* Posts by Chris Jakeman

6 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Oct 2008

Verity Stob and the super subjunction

Chris Jakeman

Articles again

Good point.

"The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" is a brilliant science fiction story (1966 Robert Heinlein) which does not use "the" except in the title.

According to Wikipedia, this was to reflect the impact on language from the large number of Russian deportees to the moon. "the" does not exist in most Slavic languagues.

Energy crisis over - for 250 years?

Chris Jakeman

Underground Coal Gasification

I'm putting some faith in ways to extract gas from all the coal we have - see project in the Firth of Forth. No more miners, just pumps and pipes to extract the gas. Need some carbon capture and storage though to counter the greenhouse effect.

MySQL.com hacked via... SQL injection vuln

Chris Jakeman

@read only

"Access the My Oracle Support Welcome Center for migration information, training, significant changes and answers to Frequently Asked Questions."

but links for the free MySQL Community Edition take you back to www.mysql.com.

Startup offers penalty-free file data reduction

Chris Jakeman

Showing Microsoft how to write software

by reorganising the data and removing the bloat.

Microsoft aren't interested in better products, only products with more features.

Google Chrome extension bars domains from search results

Chris Jakeman

Firefox equivalent

Hadn't heard of surfclarity before. I find OptimizeGoogle does the job quite well on my Firefox.

PGP takes disk encryption management into the cloud

Chris Jakeman

The risks are obvious

Sounds like the service Dell are offering.

The "ability to remotely disable lost or stolen laptops" is scary. How soon before the wrong laptop is disabled by accident or a faulty laptop disables itself?