* Posts by Jame_s

45 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Sep 2008

It's 2020, so let's just go ahead and let Amazon have everyone's handprints so it can process payments


i'm not touching that

they are really trying to introduce communal touch pads during a pandemic?

like the title says.

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


Re: Johnny Cab!

johnny cabs didnt fly.

a still from 5th element would have been nearer the mark.

Too hot to handle? Raspberry Pi 4 fans left wondering if kit should come with a heatsink


heat spreading = grief spreading

it's maybe worth noting that even on the PI3 the heat spreading technique can heat up the sd card to the point of malfunction too.

Prodigy dancer and vocalist Keith Flint found dead aged 49


Re: Definitely a shock

more bagpipes and hurdy gurdy than lute


Raspberry Pi fans up in arms as Mathematica disappears from Raspbian downloads


Re: 300 baud!? You were lucky...


Leeds hospital launches campaign to 'axe the fax'



i was staying in a hotel for a nearby convention. the hotel desk delivered a printed out fax in an envelope to my room that turned out to be patient notes for a doctor with the same name in another room.

so much for HIPAA.

NASA 'sextortionist' allegedly tricked women into revealing their password reset answers, stole their nude selfies



do people insist on using truthful answers to security questions that can easily be found with a little bit of research?

they don't actually know your mother's maiden name wasn't "nofuckingwayimgivingyoutherealanswer"

10 PRINT "ZX81 at 37" 20 GOTO 10


what was the game called?

Hot NAND: Samsung wheels out 30TB SSD monster


Re: Blast radius?

i hadn't heard it before either


BOFH: But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?


"Make that six,” the Boss says, wiping his fingerprints off the window key before dropping it in my drawer.

video maybe, fingerprints on the key, no

NASA Earthonauts emerge from eight-month isolation in simulated Mars visit


news from the outside world was limited


if they can send/receive messages, they could get news no problem.

seems like they are artificially making it more isolated than need be.

Dell's flagship XPS13 – a 2-in-1 that may fatally frustrate your fingers


Re: "Prices start at £1,299/US$999."

it's a lot more than a bit harsh. at the time of posting, £1299 is about $1678.32 - more than 65% harsher.

Prisoners built two PCs from parts, hid them in ceiling, connected to the state's network and did cybershenanigans


i don't want a pic of the space it used to be in, i want a pic of the pc they cobbled together.

Oh happy day! Linus Torvalds has given the world Linux 4.10


Re: -0.8

this convention has tweaked my ocd for years, but i've learned to live with it.

you're fighting a losing battle on this one.

Microsoft goes retro with Vista, Zune-style Windows Neon makeover


Re: retro?

i have my own, beloved, dessert theme which i have saved. it began as the desert theme, but i modified it. it's called dessert because of an hilarious mistake i made while playing a quiz machine in the pub years ago, but i digress.


Re: retro?

i was here when it was still the ocean floor.


Re: retro?



Re: retro?

you're not a hipster if you have been (and still are on W7) using it since it was introduced.



it's not retro until i can get my beloved windows classic look dessert theme back dammit!

and get off my lawn!

Oi! Linux users! Want some really insecure closed-source software?


Re: Bigger jumps in Version numbers

1 million in roman numerals in not P

it's M with a bar above it

Trump's 140 characters on F-35 wipes $2bn off Lockheed Martin


captain lockheed

this whole episode makes me want to listen to captain lockheed and the starfighters again

WikiLeaks claims 'significant' US election info release ... is yet to come


Re: Ah, now Trump makes sense

neither was the trump foundation, that never stopped him

Microsoft redfaced after Bing translation cockup enrages Saudis


1) people actually use bing?

2) "microsoft" translates to "shonky beta test" in arabic. and french. and german. and english. and......

You think Donald Trump is insecure? Check out his online store


Re: Trump-Pence dog coat.

due to his resemblance to a certain historical itallian leader, i am henceforth referring to the trumphole as "il douche"

Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?


i thought scalding the leaves only applied to white and green tea.

US House to vote on whether poor people need mobile phones


Re: gummint shouldn't pay for anything

are you including corporations with that?

cutting off subsidies to boeing alone (>12 billion a year) would pay for the phones (approx 2 billion a year) and leave you 10 billion better off.

maybe you should be looking at the people pointing at the scapegoats rather than the scapegoats themselves.

'Fart detector' wins Chinese Physics prize


Re: @x 7 (was: @Mark 85)

except the liver. vitamin A poisoning.

Behold, Microsoft SQL Server on Linux – and a firm screw-you to Oracle


Re: Yes and No

so all the php code on linux i have accessing ms sql databases must be imaginary

Beard transplants up 600% for men 'lacking length elsewhere'



hipster beard = face mullet

Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive


that moment you realise those weren't shiitake....


oh it's only a spider! - for a horrible minute i thought an MP was sneaking up on me.

The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined


i bought my boy a pi and a kit of things to plug into it complete with book aimed at kids.

he's looked at it once and got bored.

i'm not so sure he's mine.

Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive


why does the ceo always seem to email me when i just got home?

Scrooges rejoice! Beancounters find formula for perfect Xmas party


Re: What the sam hell is cracker pulling?

google it. there are pictures and everything

‘For the love of Pete, America, learn about decent chocolate’


hershey's milk chocolate smells (and probably tastes) like baby puke, their dark stuff is ok. i've heard a couple of theories, one that they use powdered milk (would explain the baby puke smell), another that they use some sour cream in it (for some reason here people dont throw out cream when it goes off, they eat it)

on another note, they dont know jack shit about bacon here - all most places have is burnt wafer thin streaky bacon. shoulder bacon is rare and back bacon is only available from specialist butchers.

The Raspberry Pi: Is it REALLY the saviour of British computing?


HDMI not compulsory

You don't need an HDMI display for the PI, any old tv with a composite input will work.

Having said that, I do agree that cheap computers do not make programmers. How many parents in the 80s bought Timmy an 8 bit micro thinking they were helping with his education only to end up with an expert in Jetset Willy?

Only 1 in 5 Americans believe in pure evolution – and that's an upswing


Re: @COG (was: I believe ...)

there's plenty of gravy and cheese here but why the hell would you want salad cream? it's straight from the crotch of satan. on the other hand, this *is* a pork pie desert.

Submarine cable capacity doubled with flick of switch


Re: Marxists FAIL

If you think your privacy will improve by changing the flavour of your government to one you prefer, you are a fool.

VCDX: The elite certification just 105 people hold


certs are a racket.

unfortunately, most big companies buy into the racket wholeheartedly.

Facebook unfriends 19-inch data center racks


they're forgetting the garage rule

that is, no matter how big the garage is, your crap will expand to fill the space.

Ubuntu 12.04 hits beta, brings smooth Unity for marching masses


this looks familliar

unity looks a looks a *lot* like nextstep/afterstep/openstep/windowmaker with newer icons

OnLive sneaks Windows 7 into the iPad



i'm so happy that there's now an app that turns a $600 poser toy into a $300 keyboardless netbook whilst making it miscrosoft's gimp.

3M MPro110 handheld projector



we got one of these last week and i had the same problem with the vga connector

Ivan O'Toole? That's nothing, snorts Hugh Jass


On a sort of related note..

I used to work in a building on canal st called canal house

there was a sign on the front read "Canal House - Entrance at rear" - you can guess which letter mysteriously disappeared.....