* Posts by rtfazeberdee

125 posts • joined 1 Dec 2014

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Devuan debuts version 4.0 – as usual without a hint of the hated systemd

rtfazeberdee

Yep, its good the Devuan exists though, it keeps all the whiners in one place.

Intel's €80bn European chip plant investment plan not bound for UK because Brexit

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Re: @Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells

Very selfish thought there "me get cheap chips" even though there is no evidence for that. What about all the jobs and supply chains that will be created and then tax that goes back into the local coffers?

Norwegian student tracks Bluetooth headset wearers by wardriving around Oslo on a bicycle

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why are governments so slack in forcing IoT kit being secure? It has been so obvious from the first IoT device being out there that it will be a security issue. The manufacturers should be fined heavily if they don't make their stuff secure.

UK promises big data law shake-up... while also keeping the EU happy, of course. What could go wrong?

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Re: Seems to be a recurring theme here ...

if you are not suffering dunning-kruger syndrome, you'll find us "rabid rejoiners"/remainers were the ones that did think

The UK is running on empty when it comes to electric vehicle charging points

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Re: Hmm....

rg287 is pretty much correct. Not all 2nd life batteries go to grid storage but more to stationary storage for things like UPS. Nissan and Renault run their own operations doing this for their batteries.

"There is also absolutely no sign of anything like this being planned or implemented, which I would say is the greatest obstacle to it actually happening within a decade (or two)" check out the FullyCharged Show channel on youtube, they've got a trip around a battery recycling facility. Once the current batteries have finished in the car and then finished the 2nd life job, they will be recycled,. Batteries with their clever battery management systems are lasting a lot longer than predicted, there are plenty of examples out there with EV taxis with 300-400k miles on them.

"The amount of electronics needed to actually run an ICE, even one equipped with all sorts of sensors, is minimal." not really, they are needed to help manage emissions by keeping the car corrected tuned all the time before the extras come into play. A lot of sensors are monitoring the engine.

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Re: Hmm....

"I said that EVs are not a clear win environmentally." still far better than anything fossil based even if the grid is totally coal powered.

"No persistent pollution from the creation and disposal of electronic components?" - thats an ICE vehicle problem too some ICE cars, like BMWs, have miles of wiring in them.

"No children being forced down hand-dug mines in some hellhole in Africa?" - they could be getting the cobalt to help refine oil into sulphur free diesel, petrol refineries use the same amount of electricity as a small city to refine their product . EV battery production gets its cobalt from proper verified sources.

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Re: Perhaps a hybrid would be a better solution?

It was written by the National Grid - who better to tell you what the National Grid can or can't do. No wonder you posted anonymously.

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Re: Hmm....

"An EV needs lithium and cobalt, among other things, to make its battery pack." - they are producing EV batteries now that do not use cobalt. cobalt is also used heavily in the refining of fossil fuel so its "don't throw stones when standing in a glass house" argument.

"The mining of those minerals is incredibly destructive and unsustainable in its current form, and the disposal and any potential recycling are currently unsolved questions. " Mining is destructive in all forms but there is a chance for a circular industry and reduced need for mining in the future due to the recycling of the materials in a battery.

"the charging points, all of which take a lot of energy and resources to manufacture, and have no good way to be recycled" - how do you know this? can you cite a study?

Systemd 249 release candidate includes better support for immutable OSes and provisioning images

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Re: What part of "temporary" do you not understand?

Unix OS's were deleting /tmp files long before systemd was even a thing

SK Hynix boss predicts CPUs and RAM will merge, chipmakers will hold hands to make it happen

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Transputer come to mind?

parallel computing again?

Brexit border-line issues: Would you want to still be 'testing' software designed to stop Kent becoming a massive lorry park come 31 December?

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Re: Not a problem at all ...

there was hardly any documentation needed to trade with the EU under the current deal. No deal mean an estimated increase of about 200m new declarations to be filled in accurately (or get stopped at the border) - thats the price of being an outsider to the EU with no deal i.e. WTO rules.

Hey Siri, are you still recording people's conversations despite promising not to do so nine months ago?

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You'll have to explain to your friends its still recording what they say even though they haven't invoked Siri - maybe that subtlety hasn't filtered through to them

Australian digital-radio-for-railways Huawei project derailed by US trade sanctions against Chinese tech giant

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At least with the EU its a consensus of countries to make a decision. US rules that trade block as a dictator and makes everyone in it participate in its petty ignorant decisions by the Orange Man

At last, the fix no one asked for: Portable home directories merged into systemd

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Re: Finally!

Why? its totally optional as is most of the systemd components. there are only 3 that are not optional (unless you write your own versions of them) systemd (init program), journald and udev.

