* Posts by Aitor 1

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Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

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Re: Read the suit....

There was a case of a tyre repaired several dozen times, some of them incorrectly, over age and rethreaded.

Tyre exploded.. there was a trial in the usa and the manufacturer was found guilty!!

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LESTER gets ready to trundle: The Register's beer-bot has a name

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Re: In loving memory

Yep, he would have loved it.

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OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone

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Re: Compatibility

IPV4 is in my opinion fundamentally broken for the use it has been given.

So no wonder they wanted to do something different, and prevent NAT. NAT lovers keep calling for NAT66, but that is unneded.

Just go here please:

https://networkingnerd.net/2011/12/01/whats-the-point-of-nat66/

No need for NAT in ipv6.. and this is not a mistake, it is on purpose.

Look at the ridiculous bottlenecks some mobile phone companies have in their CPDs.. that would not happen with a properly deployed IPv6 network!

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Re: Time to claw some back

Or some proxy-cache at ISP level.. that tells websites that all their clients have the same ip.. but hey, look at these "nice" propietary headers!!

Other ISPs tried ISP level NAT... (I am looking at you three)

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Scissors cut paper. Paper wraps rock. Lab-made enzyme eats plastic

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Burn it.

Burn it and use pyrolisis reactors to make something else or just burn it as fuel with the right filters.

And then please use PEF..

This scheme + just burning in general in modern facilitires will be easier and more logical than the population separating the plastics so they get loaded in a ship sent towards some poor place, as we do now.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-burning-garbage-to-produce-energy-make-sense/

Not ideal, while relatively clean, it still pollutes.. but way better than other options, including direct landfill.

With the ash, you can make ceramics and concrete.

Flyash:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0008884603003867

Bottomash:

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/209/1/012082

So we basically would not throw away anything but reuse 100% of it and save money.. but some pollution would occur.

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NHS Digital execs showed 'little regard' for patient ethics by signing data deal

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Re: Agree

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/16/theresa-may-caribbean-representatives-windrush-immigration

This is not restricted to Jamaicans.. they can PROVE they have been in the UK because they have NIN and health records from BEFORE the cut date, yet they get deported, left to rot in the streets, etc after geting fired thanks to the authorities, etc.

Also germans, etc, provide the right paperwork and are asked to leave. If you give incentives for saying "NO, go away" and no penalty for breaking the law, this is only to be expected.

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Re: The nasty party showing their faces again

I dont expect that to happen.

Labour mostly does not appeal to he poor and the young. In particular to the poor.

The poor (and I include the working poor) NEED their situation to improve, It is not a matter of "would be nice if".. no, they need that to happen.

As long as labour keeps insisting the we inmigrants do not squeeze the locals, they wont be popular with the poor. As they do notice how many ppl come from abroad and get te jobs that are denied to them, or their salaries go down.

Now, this might be great for the economy as a whole, but explain that to the person baraley making a living. He doesnt care about the economy, he wants to feed his children, get a new(er) car and have a big ass telly, so no complex reasoning.. and there you have it: populism in the rise.

Sorry for the rant.

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Re: Agree

They dont accept my uk drivers license.

I am fair skinned, dirty blond hair and green eyes, so it is not that I am black, appear to be indian, etc.

Even if I decide to drop my dutch nationality to get the british one, I guees they will still keep asking for additional paperwork.. as there is NOTHING in the drivers license that says if you have aquired the british nationality or not...

I am lucky in the sense that I wont have to drop my spanish one, so I could still move back to the continent.. but I know ppl who have moved country because of these things.

I love the uk, dont get me wrong, but you cant expect me to be happy about being discriminated.

Things in Spain are also heating up.. and state discrimination against non EU ppl is increasing de facto.. and also against british ppl.. and that is wrong. Wont go into the details,, but good old Lester Haines could have described it with a better sense of humour than me, and from personal experience(you are missed Lester).

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Nope

While I dont doubt that this makes sense to some people, the fraud mostly happens in Spain: people from abroad register in Spain to get treatment.. plent of them ar british citizens.. and those south americans prefer to do that fraud in Spain.. as the seguridad social (SS) has more coverage than the NHS (except dental/prescription glasses).

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Agree

As a LEGAL inmigrant living in the uk I can assure you that the moment they notice my accent, medical practices dont care about my NIN number and require two proofs of address and payslips that prove I am paying taxes. None of this is required from non inmigrants, and this was not the case six years ago. It and is quite clearly a new NHS policy, the same that is expelling (LEGAL) inmigrants to the uk from other parts of what used to be the uk that just happened to lose their old old paperwork (like Jamaicans, etc living in the uk for 60+ years)

Same type of burden in every step, and I also get quoted higher premiums than my coworkers for car insurance.. with no claims in the last 5 years...

You can call all of that as you want, I call it discrimination.

