* Posts by I3N

228 posts • joined 21 Jan 2017

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Russia admits, yup, the Americans are right: One of our rocket's tanks just disintegrated in Earth's orbit

I3N
Pint

Re: Elon Musk isn't helping, is he

Was wondering how that was abbreviated ...

reading the UHHGttG currently ...

'They won't let us in without a bottle'

Iran military manages to keep a straight face while waggling miracle widget that 'can detect coronavirus from 100m away'

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Pint

Elizabeth Holmes' new gig .....

and numerous software/hardware programs that shall not be named

so as to protect the readers from embarrassment ...

Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much

I3N
Pint

Re: "Where does it say that on the official advice, or did you just make that one up?"

The great nation-state of California says so ...

As a citizen of said great nation-state, good enough for me ...

Looks like Britain is heading for a tough spot ... take care and take action to flatten the curve ...

I3N
Pint

Upgraded from weeds on property and work on Sunday ...

Anonymous complaint web-site ...

https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2020/04/07/local-enforcement-of-stay-at-home-orders-raise-concerns/

Minister slams 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories as 'dangerous nonsense' after phone towers torched in UK

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Pint

Globex Corporation

We, the members of the mmWave Department of Globex, are proud to announce the successful completion of our mmWave COVID-19 virus delivery system. This achievement has been made possible by exploiting several zero-day flaws in Huawei 5G equipment.

Hank Scorpio sends his regards and hopes that the West Coast will enjoy the new order.

Regards,

Hank Morgan

Chief Program Scientist/Director of Technical Staff

ps: I've told Hank that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should not be under consideration. Hope he understands and that the San Diego Chargers would be cooler. That lightning bolt helmet and all.

Hospital hacker spared prison after plod find almost 9,000 cardiac images at his home

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Pint

Re: WTF?

Or Stroke-on-Trent ...

Well that is one way to get your records ... hospital and docs made a major mistake ... reason to believe that would be the only way, too ...

No, Illyrian, Naqaỹa, Mastika, Automex aren't Hollywood's hottest baby names – they're new monikers for exoplanets

I3N
Pint

It's Laika, not Pluto

Still lobbying for the change ... and know who to address ...

When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games

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Coat

Not an EE in the bunch ...

40 thumbs down, humbled by the surplusage!!! ...

AZ, like everything else, is a matter of perspective ['Ulysses S. Grant and Alvernon'] ...

Prefer being called Scientist ... electrical engineers have such a short professional life-span ...

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Coat

Can't be an actual Electrical Engineer ...

His work space looks nowhere close to the late, great Jim Williams' lab ...

I3N
Paris Hilton

Re: AKA Libertarians

Authority:

Initially created in 1929 as the State Board of Barbers and Cosmeticians, the Board of Cosmetology was established as currently organized by Laws 1958, Chapter 101. Statutory authority is found at A.R.S. §§32-501 through 32-576. Regulatory rules are found at Arizona Administrative Code Title 4, Chapter 10 (A.A.C. R4-10-101 through R4-10-405.)

Two measures enacted in 2019 addressed cosmetology licensing requirements. Laws 2019, Chapter 96 exempts persons who shampoo, condition, dry or style hair from cosmetology licensing requirements and regulations, however the person must complete a class on sanitation, infection protection and law review offered by the Board. Laws 2019, Chapter 109 exempts participants in an apprenticeship program in cosmetology from licensing and regulation if the apprentice works with a mentor in a Board-licensed establishment. The measure establishes requirements to qualify as a mentor and outlines licensing qualifications for persons who complete an apprenticeship program in cosmetology.

https://azlibrary.gov/sla/agency_histories/state-board-cosmetology

Boffins believe it was volcanoes, not just life, that made Earth what it is today – oxygen rich

I3N
Coat

Like the bugs on Mars story better ...

Yes, sure sounds like a kickstarter effort ...

We strained our eyes with Lenovo's monster monitor: 43.4 inches for price of five 24" screens

I3N
Paris Hilton

Re: Jesus wept

Didn't fall for the 'Click to enlarge' ...

I cannae do it, captain, I'm giving it all she's got, but she just cannae take another dose of bullsh!t

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Pint

'time flies', unobtanium, 5G, and lidar

A couple of years ago mom at a local science fair told her daughter that maybe soon there would be an Arduino shield for that ...

Bought some old/ancient ones [chem lab in '74] at university auction to explore ...

Deuterium bulbs and photo-multiplier tubes ... gratings, prisms, slits, and lenses ... gears, chains, and pulleys ... that Heath set-up was a beast ...

Nope on that hope ...

And we're back with the third review of Privacy Shield: Meh, sighs the European Commission

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Pint

Fantastic Picture

Beer all around ...

Creators Update meets its maker: It's 1903 or bust for those clinging to Windows 10 1703

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Pint

Too Soon ...

