* Posts by schofiel

7 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Nov 2013

Guess who reserved their seat on the first Moon flight? My mum, that's who


Excellent story!

Apple to dump Intel CPUs from Macs for Arm – yup, the rumor that just won't die is back


MC88k, anyone?

Don't forget one of the original pre-PowerPC architectures NeXT were targeting was the Motorola MC88000 RISC, based on the original Mac dev team's experiences with 68k.

Black Horse Down, we repeat... yes, Lloyds Bank, again


Still not working...

..as of today (16th November) after 2 days. Now forcing password resets.

HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship running Swiss Cheese OS


XP on QE - what about PAAMS?

Given the carriers are meant to be defended by type 45 missile destroyers, shouldn't we be more worried about the OS being used to launch and track the missiles?


The ULTIMATE space geek accessory: Apollo 15's joystick up for sale



So, how come this joystick still exists?

If this is the right stick controller from the Commander's position from the Falcon's ascent stage, then - and correct me if I'm wrong here - the AS was jettisoned in orbit around the moon prior to EOI.

Did Scotty dismantle this prior to stage sep before de-orbiting, and then carry an extra, unplanned object of unknown mass back in the CM to Earth?

It CAN'T be the one from the LEM, even if it is an original NASA controller.

Microsoft's licence riddles give Linux and pals a free ride to virtual domination


Virtualisation invented by IBM?

Someone needs to check their facts - English LEO had virtualisation on LEO II and LEO III machines in the mid 50s.

Economical Indian MOM whips up her eggs en route to Mars


I am only an egg...

...shaped orbit.