* Posts by jpvlsmv

4 publicly visible posts • joined 31 Aug 2010

FBI: We found US MILITARY AIRCRAFT INTEL during raid on alleged Chinese hacker


I'm just glad his name wasn't Su Root. Imagine the further damage he could have caused...

Love vSphere? You're going to have to love Flash too


Goodbye mouse button

Most of the civilized IT world are used to having more than one mouse button. When you right-click on a Flash "application" you get the lovely useless Zoom In/Zoom Out/Print plugin menu. Unlike in the annoying C# client where you get a context menu that actually can perform useful tasks.

GAGA prepares to inhale some grass


Blade suggestion

2 counter-rotating metal plates with teeth cut in them. For a start, use table saw blades.

It would be simpler than a scissor mechanism but would only require rotational motion, not the more-complex reciprocating.

Or for additional safety, only the bottom plate rotates, providing some protection against feet getting into the cutting surface.

This also benefits clipping elimination, since all the clippings are on top of the blade for easy collection.


Boffins baffled by mysterious Martian crater


Battle Scar

It is clearly a battle scar.

The original Martians were at interstellar war with another advanced race. Their enemies used kinetic energy weapons (near-C rocks) to obliterate the Martian civilization. This was the single last shot that eliminated the Martian homeworld.

Fortunately for us, the Martians had seeded the 3rd planet with life-bearing rocks before they were exterminated.