* Posts by UncleNick

15 posts • joined 2 Feb 2017

Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?

UncleNick

Re: Not Unique...

I also remember that the old AT towers had a power switch on the front that was at ${mains}V across the terminals, as this was the good old days before ATX and soft-power on.

The first time I ever had 240V was when I was digging under the IDE cables and the hand that wasn't holding the well-earthed case came upon the bare terminals of the switch. Certainly took me by surprise...

Say GDP-aaaRrrgh, streamers: Max Schrems is coming for you, Netflix and Amazon

UncleNick

As far as the companies mentioned go, I thought that we were the product - not the customer?

AI snaps business titan jaywalking

UncleNick

So (crap) facial recognition == AI?

/Looks suspiciously at the el cheapo compact camera on the desk...

Beam me up, UK.gov: 'Extra-terrestrial markup language' booted off G-Cloud

UncleNick

Re: "who provide a wide range of non-verbal support"

Aren't they more thinking of G, A, F, F (8vb), C ?

Have YOU had your breakfast pint? Boffins confirm cheeky daily tipple is good for you

UncleNick

Re: Well I'm safe..

Chinny.

Reckon.

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

UncleNick

Re: Gimme speed

"but in their current configuration I don't believe we will ever see a CPU that can be clocked much above 5GHz"

You might want to Google up the overclocking world records...

Boffins: Michael Jackson's tilt was a criminally smooth trick

UncleNick

c.f. Little Titch, and his ever-popular "Big Boot Dance"?

Australian Feds cuff woman who used BTC to buy drugs on dark web

UncleNick

Where's the science sub-editor?

"... Fentanyl ... is between 50 and 100 times more concentrated than Morphine"

/facepalm

YouTube turns off cash tap for automatic video nasties

UncleNick

Sorry, I don't accept your argument... "perhaps" $10 a month is a pitiful sum, approx 1 hour of UK minimum wage, and will not be supporting the output of a channel in the slightest. If you're willing to do it for almost nothing, you're willing to do it for actually nothing.

Outlook, Office 2007 slowly taken behind the shed, shots heard

UncleNick

Metro? Ribbons? No ta...

Microsoft UI problems, chaps? Just paper over the top with the version you're used to.

http://www.ubit.ch/software/ubitmenu-languages/

http://www.classicshell.net/

UK PC prices have risen 30% in a year since the EU referendum

UncleNick

As Brexit hasn't happened yet, you must be posting from the future. While I appreciate the tips on upcoming trends in commodity markets, could you possibly furnish us with lottery results or excerpts from a book on sporting contest results?

US Navy suffers third ship collision this year

UncleNick
Pint

"Left hand down a bit..."

"Ev'rybody down!"

64-bit malware threat may be itty-bitty now, but it's only set to grow

UncleNick

Re: Obviously...

It's probably better putting it in the code...

if OS.env.bits > 64 then dont_run_malware();

Spanish cops snatch suspected top spammer as US moves against Kelihos botnet

UncleNick

A botnet of 42,000 machines? Isn't that a bit small in this day and age...?

WordPress fixed god-mode zero day without disclosing the problem

UncleNick

Re: So...

Concrete5 needs shell_exec() turned on to even start up - which I've just had to turn on for a customer :(

(and it shell_exec()'s generated code in parts as well, so that's not open to abuse in any way is it?)

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