* Posts by deive

369 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Jan 2008


Ford, BMW, Honda to steer bidirectional EV charging standard


Re: Don't get it

Something like half-hour slots with pricing directly tied to the wholesale price, plus an API so you could automate?


I don't like shilling for a specific company but this exists in the UK already :D

First US nuclear power plant built this century goes online


Re: ROI?


EU: "Nuclear energy averages 0.4 euro ¢/kWh, much the same as hydro; coal is over 4.0 ¢/kWh (4.1-7.3), gas ranges 1.3-2.3 ¢/kWh and only wind shows up better than nuclear, at 0.1-0.2 ¢/kWh average. NB these are the external costs only. If these costs were in fact included, the EU price of electricity from coal would double and that from gas would increase 30%. These are without attempting to include the external costs of global warming."

Prices of gallium and germanium rise as China export controls loom


Re: Germanium trash?

From last Fri: https://www.theregister.com/2023/07/28/infineon_recyclable_circuit/ :-)

Weird radio pulses could be coming from new type of stellar object


Re: Two faced star

That's no two-faced star... this is!


UK's proposed alt.GDPR will turn Britain into a 'test lab' for data harvesting


Re: Thomas Claburn.....You Need Some Help!!!

Without GPDR you wouldn't know what Google or GCHQ were doing.


Re: Freedom

By happy, I assume you mean dead?


Time running out for crew of missing Titanic tourist submarine


Re: Jerry-riggedness?

From the article: "According to Pogue, the waiver he had to sign stated: "This experimental vessel has not been approved or certified by any regulatory body, and could result in physical injury, emotional trauma, or death.""

Multi-tasking blunder leaves UK tax digitization plans 3 years late, 5 times over budget


Re: Just simplify the tax laws

How would tory MP friends 'n family pay 0 tax then, though?

Had enough of Android? First 'Focal' based Ubuntu Touch is out


Re: Sadly not tempted for now

Tried some /e/ on the FiarPhone?



Re: Renaming and discontinuing

"The Earth is round"

- Pythagoras ~ 500 BC, Aristotle ~ 350 BC

- Eratosthenes ~ 250 BC




Cosmic rays more likely to glitch out water-cooled computers


I wonder how the oil-based submersion coolants fare?

Google taps Fastly to make cookie-free adtech FLEDGE fly


noscript ftw.

NASA wants a telescope on the far side of the Moon


We have Webb at L2, wouldn't it be good for a second at L3 for large stereo or the start of a massive virtual telescope?

What's really up with data disconnects in the deep blue sea?


"Whatever it is, you can't get away with it if the world is watching you do it."

Nord Stream 2?

Unless things change, first zettaflop systems will need nuclear power, AMD's Su says


Re: late stage capitalism

What do you mean by major?


Latest Disclosed Ownership 367,013,798 shares

Ownership 8.89%


Latest Disclosed Ownership 136,198,548 shares

Ownership 8.45%

Microsoft's .NET Framework gets one less update reboot


"one less reboot" for a feramework... that defo has no hooks deep in their OS at all, that no-one else could get access to.

Biden: I want standard EV chargers made in America by 2024 – get on it


Re: Of course chargers must be standard

ChaDeMo is the new Betamax.

The Balthazar laptop: An all-European RISC-V Free Hardware computer


It's probably just me, but I do wish there was an open hardware laptop for the high end.

This ancient quasar may be the remains of the first-gen star that started us all


Re: "the so-called Population III stars"


"The classification system is based on the metal content of the stars"

Look! Up in the sky! Proof of concept for satellites beaming energy to Earth!


"That means the land underneath could still potentially be available for agricultural use."...


Weird robot breaks down in middle of House of Lords hearing on AI art


M.L. is not A.I.

Open source biz sick of FOSS community exploitation overhauls software rights


It is right that "Corporations with a turnover higher than $25 million a year" should have to pay for some of their core technology.

Japan reverses course on post-Fukushima nuclear ban


Re: Wind and solar

also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_battery

Nuclear power is the climate superhero too nervous to wear its cape


Broke? The UK rich have increased their wealth by £274 billion over the last 5 years.



