* Posts by danya02

8 posts • joined 11 Jul 2016

Internet addict sent to an anti-addiction boot camp is no longer an addict. Because he's dead


Re: Parenting 101

>The plural of LEGO is LEGO.

Since we're all invoking Pedantic Mode, it should be noted that The LEGO Group requests that the word LEGO be used as a qualifier; that is to say, to describe the pieces that you use to assemble stuff are called neither LEGOs nor LEGO, but *LEGO bricks*.

Russia, China vow to kill off VPNs, Tor browser


Re: satellite intarwebs save the day!

Sure they can't - that is, until somebody has the bright idea to shoot the sats with missiles.

Granted, there aren't many missiles of this class, but it's a matter of manufacturing speed. Or how long it takes for somebody to figure out to use conventional missiles to shoot the receiver.

And we could jettison all plausibility altogether by starting throwing tactical nukes everywhere. Not only will it destroy the receivers, but it could also reduce the number of people who want to circumvent the rules, since, as Tom Lehrer always reminds us, We Will All Go Together When We Go.

Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'


Re: It's all disgusting!!!

That's why, whenever I design my own boards, I make most connectors affixed to said boards male. Definitely not because my boards usually connect to others via ribbon cables. No sir.

Although it does get a bit weird when you need boards that stack vertically... The solution I'm currently using is alternating male and female headers on interconnecting boards. (That is, of course, because I'm trying to be nice to hermaphrodites, and totally not because it adds more static friction to the connection.)

In touching tribute to Samsung Note 7, fidget spinners burst in flames


Re: There's an opportunity here

Indeed - BigClive.com's famous Explosion Containment Pie Dish was apparently made because of the dodgy lithium batteries. In fact, I just got my own!

America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'


I wonder if the world-famous East European manufacturers offer bulk rates on their lithium-ion packs with dangerously thin battery walls...

(According to my research, they don't. Thankfully.)

Confirmed: TSA bans gear bigger than phones from airplane cabins


Re: Smaller-than-phone devices exempted?

>people claiming more than two cell phones are likely to be flagged as suspicious.

How about people traveling as a group? What if each person were to have one component of the system, take theirs through security (claiming it to be a phone, obviously) and assemble and use the system while inside the aircraft, then, some 5 minutes before arrival, it were to be dismantled and each component taken by the person who had it initially?


Smaller-than-phone devices exempted?

How about if I were to use a small device, like a Raspberry Pi? It's about the size of a phone, and smaller than some. How about also taking a display and sub-miniature keyboard and a power bank and claiming that those are all phones?

Microsoft offers Surface-as-a-Service from its own stores


Seems too close to the Free Hardware model (of which you can read more here: http://www.catb.org/esr/writings/free-hardware.html) - it proposes a world of free hardware and costly software. And I'm really not liking the idea of not having the power to install an operating system different than Micro$oft Window$ on a computer that I own.


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