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16 posts • joined 31 Aug 2012

Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot brain surgery a total success

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

Re: What happens?...

The spec of the canard servos (Futaba S3016) has them taking 0.2 seconds for a 60 degree sweep at 6 volts, which is quite slow, so I'd not make the wiggle too much otherwise the plucky Playmonaut could be in for a bit of a wild all be it short ride!

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Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

I've recently come back from the States and bought a Galaxy Tab over there. I paid ~$320 over there including tax, so around £200 at the time + £5.50 credit card charge. The same tablet over here was £320, so the old tale of just replace the currency symbol for US to UK pricing seems to hold!

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Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber
WTF?

I went to Bletchley Park a few years back and the National Museum of Computing was as good as anything else at Bletchley so I don't understand this as Colssus was a significant part of the effort at Bletchley, so the one ticket should get you into both things.

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'We don't use UPS. If we did we'd have huge UPSs and tiny computers'

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

Re: Coolers on the roof?

My guess is they're on the roof because it's easier and cheaper to get the heat away from the air con unit heat sinks because you'd just use the outside air, the issue is if the ambient air temperature gets too high then there isn't much heat exchanged from the air con heat exchangers, which is what appears to have happened in the article.

If the heat exchangers were the basement then you'd have less air to heat up so would hit this problem sooner, and / or you'd have to find some way to get the hot air out of the basement and that could end up being expensive or technically challenging.

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Five UK banks sign up to hook up customers' ACCOUNTS to their MOBILE DEVICES

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

I won't use this as I simply don't trust the security on the platforms at the moment, not to mention the what happens if the phones nicked issue.

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Ofcom: By 2017, even BUMPKINS will have superfast broadband

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

Re: Bumpkin

Think I'm going to have to move to bumpkinland if that's the speed you're getting, I'm lucky to get more than 3mbps and that's living 1 mile from the exchange in a large town!

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A £30,000, 295bhp 4G MODEM?!? Must be the Audi S3 Quattro, then

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

Re: Permanent 4 wheel drive

This is from page 17 of the A3 brochure that's on the Audi website which would seem to contradict what you're saying, either that or Audi can be had up for false advertising

In the Audi A3, quattro® all-wheel-drive

continuously distributes drive power

between the front and rear axles depending

on weather conditions, road surface and

gradient, which increases flexibility for an

enhanced, sportier drive.

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Dell nemesis Icahn offers Apple's Tim Cook slap-up grub in share buy bid

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber
WTF?

"He told Reuters last week that he reckoned Apple could withstand a $150bn buyback programme if it borrowed some money"

This proves that I'm too thick to work in finance, I mean why would a company with ~$170bn in the bank want to buy back $150bn of it's shares BUT have to get a loan to do it! I must be missing something somewhere in all this lot

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Peak Apple? HOGWASH! Apple is 'extremely undervalued,' says Icahn

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

Re: pump & dump?

This was my first thoughts when I saw this on the BBC yesterday

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Vodafone flashes bulging package at Brits: New 4G service to rival EE, O2

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

I'd like decent 2G first before they start looking at 4G, round here I'm lucky if I get a data connection at all, let alone one that's of any use

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Tough luck, bumpkins! Blighty broadband speed gap misery worsens

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

Re: small village in scotland

Large UK town population 420,000, 4mbps at best, and if I stand on my roof I can see the exchange

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BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber
Pint

Re: Stupid title, helping propagate clueless nonsense.

JEDIDIAH is correct. You've passed a BSc so can't be called an engineer as only people who've passed a BEng or MEng can call themselves engineers, or so I was told by one of my lecturers many moons ago at Uni

Not sure whether to beer or Scientist but going with Beer as it's Friday and getting nearer beer o'clock

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BT earmarks super-speedy 300Mbit/s broadband for 50 exchanges

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Unhappy

Re: Have and have nots

I live in one of the largest towns in the UK and the exchange here isn't Infinity capable and isn't on the published upgrade plan so won't be done for the next couple of years at least

So the argument that BT will only put stuff in the easy to get to / decent profit areas is crap. The rural exchanges around here, for example, have had fibre for at least 2 years if not longer and those 10 - 15 exchanges cover a total population of less that my town, so upgrading 1 exchange would have surely been more cost effective than having to upgrade 10 - 15

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Google: 'We'll track EVERY task on EVERY data center server'

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Facepalm

Re: Gee Thanks Google

There is no mention of DPI in the article, and I don't see how monitoring the number of cycles a process uses on a CPU is anywhere near the same thing

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FAA grounds Boeing's 787 after battery fires on plastic planes

YetAnotherPasswordToRemeber

Doesn't matter with some Lithium packs, oxygen is created by the chemicals that make up the pack so they'll still burn, even in a vacuum.

LiPo batteries for example will still burn underwater, so there's no way of putting them out, you just have to let them burn themselves out.

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O2 looses legal torpedo at Everything Everywhere 4G monopoly

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Unhappy

Re: Oh look...

We still don't have a viable 3G network yet, so what makes you think LTE will be viable in 2 - 3 years

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