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* Posts by Will Godfrey

2127 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007

Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

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Meh

This sounds like the actions of very, very scared people desperate to get a foothold in an area they know nothing about.

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TRIANGULAR orbits will help Rosetta to get up close with Comet 67P

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Just keep up the good work!

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UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

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Call me cynical...

I wonder what the fuzz are really after.

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UK government accused of hiding TRUTH about Universal Credit fiasco

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New at 11

Government tells lies.

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Vulture 2 takes a battering in 100km/h test run

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Hmm. A bit concerned you seem to be having a lot of trouble with the servos, and those current spikes look a bit suspicious to me. Are they fed plain DC or PWM 'soft' start?

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Can you say 'Astro Turf'?

That's all we have here, people. Probably even a new form of cloud-astro.

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The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

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Re: 20th century

But was that dragged up from the 19th or down from the 21st?

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Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

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Re: Man drives a 'Ka'?

Doesn't need a speedo either. Most Ka drivers seem to drive at 45MPH on all roads under all weather conditions.

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Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report

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A couple of points.

First, any design that can partially fail in service is a no-no, especially something relatively simply like this (but takes money off people). It should be able to operate fully until it reaches its defined endpoint voltage then shut down completely (and should have built in hysterisis so it doesn't try to restart if there is a minor battery recovery).

The other thing is how old are theser meters? Presumably they would have some form of DC-DC converter rather than simple voltage regulator for the sensitive parts of the electronics, in which case they should be able to handle a far wider voltage range. Having said that, there are also microcontrolers tha directly work over a 2:1 ratio and the old CMOS logic worked from 18V down to 3V!

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It's time for PGP to die, says ... no, not the NSA – a US crypto prof

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Re: @AC

Nowhere near as unreasonable as saying something that actually works should 'die'.

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Yes another person complaining about something, without having anything better to put in it's place.

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A-level results: Before you smile at that jump-for-joy snap...

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Looks like we're going full circle

40 - 50 years ago Uni was a rare option. Most kids got into on-the-job training of some sort, and after 4-5 years of that actually knew what they were doing and were well worth their money.

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Online tat bazaar eBay coughs to YET ANOTHER outage

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ee bay gum

well someone had to say it

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Hollywood star Robin Williams dies of 'suspected suicide' at 63

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Just surprised and saddened.

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Blighty in SPAAAACE: Brit-built satellite films the Earth

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Beers all round then

Mine's a Doombar

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Don't call it throttling: Ericsson 'priority' tech gives users their own slice of spectrum

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FTFY

this could be set to only kick in when there's more gouging wanted.

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Google leaves STUPID vuln on Nest devices

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Re: That's actually a feature I'd want

It's the risk of resellers modifying the code that is the real danger here.

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Amazon smacks back at Hachette in e-book pricing battle: We're doing it for the readers

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Decent publishers are well worth their money.

I've had one non-fiction book published (about 20 years ago). The publisher gave me an incredible amount of help and support, including introducing me to various specialists to ensure I had my facts right, and to help me with examples.

They also gave me a lot of advice on writing style, chapter length etc.

Although the book had a narrow target audience it sold out and had a reprint. I don't see Amazon contributing such a service.

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Can't touch this! Microsoft joins OpenGL 3D graphics group

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Bad News

So how are they planning to kill this off? Have they managed to devise a new version of the three 'E's?

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Fanfare of trumpets as LOHAN reveals mission patch

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Looks good...

So c'mon where do we buy the merch?

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Facebook wants Linux networking as good as FreeBSD

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My 2d

Anything that slows down facebook is a Good Thing (tm).

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Snowden is FREE to ESCAPE FROM RUSSIA, say officials

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I see the trolls are out in force today. Is it the weather? Too warm to stay under their rocks, maybe.

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BT FON fail: Telco CHARGES customers for FREE Wi-Fi usage

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I've had the same problem with BT for years. They keep asking me if I want their phone and broadband {cough} service. Nope. I got away from them years ago and never looked back.

