* Posts by wilber

32 posts • joined 6 Dec 2010

Rise of the Machines hair-raiser: The day IBM's Dot Matrix turned


Re: Chain Printer

300 lpm Drum Printers could also be rather aggressive.

Iraqi government finally bans debunked bomb-finding dowsing rods


The report that I read yesterday was 20 MILLION!

Electrician cuts wrong wire and downs 25,000 square foot data centre


Re: opps

I'd agree and suggest that as 'the coordinator' he should have suggested, 'let's have a meeting with the team doing the electrical work and get their take on the situation'.

In answering that question with a guess, he took entire responsibility.

And besides, Rule #1 in his job is; hope for the best, plan for the worst.

LOHAN chews the fat with US TV station over Spaceport's FAA-ilure


That isn't a problem in much of the world, where the first floor is 10 feet off the ground.

How to build a server room: Back to basics


Nor, a false ceiling that allows access over it.

Perhaps the AIpocalypse isn't imminent – if Google Translate is anything to go by, that is


Translation on the cheap

Never forget when the company I used to work for wanted to offer an 'International Site'. They got someone or some company to translate a page to German, for review. The page was sent to a German colleague, with a request for comments.

His one and only comment was, 'Get another translator.'

Musk: 'It's BS for ex-Vulture to claim I forced employee to miss sprog's birth'


Re: Big moments vs the small...

John Oliver did a good piece on how that is handled in Amerika.


Disk areal density: Not a constant, consistent platter


Re: Memories ...

And the calls in the middle of the night to come and replace and align the heads. :-(

Fiat 500X: A fun-loving Goldilocks who'll get down and dirty


Ground clearance?

Not sure I'd want to take it off road with 17.9mm (>3/4in) of clearance.

Supercomputer water-cooling comes to solar power


Re: Still inefficient

However, the voice over in the video was misquoted in this article.

That's not what was said in the video. 'Useful energy' does not necessarily equate to electricity alone It is the combination of electrical energy and heat energy (which can be used for other purposes).

Who needs a ride-on mower when a ROBOT will cut your grass


Re: What happened to GAGA

I believe that the Bootnote pretty well answers your question.

SpaceX Falcon tests hovercraft tech – despite ISS outage


Re: Mission got scrubbed for today

Their site states that it was because of a Helium leak in the first stage.

Windows 8.1 Update: Throws desktop drones a bone but still as TOUCHY as ever


Am I the only one...

Who thinks Windows 8 is just fine?

Installed it the day of release, tried to use Metro for a few minutes and installed Start8 and set it to 'Boot to desktop' and haven't looked back.

Most of the h8 that I read everywhere just confuses me and makes me believe they have not even tried it.

US.gov - including NASA et al - quits internet. Is the UN running it now?


Re: Subsidy & access to insurance... not quite what it seems...

"Over 50% of polled Americans disagree with Obamacare..."

If this is in fact true, why is it that when 90% of Americans were polled indicated that they were in favor of Universal Gun Registration nothing was changed? I suppose that that was politically expedient.

I believe over half of that 50% you referred to said they would not want a Government Shutdown to make the point.

The US Congress passed ACA in to law and the president signed it and it was ruled Constitutional by the Supreme Court . If they now want to change the law, then change it, but don't close down the government just because now you don't like.

DRAMA at 75,000 FEET: Our Playmonaut's TERROR PLUNGE from EDGE of SPACE


Re: Spectacular

They are good images, however I suspect the curvature is a result the lens used, as it is the same at ground level.

Apologies if that burst your balloon.

Emulex rustles up a Mulligan for its hungry network gumble floggers



Benck prez of QLogic for a short time, around 2007?

Heavenly SPEARS gives LOHAN a hot satisfying BANG


Have I missed the explanation?

That of, who is the frogman hitching a ride.

When I first saw him, when you earlier posted the video, I suspected that he must be a 'safety engineer' should another water landing occur.

Anyway, congrats again.

Click here for hot live SPEARS test action


Good show!

Congrats on what appeared to be a successful test.

I keep checking for your rundown and analysis, knowing full well that it will take time to compile all of the data and photos to present a great recap of the day.

Although, I watched I don't believe we were made privy to 'did the launch system work.

This pint's for the team.

Optical archival system - where to buy from?


Re: Uhm..

I totally agree. The first thing I did was click the given link and then the 'Find...dealer' tab and was presented with 15.

Either loan has poor web-page skills, or is looking for suggestions for a backup to the Drobo and didn't want ask directly, or loan is marketing the Sony product.

US Navy coughs $34.5m for hyper-kill railgun that DOESN'T self-destruct


Re: Cooling

I would imagine that a majority of the heat would come for the several Meeelion Amps flowing through the rails for a few milliseconds.

Ten… top tech cock-ups of 2012


Re: Petraeus now makes sense

I believe that you are jumping to conclusions, here.

If I remember correctly, it was his private gmail account that was used for the shenanigans; Not his CIA email account.

London's Oyster card website still down after 12-hour outage


Makes sense to me.

They took down the site 'for maintenance' and never 'expected' anyone to try to access it?

Cameron's F-35 U-turn: BAE Systems still calls the shots at No 10


Assuming they ever get it to work properly.

Citrix drops Rush Limbaugh over 'slutgate' slurs


Re: No one is opposed to sex AFAIK

Then, we'll take it that you also agree the Viagra also be pulled from health insurance benefits.

Hey Commentard! - or is that Commenter?


Lipstick on a pig?

I suspect that the complaintard, relating to freetard, might have been the half-term governor of Alaska, Fox News queen and reality TV star, Sarah Palin.

HDS joins string of disk floggers hiking drive prices


HDS not Hitachi

Don't confuse HDS with Hitachi.

Revealed: Full specs on Mars rover's nuclear laser heat ray


And what solar array would that be, then?

Plainly, in this and other articles, it has been said that the Rover uses a nuclear power source to avoid such problems.

Kindle Fire: An open letter to Jeff Bezos


I don't believe the problem is actually *reading* your gmail. I suspect you could do that by using the web interface. The author wants to load the gmail app.

Boffins: Punters can't get a grip on online privacy tools


Extremely bad example

Chester Wisniewski is entirely incorrect in his comparison.

First, a loyalty card is 'opt in'. It is not forced on you, just to enter the store.

Second, it is 'opt out' every time you make a purchase as you can opt not to use it, on a per visit basis.

As well, a loyalty card does not track where someone goes after they have used it when making a purchase.

People want the choice to decide for themselves.

Cisco doubles Catalyst Ethernet ports to 60 watts of juicy juice



We believe we cajoled everyone into FCoE, let's see if we can pull this one off.

Hackers make off with TripAdvisor's membership list


FAQs on Wikipedia?

Actually, the FAQ are at; http://www.tripadvisor.com/vpages/more_information.html

CNN flashes gay todger over interwebs


Rush does too

I am sure Rush agrees to idea of, "I don't care what they say about me, just make sure they spell my name right."

Then again, he probably agrees with most circus promoters.


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