* Posts by The Equestrian

17 posts • joined 8 Feb 2010

Socket to 'em: It's the HomeGrid vs HomePlug powerline prizefight

The Equestrian
Meh

Re: MIMO over Earth.

In many countries, that neutral line eventually connects to earth as well. If that connection is far enough away it might work, but in Oz that is often at the pole down the street - especially in the outback.

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Children increasingly named after Apple products

The Equestrian
WTF?

Or even

There was a couple with that name called their son Wayne - he was once my CEO.

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Microsoft tightens the scroos in search battle

The Equestrian
Alert

Re: Scroogled?

NSFW alert!

Don't visit scroogle.COM if you are at work (and its still around), it was scroogle.ORG that ripped off Google search

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SpaceX's Falcon places Dragon in desired orbit

The Equestrian
Joke

Re: erm

Nah, this is old news, happened back in 2002... Or maybe next year

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DARPA builds faster-than-Usain-Bolt Cheetah robot

The Equestrian
Boffin

Re: pole

Its not a pole, its a stick - rtfa!

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Storage players pitch DRM tech for downloads

The Equestrian
Go

Fenix

is already taken. I know this one rose from the ashes... www.fenixcarriages.co.uk and he can't spell either

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NASA seeks cooks for Mars trip simulation

The Equestrian
Pint

More like

a job for Heston - imagine snail porridge every day!

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Riverbed lobs Granite at offices, WIPES OUT remote servers

The Equestrian
Boffin

Point in time?

Apologies for my ignorance, but how can you do point in time snapshots or mirrors over 1000's of miles? With a latency measured in seconds?

Ironic boffin, just because!

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

The Equestrian
Pint

No its not!

See:

http://aspartame.mercola.com/

Or just search apartame dangers, or side-effects

This sort of news has been going around for years, its only just got past the drug companies censors

At least beer doesn't contain it

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The Equestrian
Holmes

Aspartame

Nuff said...

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Malls suspend plan to track shoppers' cellphones

The Equestrian
Alert

Turning off your phone...

does not stop them tracking you - it is still on, just on standby. You have to remove the battery to go completely off the air. Although the type of technology used here isn't likely to be covert ops standard.

My apologies to iPhone users :-)

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Pete Townshend condemns Apple as 'digital vampire'

The Equestrian
Facepalm

@QuinnDexter

You ask "How DOES that blind deaf mute kid play pinball?"

Because he wasn't any of the three, he was in a ?funk? caused by his wicked uncle Ernie - the famous kiddie fiddler...

Do try to keep up.

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Beeb measures Blighty in doormats

The Equestrian
FAIL

Billions and Billions

Nope...

Used to be

Million = mono-illion = million**1

Billion= bi-illion = million**2

Trillion = tri-illion = million**3

Hence quadrillion = million**4

The prefix counted the power of millions

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Corning launches can-stand-the-heat Lotus glass for phones

The Equestrian
Stop

Time for a lesson

That silly little number is a coefficient, that means it has no units! A metre length of glass will inrease in size by 3.39 micro-metres for each degree c of temperature rise

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Euro fraud cops crush garlic tax evaders

The Equestrian
Holmes

Ah but...

if you were in the bad old days it would have been laced with SALT! or even MSG!!! to give the tasteless pap some flavour - which is worse I ask you?

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Shell hit by massive data breach

The Equestrian
FAIL

Preacher

Preaching to the converted on this forum aren't we? Or just banging your own drum?

More than likely an inside job, how many people do you think have read access to a corporate outlook directory? Should they? Do you really think any of the measures you bleat on about will have any effect other than breaking communication links within the corporate body?

Jeez, time to re-learn intranet security 101 methinks.

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Big Blue demos 100GHz chip

The Equestrian
Joke

Rams?

Mutton?

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