* Posts by TheRealRoland

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Dell's rugged Latitude 5430 laptop is quick and pretty – but also bulky and heavy

TheRealRoland
Go

*taps the sign*

https://www.theregister.com/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html

Apple's return-to-office plan savaged by staff

TheRealRoland
WTF?

SO has to go back 2 days a week to the office. Rule is that manager(s) then also should be in the office. When in the office, the manager(s) all doing off-site lunches, and in general are not available. So... Why again going back to the office needed?

Rocket Lab successfully catches falling rocket booster with a helicopter

TheRealRoland
Happy

Bucket Catchers!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdsn4snbzjo

They have this setup in the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. Pretty neat!

FAA to airlines: 5G-sensitive radio altimeters have to go

TheRealRoland
Unhappy

Re: Qualifying new radar altimeters.

i think it was foreseen, but not addressed because *waving hands*

NASA's modified Boeing 747 SP SOFIA to be grounded for good

TheRealRoland
Unhappy

Shame, but understandable

Another 747 gone from the skies :-(

Accenture announces 'Accenture Song' – not a tune, but a rebrand

TheRealRoland
Happy

Re: I am disappointed.

Whalesong! WHALESONG!!!!!

Engineers up the torque to get Lucy's solar array latched

TheRealRoland
Childcatcher

Can you imagine what would happen a la SevenEves?

"SevenElons"...

*brr....*

Google tests battery backups, aims to ditch emergency datacenter diesel

TheRealRoland
Meh

YourHome - powered by Google

see title... Because why not branch out into public (or private?...) utilities?

Logitech Lift: Vertical mouse for those with small hands

TheRealRoland
Meh

Biggest problem : dirt magnet

I used a larger one, the Logitech MX Ergo Plus. Nice and heavy design, could tilt to allow for a different angle. Really tried loving it. But in the end, dunno why, had to clean the inside rollers at least once a day. Guess my paws are dirt magnets! So back to the regular mouse it is.

HP finance manager went on $5m personal spending spree with company card

TheRealRoland
WTF?

Shelbee was carrying around a small dog in a designer purse, wasn't she?

Why Nvidia sees a future in software and services: Recurring revenue

TheRealRoland
Coat

Re: turn on car features, such as driver assistance, through subscription services.

Lowest adoption rates on our optional "Turn Indicator" software module. It seems like BMW drivers simply do not care. So to cover for that loss, we've increased the base price of the car accordingly.

Apple seeks patent for 'innovation' resembling the ZX Spectrum, C64 and rPi 400

TheRealRoland

Re: Atari ST ?

Philips P2000

TheRealRoland
Happy

Nobody mentioning the Philips P2000?

Sigh.

One decade, 46 million units: Happy birthday, Raspberry Pi

TheRealRoland

Re: How many?

Psh. Speak for yourself, like i'm doing in this reply :-D

NextPVR (Pi4)

RTL-SDR / Gqrx machine (Pi3b)

I did try the 3b as a RetroPie first, but lost interest there.

Photon fantastic: James Webb Space Telescope spies its first starlight

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Re: https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html

While it didn't snow, i did by accident hit a -7C/19F night, once. was happy for the xped downmat, and the deep-freeze sleeping bag. Inside of tent was nice and frosted :-)

Out of beta and ready for data: 64-bit Raspberry Pi OS is here

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Running a Pi4 w 8GB of RAM, and an SSD, using NextPVR, a SiliconDust tuner and ClearQAM cable TV signal. Happy camper, since that allows me to use the little box as a PVR without any issues. Downside is that it's so easy to record everything, so that very quickly you'd need to empty out the SSD, and move to a slower 8TB external drive :-)

Building up my personal classic movie collection this way is easy though :-)

I may just start tinkering with the 64 bit version, if it's a slow week of movies.

Running Windows 10? Microsoft is preparing to fire up the update engines

TheRealRoland
Meh

Already happened to me

Had an HP Spectre with Win8.1 laying around, fired it up, and it immediately started with installing Windows 10. Don't think i had a chance to stop it from happening. It's fine in my case. Needed to wipe clean this Windows instance due to a lot of bloat that i could not remove by simply uninstalling things.

