* Posts by grumbler

12 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Jun 2017

Not keen on a 5G mast in your street? At least it'd be harder for crackpots to burn down 'a flying cell tower in orbit'


Re: 5G IoT

Yes, but only as an NFT.

Help the Macless: Apple’s iPadOS is a huge update that will enable more people to do without a Mac... or a PC


Re: Still no multi user/account support though

You're buying it wrong.

You're supposed to purchase one for every member of the family - and where's the incentive for that if Apple enable multi user/account support.

British Army down thousands of soldiers after outsourcing recruitment IT to Capita


In the interest of fair and balanced reporting, can anyone cite a single project that Capita has not monumentally fucked up?

I won't hold my breath.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update thwarted by obscure tech known as 'external storage'


Is Microsoft outsourcing development to Accenture?


Never thought we'd ever utter these words, but... can anyone recommend a spin doctor for NASA?


Giant Space Wombat

Judging by the shape and texture it's obviously a cuboid turd left by a giant space wombat marking its territory.

Within Arm's reach: Chip brains that'll make your 'smart' TV a bit smarter



But can it recognise a hotdog?


Best thing about a smart toilet? You can take your mobile in without polluting it


The Italians can stick their fucking Renaissance, the Swiss gave us Toblerone!

Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you'


Is Africa Safe?

Africa is not listed as a high-probability zone. Are they sure this will not hit Africa, or just don't care? I think it is a little bit bigger than Tasmania.

BOFH: We want you to know you have our full support


Re: Choices, choices...

Space-X have their own branded flame-throwers, why doesn't El Reg start making cattle prods?

Would you get in a one-man quadcopter air taxi?



Will the CEO of Ehang be the first to fly in it and also use it daily to commute?

If not, then why would he expect anyone else to?

Hyperloop One teases idea of 50-minute London-Edinburgh ride


Re: Car springs a leak?

So I did a bit of googling and apparently the pressure inside the tube will be 0.1% atmospheric pressure which is the equivalent of 170,000ft altitude.

What would be the effect on the human body if it were to be exposed to that?


Car springs a leak?

Lots of talk about the tube losing it's vacuum, but what if the car springs a leak and exposes all the passengers to hard vacuum?

On an aircraft the pressure differential is much lower, so oxygen masks are all that is required, plus the pilot will lower altitude within a few minutes.

Would the passengers be required to wear astronaut style pressure suits?