* Posts by LeeV

12 posts • joined 5 Oct 2011

Tesla fingers former Gigafactory hand as alleged blueprint-leaking sabotage mastermind


It's people like you that make me laugh, you ask were all the cheap electricity to power all these cars is coming from, while ignoring where all the petrol/diesel is coming from!!

UK government's war on e-cigs is over


Re: Jesus, NO!

Banning vaping? No way since it doesn't hurt anyone.

Err, that's balls. Look up "Popcorn lung".

Also, human lungs are not designed to inhale any kind of fine particles like that. You want to do that and damage yourself, fine by me, it's a free country, but go do it outside so I don't have to breath that muck.

Tesla's Model S autonomous mode may have saved a life


Re: PR stunt

"Teslas are virtually silent when moving. A friend who has one has had to get used to pedestrians and cyclists not hearing him. Everyone is so used to hearing cars and lorries that a lot of people don't look before they walk. Pedestrians don't hear bicycles either, and they get hit by bicycle all the time... Perhaps in this case the pedestrian simply didn't hear the Tesla coming."

I'm sorry, but that's utter bulsh!t.

Yes, all electric cars are silent when moving, but only up to about 2 miles an hours.

After that the gravel/grit on the road and tyres makes just as much noise as a 'regular' car.

Have you noticed how loud a modern petrol car is when it's idling these days? Almost silent.

I've had a Nissan Leaf for over two years, and I've 'nearly' run over the same amount of people that I 'nearly' ran over driving 'regular' cars for 30+ years - none. There are now more f@ckwits playing Pokemon walking to the road than ever, silent 'deadly killer' electric cars make no difference - these muppets wouldn't notice a 42' flatbed painted bright pink, with a mobile disco (including lasers & lights) on the back!

The same goes for cyclists - I ride 2000+ miles a year and I've not hit anyone. Just had to dodge muppets walking across roads paying more attention to Facebook than the traffic.

Be afraid, Apple and Samsung: Huawei's IoT home looks cheaper and better


Re: If IoT has IdioTic security, it's dead in the water

Yes, but the problem is that 99% of the buyer of IoT aren't in IT and therefore don't give a flying duck.

Is it shiney and doing cool stuff? Yes - one one!

They don't stop to think about IT security at all...

BBC Micro:bit delayed by power supply SNAFU


Re: I hope it's better than "Girls Can Code"

@AC "Indeed, I'm sure Ian McNaught-Davis would have been very disappointed if he could have seen the rubbish the BBC is spewing out these days under the guise of educating the masses about computers."

Yes, I think Mac would have been very upset about the current situation...

Porsche-gate: Android Auto isn't slurping tons of engine data, claims Google – but questions remain



"Therefore all their 'super secrets' could be gained by just hiring or borrowing the car for the weekend

and collecting the data, as Porsche already knows."

The problem is that the 'data' is meaningless gibberish until you put a lot of effort into test samples while the doors/bonnet/boot are open/closed, driving at low/medium/high speed, with high/low revs, indicators on/off, etc/etc/etc/etc.

Having lots of data collected over a weekend is fun, but it won't tell you 'all the secrets'.

Also 'all the secrets' are very much dependent on the manufacturer and change between models, and even revisions of the same car...

UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends


Re: Kill that WiFi Sense thing!

@Nigel11 Epic! Thanks for the tip.

Luckily I'm OK on the ADSL front, I moved to FTTC years ago!


Re: Kill that WiFi Sense thing!

@Nigel11 "you can get a router with that hardware for about £15 and"

Which router? I've looked at loads and most that run up to date versions of OpenWRT are a lot more than £15. Help!

Powerful, wallet-sized Raspberry Pi computer sells out in SECONDS


Well yeah, but...

your Seagate media server doesn't do HDMI, so... Fail.

It browses the web just fine thanks... because it doesn't use IE.

Not really, you can trash a R-Pi and be back in business in 2 mins... not like a WinPC...

Well, it can do WiFi with a £2 USB stick...

I suspect the first 10K will be battered by hardware/software hackers...

Bill Gates discusses nuclear development deal with China


LFTR is a long way off?

It was built and ran for FOUR years in 1960's!!!

Travelling Wave is a dead end before it's even started, let's get straight to the end game and build LFTRs now... in Britain... before China owns the whole world....

Bletchley Park lands £4.6m restoration bonanza

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Well Done!

Well done to Bletchley Park for getting the funding promise from the HLF!

It's a terrific place to visit, crammed full of WW2 kit. Thoroughly recommended!

If that's not of interest, they also have the "National Museum of Computing" on the same site.

Now that is a real eye opener, all the micro's of my yoof, and mainframes going back to the year dot, many of which have been rebuilt by hand.

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