* Posts by Pete4000uk

210 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012


Is this a wind-up? Planet Computers boss calls time on ZX Spectrum reboot firm



Sounds like a rather random value?

Techies tinker with toilet-topper to turn it into ticker-tracker


Cant even...

... have a shit without being monitored!

Although I suppose it could be good for some people

Iceland starts planning for new undersea internet cable to Europe


Re: Mainland Europe

We are, it's just there is a flooded bit cutting us off at the moment.

Chinese rover pootles about... on the far side of the friggin' MOON


Re: don't spread conspiracy theories

Don't forget the WW2 bomber.

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones


Re: bbc quotes

A job for Domonic the Donkey!


Re: RF Jammer?

It would only need to be in the local area while the planes are on the ground.

Besides, if a plane needs GPS on final approach you have bigger problems than a drone...

The internet is going to hell and its creators want your help fixing it


We've been on

the M25 of hell for some time. Pick a slip road.

Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft


After we are gone

Things like this will be the only thing left to say we were here.

Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov's digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'


Re: Here we go again...

'Multi-cloud' is next

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'


Is he technically homeless?

I'll stop by with some Turkey and lots of sprouts on Christmas day.

Brit bomb hoax teen who fantasised about being a notorious hacker cops 3 years in jail


He'll learn a new meaning to the word 'Bitch'

Awkward... Revealed Facebook emails show plans for data slurping, selling access to addicts' info, crafty PR spinning


Re: I'm out of here!

I've heard of something called 'E-Mail', which I am led to believe can be sent directly to you.

Naked women cleaning biz smashes patriarchy by introducing naked bloke gardening service


Re: Why is it sexist

Because those who don't want to do it don't like to see others doing it and getting money for it

What the #!/%* is that rogue Raspberry Pi doing plugged into my company's server room, sysadmin despairs


'A meeting without coffee'

OK Google, what is African ISP Main One, and how did it manage to route your traffic into China through Russia?


A simpletons mind boggles

At how one ISP can do this. It doesn't sound very secure.

UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box


Re: "Why a copy of Office is needed on a PC tasked with showing line information is anyone’s guess"


FYI NASA just lobbed its Parker probe around the Sun in closest flyby yet: A nerve-racking 15M miles from the surface


Time warp

Did it go back in time and come back with whales?

Supreme Court tells Big Cable to shut up for once: Net neutrality challenge shot down


I'll buy him

A 'Bud'

BT, beware: Cityfibre reveals plan to shovel £2.5bn under Britain's rural streets


Rural fibre springs

Back in the spring i took a morning walk with my mother along a single track road out of Stroud to a little place called The Vatch which is halfway to Slad. I noticed the high verges had been disturbed all along the route until just before The Vatch where a pink tube came out of the earth. These tubes would appear every so often down through the tiny hamlet, made up of early and mid Victorian houses, some of which must be heading into seven figures.

Just the other side, down a damp tree covered part of the lane was a hole in the ground with easily a hundred plus tubes springing out. I thought to myself I must remember to mention this to the other commontards the next time some story pops up here about broadband out in the sticks.

I've heard of the darling buds of may, but the springing fibre cables of April?

From dank memes to Krispy Kremes: British uni eggheads claim viral lol pics make kids fat


Re: It's probably not actually the memes themselves.

Play outside?

You mean where the germs, terrorists and pedos are???

Emergency Services Network delays to cost public purse £1.1bn, Home Office reveals


This old TETRA kit...

A few radio hams would be interested to know where it goes and if any might be available for a small fee?

AI's next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin


Can I ask

If wars are fought at a distance with robots, what's the point?

30 years ago, NASA put Challenger behind it and sent a Space Shuttle back out into the black


A dangerous ship

The space shuttle never lived up to its promise. It also killed two crews. I watched the Columbia mission launch. I watched them floating in space dòing their thing. I also watched as those in mission control realised something was wrong.

The Soyuz is the safest way to get into space. But it will never be as fun as strapping yourself in to a hypersonic spaceplane and lighting those SRBs. Those who flew them had the ultimate ride of a lifetime.

Fat chance: Cholesterol leads boffins to discover world's oldest animal fossil – 558m years old



Is that you?

Scrapping UK visa cap on nurses, doctors opened Britain's doors to IT workers


Re: Where's your sense of balance?

And adress the reasons why people don't train to do these jobs, or stay in their careers.

Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help


If he needs help

Then the first step is to admit it.

May Linux live on.

Look at me! Phone industry contracts nasty case of 5g-itis


Re: What does 5G and 8K TV have in common?

Ultimately to replace broadcast TV and radio.

AI beats astroboffins at sniffing out fast radio bursts amid the universe's clutter


It's a strange, strange...

...place this thing we call a universe.

Are our small minds, as amazing as they are, capable of understanding it all.

Pluto is more alive than Mars, huff physicists who are still not over dwarf planet's demotion


In this day and age

Surly its up to Pluto to decide what it identifies as?

make all relocate... Linux kernel dev summit shifts to Scotland – to fit Torvald's holiday plans


Rocks are the same...

The rocks in north west Scotland are the same as those in north east Canada.

Utterly useless info but who cares?

5G can help us spy on West Midlands with AI CCTV, giggles UK.gov


Re: Data plan

Wow, I've got 6 GB for £10

Event warning... Serverless Computing London early bird offer about to expire


No servers?

So where does the data go?

If I attended this, could I add another paragraph of manure to my LinkedIn profile?

Self-driving cars will be safe, we're testing them in a massive AI Sim


Re: "It's a synthetic digital model of the real world,"

I can't see Uber wanting that kind of cost.

ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator


What an era that was. Never to be repeated :(

Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs


Re: Why so traumatic?

I was going to post the same about Debian.

I think some of the moaning is because people are paying a lot of money for a lot of hassle and like to take it out on those who don't have to deal with a messed nappy every time the OS gets updated.

All that dust on Mars is coming from one weird giant alien structure


Re: @Steve K

By accident, I'm sure?

Sorry, Neil Armstrong. Boffins say you may not have been first life-form to set foot on the Moon


What about

The aliens on the dark side, do they count?

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit


I predict

A bit of a wobbly road, but little chaos and certainly no plagues of locusts, sewage coming through the taps, grass snakes turning white, cats and dogs living together.

‘Elders of the Internet’ apologise for social media, recommend Trump filters to fix it


Re: Sink Holes of Negativity is perfectly correct

There are a fair few 'individuals' who seem to have a life of richness and travel who in reality have a company behind them.

Boffins build neural networks fashioned out of DNA molecules



Something else Star Trek got right, bioneral circuitry.

Just keep cheese away from it

NASA eggheads draw up blueprints for spotting, surviving asteroid hits


Dark asteroids and space

One of the problems are space rocks are dark, as is space. So we need some large bright lights to light things up so we can see them sooner.

Or use some kind of radar

Ailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm kicks crisis meeting into long grass


Trains, Planes...

And to think people funded a brand new Steam locomotive and got a Vulcan bomber back in the air. Yet a low powered games thing the a Pi could run...

Scrapping Brit cap on nurses, doctors means more room for IT folk


Re: More job displacement, yay

I voted for Brexit. But I do acknowledge the need to bring people in as needed. However, it should not be used as an excuse to not ensure we train the right people to fill these jobs ourselves. Why can't we recruit and retain the necessary medical staff?

I sould also say I would always prefer 5 highly skilled immigrants over a coach load of so say 'unskilled people.

Which? calls for compensation for users hit by Windows 10 woes


Re: If it was only security patches

I've never had such problems with Debian on my 10 year old laptop

Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands


Re: Nothing is right first time

I agree about keeping them off public roads, but sadly many people have been killed by jets crashing from some then unknown issue

Tor-forker Joshua Yabut cuffed for armoured personnel carrier joyride



'Yabut said the National Guard was his only source of income.'


Your F-35s need spare bits? Computer says we'll have you sorted in... a couple of years


Re: Israel F35

I doubt the bird was much better off


Israel F35

I hear they have actually used one in a recent raid. Not sure what it actually did but some aleged photos show it with radar reflectors on which would hide its true radar image.

Cold call bosses could be forced to cough up under new rules



About time!

Beardy Branson: Wacky hyperloop tube maglev cheaper than railways


Re: Maybe.

Stagecoach actually run it, Virgin just brand it and send out patronising tweets and internal messages


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