* Posts by Danny 14

4252 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Don't turn it off and on again: Expired Cisco cert cripples vEdge SD-WAN kit

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Re: Paying attention

its a great way of killing second hand kit. No support contract? No new ssl cert for you.

No more feature updates for Windows 10 – current version is final

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no, ltsc 2019is the one to install. Ltsc 2021 has an EARLIER date than 2019, only the IoT version of 2021 has the 2032 date.

Cisco kindly reveals proof of concept attacks for flaws in rival Netgear's kit

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Re: 1970s museum pieces?

I think the last time I did this is was to set up a refurb UPS with a network management card. I had to dig out a usb to serial connector too.

Are you ready to go all-in, head-first, on a laptop? ASUS's Zenbook Pro 16X asks for that commitment

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Re: Had a horrible experience with Asus

Ive had the opposite experience. Im typing on an asus laptop now, granted I changed the RAM and M2 as it was cheaper for me to do so than order with. Its an AMD hex core with 1660ti and it has been flawless so far. I even took it apart after a year to see what state the fans and grills were in (it said on the sticker something about dust free design) and whilst skeptical, its fairly clean.

It does feel a bit flimsy and doesnt have usb-c charging (not surprising with a 150W battery charger of course).

the only thing that bothers me is the flashing keyboard lights until the driver kicks in.

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Re: That keyboard....

my external keyboard has a fair amount on unspeakable things fallen in there. I shudder to think what would get inside that housing. After the first egg banjo the mechanism would be a nightmare.

Accenture puts 19,000 staffers' heads on the chopping block

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Re: 35 years and Greed is still Goooood!

I was here to post the same thing. I was expecting negative growth or something, let alone the same lower end!


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Re: The chickens are coming home to roost

It isnt just the slave labour. It is the total lack of proper controls. Building regulations? Nah, proper severances and working conditions? Nah. Toxic chemical disposal pathways? Nah. Ethical production? Nah. Power issues? Spool up a brown coal plant or 10

The list goes on. Turn a blind eye isnt even close.

Roses are red, algorithms are blue, here's a poem I made a machine write for you

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I think the vogons said it best.

Oh freddled gruntbuggly,

Thy micturations are to me, (with big yawning)

As plurdled gabbleblotchits, in midsummer morning

On a lurgid bee,

That mordiously hath blurted out,

Its earted jurtles, grumbling

Into a rancid festering confectious organ squealer.

Forget the climate: Steep prices the biggest reason EV sales aren't higher

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Re: Too expensive, too heavy, too range limited

It doesnt suit everyone.

there are 4 chargers in our village at the village hall. Around 100 cottages in the village. Every night there are 2 DPD vans vans plugged into the chargers all night so thats 2 free for "public use". Most people cant park outside their houses as the village is mostly single track road. We are lucky as we have a small drive so can park one car outside the house.

Almost all the cottages in the village have multi phases coming in to each one, 70A on each - usually TWO phases active, some of the longer cottages have a real mishmash. Single meter, one MPAN. We have two phases active, one is used for the AGA and storage heaters the other for domestic. So we could charge one car at a time on high draw, I wouldnt like to charge two if the AGA and shower are on. No mains gas and almost none of the cottages have room for surface oil tanks, christ knows how much an underground tank would cost. We have mains sewerage at least.

The nearest shopping town is Keswick, which is 20 miles away along B and A roads, a smaller town with petrol station is 10 miles away, work for both of us is around 35 miles away so a 70 mile commute. No charging at work for either of us.

EV would be a nightmare to run for us. It would be a very strict nightly charge as we couldnt guarantee a 140 miles over 2 day commute in winter conditions. As far as ICE goes, one of us has a fiat panda 4x4 (awesome in the bad weather) which does about 55mpg, the skoda fabia estate does about 50. I fill up once a week in both when we do our shopping.

Today we drove to edinburgh, it was 150 miles and took 2.45 hours either way, no stops. This would have been fairly crappy in an EV as that would possibly be two full charges so maybe 2.45+1.5 each way? And thats arriving home "empty". My fabia still has 300 miles left in the tank.

