* Posts by Rawr.

8 posts • joined 25 Jul 2012

Inside Microsoft's Surface Pro: A fiendishly difficult journey

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The toughness of the aluminium actually makes the electronics, the motherboard especially, inside the computer last much longer than their plastic counterparts in the PC world. MacBooks don't twist anything like plastic PCs do. That flex is transferred to the motherboard (and screen when opening from a corner) which causes solder fractures thanks to the lead-free solder introduced by our... "friends" in Brussels.

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Apple to stop European shipments of Mac Pro on March 1?

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Re: Yet more overreaching EU regulations (@Rawr)

Then why is it only the EU is having this sales ban, not the USA, not Asia, not South America?

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Yet more overreaching EU regulations

"The argument leading to the EOL of the current MP seems to be over big fans and no finger-guards. "

In other news, jumping in front a car can cause injury. Maybe we should put 8' fences along the sides of all roads?

This is exactly the kind of thing that is pushing more and more Britons to want out of the EU nanny state. The only access to the fans is when the door is open, when you should have the computer off anyway. Should we put more guards on desk fans so when you open them to clean them, you cant cut your fingers? >.> What a total load of tripe.

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Apple users: Only Apple can track us! Not Google

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Was not a "gaffe" by Google

"It took a Stanford researcher to spot the cookie planting gaffe by Google."

Err no it was not a gaffe. The code was specifically designed to submit a page to Google, fooling Safari into thinking the user had submitted the page, thus bypassing the "only allow cookies from sites I visit" security setting. There was absolutely no gaffe at all, Google knew exactly what they were doing. Get it right, and perhaps the pro-Google, anti-Apple bias should be toned down a bit too?

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Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped

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Re: @Steven Jones

Actually the assistance is mechanical/hydraulic too, not electronic. It works from the vacuum of the inlet manifold of the engine, which operates a servo to assist the pedal going down. It does not work "when the ignition is on", only when the engine is running, and has nothing to do with electronics. The reason brakes still work when the engine is off is because the brake pedal is hydraulically attached to the brake calliper, and the servo only assists, it does not actually control the brake calliper as an electronic system does. The same with ABS, it just temporarily overrides the hydraulics but never disconnects the pedal from the brakes.

It used to be the case (not sure if it still is) that the main brakes and the handbrake had to use a different technology to work each. I.e, you couldn't have hydraulic main brakes and hydraulic handbrake. You couldn't have electronic main brakes and electronic handbrake. I'm not sure if there are any secondary/mechanical backups for the controls in a aircraft, but I would sure hope so. Software bugs are a bitch.

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AT&T to mothball 2G network by 2017

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Why is the UK so far behind...?

Blimey, lets hope O2 don't turn off 2G, else 70% of the country wouldn't have a signal at all.

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Virgin Media's 'bye-bye to buffering' beardy Bolt boast BANNED

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Re: "It's an expensive mistake for VM"

All companies who have an ad banned say that it had expired anyway. Fools people into thinking they didn't really get snubbed by the ASA, when they really did.

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Network upgrading punches Everything Everywhere in the wallet

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EE's effort ≥ O2's effort...

At least EE are putting decent effort into upgrading their network. O2's network has stayed mainly the same for the last 6 or 7 years, in the southwest at least. Much of the time I have no signal at all, let alone 3G...

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