Feeds

* Posts by Rusty 1

52 posts • joined 8 Sep 2011

Page:

NASA's Curiosity rover set to give Mars its THIRD HARD DRILLING

Rusty 1

Re: Suspicious

It surely cannot be the gypsies - they would've laid a thin layer of tarmac and scarpered.

0
0

Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?

Rusty 1
Coat

Cloud futures?

What, you mean weather forecasting?

Well, yes, I'll have £1 per dB of lightning over Slough during May, and £1.45 per cubic km of cumulonimbus over Bridlington during June.

Ta

0
0

University boffins build snoop-spotting snitch app

Rusty 1
Trollface

Re: Where is the app for the iPhone

Why don't you get yourself a proper phone? You know, one that runs this app?

10
10

Murdoch's BSkyB stares down Microsoft: Redmond renames SkyDrive to OneDrive

Rusty 1
Trollface

What? An inflexible overpriced media distribution system?

2
0

Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

Rusty 1

49 factorial?

Isn't the magic number 69? Well it was for the 2 digit exponent Casio-toting people. There was a Sharp around at the time that had 3 digit exponents. Oh the numbers that beauty could factorialise :-)

2
0

Saturn's moon Titan had swamps, say astroboffins

Rusty 1

Were there any mattresses there, flolloping around?

11
0

Visual Studio 2013: 50 Shades of Grey not a worry for MONSTER dev TOOL

Rusty 1

Re: Edit & Continue

"When a recompile takes 20 minutes" - that, right there, is your problem.

If a trivial, localised, code change is taking even a small fraction of that time to be compiled, deployed, and running in your target environment, you need to fix what is causing the time to be lost. Whether it is the architecture (code, deployment, or execution), the tool chain, the build system, or whatever else, do yourself a favour and fix it.

8
0

Tolkien 'almost became WWII code-breaker alongside Alan Turing'

Rusty 1

Re: Epic Pooh

The Silmarillion is perhaps the best evidence that Tolkien wasn't so much a code breaker as a code *maker*. That darned thing is a code book, and I suspect it hasn't been broken yet.

3
0

Cisco: We'll open-source our H.264 video code AND foot licensing bill

Rusty 1
FAIL

Re: Quite misleading.

So your nice open source system doesn't have one jot of binary/proprietary software/technology? You have an open source BIOS, your CPU doesn't use microcode, and your HDD/SDDs don't have any firmware whatsoever. You probably also have the full logic of all ASICs and FPGAs on your motherboard and peripherals pinned up on your wank wall, don't you?

Does your nose resent being bitten off to spite your face?

10
7

iOS 7 SPANKS Samsung's Android in user-experience rating

Rusty 1

Font

For an organisation looking at usability they sure picked a nasty font. It's one of the very few that I'd rank as worse than Comic Sans. At least Comic Sans is readable.

0
0

4K-friendly Thunderbolt 2 WILL ship this year, Chipzilla pledges

Rusty 1

Exactly right - "active" cables that cost a lot. It is a huge mess.

Now, USB 3 isn't the greatest, but it is already a commodity interface. However, what is needed is a protocol over common structured cabling. Perhaps 10/40 Gbps ethernet would be a nice transport layer.

3
0

Flying in the US? Remember to leave your hand grenades at home

Rusty 1
WTF?

First knives and liquids, now grenades.

Next it'll be fully automatic assault rifles with bayonets. Where will this madness end?

33
0

Dyson takes Samsung to court in UK over vacuum cleaner

Rusty 1

You have to "service" a vacuum cleaner?

One might have thought that some clever soul would have come up with a design that doesn't need servicing.

Oh, yes, right you are, someone has: over 40 years ago, some clever dudes started Numatic. Change a bag, and you're cleaning again. No waiting for a "service", or a filter to dry.

1
1
Rusty 1

Re: I really dislike dyson @skelband

Dyson's rotorless fan must be one of the noisiest devices known to man for the work it does. Much like the hand driers.

He should probably get a patent for the noise/work ratio.

1
0
Rusty 1

Re: Anecdotal evidence, but...

Aye, any Numatic beats the pants off any Dyson.

Cheap, reliable, effective, robust, fantastic customer support. Made in the UK, too.

1
0

Give us a break: Next Android version to be called 'KitKat'

Rusty 1

Re: The Nestle Kit-Kat Chocolate is far too sweet

There's no need for language like that.

