* Posts by khjohansen

124 posts • joined 13 Jul 2012


We're all at sea: Navigation Royal Navy style – with plenty of IT but no GPS


Honda Point Ahoy!

.. "turn towards deeper waters" can be slightly tricky if you're not sure where you're at!!


Re: Glider units

You may find that *height* above mean sea level - e.g.of your target airstrip - and obstacles in your way - will be given in metres

Horizon Workrooms promises a virtual future of teal despair


Re: My experience is different

"Manglerisms" will ALWAYS be incomprehensible - now there's just NO ESCAPE from the PHB drivel !

... I'll be drifting towards axe murder within the hour ..

China reports local chipmaking boom with output up more than 40%


Re: Quality

That was 2015 - the world has changed! (I'd still be wary of the lowest priced in China though)

Big Brother

RE: Boycott China

So - go off-grid, live in a cave & off the land?? You'll be hard pressed to find a (tech) product with no chinese components ...

Microsoft has a workaround for 'HiveNightmare' flaw: Nuke your shadow copies from orbit


Re: Why ?

Well it _is_ the workplace OS with the "Xbox Game Bar" installed by default!

UK arm of international charity the Salvation Army hit by ransomware attack


Re: dirty pool, dude

...Same thing : https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/history-of-the-salvation-army/

Bitcoin doomed as a payment system and its novelty will fade, says Federal Reserve Board of Governors member


Crypto will be around for a while ...

Certain "investors" are willing to accept the risk/loss as they are comparatively modest compared to other

more traditional means of international transfer/money laundering. The "small timers" serve as smoke screen.

Just be aware that "investing in Crypto probably means supporting drugs/arms trades & other iniquity

Antivirus that mines Ethereum sounds a bit wrong, right? Norton has started selling it


BOFH opportunity?

Company pays for 'leccy + computers - you get the (bit)$$

UK Special Forces soldiers' personal data was floating around WhatsApp in a leaked Army spreadsheet


Re: Issue new service numbers?

[german accent] Non-sequential *serial numbers*!!?? In-conceivable! [/german accent]

Whoop! Robot/human high-fives all round! Oh, my fingers have disintegrated



"You are seeing this ad because you have a credit card and have internet access"

Just _maybe_ it's all about which ads are more profitable to display?

This week in AI: Man arrested after cops say he rode in backseat of Autopilot Tesla


I don't know if the Tesla auto"pilot" has improved ...

Based on news reports I've seen, "driverless" Teslas have previously tried to "dispose" of their occupants

... Was this one merely looking for a discreet location, so as not to disturb innocent passers-by... ?

'Biggest data grab' in NHS history stuffs GP records in a central store for 'research' – and the time to opt out is now


Re: Why opt out ?

GDPR - isn't that an evil Bruxelles machination, that you have been delivered from by the BREXIT salvation?

Microsoft reassures Teams freebie fans: We're not going to delete all your data, honest


If Only!!

Will MS delete _all_ the data they have collected WRT to me??

Philanthropist and ex-Microsoft manager Melinda Gates and her husband Bill split after 27 years of marriage


"a piece of crap.."

VHS - your move

Bitcoin is ‘disgusting and contrary to the interests of civilization’ says famed investor Charlie Munger


“Wind and Solar can be kind of bursty“

Not if you look outside your back yard it isn’t; both are powered by Mother Sun - you just need a grid of some size (and preferably less loss than now)

Home office setup with built-in boiling water tap for tea and coffee without getting up is a monument to deskcess


Re: it's a joke right?

I give you the Ford T roadster:



Imagine your data center backup generator kicks in during power outage ... and catches fire. Well, it happened


Lots of places gets as cold as Texas ...

.. as has been repeatedly pointed out. The Big Fail in Texas was due to de-regulation shaving back

emergency measures. With electric cars, we'll have a huge-ish battery to plug into our homes, no?

Anyways, ICE have been optimized for more than a century, I doubt there's still gains to be had.


Re: Whoops wrong power

- and this is why plugs & sockets are made in different shapes, of course ;)


Re: The weird part isn't the generator fire - shit happens.

Sounds like *proper* planning - having a backup for your backup!

(would have been nice to have a none-pedal powered one, of course...)

Supermicro spy chips, the sequel: It really, really happened, and with bad BIOS and more, insists Bloomberg


Re: And what about Huawei?

My two bits - Huawei were getting into Backbone Networking (5G hardware) in a BIG way - thusly they were a) taking market shares from Cisco et. al. b) denying NSA/GCHQ/5eyes access (allegedly!) c) p***ing down the leg of "western tech supremacy" ...

On his way out, Trump emits exec order suggesting US cloud giants must verify ID of all foreign customers


Corporate ownership??

Can't you get around this by a shell company, nested if necessary (e.g. "traces back to a Cyprus bank and a Panama law firm")

Your 60-second guide to what Intel announced at CES. Or in 5 seconds: New laptop chips


Re: Intel are lagging behind

AMD are releasing some very nice "Nissans" at the moment ;)

Two wrongs don't make a right: They make a successful project sign-off


Re: Mea Culpa

Well, the typo is somehow appropriate!

Loser Trump is no longer useful to Twitter, entire account deleted over fears he'll whip up more mayhem


Re: An elephant in the room

The US entered WWII when Germany + Italy declared war - just after Pearl Harbour.


Re: An elephant in the room

Possibly to keep out “Patriots” like you - we’ve just seen what “Vanilla ISIS” is capable of!

