* Posts by Iznik

8 posts • joined 24 Aug 2011

Don't let Google dox me on Lumen Database, nameless man begs


Bank Holiday Friday

Bank Holiday Friday in this case being a Friday, not a Bank Holiday, but before a weekend with a following Bank Holiday Monday. Which I know we can all surmise, but I'm standing up for Good Friday, a real Bank Holiday Friday with a real Bank Holiday Monday following.

City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea


That'll work

The best (as in, most idiotic) security question I've come across was "Where did you go on your last holiday?". Presumably they decided "What did you eat last?" as too ridiculous.

DARPA's made a SELF-STEERING 50-cal bullet – with video proof


Re: "imagine what a trained Scout Sniper can do"

>All main battle tank guns are smooth bore

Apart from the ones that aren't, like Challenger II's L30A1

iCloud fiasco: 100 FAMOUS WOMEN exposed NUDE online


Re: Assailant?

>assailant = dirty rotten b******d who had the gaul to attack

That would explain all the Asterix.

Lighting bods blind designophiles with LED-powered lounge lamps



The 3 foot diameter one weighs 29 lbs, so not appropriate as a replacement for some existing pendants.

The steel version of the 7 foot diameter model weighs 105 pounds, so might end up as a conversational floor piece rather than a pendant light.

But pretty.

Out of ARM's way, Brit chip juggernaut runs over analysts again


Re: What is the difference between royalties & licences

I'm guessing - but you buy a licence to be allowed to make them, and royalties are per chip on those you make.

Apple turns off Siri’s potty mouth


Re: Escort services...

Or perhaps a Corvette?

VW Scirocco BlueMotion Technology TDI 140


Re Stop-Start

But automated Stop-Start reduces a car's official fuel consumption figures so that you might typically pay £30 per annum instead of £90 for car tax, which is real £££. Plus automated Stop-Start has a beefier battery and dynamically assesses its state before turning off. So when very cold (lots of heating on) or very hot (likewise aircon) it won't bother.

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