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Europe turns nose up at new smartphones: Beancounters predict 7% sales drop

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Re: really? 5G as the big draw?

I got a 4G phone because my company (three) was giving less priority to packets coming from 3G devices to make 4G look better.. and the other companies were doing the same.

The problem was that they could not route all the data in the core.. nothing to do with 3G whatsoever.

As for 4G.. again the problem wont be from post to mobile phone. It will either be the connection to the post or the data center, except very specific places (like some parts of london, stadiums, etc).

5G is better than 4g, but what we need is better networks.

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Google, AWS IPs blocked by Russia in Telegram crackdown

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Re: MInor Correction

Rule of law? mostly yes.. but the problem is "mostly".

Several agencies have repeatedly broken the law with retained and obtaining data.. and nobody went to prison. If you were a legal inmigrant, you would notice all the news about legal inmigrants illegally told to leave the country, and nothing happens to the ones that make those illegal decisions knowingly.

I would not call that "rule of law". Yes, we mostly have it.. but the ones demanding these things are precisely those that have been caught breaking the law repeatedly.. with no ill consequences!

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Microsoft has designed an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip. Repeat, an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip

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It is kinda safe.

The device cannot be used for a botnet as it will only attack the lazy developer that made it unsecure.

The key in IOT is to not allow the variable part to be independent and connect to the world.

In this case a walled garden system is way better.. I have designed similar gizmos.. but only wibu provides something similar and it is clunky at best.,

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UK spy agency warns Brit telcos to flee from ZTE gear

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Re: Oh the madness

Err, yes and no.

The private companies did not want to shoulder the risk, the gov had no money and we need a source for the trident program.

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Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse

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Re: Unstable operation coming soon...

of course.

Yet most abuse@whatever from big companies will either give you the silent treatment or redirect you to a website using an automated mail.

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Re: Unstable operation coming soon...

Nope.

The illegal operators had fishy details.. while law abiding citizens put real data and big companies could throw them under the legal system bus.

Same as with gun laws.

I do recognize that some trollish ppl will be harder to stop, but ICANN must respect the law of the land.. even if they think it makes no sense.. as they do with China and Russia... yet dont want to do with the EU..

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A developer always pays their technical debts – oh, every penny... but never a groat more

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Re: If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand!

Not the person who did not write it.. or mostly not that person.

Yo can also write useles documentation that passes al the requirements...and keeps the less skilled person in the team with a job (albeit a thankless one)

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Critical job and payment

So they do recognize that they have quasi random ppl building the critical parts of the company.. yet fail to grasp that tight control should be applied.

And worse still... the payment still goes to eh PHBs, not the architects of the company..

We obsiously have a huge disconnect.

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Data exfiltrators send info over PCs' power supply cables

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Re: More brilliance from BGU ...

The problem here is the old evil maid.

An electrician or cleaning person will have access enough to install data exfiltration equipment.

the next thing you need is the "classic" "lost" usb stick. And there you go.. as air gapped pcs will get usb sticks connected to them, almost for sure.

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Penis pothole protester: Cambridge's 'Wanksy' art shows feted

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Re: Hills Road

My council has a huge surplus of employees... with no budget for them to be productive. Ridiculous.

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400 miles.

That is how long I had the suspension lasted in good condition las time. Four coils in three years, plus three bearings. Unacceptable.

Holes a foot deep taking a week to get badly repaired.. on a main internal road of the city... and holes that I reported A YEAR ago unfixed.. what was a surface repair is now structural repair.

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VMs: Imperfect answers to imperfect problems, but they're all we have

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Re: Mainframes eh?

Mainframes are very nice machines, I enjoyed working with them.

The main problem I have with them is oomph for the buck. Processing cost in them is way too high, and while some of that goes into the reliable architecture, most of it is simply the margin.

Also, they sell relatively few of them, so research and development costs are quite high per unit.

Had IBM decided to sell at a reasonable price, personal computer would not have exploded in popularity, and therefore intel and friends would not be a big thing now.

the last mainframe I managed was a 370, so no Z for me.

As for dockers.. I do run BLAST on them, with no problems and very little speed reduction.

Maybe the thing is using Xeon processors..

Also, the latest patches for Intel processors DO slow blast a lot, and worse if inside a Docker.. I use an old I5 at work and yes, blast is slower..

Note: most big Internet companies run stupid Intel boxes with smart software managing them. They dont run expensive Mainframes.. and the big companies that do use maingframes are suffering when they try to compete with the agile comapnies that don't use them.

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Home Office admits it sent asylum seeker’s personal info to the state he was fleeing

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Re: AC Cognitive Dissonance

Pretty sure they are.

It is also a nuisance to help somebody with a heart attach in the street...

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Britain's 4G is slower than Armenia's

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Re: After the spectrum recent auction

It depends.. most companies dont have a spectrum problem.. they have probelms in the backend and in the connections to the base stations.

