* Posts by RM Mynez-Arefzlash

8 posts • joined 13 Sep 2019

You'll never select all and mark as read again after this tale of peril... Oh, who are we kidding? Of course you will

RM Mynez-Arefzlash

Re: and it was said to rip the keys from your trousers.

I had to have an MRI scan a while back. Having heard the key-ripping stories I asked what would really happen if I had key on me. The operator gave me an ordinary looking Yale key to hold and told me to put it into the doughnut. I doubt it would be ripped from trousers but, clenched in my hand, I had to fight hard to stop my hand flying into the side of the machine.

I'm actually surprised that I was allowed to do that.

Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police

RM Mynez-Arefzlash

Re: And if accompanied by Bitcoin wallet apps

Maybe that's what the article's penultimate paragraph meant by "snark aside".

Curse of Boeing continues: Now a telly satellite it built may explode, will be pushed up to 500km from geo orbit

RM Mynez-Arefzlash

Where will the bits go?

I appreciate that moving it elsewhere is probably a good idea, but if it explodes won't it throw the bits into all sorts of orbits? Given that a higher orbit needs more energy wouldn't slowing it down to lower orbit be better? The debris would have less energy.

Flying taxis? That'll be AFTER you've launched light sabres and anti-gravity skateboards

RM Mynez-Arefzlash

Re: Flying taxis = wrong solution to right problem

tfewster, your comment about porting consciousness as a means of travel reminds me of the film "XChange" which used that idea. It wasn't a great film but I liked the way it explored alternative uses of such a technology; the most amusing being for exercise: swap with your personal trainer who can do a work out with your body whilst you sit in his and stuff yourself full of doughnuts.

Train-knackering software design blunder discovered after lightning sparked Thameslink megadelay

RM Mynez-Arefzlash

Re: Genuine question

Thanks Patched Out. That does make some sort of sense. I need to think it through but you've given me a starting point.

RM Mynez-Arefzlash

Genuine question

Why is it such a big deal to a train whether the frequency is 50Hz, 49Hz or any other value?

From Libra to leave-ya: eBay, Visa, Stripe, PayPal, others flee Facebook's crypto-coin

RM Mynez-Arefzlash

Re: The cost in kW

The original "Proof of Work" used to validate the likes of Bitcoin is indeed very power hungry, however consensus mechanisms like Proof of Stake do not have this concern and are likely to become the norm.

Are you who you say you are, sir? You are? That's all fine then

RM Mynez-Arefzlash

Re: Santander

Swampdog:

I found myself in a similar situation once when, after a lot of hassle setting up an account, I chose a codeword of stupidc**t (not with asterisks). I thought it was something that I would only enter into a webpage to assist with password resets etc.

Shortly afterwards I needed to call and was answered by a lady who walked through the usual questions before saying, "what's your codeworrrrr... oh!"

I had to explain that I'd never anticipated having to say it to such a nice-sounding person. Very professionally she asked for the x and y-th characters, although I think by then she was well aware that I knew the whole word.

It kind of broke the ice and from then on she was very helpful. Nonetheless I have since changed it to something boring.

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