* Posts by erikborgo

26 posts • joined 30 Aug 2017

Turn that bachelor pad into a touch pad: Now you can paint buttons, sensors on your walls

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Re: Nickel is cancerous

It's like saying asbestos is safe in your house, if you don't mess with it. Trouble is, it becomes friable over time. LED lights (also CFL, to a lesser degree) emit UV or near enough - so much so that museums hastily reverted back to halogen because of the "Our Masterpiece Is Mysteriously Fading Despite Being Kept Out Of Sunlight" problem.

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Nickel is cancerous

It'll break down with exposure to UV, time and chemicals, drift into your lungs and kill you:

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/nickel

...and if not, it'll be yet another spying vector...

Happy having Amazon tiptoe into your house? Why not the car, then? In-trunk delivery – what could go wrong?

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...it'd be a lot easier for the Mafia to dispose of bodies.

There's just one month left 'til the big day: May 25... but don't panic!

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I'm off to Eroticon 6!

THREE!!!!

Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn? Doesn't matter – they may need to update their room key software

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Let's face it, all locks are cr*p

Any electronic lock is as pickable as any computer is hackable. Mechanical locks: Check out the hugely depressing lockpicking lawyer on youtube - locks defeated within a couple of minutes.

Russians poised to fire intercontinental ballistic missile... into space with Sentinel-3 sat on board

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Rockot launcher?

Stone-age baby pod catapult?

PC recycler gets 15 months in the clink for whipping up 28,000 bootleg Windows 7, XP recovery discs

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Microsoft isn't Adobe

Could be wrong... but I believe no Adobe licence is transferrable, even if it's Macromedia software.

Audiophiles have really taken to the warm digital tone of streaming music

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Re: Reel to Reel

You must mean live UNAMPLIFIED music, with no possibility of live Autotune.... folk or classical?

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Reel to Reel

Original master tapes are the only way to get fidelity. If you play them rarely.

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Streaming is killing musicians

It may be convenient and cheap for all you can eat streaming monthly bundles but spare a thought for all of the creatives waiting tables, gardening, painting and decorating because music income (even for moderately succesful tracks) is nothing compared to that of years gone by. Especially when Spotify can't "find you" to pay you anyway.

Facebook's inflection point: Now everyone knows this greedy mass surveillance operation for what it is

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Re: People will forget...

It's too much power for one platform.

Facef*ck really could do it.

US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder

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"Entire Universal Credit Claimants' Database leaks on Amazon Web Services"

...maybe Ladbrokes would accept a bet...

Wait, did Oracle tip off world to Google's creepy always-on location tracking in Android?

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Smartphones are for dumb people

The only Smart thing about them is how they use you.

The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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Make Firefox Peer to Peer!

...kill off the hosting companies... the web could be completely free! FREE!!!

Boffins on alert: Brace yourselves for huge gravitational wave coming within a decade

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Is it possible to harvest energy from gravity waves?

... is it possible and would it be worth the effort?

This could be our favorite gadget of 2017: A portable projector

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350 lumens is paltry...

...which is why JBL wanted that little detail omitted from this terrible review.

Behold iOS 11, an entirely new computer platform from Apple

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Seriously, F*KC Apple!

Now every website is flat & unnavigable with big gaudy dinky buttons

SpaceX releases Pythonesque video of rocket failures

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Fix Earth's Climate Using Terraforming Instead of Seeking Escape!

Massive carbon scrubbers for our very own (and for most of us: only) naturally occurring spaceship will cost 20 trillion dollars... money well spent... but will political headless chickens run at it in time?

China orders immediate shuttering of Bitcoin exchanges

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Stay small...

Bitcoin exchanges are massive targets, maybe the best strategy for cryptocurrencies is to segment their exchanges, operate in smaller areas thereby making breaches less profitable for hackers:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/27/liverpool-east-london-local-currencies-making-comeback/

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

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Emergency Escape Options?

Does it have a parachute plus a backup parachute and an emergency mechanical override system so one could deploy it in case the automatic systems fail or if there's a Carrington Event level coronal mass ejection?

If you could escape quickly wearing a parachute, maybe I'd consider it, given there is enough altitude for the parachute to function and some sort of springboard/compressed gas powered launchpad so one could avoid being sliced to confetti by the rotors.

David Potter rejoins 'New New Psion' as Hon.Chairman

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Re: Blackberry

My new GPD Pocket Mini is almost as small and contains an Atom, runs Windows 10... despite it's 7000mah battery I don't think it would last as long as it would on ARM... wish it was a tad smaller. Still, faster and better than the old Vaio P it replaced. About to install a dual boot Linux. Sometimes you just need a pocketable computer on the road.

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