* Posts by andy67

12 posts • joined 17 Dec 2014

On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE


Just like One Drive. After a bit, it starting using one of my cores 100% all of the time. I reinstalled it and it deleted/renamed random files in my development tree when re-syncing.

Archive.org's Wayback Machine is legit legal evidence, US appeals court judges rule


What gets me is he only got one year. I usually think the US gives harsh sentences but he got off seriously lightly in this case. Distributing malware, intrusion, fraud, destroying evidence? He obviously made some serious money out of his crimes to pay for some heavy legal assistance.

BT splurges £1.2bn on securing Champions League rights, Sky heads for an early bath


Re: Ban exclusive rights

Who cares whether it is "good for the game"? Football sucks and it makes me really angry that I have to pay money to pathetic overpaid cheating footballers when I actually want to watch other sports with hard working respectful participants.

Self-driving Google car T-boned in California crash


Re: Is there a story here?

It's Audis now, not BMWs!

US Navy runs into snags with aircraft carrier's electric plane-slingshot


Re: We all need less stress...

Agreed, maybe the problem is actually in the design of the F35s airframe in that it can't take the stress of a catapult when fully loaded?

Samsung chuckles, swerves around Apple's Q1 phone sales crash


Insane Bravery

I'm not sure anyone else has the courage to do that ;-)


Re: Do you know what I think would help?

I'm not sure anyone else has the courage to do that ;-)

EU referendum frenzy bazookas online voter registration. It's another #GovtDigiShambles


Re: The Cabinet Office claimed 500,000 people did successfully register on Tuesday.

LOL! This is one of the best comments I've ever read on here :-)

Oracle's Larry Ellison claims his Sparc M7 chip is hacker-proof – Errr...


Re: I'm having a vague flashback here...

Remember that only 30 or so years ago, it was inconceivable that anyone would ever need more than 640KB of memory...:-) You'll have that much in a mobile phone in 30 years time!

BT issues formal whinge to Ofcom over Sky dominance in pay telly


Re: Two words:

Totally agree, but many including me,can't get it. I can get 80Mb BT infinity, but there's no cable here and Virgin don't offer a product over BT fibre. All they'll offer me is ADSL which sucks once you've been on fibre.



Sky only supplies BT with Sky Sports channels 1,2 and 5 in standard definition. So what, you may say, but some sports, notably Golf, is exclusively on sky sports 4. Sky uses this as a bait to get golf fans to sign up to Sky.They also play tricks with other niche sports like NFL where they will put most of the season on channels 1 and 2 but then put one weekend of the end of season playoffs on sky sports 3, just to annoy BT customers.

I know BT has got exclusivity to European football, but any sky customer can stay with sky and buy BT sport. I choose to do the opposite - I stay with BT and subscribe to Sky Sports 1,2 and 5 through BT for £20ish per month. This way I get to see most sky events but not golf. I make do with this by finding a way to watch the majors, but many golf fans choose to go to Sky because of this.

Sky likes it's dominant position in sports and Murdock will use every trick in the book to keep it. BT is far from perfect, but don't be blind and let Murdock get away with complaining about tricks he has used or wouldn't hesitate to use himself.

'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'


Record Antarctic Ice Volumes

The most important energy projects at the moment are carbon sequestration.

Having all that spare CO2 underground will be really handy to release into the atmosphere when we start to enter an ice age in a few years time.


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