* Posts by Marcus Tandy

8 posts • joined 23 Jun 2009

Northgate IS issues suppliers with Ts&Cs change ultimatum

Marcus Tandy
Childcatcher

We should play the same game?

Surely then its should follow that those entities to which NIS is a supplier should and could reasonably offer NIS the same terms ?

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Micron buys PCIe extender Virtensys, backers trouser hefty payout

Marcus Tandy
Happy

Will see more of this....

NextI/O already have this with their vSTOR appliance, i'm sure more vendors will get involved as well

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EMF notches up another health-scare

Marcus Tandy
Facepalm

RE Not the same crowd

So there are in-fact two factions in this tirade against sanity!!!??

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Marcus Tandy
Stop

No engineers consulted then?

As you note :-

'to carry out the study, the researchers fitted a dosimeter to around 800 pregnant women, measured their exposure to electromagnetic fields between 40 Hz and 800 Hz for a period of 24 hours' and that 'the original data was, in fact, collected for a study published in 2001 that asserted a link between EMF exposure particularly to strong fields and miscarriage', together with 'the authors of 'Maternal exposure to magnetic fields during pregnancy in relation to the risk of asthma in offspring', published in the Archive of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, are also keen to associate their work with the dangers of radiofrequency exposure'

IMHO, quite apart from falling foul of the correlation equals causation fallacy, the researchers obviously have little to no understanding of physics and RF engineering. I would contend that: the majority of radio frequencies are somewhat considerably higher in wavelength than 800 Hz, at least those that anyone would be exposed to in any significant proportion in daily life. e.g GSM cellular networks at 900 MHz, PCN at 1.8 GHz, terrestrial TV at around 500 MHz and Wi-Fi at 2.4 GHz.

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BCS Linux-baiting sparks flame war

Marcus Tandy
Stop

BCS = Waste of time, money & oxygen

I used to be a BCS member, through my employer who stipulated all staff had to be members (at least they paid for the memberships!!) the second it came to paying myself I bailed...

I've never seen the point of the organisation, sure I can understand how it seemed like a good idea to follow every other engineering speciality and have a society, responsible for dishing out chartered status to the worthy..

...but absolutely pointless if staffed by marketing f**ktards, capable of creating drivel like this and absolutely invisible as far as employers or the market for knowledgeable geeks is concerned..some could say 'quango' ??!!

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French mock British G-spot probe

Marcus Tandy
FAIL

Poor show

I'm afraid chaps, that this time the garlic-eating surrender monkeys are right!!

Certainly an attractive contract position though, when is the follow-up research project kick-off??

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Union attacks fire-brigade control room IT modernisation

Marcus Tandy
WTF?

My two penneth....

Had the pleasure of being shown round Portland Coastguard station not so long ago....

1) Look at what they can achieve and cover and how many stations they have (about 18 I think)

2) With respect to systems, they have a pretty good system integrating GPS, VHF, RADAR, hydrograpic charts, OS data, telephony etc. etc. you don't need to reinvent the wheel surely, just bung in what your missing.

My guess the problem is the usual...not enough people who actually know what the fuck to do and more people 'managing' and 'selling'.

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