* Posts by UncleNick

22 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Feb 2017

And they said IoT was trash: Sheffield 'smart' bins to start screaming when they haven't been emptied for a fortnight


Re: Dustbin naming

Mine are in /home/*/bin

Go on, eat your fibre, new build contractors. It's free! OpenReach lowers limit for free FTTP connections


And what are the chances of said fibre being of any use once Bob and his mates have run a building site across it for a few months? Assuming it can even be *found* afterwards...

I just love your accent – please, have a new password


Consider how seeing an object depends on light being reflected from it's surface. Consider how its appearance would be altered as its level of reflectivity of incident light reduces...

Here's to beer, without which we'd never have the audacity to Google an error message at 3am


Re: Coding under the influence

Highlight word - right click - "search google for" - first result.


This one?

Rome wasn't built in a day, wasn't teased in a day, either: AMD's 7nm second-gen 64-core Epyc server chips finally land


Pay attention to NUMA domains with these...

... or the performance hit will bite you on the bum.

Dell didn't get it with the 1st generation of EPYCs, and I had to buy a big box of DIMMS from Crucial to get every chiplet some RAM of it's own!

Florida man pretending to be police pulls over real police, ends badly, claim cops


Re: Is that a serious offence

> "...the response of some Americans is to shoot first and ask questions later."

>Wrong, you ignorant ass.

The Prosecution rests, M'Lud.

Apple sued over fondleslab death blaze: iPad battery blamed for deadly New Jersey apartment fire


Re: Apple's design is slipping

It's not that the design is "unreasonable" or "out of spec", it's the use case of that design that's causing the concern.

The backlight voltage line being directly next to a signal line doesn't melt traces or cause any sort of problems... until you let a user get near it and (inevitably) spill liquid onto the device. At that point the liquid is allowed by the case layout to reach the connector where it either directly shorts the backlight voltage to the signal line, or corrodes the connector leading to the same result.

So what? Well the signal lines don't have any protection built into them, and as they lead straight back to the GPU in the CPU on the newer models - your entire laptop is immediately dead.

Which would be easily avoided by, say, not putting the backlight voltage next to the signal lines?

Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?


Re: Not Unique...

I also remember that the old AT towers had a power switch on the front that was at ${mains}V across the terminals, as this was the good old days before ATX and soft-power on.

The first time I ever had 240V was when I was digging under the IDE cables and the hand that wasn't holding the well-earthed case came upon the bare terminals of the switch. Certainly took me by surprise...

Say GDP-aaaRrrgh, streamers: Max Schrems is coming for you, Netflix and Amazon


As far as the companies mentioned go, I thought that we were the product - not the customer?

AI snaps business titan jaywalking


So (crap) facial recognition == AI?

/Looks suspiciously at the el cheapo compact camera on the desk...

Beam me up, UK.gov: 'Extra-terrestrial markup language' booted off G-Cloud


Re: "who provide a wide range of non-verbal support"

Aren't they more thinking of G, A, F, F (8vb), C ?

Have YOU had your breakfast pint? Boffins confirm cheeky daily tipple is good for you


Re: Well I'm safe..



Monday: Intel touts 28-core desktop CPU. Tuesday: AMD turns Threadripper up to 32


Re: Gimme speed

"but in their current configuration I don't believe we will ever see a CPU that can be clocked much above 5GHz"

You might want to Google up the overclocking world records...

Boffins: Michael Jackson's tilt was a criminally smooth trick


c.f. Little Titch, and his ever-popular "Big Boot Dance"?

Australian Feds cuff woman who used BTC to buy drugs on dark web


Where's the science sub-editor?

"... Fentanyl ... is between 50 and 100 times more concentrated than Morphine"


YouTube turns off cash tap for automatic video nasties


Sorry, I don't accept your argument... "perhaps" $10 a month is a pitiful sum, approx 1 hour of UK minimum wage, and will not be supporting the output of a channel in the slightest. If you're willing to do it for almost nothing, you're willing to do it for actually nothing.

Outlook, Office 2007 slowly taken behind the shed, shots heard


Metro? Ribbons? No ta...

Microsoft UI problems, chaps? Just paper over the top with the version you're used to.



UK PC prices have risen 30% in a year since the EU referendum


As Brexit hasn't happened yet, you must be posting from the future. While I appreciate the tips on upcoming trends in commodity markets, could you possibly furnish us with lottery results or excerpts from a book on sporting contest results?

US Navy suffers third ship collision this year


"Left hand down a bit..."

"Ev'rybody down!"

64-bit malware threat may be itty-bitty now, but it's only set to grow


Re: Obviously...

It's probably better putting it in the code...

if OS.env.bits > 64 then dont_run_malware();

Spanish cops snatch suspected top spammer as US moves against Kelihos botnet


A botnet of 42,000 machines? Isn't that a bit small in this day and age...?

WordPress fixed god-mode zero day without disclosing the problem


Re: So...

Concrete5 needs shell_exec() turned on to even start up - which I've just had to turn on for a customer :(

(and it shell_exec()'s generated code in parts as well, so that's not open to abuse in any way is it?)