* Posts by bigphil9009

237 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Jul 2009


Tesla's Cybertruck may not be so stainless after all


Re: Why stainless steel?

I don't think you understand how old a Millenial can actually be...


Re: Cybertruck - the gift that keeps on giving...

Hey man, I still haven't seen anything about your super-duper mega AI chips that are going to make everything redundant. When are we going to see them again? Or is it all a smelly load of stinky mess like everything else you spend worryingly large amounts of time writing...

DEF CON is canceled! No, really this time – but the show will go on


Re: "That's because we studied math at school."

I don't understand why people will happily shell out for booze, or for over-priced coffees, but then turn their nose up at a Christmas-time scratch card. It's a bit of fun, with an outside chanceo of winning a couple of quid. Way more wastage of money happens at that time of year for way less pay-off.

Musk claims that venting liquid oxygen caused Starship explosion


Re: Enough with the Elon Musk Snark

Ok then, enlighten us - what did you mean by "elevated top layer of pad"?


Re: Enough with the Elon Musk Snark

"The elevated top layer of pad". Are you seriously saying that the big hole full of shit was already there, and that it was just covered by a thin layer of concrete? Wow.


Re: Enough with the Elon Musk Snark

Underneath the lauch stage. You know, this one: https://www.reddit.com/r/ThatLookedExpensive/comments/12uasls/the_damage_done_to_the_launch_pad_after_the/

What's the golden age of online services? Well, now doesn't suck


This is the answer :-)

Datacenter architect creates bonkers designs to illustrate the craft, and quirks, of building bit barns


Oh god, he's back. I was hoping he'd finally found something worthwhile to do with his time. Sadly not it appears.

Scientists strangely unable to follow recipe for holy grail room-temp superconductor


You've gone a bit quiet old bean - what's up, have the drugs worn off?


".....soon..." "....later this month..." "....should...."

Same old same old. Why do you persist with this?


> I should note that i am NOT part of the material sciences team that created these compounds. I'm merely the public mouthpiece!

Then you are doing a spectacularly bad job at it. I've been watching Linus Tech Tips like you suggested by the way, and none of your super-duper world changing inventions haven't been shown yet - can you confirm when they are going to be on?

Like everything you have ever spouted on here, I imagine they're "coming soon!!"

Give it up.

Microsoft promises to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for next decade. Sony believes it


Re: So

Something tells me that Sony's lawyers may already have thought of these things, and many others. Don't forget, they're hardly innocent of restrictive practices themselves!

Boris Johnson pleads ignorance, which just might work


Re: @old-n-grey

But accurate.

China chip material export controls just the tip of the iceberg, warns official


What's happening with your fandabbydozy SuperAIExtreme chips that you've been bleating on about matey? I've been keeping an eye on Linus Tech Tips but there's been nothing on there. Unless your products were those dodgy no-brand GPUs he reviewed the other day? Is that what you've been creating? Dodgy no-brand GPUs? Is it?

Can noise-cancelling buds beat headphones? We spent 20 hours flying to find out


Re: Aeropex works great for outside

As a Tour-de-France cosplaying cyclist I too like to use bone-conducting earphones. Although sadly they aren't any use at stopping the long unwashed hair of metalheads getting caught up in my expensive groupset.

Twitter now worth just a third of what Musk paid for it


Re: Can't believe Musk thinks it could be worth 10x what he paid

Ahh, now we know who posted the AC comment above!

First ever 64-bit version of Windows rediscovered … and a C compiler for it too


Sure buddy, sure you knew them. Why do people upvote this shite?

Curiosity gets interplanetary software patch for better driving and more on Mars


Is the OS open source?

Does anyone know if the OS is Open Source? I'd love to have a read of it!


Re: On site support

I think we all know who you work for now :D

All I can say is keep up the good work!

Boffins claim discovery of the first piezoelectric liquid


When can we see your megasuperawesome products on Linus Tech Tips buddy? Or are they complete vapourware bullshit as per usual?

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


I can only assume that this crazy person has multiple alt accounts that he uses to upvote his own posts - because, who the hell else would be dumb enough to do so?


Yeah yeah yeah, of course they will...

You there, boffins and tech giants, take this $50m and figure out better chips


For once we agree - a lot will happen in 2023 - some people will be born, some people will die. Some elections will happen somewhere around the world, a few movies will be released and also produced, but what will not happen, I predict, is that any of the nonsense that comes out of your mouth via your fingers will ever happen.


Re: Where's the beef? Er Fab?

How do you find time to write all that tripe?


So that's a no then. Just more insane ramblings - always coming soon, never actually arriving.

I do see that you can list a whole bunch of YouTube channels though, so at least there's that.


Is this going to actually be released? Or is it like everything else you make up - complete vapourware nonsense?

Musk: Tesla's doing great. I mean, have you seen my Twitter follower count?


Re: EV Smugmobiles

I’m no EV evangelist but even I think you might have pages…

James Webb Space Telescope suffers another hitch: Instrument down


Re: Well...

You got me there!! Well played :-)

Quantum entanglement discovery could enable futuristic comms tech, Nuclear physicists say


Re: No ansible

I wonder, how do you find time to do your actual "job" at this super-secret-mega-technology base given the walls of absolutely nonsensical pseudoscience that you post here on a regular basis?

Also, where are all the magical things that you have been promising us for the last several years? - always "coming soon" but never actually arriving...

