* Posts by Sadie

18 posts • joined 28 Jan 2009

Boeing batteries back under spotlight as 787 burns at Heathrow

Sadie
Holmes

Probably because Ethiopian is a pretty well run airline, it's profitable for the government and helps contribute to employment and improving the country as a whole.

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Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever

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Coat

Somerset College of Art and Technology

That of the 2 girls with one cup?

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Diary of a Not-spot: One man's heroic struggle for broadband

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Helium

Problem is that the prevailing winds would mean the balloon would be horizontal most of the time (and also at risk of escaping)

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Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010

Sadie
Grenade

TF2 Pings

I tend to use the Saigns.de German servers (the very busy Harvest_Event usually) and get 30-50ms on BE

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect

Sadie
FAIL

Good to see space mentioned

Space was a major concern of mine, its bad enough that I'm having to rearrange the livingroom to accomodated the wii (Coffee table in the way) so Kinect will be quite tricky!

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PARIS joins the 17-mile-high club

Sadie
Pint

Gyrotrain

There was such an idea!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyro_monorail

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Vulture One PARIS spaceplane telemetry LIVE ONLINE

Sadie
Go

Faster!

It's certainly going some, what's the range of the radio kit?

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Vulture 1 sprouts wings and a tail

Sadie

Plumet?

I'm impressed, though have you checked to see if it can fly or plummet. I know from that height you really don't want a good glide performance otherwise you've got a very long way to chase it!

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Virgin Media introduces P2P throttling

Sadie
Unhappy

Not just Talk Talk

3 did that to me, apparently they announced the price rise on an obscure page of their site 6 months before making the effort to tell their customer base.

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Diesels greener than battery cars, says Swiss gov report

Sadie
Boffin

Electric is better too

Electric trains are also a lot more powerful then diesel. A bog standard electric loco puts out about 8-9000hp - a very large diesel can do about 4000hp at best (and weighs a lot more - up to twice as much) - but big thing with Electic trains, they don't carry their own batteries, instead having a contact wire or rail fed from the national grid.

Then again maybe that might be the way forward. have an electric grid suspended over the road and an earthed road surface. Pity someone already owns the patant on the Dodgem :)

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Trojan-ridden warning system implicated in Spanair crash

Sadie
FAIL

Might be inherited from

Wasn't Spanair owned by SAS at the time? a few years ago when the Q400 was having lots of gear collapses, all the aircraft with failures (or signs of imminant failures) were owned and maintained by SAS, no other operator's aircraft were affected. IIRC it was eventually found that SAS were not maintaining them properly (though they still junked the Q400 fleet and tried to blame the manufacturer)

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Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

Sadie
Pirate

Not a new problem

I had to crack a game because there was a faulty batch that wouldn't pass CDLCKSPL (IIRC) - Retailer swapped 3 of them without complaint, then advised to crack. Complained to Publisher who basically said "Not our problem, you must be using a pirate copy"

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Exploit code for potent IE zero-day bug goes wild

Sadie

I do

I use IE6 on Win2K at work, but not through choice, I don't think our office PCs can run anything better (2001 Dells with 128mb of RAM) they struggle enough with simple tasks such as loading a new window (which the system spawns on a regular basis)

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Google sues alleged work-at-home scammers

Sadie
Badgers

Not just dubious Torrents

Those ads have been appearing on more reputable sites too (well as far as Facebook and Digitalspy could be)

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Red Bull to become mobile virtual network operator?

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Go

F1

I'd noticed ads for Red Bull Mobile on the back of the Red Bull F1 cars

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El Reg Street View snappers caught on camera

Sadie
Black Helicopters

One on the M1

http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=52.91664,-1.299992&spn=0,359.980688&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=52.914515,-1.299777&panoid=IvUwxANfQ70EhYG09-5lPA&cbp=12,174.2469200928474,,2,3.9250000000000043

The spycar's wingman appears to have left the lens cap on

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Wrong kind of winter brings England to a halt

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Stop

Rail is better then Road for info

Well techinally Nottingham is North of the Trent....

Anyway, at least the rail companies did get information up eventually. There is no information on the bus service outside London...

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Microsoft Songsmith ad trumps Seinfeld shocker

Sadie
Gates Horns

Dev's can't act

The two signing guys are the dev's that wrote the thing!

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