* Posts by pffut

19 posts • joined 15 Nov 2014

BOFH: Turn your server rack hotspot to a server rack notspot

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Re: Stairs - they go up and DOWN...

Also remember the that expected traffic volumes have been accounted for with the extra Highway...

Wow, MIND-BLOWING: Florida Man gets an earful from 'exploding Apple AirPod' bud

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> But not as nasty as when e cigarettes explode. Those are a major safety hazard, and should be banned.

'Course, trying your very best to effectively short circuit the battery in the hunt for more POWAHHH (bigger vapes), I can't say I'm overly sympathetic when you come sobbing with a 'my e-cig blew up' story...

Secret weekend office bonk came within inch of killing sysadmin

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Re: And sometimes the flood is concrete

Hopefully not the way Mythbusters 'cleared' their concrete truck...

Self-driving cars still do not exist even if we think they do

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Re: They kinda do and kinda don't

> assuming foreign built autonomous systems understand the concept of 'roundabout'.

Judging by British dashcam channels on YouTube, those systems will probably understand the concept far better than many current British drivers...

Shock: NASA denies secret child sex slave cannibal colony on Mars

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craziness is an unlimited, unregulated resource

Einstein [supposedly] said it well - "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

BOFH: Defenestration, a solution to Solutions To Problems We Don't Have

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Mushroom

Re: More cattle prods...

> heck if those electric bug zappers shaped as rackets accept some tweaking and over-powering of all the components...

If nothing else they can be gutted and the innards replaced with one of those x00.000V step-up modules available off eBay... For instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAPhtpMftC8

USA! USa! Udia! India! India! Apple nudges iPhone production base

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Re: I'm at the wrong end of the telescope

> The crap fuel that those container ships burn is unbelievably bad for the environment.

True, but the ship's emission's are spread out over so many units that the distribution the last miles to the end user by truck is likely to have a bigger impact...

Assange reverse-ferrets on promise to fly to US post-Manning clemency

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Re: him inside the ecuadors

Not bother to try to investigate an alleged rape?

It's not like the DA has been having it as a high priority to push the investigation forward (ie getting to interview Assange), to the point of getting a formal smack on the hand for the tardiness

One-way Martian ticket: Pick passengers for Musk's first Mars pioneer squad

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Re: Definitely all of them

> Actually, tie them to the outside even if there is room inside.

That'd actually make 'em useful - keeping the Reavers uninterested.

Julian AssangeTM to meet investigators in London

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Re: Actually lets be clear here...

Got a link to that law? Swedish DAs had interviewed suspects both abroad and over the phone before Assange ever set foot in Sweden.

Australia's ABC suspends presenter over 'Wi-Fi is dangerous' claims

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> Now here how to cook and egg with a bunch of mobile phones.

> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3ge9M54l7E

If we were to uncritically believe Youtube videos, all our energy worries would be solved, as there's a ton of videos on there that [claim to] show over unity power and free energy devices.

Sadly, not everything shown on Youtube is what it looks to be - please engage brain when viewing anything more technical than cat videos.

Man killed in gruesome Tesla autopilot crash was saved by his car's software weeks earlier

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Re: White Truck?

U.S. semi trailers could also adopt side guards, thus not presenting the void the Tesla apparently tried to drive through.

As a bonus, any collisions /'drive unders' that do occur would be of lessened severity as the colliding vehicle could use its major deformation zone instead of taking the full impact on the A-pillars.

Cuffed Texan woman holsters loaded gun IN VAGINA

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Re: Hang on

Depends on how you define things I guess...

If you go by ''automatically placing another round ready to be fired", then no, as the spent case stays in place...

If you go by "one shot fired for each trigger pull with out any other action by the shooter inbetween" then I'd say a double action revolver could be called be semi-auto while a single action revolver would not (as the SA requires the user to cock the hammer manually inbetween trigger pulls, wile the DA does that for you, at the expense of heavier/longer trigger pull.

Spaniard claims WWII WAR HERO pigeon code crack. Explain please

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Holmes

Re: probably something like

> Encrypt so that the code phrases are not obviously code phrases.

As opposed to obviously being encrypted content? Oh yes, so much less noticeable by counterintelligence...

Streaming tears of laughter as Jay-Z (Tidal) waves goodbye to $56m

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Re: HiFi vs Premium

For some reason (despite bass is comparatively 'cheap' to encode), encoders tend to filter out the lowest bass.

Maybe because the expected play-back equipment typically is bad at reproducing it anyway? (Thus sucks to be using better gear...)

With the proper encoder you can choose to keep it though. At or above 256 kbps ABR, my ears can't really tell the difference (occasional passage in occasional tunes can give it away) between a well encoded mp3 and the raw wav, played through decent/good equipment in a quiet environment.

Since 95% of my music listening is in the car, I find that 320 kbps mp3s, given good settings on the encoder is good enough >>for me<<. If your ears are better - kudos to you

Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned

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Paris Hilton

Re: dan1980

"It doesn't advance things, it doesn't walk them back either."

It's their job to advance the investigation. They haven't been doing much of that for a long time now.

They've conducted interviews abroad in other cases, so why not this one?

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Re: dan1980

Because it's the prosecutors job to carry the investigation forward. It's not like they haven't done interviews abroad previously, in other cases....

If he wasn't afraid of extradition to the US, why would he spend more time, in effectively house arrest, than he'd be likely to receive for the sexual offences in Sweden? Our jails don't have THAT bad a reputation (I believe.)

There it is! Philae comet lander found in existing Rosetta PICS

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Black Helicopters

Re: First landing on a comet?

> Shouldn't ESA be claiming the credit for the second and third comet landings as well as the first?

I don't think even airports are greedy enough to charge for multiple landings if you bounce...

VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

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Re: Wot - No LP12?

and don't forget to have your cables wiped down with whirled water, by a virgin, at least weekly.

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