* Posts by gregthecanuck

201 posts • joined 19 Dec 2012

Page:

Dear America: Want secure elections? Stick to pen and paper for ballots, experts urge

gregthecanuck

Barry neglected to mention we also hand out free maple syrup at election stations to encourage voter turnout. The only problem is too many voters keep adding "pancakes" as a write-in option.

Tesla's chief accounting officer drives off after just a month on the job

gregthecanuck

Re: No way to behave

Exactly. Steve Jobs was a dick.

Oracle trying hard to make sure Pentagon knows Amazon ain't the only cloud around

gregthecanuck

Oh! Oh! A Star Wars reference!

If the Pentagon is JEDI does that make Oracle Kylo Ren?

Error Canada: Airline tells customers to reset mobile app after attack

gregthecanuck
FAIL

Company Motto

"We're not happy until you're not happy"

Experimental 'insult bot' gets out of hand during unsupervised weekend

gregthecanuck
Happy

Re: MTS was at Simon Fraser University in the early 80's.

Ahh good old SFU. Took an APL course there in the summer of 1979. Still have the manuals somewhere. There's a skillset never put to use in real life! :)

Talk about left Field: Apple lures back Tesla engineering guru

gregthecanuck
Angel

Rumour has it that Disney may take a partial stake in Tesla. They have a great need for autonomouse vehicles.

Nintendo Labo: After a day spent fiddling with flaps, you may be ready to, er, Lego

gregthecanuck

I had to say it

How long until Microsoft tries to copy this idea?

AT&T gets clearance to devour Time Warner for $85 BEEEELION

gregthecanuck
Gimp

New company name

I'm thinking Zorg Industries...

Monday: Intel touts 28-core desktop CPU. Tuesday: AMD turns Threadripper up to 32

gregthecanuck

Re: Maths co-processor?

"Shame really. I never had an Amiga myself, but sometimes I'd quite like one. And most of the best Archimedes games were Amiga ports :)"

There is a stand-alone Vampire V4 coming out some time... hopefully in 2018. Fully upgraded with 24 bit graphics, 512MB memory, 16 bit audio, AMMX, fast FPU, HDMI output.... 68080 processor (equivalent to ~250MHz 68060). Very cool indeed. You might want to keep an eye out.

gregthecanuck
Thumb Up

Re: Maths co-processor?

Thumbs-up for getting a reference to the Vampire accelerator series in this discussion. :)

DIYers rejoice: Hitting stuff to make it work even works in space

gregthecanuck
Angel

Don't take the blue pill

“Curiosity's drill is now permanently extended”

First documented case of rover priapism?

NASA fix for Curiosity rovers's damaged drill: hitting it, repeatedly

gregthecanuck

Re: What an odd way of putting it!

My dear sir,

This term is offensive to the many faceless members of society.

May I humbly suggest: craftspersiblingboatymcboatnymous

Intel’s first 10nm CPU is a twin-core i3 destined for a mid-range Lenovo

gregthecanuck

Price drops? Intel? Surely you jest my good fellow.

May I present for your attention the current Intel price list: https://s21.q4cdn.com/600692695/files/doc_downloads/cpu_price/2018/Apr_03_18_Recommended_Customer_Price_List.pdf

If our dear reader would kindly direct their attention to the "% Decrease" column one would quickly surmise that this column is some sort of insider joke at Intel. The column is null. Every cell. No decrease to be found. Keeping good company with Nessie, Bigfoot and little green men. And may I suggest that this pattern has repeated itself more often that not with new price list releases.

Intel is still in the "we own the market" mindset. Hopefully AMD can keep their collective sh!t together long enough to start squeezing some of Intel's insane margins.

Open justice FTW! El Reg fought the law – and El Reg won

gregthecanuck
Pint

Re: Won't 'sub-judice' apply here?

Congratulations!

A bacon sarnie toast in your direction good sir!

Mannequin Skywalker takes high ground on Bezos-backed rocket

gregthecanuck
Trollface

Re: This is the modified design

Congratulations... you win LOL of the day!

1.5 BEEELLION sensitive files found exposed online dwarf Panama Papers leak

gregthecanuck
Thumb Up

Re: No exposed RDP?

Have a thumbs-up for mentioning Aminet.

Spring is all about new beginnings, but it could already be lights out for Windows' Fluent Design

gregthecanuck
Angel

Re: "Reveal" UI elements?

Holy cow!! Cue "Hallelujah Chorus"...

Five things you need to know about Microsoft's looming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

gregthecanuck
Thumb Up

Hey the stand-alone Vampire 4 is coming some time this year. I will be getting one!

Dolby sues Adobe for dodging license fees

gregthecanuck
Happy

Re: Am I a bad person...

Congratulations! You win LOL of the day!!

Doctor finds physical changes to astronaut's eyes after ISS stint

gregthecanuck
Angel

Re: Ummm? Artificial Gravity?

Yup, pretty much my thoughts as well. Seems the human body needs gravity. Who knew?

SAP corruption probe: Indication of misconduct in South African public sector deals

gregthecanuck
Facepalm

Oh come on now

Most of Africa is notoriously corrupt. SAP should have (and likely did) know better.

Summary of SAP's response: "Drat, we've been caught!"

Reg man wraps head in 49-inch curved monitor

gregthecanuck
Thumb Up

Re: Still only 1080 Vertical

OMG I would kill for 1:1.... 2K x 2K.

Borked bog forces flight carrying 83 plumbers to bug out back to base

gregthecanuck
Angel

Dear passengers

"We apologise for the incontinence" ....

Sysadmin crashed computer recording data from active space probe

gregthecanuck
Happy

Congratulations - you win LOL of the day!

