* Posts by lnLog

77 posts • joined 2 Nov 2012


Mystery cloud added 10,000 new AMD Epyc servers in under ten days to handle demand for you know what


7002 EPYC ATX boards?

So when is supermicro going to release an H12 ATX board?

Cryptocoin investors sue Chase Bank for sky-high credit card charges


Its referred to as a currency, that does not make it one. Does the bank charge cash advance for purchases of silver and gold?

1 in 5 STEM bros whinge they can't catch a break in tech world they run



^see above, can't say I have any sympathy for some 'members' of my gender. Come back when the ratios are 50/50 at work and home looking after their spawn.

UK drone collision study didn't show airliner window penetration


literature review

Thre is enough information out there in research papers and company product documentation in combination with open source FEA tools to allow someone to make an engineering approximation of the mass, strength / stiffness and velocity required to breach any given structure. The redaction just weeds out the less competent.

Twitter's not dreaming of a white supremacist Xmas: Accounts nuked



If you're reading trumps then you need more fibre in your diet or a course of antibiotics.

Biochem boffins win the Nobel Prize for cryo-electron microscopy



"It’s particularly useful for seeing proteins, many of which are less the width of human hair"

Sorry?, what protien molecules are equal or larger than a human hair?

Teen texted boyfriend to kill himself. It worked. Will the law change to deal with digital reality?


federation / republic of USA

No such thing as evil, nasty piece of work, yes. But as with all of us apes there is a large spectrum of behaviour, and this was a long way from what is deemed acceptable.

Evil implies inherent behaviour and so a lack of responsibility.

The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?


It's not the velociraptor you can see that kills you

Only if you are an infant, what with velociraptors having been the size of a large turkey... so possible quite appropriate analogy.

Scheming copyright scam lawyer John Steele disbarred in Illinois


federation / republic of USA

'Steele will no longer be allowed to practice law in the state, although that does leave many other states'

A good example to highlight that the USA is not 'a country' and should be viewed equivalent to Europe, and something i wish was highlited more often, mainly to brexiters.

Base specs leak for Windows 10 Cloud – Microsoft's wannabe ChromeOS assassin


Re: Two words really

Interesting, not come accross that before. An interesting parallel with trumpism and devaluation in local influence with rise of 'big man' promissing a return to local power / potency.

"A serious problem with the name is its pejorative connotation of backwardness, since it imputes a goal (cargo) obtained through the wrong means (cult); the actual goal is not so much obtaining material goods as creating and renewing social relationships under threat. Martha Kaplan thus argues we should erase the term altogether."

Embarrassing! FreeNAS downgrades latest release to 'tech preview'


docker part was good

Just finishing up downgrade from corral, the Docker feature in corral was good, and made it easy to setup a plexpass instance in freenas. Hopefully this will get added into 9.10 without too much delay.

FCC kills plan to allow phone calls on planes – good idea or terrible?



a lot of planes have/had been fitted with handsets, since the mid/late nineties if memory serves. If you swiped your card you could make phone calls. So this is hardly an issue about noisy conversations.

Kremlin-linked hacker crew's tactics exposed


Pandering much?

'APT 28 is variously known as Pawn Storm, Sofacy, Tsar Team, Strontium, Fancy Bear, and (now) Iron Twilight.'

Why not use unflattering nick names, rather than inflating egos, I recommend unpleasant diseases which would come up when searching for them. You never know may piss them off enough to reveal more info.

US military's latest toy set: Record-breaking laser death star, er, truck



So next up is getting the drones to look big on radar and the real missiles with reduced radar profile?

Family of technician slain by factory robot sues everyone involved


Re: Robot manufacturer not integrator?

This, otherwise you could happily sue all of the sub component and component manufacturers

Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We've got a new law to make that happen, beam House Republicans


More from the land of the free...

to die from painful and debilitating easily curable diseases, free to die in poverty, free to discriminate based on appearance, melanin density, etc...

Could be a good version of 'what have the Romans ever done for us?'

Ad men hope blocking has stalled as sites guilt users into switching off


As others have noted. Fine, show me ads, I have no issues with that, but trackers can G.T.F.

Déjà vu: Euro Patent Office prez ignores yet another formal rebuke


The host country may not be able to do anything directly, but as with anyone under diplomatic immunity they could say that he is no longer welcome, and ask him to leave. But unlikely to happen.

Corn-based diet turns French hamsters into baby eating cannibals


No kidding, you should see how hard it it to find animal and dairy products from animals that have not been force fed whilst living in a crowded in a car park (feed lots; now there is a nasal phenomenon). We've had to resort to 'organic' if you want butter to be yellow with flavour and not tasteless white!

Three certainties in life: Death, taxes and the speed of light – wait no, maybe not that last one


My interpretation is that this prediction does not change current physics, but that of the early universe. If there were structural changes during development then, why not one of those having an effect on the speed of light?

Panicked WH Smith kills website to stop sales of how-to terrorism manuals


Re: wrong turn

'it's not permitted to sell the seed within gardening clubs.'

seriously? trick there is not to sell, if you want to ensure old varieties continue then be willing to provide cuttings and seeds for free

Vatican and musicians at odds over appropriate use of crematorium leftovers



Nah, they are after some more filthy lucre, the returns from their shares in body storage locations are dipping, as are donations, so need to bump up the uptake somehow.

The wait is over: MoD releases latest issue of Ship Paint Monthly


Re: Cars?

You want the offshore rig paint standards for that. 2-pack epoxy mastic all the way - lovely stuff

Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you



I had not realised it was standard practice to leave GPS enabled at all times, must be getting old.

Tupperware vehemently denies any link to storage containerisation


Re: No

have a beer for obscure farming reference

Oooooklahoma! Where the cops can stop and empty your bank cards – on just a hunch



How is this different to protection money? or your standard 3rd world countries traffic police after (pick a holiday) money?

Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?


en-ger-land, en-ger-land, en-ger-land!

I think it would be more enlightening to point out to the lager swilling football louts draped in a st george cross that was essentially Palestinian, or 'arab' for better effect; (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George)

Such associations of flag and certain countrymen still make me embarrassed, if someone asks where i'm from I say Britain

Got $130,000 down the back of the sofa? Great. Grab an HP 3D printer


at least 1 customer

Well, looks like HP have at least one customer;


Calm down, dear: Woman claims sexism in tech journalism



Is this an attempt at special humour? or have you been taking the trump pills? What is your point, and why make it here?

French scream sacré bleu! as US govt gives up the internet to ICANN



The word is obliged, there is no need for a made up one, you have an obligation to use the correct grammar...


Lost in the obits: Intel's Andy Grove's great warning to Silicon Valley


I beg to differ...

There are tonnes and tonnes of silicon in silicon roundabout, how else do you make all that concrete?

Swede builds steam-powered Raspberry Pi. Nowhere to plug in micro-USB, then?


Stuart engine?

Looks like a STUART D10 engine http://www.stuartmodels.com/

Peru scrambles vulture squadron in war against trash


drain cleaner

I remember one time when a tanker of hydrochloric / sulphuric (cant remember which) crashed into the river Rimac, and the general consensus was that the river was substantially cleaner after the incident...

How hard can it be to kick terrorists off the web? Tech bosses, US govt bods thrash it out


spoiled rotten

The intelligence community have been spoiled by the rapid expansion of insecure electronic communication. Either they get quantum computing running (where the assumption is that it take so much effort to break the encription that they can only focus in select targets. Or stop spending so much on bulk storage systems and hire more people willing to die for their country as spies.

Confirmed: How to stop Windows 10 forcing itself onto PCs – your essential guide


WSUS offline

Using WSUS offline to update, and not seen a single nag screen yet...

If you want a USB thumb drive wiped, try asking an arts student for help


Torx bit screwdriver & 5kv inverter :)

Covers all the bases, I also have all of the platters from my drives in a nice neat pile (suitably degaussed). They also make good mirrors

How Microsoft will cram Windows 10 even harder down your PC's throat early next year

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wsusoffline - win

Windows 10 is the best Windows ever – familiar, safer, faster, and full of innovations - And incompatible with half the commercial engineering software that I run.

Another reason to use wsusoffline (along with reducing the data for multiple machines).

BBC shuts off iPlayer to UK VPNs, cutting access to overseas fans



If they are licensing content then fine, dont make that available, just sell what they make themselves, after all that is what 90% of people are after anyway. The licensed stuff is available from other sources.

Boleh VPN is on the block list

Laser razor binned from Kickstarter resurfaces on Indiegogo


skarp may scarper?

Think they may make a run for it?

Meaningful gesture: Thalmic Labs Myo motion sensing armband


Limited by evolution

Humans evolved to make large motions with limbs; moving from one place to another, lifting things etc. and manipulate small things with small precision movements of the hands.

For the vast proportion of the population with no handicaps it is most efficient to use the small precision movements that hands are capable of. In our high data rate environment hands are the only thing that is going to cut it, and until a device is capable of operating with minimal force and displacement, whilst maintaining accuracy / minimising false readings it is not going to succeed.

We are constrained by our anatomy and I cant see the mouse and keyboard begin replaced until we have reliable brain interface translators to bypass our collection of bones and muscles.

PHONE me if you feel DIRTY: Yanks and 'Nadians wave bye-bye to magstripe


Re: Tracing paper and a roller

This is still in use, just over a month ago when purchasing an additional bag at klm/delta check-in desk (UK airport) this was the only way they could take card payments.

The poor girl had to be talked through the stage by stage use of the machine by an older member of staff.

Homeland Security in CYBER POPE 'net chatter-check bulk up

Black Helicopters

What a relief!

Good to see that he is a primate, but not sure why it needs stating explicitly

All hail Ikabai-Sital! Destroyer of worlds and mender of toilets


Definition: Expert

When you hear the words 'Expert' these should automatically transform themselves into ex-spert, which is of course nothing more than a wet drip under pressure.

For this reason alone you should never refer to ones self as an expert.

Power your temperature sensor with this BONKERS router hack


ditto, what's the energy efficiency of this set-up? The maths says monumental percentage of waste energy pissed away.

Blocking pirate sites doesn't weaken pirates say Euroboffins


3 hours/week != slaving

I hope you meant 30 or more hours per week.... 3 hours per week sounds like online homoeopathy students or some such.

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Cuy Chactado – Deep-fried guinea pig


Optional extras

Not to forget the reasonable number of cases of bubonic plague due to infected cuy...

So what would the economic effect of leaving the EU be?


Re: The UK can leave

There are some interesting rules regarding the division of the sea-bed that would leave scotland with somewhat less than most would guess. Couple that with the looming decommissioning problem, the north sea can be viewed as a nice employer (its going to take lot of time and money to remove all of the end of life rigs), but not as a wealth fund for government.

Tesla Powerwall: Not much cheaper and also a bit wimpier than existing batteries


Just add capacitors

Tesla just need to add some capacitor into the mix to cope with short term peak loads of kettle / toaster etc. A balance of technologies for balanced usage.

In assault on American values, Lockheed blasts pickup with raygun


Did someone say laser goggles?

Stick a spreading optic and you can blind everyone in a quite significant area. Surely the instant you start trying to burn a hole in the engine block the occupants will already be blind and in the process of crashing?



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