* Posts by SRMoll

8 posts • joined 22 Nov 2011

Hackers waste Xbox One, PS4, MacBook, Pixel, with USB zapper


Re: No point in protecting against this

Very high Voltages are potentially less damaging, as they might simply arc over at the connector. So there is potentially a level of protection that would mean the computer or system survives with damage limited to the port itself.

Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft – no, it just monitors your typing


(Remember all the user data that Redmond said went into crafting the Office Ribbon UI? Where do you suppose it came from?)

That would explain why the ribbon is unpopular with so many people. Its design and layout are tuned to the usage habbits of the sort of people that download and use previews of upcoming operating systems and software.

Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot brain surgery a total success


What happens?...

What happens if the rocket happens to fire when the servos have been 'wiggled' to one end of full travel?

Or is the firing sequence held until the control surfaces are in a trimmed position?

Or is there enough time for the detection of acceleration and for the control surfaces to be neutralised before they become aerodynamically effective?

LOHAN cops a faceful of smutronyms







I.e. "Quick we must fornicate now!"

Six months under water and iPhone 4 STILL WORKS


I took my iPhone 4 into a jacuzzi for 10 minutes...

It didn't work after that. Since then it has gradually come back to life. The screen is working perfectly, including touch. The buttons work, but the speakers and microphones do not. I can play music through headphones, but not make any calls, or connect to any wifi, or pair any bluetooth devices. So I guess the wireless chippery is broken. The fact that this one displays "Searching..." like mine, suggests his wireless chippery is broken too! I found the thing with the most visible damage is the battery. This has a tiny circuit inside the wrapping tape, and this has clearly tried to electrolyse the fluid that seeped. It is all white and furry! My enquiries about getting it repaired suggested that the logic board would need replacing, because the lack of wireless connectivity, and it would be cheaper to get a new phone instead.

Apple introduces 'next generation' MacBook Pro with retina display


Re: UK pricing

Only this time users can't upgrade the memory, its built into the machine. You order 8 or 16GB and that is what you're stuck with, no upgrade is possible after purchase.

LOHAN flashes fantastical flying truss


Truss length!!??

How long would the truss have to be to ensure that there is actually a gap between the balloons when near their maximum altitude?

I read that weather balloons can reach 300ft diameter before bursting!!

Got a few minutes to help LOHAN suck?


Fridge Compressor

There seem to be quite a lot of Google hits for home made vacuum pumps made from old fridge compressors. The only problem might be getting a hold of one, because the disposal regulations surrounding the refrigerant gasses.


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