* Posts by PerspexAvenger

12 posts • joined 9 Jul 2009

Pilot posts detailed MS Flight Sim video of how to land Boeing 737

PerspexAvenger

To be fair they do point out that ATC will be frantically trying to find someone groundside who knows what the 737 controls look like so they can specifically talk you through actual control operations.

This is the worst-worst-case scenario if they somehow can't find someone within comms distance who knows what the inside of a plane is like for some reason so... uh... best not to fly redeye. On New Year's day. On a Sunday. Or something.

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Evil OpenSSH servers can steal your private login keys to other systems – patch now

PerspexAvenger
FAIL

What, no sexy brand-name and associated collection of T-shirts and mugs?

I am disappointed...

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Uber app will soon maybe track you 24/7, cry privacy warriors

PerspexAvenger

Are you -sure- that's right?

"the Uber app will use the smartphone's public IP address to get a rough idea of where they are geographically".

Sooo... behind a big proxy in a datacentre somewhere?

'Dammit! All these guys are in the Docklands! We need more drivers there!'

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Think you’re hard? Check out the frozen Panasonic CF-54 Toughbook

PerspexAvenger

Mmm.

Nothing says "confidence in one's product" like not allowing (or at least showing) demos of the protective features it's designed-for...

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EFF, Lessig battling copyright takedowns

PerspexAvenger

Maybe he's a copyright lawyer? :D

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Colombian boffins reconstruct flight path of Russian meteor

PerspexAvenger

Re: A modest proposal...

"Well, our object collison budget's a million dollars. That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and beg'n your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky. "

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Mobes, web filth 'PORNIFYING' our kids, warns top Labour MP

PerspexAvenger
IT Angle

Why is she focusing on the tech side?

See "Why the Daily Mail is Evil", here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9dqNTTdYKY

(Stick with it, there is a -reason- for the intro)

Great scott, they can just walk through shops and see this stuff!

Won't someone think of the children?!?

*flail* *kneejerk* etc, etc...

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Bendy screens are the future, screams maker of bendy screens

PerspexAvenger

The multi-tablet thing seems like a marvellous solution in search of a problem.

What, IMO, they need to do is fix the form-factor; scrap the cables and just mount a tubular computing/power core at the bottom of the page and tadaa - roll-up Kindle.

I'd buy one.

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'Amazon can't do what we do': Twitter-miner's BYO data centre heresy

PerspexAvenger

Re: How much do they pay Twitter for the feed?

I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking that - it's a reasonable data-rate and I'm surprised they've not been ToSed out of access yet...

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Disappearing filth leads to dropped charges in extreme smut case

PerspexAvenger
FAIL

In other news...

Please feel free to commit as many high-tech crimes in Northumbria as you like, as they don't appear to have a functioning computer forensics team there...

*eyeroll*

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Child porn victims seek multimillion-dollar payouts

PerspexAvenger

You know how I figured this was organised by the lawyers...?

"Any defendant who was forced to pay more than another is free to sue the other for compensation."

Bonanza!

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NHS Direct gets to be number one, one, one

PerspexAvenger

Great.

Now can we look at getting a national "non-emergency" number for Police services as well? Something I regard as A Bit More Useful.

If someone's nicked my car overnight there's no point me dialling 999, but it'd be nice to have a straightforward way of poking the local station.

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