Cerebras's supercomputer has more cores than world's fastest iron – with a big catch


Sure buddy, just like every other year that you've been trotting out the same old lies. I guess it makes you feel important or something though...

NASA's 161-second helicopter tour of Martian terrain


Re: So gullible

This is a site for people with brains and who understand science. Please leave immediately and return to your world where wonder and inquisitiveness don't exist.

US fears China may have ten exascale systems by 2025


"disclosed publicly soon enough".

Yawn, yawn, yawn. Don't you ever get bored of writing the same old lies? What a way to spend your day.

Intel plans immersion lab to chill its power-hungry chips


"Combined with a form of fusion, the machines had found all the energy they would ever need..."

Microsoft claims breakthrough in quantum computer system


Re: Moving On Swiftly and Making a Move Targeting SWIFT ‽

Well that was an interesting read. A charlatan and a is-he-a-bot-or-an-AI talking nonsense to each other.

When are you actually going to deliver anything StargateSG7? I've been reading your gibberish for years now, and it's always "just a few months" away...

Saving a loved one from a document disaster


Shameless pearoast from a while back...

Skool Daze

Back in the mists of time, when I was a young'un and things were still in SD, I was sitting in class one day working away when the headmaster poked his head in the door and said to me those fateful words "your mother is on the phone". As some here will remember, in those pre-mobile days these words were code for "someone you love and care for has died and your life will never be the same again" so it was with a sense of trepidation that I made that long walk through the corridors to his office to pick up the receiver.

"It's gone! The whole thing is gone and all I have on the screen is a white page! All my bloody work has gone!"

She had pressed CTRL+N by mistake.

UK internet pioneer Cliff Stanford has died


Re: Thanks for everything

Some of them seem to be! Not sure if any of them are yours though (a search for "Paul") only yields a few posts.


UK.gov threatens to make adults give credit card details for access to Facebook or TikTok


Re: Dead Cat

Have you ever read the comments section on any "moral panic" article on the DM website? Try it and you'll never be able to make that statement ever again.

NASA taps Lockheed Martin to build Mars parcel pickup rocket


I know you jest, but just to correct you slightly - Perseverance has already dropped the samples off. She's depositing them as she goes, much like an errant puppy.

US-China chip cold war? It's only helping the Middle Kingdom, silicon makers warn


You've been writing your "IT WILL BE RELEASED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS/WEEKS/MONTHS" gibberish for so long now. Why haven't you actually released anything yet?

A moment of tension as the James Webb Space Telescope stretches sunshield on way to L2 destination


Re: Webb scheduled to last a long time

Woooooooosh :)

James Webb Space Telescope may actually truly launch this century, says NASA


Scott Manley had a great line in one of his recent videos when discussing this matter and addressing the chances of the launch impacting Santa's ability to delivery presents at the right time:

"Don't worry, the James Webb telescope launching on time is just a story we tell our children at Christmas"

Hey, Walkers. What's the difference between crisps and chips? Answer: You can't get either of them


Hang on, they've been big again for years now! I suggest you try the stand-alone packets, not the ones in the multipacks. And they also now do Giant Monster Munch! Hmm, I might be a bit obsessed by Monster Munch...

Zuckerberg wants to create a make-believe world in which you can hide from all the damage Facebook has done


Re: Full presentation

Did I say I'd watched ONLY the first 10 minutes? Nope, that's because I hadn't yet watched the whole thing at the point of writing my post. Try not to leap to conclusions and be so judgemental eh?


Full presentation

A link to the full presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOn2CZWnxxY

I've watched the first 10 minutes - it truly is something to behold. I'm not normally one to comment on someone's appearance but it really does look like they have deliberately made MZ look like Data from TNG - a "meta" commentary on this thing trying to be like the Holodeck?

I can't believe he made it through the presentation with a straight face, and of course there had to be a single-speed fixie in the background at one point...

Don't touch that dial – the new guy just closed the application that no one is meant to close


Re: Pardon?

I think that was the joke ;-)

US Federal Aviation Administration issues draft assessment of SpaceX Super Heavy impact


Good point! Thanks! :-)


I wonder if NASA had to go through similar impact assessments before they were able to launch Mercury/Gemini/Apollo/STS or if it was just hand-waved through by virtue of being the gubernmint 'n all.

How to stop a content filter becoming a career-shortening network component


It's not wrong - we're Italian!

Back in the days of Exchange 5.5, our mail server would regularly fall over (by design, given that we were on the standard edition which limited the size of the EDB file to some stupidly low limit) because the sales team were hard at work swapping porn videos with their counterparts at the company's main retailers. After speaking to the CEO it was decided to implement content filtering in order to prevent this happening. Cue the Sales Director walking up to my desk, throwing his laptop down telling me that "I can't work like this! You can't stop us doing this - it's not wrong - we're Italian!". They guy was Australian, the company was the Australian arm of an Italian company.

The CFO then got wind of this and asked me if I could export all of the offending files and then delete them, thus freeing up space in the EDB. However, the request was firmly made to burn all of the offending material to a DVD before deleting it, so that he could, erm, "inspect" it all from home.

Those guys had some balls, I tell you.

Microsoft patches PrintNightmare – even on Windows 7 – but the terror isn't over


Re: Why?

I'd wager that it was the tone and holier-than-thou attitude you adopted in your post rather than any reference to disabling the print spooler on a DC...

Indian government reverts to manual tax filings as new e-tax portal remains badly borked a week after launch


At least have the courage to use your registered handle if you're going to spout such bigoted nonsense...