* Posts by Petrossa

22 posts • joined 1 May 2012

Techies with Asperger's? Yes, we are a little different...


I found that for an Aspie being your own boss works best. Sure it was hard for me to interact with potential clients, but with some help from SSRI's and Xanax that was surmountable. After having messed up regular jobs in spectacular ways I started my company and sold it 10 years later with enough to live a quiet modest retired life.

The single-task focus was a giant help in getting complex orders done in short time and with very good results by working in my own little shell of my office, sometimes 3 days and nights in a row solving that nagging little bug.

All in all i find Asperger a bonus rather then a handicap.

Make or break: Microsoft sets date for CRUCIAL Win 8.1 launch


Re: Don't get why Microsoft didn't push 8.1 just a little further

They can't bring the W7 back, since the reason why w8 seems slicker is because they tore out aero. Less to draw, so you get the impression everything works faster. It doesn't really, but there's we enough suckers who fall for it. So it'll never ever come back because that'd negate to socalled speed increment .

Also if you read the windows 8 blogs design specs for the screen in across various devices it's very obvious they want it to be a consumer entertainment center. Kinda a tablet everywhere you look,tv/pc/tablet/phone/fridge/kitchensink

There she blows! Mid-October release date for Windows 8.1 sighted


Yep, me too looking forward to not installing it. Since XP is still holding on i guess w7 will last me my lifetime and if not i'll switch to something else. Anything but that crappy mess.

Leap Motion Controller: Hands up for PC air gestures. That's the spirit


Installed easily, but due to addled brain had the thing upside down for a while which unsurprisingly made it to fail to see my hand. Having sorted that out and fooled around i tried the touch interface for windows. It works surprisingly well, but indeed as written selecting a target is easier said then done. Sofar i managed to make my browsers menu's double space and have yet to discover how to undo that.

Had a go at google earth but that resulted in viewpoint going to -1985 meters and a rapidly spinning image as soon as you entered the gadgets view. Not really what i expected.

Now off the write some apps myself.

Boffins develop 'practically free' sulphur-powered batteries


You need to charge batteries, often overlooked

The only viable way to run electric cars is putting a diesel-electric drive train in it. Whichever battery gets invented, you need to invent a grid that can handle a millions of commuters hooking up at the approx the same time in waves as you pass the timezones.

Since current girds are already creaking at near collapse under the vagaries of variable energy production this particular pipedream will need to be postponed till a grid gets invented and installed that is capable.

Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader


In France its obligatory if you take a cellphone line with it. The whole lot. Identity,proof of residence,bankstatement. To prevent 'terrorists' to have cellphones it seems.

Nanowires boost photovoltaics sunlight capture by 15X


Re: Fantastic!!

Great, works great at night too. No matter how productive the problem of these kinds of energy is their unpredictability. At Europe's level you reach about 8% of rated capacity over a period of time. So you reach that a bit faster. Big deal.

Microsoft needs to keep visible under waves of Blue


Future Computer User

I want to install program VeryNice

Windows Store: VeryNice? Sorry we don't sell that. Try our special offer off Windows ExtraNice at $$ extra.

But i want VeryNice.

Windows Store: Tough excrement bud. You can only use Store to install programs.

Report: Over 1.5 million UK drivers will have hydrogen cars by 2030


Hydrogen is not a fuel

It's a carrier. You have to make hydrogen first, that is put energy into it to make it, and with efficiency losses you get less out of it then you put into it.

Doomed to fail.

A valid use for Windows 8?


I use J.River MediaCenter which is all anyone needs to run a mediacenter. The OS is completely immaterial. I can use it on a phone,tablet and pc. In fact i have 3 Xoom's stationed permanently as remotecontrols for JRiver, hooked up to tv via HDMI. Works like a charm.

No need for flaky tiles, nor MS soon to be blackboxed Apple lookalike at higher prices but crappier system.

Mall lurk man: Apple smashes Microsoft in Black Friday fondle wars


I feel that it is sad to see MS go down when finally they got something right after stagnating for 30 years. W7 does its job, wish they'd go up from there make the OS more intelligent. Instead they slap on a buttugly UI with the only purpose to in the end lock everyone into MS Store. Again only thinking about the $$ and not the customers.

