Re: How about a nice long hot summer?
Pentium 4s were known as "Space Heaters" for a reason!
46 posts • joined 6 Dec 2010
Yeah, well the only two reason I can think of to stay on an old version of an application are:
1. It's expensive to change between versions
2. It's technically demanding to change between versions
Neither of these things have to be true for a mail/collab server, although they are certainly true for most versions of Exchange on Prem.
Is it lift? or induced drag acting upwards in front of the centre of gravity? I'm not sure if there's a difference. Either way I can see why the plane pitches up when the underside of the engines start to to hit the airflow ahead of the wings - and everything I know about aerodynamics I learnt from paper planes and youtube. How did this get past Boeing?
If Interpol want to target paedophiles, then I wish them well. But, if they want backdoors into strong encryption so they can mass harvest private data then they should told to sod off. Problem is, I don't see why they need remote access to suspects phones when they can get a warrant and get hold of the hardware. It all sounds like a massive fishing expedition to me, and I bet that paedophiles end up being a tiny minority of those arrested due to compromised encryption.
We already have gas powered vehicles (LPG) and vehicles carrying gas bottles on the roads (Camper vans, Caravans).
It's very simple technology to have a blow off valve and all LPG fuel tanks are fitted with one. IF you end up in a hot enough fire (aka a petrol fire) which stresses the LPG tank, the LPG will be vented before the tank ruptures. This results in a jet of flame, but no explosion. Seeing as the petrol tank will already be on fire, you've either got out of the crash by this point or you haven't.
As for the chances of a gas bottle/tank being ruptured in a crash, no chance. They're massively strong and, of course, they're pressurised. Try jumping on a plastic coke bottle half full of water. Then imagine it made of thick steel. The chances of any crash that ruptures a gas tank being survivable for the humans involved is zero. You can youtube the results of Yanks shooting at LPG bottles if you don't believe me.
Bike to work! OK, it's tough in the winter but even if we only biked to work during the summer there would be a huge reduction in pollution.
The other advantages include an increase in fitness, reduction of heart disease and all the rest of the health benefits associated with regular exercise.
It woud cost, there are large infrastructure improvements required, and a lot of businesses would need to invest in showers but hey. It's worth it.
The main opposition comes from the Daily Heil's rantred of "Cyclists*" which probably tells you all you need to know about the rationality of that viewpoint.
*Cyclists are not an alien outgroup, but just people on bikes. Nearly all of them actually <gasp> own and use cars too!!
I got a new set of tyres last month and while I was sitting in reception I overhead the conversation between a guy who had just picked up his car and the guy who had left the ignition key on the roof so the owner could pick up his car.
I don't think that keyless entry was very popular by the time the owner had driven 15 miles home and then been unable to re-start his car
I'ts pretty much ubiquitous.
How many times have you had a quote for a software license or piece of hardware that was a "specal price because we need to make out target this period"
or even "I was passing and I had some tarmac left on the wagon, do you want to do your drive while I'm here?" Same thing.
Good for you! BT are cynical in their treatment of rural areas. Their favorite tactic is to keep communities dangling while they wait for government subsidy to pay for the investment. This helps BT freeze out locally organised internet access until the money tree is given a good shake above BT's coffers.
The fastest way to get your exchange upgraded is to install a wireless alternative, BT _really_ hate it when customers start turning away from Line Rental aka BT's Internet Tax
You need to distinguish between firing up in the air at a drone and firing direcly at a person's chest at 10 yards (which is what the article you linked to is talking about).
Shotguns are specifically designed to take out airborne targets without causing damage on the ground to beaters, pickers up, gamekeepers etc who may well be "downrange" of the gun line but safe because the guns shoot upwards. I've been hit by falling shot many times, it just patters off your coat like rain.
I play Elite Dangerous in 4k and it's beautiful. I don't have an Oculus Rift, so I tried lashing together a VR headset using Trinus Gyre and a Samsung Note3 in a colorcross headset/phone holder.
OK, so this may not be a fair comparison for VR due to the homebrew but since the screen is the same as the one used in the OR DK2 - I think it's completely fair to say that the resolution needs to be much much better before VR is truly worthwhile.
Don't get me wrong, the immersion was great. The 3D was extremely convincing and the headtracking meant that the flying experience felt very natural, but the detail just was not good enough on a 1080p screen for the scene to be convincing enough for me to forgoe the beauty of 4k. I'll give it a go with a Note4 or 5 soon and see if a 2k screen makes enough of a difference.
As to the article - you don't need a machine like the one you blagged from OC to play games in 4k. Get a 980 and you'll be set, even if you can't play everything in max settings. Get two 980s and you're sorted. My "rig" runs a 4790k at 4Ghz and cost less than £2k from Dino PC. It certainly didn't arrive on a pallet!