Broke? Fossil fuel companies have been making $3 billion profits a DAY for the last 50 YEARS and have just announced theirm most profitable year ever.




Broke? "Our" govenment just gave ~£37bn to Harding.


None of those new designs help with the enrichment of nuclear material to weapons grade... coincidence that there has been a lack of funding?

Samsung teases 11 Texas fabs as $50 billion CHIPS Act vote nears


If this also forces them to come up with ways of reusing more water and generating their own power, then it could be a good thing long term.

British boffins make touchless computing tech on the cheap



*cough* x86 extensions *cough*

Is a lack of standards holding immersion cooling back?


Standards could let us implement this at home and join it to the heat-pump to help heat the house :-)

End of the road for biz living off free G Suite legacy edition


My main issue moving (I have also wanted to change my domain and email address) has been those companies that key your account to an email address and then don't let you change that :-(

Murena and /e/ Foundation launch privacy-centric smartphones


Still enjoying some /e/ on my Fairphone 4 :)

IBM-powered Mayflower robo-ship once again tries to cross Atlantic


Re: Here's the "crew".

- https://mas400.com/people

= "You need to enable JavaScript to run this app."


Mitsubishi Electric again admits to widespread quality control cheating


Glad my new air source heat pump isn't a mitsubishi!

Repairability champ Framework's modular laptop gets a speed boost


Re: I'll Be!

So hope they can add some more options to the mix at some point!

Pop!_OS 22.04: New kid on the Ubuntu block starting to show real muscle


Not a big fan of systemd and the rest, but this has been my only OS for a couple of years now and with Valve's Proton it's all I could want.

All the power of linux with some of the few good UI parts of both Windows 10 and MacOS, without their problems, is how I'd describe it.

BT starts commercial trial of quantum secured London network


"EY will see all its data traffic between its two London sites carried over the quantum secured links"

Wouldn't it be better to build a dedicated "quantum" network and just use that for OOB key transmission?

I think that is the route the chinese are going down with satallites, if I remember an old el-reg article correctlly?

Red Hat signals Intel's software-defined silicon will debut in Linux 5.18


"Xeons with unused cores that could be turned on to permanently upgrade a processor, ..., certainly has appeal."

That sounds like paying twice for the hardware to me...

The most interesting thing would probably be if they put some of their FPGAs on die, IMHO.

Twelve years after Intel was fined $1.2bn for unfairly running over rivals, an EU court says: No need to pay


Re: Brown Envelopes?

Socilism for corps.

When ERP projects go awry: Surrey County Council incurs £3.2m additional costs in delayed Unit4 project


I *suspect* the results of such a study would be revealing. It would be good to know.

John Edwards takes the reins at the UK's data protection watchdog


"don't stop believing" - That's worked out well so far for Brexit and Covid...

UK Telecommunications Act – aka 'power to strip out Huawei' – makes it to the statute book


Re: Communism bad

"if the private companies act with integrity"

Russia blows up old satellite, NASA boss 'outraged' as ISS crew shelters from debris


cooperation > competition

Tech bro CEOs claim their crowns because they fix problems. Why shirk the biggest one?


Re: But it's up to us


UK Treasury and Bank of England starting to sound serious about 'Britcoin'


The entire point of crypto is to validate transactions with no central authority.

If there is a central authority then this is needless, we already have a much better system for this!

Rolls-Royce set for funding fillip to build nuclear power stations based on small modular reactor technology


It's from 2014 - since then we have obviously cleaned up all that nuclear waste and have our coastal defences completely ready for the ocean rising. Or not.


In related news https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/risk-nuclear-leak-sparks-call-installation-flood-defences-9146887.html

Turns out there is something everyone may agree on in Congress: Let netizens use mostly algorithm-lite apps


"a search engine or recommendation system that requires a user to supply a specific input, such as a request for nearby coffee shops or songs by their favorite artist, would be exempt" - cos they would never use any other info to find and order those results, right? Right??

COVID-19 cases surge as do sales of fake vaccination cards – around $100 for something you could get free


an idiot and their money...

Space is hard: Rocket Lab's 20th Electron launch fails


Re: What one has to remember is.......

We have - it's called insurance :-)