You publish 20,000 clean patches, but one goes wrong and you're a PC-crippler forever

gregthecanuck
Flame

Please... Let Me Translate That For You

"We failed to adequately test our releases and finally got burned."

'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature

gregthecanuck

Re: All of this makes me long for...

There is also an IRC discussion forum where the core developers hang out: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=apollo-team

And a regular discussion form for the core is here: http://www.apollo-core.com

gregthecanuck
Happy

Re: All of this makes me long for...

68K isn't quite dead. It is being revived as the 68080 chip by a new development team!

Currently in FPGA form and being used as an add-on accelerator for Amiga computers. A stand-alone computer based on this chip (Vampire V4) is due for release later on this year. Currently in beta.

Check out the following links:

http://www.apollo-accelerators.com/

http://apollo-accelerators.com/wiki/doku.php

http://apollo-accelerators.com/wiki/doku.php/apollo_core

This is a VERY exciting development. Future plans (years away?) do include an ASIC.

At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

gregthecanuck

Trust me, you haven't lived until .....

Roasted parsnips with maple syrup and bacon chunks. O.M.G.

Once again, UK doesn't rule out buying F-35A fighter jets

gregthecanuck
Facepalm

OK... really stupid idea, but here goes...

Instead of a carrier and runway, how about this suggestion...

Aircraft placed on a very large drone on ship deck... carried aloft, drone accelerates to a moderate speed at which point aircraft takes over. Drone returns to ship for next aircraft. Reverse for landings? (Drone meets aircraft). It could work...

Been watching too many Marvel spin-offs lately. Heh.

Viagra's Irish plant STILL giving local men and dogs stiffies (not really)

gregthecanuck
Angel

Viagra like Niagara

Over blue falls

And past the blue balls

Seeing all manly men giddy

Coming home to Ringaskiddy

You're SAP-ing my will to live: Licensing debate lumbers on as ERP giant tries to rebuild trust

gregthecanuck
Devil

SAP = "Start Adding People" (to feed the beast)

User dialled his PC into a permanent state of 'Brown Alert'

gregthecanuck
Angel

Re: Not the brightest.....

Congratulations. You have won LOL of the day!

Tesla reveals a less-long-legged truck, but a bigger reservation price

gregthecanuck
Trollface

Re: Founders Edition

Lemon? That would be the flounder edition.

User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot

gregthecanuck
Facepalm

Re: It finally happened.

Classic management material.

That awkward moment when AWS charges you BEELLIONS for Lightsail

gregthecanuck
Devil

Thank you for calling Amazon

Please hold. Your estimated wait time is 3,343,613,645 minutes.

F-35s grounded by spares shortage

gregthecanuck
Facepalm

Please Canada... avoid this trainwreck.

Neutron stars shower gold on universe in big bang, felt on Earth as 100-second grav wave

gregthecanuck
Trollface

Re: Get it right.

Congratulations! You win LOL of the day.

US yanks staff from Cuban embassy over sonic death ray fears

gregthecanuck
Megaphone

Send in the experts

Agent Deci Bel reporting for duty.

Is this cough cancer, doc? No: it's a case of Playmobil on the lung

gregthecanuck
Happy

Re: First reported case of...

Congratulations Mr. Harris.... you win LOL of the day!

Welcome to the future: Bluetooth jackets you can only wash 10 times. Gee, thanks, Google

gregthecanuck
Trollface

So if you talked into your sleeve would that be an off-the-cuff comment?

Fresh chips from Intel (yay?) at 14nm (awww)

gregthecanuck
Thumb Up

Re: We can all thank AMD for this

Cannot upvote this enough!!

Calm down, internet. Elon's Musk-see SpaceX spacesuit is a bit generic

gregthecanuck

OK, who thought....

Stormtrooper!

... when they first saw the picture.

Four techies flummoxed for hours by flickering 'E' on monitor

gregthecanuck
Happy

Re: "by the size of his Micro Channel Adapter"

COSMAC. Oh the memories... punching in hex codes to get a light to blink or something.

Cheers!

Space Duck 2.0 is New Horizons' next destination

gregthecanuck

It takes balls

I'm calling it now...

Space Testicles 1.0

Tesla's driverless car software chief steps down

gregthecanuck
Happy

Re: I think Uber might have a vacancy.

Congratulations! You win LOL of the day. :)

Boeing preps pilotless passenger flights – once it has solved the Sully problem, of course

gregthecanuck
Terminator

Star Trek flashback

I can see it now... AI-powered jetliner hits the Hudson...

A round emergency exit bursts open at the top of the cabin. A glittering spherical object is expelled with great force and carried aloft by a drone powerplant.

Been watching too many Borg re-runs lately.... :)

ESA astronaut decelerates from 28,800kph to zero in first bumpy landing

gregthecanuck
Trollface

Re: Tough part

Thanks for that... you win the coveted LOL of the day. :)

BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'

gregthecanuck
Pint

Re: @HWwiz

Congratulations - you win LOL of the day. :-)

Ford to replace CEO with connected car division boss – reports

gregthecanuck

Well with the ongoing fiasco of the Ford Focus transmissions I would suggest Ford place more emphasis on getting the basics right. A friend of mine is suffering with the disgusting customer service from Ford on this very issue.

Shame on Ford. Not surprising they are contemplating 20% global layoffs.

Kentucky pried chicken: Fried grease chain's loyalty club hacked

gregthecanuck
Trollface

A huge thigh of relief...

... was heard in Canada when learning this issue only affected KFCUK.

Please keep us abreast of these issues and beat the security drum. I will stick with them for now. Just don't wing it in future.

Page:

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019