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Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

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Re: Of all places

Maybe the solution is to ban fire then?

Because solving the societal problems seems to be out of the question...

Guns dont kill people. They are a power multiplier.

If you remove guns, you WILL reduce deaths, but will still have plenty of murders if you dont fix the problems that society has.

The US is a very violent society, and without guns, would still be. they will then ban knives, as in the UK, and crime will still happen, and since you can ban you having them in the street, but no buying them (as we do need them in the kitchen, etc) they wont go away.

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Watchdog growls at Tesla for spilling death crash details: 'Autopilot on, hands off wheel'

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Re: It was the road's fault, apparently

this accident happened for several reasons as I seeÑ

1.Badly designed road.

2.Bad maintenance.

3.Lack of due care after an accident.

4.SW limitations in the autopilot.

5.User not giving enough attention.

I can see a tired driver crashing there.. and as a previous car crashed exactly there, this is quite obviously dangerous.

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Re: Crash (almost) re-created by another driver

That road is very badly signaled, and is very dangerous.

still the system should have picked it up.. but cmon, who designed and who does the maintenance on that? put a green/yellow plastic with reflectives!!

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Intel outside: Apple 'prepping' non-Chipzilla Macs by 2020 (stop us if you're having deja vu)

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Re: This doesn't surprise me

The iMac Pro was a short term stopgap.. anyone that knows a bit was quick to determine that was going to be a furnace.

Anyway, I do see them being able to replace i5U series with their own arm, but the big questions should be.. why? the only reason would be not to be compared with say a dell latitude... and that makes little sense to me.

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Wanna work for El Reg? Developers needed for headline-writing AI bots

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Old news

I here humbly propose we further delve into AI.

Not only can thereg substitute the journos, I think it can, sorry, IT MUST, substitute all the commentards. That way they would react as expected, and everyone would be happy, or as happy as the algorithm determines.

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F-35B Block 4 software upgrades will cost Britain £345m

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Re: The most expensive thing in the world

That also happened in the falklands.

I remember reading about a howitzer battery that kept pounding british forces, and lasted a looong time before being hit.

What they did is follow the instructions: shoot a couple of times, immediatly redeploy in order not to receive counter fire. Bad soldiers and leaders would stay in place.

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Please no Basic Instinct flashing, HPE legal eagles warn staffers

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Presentation voice

When I go into "sales mode", I change my voice for a deeper tone, slow my talking speed a lot, and simplify my message.

Served me quite well to sell IT stuff (consultancy, projects, etc). Doesn't work with my wife as she recognizes it instantly.. but otherwise, I sadly agree.

Still, this is an argument for looks rather than content.

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Details of 600,000 foreign visitors to UK go up in smoke thanks to shonky border database

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Re: Guardian has more details.

A solution would be to give an ID card to long term residents and get biometrics from all visitors.

but then, you would need to get biometrics on the exit too.

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Problems

One of the problems these systems have is with people that have several ids, or changing passport numbers.

I hold two nationalities, so two id cards, and two passports, and the passport numbers change with time as you renew them.

So I might enter the UK with a Dutch passport, exit with a Spanish id and get back with a dutch id.

On top of that, I have renewed both passports while living in the uk.

Good luck tracking me.

Now, I did give all this info to the authorities when I registered to get my NIN.. but these numbers do change with time... so how do they know I am the same guy? by name? mine is super easy to track, but it is not exactly the same in both ids.

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No Falcon Way: NASA to stick with SLS, SpaceX more like space ex

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Re: It's about government control

The price of SpaceX rockets is far below previous generations: everything is cheaper, and they seem to be quite reliable.

As for SLS vs Falcon Heavy.. how can you claim the SLS is more reliable when it hasnt been used? I would say it is unknown.. designed to be safe for passangers (or as safe as these things are), yet untested.

If I had to sit on top of one of them, once the falcon heavy has been tested a few times, I would go on a falcon Heavy.

Going back to price.. it is not that SpaceX is a bit cheaper. It is several times as cheap.

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Meet the open sorcerers who have vowed to make Facebook history

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Re: The hardware underneath

I have had in the past forums, etc.

You mostly have some extra power there.. and you would only need more power if you have more users. Then you should get more money in (donations, subscriptions, selling their personal data, ads, whatever).

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Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough

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Re: Skewed thinking

Errr.

The us can encrypt it for sure.. as they regularly do when doing operations, or turn it off.

Basically, in 30 years, when most of the things run using satellite positioning they could make outrageous demands should they want to, or diminish the quality of the signal in your region, etc etc.

The SA is a capability the state they have removed. Now, how do you know? do you have the source code? the diagrams? I doubt it...

