* Posts by raygdunn

9 posts • joined 10 Aug 2017

Elon Musk's new idea is to hook your noggin up to an AI – but is he just insane about the brain?

raygdunn

Re: Surprised

"once they extend these devices into equine use, Horses will be able to bolt their own stable doors.."

Some of our horses have been very good at un-bolting their stable door (had to use a secondary clip) and a stallion at playing with knots in string until it unravels. The incentive isn't there to shut the door after them... Not certain if they have that "who me?" level of sneakyness☺

Bored bloke takes control of British Army 'psyops' unit's Twitter

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I only discovered the Viking lineage on Danny Dyer's Ancestry program.

Something feels basically wrong about finding out that way...

Viking lineage certainly explains a lot about the bellicose nature of the Normans and the weak link to the French king.

Why does that website take forever to load? Clues: Three syllables, starts with a J, rhymes with crock of sh...

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Pages plastered with misleading download buttons

I hope this isn't too far off topic....

I don't usually use an ad. blocker, but this is what really tempts me.

A download page surviving on ads and the ads have been tailored to look like the software download button.

Yes it know it's best to just avoid them, but at times it is not practical.

Brit Mars bot named while NASA 'nauts must wait a bit longer for a US rocket trip to the ISS

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UK failed to name the ExoMars rover Rover McRoverface

Thank god for that.

Nice they are giving one of our UK pioneers more exposure.

Rosalind Elsie Franklin

https://www.thoughtco.com/rosalind-franklin-biography-3530347

Sadly lost to cancer.

Violent moon mishap will tear Uranus a new ring or two

raygdunn

Re: within the next 4 to 100 million years

"It won't stop those thieving insurance policy bastards from putting up the premiums now though"

More likely to happen when mining removes mass from the asteroid belt. Though again how quickly bodies start moving in our direction.. Perhaps a legacy for our descendants. I can't help wondering just how stable that belt is.. Enough mass for any inbuilt stability or way too spread out?

Batteries that don't burn at the drop of a Galaxy Note 7? We're listening

raygdunn

Re: FOMO

Rabies related? Certainly sounds like foaming at the mouth☺

Just Googled it.

Not a problem here.

No ?*%! mobile signal.

NASA whistles up electron noise from the Van Allen belt

raygdunn
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Sounds of the '60s

An electrical dawn chorus of whistles and chirps.

There was a VLF receiver design in Practical Wireless (UK) sometime in the '60s for tuning in to this. Required a very long aerial and to be about a quarter mile from any main electricity wiring. I was intending to build one, but radio control equipment proved more tempting.

It looks like someone has been tuning in on that frequency with some modern gear. Nice to hear what it actually sounds like!

https://youtu.be/FeuI8AJMIxU

(Suitable '60s icon? Or was the TV series Whacko with headmaster Jimmy Edwards in the late '50s? I was quite amazed to find it on here. No helpful links to retirement homes required just yet thank you☺)

HMS Queen Lizzie impugned by cheeky Scot's drone landing

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Assuming it was armed...

This should bring down a drone. Accurate home made machine gun. Twenty million hits! No wait a minute...

http://goo.gl/2b2UPg

I'd plump for employing one of our world class clay pigeon shots. Short range but likely a bit less collateral damage than say the million shot a minute Metal Storm,

https://youtu.be/wKlnMwuCZso

It's August 2017 and your Android gear can be pwned by, oh look, just patch the things

raygdunn

"you may have fallen out of support"

I'm retired, so watching the pennies (this expression really does need an update to allow for inflation)

I really like my Nexus 10 of about 3.5 years old. Into it's second battery (less charging). Brown glue stains on screen, which neither Google or Samsung are interested in (Designed in obsolescence maybe?)

Last system update: Nov 2015.

Security Patched: 2016-04-01 (interesting date)

So would I be more up-to-date with a hacked system, like CyanogenMod ROM, I wonder. (My guess is that system updates were just enough to disable the required root hacking loopholes)

"Google Pixel C - The freshest Android, all the time". One envisions the fresh smell of roses turning to that of manure... over time.

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