* Posts by Trumpet Winsock IIIrd

12 posts • joined 1 Sep 2015

Donald Trump running insecure email servers

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Re: Firewall you say?

Chapeau Sir, and have one of these on me.

Belgian brewery lays 3.2km beer pipeline

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Beer at Home means Davenports

As a nipper growing up in Birmingham we had daily deliveries from the Milkman and the Baker, a weekly delivery of pop from the Corona van, plus a weekly delivery of Beer from the Davenports van.

I can still recite the advertising Jingle

As US court bans smart meter blueprints from public, sysadmin tells of fight for security info

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Re: Refuse a meter in UK


Android Pay debuts in UK

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I've had a TSB contactless Debit card for just over a year now. As an incentive to use the card TSB credit my account with 5% of the monthly spend. The local pub has contactless terminals so the more I drink the more I save.

( I think that the 5% incentive is due to expire at the end of this year )

Super cool: Arctic data centres aren't just for Facebook

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Re: Cold?

Calums guide to swimming in Scottish Lochs


First successful Hyperloop test module hits 100mph in four seconds

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Re: Hyperloop will do us no favours!

Great commenting.

I often find that the comments on articles can be more informative than the article itself.

Have a rec and a Pint Bazza.

Spanish village celebrates Playmobil nativity

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Re: All that's missing-

Imported from "Cheeses of Nazareth"

GPS, you've gone too far this time

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Walking the dog

I run and have used a variety of Garmin GPS watches over the years. Some have "smart recording" and some allow you to select a 1 second recording interval. I was told that typical accuracy for a wrist worn GPS unit was at best +/- 5 Metres from your true position, and that you should visualised going for a walk with a hyperactive dog on a 5 metre lead. While you are following the path the dog is dashing hither and thither around your location.

The software algorithms try to make sense of this erratic track and generally make a good job of it.

Voda boss claims 'turning point' as infra investment kicks in

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Re: Infrastructure Upgrade??

I'm in the Poole / Bournemouth area and am currently with Giffgaff who I think are using the 02 network.

I was tempted by an offer from 3, checked their online coverage map and all seemed well. I decided to get a 3 PAYG SIM just to double check and it's a good job that I did. 1 bar where I live, and very patchy when I am out and about.

Giffgaff has worked well for me, they recently upgraded the rolling monthly contract to 4G and doubled my data allowance at no extra charge.

If you haven't already checked them out it might be worth taking a look.

Boffins solve bacon crisis with newly-patented plant

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Yes, a strange world we live in where until fairly recently Walkers Cheese and Onion flavour crisps weren't " Suitable for Vegetarians ", yet their Smoky Bacon and Roast Chicken flavour were.

( The Cheese was made using animal rennet )

Science Museum celebrates Ada Lovelace

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Re: "Lovelace's potential was perhaps never fully realised...

You're forgetting that he also invented the "Disque Bleu" brand of cigarette which is still available to this day.

US mulls unprecedented Chinese sanctions in wake of hacks – report

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Chung Kuo

Seems like David Wingrove was a time traveller, this is playing out along the lines of his epic novels.

Well worth a read.


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