So shutdown took 3 minutes ... so today ... boots with no video .... time to pull power again ...

A couple of hours waiting for 1903 to finish ...

Tomorrow a single EVGA GeForce 8400 GS ...

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Pint

Put an end to that superstition ... knock on wood ...

Finally was pushed to work at problem since 7 ...

During upgrades would get various blue screens .... up grades to 30% and then back-off ... last one had been a consistent not enough memory for ramdrive ....

Reboot always lead to power supply lock up ... 1000W Real Power Pro ....

I'd pull out the three EVGA GeForce 9800 GTx+SSC's and reseat them to fix power supply issue ... got to the point where I'd just unplug the aux 12V ...

FINALLY, deleted every NVIDIA driver and app ...

Took 6 hours to go from 1709 to 1803 ... and the device manager knew I had 9800's ...

Can't wait to try 1903 ... backup first ....

Google age discrimination case: Supervisor called me 'grandpa', engineer claims

I3N
Angel

Re: Notice what's missing ....

Does Raytheon read The Register, noticed today that age has been stuck in between race and color ...

I3N
Childcatcher

Notice what's missing ....

Once they cleared the forest of the old growth, they could get away with this ...

"Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status"

I3N
Angel

Globex Corporation

Yeah, but working for Hank Scorpio looked to be cool ... even though it was only the Denver Broncos ....

Here's that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y'all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store

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Thumb Up

Re: big news.

upped for US festival reference ...

vBulletin zero-day KOs Comodo user forums – that's 245,000 accounts at risk of compromise

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FAIL

Please save me from NUTANIX ...

Really ... just .... awful .... on ... the ... eyes ....

Valorous Vikram lunar lander – or Star Wreck: Enterprise? India's Moon craft goes all silent running during descent

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Coat

Too soon ...

737 MAX software? ...

Otto man thrown under the bus: 33 crim trade secret theft charges for ex-Uber exec Anthony Levandowski

I3N
Boffin

LIDAR is for losers

Just because EM agrees with our position of 30+ years ago, doesn't mean we are wrong ...

I'll quote Guido " ...was trying to 'mix mysticism and magic into science' and that 'none of it made any sense.'"

Unless that is what they were going for in the first place ...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nissan-lidar-autonomous/on-the-radar-nissan-stays-cool-on-lidar-tech-siding-with-tesla-idUSKCN1SM0W2

American ISPs fined $75,000 for fuzzing airport's weather radar by stealing spectrum

I3N
Mushroom

DOD with Legislative Branch levers ...

Performance is about the same at twice the costs ....

Truckers, prepare to lose your jobs as UPS buys into self-driving tech

I3N
Facepalm

What's up with UPS?

UPS buys a stake in an AI company supported by Chinese VCs.

Maybe UPS should study up on Vector Launch's fate.

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Coat

AZ drivers

follow @whatsuptucson

I3N
Boffin

Re: Testing only in Arizona?

That route gets heavy rain and dust storms ... LIDAR is for losers ...

I3N
Angel

Re: Rail

Goes all the way to LA ... remember once seeing the circus train in the middle of Summer outside Gila Bend ...

Watch as 10 cops with guns and military camo storm suspected Capital One hacker's house…

I3N
Mushroom

Re: A little sensationalism?

Hear that ... never been cleared ...

remember watching them put a phone tap up ... and getting the set-up phone call ... and the efforts through my employer ...

what I did is now completely legal ...

what they wanted me to do, will never be legal ...

O2: We've found Huawei of not using you-know-who's kit in 5G rollout

I3N
Boffin

Is any of this 5G NR-U?

Anybody ...

X-ray specs: Signal whizz JMA Wireless claims to have solved indoor 5G, everyone

I3N
Happy

Re: WTTW - WTF?

Mom would always counter with 'sorry looking' ...

14 sailors die aboard Russian cable spy, er, ocean research nuke sub after fire breaks out

I3N
Boffin

Re: Nightmarish stuff

The struggle in dry dock is having to climb all those stairs just to get to the deck.

Cop a load of this: 1TB of police body camera videos found lounging around public databases

I3N
Mushroom

Re: ALL police body cam footage...

Cop was a dick ... battle of wits on whose cameras were working. Went as far to report my cameras were a zoning violation [weren't]

When I requested a copy ... Report Not Found

Giga-hurts radio: Terrorists build Wi-Fi bombs to dodge cops' cellphone jammers

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Pint

Re: Diretional antenna

300Km ... maybe on Discworld, but even the Clacks are not that far apart ...

