* Posts by Snapshot

8 posts • joined 20 Jan 2014

Airbus and Rolls-Royce hit eject on hybrid-electric airliner testbed after E-Fan X project fails to get off the ground


Re: Electric planes?

I haven't looked into the benefits of converting fuel to electricity on-board but they must be real as diesel-electric trains replaced diesel a good while ago and shipping is also doing the same.

AI of the needle: Here's how neural networks could detect nighttime low blood-sugar levels using your heart beat


Re: A bit out of date

I'm an IDDM Type 2. My treatment is identical to a Type 1 but because I started as a Type 2 my Libre costs me £100 per month. Snarl....

Section 230 supporters turn on it, its critics rely on it. Up is down, black is white in the crazy world of US law


A bit of a contradiction

"It believes that Section 230 is sacrosanct and should be messed about with."

How to make a sentence completely meaningless by leaving out one short word. I am rather surprised by how often I see 'not' omitted these days, completely reversing the writer's (or writers') intended meaning.

Chocolate Factory exudes Nougat as Android 7 begins rollout


Re: Ever increasing hardware demands

Well, even Microsoft can manage that. For all (despite?) its many faults, Windows 10 is faster than W7 & W8 on the same hardware.

Model's horrific rape case may limit crucial online free speech law


Would this make eBay take action against those selling fakes?

If there's enough feedback saying a product is a fake, would eBay (and Amazon) be forced to actually do something instead of sitting on its hands as it does now? There might be a bright side to this after all.....

Halifax's '24/7' online banking service is down YET AGAIN


The Halifax online statement system was FUBAR again too. For the last week it's been telling me my card account was inactive for March instead of offering me March's statement. Seems to have been fixed by the 'reboot'......

On Nov 12, a human-made space lab will try to HARPOON a COMET and land on it


I thought it was Hot fudge sundae....

Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'


Maltitol really is nasty in excess

I've had a couple of run-ins (sorry!) with maltitol and it certainly can be unpleasant. The main one was a box of Thornton's diabetic choccies and half a dozen were enough to cause me problems. It's easy to see that a whole catering pack of bears would cause major, well-deserved, problems.


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