* Posts by hup hup hoo

13 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Nov 2015

Election Excel blunder declared a 'low point' for Austrian social democracy

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Boo hoo

sob sob.

Inadequate IT partly to blame for NHS doctors losing 13.5 million working hours

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2004 called, we tried that back then.

Intel selects German city for EU semiconductor plant

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Re: Good Luck

The top 1% is Germany is where all the money is because they're the ones who own the companies. They'll massively out-income the UK top 1%, it's just not showing up as earnings because it's not paid as salary.

There's something to be said for delayed gratification when Windows 11 is this full of bugs

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Up and down

Microsoft do seem to suffer from big company itis at times.

They rushed Windows 8 when 7 was going great guns, diverting devs off Windows Mobile at a time it just had a chance to succeed. Result: People hated Windows 8 and Windows Mobile died from neglect (MS owned Skype at the time and didn't even have a native skype client).

And now they've rushed 11 when nobody needed it. All they had to do was wait until spring - the PC makers would have been happy as it would have been a boost at a lull time of the year.


Having said that I quite like it. Though I got on with Win 8.1 (not even i'm sick enough to have managed to like Win 8).

PCIe 6.0 spec just months away from completion, doubles max data transfer rate

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Not bandwidth

Probably not additional bandwidth per-se (though as mentioned plenty of in-car systems will eat it up), it's as likely due to the ability to use few lanes for a given purpose which reduced cabling/interface costs and may mean a chip with 16x lanes no longer needs a separate multiplex chip etc.

Just a guess.

James Webb Space Telescope penciled in for launch this century. Yes, Dec 18, 2021

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I have pondered...

Wonder what this could look like now with a Space X approach - put together what you can in 3 yeas, launch then launch the improved replacement 1-2 years later.

With the low(ish) launch costs of a Falcon 9, one does wonder if anybody would be brave enough to try that with a future project. Heck, they could even give away the previous ones to consortia of universities if they agree to pick up the tab for operations.

The James Webb Space Telescope, a project dating back to the late 1900s, may launch this very century

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Given the regularity of spy sat launches (which hubble stole some tech from), and now Space X, surely the next gen for this stuff is rapidly build v1.0, throw it up on a Falcon 9 heavy and replace every 3-5 years as they learn from it? Surely that can't be any more expensive than the current all eggs in one basket approach?

From Amanda Holden to petrol-filled water guns: It has been a weird week for 5G

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Take away their phones, take away their internet connection, take away their television. They want to deny our access to technology, let's see how they get on without it.

Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts

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Given this will reduce economic growth, i'm sure Brighton will happily take a reduction in their block grant from Westminster?

Anyway, aren't these scare stories related to the 60GHz mmWave band north America will be using? Most 5G here will be in existing frequencies with some small amount in the barely higher 3.5GHz band?

You think you're hot bit: Seagate tests 16TB HAMR disk drive

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Re: Meanwhile, 8TB is still above €250

If you've got a crowbar, you can often get USB drives on Amazon for £110-120 (so about €130). Buy two for the €250, open one up to get the drive and use the other as a backup. The 3.5 drives are always SATA inside (no captive USB connectors), never had a problem with one not behaving.

Used to pay the premium for bare drives when it was 10% or so, but they are closer to 75% more expensive now and (unlike the USB ones) never on offer.

Intel pitches a Thunderbolt 3-for-all

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How much

Did Microsoft pay them to delay this press release for a few days so they could get the Surface Pro out without too many awkward questions?

USB C is great, not sure there's a massive need for TB, but what do I know?

Amazon resets account passwords feared compromised – report

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Re: Nail on the head Mr Overlord

No, I got it. Never go near links in emails... suspect it's some dodgy code they pushed out that meant an authentication request was made without SSL. They probably just email anyone who'd logged in during a certain date/time.