* Posts by Feldagast

26 posts • joined 28 Mar 2012

In 2015, your Windows PC can be owned by opening a spreadsheet


That picture looks like MS Multiplan

Startup promises to cancel your hated Comcast subscription for you for just $5


What would happen if you plugged their cable into the mains line? Would 120 to 220 volts do anything to their systems?

Intel left a fascinating security flaw in its chips for 16 years – here's how to exploit it


I think they just found a way to sell more CPU's, I didn't see anywhere if AMD is also suffering from this bug as well.

Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8


I thought this was supposed to an apology for win8, funny you cant upgrade from win8 to win10.

Windows 10: A sysadmin speaks his brains – and says MEH


Think I will wait until just before the end of the free option and then decide if it is worth upgrading, I will let everyone else Alpha, Beta, Charlie test the software for me and see after several patches if its what I want to start using.

SpaceX Dragon cargo truck flies 3D printer to ISS: Clawdown in 3, 2...


I am wondering how well that printer will print in zero g, there has to be some separation from print head to printed surface, wonder if that will make a difference in orbit.

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


Mork has signed off for the last time, rest in peace Robin.

Code Spaces goes titsup FOREVER after attacker NUKES its Amazon-hosted data


Why I don't trust the cloud, where your dependent on others or a internet connection to work or see your data. How is it anything other than a revenue stream for these companies? If I don't back up my files on my computer its my fault, letting them sit out there is another thing.

Boffinry breakthrough: First self-replicating life with 'alien' DNA


There are plenty of times in the events of human history that we should probably not have gone there,gun powder, nuclear fission come to mind, playing around with DNA is probably the next one that will probably end with massive amounts of oh crap, wish we hadn't done that, after it escapes from some lab somewhere.

Japanese quantum boffins 'may have the key to TELEPORTATION'


We have had teleporters for years, ever since the first clothes dryer made a sock jump to another random clothes dryer, how else would you explain all the single socks?

Microsoft buries Sinofsky Era... then jumps on the coffin lid


Talking computers

I thought by now we would have moved onto talking computers, hell with typing everything, the computer on the Enterprise (star trek) albeit fake could pick up on when it was asked a question. We already have the communicators, phasers, lasers, much is known about anti-matter, and other suggested future technology from the show, now where is my talking computer. If you say how ever would it determine when you were talking to it, how about ctrl+v when you wish to address it. If Apple can come out with Siri on a phone why cant anyone else come out with something for the desktop. I can imagine a day when you would just tell the computer to go find pictures of Miley Cirrus swinging on a wrecking ball and get shown a list like a google search for pictures and videos. Even better for bonus points would be to ask you if you want video, or pictures.

KRAKOOM! iPad Air explose in fireball, terrified fanbois flee Apple store


Get them while they're hot!

Punter strikes back at cold callers - by charging THEM to call HIM


Also about spam

Someone mentioned about doing this with spam, check out this web site.


for info on how to make spammers pay your for storing their emails.

Not sure it works but sounded interesting, and I found it several years ago.


In the US you can get what they call a Telezapper, it plays the tones which her in the US signal a out of service or disconnected phone prior to the answering machine picking up. As most of the cold calls in the US are done by automated phone services it stops them before its ever connected to an operator. I imagine recording what ever that sound is in the UK at the beginning of your answering machine message might do the trick.. In the US we have the Do Not Call registration but the politicians and charities are exempt from having to follow it.

Good luck, I think the annoyance of unwanted phone calls is a universal thing.

Mystery object falls from sky, area sealed off by military: 'Weather balloon', say officials


Google balloon?


Boffins develop 'practically free' sulphur-powered batteries


None of these schemes will do anything for us the market if they don't get used. I keep hearing these stories on here and Physorg.com but never hear about them being produced, just experiments in a lab somewhere.

Judge hands copyright troll an epic smack-down


Re: The scum fleecing the dumb

So is entering the US illegally, yet they propose amnesty, its not IF its a crime its IF and which political party can gain by it.

Review: Renault Zoe electric car


Still looks like a shoebox

It looks like just about any other electric car, you cant get much when you have to design it to be as efficient as they have to be to conserve battery power. I imagine if you use the heater your travel distance is severely hampered too.

Oi, Microsoft, where's my effin' toolbar gone?

Thumb Down

Now hide the ribbon

Too bad you cant hide the ribbon as easily as a toolbar. I keep using office 2000 because they haven't made any improvements to the program that I want, they just made it prettier and asked for more money.

ESA proposes 3D printing on the moon


Mechanical Parts vs Lunar Soil

Just how long would that printer last with all the extremely abrasive dust which is everywhere and very clingy getting into the printer? Tunneling as the basis for the beginning of a lunar base has to be the only answer, someone said plasma drill? How are you going to power it? I think first shelters will have to be the traditional tin can type buried under lunar soil for thermal and radiation protection. After you build a quick dirty set of surface shelters you can begin tunneling for permanent structures. IF after you have that set you you can begin building on the surface with whatever means and materials you find or can haul up there.

I watched Excel meet 1-2-3, and beat it fair and square


MS Multiplan

Anyone remember the forerunner to Excel, Microsoft Multiplan? I used it a few times, it was clunky and a dos program, but for basic use it worked fine for the time.

Curiosity scoops up SHINY BITS from the RED SANDS of MARS!


DeBeers eat your heart out

Just diamonds, no big deal.

SETI experiment succeeds: fails to find aliens


Here we are

Its highly unlikely that they would send a high powered direct signal at us in the first place.

Windows 8 Release Preview open for download


Its an even number, remember MS and even numbers don't work well together. Vista would of been 6.

550,000-strong army of Mac zombies spreads across world


Make it look Apple official

Just make it when the virus asks to download something fake like its a official update from Apple, say its Siri for desktop, or even charge the users for it, 2 birds with one stone, fanbois will pay for you to infect their computers.

Visa shows off data centre 'moat'


They thought they were secure until the BOFH showed up and created all kinds of havoc.

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