* Posts by Rod Giles

4 posts • joined 16 Oct 2007

Sony Xperia converts flash motors into fancy remotes

Rod Giles
FAIL

Re: if one were to buy a brand new Jaguar or Land Rover.....

You would be buying a TATA. Ford sold JLR back in 2008.

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First fondleslab found in 1970s kids TV sci-fi gem

Rod Giles
Boffin

prior art

Yes, Arthur C. Clarke did describe geo-stationary orbit in a book, but it wasn't a Sci-Fi book, it was a rocket science book! He also a published a paper in the British Interplanetary Society journal and Wireless World.

'Extra-Terrestrial Relays — Can Rocket Stations Give Worldwide Radio Coverage?', published in Wireless World in October 1945

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The alternatives to password protection

Rod Giles

Car Registration Passwords

Even better would be to use *someone else's* car registration, not your own, or at the very least not your current car's registration. Unfortunately this technique doesn't work if the requirement is for a minimum of 8 characters. If so you could always use two registrations, which gives 14 characters of mixed numbers and letters and should be fairly memorable.

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Unimpressed Sheilas mock boy racers' todgers

Rod Giles
Happy

Why bother?

Why have a successful speed reduction campaign when you can reduce the speed limit to 20 mph in towns and collect all those lovely speeding fines?

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