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Message 1367537 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 16:24:36 UTC

that samsung breakthrough seems to be an extension of Telsas work on transmitting electricity over distances wirelessly.


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Message 1367568 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:00:31 UTC - in response to Message 1367564.  

Pilotless Aircraft trialled in UK

This is like driver-less trains and computer controlled cars. All technically possible but does not have the public confidence. A modern 747 can take off on it's own, fly from the UK to the USA, and land itself, all without human involvement. But the public wouldn't accept it in a million years.



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"An elaborate "Subshuttle" subterranean rapid transit system was constructed during the 1970s, due to the vulnerability of air transportation to attack. The Subshuttles utilized a magnetic levitation rail system. They operated inside vactrain tunnels and ran at hundreds of miles per hour. The tunnel network was comprehensive enough to cover the entire globe"
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Message 1367572 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:03:57 UTC - in response to Message 1367564.  

Pilotless Aircraft trialled in UK

This is like driver-less trains and computer controlled cars. All technically possible but does not have the public confidence. A modern 747 can take off on it's own, fly from the UK to the USA, and land itself, all without human involvement. But the public wouldn't accept it in a million years.



I glad they have humans in the cockpit. What would happen if a human was not there to do a reboot when it goes into a BSOD?
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Message 1367577 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:14:55 UTC - in response to Message 1367574.  

Maybe we need this: - Genesis II


Made by Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek fame. It will happen one day. How many know that the London underground Victoria line was designed from the start in 1972, to be fully automatic with driver-less trains. The Unions wouldn't agree because of staff redundancies. I can still remember back in the 70's seeing trains pull in to stations with the "driver" standing by the platform side window, nowhere near the controls. Then we have the DLR ..... It will all happen in time it has to.



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Message 1368991 - Posted: 17 May 2013, 16:28:51 UTC

Apple learning from Microsoft?

Since mobiles went mainstream, my 1st was a cheap no brand one which over the space of a few months left me tearing my hair out.

Replaced it with a Nokia 5510 & every update from that was always a Nokia.....

..until now. New IPhone is a joy to use.....

...unfortunately for me, on connecting it to PC & not sure as to how it happened, ITunes wiped out all my music & video on my IPod. Had them all on a backup drive so just replaced them, or so I thought....

Many came up with these issues on both the IPod & IPhone: -

Video Format not supported by IPod

Unable to sync

Using Handbrake, they are now back on the IPod with a few on the IPhone.

It seems there are many Macboys peeved at Apple! Who needs virus's!

Ain't progress grand!
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Message 1369303 - Posted: 18 May 2013, 11:10:02 UTC - in response to Message 1369296.  
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Any thoughts on this?

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Nice find! I hadn't even heard of these yet they are available on Amazon

Justop Android Internet Adapter

Or

Justop II Android 4.1 TV Adaptor

Quite a few positive reviews.

Basically an Android PC on a stick!!

Having recently brought a new TV(not internet connected) I may well look into buying one of these.

PS. And loads on eBay
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Message 1370143 - Posted: 20 May 2013, 22:50:19 UTC
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It seems that Microsoft in conjunction with the Daily Mail have solved the time travel problem!

Any chance Daily Mail of e-mailing me this Friday's winning Euro Lottery Numbers tomorrow?



Silly buggers came back too early & updated it LOL.

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Message 1370162 - Posted: 21 May 2013, 0:40:29 UTC - in response to Message 1369296.  

Any thoughts on this?

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I just leave my tv plugged into the HDMI port on my video card and my monitor plugged into the DVI port on my video card.
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Message 1370660 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 17:40:53 UTC - in response to Message 1365079.  

It had to happen I suppose.

Working Gun made with 3D Printer

& they intend to publish the design online.......

....oh well, the Taliban will soon be partying & singing "O Happy Day"


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Message 1370858 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 8:30:17 UTC

World First & an excellent job at that.... :)

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Message 1370870 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 9:16:41 UTC

Not exactly digital but........

Wood you believe it

...Amazing! Nice to see individual craftsmanship still survives.
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Message 1370885 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 10:50:14 UTC - in response to Message 1370880.  

I'd absolutely love one, how much?



So would I. Been trying to find out how much & where, but so far, no joy.
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Message 1372513 - Posted: 27 May 2013, 17:43:58 UTC - in response to Message 1370885.  

I'd absolutely love one, how much?



So would I. Been trying to find out how much & where, but so far, no joy.


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Message 1372515 - Posted: 27 May 2013, 17:53:01 UTC

Very much like a watch a Hobbit might wear. Which is a very good thing indeed.
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Message 1372789 - Posted: 28 May 2013, 19:21:17 UTC

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Message 1372796 - Posted: 28 May 2013, 20:09:37 UTC - in response to Message 1372789.  

Are your passwords hashed using the same open source library everyone uses?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2331984/Think-strong-password-Hackers-crack-16-character-passwords-hour.html

So it all depends on whether the website where your password is stored gets hacked and the hashed passwords stolen, then it with enough computing power and time most passwords can be cracked.

Hopefully for you the website concerned will own up that this has happened before someone steals you ID.

One way round this is a different password for each site changed at the minimum of once a month preferably weekly, all at least 24 characters with a mix of letters upper and lower case numbers and any special characters allowed. Oh and don't write them down anywhere, or tell friends or relatives!
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Message 1372824 - Posted: 28 May 2013, 21:16:05 UTC - in response to Message 1372796.  

Are your passwords hashed using the same open source library everyone uses?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2331984/Think-strong-password-Hackers-crack-16-character-passwords-hour.html

So it all depends on whether the website where your password is stored gets hacked and the hashed passwords stolen, then it with enough computing power and time most passwords can be cracked.

Hopefully for you the website concerned will own up that this has happened before someone steals you ID.

One way round this is a different password for each site changed at the minimum of once a month preferably weekly, all at least 24 characters with a mix of letters upper and lower case numbers and any special characters allowed. Oh and don't write them down anywhere, or tell friends or relatives!

Well, no. As everyone uses the same hash algorithm, the crackers are building tables of known hashes and the corresponding plain text. So if they crack it on site A, they know it internet wide. At some point it becomes impossible to find a password that hasn't been cracked.

Essentially what is going on is the hash algorithm acts as a substitution table.

bat = frazzle
dog = kitty
hash = corncob
password = steal_from_me
1cde89^%f3 = 99ief##@hj[ghji

No matter how complex or secure the hash is, every time you put the same password in you get the same hash out. Such systems are by nature insecure and have been broken for a very long time. All the enemy need do is take time and build the table to do reverse lookup. It doesn't matter that it is impossible to start with the hash and do operations to get the password back. If the ememy, er China, wanted as the hash algorithm is open source, they could set a cluster busy generating the table, and likely have.

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Message 1375225 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 8:28:09 UTC

That's progress.....

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Message 1375258 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 9:09:27 UTC - in response to Message 1375251.  

That is not progress, that is simply organised criminal gangs keeping up to date with modern technology.



"Ross Anderson, professor of security engineering at Cambridge University, also fears the contactless system could prove a boon for thieves. He said: ‘The problem with contactless cards is they have been rolled out in a haphazard way without careful thought into the consequences."

"Banks blame the stores and vice versa, but the people losing out are customers having their details stolen. The big beneficiaries are the firms who invented the inadequate technology – and, of course, the thieves.’"
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Message 1375267 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 9:22:55 UTC - in response to Message 1375265.  

I only take my credit or debit card out of the house, when I have a specific reason to use them, then they are returned straight home. My London bus pass is in a separate plastic holder with nothing else in it. If people behave irresponsibly that is their fault, and the criminals will obviously exploit that.




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