"Or, maybe they already live in a dynamically altering universe, 24 hours a day, and they play games as a form of entertainment, like reading a book or going to the cinema. In both of those experiences, people talking to you is annoying. I am not socially retarded, but if I am playing a game, I don't want a 13-year old calling me a n00b gay fag cunt, or whatever they call each other, because I occasionally play games to relax and haven't spent ten hours this week in their universe knowing everything about it."
You do realise that you can still play in solo mode, don't you? In SOLO mode you won't see anyone at all. But even solo mode is an over-reaction to a non existent problem. IF you are insulted by one of the other players, which is highly unlikely since there are 400bn star systems and 50k players and the chat system is unbelievably primitive you can put them on block.
As for the dynamic updates - what you're asking for is the ability to farm the same trade route over and over again. offline. For pretend cash. Do you really call that living?
Storm in a teacup. The game is fantastic, the only problem with it is the ridiculously reactionary community on the forums. I do realise that a lot of the backers will be middle aged gamers who played the original Elite as kids. I'm one of them. I'm just saddened that so many of my generation seem to be socially retarded and scared rigid at the prospect of having people actually talk to them.
ED needs to be released as soon as possible so that the community can expand and the original backers can understand that gaming is now a mainstream activity whether they like it or not. There has been far too much emphasis on the wishes of the basement dwellers.
Entirely Correct - and well put.
For a replacement to Exchange/Outlook to gain traction it has to be better. Cheaper would help, but not as much as better.
Better to a user does not mean "standards compliant" or "plays nicely with stuff I've never heard of". It means in this case.
1. Does 100% of what Outlook does
2. Some whizzy features that demo well (but will probably never get used)
3. Prettier than Outlook
4. Faster than Outlook.
It's only the beancounters and people holding the IT budget that care how much it costs.
Note that Exchange isn't on the list - users don't know what Exchange is. All information comes from Outlook in the same way that milk comes from a supermarket.
All this power on something as small and portable as a handset is incredible. Imagine being able to 3D map a building on the inside/outside and superimposing services and cable runs. Or repaint it in a different colour, or try different lighting plans. Fantastic!
TAKE MY MONEY!
Widescreen yes - but not the stupid 16:9 1080p sized screens. Sadly people just seem to tick the "widescreen" box without knowing the difference. 16:10 screens are really hard to get hold of now. I'm keeping hold of my old gen Dell Precision laptop because the new ones are all 16:9 :(
There's no way that a Tornado can carry enough fuel to use its top speed to reduce its overall sortie duration. On a bomb truck like the Tornado the amount of fuel available for full throttle can be measured in seconds, a few minutes at most - and that is used for running away in an emergency not getting home in time for another trip.
If you're going to send something that fat, slow and low into Iran you're going to need a lot more than good luck to get it to the target. The amount of effort required to kill the Iranian nuclear program requires the USA, there's no way the UK could do it alone. If it ever does happen I suspect we'll be there flying more flags than sorties.
Personally I'd rather see this than the HS2 rail line or a couple of hundred Eurofighters in a shed. How deep into the countryside are they looking to push this? How will coverage compare with 3G? The really tricky parts of the country don't get decent ADSL OR 3G.
Great phone. Great OS. I really can't see Apple coming back from this one - although that has been said before :)
Then again, why does it matter? Competition between gadget makers is GOOD news. Apple DID move the game on, but no one gets to stay in the lead forever. I for one, welcome our Android overlords.
The problem is not getting people from 8Mb to 100Mb it is getting people from dial up or a flakey 0.5Mb on ADSL up to something worthwhile (like 2Mb or 8Mb). Your example of a remote croft is valid, but far from representative. There are many people in rural areas - but those rural areas are market towns, large villages or even suburbs or industrial parks on the outside of major cities who do not have access to reliable internet connections.
More services are going online, and websites are becoming more bandwidth hungry. People wihtout good connections are getting left behind.
You may not be aware of the £400m that the gov has pledged to helping with rural broadband throught BDUK. I would support any initiative that allows us to get more network for this money by employing low skilled people to do the shovel work which will be required to get fibre around the country.
Those Solwise boxes have TWO antennas. One is the omni sitting on top that you are all preaching about and the other is the 16Db panel which is internal and VERY directional. Those boxes will EASILY cover 5km without any pratting around with old satellite dishes, cantennas or other relics.
The problem here is the Fresnel zone, he needs more height not more gain.
He's doing it right, those units have a 16Db panel antenna inside them. The little omni on the top is used for a local signal when you're using 11a band C for backhaul and 11g for local stations. Assuming he has the correct antenna enabled in the setup, that gear is good for at least 5Km. I've used them with great success.
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