Strangely the press release doesn't mention WiMax?
426 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011
Re: No mention of the neutron bomb?
From what I read on Wikipedia (I know, I know) the neutron bomb is just a version of the thermonuclear device where the tertiary fuel (non-enriched uranium) is omitted. The neutron radiation burst is about the same but the explosive yield is reduced. Perhaps the terror of this weapon was exaggerated somewhat?
So all you have to put with is the lousy Lightening connector (as in it will regularly lighten your pockets as they break very easily and the iDevice wont even let you use a cheap copy) the rubbish iTunes software, the iCloud stealing away all of your diligently ripped music library, the lack of open extensible storage on the iPod itself ...
Re: Surprisingly high: Compared to what?
I am with Sr Runcible on this. There may be some basic science that links rising atmospheric CO2 with increasing heat retention, I accept that. But what climate scientists have failed to do is quantify the effect.
My much earlier post made the assertion that the Earth's climate is fundamentally stable. It varies over time because it is a complex system and has many non-man-made variables. But I really don't believe that the level of atmospheric CO2 (in the range we are ever likely to see) will make any significant difference to the global temperature.
Hmm yeah well. We are a diverse bunch us commentards. We may not climate experts but I like to think we all bring a little bit of something to the discussion.
If the climatologists were a bit more open to scrutiny and a bit less sensitive and defensive about it, we would all have a lot less to question.
I also used to get chin-rub doubtful about dark matter but recently read a very good summary of the evidence for its existence as something like WIMPs existing in halos in and around galaxies and clusters of galaxies, which I found persuasive.
Dark energy, on the other hand, is where even the tip-top cosmological boffins get all shruggy shouldered, and it seems our current theory set just doesn't explain the apparent accelerating expansion at all.
Icon: Another slapped wrist for El Reg for once again failing to state what is an artists impression and what is an actual observational image.
To be fair, the Telco are just doing what they do, trying to reduce costs and make profit for their shareholders. The real failure is on the part of the city authorities and regulators to ensure the Telco deliver according to contract.
Also, nice use of "We're victims of evil trade union" tactic.
Earlier this year I had to travel that route by car. It was not by choice - I simply had to take that route into central London. I could not use the tube or a bus or a bicycle or a taxi. I am not a London resident but I do have an Oyster (we snoop your movements) card. It givse me great joy to learn that it may become more pleasant for the locals, and I can say that with only a minor amount of sarcasm. But please spare a thought for those who travel in a private car.
Re: Jamming.(@ The last Doughnut)
Er - ok. You all make several assumptions. And you seem to think that perhaps 4G or AM SSB is more robust in the presence of jamming than TETRA. And you forget that the TETRA base station is not necessarily in the cop shop or car or that there may be more than one of them, or ...
I think you underestimate the abilities of the Home Office, the Police and other government agencies.
Jamming police radios, even with a "cheap chinese jammer" of some sort, would put you on the wrong end of an attempting to pervert the course of justice change and you'd be looking at 6 months in jail. That's no joke. But at least you'd never be called for jury service.
I heard a rumour that Apple are going to skip the 6s and 7 and go straight for the iPhone 8. They plan to release about a dozen different versions that are all fundamentally incompatible with each other. Then withdraw support for all but a few within 18 months. Now that's what I call customer service!