* Posts by TriathlonMan

6 posts • joined 27 Nov 2012

Remember the Clipper chip? NSA's botched backdoor-for-Feds from 1993 still influences today's encryption debates


Re: here we go again

I know I shouldn't rise to your trolling, but after your misleading leading statement, you actually made some good points. Gun control has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing death rates everywhere it has been introduced, even in the US. Your opinion doesn't change the facts.

The Great IoT Protocol War may have been won: Thread's 1.2 release aims at business


Re: The universal standard is structured texts.

Try harder, please.

Investors whack red alert on tech reseller Computacenter over lack of women on board


The evidence is there

There is evidence to support the claim that greater diversity: https://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstrauss/2018/01/25/more-evidence-that-company-diversity-leads-to-better-profits

But don't let facts stop you having a good rant...

MIT boffins cry havoc and let slip the ROBOT CHEETAHS of Whoa


Re: 100W

Athletes exert much more than 100W, especially when sprinting. Top cyclists can produce over 1500W when sprinting, or average over 200W over a stage of the Tour de France.

Free French app app booted by Apple, triggers 1m-strong petition


Re: I googled her image

We complain about the lack of women in IT and then some prat posts a comment like this.

This isn't the 1970's, and hasn't been for some time.

I'm too angry to risk writing what I really think for this AC.

Jock and Awe: Scottish schools' sixty-mil 'slab splurge


Don't let the facts spoil a good headline...

AFAIK, there is no project to kit out Scottish school kids with £60M of iPads.

There is a framework contract being set up which will allow organisations in Scotland to purchase tablets (of any kind) at a better discount than they could negotiate individually. The figures of £12 - £30M for each of the two lots has been provided to give potential bidders an idea of the scale of the contract.

As someone in IT in the Scottish public sector I'm welcoming this: we've working on a project to allow staff to access and enter information in places where a laptop is not suitable. This will allow us to get a better deal - saving taxpayers money. What's not to like?

But don't let me stop you having a good rant - I'm enjoying reading your comments.


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