* Posts by ssieler

6 posts • joined 27 Feb 2014

Watt the heck is this? A 32-core 3.3GHz Arm server CPU shipping? Yes, says Ampere


prior ampere

I wonder if Ampere knows that their name conflicts with a prior Ampere? (I have two Ampere laptops in my house :)

Samsung Galaxy S8+: Seriously. What were they thinking?


Looks like Samsung is encouraging us to use proper security, and not have fingerprint-unlock enabled :)

Remember: you can be forced to use a fingerprint, but you can't (legally) be forced to divulge your PIN.

EMC/Dell deal respectfully caps the minicomputer age


Re: AS/400 "still kicking". I've always liked the AS/400, as well as the HP 3000.

Although not being made any more, the HP 3000 (er, "HP e3000") is still running in thousands of sites. Stromasys has an emulator for it, so it might outlast the original PA-RISC hardware :)

We have one customer who has over 2,000 sessions logged into their HP 3000 every day ...

not bad for 16 year old hardware!

Speaking in Tech: Nope, sorry waiter. I won't pay with that card reader


Re: Headline topic not nmentioned

The comments including the POS (uh, that's Point of Sale, in case you're laughing)

credit card reader starts at about 36:25, although perhaps not quite obvious until 36:52.

But...basically, don't bother. There's very little information there.

Soon everyone will be doing it with a strap-on: The Reg's 20 festive wearables


Re: Useless junk

It's a plausible weight-loss. Over the short term, water loss can account for a lot of that.

However, with a medically supervised [and mostly liquid] diet, it's not surprising to lose

1/2 lb per day for long periods of time (e.g., I've seen a friend go from 300+ to 150 in one year, just on the HMR medically supervised diet).

Back to watches ... the roundup sure missed a lot of smart watches, unfortunately.

I'd like to see info about Android-running watches (not merely watches that *talk to* Android systems) ... since I've had DOS and Palm watches, I'm a long-time believer in wearing a watch I can write code for :)

Also missing: Kreyos, and Buddy Bluetooth watch (I've tried both, not greatly impressed by either)

HP: We're so down wid da kidz! Look at... er, Smithers, what DO yoof look at these days?


That ad text has been in use by HP since at least last August. See:


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