* Posts by VerySlowData

11 posts • joined 30 Mar 2017

Jocasta? Jocasta! Don't ram that trolley into the man: New tech promises an end to this scenario


Why not homing trolleys

Ford should work on trolleys that drive themselves back to the their owning supermarket, then we wouldn't have to put up with them loitering around the bus stop out the front of our house a kilometre from the shop, or in the laneway to the railway station (I refuse to say train station...)

They're BAAACK: Windows 10 nagware team loads trebuchet with annoying reminders to GTFO Windows 7


When MS wakes up and updates Win 7 to Win 9

If MS haven't woken up and released the proper update from Win 7 to Win 9, by Jan 2020, then its goodbye Windows and my computers will just boot to Linux Mint. Mint works for me, email, browser Arduino, Open SCAD etc..

Microsoft accidentally let encrypted Windows 10 out into the world


Still waiting for Windows 9

another wierd release of whatever Microsoft thinks "Windows 10/UWP/???" is. I am still waiting for the desktop OS upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 9; the one with improved performance, total compatibility with Win 7 drivers (both 32bit and 64 bit!) no change to the appearance and a start menu with desktop for PC's and laptops; no catering to funny phones or fondleslabs or cutdown ports to Raspberry Pi etc...

CADs and boffins get some ThinkPad love



I am reading the comments on my W520 tricked out with 16 Gb RAM and 1Tb SSD. It works just fine, but a P1 sounds rather grand (the Hi Res screen would be good), but I wonder if the keyboard quality is up to the standard of the older models!!

nbn™ CEO blames copper for performance problems


The NBN will never be finished

Why don't Trumbull and his idiot crew supported by Shorten and his idiot crew admit that the whole NBN thing was an unmitigated cockup and just aim for a 10Gbps public backbone across the wide brown land then get ISPs to organize interconnects to Telco's and their infrastructure in towns, cities and suburbs via appropriate affordable/speedy media for end users (retail/business) Could be fibre/5G/wet string; whatever satisfies the customer need.. simples (thank you, sergei..)

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick


Re: Yo Dabbsy

umm, here in Oz, buses stop at Bus Stops....

nbn™ loses its head: CEO Bill Morrow bails


Morrow going no great loss

if NBN prep around here is any indication of quality, then good riddance! a week ago Telstra dudes in our road 'preparing' to remediate the telstra cable network cable plant for NBN to be rolled out here, managed to rip out a 10 pair cable taking out our ADSL services and neighbouring phones. That occurred about 1000 local and to give them credit, they had it repaired by 1400 same day. The young chap who broke the wire, had to front his boss who came to fix it up. Not a great day for him!

For some reason, you lot love 'em. So here are the many ThinkPads of 2018


thinkpads do it for me

I am typing this on a W520 (16 gbRAM, 1Tb SSD) workhorse machine which resisted the ravages of Windows 10 upgrades (still Win 7 pro/Linux Mint dual boot) It just works...I have a T61 on the workbench and in the shed and an X60 to use when out if needed.

Having looked at other folks lappies for repairs or software problems, they just don't cut it for repairability or longevity..

perhaps us dedicated Thinkpad fans are starting to sound like Mac aficionados!

Transport for New South Wales told to stop tracking oldies, students


down here in Mexico

south of the border in Vic., if you have a concession card, you are required to show the evidence that you are entitled to it; e.g., for a Seniors Myki card (the 'S' card) you have to show a valid seniors card issued by the state government.

LISA Pathfinder sniffed out gravitational signals down to micro-Hertz


too many hertz

Petahertz?? maybe LISA will look for picohertz signals!!

Speaking in Tech: Elon Musk and the AI apocalypse


Vegemite - the wonder coating for toast

You can spread it a bit thicker on toast, great with 'soapy' sliced cheese!

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