* Posts by rcoombe

9 posts • joined 19 Aug 2010

Having bank problems? I feel bad for you son: I've got 25 million problems, but a bulk upload ain't one


Re: 10 minutes, not a second more...

" I'm sure electricity can't be as dangerous as it's made out"

In school, my friend and I used to enjoy sticking a nail in the earth hole to open a socket up and then putting another nail in the live one. Felt like getting your thumb hit by a hammer.

Then we came up with the bright idea of doing this with two sockets:

- Stick nail in earth hole to open both up

- Hold plastic end of 2 opened compasses

- Stick in live holes

- Turn compasses so they touch

- Big bang!

- Electricity trips out in that block of the school

- Teacher tells us we're bloody idiots and lucky to be alive

Zuck covers up mic and webcam because sharing isn't always good


4th thing about this photo of Zuck

His office seems to be based inside a branch of Ikea.

It's not us, it's you: Boffins ditch supercomputers in lust for new materials


Scratches head

"charged particles - such as ions"

I'm sure my dimly remembered A level chemistry learnings are telling me that all charged particles are ions, as that's what the definition of an ion is.

Am I wrong?

England just not windy enough for wind farms, admits renewables boss



In terms of reliability it's pretty guaranteed to be there every day 24x7. Problems with storms trashing your kit perhaps? I dunno. Just wondered why it's not even mentioned in the piece.

Google chap bakes Amiga emulator into Chrome



Having a middle-aged crisis seeing a computer system that I grew up with (not even my first computer!) is now being described as ancient. (Beer is obviously the only solution.)

Sane people, I BEG you: Stop the software defined moronocalypse


As my father-in-law always said

"Thank god I brought the car: I'm far too drunk to walk home"

UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns


"Compass is not a publicly accessible system"

Er.. I think it is... https://compass.scouts.org.uk/login/User/Login

Somebody probably pointing metasploit at it right now.

Never mind those touch apps, full Office 2016 is coming this year


If you can be bothered to click on the link to the blog you'll see that yes, indeed, we have lower case menus.

Treasury loony-magnet voting starts


I will of course be looking at each idea

with only 44,000 to choose from I'll easily sort the wheat from the chaff and be able to vote on the sensible one(s).


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