* Posts by AndrewV

30 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Dec 2009

ASUS thinks outside the 4″ x 4″ box with plans for custom NUCs


Re: I wonder...

I'd like to see something similar to PC/104, but with standard PCIe slots to speed up product development.

Ubuntu applies security fixes for all versions back to 14.04


I'd take that last advice one step further and add "apt update && apt full-upgrade -y && apt autoremove -y && apt purge && apt clean" as an alias in .bashrc

FYI: Today's computer chips are so advanced, they are more 'mercurial' than precise – and here's the proof


Re: Error detection

It would be more efficient to only call in the third as a tiebreaker.

Google will make you use two-step verification to login


Thank you!


Before they make it mandatory, they need to develop a universally accessible method.

I'm quadriplegic, and use my chin to type.

I can't check a phone.

I can't press a button like the ones on usb security keys.

I could probably hack together a fix, but I'm a coder. Most disabled people aren't, and shouldn't have to be to use online resources.

Ever dream of being an astronaut? Now’s your chance. NASA wants new people for the Moon and Mars


Do they still have height restrictions?

Gonna be so cool when we finally get into space, float among the stars, work out every day, inject testosterone...


There's a much easier way. You can get testosterone patches.

I use them to counteract the muscle loss of being quadriplegic (the outcomes are very similar to living in microgravity).

This kind of research has benefited me greatly e.g. NASA's studies into the formation of renal stones when you stop weight bearing exercises.

Plants in SPAAAAAAACE are good for you


Re: There's got to be a lot more of this if humans want to live on other planets.

Meal Refusing to Exit.

Elon Musk wants to get into the boring business, literally


Re: Umm

"Particularly for cars, ventilation would be a massive headache. Literally."

Not if it's electric cars only. I wonder who would sell me one of those.

AI brains take a step closer to understanding speech just like humans


@Frumious Bandersnatch

"Interesting. I was wondering about this the other day. I was reading about subvocalisation, which is where people mentally form words when reading. When learning foreign languages, this can be a necessary step, but if you get into the habit of hearing each single word in your head as you read it, it means that your reading speed is limited to how fast you can vocalise it (so reading speed = speaking speed, effectively)."

Well that explains my reading speed. Thank you.



"If he's not describing an image, what is it he's remembering?"

I remember a list of features, and the more important the person is to me the more features I can rattle off when asked.

It came as a shock when at the age of 37 I realised everybody else visualises, and I was weird.

Hollywood offers Daniel Craig $150m to (slash wrists) play James Bond


Samuel Anderson.

He was amazing as Danny Pink in Doctor Who.

Watch the world's biggest 'flying bum' go arse over tit in a crash


That's not entirely true.

Until recently there was no point conducting helium mining exploration because the US were artificially depressing the price by running down their massive stockpile.

Now that's almost exhausted, exploration has begun. And quite successfully too http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36651048

Google Loon balloon crash lands in Chile


> they measure fifteen meters wide by twelve meters tall when fully inflated.

How many kilocats is that?

Telsa S robo-death-dodge


Re: Auto horn?

Automated driving leaves you free to do this. http://i.imgur.com/rWmzb58.gif

Regular Fast Radio Burst detected outside our galaxy


Re: Microwave radiation..

If only it were a joke.


Don't take a Leaf out of this book: Nissan electric car app has ZERO authentication


Re: Don't put microcomputers into cars...

Life was much better before flagella.

Hell, high water, and ice: Facebook's Dublin data center choices


Re: Ouch

You should have continued reading. It got better.

"...billed as the Hoover Damn of solar. Based in Southern California, Ivanpath is relatively close to that damn."

North Korean rocket works, puts something into orbit


Red Rocket finally thrusts into correct slot

Norks quiver with delight

Sailboat cracks 100 km/h for first time



But surely it's not valid unless they do the return leg within the following hour.

PHP devs lob second patch at super-critical CGI bug

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Re: Twisting the knife

That article changed my life.

After 13 years of PHP I'm now using Python. I haven't felt this alive in years.

STUNNING NEW APPLE DEVICES that will follow the iPad 3 HD!


Did you accidentally hit the publish button too soon?

Microsoft announces ASP.NET zero-day vuln


There goes my day off.

Georgia Parole Board blocks Amnesty email campaign


I think his argument can be better summed up like this:

if ($killing == "wrong")


$killing = "wrong";


Cancellation technique doubles wireless throughput



Australia, give up your fixed broadband!



Don't disturb them in mid-rant.

iiNet teams up with Microsoft



"Australian number three telco"

Surely you mean number two. Ads don't lie!

Google tests 'streaming' search engine


Google ads

Does google get paid per ad click, per ad shown, or a combination of both?

Google may exit China after 'highly targeted' attack


North Korea, Cuba & Laos

Don't be silly.

There's no money to be made in those countries.

High-speed Chinese train kicks French, Japanese butt


Can't post without a title.

Actually there's 14 stations already open, with 3 more under construction.

Plus it'll eventually (2012) form part of the Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway.