* Posts by TedF

19 posts • joined 21 Jul 2010

Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

TedF

Re: @ TedF

The western world's capitalist system is steadily increasing the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots'. My comment was a simple reductio ad absurdem argument. You though, seem to be one of the believers who will chant "There is no alternative!" as the world slides down the crapper..

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The real problem seems to be that Global Capitalism will end with a few Trillionaires and everyone else crawling around in the mud convincing themselves that "there is no alternative!"

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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Yes -No - Yes - No

In typical UK MOD bungling style, it was going to have steam catapults, then it wasn't, then some fancy electro-magnetic linear motor catapult, then nothing. Multiply this sort of faffing about for every system aboard and I wonder it hasn't cost ten times its already staggering cost. Still six years to finish it, so plenty of opportunities to add / delete / add again countless bits of technology. . . .

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You’re NOT fired: The story of Amstrad’s amazing CPC 464

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Sorcery Plus

Happy memories of covering the patio doors with 'Post-it' notes as we kept a record of how to go from room to room - Creak!

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Great intro to computing

I bought 30 - odd Amstrads for my school at a time when CUB monitors and BBC masters were the norm. They proved amazingly tough and reliable whereas the BBCs were a nightmare. We used PCW's as upgrades from typewriters and CPC 6128s to introduce computing. At some point we built (kit?) mice interfaces and used DMP printers. 'Protext' was a fabulous word processor and simple 'coding' done via LOGO. Happy memories.

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Why UK.gov's £1.2bn fibre broadband rollout is a bumbling FLOP

TedF

Quite; there's nothing like high speed Porn...

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Cheap 3D printer works with steel

TedF

Re: M Blowhard Now this is more like it.

Today I learnt a gun can be 'safe' and 'useful'.

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Build your own WORKING Sonic Screwdriver... for a UNDER A FIVER

TedF

Working Sonic Screwdriver - Pozidrive screwdriver with a whistle built in to the handle.

What?

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NO! Radio broadcasters snub 'end of FM' DAB radio changeover

TedF

Re: Technoluddites

"Embrace the change. With more people listening, it can only get better."

No it won't.

DAB is an old system abandoned by the rest of the World. We need the Government to acknowledge their mistake and adopt DAB+ with more thought of firmware updates in the future.

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Digital radio may replace FM altogether - even though nobody wants it

TedF

It's Silicon. (You may however have a radio polishing fetish - who am I to judge.)

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Cyber jihad as Indonesia and Bangladesh BLOW EACH OTHER off the web

TedF

Modern cyber-war is one thing; why illustrate it with a picture of a Bristol Bloodhound missile from the 1950s?

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Get lost, drivers: Google Maps is not for you – US judge

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Re: Luckily the

Those pron films are the best!

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Look out! PEAK WIND is COMING, warns top Harvard physicist

TedF

Re: I'm shocked, shocked...

or connected even...

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Bubble baron treats Space Station crew to blowup model

TedF
Meh

Very reasonable

$17.8 million seems very reasonable; have they taken inflation into account?

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The Beatles Yellow Submarine restored

TedF
Happy

Graphics - trippy Audio - Overwhelming

A distinct improvement on my DVD copy with pin-sharp graphics (though the 'dodgy' artwork in Bulldog scene still grates.) Audio seems over cooked though with alarming surges and stereo image leaping about at times. A colourful, one-off featuring the Fab Four.

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Attention swingbellies: Pizza sauce is a healthy vegetable

TedF
Facepalm

Fast food Government

The U.S. government is run by and for big corporations; they will do anything in their considerable power to keep the population hooked on their products.

Amoral and jaw - droppingly ignorant - the tomato is a fruit!

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Mars trips could blind astronauts

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Or even space odyssey . . .

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Pure Contour DAB/FM and Internet radio

TedF

DAB+?

FM / Internet radio - fine; but DAB+?

Is this PURE's attempt to push the UK government into adopting a half-way sensible digital system?

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James Bond's autogyro revived by Brit spec-ops pilots

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Thumb Up

Other autogyros are available. .

Other Companies have been developing Autogyros (Gyroplanes?) for some time -

http://www.celieraviation.eu/

Celier have Rotax powered Gyros that are being assessed by Police forces.

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