The plane, it's 'splained, falls mainly without the brain: We chat to boffins who've found a way to disrupt landings using off-the-shelf radio kit

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Coat

Number 3

In a letter to his wife Gweneth, Richard Feynman from from the Grand Hotel, in Warsaw Poland writes

"I am not getting anything out of the meeting. I am learning nothing. Because there are no experiments this field is not an active one, so few of the best men are doing work in it. The result is that there are hosts of dopes here (126) and it is not good for my blood pressure: such inane things are said and seriously discussed that I get into arguments outside the formal sessions (say, at lunch) whenever anyone asks me a question or starts to tell me about his "work."

The "work" is always:

(1) completely un-understandable,

(2) vague and indefinite,

(3) something correct that is oblivious and self-evident, but worked out by a long and difficult analysis, and presented as an important discovery, or

(4) a claim based on the stupidity of the author that some obvious and correct fact, accepted and checked for years, is, in fact, false (these are the worst: no argument will convince the idiot),

(5) an attempt to do something probably impossible, but certainly of no utility, which, it is finally revealed at the end, fails ..., or

(6) just plain wrong."

"What Do You Care What Other People Think?", Richard P. Feynman.

Oracle suspects Pentagon fell for a JEDI Prime trick: Amazon now accused of luring two officials with jobs

I3N
Boffin

1/2 of DARPA's actual business model ...

Heard it twenty years ago ... heard it this year ...

NASA fingers the cause of two bungled satellite launches, $700m in losses, years of science crashing and burning...

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Pint

Re: Aluminum

And of course, Chinesium ...

I3N
Unhappy

Chinesium hits the fan ...

Wouldn't want to be on watch, either side, when that happens ...

A synonym for shoddy ... Teledyne

May Day! PM sacks UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson for Huawei 5G green-light 'leak'

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Pint

Well, edge computing is the ....

core to 5G's features.

All those little details that can't fit on the handset requiring wide bandwidth to load and unload.

Idiot admits destroying scores of college PCs using USB Killer gizmo, filming himself doing it

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Coat

Ponder needs to remind Mustrum that the U has already depreciated the hell out of them ...

See and seen pallets of used .edu computers ... a little over 30 per lot ... auction out typically as $300 - $600 and as much as $1900 (new stuff falling out of service contract?) ...

The memory @ about $400 per bin ...

Hard drives maybe $0.05/# ... shredded

I3N
Angel

Re: Surprisingly honest

Haha ... downvotes from the university crypto miners and the cryptojackers ...

https://cointelegraph.com/news/report-stealth-crypto-mining-much-more-prevalent-in-higher-ed-than-other-industries

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Pint

Re: Surprisingly honest

"[A]lso include the millions of hours of lost productivity ..."

At an University ... lost productivity?

Has to be a video somewhere of this guy with Yujing Zhang.

Secret Service agent plugs USB stick into computer and realizes something wrong, maybe, because of smoke!

Idiots abound.

Humanity gazes into the abyss to get its first glimpse of a black hole

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Pint

Re: imaging a black hole directly is somewhat tricky:

Basic colour of space: 2.725K or there about ...

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Pint

Re: Cognitive dissonance?

Yes, you can just see the outline of Great A'Tuin ...

Geiger counters are so last summer. Lasers can detect radioactive material too, y'know

I3N
Pint

Re: Not a nuclear scientist here...

WIRED strikes again!!!

I'll keep my geiger counter collection - Victoreens, Lionels and Antons, thank you very much ...

TV piracy ring walks the plank after Euro cops launch 14 raids and shutter 11 data centres

I3N
Trollface

When El Reg does it ---------->

Must be a slow weekend ...

College student with 'visions of writing super-cool scripts' almost wipes out faculty's entire system

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Pint

Re: To err is human

Make sure Emergency Stop button is withing reach ...

G01 Z1.0 [as in clearance for even the simplest tasks] ....

Zero Z ...

Click start ...

5G is 'ready' once you redefine 'ready'... and then redefine 'reality'

I3N
Happy

mm-Wave [5G] Boffin ...

paid hobbyist ..

28 GHz, so 40 years ago and so easy to build your own kit ...

Seems like over 15 years ago running a modded WRT54G at 49 GHz ...

I3N
Devil

Re: Hey, just be thankful ... Yes, not so fast ...

'Of the one that worked, he said: 'The mmWave antenna at 28Ghz is 12" from the terminal but at least one knows that it works as placing a hand in between the two stops the video.'"

Was never management material because was cleaver enough to consider an IR sensor to fail-safe the demo ...

One-time Mars InSight Lander engineer scores $1.5m redress over whistleblower sacking

I3N
Angel

Best you can hope for is 'protected class' ...

A friend, once a PFY, told me of a story where his mentor, both govt employees, brought an action against a DOD contractor for stealing (cut and paste) the mentors report.

Submitted as a deliverable.

Mentor testified in court regarding the fraud and contractor was convicted.

Years later, a much older PFY, said he saw that same DOD contractor on TV.

Arrested for robbing a bank.

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