* Posts by Derek Roberts

3 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Feb 2008

New in-the-wild attack targets fully-patched Adobe Reader

Derek Roberts

Try Foxit

As a windows user, I have been using Foxit reader for more than a year now and recommend it. It's like Adobe used to be back at about version 4 - light, responsive, easy to install etc., but reads the latest pdfs and allows annotation also.

Mag-lev flywheel UPS firm says shipments speeding up

Derek Roberts

Angular momentum

When used in a mobile application, the flywheel would be suspended in a gimbal bearing (like a compass on a ship). Then by the suitable application of springs to the gimbal, the gyroscopic effect can be used to benefit - i.e. to give increased roadholding force while cornering.

Government wants every English child on 'secure' database

Derek Roberts
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ID cards by the back door

So in one small step we squeeze ID cards in by the back door, because everyone's got a national learning number anyway.

>1000 Senior teacher's salaries for a year. Spend the money that way