After roasting Nvidia for overheating issues AMD now has its own

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Re: der8auer

I have visions of vacuum tubes on the new cards, that would explain the 350w and the problem with overheating.

China reportedly bars export of homebrew Loongson chips to Russia – and everywhere else

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Re: Israel's obstinance where Iran is concerned

and the day iran detonates a nuclear test weapon ia the day israel will launch all sorts of crap at iranian facilities. even itanian neighboura wont want iran to have nuclear missiles.

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Re: Oh No! Anyway....

most of which is stolen russian tech.

Brit MPs pour cold water on hydrogen as mass replacement for fossil fuels

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Re: Call me crazy, but...

yes but if the windfarm is able to produce 30GWh between 12AM and 4AM but the demand is only 5GWh then the 25GWh remaining can be left to produce 7GWh H2 equivalent. So inefficient yes but overall useful.

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as long as your car isnt covered in absorbant flammable tar coating covering loose gas bags then im sure you will be fine. You realise that many cars have been using pressurised LPG tanks for years? Those are far more dangerous than a tank of gasoline or H2.

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storage really isnt an issue. H2 isnt any more dangerous than LPG, petrol or kerosene. Ironically a slow leak will be safer with H2 than LPG, doesnt produce toxic smoke, isnt as "hot" as a gas flame. There are benefits.

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there isnt a mass market for H2 hence green sources H2 isnt worth it. Once there is a market then countries with excess green electricity will start to look at cracking water as a money source. There are quite a few countries that could make money from H2 production but without the demand it isnt worth the infrastructure.

FCEV is more than possible with current tech. https://wrightbus.com/en-gb/hydrogen-bus-streetdeck-hydrolinerFCEV there's one right there. 8 mins of hydrogen filling for 200 miles+ these are early days of course but still possible. Newer fuel cells are also being developed.

EV arent bad but the charging times are horrific for mass transport. If entire cities converted all their ICE to EV then the grid would collapse in short order, those cities would brown out. H2 on the otherhand would not, people would go to filling stations, the same as ICE.

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"That may have been true once but not so mush these days with access to abortion services"

Not in most 3rd world countries and chunks of the US.

Oops. Cisco installed wrong firmware on some boxes and they report fake ‘severe faults’

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dont you need a support contract to install the firmware?

Elon Musk to step down as Twitter CEO: Help us pick his replacement

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Re: Optimus

I see it, and agree.

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I think me

1. im cheap, just give me a few million a year. I will even take dollars so thats a saving.

2. I hate twitter. I will gladly run it into the ground for you.

3. Fuck people who disagree with you. amirite?

4. Abolish HR so 3. doesnt get problematic. I dont think you thought of that cost saving measure.

5. I will happily clean up crap and kowtow to your whims.

Big Apple locals hire Russians to game New York's taxi system

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Re: How? Easy ...

greed. The correct wheels werent greased enough.

Swatting suspects charged with subverting Ring doorbell cams and calling cops

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Re: Another reason not to get a Ring doorbell

Agreed, but we who post on here are more likely to have an arduino project than ring. Its the regular joes who think they are helping thair parents or spouse and kids while they are away that bothers me.

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Re: Charge the scrotes $100 per officer per minute

A stretch with bubba will certainpy change their minds. They will be traded like playing cards.

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Re: Seems kind of poetic

so you would find it hilarious if your wife and kids are woken at 2AM by a squad of armed police shouting and booting the door in? Not aure I find it hilarious.

What about if it was the neighbours house and the swat teams used your lawn, fence and back yard to go piling through?

Doesnt sound like fun to me. I assume you have never seen such an operation in effect. You might have a lot of bravado now but it isnt like the movies and is a lot more scary in real life. Especially if you have your own kids who are crying in terror.

Google's Dart language soon won't take null for an answer

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Re: NULL is just the pointer analog to NaN

what is wrong with nulls in db tables?

Look like Bane, spend like Batman with Dyson's $949 headphones

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i saw someone fill a ballbarrow with rubble, the wheel collapsed. Our rusted ancient barrow hauls anything and is at least 30 years old. It was moving concrete section panels onot this year as I cant carry them a long way on my own.

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they have equally exoensive shite that blows.

