* Posts by u235

8 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Nov 2007

Heathrow T5 security tackles Transformers t-shirt threat


Idiocy backed into a Corner

It's like this. Some security guy makes an idiot of themselves by making a really stupid decision or saying something outrageous. They won't back down as they'll lose face. The supervisor is called over and as the security guy is their friend and colleague they're unlikely to say the initial action were the actions of a loopy loop. They then defend the action using further dubious excuses and so the chain of idiocy continues right up to the top if necessary.

Ofcom cracks down on London pirates


Let the pirates use a DAB Mux

Because no one else wants to and it might encourage more suckers to buy the soon-to-be-defunct DAB sets. The pirates should be sponsored by Currys & Co so they aren't left with surplus DAB stock along with the pile of HD DVD players.

UK teen is world's youngest certified ethical hacker (maybe)

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Teenage wasteland

Until more teenagers take the test it is difficult to have any perspective on the level of accomplishment or indeed the true measure of the qualification. If a gorilla passes the test does that mean the gorilla is a genius or the test is poor?

English language succumbs to Symbiotic Ephemeralization

Black Helicopters

End of Days

I think we should start building Ark Ship B.

New taskforce to discuss why more people aren't turning to digital


New DAB+ codec

In addition to the poor bit-rates and expensive sets, there is also the rather big risk that a new codec will be rolled out in a couple of years and that £90 DAB radio will turn into a useless paper-weight/brick overnight. (I just spotted that someone else has pointed this out but I'll say it again).

The government is always keen to suggest that a spectrum sell-off benefits the tax-payer when in fact it is the tax-payer (as a consumer) that always pays in the end.

Hitachi 'collision avoidance' bot does a Ballmer at press do

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I demand a Rod Hull joke!

Or have they all been done by now?

HP goes octal with workstations

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*NOT* HP's first 8 core workstation offering.

The 'article' implies that this is HP's first 8 core workstation range. HP has been selling dual, quad core 'Woodcrest' based workstations since that chip's release (i.e. just like the Mac Pro) and the workstations described here are the same ones but with the newer 'Harpertown' Xeons. Nothing to see here but a Xeon technology refresh.