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* Posts by Stuart 18

26 posts • joined 1 Aug 2009

Mellanox preps to ship 100 Gbps adapters

Stuart 18
Boffin

Re: 2.5 kWh? Over what period?

This could be an annoying confusion / mistype of units as: KWh = Kilo Watt Hour which seems to imply an hour???? BUT a Watt is a rate unit with a rate of joules per second ie. 1j/s multiply by an hours worth of seconds and Kilo to give 3,600,000joules x 2.5 = 9million joules of energy saved over this test period which might be 1 hour or could be the expected lifetime of the unit in the style of typical inflationary marketing speak. Who knows???

All thanks to my old engineering tutors who said: "look at the units":)

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JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

Stuart 18
Childcatcher

Re: Looks like many are missing the point

Ho Hum as yet another 1/2 Scot [something must be said for the virility of Scottish males and the constant downvoting by sassenachs:-)] I'm pro union i.e. 'No' for independence. I like to consider myself as the UNION of two BRITISH people, strangely enough who met whilst both in the RAF - question: as independent Scotland has affirmed support for the Queen, how do all institutions with the 'Royal' get repositioned / split / shared??

Anyways, in response to the blog link above about disregarding Scottishness: I gave it a quick read to be confronted by a travesty! This reputedly Scottsh blogger used the term "whiskEy". As explained earlier, in this commentary, this is the Irish dialect and further reading revealed this blogger's history of being termed, in his words, a "fenian"; again an ill informed misuse of the term 'thenian.

I classify the entire post as a rude misjudged diatribe of a person who by rejecting Scottishness shouldn't be permitted to maintain any Scottish identity or right to vote. A forced passing of a basic Scottish history test should be mandatory before permitting any cvote on national identity.

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British Lords: Euro 'right to be forgotten' ruling 'unreasonable and unworkable'

Stuart 18

Re: I cant understand why Google is in the firing line for this !

Redaction redaction redaction: has no one heard of redaction. The originator of the digital article will remove and / or replace the person's name with a suitable marker. Google or search engine of choice and their huge database will detect this to change and modify the returns.

You should always divert the source. It is the owner of the dog's responsibility to pick up the shit not the runner passing by; just because they smell it; becoming banned from talking about whose dog has the smelliest shit for the rest of their lives!!

If you want to be forgotten Mr Mosley don't do kinky shit wearing a Nazi uniform. Can I posthumously apply for Hitler or Jimmy Saville's right to be forgotten? No? Sure - there's public interest but who decides that, eh? Big brother Google? Please have a listen to the 'Orwellian new speech' piece on Radio 4.

THIS IS CENSORSHIP and modification of the past! If you've been cleared of a murder it should be your right to make google populate the advertising section with : "They didn't do it!" and construct the return order to the most favourable results. It is not their right to EDIT HISTORY though!

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Hey Intel – that new Pro 2500 SSD looks awfully familiar

Stuart 18

Re: it's a step backwards

Make that:- still semantically incorrect as per the final paragraph: "but slightly worse[should be better!!] power draw in the 2.5-inch form factor." Nice half an effort straightening out the figures.

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

Stuart 18
Mushroom

Breaking News

Just In people with opinions don't like other people with other opinions.

Other News

Opinionated people expressed their opinion, some people disagreed with this and expressed their disagreement.

....Eventual apocalypse.

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Apple sued for every touchscreen device by Flatworld prof

Stuart 18
Facepalm

OBVIOUS???

This guy is aiming at the deepest most litigious pockets to buy his patent off him and then wield it to the ruin of the entire industry. I mean... come on... don't you think, the delay, before filing, is peppered with numerous negotiations for extortionate amounts of money with Apple et al.

Just stating the obvious:- 'money motivates all and more money moreso'

Copyright Stuart pat.pending :)

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Crap alchemist jailed for poo-into-gold experiment

Stuart 18
Joke

But...

... you can Irish one;-) Poles are way too smart/hardworking:-)

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Canonical woos developers with Ubuntu app prep portal

Stuart 18
Happy

Standard ???????

From a random sample of one company starting with the letter A:-)

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Ultra-cheap HP TouchPads to hit UK at 6pm

Stuart 18
Devil

Lawsuits?? Class action?!?!?

Okey dokey, as per guy above I reserved one -16GB- yesterday evening at the Bedford PCWorld 32GB was showing out of stock but 16 showed as available and successfully completed. Confirmation E-mail also received within ten minutes.