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Re: Great

No one cared who i was until i put on the mask

Italy, Japan, UK to jointly launch sixth-gen fighter jet by 2035

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Re: Yay!

or rebuilding ukraine after their warmongering neighbour kicked the shit out of their infrastructure.

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Re: A Quantitative Easing Program in Military Guise?

Ask the ukranians how much heating they have after their neighbour and their weapons of war kicked the fence down.

Women sue Apple claiming AirTags helped their stalkers

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we use them on our luggage. it works really well.

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Re: What's that?

air-tag = thing

thing sends out bluetooth beacons

iphone = gadget

gadget has an OS

OS has a function to listen for bluetooth beacons

when an airtag beacon is heard the gadget sends its location to the internet overlord masters

internet overlord masters can update owners of thing with the location given by gadget

if you too have a gadget then you get a notice if there are things around you that have been there for "an extended period of time" talking to the internet overlord masters

Boeing swipes at Starlink as it finishes two internet slinging satellites

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cost saving over the long run. When one MEO satellite meets another MEO satellite a little MEO satellite is born a few months later.

How do you solve the problem that is Twitter?

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Re: "How bad will its fall be?"

I say we take off and nuke twitter from orbit. its the only way to be sure.

Windows 11 still not winning the OS popularity contest

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dont forget 2k. windows server 2k was awesome. sure 2003 was better but 2k was a godsend from nt4

2k pro was also lightyears from ME and 98SE.

Killing trees with lasers isn’t cool, says Epson. So why are inkjets any better?

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i have a workhorse canon ip4000, it doesnt have chipped inks, you just fillthem up.its cheaper to run than a colour laser as the bottled ink is peanuts I also have a hp mono 4000n too (i must like the number) which you can still get refurb caertridges for.

Elon Musk picks fight with Apple for slashing advertising spend on Twitter

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what would be funnier is if apple gave staff discounts for EVs "to save the planet" but not Teslas.

Massive energy storage system goes online in UK

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Re: Still tiny

there are some nice articles based on a compressed air storage system that is being built in Manchester (highview power?) that looks promising and wont use minerals or chemicals. It will be a nice idea if it can be scaled.

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Re: Per home usage

usually goes - speak to salesman then: take cost and double, take specs and halve. When delivered, anything in between is a bonus.

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Re: Real numbers

not a worry at the moment. Cant afford heating. So doing my bit for the grid and just not switching the heating on.

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Re: Tiny

Looks better, doesnt involve as many hazardous chemicals (yes, a lot of concrete and a missing chunk of land). I suppose there arent as many places where a Dinorwig can live though whereas a farm of shipping crates can be placed anywhere

Danny 14

yep. spool up time and jitter. Ive had some bad experiences with diesel generator failover at the hospital I used to admin at.

FTX disarray declared 'unprecedented' by exec who cleaned up after Enron

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Re: "unprecedented"

which is the irony. Become a master criminal by running a successful company so badly that even though you make money, so did everyone else. have no accounting, no business plan. Then claim incompetence so your assets arent totally taken away. That being said if he has loads of offshore accounts everywhere then good luck finding them all.

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Re: LOL'd at this one

I wouldnt say that. M Mouse makes a fortune.

Musk sells $3.95 billion in Tesla shares, paid eleven times more for Twitter

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Re: Is this going to be a new measurement of expenditure?

we measure our luxury in heating-boost-hour, if we get an overtime bonus we allow ourselves to turn the heating on for an hour.

Russia says Starlink satellites could become military targets

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Re: Seems reasonable and fair

probably nothing will happen publicly, depends who is in the car. Muat the same for nerve agent poisoning in salisbury, bothing happened and that was a nerve agent attack.

Danny 14

Re: Seems reasonable and fair

since russia is currebtly killing civilian power grids and water plants I dont think the wankers they give a fuck about conventions.

The only Windows 10 updates for the year are coming. Spoiler alert: It's just security

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if you missed that. look at the end date for 2019 ltsc and facepalm.....

Intel hands over nearly 5,000 patents in deal with IP management outfit

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Re: How to hire a patent troll

then AMD pay the troll and sue intel directly as the cross licening wont be in effect.