* Posts by Dolvaran

17 posts • joined 23 Oct 2019

15 years on, Euroboffins finally work out what it took to send the Huygens Titan probe into such a spin

Dolvaran

Re: New Reg unit?

What about the Blue String Pudding?

Google and IBM square off in Schrodinger’s catfight over quantum supremacy

Dolvaran

Re: Seems my post still hasn't made it yet

Didn't that already happen (albeit quite some time ago)?

From Soviet to science fiction icon, the weird life of Isaac Asimov 100 years on

Dolvaran

Re: frustrating genius

Give me James Blish anyday!

Having trouble finding a job in your 40s? Study shows some bosses like job applicants... up until they see dates of birth

Dolvaran

This is hardly news. The situation has been the same for at least 2 decades. That's not to say that it's right, but then that's hardly new either.

Lynch lied about Autonomy's accounts, rages HPE to the High Court

Dolvaran

Re: Fraud

And DUX/Tru64 - which was dropped like a hot potato. I was on a focus group shortly after the acquisition that looked into which features should be ported from Tru64 to HPUX. The top items were remote management and the cluster file system. Interestingly, HP decided to drop the lot and go with the v1.0 product from Veritas. I never understood why.

Dolvaran

Re: Fraud

Interestingly, you could have said much of the same about Compaq under Capellas immediately after the DEC acquisition. The end result was very similar also.

Gospel according to HPE: And lo, on the 32,768th hour did thy SSD give up the ghost

Dolvaran

Re: Pity it's not a traditional drive...

Even then, will not the data bits fall out when you turn it over?

Halfords invents radio signals that don't travel at the speed of light

Dolvaran

Re: Speed of light

"Not possible with analogue, as that tells you what happens beforehand"

Which of course is why the TARDIS is purely analogue.

UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database

Dolvaran

Although bear in mind that airguns are officially classed in the UK as firearms.

Only if they exceed the legal limit of 12 foot pounds for a rifle, or 6 for a pistol.

Dolvaran

Only in certain towns and cities though local bylaws - and even those may have disappeared by now.

Dolvaran

Re: They could start a joint venture with the drone registry

At an alleged cost of £3M. Quite some spreadsheet!

Sure, we made your Wi-Fi routers phone home with telemetry, says Ubiquiti. What of it?

Dolvaran

Re: speed test

Which you can choose not to enable...

Not just adhesive, but alcohol-resistant adhesive: Well done, Apple. Airpods Pro repairability is a zero

Dolvaran

The pinna is the whole ear (including the 'flappy bit').

Delayed, over-budget smart meters will be helpful – when Blighty enters 'Star Trek phase'

Dolvaran

Re: It's about money

Hardly free money - and hardly from the government. The funding is provided by a levy on everyone's energy bills.

Fed up of playing Whac-A-Mole with network of SoftBank-owned patent holders, Intel hits court

Dolvaran

Re: Simple....

ARM has only (relatively) recently become large, and this has been its business model for decades. So, absolutely it can work this way.

Dolvaran

Re: Simple....

Legally, a corporation is an individual entity. You would have to insist on an organic individual.

Reaction Engines' precooler tech demo chills 1,000°C air in less than 1/20th of a second

Dolvaran

Re: Here We Go...

No, no, no. Digestives are strictly for use with coffee. Rich tea is the only acceptable accompaniment to tea. And let's not mention those heathens that use Ginger Nuts for anything...

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