* Posts by oldphart

7 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Mar 2017

What was Boeing through their heads? Emails show staff wouldn't put their families on a 737 Max over safety fears


Re: As I've said before,

Problem is, you cannot sack the board. They are elected by the shareholders.

You can hold them legally responsible, though. And they should probably not be re-elected by shareholders who know what is good for them.

First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks


Re: Innovation vs "innovation"

Yes, it is obviously very innovative to release a new phone which has IR-based facial recognition just like Windows 10 has on devices that have an IR camera. Works OK most of the time on a Surface Pro, which seems to be slightly better than on the iPhone. Innovation seems to be releasing something almost as good a year afterwards...

Spanish govt slammed over bizarre Catalan .cat internet registry cop raid


Seeking independence

At least 70 years - I would say they have been seeking independence since the "unification" of Spain in 1492.

Bitcoin Foundation wants US Department of Justice investigated


Universal duck

Money laundring can take place buying and selling any reasonably fungible commodity like gold or diamonds. Why should cryptocurrencies be an exception?

Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!


There seems to be room for some savings...

It is difficult to imagine what those top-earners do that could not been done as well for an order of magnitude less. Actually, it is done in other countries with a higher cost of living. Cutting top salaries by a factor of ten could leave room for more high-value productions and a lower licence cost.

And I do not think there would be a lack of top talent applying - there are not THAT many large and wealthy broadcasters around. The market for blokes kicking balls is unfortunately much bigger.

Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly


Re: Oh wonderful

I¨m from Norway. We pay the EU oodles of millions every year to get access to their market and have to implement all their regulations. It is like a membership with no voting rights. Just go on dreaming that they will give you what you want on a silver platter.

BOFH: Don't back up in anger


Re: New technical terms.

You must, of course, multiply the bra with the ket.