* Posts by Z80A

10 posts • joined 30 Jan 2015

Building IoT: Early Bird Ticket Offer Extended


Building IoT: Early Birds Rushed Unnecessarily

..would be the cynical "Biting the hand that feeds.." headline. Or "Reg climbs down on Late Birds price hike" ;-) ;-)

500Gbps DDoS attack flattens world record



@leexgx are you too lazy or short of time to punctuate or proofread your own post? Please don't waste the valuable time of Reg readers with speakwrite babble.

to you're credit the information you have to share could be useful but it becomes much less useful when poorly presented think about how how hard it is to read

Linux clockpocalypse in 2038 is looming and there's no 'serious plan'


Switch it off, wait a few minutes, switch it on again

That will sort out most of the clockalypse bugs in embedded things. It always worked before.

Google offers universal cloud benchmarking tool


Show the numbers!

The accompanying PerfKit Explorer on GitHub lets one set up a private benchmark score database and seems to include about 2GB of measurements in text format. Is there a public site for exploring that data set?

Watt the CHIP!? ARM pops out THE most powerful 64-bit Cortex for mobes'n'slabs


Cortex-A72 in a laptop

There is a small UK group called Vero Apparatus (http://wiki.vero-apparatus.com/) working on such a laptop with the A57 chip. They are likely to quickly switch to the A72. Since most laptops consume 10W to 15W or more and the processor and display are the main energy sinks, a 2W processor can double the battery endurance in many cases.

Enough is enough: It's time to flush Flash back to where it came from – Hell


Let's campaign to ask BBC to drop Flash

Fortunately your URL https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/faqs/forms/ worked for me and I managed to submit a comment expressing strong dislike for Flash. Please commentards, do the same and help nudge the BBC towards safer media players.

Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'


Re: Embrace. Extend. Extinguish.

Microsoft has form against little Linux machines - remember netbooks. After Microsoft embraced them, the skinny Linux models were driven out by fatter Windows 7 based ones. History will recur.

Chipotle insider trading: Disproving the efficient markets hypothesis


Re: Much complication.

Don't give them ideas, Pike!


non sequitur

This very good article is spoiled by the final two socialist sentences IMHO. Handouts work only in the short term. Welfare fosters dependency, like giving the poor some fish instead of helping the poor learn to fish.

Tesla bumps up Model S P85D acceleration – with software update


Do not make such a video yourself

How was that promotional video made? Are drivers with the steering wheel not on the right side (!) of the car permitted to operate a handheld camera while driving? Are Tesla cars so safe that making drive-ies is legal? Or did another person with quite long arms sit behind the driver? At least one reader wishes to know...

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