* Posts by cheb

16 posts • joined 4 May 2015

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


There was also LMS Turbomotive built in 1935.. From what I've read it was successful, but uneconomic to rebuild when it failed in 1949.

Already in final beta? That's Madagascar: Ubuntu 20.04 'Focal Fossa' gets updated desktop, ZFS support


It's pronounced foosa BTW. I was fortunate to be involved with tracking them for a research project a few years back.

Built to last: Time to dispose of the disposable, unrepairable brick


Re: Tlmlng Belt

Or do away with as many moving parts as you can, 2T for the win. All those big ship diesels can't be wrong.

You'll never select all and mark as read again after this tale of peril... Oh, who are we kidding? Of course you will


But did he find a 'Beware of the Leopard' sign?

Beware, Tesla might take away your car's autopilot if you buy its vehicles from third party dealerships – plus more news


Tesla removing Autopilot? It's good to see a company being proactive in improving road safety.

Tea tipplers are more likely to live longer, healthier lives than you triple venti pumpkin-syrup soy-milk latte-swilling fiends


I drink mate, to match my desktop.

Hate speech row: Fine or jail anyone who calls people boffins, geeks or eggheads, psychology nerd demands


Some of my best friends are boffins, one really is a rocket scientist. He takes great pleasure using the phrase 'It isn't rocket science, and I should know.'

Welcome to the World Of Tomorrow, where fridges suffer certificate errors. Just like everything else


The only thing that surprises me is that the cooling function of the fridge still works when the computing side doesn't.

UK.gov whacks export ban on 'grotesque' crab made by famous Brit potter bros




Vengeful sacked IT bod destroyed ex-employer's AWS cloud accounts. Now he'll spent rest of 2019 in the clink


Re: Voova should take some heat here...

My take on this, as a non IT type*, is that the cloud provider will have backed it up, but only for sorting out their own mess. If you want a back up for sorting out your mess then you'll have to pay for it.

*But I know enough from reading on places like this to have at least three back up copies on different media and at least one off site. Vague general thanks to all.

Quit that job and earn $185k... cleaning up San Francisco's notoriously crappy sidewalks


The French got there first with the tech:


Google shaves half a gig off Android Poundland Edition


The pathway for completely turning off the tracking functions takes 2.49gb


2.49 Gig of that is the pathway for completely turning off the tracking functions.

User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster


A little challenge to all those who are scoffing

Go and find your mother's sewing machine. Set it up without with no outside assistance. Now sew two pieces of fabric together.

Can't do it? Lusers.

Bridge, ship 'n' tunnel – the Brunels' hidden Thames trip


We also tend to forget just how many workmen died while building these things. IKB was the only survivor of one the Thames tunnel floods, six navvies weren't so lucky. And that's before non fatal industrial injuries are considered.


It's an excellent museum, I visited a couple of years ago and did a connected walking tour.

The only museum where I've been given a cup of tea as the guide was making one for himself.


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