* Posts by Siberian Hamster

13 posts • joined 21 Aug 2012

Amazon plans drones with talking propellors

Siberian Hamster

Re: Have amazon actually made this?

Completely agree with you, fairly basic physics any A Level student would (should?) understand, the noise created by rotating propellers can be (mostly) cancelled by another propeller.

Unfortunately the secondary propeller needs to be continuously pushing back against the shockwave for the full rotation, meaning that it rotates with the primary propeller and more importantly AoA reversed so it effectively pushes in the OPPOSITE direction to the primary propeller!

Contra-rotating will actually create a beat in addition to the noise of two propellers!

Who are they employing to come up with these ideas I wonder, becuase its obviously not engineers!

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Adobe will track you across all your devices with new co-op project

Siberian Hamster

Re: Slurping and Subscription? ...Time to boot Adobe, M$_Win10, Autodesk etc...

Oh thanks for this, been keeping my eye out for ages for something exactly like this!

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Congress strips out privacy protections from CISA 'security' bill

Siberian Hamster

Re: Great Idea -- Cutting the internet, building a wall, etc.

The danger if you do wall off these places is that the president's personal aircraft gets shot down while over-flying and snake Plisken isn't around!

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It's 2015 and ATMs don't know when a daughterboard is breaking them

Siberian Hamster

Re: Beer Tokens

I received a new card from Barclays Blank a year or so ago with the contact-less payment on so toddled off to my local branch where the conversation went something like this;

<me> I'd like a replacement card without the contact-less payment please.

<zombie> I'm sorry sir all our cards will be having these from now on.

<me> I'd like to close my account please.

<zombie> Let me see what I can do sir.

(returns after ~5 mins)

<zombie> We can help you out sir.

<me> Excellent, thanks.

<zombie> We can turn your account into a restricted one and issue you with a new card without the contact-less payment.

<me> I'd like to close my account please.

<zombie> (returns after 2 mins) We can issue you with a replacement card sir.

<me> Thanks bye.

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Look out, bankers! It's Lily Cole and her (Brit taxpayer-funded) WISH-PRINTING ATM

Siberian Hamster

Lily 'slim but dim' Cole...

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Custom ringback tones: Coming to your next contract mobe?

Siberian Hamster

Re: as the caller, I just want to hear Brrrrr Brrrrr.....

or a random 2% chance of one of these phrases inserted:

'cookies'

'smeghead'

'I want to play a game'

'where's the kaboom, there's supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom'

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Who here needs to explain things to ELEPHANTS?

Siberian Hamster

I don't need no stinkin' title!

I think they need to rethink their methodology and review their footage. Her constant head turning towards the bucket is both a bigger visual cue than a static arm and also it is well documented that pack animals will look in the direction another pack member is 'concentrating' on. call themselves scientists? Pah!!!

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'Chinese' attack sucks secrets from US defence contractor

Siberian Hamster

I don't need no steenkin' title!

Qinetiq is actually a British company formed from the sale of the old DERA to some of its bosses, though they have been buying up smaller US defence firms for a while.

The question is were all the hacks confined solely to US operations or were they company-wide?

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Wales slams Amazon over lack of Kindle support

Siberian Hamster
Happy

Re: The welsh lobby

Well thank you for noticing, we do indeed tend to punch well above our weight!

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Twenty classic arcade games

Siberian Hamster

Re: Ahh, thems were the days

I believe you mean 'Countdown humanoid, countdown intruder!' and also 'humanoid chicken, fight like robot!'

Loved that game... Berzerk I think it was.

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Welsh bureaucrats busted for getting political on Twitter, Facebook

Siberian Hamster
WTF?

Re: How to speak Welsh

Okay, we'll have a quick whip round to buy you a bicycle pedal and we'll see if you can indeed speak Welsh with it shoved down your throat...

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FTC settles spying charges on rent-to-own computers

Siberian Hamster

Re: Remeber the school PC with the webcam activiating spyware?

Actually I think the school PC webcam spying thing is a part of this case, and in response to those saying 'If I had one of these PC's I'd wipe it and put on Linux/new OS straight away' IIRC the students/teachers/others weren't allowed to make any such changes to the computers.

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SHOCK: Brainwave readers work as advertised

Siberian Hamster
Terminator

Next stage of phishing attacks...

I can see in the not too distant future Black Hats inserting malware into your favourite games that use a brain-wave reader, to surreptitiously 'blip-vert'* images of banks/credit cards/anything into said games to deduce your personal information.

* +1 to anyone who gets the reference!

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