* Posts by GJC

6 posts • joined 23 Oct 2012

Rome wasn't built in a day, wasn't teased in a day, either: AMD's 7nm second-gen 64-core Epyc server chips finally land

GJC

Re: 509 keys

Sounds about right - 512 less one each for the NSA, GCHQ and China's MSS.

PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

GJC

Actually a closer translation of "Fiskarnas Vänners Gata" would be The Fishermen's Friends Street. Knowing that the Scandinavians have a special salty licorice (salmiak) version of the throat lozenge of that name, I suspect the street name is a secret attempt by the marketing department of the Fleetwood based company to advertise their menthol throat lozenges.

Giffgaff 'roam like at home' package means £1/min calls in Jersey

GJC

There was also the gotcha that meant using a ferry's own base station can be charged at rest of the world rates as, despite being in the EU (between, say, Dover and Calais), the base station may be registered out of the EU, such as in Norway. I got caught a couple of years ago switching on data roaming while docking at Calais and burned through £20 in a very short time. This was with O2 and I expect the same still applies (also with Giffgaff and probably all the other providers).

America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'

GJC

Re: Check calendar

You'll probably be able to buy NSA 'approved' laptops and tablets at vastly inflated prices at Currys and WHSmith airside.

Chaos at TalkTalk: Data was 'secure', not all encrypted, we took site down, were DDoSed

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Talk talk finally to employ encryption

Having just bought state of the art encryption device:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/23/enigma_machine_4_rotor_sale/

BBC pulls plug Ceefax ahead of analogue TV's end tonight

GJC

Re: RIP

... and the Danes and Norwegians have it online and Apple/Android apps too:

http://ttv.tv2.dk/

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tv-2-tekst-tv/id431851121?mt=8

http://www.dr.dk/nav/tekstttv/ttv1.asp?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=teksttv.tekst.tv&hl=en

http://www.tv3.se/text-tv

http://nrk.no/tekst-tv/100/

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tekst.tv.nrk&hl=en

and there is an international app http://android.arnodenhond.com/apps/teletext

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