This guy says all that needs to be said: http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/14/microsoft-has-failed/

Windows Phone 8: Everything you need to know at a glance


It isn't right till version 7

The main reason i quit the software business was windows 3. I got sick and tired of being blamed by my customers for application crashes caused by that substandard OS. After the umpteenth time of: Sorry that's an OS error nothing i can do and then getting a mouthful from an irrate customer i had enough.

Sold my business and glad i did.

Microsoft: TypeScript isn't a JavaScript killer


The problem with every highlevel language is that you can't know what happens inside the blackboxes you use to build the lego system application. The bigger the blackboxes the bigger the changes of unexpected interaction, stands to reason. There is just a limit to what you can do with it. That limit begins to be breached by now.

Try and build an OS with it.

Standard C++ is as high as you can go and still have enough insight into what happens.

Tesla Model S named '2013 Automobile of the Year'


Reasons enough why this goes nowhere:

16 Fisker Karmas Caught Fire During The Hurricane


Windows 8 'penetrated' says firm which sells to world's spy agencies


Re: "Security Firm"?

The big problem is that MS lost track of their OS a while ago. Through the process you described there is no person in the whole wide world who can untangle it. So they are stuck with that mess and have no option but to just shoulder on. It'll get worse as they go along and try to take out aero and win32. That will give them a bucket full of regress bugs us endusers can beta test for them. After you paid the full price for the OS ofcourse.

Forgetting Microsoft: How Steve Ballmer's Surface could win


Evidently MS's goal is to step by step phase out win32 from Windows 8 altogether and then lock in applets from MS store. First step has been taken, hide the desktop and get rid of start. Next step will be to restrict the OS to running fewer and fewer win32 applications till only MS certified win32 applications can run. Next will be to change the requirements and price for certification till most competition gives up and starts either building applets or just go bust.

So Win 9 will be even less like win 7, win10 will be a locked system and they then hope to do an Apple on us. Business software will be transformed into applets format, which at 'the right price' a company can buy. With whole new service contracts obviously.

That's how i see it being played out in the MS mind. Whether this succeeds depends on the gullibility of endusers believing that win 8 will be followed by a better win 7. It won't.

Applet is here to stay, ModernUI is here to stay. Aero will be completely scrapped, desktop will be completely scrapped.

Stick with w7, it'll run for years to come.

Police mistake reveals plan for Assange's Embassy capture


Re: Cue Dame Stella Rimington

The UK should never have accepted the extradition order since:

An EAW can only be issued for the purposes of conducting a criminal prosecution (not merely an investigation), or enforcing a custodial sentence. It can only be issued for offences carrying a maximum penalty of 12 months or more. Where sentence has already been passed an EAW can only be issued if the prison term to be enforced is at least four months long.

In this case Assange has complaints filed against him for continuing having consensual sex after a condom broke, and another for having sex whilst the person was asleep.

There is no proof, just the statements of 2 feminist activists.

So te Swedes have no case against him, they didn't charge Assange with anything. They want him 'to assist the police with their inquiries"

No EAW can be given for that, the UK acts illegally for enforcing it. Having a kangaroo court allowing it to go true says something about justice in the UK nothing about Assange.

This case stinks so hard it is becoming ludicrous.

Netherlands jumps off ACTA train


Re: Yet another reason

That was way back in the 70's. Now it's a borderline policestate. Anything that's not expressly permitted is forbidden.

BT missing from Pirate Bay High Court slap-down


Re: Simples

Failed in the Netherlands, exact same situation. It actually caused a big upsurge in TPB traffic. Best promotion ever, to be forbidden.


Monitoring equals doing something useful with it in my mind. It doesn't mean capturing.In March 2006, the European Union enacted a Directive on Mandatory Retention of Communications Traffic Data, which requires Member States to require communications providers to retain communications data for a period of between 6 months and 2 years.

Very droll and equally useless.


Good luck monitoring IXP trafffic.Even a small island like the UK generates 25 gbits/sec on LONAP alone. Maybe that humongous thing being build by the NSA could do that, but i doubt they want to waste their resources on smalltime issues such a kid downloading Lady GaGa

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Automatic TPB proxyifier

The dutch suffered the same fate so they set up this site that automatically forwards you through a random proxy (Tim Kuik is a RIAA shill, hence the title of the site)



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