Belgium yourself!

5
1

Revealed: HUNGRY frosty Arctic cleft that could eat 2 Grand Canyons

Rusty 1
Trollface

Re: Come now...

When you say "Grand Canyon", are you referring to that gully in the States? It's not really "Grand" any more is it? Or maybe this new canyon is the "Super massive special bigger than all others Canyon".

1
0

Google Glass: Would you pay a mere $299 to plop one on your brow?

Rusty 1
FAIL

"it will be sold for the low, low price of $299"

It may well be offered for that.

But will it be sold?

1
0

US Navy robot stealth fighter in first unmanned carrier landings

Rusty 1
Flame

Just think where motion control automation like this could be used.

We could have automated tube trains, in the 21st century! With even less technology, as the lefty-righty, uppy-downy, and twisty-turvy controls would be unnecessary, and just a faster-slower one needed. Well, might need additional tech to handle plebs blocking doors and the like, but more powerful actuators might suffice.

Why not? Bob twat-dangle Crow. That's why we can't have it.

3
0
Rusty 1
Happy

Now what?

Can't help thinking at the end of the first video of the drone landing that everyone is standing around waiting for the pilot to raise the canopy or do something interesting.

Could be there a while...

0
0

Things that cost the same as coffee with Tim Cook - and are WAY more fun

Rusty 1
Go

New unit

Is the "au-pair year" the new unit of currency?

2
0

Builder-in-a-hole outrage sparks Special Projects Bureau safety probe

Rusty 1
WTF?

Ionising radiation

What about ionising radiation? You sent Rui out there, to the wall, without an ionising radiation detector, or appropriate protection?

You, sir, are a nasty piece of work.

Oh, and what about knee protectors?

0
0

Microsoft gives away Windows 8 to Mac devs

Rusty 1
FAIL

To mis-quote Calvin and Hobbs...

nouning weirds language.

"... and a USB containing both"? What on earth is that? Is there any protection or antidote for it? It sounds nasty.

1
0

First C compiler pops up on Github

Rusty 1
Childcatcher

Re: Engraving

What is this "object oriented" coffee of which you speak?

Good programming certainly does involves coffee, with a few side orders of pizza (or curry, or horse, according to taste). And from time to time, also pointers, heap allocations, structs, and other maniacal constructs. But I am at a complete loss as to where the orientation of objects comes into this. Is this "Java" business all about homogenous objects? Or is there general acceptance of heterogenous objects? What about happy objects? Or those objects that are really unusual, or a bit queer?

I'm confused and I think I shall go back to assembler in a dark room.

0
0
Rusty 1
Go

Engraving

This code should be engraved on a plaque on the next interstellar probe that mankind sends off to explore the universe. Any aliens seeing it will discover that we were not afraid to wrangle pointers and all that that entails so far back in our history. We will be recognised as the gnarly dudes we surely are.

2
0

Python-lovers sling 'death threats' at UK ISP in trademark row

Rusty 1
Joke

Nasty, very very nasty

Those French and German silent calls are so nasty.

I received a silent call a while ago and still recall that moment when I chillingly realised there was a mute mainland European on the other end. There was a harrowing Franco-Germanic malevolence in the utter silence.

It was weeks before I could suffer a moment of sobriety after that.

13
0

The LINUX TABLET IS THE FUTURE - and it always will be

Rusty 1
Thumb Up

'82 was a good year

As were the years before, and the years after. With the passage of time, the quality, functionality, and usability only gets better.

0
0

New York takes 2,100 pervs offline, gets gaming support

Rusty 1
Stop

You wrote "off of"

Please don't use that sequence of words. It is not a good sequence and the remedial eye bleach hurts. Think of the children, the badgers, and all others who read English.

21
1

John McAfee rushed to hospital over heart attack fears

Rusty 1
Coat

Maybe it's just a virus.

0
0

Ten Linux apps you must install

Rusty 1
Trollface

Shutter?

And, pray tell, what exactly is wrong with xwd? Helping X11ers dump since, well, forever!

0
0

Microsoft demos real-time English to Chinese translation

Rusty 1
Meh

Towels

When it can take "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." and bounce it to Chinese and back without losing the subtleties of the original prose, I'll be impressed.

Until then, I'm hanging on to my towel.

3
0

Bond's Walther PPK goes digital: A civilized gun updated

Rusty 1
Coat

Re: The wife's primary pistol of choice ...

