* Posts by Stuart Halliday

1110 posts • joined 2 Jul 2007

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Windows on Arm users finally receive Native PowerToys

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Nothing a real user would use...

Take this $15m and make us some ultra-energy-efficient superconductor chips, scientists told

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FAIL

$15 million won't pay for much

What are they hoping to fund with just $15 million. That'll hardly pay for the Coffee machines...

10x prices, year-long delays... Life as an electronics engineer in global chip shortage

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Facepalm

Re: Counterfeit chips

I've came across counterfeit fuses, resistors, etc. If it can be copied, then believe me when I say are you 100% sure all your stock is genuine?

Brave takes the spring out of creepy bounce tracking

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Re: Carbon tax

Make button which reports unwanted behaviour. If enough reports, ban that URL.

Toshiba reveals 30TB disk drive to arrive by 2024

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You buy 2?

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You obviously buy 2...

Hubble Space Telescope restored to service: No repeat of those missing messages, but here's a software patch anyway

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Pint

Brilliant job lads. Give yourself a few Beers..

A lightbulb moment comes too late to save a mainframe engineer's blushes

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Megaphone

If you really need an emergency button mounted somewhere, always make sure it's out of reach of the stupidest person employed there.

It's fake ooze, don't fall for fake ooze: Alien fossils found on Mars might just be simple chemistry, uni pair warn

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Alien

So, don't get excited until it looks like a T-Rex?

Remember SoftRAM 95? Compression app claimed to double memory in Windows but actually did nothing at all

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Pity so few people knew that BT sold a little adapter that prevented that.

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Devil

I remember the huge adverts in PCW supporting this product. Page after page claiming it was super mega. Must have cost a small fortune in advertising.

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

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Big Brother

He's obviously read the Arthur C Clarke novel 3001: The Final Odyssey. In which everyone uses a Metaverse in their daily life.

Get real: Say what you like about your app but don't be surprised if I trollsplain

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Childcatcher

Being Autistic, I tend to be very literal and easily spot these sentences of delusion and can sympathise with you.

They really put me off products when I spot them. Seems to me that PR is getting worse or my condition is getting more extraordinary as I age.

UK Ministry of Defence apologises – again – after another major email blunder in Afghanistan

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Re: Timing unclear

Trivial to get any decent email Server to pick up on the use of CC and auto convert it to BCC.

Fire the IT Admin too for not implementing this.

Beige Against the Machine: The IBM PC turns 40

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WTF?

I remember our department getting a PC for the first time.

They immediately played flight sim and a racing game on it. The games were pirated right away of course

Everyone was shown this machine playing the Flight Sim as if it was it's most important job.

I soon found out it did little else.

As a BBC Micro user I couldn't understand the fuss made of this weak, hard to use £1000+ computer!

International Space Station stabilizes after just-docked Russian module suddenly fires thrusters

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FAIL

Who will be sleeping in the module tonight? Take lots obviously...

NASA's InSight lander expected to survive most of summer before choking to death on Martian dust

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Thumb Up

Just needs to tilt the craft on it's side, even a little sideways rock may help?

Hyundai takes 80 per cent stake in terrifying Black Mirror robo-hound firm Boston Dynamics

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Alien

In the Canadian TV series War of the Worlds, these 'dogs' go around shooting people.

But no mention of this series?

Linus Torvalds tells kernel list poster to 'SHUT THE HELL UP' for saying COVID-19 vaccines create 'new humanoid race'

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Linux

Linus :Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?

Moderators : Right here we go.

Google says its artificial intelligence is faster and better than humans at laying out chips for artificial intelligence

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Terminator

How long before we trust it and stop double checking it's correct?

How long then before we lose the skill set to do it ourselves?

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

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Pint

Let's be thankful that decent well trained IT staff found and sorted the bug.

Thanks, boss. The accidental creation of a lights-out data centre – what a fun surprise

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FAIL

If you display a big red button, expect it to be pressed. Stupid IT.

Days Gone PC: Melting pot of open-world influences makes for one of the more immersive zombie slayers out there

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FAIL

Re: "It ran silky smooth from launch ...

I could barely afford a GTX750Ti. So If it doesn't run on that, tough!

Arm has another 'most powerful CPU to date' – this time, the 64-bit-only Cortex-X2 for laptops and smartphones

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Will it ever lose it's Acorn/Archimedes link?

iFixit publishes teardown of M1 iMac, shows that making a determination of repairability is still hard

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Re: e-waste

Not true.

Maplin for example paid a fee to be exempt from this.

Apple announces lossless HD audio at no extra cost, then Amazon Music does too. The ball is now in Spotify's court

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WTF?

