* Posts by Flexdream

13 posts • joined 12 Aug 2015

Hapless engineers leave UK cable landing station gate open, couple of journos waltz right in


Re: "A terrorist or foreign agent would have been free to plant explosives ..."

I've seen enough movies to know how much better it is to place your explosives right on what you want to destroy rather than sort of near it. Unless you only want to blow the bloody doors off.

This must be some kind of mistake. IT managers axed, CEO and others' wallets lightened in patient hack aftermath


Re: well, there's a bit of a big hint...

Who knows? Maybe, maybe not. Why speculate?

Oregon can't stop people from calling themselves engineers, judge rules in Traffic-Light-Math-Gate


Re: What an engineer does in the UK

I thought the engineering councils were promoting the idea of 'chartered engineer' to raise status. 'Graduate engineer' would be another option.

Security procedures are good – follow them and you get to keep your job


Re: Do as I do

What do people use for packet analysis if not WireShark?

The future of radio may well be digital, but it won't survive on DAB


Re: AM ? Luxury!

In it's day Atlantic Radio could reach a car radio where other bands just couldn't go, even if it sometimes seemed to move about a bit.


Has DAB radio been a con?

Was the purpose all along to free up bandwidth to sell?

Years and years of propaganda about the wonderful sound quality of DAB - still not delivered. That muffled underwater sound, and reception is variable. Even in a small area covering Edinburgh the reception is inconsistent. The price of radios has come down, and I use my DAB radio in the kitchen often, but really I think the internet and wifi makes DAB obsolete for most listeners.

Early adopters who believe the hype are punished again. Smart meters anyone?

Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?


Re: "Wrong" email addresses

Works with @hotmail.com too


Re: Plus sign in email addresses is often fun

The + label is a great tip. Seems to work with @hotmail.com too.


Re: Got to watch those password lengths

I most enjoyed the system which rejected three different new passwords for being non-compliant without saying why, then locked me out for three failed password change attempts.


"..all a thief has to do is nick your phone and he sits and waits for the second password to light up in front of him."

And your better alternative to this is?

US Congress mulls expanding copyright yet again – to 144 years



".. your representatives in Congress .."

Who represents Edinburgh in Blighty?

HMS Queen Elizabeth has sprung a leak and everyone's all a-tizzy


"“An issue with a shaft seal has been identified during HMS Queen Elizabeth’s sea trials2

What are they doing with a marine mammal loose on the ship I ask? But at least it was and accident, not on porpoise.

Want Edward Snowden pardoned? You're in the minority, say pollsters


Axis of weasel

Wouldn't stay in communist China, couldn't reach communist Cuba, claimed asylum in Putin's Russia. Snowden seems to like places which have little regard for privacy, freedom or dissent.

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