That Port Toilet video has a very unconvincing sound track. I don't think the drone is talking. The timbre is too good, and the volume doesn't change when it goes up. It's either recorded off a line feed, or total bollox.
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Drones intone 'you must stay home,' eliciting moans from those in the zone: Flying gizmos corral Brits amid coronavirus lockdown
Microsoft's on Edge and you could be, too: Chromium-based browser exits beta – with teething problems
Azure consultant's Google image search results hotlinking sueball booted off the pitch by High Court
There are altertnatives
Take "circuit". Developed by Siemens, and spun off to Atos (boo.) https://unify.com/en/solutions/team-collaboration - it is quite tolerable, and I have almost begun enjoying using it.
I was quite surprised by how good monday.com was, and it is certainly not a clone of other things.
Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I'm an American citizen
You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias
Re: Be curious if it's picked up at the other end ......
Given that they are not supposed to be listening all the time, and the key phase is supposed to turn on the link to the AI at the other and and is detected locally, I wonder what the point is at all.
A far better bit of research would be to use wireshark and determine if the key phrase *does* start something up and see a bit more traffic, or if there is a continual snoop going on.
I can't do that because I don't have one and don't want one.
iPhone price cuts are coming, teases Apple CEO. *Bring-bring* Hello, Apple UK? It's El Reg. You free to chat?
Apple: You can't sue us for slowing down your iPhones because you, er, invited us into, uh, your home... we can explain
Yes, $MEGACORP has also been immune from this, running its own servers on its own hardware. They give barely any trouble.
Yet Microsoft want large corporations to sign up to Microsoft Managed Desktop, which I suspect will include a requirement to use thier azure structures, their AD and their Exchange Server. Something users will push for, as it will mean they can collaborate on Onenote and and end to 3rd party sharing systems like Syncplicity and Unify's Circuit for communications.
Nuts to that. The arbitary and high handed update and product dropping, and the sort of cloud unreliability they have displayed makes MMD a non-starter.
Re: Cable ties
Cable ties can fail in sunlight too. I used to work on cable laying ships and the management had exprimented with special UV resistent ones, which were not, and expensive original Ty-raps with a 25 year warranty that would not last a year. I suggested using stainless ones (with rubber belts, if necessary) and that sort of fixed it, except for the heavier handed seamen who could get them tight enough to not only cut into an armoured antenna cable, but into the aluminium frame of a buoy too.
1. I agree about Leo Laporte
2. The remark about the samdung disk cloning software is incredible. How many of these have they shipped? I don't disbelieve it, I just can't believe they are still in business. Good tip
3. But Kudos must go to you for "special drawer reserved for disappointing surprise presents for the children of people you don't like" - the best thing on el-reg so far in 2019
Super Cali goes ballistic, net neutrality hopeless? Even Ajit Pai's gloating is something quite atrocious
About a million years ago I was a telephone engineer for the then GPO.
They gave us vauxhall viva vans - with the heater removed.
I was entitled to a subsistence allowance if I was more than 7 miles from the depot at lunch time. It was 31p (we had just been decimalised).
This was to cover the difference between what I would normally pay for Lunch, and what I might have to pay somewhere I was not familiar with.
So I am in no way surprised.
People have lost thier pron account details to hackers.
WHO in their right mind /registers/ at a pron site? why would you give the shady classes /any/ personal data? These people are, by definition, dodgy as fuck and even harder to get hold of than a jellyfish flambe!
And why would you need to? there is no shortage of pink (or non-pink) pixels to be had, and frankly when you have seen one you have seen them all.
Lambs to the slaugher, the lot of them. No sympathy at all.
Re: Insurance covered the launch
Nah. These checks were an essential precursor to launching, the insurance company would get laughed out of court trying to evade.
Loads of satellites get destroyed before reaching orbit, the insurance for them is pretty mature these days.
If this one was not /adequately/ insured that is the client's fault, not SpaceX. Bluster and Bullshit
Re: value for money
I had long correspondence with the bloke at CloudMagic Email, which I use on my Android phone and IOS tablet because it shares the accounts setup. The free version is still free, but they are selling a clever little add-on that flags incoming emails with stuff from the sender, like thier facebook or linkdin profiles.
The asking price for this little gadget is something ike 50 times as much as I value it at, so of course I have not bought it. The developer chap was quite open about needing the money to keep things working, and I pointed out that his little toy was going to cost me more than I pay mail.com for the underlying service.
I just removed evernote from my devices.
Only shame is that the Ubuntu "note" application on the M10 tablet did a good job of using Evernote for distributed notes. I guess they will now have to find something else.
I have Onenote on my Office365 account, so I don't need Evernote as well. I /might/ have paid for it, if the price was sensible, but they wanted more per month than it was worth to me per year.
Speaking as someone who was once on a small aircraft approahing Sumburgh airport in the Shetlands in pretty turbulent weather - when we dropped from 4000 to 2000 feet in a matter of seconds, and the seat in front of me came off the rails and went over my head, complete with occupant - I think the case is demonstratable.
Re: Maps, etc.
My iPad, Samsuing, and Ubuntu phones all use HERE maps. The 'buntu one came with it.
It's jolly good, and so is the phone. Got the same problem with an app desert that Window,s Blackberry, and Firefox had, but the ubuntu phone and tablet are first rate, and HERE maps is impressive.
Quite. I have taken the opportunity to go from 8Mp to 12Mp to 18Mp to 28Mp, but only because I needed to buy a new camera at each time.
That said, the Olympus's OM-D E-M5 II is interesting. It's "only" 16Mp, which is a perfectly reasonable sweet spot for taking jolly good pictures - but if you tripod mount it it subverts the image stabilisation motors to dither the sensor about and take a 50Mp image. That's clever, and I can see myself being attracted. But there is no /point/ in going backwards from AP/C to micro4/3rds, and from 28 to 16 just to get 50. So my wallet is safe.
Re: That's cool, but not new
I'd forgotten about https://www.rollapp.com/app/lowriter which has been round for a couple of years, and so I went to check up on it. It can use several cloud services, dropbox, box, googledrive, onedrive, and summat called yandex. So this new thing might be pointless. but still fun to fiddle with
Got it nearly working
OK, I have the cloudy thing installed, and it looks as good as any other. But when I tried to edit a document, it is less than perfect.
It all works, but the status line is drawn too close to the menus, so you can't see more than half a line of the document: http://i64.tinypic.com/6rn04h.jpg