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13 posts • joined 13 Jul 2011

Beijing to Washington: Ratted-out routers not welcome here

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Re: TRUST? HUH?

"Heck,,,I don't even trust my own tinfoil hat & i made it."

And so you shouldn't - someones probably swapped the tin for cheaper aluminium.

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Bank of America: Bitcoin could become THE currency of e-commerce

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Re: Subtle thinking

Do you have any problems with Transferwise?

Do you have any problems getting random companies to agree to use Transferwise?

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Your kids' chances of becoming programmers? ZERO

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Re: No programming required

"I know that my first year in university was a real eye-opener, even though I considered myself a pretty good programmer before."

Oh Yes. Indeed.

Lectures though - not so much.

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A steam punk VDU ?

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Just use a CRT its not an anachronism

Actually the Cathode Ray Tube is Victorian, dating from 1897.

The HellSchrieber mechinism ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellschreiber ) is a simple dot matrix generation and display system.

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Open-source hardware hacking effort 'smacked down' by USB overlords

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

They should just get on and do it.

USB-IF can huff and puff and threaten to pull the vendor id, but if hundreds of products around just ignore them and use it, no other manufacturer in its right mind would accept that VID, and so it would de-facto remain free.

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Ethernet daddy: online education poised to transform the world

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

I'm going to really miss it

......he said. "We're now going to solve ignorance with the internet."

I'm really going to really miss it,

- its entertaining

- its great for business

- it make politics and religion really soar.

We are going to be so screwed when its gone.

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Storage glitch sends Curiosity into safe mode

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Not running Windows

So I suggest we have a whip around, and send Eadon to go and plug a new flash chip in.

Elon will probably be happy to send a certain NYT reporter along with him for free ....

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Netbooks were a GOOD thing and we threw them under a bus

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Pixel Qi Display

I love my Samsung N145/150 netbooks - got about 20 for work use, a couple for the kids at home.

Cost nothing.

Run for ever.

Weigh nothing. (well theres no bloody metal in there for sure)

Runs Matlab, LOffice, etc.

Don't really care when the missus stands on it and smashes the display.

Don't care if a dirt bag flogs it when I'm travelling, or I fill it with beach sand, or drop it in the sea.

Get a pixel Qi display. Costs a couple of hundred $, but you can read the screen in full sunlight, and the battery life is even longer. Piece of p**s to change screens in my Samsung N150's

And Windows 7 Home - brilliant.

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NASA snaps pics of China's 'Airpocalypse' pollution disaster

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Natural Mercury levels

When I was gold prospecting, mercury was an indicator for the systems we wanted. One farmers paddocks were around 1% mercury by weight in the topsoil samples.

He offered us a couple of sheep for the freezer. We politely declined.

I know quite a number of clean, natural streams with undrinkable arsenic levels.

Naturally occurring levels in pristine evvironments can well beyond what you want to be exposed to.

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North Korea releases first computer game

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

That'll be the final nail in Sony's coffin then

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Supersonic silent biplane COMING SOON ...ish

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Of course being covered with linen it would be low carbon, and you could get juicy hi-tech subsidies _and_ agriculture subsidies when you base it in Ireland.

(Disclaimer: I'm from NZ, and we plan to get rich on the ludicrously thick sheepskin coats the passengers will have to wear)

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‘We save trips to the library’ – Google

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Seems a tad low.

My house uses ~10,000kWh p.a. = 10MWh, or 1/26th of a google.

I feel a new Reg unit of energy coming on....

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Coke cans used to build sound-wave 'superlens'

GloriousVictoryForThePeople

Defense applications

I presume this steerable acoustic tech can be used by the Reg Special Projects Bureau for tracking and avoidance of PMS (Paper Missiles from Space)

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