* Posts by Gordon JC Pearce

3 posts • joined 12 May 2008

BY JUPITER: The science behind Friday's Solar System light show

Gordon JC Pearce

Re: The Matrix

There is only one Matrix movie, and its story is a ripoff of the plot of 1980s electronic prog rock masterpiece Tenants Of The Latticework, by sampling pioneers Mainframe.


Finally! Some actual, novel tech: Apple patent to revive geriatric gear

Gordon JC Pearce

Prior art

ZF 4HP20 and 4HP22 as fitted to (among others) Range Rover P38s store various detected parameters in the gearbox ECU and use this to control how hard to drive the shift solenoids, compensating for wear in the clutches and brake bands and loss of pump pressure.


WiMAX gets EU harmonisation at 2.6GHz

Gordon JC Pearce

"Problems" indeed

RF from wireless networking gear *cannot* under any circumstances harm you.

Q. How can a young child or baby tell you if they have a headache when near wi-fi or a mobile mast?

A. They can't, they just live with the constant pain and become moody or quiet.

Uhm, no. they don't get a headache from being near wifi. The reason they're probably moody or quiet is because they've got gas from the mungbean and soy juice drink you've given them in place of milk.

If you shine a fairly bright torch at your hand, more electromagnetic energy is hitting you than from a wireless network card. Do you get headaches from having a torch shone at you?

Anyone who says that wifi equipment or mobile phone masts make them ill is insane. Actually properly delusional insane requiring prompt psychiatric intervention kind of insane.