* Posts by StevieB

15 posts • joined 25 Jan 2010

Top cop: Strap Wi-Fi jammers to teen web crims as punishment

StevieB
Coat

Re: Just wondering....

Well, it may be, but I don't think that's the reason.

All the styli I've seen are metal with a conductive rubber tip and serve just to extend your body to a more pointy maneuverable shape.

Use your head, it might work!

NB I just tried holding one with a rubber glove and it failed to function at all.

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StevieB
Childcatcher

Just wondering....

Remember a while back, we were going to have personal networks connected by high frequency electric fields conducted through our skin.

Is there any way this could be adapted to make using a capacitive touch screen difficult?

Might do wonders for the proper desktop PC market and resurrect Blackberry as a "bonus".

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Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

StevieB

Too slow -- again

Was about to say - should get this judge on a few Scientology cases, "as a parody, is designed to look very much like a religion” and therefore worthy of close consideration of how far religious freedoms extend" sounds like the right approach.

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Let me PLUG that up there, love. It’s perfectly standaAAARGH!

StevieB

A cunning schema

They say XML is like violence - if it's not working, you aren't using enough.

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What a pain in the mass! Euro craft Rosetta to poke its probe in 10-BILLION-tonne comet

StevieB
Coat

Comet chasing

I think the journey has been longer than 6 million km,

perhaps more like 6.4 Tm.

edit: Wow, submitting a correction works faster than posting a comment!!!

Now I feel a fool.

See icon.

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Get ready for LAYOFFS: Nadella's coma-inducing memo, with subtitles

StevieB

Re: "Hone in"?

Thank you, didn't know I could blame Bush though, that's a bonus.

http://grammar.about.com/od/alightersideofwriting/a/homehonegloss.htm

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

StevieB

Old Iron

Back in the early '80s on a banking system using 3270s, the original steel ones with the apparently cast iron keyboard. Screen said "Press PA1 to return". After 15 minutes of 'phone-in futility I realised I was hearing "clank, clank clank" instead of "clunk" when they keyed the response.

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New US Apple factory will make INVINCIBLE sapphire glass for SHINY iThings

StevieB

Re: Ditch the aluminium

Isn't it transparent aluminium oxide, which is annoyingly close!

Ahh! Beaten by a whisker.

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The Germans are coming - Software AG borgs LongJump

StevieB
Go

When I was a lad!!

"application-development-as-a-service (ADAAS)"

Pity you couldn't get a B in there (ADABAS), I seem to recall Software AG having one they made earlier.

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Deep-sea worm recalls Star Wars favourite

StevieB
Devil

Re: "a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology...

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun: Evolution a lie 'from the pit of hell'

There's more than one!

I wonder if they are trying to take over and cancel science.

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CERN boffins re-running neutrino speed test

StevieB
Stop

Neutrinos are not photons.

They act in ways different to light. The ones causing all the problems have been fired through 730km of rock, the chances of them following an optical fibre are, I would suggest, slim to none.

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Before the PC: IBM invents virtualisation

StevieB

Shared Memory

As I recall, the LPARs are managed by PR/SM and are fairly fixed divisions of the hardware. The VM operating system would then run in an LPAR and allocate those resources in a more dynamic, fluid way. Of course, I last did this in the late 80's/early nineties, all may have changed, as it does.

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UK.gov unplugs Lane Fox digiquango

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iSlate leaves fingerprints all over the net

StevieB
Happy

My 2c

Me, me, me I know!!!!!

I think :- a giant 10 inch iPod touch with 256Gb of flash, a little stand to prop it up on a desk, iPhone Os with a shared application storage area, something like AirSharing Pro to put that on a network as a WebDav disk, iPhonied versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote and lots and lots of Bluetooth to hook up with the existing wireless keyboard and Magic mouse (which I reckon with access to its secret workings could function a a standalone multitouch trackpad). At least that's what I want.

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Apple's iPad - the tablet with the data center soul

StevieB
Happy

My 2c

Me, me, me I know!!!!!

I think :- a giant 10 inch iPod touch with 256Gb of flash, a little stand to prop it up on a desk, iPhone Os with a shared application storage area, something like AirSharing Pro to put that on a network as a WebDav disk, iPhonied versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote and lots and lots of Bluetooth to hook up with the existing wireless keyboard and Magic mouse (which I reckon with access to its secret workings could function a a standalone multitouch trackpad). At least that's what I want.

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