* Posts by Christopher Edwards

24 posts • joined 19 May 2010

The STEALTH Plug-in Hybrid: Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

Christopher Edwards

Sigh, keep up..,

Around 1/3 of grid power is non-fossil fuel and even if it were 100% fossil fuel an electric car would use half the carbon, and cost less than half the amount to run because the horribly inefficient internal combustion engine is so much worse at doing it's job than a fossil fuel generator, even if you include transmission losses.

As for the grid if and when more cars are in use this can easily dealt with, since cars spend most of the time sitting around the smart chargers can change the rate of charge in line with load on the grid and even availability of generation capacity, especially useful for sources such as wind that vary in availability.

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Trundle, trundle, FLEEEP: iPhone 6 production grinds to halt

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Why does it have to be thin? What is this obsession? For the first time I understand what women must think of the fashion industry.

Make it have a longer battery life, make it waterproof, make it so that it doesn't break when you drop it, make it so that it charges wirelessly, make the screen bright enough to read in the brightest sunshine, make the compass work without that roll the ball around routine. You could even add some new features. But don't make it thinner as a priority. It is adequately thin already.

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EasyJet wanted to fling me off flight for diss tweet, warns cyber-law buff

Christopher Edwards

Delays

Too may of the above comments seem to miss the point. WTF has this got to do with delays????

I'm not usually paranoid but are these posters shills?

It is to do with someone posting something on twitter, which is legal and not defamatory, but only negative and then being threatening with being denied boarding. If true - and I trust the reg - then this is absolutely damming. Like giving a bad review to a film and then not being allowed to go to the cinema.

That is all.

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100 MEEELION self-driving cars will be sold globally in 2035 – report

Christopher Edwards

It really, really isn't going to happen

Driverless cars isn't going to happen in any meaningful way any time in the next 100+ years (during which time the car itself may be replaced) - apart from possibly on motorways.

I refer you to the speech recognition debacle, always 10 years away, always looks likes it works, never works well enough for people to actually use it. If it worked smartphones wouldn't have screens would they?

If driverless cars worked, cars wouldn't have steering wheels. Ain't gonna happen.

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Bill Gates's barbed comments pop Google's broadband balloons

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Re: Intelligence!

You can't catch Malaria from the Internet.

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Facebook: 'Don't worry, your posts are SECURE with us'

Christopher Edwards

PRISM

I think you'd have to be extremely naive to think that Facebook interaction is not able to monitored by the NSA et al. Leaving aside that there may be NSA backdoors put their by FB for the NSA at their insistence and FB wouldn't be able to legally refuse to comply or tell us about (or at least that what they'd be told - as for the actual legality...). Furthermore it's also eminently possible the security services have the root keys for all the trusted browser certificates and can use PRISM to slurp up and de-crypt the data.

It's clear from the Snowden leaks that the Five Eyes want to be able to intercept arbitrary traffic on the Internet and they have made considerable progress in doing so. Do you imagine they would limit themselves against intercepting HTTPS traffic?

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Man who pulled gun during chess game surrenders to robot cop

Christopher Edwards
Coat

I suggest a new tactic R2

Let the Wookie win...

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Tim Cook: Android version fragmentation is 'terrible for developers'

Christopher Edwards
WTF?

Re: Fail...

Erm...

The clue is in the D in WWDC

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Court orders Visa partner to allow donations to WikiLeaks

Christopher Edwards
WTF?

Re: Good!

@AC: 22:05GMT: Erm... I think "law" is the keyword here isn't it?

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AntiLeaks boss: We'll keep pummeling WikiLeaks and Assange

Christopher Edwards

"The system is a conspiracy theorist's wet dream"

Well it isn't a theory is it?

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Munich's mayor claims €4m savings from Linux switch

Christopher Edwards
WTF?

70 to 46 support calls a month????

In an administration responsible for a city of 1.3 million.

Incorrect.

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Microsoft beaten down 16pc on software sales to NHS

Christopher Edwards

Don't hobble the NHS

Since most profit making organisations choose to pay for software platforms when they could choose Free or Open source software do you not think there might be a case that there are some benefits to the MS platform in the round to large organisations?

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Assange™ can request final hearing against Swedish extradition

Christopher Edwards

Temporary surrender?

"Besides, they'll probably just break the law and have him shipped out in secret from Sweden"

Just keep fighting that straw man Windrose. I noticed that in your first comment you also used the voice of your imagined opponent. Easier to do battle with a caricature is it?

You imagine that somehow that the justice system is susceptible to only errors of noise ("mistakes") and cannot systematically fail or be corrupted. That is the most extreme kind of magical thinking.

I can but speculate, however maybe if you'd read more of the leaked information that Assange has helped bring to light you might find the claims that he is being "got at" more credible.

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Christopher Edwards

Yes

"huge, humiliating, multi-government stitch-up job"

Yes, that is exactly what I for one think it is. And it's not remotely funny. Where is the mention of it being hidden? It's not hidden, it's happening right in front of your face and you still can't see it, because far from being the smart and savy chap who laughs down his nose at people you are in fact a naif.

Do you *really* imagine the US are not going to try and extradite him from Sweden in way they could not from the UK?

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Vivid commits to east coast rollout

Christopher Edwards
Facepalm

Eastern States

Far East? US East coast? Australian east?

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Google's Native Client goes live in Chrome

Christopher Edwards
FAIL

Fugly

And that is why it will fail.

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Apple preps MacBook Pro refresh

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Bootcamp battery life issues

Well unless they sort out the battery life issues under bootcamp I'm not interested,,,,

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Anti-gay bus baron rages at being stuffed in Google closet

Christopher Edwards
FAIL

Well done!

I can't believe I had to get to the second page before someone pointed out that google are likely considerably more interested in things other than this bloke's opinions, however interesting he thinks they are.

If they messing with what's-his-name's google ranking then they must be spending 100,000's of man hours messing with everyone's. I wonder if Mr Stagecoach even knows what an algorithm is, let alone a search one.

Maybe he should read this - http://www.google.com/explanation.html

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Google Native Client: The web of the future - or the past?

Christopher Edwards

Erm...

Which is exactly what Google are planning to do eventually according to this article!

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Apple's iCloud runs on Microsoft and Amazon services

Christopher Edwards

Private cloud

The datacenter that Apple are building could run private a cloud, either Azure, or possibly AWS or both in conjunction or instead of the public cloud.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/private-cloud/default.aspx

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Microsoft gives glimpse of Windows Server 8

Christopher Edwards

MS Server OS

In my experience whilst it's not always true of the client OS the server OS improves with every version.

2008 R2 is "built-on" windows 7, but in any case Windows 2008 was still a lot better than vista.

Native VM guest replication would be very useful indeed for hot backups without third party software.

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So, how does your economy grow?

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Utter rot

Dinner table philosophy.

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The commercial cuckoo hiding in the BBC's global mission

Christopher Edwards

Commercial TV and Radio

Whatever the arguments one way or another, I'd rather any arrangement without adverts to any arrangement with adverts.

My time is worth much more than commercial TV and radio are selling it for, and that's enough to win my support for the BBC,

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