* Posts by Gommster

11 posts • joined 23 Jan 2015

Did I or did I not ask you to double-check that the socket was on? Now I've driven 15 miles, what have we found?


Re: Sadly...

I spent quite a lot of time in the mid 90's digging around PS/2 machines (running OS/2) and fortunately quite a lot of time a few years later replacing them with Compaq Deskpros running NT4

They were solidly built and had nice keyboards but thats about all the good stuff that I could say about them.

We’ve had enough of your beach-blocking shenanigans, California tells stubborn Sun co-founder: Kiss our lawsuit


sounds like it just needs a big crowd to turn up with beach towels and a bolt cutter

There will be blood: BT to axe 13,000 employees


you mean Telereal ? - probably as they acquired about 90% of BTs buildings in order to service some of the 3G debt.

Slimy Scoble signs off from job, seeks seclusion and treatment


Re: A very mixed reality

thats not actually true and to look at this as being a US problem that is centred on a couple of high power industries/areas is over-simplification of the problem and also inaccurate. Things are just as bad over here and where I have seen pockets of bad behaviour within industries or geographies this has been as a result of over-powerful individual personalities with poor morals with cliques forming around them that extend/protect their power as opposed to anything endemic to any one industry or area.

this looks to me like a steamroller starting to move and when it gains some real momentum it'll be going everywhere

Sci-Fi titan Jerry Pournelle passes,
aged 84


Re: "I loved his Mote novels."

time to re-read Footfall

Mega VR roundup: Lots happening in the virtual and real worlds


The Vive has just taken a price drop of $200 but it was $799 before so it is now $599 (still $200 more than the Rift).

'OK, everyone. Stop typing, this software is DONE,' said no one ever


the reality of buying a shower

I bought a shower, five years later it was so jammed up with limescale that I had to buy a new one and pay someone to install it, it would have been easier just to replace some of the parts (migrate to a newer, evolved version) but showers don't work that way so the old one became scrap and we had to do most of the work all over again.

People buy software and sometimes expect it to last forever on platforms that last forever, I don't understand why as it doesn't really work that way with anything else - food, consumer electronics, white goods, cars, even buildings need regular maintenance and updating or they become difficult to manage.

Why Uber threw top engineer Levandowski under self-driving bus


It's a shame Uber are a nasty company as they have transformed the level of service available to the consumer and if it wasn't for their abusive nature then they'd deserve to be recognised accordingly.

I've used their service a lot in multiple countries as it is a lot a) better b) cheaper c) faster than what we had before.

Despite what should be high levels of satisfaction and a likelihood of regular repeat business, I find myself regularly reading stories like this and considering alternatives.

Miss Misery on hacking Mr Robot and the Missing Sense of Fun


Re: It's good but not great

Westworld is probably the best new sci-fi show in the last few years, only problem is the gap until 2018 for the next series.

Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?


Re: No one saw Zardoz?

Zardoz was bad but at least it tried to go off the wall a bit


PH is not irredeeemable

there's a fanedit for Pearl Harbour that takes the love story out, improves the film a lot.



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