My ex's weapon of choice was her gob. I don't know what calibre it was, but I'm damn sure there wasn't a silencer for it.

4
0

The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

Rusty 1
Happy

The Ascent of Man

Surely there is a sequence to be observed:

1. a box containing miscellaneous computer stuff;

2. many boxes, one of which contains miscellaneous computer cables;

3. many boxes, one of which contains ethernet cables;

4. many boxes, one of which contains CAT6 ethernet cables;

5. many boxes, one of which contains 1-3m CAT6 ethernet cables;

6. many boxes, one of which contains red 1-3m CAT6 ethernet cables.

Once there, you only have to worry about the number of O'Reilly technical reference books you have.

4
0

Brighton marathon munchers banned from all-you-can-eat diner

Rusty 1
Thumb Up

Re: durham had one too

Perhaps seagull is too much like cormorant. Google "how to cook a cormorant"...

2
0

Ten USB 3.0 HDD enclosures

Rusty 1
Thumb Down

Re: Why blue LEDs?

But these enclosures will never be seen in a server room. Similarly the hugely loud fans found in equipment in server rooms would never be tolerated in a home/office environment.

Blue LEDs are seriously irritating for people with gradually worsening short sight: blue is the first colour to lose focus. And besides that, the light emitted is horribly intense.

Blue LEDs: not even once.

2
0

iPhone 5: skinny li'l fella with better display, camera, software

Rusty 1
Stop

Progress?

So what useful things can this new telephone do that my 9 year old Sendo S330i can't? I would find it difficult to live with a phone that needs charging more than once every couple of weeks. I can make and receive calls, and even send and receive short messages comprised of characters from a limited set.

Wake me up when they include an Orgasmatron.

3
5

Ten digital radios to suit all budgets

Rusty 1

Re: Missed the best

Agreed, the 83i is great - the best radio I have used. UI is great, sound is great, the range of sources is great. Replaced a Pure Evoke 3 that crashed and corrupted its firmware too many times.

The only issue I have is how chuffing bright the blue display and power button are.

0
0

Hacker-smasher: White hats join forces to build bot-beating weapon

Rusty 1
Coat

Depending on the ratio of black hats to white hats, you'd get varying shades of grey. Possibly as many as fifty. Really might make a good film, if you like that sort of thing.

1
0

CERN catches a glimpse of Higgs-like boson

Rusty 1
Boffin

So what colour is it, and does it taste of chicken?

5
0

Syrian secret police endorse male hair remover

Rusty 1

Worth a look too...

http://www.amazon.com/Wheelmate-Laptop-Steering-Wheel-Desk/product-reviews/B000IZGIA8/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_helpful/191-2054793-3853061?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0

1
0

Boy wrecks £22k worth of MacBooks by weeing on them

Rusty 1
Facepalm

Re: In his defence...

There's an app for that: iPeeFreely.

0
0

So, what IS the worst film ever made?

Rusty 1

The three worst films must surely be Event Horizon, The Tree of Life, and Catch 22. Utter tripe. I could have watched some pretty exciting paint dry for the long hours those bogies on the hanky of mankind took to watch.

1
5

BT, Scotland Yard form copper theft crackdown supersquad

Rusty 1
Coat

This should be conducive to getting some bright spark to conduct conductor theft investigations.

1
0

Sony creates paper battery

Rusty 1
Facepalm

Oh no...

...my paper has gone flat!

4
0

Samsung Galaxy Note

Rusty 1
Facepalm

Being a cross between a phone and a tablet, might it be called a phoblet?

0
0

‘We know where dark matter is hiding’ claim boffins

Rusty 1

You mean it isn't hiding behind the hot water pipes, third washroom along, Victoria station?

0
0

Fujitsu parades 16-core Sparc64 super stunner

Rusty 1
Trollface

You'll still be hungry, unless...

Real server admin don't eat tofu. Users do.

0
0

Flashback trojan targeting OS X shuns virtual machines

Rusty 1
Trollface

Restoration of balance

Balance can only be restored when your Y and O keys work properly.

0
0

MPs label police IT 'not fit for purpose'

Rusty 1

The words "label" and "police" might also been seen to be unnecessary.

1
1

Local radio stations band together against DAB

Rusty 1
Trollface

Aye, and what's the most decent Arial? Why, it's Helvetica!

5
0

Page: