* Posts by Pete4000uk

298 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012


Anyone still using cash? British £50 banknote honouring Alan Turing arrives


Re: Anyone still using cash?

And just what are you trying to hide, sir?

Pack your bags! Astroboffins spot 24 'superhabitable' exoplanets better than Earth at supporting complex life


I just want to

See a picture of one. Nothing fantastic just one where you see a creassnt like you can with Venus.

'Mindset reset' contributes to £1bn extra costs and another delay – 2 years this time – for Emergency Services Network


Who was the priority?

If the users were not at the centre of the project, who were?

Shocking incompetence

WTF is cloud-tethered compute? We're not sure either, but it just made a hype cycle for the first time


A new one

I was thinking only the other day that there had not been many new buzz words recently.

The good news: Vodafone switches on first full-fat, real-life 5G network in the UK. The bad news: it only got sent to Coventry


Oh my goodness!

Birds will fall from the sky, dogs tails will fall off, virus ridden zombies will run riot!

No surprise: Britain ditches central database model for virus contact-tracing apps in favour of Apple-Google API


Bet someones ego

has taken a bit of a hit

Germany to fund development of edge CPUs as part of 'tech you can trust' plan to home-brew more kit


I'm all for European, British and American companies producing more of their own kit, from silicon to steel

Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip


Apart from that, WHAT have the Australians done for us?

NHS contact tracing app isn't really anonymous, is riddled with bugs, and is open to abuse. Good thing we're not in the middle of a pandemic, eh?


Re: App code published -- but server code still secret!!

And the rest!

NASA signs deals to put a rocket under Artemis flights until 2029


Re: Artemis?

Was that the 'abort to orbit' one?

Academics: We hate to ask, but could governments kindly refrain from building giant data-slurping, contact-tracing coronavirus monsters?


Where would we find these trustworthy people?

IBM puts 1,248 frontline techies at risk of redundo, warns of data centre closures


How do they have

Any staff left?

UK.gov sits down with mobile big four to formalise plans for rural shared 4G network



EE will need to cover a LOT more area for the emergency services to get coverage as they do with Airwave

Rocket Lab wants to break free, hopes next mission is more 'A Kind Of Magic' than 'Another One Bites The Dust'


Pay me a shed load of money, with a ton of stock options a golden parachute and a seven figure pension and I'll volunteer

Morrisons puts non-essential tech changes on ice as panic-stricken shoppers strip stores


Re: We got in there early

Hope it all blows over. I'm getting nervous as I clean in a youth center where a dozen or so little b... darlings hang out most evenings.

MPs to grill Post Office and Fujitsu execs on Horizon IT scandal after workers jailed over accounting errors


I expect most of them are long gone and wont need to give a to55

Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point


Wouldn't it be great

If we did permanently captured somthing. Lots of local science to be done.

Galileo got it wrong – official: Jupiter actually wet, not super-dry: 'No one would have guessed that water might be so variable across the planet'


Re: Dodgy analogy

A bad diet?

And they said IoT was trash: Sheffield 'smart' bins to start screaming when they haven't been emptied for a fortnight


We dont have privatised police


Jeff Bezos bungs $10bn at climate change after chump change for Oz bush fires


Paper trail

Will we ever see where every dime of this money get spent?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying solar panel: BAE Systems' satellite alternative makes maiden flight in Oz


Re: we can rise to the challenge the UK government has set industry

If it pisses off the French it's worth it in my opinion!

In case you wanna launch your boss into the Sun, good news: Earth's largest solar telescope just checked and, yeah, it's still pretty fiery


Re: Oh really ?


Remember that 2024 Moon thing? How about Mars in 2033? Authorization bill moots 2028 for more lunar footprints


Calling Mr Spoon

Where is your baked bean tin ship?

World's richest bloke battles Oz catastro-fire with incredible AU$1m donation (aka load of cheap greenwashing)


Thing is

What's needed is long term spending on prevention, such as not having forests right up to towns and a fire service that is able to contain fires that break out. But you don't get that from donations like this.

In saying that there are plenty of agencies that will appreciate such money (those trying to save and rehabilitate the nicer types of animals)

Is there alien life on Earth? Maybe, says Brit 'naut. Well, where did they come from? How about this far-away cluster. Or this 'Godzilla' galaxy...


If you were

a very advanced alien hiding here on Earth, would you make first contact, or just observe and laugh?

NASA's monster rocket inches towards testing while India plots return to the Moon


Re: SLS....

At a Billion $ each I should think not!

Senior health tech pros warn NHS England: Be transparent with mass database trawl or face public backlash


Happy to share

I'm happy to give my health data today so others can have a healthier tomorrow.

BUT it must be done transparently and honestly.

Tesla has a smashing weekend: Model 3 on Autopilot whacks cop cars, Elon's Cybertruck demolishes part of LA


Lucky him

Forget sharks with lasers, NASA kits out an elephant seal with a sensor-studded skullcap


Why is this

NASAs job? Doesnt really have much to do with aeronautics of space.

Yeah but, no, but... 'Overpaid' Boeing snaps back at NASA's watchdog


Re: re: India

One day dear boy, one day...

SpaceX flings another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit in firm's heaviest payload to date


Re: 59 out of 60

'Orbital telescopes are now obsolete except for niche uses'

Like looking down..

They say lightning never strikes twice, but boffins have built an AI to show where it'll come next


If it doesn't strike twice

Shouldnt it have run out of places to strike by now?

Radio nerd who sipped NHS pager messages then streamed them via webcam may have committed a crime


Re: Dear government...

The funny thin is there are quite a few encrypted pager messages down on 138/139 Mhz.

I'm not Boeing anywhere near that: Coder whizz heads off jumbo-sized maintenance snafu


Re: Ah yes ...

A friend works for a well known company in that part of the world making engineering stuff, she has to write technical manuals based on sometimes very dodgy translations.


Re: 737 MAX

A Boeing B52 dropped a piece of itself into someones garden after take off from RAF Fairford yesterday. So it's not just the new stuff that suffers!

Samsung on fridge cert error: Someone tried to view 'unsavoury content' in middle of John Lewis


Re: Unsavory content

Bit of a waste?

Traffic lights worldwide set to change after Swedish engineer saw red over getting a ticket


Like the railways lights, but with double amber first (fail safe)

Well, well, well. Fancy that. UK.gov shelves planned pr0n block


Re: They obviously overlooked the RTA system

It's not *their* system


What a


Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts


Still waiting

for the lines of children outside doctors surgeries with headaches, rashes, hair falling out and bloaty head syndrome from the TETRA masts.

Windows 10 update panic: Older VMware Workstation Pro app broken


Re: And they say Win10 is stable?

I use win10 Pro at home and it does throw a wobbly at least once a week.

£99,999, what's your emergency? Paramedics rush to OAP's aid after shock meter reading



You telling me Labour are the saviour of pensions?

Sussex Police gives up on £790k Gatwick drone shutdown probe


Feeling sorry for....

It's the two who were arrested and had their lives dragged through the media I feel sorry or.

UK children's charity: Social media firms rubbish at stopping grooming. Time for a mandatory... AI


Re: Will nobody think of...

Well if it keeps the kids quiet...

Big bang theory: Was mystery explosion over New York caused by a meteor? Dunno. By a military jet? Maybe...


Nobody mentioned

aurora yet?

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words



And sort Win 10 out.

Everyone remembers their first time: ESA satellite dodges 'mega constellation'


Re: SpaceX refused to move

Hope next time no one moves!

Clutching at its Perl 6, developer community ponders language name with less baggage


Re: How about..


Behind time and way over budget, but the James Webb Space Telescope has finally been put together


Ariane 5

UK.gov: Huge mobile masts coming to a grassy hill near you soon


We have quite a few that look like tall light poles with a thicker section on top.



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