* Posts by BigBruce

7 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Mar 2011

Bin bods Brabantia breached, customer passwords trashed


I forwarded this to the register last night when I received it.

As it happens I have started to receive far more spam messages over the last TWO days so I wonder if it is linked in any way.


Google bags huge Times Square ad space for New Year's


Power requirements

So nearly 72 million led's at say 2.4V and 20mA (which is on the low side) and displaying white is 3 to 10 MW - ouch.

At that rate the eleccy costs will be about a third of the rental rate.

Intel uncloaks 'highest performance' desktop processor



The fastest laptop processor is the i7-3940XM 3Ghz standard thatt goes to 3.9Ghz on boost.

I have one here on my dell M6700.

Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi EcoDynamics


if you can get one

I ordered my 1.1 CRDi '1' (the 88.3mpg one) back in early October with an expected delivery date of early December.

Early December came with out even a production slot visible. Then just before xmas the garage told me that there was a production issue with them and they would be delayed.

In January I was finally told that there would be no production till June (for all Diesel versions).

The garage did manange to get my name down for one of the '1' Air versions which had been made before the stoppage , though they haven't yet agreed to give me it for the same price as the non air version (despite it being 77.8mpg instead of the 88.3).

So nice little car IF you can get one.

Sinclair ZX81: 30 years old


Mr Westwood

I had the pleasure of working for Jim Westwood in my previous job at Amino Communications. (He is still working for them).

Some of his stories of what they did in the 'Good Old Days' were truly amazing.

I was happy to see his cameo role in the BBC TV "Micro Men" film , made everyone at work laugh. (That and the picture of him on Planet Sinclair showing him when he was 34).

Apple iPad 2 snapped in all its skinny glory


FCC-ID is not correct

It is a fake as the FCC id shown on it in the pictures BCG-E2381A is that for the original IPAD.

So they have just copied that from the original IPAD.

Any one can look up the FCC ID. Just Google FCC ID and look up the links.

Apples Grantee code is BCG and they have over 500 devices listed.

Tainted ads punt scareware to surfers on LSE and Myvue sites


Ah that's where it came from

I was wondering how my mother-in-law's computer became infected with this over the weekend...

A safe boot with networking enabled and malwarebytes stopped it , though it still has a few traces in the registry.

Turned off both Avast and microsoft security essentials though..