* Posts by MrScott

12 posts • joined 5 Sep 2012

Windows 10: Buy cheap, buy twice, right? Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER


Warning: Windows is not free everywhere ( ...thats statistically improbable )

Microsoft latest OS enclosed. User may self destruct if installed. If Windows OS found wandering the wild, dispose of software in flame retardant container Brilliant really, reminds me of Windows 2000 and Vista(aka 2003). Nothing really special about an OS X. X marks the spot. Start digging and emerge in China. Probably already available on black market in China for 100000 Yen. Maybe Microsoft will come out in the black after all.

First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials


Ship? Did someone say ship?

Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Arthur Dent. Add one Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and you have, well, ahem, a flying Arcturan Megavoidwhale or a flying Babelfish depending on how much PGGB ones consumed.

Zuckerberg: I want the WHOLE WORLD in my hands



I like it! "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses." America likes poor people. The only problem is what do you plan on doing with them once you have them Brain? Shut up pinky

Highway from HELL: Volcano tears through 35km of crust in WEEKS


Mafic intrusion

The word crust is really idyllic. Magma translates up through dikes and sills which are cracks and voids in the country rock. Remember Crack in the World and Journey to the Center of the Earth? Since these natural magma rivers are already present all the magma has to do is follow the path of least resistance. The more interesting question would be why is not their more active volcanos? Maybe that's because the Earth is done with mega-eruptions like kimberlites and has settled into tectonic contraction. Whats an undersea volcano called anyway? Marecano?

Rejoice! Sysadmin day is... TODAY. Now get in here and win free stuff


Monadminday, Tuesadminday, Wedadminesday, Thursadminday, Friadminday, Sysadminday, Sunadminday

Know way to know for sure if sysadmin molecule is cis or trans, isomeric or chiral. All I know is when I add alcohol and stir the letters go all weird.

Boffins flip optics to make booster-free superfast fibre


One photon, over easy.

Very creative use of photon properties. I suppose if one trys to put the dog in the transporter it appears on the other side as a different dog or least facing the other direction.

Confirmed: Bezos' salvaged Saturn rocket belonged to Apollo 11


Apollo 11 Rockets

So the two F-1 rockets planned for museum display are the two non-working engines. Then JB is planning on using the other F-1 rocket motors for a private mission to the Moon using the other salvaged rockets? The idea that the F-1 rockets would every be reusable probably would not have even entered their wildest imagination.

Sysadmins: Everything they told you about backup WAS A LIE



Folks in the application community know the best backup is one taken by the application immediately prior to the point of failure of course it is always better to immediately restore the backup to validate the recovery. Unfortunately precognitive backup software does not exist just like service availability=1. If storage software could tell you when your storage array was about to go TU or your datacenter EPO is about to be tripped we really wouldn't need to worry about accidental data loss. I have experienced both. Heres the fix. Get rid of the red button and store the data in more than one place. If the place burns down tag the site as a fire hazard and move instead of replacing the wires.



Answer to OS security question

The answer to El-Regs OS security question. As much as boffins hate to admit it, their is no such thing as a secure operating system. OS's are designed to be user friendly to multiple users. Unless the Big Softies have found a way to completely isolate the user with some sort of perfect Evil-User detection software or remove all the IO and user interfaces without impacting usability. Lets proceed to the obvious conclusion. The abacus or the human brain is probably the most secure OS ever created. The fact that lifeforms create software might not exclude whales since their brains are bigger and probably smarter that human brains. I'll choose a whale brain cuz whales are smart enough not to try writing security software. Squid and plankton anyone?

Gourmet chemists sniff out ultimate cheese on toast


Cheese Chemistry

This is really a question of taste but the tastiest combination of flavors consist of the following

Combine 2 - eggs with one teaspoon of vanilla and 1/4 cup of milk for a batter.

Stack the fresh bread slices with your favorite shredded cheeses and swim the stack in the batter.

Cook stacks on your favorite well-greased griddle at 350 degrees for 5 minutes per side or

until cheese is completely melted. I like the edges crisp.

Serve with chips and your favorite beverage.

The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME



Where are all the geeks? Wasn't Eniac sexy? Look at all those tubes. "...17,468 vacuum tubes, 7,200 crystal diodes, 1,500 relays, 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors and around 5 million hand-soldered joints. It weighed more than 30 short tons (27 t), was roughly 8 by 3 by 100 feet (2.4 m × 0.9 m × 30 m), took up 1800 square feet (167 m2), and consumed 150 kW of power.[11][12] . Just try and spill a soda on that!

Oh no, sysadmins! VMware touts data centre that runs itself



Obviously, we're supposed to drink the vCoolaid first. I agree with the author. The future is not yet here.

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