I don't care how funny you think your name for it is, I'm calling it a "Trackpoint Style Pointer."
22 posts • joined 12 Oct 2011
Oh come on, I auditioned for Snakes on a Back Plane. WTF kind of server is this?
Spider: wget --quiet --execute host:fangs/victim
Re: "doing a 1 km deviation up a ravine "
It was shown in a documentary about 30 years ago that you still need the fleshy human to press the "Turbo Boost" button. Things haven't changed that much since then, apart from the Hoff getting older.
For the engineers out there, also visit...
Another "must see" for anyone visiting London with an interest in engineering is the Kirkaldy Testing Museum in Southwark Street. The main feature of the museum is the (still functioning) test machine which takes up most of the ground floor.
The testing museum marks a change in approach from "seat of the pants" guesstimates of material strength to proper engineering testing.
So the "B" in B15 stands for...
Blugblatter Beast. Put a towel over your head so that you can't see it, and then it can't see you. Had to use a thumb, because the icon for the sub-ether sens-o-matic is mysteriously missing.
For the bicycle nerds out there...
50 kg is about the weight of a long wheelbase bakfiets.nl cargobike. (Note:- Not the electric assist version, and minus rider, passengers and the junk you keep forgetting to take out of the box...)
Re: Old who
I quite liked Sylvester McCoy as Dr Who and Sophie Aldridge as "Ace". First assistant I actually liked after Adric.
Dark Dark Dark Dark
There's only one thing that I know how to do well
And I've often been told that you only can do
What you know how to do well
To keep Moore's law
Shrink process size
Be like yourself
And so I'm having a wonderful time
But I'd rather be whistling in the dark
sudo make me a sandwich
Re: How about...
Hmmmm.... On the same lines as "You're not the Boss of Me", how about:-
"Someone keeps moving my chair"
or better still:-
"Don't Lets Start".
Argh.... the earworms have got me!
Are Chromebooks the new "No OS supplied" option?
Looks like a decent spec for a "general use" laptop, but I wouldn't want Chrome OS or Ubuntu on there myself. How difficult is it to completely wipe off Chrome OS and get any given Linux distro installed?
Are there any UEFI nasties, or can you boot a UEFI aware install disk via an external optical drive, and just wipe the disk and install the distro of your choice? (Probably Sabayon in my case)
Too long lived... for the manufacturers
Bought an eee 4G at Christmas after it's first release. Had Xandros on it, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Puppy, then Gentoo. I'd still be using it now if I hadn't got someone else's eee 900 when they bought a newer Samsung netbook, but that eee 900 is my main computer for home use. At work I've got access to machines with 16 cores, zippy SSDs and 128GB memory, but I don't need that at home.
Saying that, I would have bought an OLPC XO instead of the eee, if you didn't have to have a US mailing address to use "buy one give one" at the time. I'd still buy one or maybe two now, if they were generally available to the public. C'mon OLPC, how about it?
Re: Where will the power come from?
Hasn't Boris heard? Ofgem already thinks there's a risk of power shortages risk by 2015. So by 2020 there will be a risk of not being able to get a cab home and you'll have to walk home along the unlit streets. On the bright side, it won't be all that late, because the nightclubs will be dark and quiet. On an even brighter note, if the power's out, all the beer will come from a proper hand pump....
Pi and chips
Oh well, the price for getting a piece of the pi early means that you get a different filling with your pi and chips.
Thumbs up for the previous revision (putting mounting holes in the PCB...) Now I have even less reasons for not buying a second pi.
Do these things have a built in 3G or 4G connection?
If so, then $199 might make sense when bought with an expensive data contract...? (Not that I'll be buying one though...)
Waiting for Accelerated Xorg drivers
Well, I'm reserving judgement until:-
1. my Pi arrives
2. Accelerated Xorg drivers become available.
Ubuntu, now a synonym for Unnovation
Ubuntu used to mean "Brown", but thanks to our ever evolving language now means "Unnovation" (i.e. the art of coming up with new, original ideas which are no better than the current status quo.)
Simple TV for Zombies?
So... It looses 50% of it's capacity in 150 charges....
Or at least, that's the case if it starts out at 10 X normal capacity, and ends up on 5X.
"...which would be one year or more of operation, the battery is still five times more effective than lithium-ion batteries on the market today," Kung claimed."
So how long before it drops to 1/10th of it's capacity then? Is it an exponential drop off in capacity, or linear with number of charge cycles?
I wouldn't hold my breath for an ASUS update.
As the owner of a first generation linux based eee-pc, I've managed to keep that up to date and still use it.... No thanks to Asus though.
First problems showed up in less than a year when the (out of date at launch) awful version of Xandros Linux couldn't be easily updated to provide a Flash plugin that worked, due to the use of old/incompatible system libraries.
At that point, I just gave up, wiped the SSD and stuck a better Linux distro on there:- Gentoo, believe it or not. Still got that installation on it now, and it's still up to date, although the regular re-compiles of Chromium to keep it up to date take a loooooong time.
Surely there's only one thespian who has all the passion required to do the Jobs properly...