* Posts by Light Bulb Descendant

6 posts • joined 22 Jun 2012

Bankrupt school ITT pleads 'don't let Microsoft wipe our cloud data!'

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Storage Wars

In the world of storing tangible objects, when the lease of the storage container expires, the contents are auctioned off. Reference - see terribly (good/bad?) TV shows such as "Storage Wars".

So why is data that different? Auction it off; I can't wait to bid for some emails about cancelled lectures!

DVLA misses out on £400m in tax after scrapping paper discs

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Over the Irish Sea...

I've been living and working in Ireland for a year and do a fair amount of driving (>30k for the year). In the past year, I've been stopped 4 times at a road block by the Gard checking tax discs etc. I think it encourages people to pay.

Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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IT emails round the company advising staff

Brief list of instructions on how to avoid Windows 10.

People have now been asking "what is this Windows 10 virus all about?". When the general public think your product is a virus, you're losing some serious face.

Tesla confirms Australian launch date

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I've driven one!

Having driven the Model S, I'm quite impressed. The massive touch panel for a dashboard is well designed and easily configurable - it also screams "you're in the future". You can select whether the car 'creeps' or not when you take the foot off the brake. You can also adjust ride height and a whole host of other options while driving. It's worth noting that these things can be adjusted using controls by the wheel as well - with feedback from the instrument panel to avoid too much distraction.

Putting the foot down is great fun - but it'll really limit the range. Also - good bye to a lot of braking in the city. The car will start recovering kinetic energy as soon as you take your foot off the accelerator. This is a bit odd at first but you get used to it (also configurable)!

The only thing I didn't like was the badly placed inner handles on the doors and lack of grab handles on the roof. Not to suggest the driver will be throwing the car too much round corners but it's nice to hold on in comfort.

I'll be interested to see where charging stations will be as it'll dictate how practical I reckon buying one would be. At the moment I'd say it's certainly a luxury and it's not green if it's powered by coal power when plugging in at home. Good job Tesla on leading the way, I look forward to seeing how this develops. Also look forward to getting a go in a BMW i3.

THREE BILLIONTH person to come online in early 2015

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There should be a prize for the 3 billionth person online. It could be announced with a flashing banner ad on the webpage they visit which links them to their prize...

Tesco exec brands UltraViolet 'too complicated' for Brits

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Too Complicated - Hmmm

I somehow think this 'too complicated businuess' is an excuse. There'll be a real reason somewhere...


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