Re: Can you tell the difference?

Damn it. I keep picking the mp3 version!

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Alert

Anyone care to speculate late why they're doing this?

Amazon says it destroyed two million knockoffs in 2020, a fraction of the amount it ships

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EBay is just as bad.

Look up 2TB USB Sticks or fake HDMI leads or multiple coloured flowers. Thousands of items.

Ebay don't even have an option to report fake goods. Fake goods aren't even listed as an option to report.

Samsung stops providing security updates to the Galaxy S8 at grand old age of four years

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Doomed....

So I guess my Galaxy S9 is doomed next year or sooner?

British IT teacher gets three-year ban after boozing with students at strip club during school trip to Costa Rica

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Obviously he has personal problems if he thought he could get drunk in front of pupils.

FreeBSD gives ARM64 green light for production over x86 alternative's 'growth trajectory'

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Does seem that ARM is slowly being adopted by the Big boy industries.

My first Arm was the Arm1.

Blockchain may be the machinery of mischief, but it can't help telling the truth

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So if I print a hash of a NFT, could I sell that for a million quid?

Scottish National Party members found among list of names signed up to rival Alba Party after website whoopsie

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FAIL

That didn't take long...

The Audacity of it all: Version 3.0 of open-source audio fave boasts new file format, 160+ bug fixes

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Thumb Up

It works....

Grotesque soundbyte alert: UK government opens wallet to help rural areas get 'gigafit'

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Megaphone

I wonder when domestic customers will realise that "36Mbps" you supposing paid for is shared between you and 50 other customers..

That's more like 720Kbps if they all try to use it at the same time.

Wake up and ask about the 'contention' ratio?

Faster than a speeding... tab opening? Vivaldi 3.7 is here

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Angel

Still using Brave here...

Huge if true: If you show people articles saying that Firefox is faster than Chrome, they'll believe it

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Gummy bears as a unit of measure? The Reg Standards Soviet will not stand for this sort of silliness

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Alien

Is this the American Gummy or the British Gummy?

The 40-Year-Old Version: ZX81's sleek plastic case shows no sign of middle-aged spread

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FAIL

The reason why the ZX81 was so delayed was the ULA was devilishly difficult to make. Ferranti had problems of Fungi getting into the die and wreaking the device.

Does Samsung want you to buy new phones? Asking 'cos Galaxies now get four years of security updates

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Re: Mandatory 5 year minimum.

Wouldn't it be nice if companies offered a 5 year repair policy. I keep my phone until the SSD wears out... Still on a Samsung S9

Healthy 32-year-old offered COVID-19 vaccine because doctors had him down as 6.2cm tall with BMI of 28,000

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Cute. But let's not make a mole hill out of a mountain?

Nurserycam horror show: 'Secure' daycare video monitoring product beamed DVR admin creds to all users

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Megaphone

About time we had a government system of testing security and issuing certs of hardware.

'It's where the industry is heading': LibreOffice team working on WebAssembly port

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If they think more people will run LO because it's in a web browser, then think again.

Most users have no idea what a web browser is or what it does.

Looking for the perfect Valentine's gift? How about a week of retro gaming BBC Microlympics?

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I wanna play Sentinel....

https://thekingofgrabs.com/2019/03/06/the-sentinel-bbc-micro/

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can do that: Microsoft unveils Custom Neural Voice – synthetic, but human-sounding speech

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Coat

We know.

Of course we all know what it'll be used for....

That age old subject - pornography

Well, what other use has technology got?

Musk see: Watch SpaceX's latest Starship rocket explode while trying to touch down

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Trollface

Re: SN10

A good crash is one where you can get all the pieces? :)

Raspberry Pi Foundation moves into microcontrollers with the $4 Pi Pico using homegrown silicon

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Happy

Re: Annoyingly low on RAM

Some of us used a Cambridge Mk14 (un-upgraded)

ZIP folders were originally a Microsoft engineer's side hustle until bosses figured out he worked for Microsoft

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Happy

Wasn't Acorn's RISC OS the first to use a file to be replaced by a 'folder'?

Buggy code, fragile legacy systems, ill-conceived projects cost US businesses $2 trillion in 2020

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Re: Quality

It's Leo all over again.

When Leo came out, they'd develop a business system by understanding how it worked and make a bespoke system.

Naturally businesses caught onto this and started to develop systems that were bog standard and quoted low prices that caused the client to accept software that wasn't made for them and their business suffered.

History is doomed to repeat itself if you're ignoring it....

Google reveals version control plus not expecting zero as a value caused Gmail to take an inconvenient early holiday

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IT Angle

Ask how Boeing do their testing then don't do that method...

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