* Posts by rcomm

9 posts • joined 26 Oct 2011

CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets


Re: Let them eat rabbits

I knew an old lady. She swallowed a fly.

I don't know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she'll die...

Behold the perils of trying to turn the family and friends support line into a sideline


Re: Right cable, wrong hole.

Except you know it's wrong because if it was the USB port you would have had to try a minimum of 3 times to get it to insert.

Defaulting to legacy Internet Explorer just to keep that one, weird app working? Knock it off


We were instructed by MS support during our o365 implementation in 2017 to stay away from Edge, as it did not work with all the o365 modules consistently. They recommended IE as the "most compatible."

How one of the poorest districts in the US pipes Wi-Fi to families – using school buses


Re: How does the driver get home?

I thought that too at first, but the original idea was to give kids on the bus for two hours a way to do "homework," and not have wasted the time. The revelation to the plan is that when the bus goes off-duty it's parked in an area with lots of people to allow those folks access.

Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension


Things did work as planned. Phones in his room were blocked. Take your point though, as his plan was was short-sighted and crap.

Honey, I shrunk the Windows footprint


Re: Apple Internet Recovery

I was thinking that the base image may be stored as a snapshot, like on a VM. If you need to refresh/reset, it just dumps everything after the image was loaded. Certainly doesn't necessarily mean no bloatware, in that case. Just that you'll NEVER be able to truly get rid of it.

Microwaves thrash fibre on speed... if you like two-nines uptime


Re: microwave down a tube

That would be a waveguide, made of copper, and is often what is used for microwave transmission between the transmitter on the ground and the (dish) antenna up on the tower. Usually has positive pressure (air or nitrogen) rather than a vacuum, because moisture in the waveguide attenuates the signal and perfect seals are rare/impossible. So what's the speed in a pure nitrogen environment?

Icon: kinda looks like a parabolic dish...

Kepler spots Earth-sized exoplanet ideal for barbecues


US decommissions massive Cold War nuke


Unboxing is a relatively new phenomenon...?


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