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SCORE: Rosetta probe hits orbit of duck-shaped comet

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Delighted

There has been some serious mathematics and engineering to get to this point. I wish I could give the team a considerable number of these (or beverage of their choice).

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Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

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Do you honestly believe that Joe Sixpack would understand a single sentence of that? There is where this will be a huge problem.

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What's the point of the Internet of Things?

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No convinced

That might well be your idea of a 'purpose, but we'll see airboure bacon before those trying to foist IoT on us give it an instant's thought - no huge pots of money in it see.

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Evidence during FOI disputes can be provided in SECRET

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Obviously

Double Plus Good.

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NSA leaker Thomas Drake says Oz security reforms are 'scary'

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People like these are shouting louder and louder, but apparently the general public still can't hear them.

What on earth does it take?

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HP says it will sue former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussein

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Eejits!

Have they never heard of 'Caveat Emptor'.

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It's WAR: Internet of Stuff firms butt heads over talking-fridge tech standards

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...because of his second comment.

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Brits STUNG for up to £625 when they try to cancel broadband

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How very odd

I've changed ISP twice in the last 10 years, and it hasn't cost me a bean.

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BOFH: The Great Backup BACKDOWN

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Sorry I'm late

Had to Wo... do stuff :(

This is pure sweet revenge. I just hope some PHBs are reading it and shivering in fear.

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PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users

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Don't want

The only time I'd even think about a tablet would be if I could get one that I could easily install Linux on (and no, that doesn't mean andriod). But even then, after thinking about for a moment or two, I still wouldn't get one - I simply have no use for it.

All the major producers are on the same treadmill. They are making more and more devices with less and less real-world improvement.

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Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

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Is that a cloud coffin nail I see before me?

More like a bunch of them I think.

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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Re: Bah!

Have one of these as well as an upvote. I was seriously disappointed that nobody else knew what the real difference was.

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'Things' on the Internet-of-things have 25 vulnerabilities apiece

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Re: Not surprised, but...

I disagree. This is a solution looking for a problem. In the average household I can see no practical use-case for this sort of connectivity. Oh it's great to be able to show off to the neighbours, but it gets boring pretty soon - just like most modern toys.

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KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

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Re: Bring back Gnome-2

... and another openbox-er here (with ROX as the filer)

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'Blow it up': Plods pop round for chat with Commonwealth Games tweeter

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Depressing

If anyone is in any doubt, this won't get better.

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Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN

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Re: Still running Leopard?

It's comments like these that make my day

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Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

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Just sayin'

Every time the government or big business say they are doing something for your benefit you just know they are lying.

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Indie ISP to Netflix: Give it a rest about 'net neutrality' – and get your checkbook out

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That's rather interesting

Any other smaller ISPs have anything to say about it?

What about our ones over here?

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

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On the other hand

This may just be an elaborate scheme by 'them' to discourage people having/using such hotspots, as it's harder to keep tabs on everyone.

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Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch

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Well beyond time <- {see what I did there} the rest of the world got a divorce from the USA iThink

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Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert

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Morals of a stray dog

My conscience wouldn't let me work for a company like that, not even as a floor sweeper. These people are worse than the the organisations they sell the information to.

I have the same contempt for them as I have for blackmailers, who also make money out of other people's suffering - and that is a certainty with the snooping that will result.

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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Sorry guys

It was me. I was going for the record baking giant rock cakes, and dropped one.

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Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

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Madness

However, whatever you do, don't say it can't get any worse.

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Writing about an Australian Snowden would land Vulture South in the clink

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Race to the bottom

It seems the whole world is competing for who can maintain the most draconian 'security' system.

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FORGOTTEN Bing responds to search index ECJ ruling: Hello? Remember us?

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Re: Bing (google.co.fr)

Good lord! They're shipping readers now. Where to? I think we need to know!

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X marks the chop: Microsoft takes axe to Nokia's Android venture

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Actually,

is anyone remotely surprised?

I'm not.

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Huge FOUR-winged dino SPREAD LEGS to KILL – scientists

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I for one...

welcome our... What? They're gone already?

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