Google fixes bug that stopped some Pixel phones from making 911 calls

TheRealRoland
Unhappy

Gotta dust off my Playbooks :-(

And see what's still working. End of an era :-(

Those Titans, not the Pocket Titans, anyone using them with Verizon in the US? I know the camera will be crap, compared to my Pixel 3a XL, but to have that keyboard, and the shortcuts, and all that good tactile typing again...

IntelliJ IDEA plugin catches lazy copy-pasted Java source

TheRealRoland
Big Brother

Re: Does nobody do code reviews any more?

Well, there's your problem...

To state that code reviews are not useful because 'we always get lost in minutiae', maybe ask the question 'is this the correct way to conduct code reviews'?

And if the answer is 'Yes', run away...

It's the day before the grand opening but we need a firmware update. It'll be fine

TheRealRoland
Coat

Re: Windows upgrade in process

Now that would get someone's heart rate up...

Microsoft gives Notepad a minimalist makeover to match Windows 11 style

TheRealRoland
Coat

Re: FFS. How slapdash can Microsoft get? It's Notepad one of the simplest Apps ever written.

No coding while driving your Tesla!

It's primed and full of fuel, the James Webb Space Telescope is ready to be packed up prior to launch

TheRealRoland
Happy

Re: It’s large mirror

"have a butcher's" - "have a butcher's hook" - "have a look" - got it :-)

*sighs contentedly* it was a good day. learned something.

New study demonstrates iodine as satellite propellant... in space

TheRealRoland
Coat

Tim nice-but-dim's comments:

>Tech promises to support boom in small satellites

"Sounded more like a thud to me"

What a clock up: Brit TV-broadband giant Sky fails to pick up weekend's timezone change, fix due by Friday

TheRealRoland

Re: I hate DST.

I guess someone doesn't like it that you live in Hawaii?

Darmstadt, we have a problem – ESA reveals its INTEGRAL space telescope was three hours from likely death

TheRealRoland
Joke

Re: " thereby presenting the best argument for ongoing remote work, for every job, forever"

If that bloke as so much twitches, he would become Kevin Spam, amirite?

EasyJet flight loadsheet snafu caused by software 'code errors' says UK safety agency

TheRealRoland
Stop

Now, when flights are fairly empty, that's ok. However, when i have to trade in an aisle seat for something else, because i have to move, but now transformer-fold my 6ft6 frame into a cramped area, no thanks.

This mostly happens on rinkydink planes anyways.

Also, happy i'm not flying anymore. My body is very thankful for not having to endure that abuse every week...

Electric car makers ready to jump into battery recycling amid stuttering supply chains

TheRealRoland
Happy

Down the rabbit hole i went...

Good article about the different recycling options, and downsides for each : https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fchem.2020.578044/full

And in general - Cobalt : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt

and on and on...

Amazon's AI chips find their way into Astro butler bot, latest wall-hanging display

TheRealRoland
Terminator

If the thing is too quiet while ambling about...

Tie a couple of cans on a string to it; or make one of the wheels squeaky?

Good news: Japanese boffins 3D print what looks like marbled Wagyu beef. Bad news: It's tiny and inedible

TheRealRoland
FAIL

Go-Gurt

But meat-flavored...

The Register recreates Apollo 15 through the medium of plastic bricks, 50 years on

TheRealRoland
Happy

Re: The Stand

Quite a stand.

*taps the sign* Boot. Notes.

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement

TheRealRoland
Happy

Re: Ha!

Stinks, doesn't it?

Misconfigured Azure Blob at Raven Hengelsport exposed records of 246,000 anglers – and took months to tackle, claim infosec researchers

TheRealRoland
Coat

Good security

Sounds like everybody has been trained correctly: if it smells like a spearfish attempt...

Boffins find an 'actionable clock' hiding in your blood, ticking away to your death

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Coat

I've got this painting of me, see...

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Florida Man sues Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for account ban

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Thumb Up

Nice

Well done. No need for names on this one.

Hubble Space Telescope to switch to backup memory module after instrument computer halts

TheRealRoland
Happy

I always liked Cow & Chicken's Stubble Space Microscope!

