* Posts by bcollie

22 posts • joined 7 Jul 2010

MPs petition for legally binding target of 95% 4G coverage across UK


8% is roughly the size of Wales, coincidence?

London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline


Shows officers are spending too much time with paperwork when they need a desktop for nearly every officer and back office worker.

DataDirect Networks stuffs tricky GPFS file system into GS7K box


Try using a spelling and/or grammar checker before posting.

Cray-cray Met Office spaffs £97m on very average HPC box


There announcement says the installation is to be split over two sites, surely that will lead to a major bottleneck in performance.

Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN


Re: Nuclear

Cloud albeido can increase or decrease temperatures, it is very dependent on the type of clouds, and is an active area of climate change research.

Increased cloud cover means more water vapor which traps heat and reduces the loss of heat at night.

However, more clouds means more radiation reflected back into space, lowering temps.

Clouds are part of a very complicated feedback system.

India throws switch on new 282.6 Tflop super


But can it play Watch Dogs at full res?

Watch this! RHEL 7 - The new release preview


I suspect vmware and fast may want to have a word

Boffins claim battery BREAKTHROUGH – with rhubarb-like molecule


We should start to live like hobbits and have underground homes, naturally cool in summer, and warm in winter.

Nanowires boost photovoltaics sunlight capture by 15X



Where did that 34% come from. Wikipedia showing many research cells above that already, maximum being 44%

Use your loaf, Europe! Eat more fibre - high-speed web lobbyists



As mentioned before, OpenReach should have been properly farmed off from BT years ago. If this had happened and all telecoms providers made to pay into the pot to use it, there wouldn't have been any need for unbundled exchanges which are basically duplication of equipment.

Everyone paying their share to use the same network would have resulted in a better network and fibre rollout years ago.

Sheffield ISP: You don't need a whole IPv4 address to yourself, right?


Re: Good on them

No they are proposing NATing people using IPv4 inside their network. Customers would still be ipv4 to the internet. I was proposing they give almost everyone Ipv6 on their network and the internet at large.


Phased Change

What ISPs need todo is start shipping new customers routers that are configured to use IPv6 to the ISP, but are running IPv4 NAT for the customers devices.

For 99% of customers this would be fine.

For the 1% needed static addresses, leave them as IPv4 all the way through.

HP 'overcharged New York City by $163m' on 911 system


$300M+ for setting up a call centre, think that's their main issue

Senator probes NASA airfield deal for Google's jets

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Hanger One

Google are also paying to restore the historic Hanger One at Moffett for around $33M.

What a muppet!

Sky Movies too expensive, says Competition Commission

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Movies subsidize the Footie

Sky have been overcharging Movies for years and using it to subsidize the cost for Sky Sports.

They got themselves into this situation in the first place by offering the FA huge sums over BBC/ITV and forcing joe punter to pay for the huge player wages we see today.

Tesco pricing cock-up provokes beer stampede


Trading Standards

Think trading standards will want to look into this. AFAIK not charging the shelf price or not displaying a price is illegal.

All they could legally do is refuse to sell the items until they had corrected the price on the shelf.

UK inks space research deal with Russia


Institute of Media and Biological Problems

Is this just a bad translation, or a far sighted view that media is a biological problem?

2011 Games Preview


Missed the most important RPG release

The next installment of Elder Scrolls, Skyrim is surely the most important release this year for RPG fans.

Fail for the obvious reason

Crash grounds RAF Eurofighters - for Battle of Britain Day!

Black Helicopters


Another way to save money might be to nationalise BAE

ARM flexes muscles with fivefold performance boost


Fighting it out

Is this a new form of processing, "duel-core", perhaps the cores fight over who gets to do the work.

How much aircraft fatigue is too much?


Actually probably takes longer to run

They didn't make their code any faster at all. All they did was modify it to use more processors.

In fact its likely that the code takes longer to run (if taking all cores into account) due to all the message passing between threads.

Renault DeZir: 'leccy sex machine


Sounds about right

Manages a meager 100m on a single charge, nice!

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