Went to the store at 9:15am to be informed it was sold out just right before a guy showed up with notices for hanging on the door! I received the usual attempt at blame transferal with the business manager saying he'd tried calling me and had left a message. Logically enough I'd put my home number into the ONE SINGLE mandatory phone number field,which the manager latched onto criticizing the lack of a mobile number.

Turns out they'd only bothered calling at 8:30 am, when I was out progressing toward PCWorld via gym and Costa. I didn't receive until just now. Even then the message only said it was about my order, not stating anything about lack of availability! Big FAIL on so many counts.

I calmly (no really) addressed all these issue with the two in-store managers explaining my wish to escalate until a satisfactory, touchpad possession, conclusion. All contact details exchanged ( wouldya believe they claimed my E-mail, submitted on same form as phone number and actually checked as still only showing positive order confirmation five mins before proceeding to store, wasn't available to the store, due to some online business separate crap!) All to gain some flannel that there is a further stock shipment due and I only had one guy in front of me!?

Long story just to conclude that there must be a dropped legal ball on their part and would love to know of such ramifications that may apply. I do not recall 'visible' small print or any check boxes / notifications that "reserved" only applied to your new random lottery ticket for the product you'd jumped through hoops for!

Cheers Stuart

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Make it Intel: CSIRO needs new kit to replace supercomputer

Stuart 18
WTF?

Umm...

Doesn't Dell - oops sorry - AMD make x86 chips. Not that I want to make nominations for misleading titles of the year but: what were you thinking??

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Man charged in bizarre EXPLODING VIBRATOR plot

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Booby trap now redundant: suitable synonym sought

A pint for the best alternative modern slang based on this case:-)

Any comments on nipple arousal suiting the original phrase not allowed. Ms Bee please moderate suitably.

Regards Stu

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'Wear levelling' - a bedroom aid for multi-layer cell Flash

Stuart 18
Alert

EVEN more pedantry

In the wear levelling by re-allocation of static blocks that stated a post re-allocation total cumulative writes of 200 is actually going to be 201 as the exchanging of the static blocks will be an additional write for both areas. Just saying:-)

Stuart

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Samsung's Android tablet: split and eviscerated

Stuart 18
Big Brother

the kids of today and math!

384+128=512 or half a GiB (I'll whine about correct unit acronyms in another post). This means there must be an additional secret unmentioned 512MB of RAM that is neither DRAM or DDR for articles stated 1 Gig OR someone can't count. Please get back to me on this before I have to return lots of sticks of memory from the continual oversupply when I purchase.

Stu

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Stuart 18
Coat

oops from Stu

Now my fluff up! The two types of ram discounted by quantification were DDRAM and low voltage mobile DRAM not DDR sorry hey at least I get moderated and proof read by the lovely Miss Bee so it's her fault that the first post's not corrected. Sorry to all the literary pedants from a much humbled numeracy pedant.

Stu

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Ryanair wins ihateryanair.co.uk because of £322 ad revenue

Stuart 18
Happy

I know. They need to create a vulture WTF icon, but hey!?

You are excused, Sarah.

I read that first post as a comparison of this fair site, that is almost as beautiful as it's moderatrix, to the Grauniad. A most unfitting comparison and I immediately looked for Miss Bee's incisive witty comment below. I was heartbroken to find her out on beer break (just like a ciggie break but less cancerous :-) I decided I could provide no better service than to muster my meager wit; stating that finding all the legal loopholes was not a requirement for either the Register's great news article or even moreso for the Graun's lesser standards.

I'm certain, though, that three centuries one score and maybe three quid would find someone willing to give all the advertisers another plug. In the meantime I'll just work my magic for improving my moderation pass rates. I do avidly read all Miss Bee's comments and oft debate compiling a scrapbook of them; but that's way too creepy and a lot of work.

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Stuart 18
Heart

there is text here shut up and look

Ok as I'm doing Miss Bee's work for her I'd appreciate a backhander or some kind of handjob;-) In regards to above comment I don't believe El Reg or even the Groaniad are responsive or even advised to provide technical legal proclamations.

It seems apparent that even Nominet's arbiter had second/third/nineteenth thoughts about this ruling and was most likely swayed by assessing who had the funds to lodge unlimited appeals. I don't think 322 quid was enough to sway the decision.

