* Posts by ThreadGuy

16 posts • joined 16 Sep 2009

Android P will hear no evil, see no evil, support evil notches


Department of Redundancy Department

Wow - not only "simultaneous use of multiple cameras", nor even just "use of multiple cameras at once", but the full-blown "simultaneous use of multiple cameras at once"!

Looking forward to Solaris 11.next this year? Whomp-whomp. Check again in 2018


Re: Oracle SPARC is dead ???

Yep, that is the real big story here: confirmation (following news of mass layoffs in SPARC/Solaris engineering) that there will be no more SPARC products after the already completed M8 chip is released. And presumably no more new server platforms either.

US Navy runs into snags with aircraft carrier's electric plane-slingshot


Re: We all need less stress...

Please could you share a link to the YT documentary. It sounds fascinating. (A brief Google search was unproductive).


- John

Custom silicon, 9PB storage boxes, and 25Gb Ethernet – just another day in AWS hardware


Actually 25GBASE-T and 40GBASE-T will both work over Cat-8 cable. The standards were ratified earlier this year, not that lack of standards is likely to hold back a big monolithic operation like AWS.

CONFIRMED: Google bakes custom data centre chips


Re: wow

Advertising Specific Integrated Circuit

Diffie, Hellman scoop $1m Turing Award for key work on crypto keys


Nah, he'd only blow it all on freezing his brain

Connected kettles boil over, spill Wi-Fi passwords over London


This is, without a doubt, the most British thing I have ever heard.

And the winner of the most reliable disk drive award is ...


Two types of disk drive

As the old saying goes, there are two types of disk drive:

- those that have failed

- those that haven't failed yet.

When you stop to consider what we're asking these things to do, with areal density in the Tb/in^2 range, Ferrari-engine rotational speed and gnat's-crochet head flying height, all for under $100, it's a wonder that they work at all.

Researcher hacks aircraft controls with Android smartphone


Re: Pilot can regain controll

Fly by wireless

Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC


The worst system...

Funding the BBC through the licence fee is the worst system imaginable...

...except for all of the others.

Apple to ditch Intel – report


Just buy AMD already

If they want to control their own hardware without breaking x64 compatibility, they should just buy AMD. Market cap is only $1.5B.

Robot rabbits take on Facebook, female orgasms



"Self administered onanism" - shurely shome redundancy?

Zero* welcome for 200 Welsh TV shows - in Wales


I think this says it all

Nid wyf yn y swyddfa ar hyn o bryd. Anfonwch unrhyw waith i'w gyfieithu.

Scott McNealy signs off in style


Correction: he didn't leave

"in the four years since he left the company"??

He stepped down as CEO but didn't leave. He is still there as of yesterday, working as the president of Sun Federal.

Defects in e-passports allow real-time tracking


Holy passports!

"People will continue to poke holes in e-passports"

Sounds like the best countermeasure to me. Or at least a surreptitious slice with an exacto knife.

Oracle, Sun speed-launch Exadata V2



So no SPARC in this product, fair enough. But a Sun-branded solution that doesn't lead with Solaris? That's crazy talk.

Oh, and Fowler is an *Executive* Vice President at Sun. That sort of distinction seems to matter greatly to those in the thin air of the executive offices.


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