* Posts by TedF

27 posts • joined 21 Jul 2010

Made in China? Not for much longer, reckons Foxconn boss


Global Equilibrium

In the grand scheme of things, China becomes more and more wealthy and is obliged to pay its workers more.

Meanwhile, Europe and the West continue to collapse and degenerate so that our pay and lifestyle eventually matches Chinas...

Aussie engineer accuses 'serial farter' supervisor of bullying, seeks $1.8m redress


Re: Farts are Omnidirectional

Flatulence at grand banquet;

"I say, you farted in front of my wife!"

"I'm terribly sorry, I didn't realise it was her turn!"

Disengage, disengage! Cali DMV reports show how often human drivers override robot cars


Sleeping feet...

A change over from automatic driving to human driving will always be traumatic. Am I the only person who feels disorientated after being on cruise control for hours and having to wake up their feet as you leave the motorway?

Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI


No warning at all?

Does the UK still have a warning system? I do remember sirens being tested in the sixties and despite warnings in the local press of the test, many getting very upset.

Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles


Stainless Hero?

Is it just me, or has Elon Musk started to look like John DeLorean?

Fully working U-Boat Enigma machine sells for $365,000


Big Risk

Taking a bit of a risk aren't you? If GCHQ decodes this, you are TOAST...

WHY did NASA probe go suddenly SILENT - JUST as it was about to send pics of remote ice-world?




(How embarrassing would that be?)

This whopping 16-bit computer processor is being built by hand, transistor by transistor


The Fellow is a fraud! Commercially made transistors? Pah! Get some Silicon and get doping...

Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy


Re: @ TedF

The western world's capitalist system is steadily increasing the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots'. My comment was a simple reductio ad absurdem argument. You though, seem to be one of the believers who will chant "There is no alternative!" as the world slides down the crapper..


The real problem seems to be that Global Capitalism will end with a few Trillionaires and everyone else crawling around in the mud convincing themselves that "there is no alternative!"

Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth


Yes -No - Yes - No

In typical UK MOD bungling style, it was going to have steam catapults, then it wasn't, then some fancy electro-magnetic linear motor catapult, then nothing. Multiply this sort of faffing about for every system aboard and I wonder it hasn't cost ten times its already staggering cost. Still six years to finish it, so plenty of opportunities to add / delete / add again countless bits of technology. . . .

You’re NOT fired: The story of Amstrad’s amazing CPC 464


Sorcery Plus

Happy memories of covering the patio doors with 'Post-it' notes as we kept a record of how to go from room to room - Creak!


Great intro to computing

I bought 30 - odd Amstrads for my school at a time when CUB monitors and BBC masters were the norm. They proved amazingly tough and reliable whereas the BBCs were a nightmare. We used PCW's as upgrades from typewriters and CPC 6128s to introduce computing. At some point we built (kit?) mice interfaces and used DMP printers. 'Protext' was a fabulous word processor and simple 'coding' done via LOGO. Happy memories.

Why UK.gov's £1.2bn fibre broadband rollout is a bumbling FLOP


Quite; there's nothing like high speed Porn...

Cheap 3D printer works with steel


Re: M Blowhard Now this is more like it.

Today I learnt a gun can be 'safe' and 'useful'.

Build your own WORKING Sonic Screwdriver... for a UNDER A FIVER


Working Sonic Screwdriver - Pozidrive screwdriver with a whistle built in to the handle.


NO! Radio broadcasters snub 'end of FM' DAB radio changeover


Re: Technoluddites

"Embrace the change. With more people listening, it can only get better."

No it won't.

DAB is an old system abandoned by the rest of the World. We need the Government to acknowledge their mistake and adopt DAB+ with more thought of firmware updates in the future.

Digital radio may replace FM altogether - even though nobody wants it


It's Silicon. (You may however have a radio polishing fetish - who am I to judge.)

Cyber jihad as Indonesia and Bangladesh hack each other off the web


Modern cyber-war is one thing; why illustrate it with a picture of a Bristol Bloodhound missile from the 1950s?

Get lost, drivers: Google Maps is not for you – US judge


Re: Luckily the

Those pron films are the best!

Look out! Peak wind is coming, warns top Harvard physicist


Re: I'm shocked, shocked...

or connected even...

Bubble baron treats Space Station crew to blowup model


Very reasonable

$17.8 million seems very reasonable; have they taken inflation into account?

The Beatles Yellow Submarine restored


Graphics - trippy Audio - Overwhelming

A distinct improvement on my DVD copy with pin-sharp graphics (though the 'dodgy' artwork in Bulldog scene still grates.) Audio seems over cooked though with alarming surges and stereo image leaping about at times. A colourful, one-off featuring the Fab Four.

Attention swingbellies: Pizza sauce is a healthy vegetable


Fast food Government

The U.S. government is run by and for big corporations; they will do anything in their considerable power to keep the population hooked on their products.

Amoral and jaw - droppingly ignorant - the tomato is a fruit!

Mars trips could blind astronauts


Or even space odyssey . . .

Pure Contour DAB/FM and Internet radio



FM / Internet radio - fine; but DAB+?

Is this PURE's attempt to push the UK government into adopting a half-way sensible digital system?

James Bond's autogyro revived by Brit spec-ops pilots

Thumb Up

Other autogyros are available. .

Other Companies have been developing Autogyros (Gyroplanes?) for some time -


Celier have Rotax powered Gyros that are being assessed by Police forces.


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