* Posts by Pete4000uk

190 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012

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

Pete4000uk

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?

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

Pete4000uk

Can I ask

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

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

Pete4000uk

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.

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

Pete4000uk

Daddy?

Is that you?

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

Pete4000uk

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.

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

Pete4000uk

If he needs help

Then the first step is to admit it.

May Linux live on.

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

Pete4000uk

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

Ultimately to replace broadcast TV and radio.

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

Pete4000uk

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.

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

Pete4000uk

In this day and age

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

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

Pete4000uk

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?

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

Pete4000uk

Re: Data plan

Wow, I've got 6 GB for £10

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

Pete4000uk

No servers?

So where does the data go?

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

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

Pete4000uk

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

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

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

Pete4000uk

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

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

Pete4000uk

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.

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

Pete4000uk

Re: @Steve K

By accident, I'm sure?

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

Pete4000uk

What about

The aliens on the dark side, do they count?

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

Pete4000uk

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.

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

Pete4000uk

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.

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Boffins build neural networks fashioned out of DNA molecules

Pete4000uk

Voyager

Something else Star Trek got right, bioneral circuitry.

Just keep cheese away from it

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NASA eggheads draw up blueprints for spotting, surviving asteroid hits

Pete4000uk

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

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Ailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm kicks crisis meeting into long grass

Pete4000uk

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...

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

Pete4000uk

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.

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

Pete4000uk

Re: If it was only security patches

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

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

Pete4000uk

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

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Tor-forker Joshua Yabut cuffed for armoured personnel carrier joyride

Pete4000uk

Well

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

Was.

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

Pete4000uk

Re: Israel F35

I doubt the bird was much better off

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Pete4000uk

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.

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

Pete4000uk

Well

About time!

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Beardy Branson: Wacky hyperloop tube maglev cheaper than railways

Pete4000uk

Re: Maybe.

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

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Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain

Pete4000uk

This was back when

the future looked very different from today. Anyone care to take a put on when the future now looks like?

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Danish submariner sent down for life for murder of journalist Kim Wall

Pete4000uk

Rest In Peace

I hope the poor woman didn't suffer before she died.

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UK consumer help bloke Martin Lewis is suing Facebook over fake ads

Pete4000uk

Re: Slightly off topic but....

Some sites I cannot see the contents for the adverts. My local news site was like that until it hit my adblocker

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BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

Pete4000uk

Re: Mobile as the emergency option?

What they should do, is put a large box on every other street corner which contains a telephone with its own long term UPS which people can use in an emergency. We can paint it red to make it stand out and put CCTV in so anyone vandalising them get a swift caution.

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SpaceX finally Falcon flings NASA's TESS into orbit

Pete4000uk

Always get nurvous

When these things launch. God forbid the James Webb ST gets destroyed on launch.

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Looking to nab Nvidia's GeForce chips? You need cash and patience

Pete4000uk

Come on

Send more kids down the mines!

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Super Cali goes ballistic, Starbucks is on notice: Expensive milky coffee is something quite cancerous

Pete4000uk

If you put it in your mouth...

...it will either give you cancer, make you fat or make you pregnant.

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NASA stalls $8bn James Webb Space Telescope again – this time to 2020

Pete4000uk

Re: Inches?

It's the new fangled French thing they stopped using. It was costing to much to convert everything

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Skip-wrecked! Boat full o' rubbish scuppered in Brit residential street

Pete4000uk

Re: Entertainment with boats

BOAT - Bring Out Another Thousand

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UK's data watchdog seizes suspected Scottish nuisance caller's kit

Pete4000uk

Re: Wait wut?

My local line has new foot crossings with a green and red light system to show if you can cross or not. In this case, it has a phone in case the lights go out.

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We sent a vulture to find the relaunched Atari box – and all he got was this lousy baseball cap

Pete4000uk

Reminds me of the

Coleco Chameleon debacle. Mind you that was a real con job, I'll still give this thing time though.

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That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!

Pete4000uk

Facebook can't be shut down

If they are, how am I supposed to keep an eye on what ex friends or neighbours are up to?

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Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation

Pete4000uk

Re: Hiding

You mean like those Sweedish things, what are they called? Borg or something

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Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

Pete4000uk

When I was in my early teens

Other boys had 'naughty mags under their beds. I had a Maplin catalogue with which I would fantasise over having a Yupiteru MVT-7100 radio scanner.

I did get one, when I was 33! Time moves on, things change.

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Elon Musk invents bus stop, waits for applause, internet LOLs

Pete4000uk

Re: "Fact is, it's still just cheaper to ditch them in the ocean"

Challenger. Columbia got 'dumped over land

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Global race for 5G heats up with latest US Congress bill

Pete4000uk

Re: what's the frequency kenneth?

Thank you for your reply. I'm glad some of the 2G spectrum is going to be reused.

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Pete4000uk

what's the frequency kenneth?

Is 5G going to mostly use higher frequencies (2GHz and above) or will use a mix of higher and lower (600MHz) frequencies?

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Too many bricks in the wall? Lego slashes inventory

Pete4000uk

Re: With some model, they couldn't cope with request.

Build your own!

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UK.gov: Psst. Belgium. Buy these Typhoon fighter jets from us, will you?

Pete4000uk

Honesty

'Great Britain, which is buying the US-made F-35 fighter jet, is urging European neighbour Belgium not to buy the US-made F-35 fighter jet.'

At least we are giving good advice to our friends next door.

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Facial recognition software easily IDs white men, but error rates soar for black women

Pete4000uk

Is spreading

We now have racist computer systems. When will it end!

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