* Posts by scote

10 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Jul 2009

Crazy Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars

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Re: No wonder we are running out of IPv4 addresses

It probably is NAT'd the security researchers said that you need to be on the same wireless network

Tesla Powerwall: Not much cheaper and also a bit wimpier than existing batteries

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Re: Not adding up

There are two factors where lead acid differ from lithium

1st off even deep cycle batteries cannot withstand being discharged as much as lithium

second is that the number of cycles for lithium is higher.

I think you get between 200 and 400 cycles from lead acid typically at 50% discharge and lithium does 1000s of cycles at 80% discharge before the capacity drops below 70% of its original capacity.

If you redo your sums with that factored in you will find lithium is cheaper in the long run.

FORK ME! Uber hauls GitHub into court to find who hacked database of 50,000 drivers

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Re: Heh

According to the article uber already know the public IP address. Clearly that has not helped them identify the person, therefore they want to link that with information held by git gist

Nvidia U-turns on GTX 900M overclocking after gamer outrage

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Re: Thermal monitoring?

Yes they do and the driver scales back the clock if thermal limits are reached

BBC bins pricey Windows Media, Audio Factory goes live

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wait, when did the real-player streams disappear?

Now canned another M$ codec, good riddance. There ought to be something better than mp3 128k in this day and age, isn't AAC much better at quality on lower bitrates?

For all you squeezebox users, logitech runs their own server that feeds off tunein so when better streams become available they can be added.

Most most of the other interwebs radio devices they use vtuner, there is a way to add private stations once the new urls get discovered if vtuner doesn't add them itself

the instructions for my denon are in the manual

ASUS router-popping exploit on the loose

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merlin's fixed this

search "asuswrt merlin"

Apple, RIM profit from Euro smartphone shift

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nokia smartphones

I challenge whether alot of nokia symbian handsets are really smartphones?

some of them have very small screens and no touchscreen or keyboard - can you call these smartphones?

Google frees Gmail updates from Android

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nonsense

Nonsense - gmail gets updates between Android releases, both from the market and by downloading the latest GApps package.

Feds crack phone clone scam that cost Sprint $15m

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FAIL

they should be routinely checking for this anyway

I worked for UK network about 15 years ago and they used to run reports looking for impossible events that meant there was fraud/cloning going on. More fool Sprint for not doing this, its not hard, and now they have lost $15M

Hurt yourself? Try f**king swearing

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what about kids

This must be true, swearing is not routinely used (or allowed) by kids when they hurt themselves. but they from pain more it seems, so this resrearch must be true.

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