* Posts by PCar

12 posts • joined 30 Jul 2012

Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules


Re: Just


"Does it go through a river deep enough to cover the bonnet?"

The diesel version fitted with a snorkel can go through a river deep enough to cover the roof. It attaches to the air intake hole in OS front wing.

The last time Earth was this hot hippos lived in Britain (that’s 130,000 years ago)


Re: @Douglas Lowe, It's true!

@Douglas Lowe,

"You mean when The Reg rode the post climate-gate denialist-propaganda wave with a deluge of click-bait articles full of half-baked comments [Opinion Articles] dressed up as scientific fact?

Yes, I do remember those times - and I'm glad to see that The Reg has started publishing proper science articles on this subject instead."

Why the aggressive reply implying my comment was related to the topic of the article? I did not mention climate change, global warming or anything else related to the content of the article.

To quote my comment: "If I want to read these articles I can visit their [The Conversation] website. I do not want to find them cut and pasted into The Register."

Your aggressive, accusatory comment is further proof - if any were needed - of warmist jihadi's mission to attack, denigrate and misrepresent any opinion which even remotely appears to deviate from their agenda.

In this case it was stating I did not want to see cut and paste articles from another website here. As the website - The Conversation - is left leaning and a supporter of the global warming narrative the attack dogs are unleashed. Would the same occur if I objected to a cut and paste GWPF, Bishop-Hill or ASI blog article? Probably not.

My opinion on the global warming narrative is not disclosed or relevant to my comment.

What is related to the article:

No mention of the El Nino affect on 2015 temperatures

No mention that satellite temperature measurements do not show the warming shown in (repeatedly adjusted) NOAA, NASA-GISS and UK Met figures


Re: It's true!

It's true, it's dire here:

This article was first published at The Conversation.

If I want to read these articles I can visit their website. I do not want to find them cut and pasted into The Register.

Publish your own articles.

Can anyone recomend a tech site that resembles how The Register was in September 2015 before the PC coup?

Late night server rebuild led to 'nightmares about mutilated corpses'


Re: Who should I cover?

Ashton Tate & dBase, MicroPro & Wordstar?

Intel, Warner lock horns with hardware biz over HDCP crypto-busters


Re: Someone think of the audio

"I have a friend who has stocked up on enough 100w incandescent bulbs"

Now you just need to buy 100W Rough Service bulbs instead...

The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016


Re: @GrantN

Tim also writes for Forbes:


and The ASI:


He sometimes writes for other new sites inclding The Gruniard

However, the articles there are sadly never as long or in depth as his articles here were.

Lewis Page - also no idea. Anyone?

I would really like to see them both writing here again.

Their articles were, for me, the most interesting, informative and thought provoking.


Re: Articles re-published from The Conversation

If El Reg continue with that stupidity, they should balance it with re-published BishopHill articles.

The time I spend here reading articles resembles the previously posted Alexa:


ie it has nose-dived since Lewis was dropped as Editor - who is the new editor?

Google's new squeeze: Brotli compression open-sourced


Re: Deflate predates 1996 by about 6 years...

@PKWare's PKZip

It was being used by Texas Instruments (TI) and the firm I joined in 1988 for moving data between sites on 3.5" 1.4MB floppies.

Also used as a self-extracting archive to send data to clients on 3.5" and/or 5.25" floppies

Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

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Re: "The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot"

I have an x264 mp4 of that show.

Amusing programme.

Don't know if there is a PM mechanism here.

If not some searching may uncover the show or similar.


Saturn's rings, radio waves ... poetry? At home with Scotland's Mr Physics


Re: We can't even think of a word that rhymes.

You went to the wrong university to study physics ;)

Ray forgot to mention a building built long before Edinburgh Academy's new Maxwell building.

"School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh

The James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) is the administrative and teaching centre of the School and is located within the University of Edinburgh's King's Buildings campus, situated about 2 miles south of the city centre.

Almost all undergraduate teaching in years two and above takes place here; some Astrophysics teaching takes place in the nearby Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

JCMB houses the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics and the Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems."

Building is huge:


Internet Archive serves up 1.4 million BitTorrent downloads


Re: A good idea but.....

"O2 gives you Unlimited downloads at dial-up speed"

Are you on an O2 legacy package or one of the newer Basics/All-rounder/Works?

O2 shamefully throttle p2p and fileshares (eg rapidshare) to dialup 50kbs on the newer packages making them all but useless if you want to do more than send emails and browse websites.

UK's HECToR supercomputer in 27PB MEGA-storage boost


Re: Son of EMAS?

I remember EMAS and the problems I encountered connecting a BBC Micro to upload data for number crunching.

It was an REH MRC contract which paid me more for a Saturday's work than I was earning per week as a programmer for a now gone insurance company.


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