Fastly 'fesses up to breaking the internet with an 'an undiscovered software bug' triggered by a customer

TheRealRoland
Devil

If it wasn't for those meddlesome customers...

We would have gotten away with it!

There is no escape: Atlassian to send Jira into places only Excel dares to tread

TheRealRoland
Unhappy

Oh, Atlassian

Bunch of hot garbage. Half-rendering views, misusing existing fields for different purposes (Beta roadmap, anyone?) which then changes your existing stuff, JQL hampered by in my mind the absence of very simple functionality (but you can buy the plugin on the market place, but only if you have this very specific version of Jira and are not using next-gen projects).

Bah.

But, necessary evil :-(

What's this about a muon experiment potentially upending Standard Model of physics? We speak to one of the scientists involved

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Thumb Up

Re: Not a scientist

All first discovered by Y. Wensleydale and his team? Crackers, that.

It's official: Microsoft updates Visual Studio Code to run on Raspberry Pi OS

TheRealRoland
Devil

The exe i downloaded doesnt want to run, can anyone help me here?

Free Software Foundation urged to free itself of Richard Stallman by hundreds of developers and techies

TheRealRoland
WTF?

Re: want to control what everyone is allowed to say or think.

Wait, you're saying... move to the United States?

* "new neighbours defend their opinionated bigotry with more than just sticks and stones." - check

* "pack as many guns as you can" - check

* "where civilisation is still in the stone age" - check

I live there, don't get me wrong. But here the hurr-durr-took-mer-jerbs-and-guns attitude is a thing, you know. And pretty bigoted.

Doctor, I think I have an HDMI: Apple starts investigating M1 Mac Mini graphics issues

TheRealRoland
Coat

Re: Shonky soldering

Trigger's laptop!

Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break

TheRealRoland
Unhappy

It's only that apps would not support older versions of Android anymore that I had to leave behind my Passport and KeyOne :-(

Damn, i love me that physical keyboard.

Police drone plunged 70ft into pond after operator mashed pop-up that was actually the emergency cut-out button

TheRealRoland
Unhappy

What is the actual training regimen / schedule? Having flown only a couple of hours in what, a year? A month, a week? Are these drone 'pilots' full time assigned a drone? Or is this a 'Can I, guv? Can I? It's been a while, but i can do it!' ?

$900bn coronavirus stimulus bill includes $600 for most Americans, $50 in monthly internet subsidies, $1.9bn to help rid the US of Huawei kit

TheRealRoland

Re: Please, ANYONE: help with critical details---

Apparently it's a 4000+ page document, signed on by people who haven't read it, so nobody knows exactly what's in here. Also, this bill hasn't been signed by the president yet, so nothing that people are talking about is real yet.

TheRealRoland
Headmaster

Re: How To Win A Shadow Boxing Match Against Oneself...

Septic is the right word here...

SolarWinds’ shares drop 22 per cent. But what’s this? $286m in stock sales just before hack announced?

TheRealRoland
Stop

"Large-scale grift, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of grift in the morning."

Adios California, Oracle the latest tech firm to leave California for the wide open (low tax) Lone Star State

TheRealRoland

Re: Good Move!

They will probably build a farm in the HQ as well - additional tax relief for this poor mega corporation!

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Thumb Up

Also the frothing of the mouth about how gleeful certain right-leaning pundits are about how 'the Valley is getting empty!' but then also 'but we don't want the politics of the workforce here to muddy up our current political climate!'

President Trump's rushed-through H-1B techie visa crackdown halted by federal judge

TheRealRoland
Stop

Re: This will end up in SCOTUS

He's 'fixing' things by not following the rules of the processes in place to fix things. And that will result always in a slap from any court. There's a process. Follow the process.

Anything else is grandstanding. It's an issue if you only complain about 'i don't like the current law in place', but then not put in effort to change the current law following the procedures already in place. But, the media and followers will lap it up, showing 'prejudice against our cause!'

Amazon's ad-hoc Ring, Echo mesh network can mooch off your neighbors' Wi-Fi if needed – and it's opt-out

TheRealRoland
Trollface

Re: TITSUP but not on el reg?

"What are they hiding?"

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