Feeds

* Posts by Mike 140

90 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009

Page:

NASA eyeballs SOLAR HEAT BOMBS, MINI-TORNADOES and NANOFLARES on Sun

Mike 140
Headmaster

Re: "200,000 F" - Who converted the ºK to ºF for this verbiage?

Degrees Kelvin???? Go to the bottom of the class. It's K.

5
2

Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

Mike 140

Sounds like the NIH 1998 redefinition of overweight from 27.8 to 25 BMI, and similar for obese. Same has happened here on the correct side of the pond, again no reference to it in the alarmism.

3
0

One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

Mike 140

It'd better be <= 1600 watts.

1
0

'POWER from AIR' backscatter tech now juices up Internet of Stuff Wi-Fi gizmos

Mike 140

No more Wogan?

So with all these billions of devices slurping up the EM power contained in RF, will there be anything left for my venerable wireless to receive?

1
0

Ditching renewables will punch Aussies in the wallet – Bloomberg

Mike 140

Re: If renewables can compete on price ...

If their suncatcher is producing power, why do they need a light on?

3
0

Why won't you DIE? IBM's S/360 and its legacy at 50

Mike 140

Re: Virtualisation

Nope. CP/67 was the forerunner of IBM's VM. Ran on S/360

3
0

Oxfam, you're full of FAIL. Leave economics to sensible bods

Mike 140
Headmaster

Re: Deiberately missing the point???

In the UK, gas and oil belong to the state. See https://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/planning/legislation/mineralOwnership.html.

Ownership of the land above it is irrelevant.

16
2

NHS England DIDN'T tell households about GP medical data grab plan

Mike 140

Every household?

I live in a large house converted into 5 flats. One leaflet was delivered.

8
0

Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE

Mike 140
Coat

reliable, as always

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/science-technology/public-nowhere-near-ready-for-reversible-usb-2013120581747

1
0

Apple's top bean counter: New spaceship HQ won't emit 'one atom of carbon'

Mike 140

So..

... nobody there breathes then.

0
0

LEO, the British computer that roared

Mike 140
Happy

I'll see your III/4 and raise you III/1 at Hartree House in Bayswater. There was LEO II/5 just across the corridor. Aah, happy days.

0
0

Washout 2012 summer, melty Greenland 'nothing to do with Arctic ice or warm oceans'

Mike 140
FAIL

Bit late aren't they?

About 90 years or so. Met Office discovers NAO. Hold the presses.

They might even get round to the PDO and AMO in another 10 years.

2
2

Microsoft and pals: Save the global economy by NOT ripping us off

Mike 140
FAIL

"Quid pro quo, paid-for software would deliver £1.6bn in additional economic value to Blighty's fragile economy, "

So instead of spending £1.6 bill on other things it is spent on paid-for software. I make -1.6 +1.6 = 0.

Or is that unpaid 1.6 bill just kept under the mattress?

5
0

LOHAN teases with quick flash of spaceplane

Mike 140
Boffin

Looks strangely familiar

Have you got a stash of issues of Eagle?

0
0

You thought watching cat videos was harmless fun? Think AGAIN

Mike 140
FAIL

"The scientists estimated the figures by running a model based on a new cat murder algorithm. The research authors described themselves as stunned by the scale of the bloodshed they discovered."

Discovered? Discovered??!!?? They discovered nothing. The model which they built produced the numbers which their parameters were designed to do.

5
0

Rude web trolls should NOT be jailed, warns prosecution chief

Mike 140
Black Helicopters

Re: The sad part is ...

It's not a union. It's ACPO Limited. Registered at Companies House as Company No 3344583

1
0

'UK DNA database by stealth' proposed in £100m NHS project

Mike 140
Holmes

Re: Databases

It's in their genes.

5
0

Home Sec: Let us have Snoop Charter or PEOPLE WILL DIE

Mike 140
Big Brother

Pah!

Paedophiles talk to each other. So do terrorists. Therefore all converstaions must be recorded. Or do you eat babies?

3
0

Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

Mike 140
Big Brother

There is only one

From the Golden Age

http://www.alteich.com/oldsite/answer.htm

1
0

Google, Apple, eBay shouldn't pay taxes - people should pay taxes

Mike 140
Headmaster

"However, these deadweight costs vary depending on what type of tax we use to raise revenue. A handy OECD chart is excerpted here"

Tim,

last but 1 para on page 1. That last word 'here' should be a link to the OECD chart.

VftS

0
0

Pollster predicts mega UK smart TV sales

Mike 140

Re: People tell lies on surveys

Yup. You can collect peoples' answers until you're blue in the face. It's their revealed preference that doesn't lie.

0
0

LOHAN slips BRA over BOOBIES in ballocket backronym buffoonery

Mike 140
Mushroom

Are you going to take this lying down?

Never mind all this acronyming. A major upgrade to Lohan is clearly needed.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/9668659/Harvard-students-send-hamburger-into-space.html

Bacon sarnie payload.

0
0

Another systematic SCADA vuln

Mike 140
Facepalm

More than that. Why connect them to the net in the first place?

1
1

MYOB users didn't want no steenking cloud

Mike 140
Boffin

MYOB

CEO must be a fan of the golden age of Sci-Fi. Eric Frank Russel's short story 'And then there were none'. I commend it to the house.