You're welcome Miss Bee. Love Stu x x x

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IBM sends sodden supercomputer to Zurich uni

Stuart 18
Boffin

delta of only five degrees

That would require a monstrous flow rate?? I can't even see at the innefficient cold end only a five degree drop across the standard building's radiator assuming a maximum room ambient or a very comfortable 20 c?? A very well insulated transport system between buildings might lose that much and I'd appreciate clarification/checking on this. It may always be some screwy volume figures involved as far as what the size of the building being heated is but after all the emphasis on CPU cooler efficiency pumping 60 degree water in seems a bit contrary.

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Internet Explorer drops below 60% market share

Stuart 18
Happy

Gimme an 'O' Gimme a 'P'...

Gimme an 'E' Gimme an 'R' Gimme an 'A'

Whatya got? -well besides some dodgy propositions with Os Ps and Es -before I get any sarky comments:-)--

OPERA

OK OK I'm an Opera-tard but the attempt in the article to link Winows (7) sales with IE popularity is exactly what they[Opera] just fought over -and won- with the browser ballot system.

The ballot has ensured no accidental re-defections back by alternative browser users and picked up a few others making a sane choice at last. This story highlights the ballot's success and doesn't have that much to do with Windows 7's claimed sales.

Stuart

-I only had to mention Opera so much because it had zero article references! Go Opera Go!

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High Court: Moderate user comments and you're liable

Stuart 18
Heart

Ms. Bee you owe me

I'm a poet and I know it:-)

I formally object to every post in this commentary as being unfounded politically objectionable and a slur on my character.

O.K. Sarah one get out of jail free card signed, sealed, delivered.

Yours Stu

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Giant solar-powered aircraft takes to the skies

Stuart 18
Boffin

44mpH that's Miles Per HOUR

Recent reckonings give us approximately 24 of them hour thingies every day so that's 24 x 44 = 1056miles per day x 5 = 5280miles per leg x 5 = 26,400 miles comfortably making a trip around the world with maximal landfall (sic) I surmise the previous poster was using 44miles per DAY to get 18 months.

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If internet had existed before we were born would we be here now?

Stuart 18
Happy

April Fools

"Bad Krautspröse" - there are some fantastic German poets, honest!!

Stuart -or is it?? Who can believe anything on April the 1st?

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Sex in the Noughties: How was it for you?

Stuart 18
Happy

@Ken Re:Understood + my own twaddle for fun

It sounds a bit like Nelson Mandela to me from the early 80's. Thanks for making me feel old mate. I have to now contend with the fact that this was a few decades ago and accept that I was around before the pervasive acceptance of the InterWeb and Google as being the moral compasses in our society.

-Yes it sounds like I'm bitching, as that is the one sign of a brilliant comment; in that: it includes irony with the broaching of a new topic to further your own social agenda.

-Oh stop whining and shut the F up -make a change- we have a fair(?go on flame me?) system of politics vote/mobilise/petition/DO SOMETHING!!

With all my tender love Stu

-regardless of if your hetero/homo/bi/hermaphrodite/whatever I love you all xx

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Latest Navy carrier madness: 'Sell 'em to India'

Stuart 18
Happy

Definitely Maybe

Are the polemics of totemics leading to the obliteration of alliteration?

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SSL spoof bug still haunts IE, Safari, Chrome

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@MarkOne

Thank you, sir/ma'am/androgenous:-) It was my one and only reason for reading the comments just to see if Opera was secure too. I really wish that as serious tech authors the Registers writers & editors would look at their own browser logs and see how worthless it is exposing yet another hole in the soft underbelly of IE. I have little doubt that the dwindling percent they see for IE is probably people, like me, who've switched their browser to report as IE. Please, please, please focus more on other browsers, The article should be titled "SSL flaw affects Safari and Chrome; FF 'n' Opera fine; needya even ask about IE?"

Stu-baby

Opera we love you, Opera we do, Internet Explorer, we're laughing at you...

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Novell fannies about with Open Enterprise Server 2

Stuart 18
Linux

@ ThaRobster

Sure! It took me a while to spot but OESSP2 (TWO) suddlednly changes to SLES10SP3 (THREE). Not a huge deal as it appears theremay just be some trouble integrating the Suse and Novell numbering schemes or release schedules. It's a bit of a fart in a teacup which explains the lack of witty commentary to make it blinking obvious.

Hey Microsoft I'm tired of your focus on the dollars and constantly changing policies and even if they can't count I want a Linux next.

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UK border control can't count

Stuart 18
Coat

140 or 141

Is the answer none of this infinity bol**x! Yes I did start considering singular or mutual inclusion or exclusion possibilities which is where my 140 comes from as that's the only wierd pedantic possibility I could form from "difference".

Stuart

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