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Everything posted by webtrekker

  1. Ah, nil desperandum mercury, it'll all be forgotten about a couple of weeks after the vote, when the Chilcott deisions will hit the media. Latest word is that Blair, Straw, Houghton et al will be hit hard. Apparently, it won't be the complete whitewash we believe it will be. Time will tell though.
  2. Young man? I'm beginning to warm to you Canny Lass! Anyway, well and truly rapped. I'll go back to treating everything with suspicion again!
  3. Right then...... I've been doing a lot of digging and, hands up, it appears I misunderstood this whole procedure in my haste to find 'free' internet. By 'free' they mean you are free to access sites in any country from any country, as in 'freedom.' NOT free data! However, a VPN can help reduce your data overload by compressing the data returned to you. So, sad to say, there appears to be no free meal in the mobile data stakes. Sorry if I've misled anyone.
  4. Top image: My normal EE connection Middle image: Betternet connected to a UK VPN Bottom image: Betternet connected to a US VPN
  5. Here's the Google Play link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.freevpnintouch There are others, of course, and I have tried one or two of them, but I find Betternet is, well, Better! It does not restrict your bandwidth, doesn't bombard you with ads and is very quick to connect and very stable.
  6. All you need is to have a data package with your provider, doesn't mean you have to use THEIR data though! We tried it at work on a phone that didn't have internet included as part of the package and naturally it didn't work. I hoped that I'd be able to do some surfing, read emails etc but was gobsmacked when I realised I could stream movies with it no problem at all! If you pay the £3.95 a month (half price for an annual subscription) you can set a country of origin from the app, which means you can access sites not allowed in your country, such as streaming US Netflix content.
  7. Excuse me if I'm telling you something you already know, I'm not the quickest learner, but I've started using the Betternet app on my Android phone to access free internet. https://www.betternet.co/ It's been working fine. I can stream youtube, Netflix, ShowBox, CinemaBox, movies absolutely free without using up my precious 2Gb of monthly data, which I now reserve for the times I need a 4g connection, such as when I need to do a big download etc. Previously, I was always hitting the 2Gb cap before the month had ended, leaving me with the option of upgrading my pack
  8. This is the future!.......
  9. Mine would be called Sally, the same as all my previous vehicles, after Sally Gunnall,......... not much to look at, but a great runner!
  10. Ok then, maybe 'carnage' was the wrong word to use. However, why fit high quality GPS to cars that don't need it? My understanding is that, for an autonomous system to work, all vehicles must be singing from the same hymn sheet and that to disrupt any part of that system would throw it into confusion.
  11. Interesting. So there's more than Vista out there?
  12. You can imagine the carnage that could be caused by some nutter sitting on a motorway bridge with an eBay GPS spoofer!
  13. Nothing makes me happier than seeing these buggers exposed for the frauds and monsters they are. I only hope she gets the full 10 years.
  14. Yes, it's always 'I before E except after C' .............. as every SCIENTIST knows!
  15. And still no discussion of the bloody great elephant in the room ... TTIP!
  16. I've got a Bluetooth OBD II connector (eBay = cheap!) that communicates with the Torque Pro app on my mobile phone. Very nice setup. Apart from giving me all the usual fault codes and allowing me to reset them, it also displays a multitude of gauges and pages of data while driving.
  17. Yes Malcolm, many folk I knew in my younger days used to swear by RedEx, and they'd probably know first-hand whether it worked or not as in those days we were always taking apart and re-assembling our cars, whereas these days most folk wouldn't recognise a piston if it hit them in the face.
  18. We've been talking about driverless cars in the main here, but for the system to work properly ALL road vehicles will have to be autonomous and that raises the question of losses of tens of thousands of jobs in the transport industry. The reason why I state ALL vehicles will need to be autonomous is the fact that, for this system to be 100% reliable, vehicles will need to be in constant communication with each other to avoid collisions and congestion. Any vehicle without this type of communication will be the weakest link in the chain and will not be allowed to travel the same roads as th
  19. CAUTION!: LINK ALERT! It's things like this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36339340 that is driving the driverless revolution. I doubt whether Uber's paramount concern is safety.
  20. Well, you're all getting your knicks in a knot over nothing. Google, as always, have it sorted - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/05/19/google-patents-sticky-cars-to-save-pedestrians-hit-by-driverless/ Sorry about the link merc, but I think you'll enjoy Google's slution!
  21. It'll be an 'Act of God' most probably. 'God' being Google, of course, as we all know! (*** Bows down to the Big G***).
  22. Yeah, it's a real laugh calling it 'Market Day!'
  23. Also, the car obviously uses collision avoidance algorithms, but what happens in the following scenario? ... Some kids run out in front of the car. The algorithm instantly decides it's too late to avoid a collision by braking alone and needs to swerve to avoid the children. Trouble is, swerving to the right would pile the car into a central reservation, putting its passengers in real danger of injury or death, while swerving to the left will hit a woman walking with a pushchair and 3 kids. What would the algorithm decide? On the other hand, what would you decide if you we
  24. ... 'Well take the bike off him then!'
  25. Hmm... Not saying anyone is wrong, as my memory ain't what it used to be, but I always thought that NVR was in the old Rediffusion shop.
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