* Posts by ITnoob

27 posts • joined 22 Sep 2016

Starliner snafu could've been worse: Software errors plague Boeing's Calamity Capsule


Anyone remember the stink the Russians kicked up when SpaceX docked man rated Dragon for the first time? There was talk of donning suits and all sorts. I wonder if their will be the same histrionics when / if Boeing finally approaches?

Falcon 9 gets its feet wet as SpaceX notch up two more launch successes


Re: NASA has concerns over SpaceX culture??!?

Brutally honest and true.

Blighty stuffs itself in Galileo airlock and dares Europe to pull the lever


Our network of satellites will be designed by Morgan and will feature a revolutionary construction method using natural cellulose fibres.

UK 'wife'-carrying champion named


And this is why I, despite all of the really dumb things they do, still love human beings.

What's silent but violent and costs $250m? Yes, it's Lockheed Martin's super-quiet, supersonic X-plane for NASA


"Almost imperceptible"....

So quieter than our LG dishwasher then.

Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough


This is the exact situation that the Homer Simpson "Doh" meme was invented for.

My favourite segment was the suggestion that we are considering building our own satellite network. Just. Can't. Make. It. Up.

Neil Young slams Google, after you log in to read his rant with Google or Facebook


Not sure Neil really understands the Nyquist - Shannon sampling theorem.

MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)


This is the result of some seriously impressive hardware and software engineering. You've got to take your hat off to them.

UK.gov mass data slurping ruled illegal – AGAIN


Thank you to Liberty and everyone else who has been opposing this, unsung heroes all of them. And the general public won't even be aware that this is going on.

Here come the lawyers! Intel slapped with three Meltdown bug lawsuits


Looks like El Reg is off the Christmas card list then.

UK Foreign Sec Bojo to tell Kremlin: Stop your cyber shenanigans... or else!


Till the borscht comes out of their noses.

We talk to Tron artist Syd Mead: On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy


"painted frisbees" - I knew it!

Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?


She knows full well that what she is demanding regarding encryption is impossible but she also knows that her core, target voters are ignorant of this.

Cops' use of biometric images 'gone far beyond custody purposes'


Re: There Might Be Grounds?

Well done! Excellent music reference.

Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'


If you want to see a full-on, Apple fanboy/girl down voting frenzy then I suggest you head over to Ars Technica - https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2017/09/iphone-x-hands-on/

Just mentioning Samsung get you -100 :)

Uncle Sam outlines evidence against British security whiz Hutchins


If this falls apart and he walks free then I hope UK Gov will be all over our allies like a rash. Bet they won't though.

British snoops at GCHQ knew FBI was going to arrest Marcus Hutchins


This will be used in years to come as the text-book example of stitching up like a kipper.

If he ever returns to UK soil I would love to hear his opinions of the current UK Government.

Genuine question - In his line of work is he likely to have anything incriminating he could use as leverage?

WannaCry-killer Marcus Hutchins denies Feds' malware claims


Hello...Amber...are you there? Hello...Hello.....

WannaCry kill-switch hero Marcus Hutchins collared by FBI on way home from DEF CON


And not a peep from Amber "necessary hashtags" Rudd.

Electric driverless cars could make petrol and diesel motors 'socially unacceptable'


Re: Bollocks...

Now if only someone would invent a charger that could be placed at work or at home. They could make a fortune ;)

Drugs, vodka, Volvo: The Scandinavian answer to Britain's future new border


So the Scandinavian system works efficiently and is cost effective. This 100% guarantees that UK gov will totally ignore it and bodge together a proprietary heap of junk for 4 times the price. Kerching!

74 countries hit by NSA-powered WannaCrypt ransomware backdoor: Emergency fixes emitted by Microsoft for WinXP+


According to Amber Rudd XP is not secure and the NHS needs to sort it out, although they aren't going to get extra money to do it. Meanwhile getting IT advice from Amber is like your Nan asking if you have heard of "the youtube".

Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election


Re: Who to choose?

I've been looking at our constituency result from 2015. Tories ~20,000, Labour ~ 17000, UKIP ~ 8000, Lib dem ~ 900. My wife and I have spent the best part of an hour trying to decide whether to vote tactically. Clearly LIb Dems are they way to go if you are anti-brexit but I'm not certain they could claw back ~ 12,000 votes in a constituency which has always switched between Con and Lab. So if it's tactical we have to vote Labour which would be really painful given their current shambolic showing.

Elon Musk wants to launch 4,000 satellites and smother globe with net connectivity


Re: Cars

Gross profit per car is a little under 23% - http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/03/27/how-tesla-motors-could-be-profitable-if-it-wanted.aspx

Amazon never made any money for years and yet the sun shines out of Bezos' backside.

Probe boffins: Two balls deep in Uranus's ring


Ophelia balls....

BT Yahoo! customers: Why! can't! we! grrr! delete! our! webmail! accounts!?


Re: BT is a shambles

"BT are completely useless. End of."

This cannot be emphasised enough...

Zombie Moore's Law shows hardware is eating software


Re: Nothing wrong with the chips.

Is that you Linus?


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