not West Bromwich

MS exec gets shot down after 'inaccurate' Windows 7 spiel

Dean 4

@Geoff Mackenzie.

No, I have the best spanner, clearly.