Why make games for Linux if they don't sell? Because the nerds are just grateful to get something that works


mobile phone networks

NMT - sponsored by nordic governments in the 80es

GSM - sponsored by the EU (oh dear!) in late 80es

Search history can calculate better credit ratings than pay slips, says International Monetary Fund


Re: So how?

Rumor has it that Comrade Putin have nudged Deutsche Bank to offer loans when nobody else wanted to.

US aviation regulator issues safety bulletins over flaws in software updates for Boeing 747, 777, 787 airliners


"Clippy" is back!

"Hi, it looks like you're trying to land an aeroplane. Would you like some help?"

Marine archaeologists catch a break on the bottom of the Baltic Sea: A 75-year-old Enigma Machine


Re: Old typewriter

Famously, communications to various resistance networks went out by BBC [insert nation] broadcast in the form of an inordinate number of "personal greetings" at the end of each show.

AWS boss calls for racial justice, slams enterprise rivals, unveils a raft of real and promised services

Big Brother

Re: BLM are all victims

Hi, Dean Browning !!

Master boot vinyl record: It just gives DOS on my IBM PC a warmer, more authentic tone


Re: 48 kHz sample

- is a carry over from telco - multiplies neatly from their 8 kHz sample frequency ( yes, Bell Labs in the 30's (earlier?) found that 4 kHz was fine for intelligible speech )

US Air Force deploys robot security dogs to guard base



Am I the only one to notice the prototype *Agent Smith* in the background??

Black Helicopters

"Tempted .." ?

.. or he was incentivized by the chincom gov't by a reminder that he (for the time being) still has a family, and that they are still living in their flat ...

Alleged Ponzi mastermind on the run from FBI hid in lake with sea-scooter, collared after he surfaced half-hour later


Re: Rank amateur...

Pffft - a 007/Thunderball scuba battle is not an option??

Heavy-duty case closed: Peli tried to steal peli.co.uk from rightful owner, says Nominet


Re: Re: Seems odd

"... the disputed domain had been owned by other firms for at least six years... "

.. were these other firms also domainers(*)

(*) a few, less polite, names come to mind

Former Microsoft tester sent down for 9 years after $10m gift card fraud


Hey, now!

Lego cars and houses cost "Real Money" these days ;)


Bad software crashed Boeings. Now it appears the company lacked a singular software supremo


SpaceX / Tesla

Wasn't "trying to make it land on its tail" the problem with the 737MAX ??

You can't spell 'electronics' without 'elect': The time for online democracy has come


A single system across the US

" ...If the US had a single electronic voting system across the country ..." Uncle Putin would only need to crack ONE password!

Thought the FBI were the only ones able to unlock encrypted phones? Pretty much every US cop can get the job done


Re: @Adelio

Logical hole??

More death == less safe, in my book!!

As the number of knife-related crime is comparable, it would appear that UK ne'er-do-wells has NOT taken to knifes to replace hard--to-come-by firearms...


Re: increase in stabbings


"...a combined British rate of 0.48 per 100,000. In the US, the number for 2017 was 1,591, giving an almost identical rate of 0.49. So even amid a spike in British knife crime, Americans as a whole are at least as likely as to die from a stabbing. .."


Google screwed rivals to protect monopoly, says Uncle Sam in antitrust lawsuit: We go inside the Sherman parked on a Silicon Valley lawn


Re: nose spite face

This side of the Pond, some of us use & endorse King Dick spanners, available in both metric & several inch-centric sizes ...

'Facebook simply would not exist today if not for Bletchley Park,' says social network – but don't hold that against it

Black Helicopters

Re: Re: Facebook simply would not exist today if not for Bletchley Park

*kaff* "Lockheed Martin Bribery Scandal" *kaff*

See also "Military Industrial Complex" Ref. "Eisenhower Farewell Address"

Take your pick: 'Hack-proof' blockchain-powered padlock defeated by Bluetooth replay attack or 1kg lump hammer


Re: Confessions of a bolt cutter

.. Angle grinders are slow - and noisy

Go Huawei, Android: Chinese telco biz claims it will spread Harmony OS for smartphone to devs come December


Re: Sourcing [ARM] Chips

Huawei uses HiSilicon Kirin - homegrown in the Middle Kingdom.

Huawei set to exit server, storage, networking business in the UK


Re: Not so fast

"... no employee protections, tiny wages, slave-labour working conditions, no environmental controls, free-and-easy attitude to (foreign) IP, and a massively pro-export trade policy..."

.. Wasnt that what Brexit was all about...?

We've heard some made-up stories but this is ridiculous: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Bing erect huge skyscraper out of bad data


...REAL plane

Easy ... Piper Cub, Fieseler Storch of WWII allegedly could both fly backwards with a bit of head wind!

WWII footage of a Storch taking off >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDcB0pSUYOI

Money talks as Chinese chip foundries lure TSMC staff with massive salaries to fix the Middle Kingdom's tech gap


Re: Hopefully 2020 not 2024

"... soon-to-be-released $3 bill" (There, FTFY)

'I think the police are here...' Feds reveal Skype, text chats of Canadian trio charged with $8m crypto-coin fraud


So nice to see ... ;>

Nice to know that *some* people are actually making money off cryptocurrencies - or cryptic currencies!

Is it Patch Blues-day for Outlook? Microsoft's email client breaks worldwide, leaves everyone stumped


They call it Patchy Blues Day

- But Monday's just as bad!



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