1
0

Apple's brilliant plan to fix iOS Maps: Get YOU to do it

Mike 140
Pint

Customer Service Announcment by TfL

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rQ9KExUsWsY/UFx1I1pKAlI/AAAAAAAB-B0/rJH6gD36gyg/s1600/tube_2346388c.jpg

2
0

Reg readers serve up bacon sarnie amuse-bouche

Mike 140
Holmes

Tricky decision

http://themellowjihadi.com/2012/09/15/yes-bacon-money/

Eat it, or spend it?

0
0

Ultimate bacon sarnie scrap starts to sizzle

Mike 140

Bread?

Who needs it? Just copious amounts of bacon served between 2 slices of bacon.

4
0

eBay invites mystic wrath over ban on spells, potions and lotions

Mike 140
Alert

Re: Tarot Cards

Boiled or fried?

0
0

High tech toilets receive big prizes from Bill Gates

Mike 140
Pint

for the definitive comment - http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/science-technology/guardian-readers-order-500-tons-of-microwaved-african-toilet-charcoal-2012081638277

Tom Logan, from Hatfield added: “So Bill Gates is recycling shite. Plus ca change…”

0
0

IBM tells electrons to strictly come dancing in spintronics first

Mike 140
Happy

Reminds me of a spoof storage device from the early 70s that was going to replace disks – spherical storage. Complete with its own set of hardware instructions. I can only remember a few, no balls, twirl balls, and of course, all balls

0
0

Disaster strikes Doyenz disaster recovery cloud

Mike 140
Facepalm

I see a gap in the market. A Recovery Service to protect against Recovery Service disaster.

Iterate as necessary.

2
0

FATTIES are DESTROYING THE WORLD, scream mad professors

Mike 140
FAIL

How much?

".. 34% of the world's biomass " A widely acccepted figure is that +70% of the biomass on earth is bacterial. (citations if I can find time) Add the claimed USA blubbermass to that and it doesn't leave much for any other fauna, flora, fishes, fungi, .....

6
0

LOHAN sucks 27 inches

Mike 140
Trollface

They're coming to take you away, ha ha, hee hee, ...

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/celebrity/interest-in-lindsay-lohan-classified-as-mental-illness-2012052428430

0
0

US space programme in shock metric conversion

Mike 140
Pint

Re: all or none

Could be tricky. There is no official SI equivalent to the year.

Enough of this. Time for a few 568mls.

1
0
Mike 140
Headmaster

the civilised world of SI

It's been a pleasant 295 Kelvins today.

6
0

Embattled Foxconn raises wage slaves' salaries

Mike 140
Headmaster

For an alternative explanation, http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/02/17/foxconn-raises-pay-karl-marx-explains-why/

0
0

Drink diet pop all the time? Look forward to VASCULAR DEATH

Mike 140
Headmaster

"the size of New Mexico"? What's that in British Standard Wales?

8
0

MIT boffin's 'truth goggles' probe print and pols

Mike 140
Flame

I hope that ...

... there's an industrial strength version for use on comments sections.

1
0

Water utility hackers destroy pump, expert says

Mike 140
Alert

Optional

YTF was a water company's control system attached to the net?

12
0

Smart meters: Nothing can possibly go wrong, says gov

Mike 140

'nuff said

"Utilities want to deploy smart meters because the technology will simplify the process of ........ controlling supply at times of high demand"

0
0

CERN boffins re-running neutrino speed test

Mike 140
Alien

Sorry, but yes, you have. Neutrinos aren't affected by a wave guide such as a fibre optic cable. They stop for nothing and nobody. Their path is a geodesic. With only occasional exceptions they pass through matter as though it doesn't exist.

0
0

Apple sending sun-juiced iPads to rural Zimbabwe

Mike 140
FAIL

Taking the piss on a country-wide scale

Yeh, right. Fondle slabs. A supply of (paper) notebooks and pencils would, I suggest, be more useable.

6
0

Boffins fear killer gamma death blasts from space

Mike 140
Facepalm

unh?

"..black holes careening into each other"

Beached black holes having their barnacles removed?

3
0

Cyber crime now bigger than the drugs trade

Mike 140
FAIL

Bears, wood etc.

Security firm says you must buy a security product.

0
0

Icebergs measured in Manhattans: Official

Mike 140
WTF?

Re: Re: 1 question

Lemons? Lemons?? If one adds fruit, it is a slice of lime.

2
0

Before the PC: IBM invents virtualisation

Mike 140
Happy

down memory lane

Aah! CP/67. I remember it well from my days at Big Blue. Another of those not-quite-official products that kicked the arse of the mainstream offerings. And so became the grudgingly (to the suits) acceptable VM/370.

1
0

Sweaties decode ultimate mystery of chips

Mike 140
Alien

a new world of Scottish cuisine.

Mars bars have a genome?

6
3

New company to lead UK police ICT procurement

Mike 140
Big Brother

ACPO

"May said she expects the Home Office, and possibly the private sector, to own shares in the company alongside police forces."

ACPO Ltd *is* a private company.

2
0

Woman dies of heart attack at own funeral

Mike 140
Childcatcher

A hospital spokesman said ..

"See, we were right. We just got the timing a bit out."

14
0

Page: