New Media and money hit hyper drive this week Feb 20th 2012

Well it’s not often the Daily Mail gets have a story half right….

P2P Real-time TV

Barclays launches pay by mobile – Pingit, nothing radical but with zero charges, Pingit to be available to non Barclays customers in the future. Note well – no Windows Mobile support.

Did somebody say in the back, reduce the budget deficit in ten years? Wow nice one George! On the ‘ead, it’s diamond Geezer.
And – so if you provide this transaction free banking for the proletariat scum, we won’t split commerical from retail banking…. Interestingly put there Mr Cross.

Rashberry Pi meets the real world, an Android phone you can plug into your monitor, keyboard/mouse and use as a PC – using all you cloud data with a local copy in your phone. Due 2012. This leaves Microsoft and Apple eating dust. Linux could REALLY GO mainstream 2013. My old Nokia N73 had the processing power of my first work PC of 1993.

WhatApp Messenger – disruptive technology ALERT, this KILLS Blackberry, as it removes it’s USP, it’s killing text by IM. Will they need to IPO and why?

Industry analysts at Ovum reckon mobile network operators lost more than $13bn in 2011 as SMS finally gets replaced – a staggering estimate backed by stats from Allot.

But what’s most interesting is that among the free messaging services, such as Facebook and Yahoo!, 18 per cent of ‘net messaging traffic is now being generated by WhatsApp – a paid application that seeks to replicate the text experience, standing in stark contrast to the ad-supported services that hope to make money from advertising aimed though behavioural analysis.

This is 18% on a 250 million user survey.

Atos boss Thierry Breton defends his internal email ban by 2014

Mark’s CRUCIAL 2012 Trends

  • Internet Messenging – cross-platform, like WhatApp / Fring
  • Encryted P2P Email for Dummies – Zot protocol -> Friendika < - Most important for anonymous
  • Real Time P2P TV – Tribler & live.bitorrent < - Second most important for anonymous
  • Linux goes mainstream – Ubuntu on Android
  • Pingit – availble to any UK current account bank holder

Sorting out X in “Charlie”

charlie@charliesays:~$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 connected 1920×1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
1024×768 60.0
800×600 60.3 56.2
848×480 60.0
640×480 59.9
1920x1080_60.00 60.0*
DIN disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

Had to manually define 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz

cvt 1920 1020 60
xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync
xrandr --addmode VGA-0 "1920x1080_60.00"
xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode "1920x1080_60.00"