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* Posts by robinlawrie

8 posts • joined 11 Jul 2008

Russian K-force operatives cuff suspected Carberp trojan bank raider

robinlawrie

Re: Tanget Alert

MDK iirc...

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AMD and Nvidia extreme GPUs workout

robinlawrie

Re: Found a Heavyweight legend yesterday.

ha.. i believe i have an fx-55 sitting around somewhere. man the time i spent trying to get that to run well with a fairly modest overclock. still using the watercooler from that rig with my i7 though. ended up being good value!

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Apple sneaks iPad 2 with 32nm chip into retail

robinlawrie

Re: Some of the above are confusing...

actually ive been looking for a long time for a decent car usb charger. they are invariably cheap and -way- below even standard usb spec, barely keeping up with my phone running tomtom.

ive no idea why, since as mentioned there is no shortage of power available. i inherited one recently and after its dismal performance i checked the label. it was rated at 5v 100ma output.

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'Thermal cloak' designed, could solve major chip, spacecraft issues

robinlawrie

much bigger than spaceflight or cloaking stuff, or even cooling chips..

this could be very big.. if it works like i understand it, then low grade heat (i.e. recycled waste heat , the energy in tepid water, warm air etc) could be concentrated to a point where it was usable.. goodbye not very convincing stirling engine, hello solid state heat concentrator :)

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Man FLIES with Android-powered homemade bird wings

robinlawrie
FAIL

why on earth would he use wii remotes rather than handholds on the wings?? the only thing that achieves is to decouple his arms from the flapping wings. meaning any muscle power is wasted, he has extra weight and complexity, and (bearing in mind the accuracy of wii remote tech) his wings are highly unlikely to do what he tells them.

seems a lot of publications want this cute idea to be true, but its so obviously bollox on so many levels.

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Samsung SSD 830

robinlawrie

cant say ive had the same experiences with my ssds.. a pair of corsair p128s in raid 0 as my system drive. for the last 3 years. never had a sniff of a problem, beyond some slight performance degradation that can be fixed with the odd infrequent rebuild.

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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

robinlawrie

feersum endjinn!

as one of the first posts said.. feersum endjinn wound be visually spectacular, and has engaging characters at a human scale.. man i love that book.

as much as i also love the culture novels, they generally feature too many lengthy discussions between spaceships.. would need changing significantly to be engaging.

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Li-titanate storage balances Indianapolis power grid

robinlawrie

@grahamT

actually electric motors are much more efficient than that... typical traction motors used in electric vehicles are anywhere between 85 and 95% efficient already... there are other inefficiencies in the system, for instance the power controller, and charging systems, which reduce overall efficiency of the system, but as far as the motors themselves are concerned, they are pretty damn good already.

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