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Re: From the department of bleeding obvious

While I do agree we should get a refund, this project could not be more different from a vanity one. It is, on the contrary, vital, unless you want to depend on the US/China, something you obviously dont want to.

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Uber's disturbing fatal self-driving car crash, a new common sense challenge for AI, and Facebook's evil algorithms

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Re: LiDAR doesn't work in the dark? WTF?

That is what I think. The program weighted the probabilities, and decided that no way that thing could be a woman crossing.. as it was in "road mode", and no humans/animals would cross.. and also, no detection on regular video.. so yeah, that must be an error in the lidar.

Had than been a deer, well, the car would have crashed too.

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Go park yourself: Brit firm flashes self-parking car tech

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Humm sounds familiar...

https://www.scotsman.com/news/futuristic-600-space-car-park-lies-empty-for-last-four-years-1-1252153

Here, the optimism:

https://trid.trb.org/view/719956

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CTS who? AMD brushes off chipset security bugs with firmware patches

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Re: Downgrade attack?

In this I agree with you (not the original post, I downvoted that one).

If we do have an additional OS running, we should be able to connect to that one, install another one, etc.

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Uber breaks self-driving car record: First robo-ride to kill a pedestrian

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Re: Clear cut...

No, at most 5mph. As that is 2m braking distance.. and assuming instant determination of collision risk and instant full braking power. Both fail to happen.

Someone can jump between two cars to cross the street and avoid a water puddle. This is not theorical, as it has happened to me!! behind a van, and it is impossible to see, and there you have it, a flying pedestrian, that cannot stop and appears in front of you. It has in a 32mph zone.. and only because I was looking for a parking place was I able to stop barely touching the pedestrian.

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Pedantic

Being a bit pedantic here, but the braking distance of a car is not reduced at all by having motors, as the limit is already defined by the tyre/road interaction, assuming both road and suspension are in good condition.

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Re: Clear cut...

And they will have footage that proves that..

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Ugh, of course Germany trounces Blighty for cyber security salaries

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Re: Switzerland

Agree, but the same as being in a bar liked by and full of racist people does not make you a racist, but it sure looks llike either you dont care about the company or you are one of them.

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Patch LOSE-day: Microsoft secures servers of the world. By disconnecting them

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Re: Love it!

I am so sorry for you.

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Boeing ships its 10,000th 737

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Re: A milestone, surely

As far as I can see, that data is not complete (still very cool), as I cant see data from Iran, Russia, China...

Note:

"FlightAware's primary service area includes airspace operated by the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam), Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, portions of Central America, the United Kingdom, and France. Flights in the primary service area support real time maps, departure and arrival information, delays, and more."

So it is missing most of Europe, all of Africa, South america and Asia.

Still, for such a boeing friendly part of the world, it is quite clear that the a320 has beaten the 737.

The reason for this is quite simple: a 320 has less cost per mile per seat than a 737. It is also more silent and has more space.. but that is not the reason it is winning. It is just cost.

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It's Pi day: Care to stuff a brand new Raspberry one in your wallet?

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Re: I hope the Bluetooth works better on this one

And then it has interference even from USB3...

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Former Google X bloke's startup unveils 'self flying' electric air taxi

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Re: "More train/ferry/car/bus etc users"

Most of the cost could be saved by these.. as no turbines to be inspected or serviced.

And yes, I see this as an alternative to go from/to the jet.

The range is way too short.. how is this thing ever going to be approved? no fuel to go to alternate airport (or 30 mins for a heli)

"[14 CFR 91, §91.167]

(a) No person may operate a civil aircraft in IFR conditions unless it carries enough fuel (considering weather reports and forecasts and weather conditions) to—

(1) Complete the flight to the first airport of intended landing;

(2) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, fly from that airport to the alternate airport; and

(3) Fly after that for 45 minutes at normal cruising speed or, for helicopters, fly after that for 30 minutes at normal cruising speed."

So this can fly for an hour.. and will be restricted to 30 mins max.. I frankly dont see how this could work with existing rules.

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Man who gave interviews about his crimes asks court to delete Google results

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Easy one

Ok, this one I knew without searching. At that absolutely defeats his argument of "not a public figure". If I can know who he is, he is a public figure.

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Rant launches Eric Raymond's next project: open-source the UPS

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Re: Lack of clue

I might contribute to the project as I have the electronics skills, and I am also fed up with UPSs, and I know I am not alone.

BUT the problem is that designing the right electronics for modern computers is difficult.. we basically need decent electronics.. and that is expensive.

Read these papers from ABB:

https://library.e.abb.com/public/58f96070ebc547799c3cae35025f1e85/White_Paper_Power_factor_UPS.pdf

https://library.e.abb.com/public/525c273041687f0085257bf3005bbf28/ABB-429-WPO_CyberexDynamicInrushRestraint.pdf

I have seen data centers have fires for not taking these things into account...

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