* Posts by TimothyB

9 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Jul 2009

The Register Guide on how to stay anonymous (part 1)

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It's funny how one of the things which makes online advertising so annoying (it coming from other domains, usually via rather slow CDNs) makes it so easy to block. If websites served all their image content and advertising content from the same directory adblock would be a lot harder to use...

Good on you though Reg, when's the switch to a subscription model coming then? :)

Note to Captain Kirk: Warp speed will kill you



Have you seen Star Trek? What do you think the deflector dish is for?

Besides, isn't the point of warp drive that instead of moving at close to the speed of light, you travel slowly while compressing space to decrease the distance you have to go?

Verified by Visa bitchslapped by Cambridge researchers


I'm glad Cambridge researchers agree with me

I've been saying this for years...

Lets hope this makes it into the mainstream media, with all the anti-bank feeling around at the moment something might be done.

Euro astro biz: It's time for solar panels in Spaaace


The only way...

That this kind of technology will take off is when we have automated/robotic space-based manufacturing capability, using materials obtained from either mining on the moon or the capture of a NEO. Preferably this would involve self-replicating robots capable of churning out solar panels without much human intervention. They'd also need to be capable of maintaining the arrays once built.

And transmission back to earth would be better done using some kind of tether rigged with superconducting cables - else the transmission losses just make the whole scheme even sillier.

Launching the equipment from Earth would be madness using our current disposable rocket technology. Better to spend the money on developing fusion, or building terrestrial solar arrays...

UK etailer calls self 'the last place you want to go'


this is oooooooold

Welcome to 2 months ago! They've been running this ad campaign for ages...

NASA: the world will not end in 2012


"You can look it up on Wikipedia"

Good to see that NASA knows where all the facts on the internets are...

Thieves target BT cables as scrap value rises



Maybe this is why BT is suddenly so happy to replace copper with fibre, they want to sell the old cables...

BT to push fibre to 1.5m more homes and businesses



Andrews and Arnold provide native IPv6 on all their offerings, only ISP in the UK doing that at the moment that I know of.

If you want IPv6, switch providers, if enough people switch the big ISPs might just take notice...

As for FTTC/FTTP, bring it on!

ISP redesign unites the web in nausea


SSL certificate?

Quite aside from the "interesting" design, I had to add an SSL exception in FF to access the site. Not really terribly professional looking when your users get a nasty warning when they try to access your site.