Boris celebrates taking back control of Brexit Britain's immigration – with unlimited immigration program

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Re: Good, good.

I'm sure they are going to enjoy working the fields picking fruit and veg and clearing up after old people in care homes

Thanks, Brexit. Tesla boss Elon Musk reveals Berlin as location for Euro Gigafactory

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Re: No, the UK was never in the running

Of course it would have been. UK is/was the springboard for most countries to the EU (nissan, honda etc). And according to Musk himself, he said Brexit was the a reason. No-one in their right mind would plink their business in the UK when they would be subject to tariffs to reach the 500M in the EU, cheaper to put into the EU and export to a puny 60M in the UK - even brexiter Dyson went to a country that had a trade agreement with the EU rather than do it in UK.

UK Supreme Court unprorogues Parliament

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damning state of affairs

when you need to go to the courts to enforce democracy and sovereignty of parliament - its all getting to Trump-like here

Not so easy to make a quick getaway when it takes 3 hours to juice up your motor, eh Brits?

rtfazeberdee

A load of ignorance about charging etc in the article and comments

Lots of the posters need to do some research instead of guessing what charging times are ( e.g. 4-8 hours is overnight slow charging via the home electricity), the National grid has said that EVs do not pose a problem as most EVs will charge at night and help the grid when its quiet. All LED streetlights can be converted to also be a charging post. Rapid charging will only get better and faster as time moves, remember its taken 100+ years for fossil cars to get to this point of being sort of economical/reliable compared to their first 50 years. Just a few points for you to be getting on with - try Youtube channels like FullyChargedShow for more information.

Brussels changes its mind AGAIN on .EU domains: Euro citizens in post-Brexit Britain can keep them after all

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Re: What about .europe ?

"after all it's just the undemocratic, corrupt EU we're leaving" i see you are one of those brexiters that has no clue about reality. Post your proof about your claim. If you want to try the "it hasn't posted any accounts" lie, research the EU website first. (sorry, i know its against brexiters rules to research as it teaches truth but try it) The UK is more corrupt and undemocratic than anywhere in the EU i.e. it allows a minority government that represents less than 50% of the population to vote, it allows a corrupt referendum to stand, it allows government ministers to blatantly lie, etc etc

The D in SystemD stands for Danger, Will Robinson! Defanged exploit code for security holes now out in the wild

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Re: The upside of open source

is that you can put your money where your mouth is and write your own drop in replacement.

rtfazeberdee

Re: Again

Bollox. Its software. ALL software has bugs. get over it.

Post-Brexit plan for .EU tweaked: No dot-EU web domains for Europeans in UK, no appeals, etc

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Re: STUPID STUPID STUPID

"The EU, on the other hand, makes up new rules nobody knew of beforehand." bollox, all rules have to be vetted. Personal ignorance of a rule is just that, your problem.

rtfazeberdee

Re: Didn't the UK create these rules?

"unelected civil servants" - why do people always prefix "civil servants" with unelected to sound clever? All civil servants in all countries are unelected.

The Great British Curry: Put down the takeaway, you're cooking tonight

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Why make it so difficult to do a curry

I found Misterpaste.co.uk a while back, makes curries very easy, they've done all the messy and fiddly bits

Facebook spooked after MPs seize documents for privacy breach probe

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Its about time

the government got proactive on this front instead of making polite requests that Zuckerberg attend and answer questions and him refuse as the UK is not worth bothering about compared to the EU as a whole

European Commission: We've called off the lawyers over Ireland's late collection of Apple back taxes

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Re: Helping out a mate?

"How anyone can believe an organisation willing to threaten to turn us into a third-world nation " - get real. thats a UK self-imposed shot in both feet. change your reading matter, Daily Mail/Express don't deal in facts.

Shortages, price rises, recession: Tech industry preps for hard Brexit

rtfazeberdee

ROFLMAO ... <sarcasm>yeah right.. we really did badly from that </sarcasm>... stop reading the daily fail/express, you don't get facts from them

Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains

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What a load of cr*p, thats just you and others jumping up and down and whining like a spoilt brat. Why do you want something that you want to be out of? If we are not in the EU then no-one in the UK is entitled to have .EU - end of story.

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Re: Eh?

Please stop posting as its showing your lack of ability to comprehend.

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Re: Couldn't have said it better myself

That says more about your ignorance of the EU than anything else.

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Re: Thank you, Boris …

Yep, you can tell he's an ignorant f**wit about how the EU works when he posts "Exit sparks worst tendencies in anonymous rule-makers" as a tag line. I guess he's just appealing to the other ones in the comments who also do not understand how the EU works.

Trump shouldn't criticise the news media, says Amazon's Jeff Bezos

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Thats doesn't change that Trump is still all those things just because a load of idiots voted for him (he still lost the vote of the people by 3 million, it was the out of date electoral college that got him in)

BlackBerry KEY2: Remember buttons? Boy, does this phone sure have them

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EU braking google monopoly

I hope that the EU break google's hold on enforcing their apps onto the phone, i;d rather have blackberrys eco-system on android without any of googles nonsense

Nadella tells worried GitHub devs: Judge us by our actions

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Open source skype

if you are struggling with it. let other apps connect and use the skype protocols . That would show good intentions

Your F-35s need spare bits? Computer says we'll have you sorted in... a couple of years

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Bollox, socialism is not your problem - Nationalism is the problem because they hate everyone else who is not like them

Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die

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Re: Well, duh

No, we are currently in, if things go badly then we are out due to small minded xenophobia and not listening/understanding the facts

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Re: The more I listen to the EU...

Now there's an admission of not knowing the facts

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Re: The more I listen to the EU...

"For the record, I was a remain voter until I heard Junker start talking " - i have yet to believe this statement

Brexit has shafted the UK's space sector, lord warns science minister

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Re: @Rob. D.Whats the issue?

@fruitoftheloon

ROFLMAO... brexiter cluelessness to the core

Brit MPs chide UK.gov: You're acting like EU data adequacy prep is easy

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Correct. Brexit MPs are saying 2 years because they are unrealistic and stupid. Remember the "cake and eat it" and a trade deal with the EU will be the easiest claims... they live on an island with unicorns and magic money trees

Full shift to electric vans would melt Royal Mail's London hub, MPs told

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Re: Hmmm

give it time, electricity will be taxed as petrol revenues go down, they will need to make up the shortfall somehow.

As solar appears on more and more roofs with their own battery storage there will be less and less call on the major grid power generators (and also more turbines). the problem with nuclear is the time it takes to safely build one and the time and horrendous cost to decommission it at end of its life (and would you live on the land of a decommissioned nuclear power station?)

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Re: Hmmm

Musk has only just started selling the tiles and you might need to do some more research on their "capability". You charge at night when its cheap and low demand, you don't need a supercharger at home except in very rare circumstances. All chargers can be inter-connected via microgrids and managed by software so the power is given out evenly and/or stopped if necessary. And those EV batteries can also be part of the grid supplying power back to it in emergencies. Powerwalls etc are a one off cost which will pay for itself whereas buying and burning coal, diesel, petrol is a continual cost. Plus its still early days in the move the renewables so any challenges will be mitigated.

UK PC prices have risen 30% in a year since the EU referendum

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Re: Hmmm

yes, the companies like Apple can price their goods as they like because of the vanity of the buyer and they will milk every opportunity to do so. The UK buying public is so gullible

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"I said that the weak pound was more due to low interest rates than brexit and only the other day the pound gained back some lost ground when the bank of England talked of interest rates being raised." considering the rates have not gone up in 10 years, why did it take so long to devalue? No, its was the brexit vote that crashed it. And yes, interest rates going up will raise the value, personally i prefer lower interest rates but a sterling value based on the strength of the economy and investment.

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Re: Markets are mostly psychology

Check out the population of the UK compared to the EU THEN check the deficit figures and see who needs who more based on the percentages. Anyway its the UK buying public who can change the UK trading deficit by spending their money on UK produced goods only (have fun with that).

rtfazeberdee

Re: Markets are mostly psychology

Let me fix that for you "Yes, but the UK rarely decides on what's best for the people."

Reality strikes Dixons Carphone's profits after laughing off Brexit threat

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Don't shoot the messenger

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Re: Ever so slowly...

"I also can't remember any one in the remain (project fear as you put it) camp telling me phones would go up in price." - oh jeez, did you want a specific list ? The pound crashing in value effects everything bought from abroad or is that too hard to comprehend?

Systemd wins top gong for 'lamest vendor' in Pwnie security awards

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Re: Don't worry

"(why does the init system need to do DNS lookups?, shakes head in bewilderment) " - well, if you knew anything about it instead of replying on the ignorant posts of trolls, you'd know that the "init" part does not do DNS look ups. Any binary with a "systemd-" prefix is part of the project and completely optional.

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Re: Systemd...

Yep. just shows that the anti-systemd trolls don't understand that systemd was not awarded this "lame" award for being hacked, it was awarded for a difference on opinion with which the presenters of the award disagreed. It would have been different if they had been able to create a hack. Hell, who'd expect the antis' to work that out anyway.

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